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Modern Cabin, Private Trailhead Into National Park, 100% Solar with Luxe Amenity

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Think Tank: a light footprint within hundreds of acres of natural landscape.

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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Set within hundreds of acres of natural desert landscape, Think Tank is located along the Joshua Tree National Park boundary near the West Park entrance. The gated and unobtrusively fenced property is one of the few truly secluded vacation rental homes in Joshua Tree, and sits within an active wildlife corridor, with private trailheads right into the park. There's both a drum bbq and a weber kettle just off the kitchen next to a huge concrete slab outdoor table overlooking the large stone fire pit. A wood-fired hot tub provides the zen of outdoor soaking. Inside, polished concrete floors support luxe amenities such as on-demand hot water, a seamless glass shower, Jenn Air gas cooktop, fridge, dishwasher, cable tv, and wifi, which all run off of a state-of-the- art 100% solar system. Evaporative air conditioning and a propane fireplace effectively heat and cool the home, which has a queen bed with an optional memory foam topper for firmness adjustments. Chef-grade cookware, blender, coffeemaker, toaster, basic spices, oils and vinegars, coffee, teas, reading materials, and movies provided. But for all of it's dark night skies and feeling of remoteness (the nearest structure is almost a quarter of a mile away), Think Tank is only about six minutes from downtown Joshua Tree, and in the secure Monument Manor area.

As a place to intimately experience the peacefulness of the Mojave desert, the property is a transformative spot for one person seeking solitude or for a couple's getaway. Over half of our guests pay us the ultimate compliment of returning yearly. However, Think Tank not suited for more than two adults or events. Out of consideration to our resident wildlife of rabbits, raptors, quail, tortoise, lizards, coyote and bobcat, we can no longer take pets.

We encourage long stays, with weekly rates at 1,275. and the monthly rate at 2,950. (or about 100 dollars per night) for one month and 2,100.00 per month for multiple months. Nightly stays are 235. per night. Please click on the "rates" tab below the photos for accurate pricing, as the VRBO "average pricing" feature in the headline can be misleading! It combines all of the rates from nightly to monthly, and deduce an average. This is not an optional feature, so I apologize for any misdirection that this formatting may have caused.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on porch or outside...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Evaporative cooling...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    fire pit...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$235
$1,275 $2,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 08/22/2016
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joshua Tree Saloon
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Twenty Nine Palms Hwy
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Crossroads Cafe

One minute walk into National Park

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: As a set designer, I'm in love with the visual drama of the California high desert.As a set designer, I'm in love with the visual drama of the California high desert. I was so excited when I found this five acres of Mojave bliss....I couldn't wait to start working with the palette of homestead architecture, native plants, seasons, and vistas that Joshua Tree. My hope is that the resulting home reflects the unassuming laid-back lifestyle that I value but sometimes find difficult to enjoy in LA, while also reflecting a respect for nature, warmth, a bit of humor, and relaxation with the necessary flourishes (good art, good books, WiFi and tubing under the stars!). It's a place to be city mouse or country mouse, as the mood suits!

Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree, CA, USA:
Think Tank is one of those "forever" spots!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Being in a house on the border of a wilderness area is a powerful reminder of many things. I love this house for helping me to remember how many stars there are in a night dark sky, what the sound of quiet feels like, and how to gauge the passing of hours by the movement of light and color across a rock mountain outside a window.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Think Tank: a light footprint within hundreds of acres of natural landscape.

    Think Tank: a light footprint within hundreds of acres of natural landscape.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Looking towards the front door

    Looking towards the front door

  • Stocked kitchen, convection oven, gas stove top, dishwasher, toaster

    Stocked kitchen, convection oven, gas stove top, dishwasher, toaster

  • Queen bed

    Queen bed

  • Protected front porch

    Protected front porch

  • Drum BBQ, plus a Weber kettle too

    Drum BBQ, plus a Weber kettle too

  • Boulder garden with National Park hill beyond: morning view from bedroom window.

    Boulder garden with National Park hill beyond: morning view from bedroom window.

  • Table, BBQ, hot tub area

    Table, BBQ, hot tub area

  • Walking the fence line into the park boulders

    Walking the fence line into the park boulders

  • Munching grass in the shade of the solar panel

    Munching grass in the shade of the solar panel

  • Welcome! The front entry of the gated 5 acre property.

    Welcome! The front entry of the gated 5 acre property.

  • Flatscreen, fireplace, books, dvds/cds, and more

    Flatscreen, fireplace, books, dvds/cds, and more

  • Dining nook

    Dining nook

  • Kitchen window view

    Kitchen window view

  • Glass shower, washer/dryer

    Glass shower, washer/dryer

  • Wood-fired cowboy hot tub

    Wood-fired cowboy hot tub

  • Critter pond, firepit, and stone benches

    Critter pond, firepit, and stone benches

  • The big steel overhang shading a 10' concrete table.

    The big steel overhang shading a 10' concrete table.

  • Mystery stone foundation at back edge of property

    Mystery stone foundation at back edge of property

  • Dark night skies, along the fence line of property. Photo courtesy of guest.

    Dark night skies, along the fence line of property. Photo courtesy of guest.

  • Young bobcat photographed through bedroom window. Courtesy guest

    Young bobcat photographed through bedroom window. Courtesy guest

  • Privacy and seclusion!

    Privacy and seclusion!

VRBO #435784

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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