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 Default Owner Icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Hand Crafted Home for the Soul in Gorgeous High Desert Enclave

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)


A 1,200 sq. ft. fully equipped brand new Southwest style home, full of personality and character, with rounded Moorish arches, inlayed wall tiles, large front and back patios for your enjoyment to bring another world alive, where you can relax, read or just gaze at the stars.


It has 2 bedrooms with a Mission style queen size bed & 2nd. with a double bed, walk in closet, double sofa bed in the living room area for extra guests.

Full kitchen, tv, dvd, video library.

Spanish tiled full bathroom with shower and tub.

All rooms have a stunning views of the mountains and the desert that will take your breath away.


This self contained Southwest style casita is nested in an idyllic setting, surrounded by majestic mountains and the gorgeous Mojave desert.

Hundreds of artists have been inspired by the natural beauty of the desert, the pure air, the stunning sunsets and the magnificient star filled nights.

Our backyard is the Thirty one thousand-acre Pipes Canyon Wilderness Preserve where you can explore hundreds of gentle trails and Joshua Tree National Park is just a short car ride away.


For stressed-out city dwellers or artists who want to commune with nature.

Romantic and secluded. Lover's hideaway.

Ideal for 2 but could sleep 5.


PHONE: 323.424.7190

Keywords: House

More Details

Cecilia Dighero
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Cecilia Dighero

My name is Cecilia Dighero and I was born in Chile from Italian parents. I came to the USA with a Fulbright scholarship to study English. I worked at the Chilean desk at the UN and as an International Representative for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in N.Y.C.

I have tought Spanish at Pepperdine University and I am currently the head of the Spanish Department for Adult Education at Santa Monica College.

My husband, Ron House, has been an actor/playwright in London, New York and Los Angeles. Co-founder of the British underground theatre group 'Low Moan Spectacular'. He is co-author of some Broadway hits such as 'El Grande de Coca Cola' and 'Bullshot'. He is a five time published playwright and has had 2 movies produced, one of them by Beatle George Harrison.

He has taught playwriting at UCLA, CalState LA, Mexico City & London among others.

He is currently working at the LAFilm School.

The inspiration for Rancho Mojave is Cecilia's 250 acre horse and cattle ranch in Chile.

Cecilia Dighero purchased this house in 1999

Why Cecilia Dighero chose Inland Empire

We discovered the high desert to get away from the stress of the large city. We fell in love with this area because of the silence, the pure air, the mystical open spaces, the trasparent light, the spectacular sunrises & sunsets and the canopy of stars. A true communion with nature.

What makes this house unique

Excellent place to unwind, to watch the star filled nights, commune with nature and charge your batteries. Lots of gentle trails for hiking and exploring. Gorgeous Joshua Tree National Park nearby. Lots of Art Galleries and famous Pappy & Harriet Palace only 5 min. away. Home of the world famous sound baths at the Integratron.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great time in your Casita and the park!!
Dec 2016
  • 1 of 22


Pioneertown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with tub, sink, toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Movie video library, No Smoking inside the 'casita', Hammock and hundreds of gentle trails to explore plus right in our backyard a 31, 000 acres Wilderness Preserve with creeks, wild life and everything a nature lover would desire


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Hand Crafted Home for the Soul in Gorgeous High Desert Enclave
average rating of 4.785714 based on 36 reviews

Awesome little house in a great location!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views out of every window! The Casita is clean, the beds comfortable and the kitchen stocked with basic cooking utensils. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I take great pride in providing a comfortable environment, a spotlessly clean place and the comfort of your own home. Thanks for your comments. and I hope to see you soon. Kindly, Cecilia Dighero
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The moment you walk into the Casita, you will feel immediately at home, surrounded by beauty!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Casita, which is within walking of the wedding venue at Rimrock Ranch. It was wonderful to have the proximity while also being able to enjoy the privacy and abounding beauty of its location. I will definitely come back again when I'm not the wedding planner and Mommy of Honor -- but a guest who can enjoy a soulful and invigorating retreat. Thank you, Cecilia!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Rancho Mojave, Home for the Soul, Joshua Tree, California

  • 4 of 5

Kathy M.

Los Angeles, CA


Had a lovely long weekend at the Casita - the right blend of remote but not isolated. The property is charming and the desert is serene and relaxing. We had a weekend of meteor showers (one of the reasons we came). Wildlife (quails, jackrabbits) abound. The nearby Joshua Tree National Park is magnificent. Good place to refresh and renew. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Dessert getaway with an urban- rustic beautifully designed space.

  • 5 of 5

The casita was ultra clean and comfortable. Perfectly set in the middle of the sierras and dessert scape. I found myself not wanting to leave the property because it was so comfortable and quiet. Cecilia did a beautiful job of decorating the interior and paying attention to detail. A wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin far exceeded our expectations, set in a great location off the beaten track. Easy distance to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree NP for daytrips and a comfortable place to spend the night.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very cool cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We were super pleasantly surprised by this little cabin! Very cool architecture, design & decor. The place was clean, well cared for, and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pappy & Harriet Palace
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 62/29 Palms
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Pappy & Harriet Palace
Car: necessary

We are surrounded by mountains with gentle trails to hike.

Things to see: Orchid Farm in Landers, Intregraton in Landers, Noah Purifoy Sculpture Park, Pappy & Harriet Palace (Music club/restaurant) in Pioneer Town, the Swap Meet in Yucca Valley, Antique Markets, in Y. Valley & 29 Palms, etc.


Rates & Availability

Pioneertown 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
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Non smoking property
Pet beds and bowls
No pets on people's beds
Pets not allowed to be left alone in casita

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties