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High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Joshua Tree house description

At 4,400 feet, the undiscovered gem called PIPES CANYON VALLEY, just a stone's throw from historic PIONEERTOWN, is a refuge of serenity nestled at the foothills of the BIG BEAR MOUNTAINS adjoining 33,000 acres of WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY. Our gorgeous solar and wind-powered Southwest casita, graced by fine art within, is situated on 22 acres of nature's own artistry without.

HIGH DESERT EDEN surrounded by a spectacular panorama of rare flat-topped mesas, jagged peaks, a volcano, and giant boulders, delights the senses with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and the Milky Way on display virtually every night. We're a short drive from JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK and the BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE, a world-famous birders haven. We enjoy four seasons here, each with its own distinct pleasures; spring with its unmatched wildflower bloom; summer (20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs, 10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree) with maximum greenery and balmy, star-filled nights; autumn's crisp days and changing colors; and snow for a fantasy winter holiday.

Here you can create the vacation of your dreams - a solitary respite to write or reflect in perfect peace and quiet; a romantic lovers getaway; or a rejuvenating PRIVATE YOGA RETREAT customized to your personal needs with renowned yoga master MAX THOMAS. There's a great library of fiction, nature, human anatomy, off-grid and healthy living books and magazines, as well as eclectic spiritual, philosophy and yoga titles for times you want to lie on a comfy couch or under a shady tree and just READ.

Besides the huge bedroom (queen memory foam mattress) there are two comfy single beds in the livingroom. But best of all is a FABULOUS SCREENED 220 sq.ft. LIVING and SLEEPING PORCH (queen bed) with perfect privacy and million dollar views.

For the more adventurous, take advantage of back roads the likes of which you've never seen, groves of the planet's largest Joshua trees, secret gardens, hidden caves and ancient petroglyphs. With its unmatched biodiversity of plant and animal life (a result of the area straddling the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts), Pipes Canyon Valley is an untrammeled national treasure, one that rivals the grandeur of Joshua Tree National Park itself. Or just for fun, drive a few minutes down the road to wild and wooly, world-famous music magnet and restaurant, PAPPY AND HARRIET'S PIONEERTOWN PALACE.

Keywords: Southwest, luxury casita, wildlands-adjacent, ancient trees, boulders

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

              Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View

                      Activities

                      • Live Theater
                      • Restaurants
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Equestrian Events
                       

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                      $190
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                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


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                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $40
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

                      Private yoga classes with Max available upon request - $75/hr per person. $15 for each additional person


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Location

                      Private yoga on site, exploring back roads, historic Pioneer town, caves, birding, rock hunting, petro glyphs, guided nature hikes and photography, eclectic live music scene

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: Your hosts are yogi and healer MAX THOMAS and his wife of 27 years, bestselling author and screenwriter ROBIN MAXWELL. They are privileged to be caretakers of the land and creators of the High Desert Eden sanctuary. Countless artists, writers, musicians, healers, yogis, parents and children have found quiet, comfort and inspiration in this remarkable 'home away from home.' Now Max and Robin have decided to share their little corner of paradise with you. Depending on your wishes, they will grant you total privacy or offer guidance for your many adventures.

                      Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
                      An Eco-Friendly Destination 'We'd always dreamed of owning property adjoining public lands and to live a sustainable life. The magnificent WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY on two sides of High Desert Eden is that dream come true, and we're proud to be off the electrical grid, with a photo-voltaic array mounted on a state-of-the-art 'tracker,' augmented by a wind generator. While we have all the modern amenities here, we've learned to be conscious about consumption and live lightly on the land. We ask all our guests to do the same.' Max is available for discussion and consultation about our system.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      PRIVATE YOGA RETREATS: If you make yoga a part of your HIGH DESERT EDEN getaway, you will enjoy the most delightful, tailor-made experience of your life. With 35 years of yogic wisdom at his command, MAX THOMAS offers his own eclectic and non-dogmatic style of yoga to everyone from raw beginners to seasoned practitioners. You can choose gentle, restorative session to promote healing from injuries or illness; basic to more complex breath work; or learn how to use 'Yoga as Preventive Medicine.' Yoginis and yogis might wish to kick-start their days with energetic classes, to refine or re-design their current practice...or even create one from the ground up. And there is no one better than Max at just 'playing yoga,' with kids from 9 - 90. LODGING AT THE CASITA, YOGA CLASSES and HEALTHY GOURMET MEALS included.


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                      Photos

                      • Spacious Casita Bedroom

                        Spacious Casita Bedroom

                      • New Teepee for Quiet Meditation and Magical Sunrises

                        New Teepee for Quiet Meditation and Magical Sunrises

                      • Fully Equipped Casita Kitchen

                        Fully Equipped Casita Kitchen

                      • Sunrise at High Desert Eden

                        Sunrise at High Desert Eden

                      • Your own personal boulder garden

                        Your own personal boulder garden

                      • Welcome!

                        Welcome!

                      • Casita with Sawtooth Mountains Behind

                        Casita with Sawtooth Mountains Behind

                      • Cottontail and scrub jay having brunch together

                        Cottontail and scrub jay having brunch together

                      • Cactus flower smells so sweet!

                        Cactus flower smells so sweet!

                      • Private yoga sessions to soothe your soul

                        Private yoga sessions to soothe your soul

                      • Giant Joshua tree up the back road near us

                        Giant Joshua tree up the back road near us

                      • Warm, cozy living room

                        Warm, cozy living room

                      • Flat-topped mesas in your backyard

                        Flat-topped mesas in your backyard

                      • A few of our beautiful boulders

                        A few of our beautiful boulders

                      • spectacular sleeping porch

                        spectacular sleeping porch

                      • Coopers Hawk on our Boulders

                        Coopers Hawk on our Boulders

                      • Bobcat just outside porch

                        Bobcat just outside porch

                      • Friendly roadrunner outside the casita

                        Friendly roadrunner outside the casita

                      • Koi Pond and Waterfall - guest and wildlife magnet

                        Koi Pond and Waterfall - guest and wildlife magnet

                      • Casita in Winter

                        Casita in Winter

                      • World-class music at Pappy and Harriet's - five minutes drive away

                        World-class music at Pappy and Harriet's - five minutes drive away

                      • Red barrel cactus in bloom at the pond

                        Red barrel cactus in bloom at the pond

                      • The World Famous 'Integretron,' just minutes away.

                        The World Famous 'Integretron,' just minutes away.

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                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

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