About This Listing
A two bedroom house with outdoor hot tub and gorgeous views, and gated courtyard with firepit. Queen-sized beds, picture windows, cotton linens, and towels. Fabulous and reliable WiFi. iPod dock with speakers. Full Kitchen, refrigerator, coffee maker, mixing bowls, wood-burning stove, swamp cooler. Laundry facility on site. Fireplace and pellet stove. Dog-door for your pet to access a fenced and secure yard. Great for large get togethers or a romantic getaway. Sleeps 4 comfortably but also has a sofa sleeper for a kid.
Cradled inside and outside by a mosaic made of Mexican tile, smalti, handmade Perry Hoffman ceramics, tile and fused glass, found desert tiles, found objects, stained glass and ceramic bric-brac, THERE you find yourself situated in complete silence, watching the desert light crawl across the fast and intricate landscape which is ALL around you.
7 miles from the town of 29 Palms and the east entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. 360 degree views amid the peace and quiet, beauty and wonder, where indoor and outdoor osmosis expands your exposure to the desert. Touches of luxury, whimsy, and function make the visitor feel safe but also adventurous.
Perry has been working on his roadside attraction / museum / gallery / magic spot / mosaic house since it began in 2000. 11 years later, 800 sqft were added, and approximately 2500 sqft of mosaic applied and grouted. Glass fused baubles, hand made ceramics and a magical desert. This desert homestead turned beacon of love vision is waiting to reach the stars.
The Tile House sits in the middle of the vast and open desert. You need not walk two feet to be a part of the wilderness, now it is up to you to look around both macro and micro and see what you can see here. Jack rabbits, cottontails, ravens, scorpions, desert iguana, snakes, Gambel's quail, lesser night hawks, owls, coyotes, roadrunners, sphinx moths, and kangaroo rats, flash floods, dust devils, lightning storms, sunsets, summer rains, empty roads, wildflowers, and cacti are some of the things you might happen to see. Walk gently in nature. At night, absorb the clear starry skids, and August and November meteor showers.
Remember, there are rusty bits and broken tiles in the sand. This is a work in progress. Be careful and don't walk about barefoot. You have been warned. Not recommended for children, unless prior arrangements and agreements are made.
You are ironically completely alone in the middle of nowhere and the center of the universe.
Smoking outside only. Shower before using the hot tub. Be kind to mother nature and respect the desert. It is a magical place.
Don't EVER leave door opens. Wildlife is often NOT seen but is EVER present and they are watching YOU. Rats and scorpions to name a couple of fun creatures, can find their way in if you leave a door OPEN. Don't do it!!! Snakes and reptiles and three kinds of squirrels also live here in this WILDERNESS.
We enjoyed a much needed escape at Perry's Tile House for my birthday weekend. It's soooo much more than I imagined! The walls are full of life and there's something beautiful, crazy, and cool to see everywhere you look. It's super chill and peaceful while being funky and fun. With my boyfriend being from Taos, NM it definitely reminded him of home. Sitting in the hot tub under the stars was perfect, and you really can see the Milky Way! Perry is an awesome and very responsive host, writing right back to me whenever I had a question. I just wish we could have stayed longer; you need at least a good three days to take it all in and really enjoy it and BREATHE! Thanks Perry!
Unbelievable experience. I absolutely loved the sense of freedom Perry's tile house/art inspires when you stay there. Will definitely hope to be back again soon! Only wish was that I had stayed longer!! Thank you for the inspiration Perry!
I can't even begin to describe how wonderful this place is. For our birthdays, my guy and I road tripped from SF down the coast, in search of inspiration and found it in spades in Perry's Tile House. Everything from the indoor fountain to the wind chimes singing in perfect harmony...all blended together to create such rich memories. The hot tub on a silent starry night and the layers of thought and intention that went into the tile work...It all shows such care and artistry, he's created a space that invites and inspires. Will definitely come back. And have recommended it to several friends.
The Tile House was amazing!! It was the perfect getaway for my boyfriend and I for a few days. We enjoyed the desert sunshine and felt at peace in the Tile House. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking to get away and find a home away from home for a few days; we acclimated quickly. We left the Tile House with happiness in our hearts and inspiration for our own projects and lives. We hope to go back someday! Thank you Perry, for letting us enjoy your wonderful home!
We absolutely loved our stay at the tile house. Everything about Perry's home made us feel creative, energized, and at peace. We fell in love with his work and the life he put into his home, and we always felt as though it was comfortable and accommodating.
We will come back again and again. Thank you so much for sharing your paradise with us!
About the Host, Perry
I am an artist. I work mainly with mosaics. Photography and ceramics are also passions of mine. You can see my (email hidden) and also see my blog for the house here at Tilehouse DOT (website hidden)
The desert is one of my favorite places. The sky is BIG and the stars are always out at night and you never know what animals you will see in this wilderness. The Tile House sits in a wilderness of vast beauty.