Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Joshua Tree, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $155 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Joshua Tree. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The Mojave meets the Colorado in Joshua Tree

A land of sculpted rock formations and gnarled stones, of ancient, wind-blasted boulders and rolling desert scrub that shoots out as far as the eye can see, the Joshua Tree National Park is like an image of the American Wild West. It's formed at the point where the dry Colorado Desert crashes into the tree-studded hinterlands of the Mojave Desert, famed for its spiny, namesake genus of yucca and the carved mountains that pepper its interior. Joshua Tree vacation rentals offer a ticket to this quintessential Californian wilderness, for eye-watering sunsets and wonderful hikes aplenty.

Things to do

Geology and cacti gardens at Joshua Tree

If you're lucky enough to have bagged Joshua Tree vacation rentals that are close to the gateway of the park, then you're just a stone's throw from the wondrous geological formations that make this protected reserve so famous. These range from the spiked tops of the so-called Giant Marbles to the anthropomorphic rises of the Old Woman Rock, with oodles of hoodoos and chiseled canyons in between. And there's also awesome wildlife viewing at Barker Dam, panoramic lookout points atop Keys View, and babbling waters to bathe in at nearby Cottonwood Springs.


Wax down the walking boots in Joshua Tree

With trailheads bearing monikers like the Boy Scout Trail, the 49 Palms Oasis Trail, and the Lost Horse Mine, it's hardly a surprise that hiking is one of the top pursuits in this sun-scorched corner of South Cali. You'll need to bring along the walking boots, and look for Joshua Tree vacation rentals that are close to the entrance of the reserve for good access to those. Rock climbing and wildlife viewing are also uber-popular, with challenging granite edifices to clamber up, and everything from scurrying lizards to bighorn sheep to majestic golden eagles making their home here.

Natural features

Vast hinterlands in Joshua Tree

With the Mojave Desert crashing through one side of the Joshua Tree National Park and the eastern end of the reserve taken over by the cacti-spotted scrublands of the Colorado Desert, there's really no escaping the vast hinterlands of inner California. Famous trekking trails like the Hidden Valley and the 16-mile Boy Scout Trail crisscross the area, weaving and winding past megalith stones and mind-boggling geological creations as they go. And then there's the otherworldly medley of wildlife to see, in the form of golden eagles and blooming Joshua Tree yucca plants – like something from another planet.

How to get there

How to get to and around Joshua Tree

The nearest airport is in Palm Springs Intl. Airport (PSP), located 24.2 mi (39 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 27 mi (43.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Joshua Tree?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Joshua Tree:

  • Make use of conveniences like WiFi and a dryer at "Burnt Mill Canyon Cottage, "just For 2". Situated around 50 miles from Joshua Tree, this quality property has 1 bedroom and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Cabin - Romantic Hide - A - Way For Two In Our Secluded Canyon. Please See Our Reviews". Around 2 miles from the heart of Joshua Tree, it has 1 bedroom and comes with towels and nearby birdwatching activities.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Joshua Tree vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Joshua Tree?

Choose a wonderful log cabin from the many in or around Joshua Tree and you'll soon be inside your timber-clad hideaway, wine in hand, unwinding by a crackling fire. But adventure is just outside your front door too. These cabins offer a great mix of comfort and fun:

  • "Luxurious Log Cabin, Level Entry": Enjoy a few days unwinding and relaxing at this fabulous escape surrounded by nature. Once you've recharged, enjoy snowmobiling or fishing, which are some of the best activities in this region.
  • "Cozy Log Cabin, 3+2, Game Room": Spend some time taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this hideout. If you can tear yourself away from your comfy digs, skiing and kayaking will get your blood flowing.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Joshua Tree?

There's nothing quite like a short break to perk you up. If you're ready for some fun and relaxation, these top-rated weekend getaways in and near Joshua Tree make the ideal base for a mini break:

  • Book a couple of nights or more at "Luna Vista - Amazing 360 Degree Views", around 6 miles to the south of Joshua Tree, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend break. You'll have nature hotspots like Canyon Country Club North Golf Course and Suncrest Country Club on your doorstep and conveniences like a nearby beach and coffee and tea making facilities at your disposal.
  • Also look into "Evolve | 'rockview House' 5 Miles To Joshua Tree", which is around 3 miles southwest of Joshua Tree. After exploring nearby natural attractions like Classic Club and Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, kick back in your rental and make the most of a TV, an iron and ironing board and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Joshua Tree?

Discover the culture and energy of Joshua Tree from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you want to escape on your own or live it up with a few friends, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment for rent in and around Joshua Tree:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "Cabin - Romantic Hide - A - Way For Two In Our Secluded Canyon. Please See Our Reviews". This property is a wonderful base for seeing the sights and comes with amenities including a barbecue grill and mountain views.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Close To Park, 5 Acres, Hot Tub", which offers conveniences including a hair dryer and shopping.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to see even more of Joshua Tree. Cultural sights like Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theatre Company and Community Arts Theater Society will help you understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Joshua Tree?

Every so often, you've just got to take some time out, even if it's only for a couple of days. Experience the ideal combination of relaxation and adventure at one of these short-term rentals in or around Joshua Tree:

  • "Free Night Relaxing Tree House Vibes 1 Mile To Village And Lake" is near the center of Joshua Tree, which means you'll have plenty of things to keep you busy. Tick off interesting attractions like National Orange Show Events Center and San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino when you're not enjoying the comforts of your cozy property.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Bungalow In The Boulders Bottlerock House", another popular option. Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University should be on your must-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Joshua Tree?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Joshua Tree that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Located around 2 miles from Joshua Tree, "Cabin - Romantic Hide - A - Way For Two In Our Secluded Canyon. Please See Our Reviews" is the perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. A fireplace and a restaurant dining guide are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend a few blissful days drinking wine and canoodling at "Bungalow In The Boulders Bottlerock House", around 5 miles from Joshua Tree. A fireplace and air conditioning will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Joshua Tree?

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your entire crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Joshua Tree and get your loved ones together under the same roof:

  • A nice range of amenities including a kitchen and a firepit make "All Things Joshua Tree" a top pick for groups. This sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From the center of Joshua Tree, it's around 2 miles away to the southwest.
  • "Cloud Canyon Ranch: Secluded Luxury Retreat And Hiker's Paradise" is another fantastic option. It's around 4 miles to the west of Joshua Tree, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. A chef and mountain views are just a couple of things designed to make your group getaway even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Joshua Tree?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Browse these houses for rent with a pool in or near Joshua Tree and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your unicorn floatie:

  • Pack your swim gear and take your gang to "Bungalow In The Boulders Bottlerock House". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including pet-friendly facilities and a separate dining area.
  • Alternatively, put your bags down and your feet up at "Fresh And Inviting House, Barbecue And Comfortable Porch For Outdoor Dining - default-unit". Along with an invigorating pool, you can also make use of books and towels.

Joshua Tree has a desert climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 75 ºF and 95 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Joshua Tree vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Joshua Tree?

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're organizing a break with the kids or a reunion with the extended family, these large family vacation rentals in or near Joshua Tree offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • About 4 miles to the south of Joshua Tree, "Joshua Tree Oasis. Come Refresh Your Spirit" has 4 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including beach sun loungers and childrens activities.
  • Another top option is "Romantic European - Style Villa On Boundary Of Joshua Tree Park". This property is 5 miles southeast of Joshua Tree and features childrens activities, nearby ecotour services and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 7 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions around the area, you won't have far to go. Victoria Gardens, SkyPark at Santa's Village and Splash Kingdom promise lots of fun for both adults and kids.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Joshua Tree?

Escape the busyness of life and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different sort. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Joshua Tree and get the camping experience — but with all the comforts of home!

  • "Cabin - Romantic Hide - A - Way For Two In Our Secluded Canyon. Please See Our Reviews" - Located around 2 miles west of the center of Joshua Tree, this family-friendly retreat offers amenities like a nearby laundromat and a dining table.
  • "Artistic, Cool And Comfy Cabin Rental In Joshua Tree" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this inviting rental, which is around 3 miles to the southeast of Joshua Tree. You'll have access to a porch, towels and much more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Joshua Tree vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.