"Spacious, light filled house with spectacular sunrises," one guest wrote. This is a unique, amazing, sprawling ranch house with lots of character, one of the largest and oldest homes in the high desert (5500 sq ft, built in 1956). It's set amidst miles of open land on three sides, atop a ridge overlooking Joshua Tree National Park, the Village, and Bartlett Mountains. Remodeled with artisan tile floors and wrap-around panoramic windows. Your space is the 2,600 sq ft Main House of this local legacy. Three bedrooms, two baths, immense living room or "great room," full kitchen/dining, lots of closet space.
Rustic, secluded, safe, quiet, yet only a mile from Joshua Tree Village and Park Visitor Center. Great room with Talavera and geometric tile floor and massive ceiling beams. 15 acres of land surrounded on three sides by open desert. Plenty of room for large groups, lots of privacy for just two or three. The North Wing is also available as a vacation rental for up to four guests, while the South Wing or casita is occupied by the caretaker. A plan of the house layout is in the photos.
Come restore your energies with a good night's sleep in the pure air and undisturbed stillness of the desert. Enjoy miles of open views, all in a short hop to village restaurants downtown and the National Park. Just 3 mi. from Yucca Valley malls, 0.3 mi off Hwy 62.
The house really does count seven gables, as well as 12 exterior doors and more than 50 exterior windows. Its original name was "Rancho Nos Gusta" (Ranch We Like) which is shown on old maps, when the property extended from the wash to the highway. The house was painted in bright colors then, with Mexican figurines posted around the driveways.
The main house is heated by a vintage 1956 Coleman furnace that never fails to start each winter, as long as it has a tankful of oil on tap. The sunroom on the east side has electric baseboard heating. The new double pane windows also help keep the house warm. In summer, the swamp cooler is most effective in the Great Room and bedrooms. In winter, we open the windows on warm days, and close them at sunset. In summer, we open them at night and close them in the morning.