Our casita is located on 2.5 acres in a tranquil desert location, Joshua Tree, CA. Located about 10 minutes from the national park, restaurants and shopping. Surrounded by mountains, the setting is tranquil and beautiful. It is perfect for stargazing, watching sunsets and relaxing on the patio. The property includes extensive gardens and attracts butterflies and birds. Casita is a separate private guesthouse efficiency style with its own kitchen (with coffee provided) and firepit area. A recently added outdoor fireplace and hot tub are perfect for nightime gathering. Plenty of parking and areas to explore. The queen bed is separated from the living and kitchen areas by a partial wall. The couch in the living area is a double size sleeper sofa. There are two large patios for viewing both sunrise and sunset. Hawks, rabbits, & hummingbirds can be seen on most days. This is a beautiful place. We think you will agree.
- House500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
Casita guesthouse efficiency, awesome views, sleeps 4, wildlife & gardens
DENISE & MICHAEL REILY
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Oct 2018
About DENISE & MICHAEL REILY
We first traveled to Joshua Tree with our kids in 2002. We didn't come back until 2016 and couldn't believe that the love we had for this place; the Mohave desert, the national park, Palm Springs still held true. So we decided to invest in a vacation home. We hope every visitor to our Casita Mariposa experiences the magic of this place. There's nowhere like it!
DENISE & MICHAEL REILY purchased this House in 2017
Why DENISE & MICHAEL REILY chose Joshua Tree
The Sante Fe style adobe buildings and surrounding gardens make this property comfortable and tranquil. The 360 degree views of mountains make for spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
What makes this House unique
Lots of hummingbirds, hawks, butterflies and other wildlife are attracted to our gardens. Our property offers plenty of sunshine when its cool and plenty of shade when its warm.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Look No Further Than Casita Mariiposa in Joshua Tree
What a wonderful little oasis in the desert. Owners provided everything we needed...kitchen fully equipped. We had brought along coffee and spices for cooking. But, we didn't need to. It was all there! Plenty of towels provided, soft and cuddly throw draped over couch. Many little touches around the casita making it very homelike. Bed was comfortable and, OMG, sheets were soft and oh so cozy. Our favorite were the two patios for sitting outside. We enjoyed coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. We did not use the hot tub or the barbeque, so can't comment of either. Enjoyed walking the gardens. Parking couldn't have been easier. Pulled up right in front of gate, then just a few steps to unload. Frig was already cold for us, ice was in the tray, BOOK, BOOK, BOOK, You won't be disappointed!
Best Vacation Spot!
We had an incredible weekend here! Perfectly located to both town and the park and super easy to get to, even at night. The house was comfy and well taken care of. I wish we could have taken more advantage of the hot tub, but loved sitting outside and drinking coffee. The hosts sent very helpful info and were extremely responsive. Counting down the days until my next visit here!
Stunning Joshua Tree Desert Oasis
Oh, we so very much want to rate this striking retreat in the desert as a 5, but several items (easily corrected by the owners) prevent us. The property is a lush oasis and birder’s paradise, the interior of the casita is stylish and clean, and linens were fragrance-free. We loved being able to char hot dogs in the fire pit. Wi-Fi is slow and sketchy, so a business project could not be completed. This may not matter to you, of course! The new hot tub never heated beyond 87F, wonderful after a day’s hiking in the hot sun, not so much under the fabulous desert night sky. (Beach towels, foot rinse tub and clothesline thoughtfully provided.) Finally, we patronize VRBO in lieu of hotels because we like to cook. The kitchen has wonderful major appliances, but the contents of the drawers and cabinets were sadly lacking (cooking utensils, pans, etc.). We really had to improvise, but it’s such an easy item to fix. Don’t let our input stop you: ask the owners if these items have been addressed. If so, Casita Mariposa easily rates 5+. We promise you won’t regret staying here!
We appreciate your feedback and will add some more cooking utensils for our guests. I wish you had contacted us during your stay about the hot tub temperature. We have local support to take care of issues and I also could have given you instructions over the phone to remedy the problem. The hot tub had been accidentally put into sleep mode and would not heat until the mode was changed back. A quick fix. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay!
Denise & Mike
Gorgeous and tranquil home in the desert-perfect getaway!
Casita Mariposa was an amazing getaway for my family of four! This was our home during a long weekend visit to Joshua Tree National Park. The unit is clean, bright, and beautifully decorated. The location was perfect--it felt like we were truly "away from it all," but were just a few minutes drive to the National Park. The unit is surrounded by a large desert garden. We loved walking through the garden and learning about new desert plants and cacti. Being close to nature with the comforts of home was magical! We watched hummingbirds, lizards, butterflies, and desert hare. Casita Mariposa has all the basics you would need need for a couple or a family of four. The bed and pull-out sleeper were very comfortable. It is clear that the property owners care about the property and they have thought of everything! There are patios with couches at the front and back of the Casita so you can view sunrise and sunset. The property owners were very responsive and were a breeze to work with!
A lovely peaceful casita on a beautiful property with amazing gardens
My husband and I stayed a week at Casita Mariposa. Denise was super prompt in communicating to us....usually within the hour or even shorter. The casita has both a front and back porch to enjoy the amazing sunrises and sunsets. It sits away from the main house...not far away...but you will feel very private and secluded. I believe the main house can also be rented, but at the time we were there....there were no renters in the "big" house. The property, to include the houses, are gorgeous... designed with beauty and peace. Enjoy!