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A Perfect Desert Getaway! Walk into the park!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,020 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Leave your troubles behind and bask in the beauty of nature. The National Park begins a short walk up the road. Enjoy stunning hiking trails into a desirable, but little known area of (south) Joshua Tree.

A landmark straw bale house with a single bedroom with a queen size bed, a 'great room' with single trundle beds (2 beds) (possibility for others to be added) and a lush garden with big vistas of desert and mountains. A very restful place used as an artist residency most of the time.

Perfect as a romantic couples getaway or for a group. By evening cozy up to a crackling fire in the courtyard. Cook your meals in the well-equipped kitchen and snuggle into soft covers by night. There are ample fresh linens for a party of four. (Additional beds could be added.) In the morning sip fresh brewed coffee while staring into expansive vistas in every direction. The large picture windows overlook far away mountains and desert. This is a landmark straw bale house with a 16' vaulted ceiling. Hot tub located in an enclosed courtyard just outside the bathroom.

Keywords: Home_ Straw bale_ vaulted ceiling_ park-like grounds_ hot tub_Joshua Tree National Park

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Eva Soltes
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Eva Soltes

Filmmaker/Arts Producer who relocated to Joshua Tree from San Francisco to develop an artist-residency/performance.

Eva Soltes purchased this house in 2004

Why Eva Soltes chose California

Perfect Desert Getaway has uninterrupted views of the mountains and desert. The 'locals' entrance 1/2 mile up the street to Joshua Tree National Park features some of the most beautiful hiking in the national park and is accessible from the front door. This house is used for artist residencies and is made available to the public when not in use for that purpose.

What makes this house unique

Location Location Location! The Perfect Desert Getaway iis convenient to the town of Joshua Tree, in between the two major entrances into the park with easy to access to the 'village of Joshua Tree' and the 29 Palms area where there are beautiful murals and restaurants to enjoy. In addition to hiking there is horse back riding, climbing and live musical performances nearby.


Panorama Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large Shower (hot tub outside)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleeping arrangements can be customized in the 'great room.'
    Great Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Great room sleeping possibilities
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Walking distance to border of Joshua Tree National Park and beautiful hiking.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

A Perfect Desert Getaway! Walk into the park!
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My 5 friends and I had an incredible weekend at this beautiful, unique property. We got to enjoy Joshua Tree by day, and the hot tub, great kitchen, and beautiful space outside by night. I couldn't imagine us returning to Joshua Tree and staying anywhere else! And I must second the comments about it's great energy - wonderful!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house made out of straw. Fabulous artworks dotted around the gardens, the most interesting shower I've ever seen, wonderful location on the edge of the park, great hot tub to sit and look at the stars at night. Eva was welcoming and friendly and nice. Plus, at the risk of sounding new-agey, the whole place has a really good energy.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, pleasant, interesting

  • 4 of 5

We came from Connecticut to explore Death Valley and Joshua Tree. LOVED JT. Such an amazing spot in the world.

It was great to stay so close to the park. This cozy cottage is just as described, with a comfortable and relaxed ambiance. Big patio for sitting outside and watching the sun rise or set. We enjoyed the interesting yard--and the yard of the Harrison House Art & Music Center across the street. (We read up on Lou Harrison once we figured out the connection--which made the whole place feel more intimate and interesting.)

Couple of downsides: The refrigerator was not cold; we froze bottles of water and put them in the fridge. We could have called the caretaker, but didn't want to take the time and left a note instead. Had to search around for the washer/dryer (in garage). And the place could benefit from a Welcome book, as someone else stated.

But overall, a wonderful, memorable stay. We stayed 3 nights and could easily have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Virginia, Thank you for your review but sorry about the refrigerator. As soon as we were aware that it was not functioning we replaced it! We will definitely get a welcome book with directions to the laundry in place for your next visit! So please come again. Best, Eva
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Lovely quiet desert hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend visit to the Morongo Basin and Joshua Tree National Park. The house was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. It's in a nice quiet neighborhood with the border of Joshua Tree National Park at the end of the street. :-). The property manager was very friendly and responsive to the couple of questions we had .

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grea desert getaway

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and relaxing and clean. Convenient for a lot of sight-seeing both in Joshua Tree Park and the surrounding areas. While there, we spent a day at the park, a day hiking Morongo Canyon, an evening in Palm Desert taking in a concert, visited Mt Palomar, Hoover Dam the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden and the Salton Sea. Panorama house was great to come back to after a busy day and with a large fridge and a well-equipped kitchen, meals were not an issue. The owner graciously had sent us a list of shopping areas so we were not at sea. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Style and Substance Meet Sublime Setting

  • 5 of 5

A trip to Joshua Tree for the first time -- and this perfect desert getaway fits the bill. The two-bedroom stylish layout is ideal for 2-4 and the living room and kitchen provide that home spun feel. Make sure you walk around the road and see some of the astonishing architecture and views of the valley before heading into the park.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Joshua Tree
Nearest Golf
33 Miles
Desert Hot Springs
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Joshua Tree
Car: necessary

Panorama Heights is conveniently located just a few miles from downtown Joshua Tree on paved roads with scenic views and the border of Joshua Tree National Park within short walking distance. You are centrally situated between the East and West entrances to Joshua Tree National Park.


Rates & Availability

Panorama Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Winter special
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

$250 - $300 is for 2 people
$30/night for additional guests

refundable cleaning damage deposit of $150 will be collected with 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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