ROMANTIC EUROPEAN-STYLE VILLA ON BOUNDARY OF JOSHUA TREE PARK

Dale Allan Pelton

Advertiser since 2003
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ROMANTIC EUROPEAN-STYLE VILLA ON BOUNDARY OF JOSHUA TREE PARK

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Joshua Tree Villa Rental Photos and Description

3BR/1BA Sleeps 8

Villa dei Fiori is a romantic escape on 2 0 acres on the boundary of the Joshua Tree National Park. Pine log pergolas cover the surrounding five terraces with arbors of climbing roses and cascading purple and white wisteria.

The villa, built amid the surrounding quartz monzonite boulders, was created by Dale Allan Pelton, a Hollywood based film production designer and architect. On the west side of the villa, the terraces of 150 rose bushes with a border of purple French lavender form a dramatic contrast to the savage landscape of boulders beyond.

There is a grove of Italian Stone pines on the north. To the south, a terrace of raked sand with a Zen aesthetic, is in the midst of large boulders, perfect for al fresco dining. In the west one can see the snow-capped peak of San Gorgonio, the highest mountain in Southern California. Between the kitchen terrace and the southeast terrace stands a giant Joshua tree, several hundred years of age. The motorcourt is surrounded by mesquite trees and crimson oleanders which conceal the vehicles, allowing a feeling of complete solitude and pastoral peace.

Near the house, is a cave formed of giant boulders with a bed of soft sand and a fire pit where guests have dinner parties in the evening by the light of an open fire. Crevices in the boulders open to the sky so that one can glimpse the stars at night.

Features -: The villa has an European ambiance, with three bedrooms, one painted deep raspberry and another, magenta, the bath in tangerine, and the living and dining rooms treated with hand-rubbed colors of cognac and amber over an under layer of gold. The master bedroom has a romantic antique bed, its ornate design formed with the tendrils of metal leaves. The colors of the Moroccan pottery complement the vivid paintings of the Parisian artist, Michele Quence. There are 13 French doors, each room of the house with two glass doors opening upon a private terrace, bringing the outdoors inside.

Adjacent to the master bedroom, on a terrace in the boulders, is a Jacuzzi spa.

There is a magnificent library spread throughout several rooms - hundreds of books on subjects as varied as architecture, painting, sculpture, film, theatre, biography, literature, photography, fashion, automobiles, gardening, travel, exotic places, anthropology, history, almost any subject one could think o

The living room features a silk tapestry and original paintings and a rock sculpture from the film, Battlestar Galactica, illuminated by halogen lights with dimmers. There is an excellent stereo system with an interesting selection of CDs. There is no cable television so that one can enjoy the quiet natural sounds of the desert without the intervention of what one has come there to escape in the first place. However, there is a DVD and VCR receiver and film videos available. There is a high speed Internet connection.

The kitchen is well equipped for gourmet cooking, a spacious refrigerator, a gas oven, a microwave oven, complete cookware and plates, wine glasses and flatware service for ten. The engravings of a French chateau and an église are from the 19th century. Double French doors open upon a dining terrace overlooking a grove of mesquite trees and a Joshua tree amid the boulders. There is a barbecue and an exterior stone fireplace on the terrace by the boulders.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dale Allan Pelton (Owner)
Advertiser since 2003
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About Dale Allan Pelton

I attended Cherokee school in Oklahoma with Indians and poor whites. War games and fist fights were the events at lunch time. After feeding the chickens, pulling weeds, fighting prairie fires, I read books in the magical forest across the creek.

After wrestling for Oklahoma State and University of Nebraska, I studied philosophy at University of Tulsa, writing newspaper reviews of cinema, literature, essays on ethics and politics. During my college years, I hitchhiked across America, Key West, Florida, New Orleans, San Francisco, through slums of Mexico City, Guatemalan jungles and San Salvadorian barrios, journeys which have inspired the characters in Celine on Fire.

Working as a white journalist for Tulsa’s black newspaper, I returned from King’s march from Selma to Montgomery to deliver an address, Thunder in the Ghetto, in the rebuilt Church which had been burned to the ground in the 1921 Race Riot. I organized concerts for jazz musicians, Baby Face Willette and Odetta, opened The Bastille, a folk music, rock/dance club.

During two years at the UCLA graduate film school, I directed my thesis, Death of the Red Planet, in 35mm Cinemascope, quadraphonic sound, the first film created by lasers. http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/11_4/pelton_red_planet.html. filmed in the laboratories of Cal-Tech and sound track created at Cal-Arts. Praised by American Cinematographer, and Hollywood Reporter, the film was invited to the Cannes Festival and played in 600 theaters across America. My first film work was for Battlestar Galactica. While working with Steven Spielberg (The Goonies), Terry Gilliam (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), Paul Verhoeven (Hollowman), designing music videos for Olivia Newton, Travolta, Cindy Lauper, I wrote screenplays at night, East of the Moon, and a musical Celine on Fire. From my original screenplay evoking the spirit of Gene Kelly’s An American in Paris, the story evolved into a historical-philosophical novel set in 1950s Paris.

Dale Allan Pelton purchased this villa in 1988

Why Dale Allan Pelton chose Joshua Tree

I discovered Joshua Tree in 1968 when visiting my family, original settlers who homesteaded the land in the early 1950s.

I began landscaping the garden 25 years ago. The Italian Stone pines are 22 years old, the rose garden 15 years ago. The terraces and surrounding berms of decomposed granite have been sculpted over the years. Big horn sheep sometimes come off the park into our valley of the moon where bobcats, kit foxes and roadrunners roam.

What makes this villa unique

Villa dei Fiori is set on twenty acres of magnificent boulders immediately on the boundary of the Joshua Tree National Park. Immediately behind the house is our valley of the moon. When can walk directly from the villa into the canyons of the park where you will never see another hikers. Near the house is a large cave with a fire pit, perfect for campfire dinners in the evenings, with the moon and stars visible through crevices in the roof of the cave. The salt water pool is surrounded by giant boulders with a concealed terrace high above in the rocks overlooking the pool and a grove of Italian stone pines and a terraced garden of 100 roses.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 43 traveler reviews

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Romantic European-Style Villa on Boundary of Joshua Tree Park
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Romantic European-Style Villa on Boundary of Joshua Tree Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154073
-323 287 6528
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

MAGICAL!

  • 5 of 5
We had just a fantastic and magical time. Thanks for everything, we will be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic European-Style Villa on Boundary of Joshua Tree Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154073
-323 287 6528
Joshua Tree California Desert
4

Family of five

  • 4 of 5
Beautiful home in an extraordinary location. Everything was as advertised, no surprises. This was our first vrbo experience and we would do it again.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Romantic European-Style Villa on Boundary of Joshua Tree Park
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-323 287 6528
Joshua Tree California Desert
Wilmette, Illinois
5

A magical place!

  • 5 of 5
My family just returned from four perfect days at Villa Fiore. The photos and description are accurate but no photo can capture the beauty of this villa. Dale, the owner, has created an environment that is pleasing and lovely in every detail. We fell in love with the artworks throughout the house, all by an artist named Michele Quence. The place is inviting, cozy and very well supplied. We cooked a dinner and several breakfasts, and the kitchen was a joy. The library is spectacular. But of course the real draw is the outdoors. The grounds are lovely and otherworldly. Our night hike among the boulders was a highlight. And each night we looked forward to a long soak in the hot tub after a long day exploring the national park. Dale is charming and knowledgeable. He is also extremely helpful and readily available to answer questions. We are already planning a return trip to see Joshua Tree in the spring.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic European-Style Villa on Boundary of Joshua Tree Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p154073
-323 287 6528
Joshua Tree California Desert
Pasadena, CA
5

Extreme Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5
We forget in the rush of daily life, the value of quiet, and the enriching quality of nature. Villa dei Fiori is the perfect place to renew, relax, and rejuvenate the spirit. The beauty of the setting is unrivaled in Joshua Tree. The Villa is gorgeously designed inside and out with meticulous attention to detail and comfort. Every color and material and work of art is coordinated to create a visual delight in each room. Adding a warm touch of hospitality are the fresh flowers that greet you upon arrival. It's a very welcoming gesture from the owner, and you'll find them in every room! He is very helpful in answering questions and makes himself available should you experience an unexpected incident. I had last minute issues with my dog sitter and both of my senior dogs were with me and enjoyed a lazy stay. If you feel stressed, tired or in need of respite for any reason, this is the getaway for you! Be active or be restful, you can't make a wrong choice!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic European-Style Villa on Boundary of Joshua Tree Park
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-323 287 6528
Joshua Tree California Desert
Oakland, CA
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week here and loved it. Dale is the most caring owner and keeps this magical place immaculate. The salt water pool was incredible and such a great alternative to a chlorine pool. All in all a great experience! Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic European-Style Villa on Boundary of Joshua Tree Park
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-323 287 6528
Joshua Tree California Desert
Laguna Niguel
5

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently stayed at Villa Dei Fiori and had a wonderful time. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Dale, the charismatic owner. He subsequently gave us an in depth orientation, which was very helpful. It is apparent that Dale is a worldly fellow, with a keen eye for architecture, art and style. Everywhere one’s eyes gaze at Villa Dei Fiori, there is something beautiful to observe-something with a story. I explored the savage wilderness and hidden valley beyond the subject property both evenings around 7pm (which is the optimal time, per Dale’s suggestion). Words and/or pictures cannot truly describe the ominous yet peaceful feeling I felt, as I stood beneath the monstrous boulders while the warm desert breeze swept through the pass-like the winds of heaven. To sum up our experience, my daughter Gigi said: "It's like we're in paradise". Thanks again Dale for the hospitality-we’re looking forward to our next visit. Many Blessings!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
29 Palms, Joshua Tree
Car: necessary

Activities: By walking through the boulders behind the villa, you will discover the hidden valley on the estate. From there you may pass around the giant outcroppings & hike directly into the multi-hued canyons of Joshua Tree National Park. Hiking through the boulders you will spy cactus wrens & ravens, owls, hawks, roadrunners & quail. The pool situated back in the giant boulders is not heated between October 1st & April 1st due to cold nights. It has a salt electrolyte purification system & a beautiful gemstone pebble surface. If you are fortunate, you may encounter a bobcat who lives in my hidden valley, an increasingly rare Chuckawalla iguana or Mojave Desert tortoise. This is such an inaccessible region of the park you will not encounter any other hikers to disturb your splendid solitude. Horses may be rented near Black Rock campground in the National Park near Yucca Valley. Excellent restaurants are to be found in Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree & Yucca Valley.

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Availability & Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$425
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Fall $850 weekend. 2 nights
Winter $850 weekend, 2 nights
Spring $900 weekend,
Summer $850 - $900, weekend
Extra night 325 - 375. week 2,400 to 3,400 major holidays.
varies with number of guests.
Week. non holiday. 2200 - 2400.
Major holidays and some spring dates 2800 to 3400. Rates are dependent on time of year and number of guests.
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Amenities

Amenities

Joshua Tree Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tub with shower. Chrome bistro rack with extra towels and linens.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room convertible, not a bedroom.
  • The three bedrooms have double French doors opening to a private terrace facing the boulders. There is no fourth bedroom, but rather a pull out sofa sleeper in the living room which lacks the privacy of a bedroom. The master bedroom closet, has a queen sized foam pad to make a pallet bed in either the master bedroom or the living/dining room. There are enough additional cushions to make two more single pallets on the floor in the various rooms. All rooms have original art work, drawings, paintings, tapestry, all imported from Paris, France.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • caves
  • library
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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