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Mid-Century Retreat - 1959 Architectural Gem, Vintage Decor, Records, 4+ Acres

Owner / Manager

Member since: 2014
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Owner / Manager

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2015
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Mid-Century Retreat - 1959 Architectural Gem, Vintage Decor, Records, 4+ Acres

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - Joshua Tree Mid-Century

This is a Sprawling 2500 Square Foot Mid-Century Home Custom-built in 1959

This is a sprawling 2500 square foot Mid-Century home custom-built in 1959 located on 4+ private and fenced acres with electric security gate.

Relax with your friends and family in a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home decorated in an eclectic mix of antique, vintage, rustic, and modern - it's a time warp with modern comforts.

Every room is over-sized - 2 large bedrooms with plenty of privacy between them, dressing room sized closets, new Cal King beds and 2 full bathrooms - both with original tile. Master bath has very interesting sunken roman shower/tub while the guest bath has a separated shower and comfortable bathtub for soaking.

The kitchen is fully stocked and features a new oven and refrigerator with ice maker as well as a coffee maker, blender, mixer, air popcorn popper, crock pot, and pots, pans, utensils, and staples such as spices, sugar, flour, condiments, etc. If you have a special food preparation requirement then just ask - the equipment is probably on site. For example, there is an Omega Vert350HD juicer which does a great job on both fruits and vegetables. Enjoy your meals around a maple table with seating for up to 10 in front of a wood-burning fireplace. There is also a gas barbeque outside on the patio and and a picnic table for al fresco dining!

Living room has a large wood-burning fireplace, 11 foot long couch, lounging cushions, and a wall of windows that look out to beautiful views of mountains. There is a queen memory foam bed in the living room just off the den which is perfect for reading or extra guests.

The den has 2 comfy twin size day beds, flat screen television wired to Netflix, Apple TV, record player, CD/DVD player, and an interesting collection of books, CDs/DVDs and hundreds of records for use during your stay. There are 3 vintage stereos in the house - each with record player and AirPort Express AirPlay device for wireless or hardwire connection to your IPhone, IPad, or MAC.

Yoga mats and a massage table are provided.

A washer and dryer, iron, ironing board, and clothes steamer are located in the house for your use.

Enjoy wandering the gated grounds, warm yourself in front of the fire pit, soak in the 6 person hot tub, or relax in the hammocks on the patio. Write your great novel on the vintage typewriter or catch up on the TV shows and movies you never have time to watch.

A dart board, horseshoe pit, and bean bag toss game are provided for drinking sports aficionados. Cards and chips and various board games are also provided - had a good game of Life, Monopoly, Chess, or Scrabble lately? Come on out and slow down!

We also have a newly remodeled Guest House on the property available to rent separately. Please see our separate listing Joshua Tree Modern Guest House for details. The Guest House has a living room area with fireplace, queen bedroom nook, 1 or optionally 2 twin beds, newly remodeled bathroom, full kitchen and wood-burning fireplace and a hot tub. For groups of 6+ we suggest that you consider renting both the Main and Guest house together.

There are 2 hot tubs on the property. The round hot tub is located closer to the Main House and is dedicated for use of the guests of the Main House. The Jacuzzi J-LXL square hot tub is located in a more remote area past the Guest House and is available for use if there is no one staying in the Guest House.

We are just a few blocks away from the art galleries, restaurants, and bar in downtown Joshua Tree and about 10 minutes away by car from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

We have hosted weddings with up to 80 guests on the property. There is plenty of parking and outdoor spaces to accommodate large gatherings. Parties, weddings, or events with 10 or more attendees require specific prior permission. The property is in close proximity to the Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree. The village of Joshua Tree offers a variety of great restaurant options and art galleries. Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown is just a 15 minute drive and is not to be missed for great music and food and drink.

We love to share our experiences in the Joshua Tree area with our guests but are very respectful of your privacy. As such, the amount interaction with our guests is entirely at our guests' discretion.

We hope you can come stay at our property soon!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner / Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2015

About Owner / Manager

Mark and Laura have a home in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles and several vacation rentals in Joshua Tree. Laura teaches yoga and is owner of a yoga studio - Glendale Yoga in Glendale, CA. After nearly 30 years in B2B sales Mark spends much of his time in Joshua Tree managing and improving the properties. We both grew up in Cincinnati, OH but have lived in California for 20 years. We love everything that California has to offer but are particularly enamored with the beautiful scenery and interesting community of Joshua Tree.

Owner / Manager purchased this house in 2011

Why Owner / Manager chose Joshua Tree

We purchased this property because we both appreciate architecture and vintage furniture and décor. This house was quite a showplace in its day - Donovan used to stop by for coffee - and we have enjoyed restoring it to its original glory and filling it with period furnishing and decoration and wonderful art. There are 8' deep eaves around the entire house which keep it cooler and provide choices of shady seating areas for different times of the day. This house is a relaxing and comfortable trip back in time.

What makes this house unique

There are beautiful views through walls of glass in the kitchen and living room. The large open kitchen with room for a table with seating for 10 in front of a fireplace is perfect for large get togethers. All of the rooms are oversized - the sunken living room is nearly 900 sq. ft. alone - and there are multiple indoor and outdoor gathering spots so the house never really feels crowded. We love to relax on the patio off of the kitchen and master bedroom while listening to one of the thousands of records in the record collection and watching the stars in the beautiful desert sky!

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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Mid-Century Retreat - 1959 Architectural Gem, Vintage Decor, Records, 4+ Acres
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Seattle, WA
4

Joshua Tree stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was quite comfortable and funky in a good way. Lots of interesting art, games, music. Large property for kids to play in. Kitchen well stocked. Hot tub a great bonus. The owner was extremely helpful, warm, and kind.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Joshua Tree Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds were great! Very close to town and the park, yet it felt very secluded. The house was spacious and have everything you could possibly need and then some. A nice soak in the hot tub under the stars, relaxing in hammocks, and enjoying the fire pit. Loved the record collection and miscellaneous treasures throughout the house. Comfy beds and large kitchen. And Mark was great ... very informative and responsive. I would definitely recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Magical well laid-out spot !

  • 5 of 5

Place was amazing !!! And Mark was a sweetheart. Stocked with everything you could imagine. Hot tub under the stars! Hammocks. Loved discovering collectables throughout the house. Super comfy beds. Well laid-out so If you were in the bedroom sleeping , you couldn't hear voices in living room. Great lighting too ! Just a great vibe in general. My only thing I'd change -- darker curtains in main room -- too bright in the mornings. But that's minor! I'll def come back !!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5

Perfect desert escape

  • 5 of 5

5 of us slept like kings and queens. The beds were so comfortable. The hot tub under the stars was dreamy! The hammocks were swinging! The kitchen was a delight with everything we could have possibly needed. It felt like a relic from the 70s with the conveniences of today. We listened to so many records. So close to Joshua tree national park. Stay 2 days would have happily stayed a week!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Incredible sanctuary in Joshua Tree!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this place. To be honest, I almost wasn't going to write a review because I don't want other people finding out about this place, but I also want Mark (The owner) to know how amazing of an experience my friends and I had out there and desperately want to come back.

Let's begin with the setting: The outdoor space is fenced in on what feels like a 1/2 acre property, and it's incredible. There are views of the horizon on all sides of the property. There is an outdoor fire pit and plenty of grounds to explore.

The house takes the entire experience to a whole other level -- it is immaculately decorated in vintage furniture, has three record players with lots of great records, and has two fire places to keep you warm. The kitchen is a fantastic place to make a home cooked meal, with a huge dining room table to fit all 8 guests.

The place is very accessible and is close to the main strip of restaurants, vintage shops, yoga studios and indian craft stores. Mark is just a phone call away and there are lots of pamphlets at the house to give you ideas about what to do in your trip to Joshua Tree.

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

Fantastic place to relax, stars just as visible as in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

The place was fantastic. Period. I went with my family and another couple to shoot stars and the Milky Way and some of the best shots I got were from the yard while lying in a hammock and talking with friends.

We abandoned our hiking plans and ended up just relaxing in the house, listening to the huge collection of records on hand, playing darts, and grilling together when the sun went down.

An excessive amount of space with lots of different areas to sit together or by yourself and just read. 10 minute drive from the park entrance (you can't get much closer than that).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always gratifying to hear that our guests have thoroughly enjoyed their stay at the house. Thank you for taking such great care of the property and for sending me the beautiful night sky pictures! It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we look forward to seeing you again.

Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Various - Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sam's Indian Food
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: necessary

The property is located on a well-maintained dirt road in a relatively sparsely populated neighborhood just a half mile away from the village of Joshua Tree. Although just 2 hours drive from Los Angeles you will find Joshua Tree to be worlds away. Joshua Tree is a beautiful area that attracts artists and musicians and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world to make it their home. The community actively supports the arts and tourism and environmental issues. Visitors will find the locals to be an extremely interesting and friendly lot. The west entrance to the amazing 800,000 acre Joshua Tree National Park is just a couple miles away and the property features views of the mountains in the park. There are excellent running and hiking trails outside of the park just a short walk from the property.

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Prices & Availability

From $275 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree , California Desert

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Memorial Day
22 May 2015 - 25 May 2015
2 night minimum stay
$800
for 2 nights
From
$350
 
 
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1 night minimum stay
$375
for 1 night
From
$275
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$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$5,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Notes Rates are subject to change until booking.
No filming or photo shoots for commercial purposes or parties, events, or weddings with 10+ attendees without prior express permission.
No smoking in the house.
No pets without prior express permission.
Firewood is normally made available to guests but we ask that a donation be left for firewood that is used.
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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:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The sunken roman tub/shower is amazing.
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , There is a separate shower & large bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The master bedroom is quite spacious.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The guest bedroom has separate exit with wheelchair access.
    Living Room - 1 Large Double Bed , The queen memory foam bed is in a nook off the living room.
    Den - 2 Single Bed , There a 2 twin daybed sofas in the den.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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