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Rustic Modern Cabin Directly on Park Border

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located DIRECTLY on the border of Joshua Tree National Park, Think Tank is a one minute hike onto parkland, a one mile walk or drive to the formal West park entrance, and four miles to downtown Joshua Tree. Think Tank is distinct in that it's surrounded on three sides by huge undeveloped parcels of pristine desert, and the nearest visible structure is almost a quarter of a mile away: yet it's easily accessed by car and in the secure Monument Manor area at the threshold of the park. The understated rustic exterior blends seamlessly with the landscape while the interior sports polished concrete floors and Jenn Air appliances, and an ultra comfy queen bed. This 100% solar property sits at the base of Quail Mountain and offers seclusion, excellent wildlife sightings, and dark night skies. Guests share the gated 5 acres with tortoises, coyotes, bobcats, hawks, eagle, quail, jackrabbits, seasonal wildflowers, and more. Amenities include WiFi, air conditioning, gas heat and cable TV, on demand hot water, glass shower, laundry, chef grade cookware, large stone fire pit, drum and Weber BBQs, outdoor platform bed, remote control security shutters, ranch style wood fired outdoor soaking tub, and critter pond. Intimate and romantic, this home is suited for one person or a couple but not for larger groups. If you're looking for more than a month of bliss, please inquire about the sliding rate scale!
So sorry, but we no longer accept pets.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on porch or outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative cooling...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    fire pit...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$235
$1,275 $2,950

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $182 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $98 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joshua Tree Saloon
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Twenty Nine Palms Hwy
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Crossroads Cafe

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.As a set designer, I'm in love with the visual drama of the California high desert. I was so excited when I found this five acres of Mojave bliss....I couldn't wait to start working with the palette of homestead architecture, native plants, seasons, and vistas that Joshua Tree. 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, WiFi and tubing under the stars!). Think Tank is new to VRBO, but for reviews on my hosting please check out my feedback at 'Joshua Tree Getaway, VRBO#111014'.

Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
After buying my first vacation home in Joshua Tree and many fabulous experiences hosting guests, I found that my first house had grown in popularity...to the point that I was unable to stay myself! So I began scouring the MLS and local rumor mill for an additional property, something really special, something that had to at least match my first getaway. When Think Tank popped onto the market, I knew that it was priceless. Secluded, on the park, 100% state-of-the-art solar, gas appliances. It's my 'forever' spot.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Welcome! Entry to property

    Welcome! Entry to property

  • Road to the cabin with park behind. Secluded.

    Road to the cabin with park behind. Secluded.

  • Walking the fence line into the park boulders

    Walking the fence line into the park boulders

  • View from kitchen window

    View from kitchen window

  • Living room, gas fireplace

    Living room, gas fireplace

  • Wood-fired ranch soaking tub

    Wood-fired ranch soaking tub

  • View from bedroom

    View from bedroom

  • Slab outdoor table: natural open land in every direction

    Slab outdoor table: natural open land in every direction

  • Wildflowers on the parcel/springtime

    Wildflowers on the parcel/springtime

  • De-bugging the garden

    De-bugging the garden

  • Young bobcat photographed through bedroom window. Courtesy guest

    Young bobcat photographed through bedroom window. Courtesy guest

  • Munching grass in the shade of the solar panel

    Munching grass in the shade of the solar panel

  • 5 acres of bliss

    5 acres of bliss

  • Full moon at Think Tank. Dark skies, tons of stars

    Full moon at Think Tank. Dark skies, tons of stars

  • Dishwasher, oven, fridge/icemaker, gas stove, chef grade cookware

    Dishwasher, oven, fridge/icemaker, gas stove, chef grade cookware

  • Living room. CD's and cable

    Living room. CD's and cable

  • Queen bed with memory foam topper, roomy seamless glass shower

    Queen bed with memory foam topper, roomy seamless glass shower

  • Solar panels, solar tracker

    Solar panels, solar tracker

  • Drum bbq + weber kettle

    Drum bbq + weber kettle

  • Obervation bench behind house

    Obervation bench behind house

  • On the edge of Quail Springs Wash, still on the property

    On the edge of Quail Springs Wash, still on the property

  • Chipmonk at critter pond

    Chipmonk at critter pond

  • Baby torttoise at the door after a rain.
Courtesy of guest

    Baby torttoise at the door after a rain. Courtesy of guest

  • Hiking in the park, and looking back at the house

    Hiking in the park, and looking back at the house

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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