This place was so great-- and I'm so picky! The pictures are good but they don't prepare you for how roomy and substantial the house is, how expansive it feels from inside to outside... How well designed it is, the attention to detail! And it's really comfortable. Has great beds, both bedrooms are big, the master has a king bed and is especially big, the bathroom has a big jacuzzi tub, so pretty. There's lots of comfy outdoor furniture, pretty lighting inside and out... Their landscaping is subtle, perfectly integrated to what exists naturally. There are windows everywhere so there's always an amazing view from anywhere in the house, loads of light. The elevated mesa the house sits on makes such a difference... hawks flew over the porch so close. And it truly is private -- not part of a neighborhood subdivision or off a main drag like many. It's on a more remote private drive, but still only 5 minutes away from a massive Walmart/Grocery for quick runs (10 minutes from Joshua Tree Village and 15 minutes from Pioneer Town for food and entertainment). It's EXACTLY what you want from a JT rental -- it feels like a million miles away but you're not. So quiet, peaceful romantic ... But they have kids so they had everything you'd want if you're a family. Best part was the hot tub, night or day you couldn't get me out of it. You can hike right from the house but we drove to the park and did the easy, scenic Barker Dam hike Daniela and Richard recommended -- guess what? We saw a herd of Mountain Goats so close, it was awesome!