Black Desert House...ft. in Architectural Digest


Entire home hosted by Homestead Modern

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
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One of the most iconic architectural gems in the High Desert is now available for guests. Placed among boulders as if it landed at night, Oller & Pejic Architecture’s Black Desert House sits on a secluded perch in one of the area’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Overlooking 440 private acres with landscape that rivals any location in the Joshua Tree National Park, the Black Desert House is a luxury oasis with hot tub and heated pool that remains connected to the elemental rawness of the desert.

The space
Brought to life by Oller & Pejic Architecture, this iconic home presents a contrast between clean, modern lines and the rugged desert landscape. Enter via the gated driveway to find the striking black facade welcoming you. Walk up the stairs to the courtyard featuring a mature olive tree, and let the magic reveal itself to you.

Highlights include:
★ Unparalleled architecture and interior design
★ Floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic desert views
★ Fully-stocked contemporary, gourmet kitchen and outdoor BBQ
★ Disappearing-edge, heated pool & hot tub (additional fee to heat pool during cooler months)
★ 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with an outdoor shower)
★ Study and media room
★ Private and secure, with underground carport parking and EV charger
★ Secluded location, yet 10-minutes to the conveniences of Yucca Valley and 30 minutes to Joshua Tree and Joshua Tree National Park
★ Professionally hosted by Homestead Modern™

Black Desert House can comfortably accommodate up to four guests in two bedrooms, making it ideal for couples or friends. Both bedrooms include king-size beds, and they both offer direct access to the pool and patio.

The two bathrooms feature dual sinks and walk-in showers. One bathroom is en-suite in the primary bedroom and includes access to an outdoor shower; the other is accessible from the hall.

The sleek kitchen at Black Desert House has everything your inner chef desires, including high-end appliances and cabinets stocked with dishes and cookware. Like the rest of the home, even the kitchen offers stunning views.

Dine in style underneath a unique chandelier; the table seats 6 with additional seating at the breakfast bar.

Prepare to be amazed by the one-of-a-kind living room, which features a breathtaking wall of windows that look out to the rocky landscape of the 440-acre private preserve abutting the home. Comfortable furniture and a cozy fireplace mean this room isn’t just for show, but also a lovely spot for entertaining or hanging out.

If you want to gaze at something other than the natural environment, the Black Desert House also features a secluded media / study room with a large-screen TV and bar.

Savor the desert sunshine at the private pool and in-ground hot tub that overlook the private park below the house. The pool deck is surrounded by an expansive patio with chaise lounge chairs and an outdoor dining table. Take a refreshing dip or sip an afternoon cocktail as you admire the rustic landscape around you.

Parking is available for two vehicles in the underground carport and the property is gated for extra security.

Black Desert House is equipped with high speed WiFi, heating, and air conditioning.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the home… we look forward to welcoming you soon!

** Cleaning Protocols ***
As the only professional management company in the area, we have always maintained exceptional cleaning standards. 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. 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.

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What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Private hot tub
Pets allowed

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Where you’ll be

Yucca Valley, California, United States

The 320-acre private community of Rock Reach is technically in the Town of Yucca Valley, but it feels like the middle of Joshua Tree National Park – without the crowds. Most of the landscape is an untouched wonderland of weathered boulders, pinon pines, desert oak and juniper trees.

Rock Reach provides the perfect blend of pristine desert and easy access to amenities in town. The West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park is a 20-minute drive away, and the shops, restaurants, and things to do in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Village. A few of favorite spots in Joshua Tree Village include Space Cowboy Books, the World Famous Crochet Museum, and the Joshua Tree Saloon.

In addition to shopping and dining, you won’t want to miss these nearby highlights:
• Pioneertown (15-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.
• 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.
• The Integratron (20-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 (40-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 about 10 minutes by car:
• Closest supermarket: Vons
• Closest liquor store: Star Market & Liquor
• Closest pharmacy: Rite Aid Pharmacy
• Closest bank: Chase Bank
• Closest gas station: Sinclair

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.

During your stay

The property manager, Homestead Modern, is local and has staff available from 9am-9pm Daily.

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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
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy