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Jackrabbit Wash: New Modern Architectural Desert Retreat with Pool

Yucca Valley, CA, USA
  • House1600 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

A modern architectural desert retreat near Joshua Tree, California.

PLEASE NOTE: We require a signed copy of our rental agreement prior to approving any reservation request. Please DO NOT PRESS THE "Request to Book" BUTTON BEFORE WE HAVE RECEIVED A SIGNED COPY OF OUR RENTAL AGREEMENT FROM YOU. To request a copy of our rental agreement, please send us an email by pressing the button labeled "Ask owner a question", Send Email", or "Message". We will happily send you a copy. Thank you.

Welcome to Jackrabbit Wash! Thanks for coming by.

If you are looking for a respite from the rigors of modern life, you owe it to yourself to kick up your feet at Jackrabbit Wash. Unwind in the jacuzzi tub, take a dip in the pool, sleep in late, bask in the stillness and silence. Relax.

The setting is sublimely beautiful: vast expanses of sun-soaked open desert; constellation-filled, pitch-black night skies; and unusual flora and fauna abound. Seasonally you may see jackrabbit, bobcat, desert tortoise, coyote, antelope squirrel, lizards, quail, roadrunner, and many other species of birds.

Jackrabbit Wash has 1600 square feet of interior space and it sits on 2.5 private acres with a view of Joshua Tree National Park. The park itself is a ten minute drive from the house. The house has one bedroom, two full baths, a den/office, and a large 'great' room (kitchen/dining/living room). The kitchen is well-equipped with new stainless steel appliances and there is a full compliment of cookware and place settings. There is a patio and a deck directly off of the great room and there is a more private patio directly off of the bedroom.

The main attraction around here is Joshua Tree National Park and it is well worth a visit to experience the otherworldly splendor of the park. Other local attractions include Pappy and Harriet's (a famed roadhouse with great food and music), Pioneertown, the Integratron, High Desert Test Sites, and the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Museum.

We hope that your visit to the desert is a wonderful and unforgettable experience and we hope that you consider Jackrabbit Wash to be your home away from home. For more information please contact us via email. Happy travels and thanks for coming by! :)

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Aaron D'Innocenzo

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Mar 25, 2018
About Aaron D'Innocenzo

Aaron is a residential designer and builder currently sitting for the Architectural Registration Exams, after which he will be a licensed architect. Loren is a doctor in private practice. We also own and manage Jackrabbit Wash.

Aaron D'Innocenzo purchased this House in 2003

Why Aaron D'Innocenzo chose Yucca Valley

Aaron designed and built this passive solar house by himself over a span of nearly eight years. There were no contractors, subs, or helpers. This was his first major project after graduating from Harvard University with a Master of Architecture degree, in 2002. Construction began in 2004 and was completed in 2012.

What makes this House unique

The desert landscape is sublime. Whether viewing the expansive landscape from the patio during the day or viewing the incredible starry skies while swimming in the pool at night, this house and its environs provide the tranquility and stillness required as an antidote to the often hectic rhythms of modern life.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 3'x6 jetted spa tub in main bath

          Location Type

            • Monument View
            • Mountain View


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central air
                        • Internet
                          A WiFi hotspot is available at additional cost. Please inquire for details.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          All bed linens and towels are provided for our guests.
                        • Heating
                        • Mobile Phone
                          Excellent cell phone reception.
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Wireless Internet
                          A WiFi hotspot is available at additional cost. Please inquire for details.


                            • Kitchen
                              For a full list of kitchen utensils, dishes, pots and pans, and small appliances please visit our website: www.jackrabbitwash.com
                            • Coffee Maker
                              We also have a coffee grinder and coffee filters on hand.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              For a full list of kitchen dishes and utensils please visit our website: www.jackrabbitwash.com
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              For a full list of cooking utensils, please visit our website: www.jackrabbitwash.com
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                              We usually keep basic condiments on hand for our guests.
                            • Refrigerator
                              The refrigerator has an ice maker and it also dispenses filtered water.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      A selection of books are available for your enjoyment.
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Monopoly board game
                                    • Music Library
                                      A selection of compact discs are available for your enjoyment.
                                    • Stereo
                                      with iPod/iPhone adapter
                                    • Television
                                      40' flat screen HD TV; suitable for dvd's only, as there is no cable or satellite TV service.
                                    • Video Library
                                      A small selection of dvd's are available for your enjoyment.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Two comfortable chaise lounges and two reclining deck chairs are available on the deck.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas barbeque grill


                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Private Pool
                                                  40' long x 8' wide x 5 ' deep lap pool. The pool is NOT heated. In our opinion, it is most comfortable from June through September only.
                                                • jetted tub
                                                  3' x 6' Jacuzzi tub in master bath

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              43 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A quiet oasis in a beautiful desert

                                                              Jeff H.Waterloo, ON

                                                              The house is gorgeous, the view is amazing, and the setting is so very peaceful. As other guests have commented on your reviews web page, we struggled to leave the house each day. Watching the sunrise from bed, followed by relaxing in the lounge chairs on the deck, somehow caused us to forget our tourist plans. Our peace was only happily interrupted by the short visit of a passing coyote, some grazing jackrabbits and the buzz of hummingbirds.

                                                              The manager gave us a great overview of the property and the amenities upon our arrival. I tend to be a little particular myself, and, therefore I appreciate how tidy and organized everything was.

                                                              Highly recommended!

                                                              Amazing home!

                                                              Scott M.

                                                              This place was incredible! I highly recommend staying here if looking for a stunning modern home juxtaposed against the beautiful Joshua Tree desert!

                                                              Amazing views of sunrise and untamed desert

                                                              Michael K.DC

                                                              I stayed at Jackrabbit Wash for three days and enjoyed the property quite a lot! The Kitchen is perfect for cooking all day. Open all the sliding doors and let the wind cool the place down during the day and it is perfect! Did not get to try the pool cause it was super cold... but the fireplace kept us warm and cozy!! Bring movies or games because internet is not a thing here!! Cell reception is fine. For total relaxation and escape this is the spot to go. There are some excellent thrift shops in Joshua Tree and the surrounding areas. Hope you also enjoy your stay at Jackrabbit Wash!!!


                                                              danna a.

                                                              This was a little slice of heaven. The pictures don't do this place any justice. If your looking for a calm quiet, beautiful view, and a little bit of four wheeling, this is the place to be. It was so beautiful and calming that I truest didn't want to leave. This is not a place for parties or a bunch of people! But if you just want to be alone or with your loved ONE, it's perfect. Aaron was amazing and very helpful and we were created upon arrival. We received a tour and guides or the surrounding area ( including hiking areas, eateries , etc). Best vacation ever!!! We will absolutely be back

                                                              Amazing Property!!

                                                              Angie B.Hood River, OR

                                                              This was a beautiful house, impeccably clean-a true oasis! Our stay was peaceful, relaxing and we couldn't get over the amazing quiet setting and views. The owner has an eye for detail and design and was extremely welcoming. Wish we could have stayed longer!!!

                                                              The Perfect Retreat!

                                                              Trevor E.Seattle, WA

                                                              In the past five years, we have stayed at four different VRBO residences in the Joshua Tree area - all of them great. But I think our search for the perfect place may be over, although we acknowledge that we are not the first tenants to be impressed with the beauty of both this home and its setting.

                                                              Aaron's Jackrabbit Wash has two major selling points - 1) peace and 2) quiet. Sure, that's trite, but it's also true. This place is fairly off the grid - no cable, no noise (sometimes the neighbor's horses make a little noise) and a beautiful night sky. It is actually possible to completely "unplug" here with relative ease. A very well-equipped kitchen and barbecue station make home cooking the way to go. The master bedroom faces east, so you wake up with the sun (unless you cheat with the room's blackout curtains). Yes, in March the pool was too cold for swimming, but we spent a lot of quality leg dangling time on the edge anyway.

                                                              As for the place's namesake - they were everywhere - jackrabbits going about their business at all times of day.

                                                              We are already looking at next year's calendar...


                                                              Yucca Valley, CA, USA

                                                              Joshua Tree National Park; the Integratron; Bhakti Fest; Giant Rock; Pappy and Harriet's; star gazing; Joshua Tree Music Festival

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                                                              OUR POLICIES: Smoking is NOT allowed. Pets are NOT allowed. Our allowable capacity is limited to a maximum of 2 persons at all times. Check-in is after 4:00 p.m. and before 7:00 p.m.; check-out is by 11:00 a.m. We book reservations a maximum of three months in advance. Internet access is an optional and additional service; please inquire for details.

                                                              43 Reviews
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