A Unique High Desert Modern Escape
Testimonial from Rock Reach House - A Unique High Desert Modern Escape. Available for rent now on VRBO and Airbnb in Yucca Valley near Joshua Tree, California.
We had a wonderful time. An amazing place at an amazing spot. We wanted to stay there forever! The house is very clean, the communication with Dave was very good. Everything absolutly perfect.
We had an absolutely gorgeous time at Rock Reach House! It is even better than on the pictures. Staying at Rock Reach House is more than just sleeping there. It is a whole philosophy. It is completely fulfilling to just stay there without having any other plans in the gorgeous vicinity. The nesting hummingbirds behind the outdoor shower was the icing on the cake!
Absolute perfection in every way.
Rock Reach House is truly a diamond in the desert. Just a short drive to the Joshua Tree National Park (incredible landscapes) and in the other direction - Pioneertown. The house itself is beautifully designed and laid out in the natural environment. Our highlight was definitely the Jacuzzi, nestled in a private rock alcove beyond the house. We watched the sunset, and a few hours later went back out to stargaze. Truly incredible experience as you are surrounded by nothing but quiet and the beautiful landscape. Definitely a must-stay!
This was my second visit and I enjoyed every second of it. The property and house are gorgeous. Everytime I go it makes me want to move to the area. I’ll keep coming back. Thank you for sharing this property with us.
It is difficult not to have great expectations when you reserve Rock Reach House; look at those pictures alone. And it was everything promised and more: organized to the very last detail, nothing left uncertain. It was easy to find, yet completely isolated and supremely relaxing. I don’t think I have ever seen so many stars in the U.S. before. And I don’t think we actually got to take advantage of all the house had to offer. We were too busy having a great night’s sleep.
Contemporary Desert Modernism at its best. Everything has been said in all the reviews so there is no need for further praise except: it is truly a perfectly organized marvel in a breathtaking setting. This exceptional house is a true contemporary successor of Desert Modernism and reminds us of Albert Frey House II and others in Palm Springs. Perfect melding of landscape and architecture. It was a delight to wake up in that house the three days! Thanks Dave for sharing this.
Rock Reach House is AMAZING! From the moment we contacted Dave to the moment we departed, our entire experience there was perfect. Communication with Dave was fantastic. The house itself it immaculate, spacious and perfectly immersed into the surrounding landscape. We had such a wonderful time, we can’t wait to stay here again!
This house is fantastic - beautiful surroundings, great architecture, very comfortable, and just all round lovely. Thank you for having us!
What an amazing experience! Rock Reach House is a must stay. A peaceful, modern house set perfectly amongst the rocks and filled with everything you could possibly need. Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven!
Our stay in Rock Reach House was perfection. The location is secluded and private, yet close enough to Yucca Valley to be very convenient to shopping, grocery stores, and restaurants. Joshua Tree NP is 20 minutes away and Palm Springs is less than an hour. The Rock Reach community is naturally beautiful. You can gather supplies from Yucca Valley, go up to RRH and not see anyone else until you’re ready to reemerge. It’s such a special place with amazing views of the night sky. I was lucky enough to see a few nights of the Perseid meteor shower; it was spectacular. The home is a modern masterpiece, elegant simplicity. Rock Reach House sits unobtrusively with the landscape. The outdoor fireplace and Jacuzzi are both great choices for enjoying a cool desert evening. Again, all set in harmony with the property. There was nothing quite like using the outdoor shower, it was rejuvenating!And Dave has so very thoughtfully prepared the home for guests. Light switches are labeled, shampoo, conditioner, & soap are provided in both showers. The kitchen, and entire home, is well appointed. I am very much looking forward to returning, and one day visiting Homestead Modern No. 1.
Great place in a beautiful and secluded setting. Equipped with everything you need !
This was by far our favorite place we’ve ever stayed. The house and surroundings were breathtaking. We loved the cowboy tub and outdoor shower and just hanging out in the house. Dave had a great house manual with every explained in detail which was great. We are already trying to figure out when we can come back.
Gorgeous design, peace and quiet, spectacular views. Loved the desert wildflowers and stargazing. Beautifully maintained home, clean, extremely well organized! Dave has thought of everything. We loved the jacuzzi and the proximity to Joshua Tree. Thank you for the local recommendations. A wonderful retreat for a girlfriend getaway. Would love the opportunity to rent this home again.
Rock Reach House is an amazing property and has absolutely everything you could possibly need to make for a memorable trip. Dave was so communicative and was so helpful during the booking process. I cannot wait to return!
Words simply do not do Rock Reach House justice. The house and the property were every bit as phenomenal as promised. The perfect way to decompress. Coming from Los Angeles the silence was welcomed. The occasional bird or breeze was all we heard. Even though we only spent two nights we left relaxed and recharged. Delilah also gives this pet-friendly utopia an enthusiastic two paws up. We’ll be back!
We had great experience at Rock Reach House. The property is amazing. The various outdoor areas were all fun, stargazing from the hot tub being the highlight for us. The house itself was comfortable and well appointed. It felt like you were “out in the desert” but amenities are nearby. Dave was an excellent host and responded promptly to any questions we had.
The owner provides thoughtful touches so the home is set up perfectly. Can’t think of one negative, it is a truly lovely place, thanks for sharing it.
We loved staying at the Rock Reach House. This was our first Airbnb stay and the property exceeded our expectations. Dave was very responsive and the instructions about the property were very clear. The house was very clean, well stocked and well decorated. The property itself was such a gem. The stargazing at night was beyond. We also loved that we were able to bring our pet with us. We would definitely come back!
Special, unique & fantastic. It transports you and makes you never want to leave. The hot tub location is inspiring. Best layout and amenities of any Airbnb house I’ve ever stayed at. We can’t wait to go back.
Rock Reach House was complete magic. So romantic and lovely. David provides extremely thorough instructions and is an excellent communicator. Highly recommended... The best hot tub experience of my life!
Rock Reach House was a dream, we stayed with friends and had a very comfortable stay....there were four of us and we felt perfectly at home. Dave has set up an incredible paradise amongst the rocks with perfect space and details both indoors and out. The hot tub could not be any more incredible after a long day in the desert. This place is PERFECT.
Rock Reach House is spectacular! You have done a wonderful job of anticipating the needs of the guests and seem to have every base covered. We especially loved the hot tub and the fireplace.
Staying at Rock Reach House was a delightful experience! As soon as we walked in we immediately felt at home. The decor and spacing was impeccable, as was the location and layout. Really couldn’t ask for more!
My wife and I spent a cold, but clear week here in February. We rent our share of vacation rentals and this property was just as advertised; clean, well equipped, with a responsive owner/manager, great for one or two couples. The property is private, even though surrounded by other properties thanks to careful planning, and the views are great. My only hesitation in highly recommending it, is fear that it will be booked when we’re ready to return.
Such a thoughtful host. Everything was so detailed and easy to use, everything we could ask for and more. An amazing property, were already hoping to book another trip back in the winter.
Had a great stay at this beautiful home. Every detail has been thought of. The hot tub under the stars was something to remember. Highly recommend staying here.
We loved our stay at this amazing property. Dave was very helpful with an issue that we ran into. We really enjoyed relaxing at the house and exploring Joshua Tree National Park. Will definitely be back.
Our experience at the Rock Reach House was wonderful. The host organized all the arrival, stay, and departure information just perfectly. The house is gorgeous and secluded amongst the desert landscape. It’s also perfectly easy to get to Yucca Valley (10 minutes) for groceries, restaurants, and fuel. It was wonderful to sit on the deck at Rock Reach and read in the desert quiet. We were quite lucky to be able to observe this past weekend’s lunar eclipse and “blood moon”. Amazing stars from the hot tub!! Thank you!
Beautiful property. Gorgeous views no matter where you are in the house. Excellent proximity to the National park, and to Pappy & Harriet’s (if you plan to catch some live music)
The property is spectacular. We loved everything about the house and the setting. We had everything we needed. Thanks for sharing this wonderland. The property brochure after being accepted for our reservation was sent online immediately. This was a great touch. It covered all of the details needed for our stay. Dave was very responsive and easy to work with.
Really great house! Wow!! The surroundings, the house, the hot tub, views!! I hope to stay again!! Beautiful!
I never thought I’d really enjoy a remote place like this, but because it was supposed to be my quiet resting vacation, I decided on this property after seeing some of the other reviews. The property is located at a remote location, quiet, and very well managed with beautiful night sky that I’ve never seen. I stayed at a 5 star hotel just prior to arriving to this property, but truthfully I enjoyed this property better with all the spaces available. Thank you for detailed instructions and managing the property so well. I hope to be able to come back soon.
This is an absolutely stunning house in a gorgeous, secluded and quiet location. And a wonderfully executed example of modern, sustainable, minimal impact architecture—no wonder it was featured in Dwell magazine. We would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a luxurious modern retreat in the desert. Wow. Just wow.
If you are really wanting privacy in a not-too-remote location, this fits the bill. The house was clean, comfortable and we’ll maintained. The home is perfectly nestled into it’s environment and you truly feel enveloped by the natural surroundings. Other than a hike to 49 Palms one day, we were happy to enjoy the abundant desert beauty right around the home. Stunning rock formations, blooming cacti, wildlife...and the dipping pool and hot tub were excellent additional features. A wonderful bonus was the checkout process. In comparison to many places we have stayed, the expected cleanup was very minimal and reasonable and allowed us to leave still feeling relaxed rather than feeling like a cleaning crew. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this lovely home!
The home was as described and the PERFECT place for me to spend a couple of days alone to clear my head and get more connected. You WILL NOT be disappointed.
I have never stayed in a dwelling with such a thoughtful and creative design. From it’s siting on the property, to the floor plan, to the interior and exterior lighting, everything is beautiful and thoughtful. The attention to detail for the guest is 5 star—even down to the note pad in the bed side stands for the midnight inspirations! What a great romantic get away. Truly a one of a kind experience.
We had so much fun, we didn’t want to leave. The weather was outstanding, the food was great and the company was phenomenal. The design of the house was so modern and lovely, all we talked about was how brilliant we thought the owners taste was. Great choice for a coffee table!!
We loved our stay at Rock Reach house. Everything was perfect. We loved Dave’s impressive “how-to” manual for the home and it helped make our stay incredibly smooth. We’ll be back!
This house is amazing and beautiful and the atmosphere is incredible. So quiet and the sky so blue. The house has everything and is very organized and clean. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere yet everything you could possibly need is only a short drive away. All of the instructions Dave provided made it very easy to negotiate our arrival and communication was great. We arrived after dark and Dave texted us to make sure we had extra help navigating and finding the house at night. The cowboy tub is totally cool. The only suggestion we would make would be to have the tub already filled at arrival and have it covered, somehow, to prevent bugs from getting into it. The hot tub was fantastic and the outdoor shower a new experience! Watching the sunset through all of the glass from inside the house was wonderful and the fire pit was fun! Thank you, Dave, for an amazing place to stay and visit Joshua Tree National Park!!!
A polished jewel in tumbled granite. Exquisite design choices. Brilliant use of space and materials. A house that honors the landscape and let’s us enjoy it without robbing it of natural beauty. Private, romantic, comfortable and quiet. Very well cared for.
We love the way it was situated in with the landscape which is surrounded by bouldery goodness all right outside your (very large, open, glass) doorstep. We hiked all around the property and didn’t see another person! t was such a perfect retreat for the 4 of us. A home base for park adventures, luxurious surroundings for making dinner in, playing board games, listening to music, and enjoying the epic front deck. Sigh. When can we go back?
Everything was perfect. The house is gorgeous and super comfortable, and VERY clean. The view is magnificent. It’s very private and quiet. Everything worked perfectly. We loved being there. The environs are magical — we went to Joshua Tree and communed with nature. Came back to the house and relaxed.
This place is my new favorite escape, just a cool experience getting there. We actually got in at night and it made the arrival fun and mysterious. Dave was awesome, we will be back.
Night time star gazing from the outdoor deck is also a must, especially late at night when the light pollution dwindles and you can almost see the sky as our ancestors did. Rock Reach is a true experience and one you won’t forget. And if you ever have any questions, Dave Mcadam [the owner] is very friendly and helpful.
My husband and I wanted to see the house that had been featured in Dwell magazine as we are considering this kind of home for ourselves. The owner was only too happy to describe his journey into the creation of this incredible space. Rock Reach was an indelible experience for us. I couldn’t agree more with the other visitors.
Went to Rock Reach House for my birthday weekend and to see a meteor shower. The property in the day and at night is gorgeous and you feel like you have been transported to outer space. Dave is very responsive and the huge home guide he provides you with will answer just about every question you can think of. Thanks for the great weekend getaway!
Rock Reach House was all that I expected from the description and more! The aesthetics of the home were complemented through and through by the amenities therein. The quality of everything from the cookware to the bed sheets just added to the perfect getaway among the rocks.
Dave left a very detailed binder with everything we would possibly need to know about staying in the house. Dave was extremely thoughtful and made sure we had a seamless stay. He was responsive whenever I had questions. The house was absolutely spectacular and we had a magical weekend!
In my experience, Airbnb accommodations often are about trade-offs. Rock Reach House is the exception. Dave is an exceptionally responsive host; the location is breathtaking, and the accommodations show every attention to detail. Dave attends to details meticulously, and as a result, his property is a wonderful escape from everyday life.
This was my first experience using Airbnb. It was an amazing property with beautiful views. You can tell that a lot of thought was put into the design and setup. EVERYTHING is meticulously labeled and explained. It was a pleasure to stay here. I am now curious about booking a stay at Dave’s other new property nearby.
Everything was as great as expected. Not one problem. 5 stars!!
My wife and I recently returned from a magical weekend at Rock Reach House. Dave was a perfect host and provided us with plenty of details on the home and the surrounding area. The house is as described (in fact much better). Close to all the local attractions but tucked away in your own private Joshua Tree surrounding. Each space in the house (both outdoors and indoors) was extremely well thought out. 360 views with loads of privacy and details. That outdoor jacuzzi is a just unbelievable. Experience desert natural surroundings at its best with every comfort you would need or want. We hope to come back very soon.
Stayed at Rock Reach House in January with 3 friends for a weekend retreat. The house and setting are absolutely beautiful. Dave has set the place up with everything you need to have a very comfortable stay. Our only regret is that it was too cold and windy to use the firepit - we’ll have to come back!
The whole place was just amazing. The interiors, the fire pit, hot tub, scenery, we just loved it and wished we could have stayed longer.
My husband & I just arrived back after an amazing anniversary stay at Rock Reach House. The house was very cool, incredibly well stocked/organized and located in a picturesque location. This has been on our bucket list for a while (since it’s often booked out), it didn’t disappoint! Dave was such a wonderful, gracious and responsive host. Joshua Tree was an easy car ride away and we loved hiking and exploring the park. We will definitely be back, thanks Dave for a wonderful experience and a memorable anniversary!
We were simply blown away by the high-level of quality your property represented. We will definitely pass along the best kept secret in Yucca Valley to our friends, as well as return for a visit It’s perfection. You’ve created an environment and atmosphere that has exceeded our expectations, down to every detail.
We felt like we were in our own Joshua Tree National Park and the Flintstones-like boulders took our breath away.
Skirting the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, in the depths of Yucca Valley, lies a hot little haven for a couple of couples seeking sunshine, solitude and maybe a little Scrabble time. Oohs and aaahs echoed around the interior as we admired the uber-cool décor, surround-sound system and humongous beds.
Rock Reach House is the ideal getaway near Joshua Tree! The house is gorgeous, perfectly cleaned, very well stocked and extremely private. Dave was quick to respond and happy to help with our requests. My only regret is that we didn’t have more time to enjoy the house.
Dave knows what he’s doing. All the information I could possibly want was made available well in advance, and everything met expectation.
We took advantage of the one day available between bookings and the lower rate that was offered to us. We would have loved to stay another couple nights! We used the fireplace and jacuzzi (under the stars) and thoroughly enjoyed both! It’s a small little place but the surrounding property and views more than made up for the small place. You are mostly outside anyway, but when you are inside you can still appreciate the view with the many windows that allow you to enjoy the scenery without obstruction. My favorite part was sitting under the starlit skies in the jacuzzi which was very hot! Took a while to get used to the heat but in the end it was just what we needed.
It was basically the house of my dreams.
Such a beautiful house in an incredible location. It feels like you are miles away from everywhere, yet only a short drive to shops. I can’t recommend enough.
Just recently back home from a wonderful 4 days at the Rock Reach House. We used the house as a home base for day hikes in Joshua Tree National Park. We stayed there with our two children ages 9 & 11. We ate meals at home, worked on a puzzle, watched movies, sat in the hot tub and kids climbed on rocks on the property. It was fantastic. What a beautiful, peaceful, comfortable place. It was restorative. There is something truly magic about the land and the house. We didn’t get to have a fire outside. (Too windy) but we did get to meditate in the morning. Scolded by a small bossy chirping creature that looked a bit like a hedgehog.., that was the only noise besides the wing beats of the birds flying from bush to bush in the morning. There were lots of evening trips to the hot tubs. Great meals eaten in the easy, straight forward, well stocked kitchen, and snuggles in the very cozy living room. House was so easy and well organized. Beds were very comfortable. Everything was absolutely perfect. Oh yes, and finally, really appreciated all of the books on the area, such a great resource and added to our trips to the park and discussions about geology. Thank you Dave!
Amazing location - just beautiful. Felt surreal like we were in a movie set it was so beautiful.
Rock Reach House is one magical gem! Our expectations from the photographs and description were so high that we could not believe they were actually surpassed once we arrived. This home is more fabulous and special in person than could ever be portrayed online. We were very comfortable, with incredible views of the landscape from every angle of the property. All amenities were simple to use, with such clear instructions and communication from the owner. It was truly an incredible vacation! Thanks, Dave! We will be back soon, that is for sure! Still dreaming of this getaway!
We eloped at Rock Reach House and it was utterly magical. Couldn’t recommend the house more highly as a romantic getaway. Thanks to David for his brilliant info helping to find a wonderful caterer. It was a fabulous trip and wedding to remember.
Love this place. We’ll have to come back and visit again.
Our stay at Rock Reach House was so amazing!! Wish we could have stayed longer!! The house itself is so beautiful and everything is so well thought out from the bedding to the body wash soap (which is legit the best smelling soap I’ve ever used!) the beds were huge and comfy and the hot tub was perfect at night when the weather cooled to just gaze at the stars. It is so peaceful and just such a relaxing place. Loved everything about this place I hope to visit again!!
One of the best places we have EVER stayed. The setting is extraordinary, the house is perfect (I want one!) and comfortable with everything you need. Being dog friendly and taking long walks with him down the road was lovely. We appreciated the detailed instruction booklet along with all the labeling to let us know what light switches did what and what towels to use where. Very helpful! The hot tub under the stars was glorious. The outdoor shower was one of the most divine experiences of my life. Can you tell? We LOVED it!
Booked a middle of the week stay as a surprise b-day getaway for my husband. This house is a very special place. Beautifully decorated and comfortable. The property is extraordinarily well maintained and immaculately kept. Has absolutely everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and elegant stay. The views are spectacular. The location is very, very private and extremely quiet. We took advantage of the secluded location and low light pollution to book a night sky tour with “Cayote Telescope”. Lots of fun and fascinating conversation with our guide. We won’t hesitate to book again as we continue to explore the amazing Yucca/Joshua Tree area.
My wife and I had an amazing stay at Rock Reach House for our anniversary. The home and environment are exactly as described. We really enjoyed cooking in the well stocked kitchen, exploring the grounds, soaking in the hot tub and stargazing at night. Can’t wait to come back!
What a very special house! Perfectly clean and very well taken care of, and it looks just like the photos if not better. The outdoor fireplace was awesome and overall the house was very comfortable. This is making us want to move to the desert!
Simply magical. The house, the landscape, the amenities, the experience as a whole was beyond spectacular. Dave was extremely accommodating and stayed in contact throughout the trip. The house came with a thorough manual explaining every detail and instructions on how to operate each amenities offered. I personally enjoyed the hot tub under the stars. It can only be described as true euphoria. I know I will be feeling heavy withdrawals until my next visit!
Getting there and settling in couldn’t have been easier. Dave left detailed instructions detailing each aspect of the property. We were well equipped with any essentials and loved enjoying the outdoor features of the property. I have already recommended this home to several friends, and I can’t wait to come back!
Wow. Simply wow. Really no words to describe this experience. Clean beyond expectation, and decorated so perfectly. As a civil engineer, the architecture and design of Rock Reach House are incredibly inspiring. I am so blessed that I was able to spend 2 days in this work of art. Dave and his property coordinator, Brad, were very easy to communicate with, and the 30+ page manual explained any questions we encountered. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking supplies and condiments, and the kitchen was incredible, as we used it for all our meals (as well as the outdoor BBQ). Every square inch of this property is flawless. From the scattered spotlights that illuminate the rocks at night, to the outdoor fire pit, to the relaxing decor of the bedrooms and living area. An unforgettable experience. Thank you, Dave!! We look forward to coming back.
It was absolutely fabulous. It is a paradise of a place and will definitely want to be back in such a magical location. No doubts that one of the Best of best in Airbnb .
Dave leaves no detail untouched! This home is well cared for, exceptionally clean and perfectly stocked. My husband and I had a great time enjoying the scenery as well as the home. I highly recommend staying here if you can get a reservation...it’s very popular...but worth the wait! We want to try out his Pioneer Town home next! Enjoy
The experience was ENCHANTING! Never stayed in a house that was so unique and built to enhance the natural beauty of the location. It was MORE than expected. If you get a day in Dave’s house... consider yourself lucky. Just astounding.
Not sure how to put it in words. It was something I’ve never experienced. The house, the view, the surroundings and the amazing amenities, everything was planned so well! One of the magical memories I had from the house was stargazing from the hot tub... where my boyfriend proposed to me under the stars! The house is now a big part of our special moment!!! We will be back to celebrate next big moments in our lives :) love love love!!! Thank you for your wonderful home and hospitality!
Beautiful location, amazing views, and very peaceful! Wish we had more time at the house. Dave was very quick with getting back to us with any questions we had. Highly recommend this house!
Amazing home! Our group had an amazing time, from sitting outside by the fireplace to sitting in the jacuzzi and watching the sunset. We will be back!
Just an amazing experience...the property is perfectly coordinated with its surroundings and you will be transported to another planet. Lots of stuff to do in the area but mostly you’ll just be lounging in the arm chair looking out into the most beautiful landscape. Dave is highly communicative and goes above and beyond what a host should do. The instructions he leaves are very detailed and everything is exactly as described. We can’t wait to come back.
Felt very welcomed, info was clear and concise. Lots of information and great little notes throughout the house! The property was much more in person than what was described and seen on the site!
Rock Reach House was amazing and Dave was a great host. He was very receptive to messages and texts. The house came fully stocked and was extremely clean. I loved that I was able to bring my dog with me. I only wish that I had been able to stay longer. I will definitely be planning another trip to this house.
We had absolutely incredible and magical experience at Rock Reach House. Dave was so helpful and kind in helping us reserve the home. It was such a pleasure working with him. His PDF was a lifesaver, as it had a lot of useful info for visitors not familiar with Joshua Tree. The property is spacious, serene, clean, and breathtaking. I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else.
A+ in all regards.
Such a beautiful location, nestled in the Joshua Tree like rocky landscape. The scenery was amazing, the star-scape was amazing, the house was awesome. The owner provides a ton of information via PDF, and a booklet when you arrive. No detail left out. I would definitely come back here again.
Rock Reach House is an excellent location. The property is extremely clean and well taken care of. Dave is a great host and you will definitely enjoy his property.
Dave has this down. His pre-trip PDF is complete, thorough and makes checking in and enjoying the stay super simple. The house is spectacular, and exactly like its pictures. The location is insane. Little touches like Heath ceramics and a storage bowl filled with votives, complement a beautiful and simple decor, absolute spotlessness, and a brilliantly conceived and executed home. We’re already thinking about our return.
The view from every vantage point is terrific!
Rock Reach House is an incredible place and Dave is all you can ask for in a host. Both the home and booking process were impeccably organized. This is a wonderful oasis in the desert and a truly unique experience. I cannot wait to return.
We could not have been happier with our choice to stay here- secluded, beautiful, clean, and lots of amenities. We didnt want to leave, so much so that we booked an extra night. I hope to come back again and again, this is a very special place. Dave was an excellent host, never saw him, but his instructions were perfect.
The house was exactly as described, and the setting gorgeous. Perfect for a honeymoon. Very accurate description and very helpful .pdf document that covered all the bases. There were lots of nice booklets and maps in the house that helped us figure out where to go hiking.
We had a fabulous stay in this incredible house- a great home base for hiking in Joshua tree and lovely quite evenings in the desert. The house was exactly as described and had absolutely everything we needed.
I would recommend this house without hesitation. Ideal spot for a restful getaway - quiet, peaceful, with beautiful views, even from indoors thanks to a wall of glass along the front of the house. Once you’re on the property, you’ll feel as if you’re far from civilization, but it’s really not far at all to go into town. It was the perfect place to read, watch movies, draw and play cards. We had two teenagers with us, and there was plenty of space in this compact house or everyone to find their own spot to relax. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, and there’s a handy wagon in the carport to help move luggage and supplies. We enjoyed a light dusting of snow while we were there in January, and the house stayed toasty warm the entire time.
We had an amazing time. Every little detail in the house is thought out and this is apparent from the time you arrive until you leave. This is not an average rental, everything from cook wear to furniture to AV is quality. The location is stunning and private, which is why we selected this location. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back.
No other way to put it. This place is utter perfection. If privacy, natural beauty, impeccable taste, and comfort appeal to you, you’re in the right place. 10/10
Highly recommended! This home was spectacular! The view was amazing, the architecture is one of a kind, and our needs were met. I would love to return here again.
Couldn’t have been nicer!!!! Design was incredible!!!! A-mazing how the house was build into the rocks. Nice accommodations (towels, beds, TV, loved outdoor shower).
Quiet and beautiful. The house was spotless and well stocked with everything we needed for for our escape to the desert. Dave did a great job of giving us all the details we needed to have a great time at this awesome dessert hideaway. Everything in the house was organized and well documented. The pictures of the house are accurate. Its quite spectacular. Dramatic architecture, beautiful wild looking landscaping, rocks that light up at night. The Hot Tub is really amazing. It’s all alone on a rocky hillside with nothing but the sky above. Loved it! We will certainly return!!!
This magical retreat was one of my favorite places that I’ve ever stayed. It was exactly what I was looking for to bring in the New Year with peace and tranquility. It was also exactly as pictured and then some. I really appreciated the owner’s attention to detail and organization. The views from every room were incredible and the property was so breathtaking with all the beautiful rocks. This is also the quietest place I’ve ever been. We got massages in the lovely living room, meditated, soaked in the jacuzzi, made a fire in the outdoor fireplace, stargazed (even though it was cloudier than we would have liked), sipped coffee on the deck in the morning and hot cocoa at night. We hope to come back some time when the sky will be very clear to stargaze with our telescope and simply relaxing on one of the many decks. We are grateful that owners like this share their gems with others.
Rock Reach House was everything we hoped and more. Beautiful setting, well appointed, it had everything we needed for a magical weekend. Highly recommended.
It is so peaceful, so elegant and so serene. We had no idea how fabulous the jacuzzi would be until we went in at night. With all of the lights off, you can see every star in the sky including the galaxy strip. It was one of the most incredible things I had ever experienced - and not just because I was relaxing in a hot tub! It is magical!
Once we arrived at Rock Reach, we didn’t want to leave. Our plans for a day trip to Palm Springs disappeared once we all settled in to four days of soaking in the cowboy tub, listening to music, gentle hiking, and general lazing around in slippers and um, sweatpants. The house was stocked with absolutely everything we needed, including beautiful Heath ceramics, a fancy sound system, candles, comfortable beds, e v e r y t h i n g. There was no light pollution to interfere with stargazing. I could go on and on and on about this place, Rock Reach, we’ll be back.
Dave was extremely accommodating. The house is equipped with everything you will possibly need. The location is secluded with no disturbances and the terrain is gorgeous. It is not everyday that you get to jacuzzi at night with billions of stars hanging above you. This is the perfect getaway!
Dave was FANTASTIC! Service was 5 star. Perfect mix of privacy and customer service! The house is beautiful. The topography and views surrounding the house are unparalleled!
Dave spelled everything out and thought of every question before we arrived, he had a manual that clearly and easily spelled out all things needed to run and care for the property. The space was beautiful and well cared for. The home had everything we needed for a comfortable unplugged get away with our kiddos. The views were amazing, the jacuzzi at sunset and star gazing at night are things that made this trip and home spectacular. Lots of amazing memories were made this weekend and we can’t wait to go back to this special place.
Rock Reach house was beautiful. I was amazed at how organized everything was inside the house. We had everything we needed. The rocks outside were beautiful and so were the sunsets. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for some peace and quiet.
Amazing home nestled under the beautiful starlit sky in the stunning boulders of Yucca Valley!David’s home is a stunner. Everyone has written about the wonderful amenities and unique construction but you really have to be there to soak it all in. Words cannot describe the natural beauty that surrounds you! The home itself is inviting and contains absolutely everything you need for a relaxing, renewing getaway. Dave’s attention to detail is first rate with everything maintained to the highest degree. We will come back soon and every chance we get. Don’t miss this gem!
My husband and I have had our eye on this place for awhile as we wanted to check out a Blue Sky home for ourselves. We loved all the natural light coming in from the floor to ceiling windows. Loved reading a book on the comfy orange chair while the wind blew the clouds in. Unfortunately poor weather kept us from using the cold tub or fire place, but the hot tub was a lovely reprieve. My only caution is that the house echoes noise and the steel frame cooling and heating up offers some interesting ticks and clicks. Everything you need around the house is clearly labeled and the 30+ page PDF document is printed and in a folder in the house for you.
Rock Reach House was awesome! We were looking for a quiet getaway close to LA and this definitely fit the bill. The setting is lovely and looks just like the pictures. Can’t wait to go back. Highly recommended!!
We had a great, relaxing, time at the Rock Reach House. The property just feels good for the soul. The instructions were easy and the house was very clean and well accommodated. Thanks Dave!
The home itself is amazing—the feel of concrete underfoot in the mornings, lots of screen doors that open up to let the desert breeze flow in, a modern aesthetic we appreciated, comfortable beds, kitchen stocked with every cooking tool you can think of, gorgeous desert landscapes, the absolute quiet of it all—all with a private feel from the surrounding neighbors. The owner is so responsive (before, during and after the booking process) and is very caring. You can tell the details really mattered to him during construction, and now during property upkeep. He also has great taste (obviously, when you see the place and its decor).The outdoor shower and stargazing in the hot tub at night were highlights of the property’s features for me. All in all, I feel like I can’t even write a review that does this place justice. It’s more of a feeling that needs to be experienced during a stay. The place is truly magical. So quiet and relaxing, and just a short drive away from the highway and town where you can find grocery stores, shopping, things to do and awesome diners and coffee shops. A great little oasis for a long weekend for those who love nature and just need a break from the hum drum of the world for a little while.
Beautiful setting. Very comfortable. Well thought out instructions.
The house is stylish and comfortable and Dave was very accommodating and responsive. The location is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting in the hot tub and watching the stars.
We LOVED everything about the house! Every detail was appreciated. We really enjoyed looking at the stars out on the porch, drinking a beer in the soak tub and the having speakers play music throughout was magical. It was very very well stocked for a rental and that made it feel like home. The style was us in a nutshell! Thank you Dave!!!
Dave was responsive and helpful with our reservation and follow up communication. We loved the details set up for max-relax: outdoor shower, hot tub, fire pit...it was too chilly to use the cowboy pool. We were there in mid-April and it was cool enough in the house all day. Beautiful vistas, quiet, natural setting...one drawback was that we weren’t able to explore all the land around the house, which was explained and understood before we went. Our 7 year old enjoyed and appreciated the house very much as well. Grateful to have ~lived~ this one of a kind experience.
Rock Reach House is perfection. From the property to the details of the house, my husband and I were 100% satisfied. If you are visiting Joshua Tree, look no further for a place to stay.
This has been a wholly beautiful place to rejuvenate, we were beyond satisfied. Dave is a spectacular host, and completely OCD, which I LOVE. There’s nothing missing here. Come respectfully and soak nature in, and all that he has created so graciously for our comfort. I can’t wait to be back.
By far my most favorite Airbnb experience.
Amazing! Such a peaceful quiet getaway nestled in the boulders of the high desert near Joshua Tree National Park. The house was filled with natural light and the modern style of the interior was stylish yet inviting. The outdoor shower was a nice treat. The hot tub was a great place to stargaze from. Even though it outside air was still warm, it was relaxing to sit back and lose yourself in the star filled sky. The little round pool was surprising cool and refreshing on a hot day. The water stayed cool even though temperatures were in the high 90s. We really enjoyed the stay and the house was stocked with everything you could need. We would highly recommend staying here!
Dave has put a ton of thought into equipping his home with everything you may need, and his attention to detail was superb. Besides the highly organized, clean, and stylish rental, it is also located in a beautiful spot that invites one to slow down and soak in the quiet and calm. Absolutely loved the place.
So good for the soul. After booking Rock Reach House for my husband and I, I read every bit of information I could find to get a feel for both the property and it’s surrounding area. Not that I needed to - Dave is a kind and outstanding host, and from our initial contact onwards he provided detailed information and answered every single question I had promptly and comprehensively (even my dumb ones).By the time it came to our holiday I felt like I ‘knew’ Rock Reach House. But, in hindsight, nothing could have prepared us for the reality. Set in a stunning little enclave in the Yucca Valley, the scenery surrounding the house - as everyone before us has said - is simply mind-blowing. The modern, eco-luxe design of the house itself sits so perfectly in that scenery that the wildlife lives happily alongside it. It was a real treat to spend our days just watching the local creatures going about their business from the comfort of the deck loungers, dipping in and out of the Cowboy tub and relaxing in the desert sun (which was hot, hot, hot in June).Inside, the house was equally gorgeous. The decor and design is stylish but comfortable, and it’s clear that everything has been carefully considered to ensure guests have a special stay. Dave is also very generous with the provisions he includes in his rental. The house was immaculately clean and everything in great condition. All the appliances worked perfectly and we loved hooking our Apple TV up and streaming through the big screen in the lounge.Down in the town we discovered some charming antique stores and boho done desert-style clothes boutiques. Also, loads of restaurants. A few miles the other way there’s a Walmart and more stores and eateries. Pioneertown is worth a visit as it’s so close to RRH, and Pappy and Harriet’s is a great venue for music, food and vibe. Palm Springs is under an hour away. And LA about two and a bit hours. Visiting from the UK meant we visited both, but the feeling of returning to the blissful atmosphere of Rock Reach House to soak in the jacuzzi under the star strewn sky will always be the highlight of our Californian trip.I feel lucky to have found Dave and his beautiful house, and blessed that we had the opportunity to create the special memories that we did. Rock Reach House is a unique and special property and we would recommend a stay to everybody. It’s so good for the soul.Thank you, Dave - we appreciate it and you.
This house was incredible. Dave was so responsive and wonderful. We loved it and totally recommend it!
The house comes with its own, very interesting, story and we appreciated every effort in blending in the desert while minimizing the impact on the environment. The peace and quiet, the stars... it’s hard to describe how special this place is. There’s really nothing more we could have asked for.
What a magical place! So peaceful and serene. Can’t wait to come back and stay longer!
This house and the setting is truly amazing and I’ve enjoyed every minute of our stay. My wife and I both studied Industrial Design and we enjoy attention to detail in Interior Design - The house is a true case study and inspires to start a project yourself. From the first call, to booking the rental and finding everything in place - David is wonderful to work with - hands down. Thanks for sharing this place and we will for sure try to make it back for a second visit.
The property is quiet, secluded, has beautiful landscaping and breathtaking views in every direction, especially the canyon view from the hot tub. The house decor is super stylish and uncluttered yet maintains a relaxing cozy feel. It’s exactly as advertised in the photos, yet more stunning in reality.
Everything was perfect! From the unique location to the overall design and layout of the stunning home. They have thought of everything to make it the best stay possible. We can’t wait to visit again!
It was literally a perfect weekend getaway. Dave’s VERY specific (and helpful) house guide book was filled with the details needed to have a worry free weekend. He was very communicative and full of suggestions. We opted to take his advice and hire Coyote Telescope for an awesome star tour right on property. I was worried that it would be too hot to visit the desert, but it wasn’t. We opened to doors and turned on the fans without touching the AC. We saw some critters, lots and lots of stars, and beautiful scenery, all of which interacted with Rock Reach House wonderfully.
The house is an experience. Immaculate and set-up perfectly convenient for his guests. We enjoyed immensely!
We had a wonderful time staying at Rock Reach House. It is a unique and beautiful place. The house is stunning and the location peaceful and secluded yet it is not far to shops and restaurants and very convenient for exploring Joshua Tree and Pioneertown.
We always wanted to spend our 38th anniversary in some secluded location but still had all the creature comforts. To our surprise, the Rock Reach House was the answer and only a 45 minute drive from our home in Palm Springs. We were transported to a mid century furnished house located on a dirt road hidden among the boulders, providing total privacy. Sitting in a hot tub overlooking the mountains and dining in front of the outdoor fireplace was an evening ritual. The house is immaculate with high end furnishings. The owners have anticipated our every need with detailed instructions on all aspects of the property. It was wonderful to just enjoy the views and nature without having to go no further than on our deck. We would highly recommend the Rock Reach house to anyone who wants a unique getaway in an unbelievable setting.
Staying at Rock Reach House was a seamless experience. The house and property are beautiful and the details that Dave pays attention to are wonderful. We are a family of 4 and the kids loved it. Looking forward to our return!
Your place is pretty spectacular! I’ll be back!
My husband and I always go camping around the Perseid Meteor Shower, but with the new moon, we decided to stay at the Rock Reach House and enjoy the meteor shower with comfort. The house is nestled on top of a short drive from civilization. Pitch dark skies and a clear night created a perfect night for stargazing. And with the lounge chairs, it was my most comfortable meteor shower yet! And the house is just amazing! We would love to stay there again soon!
This was the most secluded and beautiful place I’ve ever stayed. Highly recommended.
The owner was so extremely nice and helpful, and the home is absolutely gorgeous. The property is secluded and private, and the home is decorated beautifully. We loved being here. The soaking tub on the property is lovely, and the outdoor fireplace is so wonderful to have in the evenings. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this property or our experience with the owner. We would love to stay again!
I rented Rock Reach House for a location photoshoot and it was perfect- the photos of the property are exactly as they appear, the house was simple, elegant, well-appointed and comfortable and the landscape was breathtaking. Dave was very communicative and helpful and the proximity to Yucca Valley was very convenient. I definitely want to return to Rock Reach House on a proper vacation!
I eloped at Rock Reach House and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The location was perfectly serene, the house was spectacular, the hot tub was a dream, and the outdoor shower was a special treat. I could not have asked for a better backdrop to my big day. The owner David is impressive: knowledgable, accessible, accommodating, and a crazy good eye for detail and design.
The house was very thoughtfully stocked and the instructions thorough and accurate. Can’t wait to return!!
Dave made us feel welcome from the moment we booked our stay. Everything was very organized and all information was sent well ahead of time. It’s obvious that he has this Airbnb operation down to an art, and I’d venture to say that’s the way Dave does everything, based on the impeccable styling and thoughtful features the home provides. Two other friends of ours have booked his home based on our recommendation, and we look forward to recommending this gem to many more!
Gorgeous property, serene setting, thoughtful host. The entire house and surrounding property is breathtaking. The pictures do not disappoint! Everything was extremely well stocked and cared for. Highly recommended juices from Angela de la Agua, a local gem and beautiful spirit.
Our stay at Rock Reach House was truly a wonderful and unique experience. The house was very comfortable and well equipped and the location and landscape was truly amazing. Most importantly, the host was very helpful and responsive, often responding to any inquiry in minutes. Truly extraordinary! We would love to return!
This house was absolutely incredible.
Dave has created a spectacle amongst the rocks in Yucca Valley. I came here to relax for the weekend and take photos at the Joshua Tree National Park. What an experience. The house was by far the nicest I’ve stayed at, completely as advertised, and it’s truly the little things that you’ll appreciate like having an Apple TV, a wagon to bring your things up, EV charging, and probably the most comfortable pillows I’ve ever used. I was able to capture a gorgeous sunset, and the milky way a few hours later right from the house itself. No pictures do this place justice, and the house truly deserves all the amazing reviews it’s been getting. I’ll definitely come back here once a year!
Rock reach house was amazing! Perfect little retreat for a mini get away! Loved how everything was clearly labeled and everything and anything we needed was provided for us. Our stay was magical and couldn’t ask for anything more. Thanks Dave! We hope to come back soon!
I picked this place out of other houses in the area after recommendation from a friend of mine who had the chance to spend an awesome weekend in Rock Reach House. It turns out that he was right it was quite an experience. Everything about this house is perfect for a quiet weekend getaway. Me and my girlfriend had a blast hiking a little bit here and there or just chill in the jacuzzi during the day. Dave wasn’t there to greet us but he made everything so easy and accessible. We almost had no problem finding everything we need by ourselves (as he wrote everything down) or even if we have questions he will get back to us quickly. The only drawback is that the Internet connection was a little bit slow and we have a hard time streaming for movies or other heavy data stuff especially with the remote location phone data is also a total no go. But other than that I will definitely recommend this place to my other friends it’s worth it!
We had an incredible time. Rock Reach House is spectacular, secluded, and quiet. It was the perfect spot to get away and celebrate our anniversary. Dave was a great host and easy to connect with if needed. Will book again.
We had a great time! Lovely, secluded spot for quiet and relaxation!
The Flintstones enter the 21st Century. The photos do not do the house and surrounding property justice and I can’t imagine how they ever could. We went to bed at night with the house awash in the light of a full moon and woke to the house bathed in pink light with a setting moon. The property is private, quiet, clean and it is obvious that it is well cared for and loved by the owner, I can only hope it continues to be treated with respect by others as I would love to return. The house has been set up to meet every need that a renter might have and then some. The instructions for arrival and departure were perfect and the house was easily accessed and everything was exactly as I was told it would be ....but better. We left early every morning and hiked in Joshua Tree and returned to the comfort of Rock Reach each evening, best Thanksgiving ever!
Everything was great and as described. The setting is very private. The cowboy tub did a good job of keeping us cool in the 95 degree weather. We’ll definitely return.
Dave was great, both communicative via text & email AND prepared with a pdf package for any possible question you may have! The house is beautiful and just as pictured. Stunning setting.
Rock Reach House is so inspiring!
Amazing spot, has all the amenities of a high quality hotel, and more. Literally everything is labeled, any question we had was already answered in the pamphlet on the dining room table. The A/C was ice cold, which is huge after hiking in a desert for half a day. The beds/pillows were clouds. You got path-lights and outlets everywhere... You got a legit jacuzzi and a outdoor fireplace. Even the WiFi checked out to be fast, around 10mbs on my phone. Overall... Really great host/location.
The home itself is top notch in style and substance. Little details like the magnetic doorstops and even a cocktail shaker make this the best experience we have ever had renting a home (and we rent vacation homes several times a year). As great as the house and owner are, I cannot leave out the setting. It is truly an oasis only a couple of hours from LA. It was quiet and so serene every single day. This should be at the top of anyone’s list if you like design, desert and serenity.
Great location and beautiful house. Everything is well organized with all the little things in place to make for a wonderful stay. Joshua Tree National Park in spectacular and we had a great night with Darryl from Coyote Telescope looking at the stars.
Incredible rock formations, beautiful natural desert plants and animals, clean air, quiet, and clear night skies.
The property and home were beautiful. My stay was effortless and comfortable.
Incredible! The views, location and everything the house has to offer made our weekend perfect! Dave has thought of everything you could need or want for the weekend and the house manual was so comprehensive. He was easy to communicate with and accommodating of our requests. We will absolutely be back again!
Rock Reach House is a very special place. Our stay there was absolutely amazing. The landscape is beautiful and surreal. The house is clean, comfortable, and architecturally interesting. Everything worked wonderfully from the hot tub to the soaking tub to the outdoor fireplace. You can tell that Dave has thought every detail out and really considered how guests will use the outdoor spaces. We would absolutely recommend this house. We will definitely be back!
Everything about this house is amazing. Truly an inspiration!
Dave is an excellent host both gracious and attentive. The house is simply amazing and the pictures on the website cannot do it justice. Dave pays a lot of attention to the smallest of details to ensure you have a great stay. If you have an opportunity to spend time in Joshua Tree, I highly recommend checking out Rock Reach House.
Rock Reach House is an amazing desert escape. From the initial communication with the host to our actual stay, everything was beyond expectations. The house and property are very well-curated and visually stunning. The attention to detail in everything at this property is exceptional and very much appreciated as a guest. Everything from cookware to outside blankets to an Apple tv is stocked. Another plus is that while situated in a secluded area, the property is not far from town so you can easily pop in and get groceries or a meal! The hot tub set among the rocks is an insanely beautiful way to enjoy a night under the stars! The outdoor shower is such a nice bonus, I don’t ever want to shower inside again!
Everything was very thoughtful, and there wasn’t a single thing we needed for cooking/living/enjoying ourselves that wasn’t provided.
Absolutely magical! We loved every part of this house and it’s location. Dave thought of every detail to make this desert paradise perfect. We keep raving to everyone about this place... We will be back!!
What a beautiful base camp to explore Joshua Tree! Watching the sun rise and the stars fall from the hot tub gave hanging out around the house a whole new meaning. Thanks for a wonderful desert experience!!
Had a wonderful weekend getaway in this piece of architectural art in the wild and beautiful nature of Yucca Valley. The night sky was especially amazing!
We had a wonderful stay in Rock Reach! The home had everything we could want including flashlights at bedside tables for those beautiful dark desert nights! Spacious bedrooms with great light and storage, fully stocked kitchen and a very comfortable living area to enjoy the desert views. The home is wonderfully secluded- but only a short drive to a main road- the drive makes you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere- which just added to our get-a-way experience. The owner is great with directions, correspondence and has built an environmentally conscious home. Cant wait to visit again.
Great secluded, modern house. Good spot for our honeymoon. Close to Joshua tree national park and Palm Springs. We loved the outdoor shower. Overall very private and fun house. The views are unreal and the stars are amazing.
Dave’s house was awesome. The place is immaculate. I would definitely recommend anyone thinking about staying there. It’s more beautiful than the photos!!
Awesome location...hard to describe with words. Secluded, beautiful, tranquil. Never been out to the Joshua Tree area and this is a must visit for those living in southern California!
The house is amazing. Great house and great location. Dave was very accommodating.
Top 5 Vacations of All Time. My boyfriend and I found this house for a relaxing weekend getaway and unexpectedly had one of the best vacations either of us could remember. Between the cowboy soak tub, outdoor shower, mesmerizing landscape, and outstanding cooking facilities, our stay was relaxing, but also full of fun surprises and the sense of escape. The location is to die for and the house is perfectly furnished to make guests feel right at home without being overwhelmed with “stuff.” It is worth a trip just to see the architecture and design. Everything is beautifully done and it didn’t hurt that the owner was a joy to communicate with.
Easy communication with Dave. Rented the home for our son & daughter-in-law’s honeymoon. The home was very impressive and they were thrilled.
Everything about our experience with Dave & Rock Reach House was easy and wonderful! Dave is a perfect host, accommodating, efficient & kind. Rock Reach House is magical and we will definitely return to spend more time there! The description of the house, the gorgeous landscape and the experience does not disappoint. It exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend spending time there.
Great communication. Ideal modern design-forward high desert property. Everything is provided to insure a comfortable and unique experience. Surely one of the best rental destinations in the high desert for the discerning traveler.