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Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, spanish

Beautiful Home with Spectacular View & Outdoor Spa - Horses welcome

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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California Desert House Rental Photos and Description

3+ Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8

Sitting atop a slight hill, backed by acres of rock mountains, this comfortable ranch home has everything you're looking for. The 3 bedrooms, over sized living room and separate office give plenty of space for your family vacation or group retreat. The outdoor hot tub is large enough for your whole party with incredible views of the valley.

Be sure to explore the natural desert flora and fauna including our self-guided nature hike. The sunsets are best enjoyed from the top of the rise behind the house and there is nothing more spectacular than watching a universe of twinkling stars from the warmth of the spa as coyotes howl across the valley. Watch for shooting stars or enjoy our desert landscape and make it a romantic getaway.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Laura (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, spanish

About Laura

We fell in love with this place the moment we saw it and so will you! It's so quiet and peaceful and the lovely views change as the sun moves across the sky. We got married in the National Park so it's very special to us. We never tire of visiting and we hope you won't either.

Laura purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

6/8 – Kimmee & Evan

We traveled from Brooklyn, NY for a wedding. We loved staying here, it has all the comforts of home, a gorgeous view and veyr nice home owners. Thank your for making our stay very amazing.
Feb 2015
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Beautiful Home with Spectacular View & Outdoor Spa - Horses welcome
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 57 reviews

Superb value, great amenities

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of 5 and was everything we were looking for near Joshua Tree. It has plenty of space, a full kitchen, comfortable beds and furniture, awesome outdoor space to explore, and of course the fire pit and hot tub were extra bonuses. The home was clean and their were extra towels and linens. Really enjoyed the self guided nature hike right outside the house! Our kids had a blast exploring and climbing the rocks behind the house. A wonderful vacation experience, and we'll definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the house and hope you'll visit us again.
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Meadville, PA

Beautiful location just outside of Joshua Tree National Park

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with two friends from Northern CA and our two dogs and just loved the location and the setting. It is really close to town...close enough to run in and get a pizza and still have it hot, yet also really convenient to the Park. We were especially impressed with the care taken to develop a well marked and curated nature trail. We went up three times while we were there to see the surrounding view and to give the dogs a chance to get some exercise since they are not allowed on trails in the park. Kitchen is extremely well-equipped with everything we needed to prepare most of our meals in-house. Also lots of space with large living area and three bedrooms plus extra sitting area and another room with fold-out couch. The beds are in need of updating (especially the queen in the guest bedroom) as mattress/box spring has pretty much had it, and generally the house might benefit from a good spring cleaning. But all in all, these small issues pale beside the terrific location and outside space. We would definitely stay here if we ever make it back to Joshua Tree from Pennsylvania.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Everything we could have wanted. Close to the park, wonderful sunset views and great hot tub. Thank you for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We appreciate the feedback and hope you'll come back again.
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Unexpectedly awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect. Simple and clean. Perfect for families with children who like to climb on rocks. There is a bonus bedroom in the back and they also provide a pack n play for the little ones. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post this nice review. We appreciate the positive feedback!
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Amazing weekend

  • 5 of 5

The location is beautiful. The house is simple and clean. Perfect for a family with small children. They were very accommodating as we needed an early check in and answered all our questions quickly. We made a fire Saturday night in the fire pit then ended up in the spa. We couldn't keep our 8 and 10 year olds off the rock mountain that surrounds this house. Things really couldn't have gone any better. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate the positive feedback. We have a new cleaning team and they've taken over spa maintenance too so it's nice to have independent confirmation that they're doing a good job. We hope you'll come back soon (and send your friends!!).
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time in Joshua tree. Everyone in our group enjoyed this place. It was really clean and well maintained. I would defiantly recommend this place to others and come back here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to say nice things about the Desert House. We're glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll come back again.
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Car: necessary

We are located just one mile from West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and all it has to offer for hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding and exploring. If quiet and solitude are on your list, it is there for the taking.

It is an easy drive to museums, golf, shopping, art galleries and even southern California's famous theme parks. Great local restaurants are nearby for a night out. We are only 45 minutes from Palm Springs and all it has to offer. The Desert House is an excellent vacation rental with something for everyone.

Other Activities: rock climbing, hiking


Rates & Availability

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 7.0%

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California Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , in master
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Office - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa in the living room
  • Porta Crib available, Double futon in office Horse corral with water available and plenty of parking space for your horse trailer. Easy access to trails and dirt roads for miles of gorgeous riding. Extra charge may apply.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
2 queens, 2 twins, 1 futon,1 sleep sofa. Hot tub, toaster, horse corral. Ranch style home easy access. Horse setup includes a roomy corral with water (water buckets not provided) and easy access to miles of scenic riding trails and dirt roads perfect for exploring with your equine partner. Additional charges may apply for your horse or horses. Plenty of parking next to the corral for your horse trailer.

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