Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076
Book Online or call VRBO Booking Assistance: 888-829-7076

Fabulous views, dark nights and quiet times

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


About the property

2 BR 1 Bath, sleeps 6

Very private 1200 square foot home on 2.25 acres of desert. King bedroom, full bedroom, queen sofa bed and queen futon. Sleeps 8 before anyone hits the floor. Stereo with CD/DVD player, aux cable, telescope, toys. Plenty of CDs DVDs and books. Gas fireplace, central heat and air. Full cook’s kitchen with utensils, cookware and serving ware. Kitchen is open to living area, so you’re still with the party while cooking. Help yourselves to pantry items, condiments, etc. Yard furniture, Charcoal grill. Please move it away from the house before lighting! Walk the desert roads or hike up Shadow Mountain. La Copine on Old Woman Springs Road is a special treat. You can cut over there on Aberdeen. Country Kitchen, Pie for the People pizza, Crossroads Cafe and the Indian food at Sam’s are all excellent. Nomad Ventures climbing outfitter is in town near Park Blvd. Nearby to the Noah Purifoy Museum. The Integratron, Landers Brewing Co and Gubler’s orchid farm are 10 Miles away. Absolutely the place to let yourself be yourself.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Eric

We bought the home on a had been staying in area hotels off and on, and decided to see if we could swing a second home here. We knew immediately this was the place.

Eric purchased this house in 1999

Why Eric chose Joshua Tree

As soon as we drove up, we knew this was it. The quiet, big skies, mountain views and dark nights guaranteed an escape from our everyday lives.

What makes this house unique

The Quiet. Restful interiors, expansive exteriors. And the quiet.


Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Actually a Full bed but there's no option for that!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

87% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Fabulous views, dark nights and quiet times
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
Grand Terrace, CA


  • 5 of 5

great inside deco. fun train set and great music collection. tons of stars at night. only 10 minutes from the National park. felt like our own home. We did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the easy communication and leaving the place in great shape!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

Milky way property was everything we wanted. Quiet, peaceful, and much cozier than the photos even suggest. The house has everything you need, and is well stocked with games for quiet evenings at home. A short and easy drive from downtown J Tree meant more quiet and greater feeling of getting away from it all. Eric's house instructions were easy to understand. Great trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, glad to have you! Thanks for leaving the house in god shape for me, always appreciated! We love it out there on the mesa, and I'm glad you liked it too.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The property was good. Location offers plenty of tranquility. Perfect for our family. Loved hiking in the hills close by. Well stocked pantry and toiletries. Unique collection of DVDs and music. the flooring needs some repair, bathroom needs a lock. Overall a wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I'll address the floor--just needs another coat of varnish in places, and the bathroom knob does lock--just pouch it in and turn it. Thanks for leaving the place so clean, really helped me out in this busy season. Eric
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great visit!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The property was as described, the directions were easy to follow, and the hosts were very responsive.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

very nice

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by an immaculate house when we entered. Everything we needed was there and operable, basically a very clean and comfortable house. Our stays in Joshua Tree are generally quiet, but this property, being well outside of town was especially quiet which was just what I was seeking. It was quiet once the howling of the extremely high winds died down. But the wind too was interesting--sounding like a winter blizzard in the NE but without the freezing temperatures and snow. Overall we had a very pleasant stay at the house, in the Park, and exploring Noah Purifoy's very nearby desert museum.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Desert Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Eric's place for a few days after a trip to UC Riverside. The house is nicely isolated but not too far from Joshua Tree or conveniences like grocery stores and gas stations. We had a wonderful weekend full of making food, reconnecting with friends, and enjoying the solitude of the high desert.

The house is clean and comfortable and fits into the desert landscape nicely. We highly recommend making a visit to Eric's and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Joshua Tree National Park, is , of course a big attraction. You'll be happy just wandering the desert dirt roads around the house, too.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.