4 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

4 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Enjoy the peaceful silence, private desert expanses, wildlife, and unforgettable starry night skies from the hot tub in this historic Joshua Tree homestead cabin (respectfully rehabilitated and updated).


Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $129 / night


The space

1954 homestead cabin in the middle of 10 peaceful desert acres. The cabin is less than 8 minutes to town and 15 minutes to the west entrance gate of Joshua Tree National Park. The sunrise porch offers sweeping views and the sunset porch is conveniently fenced for sun bathing, hot tub privacy, and your four legged friends safety. You will find plenty of outdoor seating including a hammock, chase lounges, and a table and chairs for outdoor dining after you prepare food on the Weber grill. Sit around the bonfire on cool desert evenings while gazing at the star filled sky.

Inside the homesteader there are plenty of relaxing spots, including the comfy mid century Heron rocking chair. A mountain view from the table makes it a perfect place for eating, writing, or surfing the web. The full sized bed is neatly tucked between the two large closets. If you need additional sleeping options, the comfy sofa can convert into a queen size sleeper bed.

The cabin bathroom has a tall rain shower head and pumps out the hottest water you could want with an efficient on-demand hot water heater. And don't worry about bringing your shampoo/ conditioner/ soap, we have them here for you.

The cabin kitchen is cookware equipped (pots & pans). It has all of the basics for cooking and preparing food including a counter top convection oven large enough to fit a full sized pizza/ chicken, and two induction hot plates. You will also find organic coffee and tea, Vitamix blender, food processor, and an Omega juicer for those of you who like your green smoothies and fresh juice....Oh and if you forget your yoga mats, we have two here for you!

If you are thinking you might need something a little different, take a look at our other listings
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Guest access

It is all yours to enjoy! You will have the homestead cabin to yourselves.

Interaction with guests

You won't see us unless you you need us! We respect your privacy and want you to feel like it is your cabin while you are staying in Joshua Tree but we are available anytime you need us. You will receive directions on how to access the cabin. Feel free to call, text, or email anytime :)

The neighborhood

Joshua Tree is full of artists and musicians, free-thinkers, hipsters, mixed with Marines from the military base in neighboring 29 Palms and not to forget desert rat characters who grew up in the desert or have been in the desert long enough to add plenty of character to the Joshua Tree mix. It makes for a good variety of personalities! In the village you can find locally owned cafe's, boutiques, thrift stores, plenty of antique stores and art galleries.

It is 8 minutes from the downtown village of Joshua Tree and because of this we get very little light pollution at night (perfect for star gazing). The cabin is in a great location far enough away but close enough to several attractions. It is 1.5 miles from Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, The Integratron is 13 miles and Giant Rock is a few more. Less than 15 minutes to Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneertown and Pappy and Harriets is 20 miles, Joshua Tree Retreat Center 10 miles and the Dhamma Vaddhana S. Cal Vipassana Center is 15 miles away. Let us know what you are interested in and we will point you in the right direction.

Getting around

You will need a vehicle while in Joshua Tree. There are several airports you can fly into nearby (all times listed are approximate based on traffic)
Palm Springs, CA (PSP) – 45 minutes
Ontario, CA (ONT) – 1 hour 30 minutes
Orange County, CA (JWA) – 2 hours
Long Beach, CA (LGB) – 2 hours 15 minutes
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) – 2 hours 25 minutes
San Diego, CA (SAN) – 2 hours 35 minutes
Las Vegas, CA (LAS) – 3 hours 35 minutes
We will send you clear directions to the cabin and you will find it is 0.75 mile off the paved road any car can easily travel including small cars like a Fiat, Honda Fit, Chevy Spark and so on...

Other things to note

*We book SINGLE NIGHT STAYS on the dates open between bookings. See our calendar, and send us a request if you are needing a one night get away!

Once you are booked we will send you helpful information on the area including several suggestions on what you can do in Joshua Tree.

For photo shoots / films and anything else similar contact us first for permission.

We are committed to a healthy home and overall environment that is why we offer non toxic natural soaps, and organic coffee, heat our water with an on demand hot water heater, use grey water for native desert plants, utilize an ultra high efficiency toilet that only consumes 0.8 gallon per flush, and heat and cool the cabin with an inverter (mini split).

The water in the cabin is safe to drink and provided by Joshua Basin Water District.

There is a washing machine and a clothesline that will dry your clothes faster than any dryer!

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smartlock

Have fun but treat the cabin with respect it is a piece of history, and we put a lot love into it!

No smoking in the cabin.

Please leave the cabin as it was when you arrived!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

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

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

427 Reviews

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Angela User Profile
April 2017
Such a wonderful time! Adorable artistic cabin , great for our little family. We will be back! The hosts are amazingly helpful and attentive !

Jon User Profile
April 2017
We really enjoyed our stay at Leafe and Katherine's place. The cabin was very quiet, and a perfect place to get away. Leafe and Katherine were very responsive and helpful, with lots of great suggestions of things to do in the area. The cabin was pristine and exactly as described. We would not hesitate to book again with Leafe and Katherine, great overall experience.

Lina User Profile
April 2017
My favorite was sitting in the front porch and drinking my coffee in the early morning. Wind blowing , chimes playing music, birds singing. Desert Heaven.

Jorge User Profile
April 2017
This place is a true gem for those looking for a little peace and quiet. Everything is as described and communication with Leafe was great. Highly recommended!

Kevin User Profile
April 2017
Lovely secluded place. Wonderful time with my little fam. The sunset and sunrise were awesome. And the coffee and French press was perfect thank you for the wonderful stay.

Heather User Profile
April 2017
Great experience! Great hosts! Great little cabin. We're coming back since we never got a chance to play the Trivial Pursuit 90's Edition! Thanks for a lovely stay Leafe and Kat. See you next time!