UPSCALE AND LUXURIOUS: THE PLACE TO BE!

Benoit Clair

Speaks french, spanish, english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Benoit Clair

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UPSCALE AND LUXURIOUS: THE PLACE TO BE!

Joshua Tree Estate Rental Photos and Description

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

Calmada is a luxury retreat located on 600 secluded acres and is privately nestled behind rocks, Joshua and Yucca tree. All 6 rooms and 6 private bath opening to the gardens surrounding this 7.000 sq.ft, unique property in the area.

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 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, 6 seats jacuzzi or wood-burning fireplace! And as the Milky Way slowly emerges directly above you, stargazing will become your newest passion.

Inside, you will find the spacious living room and 6 rooms all decorated to the finest details by international famous designer, Chris Beaugrand. Beautiful Art Deco and eclectic etheral painting from her and artist painter Lillian Shaoa dorns the walls paired with antique lodge furniture, beautiful art pottery and one of a kind pillows and throws melding together the rustic elegance that makes this property a real true gem! 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 our private Chef, from the most incredible breakfast scones you have ever eaten to elegant dinner parties for you and your guests.

We can help make any weekend or the most special moments priceless with our private Chef, Alain Gilot: 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 bi-partisan...;-)! Please 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 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree and 15 – 20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs) and winter often brings a dusting of snow!

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, 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 to Los Angeles and San Diego...and even less if you travel with your own chopper, yes, we have our own heliport! (Tower frequency: 123.456 Mhz (from Sunrise to Sunset) subject to prior approval.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
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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Benoit Clair

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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Formerly, Calmada was a ranch to raise buffalo for more than 20 years.

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

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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Upscale and Luxurious: The Place to BE!
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Joshua Tree California Desert
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Joshua Tree California Desert
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Joshua Tree California Desert
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Thanks Charles! It was such a pleasure to have you all. See you next time...Chris and Ben
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Los Angeles
5

PERFECT DESERT GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This house far exceeded our expectations. We came out for one night for a little get away with some friends and it was exactly what we needed. The outdoor area and pool felt like your own private resort. Everything worked perfectly, which is something that we often have problems with in other vrbo rentals. The owner was incredibly accommodating and kind. Plenty of space for everyone to feel like they're not on top of each other. I've stayed in 6 vrbo houses in Joshua Tree the past two months and this was hands down the best.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Danielle for your comments. It's very kind of You and greatly appreciated! We have now, at Calmada Private Resort, a BIG PLUS: A new Chef coming from Burgundy. He will be able to cook next time for breakfast, lunch and diner for You and your guests... You all will be more than welcome again in the future...;-)
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Los Angeles, CA
5

INCREDIBLE!

  • 5 of 5
A group of 12 of us came to Calmada last weekend to celebrate my 25th birthday, and we couldn't have imagined a more perfect place to be. The house is absolutely stunning, the views are beautiful, and the seclusion was exactly what we were looking for. Benoit was such a gracious host and we had everything we needed for the whole weekend. We will absolutely be back. ?++++
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Chris and I always appreciate wonderful guests like all of You...
Thanks so much, Jonah and see You again soon! Cheers.
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Joshua Tree California Desert
San Diego
5

WOOOW !!

  • 5 of 5
I don't know how to thank you both? Wooow, what an amazing place, so SPECIAL!
It was really my privilege to stay here for my daughter's wedding weekend!
Your generosity and hospitality was boundless as well as the beauty that surrounds the property. I'll definitely come back!! Merci tres beaucoup.
This surely was a Life's treasure that we'll never forget. Truly, Ida + Jim
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Route 62 Arts & Antiques
"Really nice place with a lot of antiques booth. Prices $. Great owners."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Helipad on site (or Yucca Valley Airport)
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
10 Freeway
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pappy's & Harriett
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Bigbear
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Yucca Valley
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Yucca Valley
Car: necessary

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

Calmada is in the middle of wilderness with lot of silence and full privacy on 600 acres...

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Joshua Tree Estate Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
$650
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$4,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning fee $180.00
Security Deposit $500.00
Pet Fee $35.00
Rates are subject to change without notice. Full payment is due at reservation by credit card or cashier check. Security deposit must be paid by check and is send back 1 to 2 weeks after the end of the rental, if there is no damage. loss or smoking outside the designated area.
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Additional fees apply for large events: weddings, movie set, locations and large parties. Holidays are a 3 to 4 days minimum. FULL PAYMENT is due at time of booking.
FOUR (4) WEEKS CANCELLATION NOTICE REQUIRED FOR RESCHEDULING DURING ONE YEAR. NO REFUND.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower , toilet
    Bathroom 1 - jetted tub , toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 6 bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Star - 1 king , Shower + jacuzzi. Non Smoking Room.
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upon request. 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
    Coppelia Suite - 1 king
  • King size bed: 3, Queen size Beds: 3, Futon: 1 (on request at reservation).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 18 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • playground
  • cinemas
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
NO FIRE OR FIREWORKS ANYTIME 24/7: POLICY STRICTLY ENFORCED IN THE AREA BY THE SHERIFF DPT. Any violation of this rule = Immediate eviction from the property without any refund.
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