I am a long time Desert Dweller, mostly from the nearby lower Desert area of Palm Springs, and now I spend as much time as possible in the high Desert of Yucca Valley. I love the open Desert environment with its Animals, Birds, and Peace. The Desert is a sunny place if you need some warm brightness for your soul.
I love to travel, however the Desert will always call me home. I love to go bike riding in the high Desert and there are many places right around my property to ride my bike out in the Desert with my two standard poodles in tow. By the way this property is pet friendly.
Dana Samalin purchased this chateau / country house in 2006
Of course, the high Desert called to me at some point, and then I grew to love it. Here I am now with a couple of sweet properties in this wonderful place. When I want quiet and peace, this is where you will find me! There is a no TV at my property and no distractiions from the busy world we live in. Most people have a wireless device they travel with that have their own connection. We do not provide WiFi.
When you walk onto the property and walk around the outside there is an immediate feeling of calm, a place to hang out and chill. Almost every window in the home has a lovely view of the Desert and mountains and valley! You can sit at the dining table and enjoy the view from a large window. There are three patios to enjoy each and every view. There are many quail and rabbits that live right there. When you put out seed, an army of enjoyable wild life appears as if you performed a magic trick.
As I stated before, this property is completely different from the lower Desert, except for the regular sunshine! I love the stars and the clear sky, the many quail running around, the cotton tails, jack rabbits, chipmunks, and chirping birds. I have my morning coffee by the big dining window or on my swing and watch the animals bathe in my bird bath or eat something in the bird dish. I can walk right into a trail on my property, or walk over to the edge of the Joshua Tree Forest and keep hiking. No need to get in a car!
Here I am away from everything, yet a 4 minute drive to shopping. This I find very convenient. The ever popular Jelly Donut is just right down the hill, along with several nice antique shops, etc. There is a great breakfast place close by, C&S Cafe, that I can tell you about later. Why cook breakfast if it's that good?
This home has solar units to heat the water and it's always hot and it's almost instant with a hot water pump. Having a dishwasher and washer and dryer is always a nice thing to have, especially on vacation.
I liked this home immediately when I first viewed it in person. The views caught me first and then the inside is an open floor plan with lots of big windows and doors and then the large wood burning fireplace is a great cozy feature that makes you feel extremely at home.
Of course I've done some new tile, carpet and some new lighting and general redecorating to make it feel even better. I have two standard poodles that I take for walks when I am there, we love dogs and understand the need to bring them with you. They are family too! There is no fencing, so sometimes I leave my pets in the garage with their beds and water. Yes they are well behaved, maybe pampered? There is a front porch swing and two other patios to enjoy. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the view!
We added a WiFi connection recently!