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A Modernist Desert Retreat In The Middle Of Nowhere

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


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Death Valley House: A Modernist Desert Retreat In The Middle Of Nowhere

A little home deep in the desert. A wonderful design house in the middle of nowhere, 20 miles off the Death Valley National Park boundaries, with 80 acres of land and unobstructed views to the desert and the mountains. Weekly or monthly rentals preferred

The site is an isolated piece of land in the Nevada High Desert near Scotty’s Junction and is far from any infrastructure or for that matter any neighbor.

This vacation home in the middle of an isolated stretch of high desert, designed by Peter Strzebniok (nottoscale, San Francisco) incorporates the vistas by visually expanding into the surrounding landscape, providing stunning views, while also making the desert part of the interiors – merging the inside with the outside.

The house itself measures 1,200 sf, has 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, a storage and utility room as well as a large open kitchen, dining room, living room area that can extend onto the deck when the large sliding doors are opened.

A large 900 sf deck with a sunken-in hot tub connects the two building modules while creating a transition zone between the inside and outside that through the use of large full height glass sliding doors can be completely opened so that the outside and inside of the building seamlessly merge if one desires so.

The building sits on a large concrete plinth elevating the building above the desert floor so that it appears to float above the ground while lifting it out of the flash-flood water level. Passive cooling concepts such as cross and stack ventilation, shading, building orientation were used throughout the project.

The house is oriented in such a way as to take advantage of prevailing winds that, through cross and stack ventilation, maintain a comfortable temperature in the house, avoiding the need for an highly energy intensive air conditioning system. The windows facing south are shaded by the large trellis on the deck while all the bedroom windows are facing north in order to prevent heat-gain.

The large crawlspace under the house double functions as storage space as well as a climate buffer as it is filled with gravel that helps to maintain a low average temperature below the house throughout the year.

The house has a fully equipped kitchen with oven, a washing machine, a hot tub on the deck, a barbecue, a satellite wireless internet connection and a great selection of books on Death Valley and the surrounding area, including guides and maps

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Fabrizio Rondolino
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016



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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
Las Vegas
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Beatty, Nv
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park
Nearest Restaurant
30 Miles
Beatty, Nv
Car: necessary

The main attraction of the area is, of course, Death Valley National Park - the quintessence of American desert. And contemplating the beauty of the scenery is the main activity. Enjoy!


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $545
Cleaning $185

A manual with full instructions on the house (and how to find it) will be emailed the guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Beatty House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • caves
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

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