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Recent Joshua Tree reviews
The Best Birthday Weekend
"Somehow the house is even more beautiful than the photos. This was the perfect place for my girlfriends and I to celebrate a birthday weekend. We spent a lot of time in the pool, as you would expect, and it was so refreshing. We didn't have many questions for the owner but he always had quick responses for the few we did! Would love to visit Rancho Loco again."
Guest: Jen F.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 26, 2015
"We came from Connecticut to explore Death Valley and Joshua Tree. LOVED JT. Such an amazing spot in the world.
It was great to stay so close to the park. This cozy cottage is just as described, with a comfortable and relaxed ambiance. Big patio for sitting outside and watching the sun rise or set. We enjoyed the interesting yard--and the yard of the Harrison House Art & Music Center across the street. (We read up on Lou Harrison once we figured out the connection--which made the whole place feel more intimate and interesting.)
Couple of downsides: The refrigerator was not cold; we froze bottles of water and put them in the fridge. We could have called the caretaker, but didn't want to take the time and left a note instead. Had to search around for the washer/dryer (in garage). And the place could benefit from a Welcome book, as someone else stated.
But overall, a wonderful, memorable stay. We stayed 3 nights and could easily have stayed longer."
Guest: Virginia W.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: June 10, 2015
"This place was a fantastic getaway for me and a few of my friends. The house has such an unique & eclectic personality. There are many spaces to discover and enjoy both inside and out. I don't feel like I was able to take full advantage of everything in the weekend I was there. The house feels very secluded. The hot tub is a great spot at night to relax under the stars. Highly recommend"
Guest: jared t.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
"This was my first time in the desert, and this was a great place to stay. The AC quickly cooled the place down and kept it comfortable even with 100+ F weather outside (though the upstairs bedroom took a bit longer to cool down, as all the heat rose up there).
The hottub was nice and big, seven people fit in it no problem. Though a bit deep for some of our shorter guests.
The beds are all very comfortable, and if you have a large group they provide an air mattress which was pretty comfortable as far as air mattresses go.
The house is very far from other houses, so it felt nice and private and we didn't have to worry about bothering neighbors (or being bothered).
It's super close to the Joshua Tree national park itself...in fact I think it's quicker to get to the park than it is to go back into town where food / groceries / etc are.
My only real complaint would be the hammock -- it was just not comfortable. It needed to be about twice as big I think. Here's a picture of me attempting to use it:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FgUSkQC2mZg/VYBzodL-pvI/AAAAAAAAI3U/BoX0T9CpJCw/s889-no/15%2B-%2B7 -- several of us tried to use it and nobody really enjoyed it. Not a huge loss, there is tons of comfortable outdoor seating to sit in and stare up at the stars at night. It was just an average night, no meteor showers that I know of, yet it was so dark I probably saw about 5 shooting stars in about an hour.
Overall a great stay, we visited both Joshua Tree National Park (5 minutes from the house) and Kelso Dunes (2 hours north/east from the house) and had an amazing time!"
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 16, 2015