|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Sitting atop a slight hill, backed by acres of rock mountains, this comfortable ranch home has everything you're looking for. The 3 bedrooms, over-sized game room and an additional dome tent give plenty of space for your family vacation or group retreat. The outdoor, in-ground hot tub is large enough for your whole party with incredible views of the valley. One mile from the west entrance to the park, hiking trail out the back, perfect desert hideaway! Pet and horse friendly. $25 fee per pet.
Be sure to explore the natural desert flora and fauna including our self-guided nature hike. The sunsets are best enjoyed from the top of the rise behind the house and there is nothing more spectacular than watching a universe of twinkling stars from the warmth of the spa as coyotes howl across the valley. Watch for shooting stars or enjoy our desert landscape and make it a romantic getaway.
We fell in love with this place the moment we saw it and so will you! It's so quiet and peaceful and the lovely views change as the sun moves across the sky. We never tire of visiting and we hope you won't either.
John purchased this house in 1998
6/8 – Kimmee & Evan
We traveled from Brooklyn, NY for a wedding. We loved staying here, it has all the comforts of home, a gorgeous view and veyr nice home owners. Thank your for making our stay very amazing.
Laura was great getting back to me when I needed clarity about the pricing and dates.
The property was exactly as described. Perfect location. Easy drive into town & easy access to the Park. We enjoyed short hikes in the Park with our parents in their 80's and longer hikes for us middle aged folks. The first day of our stay it rained, so we made a day of it; driving through the Park and going to Palm Springs to sample the famous date shake.
It was helpful to have information about how everything functioned; in the welcome folder and the little signs here and there in the house.
Our extended family each had their own bedroom (the quality of the linens was appreciated), the kitchen was great (for serious cooks), we marveled at the high performing awesome dishwasher, we were happy there was a grill and charcoal and the large couches created a sweet conversation area (we rearranged them for our stay - and put them back of course). It was especially nice to have a washer and dryer since we were coming from 5 days of rustic tent camping. The hot tub delivered the milky way and bright star filled sky.
When the power went out for many hours one evening/night it was super good to have 2 easy-to-find functioning flash lights.
It was very useful to have a "before you leave" check list.
We had a lovely time.
P.S. Check out the solid marble "Party Cat" in the neighborhood. Just plain weird.
This home was perfect for our family of 5 and was everything we were looking for near Joshua Tree. It has plenty of space, a full kitchen, comfortable beds and furniture, awesome outdoor space to explore, and of course the fire pit and hot tub were extra bonuses. The home was clean and their were extra towels and linens. Really enjoyed the self guided nature hike right outside the house! Our kids had a blast exploring and climbing the rocks behind the house. A wonderful vacation experience, and we'll definitely stay here again!
We stayed here with two friends from Northern CA and our two dogs and just loved the location and the setting. It is really close to town...close enough to run in and get a pizza and still have it hot, yet also really convenient to the Park. We were especially impressed with the care taken to develop a well marked and curated nature trail. We went up three times while we were there to see the surrounding view and to give the dogs a chance to get some exercise since they are not allowed on trails in the park. Kitchen is extremely well-equipped with everything we needed to prepare most of our meals in-house. Also lots of space with large living area and three bedrooms plus extra sitting area and another room with fold-out couch. The beds are in need of updating (especially the queen in the guest bedroom) as mattress/box spring has pretty much had it, and generally the house might benefit from a good spring cleaning. But all in all, these small issues pale beside the terrific location and outside space. We would definitely stay here if we ever make it back to Joshua Tree from Pennsylvania.
Everything we could have wanted. Close to the park, wonderful sunset views and great hot tub. Thank you for sharing your home!!
The house is perfect. Simple and clean. Perfect for families with children who like to climb on rocks. There is a bonus bedroom in the back and they also provide a pack n play for the little ones. We will be coming back!
The location is beautiful. The house is simple and clean. Perfect for a family with small children. They were very accommodating as we needed an early check in and answered all our questions quickly. We made a fire Saturday night in the fire pit then ended up in the spa. We couldn't keep our 8 and 10 year olds off the rock mountain that surrounds this house. Things really couldn't have gone any better. Thank you.
We are located just one mile from West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and all it has to offer for hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding and exploring. If quiet and solitude are on your list, it is there for the taking.
It is an easy drive to museums, golf, shopping, art galleries and even southern California's famous theme parks. Great local restaurants are nearby for a night out. We are only 45 minutes from Palm Springs and all it has to offer. The Desert House is an excellent vacation rental with something for everyone.
Other Activities: rock climbing, hiking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
21 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||A$34 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$336|
|Cleaning||A$201 + Tax|
Contact owner for holiday rates and pet requirements. Children are included as additional guests.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.