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6 Miles to Park Entrance, 5 Acres, Hot Tub, WIFI/cable

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Joshua Tree

Our home offers the best of both worlds. Located just under 1 mile to Joshua Tree Village restaurants and shops and 6 miles to the Park entrance we are close to all that Joshua Tree has to offer, but our property is situated on 5 quiet, private acres that offer serenity, amazing views, and the best of the desert landscape and wildlife. We were regular guests at this home and loved it so much we bought it!

Efforts have been made to to insure our home and property offer a stylish, zen retreat for guests visiting the Joshua Tree area.

Inside our one bedroom, one bath home you will find a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and all you need to cook and set your table. A cozy wood burning stove is located in the open living room/dining room, but our home also has heat and air conditioning to insure your stay is most comfortable year round. In the living room you will find a couch that folds out to accommodate 2, wifi, flat screen tv with DirecTV programming, dvd player, and movies. For the music lovers we have a sound system that includes an ipod hook up, cd player, and the special touch of a turn table with a vinyl collection. We keep a guitar on hand as well in case you want to play your own music!

The bedroom offers beautiful views and a queen bed. We also have a washer and dryer for your convenience.

Outdoor amenities include a cozy chimney, 5 person hot tub with a full body lounger jet massage, propane grill, and outdoor seating including a double chaise lounge that is perfect for outdoor napping or sleeping under the stars. Joshua Trees surround our property, and the views are stunning. We have a bird feeder that attracts much wildlife, and regular visitors to our property include coyote, quail, jackrabbits, and road runners.

Our home is the perfect spot for nature lovers, writers and artists seeking solitude and inspiration, and couples seeking a romantic get away.

More Details
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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About Alisha

My husband and I are frequent travelers who love music, books, film, wine, and the great outdoors. We travel to our favorite spot- Joshua Tree- as often as we can.

Alisha purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Alisha chose California Desert

Before buying this home we were regular guests ourselves. We loved the home and property so much that we bought it! We find it to be the ideal spot in Joshua Tree- close to everything while being in a quiet, private spot surrounded with beauty and wildlife.

What makes this cottage unique

Location & Views! Our home is situated less than one mile from Joshua Tree Village and 6 miles to the Park Entrance but on 5 quiet, private acres. The views of the surrounding mountains and foothills are gorgeous, the wildlife is abundant, and there is nothing better than relaxing in the hot tub watching the sunset over the mountains. There are hiking trails all along the foothills by our home that offer stunning views and ultimate seclusion.


based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

6 Miles to Park Entrance, 5 Acres, Hot Tub, WIFI/cable
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is one of the reasons why we chose VRBO and like for our vacations rather than regular hotel!

The cottage was clean, cozy, placed in a wonderful spot and had everything we wanted: privacy, fully equipped kitchen, tons of throws and pillows, bird feeder, a collection of our favorite music LPs and couple of Joshua trees in the property. The experience we had here was was exactly what we wanted for our weekend romantic getaway: soaking in a moonlit jacuzzi after a night time hike while drinking mimosas and listening to LPs, or resting on a double chaise and watching the stars! Even the heat wave didn't interfere with a great time we had in this property.

Couldn't recommend more and definitely choosing this place for our next Joshua Tree experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I love coming to Joshua Tree and this was our 2nd time staying at this property and it was just as wonderful as we remembered. We needed a relaxing getaway before our big day and nothing was better than soaking in the hot tub under the stars. We even braved the heat of the day to have a mid-day soak and watch all the wildlife at the bird feeder. We had big plans to do more of the hikes near the property or head into the park but lounging on the big chaise under the stars was so cozy we never got to it. The kitchen was well stocked with all the pots and pans we needed and we spent our entire Saturday making and eating BBQ. I can't recommend this place enough, I have never been so relaxed. We love it for our romantic getaways but I also imagine it would be great with the whole family or friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent desert getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast spending two nights at this house. Honestly the pictures don't do it justice, and it is even cooler than we expected. Would be happy to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Bliss

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good about this place. Joshua Tree in of itself is magic, but Alisha and Lee's cottage personifies it in one majorly concentrated dose. It's amazing how you can be so close to all the action, and yet feel so far away that it's like you're on another planet (in the best way, of course!) It's comfy, it's cozy, it's quiet and private, and the vistas can't be beat. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in the desert, and I wouldn't -- in fact, I look forward to making a return visit soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Alisha's cottage a mile outside of Joshua Tree was a perfect fit for our needs. As stated, it was a clean one bedroom with a kitchen and bath. The cottage was located in a quiet place with plenty of wildlife. We especially enjoyed watching the birds come to the feeder while in the hot tub. Alisha was available to answer questions, but we had our privacy. It was close to Joshua Tree and the National Park entrance. We've been to three park entrances and this is the nicest. We like to go birding and hiking and found a variety of birds and trails in the park. The Lost Horse Mine Trail was a good choice for May because it was at a higher elevation. There was plenty or wild flowers and birds. We went to Big Morongo Canyon Preserve to hike and bird watch. It's an oasis in the desert with lots of shade and birds. We definitely will come again to Alisha's cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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One word...AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

I hesitate to say how much we LOVED this property because I would love it to stay a secret so that I could go back all the time! I have stayed in 3 different properties in J Tree and this is by far my favorite. The house is right off the road, yet feels like it is in another world. Very private and secluded and relaxing. The hot tub and record collection were our favorite things! The house is beautiful, immaculate and you can tell the owners really care. Speaking of the owners, they were great! Very communicative and were sure to email all the instructions and have them available at the house. I can't believe how affordable and awesome this home is. If you are a couple and are looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat that is also close enough to town and the park, look no further. Seriously, if this is available when you are looking to book don't consider other properties. You've hit the jackpot.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 mile from Joshua Tree Village, 6 miles to Joshua Tree National Park entrance, 30 minutes to Palm Springs, 2 hours to LA.


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Prices for this holiday cottage in Joshua Tree, California Desert

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Joshua Tree in the California

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Sleep Number Bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room couch folds out to sleep 2
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing

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