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Helios House, Joshua Tree with 360° infinity views

SuperhostJoshua Tree, California, United States
Entire house hosted by Tonelise
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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Time travel to my one-of-a-kind time capsule in Joshua Tree. Enter, and step into a time when life was less hectic. Enjoy the best infinity views in JT. Touch the stars from the patio and enjoy an outstanding and beautifully designed space. Expect beauty, wildlife, silence and unforgettable starlight. The house offers a private, scenic, unique getaway 12 mins from cute and quirky Joshua Tree town and 15 mins from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

The space
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THE SPACE

The tranquil setting of this home provides the perfect ambiance for anyone looking to unwind or retreat. The eclectic, true vintage design and pops of carefully selected colour throughout, create an exciting contrast to serene views from the patios outside. There are original art in every room, and every detail has been thoughtfully considered.

This unique and comfortable home is located in a peaceful area with views and expanse rare even in Joshua Tree, yet only 12 minutes from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Recharge, connect and absorb the great expanse, the sunrise, moonrise, sunset and Milky Way visible amongst the canopy of stars, while enjoying the comfort this Mid-Century time-capsule has to offer.

The huge property is restored to it's original vintage glory with comfort and relaxation in mind. Helios House is built in 1958, in an area with no light pollution and deafening silence. It is fully equipped and fully self-contained. The house has WiFi, TV with Netflix, A/C, working wood burner, powerful cooling/heating and both shower and bath tub.

I loved this house from the first moment I set eyes on it. Now, I'd like to share it with you.

At night you can gaze up at a million twinkling stars that feel about an arms-length away from your own outdoor relaxation space with both south and east facing patios, outdoor lounge area, hammock, dining area and outdoor fire place.

You will witness wild animals in their native habitat. The cottontail rabbits, cactus wrens, lizards, desert tortoises, jackrabbits, coyotes, owls and roadrunners that make the desert their home, make a visit to Helios House all the more special.

We respect the environment. Helios House has a triple osmosis filter, so you can safely drink the tap water. No need to bring water in single use plastic bottles. I provide multi use water bottles and glass bottles with fresh water in the fridge to minimise single use plastic waste.
I provide high quality amenities like natural shampoo and conditioner in refill bottles for the same reason. Sheets are washed in natural detergents and air dried, and all the cleaning products are environmentally friendly. I supply yoga mats.

Look up Joshuatreevacationhome or Tonelise Rugaas on Instagram for a taste of desert life. Look for the profile with the pic of Tonelise picking flowers.

I would happily cater for you if you would like me to get flowers, gifts or special treats for celebrations. I can also help you plan your stay. This property is Plus verified by Airbnb. It means that it passed a 100 point, 3 hour long inspection for excellence in design, comfort and cleanliness. However, we chose to leave Plus, as the "Target Catalogue" way of presenting the property didn’t sit right with this unique, vintage property and the views outside the front door. And the clear night sky

Guest access
You have access to the everything the main house has to offer: Open plan kitchen, dining area, lounge, study, bathroom, 2 bedrooms, 2 patios, ample parking and generous amenities.

Feel free to use the Grill. Gas provided.

Other things to note
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NO PARTIES aside from small private birthday, anniversary or honeymoon celebrations. This must be communicated in advance. This is a serene property, and I like to keep it that way.

The house has a self contained STUDIO with it's own outdoor areas, parking, amenities and entrance in the back. This is rented separately, and laid out and insulated so that the guests will not notice each other. Common sense applies!

You can rent both spaces. Contact me if you are interested in this. The house will in such cases sleep 6 (8).

AMPLE PARKING on the property.

Any car drives fine out here. The last 2 mile stretch is on maintained dirt roads. This has never been a problem for any of my guests. Drive normally, and do not slow down too much on the dirt roads

For photo shoots / movies and anything else similar contact me first for permission, or you will be turned away. No exceptions.

Washing machine is for people who stay 4 nights or more.

Check in is at 3 or by appointment only. I recommend arriving before sunset.

An extra queen size comfortable blow up bed can be added to accommodate an additional person.

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Time travel to my one-of-a-kind time capsule in Joshua Tree. Enter, and step into a time when life was less hectic. Enjoy the best infinity views in JT. Touch the stars from the patio and enjoy an outstanding and beautifully designed space. Expect beauty, wildlife, silence and unforgettable starlight. The house offers a private, scenic, unique getaway 12 mins from cute and quirky Joshua Tree town and 15 mins from the…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 couch

Amenities

Smoke alarm
Kitchen
Dryer
Hair dryer
Carbon monoxide alarm
Iron
Washer
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
TV

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Joshua Tree, California, United States

Joshua Tree village is home to charming restaurants and cafes. Joshua Tree National Park is 12 mins away, providing excellent opportunities for hiking and exploring. Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown is 20 mins away, through incredible scenery. The Integratron is 10 mins away, and do not forget Noah Purifoy's outdoor art museum. Recommendations will be provided upon arrival.
Joshua Tree village is home to charming restaurants and cafes. Joshua Tree National Park is 12 mins away, providing excellent opportunities for hiking and exploring. Pappy and Harriet's in Pioneertown is 20 min…

Hosted by Tonelise

Joined in September 2011
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https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/858262 Above: Check out my 2,5h Airbnb Experience - Aromatherapy, Sound bath and Guided Meditation here and take advantage of accomodation discount. :My name is Tonelise. I am from Northern Norway and moved to Joshua Tree after 20 years in London. Music, art, writing, magic and friendships have taken me around the world. I would not be the first person who fell in love with the desert, sold everything and hopped on a plane. I was lucky. I found my dream properties in North Joshua Tree. I am so happy to live here! This is a fascinating place on earth! The wildlife, the views and the plant life is unlike any other, and the energy is unique. I swear it's something underfoot or in the water. I am very much looking forward to have you as a guest or share my Airbnb Experience, so you too can experience the beauty, the peace and the space in this part of the desert. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Get in touch!
https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/858262 Above: Check out my 2,5h Airbnb Experience - Aromatherapy, Sound bath and Guided Meditation here and take advantage of accomodation discou…
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  • Inge And Fred
  • Adrianna
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm