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Desert Wonderland: A Quiet Escape Minutes From Joshua Tree National Park

Gabriel Arquilevich

Member since: 2014
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Speaks English, Spanish
People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Gabriel Arquilevich

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2015
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Desert Wonderland: A Quiet Escape Minutes From Joshua Tree National Park

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - Desert Wonderland

One Bedroom, One Bath With Wide-Open Views of Desert. Minutes from Joshua Tree.

Gorgeous, wide-open views from this unique house in Wonder Valley. The best of both worlds: in the middle of nowhere, but only 15 minutes to Joshua Tree National Park and Twentynine Palms. Sleeps two comfortably, with a futon in living space for another body or two. Indoors, you'll delight in the beautiful, colorful tile work by local artist Perry Hoffman, along with wide windows that invite the desert inside. Shaded front porch.

Swamp cooler, wood-burning furnace and space heater. WiFi included.

Lovely, peaceful walks from the house. Starry nights are stunning. On moonlit nights, you can practically read outside. Bird lizards, rabbits, coyotes, cloudbursts, wind, quiet.

We love this house. We love the desert. We are happy to open it to like-minded guests who will respect the space and the landscape, who long for some peace and quiet. If that's you, you are most welcome!

Please note that while there's running hot water for shower and kitchen, you will need to bring your own drinking water. If you want a fire, please bring your own wood.

Please...it's very important that all doors are securely closed before you leave. During your stay, feel free to open screened doors, but make sure those are shut tightly and doors again closed securely when done. Wind and desert life love to enter the place and explore!

No smoking indoors. Dogs okay but not on furniture or bed. If you have a dog, please note that there's no fence around property.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Gabriel Arquilevich (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2015

About Gabriel Arquilevich

I live in Meiners Oaks, CA, with my wife and children. I teach writing and literature at Ventura College.

Gabriel Arquilevich purchased this house in 2012

Why Gabriel Arquilevich chose Joshua Tree

I have always loved the desert, and always dreamed of a little place surrounded by silence and sand. I rented this house four years ago and kept coming back until it became clear that it's time. My wife came to love the place as well, and so it's our 'baby'.

What makes this house unique

The feel of the open skies, the beauty and play of the interior of the house, the proximity to Joshua Tree--all this and more drew us here. We love that there's no fence--just desert around.

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People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Desert Wonderland: A Quiet Escape Minutes From Joshua Tree National Park
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Michigan
5

How Many Stars are in the Sky?

  • 5 of 5

Awesome retreat! Quiet, whimsical, well-kept. Recommended and would return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely homesteader cabin in the desert

  • 5 of 5

A great base to explore nearby Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, etc. Wonderful desert views, just isolated enough, amazingly starry night skies and a firepit made for a lovely, restful stay. Kitchen well-equipped too!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Diego
5

Beautiful gem in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute gem! We had such an incredible time at Gabriel's lovely desert abode. The colorful aesthetic inside paired insanely well with the stunning nighttime starry skies. Definitely somewhere we hope to return to in the near future. Gabriel was ever-so-generous and showed such elevated hospitality. We are grateful we found this inspiring house in the desert.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Wonderful

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in Gabriel's house. It was very spacious and airy and we loved the isolation although only 10 minutes or so from the park entrance. The interior decor was very original and we loved that too.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Gorgeous & Tranquil Desert Gem

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, unique and peaceful find. I love the desert and have stayed many places. Gabriel was super accommodating - even organized the lights being turned on when our arrival was delayed. Everything was even better than described. Clean, well stocked, organized, comfortable. Every nook had a new unique beauty. The bathroom and shower area is so rad! We brought everything we thought we would need and most of it was already there! They even had a little basket with extra toiletries, we didn't end up needing it but it was just so thoughtful! The property is so beautiful and peaceful. We sat outside and when the wind wasn't blowing it was a silence that was spectacular. Such a great find! Im so happy we chose this lovely home. Really impressed with the owners too- they were informative and communicative, and not overbearing in any way! Privacy, freedom & inspiration await! I hope to stay again!! :)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles
5

Amazing Joshua Tree Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time at this cabin. We were actually looking for a campground but the park is a bit of a nightmare so Gabriel let us pitch tents outside. Cabin was set up exceptionally well. Plenty of things in the kitchen to use and everything was very clean. Backyard is endless desert and we built a cool fire pit with a mini area on the side to grill. Gabriel was very nice and accommodating to us. Only one cabin about 100 yard next to us and the neighbor stopped by to say hi. Perfect place to watch the stars and some really cool abandoned shacks in the area to look at. We shot a little promo video of the space.

Here is the link. http://youtu.be/YBRKtMAuMYM

Great place for photographers and filmmakers. Very secluded and very close to the park.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Car: necessary

Check out the Glass Outhouse Gallery! Five minute drive. Amboy Crater is 35 minutes away--wonderful drive and incredible, surreal hike to top of crater. A simple walk up the road across Godwin and you have lovely 360 degree views.

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Prices & Availability

From $135 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree , California Desert

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Additional pricing information

cleaning fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
Pet Fee $10
Notes We ask that guests sign a waiver of liability. Upon confirmation of reservation we'll email to you. You can sign and scan back to mail back before your visit.

50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Incredible custom tile shower room with desert views. Work by local artist Perry Hoffman.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen bed with armoire and dresser.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing

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