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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2.5 acre, 3BR 2 Bath, 3 Person Infrared Sauna - Modern Design meets Homestead

ENTER THE NINJA RANCH, and leave having vested, tested and rested your inner Ninja!

NO PETS OR ANIMALS, MAX PARTY SIZE 6 ONSITE & OVERNIGHT. NO EVENTS, FILM/SHOOTS OR PARTIES, NO EXCEPTIONS. Inquiries require party size, composition, and trip purpose with advisement no pets/animals for consideration THANKS ;)


- 2.5 acres in Joshua Tree, CA

- 300 yards off park boundary

- 1 mi. off Indian Cove park entrance

- In between east & west park entrances

- 3 person FAR Infrared Sauna

- HVAC - Air Conditioning & Heat

- High quality mattresses and bedding

- Chef/Foodie amenities, stainless steel cookware, dishware, dishwasher (family friendly), garbage disposal, grill

- Wrap around porch with hammocks,

- Incredible panoramic views

- 15 minute kid friendly walks from the door.

- Sweeping views all bedrooms.

- Stunning sunsets and night skies

- Star showers daily

- Secluded, tranquil, pristine, quiet.

- 10 min. to Joshua Tree downtown

- tv dvd smart tv w netflix amazon spotify

The Ninja Ranch is perfect for a family, girls weekend, 3 couple getaway, or up to two small families. No exceptions due to onsite water supply. Ranch has 3 bedrooms, each with a queen bed. One opens to a south view, the other two to the north (one with direct access to the second bathroom.) Vaulted ceilings in the great room. Formal dining for 6 inside and out. A luxurious and well appointed ranch for the discerning traveler with inifnite special touches. The rental provides access to the first floor of the property only (owners storage loft excluded) with a lovely open floor plan in the main living area.

We have only one neighbor who values the seclusion of the Magical Mojave as much as we do. Therefore large groups, parties and noise are not a match for the Ninja Ranch.

Property is leased via a rental agreement that includes house rules which is accepted when you book in the reservation request. Payment is easily handled via the online payment system. I make a personal contact with each person I rent to and do my best to ensure your stay is pure mojave ninja magic. Ninja Ranch is a super special place that loves super people.


Keywords: Ninja, Ranch, Home, secludef, sauna, Borders National Park, HVAC,

More Details

Colleen (Chaz) O'Brien
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Colleen (Chaz) O'Brien

Ninja, lover of the magical mojave, public lands planner nationally and internationally, operative reporting to organizer and instigator of the Joshua Tree Music Festival (may and oct. 2015)

Colleen (Chaz) O'Brien purchased this house in 2011

Why Colleen (Chaz) O'Brien chose Joshua Tree

The small town of Joshua Tree has a radically high ratio of lovely, creative folks. The wide open surroundings are inspiring. I had been looking for a place with some space, adjacent to the park. I fell in love with the ranch in a ninja minute.

What makes this house unique

You can become a certified Ninja!


Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , new toilet and beautifully restored sink new fixtures
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , modern wall hung toilet dbl sink shower only tub decorative
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , grand skylight over bed for night skywatching and ninja door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , double patio doors to beautiful covered concrete slab patio
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Can provide local references for climbing guides, babysitting, private chef massage, yoga and private car service, etc.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful house and location. It has a meticulously designed interior and exterior that mixes modern comforts with rustic aesthetic. Only about 5-10 mins away from the national park. The house is unique, understated, and unbelievably comfortable. A must stay for anybody looking to visit Joshua Tree.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ninja Ranch is a special project for me, and a habitat for myself and others. Its a way to create a different way for people to connect with nature than my job as a public lands collaboration specialist. I enjoy curating experiential habitats. Ninja Ranch is a passion project. Everything I do is to make it a better place for myself and anyone who comes to it to connect with nature and themselves in valuable ways. My goal is that everyone who goes to Ninja has that experience if they are looking for it.
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Family Get Away to JTNP

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the Ninja Ranch. We went with our 9 month old and 3 year old. It was a great base for hiking in JTNP. We loved it so much that upon arrival we tried to change around our other reservations and stay an extra night. Chaz was completely accomodating with that, but we couldn't do all the change fees with our other reservations. Our 3 year old loved the leaf canopy and special room that she had all to herself, it was perfect. And so nice to have the pack n play for our baby. I enjoyed the sauna and we all enjoyed relaxing both inside and outside the house. Highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County, California

Nice location if visiting Joshua Tree National Park

  • 3 of 5

Just miles from park with all of the comforts of home. Clean and quiet and owner was responsive with communications. Location is quite remote and there is a number of rules about water usage , house use and such. Still, a good home base for park access.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! The kids slept outside on the hammocks, we enjoyed the warmth and dryness of the desert, and the proximity to JTNP was perfect! It is a beautiful place to visit and Chaz is a gracious host!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Clean, great location, lots of character

  • 5 of 5

We (my husband, 2 year old, 6 year old, and myself) had a great three night stay here. The house is clean, the owner is organized, and we were all very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend to friends going out to Joshua Tree. Thanks Chaz!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for visiting Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just as advertised. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. And fun!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon grass fed beef
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Dowtown Jtree 5 miles
Car: necessary

The property is located: DIRECTLY adjacent to the Joshua Tree National Park Boundary; 1.5 miles Indian Cove. DIRECTLY between both park entrances. One neighbor within 100 acres of the Ranch, 1/4 mile off the main thoroughfare of Hwy 62 (29 Palms Highway) makes it incredibly easy access and perfect quiet. Incredible sweeping 360 degree views. NO PETS for guests and children with allergies for a healthy spot to stay and play.

Amenities are for DISCERNING TRAVELERS, chefs cookware dishwasher, 800sf patio, fire pit, BBQ, games, guitar, SMART TV, BluDVD player. Towels and sheets for guests booked. 3 Bedrooms 2 Queen 1 full queen. Ample sitting and eating areas indoor and out for 6. One full (shower) one half bathroom. Beautifully appointed. The perfect place to unplug for a weekend away from it all, and the perfect location to access all The National Park has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Guests over 4 = additional $20 per night per guest up to the 6 maximum party size
6 maximum party size limit INCLUDES ALL CHILDREN in party
Cleaning fees - additional $100
Taxes - 9.5%
contact owner regarding children.
No events, parties, ceremonies, commercial or filming permitted on site

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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