Modern Rustic Stucco house on 2.5 private, boulder-filled acres just 1 mile from the world-renowned national monument Joshua Tree National Park
Open floor plan - living room, dining room & kitchen all flow around the wood burning stove at the center.
1 bedroom, 1 bath (tub & shower) modern house on 2.5 private acres just one mile from Joshua Tree National Park west entrance. Fold-out couch sleeps 2 in living room. Plus newly remodeled additional 108 SQ FT detached studio now available as add-on (+$35/night) that sleeps 1-2 on FULL sized platform bed. NO PETS.
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Please have a photo of yourself & profile uploaded to book a stay at my Hi-Desert hide-away. NO PETS. I keep the calendar tab updated for availability, but email before booking any dates. This is our vacation place that we use often, and make available when we are not there, so it's fully stocked and has lived-in feel.
$159/night for 2 people. 2-night minimum. NO PETS. $35 each additional person per night, 6-person & 4-car Max -- to stay in the house or camp on the property. Some Holiday times = $176/night, 2-night minimum. **New: detached studio with full-sized platform bed available for additional $35/night with house rental only, additional with any guest count from 1 to 6(max). $40 cleaning fee. NO PETS.
The house can sleep up to the max of 6 guests with the addition of an air mattress -- provided and stored in the closet. Adding the detached studio is in addition to the guest fee. Some confusion with this may be because this site has yet to make adding additional quarters/structures on the same property an option yet. Wait 'til the Yurt goes up. Who wants to sleep there?
Joshua Tree is 130 miles (2hours) from Los Angeles; 35 miles from Palm Springs.
1972 structure gutted in 2008, re-built with new dual pane windows and doors throughout. New energy efficient evaporative cooling system -- this is not A/C but cools with water, standard cooling units in the dry desert. New wood burning stove is the main heat source for house -- read on-site instruction for wood-stove fire building. Firewood included for use with wood-stove during winter months. Additional electric units for short term heat in each room and bathroom. Renovations are sustainable and non-toxic as possible; natural pigmented imperial stucco exterior and interiors. Concrete floors stained & sealed w/ soy-based VOC free products. Plant-based & VOC free only paints & stains used. WiFi at the house/property, but no land line. Cell service is spotty but OK. Outside fire pits on both east and west side outdoor living rooms -- provide your own wood for outdoor use. (only used when no winds). Solar panels in the plan to make house generate own power in 2015. Amazing sunsets and sunrises. This house is on a dirt road, as most roads are in JT, in the safe and monitored Monument Manor neighborhood.
East-facing, fully stocked, ready-to-cook kitchen with new energy-saving electric conventional/convection oven and electric induction cook top + 5-speed vent hood. New 10 cu. ft fridge + under-counter GE fridge. Also includes grill/panini press, electric wok, blender, toaster, electric tea pot, coffee press, & outdoor propane grill. Location has Joshua Basin Water (good clean to drink)+ brita filter pitcher. Plenty of cutting boards provided; do not cut directly on counter tops. Cookware, knives, serving utensils all provided + basic oils, salts, spices there for use also.
Queen pillow-top mattress on platform bed & ceiling fan in bedroom. Queen size air mattress in closet with linens and a couple sleeping bags. Living room couch pulls out to a full-size bed. Detached studio converts into sleeping space for 1-2 people on full-sized bed for additional rental fee $35 per night, inquire for this separate cozy sleeping quarters.
Bathroom remodeled November 2011 with travertine stone, includes tub/shower combo, new dual flush toilet, all new plumbing and faucet fixtures & copper sink. Stocked with aroma-filled organic and biodegradable soaps & shampoo. Towels & linens are supplied. Outdoor shower on north side of house facing the beautiful natural rock pile for summer fun. Asko energy efficient washer & dryer with biodegradable detergents. We dry our linens & towels on the outdoor line when possible.
Electronics / Interior:
Interiors are all new. NO PETS. No TV in the house. No Cable. No landline. AT&T wireless works best in neighborhood, other cell service spotty in house, connections better outside. Wi-Fi internet access at house and throughout property, password provided. Mini jack set-up with 1979 Quadraflex amplifier stereo and vintage speakers OR use bluetooth to pair with your (website hidden) player with assorted movies and music available also. Games & books & magazines for down time pleasure: Connect 4, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Dominos, Cards, Monopoly, Bingo and more. 4 yoga mats for use on property, enjoy a sunrise yoga session among the rock pile.
Kitchen & dining room face east, sun rises over the rocks in the JT National Park, entrance just one mile away. Living room & bedroom face west/sundown. There is padded outdoor seating on each side of the house including outdoor fire pits. Outdoor shower on north side of house facing the beautiful natural rock pile for summer fun.
Bring your bike or hike the area. 4 miles from great restaurants and shops along highway 62 @ Park Blvd including my fav. Natural Sisters organic cafe, Crossroads Cafe, a Saturday morning outdoor farmers market, JT health food store (awesome mini-grocer), Pie for the People Pizza. Town of Yucca Valley is 12 miles away with grocery stores (Vons, Stater Bros, Food for Less), more restaurants, Walmart, Big 5, Rite Aid, Walgreens. 29 Palms is 12 miles away the other direction.
If you have never been to Joshua Tree, CA do a search and find out more about the climate for your specific time of year before your visit. July/August are very hot and winters are very cold. Spring and Fall are amazing. March/April is desert flowers in bloom. October is magical. Come prepared for the climate and always hydrate.
Places of interest in the Yucca Valley, links and listings provided with booking:
Joshua Tree National Park
Integratron & Giant Rock
Star gazing parties (w. projected telescope images)
Joshua Tree Retreat Center -Lloyd Wright designed
Joshua Tree Park rock climbing instruction & guide
Natural Hot Springs
Green building in the hi-desert tour
Horse back riding rental
Pioneertown and Pappy & Harriets
JT farmers market Saturday mornings
Swap meet In Yucca Valley Sat & Sun
Wonder Valley Institute of Contemporary Art
Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival
29 Palms Art Gallery
Red Arrow Gallery, JTAG & Art Queen in JT
JT Music Festivals in April & October
Clean Air Clear Stars Festival in Sept
Open Studio Art Tours last 2 weekends of Oct
High Desert Test Sites in November
Wat Santi Buddhist Forest Meditation Center in Landers
Desert Christ Park
Listing price for the whole house. Add access to the guest studio for additional $35/night for any guest count, great for 2nd or 3rd couple. 6-person max on the property for stays.
Interaction with Guests
Host is mostly off-site during guest stays, some exceptions may apply.
What I love about my neighborhood -- did you see the last 20 photos listed? All taken in my desert neighborhood.
Car. Truck. Dirt Roads. Desert Life.
NO smoking inside the house.
Respect the land. Respect the neighbors.
Maximum guests: 6
NO PETS. The interior is all brand new. No pets allowed. No exceptions.
NO outside fires in high winds. You must provide firewood for any outdoor fires. Location firewood for inside woodstove ONLY.
Keep doors/screens closed at all times, small quick desert animals need to stay out.
Only paid and agreed guests on property. Please no additional friends or guests of guest invited to property.
And maybe without saying, No Parties.
The perfect place to explore Joshua Tree NP and to experience the desert. It's very quiet and peaceful and we had a wonderful time and slept very well. Don't miss watching the sun rise over the desert from the little hill just behind the house. Late afternoon to sunset is best enjoyed from the deckchairs under the tree. The house has everything and is comfortable and tasteful. If we ever get the chance to travel in this part of the world again, we will definitely choose this place again.
Doran's place is very welcoming. The location is ideal, especially for those looking to spend time in the Park. I came looking to spend a couple of days soaking in the serenity of the desert. I got exactly what I was looking for!
Excellent Airbnb experience. Great communication and smooth check in/check out. We didn't meet Doran but he was very helpful on email, text and on the phone so it couldn't have been simpler. The place is awesome and full of character. It is perfectly located for quick and easy access to the JT national park (precisely 1 mile away), has a stunning view, a great wood burner and a sweet Bluetooth sound system. Walmart is a 10 min drive away so it's easy to get supplies. We wish we could have stayed longer. Recommended.
Doran's space is really peaceful, personal, and lovely. A great getaway in the desert!
Doran's house is great. We really enjoyed the outdoor furniture and it's conveniently located to the entrance of the park. The bed is very comfortable and the living room is nice for lounging in the cross breeze.
We were more than satisfied with our stay @ Doran's home in Joshua Tree. It was a welcoming refuge at the end of a busy day spent exploring the park. The outdoor seating provided a great spot to watch the sun rise and set, and the clear desert skies were perfect for star gazing. The house itself had every amenity we needed, from coffee and tea to a wide array of bath products. Our host, Doran, was exceptional. We had the pleasure of meeting him upon our arrival. He made sure everything was in place for our stay and eagerly shared with us his knowledge of great hikes and events taking place in the community. It is evident how much he loves his home and Joshua Tree. We were so fortunate to cross paths with him. Thank you, Doran! Beth, Troy & Sam
Doran is a wonderful host and his property is perfect for your stay in JT. The property has everything you might need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. We couldn't be happier with our decision to stay here!! If only every property could be this perfect!!!
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Low-key and sometimes slightly off key.
A scholar and a gentleman and a scamp and a rebel.
Lets do it right the first time so we don't waste time.