About the property
- House900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
All you will hear are the birds in this serene desert home and walled garden,--your own oasis. This beautiful owner-built pueblo-style home opens out into beautiful vistas in all directions. Walk to the front porch and enjoy the walled garden full of cactus, desert plants, fruit tree, herbs and (in season) vegetables. Go through the french doors off the bedroom and enjoy the private outdoor shower and bathtub nestled into the side of 'Coyote Hill'.
Just a six-minute drive from the entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park, and ten-minutes from the shops and restaurants of the 'village' of Joshua tree, you will feel like you are just where you want to be. Nestled into the foothills of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, this sparsely populated neighborhood boasts of wonderful walks, hikes and wildlife viewing opportunities, right here.
You will enjoy the fully appointed kitchen, beautifully furnished master bedroom and bath with unique interior stucco walls, and many other handbuilt touches. It is kept sparkling clean by Piper who owned a bed and breakfast in Hawaii for seven years, and currently helps take care of several other vacation rentals in the area.
Keywords: Pueblo-style house nestled within walled garden
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Piper McKern
I fell in love with the quiet beauty of Joshua Tree while traveling in 2002, and never looked back.
Piper McKern purchased this House in 2004
Why Piper McKern chose Joshua Tree Highlands
I loved this property's location, minutes from the National Park, minutes from the small village, but still far enough out that nature is the dominant force, so quiet, so much wildlife, hiking trails just a few minutes walk from the front door.
What makes this House unique
It's an easy distance from Joshua Tree national Park entrance, minutes from the village and only 20 minutes from a small town, and yet, this neighborhood is serene and quiet, with wildlife everywhere, all year long.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My family of 4 was only here one night but it was a great memory on our trip.
The house is very rustic. There is a full kitchen and bathroom but overall it still feels more like a cabin than a house. That said, if you are looking for a getaway with great views, this house is excellent and very affordable.
Also, while we never met the owner in person she was very responsive and came across as a good person.
Other than the outside bathtub, the thing that gave this house so much personality was all the owners collections everywhere - bottles, books, records, etc. it was interesting.
Cozy place to decompress
My son and I spent one night at the house after visiting Las Vegas and before heading to the National Park. It is amazingly cozy with a pellet-burning stove (it was cold and windy outside) and many, many blankets and pillows.
We brought groceries and truly appreciated the well-stocked kitchen—every pot/pan you can imagine; nice, solid crockery. There is no microwave, but there is a wonderful toaster and coffee pot with coffee and filters.
I wish we could have sat outside to enjoy the view, but it was so windy in the evening and rainy that morning. However, we totally relaxed on the comfortable furniture and read (there are tons of books in the bedroom).
The location is excellent—very close to the park entrance and to the town of Joshua Tree. We were a bit worried that the neighborhood is all dirt roads (looking around Joshua Tree, it seems most neighborhoods have dirt roads). We had an SUV and had no problem.
I would definitely stay there again!
Beauty at its finest!!!
I can't imagian a better place to spend time at Joahua Tree!! This lovely home surround by the natures beauty!
Authentic outpost for Joshua Tree exploring
Piper's place was perfect for exploring Joshua Tree. The house felt like an authentic desert abode. She was very responsive to some heating issues (it was freezing in February) and we figured out how to get the pellet burning stove cranking. Wish we could have enjoyed hanging out in the quirky yard, but as I said, temps were in the 30s.
Interesting & Eclectic Property
Our visit to Joshua Tree was complete, with our stay at Piper's house. It was very cozy and spacious. Everything we needed was there, and her eclectic collection of artifacts decorating the house was such a visual treat. Piper was great in communicating all the details. Thanks!
So enjoyed this lovely little house with easy access to the park. Hiked everyday and relaxed at the house with wine and the sunset every night. Thank you!
Six minute drive from the Joshua Tree National Park. Ten minutes to the village shops and restaurants in Joshua Tree.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Single night stays are welcome on the weekends May through September. September through April they are welcome Sunday through Thursday nights. A reservation involving a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or major holiday should have a minimum of two nights. The Bhakti Fest, in early September, Shakti Fest in mid May, and JT music fest in mid-may all have a two night minimum. This is not necessarily written in stone, so always check with Piper if a single night is desired. Taxes and fees and included in the price. No fires of any kind, including candles, incense and cigarettes. No swimming or dipping in the courtyard pond. The owner is not liable for injuries or damages incurred by guests. Pets are welcome, but there safety and behavior is solely the responsibility of the pet owner/guest. Have a great stay and thank you.