About this listing
Privacy & quiet with amazing views in every direction. End of the road and a mountain in the back yard with a private trail. So quiet and dark at night for the best star-gazing. Close to town, JT Park and JT Retreat Center.
Stay at a Superhost's retreat house. A unique and private getaway, this is the place for you. It's the last house on the road and sits at the foot of a small mountain with amazing views all around. Decompress with endless desert views during the day and gaze at the Milky Way at night. BBQ on the side patio. Light a fire in the fireplace and have a cozy evening after a day in the National Park or sit outside by the warmth of the fire pit.
Just 8 minutes to the Joshua Tree Village downtown shops and restaurants and 15 minutes to the main Park entrance. Very convenient and private for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. The Joshua Tree Village Downtown has a wide variety of unique and locally owned shops and eateries. Check my visitor guide or ask me for local insider recommendations. I've got a list of interesting things to do in the area other than visiting the National Park. I can also hook you up with massage therapists or caterers for extra special treats.
Possible holiday minimum night stay required: 3 nights minimum for Labor Day, Easter and Memorial Day weekends; 4 nights minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve.
Kitchen is fully equipped with cooking gear, electric stove and oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, bean grinder, French press, blender, toaster, and other small appliances. Evaporative cooler (swamp cooler) for summer and quiet electric baseboard heating.
Outdoors is the fire pit, BBQ, hammock under the shady trees, 2 patios, lounging chairs, and a private trail up the mountain for your exploration of a large area of BLM land.
Interaction with guests
I can meet with you for a personal welcome and house tour. The house and property is all yours. I'm always available if you have any questions.
It's a quiet, private and secluded area. Even though it's only a few minutes to downtown Joshua Tree, you'll feel like you're in you're very own part of the desert.
Other things to note
Transient Occupancy Tax license #2649
160513 house rules
Photo of drivers license that matches name on reservation must be emailed to host for security. Laundry and general cleaning is included. Please do a general clean up after yourself, clean and put away dishes and put back furniture and other items where they were. Leave the house in the same condition as you found it.
-No smoking indoors. Place cigarette butts in provided cans outside.
I know that 99% of my guests are very respectful of the neighborhood but the potential for problems require me to be specific with what is expected when renting the home. In order to respect the residential quality and safety of the neighborhood and not upset the neighbors:
-If you find any item in the house damaged, let me know immediately. You are responsible for the replacement cost of any broken or damaged items during your stay (i.e. burned pans). Report any damage immediately as I will need time to find a replacement for the next guests.
-Outdoor quiet hours are 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Any loud talking and amplified music during this time must be kept indoors with doors and windows closed. Please respect the neighborhood and understand that noise carries long distances in the quiet desert.
-No fireworks of any kind.
-No firearms on property unless kept locked in your vehicle. It is illegal to discharge firearms on the property or on BLM land near the house.
-No off-road vehicles operated on the property. Off-road vehicles are not legal to operate on neighborhood dirt roads outside of designated OHV areas.
-Fire is only allowed in enclosed fire pit and on non-windy nights.
-Remote controlled aircraft (quadcopter, etc.) is not to be flown over neighboring property
Unless otherwise agreed upon in advance in written form:
-No photography, film or video for commercial, professional (for profit), portfolio or student use is permitted on the premises. If you wish to film on the property you must supply the specifics of the project.
-No third party bookings.
-Only the number of guests indicated on the reservation are allowed to stay at the house.
Any violation of these rules may be subject to additional fees, immediate expulsion from premises and/or legal action.
Any cost incurred by a visit from the fire department for a guest caused incident is to be paid by the guest.
For guest security and property protection the front driveway and parking area is monitored with a motion detection video camera.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Most of all, have a great stay!
Desert enthusiast, photographer, creative person and Joshua Tree hugger. I am a local full-time resident and I love the Joshua Tree area. I personally rehabbed, restored, decorated and lived in the homes that I now offer to you for a true locals experience. I'm involved in most of the local community activism, working to preserve the JT rural community character. Staying at my places helps support my volunteer time spent on various projects in the community. A few of the things that I've been involved with are that I've served 4 years on the board of the JT Chamber of Commerce as president and have organized the local Vacation Rentals Association. During the years that I've lived in Joshua Tree I've been discovering and exploring the many hidden gems, fascinating locations and history of the area known only to locals. I'll gladly make recommendations about the many things to enjoy locally. If you're interested in the more off-the-beaten path adventure I can help you with that. Personalized tours may also be possible depending on my availability. Contact me if you have any questions.