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Escape to Joshua Tree; Just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park

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


About the property

Two Bedroom - Two Bath - Sleeps 6 - Maximum Occupancy 8

Just a few minutes walk to coffee shops, restaurants, and city living... only a short drive to Joshua Tree National Park. This lovely updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath sleeps 6-8. This house offers the closeness of lots of things to do with the amenities of getting away to quiet retreat. The home away from home is set back from the hustle and bustle featuring a master containing a king size bed and second bedroom with two queen beds. The baths have a large walk in shower giving them a spa feel. The kitchen has granite counter-tops with a breakfast bar as well as a table that is set for three, but can accommodate four. The living room is cozy and comfortable comprised of sofa, over sized chair, ottoman, & flat screen with satellite programing. This home has free unlimited wi-fi and is equipped with a security system including front door lock accessible via key code provided to guests. This is the place to let your hair down and take care of yourself... Escape to Joshua Tree and leave the stress behind!

Nicole Pulliam
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Nicole Pulliam

Married with four children and now our first grandchild, we lived about thirty minutes from one another through high school, but never met. After his first two years in the Marine Corps my husband and I met at my house through a mutual friend of my brothers. Married in 1989, my husband was stationed on the local Marine Base in Twentynine Palms. We fell in love with the area and when his time in the Corps came to an end, after the Gulf War, we made the area our home.

Nicole Pulliam purchased this house in 2013

Why Nicole Pulliam chose Deserts

This property was chosen for its location to big city life of Palm Springs and small town living of the Morongo Basin... My husband and I wanted to raise our children away from the fast paced lifestyle of big city life while keeping ourselves a hop, skip, and jump away from it. The Morongo Basin offers the home town feel while being centrally located to Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and alike. The best of both worlds with the beauty of the desert landscape. Joshua Tree National Park gives us a great outside adventure only minutes away.

What makes this house unique

This home was a disaster when we purchased it; everything had to be redone. Oleander Retreat is a new and improved home from new cabinets and appliances to new tile and toilets. I especially enjoy sitting in the shade of the patio and chatting with friends. The home is smack dab in the middle of town and yet it has the feel of a quiet getaway. Just a few minutes drive to everything in the area...very centrally located.


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: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The showers are over-sized and tiled, giving them a spa feel.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Master Bathroom
    Second Bedroom - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Escape to Joshua Tree; Just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Great house great location.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious. And we really enjoyed watching tiny hummingbirds hatch in the nest by the front porch. Joshua tree national park is close and so are grocery stores and walmart.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely well kept home in quiet residential neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

The property is an easy access to Joshua Tree NP, which is an amazingly beautiful area for hiking & rock climbing. We appreciated that the home was thoughtfully designed, allowing us additional time to pursue our adventures within the park. We would absolutely recommend this property for visitors looking for an extended stay option in the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oleander retreat. Nicole was quick to respond to every email and very sweet and accommodating . The house was spotless, the beds were comfortable and it was a perfect place to relax. It was close to great hiking and fun restaurants.

We will look forward to our next visit!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

A very pleasant experience. The house is located right by the entrance to the park and had everything we needed and more. We loved the closet that was stocked with classic board games! Thank you for a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay. Will Recommend to Friends and Family

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend stay. The house was spotless when we arrived and we appreciated the small touches like iced bottled water, music playing, and the single serving coffee maker. The information folder for guests was very thorough and super helpful. The house has very nice modern finishes and appliances and is located just outside the Park. Lastly the owner Nicole was very responsive every time we contacted her. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

House is very clean and good location. We got a late checkout which was great. Could use a few bells and whistles to make it a more of a cozy stay, but overall a great value and easy to find/get to and access. Was overall happy after we decorated it up to our liking.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40.3 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
JT Saloon
Nearest Golf
37.7 Miles
Escena Golf Club
Nearest Train
32.6 Miles
Palm Springs Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Crossroads Cafe
Nearest Ski
68.5 Miles
Big Bear Resort
Nearest Beach
145 Miles
Santa Monica Pier

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 22.3 miles

Joshua Tree National Park 1.8 miles

Coyote Retreat 8.5 miles

Dunlap Cottage Retreat 17.7 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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