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The Desert Yacht Club, Joshua Tree Ca

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The Desert Yacht Club, Joshua Tree Ca

16+ guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
3 baths
16+ guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
3 baths
Alessandro is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The desert yacht club is a facility equipped with different campsites. One with trailer and tent, another one with tent only, a boat on a ridge (art installation. By Italian artist Alessandro Giuliano). One of our tents is located in the trailer camp, so it is ideal for groups up to 8 people who rent the two units and have the whole camp for their private use. The whole property is available for events , shooting and special occasion. Please contact the host for details. Enjoy!


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
2 double beds, 1 single bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Bedroom 5
1 double bed

House Rules

No pets
Check-in time is 10AM - 11PM


8 Reviews

May User Profile
June 2018
I'm so happy I ended up choosing this place! we spend amazing day and night with our group ! This is not basic , surreal vibes and great host ! highly recommend
Peter User Profile
June 2018
The consummate host with the most amazing venue in the desert. Probably the best AirBnB I have visited and will definitely be back!
Jared User Profile
May 2018
Heaven!!! DYC is one of the most amazing places I have ever been in the world. The design, the small touches, the STARS....everything about this place is amazing. Yes it’s in the desert and you will feel very secluded but you still have the leisure of town and Joshua tree with…
Evan User Profile
March 2018
Amazing space with a wonderful host.
Jameson User Profile
February 2018
Our group of 12 loved every minute of our stay. We had everything we needed and the compound was the perfect balance of secluded and convenient. Alessandro is an amazing host.
Christina User Profile
January 2018
The best parts of the DYC cannot be depicted by photos. Alessandro has thought of everything -- from providing water coolers, extra bedding, and towels in all of the sleeping areas, to a fully equipped kitchen including cooking pans, plates, cups, mugs, etc, to lit pathways that …
Taylor User Profile
October 2017
Overall the space is great. Nicely decorated, lots of space to wonder around and the stars at night are amazing. The kitchen was a bit crowded with other food, and it would have been nice to have more storage/space in there for our things.. but I did like how the kitchen was equi…
Alessandro User Profile
Response from Alessandro:
Dear Taylor, thank you for such accurate review, this will allow us to explain a little better the desert yacht club experience and what to expect when you book it. The DYC is an off grid facility and art project, everything is vintage or recycled so unique and fragile at the same time. We always hope that our guests realize that they are staying in a livable art installation rather than a vacation rental kind of thing. from the yacht to our trailers everything is old and delicate, so please : yes, make sure to check everything with the owner or the stuff upon arrival. we constantly have parties, weddings, art productions and so on, so far very seldom happens that something get damaged . We always explain all of it and we placed instruction and welcome print out in each unit to allow guests to get the purpose of the experience that we offer. About heating the pool: We removed the jacuzzi we had installed in the property because it was out of the vibe when we invite you to experience the off grid gateway, the nature call out to the desert, the artsy interpretation of the old west mixed with mediterranean style. Heated pool, to us, sounds like a/c in the tents:) it is not our style and we try to describe what to expect in our listings. having a pool in the middle of the desert and maintain it operational and clean is a big luxury for those who seeks contact with the desert and peace. Same is with lights and music volume. We encourage to respect and listen to nature although we are equipped for big parties for those who want to have fun. About the address : Airbnb recently activated a new feature called self check-in instructions. we use it and all our guests get here easily since few weeks. I tried to get in touch with you upon your arrival to allow you an earlier check in (as you requested) and to make sure you received all the info (as we always do) but you couldn't answer the phone, so this is the reason of the confusion. I always suggest to read all the info in the listings accurately so you know what to expect. Ive been answering all your question in real time , you just forgot to inform me about your arrival procedures. anyway me or someone of the staff is always present in the property ( I came several time to check on you guys , you could have asked me about all these things and i would have helped right away). we prefer guests to interact with us for any necessity rather than take initiative especially about the electric since not everybody is familiar with off-grid living:) Thank you again for pointing all these things out and hope that this will help Airbnb community to be aware of how the DYC experience can be enjoyed in full. looking forward to have you guys back here soon
October 2017

Hosted by Alessandro

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Alessandro User Profile
334 Reviews
Alessandro is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hi, I'm an itlaian artist based in NY. I'm usually traveling between California and Europe so my studio in New York is often available to whom would like a good space for creativity and fun . Just check it out thanks Ales
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