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1200 Sqft Romantic Hideaway, 5+ Miles to Jt Park - Email Me for Summer Special!

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The living room - artist's table on back wall, open floor plan.

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Joshua Tree house description

Welcome to our 'Desert Sky Compound' in Joshua Tree - an Artist's Haven and Awesome Couples Refuge. (Ask about summer specials.)

This spacious 1200 square foot home has high ceilings, an open floor plan, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, 2 rear patio areas plus a front porch for enjoying the view or evening breeze. This unique custom built home is located on 2.2 acres with local wildlife, Joshua Trees, landscaped walkways and dozens of unique types of cactus blooming throughout the year. Unlike a lot of the properties in Joshua Tree, the streets are paved all the way to the entrance.

If you don't feel like driving, then a minutes walk up the street (900 yards) is where you'll find a trailhead to wander the untouched Joshua Tree Wilderness – trails, climbable rocky hills, 360 degree views of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park.

Full kitchen with 4 burner stove, oven, full size refrigerator, dishes, bowls, pots, pans and all utensils. (Olive oil, coffee maker including coffee & filters, teas, sugar, salt & pepper provided.)

100% Solar power (yet also on the “grid” for constant power), central heating, air conditioning, wood burning stove, ceiling fans. WiFi and movie DVD's and music CD's with monitor for your viewing or listening pleasure. Games, cards, backgammon. (No cable television, no phone.)

From our property atop a hill you get beautiful night village views as well as of the Southeastern Mojave Desert mountains. Two sides of the property are walled so you really feel like you are in your own private sanctuary with rabbits, quails and road runners who frequent the grounds – as well as doves, chipmunks, ground squirrels, wren, lizards, humming birds. Once the sun goes down, the property is visited by bats, occasional bobcats and owls. You will be amazed at the clear and vibrant starry skies here in Joshua Tree – when was the last time you saw the milky way? It's visible here along with all the other constellations.

Call it a retreat, refuge, sanctuary, oasis, getaway or hideaway – whatever word you choose will describe this beautiful vacation rental. (A second home, owner occupied, adjoins the vacation home - plenty of privacy on 2.2 acres.)

Location – Location – Location:

We're less than 6 miles from the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, an 800,000 acre wilderness preserve, with groves of Joshua Trees, incredible gigantic boulders and some of the best rock climbing in the world.

About 2 miles from our Getaway is “Downtown” Joshua Tree which has art galleries, a yoga studio, adventure & hiking outfitter stores, a bakery, coffee and wi-fi, gift shops, great burgers and great vegan fare, even a (remarkably good) pizza parlor as well as other restaurants including Thai. A National Park Visitors Center is located right off the main drag, so you can park there and check out the shops before you head to our backyard, Joshua Tree National Park.

Just 35 minutes away is Palm Springs! Consider a day trip or just drive there to check out the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. If you do venture to Palm Springs for the day then consider a hike at Ladder and Painted Canyon.
Also consider going to the Living Desert.

About 40 minutes away is the famous 'Giant Rock' - a large freestanding boulder in the Mojave Desert near Landers, California, that covers 5,800 square feet of ground and is seven stories high. Giant Rock is purported to be the largest free standing boulder in the world.

If you're feeling adventurous - Salton Sea is less than 90 minutes away. Want to go to the ocean? Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is just 2 hours away. Would you like a little gambling? The Morongo Casino Resort is 40 minutes away (other Indian Casino's abound in the area) and Lake Havasu on the California/Nevada border is 3 hours away. In Laughlin you'll find casino's such as Harrah's & The Golden Nugget plus tourist attractions including the Davis Dam and the Colorado River. The London Bridge (Lake Havasu City) is a short detour along the way

There are many many great hikes in Joshua Tree National Park and the Visitors Center (6554 Park Blvd) can guide you to the best ones based on your interests and hiking ability.

Restaurants – minutes from the house include:
Natural Sister Cafe (Health Food)
61695-B Twentynine Palms Hwy;
Crossroads Cafe & Tavern (Local coffee shop, homemade food);
Park Rock Cafe (next to the visitor center);
Joshua Tree Saloon;
Pie for the People (Yummy Pizza);
Royal SIAM Cuisine Thai;
Sam's Indian Food;

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Dogs are only allowed in the Joshua Tree National park 100 feet from roads and are not allowed on any trails. Many cactus and thorns on all properties in the area. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking allowed on two rear porches and front porch...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Queen Bed, two large closets & chest of drawers, chairs, Access door with screen to the yard & patio. Cot available upon request for a third guest....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2

            Toilet and sink only....moreless

          • Bathroom 1

            Shower and 2 sinks (and toilet of course!)...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Main staples provided - coffee, various teas, sugar, cremora, salt, pepper, olive oil, dishtowels, soap...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Pots, pans, bowls, dining dishes, flatware, utensils...moreless

          • Stove:

            Four burner, glass top...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Full Kitchen...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Couch, chairs, artists table, wood burning stove, television, DVD/CD player, board games, books...moreless

          • Garage:

            Long term rentals only - Garage available for long term rentals...moreless

          • Parking:

            On property, cement pad, can be gated...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            We provide firewood and Duraflames...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • This is a spacious one bedroom with high ceilings and an open floor plan based on passive solar features. Tiled throughout. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Dozens of Feature movies for viewing...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Limited number of music CD's...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Books

              Communications

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal Grill (you provide the charcoal)...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Two rear deck areas and a front porch...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Budget

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mountains of Southeastern California's Mojave Desert...moreless

                  • Rural

                  Activities

                  • Playground
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Antiquing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Hiking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Festivals
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $125
                  $725 $2,100
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $125
                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  $12.00 per night for a third person/child

                  SUMMER RATES - July 15 through Sept 15 - contact us for details

                  Ask about SPECIAL rate for 6 NIGHTS.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                  Location

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                  38 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Palm Springs International Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  29 Palms Highway (62)
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Joshua Tree Saloon
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  A dozen at downtown center

                  Car: Recommended

                  Palm Springs is just 35-40 minutes away where there is live theater, a zoo, one of the world's highest aerial trams, museums, etc..

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: Owners John and Pam both work in the Entertainment industry - Pam in television, John in features although they are now both semi-retired.

                  Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
                  They love the desert and the fresh, clean air and natural surroundings and wildlife. Best of all - the lack of city crowds and traffic! This vacation rental is fairly new to VRBO. They had been renting it privately. We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love the house and vacation home because it was custom built with extra thick walls, has passive solar features, high ceilings and is in a quiet and secluded part of town. We love being able to walk 10 minutes to hike or just sit on the patio and watch the abundant wildlife. And because we're high up, we even have a view of the city lights.


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                  Speaks: english, french

                   

                  Photos

                  • The living room - artist's table on back wall, open floor plan.

                    The living room - artist's table on back wall, open floor plan.

                  • The kitchen area.

                    The kitchen area.

                  • The vacation rental - the bedroom door & kitchen sliders lead to back patios.

                    The vacation rental - the bedroom door & kitchen sliders lead to back patios.

                  • Looking through the master bedroom patio door (with screen).

                    Looking through the master bedroom patio door (with screen).

                  • Master bathroom with 2 sinks, 2 mirrors & shower. 2nd bathroom is a half bath.

                    Master bathroom with 2 sinks, 2 mirrors & shower. 2nd bathroom is a half bath.

                  • The foyer - 2nd bathroom is at the end of the hall, living room is on the left.

                    The foyer - 2nd bathroom is at the end of the hall, living room is on the left.

                  • More happy notes left by our guests. (We don't solicit reviews.)

                    More happy notes left by our guests. (We don't solicit reviews.)

                  • One of many unique, flowering cactus in the large yard.

                    One of many unique, flowering cactus in the large yard.

                  • Another area in the 2.2 acre yard with park benches for enjoying the ambience.

                    Another area in the 2.2 acre yard with park benches for enjoying the ambience.

                  • Quails, sometimes with their families in tow, often wander the yard.

                    Quails, sometimes with their families in tow, often wander the yard.

                  • Yes Road Runners come trotting around too - we always keep water out for them.

                    Yes Road Runners come trotting around too - we always keep water out for them.

                  • Private entrance to your vacation home with concrete parking pad.

                    Private entrance to your vacation home with concrete parking pad.

                  • The large, full size kitchen opens out to patio.

                    The large, full size kitchen opens out to patio.

                  • Living room - nearby hiking mountains visible through windows.

                    Living room - nearby hiking mountains visible through windows.

                  • Master bedroom.  Open floor plan allows you to see all the way to the kitchen.

                    Master bedroom. Open floor plan allows you to see all the way to the kitchen.

                  • Looking over the master bedroom to the main bathroom. Door to patio is on left.

                    Looking over the master bedroom to the main bathroom. Door to patio is on left.

                  • Shower in master bath.  2nd bathroom is a half bath.

                    Shower in master bath. 2nd bathroom is a half bath.

                  • We often get notes when our guests leave - (most people don't write a 'review')

                    We often get notes when our guests leave - (most people don't write a 'review')

                  • Some fun landscaping & paths (& sitting areas) on the 2.2 acre property

                    Some fun landscaping & paths (& sitting areas) on the 2.2 acre property

                  • This lovely cactus in the yard is a frequent bloomer!

                    This lovely cactus in the yard is a frequent bloomer!

                  • Block walls on the street side provide awesome privacy for this large property.

                    Block walls on the street side provide awesome privacy for this large property.

                  • Bunnies seem to enjoy the privacy and comfort of our large property.

                    Bunnies seem to enjoy the privacy and comfort of our large property.

                  • This big & colorful lizard (along with many others) love life on our property!

                    This big & colorful lizard (along with many others) love life on our property!

                  • Hiking trails & views just 900 yards up the street from the vacation rental.

                    Hiking trails & views just 900 yards up the street from the vacation rental.

                  VRBO #499251

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, July 19, 2014

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                  1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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