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Roomy Chalet on Park Border W Hot Tub, Sleeps Six

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Last updated: 07/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Joshua Tree house description

The Knotty Pony is located directly on the Joshua Tree National Park border. She's an easy 4 miles from the downtown eateries and exploring the park on foot means walking to the end of the driveway, The scenic drives begin at the formal park entrance (about 8 miles and ten minutes by car). Other nearby attractions include the 49 Palms Oasis and Indian Cove, great for hiking, rock climbing and scrambling.
Built in the seventies, The Knotty Pony is a big friendly chalet of a house with an open floor plan, original 18' beamed ceilings and tons of warm wood. Appointed with restored vintage modern, new, and custom furniture pieces, the decor is finished off with artisan objects: it all mixes into a vibe that we like to describe as rustic modern. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms comfortably accommodate up to six peeps. The master bedroom/bath suite is equipped with a king bed and tons of closet space, plus tub and shower in the bathroom. The two upstairs bedrooms respectively sport a queen bed and a daybed (the daybed can be configured into two twins or one queen): the upstairs bathroom also has a tub and shower.
Experience pristine hikes and park scenery without ever getting in the car...simply step outside the door and walk the 50 or so paces that will take you onto the critter trails that crisscross the nearby road less parkland. But back inside Knotty Pony, they're lots of diversions that await! Fujitsu mini-splits quietly and cleanly heat and cool each zone of the house for comfort regardless of season. Cable and internet TV provide visual entertainment in the mezzanine hang-out lounge and for audiophiles, the acoustics in this wood house are so perfect that we just had to install a turntable backed up with an eclectic sampling of vinyl. Lounge in the new, six person hot tub and look out onto the rocks of the park or the dark night skies. Books, board games, cookbooks, an assortment of basic spices, and good cookware and appliances (Jen Air oven, a dishwasher, electric 5 burner stove) speak to a range of interests. The generous 9' dining table is a great place to spread out and work on a project or enjoy a communal meal.
Because it it such a roomy property, it might be tempting to invite the gang out for a big bash and though we love a good party, please refrain from as we need to keep the property in A+ condition for guests seeking quality space and quiet enjoyment. Likewise, special arrangements are required for filming and photo shoots. So sorry, but we no longer allow pets.
Knotty Pony is perfect as a weekend retreat, but please inquire about longer stays as we happily slide the scale as the number of nights, weeks, or months increase!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Linens Provided
              • Washing Machine

              Entertainment

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub
                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  $275.00 per night/2 guests, two night min.
                  add'l guests $25.00 ea. per night
                  Weekly $1,200.00/2guests, 1650.00/max 6 guests
                  Monthly $2,950.00/max 4 guests 
                  3 night min. holiday weekends, Christmas or New Years 5 night min.
                  Stays in excess of one month negotiable
                  

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/17/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Palm Springs Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Twenty Nine Palms Hwy

                  Car: Necessary

                  One minute walk into National Park

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: As a set designer, I'm in love with the visual drama of the California high desert. I was so excited when I found my little spot in the Mojave....I couldn't wait to start working with the palette of homestead architecture, native plants, seasons, and vistas that Joshua Tree offers. My hope is that the resulting home reflects the unassuming laid-back lifestyle that I value but sometimes find difficult to enjoy in LA, while also reflecting a respect for nature, warmth, a bit of humor, and relaxation with the necessary flourishes (good art, good books, wi-fi and music!).

                  Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
                  When I listed my first vacation home on VRBO six years ago, I had no idea that I would come in contact with so many wonderful people. As time passed my love for the area (and hosting) grew. When I stumbled on The Knotty Pony as a rambling diamond in the rough with her 2000 sq. ft of untouched original woodwork, FABULOUS park-adjacent location with big views and mature trees, there were only two things that I could do...sign on and pick up a hammer!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Being in a house on the border of a wilderness area is a powerful reminder of many things. I love this house for helping me to remember how many stars there are in a night dark sky, what the sound of quiet feels like, and how to gauge the passing of hours by the movement of light and color across a rock mountain outside the window.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Six person tub, facing rocks!

                    Six person tub, facing rocks!

                  • From mezzanine

                    From mezzanine

                  • Looking up

                    Looking up

                  • Kitchen to laundry

                    Kitchen to laundry

                  • Master bath tub and shower

                    Master bath tub and shower

                  • Upstairs bathroom with tub and shower

                    Upstairs bathroom with tub and shower

                  • Detail, upstairs bedroom

                    Detail, upstairs bedroom

                  • House at dusk with park behind

                    House at dusk with park behind

                  • Side yard looking N

                    Side yard looking N

                  • Driveway looking E

                    Driveway looking E

                  • 5 min. walk from front door

                    5 min. walk from front door

                  • A visitor

                    A visitor

                  • Great room

                    Great room

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • Kitchen to great room

                    Kitchen to great room

                  • Master with king bed and sliders to side yard

                    Master with king bed and sliders to side yard

                  • Upstairs bedroom with queen

                    Upstairs bedroom with queen

                  • Upstairs bedroom with daybed: converst to two twins or one queen

                    Upstairs bedroom with daybed: converst to two twins or one queen

                  • Entrance to property

                    Entrance to property

                  • Side yard looking S

                    Side yard looking S

                  • Side yard looking S

                    Side yard looking S

                  • Back porch

                    Back porch

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                  • Hiking in the rocks 5 min. out the door

                    Hiking in the rocks 5 min. out the door

                  VRBO #435021

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 07/17/14
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                  Speaks: english
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