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Villa Kuro - A Serene and Minimal Hideaway

SuperhostJoshua Tree, California, United States
Entire house hosted by Elaine + Stanley
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Designed with tranquility and relaxation in mind, Villa Kuro is a minimal organic modern hideaway fusing natural simplicity with contemporary luxuries. Nestled on an unfenced 3.6 acres in front of an ancient boulder mountain, the property goes all the way up to the peak of the mountain, and from there is adjacent to thousands of acres of national park land. At night, the firepit and salt water hot tub offer an unparalleled stargazing experience.

*INSTAGRAM: @villakuro #villakuro

The space
Villa Kuro is intended for slow living, providing an escape from the noise and stress of urban life. The home sits at the end of a very small and peaceful residential neighborhood in south Joshua Tree. It’s great for those seeking a still quiet, but not completely isolated location from civilization.

Originally built in the 1960’s, this midcentury ranch style house has been lovingly transformed into a unique desert hideaway. The two bed two bath home comfortably sleeps four. Inspired by travels from around the world and the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi (finding beauty in imperfection), many elements of the home utilized hand-built techniques and the use of natural and reclaimed materials to bring out the subtleties in texture and light. Large sliding glass doors in all the living areas and bedrooms provide a connection to the outdoors at every turn. Furnished with a mix of new and antique finds collected through the years, the pared-back décor and neutral color palette provide the ideal setting for you to recharge.

With multiple outdoor living areas, including a covered patio for outdoor dining, and a private 600 square foot rock and cactus garden courtyard, there’s no shortage of space for lounging around. We're lucky to get an abundance of flora and fauna by the boulders so you’re likely to spot jackrabbits, quails, roadrunners and other wildlife on a daily basis. Really feel a connection to nature by showering outdoors under the open desert sky, relaxing in the salt water hot tub after a long hike, or enjoying the firepit with loved ones on a starry night.

Villa Kuro is the perfect haven for those seeking a relaxing quiet retreat or romantic getaway.

AMENITIES:
- King size beds featuring plush 15” DreamCloud mattresses with cashmere blend tufted euro tops
- Organic cotton bedding and down pillows
- Frette® bath linens
- 65” Samsung 4K UHD QLED Smart TV with HBO Go, Netflix and HULU provided
- Marshall Woburn bluetooth speaker
- Fully fitted kitchen with 10’ island, GE Café Series Appliances, small kitchen appliances by Breville, Vitamix blender, wine decanter, and both Chemex and Breville coffee maker. Our kitchen is suited for cooking light and simple meals.
- Organic coffee by The Joshua Tree Coffee Company and an assortment of organic teas by award-winning Two Leaves and a Bud
- Tastefully furnished with high-end furniture, custom-built pieces, and one-of-a-kind vintage and antiques collected from around the world
- Outdoor fire pit with sweeping desert views
- Outdoor shower in front of the boulders with hot and cold water function
- Salt water hot tub for four with 19 jets nestled at the foot of the boulders
- Centrally located, eleven minute drive to the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park and six minutes to downtown Joshua Tree where all the shops and restaurants are
- Adjacent to thousands of acres of national park land and a 5 minute walk away from a free trailhead owned by the Mojave Land Trust

Guest access
Guests will have the entire property to themselves. We have two locked utility closets in the tea room that are not open to the guests.

Other things to note
SERVICE PROVIDERS - During your stay, you may encounter service providers who help with the maintenance and upkeep of Villa Kuro. Please allow them on to the property to do their jobs as scheduled.

SECURITY CAMERAS - For security and insurance purposes, we have installed security cameras monitoring the entry doors and walkways and driveway up to the house. The cameras do not monitor the interior or outdoor living areas, and the feed is erased every few days for your privacy.

SECURITY DEPOSIT - The owner may withhold all or part of the deposit up to $800 if any of the house rules are broken, and may pursue legal action if damages or violations exceed the security deposit amount.

LIABILITY WAIVER - By making your reservation you and the other members in your party as THE GUESTS agree to release THE HOSTS from all liability, including financial responsibility relating to injuries & personal property damage that may occur during your stay. You understand that using the hot tub, hiking and climbing anywhere on the property is at your own risk and that special risks may be involved with using the hot tub and hiking and/or climbing. You accept full responsibility for any bodily injury arising while on the property and hold owner harmless.

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Designed with tranquility and relaxation in mind, Villa Kuro is a minimal organic modern hideaway fusing natural simplicity with contemporary luxuries. Nestled on an unfenced 3.6 acres in front of an ancient boulder mountain, the property goes all the way up to the peak of the mountain, and from there is adjacent to thousands of acres of national park land. At night, the firepit and salt water hot tub offer an unpar…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

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Free parking on premises
Hot tub
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Joshua Tree, California, United States

Villa Kuro is located at the end of a very quiet residential neighborhood with a handful of homes. Our property is unfenced as a whole, but we do have a fence partition between us and our next door neighbor for privacy. The house sits elevated above the neighbor across the street, so they are not visible from inside our house. The property still feels open and private, but we do want to point out the proximity to our neighbors to avoid any misunderstanding. If you're looking for a completely secluded location, then Villa Kuro may not be right for you.

Centrally located, we are only an eleven minute drive to the West entrance of Joshua Tree National Park and six minutes to downtown Joshua Tree. There is a beautiful trailhead just a short five minute walk away from the house owned by the Mojave Land Trust which is completely free to explore.
Villa Kuro is located at the end of a very quiet residential neighborhood with a handful of homes. Our property is unfenced as a whole, but we do have a fence partition between us and our next door neighbor f…

Hosted by Elaine + Stanley

Joined in October 2018
  • 99 Reviews
  • Verified
  • Superhost
We're a husband-wife team who love traveling and all things design, architecture and interiors related. Villa Kuro is our first Airbnb property, and we can't wait to share it with future guests from all over the world.
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Elaine + Stanley is a Superhost
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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Safety & Property
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May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm