Tile House

House - Entire home/apt · El Paseo Road, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, United States
Your host, Perry
30 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $900 /week
Monthly Price: $1700 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The listing was very accurate and Perry was a great host. He responded to my my questions regarding planning and other matters very promptly and was very patient with my not one but TWO light switch questions while staying at the house, haha. Really though, it was the perfect weekend get away and was everything we expected and more. Tile house is a rare opportunity to stay inside an amazing piece of artwork. Every little detail was beautiful and amazing. Not to mention the area is so serene and relaxing. It was a much needed escape from city life. We saw a roadrunner even! The only thing worth mentioning, is there are many bugs, inside and out. (as to be expected in the desert) However, you might want to prepare to bring some bug spray and citronella candles for the inside as it seems they creep in anywhere they can! Other than that, this place is a unique, beautiful, place. I highly recommend any one looking for a desert getaway to put Tile House on the top of their list. Thanks Perry!

    July 2014
  • Perry's house is filled with many wonders- certainly a work of art. The stars at night are enough to make the whole trip worth while. We had a truly peaceful, inspired week. It's a great spot for a creative retreat.

    July 2014
  • A wonderful creative sanctuary for curious souls in search of colorful quiet. We had less than 24hrs to get out of the city for a mini-vacation so could not have been more delighted when we stumbled upon the Tile House on ABnB. It was truly a restorative experience. Not only do you have the glories of the desert at your fingertips to explore but the house itself is a breathing artistic monument. Perry was very helpful throughout the booking process and was quick to answer all of our questions upon arrival. Thank you. We will be coming back!

    June 2014
  • First of all, there are not enough words that express the magic Perry's Tile House possesses. Every corner of his place leaves you in such wonder. Not only is the Tile House a result of pure artsy, it is cozy, relaxing, and had breathtaking views. The property makes you feel at home and provides some fun. We bbq'd during our stay and spent time under the stars in the jacuzzi. We played Brian Eno and Gigi records while playing UNO. It does not get any better than this mosaic art house. Thank you Perry for creating a magical haven!

    June 2014
  • We had a fantastic stay at the Tile House. The house is amazing and everything was lovely! Our host was very communicative and answered any questions we had very quickly. I highly recommend the Tile House for anyone seeking some tranquility in the desert.

    May 2014
  • wow wow wow. if you are ever (email hidden) radius of this place -- it's worth making the trip down to the tile house for this listing alone. this place is incredible. I left with my inspiration tank FULL. perry was an incredible host. very easy going + flexible. I can't get back here soon enough!

    May 2014
  • Amazing place! Loved our time here and the views are AMAZING! A must stay if you are in the area!

    May 2014
    Response from Perry:

    Yes and all is fixed now. Thank you.

    May 2014
  • This place is absolutely amazing! You could stay for a week and still find things you hadn't noticed before. Weeks after making our reservation, 2 friends decided they'd like to join us for one night to celebrate a birthday. I emailed Perry to ask if that would be possible, and if they could bring their two dogs. He responded quickly and was very accommodating. It was a birthday they will never forget. This part of the desert is so quiet, and the night sky has more stars than I've ever seen. Each evening we would sit, looking out at the desert and watch the sun set. The Tile House is truly a destination in itself.

    May 2014
  • A literal jewel in the desert. The color vibe in this home is truly great. The beds were comfortable, the wifi worked, and the hot tub was sooo nice under the brilliant stars. The unending landscape and intense desert sunlight was soul expanding-it felt like we were inside a lost sacred temple. What an amazing experience.

    May 2014
  • Tile house is a sweet desert dream come true. Perry, a solid gold host!

    May 2014
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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.
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