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Fabulous views, dark nights and quiet times

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 BR 1 Bath, sleeps 6

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 player, telescope, train set, slot cars, toys. Odd collection of music and books. Gas fireplace, central heat and air. Full kitchen with utensils, cookware and serving ware. Kitchen is open to living area. Yard furniture, Charcoal grill. Very private. Walk the desert roads or hike up Shadow Mountain. Absolutely the place to let yourself be yourself.

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

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 Deserts

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Fabulous views, dark nights and quiet times
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great JT Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Eric was a great host and always available to answer questions throughout our stay. The house itself was spacious and well-appointed... especially for kids! The kitchen was also above average in its size and availability of implements.

There's some county land within walking distance if you don't feel like driving to the park for a hike.

My only suggestion would be for softer pillows in the bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet place to unplug and stargaze...

  • 5 of 5

Our little family came for Thanksgiving and loved our time here. Beautiful place to come unwind. Owner very helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Monica, CA

A desert home all your own!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Eric's place outside of Joshua Tree National Park. We spent last weekend there with our 3 kids and really enjoyed the break away from the LA scene. Everything was clean and stocked well. Beds were comfy and the views from the house are amazing! Eric was always prompt to answer my questions before arrival and instructions were easy to follow. All in all a great mini vacation for our family! Thanks Eric!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for leaving the place clean, and for communicating so well. You obviously get it! E
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A night under the stars

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you just need to get away from the regular world and get some peace and quiet. If you feel that way, this is the place to go. It's convenient enough to the necessities and the national park, but far enough away that you don't have to see it. The children's toys and train were a little out of the norm, but that is the idea. Get a change of perspective, and visit. You won't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in the middle of the desert

  • 4 of 5

We spent last Thanksgiving with another family in that cute little house. We really enjoyed being surrounded by the desert (you can see sand through all the windows). We also enjoyed the quietness and the star gazing at night. The owner had left a huge telescope and it was very special to observe the craters on the full moon! The kitchen was well equipped so we cooked all together. We also had little kids who really enjoyed all the toys, especially the gigantic train and car tracks. It is a great getaway to relax, get out of the crazyness of the city and have the kids play and enjoy nature. The house is isolated, yet not too far from Joshua Tree National Park. We went hiking in the park every day.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA USA

The Tardis of desert houses. You can't go wrong!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been here on a number of visits now. (We keep coming back!)

The house is kind of like the Tardis (of Dr Who fame.) Modest and on the small side outside but impeccable and cozy on the inside. Beautifully decorated and furnished. Full kitchen for cooking.

It's perfect for a family getaway (close to great hikes, the park and town for restaurants and shops.) It's also a terrific place to come to sit and read and write. Then grab a beer, go outside at night, lie back in a deck chair and look at the Milky Way.

You can't go wrong.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

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Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 13 2017 - Jun 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
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.
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Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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