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Starfire: The Life-Altering Experience

Entire house hosted by Ryan
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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The property is truly one of a kind. The house was built in the 50's and sits on a hill overlooking the entire area in every direction. I've been out here three years and can say with certainty the house's setting is unrivaled. The house is on 3 miles of a dirt road, and goes up a hill to get to the top of Starfire hill. It's a Joshua Tree adventure to get to the house, and is intense going uphill on a dirt road, but can be done by any type of car.

The space
The house was vacant for 14 years before I got it. I did 6 solid months of solo renovating, and am so excited to share it with you! The house is very much 'off the grid' and I guarantee one of the most serene, tranquil and relaxing stays. Objectively speaking, I've been out here for awhile and the views/experience from Starfire are paralleled by no house in the whole of the High Desert.

In order to find that solitude, the house is on 2.5 miles (like 7 minutes) of dirt road. I wouldn't want it to be a surprise that the driveway goes uphill. Any car can access the house, prius’s, civics, mustangs, but not so much sports cars. Please do not book if you think a dirt road going uphill might not be for you!

Because it's a thin metal and evening time lows can be quite chilly in the winter, it'd be impossible to heat the cowboy pool. Believe me - I've tried!

Guest access
The place has great wifi for everyone that has been working from home and a brand new 55in 4K TV with Netflix/HBO. I've also wired every corner of every room with a pretty sweet Sony Receiver and Yamaha speakers to help 'amplify' the full solitude experience.
There's a cozy wood burning stove, an electric fireplace in the bedroom, a loftbed portal-to-the-stars-observatory, and literally hundreds of uninhabited acreage to explore!
There are recently installed mini-split heating/cooling units at the house, so it is perfectly climatized, year round!

Other things to note
The house is a one bedroom, about 800 ft2. There is an additional sleeping loft with a full sized bed, the access to it being through the bedroom. The couch is a pretty huge L shape, 8ft by 6ft. So I'd be happy to have up to 4, have even had 6, but it would have to be close and respectful friends!
Being in a remote location in the Mojave Desert, the house's setting is 'wild' - the terrain is tough and rattlesnakes are a possibility anywhere out here (May-October only). Just be cautious of your surroundings and you will be in sweet desert harmony :)
The property is truly one of a kind. The house was built in the 50's and sits on a hill overlooking the entire area in every direction. I've been out here three years and can say with certainty the house's setting is unrivaled. The house is on 3 miles of a dirt road, and goes up a hill to get to the top of Starfire hill. It's a Joshua Tree adventure to get to the house, and is intense going uphill on a dirt road, but… read more

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 couch

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TV
Wifi
Air conditioning
Private outdoor pool
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
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Joshua Tree, California, United States

The nearest neighbor is at least half a mile away. The house is nestled on the crest on top of a hill, and is the only house on that hill. The views in every single direction are out of this world. Although it feels like lightyears away, if you need to go into the JT town, it's just 15 minutes away :)
The nearest neighbor is at least half a mile away. The house is nestled on the crest on top of a hill, and is the only house on that hill. The views in every single direction are out of this world. Although it…

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I'm Ryan, I've been out in Joshua Tree since 2013. Falling in love with the high desert took me by surprise. It's incredibly peaceful, calm, serene, and inspirational. It's a great place to get away from it all and discover your connections with nature and with yourself. I have a few places out here, all projects that I bought in rundown rough shape and fixed up myself. My first one is the Park Boulevard House in the Joshua Tree Village. It has a main house (for up to 4 people) and also the Guest House can be added on. They can both be rented together (6-7 people, the + the Guest House listing). The house is walking distance to the little town: the Saloon, Crossroads, the local Farmer's market, the National Park Visitor's center, the JT Health Foods store and just a few minutes drive to the Park. The other ones are all within 15 minutes from the town, and the Leeds Cabin is 25 minutes. 360 is about incredible views, boulders, and wildlife - more adorable animals than I've seen anywhere in the Morongo Basin. The Lost Boulders house sits on the most serene and explorable land, and has a spectacular energy inside. Starfire has an unmatched setting - perched on top of a hill, the only house on that hill, overlooking it's own mini canyon. The design and feeling at Chaparral Mesa is the most 'frontier'' - a true feeling of being a pioneer in a homesteader cabin. She recently not a brand new huge bathroom. The Whitmore House is all about sleek modern minimal design, a clutter-free experience that brings out the gorgeous desert colors in the mountains that surround. The Leeds Cabin is a small all-you-need-in-the-world cabin with nothing but beautiful quiet desert surrounds. At my beloved Outpost, I picture back in the Wild West a place that you've traveled for a full day to get to, to find out news from back East and rest your head and horse for the night. The historic Paxton Ranch sits on 16 Joshua-Tree-abundant acres, with gorgeous views and easy access to civilization. The JT House Flamingo, took an abandoned house and saw it come back to life. It is dramatically wonderful both inside and out. My most recent project, The Prescott House, is truly a luxurious desert experience with unreal views in every direction. The houses have been important and valued stages in my life. They have helped shape who I am today. I'd be happy to help plan your time out here, and let me know if you have any questions about the projects or the area in general. They are much more than 'airbnb's to me - I love each and every one of them! @joshuatreestays
I'm Ryan, I've been out in Joshua Tree since 2013. Falling in love with the high desert took me by surprise. It's incredibly peaceful, calm, serene, and inspirational. It's a great…
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No pets
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