|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A mile up a dirt road and twenty thousand miles from the cares of the world, the True World Bungalow is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Originally part of the Mojave Rock Ranch Resort, the bungalow is the epitome of “Joshua Tree Style”, in which rustic, artistic and luxury elements combine in unexpected and delightful ways.
As you enter the front gate, you will be greeted by the bottle wall fish pond and blooming water lilies in season. There are private patios in the front and back, perfect for sunrise coffee and sunset cocktails. The bungalow shares a five acre property with the owner’s home, and backs up to over 150 acres of desert wilderness, so you can literally hike out your door and explore a vast landscape of boulders, abandoned claim shacks and wildlife habitat.
The bungalow has two sunny bedrooms (one king, one queen), nicely appointed with down comforters, original artworks, plenty of closet space and views for miles. The custom woodstove (a work of art in itself) will keep you toasty on cool evenings and the sweet retro kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to prepare a feast. Enjoy complimentary wi-fi, DVDs on the flat screen TV, or music from the CD player (or your iPod). In warm weather you can relax under the trees in the cowboy spa, laze in the hammock, or enjoy air-conditioned comfort indoors. And in every season you can count on star-filled nights, 50 mile views of Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto and up close and personal encounters with a myriad of desert wildlife.
Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center is 10 minutes away in the artists’ community of Joshua Tree, where you can also explore the galleries and shops and grab a bite to eat. Please feel free to ask your hosts for suggestions or to arrange special trips, from rock climbing, trail riding, guided hikes and night sky viewing venues to massage, yoga, and spa treatments and visits to local artists' studios.
Our calendar is always kept up to date so you can check availabiltiy before making your inquiry. Please call or email with any questions – we look forward to your visit!
Keywords: 2 bedroom desert retreat created by artists
While living in New York, we first discovered Joshua Tree on a side trip after a Las Vegas convention. Business and family moved to Los Angeles and so did we, allowing us to spend many weekends in our beloved desert, just a short drive away. In 1999 we and our friends stayed in the Bungalow of the Mojave Rock Ranch, the resort that defined Joshua Tree Style. When this beautiful little home came on the market in 2003, we bought it (and its five acres) as our own weekend retreat. Three years later we sold our LA home, moved into our Joshua Tree Bungalow and opened the True World Gallery in town. Last year we finished a new home on our property, and we have opened up the Bungalow once again as a rental, renaming it the True World Bungalow.
For us, the desert is the true world -- a place to live in harmony with the environment, and with our wonderful community. We welcome you as our guests, and maybe one day as our neighbors!
Bonnie Kopp purchased this house in 2003
From the moment we drove up the driveway and saw the red bungalow, we knew this would be a magical place. What a gift is was to find you through Homeaway and to discover that you are friends with 2 of our favorite people. Wish we could have spend more time with you both (and Brodie!) but the park trumps everything!
We had such a lovely time at this cottage. The house is delightfully and creatively charming, set into the scenic desert, and delicately landscaped to make it feel both intimate and part of the vast desert environment. Like the owners who bought the place after their first stay, I want to live there. I hope we can come back soon.
Everything was perfect! Charming, peaceful, clean, comfy beds, beautiful landscaping - exactly as described if not, better.
We are interested in landscaping and this property was so creative and we had fun checking out all the details. It was very comfortable and quiet; a great place to recharge.
We stayed here with our 2 kids (3 year old and baby) and our dog and had a great time! the house is beautiful and the views are breathtaking! we could hike right outside the back door and do some exploring. We were really impressed with the place and will definitely be back!
All the other reviews say it all, there is nothing really I can add...just wonderful!
We loved staying here. The bungalow is beautifully landscaped, with lots of private outdoor spaces. The inside is an artists' playground; every piece of furniture and accessory is something unusual and unique, from decoupaged tables to inset glass vases in the stucco walls. It was immaculate and fully stocked; we even preferred their(homegrown?) oregano to ours. Our dogs also loved the huge fenced yards. bonnie and George were delightful hosts; friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. We will definitely be back!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Weekly rate: $1155.00
Refundable reservation/damage deposit $250