Great room view from front door looking towards kitchenGreat room looking NE with views to the East and North

Entire home/apt

10 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds

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About this listing

Roomy Mid-Century Modern house. Very close to Park and downtown JT. Views for miles through large picture windows. Great for large groups with well equipped kitchen. BBQ patio and fire pit areas for outdoor dining and stargazing.

The space

Please read entire description before booking. My priority is to make your stay in Joshua Tree a memorable one. The listed price is for the main house only which sleeps 6 in two bedrooms and a queen-size daybed in the living room. There are two full bathrooms. The third bedroom is a 270 sq. ft. detached studio room with a queen bed, queen sofa bed and bathroom with shower. This is included with the price of 7 or more people. For week-long and month bookings, the studio is included in the price.

This spacious and cozy home with great views is located in the heart of Joshua Tree Village just minutes away from the Joshua Tree National Park Entrance Station. A quick 1/2 mile drive or walk and you're in the middle of Joshua Tree's small downtown of shops, eateries and galleries.

Integrated great room and kitchen floor plan gives that extra spacious feeling. Enjoy the vaulted exposed beam ceiling, natural stone and gas log fireplace, two extra large comfy sofas, and queen-size daybed. In all this there's lots of cozy comfy spaces to help you relax after a day of exploring. Large windows give panoramic views that go on forever. The east facing windows take in the magnificent desert sunrise and a view of Copper Mountain. See the JT village lights twinkle in the night or gaze up at the countless stars and see the Milky Way.

Sit out on the front porch or gaze through the huge picture window for a view over the Village of Joshua Tree. The kitchen window and back patio look out onto rugged BLM land that borders the National Park. The back patio has a gas BBQ grill and a picnic table that's ready to go for your outdoor cooking and dining.

The entire house has been uniquely remodeled for a clean modern feeling while preserving aspects of the houses' 1950's vintage. Tastefully furnished with modern vintage pieces and artwork made by local artists. The roomy kitchen is well equipped with lots of cooking supplies and new appliances- gas stove, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen table expands to seat 10 people.

Family Friendly: I can provide a Graco Pack 'n Play, a child booster chair and a small step stool so children can use the bathroom sink. Let me know if you want to use these and I'll put them out for your stay.

Hi-speed Wifi Internet also included. The central heating and AC system heats or cools the house quickly. Linens and towels are provided. There is a high quality front load washer and dryer.

For a nearby adventure, just a short hike, is a not so well known place called Coyote Hole. There you'll find Native American petroglyphs and a small canyon with a natural spring. Coyote, bobcat, and even a mountain lion have been reported to roam this area.

Make your stay special. Come and experience all that Joshua Tree has to offer while staying in comfort at the Mountain Vista Desert Retreat.

My calendar is always up to date, so go ahead and book with confidence.

Good off street parking, Gas BBQ, fire pit area.

I am available at all times to answer any questions or concerns and I live nearby in town so I am quick to respond to emergencies. It's my pleasure to help you with suggestions of where to hike and off the beaten path adventures known only to locals. If you want to experience something special outside of the Park feel free to ask.

Joshua Tree Village downtown is a unique locally owned and artist inspired area. Be sure to take some time to explore the many interesting shops and eateries along the Highway. There is an excellent Certified Farmers Market happening on Saturdays 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM when the downtown is at it's most lively and you can get a taste of the local community flavor.

There is a bus line running along Hwy 62 with access to Yucca Valley and 29 Palms.

If you need any flexibility with the check in/out time I may be able to allow earlier check-in or later check-out depending on bookings. Check my airbnb calendar and give me a call or text. If the days are unavailable before or after your reservation then I most likely will not be able to be flexible as I will have very limited time to prepare the house between guests. If you would like to extend your stay, please check my calendar for availability before contacting me.

Four night minimum booking for Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE and Three night minimum for Easter, Memorial Day, and Labor Day holidays.

Guest access

Off street paved parking. Back private patio with a large gas stainless BBQ, cafe hanging lighting and large outdoor dining table for 10. Fire pit area with several chairs that's perfect for a warm fire and stargazing.

Interaction with guests

The house and property are all yours, I won't be there during your stay. Your choice if you would like me to meet you for a house tour and to answer any questions you may have in person. I live nearby and will quickly fix any issues that may arise.

Other things to note

If you have interest to explore the area outside the park I have many suggestions including the Noah Purifoy 2.5 acre sculpture site, the Sky Village Swap Meet open on weekends or a tour of the "Jackrabbit Homestead" cabins. Ask me for details.

Please see house rules for more info.

Transient Occupancy Tax: 7% of the booking price is collected and sent to San Bernardino County to comply with the local requirement.
TOT license #2648

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The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: 20 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 85
Security Deposit: 200
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 230 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 queen beds
Common spaces
1 queen bed

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

This listing is for a main house of 2 bedrooms, 3 queen beds and 2 bathrooms and a detached studio bedroom with 2 queen beds and a bathroom. The listed price is for the main house only which sleeps 6 in two bedrooms and a queen-size daybed in the living room. There are two full bathrooms. The third bedroom is a 270 sq. ft. detached studio room with a queen bed, queen sofa bed and bathroom with shower. This is included with the price of 7 or more people. For week-long and month bookings, the studio is included in the price.

Photo of drivers license that matches name on reservation must be emailed to host for security. Laundry and general cleaning is included. Please clean and put away dishes and put back furniture and other items where they were. Leave the house in the same condition as you found it.

I know that 99% of my guests are very respectful of the property but the potential for problem incidents require me to be specific with what is expected who renting the home.

-If you find any item in the house damaged, let me know immediately. You are responsible for the replacement cost of any broken or damaged items during your stay (i.e. Burned frying pan). Report any damage immediately as I will need time to find a replacement for the next guests.


Because of spring rains and extreme heat there is lots of dry grass and a huge fire risk. We are in a complete fire ban put in place by the local fire department for the entire area in place till Octob(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). No outdoor fires and absolutely no fireworks of any kind. Only gas grill is allowed. Neighbors will call fire department if they see fireworks or smoke. There will be a large fine if the fire department shows up with their fire truck.

-No smoking indoors. Place cigarette butts in provided cans outside.

-No pets.

In order to respect the residential quality and safety of the neighborhood and not upset the neighbors:

-Outdoor quiet hours are 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Any loud talking and amplified music during this time must be kept indoors with doors and windows closed. Please respect the neighborhood and understand that noise carries long distances in the quiet desert.

-No fireworks of any kind.

-No firearms on property unless kept locked in vehicle. It is illegal to discharge firearms on the property or in BLM land near the house.

-No off-road vehicles operated on the property. Off-road vehicles are not legal to operate on neighborhood dirt roads outside of designated OHV areas.

-Fire is only allowed in enclosed fire pit and on non-windy nights.

-No remote controlled aircraft (quadcopter, etc.) flown over or used to film neighboring property.

Unless otherwise agreed upon in advance in written form:

-No photography, film or video for commercial, professional or student use is permitted on the premises. If you wish to film on the property I would like to to know the specifics of the project and have a contract in effect.

-No third party bookings.
- no more guests are allowed on the property for a gathering than the number indicated and paid for on the booking details

-Only the number of guests indicated on the reservation are allowed to stay or visit at the house.

Any violation of these rules may be subject to additional fees, immediate expulsion from premises and/or legal action.

Any cost incurred by a visit from the fire department for a guest caused incident is to be paid by the guest.

For guest security and property protection the outdoor parking area is monitored with a motion detection video camera.

If you have any questions about the rules please feel free to contact me.

Most of all, have a great stay.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

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

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

304 Reviews

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Amanda User Profile
July 2017
This place is a gem in the desert! It was a short stay, but Thomas was a great host and provided us with everything we needed. It's close to the restaurants in JT while still providing a peaceful environment to relax and take in the beautiful scenery. We would definitely book again!

Benjamin User Profile
July 2017
thomas was very helpful, and arranged things fantasticly!!!

Patrick User Profile
July 2017
Excellent spot, attentive host, super convenient, chilly AC, you can't really do much better out there in Joshua Tree. Next time we go I hope to stay here again!

Brian User Profile
July 2017
My group of friends and I enjoyed our stay a lot! Everything was even better than the photos. Thomas was also very easy to reach and accommodating. The only thing was that we wished we had a little more privacy from the windows because there are no curtains. Other than that everything was great!
Thomas User ProfileThomas is a superhost.
Response from Thomas:
Thanks for choosing my place Brian. I always appreciate constructive suggestions on how to improve the home. I have to point out that as seen in the photos, all rooms have curtains. The only windows without curtains are the large picture window that faces the private front yard and the kitchen window which faces the back yard. I will look for a good curtain solution for the large picture window since you are the first guest who's mentioned it.
July 2017

Shannon User Profile
June 2017
Super great place! Loved it. Loved the area, the place itself (cozy, spacious, unique, fun, fabulous decor), the host was fabulous and provided valuable tips of things to do and places to go... we couldn't have asked for more and, in fact, it was bar none one of the best places we've stayed at.
Thomas User ProfileThomas is a superhost.
Response from Thomas:
It was great meeting you and your family. I really had fun talking with you and sharing my tips on our 'hidden' Joshua Tree attractions. I hope you have a chance to return to check out some of the things you missed.
June 2017

Thuy-Van User Profile
June 2017
Thomas's mid century home is charming and cozy, in a location that is close to the National Park. We didn't get a chance to take advantage of all the amenities like the fire pit and grill, but the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was very well-appointed. Thomas has included everything you could possibly need, including plenty of extra linens and board games! The house manual is very thorough, so make sure to read it through when you book the house to get suggestions for nearby activities. We had a great time in Joshua Tree and in Thomas's home!

Seeun User Profile
June 2017
Amazing house and host!

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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in May 2011
Thomas User ProfileThomas is a superhost.

Desert enthusiast, photographer, creative person and Joshua Tree hugger. I am a local full-time resident and I love the Joshua Tree area. I personally rehabbed, restored, decorated and lived in the homes that I now offer to you for a true locals experience. I'm involved in most of the local community activism, working to preserve the JT rural community character. Staying at my places helps support my volunteer time spent on various projects in the community. A few of the things that I've been involved with are that I've served 4 years on the board of the JT Chamber of Commerce as president and have organized the local Vacation Rentals Association. During the years that I've lived in Joshua Tree I've been discovering and exploring the many hidden gems, fascinating locations and history of the area known only to locals. I'll gladly make recommendations about the many things to enjoy locally. If you're interested in the more off-the-beaten path adventure I can help you with that. Personalized tours may also be possible depending on my availability. Contact me if you have any questions.

Languages: English, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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