check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Secluded Adobe House High in the Hills with Panoramic Views

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more




Joshua Tree Highlands House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Hike by day with the lizards in Joshua Tree National Park and hang by night with the lounge lizards in Joshua Tree's local cafes and art galleries. Or stay in, and snuggle in the king-sized bed and watch the desert world go by; jack rabbits, quail, bobcats, and visiting coyote will all make their way past large picture windows. Three patios offer spectacular 270 degree views of the sunrise, the sunset, and of course, the sweeping night stars.

Worlds away from crowds and traffic this lovely house is set in the hushed wilderness of Joshua Tree Highlands on 2.5 acres, and is a quick 2 miles to Joshua Tree National Park.

This sweet retreat offers two master bedrooms; living room; an open floor-plan, fully equipped + renovated kitchen and full bathroom with a spacious bathtub/shower. All boast new, fully renovated modern fixtures and appliances. If you don't feel like cooking, you're a short drive from several good restaurants and a great cup of coffee in the town of Joshua Tree.

Scroll down to view additional photos...

Keywords: House

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
Call Owner


based on 11 traveler reviews

Secluded Adobe House High in the Hills with Panoramic Views
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

The Adobe House Provides Great Location and Amenities to Relax and Enjoy the Desert

  • 4 of 5

Great setting in the JT Highlands. Minutes from the Park Entrance and other attractions. Amenities are accurate. The outdoor bathtub is heaven. Some improvements would help.

The Good:

- Best view in the JT Highlands! The queen room side gets the sunrises, the king room side gets the sunsets

- The king bed is firm, the queen bed is firmer - we tried both and had good sleep. Pillows are soft and fresh linens

- The front door sitting area provided a great spot to view the city lights and stars at the same time

- Houses in proximity (~100 yards) but still felt secluded,

- Great array of wildlife visible from the house (coyotes, quails, rabbits...)

- Kitchen is stocked and offers great space and equipment for preparing meals, fridge makes great ice

- The outdoor bathtub is heaven, this helped us cool off tremendously, along with the constant breeze

- The bathroom has a great big tub and sink, towels were fresh and soft, water pressure and temps were good

- Windows and glass surround the house, great for views of the vast desert

The Not-So-Good (reasons for the 4 stars):

- The weather was peaking upper 90's to 100's. The swamp cooler and ceiling fans tried their best, but the house only got cooled to about 85's even at night. Perhaps providing electric fans in the bedrooms can help especially during summer.

- The kitchen didn't have a microwave so we just used the toaster oven to reheat foods

- The winds do pick up at night, the king room screen door is loose and it does keep banging against the door and frame, making it a little difficult to sleep.

- The Wifi is only about a 2Mbps speed (may not be enough for Netflix, etc..), but we didn't mind too much

- The hammock and reclining outdoor chair on the pictures were not present on our visit - perhaps they broke?

Other Notes:

- The JT Highlands roads are not paved. A standard car/truck/suv will do fine, but sports or lowered vehicles will have difficulty.

- With AT&T we got about 1-2 bars inside the house

- PioneerTown and the Giant Rock in Landers were nearby and are great attractions. Due to perhaps the hot weather, we were alone at these sites - kind of eerie but a great experience at the same time.

- We didn't get to try any due to timing, but Jeff provided a great list of eateries and attractions, will definitely try them on our next visit.

The Adobe House provided what we were looking for - a relaxing weekend with a little adventure on the side. Will definitely be back.

Thanks Jeff!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

great, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

spent one night at the house and enjoyed it very much. the house isn't as secluded as it appears to be in the pictures...not that it mattered, as all was as quiet as could be, but there are several houses in the vicinity. it's close enough to the park and downtown Joshua Tree which is very convenient. the house was clean and well kept. I'm a super neat freak and did notice that the floors were a little dirty (hair and dust). but nothing that would take away from the experience. the kitchen was stocked with essentials...utensils, plates, cups, pots, pans, etc. no TV or docking station for ipads/phones, so be sure to bring something if you would like music or a movie. there are several games and a bookshelf. there is wifi. however, being in the desert beauty, we were happy to just make dinner and have some wine and sit outside and watch the sunset, bunnies, and coyotes. nice touch is the outdoor tub. owners provide all instructions with little to no interaction. not even sure if they live nearby. would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great views!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet with beautiful views. The dirty linens were still on the beds when we arrived after 4:00 pm however, the owner was easy to contact and took care of everything quickly. The home was clean and well stocked. Would recommend and definitely stay again! Loved our time in Joshua Tree!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Northern California

Oasis in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent four nights here and loved it. The house is clean, nicely decorated and efficient. The main attractions, however, are the views, the privacy and the stars at night. You will not be disappointed! I've forwarded the house link to several friends and family members. It's an ideal location for visiting Joshua Tree...only 2 miles to the park entrance. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Jamul, CA

Spring weekend in JT

  • 4 of 5

We spent a long weekend in March at the property. The views were amazing. Every room had breath-taking desert views. The décor was spare, perhaps by design. Beds were a little firm for my comfort. Though the check in time is 3 pm, when we arrived at 3, the house had not been cleaned. We had to wait until 6 pm to get into the house. The owner said there'd been a miscommunication with the cleaner. I guess I expected an apology or consideration but none was offered.

Still the place was beautiful, comfortable and well-provisioned. We had everything we needed and though the weather turned bad on Sunday, with freezing, howling March winds, we snuggled in and watched the desert through the expansive picture windows. Cozy and warm.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Alberta, Canada

A peaceful retreat

  • 3 of 5

The house is situated in a semi-remote area with other houses in the near distance. We were surprised by how windy the nights can be and the sound of the wind hitting the house was quite noticeable to the point of making sleeping in master bedroom a bit of a challenge. We were treated to sightings of various wildlife (e.g., quail, a roadrunner, coyotes, and birds). The house is in good condition and kept quite clean, however, there were a few maintenance issues that require attention (e.g., non-functional screen door off of master bedroom; non-functional ice-maker; and weathered/rickety outside Adirondack chairs). We could not figure out how to use the propane-fueled furnace, so we had to resort to using the fireplace (for which no wood was provided). The nighttime temperature was quite low (~6 C), which made for a chilly night since only one portable heater was provided – thus making it possible to heat only 1 of the two bedrooms. We were contacted by the owner who erroneously claimed that we had caused damage to the property as a result of blood being present on towels, sheets, a comforter, and the sofa – all of which would need to be replaced according to his account. Unfortunately this baseless claim tainted our memory of our time in Joshua Tree.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
10 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs


Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree Highlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 7.0%

2 night minimum on the weekends. longer stays please call or email - thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Joshua Tree Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Swamp Cooler (chills + humidifies the air), Fully Plumbed Hot/Cold, Outdoor Claw-Foot Bathtub!

Partner Offers