Joshua Tree house rental - Night view of the "Structure" and 32' bottle wall
Night view of the "Structure" and 32' bottle wall
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Joshua Tree House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Detached Units, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

*** Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years require a 3 night minimum stay and the rate is $250 per night ***

Our 2 bedroom house sleeps 4 comfortably in beds and the vintage trailers sleep an extra 6-7 people and rent only in conjunction with the house for an ADDITIONAL nightly fee. Details below.

You probably already know what you want to do out here in the desert... well, this is the place to do it! Whether you want to wake up early to head out for some biking or world-class rock climbing, or if you want to stay up late and enjoy the stunning night skies, we're sure you'll enjoy your stay at the Sweet 'P' Ranch. We are centrally located at about 3100 ft. elevation on the Mesa in the middle of the Holy Trinity of the High Desert: Joshua Tree, Pioneertown and the Integratron/Giant Rock area. The property offers a particularly gorgeous southwestern view of Mt. San Jacinto and Mt. San Gorgonio's peak, while giving you a front row seat for the sunset every night.

Our 1000 square foot home was hand built with love and a sharp architectural eye in 1952 by the original homesteader of the 5-acre property. The vaulted pine ceiling, large local rock fire place and open floor plan all set the tone for a warm, inviting and relaxing vibe. We are the second owners and have modernized the amenities and spread out on the property while trying to maintain the handcrafted charm that first attracted us.

Patios flow out from the house's 12-foot sliding glass doors to your 5-acre back yard where the fun begins. Relax in the hammock, practice your shot with the Red Ryder, get some exercise on the trampoline, or hit the links on our 2-hole 'All-Terrain' golf course (clubs included). The organic free-form concrete patio is flanked by our guest quarters: a 32' Airstream to the south and a 16' classic Shasta trailer to the north, both of which are available as additional sleeping areas (details below). Amidst all of this, you can enjoy a meal by the 32' arced bottle wall and sculptural pergola and then cozy up to a campfire in the ample fire pit. All the while you'll be surrounded by our growing collection of native cacti and plant species. If it gets a little warm outside you can just turn on the misters and create a curtain of cool around the patio.

Inside you'll be kept cool all summer by a large evaporative cooling system, and warm in the winter by the beautiful fireplace, space and wall gas heaters. There's plenty of seating to enjoy a movie or your favorite program. We have satellite TV and DVR's with full premium channel selection and NFL Sunday Ticket for the football fans. The round antique dinner table is perfect for a game of cards, dice, jigsaw puzzles, or any of our huge selection of board games. There are also 2 desks if you need to setup your laptop and get down to business.

Love cooking? So do we! The kitchen is fully stocked and ready to feed 20 or more for the holidays and gatherings. If you run out of room on the stove you can fire up the Weber or get the Cajun turkey fryer going. The Sweet 'P' Ranch is set up to convert to whatever you may need. There is a solid stock of spices, dry staples and condiments on hand to share. Foodies will appreciate that we stock organic goods when possible.

For those of you who are trying to live greener, we're proud to say that we are too. The house is cleaned with non-toxic and natural products, compact fluorescent bulbs are mixed in with the low-wattage mood lighting, and the landscape lighting is low-voltage and gradually being converted to LED bulbs as they become available. Water use is conserved with high efficiency sprinklers on trees and plants that are being established while we practice xeriscaping by planting only drought tolerant native plants. The evaporative water cooling system, or 'swamp cooler', uses very little water and is 10-20 times more efficient than an air conditioner. (It's also more effective and cooler in dry climates). Gray water from our clothes washer waters a garden of yucca, ocotillo, and cacti. Yeah, we have a big fireplace, but it's just too gorgeous to do without it once in a while.

We could go on about all the amazing activities in the area, but if you've gotten this far you probably already know! Just in case though, we have a great selection of guide books and info on the High Desert area that can point you in the right direction anywhere from nature to nightlife. Drive 15 minutes southeast to Joshua Tree and the Park for the day, regroup at the Sweet 'P', then drive 15 minutes west to Pappy & Harriet's and honky-tonk the night away. Wake up the next day and get your chakras aligned with a 'sound bath' at the Integratron and you're good to go. You're gonna love it.

*** The house sleeps 4 people in beds and additional sleeping quarters are available in our vintage trailers at an extra cost ***

ABSOLUTELY NO PHOTO / FILM SHOOTS / RECORDING SESSIONS / LARGE EVENTS OR WEDDINGS AT THIS PROPERTY WITHOUT PRIOR ARRANGEMENT, PERMITS AND SIGNED CONTRACTS.

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I purchased this sweet little house while still flying solo in February of 2001 as a weekend retreat from Los Angeles for me and my girlfriends.

Then, in 2002...I met David. We merged our lives (and design sense) and started working on the house you're now seeing.

In 2003, David asked me to marry him....and I said 'yes!' ....on one condition...that we could get married at the 'desert house'.

From that point on - it was our mission to make that sweet little house our own. The Sweet 'P' Ranch was born!

David designed all of the exterior patios, landscaping and the beautiful 'structure' that we married under in October 2005.

We continue to spend as many fun filled weekends there as we can (work willing) but are so happy to share it with everyone else to keep the love flowing!

Marina & David purchased this house in 2001

My parents met in Mojave but I was raised in Northern California and have loved the desert my whole life. The reason I bought this house? The adorable red kitchen and the craftsmanship of the original homestead owner/builder...hands down. The 'just remote enough' location of the property is a plus, for sure!

We love being so close to The Integratron - you can definitely feel the energy!!!!

15 Reviews of Property 243813 in Joshua Tree, California

Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Portland, OR
5

Charming, inspiring desert gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We were looking for a house near but not in Joshua Tree, ~$50 per person for 3 people and wanted it to be an environment that the owners actually cared about. This place fits the bill and then some. Very affordable, clean, 15 minutes from JT/Yucca Valley and incredibly charming (artsy/kitschy cool), inside and out. The owner is engaging, friendly and detail-oriented. Beautiful sunset and night sky views, calming desert bird sounds, coyote and rabbit sightings and options to shoot a BB gun, jump on a trampoline or just lounge in the adequately-sized hammock. They have a wide assortment of DVDs. However even if you love the late 60s/early 70s, I do not recommend viewing "The Swap" w/Robert De Niro. I do recommend trying pomogranate juice + Heineken light as a brunch alternative to standard mimosas. This tasty concoction was inadvertently discovered while cooking and enjoying our last morning here.

Already planning on a return trip. 5+ stars.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
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Joshua Tree California Desert
los angeles, ca
5

the sweetest place in the desert!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
What a cozy, chill and magical home. Everything you need for a great getaway in the desert! Thank you Sweet 'P' Ranch!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
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Joshua Tree California Desert
florida
5

A wonderful ex perience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
This place was such a treat for us Floridians! Marina has wonderful directions and clear instructions so no questions we.t unanswered. We would definitely return to this beautiful home and property.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Santa Barbara, CA
5

What a Sweet Time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
We--four adults and a dog--had the great good fortune of staying at the Sweet P' Ranch a few days between Xmas and New Years. Lucky us to land in such a thoughtfully appointed place; it had everything we could possibly need for a winter retreat. I brought a great book along--but all I wanted to do was swing in the hammock and look at the glorious view. Marina is a pleasure to deal with, and she and David's place is wonderful inside and out, without being too precious or desert kitschy. And while they can't take credit for the great weather we had--they perhaps can for nearly everything else.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
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Joshua Tree California Desert
los angeles
5

amazing place, amazing owners

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
We enjoyed ourselves greatly in this wonderful place. David and Marina went out of their way to make sure that we did; they're truly beautiful people and their lovely home is a true reflection of that.

So here's the thing: You won't find better people to rent from, or a better place to stay in Joshua Tree. SWEET "P" RANCH is were is at!!!
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
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Joshua Tree California Desert
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  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
We had a great time, the house is a fantastic getaway! Thanks so much for everything!!!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
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Joshua Tree California Desert
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  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Sweet 'P'.
This cottage is very well loved by the lovely couple
that owns it, from the fabulous art to the perfectly
constructed "backyard" (if you can call all those
acres of gorgeous view a backyard). They also have
a killer video selection which includes Fishing with
John! Hilarious! I would stay again for sure.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
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Joshua Tree California Desert
san Diego, CA
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 26, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
The property was just as described. We had a great time. The house is so open and airy, just perfect. It is stocked with everything you need. You can tell the owners love the property too. so many personal touches. Will go back !!! Marina is great. She has covered all bases and provides valuable information on the surrounding area.. Thank You !
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Santa Monica
5

"Sweet" is Right

"Sweet" is Right
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
Relaxed and refreshed after a 3-day stay at Sweet 'P' Ranch, we can't wait to return. We cast more votes for Marina and David as the nicest, most attentive vacation homeowners. The property is exactly as described in the listing, and the homeowners provide charming, thorough, easily-followed reservation and guest-stay instructions.

The photos accurately depict the property, which is clean and well-maintained. It's also fun and quirky and full of good karma, to wax philosophic. Whenever possible, we stay in vacation rental homes, in preference to staying in hospitality properties - resorts, B&Bs, hotel/motel - and Sweet 'P' Ranch is one of our best vacation home choices to date. Highly recommended.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Sweet 'P' Ranch - 5 Acres - Mid-Century Funky
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Los Angeles, CA
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
David and Marina truly have a little desert paradise. Cute and comfy with lots of great artwork all around. My husband and i had a wonderful stay.
Helpful votes: 3/3