This unique custom built home on 2.9 acres in the historic Hidden Rivers area of Joshua Tree has been graciously appointed with new furnishings, decor and spa. The mature landscaping and garden truly makes this home an oasis in the desert. Centrally located in Joshua Tree-10 minutes to downtown Joshua Tree, 15 minutes from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and 5 minutes from Indian Cove. Only 1 mile from the Joshua Tree Music Festival site! Enjoy incomparable views of the night sky while soaking in the four person Ecospa hot tub or lounging in the Zero Gravity recliners. Feeling adventurous? Cool off and refresh in the outdoor shower. The living room, kitchen, dining room, great room feature 180 degree window views of the National Park. The custom full kitchen-with Wolf cook-top, cookware, utensils, condiments, spices and a large island-will delight home chefs. The spacious master suite has a California King softside waveless water bed with ensuite glass block/travertine master bath with shower and water closet. Second bedroom with queen bed and futon which makes into a full size bed has adjacent full bath. Bedrooms are on opposite sides of the home for maximum privacy if booking the house with friends or family. French doors open to covered patio around the entire back of the home. Lush mature landscaping-enjoy your morning cup of coffee or hot tea in the garden. Grill up dinner on the gas BBQ and relax around the firepit. House has original local artworks collected by the owners. Stained concrete floors are radiant heated and Master Cool evaporative cooled.
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 3 nights
Beautifully Decorated Custom Home With 180 Degree Views Of National Park Hills
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 18, 2018
About Penny Mason
I have been a 'local' for 40 years. I recently retired from my career as the librarian at the Joshua Tree Library. My husband Tim is also a long time local, retired electrician and avid hiker and climber. Together we can give you the inside info on the BEST there is to see and do in the magical Mojave!! We have enjoyed our totally unique home, which Tim built, for the past 8 years. We have experienced first hand the relaxing, comfortable and rejuvenating environment here and we are delighted to share this incredible Joshua Tree experience with you.
Penny Mason purchased this House in 2008
Why Penny Mason chose Joshua Tree
My husband, an electrician, built this unique custom home on 2.9 acres when he retired. He specifically chose this property for it's views of the hills of Joshua Tree National Park, for the dark of the night skies, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and the peaceful quiet neighborhood.
What makes this House unique
Quail Haven is secluded from the touristy areas of Joshua Tree without being out in the hinterlands! Close to downtown and all Joshua Tree attractions but just enough off the beaten path to allow guests to enjoy the serenity and beauty of the desert as it is for locals.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Absolutely EXCEPTIONAL home and experience. Look no further!
This was a FANTASTIC experience for me and my wife for our two year anniversary. First of all, the owner Penny is exceptional - super communicative, responsive, and sweet. Anything we needed, she was just a text away and always incredibly sweet. The home itself is PERFECT if you're looking to vacation or relax in Joshua Tree. It's 5-15 minutes from the park. If you want to go to the nearby restaurants and shops in town, then it's also super close. My wife and I were astounded by the thoughtful and delightful touches ALL OVER this property. From the decorations and building quality (the whole place looks BRAND NEW), to the sheer practicality of it, it was very impressive and head-and-shoulders above many other properties. The kitchen and whole house is LOADED with everything you need - utensils, cooking supplies, state of the art stove, oven, and sink, coffee (Keurig AND drip), electric tea kettle, a spacious kitchen island (with USB and outlet built in!), a lovely dining area looking towards the mountains, a large adjustable flat panel TV, vinyl record player w/ records, comfortable seating, two fully appointed bathrooms with everything working in perfect condition, lovely stone and wall work, great carpeting and floors, good views, I can go on and on. The showers/baths all had liquid shampoo/conditioner and bodywash fully stocked, TONS of clean towels, linens, etc. Beds (and everything else) were IMMACULATELY clean in the two bedrooms (we slept in both rooms, one had a waterbed, then we changed to another room because I have neck issues). The beds were totally clean and comfortable. The outside has an amazing outdoor-shower, totally private. There's a fire pit area, two outside seating areas, a 6 burner grill, AND an awesome hot tub. It's like they thought of everything people could need while staying at a house and put it in there. We saw roadrunners, woodpeckers, quail, a hare, and tons of birds. They have a big back yard where they plant bushes and trees and they clearly raked the yard so it looks really taken care of. The master bathroom is awesome, rooms are spacious, and lots of stars to be seen at night. I really can't find any complaints; this was truly one of the TOP homes I've stayed at, particularly at this price point. Perfect for 2 - 5 people. My ONLY suggestion is to get stronger WIFI for the TV/netflix but that worked most of the time anyways! If you're visiting Joshua Tree do NOT hesitate. This is a VERY VERY HIGH QUALITY home.
Quail Haven Heaven
Quail Haven was a fabulous place for 3 sisters from 3 corners of the U.S. to reconnect and relax. We enjoyed exploring Joshua Tree National Park during the day, and enjoyed the desert views at Quail Haven in the evening. The house was filled with amenities like a hot tub, a telescope for star viewing, a humming bird feeder filled to overflowing with gorgeous humming birds, interesting artwork and books. The list goes on. Very charming place. We could all live there. Watching the sun set from the porch in the evening was stunning!
Clean, well equipped!
We felt very welcomed by our gracious hosts at Quail Haven. It was a perfect location and a beautiful place.
Fabulous Home in True Desert
Our family loved Quail Haven. My husband and I stayed for eight nights with our 16 year old son and 13 year old daughter.
The house is in beautiful condition and is tastefully decorated. The showers are excellent and the heated floors kept the house warm even when temperatures dipped into the 30s. The house is very well equipped-- there are abundant, excellent towels for example, which one cannot necessarily expect in a rental. Outside, hot tub is fabulous. We enjoyed it at night, under the stars. We also enjoyed the zero gravity recliners-- we watched a truly memorable sunset reclining together, under quilts, as the cool evening set in.
My husband and I enjoyed coffee outside every morning with Gambel's quails, black throated sparrows, lesser goldfinches, and-- amazingly-- a Costa's hummingbird who joined us near the table on the hummingbird feeder.
There is a stunning view of a snow capped mountain visible from the living room and outside. This was a small, unexpected bonus that I just loved. The windows offer plenty of light inside and great views of the mountains. It took me a few nights to adjust to that there aren't shades on the living room windows, but you are truly in the desert-- there's no house nearby and no need for shades there.
Penny, the owner, is extremely welcoming, helpful and responsive.
My family loved our stay at Quail Haven. I never imagined that I would love being in the desert but I grew very attached to it during our stay here.
We stayed at Quail Haven during December 28-30 and we had a great time. It is a great spacious, comfortable, clean and beautiful home. We enjoyed the indoors space with it's big kitchen, the dining area with huge windows to enjoy bird watching as well as the outdoor space with gas grill, fire pit, jacuzzi, telescope! Penny was very quick to respond and very accomodating. Overall a great home to relax and spend quality time with family.
Clean, organized, relaxing place
This is a well thought out house that is of new construction.
My wife, little one, and myself stayed three nights to do some hiking in JT. The house location is pleasantly secluded but close enough to the park. We were able to use the new, clean, hot tub one night and the fire ring another... the most amazing stars ever.
The owners put a lot of thought into this house and seem to be very accommodating. They left a bag of coffee out for us and a little toy rabbit (they new we had a little one). They also let us use the high chair and pack-n-play so we didn’t have to pack ours. Again, all extremely clean...
Located in Joshua Tree, the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. Internationally renown for it’s world class rock climbing, hiking and unusual landscapes and fauna Joshua Tree National Park is truly a unique travel experience.