3 Bedrooms, sofa sleeper foam cushions Sleeps 12 if guests bring air mattresses
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Parties/events allowed - Small events may be considered, but no weddings.Small events may be considered, but no weddings.
No smoking - We have an ashtray for smoking on the 5 terraces.We have an ashtray for smoking on the 5 terraces.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 24
- The best boulder climbing in in our back Valley of the Moon, which is on the park boundary. Hike Rocky View Loop, spectacular!
- During the virus, the County has banned larger groups of singles. A single family, or extended family, or single household is acceptable.
About Dale Pelton
I attended Cherokee school in Oklahoma with Indians and poor whites. War games and fist fights were the events at lunch time. After feeding the chickens, pulling weeds, fighting prairie fires, I read books in the magical forest across the creek. After wrestling for Oklahoma State and University of Nebraska, I studied philosophy at University of Tulsa, writing newspaper reviews of cinema, literature, essays on ethics and politics. During my college years, I hitchhiked across America, Key West, Florida, New Orleans, San Francisco, through slums of Mexico City, Guatemalan jungles and San Salvadorian barrios, journeys which have inspired the characters in Celine on Fire. Working as a white journalist for Tulsa’s black newspaper, I returned from King’s march from Selma to Montgomery to deliver an address, Thunder in the Ghetto, in the rebuilt Church which had been burned to the ground in the 1921 Race Riot. I organized concerts for jazz musicians, Baby Face Willette and Odetta, opened The Bastille, a folk music, rock/dance club. During two years at the UCLA graduate film school, I directed my thesis, Death of the Red Planet, in 35mm Cinemascope, quadraphonic sound, the first film created by lasers. http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/11_4/pelton_red_planet.html. filmed in the laboratories of Cal-Tech and sound track created at Cal-Arts. Praised by American Cinematographer, and Hollywood Reporter, the film was invited to the Cannes Festival and played in 600 theaters across America. My first film work was for Battlestar Galactica. While working with Steven Spielberg (The Goonies), Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Paul Verhoeven (Hollowman), designing music videos for Olivia Newton, Travolta, Cindy Lauper, I wrote screenplays at night, East of the Moon, and a musical Celine on Fire. From my original screenplay evoking the spirit of Gene Kelly’s An American in Paris, the story evolved into a historical-philosophical novel set in 1950s Paris.
Dale Pelton purchased this House in 1988
Why Dale Pelton chose Panorama Heights
I discovered Joshua Tree in 1968 when visiting my family, original settlers who homesteaded the land in the early 1950s. I began landscaping the garden 25 years ago. The Italian Stone pines are 22 years old, the rose garden 15 years ago. The terraces and surrounding berms of decomposed granite have been sculpted over the years. Bighorn sheep often come off the park into our valley of the moon where bobcats, kit foxes and roadrunners roam.
What makes this House unique
Peaceful solitude. Large cavern with two fire pits for dinner parties close to house. Bedding and pillows for extra guests. Barbecue on Kitchen terrace. Giant Joshua Tree in the boulders. Villa dei Fiori's boundary is on the Joshua Tree National Park. Our Valley of the Moon is excellent for bouldering and rock climbing. Large saltwater pool surrounded by boulders and oversized Jacuzzi spa for six. Many windows and 13 glass French doors open to garden and boulder views from every room, the scent of flowers enveloping the house. Villa dei Fiori has a professional chef available to cook for guests at the house. Prices and menus are available upon request.