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Like Living in an Oasis in the Wonderland of Rocks with Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-10)

This is a true Mountain Oasis in the desert at the Joshua Tree National Park entrance:

One property, one bedroom house, extra sleeping in living room, and private-entrance guest quarters, plus a detached art studio for recreation and extra sleeping.

The house is a colorfully-painted ranch style, with mostly glass walls facing the mountain views in the back yard, with private entrance guest quarters and bath, plus a detached art studio for work, play, and/or extra sleeping.

Get away from the world, no TV. However, we now have WIFI. All that is avail in town for emergencies, but this is a real desert-mountain retreat.

The house is one big room with living room, fire place, kitchen, and sunken area for enjoying the Mountain View with a separate and private master bedroom off the living room area.

And the other side of the open space holds the dining area with a hallway off to the bath. Through the colonnade and down the path are the guest quarters, a single large bedroom with Mountain View and bath.

There is an art studio next to it, with a convertible bed and day bed for extra sleeping.

Enjoy the orchard of 8 fruit trees, garden, large pine trees, and many other trees, cactus, and other desert plants.

There is lots of shade for lazy orchard naps in the hammock after lunch prepared in the outdoor kitchen.

You can spend early evenings in the hot tubs, among the rocks, after hiking, rock climbing, or just driving through the gorgeous Joshua Tree Park. Or after horse back riding available down the road.

There are restaurants, art galleries, live theatre, music festivals, and we are only 25 minutes from Desert Hot Springs and its famous hot tubs and pool where you can spend the day for one small price.

Further we are 35 minutes from Palm Springs its airport, spas, golf courses, arts and culture.

The Salton Sea is an 1 1/2 hrs away with fishing, swimming, and boating. LA and the Ocean communities are 2 1/2 hrs away for a great day trip.

The Wild Flower season is in the spring, and everything is in bloom, and people come from all over the country to see it. The fall and winter the area is a mecca for the rock climbers and mild weather fans. So, spend a week or a weekend in this beautiful desert Oasis.

Keywords: One bedroom house, and one bedroom guest house, and art studio w/ extra sleeping

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Larry

Randy Polumbo: Sculptor musician, buisness owner, home owner, bi-coastal family man with an additional home in Joshua Tree and one in New York, on the bay in Bellport, Long Island, with a ferry to Fire Island, vrbo #87621

Larry purchased this house in 2008

Why Larry chose California

Joshua Tree is a spiritual and vacation mecca.

What makes this house unique

This is a unique location nestled into the border with the park. It is private and beautiful. You have the Park to explore, or you can just sit in the yard or amongst the numerous boulders on the property and be part of it. Or you can sit in the oasis of gardens, pine trees, and fruit orchard. It is a very special place.


Monument Manor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with queen, door wall and mountain view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private Guest House, full bath, mountain view
    Detached Unit - 3 twin/ single , Art Studio 3 single daybeds plus single cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Room over garage, must go through lower garage, roof deck
    main house living room - 2 twin/ single , 2 single daybeds
  • The Park House Bed Breakdown Main House: queen size master bdrm and full bath. 2 single day beds, and single sofa in living room. Room for a couple sleeping bag sleepers. Guest House: queen size one room house and private full bath. room for cot or sleeping bag Art Studio: 3 single day beds, 1 single blow up avail. Room over garage (not usually part of the rental, but use at own risk and willingness to pass through the dirty garage): 1 full size bed and one single , glass doors out to the deck over the roof, outdoor sleeping for maybe 4 or more in sleeping bags. We do not provide sleeping bags. Sleepers here and in the art studio have to use the bath in one of the houses.
  • Music Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Like Living in an Oasis in the Wonderland of Rocks with Mountain Views
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews

Fantastic, Remote Location

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing location. Didn't use anything other than the main house, but there would have been lots of space if we'd had more people with us. Don't come here expecting to sit and watch TV all day, because that's not going to happen. But if you like the outdoors, this is the place for you. Even though it's fairly close to town, this place is really like being in the middle of nowhere. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway for a group

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space to spread out and chill. We took a big group of friends there for a long weekend and loved the proximity to Joshua Tree National Park and town businesses along with a special desert-edge feeling of solitude. Does not feel too close to or overlooked by other houses nearby, which is nice.

I would note that there is not much counterspace indoors for cooking a big meal, but the outdoor kitchen makes up for that with plenty of surface and sitting area to hang pre-meal.

As other visitors have noted, the hot tub was super super hot. You have to let it cool down before most people can enjoy.

We had some trouble keeping the woodstove lit when there in February but LOVED having a fireplace in the main living area and kept it going all weekend. House stayed warm just with that. There was plenty of wood stocked up outdoors which turned out to be slightly damp - I'd recommend bringing a little bit of new dry wood if there has been any rain recently.

I wasn't sure beforehand if we'd use the art studio or the garage sleeping areas, but everyone loved them! It was a really cozy atmosphere with lots of cool books and art.

Very peaceful spot. This is a great house with a lot of character. Definitely hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doggie Trails is such a beautiful place! The land and sunsets are just beyond beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our seventh time staying at Doggie Trails. We absolutely love it. It's getting more beautiful every time we come-house is getting cleaner and more welcoming. The sunsets are unreal, the hot tub is hot! It's a sanctuary for our close friends to relax and unwind and go climb in the park near by! Thank you Larry for another welcoming stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fantastic, very special place

  • 5 of 5

A terrific house right in a beautiful setting, with so many great details and comfortable areas to relax. Loved this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location! We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Traveling with teens can be difficult at times ...but this property had something for us all! And I loved that our dogs could enjoy this piece of paradise too...Thanks Larry.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location near National Park -- with beautiful outdoor areas

  • 4 of 5

Our family gathered in this pet friendly location for a couple days. It has great access to the National park. The views from the property are beautiful and we totally enjoyed the many different outdoor amenities it offers. The interiors are a bit primitive but it had everything we needed to cook, relax and be extremely comfortable. If you're looking for funky, fun, a little Gyp-set type place -- you found it here. If you must have spotless sterile designer furnishings, go elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Monument Manor House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Joshua Tee
Car: necessary


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