Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky

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Night view of the "Structure" and 32' bottle wall


Last updated: 08/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

*** Our 2 bedroom house comfortably sleeps 4. The vintage trailers can accommodate an additional 6 people and rent only in conjunction with the house for an additional nightly fee. (Rates are below). You can find a diagram of the sleeping areas in our photo section to help you plan your groups accommodations. ***

You probably already know what you want to do out here in the desert... well, this is the place to do it! Whether you want to wake up early to head out for some biking or world-class rock climbing, or if you want to stay up late and enjoy the stunning night skies, we're sure you'll enjoy your stay at the Sweet 'P' Ranch. We are centrally located at about 3100 ft. elevation on the Mesa in the middle of the Holy Trinity of the High Desert: Joshua Tree, Pioneertown and the Integratron/Giant Rock area. The property offers a particularly gorgeous southwestern view of Mt. San Jacinto and Mt. San Gorgonio's peak, while giving you a front row seat for the sunset every night.

Our 1000 square foot home was hand built with love and a sharp architectural eye in 1952 by the original homesteader of the 5-acre property. The vaulted pine ceiling, large local stone fire place and open floor plan all set the tone for a warm, inviting and relaxing vibe. We are the second owners and have modernized the amenities and spread out on the property while trying to maintain the handcrafted charm that first attracted us.

Patios flow out from the house's 12-foot sliding glass doors to your 5-acre back yard where the fun begins. Relax in the hammock, practice your shot with the Red Ryder, or hit the links on our 2-hole 'All-Terrain' golf course (clubs included). The organic free-form concrete patio is flanked by our guest quarters: a 32' Airstream to the south and a 16' classic Shasta trailer to the north, both of which are available as additional sleeping areas (details below). Amidst all of this, you can enjoy a meal by the 32' arced bottle wall and sculptural pergola and then cozy up to a campfire in the ample fire pit. All the while you'll be surrounded by our growing collection of native cacti and plant species. If it gets a little warm outside you can just turn on the misters and create a curtain of cool around the patio.

Inside you'll be kept cool all summer by a large evaporative cooling system, and warm in the winter by the beautiful fireplace, space and wall gas heaters. There's plenty of seating to enjoy a movie or your favorite program. We have satellite TV and DVR's with a full premium channel selection and NFL Sunday Ticket for the football fans. The round antique dinner table is perfect for a game of cards, dice, jigsaw puzzles, or any of our huge selection of board games. There are also 2 desks if you need to setup your laptop and get down to business.

Love cooking? So do we! The kitchen is fully stocked and ready to feed 20 or more for the holidays and gatherings. If you run out of room on the stove you can fire up the Weber or get the Cajun turkey fryer going. The Sweet 'P' Ranch is set up to convert to whatever you may need. There is a solid stock of spices, dry staples and condiments on hand to share. Foodies will appreciate that we stock organic goods when possible, and there's some good cookware and sharp knives!

For those of you who are trying to live greener, we're proud to say that we are too. The house is cleaned with non-toxic and natural products, compact fluorescent bulbs are mixed in with the low-wattage mood lighting, and the landscape lighting is low-voltage and gradually being converted to LED bulbs as they become available. Water use is conserved with high efficiency sprinklers on trees and plants that are being established while we practice xeriscaping by planting only drought tolerant native plants. The evaporative water cooling system, or 'swamp cooler', uses very little water and is 10-20 times more efficient than an air conditioner. (It's also more effective and cooler in dry climates). Gray water from our clothes washer waters a garden of yucca, ocotillo, and cacti. Yeah, we have a big fireplace, but it's just too gorgeous to do without it once in a while.

We could go on about all the amazing activities in the area, but if you've gotten this far you probably already know! Just in case though, we have a great selection of guide books and info on the High Desert area that can point you in the right direction anywhere from nature to nightlife. Drive 15 minutes southeast to Joshua Tree and the Park for the day, regroup at the Sweet 'P', then drive 15 minutes west to Pappy & Harriet's and honky-tonk the night away. Wake up the next day and get your chakras aligned with a 'sound bath' at the Integratron and you're good to go. You're gonna love it.

AIRSTREAM: $125/nt.
SHASTA: $100/nt.
$100 additional Security Deposit required per trailer.
(Trailers have power and heat, but no air conditioning)


Keywords: House on 5 Acres in Rural Area

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be at least 25 years of age. Renters under 30 may require additional security deposit at our discretion....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    House is not 'child-proof' but children of all ages love it and are welcome...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    5 acres of responsible smoking area outside...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved and housebroken pets are welcome... please inquire about our pet policy...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 4-10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Guest Bedroom: 1 double

    "double" = full size bed...moreless

  • Airstream vintage trailer: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

    available for additional fee // "double" = full size bed...moreless

  • Shasta vintage trailer: 1 double

    available for additional fee...moreless

  • A brand new Pack & Play for the wee ones!

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Additional sleeping quarters include a beautiful 32' Airstream trailer with 2 single beds in one end and a full size bed in the other, as well as an early 60's Shasta trailer with a double-sized bed for two. Trailers rent ONLY in conjunction with the main house for an additional fee. Please see rates below....moreless


  • Books:

    A nice selection of local guide books, astronomy charts and field guides for the flora and fauna in the area...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Apple AirPlay / Bose home theater speakers / XM Radio...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite DVR with full selection of premium channels / NFL Sunday Ticket...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 TV's...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console:

    PS 2 with Dance Dance Revolution & dance pads...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mt. San Gorgonio (highest peak in SoCal), Mt. San Jacinto, Goat Mountain & patio with western view of sunset...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative cooling system... Humidifier and air conditioner all in one! Outdoor professional misting system over patio...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas wall furnace & space heaters...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Down comforters & pillows...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    French press & electric grinder...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Le Creuset pots & pans, sharp knives and all the basics for quality cooking...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    with filtered water on tap...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge architecturally designed free flowing patio and landscape lighting allows for enjoying the desert both day & night...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Professional misting system for hot desert days!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rate
May 31 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$155 $175
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,040 $4,000
Easter Holiday
Apr 14 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,095 $3,995
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 7%


Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and other holiday rates range from $250 to $275/nt and may require a 3 night minimum.

Airstream & Shasta Trailers rent ONLY with the house for an additional fee - 2 night minimum.

Airstream (sleeps 4) is $125/nt and Shasta (sleeps 2) is $100/nt.

Trailers currently do not rent during summer months.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/08/2016
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Bocce Ball, Darts, 2-Hole 'All-Terrain' Golf Course and too many other indoor & outdoor games to list.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

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Speaks: english

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  • Night view of the "Structure" and 32' bottle wall

    Night view of the "Structure" and 32' bottle wall

  • the "structure" at sunset

    the "structure" at sunset

  • Updated entertainment center!

    Updated entertainment center!

  • guest bedroom... cozy full-size bed with TV and wood everywhere!

    guest bedroom... cozy full-size bed with TV and wood everywhere!

  • Master Bedroom - desk with views to the East

    Master Bedroom - desk with views to the East

  • Relax on the Patio in our 2 Person Hammock!

    Relax on the Patio in our 2 Person Hammock!

  • Toast some marshmallows in our big Fire Pit!

    Toast some marshmallows in our big Fire Pit!

  • Shasta Trailer - Full Size Bed

    Shasta Trailer - Full Size Bed

  • Gorgeous fall sunset

    Gorgeous fall sunset

  • Back Patio... faces west for perfect sunsets

    Back Patio... faces west for perfect sunsets

  • living area... maxin' & relaxin'

    living area... maxin' & relaxin'

  • kitchen opens to living room and glass doors to patio

    kitchen opens to living room and glass doors to patio

  • master bedroom with comfy queen bed... also has large vintage wooden desk

    master bedroom with comfy queen bed... also has large vintage wooden desk

  • Restroom with sky light

    Restroom with sky light

  • Relaxing on the Patio at Sunset!

    Relaxing on the Patio at Sunset!

  • Airstream Suite - Full Sized Bed

    Airstream Suite - Full Sized Bed

  • Shasta Trailer - Twin Bed

    Shasta Trailer - Twin Bed

  • Airstream sunset submarine

    Airstream sunset submarine

  • no filter... we get these crazy sunsets all the time

    no filter... we get these crazy sunsets all the time

VRBO #243813

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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