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  4. Rock Reach House

Rock Reach House

2br home
Yucca Valley,California,United States of America
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
Excellent268 reviews
airbnb$345 - $1222


The Space

Rock Reach House, profiled in the April 2010 issue of Dwell magazine, is a modern steel house perched amidst a pristine high desert setting replete with enormous weathered boulders – along with ancient juniper, pinón and desert oak trees – in a private community near Joshua Tree National Park. The house is available for architecture and desert aficionados alike; or for anyone who simply wants to decompress in style and serenity. Rock Reach House was completed in May 2009 as the first prototype home using systems from Blue Sky Building Systems. The house is framed with mostly light-gauge galvanized steel elements that were fabricated off site and rapidly bolted together on site. The shell of the house went up in five days and the house was complete in eight weeks. The only wood in the entire house is in the cabinets and the interior doors. The house sits at just over 4,000 feet above sea level on a 2 1⁄2-acre parcel of land in the remarkable private community of Rock Reach within the Town of Yucca Valley in the Mojave Desert. All 320 acres of Rock Reach are characterized by expanses of heavily weathered boulders, along with ancient junipers, stunted desert oaks and resilient piñon pines. It is a high desert wonderland. Most of the landscape is untouched and every bit as unique as any land within nearby Joshua Tree National Park itself. •WEBSITE www-RockReachHouse-com

Guest Access

• Secluded four-person Jacuzzi-brand hot tub • Cool dip “cowboy” tub • Private outdoor shower (in addition to indoor shower) • Outdoor fireplace (with free firewood) • Yoga platform/ outdoor sleeping deck with lay flat loungers • Picnic table • Large steel deck with propane grill • Wi-fi • DirecTV service • 60" HD TV with sound bar and powered subwoofer • AppleTV • Washer/dryer • Two California king beds • Two folding luggage racks • Full kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, stocked utensils, cookware and prep tools • Stocked towels, hand soap and TP in the bathroom • Various books and games in the living room • Electric forced-air heating and cooling system • Two-car carport • Shampoo / Conditioner / Body Wash • Blackout curtains in the bedrooms • Electric car charger

Interaction with Guests

I live in Joshua Tree and am available by phone, email or text at all times. My property manager Brad is also available for your assistance.

The Neighborhood

The 320-acre community of Rock Reach is within the boundaries of the Town of Yucca Valley but it is a private community not open to the public. Zoning in Rock Reach is what is known as RL-5, which means rural land with a minimum of five acre lot sizes. The zoning was changed a few years ago from RL 2.5. So today our house sits on a 2 ½-acre parcel that is now regarded as a legal, nonconforming lot. Lot sizes in Rock Reach range from 2 ½ acres to 80 acres. Currently there are only two neighbor homes adjacent to the property. One house is off to the west and is not visible at all. The Black Desert House that is visible directly north of the property was completed in the summer of 2012. Both of these homes are only occupied periodically.

Getting Around

Instagram: @rockreachhouse

Other Things to Note

• THE GRAHAM RESIDENCE (new on Airbnb!) If the dates you want are booked we invite you to look at our other Blue Sky Building System's rental — The Graham Residence, just down the road from Rock Reach House. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18312865 • WEBSITE A comprehensive website for the house can be found at www-RockReachHouse-com • VIDEO TOUR To watch a video tour of the house visit www-RockReachHouse-com/video • DOG FEE Dogs may be allowed but the renter must first contact the owner for discussion. There is a flat $60 per dog fee. Please review these guidelines as well at www-RockReachHouse-com/dogs • EVENTS If you're interested in having an event at Rock Reach House please review the events guidelines at www-RockReachHouse-com/events • PHOTOSHOOTS If you're interested in having a photoshoot at Rock Reach House please review the photo shoots guidelines at www-RockReachHouse-com/photoshoots • FRESH JUICE DELIVERY We offer fresh pressed juice delivery at Rock Reach House. Guests are able to have fresh juices delivered to their door daily (or in the fridge when they arrive!) by local Joshua Tree juice guru Angela de la Agua. Menus and pricing for this service will be emailed upon request. • MASSAGE For convenience, privacy, and relaxation, guests can request an in-house massage with Ryan Mussen of Mojave Massage. Book a neuromuscular therapeutic deep tissue massage, sports massage, swedish relaxation massage, or even a sound meditation session. Visit www-MojaveMassage-com for rates and booking information. Email us for more recommendations as well. • HYPNOTHERAPY / MEDITATION For deepening the mystical healing experience of the desert, guests can book a private, couples, or group session with spiritual teacher/hypnotherapist/meditation guide Cynthia Morgan. Visit www-cynthiamorgan-us for more information. • PAPPY & HARRIET'S If you plan to have dinner at Pappy & Harriet's, we strongly recommend making an advance reservation. • SOCIAL MEDIA If you plan on sharing your experience on social media, please mention us! @RockReachHouse on lnstagram You can “check-in" to “Rock Reach House" as well. • TOT TAX In compliance with San Bernardino County law, an additional 7% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is applied to the nightly rates you see for Rock Reach House. Currently, Airbnb does not have an option to separately include this tax. • RV HOOKUP There is an RV utility hook up area on the property that includes electric, water and sewage. Arrangements must be made ahead of time if you wish to use these facilities. • CLOSEST AIRPORTS Palm Springs, CA (PSP) – 50 mins Ontario, CA (ONT) – 1 hour 35 mins Orange County, CA (JWA) – 2 hours Long Beach, CA (LGB) – 2 hours 20 mins Los Angeles, CA (LAX) – 2 hours 30 mins San Diego, CA (SAN) – 2 hours 40 mins • CO-HOSTED BY HOMESTEAD MODERN https://www.airbnb.com/users/27491364/listings www-HomesteadModern-com

Millions of people are using Airbnb to sleep in strangers' homes, beds, and even couches. They have an amazing selection and you can't find their stuff anywhere else. There is a catch: you often need to contact several hosts to actually get a place to stay, so make sure you give yourself some lead time.
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Internet
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Self check-in
  • Lockbox
  • Private entrance
  • Fireplace guards
  • Babysitter recommendations
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Ethernet connection
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • EV charger
  • Single level home
  • BBQ grill
  • Patio or balcony
  • Garden or backyard
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Cleaning before checkout
4 - Real Bed

Place's rules

VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT - (THIS IS NOT A LEASE) This is a vacation rental agreement for a temporary vacation stay at a managed vacation rental property. THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT A LEASE AND CONVEYS NO RIGHTS IN REAL PROPERTY. By agreeing to these Terms & Conditions, you stipulate and agree that you have not and will not receive a real property interest in or rights to the vacation rental property. [0.] We have strict property boundaries that are outlined at www"rockreachhouse"com/rockreach#hiking We’ve recently had some issues with renters crossing into neighbors properties so be sure and look these over carefully. If the neighbors call with complaints the guests will be immediately evicted. [1.] The number of people who may be at the property at any one time is the same number of renters stated on the reservation confirmation. In other words – no non-renting guests are permitted. If you would like to invite guests over for drinks or dinner you must receive permission ahead of time from the us. These guests may not spend the night. No more than two cars are allowed on the property at a time without permission. Cars may only be parked in designated parking areas – never alongside the roads. If you want to seek permission to vary from any of these occupancy and/or parking requirements you must receive permission ahead of time from us. [2.] The vacation rental agreement begins at 3 p.m. on the check-in date and ends at 11 a.m. on the check-out date (unless other times are approved in writing by us). [3.] Dogs may be allowed but the renter must first contact us for a discussion. We understand that many people do not want to leave their dogs behind when they go on vacation. We are open to having dogs stay at Rock Reach House so long as their owners are sensitive to and understand some basic issues. -Inside the House- Unlike a hotel with many “units”, we have only one unit we can rent at any one time. If that unit is damaged or soiled we are unable to rent the unit to the next guests until repairs or cleaning can be completed. And often we have back-to-back guests – one group checking out by 11 am and another group checking in by 3 pm the same day – thus no time in which to complete anything other than standard cleaning. Using their own sheets or other protective coverings, dog owners should always cover any place where their dog may elect to lie down (other than the bare concrete floors). We are not equipped to shampoo furniture or rugs or dry clean bedding when fast turnarounds are so common. -Outside the House- Dogs should at all times be kept on leash. Dog owners should immediately pick up after their dogs and deposit the waste in a plastic bag that is placed in one of the large trash bins, next to the carport. Finally, dog owners should understand that we will not hesitate to deduct as needed from their house deposit to cover any cleaning or repairs necessitated by the presence of their dog. [4.] An illegal or abusive use of Rock Reach House’s Internet access is not allowed. Please review the full details in PDF at www"RockReachHouse"com/pdf [5.] No professional photo shoots are allowed without written permission from us. If you're interested in having a photo shoot at Rock Reach House please review the photo shoots guidelines at www"RockReachHouse"com/photoshoots Unauthorized use of the name “Rock Reach House," images of the Rock Reach House property, exterior, surroundings, or interior for use in the selling, advertising, marketing and/or promotion of any product or business or used in any TV or film production is unlawful and will be pursued with appropriate legal action. [6.] Special events such as weddings and parties are not permitted without written permission from us. If you're interested in having an event please review the events guidelines at www"RockReachHouse"com/events [7.] Renters shall allow the us access to the property for purposes of repairs and inspection if required. We shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. [8.] If for any reason beyond our control of the owner the house is unavailable, we may cancel the rental agreement and a full refund of all fees paid will be made. [9.] Smoking is not allowed inside the house or within 15 feet of any open door. [10.] We may withhold all or part of the deposit if any of the house rules are broken. Cause for withholding deposit funds include, but are not limited to, the following: • Trespassing • Damage to the premises or contents • Missing items requiring replacement (including keys) • Excessive cleaning required • Not complying fully with the "before you depart" checklist located here on the last page: www"RockReachHouse"com/pdf • Lingering smell of tobacco smoke • Charges for mailing personal items left behind • Evidence of more persons using the property than were authorized • Evidence of a dog that wasn't authorized • Unauthorized late check out [11.] We do not allow any Saturday check-ins or check-outs unless more than 10 days are rented. We can not automate this on Airbnb so any reservation having a Saturday check-in or check-out must be altered to either add a day or shift to accommodate the linked Friday and Saturday weekend nights. We apologize for this inconvenience. [12.] We will not rent single nights if they do not back up against another reservation or do not create a single "orphan night" themselves.
Checkin time
3:00 PM
Checkout time
11:00 AM

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 268 reviews
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