|Space||980 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Built in 1963, this ranch style home sits on 5 acres, on a sparsely populated mesa. It features long views, concrete floors, original wood beamed ceiling, professionally maintained jetted hot tub, 8' dining table/project space, stocked kitchen, cookware, wifi, cable, DVD library, CD's, shower and tub, xeric garden, wood stove, weber coal bbq, minisplit heating and air conditioning, fire pit, king Tuft and Needle bed, and laundry. Surrounded by natural undeveloped land on all sides, there's need to be concerned about privacy. This home enjoys many return guests, some of whom have stayed for up to three months at a time. A number of our honorary residents have been back repeatedly over the last ten years.
The Getaway is about 5 minutes north of "downtown" JT, and an easy 10 minute drive into the main park entrance.
We love this humble yet proud house, but we're hardly objective! Take a look at the photos, and see if the property speaks to you.
As a set designer, I'm in love with the visual drama of the California high desert. I was so excited when I found my little spot in the Mojave....I couldn't wait to start working with the palette of homestead architecture, native plants, seasons, and vistas that Joshua Tree offers.
My hope is that the resulting home reflects the unassuming laid-back lifestyle that I value but sometimes find difficult to enjoy in LA, while also reflecting a respect for nature, warmth, a bit of humor, and relaxation with the necessary flourishes (good art, good books, wi-fi and espresso!).
Miriam purchased this house in 2006
There are four reasons that I chose Joshua Tree as a location for a second home. Practically speaking, JT is only a few hours drive from major cultural hubs and as such, it's a place that I can frequent often and on short notice. I was also drawn to the vibrant local scene. And then there's the unbelievable landscape of the national park. But even more than all of that, my real motivation had to do with the inexplicable sense of tranquility and giddiness that comes over me as I leave the pavement when nearing the property.
The best spot in this house-I think- revolves around the big dining table even though the table itself is not the amazing thing. This is where I've served many meals for groups of friends who are all too busy to get together back home, wherever back home might be. I often design while sitting at this table, alternating between staring out to the view for ideas, punching out emails, and scribbling on messy stacks of paper. From the reports that guests have given me, this table has also served in the writing of songs, all-night nickel poker, quilt-making, violin practice, the completion of crossword puzzles, the planning of road trips, and one marriage proposal. I like to think that guests will find the house to be just like that table: ground zero for whatever they want to be doing most!
Also the stillness of the nights... I could go on and on.
Eclectic, fun, comfortable space perfect for entertaining. We led a 5-day photographic workshop for Photonerds University and the home was perfect for 8 people to sit, relax and learn. With all the comforts of home, we were easily able to BBQ a welcome dinner for our guest, prepare breakfast and enjoy learning at the large dining room table. Let's not forget the awesome backyard. The students loved walking around this beautiful desert paradise photographing all the local plants, flowers and cactus. It was also close to the nearest town and just about 15 minutes from the Joshua Tree National Park entrance. We even had a small snafu with the shower and Miriam had her crew at the house same day to fix the problem no questions asked. She was awesome and responsive. If you are planning a trip, this is the perfect place to hang and entertain. You won't want to leave.
This place is great. It's clean, quiet, and close the Joshua Tree NP. Everything worked and the views are great. It is obvious that Miriam cares about her property and her customers. She was very responsive and helpful. We are already planning to come back in the fall. Thank you for a great experience!!!!!!!
Miriam's house is warm, romantic, and cosy, while opening up to the expansiveness of desert country. I especially enjoyed the backyard hammock chairs which allowed nighttime stargazing. Just to add to the other glowing reviews, this is a very well-stocked house, particularly the kitchen, which has a coffee AND cappuccino maker, grinder (with a bag of JT roasted coffee beans), blender, Cuisinart, water filter, and I might have missed a few but you get the picture. There were also a couple of walking sticks, one of which came in handy for hiking up Ryan's mountain. All in all a magical stay!
This place is amazing! Miriam's little house just outside of Joshua Tree is a win no matter how you look at it. The location is just far enough to feel remote without being far from town for groceries and it's only 20 minutes or so to the park. The house itself screams "pride of ownership." From the well-stocked DVD library to the manicured cactus garden to the local coffee beans and wood burning stove, we couldn't have loved it more. The large windows in every room and tasteful decorating made this little house a gem in the desert. Great work on making this such a great place to stay!
We had such a wonderful time at this amazing property. Everything was absolutely perfect. We HIGHLY recommend this property. Pure bliss.
came with my wife for a few days to explore the park, joshua tree town and spent some time 40 min southwest in desert hot springs and palm springs. amazing location and beautifully maintained property. we couldnt have asked for more!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
A rental agreement, including dates, costs, and check-out times, and a copy of paying guest's driver's will be requested prior to finalizing reservation.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.