About this listing
Surrounded by the majestic San Bernardino Mountains and the vast Mojave Desert, Sunset House is a 2br/2ba home located 5 short minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. Enjoy a fully-equipped, family and pet-friendly getaway in magical Joshua Tree!
Sunset House is a family and pet friendly 2-bedroom, 2-bath home located just 5 minutes from the West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Just a boulder hop, bike adventure, or hiking excursion away from Vegas, L.A. or San Diego, Sunset House welcomes all who wish to visit, explore, and experience our beautiful desert.
Our bedrooms have been recently remodeled with fresh paint, flooring and furnishings. A large sectional sofa provides space for 2. The covered patio, featuring an amazing view of Joshua Tree, has a dining table for 6. Outdoor seating includes benches and oversized wicker chairs around a large firepit.
We are located just south of Highway 62 in Joshua Tree Village, a short walk or bike ride to shops and restaurants.
The house is a 5 minute walk to rock formations and trails leading into Desert View Preserve, an open space area of several thousand acres outside Joshua Tree Park, with miles of hiking and mountain biking for all levels, it's JTNP without the crowds.
Extensive book and vinyl collection
Whole house passive cooling via landscaping, window placement and a large evaporative unit
Thermostat-controlled gas heating
Paved off-street parking for 3 vehicles in front of property
Six-foot wood privacy fence around back yard
Strong cell service
Full indoor laundry facilities
Remote control lights and ceiling fans throughout the house
As you pull up to Sunset house no matter what time of year you notice something different, something unexpected, 20 to 30 foot tall annual and evergreen trees surrounding the house providing privacy, passive cooling and a distinct look that sets our home apart. The front yard is open, but a short adobe wall off the front door offers privacy and a great sitting area.
The back yard is very private, overlooking JT Village and the vast Mojave Desert. A privacy fence surrounds the yard and patio area. 2 outdoor dining tables and plenty of extra seating make this a great place to relax after your day’s adventure.
Kick back by the fire or on the covered patio under a canopy of desert stars.
At Sunset House, cooking, like love is an expression of the soul. The East-facing kitchen includes antique cast iron pans, a hand cranked pasta maker, electric ice cream makers, coffee bar, large microwave, spices, utensils and all the things to make your desert cooking experience fun, healthy and memorable. There is no automatic dishwasher available.
The dining/living space opens on to the patio and overlooks the hand-built fire circle.
Fresh eggs, fruit, veggies and more are available at Sam’s Market and the natural foods store nearby.
From Crossroads to Sam’s Liquor, Pizza, and Indian Food, the Village has something for every taste and budget.
Major markets, chain stores and other suppliers are located 10 miles west in Yucca Valley.
Maz's Master Suite
A great place to relax and rest after a day playing among the rocks, this south-facing room stays cool even on the hottest days. This comfortable space includes
•King size bed
•Deluxe bath with tub & separate shower en suite
A great place to nurture your literary ambitions or read a good story to the kids, this room has a queen size bed, a beautiful leather-topped antique writing desk and other furnishings chosen by my daughter Flower.
The room faces west and is shaded by mature trees.
•Separate Shower/laundry room/bath
Pets are permitted in the house but only if housebroken. Waste removal is required and a $50 fee will be deducted from your deposit for pet cleanup.
Our house pups Rubi and Lightning Lili do not encourage tying up or caging your pet, if your four-legged family member requires such restraints, we ask you to consider other options for their comfort. That said, Sunset House is located on a paved road with frequent traffic, and your pet should always be on a leash when entering or exiting the property.
DEPOSITS & FEES (required upon booking, returned within 3 working days after house checkout)
$50 non refundable cleaning fee
The entire house and yard except the garage.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to handle any issues with the house but are not on site during your visit.
Sunset House is located in a quiet neighborhood in Joshua Tree that is close to the Park, Highway 62 and downtown. It is within walking distance of most attractions in town, recreational opportunities and all of the fun, funky and amazing things the desert has to offer.
Foot, car or bike. There is also MBTA bus service on the hour located on Park Blvd @ Highway 62 about a 10 minute walk from the house.
Other Things to Note
Your host A.G. Vasquez is a noted author, filmmaker and culture bearer who offers guided tours to Native American sites near Joshua Tree National Park. Ask about our new Sunday brunch and tour package which includes a delicious homemade meal with handmade breads, fresh squeezed juices and a choice of entrees.
Sunset House is a unique home, office and cultural center offering full amenities in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. We thank you for choosing to spend time with us.
RULES TO LIVE BY AND LEGALESE
1. Cigarette smoking is not allowed on the property, all other smoking must take place outside.
2. Pets are allowed inside the home only if completely house-trained
3. Quiet Hours are 11pm to 6am, please respect our neighbors
4. No firearms unless secured in your vehicle at all times during your stay.
5. Fires are to be kept within established fire pit. Keep it happy, keep it small.
6. Practice a leave no trace policy. Bag all trash, put in cans, leave house as nice as you found it.
The residents and owners of Sunset House are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, illness, or other unforeseen circumstance that may occur while on the premises or its facilities, nor are we responsible for losses and/or damages to personal belongings or valuables. All Guests expressly assume the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises and adjacent land including but not limited to injury or loss of life due to acts of god, wildlife, weather, or use of facilities & items on the property. The residents and owners of the Sunset House property are not responsible for any legal infractions, penalties, fees, or incarcerations including but not limited to noise, neighbor complaints, outdoor fires, firearms, fireworks, or illegal drug use. We strongly discourage any illegal activity and reserve the right to evict guests from the premises with no compensation if any such activity is observed or reported.
Great accomodations at the sunset house with close proximity to the west park entrance. Antonio was such a gracious host with an AMAZING record collection to unwind with after a long day in the desert. Hope to take a tour of sacred Native American sites with Antonio in the future.
Antonio was a gracious host and the house was perfect for the trip. I would certainly stay here again for trips to Joshua Tree
The listing description was accurate, but it is a no-frills kind of place. When you stay here, do make sure you bring your own shower items (shampoo, conditioner, etc). We were able to find hand soap for the bathrooms after searching around the cupboards a bit. The house comfortably sleeps 4, as there is one queen and one king bed. There is a sectional-type sofa in the living room (not pictured in online photo album) where one or two others could sleep, but honestly I feel that 8 people would be quite crowded in the house (we had 5 people one night and 4 the other nights and it was comfortable). Antonio was very readily available via text and email, and very helpful. His record collection was fantastic, and there is plenty of outdoor space to relax playing cards or sitting by the fire. It is very close to Joshua Tree National Park, and also to stores should you need anything last-minute. We had a nice, rustic few days here.
This is a funky place with a fabulous host. Go here, because Antonio is a very unusual and knowledgeable host who knows the indigenous fabric of this place. He describes his home accurately, all what you need is here, but it is not the Ritz. This home is about him sharing his wisdom and heart with others.
Great location. Spacious house. If it was warmer I would have taken more advantage of the yard. Thanks Antonio.
Antonio’s house is spacious and located near beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. The view from the patio is lovely. Antonio was a gracious and helpful host. The house is well supplied, and the vinyl collection was a treat to explore. The house is in process of being updated, and not all parts are complete. The living area needed better seating to be comfortable, and the beds sagged. The dishwasher did not work. The house is very kid friendly.
The Sunset House was so welcoming and wonderful. We enjoyed a great view of the sunset. The house is in close proximity to Joshua Tree National Park, making it very accessible. We really enjoyed our stay.
About the Host, Antonio
We love the desert and have spent years exploring, writing and filming in the Southwest. When not hanging out with my beautiful kids, I spend time volunteering, working with elders, kids and Native American (website hidden), music, and the outdoors are about my favorite things. I also offer guided spiritual retreats and environmental education outdoors experiences through Casa de Culturas our in-house cultural center. Hope to see you soon!