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1200 sqft Romantic Hideaway, 5.6 Mile to JT Park: Walk to hiking & rocks,

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Couples refuge, 1200 sq ft home; 1 bedroom, 2 bath, dining & living room, 2+acre

Unlike a lot of the properties in Joshua Tree, the streets are paved all the way to the entrance. 'Desert Sky Compound' - an Artist's Haven and Awesome Couples Refuge. Spacious 1200 square foot home - high ceilings, an open floor plan, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, 2 rear patio areas plus a front porch for enjoying the view or evening breeze. This unique custom built home is located on 2.3 acres with local wildlife, Joshua Trees, landscaped walkways and dozens of unique types of cactus blooming throughout the year. The rental rate includes the cleaning fee & all amenities listed. (One night rentals are available at higher rate.)

Full kitchen with 4 burner stove, oven, full size refrigerator, toaster, dishes, bowls, pots, pans and all utensils. (Olive oil, coffee maker including coffee & filters, teas, sugar, salt & pepper provided.)

100% Solar power (yet also on the “grid” for constant power), central heating, air conditioning, wood burning stove, ceiling fans. WiFi and movie DVD's and music CD's with monitor for your viewing or listening pleasure. Games, cards, backgammon. (No cable television, no phone.)

From our property atop a hill you get beautiful night village views as well as of the Southeastern Mojave Desert mountains. Two sides of the property are walled so you really feel like you are in your own private sanctuary with rabbits, quails and road runners who frequent the grounds – as well as doves, chipmunks, ground squirrels, wren, lizards, humming birds. Once the sun goes down, the property is visited by bats, occasional bobcats and owls. You will be amazed at the clear and vibrant starry skies – the milky way is visible here along with all the other constellations.

Call it a retreat, an awesome couples refuge, sanctuary, Artist's haven, oasis, getaway or hideaway – whatever word you choose will describe this beautiful vacation rental. (A second home, owner occupied, adjoins the vacation home by a soundproofed cement wall, and a 6 foot block and fence privacy wall separates the vacation home backyard, all of the guests have positively commented on the great privacy, especially with 2.3 acres.)

Location – Location – Location:

We're 5.6 miles from the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, 1234 square miles, with groves of Joshua Trees, incredible gigantic boulders and some of the best rock climbing in the world. If you don't feel like driving, then a minutes walk up the street (900 yards) is where you'll find a trailhead (Wildlife Habitat Restoration area) to wander - climbable rocky hills, 360 degree views of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree Retreat Center is 2.9 miles (about 5 minutes) away. About 2 miles from our Getaway is “Downtown” Joshua Tree which has art galleries, a yoga studio, adventure & hiking outfitter stores, a bakery, gift shops, many restaurants including great burgers and great vegan fare, even a (remarkably good) pizza parlor as well as other restaurants including Thai, a saloon and home style coffee shop. A National Park Visitors Center is located right off the main drag, so you can park there and check out the shops before you head to our backyard, Joshua Tree National Park.

Just about 40 minutes away is Palm Springs! If you do venture to Palm Springs for the day then consider going to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Air museum, The Living Desert or VillageFest (Thursday nights).

OTHER: If you're feeling adventurous - Salton Sea is less than 90 minutes away. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is 2 hours away. The Cabazon outlets and Morongo Casino are about 40 minutes away. Lake Havasu and it's "London Bridge" is 3 hours away. In Laughlin you'll find casino's such as Harrah's & The Golden Nugget plus tourist attractions including the Davis Dam and the Colorado River.

There are many many great hikes in Joshua Tree National Park and the Visitors Center (6554 Park Blvd) can guide you to the best ones based on your interests and hiking ability.

Restaurants – minutes from the house include:

Natural Sister Cafe (Health Food)

61695-B Twentynine Palms Hwy;

Crossroads Cafe & Tavern (Local coffee shop, homemade food);

Park Rock Cafe (next to the visitor center);

Joshua Tree Saloon;

Pie for the People (Yummy Pizza);

Royal SIAM Cuisine Thai;

Sam's Indian Food;

Joshua Tree Saloon

and the "famous" Pappy & Harriets" is just 10 miles away in Pioneertown

More Details

Pam and John
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Pam and John

Owners John and Pam both work in the Entertainment industry - Pam in television, John in features although they are now both semi-retired.

Pam and John purchased this house in 2010

Why Pam and John chose California Desert

They love the desert and the fresh, clean air and natural surroundings and wildlife. Best of all - the lack of city crowds and traffic! Joshua Tree is really magical.

We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between.

What makes this house unique

We love the house and vacation home because it was custom built with extra thick walls, has passive solar features, high ceilings and is in a quiet and secluded part of town. We love being able to walk 10 minutes to hike or just sit on the patio and watch the abundant wildlife. And because our location is a higher up the street, we even have a view of the city lights.


Joshua Tree House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet and sink only.
    Bathroom 1 - Shower and 2 sinks (and toilet of course!)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed, two large closets & chest of drawers, chairs, Access door with screen to the yard & patio. Cot available upon request for a third guest.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
This is a spacious one bedroom with high ceilings and an open floor plan based on passive solar features. Tiled throughout. Cleaning fee included in rental rate.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

1200 sqft Romantic Hideaway, 5.6 Mile to JT Park: Walk to hiking & rocks,
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

Wonderful time, we have enjoyed the house and the area

  • 5 of 5

Pam and John are great hosts. Quite property in the foothills of the mountains, very clean and well equipped and well maintained. Hiked in JT and ate in some of the local dives, experience sound immersion at the Integratron, out for dinner at the Workshop Kitchen in Palm Springs. Highly recommend this property (make reservations early because it does get booked quickly during peak season).

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, minimal, comfortable. Kitchen well furnished for a couple of cooks. We loved our stay and will surely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice 😃

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place to stay, the only thing it is lacking is a bath tub or hot tub for after long hikes. And for me personally shorter counter tops. I'm 5' 2' and I had to stand on a step stool to feel comfortable cooking on the stove. Still I was accepting of its flaws and would stay again when I visit Joshua Tree. Had a most beautiful visit. One very important thing I absolutely loved was that Pam gave very detailed info on hikes in the National Park, which allowed me to make better use of my time with so much to see. Thank you Pam and John you guys are awesome! 😘

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at Pam and John's home & as we tell them each time, we look forward to retuning next year! We are so grateful that they share this space.

Close to the national park, local shops & easy hiking at the mojave desert land trust just up the road. Very relaxing, comfortable living space and a wonderful yard to watch the sunrise and set. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Great stay at Joshua Tree

  • 4 of 5

This house is very comfortable and well maintained. Tranquil, private, very pleasant. The owners make everything about staying here easy, and provide lots of helpful information. The large property is very nice for relaxing outside and getting that high desert feeling. Perfect base for exploring the park and the area's towns, attractions, and oddities.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, well-kept and quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Pam and John,

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely vacation home. It was comfortable, stylish and meticulously clean. We really loved looking at all the paintings and artbooks you had in the living room, and the garden in the back was a great place to have morning coffee (and see all the birds and rabbits that came to visit). It was also conveniently close to Joshua Tree NP, where we went for daily hikes, and to town afterwards for some well-deserved meals. Everything about the house and your instructions/emails before we came were thoughtful and helpful - it was a great place to enjoy a quiet, relaxing weekend. We would love to stay again next time we are visiting Joshua Tree!


  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Natural Sisters Cafe
"Vegan and health food"
Pie for the People
"Yummy Pizza!"
Crossroads Cafe
"Great local coffee shop with good original food."
Joshua Tree Health Foods
Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center
"Stop by here before going into the park. They can help with hiking tips if you need any. Ne..."
Joshua Tree Saloon
"Our "local" saloon where you can listen to bands or do karaoke. They also serve food and ser..."
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Yucca Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
29 Palms Highway (62)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
A dozen at downtown center
Car: recommended

Palm Springs is just 45-55 minutes away where there is live theater, a zoo, one of the world's highest aerial trams, museums, etc..


Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 7.0%

THIRD PERSON: $12.00 per night - includes cot set-up
One night rental accepted at: $165.00
MARCH and APRIL - weekly rentals only (monthly rate not applicable)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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