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The Original Home with a Dome! 4BR/2BA Rustic Luxury with Amazing Views!

(28 Reviews)

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The Original Home with a Dome: Rustic luxury with incredible views. 7.5 acres.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 BR, 2 BA + a unique Dome. Luxury home + rustic, outdoor living.

Experience Joshua Tree in style-- stay at the premiere JT vacation rental! Completely renovated, inside and out, with a unique Dome Tent for luxury glamping under the stars. Have the best of both worlds: a luxury home with hotel-style amenities AND rustic, outdoor living, with camping in a dome! Everything you could want in a vacation rental is here, even things that you didn't know you wanted!

* Dome tent
* Outdoor grass bed
* Outdoor bar
* In-ground hot tub
* Fire pit
* Two bbq grills (one propane, one charcoal)
* Incredible views
* 7.5 acres of rocks: hike for hours without even leaving the property!
* Secret concrete platform built up on a mountain of rocks! Overlooks the entire valley and enough space for a picnic, morning yoga session, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunset.
* Bonus room with music (guitar, keyboard and amp) and art stations
* Yoga and Pilates area in the bonus room
* Three large LED HDTVs with DISH
* DVD player with a movie collection
* High-speed internet (Wifi)
* Vintage-style phonograph with a record collection
* Karaoke system / Bluetooth speaker to stream music
* Memory Foam mattresses
* Unique home can sleep up to 16 people in beds (including sofa beds and an air mattress), but the home feels cozy enough for just two people to enjoy as the large bonus bedroom has been repurposed as a music/art/yoga room.
* Modern kitchen with rustic decor, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, fully stocked with coffee, condiments, spices, cookware, utensils and plates/cups
* Hotel-style amenities including luxury towels, linens, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, and toothpaste
* Washer and dryer
* Great location, only one mile from the West entrance to the park!
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Manager

Member since: 2000

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2 : 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 4 (Bonus): 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Dome Tent: 1 queen

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  • Porta-Crib (Pak'n'Play) available in Master Bedroom closet. Horse corral with water available and plenty of parking space for your horse trailer. Easy access to trails and dirt roads for miles of gorgeous riding. Extra charge may apply....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Bedroom 1: Cal king bed, Bedroom 2: Queen bed, Bedroom 3: Queen bed, Bedroom 4 (bonus room): Twin Day bed with twin trundle (twin x 2), Dome Tent: Queen bed, Additional: Sleeper sofa x 2 and a queen-size air mattress Bonus: Outdoor grass bed Horse setup includes a roomy corral with water (water buckets not provided) and easy access to miles of scenic riding trails and dirt roads perfect for exploring. Additional charges may apply for your horse or horses. Plenty of parking next to the corral for your horse trailer. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Rotating library of books (provided by guests -- take one, give one)....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Movie collection in the bookshelf....moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games are available at the house....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Guitar, amp, and keyboard are in the bonus room for guests to use....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DISH satellite TV....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Vintage-style phonograph with record collection. Bluetooth speaker / Karaoke machine in the Bonus room....moreless

  • Television:

    3 large LED televisions with DISH....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 8 comfortably with room for a few extra at the kitchen island. Additional outdoor dining options....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    The Desert House is cooled by evaporative cooling...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Electric fireplace, provides heat and ambiance....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Yoga and Pilates area, yoga mats provided....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat throughout...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI is provided at the Desert House. AT&T and Verizon cell phones work (I haven't checked others) and any MIFI cards or other personal internet services seem to work....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    A telephone with free long distance calling in the US is located next to the front door....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    For 10 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    All the basics, including condiments and spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    In-ground hot tub and outdoor bar are located on the concrete platform toward the back of the house, before the Dome Tent....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covered Pergola in the back of the house....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill and Charcoal grill pit are both available....moreless

  • Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

4.6
from 28 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$299 $349
Fri, Sat
$1,950 $8,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

Contact owner for holiday rates and pet requirements. Children are included as additional guests.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Location

Car: Necessary

We are located just one mile from West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and all it has to offer for hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding and exploring.

It is an easy drive to museums, golf, shopping, art galleries and even southern California's famous theme parks. Great local restaurants are nearby for a night out. We are only 45 minutes from Palm Springs and all it has to offer. The Desert House is an excellent vacation rental with something for everyone.

Other Activities: rock climbing, hiking

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1998

About: We fell in love with this place the moment we saw it and so will you! It's so quiet and peaceful and the lovely views change as the sun moves across the sky. We never tire of visiting and we hope you won't either.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Photos

  • The Original Home with a Dome: Rustic luxury with incredible views. 7.5 acres.

    The Original Home with a Dome: Rustic luxury with incredible views. 7.5 acres.

  • Front porch at night, grass bed and seating area overlook the entire valley.

    Front porch at night, grass bed and seating area overlook the entire valley.

  • Incredible views from inside the dome tent -- overlooks the entire valley!

    Incredible views from inside the dome tent -- overlooks the entire valley!

  • Farmhouse sink and fully stocked kitchen, including locally roasted coffee.

    Farmhouse sink and fully stocked kitchen, including locally roasted coffee.

  • Another large bedroom with custom design elements.

    Another large bedroom with custom design elements.

  • Extra large bonus room in the back, music and art stations and a 55" HDTV.

    Extra large bonus room in the back, music and art stations and a 55" HDTV.

  • Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with a rustic, luxury theme.

    Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with a rustic, luxury theme.

  • Bonus room opens to in-ground hot tub, Dome Tent, and outdoor bar.

    Bonus room opens to in-ground hot tub, Dome Tent, and outdoor bar.

  • View of the hot tub, Dome tent, and backyard bar at night.

    View of the hot tub, Dome tent, and backyard bar at night.

  • No light pollution allows you to see the night sky as it should be seen!

    No light pollution allows you to see the night sky as it should be seen!

  • The Original Home with a Dome is only 1 mile from the West entrance to the park.

    The Original Home with a Dome is only 1 mile from the West entrance to the park.

  • Book your stay now, calendar fills up fast!

    Book your stay now, calendar fills up fast!

  • Outdoor grass bed - another unique feature! Outdoor living spaces are plentiful.

    Outdoor grass bed - another unique feature! Outdoor living spaces are plentiful.

  • Clear vinyl roof on the Dome for stargazing at night.

    Clear vinyl roof on the Dome for stargazing at night.

  • Completely remodeled kitchen - all stainless appliances and quartz countertops.

    Completely remodeled kitchen - all stainless appliances and quartz countertops.

  • Newly redesigned bedrooms with memory foam mattress.

    Newly redesigned bedrooms with memory foam mattress.

  • Master bedroom has a memory foam Cal King bed with ensuite bathroom.

    Master bedroom has a memory foam Cal King bed with ensuite bathroom.

  • 16 foot sliding patio doors lead out to the hot tub and Dome tent.

    16 foot sliding patio doors lead out to the hot tub and Dome tent.

  • Rock wall shower in the master bathroom.

    Rock wall shower in the master bathroom.

  • Dome tent features a 55" LED TV that can be rolled outside to the hot tub area!

    Dome tent features a 55" LED TV that can be rolled outside to the hot tub area!

  • Fire pit and bricked-in charcoal bbq grill. Additional propane grill available.

    Fire pit and bricked-in charcoal bbq grill. Additional propane grill available.

  • Daytime views around the property are also great!

    Daytime views around the property are also great!

  • Plenty of rocks and hiking trails outside -- peace and quiet in the desert...

    Plenty of rocks and hiking trails outside -- peace and quiet in the desert...

  • Check out our FaceBook page & Instagram:
@OriginalHomeWithADome

    Check out our FaceBook page & Instagram: @OriginalHomeWithADome

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This listing was first published here in 2000.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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