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A Perfect Desert Getaway! Walk into the park!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,020 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Leave your troubles behind and bask in the beauty of nature. The National Park begins a short walk up the road. Enjoy stunning hiking trails into a desirable, but little known area of (south) Joshua Tree.

A landmark straw bale house with a single bedroom with a queen size bed, a 'great room' with single trundle beds (2 beds) (possibility for others to be added) and a lush garden with big vistas of desert and mountains. A very restful place used as an artist residency most of the time.

Perfect as a romantic couples getaway or for a group. By evening cozy up to a crackling fire in the courtyard. Cook your meals in the well-equipped kitchen and snuggle into soft covers by night. There are ample fresh linens for a party of four. (Additional beds could be added.) In the morning sip fresh brewed coffee while staring into expansive vistas in every direction. The large picture windows overlook far away mountains and desert. This is a landmark straw bale house with a 16' vaulted ceiling. Hot tub located in an enclosed courtyard just outside the bathroom.

Keywords: Home_ Straw bale_ vaulted ceiling_ park-like grounds_ hot tub_Joshua Tree National Park

More Details

Eva Soltes
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2018

About Eva Soltes

Filmmaker/Arts Producer who relocated to Joshua Tree from San Francisco to develop an artist-residency/performance program.

Eva Soltes purchased this house in 2004

Why Eva Soltes chose Panorama Heights

Perfect Desert Getaway has uninterrupted views of the mountains and desert. The 'locals' entrance 1/2 mile up the street to Joshua Tree National Park features some of the most beautiful hiking in the national park and is accessible from the front door. This house is used for artist residencies and is made available to the public when not in use for that purpose.

What makes this house unique

Location Location Location! The Perfect Desert Getaway iis convenient to the town of Joshua Tree, in between the two major entrances into the park with easy to access to the 'village of Joshua Tree' and the 29 Palms area where there are beautiful murals and restaurants to enjoy. In addition to hiking there is horse back riding, climbing and live musical performances nearby.


Panorama Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Shower (hot tub outside)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeping arrangements can be customized in the 'great room.'
    Great Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Great room sleeping possibilities
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Walking distance to border of Joshua Tree National Park and beautiful hiking.


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A Perfect Desert Getaway! Walk into the park!
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

we absolutely adored Harrison House - it was an oasis of peace, calm and beauty. everything was perfect and Eva was wonderful. i have recommended it to at least four people and we only check out yesterday!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica. I'm so glad you fully enjoyed the Harrison House. it is special for special people. I look forward to welcoming you and your adorable four-leggeds back again!
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Warm home, amazing artistic features, with unbeatable views

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer, So happy you enjoyed your stay. Please come again. Best, Eva
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Art as Life!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful space to retreat to from the craziness of our world. Our stay was perfect from the yummy Joshua Tree coffee left for us by our host... to the visually rich art inlaid everywhere you looked....and so many more sweet touches which made this house a perfect place to stay for us. My husband and I came here for a romantic birthday weekend that happened to align with the star showers of persiod. The hot tub provided a perfect place to view the sky in all it's glory. Beautifully maintained and built, this 'hay' house was the perfect den base for hiking, soaking up nature and communing with all that Joshua Tree is. We absolutely were transformed.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a soulful experience

  • 5 of 5

inspiring, magical ! transporting. traveled to Jt many times many homes i didnt want to leave this place holds you safe and comforts you in every way.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jonathan. It was a pleasure hosting you.
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San Francisco

Sublime: the house, the setting and Eva Soltes herself.

  • 5 of 5

The fact that you're staying in a place that the amazing composer Lou Harrison's built just adds to the awesomeness of the experience. The house is simple and aesthetically exquisite as befits an artist's home. Eva has done a great job of preserving the spirit of natural wonder and creative inspiration that surely drew Harrison to this spot. Just magic.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My 5 friends and I had an incredible weekend at this beautiful, unique property. We got to enjoy Joshua Tree by day, and the hot tub, great kitchen, and beautiful space outside by night. I couldn't imagine us returning to Joshua Tree and staying anywhere else! And I must second the comments about it's great energy - wonderful!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Joshua Tree
Nearest Golf
33 Miles
Desert Hot Springs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coyote Kitchen
Car: necessary

Panorama Heights is conveniently located just a few miles from downtown Joshua Tree on paved roads with scenic views and the border of Joshua Tree National Park within short walking distance. You are centrally situated between the East and West entrances to Joshua Tree National Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning fee $75

$250 - $300 is for 2 people
$30/night for additional guests

refundable cleaning damage deposit of $150 will be collected with reservation.

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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