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Joshua Tree - Panorama Heights Desert House, Views, Privacy

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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.


Panorama Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
  • limited accessibility
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Joshua Tree - Panorama Heights Desert House, Views, Privacy
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Sweet spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great views, spacious. Close to town but far enough to feel isolated.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manicured Grounds/Spotless, Comfortable Home/Blue Sky and Starry Nights - Perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

My photos from our experience look exactly like the posting! So impressed with the many outdoor settings in which to relax. We had a lovely stay recently and would love to return. It was cool when we arrived and the enclosed sun porch was naturally toasty and welcoming as the rest of the home warmed up. So quiet, serene and comfortable - do not hesitate to have your next desert experience here on California Ave! Only upsetting thing I can think of to report was that we did not have more time to spend here in JT with this as our home base - definitely coming back! :)

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is sensational

  • 5 of 5

Overall experience is extremely positive. Easy directions and the house was exactly what was offered-- which was perfect. Beautiful views, ample room and clean space. Would certainly return!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Spot in the Desert!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for our first trip to the desert! Being Midwesterners, we weren't sure what to expect, but after staying in this beautiful home, we'll be back! The home is spotless, and well stocked with everything you need. The views from all of the windows are fabulous, and give you a panoramic view of the entire valley. It's close to the official entrances to Joshua Tree where we spent our days, but also close to the actual border for some unofficial hiking. Beds were very comfortable, and worked well for our three college aged children and us. Great outdoor seating areas and a lovely upper deck to see the stars. Home is stocked with good books, games, utensils, and a fireplace and fire pit. After hiking all day, we simply curled up on the comfortable couches and chairs in the living room and read. No wifi, which is a big plus, in that it forced us all to unplug. While we couldn't get into Pappy and Harriet's, we ended up at the Kimi Grill, which had great sushi (yes, weird for the desert!).

We loved our Christmas present to ourselves, and would love to return! (But next time, we'll bring binoculars!)

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and property with excellent views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, very clean and well-maintained and the listing is completely accurate. We rented for a few days over Christmas so we didn't make much use of the outside areas due to the cold, but the landscaping is lovely with lots of areas for relaxing and we did do some stargazing from the rooftop deck on Christmas Eve. The house is quite large inside and you have spectacular views of the valley and mountains from the living room, dining room, and kitchen. We enjoyed the artwork throughout the house and the large dining room table was great for eating and for playing games in the evening. The furniture and beds are very comfortable and there was plenty of room for the six of us and we even made use of the sunroom, which was sunny and warm even though it was in the 40s outside. We were very impressed with the kitchen, which has everything you need to cook whatever you want, and the pots and pans were very high quality which we've found is not always the case in VRBO/HomeAway rentals. The house is close to Joshua Tree National Park and we went hiking the three days we stayed at the house. Lori was very responsive to my emails and we would definitely recommend this property to our family and friends and rent again when we return to Joshua Tree.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house had a charming fireplace, great sunroom, and fully equipped kitchen. The outside areas to hangout had a very cool desert vibe. Our favorite spot of the house was the rooftop stargazing deck!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: 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!


Rates & Availability

Panorama Heights House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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