|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
360 degree mountain views. Quiet, private 5 acre property.
Keywords: 9 miles to Joshua Tree National Park entrance.
I took my family here for Mothers Day weekend and had a absolute blast. We were surprised how nice this place was. The pictures in the listing need to be updated to the remodel upgrades that have been done. We have two small children (3 and 5) which loved all the space to run and explore. A perfect camp fire area for sunset and evenings located right off the large patio was a great place to spend some time. Looking forward to returning here soon.
The drive into the park was not bad at all. We drove into the park both days with no issues at all.
This place is awesome. It's WAY out in the middle of nowhere so know that before you go. Get there during the day. This place could be tough to find at night. I loved how quiet it was out there. I took my two boys (6yr & 13yr) out there and they loved it as well! The house itself is great! Loved the big patio! We hung up a hammock and all took turns chillaxing. The weather was perfect for it. The interior is much nicer than the pictures show. The main bedroom was very nice but my two boys opted to sleep upstairs in the loft which was pretty cool. The bathroom downstairs was clean and very nice. The living room is spacious and has a giant couch to relax on after a day of playing in the desert. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. You'll definitely want to pick up groceries before you get here though. It's a bit of a trek to go to the store once you have arrived. I have stayed at a lot of Joshua Tree HomeAway's and this is definietly one of my favs. The place is spacious and clean. The internet works very well (we streamed movies on our tablets). It's a very relaxing place with lots of room indoors and out. Neighbors are far enough away to forget they are even there. There's a firepit in the front of the house that we used each night we were there. That was really cool and my kids loved roasting marshmallows over the fire. Both of my kids were disappointed when we had to leave and asked if we could stay a few more days :)
When we arrived to the house, it appeared that it had not been cleaned since the last guest. There were dirty towels and bed linens on the floor near the washing machine and the beds had no linens. The restroom was very dirty, the whole house needed to be swept, and in general the house was filthy. We immediately sent the owner a message via VRBO and contacted him by phone the next morning. He said he was going to try to get a cleaning person to come out and clean the house for us but after I called him back a few hours later he said he could not get anybody to clean the house. He then text me and told me he would refund me the price of my stay if we call it even. We took him up on the offer because we really couldn't get another place on such short notice and spent a few hours cleaning the house. Since our stay, I have sent him several messages about the status of our refund. Twice he said that he is working on my refund but it is now almost four weeks later and still no refund. I paid a cleaning fee for a dirty house that I had to clean myself.
We loved that the house was off a dirt road.Great place to ride motorcycles,enjoy the campfire,and appreciate the quiet.The bedroom was roomy,upstairs was an added space,but inconvenient to lug stuff up the ladder,would of liked another room,as we had thought their was one in addition to bedroom/loft.Would of liked the place a bit cleaner,needed to clean counters and sweep floors,wash rugs before I could put our stuff away.Location was wonderful and exactly what we were looking for.Over all enjoyed are stay-
We rented this property because camping in the park was booked....I'm so glad we did and we will definitely be returning to this property. The location was easy, yes it's off a dirt road but that was the fun part for the kids. We loved being isolated but not too far away. The house was spotless, the layout open, the backyard big, fire pit in the backyard...open walking space for kids and dogs, patio big and welcoming....everything is exactly what we wanted and we couldn't ask for me. Music set up - awesome! The rental process - so easy. My husband already wants me to schedule a return trip to this rental. Excellent experience.
First and foremost, the pictures posted does not do justice. The property was quaint and just exactly what we needed plus more. We thought it was definitely a big bang for your buck. Our family of six slept comfortably, showered warmly and roamed freely over this big property.
But please do mind that this property requires 1.5+ miles of driving through dirt road, approx 15 minutes from restaurants, 30 minutes from stores and 40 minutes from the JT National Park. The proximity of urban necessity is a challenge, but if you are looking for experience (and not convenience), this place will do you well.
The quiet and relaxing views and ambiance is what we needed to recharge.
Kitchen is large and living area is adequate for much needed family time. The sunrise is perfect for some alone, quiet time.
Bonus: surround sound all over the house, large king size bed in the outside quarters and a big dining table in patio great for under the stars dinner for summer.
Other Activities: Rock Climbing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night minimum stay
|c leaning fee||$75|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.