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Hand Crafted Home for the Soul in Gorgeous High Desert Enclave

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


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)


A 1,200 sq. ft. fully equipped brand new Southwest style home, full of personality and character, with rounded Moorish arches, inlayed wall tiles, large front and back patios for your enjoyment to bring another world alive, where you can relax, read or just gaze at the stars.


It has 2 bedrooms with a Mission style queen size bed & 2nd. with a double bed, walk in closet, double sofa bed in the living room area for extra guests.

Full kitchen, tv, dvd, video library.

Spanish tiled full bathroom with shower and tub.

All rooms have a stunning views of the mountains and the desert that will take your breath away.


This self contained Southwest style casita is nested in an idyllic setting, surrounded by majestic mountains and the gorgeous Mojave desert.

Hundreds of artists have been inspired by the natural beauty of the desert, the pure air, the stunning sunsets and the magnificient star filled nights.

Our backyard is the Thirty one thousand-acre Pipes Canyon Wilderness Preserve where you can explore hundreds of gentle trails and Joshua Tree National Park is just a short car ride away.


For stressed-out city dwellers or artists who want to commune with nature.

Romantic and secluded. Lover's hideaway.

Ideal for 2 but could sleep 5.

Keywords: House

More Details

Cecilia Dighero
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

Why Cecilia Dighero chose Pioneertown

We discovered the high desert to get away from the stress of the large city. We fell in love with this area because of the silence, the pure air, the mystical open spaces, the trasparent light, the spectacular sunrises & sunsets and the canopy of stars. A true communion with nature.

What makes this house unique

Excellent place to unwind, to watch the star filled nights, commune with nature and charge your batteries. Lots of gentle trails for hiking and exploring. Gorgeous Joshua Tree National Park nearby. Lots of Art Galleries and famous Pappy & Harriet Palace only 5 min. away. Home of the world famous sound baths at the Integratron.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Can't wait to be back in this MAGICAL desert!

Sep 2018
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Pioneertown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Turn off all electrical appliances( except fridge), fans, heating in the Winter, swamp cooler. Leave doors locked and key back in lock box
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub, sink, toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Movie video library, No Smoking inside the 'casita', Hammock and hundreds of gentle trails to explore plus right in our backyard a 31, 000 acres Wilderness Preserve with creeks, wild life and everything a nature lover would desire


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Hand Crafted Home for the Soul in Gorgeous High Desert Enclave
average rating of 4.818182 based on 53 reviews

Perfect respite

  • 5 of 5

If you're searching for some peace and quiet, you'll most definitely find it in this warm and inviting home. You can wander off for a hike or stick around to enjoy a spectacular sunset. There are also busier ways to keep yourself if you head to the historic development in Pioneertown or over to Joshua Tree National Park, which has several restaurants and shops nearby. I highly recommend a stay at Rancho Mojave!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was a pleasure to have Aysha and her companion staying with us. They left the place impeccable and follow the rules. I would certainly rent to them again. Thanks, Cecilia
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Nice spot, beautiful moon

  • 4 of 5

Nice location, comfortable enough,

A little sparse in supplies but good dvd selection. Unclear about where

20 acres attached to property are.

Burns Road full of “no trespassing” signs

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place, excellent host

  • 5 of 5

Cecila was a great host, she provided a wealth of information for us city-folks to get around in Joshua Tree. The place itself is amazingly peaceful - we had the most relaxing stay. Highly recommended for all!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR


  • 5 of 5

I wouldn't change a single thing.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Kerryn, Thanks so much for your short but lovely review!! It was a pleasure to have met you and your husband and THANKS again for teaching me that little trick with the direct Wi-Fi connection for my cell! it really saved me!! Hope to see you back in the near future!! xox Cecilia
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An oasis of serenity in the high desert

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights at La Casita in April, as part of our first-ever visit to Joshua Tree National Park. We loved the house and its location ... far enough from town to feel like you were very remote, but just a few minutes drive to restaurants, shops, and a little further on to the park. The quiet and the beautiful house and views were a welcome break from the real world. Cecilia is a most generous and thoughtful host, making sure we were all settled in.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. We built La Casita with lot of love and it shows. There is nothing more rewarding to hear comments like yours. Our aim is to make guests have a home away from home and make them happy and relaxed. Thanks again and I hope to see you in the near future. Coming back guests get a discount! Kindly, Cecilia
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Oakland CA

Quiet & solitude on the edge of desert wilderness

  • 5 of 5

In a last minute stroke of luck we found Cecelia's sweet casita, and stayed 3 amazing nights. The space itself is a great balance of rustic & elegant, old & new, and most importantly is very functional. Favorite spots were the 2nd bedroom/reading nook (spent hours there) and waking up in the main bedroom to those gorgeous desert sunrises... blissful.

Also enjoyed walking and exploring the ranch property itself, and ventured just down the road to the Pioneertown Mountains Preserve for a peaceful canyon hike. We usually stay in or near Joshua Tree NP, so this was a new spot to enjoy the desert landscape... and we loved it.

Hope to return in the future.

If you're looking for a place to recharge your batteries, I'd highly recommend Cecelia's casita!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pappy & Harriet Palace
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 62/29 Palms
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pappy & Harriet Palace
Car: necessary

We are surrounded by mountains with gentle trails to hike.

Things to see: Orchid Farm in Landers, Intregraton in Landers, Noah Purifoy Sculpture Park, Pappy & Harriet Palace (Music club/restaurant) in Pioneer Town, the Swap Meet in Yucca Valley, Antique Markets, in Y. Valley & 29 Palms, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

Non smoking property
Pet beds and bowls
No pets on people's beds
Pets not allowed to be left alone in casita

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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