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Whole house & fenced yards, 1/2 mile from town and National Park entrance

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-6

Comfortable and Simple Desert Retreat - Available and close to Bhakti Fest!

Clean and nicely decorated 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Two queen-sized beds. Pull-out couch is great for kids.

Nice views. Fenced yards ideal for well trained small dog. Quiet neighborhood.

Central heat & air + swamp cooler & fans. Includes all utilities. Full kitchen, shower and tub

Near National Park Entrance, coffee house, restaurants, health food, gas, general supplies.

It has private wifi and speakers for streaming music or tv.

Handicap friendly - No stairs inside or out.

Nice views of mountains to north and west, Joshua Tree valley to southwest. Big shade tree and Joshua tree in yard too.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Louise

Hi - I'm Loui, a visual artist, photographer and nature lover. Sharing this amazing home with people who come to JT for the park, yoga, music, writing, photography, peace, is a great feeling.

Why Louise chose Deserts

This is a real house with living room, dining, kitchen all open to one another. Then the private bedrooms with queens size beds and big closets share a small bathroom. Hot water pressure is good. The views and wide open space to the north and west are beautiful. And I truly love that it is so close to the main strip of cafes, bar with good food and live music, shops and The Park!

My favorite get-away for 20 years, Joshua Tree became a sacred place to me. The quiet, openness, and night sky are transformative. Little by little I fixed it up, with my own sore hands and the help of others. Now is is super sweet and a delight.

What makes this house unique

Beautiful, spacious and close to town.

UnPlug and Type Inn. The artwork and manual typewriters is a Novel Experience. Vintage manual typewriters are available for you to use. Whether you are a pro needing to finish, want to play in a new-old way, or type notes, it is a great way to spend or end the day!

Only the media you bring... there are speakers to stream music, news or listen to your favorite albums with your cell phone or laptop.

Sitting areas in yard, under shade tree and private backyard.

Pull-out couch sleeps two. The art in the home is for sale.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kate did not want to change her dates so I took care of it for her.

She choose to bring 4 dogs which I agreed to with charge. And told her the rate which she agreed to.

She had the address, map and phone number but choose not to use any it, yet complain about not finding the place.

She is the only person to not like the house, the town or the yoga retreat.

The wifi password is in logical place but she did not look.
Sep 2015
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Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Whole house & fenced yards, 1/2 mile from town and National Park entrance
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 10 reviews
San Diego, CA

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect. Decorated nicely. Clean. Comfy beds. Met all our needs. Private. A few min drive to Joshua Tree. Thai restaurant nearby was superb.Crossroads also good for breakfast and not fancy supper. Make sure u hike 49 Palms Oasis and Ryan's Mtn.

Host/Owner got back to me immediately when I texted a question. It was easy to find. WiFi worked well.

Very pleasant stay. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gail - We hope you will return. It is people like you that make this a joy to do!
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Weekend retreat

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much. House was nicely equipped. Refrigerator filled with goodies. Location good but recommend that if you go out at night and travel back roads that you record house number which is on garage. Shower excellent. Pretty much lived up to its description.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocean Park, WA, USA

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

The TYPE Inn was just right for the two of us for eight nights. The kitchen is well stocked; Every thing works. We watch very little television so the lack of a TV was not really noticed. The typewriters were fun to try and are an emphatic reminder of how used to a computer keyboard we are. I enjoyed reading a couple of books in the small library that I had never read before. The Inn is a convenient location for visiting Joshua Tree National Park. We would head out every morning and hike or walk a new trail while it was still cool and then take most afternoons off. It is a quiet location so we slept well. We'd choose the TYPE Inn again if we decide to revisit the Park which is magical in the Spring.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come again anytime!
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Joshua Tree for a few days to explore all that the area has to offer. We spent quite a bit of time walking through Joshua Tree National Park and completed a few trails. The Type Inn was the perfect location for us! We were close to everything and the accomodations were excellent. It was nice to be unplugged, but we made great use of the wifi as we both had school work to do. We enjoyed dinner from Pie for the People and the Crossroad Cafe while in town. The National Park is worth the visit and if you need a place to stay, the Type Inn is the perfect choice! If we make our way back out west in the near future, we will be sure to book the Type Inn again for a few days!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Type Inn is a modest bungalow, crisply maintained, artfully decorated, and well located.

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I spent two nights at the Type Inn, It has all the necessary basics (well-stocked kitchen, gracefully furnished living room, good beds) and as a bonus is delightfully and artistically decorated in old typewriters and beautiful photos and art. We used the patio off the kitchen for stargazing and breakfasting. The house is only blocks from a main entrance road to Joshua Tree Nat'l Park for easy access to the Visitor Center and the Park. Perfect for our needs. The owner, Louise, was gracious when called last minute for the code. We loved the experience.

Carole Crew and Linda Taylor

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly as described, comfortable, clean, quiet, close to town and the park. We would definitely return! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
29 Palms, Yucca Valley & Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
JT Saloon
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Natural Sisters, Crossroads, Thai food
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: recommended

The National Park entrance is the next street.

The Marine Base is 15 miles east.

There is a Health food store, cafes, yoga studio right down the street. Please there is general store, liquor, gas.


Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $45
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please leave it as clean as you find it. Respect the love that has been put into this home and yard!

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:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Clean and basic - large sink, eco-flush toilet, shower with sliding doors. Good water pressure, plenty of hot water. Window and fan for fresh air ventilation.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front bedroom has a queen bed and the second bedroom has a new queen size bed now too. And the couch pulls out for a another double bed - great for kids. Loads of pillows too.
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • 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:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
The Joshua Tree TYPE Inn is an unplugged Retreat. Well OK, bring the computer. There is electricity even private wifi! All the simple comforts of home are here for you. Inspirational and Humorous with Manual Typewriters for you to Use and are the decor.

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