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Piper McKern

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Joshua Tree, Six Minute Drive to the Park, Quiet Desert Home

33 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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Overview

Joshua Tree Highlands House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

All you will hear are the birds in this serene desert home and walled garden,--your own oasis. This beautiful owner-built pueblo-style home opens out into beautiful vistas in all directions. Walk to the front porch and enjoy the walled garden full of cactus, desert plants, fruit tree, herbs and (in season) vegetables. Go through the french doors off the bedroom and enjoy the private outdoor shower and bathtub nestled into the side of 'Coyote Hill'.

Just a six-minute drive from the entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park, and ten-minutes from the shops and restaurants of the 'village' of Joshua tree, you will feel like you are just where you want to be. Nestled into the foothills of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, this sparsely populated neighborhood boasts of wonderful walks, hikes and wildlife viewing opportunities, right here.

You will enjoy the fully appointed kitchen, beautifully furnished master bedroom and bath with unique interior stucco walls, and many other handbuilt touches. It is kept sparkling clean by Piper who owned a bed and breakfast in Hawaii for seven years, and currently helps take care of several other vacation rentals in the area.

Keywords: Pueblo-style house nestled within walled garden

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Piper McKern (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveler reviews

Joshua Tree, Six Minute Drive to the Park, Quiet Desert Home
average rating of 4.848485 based on 33 reviews
California
5

Wonderful desert hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, very clean, with a fun outdoor shower.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute house, peaceful place

  • 4 of 5

The house was lovely, with lots of special touches. The whole area is stunning. Peaceful garden & we enjoyed our dinner on the patio, under the stars. Unfortunately there was a bit of rubbish lying around in piles in front of the house, which detracted somewhat from the beauty of the place. The house would be perfect for a couple or one or two small children. The sleeping arrangements were less than ideal for our teenagers.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Oasis in the High Desert

  • 5 of 5

I knew my daughter and I were in for a wonderful experience once we booked this magic authentic southwestern-style home. The owner, Piper, gave clear instructions about how to locate it, what to do upon arrival and provided multiple methods of contact should something go wrong as you pull in the driveway.

This home sits on two and one-half acres above the town of Joshua Tree. It's only three minutes from the north entrance into Joshua Tree National Park.

When we walked through the gate that had a chalkboard "Welcome Tim and Kelly" on it, we felt we were in for a treat. There was a private walled garden with tiny trails and even a dry stream bed with a small bridge created by a massive flat piece of stone.

The inside of the home was well furnished and decorated with all sorts of small art pieces that gave it an authentic southwestern feel.

There was plenty of kitchen counter space and lacks for nothing with respect to everything you need to help make a meal.

The bedroom was very large and the bed faced a set of double french doors to a private small patio where you can take a bath or shower right in your own private garden.

You'll not regret staying here. I can tell you that when we come back to Joshua Tree, we'll be calling Piper.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to refresh!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Piper's place and loved it! Could easily have spent another week there. It's a great house in a fabulous location! If you desire peace and solitude, this is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Piper's beautiful desert home is a little bit of heaven! This is our second trip staying at her place and again, we had a wonderful time. The location could not be more perfect, and home feels so peaceful and relaxing. Piper is a wonderful host and we look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location is remote and beautiful. A 5min drive into the park and spectacular views from the back

  • 5 of 5

Our host, Piper, made us feel welcome and her home was fantastic. Much larger than we expected and very well appointed. We could easily have brought our kids and accommodated them well. A great experience in an incredible location.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs Air Port
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Natural Sister's Cafe
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Long Beach, CA
Car: necessary

Six minute drive from the Joshua Tree National Park. Ten minutes to the village shops and restaurants in Joshua Tree.

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Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree Highlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$140
Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

Single night stays are welcome on the weekends May through September. September through April they are welcome Sunday through Thursday nights. A reservation involving a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or major holiday should have a minimum of two nights. The Bhakti Fest, in early September, Shakti Fest in mid May, and JT music fest in mid-may all have a two night minimum. This is not necessarily written in stone, so always check with Piper if a single night is desired. Taxes and fees and included in the price. No fires of any kind, including candles, incense and cigarettes. No swimming or dipping in the courtyard pond. The owner is not liable for injuries or damages incurred by guests. Pets are welcome, but there safety and behavior is solely the responsibility of the pet owner/guest. Have a great stay and thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Joshua Tree Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Notes:
six minute drive to the Joshua Tree National Park

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