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The Original Home with a Dome! 4BR/2BA Rustic luxury with amazing views!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 BR, 2 BA + a unique Dome. Luxury home + rustic, outdoor living.

Experience Joshua Tree in style-- stay at the premiere JT vacation rental! Completely renovated, inside and out, with a unique Dome Tent for luxury glamping under the stars. Have the best of both worlds: a luxury home with hotel-style amenities AND rustic, outdoor living, with camping in a dome! Everything you could want in a vacation rental is here, even things that you didn't know you wanted!

* Dome tent

* Outdoor grass bed

* Outdoor bar

* In-ground hot tub

* Fire pit

* Two bbq grills (one propane, one charcoal)

* Incredible views

* 7.5 acres of rocks: hike for hours without even leaving the property!

* Secret concrete platform built up on a mountain of rocks! Overlooks the entire valley and enough space for a picnic, morning yoga session, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunset.

* Bonus room with music (guitar, keyboard and amp) and art stations

* Yoga and Pilates area in the bonus room

* Three large LED HDTVs with DISH

* DVD player with a movie collection

* High-speed internet (Wifi)

* Vintage-style phonograph with a record collection

* Karaoke system / Bluetooth speaker to stream music

* Memory Foam mattresses

* Unique home can sleep up to 16 people in beds (including sofa beds and an air mattress), but the home feels cozy enough for just two people to enjoy as the large bonus bedroom has been repurposed as a music/art/yoga room.

* Modern kitchen with rustic decor, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops, fully stocked with coffee, condiments, spices, cookware, utensils and plates/cups

* Hotel-style amenities including luxury towels, linens, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, and toothpaste

* Washer and dryer

* Great location, only one mile from the West entrance to the park!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2017

About John

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 never tire of visiting and we hope you won't either.

John purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 (Bonus) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Dome Tent - 1 queen
  • Porta-Crib (Pak'n'Play) available in Master Bedroom closet. 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
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
Bedroom 1: Cal king bed, Bedroom 2: Queen bed, Bedroom 3: Queen bed, Bedroom 4 (bonus room): Twin Day bed with twin trundle (twin x 2), Dome Tent: Queen bed, Additional: Sleeper sofa x 2 and a queen-size air mattress Bonus: Outdoor grass bed 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. Additional charges may apply for your horse or horses. Plenty of parking next to the corral for your horse trailer.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

The Original Home with a Dome! 4BR/2BA Rustic luxury with amazing views!
average rating of 4.64 based on 60 reviews

Perfect house, perfect location, plenty of space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for 4 days over Christmas and loved it. The owners had just finished updating the house and all the updates are excellent. The dome is amazing. The beds are extremely comfortable. We went to Joshua tree each day and it was very conveniently located. Overall the house and the owners were a pleasure and we would be happy to stay here again. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House is wonderful. Hot tub under the Joshua tree stars amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun weekend climbing in Joshua Tree. The weather was cold and windy but we had a delightful time at the Desert House

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot, cloudy, lightning, cool, rainy, windy, sunny, warm, cold - the desert served it up! Perfect.

  • 4 of 5

Laura was great getting back to me when I needed clarity about the pricing and dates.

The property was exactly as described. Perfect location. Easy drive into town & easy access to the Park. We enjoyed short hikes in the Park with our parents in their 80's and longer hikes for us middle aged folks. The first day of our stay it rained, so we made a day of it; driving through the Park and going to Palm Springs to sample the famous date shake.

It was helpful to have information about how everything functioned; in the welcome folder and the little signs here and there in the house.

Our extended family each had their own bedroom (the quality of the linens was appreciated), the kitchen was great (for serious cooks), we marveled at the high performing awesome dishwasher, we were happy there was a grill and charcoal and the large couches created a sweet conversation area (we rearranged them for our stay - and put them back of course). It was especially nice to have a washer and dryer since we were coming from 5 days of rustic tent camping. The hot tub delivered the milky way and bright star filled sky.

When the power went out for many hours one evening/night it was super good to have 2 easy-to-find functioning flash lights.

It was very useful to have a "before you leave" check list.

We had a lovely time.

P.S. Check out the solid marble "Party Cat" in the neighborhood. Just plain weird.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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.

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

Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Contact owner for holiday rates and pet requirements. Children are included as additional guests.

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