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

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4-6

Comfortable and Simple Desert Retreat -

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 10, 2018

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 Joshua Tree

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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Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Whole house & fenced yards, 1/2 mile from town and National Park entrance
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 16 reviews
Huntington Beach

Cute house near Joshua Tree National Park

  • 4 of 5

Overall had a great stay at the Type Inn. House was very cozy and clean. Nice decor and amenities. Large yard and conveniently located in the center of town. Only con would be the furniture (beds and couch) is older and not very comfortable to me.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I am very relaxed 😊

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sofia - So glad you enjoyed your time at the JT Type Inn... We hope you will stay again here!
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Oviedo, FL

Great home on the best side of the park!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Type Inn! We visited the first week in May. Mornings on the Mojave side of Joshua Tree were beautiful, so we got up early and enjoyed the cool air and beautiful views. Many wildflowers were in bloom. Later in the day, the rocks afforded shade and cool surfaces and there was almost always a breeze. It was hot by mid-afternoon, so we’d head back to the Type Inn for hot showers and a cool and relaxing home.

We came in the first night about 11 pm, but had no trouble finding the house. Everything was as we expected – no TV, microwave or dishwasher, but there is great AC, hot water, wifi, comfortable beds and all the other amenities we expected. The house is very convenient to the Joshua Tree Visitor’s Center and Park Entrance.

Crossroads was the best restaurant of the ones we tried. Groceries and a laundromat were close by, along with several outfitters to help with hiking and rock climbing information and accessories. A wonderful get-away vacation!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the honest and informative review. Hope you will visit again!
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Flagstaff, AZ

Quiet simple place

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice free standing house, and convenient to Joshua Tree

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave - hope to host you again!
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Quite, cozy little house

  • 4 of 5

Cute, clean, cozy little house on the edge of town. 15 min drive to the west gate of Joshua Tree

National Park. Perfect place to regroup after a day of hiking in the park. Great hot shower!

Terrific desert sunsets and cool desert nights.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for

  • 4 of 5

A quiet retreat in a well kept property with character. Kids loved the yard. Perfect location for exploring the park. No TV no problem!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you loved it and the kids enjoyed the fenced yards... Would love to have you return. Just need to let you know though, the housekeeper said the stove burner was ON when she arrived. Fortunately it was shortly after you left.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45
Pet Fee $25
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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