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6 Miles to Park Entrance, 5 Acres, Hot Tub, WIFI/cable

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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California Desert Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Our home offers the best of both worlds. Located just under 1 mile to Joshua Tree Village restaurants and shops and 6 miles to the Park entrance we are close to all that Joshua Tree has to offer, but our property is situated on 5 quiet, private acres that offer serenity, amazing views, and the best of the desert landscape and wildlife. We were regular guests at this home and loved it so much we bought it!

Efforts have been made to to insure our home and property offer a stylish, zen retreat for guests visiting the Joshua Tree area.

Inside our one bedroom, one bath home you will find a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and all you need to cook and set your table. A cozy wood burning stove is located in the open living room/dining room, but our home also has heat and air conditioning to insure your stay is most comfortable year round. In the living room you will find a couch that folds out to accommodate 2, wifi, flat screen tv with DirecTV programming, dvd player, and movies. For the music lovers we have a sound system that includes an ipod hook up, cd player, and the special touch of a turn table with a vinyl collection. We keep a guitar on hand as well in case you want to play your own music!

The bedroom offers beautiful views and a queen bed. We also have a washer and dryer for your convenience.

Outdoor amenities include a cozy chimney, 5 person hot tub with a full body lounger jet massage, propane grill, and outdoor seating including a double chaise lounge that is perfect for outdoor napping or sleeping under the stars. Joshua Trees surround our property, and the views are stunning. We have a bird feeder that attracts much wildlife, and regular visitors to our property include coyote, quail, jackrabbits, and road runners.

Our home is the perfect spot for nature lovers, writers and artists seeking solitude and inspiration, and couples seeking a romantic get away.

More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Alisha (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Alisha

My husband and I are frequent travelers who love music, books, film, wine, and the great outdoors. We travel to our favorite spot- Joshua Tree- as often as we can.

Alisha purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Alisha chose California Desert

Before buying this home we were regular guests ourselves. We loved the home and property so much that we bought it! We find it to be the ideal spot in Joshua Tree- close to everything while being in a quiet, private spot surrounded with beauty and wildlife.

What makes this cottage unique

Location & Views! Our home is situated less than one mile from Joshua Tree Village and 6 miles to the Park Entrance but on 5 quiet, private acres. The views of the surrounding mountains and foothills are gorgeous, the wildlife is abundant, and there is nothing better than relaxing in the hot tub watching the sunset over the mountains. There are hiking trails all along the foothills by our home that offer stunning views and ultimate seclusion.


based on 34 traveler reviews

6 Miles to Park Entrance, 5 Acres, Hot Tub, WIFI/cable
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

excellent desert getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast spending two nights at this house. Honestly the pictures don't do it justice, and it is even cooler than we expected. Would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Bliss

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good about this place. Joshua Tree in of itself is magic, but Alisha and Lee's cottage personifies it in one majorly concentrated dose. It's amazing how you can be so close to all the action, and yet feel so far away that it's like you're on another planet (in the best way, of course!) It's comfy, it's cozy, it's quiet and private, and the vistas can't be beat. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in the desert, and I wouldn't -- in fact, I look forward to making a return visit soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Alisha's cottage a mile outside of Joshua Tree was a perfect fit for our needs. As stated, it was a clean one bedroom with a kitchen and bath. The cottage was located in a quiet place with plenty of wildlife. We especially enjoyed watching the birds come to the feeder while in the hot tub. Alisha was available to answer questions, but we had our privacy. It was close to Joshua Tree and the National Park entrance. We've been to three park entrances and this is the nicest. We like to go birding and hiking and found a variety of birds and trails in the park. The Lost Horse Mine Trail was a good choice for May because it was at a higher elevation. There was plenty or wild flowers and birds. We went to Big Morongo Canyon Preserve to hike and bird watch. It's an oasis in the desert with lots of shade and birds. We definitely will come again to Alisha's cottage.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One word...AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to say how much we LOVED this property because I would love it to stay a secret so that I could go back all the time! I have stayed in 3 different properties in J Tree and this is by far my favorite. The house is right off the road, yet feels like it is in another world. Very private and secluded and relaxing. The hot tub and record collection were our favorite things! The house is beautiful, immaculate and you can tell the owners really care. Speaking of the owners, they were great! Very communicative and were sure to email all the instructions and have them available at the house. I can't believe how affordable and awesome this home is. If you are a couple and are looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat that is also close enough to town and the park, look no further. Seriously, if this is available when you are looking to book don't consider other properties. You've hit the jackpot.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Had nothing short of a perfect little getaway in Alisha's beautiful desert home. I loved the location, the grounds, the birds, and of course the hot tub. The house is charming, clean, and quaint. I also thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic record collection which I took full advantage of. Cooked some fabulous meals, played some great music, and sat outside watching the sunset for 2 beautiful nights. I honestly can't wait to return in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nice property and surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We found this property to be what it was made out to be. It was comfortable, clean and quiet. It's also quite secluded at the side of the wash with plenty of wildlife to watch. So if you are looking for a relaxing place to base yourself for a few days, look no further.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 mile from Joshua Tree Village, 6 miles to Joshua Tree National Park entrance, 30 minutes to Palm Springs, 2 hours to LA.


Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree Cottage Rental Rates

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Jun 1 - Aug 24
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $40

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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California Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Sleep Number Bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room couch folds out to sleep 2
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing

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