HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.

Send this page to a friend

Thank You

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Cowboy Paradise in Pioneertown ~ The Olive Adobe!!!!!!

Peter Phinney

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Peter Phinney

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2015
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Cowboy Paradise in Pioneertown ~ The Olive Adobe!!!!!!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - THE OLIVE ADOBE!

Walled gardens, private 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, gourmet kitchen (Sleeps 6)

'When I build my own place in the desert, I want it to be just like this.' That’s what people say about our home.

The Olive Adobe is a comfortable, private retreat on 7+ acres, nestled behind terra-cotta walls. 50-year-old, gnarled olive trees, raised perennial beds and pea gravel paths surround the house and every room opens to the outdoors with sliding French doors. Kick back, put your feet up and relax. Lose yourself in a classic novel, gaze at the multiple species of birds from humming to hawk, discover your artist or photographer within. 



And after a long day of exploring the local rock formations and petroglyphs, enjoy a toast in fine crystal as you relax next to a crackling avocado wood fire in the outdoor fireplace. As the Milky Way slowly emerges directly above you, stargazing might just become your new passion. 



Inside, you’ll find spacious living and morning rooms containing an eclectic mix of cowboy chic antiques and mid-century modern pieces and collectables from our travels around the world. Mexican and Native American pottery and baskets, and colorful serapes create a comfortable, relaxed, 'put your feet up' elegance that makes this charming adobe feel like home. 2 bedrooms open onto a “secret” back garden with a delightful iron bistro table set for two next to the grape arbor. The front bedroom (the owners' personal favorite) is glass on three sides - a former porch - with access to the comfy porch swing facing west for sunset viewing.



There’s even an outdoor shower when you really want to commune with nature! 



A fully equipped kitchen is waiting if you want to eat in. Colorful china and bake ware, heavy cutlery and bandana “napkins” make even a simple meal special here – especially when you eat it by the fire, outdoors, under the stars.

Come. Let this place make special memories for you!



We’re only minutes from Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, but this canyon feels like it’s miles away from everything. Pipes Canyon is bordered by 35,000 acres of “The Pioneertown Mountains Preserve” to the West and 60,000 acres of federal land to the north. It’s isolated, and completely private. It’s like living in your own National Park. There are views of the sawtooth mountains, flat-topped mesas, and impossibly balanced boulders with miles of hiking and riding trails just out the door!! At an elevation of 4000 ft, the summers are cool (10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree and 15 – 20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs) and winter often brings a dusting of snow.



Whatever your passion, you will find new inspiration at The Olive Adobe in Pioneertown!




Keywords: adobe, luxury, private, garden, ranch,
fireplace, hiking, views, mountains

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Peter Phinney (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2015

About Peter Phinney

We are an architect and an arts administrator from Los Angeles (originally from the East Coast.) We love to cook, and create, and we especially love hosting and entertaining all manner of people. When we were first married, we ran a Bed & Breakfast in midcoast Maine and hosted musicians and artists from around the world. We love to travel, to meet new people and explore new cultures. We've raised 4 children now and we're hosting again - on the Left Coast this time, trading in the blueberry muffins and maple syrup of our youths for fresh, local orange juice, piquant guacamole and tequila with limes.

Why Peter Phinney chose Joshua Tree

We searched Palm Springs for the perfect house for several years, frustrating scores of real estate agents, and then we fell in love with this improbable place, and with this quirky, comfortable, and very special house, with this canyon and it's human and animal inhabitants. Pioneertown is unlike anyplace else - a pastiche of leathery wild western cowboy chic, edgy tattooed musicians and looney contemporary artists. The scenery calls everyone here to stare slack-jawed at some of nature's finest work. The air is clean and the skies are clear here, and for the open minded, stereotypes and human histories are quickly forgotten and friendships are easily made. The locals are bound to this special place of harsh contrasts - tawny, brittle dried sage against delicate, boldly colored wildflowers; shards of crunchy, decomposed granite against impossible stacks of enormous cantilevered, vanilla boulders; rattling pit vipers and tarantulas against iridescent hummingbirds and America's largest, languid desert cats. Darkness comes quickly here but not without a robust explosion of shrieking color, and then - stars... More stars than you remember as a child - by a factor of hundreds. Each season brings new wonders. This canyon is as ancient as the earth itself - primordial and at the same time made fiercely contemporary by the people who have settled here and call this place home.

What makes this house unique

Be yourself here. Or come and try on someone else here. Let the power of this place reach inside of you, and allow yourself to relax into everything it has to offer. Drink the delicious, deep, rare water. Walk the dusty trails. Listen to the warm wind. This is a place to relax and rediscover yourself, you special friends and your family. Put your feet up on the Vietnamese ox yoke that is our coffee table. Wrap yourself in a traditional serape outside and enjoy the fire and a rich cup of coffee. Put on your favorite jeans, your favorite boots, and your favorite tunes and dance under the stars until the moon rises, and then sets again.

Make this your own cowboy paradise and return home rested and renewed.

Why HomeAway

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

5
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Write a Review
Cowboy Paradise in Pioneertown ~ The Olive Adobe!!!!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Great Birthday weekend for 6!

  • 5 of 5

Completely satisfied. Had many plans and only did Integratron and show at Pappy and Harriet's because we loved hanging out at the house. Cooking. Relaxing. Bocci ball. Only lower rating was the moon was so bright not as many stars! Fantastic

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Oakland, CA
5

Incredible!!

  • 5 of 5

The Olive Adobe is a truly special and extremely restorative place. I wish I could have stayed for a month instead of a weekend. Couldn't be happier with the experience :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mar Vista, CA
5

Desert Getaway - Beautiful, calm and fun

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I scheduled a rare mid-week get away, and our Olive Adobe desert experience surpassed all expectations. The house is wittily + comfortably furnished in a style we might call The Old West As We Hoped It Would Be. This is the place that we have been looking for! rather than those 'golf mansions' in gated communities that are so easy to come by, nearer to Palm Springs. Cozy reading nooks (with excellent pertinent books and magazines provided), gracious indoor and outdoor dining spaces, 360 degrees of amazing desert views, comfortable bed (just 2 of us- so only tried out 1 bed though there are 3 bedrooms ;-), and everything super clean. We spent lots of time listening to the quiet, watching sunsets, staring at the stars, and trying to figure out the difference between a Mesa and a Butte. Gorgeous, well-maintained property. We took two fantastic walks from right out the front door. The vistas and rock-climbing opportunities are pure Joshua Tree. Dinner and live music at Pappy and Harriet's (best margaritas this side of Mexico!), had to go back for lunch the next day. Many thanks to owners Peter and Gail for providing excellent pre-stay tips and absentee host-dom. We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles, CA
5

A magical oasis nestled in the staggering beauty of Pioneertown

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the opportunity to stay at the Olive Adobe for a girl's getaway this weekend, and we had the time of our lives. Peter and Gail have created a truly spectacular oasis. The house itself is picture perfect - like something out of an architectural magazine - and it is evident that a great deal of time, energy and thought went into each and every single detail. The decor, the linens, the notes, the instructions, the cleanliness, the art, the gardens, the fireplace, and the jaw-dropping views left of overwhelmed and stunned into blissful silence. We won't ever forget our time at The Olive Adobe and we look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

jewel in the desert

  • 5 of 5

in the boondocks .....yes

worth the drive ...absolutely

beautiful home... omg yes

I took a chance and booked this home for our annual strategic planning session...we're usually by the beach. Everyone was so impressed with the home. It became our home away from home. Its easy to make yourself at home. The bedrooms are large and beds are super comfy. the kitchen had everything we needed. The bathrooms had everything we needed! The house has everything you need to relax and truly unplug. It was an awesome experience. I'm sure one or more will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
San Juan Capistrano
5

Reach for the Stars

  • 5 of 5

Our brief two day stay included a lovely enclosed garden with outdoor fireplace and roof top terrace, perfect for star gazing throughtout the night. The adobe had ever possible ammenity for a comfortable retreat: a comfortable bed, indoor/outdoor eating venues with ample kitchen accessories including a generous bowl of fresh fruits and aromatic Italian coffee, lovely bathrooms with excellent body and hair care products, comfortable couches in sitting areas ideal for reading, listening to music or watching a movie. The attention to detail fostered a calm and pampering time for renewal. A stellar experience. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Pappy & Hariet's Pioneertown Palace!

Bouldering and rock climbing, panning for gold, antiquing, horse boarding nearby and guided hikes! Not to mention Pappy & Harriets is just 5 minutes away!

Photos

Prices & Availability

From $401 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree , California Desert

Rental Basis:
per property
Prices quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Memorial Day
22 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,889
for 5 nights
From
$535
$3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $64 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence Day
2 Jul 2015 - 6 Jul 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,889
for 5 nights
From
$535
$3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $64 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
4 Sep 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,889
for 5 nights
From
$535
$3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $64 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,889
for 5 nights
From
$535
$3,584
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $64 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,016
for 2 nights
From
$401
$2,622
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $64 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

non-refundable cleaning $135
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
Enter dates to see total
Available
Unavailable

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Direct garden access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Direct garden access
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Direct garden access and glass walls on three sides
  • King size beds (1) The King Bedroom opens to the back yard walled secret garden!, Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen Bedroom opens to the back yard secret garden and 1 Queen Bedroom/Sunroom opens to the private front garden!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Rooftop deck

Partner Offers

europ-assistance.png

Protect your holiday rental booking

  • Only 2.3% of the rental stay cost (up to £5,000)
  • Protection against internet fraud
Find out more
*Terms & Conditions apply

Other holiday rentals

Weekly From £723
2 night min stay
  • 3 Bedrooms,
  • 2 Bathrooms,
  • Sleeps 6

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Tell us about your trip, then book it

Enter dates to calculate a quote