Three of us spent a week in this awesome old cottage. Everything was as advertised and more. Our only regret was that we didn't spend more time there. Our mission was to see as much of Joshua Tree NP as we could so we only got to enjoy the great front porch for early morning coffee or evening cocktail which was always near or after sundown. Would have loved to walk the canyon right behind the cottage. Beautiful scenery. Met and talked a while with Cheryl and her husband John. They were great to talk with and were a wealth of info on the area and the history of the cottage . All three of us enjoyed the conversation immensely. Cheryl even loaned us a cooler for our car travels and let me access her Wi-Fi in a slight emergency I had. Can't thank them enough for a great time and place to stay. The cottage is stocked with all sorts of info and maps of things to see and do and Cheryl always had an answer for all our questions. It's also stocked with everything you would have at home, not a rental. I think the kitchen might be better stocked than my house. We wish we could have seen the tortoise but didn't. We watched for him every day but never saw him. Did see a good size snake on the bottom of the driveway and many birds around and we heard several Coyotes howling. The stars at night were amazing since there is no ambient light to spoil them. My wife and I are hoping to return in the fall to finish the park and spend some more time relaxing at the cottage this time. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area, much better and more peaceful than any hotel or motel and the price is very reasonable. Thanks again Cheryl!