About this listing
Dolan Springs is the gateway to the Grand Canyon Skywalk & this custom rock home is located in the largest Joshua Tree forest in the world. Beautiful high desert scenery & great stargazing in this remote area!
A smaller, quaint & unique home on a 1 acre property.
A portion of the home's electricity comes from wind power through Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs.)
There is now purified water on the kitchen faucet so it is not necessary to buy water unless you wish to do so.
This space can accommodate up to 5 people. There is a queen bed in the bedroom. The living room has a futon couch that lays out into a full bed with a twin loft bed above it.
I built this custom rock house myself using local rocks that I collected in the area.
Please write down the directions in advance. A guest using GPS could not find the house.
Pets may be allowed, but there is an additional fee of $20. There have been problems several times with animal hair on the couch & bedding that is difficult & time-consuming to remove. Please let me know in advance if you are bringing a pet so I can cover the couch & put out different bedding.
Please note that my listing states that the home is handicapped accessible. I need to clarify that the inside of the home has adequate space for a wheelchair to get around, but the toilet does not have any grab bars so this may be something you need to bring if this applies to you. Also, the driveway is dirt & there is a small step up to enter the house so a handicapped person would probably need assistance to get into the house. I plan to add a ramp to the front door, but am not sure at this time exactly when that will be installed.
The fireplace adds ambience to my rustic home. Please follow the instructions & do not leave the fire unattended.
There is a full kitchen with cookware & a coffeemaker. Coffee, basic spices, & condiments are available for your use. A water filter pitcher is in the fridge. Additional filtered water can be obtained at the well across the street for $.25. Basic toiletries & towels are also included.
High speed internet & satellite TV are available. Some books & magazines are also there for your use. There are also some games available on the shelf in the bathroom as well.
There is a back porch with a table & chairs for getting some fresh air or if you are a smoker. There is also a firepit in the backyard with firewood included. The only rule is that you keep the fire small enough that no one calls the fire department and the fire needs to be extinguished before you leave the area. Please do not have an outdoor fire if it is windy or very hot. Non-potable water is available for this purpose in trash cans at the back corner of the house & any jugs under the shelf next to the stove in the kitchen. There is also a water hose behind those trash cans at the back corner of the house.
Interaction with guests
I will not be present during your stay although I may need to pick up the trash & haul water if you are staying more than a week. A representative or myself will be available if you have any questions. I also am offering an optional tour of the nearby Native-American petroglyphs only known to locals. The fee for this is $20. per group. However, if your stay is a week or longer, the tour will be included for only $10. Please request this in advance so I can make sure someone is available. Special tours of other unique local attractions such as old mines or ghost towns may be available with reservations 2 weeks in advance.
Other things to note
Occasionally, guests with pets visit. This does not happen very often, but if you are allergic to animals, you may want to have allergy medicine on hand.
A house guide is available. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or needs, although I may not respond until the next day if it is late at night. If I don't respond in a timely manner, please try again. I am not always near my phone & may not have seen your message or call.
Please treat my home as you would your own. Have a blast as long as you do not damage my lovely home! Smoke outside only & please thoroughly wash your dishes or rinse them well & run the dishwasher.
There have been issues with guests leaving dirty dishes or not thoroughly washing them so I have to wash them again.
The cleaning fee covers the 3 or more hours it takes to properly clean the home & do the laundry. It does not cover washing your dishes so please be advised that I may request an additional fee for washing your dishes.
Please note that young children should be supervised on the property & there are some items that should be put away if you have very young children.
Enjoy your stay!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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I love to travel & enjoy meeting new people.
I do enjoy my privacy, but am happy to connect with like-minded people. Living in this area for 13 years & having traveled extensively around the United States & many foreign countries, I am happy to offer any recommendations or information I may have that fits with your travel plans.
Have a great trip!