|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Lots of Space and Fabulous Views
Our big, comfortable, and fun retreat by Joshua Tree Park is perfect for large groups and families who need plenty of space to spread out. The original mid-century modern home is perfectly situated on an acre plus of beautiful indigenous plantings. Because of the unique geographic setting and architecture of the house, there are unobstructed mountain views from every room. We bought it last year and have completely remodeled and upgraded everything about this magical location, inside and out.
Landscaping and Outside Features
You will find around 30 mature Joshua Trees as well as two recently planted orchards. Looking through this desert-lush landscape beyond to the mountains gives you an ever changing palette for your celebrations and festivities, as well as a serene and calming background for quiet times and reflection. The enclosed veranda (solid roof, screened wall panels and doors) shares our central Flintstone type fireplace and chimney so you can have a nice outside-feeling fire or barbecue with all the comforts of a fully furnished indoor room. We also provide charcoal grills and a propane grill in the fenced backyard area, perfect for pooches to run around in and chase cottontails, squirrels, and quail.
Living areas around this spacious veranda include a brand new cook's kitchen with two full ovens and a microwave, high-end dishwasher, plus a walk in pantry. You will also find plenty of dishes and cookware for easy entertaining. The main house has two bedroom/bath suites and a bonus media room with large flat screen TV. This bonus room provides another sleeping area for two with its own half bath. The large living/dining area, which has French doors opening into the veranda, has a central humongous fireplace. A queen sized sofabed comfortably sleeps two children when pulled out or one adult (with back pillows off it makes a twin sized sleeping area).
Separate Guest House
Attached to the main house by another roofed and screened in bonus porch there is also a guest house with full bath, kitchenette, living/dining area, and separate bedroom. Larger groups have the option of renting the guest house along with the main house. The guest house living room has a day bed that sleeps two, and there is a queen sized sleep number bed in the guest house bedroom. The main house will comfortably sleep six adults and two children, and the guest house will sleep four. Each section of the home has its own access and private areas, inside and out.
Our remodel included new plumbing, electrical, paint, fresh tile, new appliances, new mattresses, TV's in every room, new HVAC system throughout, the works. In the interest of comfort, safety, and accommodating everyone, there are grab bars in every bathroom and the master suite has a roll in shower, with ramp in and ramp out of the living space. The entire house is one one level and is ADA compliant whenever possible. For more convenience, our laundry room has brand new front loading, energy efficient machines, tile countertop, and utility sink.
Main House Amenities
With the goal of outfitting our home with all the comforts of a five star hotel, the master suite has its own mini frig, microwave, and coffee/tea seating area. The brand new king sized pillowtop bed is oriented so that you are facing the mountains. Down a small hallway is the media room, with a large new flat screen TV and comfortable seating. In this media room there is a brand new LazyBoy queen sized sofabed with upgrade to a mattress that combines inner springs, compressed air, and memory foam to make a very comfortable sleeping space. The half bath adjacent to this room makes it a workable option for a couple to use as a bonus bedroom.
In the main house the second bedroom suite has its own shower bath and hallway to the outside veranda and living area. From the brand new, top of the line queen sized tempurpedic bed you can see the mountains and watch the fireplace too. In keeping with the time period of the architecture, the whole house is decorated in a retro/eclectic style, with many artistic touches and conversation pieces to explore.
A continuous run of extra large windows along the front of the house bring nature right in to you with total climate control. In the remodel we tried to be as 'green' as possible, so each space has its own cool/heat unit that can be individually regulated, somewhat like a hotel. Stay cool while you watch the hummingbirds in the summer sage, stay warm while the mountains are snowy! All of the systems are brand new and remote-controlled.
More Guest House Details
The guest house, sleeping from two to four people, can be rented along with the main house. It has its own driveway, front door entrance, and a separate screened in and roofed porch that leads to an outside area with grill. The kitchenette has an apartment size refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, bar sink, hot plate, and large toaster oven available for cooking. All necessary dishes and flatware to make simple meals are provided. There is a dining area and TV in the guest house living room, and another TV in the adjacent bedroom. A full tub bathroom with shower looks out into the garden and trees beyond.
Come and Enjoy it All
With its central location to all of the best of the Joshua Tree, Morongo Basin and Palm Springs area, The House of Three Wishes is the perfect home base, both for exploring and relaxing. We are adjacent to wild public areas where our dogs run free and so do we. Come discover and enjoy this gem of the high desert!
We are an architect and artist who love nature and good times. Once we updated our place we realized we should share, this spot is special. We followed good friends to this area on a whim, then completely fell in love with the high desert.
Martha Newman purchased this house in 2011
After a few visits we realized how great a getaway spot this is from the beach cities where we live. That may sound odd but the high desert vibe is different and fun. We love the clean air, clear skies, and wonderful people, venues, art shops, the whole package is other worldly and unique. It is nice to have all that space around us, where we can let the dogs off leash and howl at the harvest moon!
We had been trying for another property that was a short sale and the banks were not cooperating. Then we saw this one, with the ad saying it had 8 bathrooms and was designed by Frank Lloyd 'Write'! My husband said, we've got to see this place. Turned out it was a typo, 3.5 bathrooms and someone just added the numbers 3 and 5 together. I asked the realtor where the Frank Lloyd Wright allusion came from, he said, he just thought it looked like a Frank Lloyd Wright design, so he put that in the ad. When we saw it, we fell in love immediately. We found out that Frank Lloyd was in the area around the year our place was built, 1958, and he and his son designed several projects, including a public building just a few miles away on highway 62. Our place has a lot of elements that are reminiscent of his designs, so see for yourself and let us know what you think!
Our house is 3.9 miles from the west end of Joshua Tree National Park for hiking, rock climbing, and exploring exotic nature, yet we are also just a mile or two from a movie theater, several grocery stores and markets, and great eating choices (Mexican, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Thai, barbecue, breakfast cafes, hamburger stands, new age organic, the list goes on). For treasure hunters we have two flea markets and loads of shops selling everything from cast off wagon wheels to the craft of local artisans and unusual antiques.
Desert Hot Springs with all its spas, etc., is 23 miles away, Palm Springs is just a bit farther, at 30 miles. Another fun day trip takes you to Morongo Casino, 30 miles from us, or Fantasy Springs at 50 miles if you want to enjoy their spas and gaming. You can also take the back way to Big Bear and ski, that's 60 miles. Golfers in your group can enjoy a course a day for months with no repeats, while those wanting a more other worldly experience can visit the Integration by day and watch the clear bright skies for celestial events by night.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Notes||Final cleaning is included as long as it's left in good order.|
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