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5 Star Hotel Style Luxury, All Remodeled, Mountain Views, Dog Friendly

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Yellow front door to main house & master suite wing to left with green door.

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Last updated: 09/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Joshua Tree house description

Lots of Space and Fabulous Views

Our big, comfortable, and fun retreat by Joshua Tree Park is perfect for large groups and families who need plenty of space to spread out. The original mid-century modern home is perfectly situated on an acre plus of beautiful indigenous plantings. Because of the unique geographic setting and architecture of the house, there are unobstructed mountain views from every room. We bought it last year and have completely remodeled and upgraded everything about this magical location, inside and out.

Landscaping and Outside Features

You will find around 30 mature Joshua Trees as well as two recently planted orchards. Looking through this desert-lush landscape beyond to the mountains gives you an ever changing palette for your celebrations and festivities, as well as a serene and calming background for quiet times and reflection. The enclosed veranda (solid roof, screened wall panels and doors) shares our central Flintstone type fireplace and chimney so you can have a nice outside-feeling fire or barbecue with all the comforts of a fully furnished indoor room. We also provide charcoal grills and a propane grill in the fenced backyard area, perfect for pooches to run around in and chase cottontails, squirrels, and quail.

Indoor Features

Living areas around this spacious veranda include a brand new cook's kitchen with two full ovens and a microwave, high-end dishwasher, plus a walk in pantry. You will also find plenty of dishes and cookware for easy entertaining. The main house has two bedroom/bath suites and a bonus media room with large flat screen TV. This bonus room provides another sleeping area for two with its own half bath. The large living/dining area, which has French doors opening into the veranda, has a central humongous fireplace. A queen sized sofabed comfortably sleeps two children when pulled out or one adult (with back pillows off it makes a twin sized sleeping area).

Separate Guest House

Attached to the main house by another roofed and screened in bonus porch there is also a guest house with full bath, kitchenette, living/dining area, and separate bedroom. Larger groups have the option of renting the guest house along with the main house. The guest house living room has a day bed that sleeps two, and there is a queen sized sleep number bed in the guest house bedroom. The main house will comfortably sleep six adults and two children, and the guest house will sleep four. Each section of the home has its own access and private areas, inside and out.

Accessibility

Our remodel included new plumbing, electrical, paint, fresh tile, new appliances, new mattresses, TV's in every room, new HVAC system throughout, the works. In the interest of comfort, safety, and accommodating everyone, there are grab bars in every bathroom and the master suite has a roll in shower, with ramp in and ramp out of the living space. The entire house is one one level and is ADA compliant whenever possible. For more convenience, our laundry room has brand new front loading, energy efficient machines, tile countertop, and utility sink.

Main House Amenities

With the goal of outfitting our home with all the comforts of a five star hotel, the master suite has its own mini frig, microwave, and coffee/tea seating area. The brand new king sized pillowtop bed is oriented so that you are facing the mountains. Down a small hallway is the media room, with a large new flat screen TV and comfortable seating. In this media room there is a brand new LazyBoy queen sized sofabed with upgrade to a mattress that combines inner springs, compressed air, and memory foam to make a very comfortable sleeping space. The half bath adjacent to this room makes it a workable option for a couple to use as a bonus bedroom.

In the main house the second bedroom suite has its own shower bath and hallway to the outside veranda and living area. From the brand new, top of the line queen sized tempurpedic bed you can see the mountains and watch the fireplace too. In keeping with the time period of the architecture, the whole house is decorated in a retro/eclectic style, with many artistic touches and conversation pieces to explore.

Climate Control

A continuous run of extra large windows along the front of the house bring nature right in to you with total climate control. In the remodel we tried to be as 'green' as possible, so each space has its own cool/heat unit that can be individually regulated, somewhat like a hotel. Stay cool while you watch the hummingbirds in the summer sage, stay warm while the mountains are snowy! All of the systems are brand new and remote-controlled.

More Guest House Details

The guest house, sleeping from two to four people, can be rented along with the main house. It has its own driveway, front door entrance, and a separate screened in and roofed porch that leads to an outside area with grill. The kitchenette has an apartment size refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, bar sink, hot plate, and large toaster oven available for cooking. All necessary dishes and flatware to make simple meals are provided. There is a dining area and TV in the guest house living room, and another TV in the adjacent bedroom. A full tub bathroom with shower looks out into the garden and trees beyond.

Come and Enjoy it All

With its central location to all of the best of the Joshua Tree, Morongo Basin and Palm Springs area, The House of Three Wishes is the perfect home base, both for exploring and relaxing. We are adjacent to wild public areas where our dogs run free and so do we. Come discover and enjoy this gem of the high desert!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs only....moreless

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Brand new pillowtop mattress with fabulous linens...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Brand new queen tempurpedic mattress with fabulous linens...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Private bedroom with en suite bath in guesthouse....moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                Twin daybed in private guest house living room....moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

                New comfy queen sofabed in private room w/ adjacent 1/2 bath...moreless

              • Main house has two one-bedroom suites, one with king pillowtop bed and one with queen tempurpedic bed, plus bonus media room that sleeps two on a queen sized upgraded Lazyboy sofabed. There is plenty of space between each bedroom suite for optimum privacy. Master bedroom suite has roll in shower, mini frig, microwave, and coffee/tea seating area. If you rent the guest house too, add a day bed in that living area that sleeps two on twins, and another bedroom with queen bed and full bath....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                This bathroom is in the 2nd bedroom suite in the main house...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet

                Adjacent to bonus room with luxury new pullout queen sofa...moreless

              • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

                This tub bathroom is in the guest house...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Large brand new bath with big roll in shower ...moreless

              • All three and one half baths are fresh and upgraded. Master suite bath is 100% wheelchair accessible. Second main house master suite has upgraded shower bath with new fixtures. Guest house has full tub bath with shower. ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Brand new cook's kitchen with dishware for 40-plus place settings. Guest house kitchenette adds 12-plus place settings. All kinds of bar ware and all necessary small appliances also included in both....moreless

              • Dining:

                The dining area table seats 8-10. There is space to add more tables. The outside veranda and bonus porch also have tables and seating for meals for large groups....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Enough bar ware, dishes, utensils, etc. for forty-plus guests. All necessary small appliances to make a huge feast or holiday meal....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Brand new counter depth side by side refrigerator. Mini frig in master suite. Apartment size frig with icemaker in guest house....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Basic cooking supplies and spices are left there to share. Owner's policy is to enjoy all freely and replace essentials....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Each third of the home has its own coffeemaker and beverage set up areas....moreless

              • Stove:

                Brand new glass top stove with convection and front controls...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Brand new high-end dishwasher with half load feature....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Brand new microwave....moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                10...moreless

              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 10 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room seats 9:

                Open plan has kitchen, dining & living room with fireplace that opens to the big veranda area via French doors. Add the bonus screened and roofed porch by the guest house for multiple seating areas....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                Gigantic Flintstone type fireplace. Three sides - one with kitchen oven embedded, one side is living room fire place, the third side is on the veranda with grill/firepit area....moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Each room is individually climate controlled with brand new remote control units, both cool and heat....moreless

              • Heating:

                Each room is individually climate controlled with brand new remote control units, both cool and heat....moreless

              • Parking:

                Over and acre with three separate entrances to land, parking for numerous vehicles at party times....moreless

              • Garage:

                Detached garage for storage and supplies, no interior parking spots....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Brand new high count sheets and super cozy bedding provided....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Brand new front loading dryer with steam feature....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Brand new front loading washer....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Fluffy new towels provided....moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • The main house sleeps 8 and the guest house sleeps 4. The large veranda is central to the main house and can be accessed by the guest house residents as well. This house provides so much privacy and space for large groups, with the location and views it's just incredible....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    Cable TV in every room, including kitchen. Large flat screen TV in media room, living room, and master suite....moreless

                  • Books:

                    Diverse library, lots of books on tv and movie stars, etc. in media room....moreless

                  • Music Library:

                    Ipod ports on alarm clocks plus dvd/cd players in various rooms....moreless

                  • Game Room:

                    Screened in veranda affords lots of extra space for games....moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    DVD or blue ray players in each section of the house....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Lots of board games, poker chips, etc. on hand....moreless

                  Communications

                  • Telephone:

                    Land line with long distance to US included....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Two recently planted orchards and over an acre of lushly planted indigenous terrain. Multiple outside seating strategically placed for optimum views and relaxation areas....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    You are welcome to bring bicycles, and any other sports equipment there is plenty of space to ride bikes and store equipment....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Two charcoal smoker grills and one propane grill provided. Veranda has a wood burning grill space in the central chimney....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Numerous golf courses in the Morongo basin area, more in Palm Springs...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Big enclosed veranda and smaller bonus porch by guest house....moreless

                  • Garden Chairs:

                    20...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Unobstructed mountain views from every room of the home....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Churches
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Golf
                      • Cycling
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Tennis
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Library
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Hiking
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 21 - Dec 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $495
                      $3,150
                      Winter Holidays
                      Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $495
                      $3,150
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $395
                      $2,450

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Tax Rate 7%

                      Notes:

                      Final cleaning is included as long as it's left in good order.


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                      Last updated: 09/15/2014
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                      Location

                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Palm Springs
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      CA 62
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      PJ's
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Big Bear
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Various
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Various

                      Car: Recommended

                      Our house is 3.9 miles from the west end of Joshua Tree National Park for hiking, rock climbing, and exploring exotic nature, yet we are also just a mile or two from a movie theater, several grocery stores and markets, and great eating choices (Mexican, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Thai, barbecue, breakfast cafes, hamburger stands, new age organic, the list goes on). For treasure hunters we have two flea markets and loads of shops selling everything from cast off wagon wheels to the craft of local artisans and unusual antiques.

                      Desert Hot Springs with all its spas, etc., is 23 miles away, Palm Springs is just a bit farther, at 30 miles. Another fun day trip takes you to Morongo Casino, 30 miles from us, or Fantasy Springs at 50 miles if you want to enjoy their spas and gaming. You can also take the back way to Big Bear and ski, that's 60 miles. Golfers in your group can enjoy a course a day for months with no repeats, while those wanting a more other worldly experience can visit the Integration by day and watch the clear bright skies for celestial events by night.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: We are an architect and artist who love nature and good times. Once we updated our place we realized we should share, this spot is special. We followed good friends to this area on a whim, then completely fell in love with the high desert.

                      Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
                      After a few visits we realized how great a getaway spot this is from the beach cities where we live. That may sound odd but the high desert vibe is different and fun. We love the clean air, clear skies, and wonderful people, venues, art shops, the whole package is other worldly and unique. It is nice to have all that space around us, where we can let the dogs off leash and howl at the harvest moon!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We had been trying for another property that was a short sale and the banks were not cooperating. Then we saw this one, with the ad saying it had 8 bathrooms and was designed by Frank Lloyd 'Write'! My husband said, we've got to see this place. Turned out it was a typo, 3.5 bathrooms and someone just added the numbers 3 and 5 together. I asked the realtor where the Frank Lloyd Wright allusion came from, he said, he just thought it looked like a Frank Lloyd Wright design, so he put that in the ad. When we saw it, we fell in love immediately. We found out that Frank Lloyd was in the area around the year our place was built, 1958, and he and his son designed several projects, including a public building just a few miles away on highway 62. Our place has a lot of elements that are reminiscent of his designs, so see for yourself and let us know what you think!


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                      Speaks: spanish, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Yellow front door to main house & master suite wing to left with green door.

                        Yellow front door to main house & master suite wing to left with green door.

                      • Living room looking towards green bedroom with shower bath & hall to veranda.

                        Living room looking towards green bedroom with shower bath & hall to veranda.

                      • Kitchen view to tv and pantry, all new cabinets, appliances, & countertops.

                        Kitchen view to tv and pantry, all new cabinets, appliances, & countertops.

                      • View to mountains from kitchen window.  Ramp is exit from blue master suite.

                        View to mountains from kitchen window. Ramp is exit from blue master suite.

                      • View to tv, planters, and seating areas in veranda, fenced backyard beyond.

                        View to tv, planters, and seating areas in veranda, fenced backyard beyond.

                      • Media room with flat screen tv, new queen sized sofa bed, & adjacent half bath.

                        Media room with flat screen tv, new queen sized sofa bed, & adjacent half bath.

                      • Accessible master bath with roll in shower.

                        Accessible master bath with roll in shower.

                      • View to mountains and gully from back yard.

                        View to mountains and gully from back yard.

                      • Looking to the master suite (right side) and veranda from fenced back yard.

                        Looking to the master suite (right side) and veranda from fenced back yard.

                      • Bonus porch between guest house & main house.

                        Bonus porch between guest house & main house.

                      • Guest house living and dining area with day bed and armoir.

                        Guest house living and dining area with day bed and armoir.

                      • Climb a rock at Joshua Tree Park, we're 3.9 miles from Black Rock Campground.

                        Climb a rock at Joshua Tree Park, we're 3.9 miles from Black Rock Campground.

                      • Living room with French doors to veranda. Open plan to kitchen & dining areas.

                        Living room with French doors to veranda. Open plan to kitchen & dining areas.

                      • Dining area with kitchen to right, hallway to half bath, then media room & sofa.

                        Dining area with kitchen to right, hallway to half bath, then media room & sofa.

                      • Kitchen and barstools with original wall stove to right.

                        Kitchen and barstools with original wall stove to right.

                      • Veranda with firepit & doors to main house, accessible to main & guest house.

                        Veranda with firepit & doors to main house, accessible to main & guest house.

                      • Green bedroom suite has queen tempurpedic mattress and shower bath.

                        Green bedroom suite has queen tempurpedic mattress and shower bath.

                      • Master suite with king bed, mini frig, & microwave.  Door has ramp to backyard.

                        Master suite with king bed, mini frig, & microwave. Door has ramp to backyard.

                      • January view from backyard to mountains.

                        January view from backyard to mountains.

                      • Spirit Buddy guarding newly planted orchard.

                        Spirit Buddy guarding newly planted orchard.

                      • Huge public area adjacent to our property where your dogs can roam off leash.

                        Huge public area adjacent to our property where your dogs can roam off leash.

                      • Guest house kitchenette with icemaker/frig, wet bar, microwave, & dishware.

                        Guest house kitchenette with icemaker/frig, wet bar, microwave, & dishware.

                      • Guest house bedroom with full tub bath and queen bed.

                        Guest house bedroom with full tub bath and queen bed.

                      • Moonlight through the midnight yucca.  Sweet dreams!

                        Moonlight through the midnight yucca. Sweet dreams!

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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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                      5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 12

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