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Secluded 2 BD Home on 5 Tree-filled Acres w/Koi Pond & Observation Deck

Michelle Strong

Member since: 2013
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Michelle Strong

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Calendar last updated:
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Secluded 2 BD Home on 5 Tree-filled Acres w/Koi Pond & Observation Deck

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - Goat Mountain Pass

2 Bedrooms With 2 Baths. Minutes from the Integraton.

Goat Mountain Pass--Revel in the beauty and electicism of the Mojave Desert. Landers is centrally located to Joshua Tree National Forest, the Integraton and the world famous Pappy 'N' Harriets of Pioneertown. Chill by the Koi pond, take an outdoor shower or stargaze from the stellar observation deck.

This property sits on 5 acres, with 2.5 acres fenced. Mature trees and koi pond in a quiet setting. Great for bird watching. Large observation deck for stargazing. Two covered porches. Large ranch-style modernized home. 2 bedrooms with 2 full baths, an outdoor shower/bath, a futon in the living room and a pull out couch in the music/art room. Washer/Dryer---gray water feeds the trees. There's also a vintage Aristocrat trailer outback.

Eco mini-splits for heating and cooling as well as a swamp cooler. We also have a wood burning stove

There is a stereo with iPOD hook up. Turntable/album collection. Drum kit and keyboard. ROKU, DVDs, books, board games and binoculars.

This is a wonderful property for a retreat, reunion or family gathering.

Special rates apply. Just ask us!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Michelle Strong (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2015

About Michelle Strong

We are filmmakers, musicians...a creative couple who bought this place as a way to rejuvenate and escape the stresses of the city.

Michelle Strong purchased this house in 2010

Why Michelle Strong chose Joshua Tree

Gorgeous remote park like setting. Peace and quiet. Hit the reset button and renew. We also have a sister cabin to this property 1/3 of the mile down the road called Billy Goat Gruff. VRBO#619000. These make great properties for a retreat or a family reunion.

What makes this house unique

you can get away from it all here---

in the winter we enjoy a roaring fire in the woodburning stove---early mornings as the sun rises---nights on the observation deck counting shooting stars. Our koi pond makes this an excellent spot for bird watching....owls, hawks, humming birds and a family of quail.

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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

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Secluded 2 BD Home on 5 Tree-filled Acres w/Koi Pond & Observation Deck
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
5

A Wonderful Place to Relax --

  • 5 of 5

We were here for a month and it was a great accommodation for the two of us. The kitchen is fully equipped if you like preparing your own meals. Michelle has provided for almost everything you could need. We loved the cast iron pot for the popcorn. The Koi pond with its background stream sound was nice and the night sky was almost always clear to see the stars. The property is far enough away the neighbors that you hardly notice them ( there were some weekends with the dune buggy people ). We spent most of our time visiting the Joshua Tree park and this property is close enough for that and the Pioneer Town for a nice meal and Integratron for the sound bath experience. There is much to do in the area and Michelle and Mark were very responsive to any issues that came up during our month there. We will definitely consider returning to this spot next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles
5

Magic

  • 5 of 5

I honestly don't think there is a more magical place. This is such a special house and the owners have taken great care in equipping it with everything you could need. They are also really awesome people and were incredibly helpful with information about the surrounding area and things to do etc. We spent every evening watching the sunset from the back porch overlooking the desert, and almost every night getting lost in the stars on the observation deck. The record collection is rad and there's even a drum kit! The beds were comfy, the fireplaces cozy and the koi pond just another special touch. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. Can't wait to go back and escape again. :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Thanksgiving in the desert

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and another couple were very fortunate to rent such an awesome property over the long Thanksgiving weekend. We couldn't have been more happy with our stay. The home is lovely and has some accourtrements that are extra special such as the stargazing observation deck (with a futon for lounging), koi pond, an outdoor shower and wood burning stoves and fireplace. We spent most of our time sitting out on the back porch sipping wine and enjoying the peaceful desert. The owner, Michelle, is very pleasant and reponsive to all of our needs and questions. Her home was well equipt for our needs...even for making a Thanksgiving turkey with the fixins! When I left my mother's crystal earrings on the dresser (despite reminding myself not to forget them), Michelle was able to send them back to me ASAP and followed up each day to make sure I'd received them. What a nice person! My friends and I will be re-renting this property again for our next Joshua Tree excursion. I encourage the reader to strongly consider this home as a locale for your next getaway... the starry night skies and galaxy views await!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Super attentive owner. Beautiful location. We would stay there again. 100%

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Didn't want to leave! What we loved the most about the house was their music selection or should I say library? ;) and the kitchen was fully stocked.The bedrooms were the perfect size, all rooms had a nice flow feeling and everything was very clean. You can tell they've put in a lot of Love to this house. Can't wait to come out again. About 10 mins to the Intregraton and the Big Rock. Everything was perfect. Thanks Michelle!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Los Angeles
5

Fun Desert Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I had a fabulous time here surrounded by friends celebrating my 30th birthday. This house is great for accommodating anywhere from 2-8 people just fine. We BBQ'd, cooked in the kitchen, and it was great! No complaints at all. I hope to come back to this residence again and again for my getaways out of the city. Michelle and her husband were awesome too! I have and will recommend this to all of my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Pappy and Harriets
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Car: necessary

Our house is roughly 15-20 minutes from the park entrance, Pappy and Harriets in Pioneer town is 15 minutes West and only 2 minutes to the famed Integratron. We are surrounded by trees in an extremely peaceful and zen setting near Goat Mountain in Landers.

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Prices & Availability

From $200 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree , California Desert

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
2 Mar 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
2 night minimum stay
$575
for 2 nights
From
$250
$1,275
$2,575
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2015 - 1 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
for 2 nights
From
$200
$875
$2,075
 
 
Fall/Winter
2 Sep 2015 - 1 Mar 2016
2 night minimum stay
$575
for 2 nights
From
$250
$1,275
$2,475
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$575
for 2 nights
From
$250
$1,275
$2,575
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Pet Fee $35
Notes 3 night min. holiday weekends , Christmas or New Years 5 night min.
No large parties, no filming or still shoots or video without permission
smoking outside only, all butts must be extinguished in cans or loss of deposit will result.
please clean up after your dog. Please leave the house as you found it. Please do not rearrange the furniture.
trash goes in the bin to the west of the house.

Cancellation Policy

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

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

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