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Secluded 2 BD Home on 5 Tree-filled Acres w/Koi Pond & Observation Deck

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Landers - Goat Mountain Pass

2 Bedrooms With 2 Baths. Minutes from the Integraton.

Goat Mountain Pass--Revel in the beauty and electicism of the Mojave Desert. Landers is centrally located to Joshua Tree National Forest, the Integraton and the world famous Pappy 'N' Harriets of Pioneertown. Chill by the Koi pond, take an outdoor shower or stargaze from the stellar observation deck.

This property sits on 5 acres, with 2.5 acres fenced. Mature trees and koi pond in a quiet setting. Great for bird watching. Large observation deck for stargazing. Two covered porches. Large ranch-style modernized home. 2 bedrooms with 2 full baths, an outdoor shower/bath, a futon in the living room and a pull out couch in the music/art room. Washer/Dryer---gray water feeds the trees. There's also a vintage Aristocrat trailer outback.

Eco mini-splits for heating and cooling as well as a swamp cooler. We also have a wood burning stove

There is a stereo with iPOD hook up. Turntable/album collection. Drum kit and keyboard. ROKU, DVDs, books, board games and binoculars.

This is a wonderful property for a retreat, reunion or family gathering.

Special rates apply. Just ask us!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Michelle Strong
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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About Michelle Strong

We are filmmakers, musicians... a creative couple who bought this place as a way to rejuvenate and escape the stresses of the city.

Michelle Strong purchased this house in 2010

Why Michelle Strong chose Inland Empire

Gorgeous remote park like setting. Peace and quiet. Hit the reset button and renew. We also have a sister cabin to this property 1/3 of the mile down the road called Billy Goat Gruff. VRBO#619000. These make great properties for a retreat or a family reunion.

What makes this house unique

You can get away from it all here -- In the winter we enjoy a roaring fire in the wood-burning stove- -- early mornings as the sun rises- -- nights on the observation deck counting shooting stars. Our koi pond makes this an excellent spot for bird watching... owls, hawks, hummingbirds and a family of quail.


based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Secluded 2 BD Home on 5 Tree-filled Acres w/Koi Pond & Observation Deck
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

This home was absolutely lovely... clean, comfortable, artistically decorated, and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the home exceeded our expectations . The observation deck at night is magical. We were visited by a beautiful owl at dusk, and it was a pleasure to cook dinner ( great kitchen) and luxuriate on the back patio or one of the many sitting areas. We will definitely hope to stay st the property again. The owners clearly love their home and it was all around a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, stylish, remote spot

  • 5 of 5

I spent a long weekend in this home with three friends and a dog, and it couldn't have been a better place for the type of vacation we wanted!

This house is huge - thought it's spread across just one floor, we could all be in the house at the same time and feel like we each had the privacy we wanted. There were 2 bedrooms and each featured a comfortable mattress with lots of nice pillows and blankets. Both bathrooms were well stocked; one had a nice shower that got good and hot and with good pressure, and the other had a lovely clawfoot tub which I unfortunately did not get to soak in but it looked great. The kitchen was home to our many conversations, travel plan pow-wows, and impromptu snack and happy hours; there were more than enough kitchen tools, utensils, dishware, pots and pans etc. for cooking had we wanted to, and there was a dishwasher to make cleaning up a cinch. We lazed away afternoons on the porches out front and back and when it got too dark at night, we curled up in the living room for a movie or two.

Our dog really enjoyed this property too - the whole place is fenced in and he was able to run around and play as he pleased. Because of the danger rattlesnakes, one small area off the back porch is carefully fenced with chicken wire to keep them out, and this was a good and safe spot to take the dog out late at night.

Landers doesn't have too much going on on its own, but you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park, Pioneertown, and other towns quite easily. Some local highlights for us included the Noah Purifoy art installations, the Integratron, Pappy and Harriet's, and Whitewater Canyon (which has hiking trails that dogs can join you on).

The hosts were excellent - they will not be at the property during your stay, but they are very accessible, typically responding within about 20 minutes. We never encountered any problems with the property that required their assistance, so that's also a plus - this place is very well maintained and the hosts have thought of everything you might need in advance of your arrival.

I highly recommend staying here if you'd like a peaceful and secluded respite from your hectic city life. We all felt very relaxed and quickly got into a rhythm with sunrise and sunset. I only wish I had been able to stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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The Perfect Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Michelle's home is the ideal desert retreat if you're looking for a secluded and relaxing desert vacation. The house is clean, welcoming and well stocked with all the necessities. Although it is not technically in Joshua Tree, it's just a 15 minute drive into town and well worth it. Our German Shepard loved playing in the yard while being securely enclosed by the gated fencing all around. Whether you're watching the stars at night on the observation deck, barbecuing, enjoying their endless record collection, or listening to the wind chimes in the back yard- you are bound to fall in the love with this house and location. I would highly recommend Mark and Michelle's home to anyone looking to stay in the Landers/JT area, and hope to return again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for over a month in this amazing house and had a great and very relaxing time. The owners truly care about the place. It has a great, fully equipped kitchen, nice good bathrooms and plenty of art on the walls. A great place if you want to get away from it all and just enjoy the silence and beauty of the desert. I'd love to return to this house in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Wonderful desert getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying here- and it was just as great the second time. I find this to be the perfect getaway. It's so secluded with limited cell reception- which is a huge bonus to me. Everything you need is there at the house. Great art, amazing music selection, patio, observation deck. It's become one of my favorite weekend trips. The house coupled with a day in Joshua Tree- leaves you feeling inspired and refreshed. Can't wait to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow. This Place is Amazing.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were super easy to deal with, the place was easy to find, and the property is very secluded and relaxing. Having the property fenced in with all the trees and the koi pond almost makes you forget you are in a desert. This place has it all. You can have a great time with friends using the BBQ and all the amenities or you can just sit outside and relax as the sounds of the wind and the water from the koi pond mix together. Me and a group of friends do a yearly meetup so picking the right spot is a big deal for us. Everyone could not stop saying how pleased they were with the property. It is very clean inside and has a really good vibe. You can tell the owners actually care about the property and it is not just a money making machine, but it has a really inviting and relaxing energy about it. The house is very large for a 2 bedroom and the rooms seem very wide, which makes it comfortable when you have a larger group. The kitchen was great and had an island to use. Outside is a outdoor couch and sitting area that was awesome. You could easily fall asleep on it. The view from the backyard was unreal. Very wide open views and panoramas and not to mention the star gazing deck takes you up to see the mountains as well. It was very important to us that we found a great place, and we did! That is why I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a solid bet. We will be back again and next time we will be booking more days because it was such a great place and no one wanted to leave. I seriously had some of the best vacation time ever at this place.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Pappy and Harriets
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Car: necessary

Our house is roughly 20-25 minutes from the park entrance, Pappy and Harriets in Pioneer town is 15 minutes West and only 2 minutes to the famed Integratron. We are surrounded by trees in an extremely peaceful and zen setting near Goat Mountain in Landers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Landers, California Desert

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £165
cleaning fee £62
Pet Fee £41
Tax Rate 7.0%

3 night min. holiday weekends , Christmas or New Years 5 night min.
No large parties, no filming or still shoots or video without permission
smoking outside only, all butts must be extinguished in cans or loss of deposit will result.
please clean up after your dog. Please leave the house as you found it. Please do not rearrange the furniture.
trash goes in the bin to the west of the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Landers in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing

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