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The Original Home with a Dome! 4BR/2BA Rustic luxury with amazing views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 167 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 BR, 2 BA + a unique Dome. Luxury home + rustic, outdoor living.

Experience Joshua Tree in style-- stay at the premiere JT vacation rental! Completely renovated, inside and out, with a unique Dome Tent for luxury glamping under the stars. Have the best of both worlds: a luxury home with hotel-style amenities AND rustic, outdoor living, with camping in a dome! Everything you could want in a vacation rental is here, even things that you didn't know you wanted!

* Dome tent

* Outdoor grass bed

* Outdoor bar

* In-ground hot tub

* Fire pit

* Two bbq grills (one propane, one charcoal)

* Incredible views

* 7.5 acres of rocks: hike for hours without even leaving the property!

* Secret concrete platform built up on a mountain of rocks! Overlooks the entire valley and enough space for a picnic, morning yoga session, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunset.

* Bonus room with music (guitar, keyboard and amp) and art stations

* Yoga and Pilates area in the bonus room

* Three large LED HDTVs with DISH

* DVD player with a movie collection

* High-speed internet (Wifi)

* Vintage-style phonograph with a record collection

* Karaoke system / Bluetooth speaker to stream music

* Memory Foam mattresses

* Unique home can sleep up to 16 people in beds (including sofa beds and an air mattress), but the home feels cozy enough for just two people to enjoy as the large bonus bedroom has been repurposed as a music/art/yoga room.

* Modern kitchen with rustic decor, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, fully stocked with coffee, condiments, spices, cookware, utensils and plates/cups

* Hotel-style amenities including luxury towels, linens, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, and toothpaste

* Washer and dryer

* Great location, only one mile from the West entrance to the park!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2000
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About John

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

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.
Feb 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Joshua Tree, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , in master
    Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 (Bonus) - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Dome Tent - 1 large double bed
  • Porta-Crib (Pak'n'Play) available in Master Bedroom closet. Horse corral with water available and plenty of parking space for your horse trailer. Easy access to trails and dirt roads for miles of gorgeous riding. Extra charge may apply.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
Bedroom 1: Cal king bed, Bedroom 2: Queen bed, Bedroom 3: Queen bed, Bedroom 4 (bonus room): Twin Day bed with twin trundle (twin x 2), Dome Tent: Queen bed, Additional: Sleeper sofa x 2 and a queen-size air mattress Bonus: Outdoor grass bed Horse setup includes a roomy corral with water (water buckets not provided) and easy access to miles of scenic riding trails and dirt roads perfect for exploring. Additional charges may apply for your horse or horses. Plenty of parking next to the corral for your horse trailer.


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The Original Home with a Dome! 4BR/2BA Rustic luxury with amazing views!
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Los Angeles, CA

Beautiful spot for a relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here over the weekend with my wife and our siblings and just had an absolutely wonderful time. The house + dome were very comfortable and accommodated all 10 of us. The outside has so many great little microspaces to hang out in. And it's super close to the park!

The only issue we had was with parking. My siblings live all across the country so we had a bunch of rental cars, and we learned very late in our planning that a county wide short term rental ordinance stated we could only legally have 4 cars at the house based on its max occupancy (or else what? I don't know, but it was added stress that we didn't need).

Loved the place, we would definitely come back with fewer cars :)

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place next to Joshua Tree

  • 4 of 5

Great location to the park. Quiet surroundings watching gambel quail every morning and listening to coyotes howl as we slept in the glamping tent. Good view of the milky way once the moon set. Hot tub was relaxing after long hikes.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible location, comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

This house has a location that cannot be beaten. It has amazing views down the valley it's quick to get into town. The backyard is your own mini personal national park and you are 1 mile from the actual park boundary. The house itself is very comfortable with memory foam mattresses; a well-equipped kitchen; a hammock; a fire pit; a hot tub and overall the bathrooms are in good shape too. I can't think of anything I would want to improve. In the morning you can eat breakfast outside and watch the sun come up. During the day you are likely in the park, and in the evenings you can enjoy the fire pit and look at the stars. We had an incredible seven days here and and the owner and property manager were also very easy to deal with. One bonus that we had not anticipated was the backyard. There are no other houses find this one and with our two young kids we went on several short hikes up the hill and over boulders to look at the views. It made a fantastic day even better. We cooked all our meals in the house and it worked very well indeed.

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was recently renovated and the owners put a lot of attention to detail in. We had a great time, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, perfect location, plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for 4 days over Christmas and loved it. The owners had just finished updating the house and all the updates are excellent. The dome is amazing. The beds are extremely comfortable. We went to Joshua tree each day and it was very conveniently located. Overall the house and the owners were a pleasure and we would be happy to stay here again. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is wonderful. Hot tub under the Joshua tree stars amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun weekend climbing in Joshua Tree. The weather was cold and windy but we had a delightful time at the Desert House

  • Review Submitted: 05/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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.

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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Joshua Tree, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2017
3 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$326.15
Pet Fee AU$32.62 + Tax
Cleaning AU$260.92 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Contact owner for holiday rates and pet requirements. Children are included as additional guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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