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Hand Crafted Home for the Soul in Gorgeous High Desert Enclave

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Pioneertown House Rental Photos and Description

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

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Cecilia Dighero
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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

...of hiking, climbing, playing music with friends, and celebrating an amazing wedding with our good friends. Just so happens that it was at Rimrock Ranch and we were so close!

The desert is beautiful, but watch your step! We were told by the locals that duct tape is your best friend when you need to remove cactus spikes!

Anyway, great time in a great place! Couldn't have asked for more!



* We had a better set up than the bride & groom!!!
Oct 2016
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based on 12 traveler reviews

Hand Crafted Home for the Soul in Gorgeous High Desert Enclave
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

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
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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
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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
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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
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Los Angeles, CA

Quiet, peaceful, spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Rancho Mojave is a wonderful high desert destination escape.

Leave your normal daily routine behind and enjoy the beauty of this charming casitas.

It will rejuvenate your soul while imprinting the images of the desert in your memories.

Simply lovely.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Oceanside, CA

Beautiful Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This place is breathtaking. The owners are amazing and will respond to any questions or issues right away. The pictures listed definitely do not do the place and land justice. Pioneer town in which the property is located, is very unique and a short, beautiful drive from Yucca Valley. I will recommend this place to friends and family and am looking forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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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

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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
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.
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Pioneertown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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

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