HIGHDESERT HOMESTEAD: A PEACEFUL SANCTUARY OF RUSTIC ELEGANCE.

Edmund Griffin

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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HIGHDESERT HOMESTEAD: A PEACEFUL SANCTUARY OF RUSTIC ELEGANCE.

Joshua Tree House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4

Nestled high in the hills of Joshua Tree, California, Highdesert Homestead is a private retreat situated on 2.5 pristine acres of granite boulders, cacti, and Joshua Trees. Originally built as a homesteader’s cabin in 1957, the house’s recent renovation offers a modern yet rustic minimalism that is designed to let you experience the serenity and natural beauty of the high desert.

The rugged northern boundary of Joshua Tree National Park fills the views and its west entrance is a short two miles away. Local wildlife, including coyotes, jackrabbits, and quail, among others, are regular visitors to the property, and nighttime brings an incredible and unencumbered display of stars.

Renovated using environmentally friendly methods and materials and also filled with custom hand made furniture by the owner, Highdesert Homestead is the perfect place to indulge yourself amidst a modern yet rustic environment. Highdesert Homestead is the ideal retreat for the mind, body, and soul.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We returned today from the US and we can say that the stay at Highdesert Homestead was our absolute highlight. Accommodation, view, and calm ambience with the surrounding nature were fantastic. We immediately felt at home and were so sad as we had to leave too early.



Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!
Mar 2010
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Edmund Griffin

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Edmund Griffin is a Los Angeles based designer and furniture maker.

Edmund Griffin purchased this house in 2008

Our house is located in an incredible secluded location in the high desert of Joshua Tree, CA. It has extensive panoramic views, including views of Joshua Tree National Park which is within short hiking distance. Highdesert Homestead, located just two hours from Los Angeles, is the perfect getaway to reconnect with yourself and with nature.

Amongst our favorite things to do here, is relaxing inside with a good book while basking in the warm glow of the wood burning fireplace, or exploring the great outdoors on this pristine 2.5 acres of desert landscape. Please be sure to check our weblink above for additional information and photos.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Highdesert Homestead: a peaceful sanctuary of rustic elegance.
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Joshua Tree California Desert
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5

WE LOVE THIS PLACE

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we've rented this place in March (8 nights). We love staying here. The setting is private, quiet, and scenic. The house and furnishings are simple but classy and highly functional. It's well-cared for. It's close to the NP, the visitors' center, and "downtown". The fenced-in yard is great for our dog. The owner, Edmund, is responsive and easy to deal with. In short, we'd stay here a lot longer if we could.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Highdesert Homestead: a peaceful sanctuary of rustic elegance.
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Joshua Tree California Desert
5

JOSHUA TREE HOMESTEAD

  • 5 of 5
This tastefully appointed home is situated in the high desert just off the access road to Joshua Tree. The perfect place from which to enjoy this remarkable landscape. Every piece of furniture, artwork, linens, magazines, and books were carefully chosen to provide a calm respite. The sunrise is incredible.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Manteca, CA
4

NICE DESERT GET AWAY

  • 4 of 5
This was a nice place to stay while visiting Joshua Tree National Park. It made a good base camp for visiting the surrounding area including Palm Springs while not being in an urban environment. If you are a desert fan, this is the place. Our winter visit was quite chilly, but once we got a fire and the heater going we were warm inside. There is also a pretty good barbecue place in Yucca Valley.
The property is clean, a bit minimalist, well maintained and accurately represented. The kitchen has almost everything you need. The heating will keep you warm in the cool part of the year. It looks like the cooling would be good for the summer. The pictures show the property well. We loved the fact that fenced yard provided a good place for our dogs to run and play.
I would recommend this property to a friend if they wanted to be in the desert, away from the silly tv, and they just wanted to explore and relax.
This property is everything that it says it is, but does not reach above and beyond. The owner however was quite cooperative and provides good service.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Highdesert Homestead: a peaceful sanctuary of rustic elegance.
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Joshua Tree California Desert
5

SWEET AND SIMPLE

  • 5 of 5
Joshua Tree is one of our favorite places to go. Its so easy to just sit in silence and soak up the desert sun and amazing mountain views.... or go out and hike through the incredible surrounding landscape. The Highdesert Homestead offers itself easily to both options. One of our favorite parts of staying here was the delicious smell of the real wood burning fireplace on the cool desert nights. And the fact that the property was fenced in allowed us no worries while our two kids played outside in the yard. The location is very close to Joshua Tree Ntl Park (less than 5 mins driving) and close to all the natural restaurants we love on the main strip. The house was the perfect balance of minimal designer and raw simplicity. Definitely recommend for a quiet getaway.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Highdesert Homestead: a peaceful sanctuary of rustic elegance.
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Joshua Tree California Desert
NYC, NY
5

SANCTUARY IN THE DESERT

  • 5 of 5
One of the best places we have ever stayed!

Beautifully appointed with wonderful attention to all the details. The house sits above Joshua Tree with magnificent sweeping views of the area.

This is a great place to stay for a short break or a longer vacation - the house is both relaxing and inspiring.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Wells
5

EVEN BETTER THAN YOU THINK IT WILL BE

  • 5 of 5
As well photographed as the rooms in this listing are, the photos still don't do justice to how lovely this place is. It's as minimalist and modernist as the photos suggest, but much cozier and more inviting in person--I can't imagine a more perfect desert getaway. The furnishings are all so tastefully chosen, down to the smallest shelf and end table, and the place feels so clean and well designed. Nice friendly roomy kitchen too. The house's location is remote enough to feel like you're really getting away from the city (dirt road! coyotes! jackrabbits!), yet only a 5-minute drive to the main cafes in Joshua Tree (or the hospital should you need it). The owner was incredibly responsive and helpful both before and after our stay. This house was not only comfortable, but a pleasure to experience because of the beauty of its details.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
29 Palms Hwy (Hwy 62)
Car: necessary

Highdesert Homestead is located just a 5 minute drive from the Joshua Tree National Park west entrance.

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, star gazing

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Availability & Rates

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Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 15 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$130
$840
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,200
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35.00
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Rustic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room
  • Split-System Heating
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Carport
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Natural soaps and bath products provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Natural soaps and bath products provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Organic cotton bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Organic cotton bedding
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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