On the Rocks! - as featured in Conde Nast Traveller


Entire residential home hosted by Homestead Modern

6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
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On the Rocks! is a stunning modern home artfully tucked on five spectacular acres of open desert and practically right next to the National Park! It’s perfect for friends or families seeking the tranquility of the desert and easy access (10-minute drive) to Joshua Tree Village. Highlights include:

★ Contemporary design with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout
★ 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
★ Full kitchen
★ Cozy living room with fireplace
★ Propane BBQ + fire pit + brand new hot tub
★ Level 2 EV charger for electric vehicles (240 volt, 25 ft cable, 32 amp with SAE J1772 PLUG)
★ Home is designed for passive solar efficiency and also has solar panels backflushing to the grid with an objective of a net zero footprint
★ Less than a mile (3-minute drive) to Joshua Tree National Park’s west entrance
★ Professionally hosted by Homestead Modern™

*** Cleaning Protocols ***
As the only professional management company in the area, we have always maintained exceptional cleaning standards. Our cleaning fees are generally higher than the market average because we pay above the living wage standards, 100% of your cleaning fee is paid to the cleaners (i.e. no profit to us) and we insist on a professional level of cleaning between guests. This has always included disinfecting all “wet” surfaces (sinks, showers, toilets), replacing all linens and towels, and cleaning all dishes. We love the High Desert for a lot of reasons - including the open spaces, lack of crowds, and dry weather that we believe make it a safe place to visit.

The space
Set against towering, weathered boulders, On The Rocks! is a true architectural gem. It’s just minutes from the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, offering easy access to trails and natural wonders.

The home contains three sunny bedrooms complete with hardwood floors, desert-inspired decor, and signature earth-tone concrete block walls that you’ll find throughout the property. Windows in the master bedroom command long views in two directions, and there’s a wall-mounted TV for afternoon siestas.

On The Rocks! has two bathrooms, which include a shower/tub combination and modern fixtures.

The thoughtful kitchen features top-quality appliances and a generous island with tuck-under stools to encourage socializing during meal preparation. The new, stainless steel appliances include a gas stove, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher, and a coffee maker and toaster ensure mornings go smoothly. Perhaps you’ll prepare afternoon drinks on the rocks to pair with your desert-inspired cuisine. Share meals in style at the dining table, which seats 6 under an eye-catching light fixture, or opt for casual al fresco dining on the patio, which is accessible via a sliding door from the kitchen.

The living room offers the perfect respite from the desert heat. It’s a cool, comfortable place to relax - and not only because of the air conditioning. The rich earth tones, huge windows, and comfortable sofa invite you to sit back, watch TV, flip through a book, play board games, or just chat with your companions. And as the evening air catches a chill, you’ll love cozying up in front of the fireplace.

Despite this profound sense of away-from-it-all, On the Rocks! is a 10-minute drive to the charm and bustle of Joshua Tree Village, with its quirky shops, popular restaurants, and vibrant drinking establishments.

There’s no shortage of outdoor space at On The Rocks! Settle into the comfortable, fully shaded outdoor seating area at the front of the house, where you can drink in the unobstructed views of the Craggy Mountains within the National Park. All enjoyable from within the comfort of a brand new hot tub.

At the rear of the property, the patios back directly up to soaring boulders, providing an intimate and mesmerizing sense of being one with this inspiring natural setting. A propane fire feature set at the boulders invites guests to pull low chairs close to the warmth on cool nights.

Parking is available for 2 vehicles in the carport. An electric charging station has a 25 foot cord in the carport.

On The Rocks! is equipped with WiFi, heating, and air conditioning.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the home or the area in general. We hope to welcome you soon!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Joshua Tree, California, United States

Joshua Tree Highlands is considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the area given its close proximity to the national park as well as its forever northerly vistas of the Mojave Desert. Though you’ll feel like you’re far from civilization, this area sits just a few minutes’ drive from shops and restaurants in Joshua Tree Village and Yucca Valley.

When you’re ready for some outdoor adventure, Joshua Tree National Park’s West Entrance is less than 5 minutes away by car.

Searching for great eats, drinks, shops, and things to do? Here are a few recommendations in Joshua Tree Village, less than a 10-minute drive away:
• Start your day at Joshua Tree Coffee Co., known for their famed coffee made from locally roasted beans
• Marvel at the handiwork at the World Famous Crochet Museum
• Pick up some lunch or a souvenir from the Joshua Tree Certified Farmers' Market, open Saturdays
• Find your next favorite read at Space Cowboy Books
• Perhaps close your day with the food, drinks and music offered at the rustic Joshua Tree Saloon

Up for a day trip? Don’t miss these area highlights - they’re worth the drive.
• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (20-minute drive) - As far from a stuffy gallery as you can imagine, this outdoor sculpture garden contains a unique collection of folk-art.
• Pioneertown (25-minute drive) - Put on your ten-gallon hat and stroll down Mane Street of this Wild West-inspired town, also known for Pappy & Harriet’s, a notable restaurant and venue.
• The Integratron (30-minute drive) - New age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.
• Palm Springs (50-minute drive) - Artsy town known for vintage shopping, art galleries, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
• Mt. San Jacinto State Park (90-minute drive) - Expansive, hilly landscape with foot and horseback trails surrounding 10,834-foot Mount San Jacinto.

Of course, let’s not forget about the essentials. Everything you need is within close driving distance:
• Closest supermarket: Vons (18-minute drive)
• Closest liquor store: Mike's Liquor (10-minute drive)
• Closest pharmacy: Rite-Aid (15-minute drive)
• Closest bank: U.S. Bank (18-minute drive)
• Closest gas station: 76 (10-minute drive)

Hosted by Homestead Modern

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Homestead Modern is the premier provider of vacation rental management services in the Southern California High Desert communities adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. The company’s growing portfolio of properties includes some of the best-known and most-desired homes in the area — including Rock Reach House and a number of other homes that have been extensively featured in both the legacy media and on social media. All properties in the Homestead Modern portfolio offer guests a consistently high level of amenities and services that help them stand apart from other rental properties in the area. For that reason, the company’s properties are among the most booked in the area. For owners of the properties, Homestead Modern provides a full range of management services — including the creation of listings and websites, media outreach, dynamic pricing strategies, guest communications, booking confirmations and property management. Other services provided to owners include competitive analysis, yield analysis and other analytic services designed to ensure maximum rental income. Homestead Modern also offers a line of pre-designed new homes for investors interested in participating in the growth of the High Desert vacation rental market. Additionally, the company does a significant number of remodels and “re-imagingings” each year for owners who want to put existing homes into productive rental operations.
Homestead Modern is the premier provider of vacation rental management services in the Southern California High Desert communities adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. The compan…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500

Cancellation policy