|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A mile up a dirt road and twenty thousand miles from the cares of the world, the True World Bungalow is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Originally part of the Mojave Rock Ranch Resort, the bungalow is the epitome of “Joshua Tree Style”, in which rustic, artistic and luxury elements combine in unexpected and delightful ways.
As you enter the front gate, you will be greeted by the bottle wall fish pond and blooming water lilies in season. There are private patios in the front and back, perfect for sunrise coffee and sunset cocktails. The bungalow shares a five acre property with the owner’s home, and backs up to over 150 acres of desert wilderness, so you can literally hike out your door and explore a vast landscape of boulders, abandoned claim shacks and wildlife habitat.
The bungalow has two sunny bedrooms (one king, one queen), nicely appointed with down comforters, original artworks, plenty of closet space and views for miles. The custom woodstove (a work of art in itself) will keep you toasty on cool evenings and the sweet retro kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to prepare a feast. Enjoy complimentary wi-fi, DVDs on the flat screen TV, or music from the CD player (or your iPod). In warm weather you can relax under the trees in the cowboy spa, laze in the hammock, or enjoy air-conditioned comfort indoors. And in every season you can count on star-filled nights, 50 mile views of Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto and up close and personal encounters with a myriad of desert wildlife.
Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center is 10 minutes away in the artists’ community of Joshua Tree, where you can also explore the galleries and shops and grab a bite to eat. Please feel free to ask your hosts for suggestions or to arrange special trips, from rock climbing, trail riding, guided hikes and night sky viewing venues to massage, yoga, and spa treatments and visits to local artists' studios.
Our calendar is always kept up to date so you can check availabiltiy before making your inquiry. Please call or email with any questions – we look forward to your visit!
Keywords: 2 bedroom desert retreat created by artists
While living in New York, we first discovered Joshua Tree on a side trip after a Las Vegas convention. Business and family moved to Los Angeles and so did we, allowing us to spend many weekends in our beloved desert, just a short drive away. In 1999 we and our friends stayed in the Bungalow of the Mojave Rock Ranch, the resort that defined Joshua Tree Style. When this beautiful little home came on the market in 2003, we bought it (and its five acres) as our own weekend retreat. Three years later we sold our LA home, moved into our Joshua Tree Bungalow and opened the True World Gallery in town. Last year we finished a new home on our property, and we have opened up the Bungalow once again as a rental, renaming it the True World Bungalow.
For us, the desert is the true world -- a place to live in harmony with the environment, and with our wonderful community. We welcome you as our guests, and maybe one day as our neighbors!
Bonnie Kopp purchased this house in 2003
From the moment we drove up the driveway and saw the red bungalow, we knew this would be a magical place. What a gift is was to find you through Homeaway and to discover that you are friends with 2 of our favorite people. Wish we could have spend more time with you both (and Brodie!) but the park trumps everything!
We stayed here with our 2 kids (3 year old and baby) and our dog and had a great time! the house is beautiful and the views are breathtaking! we could hike right outside the back door and do some exploring. We were really impressed with the place and will definitely be back!
All the other reviews say it all, there is nothing really I can add...just wonderful!
We loved staying here. The bungalow is beautifully landscaped, with lots of private outdoor spaces. The inside is an artists' playground; every piece of furniture and accessory is something unusual and unique, from decoupaged tables to inset glass vases in the stucco walls. It was immaculate and fully stocked; we even preferred their(homegrown?) oregano to ours. Our dogs also loved the huge fenced yards. bonnie and George were delightful hosts; friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. We will definitely be back!
My boyfriend and I live between New York and Los Angeles. We were in dire need of a getaway and had never been to Joshua Tree. We found The True World Bungalow and were so delighted when we arrived. It was a very comforting and beautiful environment away from it all. Close enough to town but still with a feeling of being in the middle of the desert. The home was cozy and incredibly artistic and wonderful. The landscaping also was impressive. It felt so tranquil. The owners were wonderful people. Not intrusive and yet completely available and helpful if we needed anything. They were also so kind as to leave us a bottle of wine for our arrival! I would recommend this place to anyone seeking refuge and tranquility in the desert with a nurturing, inspiring and healing environment. My only complaint was wishing I could have stayed longer :)
This was our second time staying at the True World Bungalow. We enjoy hiking with our dogs. Bonnie and George have been very helpful in suggesting sites where we could take the dogs off lead. Brody (resident dog) is very welcoming to visitors both human and canine. The bungalow is in a rural area with dirt roads to explore and get away from the crowds, especially for those with 4WD. The yard is fenced, however, for just relaxing at the bungalow. The bungalow was very creatively designed, decorated, and maintained. A beautiful spot to spend quiet, private time.
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$250|
Weekly rate: $1155.00
Refundable reservation/damage deposit $250
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