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Zeke or Desiree Federman

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Remote & Rustic 5 Acre Hacienda!

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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California Desert House Rental Photos and Description

Endless Views to National Park & Valley! 2Br 2 Bath + bonus room

Do you like dialed in and swanky vaca rentals, cable T.V., a staff at your beckon call & owners that jump when you say so? Well then, Hacienda Refugio is NOT & we repeat, NOT the place for YOU, so, if that's your thing, thats cool, but PLEASE, PLEASE do us all a giant favor and do not stay at our place. We are booked solid with people who appreciate what Hacienda Refugio has to offer in all its (and for that matter our) rustic & imperfect glory!

This rustic hacienda style home is located 3 miles out on a dirt rd in North Joshua Tree. Hacienda Refugio is a secluded, comfortable, spacious (yet rustic & very remote) home on 5 acres.

Enjoy star filled nights encompassed by abounding open desert. Astounding views to the valley and National Park border. Enjoy solitude and all the desert has to offer. The house is comfortable and large, great for groups of friends or family gatherings.

We hope you will visit soon!

We love this place!


The Federman Family

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Zeke or Desiree Federman (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Zeke or Desiree Federman

We own a rock climbing guide service and have been exploring and living seasonally in Joshua Tree for over 20 years.

Zeke or Desiree Federman purchased this house in 2013

Why Zeke or Desiree Federman chose California Desert

We purchased the Hacienda El Refugio because we knew the stunning views, quiet area (all you hear are the quail & coyotes at night) proximity to Joshua Tree National Park & unique interior features would make the awesome vacation rental/get away/retreat that it is!

What makes this house unique

Stunning views, quiet, open space, not far from Joshua Tree National Park


2 traveler reviews

Remote & Rustic 5 Acre Hacienda!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Weekend get away.

  • 5 of 5

Property was clean and comfortable. Very close to Joshua Tree National Park. Beautiful views. Owner very helpful with info about home, location, and our comfort. Easy access.

Would recommend the Western Coffee Pot for breakfast. Not Fancie but great breakfast and so local.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ron, glad you enjoyed. Nice meeting you guys. Come again!
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Climbing family

  • 5 of 5

This rental property was exactly suited to our needs. We climbed in Joshua Tree so the location of the house was perfect. The house was clean, well stocked with necessities and very comfortable. The owner was genuinely concerned about us and our satisfaction. It was clear to see the pride he has in his property. We would highly recommend this property to others and will definitely return to stay here, again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Terry! It was great having you & your family stay.
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Car: recommended

small town at the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park


Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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California Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1725 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , den with day bed/2 twins
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
Owner &/or employees of owner reserves right to access utlility/storage space attached to garage

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