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1200 sqft Romantic Hideaway; 5.6 Mile to JT Park: Walk to hiking & rocks,

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Couples refuge, 1200 sq ft home: 1 bedroom, 2 bath, dining & living room, 2+acre

Unlike a lot of the properties in Joshua Tree, the streets are paved all the way to the entrance. 'Desert Sky Compound' is an Artist's Haven and Awesome Couples Refuge. Spacious 1200 square foot home - high ceilings, an open floor plan, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, 2 rear patio areas plus a front porch for enjoying the view or evening breeze. This unique custom built home is located on 2.3 acres with local wildlife, Joshua Trees, landscaped walkways and dozens of unique types of cactus blooming throughout the year. The rental rate includes the cleaning fee & all amenities listed. (One night rentals are available at higher rate.)

Full kitchen with 4 burner stove, oven, full size refrigerator, toaster, dishes, bowls, pots, pans and all utensils. (Olive oil, coffee maker including coffee & filters, teas, sugar, salt & pepper provided.)

100% Solar power (yet also on the “grid” for constant power), central heating, air conditioning, wood burning stove, ceiling fans. WiFi and movie DVD's and music CD's with monitor for your viewing or listening pleasure. Games, cards, backgammon. (No cable television, no phone.)

From our property atop a hill you get beautiful night village views as well as of the Southeastern Mojave Desert mountains. Two sides of the property are walled so you really feel like you are in your own private sanctuary with rabbits, quails and road runners who frequent the grounds – as well as doves, chipmunks, ground squirrels, wren, lizards, humming birds. Once the sun goes down, the property is visited by bats, occasional bobcats and owls. You will be amazed at the clear and vibrant starry skies – the milky way is visible here along with all the other constellations.

Call it a retreat, an awesome couples refuge, sanctuary, Artist's haven, oasis, getaway or hideaway – whatever word you choose will describe this beautiful vacation rental. (A second home, owner occupied, adjoins the vacation home by a soundproofed cement wall, and a 6 foot block and fence privacy wall separates the vacation home backyard, all of the guests have positively commented on the great privacy, especially with 2.3 acres.)

Location – Location – Location:

We're 5.6 miles from the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, 1234 square miles, with groves of Joshua Trees, incredible gigantic boulders and some of the best rock climbing in the world. If you don't feel like driving, then a minutes walk up the street (900 yards) is where you'll find a trailhead (Wildlife Habitat Restoration area) to wander - climbable rocky hills, 360 degree views of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree Retreat Center is 2.9 miles (about 5 minutes) away. About 2 miles from our Getaway is “Downtown” Joshua Tree which has art galleries, a yoga studio, adventure & hiking outfitter stores, a bakery, gift shops, many restaurants including great burgers and great vegan fare, even a (remarkably good) pizza parlor as well as other restaurants including Thai, a saloon and home style coffee shop. A National Park Visitors Center is located right off the main drag, so you can park there and check out the shops before you head to our backyard, Joshua Tree National Park.

Just about 40 minutes away is Palm Springs! If you do venture to Palm Springs for the day then consider going to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Air museum, The Living Desert or VillageFest (Thursday nights).

OTHER: If you're feeling adventurous - Salton Sea is less than 90 minutes away. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is 2 hours away. The Cabazon outlets and Morongo Casino are about 40 minutes away. Lake Havasu and it's "London Bridge" is 3 hours away. In Laughlin you'll find casino's such as Harrah's & The Golden Nugget plus tourist attractions including the Davis Dam and the Colorado River.

There are many many great hikes in Joshua Tree National Park and the Visitors Center (6554 Park Blvd) can guide you to the best ones based on your interests and hiking ability.

Restaurants – minutes from the house include:

Natural Sister Cafe (Health Food)

61695-B Twentynine Palms Hwy;

Crossroads Cafe & Tavern (Local coffee shop, homemade food);

Park Rock Cafe (next to the visitor center);

Joshua Tree Saloon;

Pie for the People (Yummy Pizza);

Royal SIAM Cuisine Thai;

Sam's Indian Food;

Joshua Tree Saloon

and the "famous" Pappy & Harriets" is just 10 miles away in Pioneertown

More Details

Pam and John
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Pam and John

Owners John and Pam both work in the Entertainment industry - Pam in television, John in features although they are now both semi-retired.

Pam and John purchased this house in 2010

Why Pam and John chose Joshua Tree

We love the desert and the fresh, clean air and natural surroundings and wildlife. Best of all - the lack of city crowds and traffic! Joshua Tree is really magical.

We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between.

What makes this house unique

This vacation home was custom built with extra thick walls, has passive solar features, high ceilings and is in a quiet and secluded part of town. We love being able to walk 10 minutes to hike or just sit on the patio and watch the abundant wildlife. And because our location is a higher up the street, we even have a view of the city lights.


Natural Sisters Cafe
"Vegan and health food"
Pie for the People
"Yummy Pizza!"
Crossroads Cafe & Tavern
"Great local coffee shop with good original food."
Joshua Tree Health Foods
Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center
"Stop by here before going into the park. They can help with hiking tips if you need any. Ne..."
Joshua Tree Saloon
"Our "local" saloon where you can listen to bands or do karaoke. They also serve food and ser..."
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Yucca Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
29 Palms Highway (62)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
A dozen at downtown center
Car: recommended

Palm Springs is just 45-55 minutes away where there is live theater, a zoo, one of the world's highest aerial trams, museums, etc..


Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet and sink only.
    Bathroom 1 - Shower and 2 sinks (and toilet of course!)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed, two large closets & chest of drawers, chairs, Access door with screen to the yard & patio. Cot available upon request for a third guest.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
This is a spacious one bedroom with high ceilings and an open floor plan based on passive solar features. Tiled throughout. Cleaning fee included in rental rate.


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1200 sqft Romantic Hideaway; 5.6 Mile to JT Park: Walk to hiking & rocks,
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 57 reviews

We had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and super comfortable. Very quiet and a perfect location near Joshua Tree National park.

We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped, very comfortable, private and pretty

  • 5 of 5

We recommend this to anyone. It was lovely, with lots of helpful information about the park and the area. The property is beautifully laid out as well, and the private patio space was very nice. A highlight was our climb with Joshua Tree Adventures, great guide Ethan Peck!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location near town

  • 5 of 5

Minutes from the National Park, minutes from the downtown Joshua Tree. Quiet and private, lovely yard, all the amenities and more, rabbits runningi around. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Property in th Heart of the Desert

  • 5 of 5

Sky Desert compound was even better than the pictures show; a truly special place. The property was immaculate, safe and cozy. The owners were extremely accommodating, and seemed to have thought of every detail for this vacation rental. Pictures do not do justice.... All expectations were exceeded! This property made Joshua Tree a very memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful, extremely Clean. Private!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my Boyfriend out for a Birthday weekend in Joshua tree. We couldn't have been more pleased with the Property. Absolutely Beautiful! The house has such a Coziness. Extremely Fresh. All the nesesarry amenities were provided. You feel like you are on your own home! Lovely kitchen to cook in. Perfect patio where i had coffee, practiced yoga and watched the Bunnys hop about in the soft morning air. You couldn't be closer to the park; where we spent a couple days hiking.

Drove into palm desert where we hiked the the painted canyon and had great Margaritas and dinner @ Fresh agave bar and grill. Snuggled up on the couch and watched a movie. Really not sure what more you could ask for?!

Would I stay again Absolutely!!! Recommend to a friend .... hmm let's keep it a secret

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful and so easy to relax

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely getaway place! The cactus and succulent garden is gorgeous and filled with local wildlife that find refuge. We loved sitting on the patios (there are 2) and watching the birds, rabbits and other creatures that happily found safe places under the cacti.

The home is very quiet and the kitchen is well stocked with anything you would need to cook. The bed is very comfortable and the bathrooms are very well appointed.

Our communication with the owners was very pleasant with clear instructions about access and helpful information about the area. We could not have wished for better.

This was just an ideal place for the two of us to read, draw, and come back to after our walks in the park. Joshua Tree National Park is close and it was easy to get there from the property. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

THIRD PERSON: $12.00 per night - includes cot set-up
One night rental accepted at: $165.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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