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The Joshua Tree Casita is a remote two bed one bath 1958 home located 20 mins from the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park in Joshua Tree, CA.

This is a place for dreamers to reset, reflect, and create. Designed with a 'slow' pace in mind, our hope is that you enjoy every part of your stay; from making local coffee by drip in the morning, choosing the perfect record to put on as the sun sets, or by relaxing in the hot tub surrounded by open desert views, wildlife, and a starry sky.

The space

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Welcome to the Joshua Tree Casita! This casita is an original homesteader nestled up next to boulders, which was built in 1958 and expanded on in later years. What makes the casita special are the over 900 acres of protected land around it that serve as a wildlife corridor to Joshua Tree National Park. You'll see many kinds of birds, antelope squirrels, lizards, cottontail rabbits, jack rabbits and maybe even a desert tortoise or a coyote!

The Casita is about a 12 minute drive into town, and 15 minutes to the nearest grocery store. If would you would prefer being walking distance to town, we would recommend our other property: The Joshua Tree House (

*Mattresses and Bedding by Casper*

There are two bedrooms and one bathroom in the casita, and works well for a group of friends, two couples, or small families.

We hope you love staying at the casita as much as we do!

Guest access

While you're staying here, the casita will be your private oasis. Feel free to explore the yard and the gardens. You can even hike out straight from the property onto government owned land. Also make sure to enjoy the Jacuzzi and the incredible views!

Interaction with guests

While we will not be at the casita during your stay, feel free to contact us with any questions! We also have a lot of local recommendations to share. We send our guests an illustrated pdf before their stay with some of our favorite local spots!

For check-in, we'll give you a code to the lock on the front door and you can arrive anytime after 4pm and check yourself in. Check-out is at 12pm.

Other things to note

To get to the casita, you'll be driving on dirt roads for about 5 minutes. While four wheel drive is not required, we would suggest it!

The casita is down a private driveway with three houses. The casita is the pink one closest to the boulders. We also own the white hacienda next to the casita, and the other house are our neighbors. Please be respectful of their privacy and quiet desert retreat.

It is also possible that our vintage car, an International Harvester Scout may be parked at the Hacienda next door during your stay. While it's ok to take a photo with the car, please respect our personal property and space and PLEASE do not climb on or get inside of our car. (We're sorry this needs to be said, but sadly this did happen once).

Finally, the house is on a septic system, so PLEASE do not flush anything other than toilet paper. Thank you!

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 300
Weekend Price: 265 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 hammock

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

- No fires allowed
- No fireworks or sparklers.
- No photoshoots without prior approval

Check-in is at 4pm. (No early check-ins please unless otherwise approved)

Sorry no pets, indoor smoking, photoshoots without prior approval, large parties/events, shooting guns, outdoor fires, fireworks, sparklers, or extra guests. Please also respect our neighbors and refrain from incredibly loud noises (noise travels in the desert). If you decide to climb up on the boulders next to the Casita, please respect the privacy of the neighboring properties and refrain from yelling, shining lights, etc.

If you're interested in doing a photoshoot at the Casita, please contact us for pricing.

We have a security camera overlooking the driveway on the corner of the fence between the Casita and Hacienda. Joshua Tree is very safe, but we have this for added safety.

Please also treat the Joshua Trees with respect. They are very old and fragile (in fact they are actually very large plants - not trees at all!)

We have the casita professionally cleaned, but do please make sure your dishes are cleaned and that everything is in the general place that you found it on arrival. This helps keep our cleaning fee down. If dishes are left undone, an additional cleaning fee will be taken out of your security deposit.

When checking out, please make sure all doors are shut and locked.

Besides that, enjoy the casita! We've put a lot of time and energy into making this a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. Please be respectful of all of the furniture and accessories that we've lovingly collected. Everything in the casita is very special to us.

Thanks so much and enjoy your stay!!



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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114 Reviews

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Anne User Profile
July 2017
I can't say enough about our time at there. It was absolutely perfect! We couldn't get over how quiet and peaceful it was. It's the perfect place to go to relax and recharge. We just got home and are ready to head back!

Francesca User Profile
July 2017
What a wonderful home away from home. You will not be disappointed. Sara and Rich's attention to detail is incredible. The Casita is the perfect escape!

Shona User Profile
July 2017
Such a beautiful house in a magical spot. ❤️ We absolutely loved it here and wish we could have stayed longer. We wondered if it would be too hot in summer, but although the days were hot the evenings and mornings were beautiful. The national park was magical too

Marissa User Profile
July 2017
Always a great stay! Perfect for a quiet romantic get away!

Cary User Profile
July 2017
This place is hand down beautiful. It was an experience I def needed to find my inner peace. Thank you Sara & Rich for opening up your space for us.

Ariel User Profile
July 2017
Sara & Rich were great hosts—easy to communicate with and always quick to respond. The Casita is amazing and I can't wait to go back! The scenery outside the casita and the decor inside made for a blissful couple of days. So relaxing!

Olivia User Profile
July 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in Casita. We were in love with every detail in the house, specially with the outdoor area. Sara was very helpful and answered my questions right away. Can't wait to go back.

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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in June 2010
Sara & Rich User ProfileSara & Rich is a superhost.

It all began with a month long cross county road trip. We got in a routine of driving a few hours each morning, and spending the rest of the day hiking a National Park along the route.

It was our first time to Joshua Tree, and it felt different than all the rest. Something about this place pulled us in and stayed in our thoughts. Exactly one year later, we found ourselves looking to buy a home in Joshua Tree. As soon as we stepped foot onto the property of the Joshua Tree House we knew it was special, and the perfect place to share with others who needed to reset, reflect, and create.

After sharing our home and and hearing stories of friend weekends, engagements, and magical memories being made at the house, we couldn't help but design another space to share. We found and fell in love with the Joshua Tree Casita, and are so happy we get to share the intensely starry sky with you.

- Sara & Rich

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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