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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:
May 26, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Hide Away in the Desert; Minutes to Joshua Tree National Park
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Edmonton Alberta Canada

February in the Desert

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent a month in this cosy one bedroom mobile on the edge of the desert, Please use the simple directions Nicole provides as my GPS unit was wrong.

The unit is older, with some upgrades; the appliances are newer and the bed was comfortable. My sister in law joined us for a week and we had no issues with space. The unit is centrally located, 1 1/2 hrs to Palm Springs, 1 hr to Pioneer Town, Morongo Valley, Giant Rock and the orchid greenhouse, and 20 min. to JTNP. It was a great base to explore the area on numerous day trips.

We enjoyed evenings sitting around the fire pit roasting hot dogs, toasting marshmallows and the fire itself. The view of the night sky was excellent and the coyotes could be heard in the distance on most evenings. A hike of a mile or more into the desert can be started from the front door.

Nicole was a great hostess, always helpful and available (she lives nearby). We appreciated getting to know her and her family.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Twentynine Palms Cottage 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

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

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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