Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Secluded 2 BD Home on 5 Tree-filled Acres w/Koi Pond & Observation Deck

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms With 2 Baths. Minutes from the Integraton.

Goat Mountain Pass--Revel in the beauty and electicism of the Mojave Desert. Landers is centrally located to Joshua Tree National Forest, the Integraton and the world famous Pappy 'N' Harriets of Pioneertown. Chill by the Koi pond, take an outdoor shower or stargaze from the stellar observation deck.

This property sits on 5 acres, with 2.5 acres fenced. Mature trees and koi pond in a quiet setting. Great for bird watching. Large observation deck for stargazing. Two covered porches. Large ranch-style modernized home. 2 bedrooms with 2 full baths, an outdoor shower/bath, a futon in the living room and a pull out couch in the music/art room. Washer/Dryer---gray water feeds the trees. There's also a vintage Aristocrat trailer outback.

Eco mini-splits for heating and cooling as well as a swamp cooler. We also have a wood burning stove

There is a stereo with iPOD hook up. Turntable/album collection. Drum kit and keyboard. ROKU, DVDs, books, board games and binoculars.

This is a wonderful property for a retreat, reunion or family gathering.

Special rates apply. Just ask us!

More Details

Michelle Strong
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2017

About Michelle Strong

We are filmmakers, musicians... a creative couple who bought this place as a way to rejuvenate and escape the stresses of the city.

Michelle Strong purchased this house in 2010

Why Michelle Strong chose Inland Empire

Gorgeous remote park like setting. Peace and quiet. Hit the reset button and renew. We also have a sister cabin to this property 1/3 of the mile down the road called Billy Goat Gruff. VRBO#619000. These make great properties for a retreat or a family reunion.

What makes this house unique

You can get away from it all here -- In the winter we enjoy a roaring fire in the wood-burning stove- -- early mornings as the sun rises- -- nights on the observation deck counting shooting stars. Our koi pond makes this an excellent spot for bird watching... owls, hawks, hummingbirds and a family of quail.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Secluded 2 BD Home on 5 Tree-filled Acres w/Koi Pond & Observation Deck
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
los angeles

great escape

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

perfect place to unwind and get away from the daily hustle and bustle of city life. I loved sitting on the back patio, drinking coffee (or a glass of wine) and listening to the water flowing in the Koi pond. Very peaceful and quite. The house is lovely, could not have asked for anything more.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazingly gorgeous and peaceful desert getaway

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We stayed here for about a week and it was fantastic. The house is beautifully furnished, the property is spacious, and the location is excellent - far enough from town to be quiet and peaceful yet not so far that it was a pain to get groceries or other necessities as needed. I had coffee each morning sitting on the back porch and watching the great horned owls in a tree about 20 feet away. It was stunning. This place is superb, and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

This home was absolutely lovely... clean, comfortable, artistically decorated, and spacious.

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Our stay in the home exceeded our expectations . The observation deck at night is magical. We were visited by a beautiful owl at dusk, and it was a pleasure to cook dinner ( great kitchen) and luxuriate on the back patio or one of the many sitting areas. We will definitely hope to stay st the property again. The owners clearly love their home and it was all around a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
New York City

Gorgeous, stylish, remote spot

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

I spent a long weekend in this home with three friends and a dog, and it couldn't have been a better place for the type of vacation we wanted!

This house is huge - thought it's spread across just one floor, we could all be in the house at the same time and feel like we each had the privacy we wanted. There were 2 bedrooms and each featured a comfortable mattress with lots of nice pillows and blankets. Both bathrooms were well stocked; one had a nice shower that got good and hot and with good pressure, and the other had a lovely clawfoot tub which I unfortunately did not get to soak in but it looked great. The kitchen was home to our many conversations, travel plan pow-wows, and impromptu snack and happy hours; there were more than enough kitchen tools, utensils, dishware, pots and pans etc. for cooking had we wanted to, and there was a dishwasher to make cleaning up a cinch. We lazed away afternoons on the porches out front and back and when it got too dark at night, we curled up in the living room for a movie or two.

Our dog really enjoyed this property too - the whole place is fenced in and he was able to run around and play as he pleased. Because of the danger rattlesnakes, one small area off the back porch is carefully fenced with chicken wire to keep them out, and this was a good and safe spot to take the dog out late at night.

Landers doesn't have too much going on on its own, but you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneertown, and other towns quite easily. Some local highlights for us included the Noah Purifoy art installations, the Integratron, Pappy and Harriet's, and Whitewater Canyon (which has hiking trails that dogs can join you on).

The hosts were excellent - they will not be at the property during your stay, but they are very accessible, typically responding within about 20 minutes. We never encountered any problems with the property that required their assistance, so that's also a plus - this place is very well maintained and the hosts have thought of everything you might need in advance of your arrival.

I highly recommend staying here if you'd like a peaceful and secluded respite from your hectic city life. We all felt very relaxed and quickly got into a rhythm with sunrise and sunset. I only wish I had been able to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Perfect Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Mark and Michelle's home is the ideal desert retreat if you're looking for a secluded and relaxing desert vacation. The house is clean, welcoming and well stocked with all the necessities. Although it is not technically in Joshua Tree, it's just a 15 minute drive into town and well worth it. Our German Shepard loved playing in the yard while being securely enclosed by the gated fencing all around. Whether you're watching the stars at night on the observation deck, barbecuing, enjoying their endless record collection, or listening to the wind chimes in the back yard- you are bound to fall in the love with this house and location. I would highly recommend Mark and Michelle's home to anyone looking to stay in the Landers/JT area, and hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Relaxing and beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

I stayed for over a month in this amazing house and had a great and very relaxing time. The owners truly care about the place. It has a great, fully equipped kitchen, nice good bathrooms and plenty of art on the walls. A great place if you want to get away from it all and just enjoy the silence and beauty of the desert. I'd love to return to this house in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Gubler Orchids
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Pappy and Harriets
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Car: necessary

Our house is roughly 20-25 minutes from the park entrance, Pappy and Harriets in Pioneer town is 15 minutes West and only 2 minutes to the famed Integratron. We are surrounded by trees in an extremely peaceful and zen setting near Goat Mountain in Landers.


Rates & Availability

Landers House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

3 night min. holiday weekends , Christmas or New Years 5 night min.
No large parties, no filming or still shoots or video without permission
smoking outside only, all butts must be extinguished in cans or loss of deposit will result.
please clean up after your dog. Please leave the house as you found it. Please do not rearrange the furniture.
trash goes in the bin to the west of the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message


Landers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties