About the property
- Estate4400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bedrooms, Hot Tub Jacuzzi, Pool Table, WiFi, Etc
The Desert Palace is an amazing 4,300 sq. ft. 5 bedroom 4.5 bath home with a gorgeous view! Nestled in the hills of Western Hills Estates, this home welcomes you to its grand entry way with celestial ceilings, handpicked marble, travertine and tile throughout. The Desert Palace is the perfect vacation property to vacation style and enjoy absolute privacy. The property features 2 Master bedrooms, 8 person outdoor Jacuzzi, a pool table, blackjack/roulette table, one indoor Jacuzzi, sunbathing, 3 queen bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and many other features.
The beautiful kitchen has top of the line appliances with granite countertops.
The living space is adorned with leather couches, marble fixtures, and beautiful stonework. You will feel right at home.
The Desert Palace elicits a sense of luxury not found anywhere else.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, italian, Romanian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Epic property, great house, but a little rough around the edges
the house is such an amazing property (you feel like you're inside Joshua Tree Park!) and it's a great house, but it does have it's quirks. we were a big group staying for the thanksgiving holiday and cooked a large meal. the oven has a gas leak or something because the entire time we were using the oven the kitchen smelled like gas. The pool table is pretty beat up and the felt is ripped and the cues are broken. we had to call the owners when we arrived to turn on the hot tub (which was super dirty) and we could never get the wifi to work. the bedding is all really old and one of the bedrooms smelled like catfood. I brought a bunch of my own kitchenware out because there was no kitchen inventory and Danny the property manager told me I needed to bring out my own propane tank for the bbq grill, which was annoying, but then when we got there they had a full tank of propane already there. we had to "pack out" all of our own garbage, which was a first for a rental for me, and that's pretty lame for paying $1000/night rate. overall its just a house that has been lived in a good bit and a lot of the fixtures etc. don't work as well as they should.
all that said, we had the best time and the view from the backyard is truly amazing day and night. the living room is a huge chamber with high ceilings and a bunch of comfy couches and a sound system you can plug into. We wanted to hang out late and play music and have fun and the house was perfect for that, and frankly I think that's what they're going for. I would definitely recommend this house to others, its flaws are easily overcome, just know that it's a little rough around the edges if you're expecting a four star experience.
Had a great time
The house is very cool. The sound system is pretty incredible and the view is awesome. It was clean save for a few bugs and a little dust which is always to be expected in the desert. All around it's a fun house, especially for a group of friends.
Great location – Property in bad shape
My two sons invited my wife and me to spend three days together at this property. We were truly impressed when we saw the size and location of this property, as well as the amenities and pictures posted here; so we anticipated a great time with the family.
Well… we had a great time with the family in spite of the many disappointments about the property. The first impression was that the house has not been cleaned and much less inspected before our arrival: missing light bulbs, clogged sink, pubic hair in bathtub, thick grease in the oven, dirty baseboards in bathroom, dirty towels, etc. (You can read comments from other travelers here about some other inconveniences).
We arrived also excited about the advertised amenities: there was a pool table… with a torn cloth and broken sticks; there was a roulette table… without the roulette wheel!
My advice: beware, it’s not like it looks in the pictures! It’s a shame that the owner let this property decay for lack of cleaning and attention.
(I wish this site would allow to upload our own pictures to document our comments)
Exactly what we needed for a relaxing and fun weekend with the guys
We were looking for a secluded place to get the guys together for a fun weekend and this place fit the bill. The weather was beautiful in late February. There was a cool desert iguana on the rocks by the grill.
The good points are a big, well stocked kitchen with a big fridge, plenty of dining and TV/movie watching seating for a group of up to 12 people, lots of extra floor space and closets for extra people to sleep in, great views, secluded area, hot tub, and cool rocks to hang out on for sunset.
The bad points included a leaking sink in the hall bath (Danny says he's going to get it fixed ASAP), some stains on the sofas and rugs, a bunch of broken vertical blinds stored in some closets, and being within the view of the security cameras in all of the outside areas.
I'll also have to admit, throughout our stay, I was concerned about the stern warnings in the rental contract about the many ways to lose your $750 security deposit. Rules include a maximum of 8 cars parked in the driveway, maximum of 12 guests ($29 per night for each additional), in after 4 pm, out by 11 am, take your trash with you, and no fire pits. Scanning the reviews, I can't see anyone complaining about their deposit being kept unfairly, and Danny refunded my deposit relatively quickly (2 weeks) after our stay. He also refunded the extra money we paid for additional guests beyond 12 when a couple of friends had to cancel.
Things that could be improved about the place include better instructions for the operation of the surround sound system (we could only get the rear speakers working), it would be great if there were curtains you could close in front of the big windows so you can see the TV in the daytime or just block the sun that comes through very intensely, and the place needs a deep cleaning (windows, carpets, furniture).
To get the most out of your trip, I would recommend bringing your own large trash can, recycling bin, and some heavy contractor bags as you'll need to pack out your trash. I wasn't sure the landfill in Landers was open on Sunday, so we brought trash home to throw away. Bring your own paper towels, extra TP, and some basic cleaning supplies.
We had a great time!
The Desert Palace was the perfect spot for a larger get together. The owner/manager, Danny, was very professional and easy to deal with and the location was beyond our expectations. It really is located in a very special spot among the unique rocks of the Joshua Tree region. The only small "critique" I might have is that the house was a little dirty upon initial arrival, but what can you expect from a place that is literally in the middle of the desert dirt. We quickly forgot about that anyways and simply had a good time! We would definitely come back again!
Classic Style Vacation
Nice property. The surrounding rocks and location gave us the "wow factor". Stayed here and another property in the area that the owner owned. Very relaxing and stress free experience.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
*Holiday periods are subject to elevated demand pricing. *The cleaning fee is $250 *A refundable $750 security deposit is required to reserve this property. *Pet Fee $200