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Joshua Tree - Panorama Heights Desert House, Views, Privacy

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Panorama Heights House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2+ Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

This home was originally built in the 1950's and developed over time to respond perfectly to the challenges and opportunities afforded by the Joshua Tree environment. There are 4 different outdoor living areas, all oriented differently. In summer, there is always a shady, glare-free spot to lounge. In winter, you can always find a place to feel the suns welcoming warmth. There is even a great place to enjoy the huge west view without fighting the west sun- anyone who has lived in the desert knows how special that is. There is even an observation platform high above the roof that offers a 360 degree view of the stars that would rival a planetarium.

Indoors, there are lots of different spaces so a person can be as social, or private as the mood strikes. There is even a large, screened in patio- perfect for a kids 'camp-out' or a drowsy afternoon nap.

The interiors are bright and airy. The well appointed kitchen is adjacent to a main outdoor entertaining area- cooks and their crowd can always mingle.

The property is very private, and ensures that your only neighbors are the large covey of quail that live around the house. Children love to watch how, like clockwork, the quail return every evening to roost in the large olive tree next to the house.

Keywords: Single family residence, ranch style home, single story, 360 views, private

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

What makes this house unique

No matter what the weather, there is always a fun outdoor spot at this house. But the real unique feature is the proximity to the Park Boundary, and spectacular hiking and bouldering within a 15 minute walk- its like your own private National Park. And, if you feel like taking a walk on the wild side, Pappy and Harriets ( the 'Best Honkeytonk West of the Mississippi') is just 30 minutes away in Pioneertown.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Joshua Tree - Panorama Heights Desert House, Views, Privacy
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful, superbly appointed house near Joshua Tree Park

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this house and hope to return someday. It's attractively furnished in a laid back comfortable style. The artwork is appealing and the cactus garden and outdoor patios are beautifully done. It is set up on a hill, feels very private, but is within easy access to the park and town of Joshua Tree. The caring attention to detail in both the house and the garden made us feel welcome and relaxed - the owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. The house was very clean, neat, and uncluttered and Lori and Tony were a complete pleasure to deal with. This is one of the nicest VRBO's we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property and grounds. Easy access to Joshua Tree N.P. surrounding restaurants and stores. A few things: lawn chair recliner was ripped unable to use, dishwasher broken, radio did not work. We have stayed @ VRBO's all over the west first time no welcome note or basket. Typically we don't have to buy coffee either, seems the amenities were cheap, single ply toilet paper no Kleenex, magazine's very old etc. The property itself was very nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We were just at the house and did some upgrades: 1) new patio furniture and lounge chairs; 2) there is no dishwasher the item you mention is a trash compactor that is not necessary to use since we have a large dumpster for trash; 3) the radio was left by a previous guest and we have removed it; 4) our previous property manager provided a welcome basket but we do not do this with our new management. Would like suggestions on what would be nice to have in a welcome basket; 5) Coffee is an individual preference, but will note it in the house instructions; 7) light weight toilet paper is for the operation of our plumbing and septic system. This was suggested by our plumber. In the rental instructions we note not to put heavy paper goods down the toilets; 8) the old mags were tossed on our recent visit. I rather liked the Outdoor mag with Julia Mancuso on the cover. It was hot photo of her and was hard to toss! Thank you for your comments.
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Portland, OR

Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year my wife and I have rented the Panorama Heights Desert House. We enjoyed it so much last year, we rented for a few days more this time than previously. It would be hard to overstate the charm of this place, especially for those who like the solitude and beauty of the desert. There are so many spaces, inside and out, where it's pleasurable to pass the time. The desert panoramas are truly splendid and the landscaping around the house with fruit trees, palo verdes, cactuses, and much else, is extremely tastefully done. The same is true for the house itself, which is an architectural one-of-a-kind. The sun room, with expansive window views, is so convenient for late-winter days when sitting outside may be just a little to cool. The well-equipped kitchen is a cheerful, well-lighted space, with a wrap-around corner window at the sink, where one tends to spend so much time. The kitchen nook area has large sliding glass doors opening onto the patio, giving a feeling of mingling of the indoors with the outdoor desert environment. And for those amateur astronomers, of which I am one, there is an observation deck above the house, offering unobstructed viewing of the celestial sphere. Even though there were just the two of us on this occasion, there is ample space for at least four people. The owner was always available to us if questions arose. Although there are several fun places to go for supper in the nearby towns, we loved the house so much that we tended to go for a hike in Joshua Tree National Park in the mornings and then spend the rest of the day relaxing about the house and property. This is a clean, well-functioning house and obviously we would like to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Claremont, CA

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

As another reviewer noted, this property is better than the photos suggest. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is spacious and well-stocked, and the whole house is immaculate. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed Lori's home..very tastefully done, and has everything you need. Enjoyed the cold nights on the porch with the warm fire in the outdoor "Chiminea". The whole Joshua Tree area is so wonderful !

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jennifer M.

  • 5 of 5

We visited our daughter who had rented this house for a month, we loved the peacefullness, landscaping, roominess of the place. (my husband is in a wheelchair and got around with ease). The dinning room and living room are spacious. We have rented a few homes in Joshua Tree and this one is the most pleasant. We will be back

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Palm Springs Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Twentynine Palms Hwy

Property is a 15 Minute Walk from the Park Boundary, with Hiking Trails, Rock Formations and Views that Rival Those of the Managed Areas of the Park- Without the Crowds!


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Panorama Heights House Rental Rates

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Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.5%

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Panorama Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) High Quality, Comfy Mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper Sofa in Living Room. Living room can be closed off for privacy. Curtains recently installed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Cowboy tub for Cooling Off on Hot Days, outdoor chiminea for wood fires

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