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El Rancho Joshua Tree

Entire cabin hosted by Candida & Jeff
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
El Rancho is a 1957 off-grid desert dwelling in Joshua Tree, CA. We welcome you to dream, create, reset and enjoy the magic of the desert.

Instagram: @elranchojoshuatree

The space
Located in North Joshua Tree, El Rancho is a renovated and curated off-grid homestead that is flooded with light during the day and filled with stars in the sky by night.

The kitchen is stocked with cooking utensils + Joshua Tree Coffee with a Chemex and pour over.

The bedroom has a new queen bed, comforter and pillows from our friends at Casper.

Being off-grid enables you to be aware of your living environment and the resources you use. Please leave the hair dryer and heavy electrical devices at home as the solar system will not be able to handle it and enjoy the slow-moving pace at El Rancho.

NOTE: This home does not have AC. Open the windows and enjoy the desert breeze during the day and the cool wind at night. There is a 2 mile dirt road to the home that can be difficult to maneuver after a storm (they are rare in the desert but do happen). We recommend taking a 4x4.

ATTENTION: Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken extra precautions to make sure our home is cleaned and disinfected after every guest. By booking El Rancho you understand you are staying in another property at your own risk and neither El Rancho or its owners shall be held responsible or liable for any sickness you may contract during and after your stay.

Guest access
El Rancho will be your own creative retreat. You will have full access to the home + the grounds around it including an outdoor dining room, outdoor living room and pink shower. There is a tear drop trailer on the grounds but is closed as it will tip and who knows what little critters you may encounter.

The home is made for 2 people. No additional guests are allowed at any time without written permission. Please see house rules.

Other things to note
SOLAR ENERGY: Since this home is off the grid, please leave your hair dryers + heavy electrical equipment at home as the solar system will not be able to handle it.

AIR CONDITIONING: There is no A/C.

TRANSPORTATION: We recommend taking a 4x4 as there is a 2 mile dirt road.

TRASH: There will be an additional $15 charge if you fill up more than one large trash bag.

CAMERAS: We have a nest doorbell with camera. This is the only camera on the property and is only at the entrance to the home.

WIFI: Keep in mind you are visiting the desert. The internet is as slow as the pace.

SEPTIC: The house is on a septic system, please do not flush anything other than toilet paper.

FOOD: You may find yourself alongside a few different critters and creatures, therefore do not leave food unattended.

JUST DON’T: There is absolutely no smoking in the house. No firearms, explosives, or illegal substances allowed.

There are NO PHOTOSHOOT / FILM SHOOTS allowed without prior consent with the hosts.

No additional guests allowed.
El Rancho is a 1957 off-grid desert dwelling in Joshua Tree, CA. We welcome you to dream, create, reset and enjoy the magic of the desert.

Instagram: @elranchojoshuatree

The space
Located in North Joshua Tree, El Rancho is a renovated and curated off-grid homestead that is flooded with light during the day and filled with stars in the sky by night.

The kitchen is stocked…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
Security cameras on property

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Location

Joshua Tree, California, United States

El Rancho is fairly remote with few neighbors around. The home closest to El Rancho is another Airbnb so you may have the chance to interact with other desert visitors.

We are located 20 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree with 10-15 minutes (2 miles) on a dirt road to the home.

Hosted by Candida & Jeff

Joined in April 2014
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As husband and wife our goal is to roam around as many parts of this world with a camera in hand. We love to create meaningful + beautiful spaces and experiences - whether in the tangible or digital - that foster creativity, community and inspiration. We are so excited to host you whether it be near the ocean or in the desert.
As husband and wife our goal is to roam around as many parts of this world with a camera in hand. We love to create meaningful + beautiful spaces and experiences - whether in the t…
During your stay
We live in Venice, California, but we are always available. We are a phone call or text away.
Candida & Jeff is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy