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Your Own Private 22-Acre Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Luxurious High Desert Eden

65 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Pioneertown House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 5)

At 4,400 feet, the undiscovered gem called PIPES CANYON VALLEY, just a stone's throw from historic PIONEERTOWN, is a refuge of serenity nestled at the foothills of the BIG BEAR MOUNTAINS adjoining 33,000 acres of WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY. Our gorgeous solar and wind-powered Southwest casita, graced by fine art within, is situated on 22 acres of nature's own artistry without.

Actually, our guests describe it better than we can:

"Staying at the Casita on this property was an amazing experience. Max and Robin have created a symbiotic environment with the animals and earth and all you have to do is blend in and enjoy."

"Their property is amazing! So many fun spots to explore. They are on acres of land that you can hike, relax on- they have a hammock, tons of rock gardens, a fire pit! They also have a screened in porch that has a bed so you can sleep outside but still be protected."

"My best friend took me here to relax for four days for my 50th birthday and it was life changing and the best gift ever! I have had over the last two years major health issues and surgeries. My soul was broken. But for the first time in two years I felt this wonderful peace and it truly healed my soul!"

"It's a sweet homely, clean perfect place close to nature! I never want to stay anywhere else not even a 5 star resort!"

"The screened-in porch was amazing - it allowed us to wake up to the chirping of the birds in the morning and go to sleep feeling like we were camping out. The scenery around the casita was wonderful -flat top mesas, big boulders to climb, gullies to explore…"

"What an unbelieveable natural setting, with a feeling of remoteness despite the relative proximity to LA. Good food and entertainment up the road at the inimitable Pappy and Harriet's. Magnificent night skies with the distant howl of Coyotes."

"Robin and Max are gracious and generous hosts; they have built and lovingly maintain a nurturing oasis of peace for us pamper-seeking humans as well as a home for a fabulous biodiversity of birds, animals, plants, and rocks. They offer here what we all need most - the rest and renewal that comes from slowing down and paying attention to the elemental essence of life itself - inside and out. We could hardly drag ourselves away to go out and get groceries."

"Waking up to cottontail rabbits outside our bedroom window. Following fresh tracks to the nearby wash for a gorgeous sunrise heralded by coyote howls. Back at the comfortable casita eating breakfast with a primeval view while a covey of quail wander by outside. Midday hike along a ridge of low hills for long views with hardly any signs of civilization--without leaving the 22 acre property."

"At night, since the place is far enough from the light pollution of the city, so many stars are visible - we saw the Milky Way and even caught a few shooting stars while sitting out by the fire pit (which was ready for us when we got there - filled with wood and easy to start up with just a lighter). The bed out on the covered outdoor patio was very comfortable and perfect for spending the night if you want to have more of a "glamping" experience."

Keywords: Southwest, luxury casita, wildlands-adjacent, ancient trees, boulders, stargazing, labyrinth, tee-pee, kid-friendly

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Your hosts are yogi and healer MAX THOMAS and his wife of 30 years, bestselling author and screenwriter ROBIN MAXWELL. They are privileged to be caretakers of the land and creators of the High Desert Eden sanctuary. Countless artists, writers, musicians, healers, yogis, parents and children have found quiet, comfort and inspiration in this remarkable 'home away from home.' Now Max and Robin have decided to share their little corner of paradise with you. Depending on your wishes, they will grant you total privacy or offer guidance for your many adventures.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Inland Empire

An Eco-Friendly Destination

'We'd always dreamed of owning property adjoining public lands and to live a sustainable life. The magnificent WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY on two sides of High Desert Eden is that dream come true, and we're proud to be off the electrical grid, with a photo-voltaic array mounted on a state-of-the-art 'tracker,' augmented by a wind generator. While we have all the modern amenities here, we've learned to be conscious about consumption and live lightly on the land. We ask all our guests to do the same.' Max is available for discussion and consultation about our system.

What makes this house unique

PRIVATE YOGA RETREATS: If you make yoga a part of your HIGH DESERT EDEN getaway, you will enjoy the most delightful, tailor-made experience of your life. With 35 years of yogic wisdom at his command, MAX THOMAS offers his own eclectic and non-dogmatic style of yoga to everyone from raw beginners to seasoned practitioners. You can choose gentle, restorative session to promote healing from injuries or illness; basic to more complex breath work; or learn how to use 'Yoga as Preventive Medicine.' Yoginis and yogis might wish to kick-start their days with energetic classes, to refine or re-design their current practice...or even create one from the ground up. And there is no one better than Max at just 'playing yoga,' with kids from 9 - 90. LODGING AT THE CASITA, YOGA CLASSES and HEALTHY GOURMET MEALS included.

Reviews

5
based on 65 traveler reviews

Your Own Private 22-Acre Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Luxurious High Desert Eden
average rating of 4.9692307 based on 65 reviews
5

Beautiful natural surroundings with all the luxury of a hotel and more

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations perfect, and Max and Robin keep a very warm and welcoming environment for all living things. The quiet, peaceful and natural surroundings allow a full recuperation from the hustle and bustle of the city. My second time back and I will be back again! Lisa

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice ca
5

What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We had the good fortune of staying at the desert Eden this weekend and absolutely loved it. Robin and max couldn't have been more gracious and the place even exceeded our expectations. We look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Blissful Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The owners keep the place in great shape. It's clean, well decorated on the inside, full of amenities, and the outside landscape is breathtaking. This is a perfect place to stay in the high desert and, after having stayed in alternate dwellings on a number of occasions, can honestly say it's the finest location around. It's a short drive to Pappy & Harriets, Yucca Valley, the gym, tennis courts, golf course, etc., yet tucked away in the mountain for complete seclusion.

If you want to get away, surround yourself in beauty, yet maintain connection to civilization, this place is perfect. I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

Perfectly Placed Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property was unique. It's about 20 minutes away from the National Park. From the property, you can see the "Sleeping Giant" or "Sleep Goddess." You can also see these mesas from the distance. The hosts were kind, informative, and respectful. They provided us with coffee, tea, bread, butter, cream, and even binoculars that we took advantage of. The outdoor patio is SO relaxing. We crashed and napped there after a long day of hiking. The interior of the property was clean and had everything I needed. Absolutely no complaints and this is definitely a place I would love to see again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Fantastic time at the High desert getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great time my daughter and I had at the High Desert Casita. Max and Robin were terrific hosts. We loved the Casita and it was beautiful and comfortable. The desert property was beautiful and varied with lots of hiking possibilities. Palm Springs was only a 35 minute drive away, so we got to experience the best of both worlds! We can't wait to return back to this High Desert Eden!!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego
5

Pleasantly surprised

  • 5 of 5

We booked this property at the last minute and I cant believe how lucky we were. The property shows 'much' nicer in person and the house is fantastic. Max and Robin are gracious and thoughtful hosts, and I'm sure we'll be back again. An amazing dessert sanctuary, yet close enough to Joshua Tree. If you are looking to get away and be a part of nature, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Private yoga on site, exploring back roads, historic Pioneer town, caves, birding, rock hunting, petro glyphs, guided nature hikes and photography, eclectic live music scene

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Rates & Availability

Pioneertown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

Private yoga classes with Max available upon request - $75/hr per person. $15 for each additional person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Pioneertown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Tile shower, washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Sleeping Porch - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , In good weather the screened sleeping porch is divine!
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , sofa bed is incredibly comfortable, memory foam topper
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Great queen bed with memory foam topper
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing

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