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Great Get Away Beautiful Views 4 Miles To The Park

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

A Great Get Away For All Close To Park And Town!

Location, Location, Location-Frank Sinatra Style in Joshua Tree!

Classic 1960’s 2 Bedroom Bungalow on a very private large lot, incredible desert vistas and beautiful views of the colorful rock walls that surround Joshua Tree. The stylish house has been recently redecorated with two wonderful bedrooms, a fabulous living room with views of the front yard and a “groovy” wood burning fireplace.

There are two flat screen TV’s, one in the Living Room and the other in the Master Bedroom. You will have non stop entertainment while spending time in a private and serene environment.

The house is positioned on the lot with large open spaces in the front and back yards with incredible views toward the park. There are large open spaces to enjoy your time outside and watch the sunset and stars.

This unique house is extremely close to good dining and the town of Joshua Tree. It is also conveniently located off the road that enters into Joshua Tree Park Blvd and we are located 4 miles to Joshua Tree Park Entrance

It’s a fantastic spot to spend your time while visiting Joshua Tree

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Owner
Heather Baer/Steve Schneider
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, dutch, danish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

Why Heather Baer/Steve Schneider chose Deserts

We love Rock Climbing and enjoying the nice weather, great sunsets and beautiful clear and starry nights!

What makes this house unique

Fantastic location, large private lot, great views, recently redecorated and close to the entrance to the park, close to restaurants, shopping and all amenitites!

Reviews

3.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Great Get Away Beautiful Views 4 Miles To The Park
average rating of 3.8 based on 5 reviews
2

House was basic as advertised. Hassle was not advertised!

  • 2 of 5

- Contract: owner wanted me to sign a contract that said payment was due when I’d paid in full. Back and forth emails to get an appropriate contract.

- Arrived after dark, fortunately, with a flashlight. Motion sensors worked intermittently and did not work when we arrived. Very dark. Key box system worked.

- Tried to connect to internet - no obvious password instructions. Contacted emergency folks (because owners were out of the country). Looked at the instructions and emails for the password. Not there. Both contact people were really nice but didn’t know the password. I finally found it in the back of the Time Warner booklet and sent it to one of the emergency contact people who asked to have it for future reference.

- Bedrooms and beds were fine and heat from living room heater kept place warm as it was in the low 30s outside.

- Next morning, went to put on coffee and take a shower. No water in the house anywhere. Called the emergency people again. Again they were nice and contacted a handyman who came sometime later that day. We left to get coffee and see Joshua Tree - without a shower.

- Returned home, water was on and worked. Then tried to turn on TV. Didn’t work. Worked at it, called the nice emergency people who weren’t able to get it on. Called Time Warner, worked with a tech on the phone for an hour. Rebooted three times. No go. The nice contact people called the handyman again. He came and got it on. There were no instructions and the Time Warner people couldn’t get it on, the contact people couldn’t get it on and we couldn’t get it on. The handyman was handy that day - water and the TV.

- Last day we left the place spotless and took the garbage. When I wrote the owner to ask for the deposit she explained she’d do me a favor and not take the contract allowed 15 days but get it to me in a week.

Recommendation - There have to be easier places to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 0
Walnut Creek, CA
2

Disappointed

  • 2 of 5

When I checked previous reviews for this property they were all favorable but I was very disappointed. Some issues I had were just bad luck and not necessarily things that could have been avoided, but here’s my story. I arrived for a four night stay on a Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival I found the house to be extremely hot, as it was around 90 degrees outside. Not a big deal, but I couldn’t find an air-conditioner or get the swamp cooler to turn on. I called the owners who seemed very nice and they said they had a swamp cooler that wasn’t turned on yet for the season. If they knew I was checking in that day, why wasn’t it on? They said they would send someone out that evening to activate it. In the meantime, it wasn’t very comfortable sitting around in the heat waiting for the handyman. He eventually showed up within a couple hours and got it running.

They only have basic TV which is 15 or 20 channels with just local news and there aren’t any movie or cable channels for national or international news. They have no internet service and my cell phone (Sprint) didn’t work well, as the property seemed to be just over the hill from the cell towers. I had to drive to a local Starbucks which was about 6 miles away to use the internet. These may not be issues or concerns for some or most renters, but they definitely were for me as this was a business trip, not playtime.

The beds were very comfortable and the bedding was very nice and the home was very clean. After requiring a $100 cleaning fee they had said I had to remove all my trash from the property upon leaving, which was a first for me. It has been my experience that trash removal is part of the cleaning service. Living room furniture was very uncomfortable. Seemed more like doll house furniture. I’ll cut them some slack as I’m 6’5” and 250 lbs., but my business partner agreed it wasn’t comfortable for him either. Needless to say, we didn’t enjoy hanging out relaxing at the home. Water heater went out on the 3rd day of our stay (Sunday morning). Asked the owner if he’d refund us one of the four night’s rent for $110 per. They only offered and credited me back $50.

Even if I hadn’t had any bad luck with the mechanical issues, I feel the rental rate per night was overpriced for what you get. Of course, everyone’s expectations are different. Needless to say, I wouldn’t rent this unit again even if I knew everything was in working order.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are sorry that this renter had a less than ideal time. it was unfortunate that he arrived for the first heat wave of the season, and that we did not have the swamp cooler up and running yet. we promise not to make that mistake again. as for the tv, there are lots of free movies, you just have to search the channels correctly. and we DO have internet there...not sure why the tenant never told us about that. we are glad that they found the beds comfortable. we realize we need a more comfortable chair for lounging in, and will get that asap. as for the water heater, we could have had our neighbor easily go turn the pilot light back on, but this tenant never called us for the first day it was turned off...that is why we only refunded him for a half day stay. we have realized that this water heater that was installed just last year seemed faulty, and we have gone ahead and replaced it with a brand new water heater so this problem should be fixed. in retrospect, we wish we had refunded him for a full day, along with our sincere apologies, and good luck with any rentals he may have in the future. sincerely, steve schneider and heather baer
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Tujunga, California
5

Excellent Place To Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and are were incredibly surprised when we reached the house to see how private this property is and how wonderful the views are. It is on a huge lot with fantastic views of the Park and the city below. It is extremely easy to find and in the perfect location close to the park and town to get food, coffee, etc! The house is decorated very nicely with flat screen TV's and a great 60's style vibe. It has a cozy fireplace and again views, views, views.

Its a great value and we highly recommend it to anyone. The owners were very easy to work with and had a lot of information about things to do in the Park.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt! please come back again soon! Thanks For The Kind Review! Best
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colorado
5

Cozy Joshua Tree Getaway is in the Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed for two nights at this perfect little getaway. It was clean, comfortable, and had good views of the surrounding desert. The yard is home to Yuccas, Barrel, and other cacti that make it like a botanical garden. The easy to find location is ideal since shopping and restaurants are just a mile down the hill, and the National Park is , like, 5 minutes up the hill. As a couple, it was easily affordable, and we especially enjoyed watching movies on the wide screen TV while a windstorm raged outside. We had been thinking about

camping out and we were glad we didn't. The owners were especially helpful with information about the Park and where to go hiking and exploring. We would totally recommend this rental home to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nick! Please come back and visit again! We are so glad you had such a great time! Best
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is so close to the entrance to the park that you can almost walk. Really fun decor. All mid century! Very quiet and private. We can't wait to go back. Owners were really easy to work with!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Ontario International Airport, Ontario Ca
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
10 Freeway
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Car: recommended

Joshua Tree National Park

Bouldering, National Park, Hiking, biking, sunsets.

Great Food. Lots Of Art. Meditation Center.

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Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
$750
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
On Line Payment Charges $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.25%

Check in is 4:00 PM
Check Out is 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Nice and Clean, bright and Sunny
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 bedrooms- 1 queen/ 1 full
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Beautiful location extremely close to the National park. Close to Restaurants and town

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