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Miriam

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Joshua Tree getaway, sweeping views on 5 acres

18 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Joshua Tree House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Joshua Tree Sunburst Getaway

Finish your novel, play electric guitar outdoors, watch movies, renew vows, or just bliss out in the hot tub and shake your city blues.

Built in 1963, this rustic modern 980 square ft. ranchette has an airy floor plan, big windows, concrete floors, exposed beam ceilings and tons of privacy. It's a comfy place to stay a while and dig into creative projects in the peace and quiet of open space, eclectic vintage modern furnishings and artisan objects. Located on partially fenced acreage on a sparsely populated mesa, this getaway offers sweeping views of Joshua Tree National Park and Copper Mountain. Achieve clarity by looking out of big picture windows to catch the sun or moon rising over the foothills below. Step out onto the patio for starry night skies. Ten minute access to the park encourages spontaneous natural outings. Or get into local culture: the town of Joshua Tree is only five minutes away.

The kitchen comes with good cookware and inspiring cookbooks. You'll find an assortment of oils, spices, coffee, teas, and other staples to get you started. Cable, a Bose sound dock, wi-fi plus an assortment of CDs and DVDs are provided for days when you just don't feel like leaving the house. The house is ideally suited for one person or a couple but should friends arrive for a sleep-over, extra bedding and beds are stashed in the closet.

Nestled in the shade of the roomy back porch, the jetted hot tub awaits tired hikers in need of rejuvenation, and stressed city dwellers in need of a calming soak. A xeric garden represents a sampling of yuccas, agaves, acacias, and various cactii from deserts around the world.

Over half of Getaway visitors are return guests, with multiple return stays of up to four months. We encourage long stays, and the monthly rate is 2,100. (or about 70 dollars per night) for one month and 1,900.00 per month for multiple months. Please click on the "rates" tab below the photos for accurate pricing. The VRBO "average pricing" feature in the headline can be misleading! They combine all of the and monthly, and deduce an average. This is not an optional feature, so I apologize for any misdirects that this formatting may have caused.

The surrounding area caters to a wide range of interests: athletic (world class rock climbing and trail running in addition to hiking, and horseback riding for all levels); musical (clubs and outdoor festivals); artistic (endless photo ops whether your slant is scenic or ironic); consumer (shopping from junking to better mid-century furnishings, cowboy stores, designer outlet malls, and a couple of fantastic nurseries); culinary (cute weekly farmer’s market, two health food stores and a wonderfully edited gourmet shop all supplement the standard grocery fare), mystic (retreats, drumming circles, Buddhist Temple and at least one UFO vortex); and cultural (earnest live theatre and friendly art galleries).

Finally, if grandma comes to visit with her lady friends from the biker club, and if you are feeling either lucky or tired of peaceful isolation, a short trip to Morongo in the lower desert for a little casino action always makes for a bit of lowbrow fun.

This house is priced to encourage longer-term stays. Sit a spell, or come and go! With lots of space in the closet and garage, this is a spot to make yourself completely at home.

Amenities: One bedroom with large closet, one bath with tub and shower, wood burning stove, air conditioning (evaporative water), portable heaters, large outdoor fire pit, Weber BBQ, washer/dryer, free internet, satellite TV + DVD, CD player, new kitchen appliances (fridge, electric stove and oven) including espresso machine, pots and pans, blender, food processor, microwave, and utensils; extra linens, blankets, fluffy pillows, fat down comforters, king-sized bed w/ memory foam plus two guest beds for slumber parties; belize II oval hot tub, roomy and secure double garage for storage, parking, or tinkering.

Sorry, but we no longer take pets at this home.

Keywords: House, acreage

National Park

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Miriam (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Miriam

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

Why Miriam chose California Desert

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Joshua Tree getaway, sweeping views on 5 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Oasis in the desert

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Miriam's place. It's the perfect location from which to explore Joshua Tree National Park.

What we loved about the house: Outdoor space, Hot tub, Swinging chairs, the View, the sunset, fully stocked kitchen (loved the spices!), grilling outside, comfortable living areas and bedroom.

Miriam's house notes with suggestions of things to do in JT were super helpful and made us enjoy the visit even more. If we come back to JT, we'll definitely stay at Miriam's again.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were everything as described and truly much more. The trip was a bucket list for me, originally intended for 2014, but had to be postponed due to injury. So worth the wait! Miriam was incredibly accommodating. Her backyard is mesmerizing. I spent every morning and every evening just sitting out there with a sense of joy and awe that I have not experienced in a long time. Loved the hot tub and the bed was more comfortable than my own! The kitchen had everything one needs and more. The detailed booklet put together by Miriam is tremendous. I particularly liked the supermarket referral and I love the local Joshua Tree farmer's market. Simply one of the best vacations in my 64 years on the planet. I would go back every spring if I could. Cannot recommend the property or Miriam enough.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our Desert Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved Miriam's home. She has impeccable style -- super comfortable but totally hip and fun. My girlfriend and I made it our home base while we went and explored Joshua Tree. The Park is incredible but we were always excited to get back to the home base too! We felt totally at ease in the house--very user friendly. It's cool during the day but cozy at night. The backyard, patio, and outdoor hot tub are all heaven. The bed is super comfy, as well as the couches in the living area. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom is nice with plenty of big fluffy towels. No complaints! Also, Miriam was so patient and helpful with all of our questions about the Park, the town, her house, etc. We bugged her quite a bit before the trip and she was very prompt and thorough with her responses. You could tell she genuinely wanted us to have a good time. And we did! We can't wait to go back. We love your home Miriam! It's amazing! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks Mike, for the great review. So glad that I could be a part of a good trip. Since I don't solicit reviews, it's an extra special treat when one comes in, especially a note as nice as yours. Say hello to Portland for me!
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5

Another Day in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This became our morning motto.. Another Day in Paradise! I don't know where to begin with the long list of compliments for this place, and for Miriam. I travel a lot for personal reasons and have rented many places. Miram's paradise tops our list, here is why: Very comfortable bed and if you want it soft or hard you can make that happen. Big bathroom with plenty of hot water and nice towels. Very well equiped kitchen including herbs etc. Great entertainment.. hot tub (with towels), movies, satellite TV etc. - relax in her swing chairs!!! The place is a gem, nicely designed and decorated.. you just feel at home. The view over the valley is amazing. Last but not least it is peaceful, close to town, and Miriam.. well I can not say enough about her.. she is totally dedicated to making your stay a great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another Day in

  • 5 of 5

This became our morning motto.. Another Day in Paradise! I don't know where to begin with the long list of compliments for this place and for Miriam. I travel a lot for personal reasons and have rented many places. Miram's paradise tops our list, here is why: Very comfortable bed and if you want it soft or hard you can make that happen. Big bathroom with plenty of hot water and nice towels. Very well equiped kitchen including herbs etc. Great entertainment.. hot tub (with towels), movies, satellite TV etc. - relax in her swing chairs!!! The place is a gem, nicely designed and decorated.. you just feel at home. the view over Last but not least it is peaceful, close to town, and Miriam.. well I can not say enough about her.. she is totally dedicated to making your stay a great experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thirty Days in the Desert excerpts from my diary

  • 5 of 5

Not so much a review of the house but my relationship to the environment that exposed these thoughts. If you need a place to reflect and solitude, stay here.

"I became party to the secrets of the desert to grow to share whether it's stuffing little beaks with food tossing lettuce for not so stray rabbits fending off road runners determined to have dove for dinner life must be shared to grow watered with countervailing ideas tested honed posted questioned it is not at all about me or you life and love will only grow if it is given away freely without expectation of reciprocity not that you will harm yourself but that you will love unconditionally when you can do that then you will find the faith to move mountains the strength to live out your days in this world and become truly part of it to have it become part of you "

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crossroads Cafe

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Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,200
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed, large closet
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing

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