1200 Sqft Romantic Hideaway, 5.6 Mile to Jt Park: Walk to Hiking & Rocks,(54 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Couples refuge, 1200 sq ft home; 1 bedroom, 2 bath, dining & living room, 2+acre
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
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Member since: 2013
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
Pets Not Allowed:
We keep the home pet free as a courtesy for our many guests who have animal allergies. In addition, please note that gogs are only allowed in the Joshua Tree National park 100 feet from roads and are not allowed on any trails so most people leave their pets at home. Many cactus and thorns on all properties in the area. ...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
We provide some firewood and Duraflame logs but cannot provide unlimited wood as it is cost prohibitive. Guests are welcome to bring their own firewood for unlimited use of the wood burning stove....moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $125
- Tax Rate 7%
THIRD PERSON: $12.00 per night - includes cot set-up
One night rental accepted at: $165.00
MARCH and APRIL - weekly rentals only (monthly rate not applicable)
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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..
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Owners John and Pam both work in the Entertainment industry - Pam in television, John in features although they are now both semi-retired.
Why the Owner Chose Joshua Tree, CA, USA:
They 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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the house and vacation home because it 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.
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The living room - artist's table on back wall, open floor plan.
The kitchen area.
Master bedroom. Open floor plan allows you to see all the way to the kitchen.
Looking over the master bedroom to the main bathroom. Door to patio is on left.
Shower in master bath. 2nd bathroom is a half bath.
Looking out from the master bedroom patio.
More happy notes left by our guests. (We don't solicit reviews.)
Another one of the unique cacti that can be found off of the two patios & yard.
Walkway through the yard & another park bench accessible off both back patios.
Block walls on the street side provide awesome privacy for this large property.
Quails, sometimes with their families in tow, often wander the yard.
Yes Road Runners come trotting around too - we always keep water out for them.
The large, full size kitchen opens out to a patio (with table and chairs).
Living room - nearby hiking mountains visible through windows.
Looking through the master bedroom patio door (with screen).
Master bathroom with 2 sinks, 2 mirrors & shower. 2nd bathroom is a half bath.
The foyer - 2nd bathroom is at the end of the hall, living room is on the left.
We often get notes when our guests leave - (most people don't write a 'review')
There are many unique, 'designer cacti' throughout the property.
The vacation home - the bedroom door & kitchen sliders lead to back patios.
A sitting area in the yard for relaxing and enjoying the view and quiet ambience
Private entrance to your vacation home with concrete parking pad.
Bunnies seem to enjoy the privacy and comfort of our large property.
Hiking trails & views just 900 yards up the street from the vacation home .
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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