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Romantic hide-a-way for two in our secluded canyon. Please see our reviews.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 432 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Our guest reviews tell our story better than we can.

Hawks View House in Joshua Tree is located in a secluded canyon 6 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree. Hiking is available right out the back door, featuring back porch shower, fire pit and amazing views in every direction. A short drive to JTNP.

We rebuilt this 1950s Homesteader Cabin from scratch. After jack-hammering and re-pouring the old cement floor, we wood framed inside the original cinder block walls to provide lots of electrical outlets and additional insulation. The cabin features two 10 ft. covered porches, metal roof and metal ceiling, new dish washer, gas stove, refrigerator and state of the art AC and heating. All new plumbing provides good water pressure for both showers (one outside), whirlpool tub and kitchen. Enjoy our starry night skies around the propane fire-pit. Grill up some veggies and steak on the BBQ porch. We have an information center with complementary maps highlighting points of interest and recommended local restaurants, shops, coffee houses, art galleries, theaters, health food stores and our local yoga studio. Our local friends tell us they like to visit because of the unique location at the end of the road near the top of our hill. DO NOT use GPS to arrive at our location. GPS may lead you onto an impassable trail. You must approach our location from the east (Sunburst Road in Joshua Tree). Please allow us to text or email directions along with the front door lock combination for your stay.


Owner
Paul Morehead
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Paul Morehead

Paul began vacationing here from the San Francisco Bay Area 30 years ago, fell in love with the place and people and moved here in 2004. Paul is a professional nature/landscape photographer. We purchased this homesteaders cabin built in the early 1950's, and spent a year rebuilding it from scratch. After jack- hammering and repouring the floor, we framed and insulated the walls to provide plenty of electrical outlets, added 2 covered patios, ran a new water line to provide plenty of water pressure for the whirlpool tub and two showers (one outside) and included a night sky viewing area in the back yard. The cabin is on 5 acres, nestled at the end of our road in a private canyon 6 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree. We love to meet new people and share this amazing location with others who share our passion for this beautiful desert area.

Paul Morehead purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Paul Morehead chose Joshua Tree

If you want seclusion only 6 minutes away from restaurants, shopping, art, night life and more, this is the property for you. Hike straight out of the back door, star gaze from the backyard (our canyon protects us from the "city glow"), be amazed from the view under a full moon, view wild life from the front porch. Our first visitor during construction was a Desert Tortoise from one of the many tortoise dens on our combined 10 acres of land.

Your hosts home is next door to provide support when you want it and the privacy you came here for.

What makes this cabin unique

Our local friends tell us they love to visit because of our unique location.

Amenities

Joshua Tree Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 432 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No All Terrain Vehicles or guns on property.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
We are located 15 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, home of hiking, rock climbing and photography. We are 30 minutes away from Big Morongo Basin Preserve, one of the premier bird watching locations on the West Coast Migration Fly-Way due to its year-round water source in the midst of the desert. Paul is a professional nature/landscape photographer (those are some of his photos on the walls of the cabin). Paul is happy to share photography tips and favorite photo locations. Joshua Tree is home to a thriving art community. We have 2 music festivals and 2 Art Tours/festivals per year, fine art galleries, 3 live theater venues, health food stores, a yoga studio, unique night-life and more. Or you can just relax in the back yard, tan during the day and star gaze at night.

Reviews

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(29 traveler reviews)

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Romantic hide-a-way for two in our secluded canyon. Please see our reviews.
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
5

Magical & very private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this little perfect hide-a-way!! It was not only the absolute perfect location with four different views of Joshua Tree area, it also felt so private, even though minutes to town. Paul was great!! He provided us with lots of great information about the area and also gave us the privacy we were looking for. From gazing at the stars on the front porch, grilling out on the side porch, enjoying our coffee on the back porch, and utilizing the outdoor shower as much as possible, it was all perfection!! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you two, we're glad you enjoyed yourselves so much! We're looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Paul
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5

Excellence and Taste in the Desert

  • 5 of 5

My only regret is that we didn't plan to spend more time here. The desert surroundings are calming and beautiful, particularly during our wintertime visit. The host's arty and tasteful design of the interior and outside spaces encourages interaction with the surroundings. The view from the bed itself is incredible, particularly at sunrise in January. The host is great -- friendly and accommodating, and proud of his desert hideaway. As he should be. We stayed at Hawk's Nest for just a couple of nights during a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. If you can spare the time, it's worth it to work in an additional day or two to enjoy this peaceful desert space.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved the privacy

  • 5 of 5

The baboon was great. Watched the sunrise from bed. Awesome view!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for two, so private and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Definitely five stars

  • 5 of 5

This was our first rental through VRBO. It was perfect for us. It is a lovely place to stay. Everything there was so nicely done and very comfortable. Loved the outdoor shower, the amazing sunrises, the happy birds and jackrabbits and bunnies, the mountain right in the back yard so that you could just take off for a walk at any time. Everything worked perfectly; I even made a pie for Christmas dinner. Paul was the perfect host. He texted us, kept in touch, made sure we arrived ok, and we got to see his awesome photography at his gallery as well as his studio. Thank you so much for making our Christmas great.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5

Perfection! That is first thing that pops into mind! The location is perfect, very private but close to town. Amenities, perfect! We enjoyed cooking out on the grill, sitting under the stars and having our coffee on the front porch with the sunrise.....all perfect. Paul our host was wonderful. We very much appreciated his knowledge of the area and his lovely artwork that adorns the walls. Our only regret is that we weren’t able to stay longer. We had the most relaxing few days and would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Yucca Valley
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
several
Car: necessary

Art galleries, live theater and music, yoga studio, health food store, 2 annual music festivals, Hwy 62 open studio art tour in Oct., many events in spring and fall to support local not-for-profits.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Hawks View House is suitable for two adults maximum.
Please read our guidelines for desert tortoise encounters once you have arrived.
Do not feed the wildlife. They were here before us and they'll be fine...if we don't feed them.
No Off Road Vehicles or pets please.
Guns are not allowed on the property.
No smoking inside, use provided butt containers outside.
Sorry, not suitable for children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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