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Upscale, Private and Luxurious: The Place to BE near Joshua Tree

Benoit Clair

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Upscale, Private and Luxurious: The Place to BE near Joshua Tree

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Joshua Tree Estate Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms - 6 bath and... 600 acres just for you!

Why Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, David Hepburn, among others celebrities have already choose to stay at Calmada Private Resort, even in Summer time when the temperature is 20 to 25 degrees cooler than Palm Springs area?... Because it's a private, upscale and luxury resort located in the middle of 600 secluded acres and is privately nestled behind rocks, Joshua and Yucca tree, at 4.200 feet. All 6 rooms and 6 private bath opening to the gardens surrounding this 5.000 sq.ft, unique property in the area who is totally... PAPARAZZI PROOF !...;-)

LOOK at this shooting made by one of our fan...!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xezOn3u_S5Y

Here, everything is about sit back, relax and lose yourself in your favorite book, gaze at the multiple species of birds, look at night at the fabulous Milky Way, shooting stars, International Space Station or rediscover your favorite musician, author or artist within.

After a long day of hiking and exploring the Flora and Fauna, enjoy a toast as you relax next to the non-heated swimming pool or near the wood-burning fireplace! And as the Milky Way slowly emerges directly above you, stargazing will become your newest passion. It's also one of the unique place to observe the International Space Station crossing at speed of 24.000 miles per hour, 500 miles above your head...This is Just A-MA-ZING!...

Inside, you will find the spacious living room and 6 rooms all decorated to the finest details by international famous designer and owner, Chris Beaugrand. Beautiful Art Deco and eclectic etheral painting from her and artist painter Lillian Shaoa or desert giant pictures from photographer Olivier Pojzman dorns the walls paired with sophisticated and unexpected furniture and decoration. The 6 bedrooms both open onto the “secret” gardens where views and wildlife greet you with each step into this luxurious and totally private sanctuary.

The fully equipped kitchen is ready for those who wish to indulge the pallet through culinary delight. We also offer a wide array of gourmet catering services done by a private Chef, from the most incredible breakfast you have ever eaten to elegant lunch, brunch or dinner parties for you and your guests.

We can help make any weekend or the most special moments priceless with him: he was formerly the Executive Chef for Bruce Willis and Demi Moore; He was also cook for both presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, so you'll see that we are all bi-partisan... ;-)! Please also inquire about our gourmet catering available for parties and wedding.

While only minutes from the famous music bar and restaurant Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, one has a feeling of being miles away from everything. Pipes Canyon is bordered by 35,000 acres of The Pioneertown Mountains Preserve to the West and 60,000 acres of Federal land to the North and is one of the best places to share special time with those whom you enjoy most.

Being here is like living in your own private national park. Views are of mountains, mesas, and boulders with miles of hiking and riding trails just out the door! Being at an elevation of 4200 ft (1.500 meters), the summers are cool (10 to 15 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree and 20 – 25 degrees cooler than Palm Springs) and winter often brings a small dusting of snow, time to start a nice wood fire in our double fireplace...

The special attention to quality, design and comfort separates this home from all others in this area. In addition, we can also arrange guided hiking, horse riding, gold panning and antiquing tours.

We are approximately, 10 minutes to Old Town Yucca Valley, 15 minutes to the main entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, 30 minutes to Downtown Palm Springs, 60 minutes to wintertime fun at Big Bear Ski Resort and just over two hours and half to Los Angeles and San Diego...and even less if you travel with your own helicopter, yes, we have our own heliport! (Tower frequency: 123.456 Mhz (from Sunrise to Sunset), but landing here is subject to prior approval.

Whatever your passion might be, you will find inspiration at Calmada: The NEW UPSCALE Place to BE!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Benoit Clair (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

Why Benoit Clair chose Joshua Tree

Formerly, Calmada was a ranch to raise buffalo for more than 20 years.

Today, we're dedicated to create a upscale and peacefull place to relax in the High Desert.

What makes this estate unique

The view on 360 degres from boulders to wash and from The Milky Way and shooting stars at night is just amazing...

Guestbook comments from the owner

No noise at all... Just the wind, the sun and...some time,... a coyote loose in the wash nearby. This is a fabulous place to relax and spend time to hang out with friends in a so serene atmosphere...swimming pool and jacuzzi are a must. Thanks for hospitality of the owners. Everything was so perfect! We'll be back soon...
Aug 2012
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Upscale, Private and Luxurious: The Place to BE near Joshua Tree
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
5

Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a group of 12 to celebrate for our friends 30th birthday. Everyone was thrilled with how nice and large the property was. The pictures really do not do the home justice! There is vast land for walking around and hiking right from the backyard. Definitely a great place if you have dogs. Benoit was very kind and helpful. He was more than accommodating with all our requests. Would definitely come back and recommend to anyone looking to visit Joshua Tree!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Manhattan beach, CA
5

One of the best experiences of my life

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the place and the land its on spectacular, but the owners are some of the nicest people I've ever met. If you're planning a trip to Joshua tree there is not other place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Eric... We'd greatly appreciated your stay as the property was almost immaculate. You are welcome back anytime soon! Chris and Benoit
5

Incredible Property - The Perfect Desert Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I traveled with several friends from the LA area, and this place far exceeded our expectations! We rented the entire place for a 30th birthday party, and could not have been happier.

While the property looks very nice in pictures, the photos simply do not do it justice! Each room is carefully decorated with interesting art and decor - very fun and unique vibes throughout the whole house.

There's a great pool/hot tub/lounge area outside, and plenty of space to accommodate a large group. We cooked all our own meals in a kitchen that was fully stocked with pots, pans, etc.

The property itself is gorgeous and expansive, with complete privacy. The stargazing is incredible - as city-dwellers I think that was our favorite part of all!

Thank you VERY much to the owners for inviting us into their unique space, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA
5

Perfect Desert Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I came here with a group of friends aged 20-25. We all love hiking and camping in and around Joshua Tree, but this trip we decided to pitch in the money and rent a house, and boy was this place worth it! I wish I could submit pictures of the landscape around the house. If you enjoy hiking, there are a few easy trails that will lead you to the top of the ridge overlooking the house. I decided to go for the "straight to the top" route and encountered some interesting climbing on the way up. We visited the Calmada during late spring, so we were surrounded by colorful desert flowers and plants. All of the bedrooms were very uniquely, and lavishly, furnished (especially the master bedroom). We had a wonderful stay here and are recommending the house to both our friends and our parents. The house and it's surroundings are great for nature lovers of all ages who enjoy the luxury of sleeping in a 5 star private resort and the peaceful solitude of desert hiking. If you end up staying here, make sure you hit the hot tub at night. It's located in a dark corner of the pool area, away from the lights of the house, so you can get a really nice view of the milky way at night, even with the house lights on. My only complaint is that the hot tub started getting cool at the end of our last night.

I have never been able to enjoy the beauty and solitude of the desert without needing to camp out away from civilization. The Calmada provided a luxurious alternative. Thank you so much Benoit for giving us the best desert experience we have had so far!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA
5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, wasn't sure what to expect, and is huge and perfectly comfortable for 14 guests.

Not much of an online reviewer, but the house made the weekend special and so did the service we received. It was a great place and helped turn our annual get together even more special. It sits literally in the middle of no where, completely silent and a sky full of stars.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing and was beyond what we expected based on the pictures. We're already planning our next trip back.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charles! It was such a pleasure to have you all. See you next time...Chris and Ben

Map

Route 62 Arts & Antiques
"Really nice place with a lot of antiques booth. Prices $. Great owners."
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Helipad on site (or Yucca Valley Airport)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pappy's & Harriett
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Yucca Valley
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Yucca Valley
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Bigbear
Car: necessary

We are just 5 minutes drive from Pappy's & Harriet Restaurant, Barand Music best place in the Wild West.

Calmada is in the middle of wilderness with lot of silence and full privacy on our 40 acres...surrounded by 600 others acres...

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Rates & Availability

From $850 Per night

Joshua Tree Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$850
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Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Our property is located at the end of a trail. Please respect our neighboorhod: SPEED LIMIT is 15 MPH! A 4 X 4 may be needed to access it (after storms). Additional fees apply for large events: weddings, photo shooting and movie, locations and large parties above 14 people. Holidays are a 3 days minimum rental. Six (6) weeks cancellation notice for rescheduling for one year. No refund.
Full Payment by credit card at booking + $500 Security deposit, refundable in 14 days, if there is any damage in the property.

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Amenities

Joshua Tree Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 6 bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Star - 1 king , Shower + jacuzzi. Non Smoking Room.
    Piaf Room - 1 queen , Shower - Non smoking room.
    Double C - 1 queen , Shower - Non Smoking room.
    Cocteau Room - 1 queen , Shower - Non smoking room
    Eiffel Suite - 1 king , Non Smoking Room
    Coppelia Suite - 1 king , Non Smocking Room
    Den - Bar - Double air mattress available upon request. Non Smoking
  • King size bed: 3 - Queen size Beds: 3 Air Bed: 1 Queen (on request at reservation. N.B: Bring your own bed sheet and blanket or sleep bag)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 18 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
NO INSIDE or OUTSIDE FIREWORKS AT ANYTIME 24/7/365: POLICY STRICTLY ENFORCED IN THE AREA BY THE SHERIFF DPT. Any violation of this rule = Immediate Eviction from the property WITHOUT ANY REFUND. For Special Event (14 people and up), photo-shoot, movie, seminar, wedding: ask us for a quote. If it's appear than more than 14 people are in the house, a fee of $50 per person will be charged upon the security deposit.

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