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Quiet Studio Apartment 6 Minutes From the Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Studio, Apartment, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2), close to Park entrance

Welcome to Joshua Tree, a desert community of rugged mountains, playful granite piles, magically quiet nights, peace and solitude and all the rock climbing, picture taking and sightseeing you yearn for in your travels here. The studio apartment has it's own parking, drive, entrance, porch and outside area. it has privacy fencing, sound proofing, and extra thick walls to make your apartment stay a wonderful experience.

You can relax on the studio patio and take in the wondrous panorama of the skyline of Joshua Tree National Park. Just recharge and enjoy nature’s gift of wildlife and wild scenery. Enjoy the constant chatter of our cactus wrens, whose nest is a few feet from the patio or the family of quail who roost overnight in the yucca not far from your door. Perhaps a coyote will sing you a song. This is our desert music, a concert that welcomes you.

The studio is furnished for two. A comfortable bed, sparkling clean rooms, a kitchenette with a microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, frying pan and a variety of pots and pans, utensils and spices which should make anyone who enjoys cooking happy.

The porch sports a gas BBQ and affords privacy, comfort and incredible views of the park. When you’re ready for that walk the hiking trail is an easy 5 minute walk away. The Joshua Tree Highlands, where our studio is located, is a series of sandy roads, seldom traveled, where we all take advantage of our special surroundings with an evening walk.

If your sights are more ambitious we can provide you with horseback riding, rock climbing and biking, guided by local professionals. Or, you could travel into the park and visit the Wonderland or Parker dam or hike through any of a thousand granite valleys.

We are blessed with several super music festivals and Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneer town offering a great music venue. With spiritual retreats and yoga centers, with alternative health care, with fine health food stores, for such a tiny spot you’re sure to find something exciting to do. Enjoy your stay and come back.

Keywords: Studio, bungalow, cabin, guest house, rock climbing, music festival, vacation rental, lodgings, Joshua Tree National Park, retreat, cozy, quiet, peaceful,

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Piper

Piper and her dog Ivy, she is a gardener, rockhound, has a hound and loves the desert.

Piper purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Piper chose Joshua Tree Highlands

I once had a bed and breakfast in Hawaii and when building this home could not resist but to put in a small vacation rental studio that would be charming and affordable to adventurous travelers.

What makes this apartment unique

It is so quiet here, there are only the sound of birds and coyote choirs. Wildlife is abundant, and happy. The starry nights are vivid, partly because of low light pollution and the lack of humidity in the atmosphere. The milky way is velvety and bright here.


Joshua Tree Highlands Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Private bathroom with all the basics, shower, toilet, sink and counter area, kept spotlessly clean. Clean towel sets provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
Quiet, scenic area full of wildlife and native desert habitat. Just a five minute drive from the Joshua Tree National Park entrance. Charmingly furnished and spotlessly clean.


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average rating of 4.755102 based on 49 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

perfect quiet little apartment very close to the park. very clean and organized. would come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private and quiet in charming Joshua Tree neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This little place was our sanctuary for 5 nights while we enjoyed Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding area. We didn't even have to leave the neighborhood to see Joshua trees and actually we saw more wildlife within a quarter mile of the cottage than anywhere else. Hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely desert stay

  • 4 of 5

It was super cool to stay right near the entrance to the park. The coyotes at night were excellent. The road to the apartment was very much a dirt road so just make sure your car can do it!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Studio for the Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed Piper's studio. It was close to the park entrance and provided a nice sleep at night. It's was great for my weekend stay and recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a homey, cozy studio in the hills of the desert - it's great! Loved the lack of television and the morning view.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet Peace

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and quiet, every amenity needed for a sojourn in the desert. All questions answered with clever post its, and Piper was easily accessible by phone/text. Speaking of accesibility, the road in is a bit rough...perhaps I didn't read that in the description. However, nothing to stop us from returning

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs Air Port
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Palm Springs Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Natural Sister's Cafe
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Rodondo Beach
Car: necessary

We are just minutes away from the Joshua Tree National Park. There is also public lands available to enjoy right in this neighborhood. Enjoy bird and wildlife watching, hiking, beauty and deep quiet.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

There is a 7% San Bernardino County tax I'm required to collect and pay. Happily, this money goes back into the village of Joshua Tree in the form of beautification projects and maintenance of parks, making it a nicer place for visitors and residents alike.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.