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Secluded High Desert Homestead Near Joshua Tree

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Welcome to Havalina, a spacious and enchanting Mjave desert retreat.

Enjoy panoramic views, amazing sunsets, and stargazing. Situated on 5+ private acres of pristine desert landscape, the property feels "away from it all" yet accessible to all desert points of interest: 20 minutes to JT Natl Park, 15 minutes to both downtown Yucca Valley and downtown Joshua Tree, 10 minutes to the Integratron, 20 minutes to Pioneertown.

Havalina features 5.5 acres of desert land, a main house and a casita, which was the original homestead cabin on the property. The house and casita, which are both included in your rental, are joined by a large outdoor courtyard with a picnic table, gas grill, fire pit and bar stools to enjoy the sunset. The back of the house has a covered porch with rocking chairs, a hammock, and a huge shade tree that makes a magical sound when the wind blows.

The eclectic interior is tastefully decorated with handpicked flea-market finds, vintage & reclaimed wood furniture, and unique art pieces. Both bedrooms feature endless outdoor views and comfortable real beds (1 king, 1 full) as well as ample closet space. The living room has a large sofa, flat screen TV and DVD player. There is a full kitchen stocked with basics and a small breakfast nook. The casita has a very comfortable daybed, a record player and meditation pillows—a perfect place to just relax and/or accommodations for an additional guest.

More Details

Scott & Vanessa Witter
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Scott & Vanessa Witter

Vanessa & Scott


Yucca Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing


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Secluded High Desert Homestead Near Joshua Tree
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Welcoming the moment we stepped inside!

  • 5 of 5

Havalina House was a perfect getaway for us. Comfortable and welcoming. I felt like our every need had been anticipated. Can't wait to go back in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded & Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed in hotels most of our vacation and to be able to stay in this peaceful oasis for one night was a welcomed treat. The location was ideal and we loved our short drive to Joshua Tree National Park!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Zen.....

  • 5 of 5

Great lots of style and character would stay here again

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Enjoy Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

The home was so beautiful with an incredible view and natural light. Scott and Vanessa were very communicative and set us up for a great experience! We'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool and funky homestead in beautiful Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

Boy: looking for a night of star gazing in the desert; Girl: star gazing but also a cosy place to stay, with all the home comforts at a reasonable price. This house was the perfect solution! Eclectic and tastefully furnished with loads of character. I am very fussy re matresses', pillows and bedding but had the best night sleep. The shower was luxurious and everything is well-thought out to meet your needs. I am only disappointed that we could only stay one night - would have loved to have stayed for a few days there. Vanessa was excellent at answering any queries promptly and no matter the hour.

We would definitely book again if we lived in the US and hope to be back for longer another time!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I decided it was time for a a little break from LA and boy was this house and Joshua Tree the perfect break we needed. The house is amazing! It isn’t my first time staying here, it was so rad the last time we had to stay again. It’s the perfect place to take a few deep breathes and get centered again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

Standard rate includes 5 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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