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View of the house looking south. Joshua Tree National Park just beyond ridge.

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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Nestled high in the hills of Joshua Tree, California, Highdesert Homestead is a private retreat situated on 2.5 pristine acres of granite boulders, cacti, and Joshua Trees. Originally built as a homesteader’s cabin in 1957, the house’s recent renovation offers a modern yet rustic minimalism that is designed to let you experience the serenity and natural beauty of the high desert.

The rugged northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park fills the views and its west entrance is a short two miles away. Local wildlife, including coyotes, jackrabbits, and quail, among others, are regular visitors to the property, and nighttime brings an incredible and unencumbered display of stars.

Come explore everything the Highdesert Homestead and its natural desert surroundings have to offer. Make the Homestead your home base for excursions to the National Park, catch up on your rest or reading, or stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. Hiking and mountain biking can begin at the front door. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, warm up later by the fireplace, or soak in the bathtub with complimentary bath salts and natural bath products.

Renovated using environmentally friendly methods and materials and also filled with custom hand made furniture by the owner, Highdesert Homestead is the perfect place to indulge yourself amidst a modern yet rustic environment. Highdesert Homestead is the ideal retreat for the mind, body, and soul.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Organic cotton bedding....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Organic cotton bedding....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 'iPod Dock' - 'Coffee Maker and Organic Coffee' - 'Natural Soaps and Bath Products' - 'Organic Cotton Bedding' - 'Firewood Provided' - 'Custom Handmade Furniture by Owner'...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini-split...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    Wood Burning (firewood provided)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    2 car covered parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

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

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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from 29 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate
2 night min stay
$195 $195
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $3,000
Summer
Jun 15 - Aug 30
2 night min stay
$130 $130
Fri, Sat, Sun
$840 $2,300
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/28/2016
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Location

42 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
29 Palms Highway

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Edmund Griffin is a Los Angeles based designer and furniture maker.

Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree Highlands, Joshua Tree, CA, USA:
Our house is located in an incredible secluded location in the high desert of Joshua Tree, CA. It has extensive panoramic views, including views of Joshua Tree National Park which is within short hiking distance. Highdesert Homestead, located just two hours from Los Angeles, is the perfect getaway to reconnect with yourself and with nature.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Amongst our favorite things to do here, is relaxing inside with a good book while basking in the warm glow of the wood burning fireplace, or exploring the great outdoors on this pristine 2.5 acres of desert landscape. Please be sure to check our weblink above for additional information and photos.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View of the house looking south. Joshua Tree National Park just beyond ridge.

    View of the house looking south. Joshua Tree National Park just beyond ridge.

  • Outdoor patio looking east towards Joshua Tree National Park.  Sunrise.

    Outdoor patio looking east towards Joshua Tree National Park. Sunrise.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with dining table and seating for four.

    Fully equipped kitchen with dining table and seating for four.

  • Second bedroom. Full size bed. Organic cotton bedding.

    Second bedroom. Full size bed. Organic cotton bedding.

  • Outdoor dining patio with gas grill, off of kitchen.

    Outdoor dining patio with gas grill, off of kitchen.

  • Dining table with seating for four.

    Dining table with seating for four.

  • Writing desk in second bedroom.

    Writing desk in second bedroom.

  • Highdesert Homestead in the snow.

    Highdesert Homestead in the snow.

  • Living room with wood burning fireplace.

    Living room with wood burning fireplace.

  • View of house on 2.5 acre property, looking north.

    View of house on 2.5 acre property, looking north.

  • Main bedroom. Queen size bed. Organic cotton bedding.

    Main bedroom. Queen size bed. Organic cotton bedding.

  • Back patio looking east towards JTNP West Entrance. Off of second bedroom.

    Back patio looking east towards JTNP West Entrance. Off of second bedroom.

  • Living room. Wood burning fireplace with firewood provided.

    Living room. Wood burning fireplace with firewood provided.

  • Entry desk in living room.

    Entry desk in living room.

  • Main bathroom with shower and separate tub. Natural bath products provided.

    Main bathroom with shower and separate tub. Natural bath products provided.

  • Second bedroom with detail of custom designed and hand built furniture.

    Second bedroom with detail of custom designed and hand built furniture.

VRBO #220289

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, August 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 08/28/2016

(310) 428-9196 (California, USA)

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