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Stone Temple near Joshua Tree National Park

Bedrooms 1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A Handbuilt Stone Home on Five Acres in a Great Central Location

A massive stone house on 5 very private acres in a great central location! This rustic Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired house was hand-built by Frank Garske, a local stone sculptor, archer and desert adventurer. With large windows in every direction, this home is a delight for those who appreciate good architecture, featuring massive Douglas fir cantilevers and stone piers. Centrally located near Joshua Tree National Park, Pappy and Harriet's and the Integratron.

You will feel like you're in a museum in this rustic hand-built house that is made of locally-quarried stone and tile floor throughout, massive Douglas fir wooden beams and glass windows all around. The Great Room has a fireplace, gas stove heater, swamp cooler, Cal King bed, couch and trundle twin beds. An upstairs en suite loft has a double bed, full bathroom and outdoor patio with an exterior mosaic. The kitchen has a breakfast nook, large refrigerator with filtered water/ice cubes, electric stove top, convection oven, microwave, coffee maker & coffee bean grinder. Pots, pans, utensils, plates, mugs, glassware and grill tools are provided so that basic meals can be prepared. The pantry & fridge are stocked with basics such as condiments, tea, coffee, herbs & spices, etc. The kitchen is open to the dining room with a table that comfortably seats six. There is an outdoor patio that is completely enclosed within the center of the house, open to the sky, with a propane grill, patio table and chairs - a wonderful, very private space to spend your evenings watching the sky, protected from the wind. And there is a hot spa inside a glass room with privacy and mountain view. The main bathroom is off the Great Room with an Egyptian mosaic. The floors throughout the house are tile, concrete or stone. This house was hand-built by Frank Garske, local archer and sculptor. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's design principles, the stone walls throughout this home are massive, and the giant cantilevered wood beams on stone piers are like nothing else in the area. Large glass windows in every direction allow you to see through openings in the stonework, and outside to the Joshua trees and beyond - to Mt. Gorgonio on the western horizon and up to the stars in the sky. The house is nestled up against a hill and surrounded by healthy Mojave desert habitat and wildlife. A short walk up to the top of the hill reveals an expansive viewshed of the Morongo Basin.

Guests have access to most of the house and all patio areas surrounding the house. The guest areas include the Great Room, Kitchen & Breakfast Nook, Dining Room, Interior Patio, and second floor Loft. The interior patio has a propane grill, and there's a second-story patio off the loft, and the north- and west-facing sides of the house are patios. Parking is adjacent to the house. Guests may walk around the 5-acre parcel and up the hill for a great 360-degree view. A wrought iron gate marks the entrance to this secluded property.

This 5-acre property is in healthy Joshua tree habitat that is very private. There are many places to sit inside or outside, and there is a propane grill on the patio. The neighborhood is quiet with views in every direction. The Mojave desert habitat surrounding the house includes ancient junipers, Joshua trees and many of the critters one might encounter in the Mojave desert. Its a short hike up to the top of the property, where you'll have an expansive view of the Morongo Basin. We do ask that exterior doors be kept closed for the safety & enjoyment of all guests (i.e., critter management). During the 30-minute House Tour, we will show you the best way to heat or cool the house during your stay.


Only registered guests are allowed on this property, no third-party bookings.

See PDF for complete list of House Rules. Contact Host if you have any questions or concerns.

More Details

Property Manager
Hamid Moazzam
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Farsi
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Yucca Valley in the California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No rough play inside the house. Tile and glass are expensive to replace and/or repair. You determine the energy level of your group.
  • There are Persian rugs in the house. Guests are responsible for any damage to the rugs.
  • Upon your arrival, we give you a House Tour, which may take up to 30 minutes. This is necessary due to the nature of this hand-built home.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Main Floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Upstairs Loft - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • En Suite Loft - 1 Double Bed
    Great Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
This is an amazing space to relax and unwind. If you do need anything from the store, many are near by. Only minutes from the house you'll find Vons and Stater Brothers grocery stores, Ross and Marshall's, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and many climbing shops in Joshua Tree. We also have a binder with menus from local restaurants (Mexican, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Thai, Indian, etc).


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Stone Temple near Joshua Tree National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Absolute delight! High marks!!

  • 5 of 5

Had absolutely wonderful stay over the New Years. The house is true architectural delight, sticker with all the amenities, had everything we needed. Was perfect for me and my husband. Would recommend for a family vacation. Missed cable TV, but most of the time people are going to Joshua tree area to get away from it anyway! Most gracious host. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Izabell! It was a joy to have you at the Stone Temple. And what fantastic weather we had over New Year's....we hope to see you again sometime soon!
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This is a great central location for nearby access to Joshua Tree National Park, Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown, the Integratron, Noah Purifoy outdoor sculpture museum, the Highway 62 Art Tours, and the Joshua Tree Music Festival, Bhakit Fest, Desert Daze, and more!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Yucca Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £55 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £38 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £78.44
Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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