Upscale and Private: Calmada,the Place to Be!
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- Minimum stay:1 night
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Joshua Tree estate description
Calmada is a luxury retreat located on 600 secluded acres and is privately nestled behind rocks, Joshua and Yucca tree. All 6 rooms and 6 private bath opening to the gardens surrounding this 7.000 sq.ft, unique property in the area.
Here, everything is about sit back, relax and lose yourself in your favorite book, gaze at the multiple species of birds, look at night at the fabulous Milky Way, shooting stars or rediscover your favorite musician, author or artist within.
After a long day of hiking and exploring the Flora and Fauna, enjoy a toast as you relax next to the non-heated swimming pool, 6 seats jacuzzi or wood-burning fireplace! And as the Milky Way slowly emerges directly above you, stargazing will become your newest passion.
Inside, you will find the spacious living room and 6 rooms all decorated to the finest details by international famous designer, Chris Beaugrand. Beautiful Art Deco and eclectic etheral painting from her and artist painter Lillian Shaoa dorns the walls paired with antique lodge furniture, beautiful art pottery and one of a kind pillows and throws melding together the rustic elegance that makes this property a real true gem! The 6 bedrooms both open onto the “secret” gardens where views and wildlife greet you with each step into this luxurious and totally private sanctuary.
The fully equipped kitchen is ready for those who wish to indulge the pallet through culinary delight. We also offer a wide array of gourmet catering services done by our private Chef, from the most incredible breakfast scones you have ever eaten to elegant dinner parties for you and your guests.
We can help make any weekend or the most special moments priceless with our private Chef, Alain Gilot: he was formerly the Executive Chef for Bruce Willis and Demi Moore; He was also cook for both presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, so you'll see that we are bi-partisan...;-)! Please inquire about our gourmet catering available for parties and wedding.
While only minutes from the famous music bar and restaurant Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, one has a feeling of being miles away from everything. Pipes Canyon is bordered by 35,000 acres of The Pioneertown Mountains Preserve to the West and 60,000 acres of Federal land to the North and is one of the best places to share special time with those whom you enjoy most.
Being here is like living in your own private national park. Views are of mountains, mesas, and boulders with miles of hiking and riding trails just out the door!! Being at an elevation of 4200 ft (1.500 meters), the summers are cool (10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree and 15 – 20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs) and winter often brings a dusting of snow!
The special attention to quality, design and comfort separates this home from all others in this area. In addition, we can also arrange guided hiking, horse, gold panning and antiquing tours.
We are approximately, 10 minutes to Old Town Yucca Valley, 15 minutes to the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, 30 minutes to Downtown Palm Springs, 60 minutes to wintertime fun at Big Bear Ski Resort and just over two hours to Los Angeles and San Diego...and even less if you travel with your own chopper, yes, we have our own heliport! (Tower frequency: 123.456 Mhz (from Sunrise to Sunset) subject to prior approval.
Whatever your passion might be, you will find inspiration at Calmada: The NEW UPSCALE Place to BE!
- 4800 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Included
- Smoking Allowed:
- Pets Considered:
- Events Allowed
- Alternative Lifestyle
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms
- 6 bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 12
- Iron & Board
- Mobile Phone:
- Porch / Veranda
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Mountain Climbing
- Equestrian Events
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
ReviewsWrite a review
Perfect desert getaway!
Perfect desert getaway!
This house far exceeded our expectations. We came out for one night for a little get away with some friends and it was exactly what we needed. The outdoor area and pool felt like your own private resort. Everything worked perfectly, which is something that we often have problems with in other vrbo rentals. The owner was incredibly accommodating and kind. Plenty of space for everyone to feel like they're not on top of each other. I've stayed in 6 vrbo houses in Joshua Tree the past two months and this was hands down the best.
- Guest doomaloom (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 09/21/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much Danielle for your comments. It's very kind of You and greatly appreciated! We have now, at Calmada Private Resort, a BIG PLUS: A new Chef coming from Burgundy. He will be able to cook next time for breakfast, lunch and diner for You and your guests... You all will be more than welcome again in the future...;-)
A group of 12 of us came to Calmada last weekend to celebrate my 25th birthday, and we couldn't have imagined a more perfect place to be. The house is absolutely stunning, the views are beautiful, and the seclusion was exactly what we were looking for. Benoit was such a gracious host and we had everything we needed for the whole weekend. We will absolutely be back. ?++++
- Guest Jonah (Los Angeles, CA)
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 07/18/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Owner response: Chris and I always appreciate wonderful guests like all of You... Thanks so much, Jonah and see You again soon! Cheers.
I don't know how to thank you both? Wooow, what an amazing place, so SPECIAL! It was really my privilege to stay here for my daughter's wedding weekend! Your generosity and hospitality was boundless as well as the beauty that surrounds the property. I'll definitely come back!! Merci tres beaucoup. This surely was a Life's treasure that we'll never forget. Truly, Ida + Jim
- Guest Ida (San Diego)
- Date of stay 04/12/13
- Review Submitted 04/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Great for large groups
Great for large groups
Very spacious villa. Great getaway for a large group. The hottub was our biggest success since the pool was too cold to swim in. It would be nice to upgrade some of the amenities but we enjoyed the villa very much.
- Guest Daniella (San Diego )
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 03/27/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for your review. It is greatly appreciated. We improve the amenities, step by step, and we will have major improvements in the next few weeks (pool heated, 2 new suites) and we will be more than happy to have you again soon. Best regards.
This place is incredible. Secluded in the desert with a ton of space and quiet, the owners are the nicest hosts you could ask for, you can hike right in the backyard, jacuzzi under the stars, and there are a ton of amazing surrounding attractions like The Integratron and Pappy and Harriets. BOOK THIS PLACE RIGHT AWAY!
- Guest DW (New York)
- Date of stay 12/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/25/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: It's always a pleasure to have guests like You... Thank you for your nice comments and see you soon at Calmada!
Are you serious with this place!? THIS IS WHY VRBO WAS INVENTED.
Are you serious with this place!? THIS IS WHY VRBO WAS INVENTED.
in ten years of using this site, i have never found such a unique, inspiring, inspired and original home as benoit and chris' calmada. clean, well stocked, welcoming and teeming with personality. this is no average b&b. these are artists opening their home. 1000% recommended. viva calmada.
- Guest rm (United States)
- Date of stay 11/17/12
- Review Submitted 11/24/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway.
So beautiful and quiet
So beautiful and quiet
...just arriving at the end of a trail and this is calmada! Incredible view, what a peacefully and serene place, so lovely decorated. Bedrooms are brand new and clean. service is excellent. Need to be in the Top 5 of property in this area.
- Guest James (Escondido, ca)
- Date of stay 10/09/12
- Review Submitted 11/01/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are Blessed...Thank you so much!
Just 1 word: AMAZING!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/18/12
- Review Submitted 10/12/12
Incredible Calm placeGuest comment entered by owner
Incredible Calm place
No noise at all... Just the wind, the sun and...some time,... a coyote loose in the wash nearby. This is a fabulous place to relax and spend time to hang out with friends in a so serene atmosphere...swimming pool and jacuzzi are a must. Thanks for hospitality of the owners. Everything was so perfect! We'll be back soon...
- Guest Fred
- Date of stay 08/13/12
- Review Submitted 10/06/12
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1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
$850/night on weekend up to 8 guests + $50 additional per guest up to 12.
Additional fees apply for large events: weddings, movie set, locations and large parties. Holidays are a 3 to 4 days minimum. FULL PAYMENT is due at time of booking.
FOUR (4) WEEKS CANCELLATION NOTICE REQUIRED FOR RESCHEDULING DURING ONE YEAR. NO REFUND.
Full payment at reservation by credit card.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning fee: $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Pet Fee: $35
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Tax Rate 8%
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- Nearest Airport: Helipad on site (or Yucca Valley Airport) at 8 Miles
- Nearest Train: Palm Springs at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 10 Freeway at 30 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Pappy's & Harriett at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Bigbear at 70 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Yucca Valley at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Yucca Valley at 10 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
Formerly, Calmada was a ranch to raise buffalo for more than 20 years. Today, we're dedicated to create a upscale and peacefull place, for adults only, to relax in the High Desert.
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
The view on 360 degres from boulders to wash and from The Milky Way and shooting stars at night is amazing...
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The Calmada's living room decorated by international designer Chris Beaugrand.
Real cozy place with fireplace and a large family room seating 12 to 18 people.
The dining room can seat up to 12 guests.
Cocteau Room with a Queen bed. Bathroom with large shower.
Double C room with a Queen bed + large bathroom with shower.
360 view is amazing.
Breakfast at Calmada.
Calmada is THE Place to celebrate...
boulder surrounding the property.
Welcome to Calmada from your hosts, Chris and Ben.
'Eiffel Suite' as Gustave Eiffel, french builder of the Paris celebrity tower.
A palapa, near the pool and outdoor jacuzzi and fireplace with a lot of seats
A 2 side large fireplace in the living room.
Star room Suite with a California king bed + jacuzzi tub and shower.
Edith Piaf's room with a Queen bed. Large bathroom with shower.
A monumental chandelier from the Palm Springs Country Club is now in Calmada...
Lot of trail for hiking surround Calmada's 40 acres secluded property.
A large palapa with a lot of modern seats.
One of five modern dining table.
Flowers in Calmada garden
'Coppelia' Suite name as of Paris Opera 1st Ballerine Leontine Beaugrand.
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