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Jackrabbit Wash: New Modern Architectural Desert Retreat with Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

A modern architectural desert retreat near Joshua Tree, California.

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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, curl up by the fireplace, 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! :)

keywords: Joshua Tree National Park, Yucca Valley, modern, architectural, mid-century, Mojave, JTNP, romantic, get away, serene, Joshua Tree, vacation rental, jackrabbit wash

More Details

Aaron D'Innocenzo
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

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 California Desert

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.


Yucca Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3'x6 jetted spa tub in main bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
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
Yamaha electronic piano


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Jackrabbit Wash: New Modern Architectural Desert Retreat with Pool
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Perfect complement to our days in the park

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Jackrobbit Wash is aptly named but does not do the property justice! This house provided the perfect place for us to both get our day going with early morning yoga and coffee on the deck by the pool, as well as to unwind after a day in Joshua Tree. Architecturally profound and very much to our taste we enjoyed all aspects of our stay. The location relative to the park, grocery stores, and a couple of well-recommended restaurants kept all of our necessary driving to a minimum. Not advertised but a big plus was the dirt road provided a nice "trial" for a morning run, (it is 1.4 miles to the "main road" from the garage door, 2.8 round trip).

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!!

  • 4 of 5
Verified Stay

We stayed at Jack Rabbit Wash for 5 nights and we could not have been happier with this beautiful house. The layout and style were wonderfully thought through and truly brought the beautiful scenery inside. The house was conveniently located about 10 minutes from Joshua Tree's West entrance which made for easy access to all the rock climbing routes we wanted to do. Aaron covered all his bases with a detailed welcome book and we highly recommend going to his number one restaurant suggestion Pappy and Harriet's! There are only a couple of things that are keeping me from giving this place 5 stars: 1) the cookware was really cheap compared to the rest of house 2) the pool was not heated 3) the bed was very, very firm. All that being said I would still rent this amazing place again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
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House is stunning with views from every room. Loved watching the sun rise over the mountains from bed every morning. Perfect place to stay when visiting Joshua Tree.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Treat Yourself!

  • 5 of 5

At least once in your life, more if you're lucky, you need to treat yourself to a luxurious retreat like Jackrabbit Wash.

The location of this (dare I call it a house? it's more like a manor) unique and architecturally fascinating abode is a beautiful and solitary piece of the high desert that is still only minutes from the towns of Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley.

The home and surroundings fill you with a sense of peace and relaxation, the evening song of coyotes from the surrounding desert are the perfect lullaby after a day of exploring nearby Joshua Tree National Park, a magical place full of must see natural wonders.

The owner, who met us upon arrival, was charming and thorough as he walked us through the features of the home, which was perfectly clean, well-appointed and exactly as pictured and described in the listing.

We would strongly recommend Jackrabbit Wash to anyone looking for a delightful and serene getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you are in need of a "bearable lightness of being" staying at Jackrabbit Wash will do the trick.

We had all sorts of intentions prior to arrival, like taking a hike in the park, visiting the Integretron, and checking out Pappy & Harriet's for some live music. Instead, we did nothing, and I can only blame the breathtaking architecture of Aaron's home, seeing the Milky Way for the first time, and the peace that creeps into your bones while staying at JRW.

Is it just our insatiable appetite that makes us long for more of the same? Whatever the reason, five nights was not enough. So, for those of you contemplating a visit, I can only say, "Do It"! As for us, next year it will be ten.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Desert Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a peaceful retreat from our busy everyday lives and we found it at Jackrabbit Wash!

The house is architecturally stunning and the property was secluded and quiet.

The owner is extremely well organized, and everything was exactly as he described. During our stay he was quick to respond to any of our questions, but he did not impose upon our privacy.

The area is a great place for taking photos and despite the relative seclusion, there are many amenities close by.

We visited in April and unfortunately the pool was not heated. So while we enjoyed the deck area, it would have been great to go for a swim. Ultimately this did not detract from our enjoyment, as we spent time preparing meals in the incredible kitchen, looking at the stars from the deck, and relaxing with some music from the vast CD collection.

If you are looking to de-stress and shut the world out, this is the place to do it.

We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joshua Tree National Park; the Integratron; Bhakti Fest; Giant Rock; Pappy and Harriet's; star gazing; Joshua Tree Music Festival


Rates & Availability

Yucca Valley House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fourth of July Holiday
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Holiday
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

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 four months in advance.
Internet access is an optional and additional service; please inquire for details.

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