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HIGH DESERT EDEN, LIVE IN LUXURY IN THE MIDST OF A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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HIGH DESERT EDEN, LIVE IN LUXURY IN THE MIDST OF A WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - HIGH DESERT EDEN

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 5)

At 4,400 feet, the undiscovered gem called PIPES CANYON VALLEY, just a stone's throw from historic PIONEERTOWN, is a refuge of serenity nestled at the foothills of the BIG BEAR MOUNTAINS adjoining 33,000 acres of WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY. Our gorgeous solar and wind-powered Southwest casita, graced by fine art within, is situated on 22 acres of nature's own artistry without.

HIGH DESERT EDEN surrounded by a spectacular panorama of rare flat-topped mesas, jagged peaks, a volcano, and giant boulders, delights the senses with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and the Milky Way on display virtually every night. We're a short drive from JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK and the BIG MORONGO CANYON PRESERVE, a world-famous birders haven. We enjoy four seasons here, each with its own distinct pleasures; spring with its unmatched wildflower bloom; summer (20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs, 10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree) with maximum greenery and balmy, star-filled nights; autumn's crisp days and changing colors; and snow for a fantasy winter holiday.

Here you can create the vacation of your dreams - a solitary respite to write or reflect in perfect peace and quiet; a romantic lovers getaway; or a rejuvenating PRIVATE YOGA RETREAT customized to your personal needs with renowned yoga master MAX THOMAS. There's a great library of fiction, nature, human anatomy, off-grid and healthy living books and magazines, as well as eclectic spiritual, philosophy and yoga titles for times you want to lie on a comfy couch or under a shady tree and just READ.

Besides the huge bedroom (queen memory foam mattress) there are two comfy single beds in the livingroom. But best of all is a FABULOUS SCREENED 220 sq.ft. LIVING and SLEEPING PORCH (queen bed) with perfect privacy and million dollar views.

For the more adventurous, take advantage of back roads the likes of which you've never seen, groves of the planet's largest Joshua trees, secret gardens, hidden caves and ancient petroglyphs. With its unmatched biodiversity of plant and animal life (a result of the area straddling the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts), Pipes Canyon Valley is an untrammeled national treasure, one that rivals the grandeur of Joshua Tree National Park itself. Or just for fun, drive a few minutes down the road to wild and wooly, world-famous music magnet and restaurant, PAPPY AND HARRIET'S PIONEERTOWN PALACE.

Keywords: Southwest, luxury casita, wildlands-adjacent, ancient trees, boulders

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
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About The Owner

Your hosts are yogi and healer MAX THOMAS and his wife of 27 years, bestselling author and screenwriter ROBIN MAXWELL. They are privileged to be caretakers of the land and creators of the High Desert Eden sanctuary. Countless artists, writers, musicians, healers, yogis, parents and children have found quiet, comfort and inspiration in this remarkable 'home away from home.' Now Max and Robin have decided to share their little corner of paradise with you. Depending on your wishes, they will grant you total privacy or offer guidance for your many adventures.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Joshua Tree

An Eco-Friendly Destination

'We'd always dreamed of owning property adjoining public lands and to live a sustainable life. The magnificent WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY on two sides of High Desert Eden is that dream come true, and we're proud to be off the electrical grid, with a photo-voltaic array mounted on a state-of-the-art 'tracker,' augmented by a wind generator. While we have all the modern amenities here, we've learned to be conscious about consumption and live lightly on the land. We ask all our guests to do the same.' Max is available for discussion and consultation about our system.

What makes this house unique

PRIVATE YOGA RETREATS: If you make yoga a part of your HIGH DESERT EDEN getaway, you will enjoy the most delightful, tailor-made experience of your life. With 35 years of yogic wisdom at his command, MAX THOMAS offers his own eclectic and non-dogmatic style of yoga to everyone from raw beginners to seasoned practitioners. You can choose gentle, restorative session to promote healing from injuries or illness; basic to more complex breath work; or learn how to use 'Yoga as Preventive Medicine.' Yoginis and yogis might wish to kick-start their days with energetic classes, to refine or re-design their current practice...or even create one from the ground up. And there is no one better than Max at just 'playing yoga,' with kids from 9 - 90. LODGING AT THE CASITA, YOGA CLASSES and HEALTHY GOURMET MEALS included.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

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5
based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

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High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
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High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p299249vb
-(760) 228-2288 (California, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
Switzerland, Zurich
5

a great Oase to relax

  • 5 out of 5
We spent 5 days at this great hidden place and enjoyed every single day. The house has all you need and is very cozy furnished. Even it was March we spent all day outside at the great garden. Reading a book relaxed at the sun chair or hanging at the hammock listening to the birds. For us was watching the birds more interesting then watching TV. There were plenty different bird species, very exciting to watch. Also the great fireplace outside we enjoyed almost every night. We felt home right away and slept out at the unique porche and watched the great stars. Max and Robin are two very helpful, friendly and interesting Person. Really great hosts! And they also understand to leave the guest privacy and make to feel them home. Thank you both to have let us stay at your great Oase. We are looking forward to come back one day!
Kind regards from Switzerland Petra + Tanja
  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p299249vb
-(760) 228-2288 (California, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
Northern California
5

Blissful recharge

  • 5 out of 5
Waking just before dawn on the screened sleeping porch, I slipped on my hikers and walked out into the darkness. I stood still, cocking my head slightly, hearing rabbits stretching from their sleeping spots, busy chipmunks readying for the day. I raised my eyes, and the desert had come alive before me. Joshua trees spindled like beautiful dancing aliens, blooming cacti displayed their best yellows and pinks, and, when my eyes adjusted, a million of the tiniest wildflowers burst from the sand and rocks in a more brilliant carpet than any man can create.
So, yes. The setting is superb. The home itself is so very comfortable, and perfectly appointed for meals and midday siestas. The owners are lovely. The plentiful rabbits, adorable.
I am already planning another visit and have been telling all my friends about this great find. I hope you enjoy its wonders too.
  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p299249vb
-(760) 228-2288 (California, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Desert Eden

  • 5 out of 5
Robin and Max are two of the warmest, most welcoming hosts. When my fiancé and I arrived at Eden, we were greeted with miles of nature, a serene environment of wide open spaces. The Casita is situated behind the main house, and we spent the night star gazing and were lulled to sleep by the wind on the screened in bedroom on the back porch.

It's rare to stumble across a vacation property that truly feels disconnected from the world, but Robin and Max have created an oasis of tranquility, calm and reflection. We will definitely be visiting again soon.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p299249vb
-(760) 228-2288 (California, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
Portland, OR
5

A ery special place!

  • 5 out of 5
We were fortunate enough to spend 5 nights in this very special place, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the high desert. The casita is as lovely and spacious as pictured inside and out, furnished comfortably and thoughtfully with everything you need for a true retreat experience. We loved getting up each morning to watch the sunrise and see/hear the birds gather at the feeders for breakfast - the quails were abundant and so fun to watch, and the jack-rabbits made their appearances too! We explored the wildlife preserve bordering the property, and found the location very convenient for visiting Joshua Tree Nat'l Park as well as other intriguing spots in the area recommended by Max and Robin, who were gracious and non-intrusive hosts. But we also spent plenty of time reading, relaxing and having most of our meals at High Desert Eden - it was a rejuvenating place to be, and we highly recommend it for anyone who wants a quiet getaway.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p299249vb
-(760) 228-2288 (California, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Cute and serene casita

  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful little casita in the desert. The hosts Robin and Max were so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. They even stacked the fridge with milk, bread and butter for us! Although it is 20min from the park, the backyard of the house is an adventure in itself! The house is located very close to Pioneertown, where western movies and TV shows were shot in the `40s and `50s. That was fun to visit! Careful when driving out as there is no cel connection on that area. Make sure you have your nav loaded or have the directions printed out. I highly recommend this place if you want to disconnect and recharge your chakras.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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High Desert Eden, Live in Luxury in the Midst of a Wildlife Sanctuary
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p299249vb
-(760) 228-2288 (California, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

A desert Oasis

  • 5 out of 5
This place really is a hidden gem within the desert. Ideally located between quirky Pioneer Town and with all the amenities of Yucca Valley and just a stones throw from Joshua Tree.
A beautiful free standing villa which was V clean and what with acres of outside space full of some wonderful wildlife and with a view that was utterly breathtaking, my friend and I enjoyed every moment of our 2 nights here. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer!
This is a perfect place to come and unwind, look and be part of nature, practice Yoga or simply chill. I couldn't recommend this place enough. Go!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Private yoga on site, exploring back roads, historic Pioneer town, caves, birding, rock hunting, petro glyphs, guided nature hikes and photography, eclectic live music scene

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2 night minimum stay
$447
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $54 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Private yoga classes with Max available upon request - $75/hr per person. $15 for each additional person

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Joshua Tree in California Desert

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
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