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Piper McKern

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Joshua Tree, Six Minute Drive to the Park, Quiet Desert Home

32 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in California - Desert Garden House

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

All you will hear are the birds in this serene desert home and walled garden,--your own oasis. This beautiful owner-built pueblo-style home opens out into beautiful vistas in all directions. Walk to the front porch and enjoy the walled garden full of cactus, desert plants, fruit tree, herbs and (in season) vegetables. Go through the french doors off the bedroom and enjoy the private outdoor shower and bathtub nestled into the side of 'Coyote Hill'.

Just a six-minute drive from the entrance of the Joshua Tree National Park, and ten-minutes from the shops and restaurants of the 'village' of Joshua tree, you will feel like you are just where you want to be. Nestled into the foothills of the Little San Bernardino Mountains, this sparsely populated neighborhood boasts of wonderful walks, hikes and wildlife viewing opportunities, right here.

You will enjoy the fully appointed kitchen, beautifully furnished master bedroom and bath with unique interior stucco walls, and many other handbuilt touches. It is kept sparkling clean by Piper who owned a bed and breakfast in Hawaii for seven years, and currently helps take care of several other vacation rentals in the area.

Keywords: Pueblo-style house nestled within walled garden

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Piper McKern (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English

Reviews

4.9
based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

Joshua Tree, Six Minute Drive to the Park, Quiet Desert Home
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews
California
5

Wonderful desert hideaway

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, very clean, with a fun outdoor shower.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Oasis in the High Desert

  • 5 of 5

I knew my daughter and I were in for a wonderful experience once we booked this magic authentic southwestern-style home. The owner, Piper, gave clear instructions about how to locate it, what to do upon arrival and provided multiple methods of contact should something go wrong as you pull in the driveway.

This home sits on two and one-half acres above the town of Joshua Tree. It's only three minutes from the north entrance into Joshua Tree National Park.

When we walked through the gate that had a chalkboard "Welcome Tim and Kelly" on it, we felt we were in for a treat. There was a private walled garden with tiny trails and even a dry stream bed with a small bridge created by a massive flat piece of stone.

The inside of the home was well furnished and decorated with all sorts of small art pieces that gave it an authentic southwestern feel.

There was plenty of kitchen counter space and lacks for nothing with respect to everything you need to help make a meal.

The bedroom was very large and the bed faced a set of double french doors to a private small patio where you can take a bath or shower right in your own private garden.

You'll not regret staying here. I can tell you that when we come back to Joshua Tree, we'll be calling Piper.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to refresh!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Piper's place and loved it! Could easily have spent another week there. It's a great house in a fabulous location! If you desire peace and solitude, this is the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Piper's beautiful desert home is a little bit of heaven! This is our second trip staying at her place and again, we had a wonderful time. The location could not be more perfect, and home feels so peaceful and relaxing. Piper is a wonderful host and we look forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location is remote and beautiful. A 5min drive into the park and spectacular views from the back

  • 5 of 5

Our host, Piper, made us feel welcome and her home was fantastic. Much larger than we expected and very well appointed. We could easily have brought our kids and accommodated them well. A great experience in an incredible location.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week after being on the road for 10 days and this hideaway was perfect. Beautiful location, very clean and welcoming home, come prepared to relax.

There is easy access to the Park or Yucca Valley for groceries. We were traveling with our 13 yr old dog so were concerned when Piper mentioned coyotes and mt. lions, but the only wild life we saw were jack rabbits. There is an enclosed yard, so there was really no reason to worry.

I will definitely recommend this to friends and look forward to returning the next time we are in Joshua Tree!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs Air Port
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Natural Sister's Cafe
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Long Beach, CA
Car: necessary

Six minute drive from the Joshua Tree National Park. Ten minutes to the village shops and restaurants in Joshua Tree.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree , California Desert

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£115
for 1 night
From
£115
From
£107
Fri,Sat,Sun
£726
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Single night stays are welcome on the weekends May through September. September through April they are welcome Sunday through Thursday nights. A reservation involving a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or major holiday should have a minimum of two nights. The Bhakti Fest, in early September, Shakti Fest in mid May, and JT music fest in mid-may all have a two night minimum. This is not necessarily written in stone, so always check with Piper if a single night is desired. Taxes and fees and included in the price. No fires of any kind, including candles, incense and cigarettes. No swimming or dipping in the courtyard pond. The owner is not liable for injuries or damages incurred by guests. Pets are welcome, but there safety and behavior is solely the responsibility of the pet owner/guest. Have a great stay and thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 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 California, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
Notes:
six minute drive to the Joshua Tree National Park

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