Casa Tortuga - the most UNIQUE place in JT, w/game room, hot tub, BBQ & Spectacular Views

House

Overview

4 bedrooms
8 guests max.
House
2 bathrooms
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
Air conditioning
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
Parking
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hot tub
Hairdryer
Coffee machine
Heating
Fridge
Dryer
Parking
Suitable for events
Games
Queen-size bed
King-size bed
Patio
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Outdoor

Balcony/patio
Rooms
1 bedroom
1 king size bed
2 bedrooms
1 large double bed
1 bedroom
2 twin beds
Additional rooms
2 bathrooms
Description

Casa Tortuga is a large desert Adobe tucked into the base of your own private mountain, located just 5-minutes to the park entrance.

This spacious, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is filled with abundant natural light throughout, open floor plan, entertainers kitchen and garage converted into a game room with TV, foosball, board games and ping pong. Enjoy the desert landscape while sitting in the hot tub or around the fire pit.

We welcome our guests to come and enjoy the relaxing desert from your private Joshua Tree adobe!

Casa Tortuga is a a large and sprawling desert adobe tucked up against the rocks and mountains. Every detail has been carefully thought out for your stay, all you will need to do is show up and start relaxing.

Inside
- 4 bedroom (Primary with en suit King bed, Second bedroom Queen bed, Third bedroom Queen bed and Fourth bedroom with two twin beds)
- Abundant natural light throughout
-10-foot ceilings
- 2 fireplaces in the house, 1 in the living room AND 1 in the master bedroom
- A spacious entertainer's kitchen with bar island
- Game room with foosball and ping pong and board games

Outside
- Hot Tub
- Enjoy the mountain views right out back
- Propane fire pit
- Outdoor seating and dining
- Propane BBQ
- Multiple lounging areas

All this isolation is just a five minute drive from downtown Joshua Tree and 5 minutes from the west park entrance. You really can't beat complete privacy yet still close to town, should you want to leave.


• OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Professionally managed by Hi-Desert Dwellings

• RENTAL AGREEMENT
There will be a rental agreement sent out that will need a signature to complete the reservation

• DEPOSIT
We do not charge a security deposit. We welcome you and your guests to come to the property without an added security deposit or any extra holds of funds. You will not have to worry about any additional charges for accidental damages!

• CARS
There is a VERY STRICT maximum on cars allowed at the property. NO MORE then 4 vehicles are permitted to be at the property at any time. The county is fining $1000+ if this rule is broken and that fee does get passed along to the guests.

• A/C and HEAT
The house is cooled by a brand new central air conditioner and heating which will allow guests to be comfortable all year long.
With Central air, make sure the windows are closed to keep the cool air in the house.

• WASHER/DRYER
The house has a washer and dryer available to guests that are staying with us for an extended period of 3 or more days. If you are traveling with an infant or young children please let us know and we will give you access to the laundry room.

• GAMES
We have provided a number of indoor games and outdoor activities for kids and adults alike. Be sure to keep all the pieces and parts together where they belong so everyone can continue to enjoy them.

• FIRE
Due to the location and a current fire ban there is a strict no outside fire policy. If it is discovered that you have started an outside fire, using fireworks or other open fire means your rental agreement will be terminated and you will be asked to leave. The propane fire pit provided at this property is allowed to be used all year round.

• GUESTS
You are not permitted to have any guests on the property beyond those included in your rental agreement unless you request and receive permission from us. That includes day guests and over night guests.

• IDENTITY VERIFICATION
You will receive a text or email from Guest Ranger that will ask you to verify your identity and submit a picture of a government issued ID and a selfie. This information will be used to verify that the booking guest matches the credit card used and to help reduce any issues with identity theft. This process is mandatory to complete the booking. The data is protected in a hash-encrypted vault following data security standards including GDPR. Data-input in the vault is encrypted in a two-way function where information is scrambled using an encryption key and unscrambled later using a decryption key. On top of that, we use hashing to add an extra layer of security using a one-way function where a unique message digest is generated from an input file or a string of text. No keys are used.

By renting this property, guest acknowledges that they have read, understand and accept the terms listed above.




ADDED SERVICES FOR OUR GUESTS

• PRIVATE IN-HOME YOGA
Want to have a private yoga experience in your rental? Please inquire upon booking and we will set you up with a local yoga instructor for your peaceful desert getaway.

• PRIVATE IN-HOME MASSAGE
Want to wake up in Joshua Tree and have a masseuse come directly to your vacation home? We have that contact! Please inquire upon booking and we will help connect you with your private masseuse.

• PRIVATE HIKING GUIDE
Want to explore the area and all the secret hiking spots the locals use? Don't want to drive into the National Park but want to be able to see the beautiful scenery surrounding the home? We can connect you to a local hiking guide who can plan a trip based on your preferences and the best part.. many times the hikes begin right from your front door!

• PRIVATE IN-HOME MEDITATION, REIKI & SOUND BATHS
Connect with your soul during your desert stay. Experience a private or small group session of kundalini yoga, meditation, and/or sound bath by private teacher and energy guide. Reiki energy alignment sessions also available. Please be sure to call or email and schedule at least 24 hours in advance.

• PRIVATE CHEF
Looking to throw a dinner party to remember? We have got you covered! Our private chef is simply the best and she can cater that whatever your specific food needs would be. Please inquire with us and we can introduce you to her.

More services added regularly, please let us know you are interested with a confirmed booking and we can help with the introductions!

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 18 years old

House rules
Pet-friendly
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

62628 Turtle Road

92252 Joshua Tree, CA, United States

Valorie
5.0
Outstanding
"This was our second stay at Casa Tortuga and it was as good as the first. Beautiful house, beautifully decorated and comfortable. The house is nestled in the desert landscape, so you can sit on the back porch (or in the hot tub!) and observe nature. Close to the park entrance. Great place."
Reviewed on 04/14/2024
Sharon L.
4.0
Very good
"Great location on the road to Joshua Tree NP. We enjoyed the house but had a hectic last morning when the electricity was turned off at 5am for the scheduled replacement of the electricity pole. The electric company says the owners were notified multiple times; the owners say they didn’t know. There was also a smoke alarm with a low battery that beeped after the electricity went out with no step stool or ladder high enough to let us reach it to unplug it. The result was a rough end to our vacation as we packed up in the dark to go find coffee and breakfast."
Reviewed on 03/26/2024
Melinda H.
5.0
Outstanding
"Casa Tortuga was everything we wanted. Wonderful location, clean, comfortable, spacious, and fun! I wished we'd had more time to hang out there! Check-in / check-out was easy and seamless for us and the information sent digitally was everything we needed!"
Reviewed on 03/20/2024
Megan P.
5.0
Outstanding
"This home was perfect for our family of 6! (2 adults, 4 kids ranging in age from 4-8). The bedrooms were great and larger than expected, the kitchen was well stocked, and we enjoyed the back yard hot tub, fire pit and rocks! Check out process was super easy! Minutes from Joshua Tree NP west entrance was awesome. Highly recommend. Would love to come back!"
Reviewed on 03/03/2024
Megan
5.0
Outstanding
"We were super impressed with Casa Tortuga! It was perfect for our family of 6 (2 adults, and 4 kids). The kids absolutely loved the playroom and playing on the rocks in the backyard. We enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit. It was clean, well stocked, lots of towels etc. Check out was super easy as well. We will be back someday!"
Reviewed on 03/01/2024
Donna
5.0
Outstanding
"A lovely home in an exceptional location. It was beautifully decorated, perfectly supplied, and meticulously clean. The management company was readily available to answer any questions. There were many little touches that we appreciated: Books, puzzles, lots of appliances, lots of bath linens, extra blankets, unscented laundry soap. An absolute gem!"
Reviewed on 11/10/2023
Tina W.
5.0
Outstanding
"We love how close we were to Joshua tree, the beautiful sunrises and relaxing in the hot tub. Thank you!"
Reviewed on 10/17/2023
Brandi S.
5.0
Outstanding
"(Title by my 12 year old). Beautiful home, very clean, exactly as described. Perfect home base for our family to explore Joshua Tree park."
Reviewed on 09/26/2023
Ramona
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved our stay at Casa Tortuga - the house is so gorgeous and we loved the desert vibes. The kids really enjoyed the games room and we enjoyed sitting in the hot tub stargazing at night. The location was the perfect bouncing off point to visit the national park and Coachella Valley. Management was friendly and responsive as well. Thanks for an unforgettable visit!"
Reviewed on 08/16/2023
Ramona S.
5.0
Outstanding
"Our family of six stayed at Casa Tortuga as a home base for exploring Joshua Tree National Park and the Coachella Valley. The house is so beautiful - great desert vibes! We loved stargazing and watching the meteor shower from the hot tub. The kids loved the games room. We also appreciate the responsive and friendly management. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with my family!"
Reviewed on 08/15/2023
Jason E.
5.0
Outstanding
"The house was really nice and had everything you could really ask for. Close to the National Park entrance as well."
Reviewed on 07/12/2023
Terry M.
5.0
Outstanding
"Very clean and comfortable. Could use more cooking equipment but overall just what we were looking for. Very close to park entrance."
Reviewed on 06/19/2023
Terry
4.0
Very good
"A clean, comfortable house close to the park entrance. Good for stargazing. The inventory of cooking equipment could be improved, but the kitchen itself was very functional. A problem with the refrigerator was handled by a repair person. Overall great time here."
Reviewed on 06/19/2023
Brielle D.
5.0
Outstanding
"The check in and getting into the house was very easy! the house was beautiful inside and out. pretty far from other houses around which was exactly what i was looking for! jacuzzi felt great especially after a long day. bed rooms are very nice especially the beautiful master bedroom and the beds are extremely comfortable. the garage was great too as the game room and great fire pit in the back yard! 10/10 i would recommend!"
Reviewed on 06/05/2023
Rekha P.
5.0
Outstanding
"We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back again."
Reviewed on 05/11/2023
5.0
Outstanding
"We had 6 adults and enjoyed our April stay. The home and desert view were beautiful! The owner’s suite (& closet) is HUGE, which worked for us since the regular bedrooms went to our adult ‘kids. ’ They liked the game room too! The owner’s vanity is open to the bedroom - not an issue for us, but might not be great if one person was up super early or late. Loved the hot tub, grill and proximity to Joshua Tree NP! Get up to watch the sun rise! Would definitely stay again."
Reviewed on 05/05/2023
Daniel L.
5.0
Outstanding
"Fantastic house in tranquil desert setting with great access to the Park. The house is spotless, comfortable and has a great game room to keep the kids occupied. Perfectly situated between "town" and park. Make sure to walk or jog along the horse trail right down the road-an unexpected bonus!"
Reviewed on 04/14/2023
Heidi K.
5.0
Outstanding
"House was clean, spacious, and minutes from Joshua Tree. The game room was a bonus for our kids."
Reviewed on 03/18/2023
Allison B.
5.0
Outstanding
"Nice location, comfy beds, incredibly clean house."
Reviewed on 03/06/2023
Benjamin K.
5.0
Outstanding
"This was a lovely home in a nice neighborhood. The property is has beautiful views and is very close to the park entrance. The property was clean and well kept. I agree with other reviews about the lack of cooking utensils but otherwise, an excellent stay."
Reviewed on 03/05/2023
Tim
5.0
Outstanding
"Loved the location. Dark Skies. Close to Visitor's Center and West Entrance to Park. Hot Tub under the stars. Coyote cruising by mid-morning. Clean and well equipped. Kids loved the garage play zone. minor negatives: No closet in primary bedroom; Kitchen knives are dull to the point of being dangerous. (This is a chronic problem with VRBO/AirBnB - and you can't bring your own knives on the airplane without checking bags!)"
Reviewed on 02/27/2023
Katy F.
5.0
Outstanding
"The house was amazing - better than it looks in the pictures on VRBO. It is close to the towns and 10 minutes from the park. The weather was rough so we happily spent a lot of time here. Highly recommend Casa Tortuga."
Reviewed on 02/25/2023
Barbara P.
5.0
Outstanding
"Comfortable, well appointed, spacious. We enjoyed by the fireplace and the hot tub. Good hikes nearby in Desert View Conservation area, as well as Joshua Tree Park. Try to arrive before dark, as addresses are hard to see at night."
Reviewed on 02/21/2023
Hector D.
5.0
Outstanding
"At this place, I think it does. The host thought of absolutely every single thing that you would need for a weekend of isolation and relaxation. My group of friends loved every single thing this home had to offer. Full kitchen with many types of appliances. All the living room furniture was so comfortable and the backyard was the perfect to stargaze and enjoy the jacuzzi. I'm returning as soon as I get some free time again."
Reviewed on 02/05/2023
David R.
5.0
Outstanding
"Overall place was very nice. Could use an update on pots and pans. Would be nice to have wash cloths"
Reviewed on 01/17/2023
Nick G.
5.0
Outstanding
"Property was clean, well-located, and had great amenities. The hot tub is fantastic!"
Reviewed on 12/21/2022
Chris B.
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful views with privacy. Clean home with all of the creature comforts you want. Will stay again."
Reviewed on 12/14/2022
Anders
5.0
Outstanding
"Casa Tortuga was a fantastic, comfortable place to stay for my trip to Joshua Tree. The hot tub was ready to go when we got there, and the house is located very close to the west entrance of the park. The beds were super cozy and everything was as advertised! Would highly recommend and would love to come back."
Reviewed on 12/05/2022
Leslie D.
5.0
Outstanding
"It was perfect in every way…"
Reviewed on 11/20/2022
Kris S.
5.0
Outstanding
"Enjoyed our visit ! So close to the park entrance. Star gazing in the hot tub was a treat!"
Reviewed on 10/28/2022
Jason
5.0
Outstanding
"We have nothing but great things to say about our experience at this home outside of Joshua Tree National Park. Check-in was easy, the home was clean and as advertised. We all had a great time and would strongly recommend it to others."
Reviewed on 03/23/2022
RA
5.0
Outstanding
"I am pretty picky when it comes to rental homes and I thought this one was really great! The owners have style and seem to care about the home and it shows! The kitchen was well stocked, beautiful fireplaces, huge master bedroom and lovely outdoor area. Just minutes from the park entrance which is bonus!"
Reviewed on 01/03/2022
Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, United States
Joshua Tree, California
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