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Jackrabbit Wash: New Modern Architectural Desert Retreat with Pool

Aaron D'Innocenzo

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Jackrabbit Wash: New Modern Architectural Desert Retreat with Pool

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Joshua Tree House Rental Photos and Description

A modern architectural desert retreat near Joshua Tree, California.

Welcome to Jackrabbit Wash! Thanks for coming by.

If you are looking for a respite from the rigors of modern life, you owe it to yourself to kick up your feet at Jackrabbit Wash. Unwind in the jacuzzi, take a dip in the pool, curl up by the fireplace, sleep in late, bask in the stillness and silence. Relax.

The setting is sublimely beautiful: vast expanses of sun-soaked open desert; constellation-filled, pitch-black night skies; and unusual flora and fauna abound. Seasonally you may see jackrabbit, bobcat, desert tortoise, coyote, antelope squirrel, lizards, quail, roadrunner, and many other species of birds.

Jackrabbit Wash has 1600 square feet of interior space and it sits on 2.5 private acres with a view of Joshua Tree National Park. The park itself is a ten minute drive from the house. The house has one bedroom, two full baths, a den/office, and a large 'great' room (kitchen/dining/living room). The kitchen is well-equipped with new stainless steel appliances and there is a full compliment of cookware and place settings. There is a patio and a deck directly off of the great room and there is a more private patio directly off of the bedroom.

The main attraction around here is Joshua Tree National Park and it is well worth a visit to experience the otherworldly splendor of the park. Other local attractions include Pappy and Harriet's (a famed roadhouse with great food and music), Pioneertown, the Integratron, High Desert Test Sites, and the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Museum.

We hope that your visit to the desert is a wonderful and unforgettable experience and we hope that you consider Jackrabbit Wash to be your home away from home. For more information please contact us via email (info@jackrabbitwash.com) or visit our website at jackrabbitwash.com. Happy travels and thanks for coming by! :)

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Aaron D'Innocenzo (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015

About Aaron D'Innocenzo

Aaron is a residential designer and builder currently sitting for the Architectural Registration Exams, after which he will be a licensed architect. Loren is a doctor in private practice. We also own and manage Jackrabbit Wash.

Aaron D'Innocenzo purchased this house in 2003

Why Aaron D'Innocenzo chose Joshua Tree

Aaron designed and built this passive solar house by himself over a span of nearly eight years. There were no contractors, subs, or helpers. This was his first major project after graduating from Harvard University with a Master of Architecture degree, in 2002. Construction began in 2004 and was completed in 2012.

What makes this house unique

The desert landscape is sublime. Whether viewing the expansive landscape from the patio during the day or viewing the incredible starry skies while swimming in the pool at night, this house and its environs provide the tranquility and stillness required as an antidote to the often hectic rhythms of modern life.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Jackrabbit Wash: New Modern Architectural Desert Retreat with Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Studio City, CA, USA
5

Amazing Space--Hidden Gem, Generous Owner

  • 5 of 5

I'd like to think this is a well guarded secret on VRBO as the space is amazing--immaculately built and located in a peaceful stretch of land in the desert. The home is modern and the amenities and accommodations are above and beyond. The location is not far from just a couple other neighbors, but you feel remotely located because of the quiet and open land.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ventura CA
5

Amazing home, beautiful setting !

  • 5 of 5

One of the best places we have ever stayed. Gorgeous home, excellent host, very private & serene, we will definayy return.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
The Heartland
5

Far Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

I don't know what I could write that other reviewers haven't already written!

Jackrabbit Wash is the perfect high desert retreat. And Aaron is a wonderful owner. The airline cancelled and rescheduled my flight; Aaron was terrific and accommodating about the change in arrival day and time. In fact, from my first inquiry months ago and throughout my stay, Aaron was a helpful, cheerful, unimposing owner

Jackrabbit Wash is one of those rare homes that is even better in person than the stunning photographs show.

Modern in this case means warm, welcoming and integrated into the high desert environment. The clean, elegant lines of this architectural treasure give the home the appearance of soaring on the hillside. The purity of the home's design both inside and out and long, cool lap pool is calming and simply, stunningly beautiful.

One of my favorite memories is the way the floor to ceiling walls of windows reflected the interior at night and the landscape during the day, evoking a feeling of spaciousness and dissolving the transition between outside to inside. The alternating natural colors of stone "shingles" offered a gentle visual rhythm, while the water from the lap pool reflected in softly-lit ripples on the ceiling during the day. I found the home equisitely peaceful.

I'd love to come back when outside temps are more conducive to swimming in the lap pool, but other reviewers are right about the starry skies. I was fortunate to be here during a full moon. Simply incredible.

Jackrabbit Wash reminds me of a poem by Li Po about mountains: "The birds have vanished in the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and I until only the mountain remains." One could replace "high desert" for the word "mountain" and understand what staying at Jackrabbit Wash is like.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Shadow Hills, California
5

Splendid Getaway in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jackrabbit Wash for a two-night getaway at New Year's. My husband is an engineer and fan of architecture, so he particularly loved all the special features and environmentally respectful aspects of the design; I loved the radiant heat that kept the floors cozy warm. Like other reviewers, we found ourselves doing take-out so that we could eat in the house, and even though it was quite cold at the night, bundling up and enjoying the desert sky was a treat. Loved having the 2nd bathroom. We spent a day in Joshua Tree National Park and enjoyed ourselves immensely. At the home and in the park, plan on bringing a camera.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A Gem in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

Aaron's amazing home took our breath away. Everything he designed and built into this property is perfect in form and function. We very much appreciated his authenticity and creative development of the spaces at Jackrabbit Wash. This house is respectful to the environment. It is a glorious gem in itself, yet it unobtrusively highlights everything from the lay of the desert land to the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park, from the sunrises and sunsets to the moon and stars at night. It was hard to decide what we liked most.....curling up in front of the fireplace or lounging on the chaises outside under the stars.

Simply walking in the door inspires one to take a deep breath and relax. Warm, exciting to the eye, full of interest, yet free of clutter that detracts from good design. We felt at home immediately. The well-appointed kitchen was beckoning us, so we chose to stay in and cook rather than eat out. Jackrabbit Wash was also a perfect base camp for us to explore the 4WD trails in JT National Park. Aaron was a fabulous host, always available if needed, yet respectful of our privacy leaving us to enjoy our time at Jackrabbit Wash. We hope to come back again sometime soon, especially when the weather is warm enough for an evening swim in the pool. Jackrabbit Wash will always be our first choice when booking some R&R in Joshua Tree.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Montebello, CA, USA
5

The most relaxing weekend getaway you'll ever have.

  • 5 of 5

This house was great. Everything was clean and modern. It came with everything. All you needed to bring was some clothes, hiking shoes and a swimsuit. Also, if you're like me, you'd bring some groceries and do all your cooking in the house. The first night, my GF and I baked some salmon and steamed some veggies and had a romantic candlelit dinner on the dinning table. Then we went outside, turned off all the lights and did some stargazing. You can actually see all the stars and the milky way in the sky . It was incredible.

The next day, we went hiking at Joshua Tree, which was about a 10 min drive to the entrance, then another 25 minute drive deep into the national park. Such a beautiful sight. After hiking, we went back and grilled some burgers on the outside grill, while the GF hung out on the "floaties" in the pool.

Early next morning, we went hiking on this hill next to the house, where you can see the entire neighborhood.

We were sad to go that Sunday morning, but we definitely enjoyed our stay and Aaron was a wonderful guest.

Definitely will be going back next spring/summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Joshua Tree National Park; the Integratron; Bhakti Fest; Giant Rock; Pappy and Harriet's; star gazing; Joshua Tree Music Festival

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day Holiday
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Fourth of July Holiday
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes OUR POLICIES:
Smoking is NOT allowed.
Pets are NOT allowed.
Our allowable capacity is limited to a maximum of 2 persons at all times.
Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and before 7:00 p.m.; check-out is by 11:00 a.m.
We book reservations a maximum of four months in advance.
Internet access is an optional and additional service; please inquire for details.

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Amenities

Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3'x6 jetted spa tub in main bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Yamaha electronic piano

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