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Private Mid-Century Modern Retreat with Wood-Fired Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,470 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 full bath (indoor) + outdoor shower & tub

The Post Modern House in Joshua Tree is a beautiful and spacious retreat. Located just 10 miles from the national park and a short drive from downtown, it is conveniently located near both the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum and the Simi Dabah Sculpture Foundation, as well as only a 3 minute drive from Joshua Tree lake. The two bedrooms are located on opposite sides of the house--the perfect layout for a large family, 2 couples or 4 friends. The home is set on 5 acres with an elevated 360-degree view of Goat Mountain and the San Bernadino mountains. Stimulate your senses and expand your imagination.

Relax and reflect while doing Yoga or Meditating in one of our curated outdoor areas--complete with outdoor shower and tub for either cooling down from a long hike or light the wood stove to warm up under a blanket of stars on a cool night. In the winter season, you can also gaze out at the stars from inside the house through one of the 6 floor to ceiling sliding glass doors while lounging in front of a roaring fire or from the privacy of the indoor soaking tub.

Experience peace, quiet, wildlife and an endless expanse of desert sky in style. Your stay at the Post Modern is sure to relax, unwind and recharge your spirit and soul.

More Details

Vanessa McBride
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Vanessa McBride

It's no wonder that I am drawn to travel having lived in 3 different countries (U.S., Japan and Australia) all before the age of 14. I attended the University of Texas, the University of Western Australia and the California School of Professional Psychology before traveling to New York, and Los Angeles to advance my professional career. Now I have come full circle and call the Bay Area (San Francisco/Marin) my home. I am a single mom to a 6-year old little boy who is the light of my life and we are so excited to host you in our desert retreat!

Vanessa McBride purchased this house in 1

Why Vanessa McBride chose Joshua Tree

I spent 6 years managing the rentals for a beach cottage located in Bolinas, CA both on VRBO & Airbnb. The first time I visited Joshua Tree, I found a place where I felt at home and my heart was healed in that amazing desert. I knew I wanted to be a part of the JT community and buy a place that I could share with friends, family and the world. The Post Modern is the result of luck, chance and perseverance. It is a peaceful & magical little retreat where you can create your own memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes this house unique

The first time I visited this property, I realized that it is elevated on a mesa that provides not only an incredible view of the San Bernadino mountain range, but also Goat Mountain to the NW. An added bonus is that it is not subject to any flash flooding due to its elevation--a common occurrence in JT during monsoon season! The bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the home, a perfect solution for finding solitude despite the noise of kids, in laws or friends traveling with you!


Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • festivals
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • rock climbing


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Private Mid-Century Modern Retreat with Wood-Fired Hot Tub
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Stylish, new and comfortable mid-century modern home with beautiful sunset views of Joshua Tree Park

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four fit comfortably in the Post Modern Retreat. There was plenty of room even for two teen boys. The kitchen and BBQ are a dream and we loved sitting on the deck watching the sunset. The home is furnished so beautifully - just like the photos! It was actually great for our family to unplug without a TV and laptops and play bocce in the backyard or cards after dinner. The home is located conveniently to downtown Joshua Tree (which has some great restaurants) and the entrance to the Park. Vanessa was a marvelous host - very responsive, kind and hospitable. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reflection and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend here in this place is amazing; I highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, beautiful home in Joshua Tree

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our three days here. The house is impeccably designed, the beds are super comfortable, and there are lots of lovely touches and luxuries. The bathroom was divine. 4 stars only because we couldn't get the wood-fire-heated hot tub to get hot enough, after three tries and lots of effort. Internet worked fine for us. We brought our own monitor and connected our computer to watch Netflix. There's a wonderful Bose bluetooth speaker that we made good use of. The coffee grinder is hand-cranked, which is cool, but we drink a lot of coffee and it became tiring after a while. Guests should bring ground coffee if they drink a lot.

Overall a very restful and enjoyable time in a beautiful home and we're grateful for the space to retreat.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish Desert Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

What a gem. My husband and I headed to JT to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary and had the incredibly good fortune to find this unique, beautifully appointed (photos don't do it justice) desert hideaway. INSIDE the spacious bedrooms and living areas were both beautiful and functional--we appreciated both the functional layout and the lovingly curated mid-century mod furniture. OUTSIDE is setup to maximize lounging opportunities with lots of comfortable seating options allowing you to soak in the all the beauty, wide open spaces, dazzling sunsets and stargazing opportunities that make this area so profoundly special.

The owner was very responsive, kind and graciously accommodated some scheduling challenges that happened on our end.

Hope to return to this special place in years to come.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49.3 Miles
Palm Springs International

Other than flying into Palm Springs, you can fly into Las Vegas, Los Angeles or San Diego and drive around 3 hours to get to Joshua Tree (called JT by locals). Other than the National Park and a few of the nearby places of interest I mentioned in my listing description, JT is home to the Institute of Mental Physics Spiritual Center and the World Famous Crochet Museum. In the nearby town of Landers, a visit to the Integratron and the Giant Rock is a MUST! I also recommend hitting the Sky Drive-In Movie theatre in Yucca Valley and Pappie & Harriets in Pioneertown for BBQ & live music.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $50
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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