|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our website at jackrabbitwash.com. Happy travels and thanks for coming by! :)
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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
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.
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.
We were looking for a peaceful retreat from our busy everyday lives and we found it at Jackrabbit Wash!
The house is architecturally stunning and the property was secluded and quiet.
The owner is extremely well organized, and everything was exactly as he described. During our stay he was quick to respond to any of our questions, but he did not impose upon our privacy.
The area is a great place for taking photos and despite the relative seclusion, there are many amenities close by.
We visited in April and unfortunately the pool was not heated. So while we enjoyed the deck area, it would have been great to go for a swim. Ultimately this did not detract from our enjoyment, as we spent time preparing meals in the incredible kitchen, looking at the stars from the deck, and relaxing with some music from the vast CD collection.
If you are looking to de-stress and shut the world out, this is the place to do it.
We will definitely be back.
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.
One of the best places we have ever stayed. Gorgeous home, excellent host, very private & serene, we will definayy return.
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Fourth of July Holiday
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
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.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.