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Hide Away in the Desert; Minutes to Joshua Tree National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One Bedroom - One Bath - Sleeps 4

This home is just off the beaten path of Indian Ave in Twentynine Palms. Dunlap Cottage Retreat is a short distance to the Joshua Tree National Park, not far from MCAGCC, and minutes to local restaurants. This cozy one bedroom / one bath can accommodate up to 4 guests. This little gem in the desert has bamboo flooring, central air, and satellite television. Come sit and relax in front of the fire pit, listen to desert sounds, and plan your next hike.

Nicole Pulliam
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 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 cottage in 1994

Why Nicole Pulliam chose Deserts

This property is a guesthouse that when not in use we vacation or short term rent.


Twentynine Palms Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower/tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One queen bed, night stand, lamp, drawers and closet.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Hide Away in the Desert; Minutes to Joshua Tree National Park
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Terrific location for a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Location is excellent, straight drive into the park. From the front door to the Hidden Valley campground or picnic area took approximately 20 minutes! Perfect for my climbing experience with Joshua Tree climbing adventure guides!! Joshua Tree is an amazing experience and the spaciousness, gorgeous kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms made this a luxurious vacation for me and my two dogs. The Bureau of land management is approx 15 minutes to ride your bikes, let your dogs run off leash and do some exploring. The BLM has trails that make it easy to enjoy running or biking. Joshua Tree had many dirt roads that allowed me to hike with the dogs as well with unbelievable views! Be sure to pack enough water for your dogs and yourself! All these adventures were completed with coming back to this vacation house where from the time I arrived (it was almost midnight -but no problem finding the house or entering keyCODE access. Safe, quiet, plenty of stars to look at over the mountain off the front porch. The garage is a nice feature for storing your bike or drive in to park your car. Great place for a family reunion. Visitors center is not even 5 minutes from the front door, as well as gas, restaurant and food. There's a Walmart about 15 minutes, as well as a petco, and additional fast food. Relaxing each evening at the vacation rental after climbing all day, hiking, biking completed the perfect vacation!

PS- there was even a whole shelf of free bottled water for those mornings when I was running to get out the door and needed to bring water for the dogs!😀?

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hollister, CA

Peace and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Secluded, clean, cozy and relaxing. Everything I needed. Hostess Nicole left freshly picked citrus. I will be returning next year when the desert is in bloom again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Southern California

Cozy little mobile home

  • 5 of 5

The place is as advertised: cozy, clean, well equipped, lot of room to store personal items, comfortable for 2-4 people. The location is great to explore JTNP. Nicole is a great host. There were a few items that we couldn't find, sent a message to Nicole, and in about 5-10 minutes she stopped by with everything we needed. Very satisfied with our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here while waiting for base housing. Nicole was a great host, checking on us throughout our stay, and always talked us through our questions. Although this cute trailer was hard to find, it was worth the adventure. The home not only comes with a fire pit but with a few sets of pots, pans, dishes, silverware, and cutting knives. We enjoyed staying here, thanks Nicole for providing an warm and cozy place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dunlap Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for 2-4 people looking for beautiful views (mountains, stars, and sunsets) and privacy. An excellent home away from home! All you need is personal items. We enjoyed the cottage and our nightly fires. Close to Joshua Tree National Park. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to family and friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Altadena, CA

Weekend jaunt

  • 4 of 5

My mom, sister, and I spent a holiday weekend at the Hide Away. Nicole was a great "hostess" - responding quickly to emails, checking in for ways she could help, letting us check out a little later. The mobile was small, but comfortable for the three of us. A perk is the small, fenced area in the front so my dog was able to run in and out easily. We also made use of the kitchen with a gas stove for all of our meals. This worked well since there was a good variety of pots and pans; but there was only one small knife and a few utensils if anyone wants to do more chopping or prep. The location between Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms was good for our jaunts into Joshua Tree National Park to hike.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always available as noted in the review. While I try to provide everything the guest may require, I obviously dropped the ball... I have added a knife set. Please, know that if you come to stay and are missing something you believe should be provided...ask me about it. I'm here to make your stay the best it can be.
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Nearest Airport
56.9 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
9.1 Miles
29 Palms Inn
Nearest Golf
10.7 Miles
Desert Winds Golf Course
Nearest Train
49.2 Miles
Palm Springs Station
Nearest Motorway
8.4 Miles
Highway 62 / Twentynine Palms Highway
Nearest Restaurant
17.3 Miles
Crossroads Cafe
Nearest Ski
84.5 Miles
Big Bear Resort
Nearest Beach
161 Miles
Santa Monica Pier

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 7.5 miles

Joshua Tree National Park 13.6 miles

Oleander Retreat 17.7 miles

Coyote Retreat 25 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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