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ENTER THE NINJA RANCH AND LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN

Chaz O'Brien

Speaks English
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ENTER THE NINJA RANCH AND LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - NINJA RANCH

2.5 acre ranch, 3BR 2 Bath, Modern Design meets Homestead

ENTER THE NINJA RANCH, and leave having vested, tested and rested your inner Ninja! The ranch is nestled on 2.5 acres and located in the town of Joshua Tree, gateway to the awe inspiring national park in the magical Mojave. The Ninja Ranch is located just 1/4 mile off Highway 62, within 300 yards off the park boundary, 1 mile from the Indian Cove Park Entrance and directly between the Park's West and East entrances, allowing you to easily access every aspect it has to offer during your stay!

A comfortable and well appointed ranch where modern design meets homesteader tradition, the Ninja Ranch has just completed the third phase in its' evolution. It will grow over the years with new amenities and a vision for a community of ninjas who return to further their training year after year and season after season! Summer 2013 brought new floors throughout, fresh paint, a new shade structure, and new patio doors and screen doors in the entire house! 2014 a 500 sf covered patio and dishwasher. SECLUDED AND HIGHLY ACCESSIBLE, with few neighbors, yet an easy 1/4 mile road to Highway 62 and nearby restaurants, yoga studios, shops after a day in the park. Bouldering, running, biking, hiking, gentle walks and wildlife (coyotes, quail, roadrunner, tortoise) can be found right outside the ranch gates. The south facing yard is made for relaxing. Extraordinary sweeping 360 degree views greet you from every side with stunning sunsets and night skies with star showers daily.

The immediate property is fully gated, with a barbecue, picnic table, teak lounge chairs and a fire pit. Inside find a fully equipped kitchen, fire place, gas heat, ceiling fan, linens, 34' HDTV and DVD/CD player, ninja games and a small library await.

The ranch sleeps 6 and is perfect for a 3 couple getaway, girls weekend, or up to two small families. No exceptions due to an on site above ground water supply system. There are three bedrooms in the home, each with a queen bed. One opens to the south view, the other two to the north (one with direct access to the second bathroom, and one with a giant skylight over the bed for star shows nightly). Vaulted ceilings in the great room and a large sectional sofa provides alternate sleeping opportunities. Dining table for 6, and adjacent sitting area for 3 by the fire. The rental provides access to the first floor of the property in an open floor plan in the main living area. The owner's area/storage loft is excluded from guest access.

We are on a self contained water unit, and have a neighbor who values the seclusion of the Magical Mojave as much as we do. Therefore large groups and parties are not a match for the Ninja Ranch. If that happens to be what you are looking for we want to welcome you to join us at the Joshua Tree Music Festival (joshuatreemusicfestival.com) twice a year which is an amazing place for all of the above.

Dogs are allowed by owner permission exception, and require crating at night and when guests off site, no furniture access and require additional stay and cleaning fees. The reason is due to the needs of guests with allergies, and new floors throughout the house in 2014. Please note that Joshua Tree National Park does not allow dogs off leash, and that coyotes and other wildlife for pets not accustomed to them is not the optimum for either in terms of encounters. Contact the owner directly regarding pets.

The property is leased via a signed rental agreement and requires acknowlegement of the Ranch Guide and lease terms. Payment is easily handled via the online payment system.

YOU ARE A NINJA - COME FIND YOUR SUPERPOWERS IN THE MAGICAL MOJAVE!

Please join us for the Joshua Tree Music Festivals, May & October of 2014. More info at joshuatreemusicfestival.com

Keywords: Ninja, Ranch, Home, 3 BR, Borders National Park

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Chaz O'Brien

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2012
Speaks English

Ninja, lover of the magical mojave, public lands planner nationally and internationally, operative reporting to organizer and instigator of the Joshua Tree Music Festival (may 17-19, 2013) and Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival (oct 11-13, 2013). http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com/

Chaz O'Brien purchased this house in 2011

The small town of Joshua Tree has a radically high ratio of lovely, creative folks. The wide open surroundings are inspiring. I had been looking for a place with some space, adjacent to the park. I fell in love with the ranch in a ninja minute.

You can become a certified Ninja!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Joshua Tree California Desert
5

YOU NEED TO GO HERE

  • 5 out of 5
During the spring I went to the Ninja Ranch for a weekend escape with my girlfriends.
We fell so in love with the house that we never left until check out. My favorite part of the home is the room with the small door (gotta see it to believe it) that has a skylight in the ceiling. The property is very quiet and has a lot of privacy. All modern amenities are available for your everyday needs. I cant wait to re-visit. If you need a nice get away where you can be at peace or just don't want to be near any neighbors, I totally recommend. And Chaz is an amazing property owner.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! The house is designed for comfort and quiet. Perfect for a ladies get away or family bonding time. Lots of light, comfy amenities etc. I agree that the Ninja Jungle Room with the miniature door and skylight are pretty fabulous it was a big selling point when I bought the property:) Each year I make incremental new improvements as I can afford them. It is a labor of love for me and my future retirement home. A large covered patio is in the works so stay tuned for new pics when the project ends!
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Yorba Linda, CA
4

COOL VIBE!

  • 4 out of 5
Loved the cozy layout and the cool decor! The house befits JT's peaceful and relaxing vibe! The house is well stocked for guests in terms of linens, kitchen items, hair dryer, and basics. I loved the room with the skylight view, and while the unique small door to enter the room was fun at first, I did end up with two good whacks to my head as a result (hence the 4 star rating).
  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Los Angeles
5

A PERFECTLY INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE

  • 5 out of 5
Our three night stay at Ninja Ranch in January was more than my husband and I anticipated making it a 5 star experience. When you come to a desert place, you want comfort as well as what the desert offers -- silence, huge skies, vistas, sun, shadows and even a few critter reminders. Ninja Ranch is our place from now on. We hiked 2 days in the Joshua Tree National Park returning each night to a consummately appointed kitchen -- sharp knives, solid pots, lots of ice in the refrigerator -- for simple meals that extended into evenings of reading, games, DVDs, star gazing and an excellent bed. We could easily have been a party of 6. A few more days and we would have happily hit the Joshua Tree and community food/art spots using the Ninja's ample information about what's-up. Ninja Ranch generously mitigates the realities of the desert while acknowledging its funk and allure -- a perfectly integrated experience.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ninja Ranch seeks to create a genuine, peaceful, Joshua Tree desert experience with the design quality of a very high end property without the 5 star price point. I believe in making your experience outside the park just as memorable and hopefully life changing as the time spent in it. I chose every detail and décor with thoughtfulness and designed the house myself. It was built by, and bought from 100% local community labor and goods. Its an ongoing labor of love intended for sharing with the humanity open to receive it and the Magical Mojave. My mission is to create a great place for Ninjas to grow and shine - the planet needs more of them:)
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Joshua Tree California Desert
5

WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY NEXT TO JOSHUA TREE!

  • 5 out of 5
We loved the Ninja Ranch! It was very clean and well decorated, and located close to Joshua Tree National Park. The owner was always very prompt in responding to any questions, and the directions to and instructions for accessing the property were very clear. I would recommend this rental for anyone looking or peaceful retreat near Joshua Tree National Park. The only disappointment we had was the lack of a fire ring outside- there was a fire barrel, but we never used it.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: We try really hard to make it the best experience possible. We face challenges with at times high winds in the desert. For that reason, and the safety of the surrounding trees and structures we have decided to use a fire barrel. We are exploring possibilities to make some changes that will keep the safety level but allow more interactive fire experience. Hope to see you again for your next ninjadventure! Thanks so much! Chaz
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Brooklyn
4

GREAT SPOT NEAR JOSHUA TREE

  • 4 out of 5
The Ninja Ranch was as advertised. Very close to Joshua Tree - a few different entrances. If you're looking for a quiet place in the desert, this is it. Colleen is great and very responsive to any of your questions.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: We do our very best to be fully accessible from the time of inquiry until a guest departs. We provide a guide not just to the Ninja Ranch, but the surrounding stores, restaurants, services and guides. We have a long history in Joshua Tree and the High Desert, including Joshua Tree Music Festival. We have a multitude of connections to services if guests desire, such as local chefs, guides, etc.
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Long Beach, CA
5

BEST HOUSE IN JT!

  • 5 out of 5
We really loved our stay at the Ninja Ranch! It's decorated very well and the beds are super comfortable. This is where I will stay every time I come to JT!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
PSP
Car: necessary

The property is located: adjacent to the Joshua Tree National Park Boundary; one mile from Indian Cove and directly between the Joshua Tree and 29 Palms park entrances. One neighbor within 150 acres of the Ranch makes it a secluded and quiet experience, but just 1/4 mile off the main thoroughfare of Hwy 62 (29 Palms Highway) makes it incredibly easy access. Incredible sweeping 360 degree views.

Amenities include fire pit, BBQ, games, guitar, 32' TV and DVD player. Towels and sheets provided for the number of guests booked. The rental access includes 3 queen beds in three bedrooms, ample sitting and eating areas. Two bathrooms, one with extra long clawfoot tub and shower. Beautifully appointed with new fixtures and appliances. The perfect place to unplug for a weekend away from it all, and the perfect location to access all The National Park has to offer.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%
Notes ALL rentals require:
Cleaning fees additional.
Taxes 9.5%
contact owner regarding pets (case by case basis ONLY acceptance with additional security and fees)
contact owner regarding children.
contact owner regarding events.
Pets w owner approval only -typicaly $25 fee pet and $25 additional cleaning fee

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , new wall hung toilet dbl sink restored clawfoot tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , new toilet and beautifully restored sink new fixtures
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , grand skylight over bed for night skywatching and ninja door
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , double french doors to southern yard
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • CD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
Notes:
PROPERTY FULLY FENCED Can provide local references for babysitting, private chef massage, yoga and private car service.
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