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Mid-Century Retreat - 1959 Architectural Gem, Vintage Decor, Records, 4+ Acres

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Joshua Tree Mid-Century Retreat - walls of glass in living room & kitchen.

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Last updated: 05/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is a sprawling 2500 square foot Mid-Century home custom-built in 1959 located on 4+ private and fenced acres with electric security gate.

Relax with your friends and family in a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home decorated in an eclectic mix of antique, vintage, rustic, and modern - it's a time warp with modern comforts.

Every room is over-sized - 2 large bedrooms with plenty of privacy between them, dressing room sized closets, new Cal King beds and 2 full bathrooms - both with original tile. Master bath has very interesting sunken roman shower/tub while the guest bath has a separated shower and comfortable bathtub for soaking.

The kitchen is fully stocked and features a new oven and refrigerator with ice maker as well as a coffee maker, blender, mixer, air popcorn popper, crock pot, and pots, pans, utensils, and staples such as spices, sugar, flour, condiments, etc. If you have a special food preparation requirement then just ask - the equipment is probably on site. For example, there is an Omega Vert350HD juicer which does a great job on both fruits and vegetables. Enjoy your meals around a maple table with seating for up to 10 in front of a wood-burning fireplace. There is also a gas barbeque outside on the patio and and a picnic table for al fresco dining!

Living room has a large wood-burning fireplace, 11 foot long couch, lounging cushions, and a wall of windows that look out to beautiful views of mountains. There is a queen memory foam bed in the living room just off the den which is perfect for reading or extra guests.

The den has 2 comfy twin size day beds, flat screen television wired to Netflix, Apple TV, record player, CD/DVD player, and an interesting collection of books, CDs/DVDs and hundreds of records for use during your stay. There are 3 vintage stereos in the house - each with record player and AirPort Express AirPlay device for wireless or hardwire connection to your IPhone, IPad, or MAC.

Yoga mats and a massage table are provided.

A washer and dryer, iron, ironing board, and clothes steamer are located in the house for your use.

Enjoy wandering the gated grounds, warm yourself in front of the fire pit, soak in the 6 person hot tub, or relax in the hammocks on the patio. Write your great novel on the vintage typewriter or catch up on the TV shows and movies you never have time to watch.

A dart board, horseshoe pit, and bean bag toss game are provided for drinking sports aficionados. Cards and chips and various board games are also provided - had a good game of Life, Monopoly, Chess, or Scrabble lately? Come on out and slow down!

We also have a newly remodeled Guest House on the property available to rent separately. Please see our separate listing Joshua Tree Modern Guest House for details. The Guest House has a living room area with fireplace, queen bedroom nook, 1 or optionally 2 twin beds, newly remodeled bathroom, full kitchen and wood-burning fireplace and a hot tub. For groups of 6+ we suggest that you consider renting both the Main and Guest house together.

There are 2 hot tubs on the property. The round hot tub is located closer to the Main House and is dedicated for use of the guests of the Main House. The Jacuzzi J-LXL square hot tub is located in a more remote area past the Guest House and is available for use if there is no one staying in the Guest House.

We are just a few blocks away from the art galleries, restaurants, and bar in downtown Joshua Tree and about 10 minutes away by car from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

We have hosted weddings with up to 80 guests on the property. There is plenty of parking and outdoor spaces to accommodate large gatherings. Parties, weddings, or events with 10 or more attendees require specific prior permission. The property is in close proximity to the Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree. The village of Joshua Tree offers a variety of great restaurant options and art galleries. Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown is just a 15 minute drive and is not to be missed for great music and food and drink.

We love to share our experiences in the Joshua Tree area with our guests but are very respectful of your privacy. As such, the amount interaction with our guests is entirely at our guests' discretion.

We hope you can come stay at our property soon!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The minimum age limit for renters is 21 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There is wheelchair access with no stairs though the guest bedroom. All areas in the house are accessible except for the sunken living room which has 3 shallow steps down to it which could provide a challenge....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted outdoors but never in the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please contact us to discuss should you wish to bring your pet. A pet cleaning fee may apply....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    The master bedroom is quite spacious....moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 king

    The guest bedroom has separate exit with wheelchair access....moreless

  • Living Room: 1 queen

    The queen memory foam bed is in a nook off the living room....moreless

  • Den: 2 twin/ single

    There a 2 twin daybed sofas in the den....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The sunken roman tub/shower is amazing....moreless

  • Guest Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    There is a separate shower & large bathtub....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A selection of novels & many books on art & architecture are available for use during your stay....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    A selection of CDs and hundreds of records (LPs & 45s) are available for use during your stay....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cable...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There are 3 vintage stereos each with record player & Airport Express for wireless streaming of music from Apple devices. Hundreds of records of many genres are available for use during your stay....moreless

  • Television:

    A 50' flat screen Smart TV with Netflix & Apple TV is located in the den....moreless

  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVDs including movies & exercise videos are available for use during your stay....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Views of Joshua Tree National Park from the property....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    There are 2 fireplaces - one in the kitchen & one in the living room....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    There is parking for up to 40 cars on the property....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    There are about 4 different patio areas around the house....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Guests can swim at the nearby (2 blocks away) Joshua Tree Inn during season for a $10 daily fee payable to them at the front desk....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    The hot tub is located on the patio that is accessible from the kitchen or the master bedroom....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 22 - May 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$275 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,700 $5,100

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until booking.

No filming or photo shoots for commercial purposes or parties, events, or weddings with 10+ attendees without prior express permission.

No smoking in the house.

No pets without prior express permission.

Firewood is normally made available to guests but we ask that a donation be left for firewood that is used.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joshua Tree Saloon
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
Various - Palm Springs
26 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sam's Indian Food
150 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Car: Necessary

The property is located on a well-maintained dirt road in a relatively sparsely populated neighborhood just a half mile away from the village of Joshua Tree. Although just 2 hours drive from Los Angeles you will find Joshua Tree to be worlds away. Joshua Tree is a beautiful area that attracts artists and musicians and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world to make it their home. The community actively supports the arts and tourism and environmental issues. Visitors will find the locals to be an extremely interesting and friendly lot. The west entrance to the amazing 800,000 acre Joshua Tree National Park is just a couple miles away and the property features views of the mountains in the park. There are excellent running and hiking trails outside of the park just a short walk from the property.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Mark and Laura have a home in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles and several vacation rentals in Joshua Tree. Laura teaches yoga and is owner of a yoga studio - Glendale Yoga in Glendale, CA. After nearly 30 years in B2B sales Mark spends much of his time in Joshua Tree managing and improving the properties. We both grew up in Cincinnati, OH but have lived in California for 20 years. We love everything that California has to offer but are particularly enamored with the beautiful scenery and interesting community of Joshua Tree.

Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree:
We purchased this property because we both appreciate architecture and vintage furniture and décor. This house was quite a showplace in its day - Donovan used to stop by for coffee - and we have enjoyed restoring it to its original glory and filling it with period furnishing and decoration and wonderful art. There are 8' deep eaves around the entire house which keep it cooler and provide choices of shady seating areas for different times of the day. This house is a relaxing and comfortable trip back in time.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are beautiful views through walls of glass in the kitchen and living room. The large open kitchen with room for a table with seating for 10 in front of a fireplace is perfect for large get togethers. All of the rooms are oversized - the sunken living room is nearly 900 sq. ft. alone - and there are multiple indoor and outdoor gathering spots so the house never really feels crowded. We love to relax on the patio off of the kitchen and master bedroom while listening to one of the thousands of records in the record collection and watching the stars in the beautiful desert sky!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • Joshua Tree Mid-Century Retreat - walls of glass in living room & kitchen.

    Joshua Tree Mid-Century Retreat - walls of glass in living room & kitchen.

  • Shady seating area under large eaves on front patio perfect for morning coffee.

    Shady seating area under large eaves on front patio perfect for morning coffee.

  • Large open kitchen with modern appliances & abundant food prep counter space.

    Large open kitchen with modern appliances & abundant food prep counter space.

  • Fireplace & sitting area with 11' long sofa in living room with walls of glass.

    Fireplace & sitting area with 11' long sofa in living room with walls of glass.

  • TV, cable, Netflix, CDs, DVDs, records, & books for your entertainment in den.

    TV, cable, Netflix, CDs, DVDs, records, & books for your entertainment in den.

  • Master bedroom with Cal-king bed, vintage stereo, and writing desk.

    Master bedroom with Cal-king bed, vintage stereo, and writing desk.

  • Her dressing room between master bedroom and bathroom with dresser & closets.

    Her dressing room between master bedroom and bathroom with dresser & closets.

  • Master bathroom with sunken roman tub/shower featuring original tile.

    Master bathroom with sunken roman tub/shower featuring original tile.

  • Guest bedroom with Cal-king bed and comfortable chair & ottoman for reading.

    Guest bedroom with Cal-king bed and comfortable chair & ottoman for reading.

  • Patio with panoramic views in front yard for sunbathing, dining, & stargazing.

    Patio with panoramic views in front yard for sunbathing, dining, & stargazing.

  • Horsey swing under a shady mesquite tree for the little cowboys & cowgirls.

    Horsey swing under a shady mesquite tree for the little cowboys & cowgirls.

  • We can provide tables, chairs, decorations, catering, etc. for your event.

    We can provide tables, chairs, decorations, catering, etc. for your event.

  • Patio area off kitchen & master BR - hammocks, hot tub, picnic table, & gas BBQ.

    Patio area off kitchen & master BR - hammocks, hot tub, picnic table, & gas BBQ.

  • Dining table seats 10 in front of fireplace with views through wall of glass.

    Dining table seats 10 in front of fireplace with views through wall of glass.

  • Pantry fully stocked with appliances, water dispenser, bowls, plates, & cups.

    Pantry fully stocked with appliances, water dispenser, bowls, plates, & cups.

  • Den in nook off of living room.

    Den in nook off of living room.

  • A Queen-size memory foam bed in nook just off living room for your extra guests.

    A Queen-size memory foam bed in nook just off living room for your extra guests.

  • Doors in master bedroom lead to patio & provide beautiful mountain views.

    Doors in master bedroom lead to patio & provide beautiful mountain views.

  • Robes, slippers, & beach towels for the hot tub for use during your stay.

    Robes, slippers, & beach towels for the hot tub for use during your stay.

  • His dressing room off guest bathroom & master bedroom with dresser & closets.

    His dressing room off guest bathroom & master bedroom with dresser & closets.

  • Guest bathroom with separated shower & large bathtub featuring original tile.

    Guest bathroom with separated shower & large bathtub featuring original tile.

  • Firepit viewed during sunset with full moon rising in the background.

    Firepit viewed during sunset with full moon rising in the background.

  • A beautiful setting for a ceremony.  Property can be rented for special events.

    A beautiful setting for a ceremony. Property can be rented for special events.

  • Google Earth view of property - 4+ gated acres with electrically operated gate.

    Google Earth view of property - 4+ gated acres with electrically operated gate.

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