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Desert Wonderland: a Quiet Escape Minutes from Joshua Tree National Park

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Joshua Tree National Park in distance. 360 degree views!

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Gorgeous, wide-open views from this unique house in Wonder Valley. The best of both worlds: In the middle of nowhere, but only 15 minutes to Joshua Tree National Park and Twentynine Palms. Indoors, you'll delight in the beautiful, colorful tile work by local artist Perry Hoffman, along with wide windows that invite the desert inside. Shaded front porch.

State-of-the-art AC/heating unit. Wood-burning furnace . WiFi included.

Lovely, peaceful walks from the house. Starry nights are stunning. On moonlit nights, you can practically read outside. Bird lizards, rabbits, coyotes, cloudbursts, wind, quiet.

We love this house. We love the desert. We are happy to open it to like-minded guests who will respect the space and the landscape, who long for some peace and quiet. If that's you, you are most welcome! We have a two-guest limit, with some exceptions.

Please note that while there's running hot water for shower and kitchen, you will need to bring your own drinking water. If you want a fire, please bring your own wood.

Please...it's very important that all doors and windows are securely closed before you leave. During your stay, feel free to open screened doors and windows, but make sure those are shut tightly when you check out. Wind and desert life love to enter the place and explore!

No smoking indoors. Mellow dogs okay but not on furniture or bed. If you have a dog, please note that there's no fence around property.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Considered:

    No dogs on couches or bed, please. Please also clean up after your dog. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    OUTSIDE only! Thank you!...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Queen bed with armoire and dresser.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Incredible custom tile shower room with desert views. Work by local artist Perry Hoffman. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125
$575

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $50
  • Pet Fee $10
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We ask that guests sign a waiver of liability. Upon confirmation of reservation we'll email to you. You can sign and scan back to mail back before your visit.

50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

Check out the Glass Outhouse Gallery! Five minute drive. Amboy Crater is 35 minutes away--wonderful drive and incredible, surreal hike to top of crater. A simple walk up the road across Godwin and you have lovely 360 degree views.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I live in Meiners Oaks, CA, with my wife and children. I teach writing and literature at Ventura College.

Why the Owner Chose Wonder Valley, CA, USA:
I have always loved the desert, and always dreamed of a little place surrounded by silence and sand. I rented this house four years ago and kept coming back until it became clear that it's time. My wife came to love the place as well, and so it's our 'baby'.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The feel of the open skies, the beauty and play of the interior of the house, the proximity to Joshua Tree--all this and more drew us here. We love that there's no fence--just desert around.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Joshua Tree National Park in distance. 360 degree views!

    Joshua Tree National Park in distance. 360 degree views!

  • Starry nights

    Starry nights

  • living area!

    living area!

  • full kitchen.

    full kitchen.

  • view from tile shower room

    view from tile shower room

  • bathroom sink

    bathroom sink

  • backyard. clouds

    backyard. clouds

  • living area

    living area

  • tile shower room

    tile shower room

  • Our place

    Our place

  • back porch. sunset.

    back porch. sunset.

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • back yard. chairs.

    back yard. chairs.

  • back porch. new windows!

    back porch. new windows!

  • backyard rainbow!

    backyard rainbow!

  • queen bed

    queen bed

  • wood-burning furnace

    wood-burning furnace

  • Neighbor. Great listener.

    Neighbor. Great listener.

  • view from front porch

    view from front porch

  • front porch. local art

    front porch. local art

  • view from tile shower room

    view from tile shower room

  • sunset

    sunset

VRBO #594925

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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