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

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms w/2 Baths. Minutes from the Integraton

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

This park like 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, Swedish dip pool, a futon in the living room and a pull out couch in the music/art room. Washer/Dryer---gray water feeds the trees.

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, extensive CD collection. WIFI, ROKU, DVDs, books, board games and binoculars.

This is a wonderful property for a retreat, reunion or family gathering. We have a sister property Billy Goat vrbo#619000 just 1/4 mile down the road . Artists and musicians enjoy creating here. This spot is private and tranquil. No neighbors within eyesight. Pet Friendly.

More Details

Michelle Strong
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Landers in San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Oven
  • 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
  • clawfoot tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Design Within Reach Sleeper
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
outdoor shower outdoor fireplace observation deck galvanized cold dip pool


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Secluded 2 BD Home on 5 Tree-filled Acres w/Koi Pond & Observation Deck
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here. The place is big, tastefully designed and super functional. Highlights include the outdoor shower and tub, star gazing deck, myriad lounging options and fenced perimeter so that pets are free to roam. There's also a great indoor clawfoot tub and a very nice kitchen. We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy getaway house

  • 4 of 5

Cute house with eclectic vibe; well equipped and comfortable

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Comfy, cozy, outfitted with everything you need. -Perfect place to hike Joshua Tree all day, come back, cook and sleep well! The place is just a described. Many places to spread out, both inside and outside. The space made it easy to enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings. The owners were very responsive, laid back and easy to communicate. If you want a place to get away from it all, you could stay here and just enjoy the natural beauty of the home and surrounding land. If you want a landing place while you explore Joshua Tree, this is also it. I hope to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay in Landers!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, Mark and Michelle do not disappoint. The house is in great condition and has all of the comforts of home. We love what has become our annual trip to Joshua Tree! Looking forward to next year's trip.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely one of the great rancho style homes in Landers

  • 5 of 5

This home with a great view and proximity to Goat Mountain is a gem. It's a beautifully appointed spacious retreat with every amenity one could ask for. So many niches to nest in. Lots of great artistic lighting was also well thought out. We delighted in the large kitchen with a beautiful table; we enjoyed sitting around to enjoy dining on the meals we cooked using the thoughtful appliances and cooking vessels. It was nice to have a simple thing like a coffee bean grinder at hand. Coffee just tastes better in the morning in the Landers desert. I enjoyed the koi pond. The sound of the water added to the nice zen quality in the outdoor space. The yard has a lookout tower with views and sitting. It was a unique feature with relaxing views. Very nicely planned. The beds and bedrooms were perfectly cozy. Nice, well thought out quality bedding, too. The deep soaking tub was perfection in one of the well thought out bathrooms. The grounds were fenced for safety and our dog liked exploring the large boundaries. Our party of four had an uncongested amount of space. The front porch was great to chill on and watch the evening light change. The rancho-style covered porch in the back was another element we enjoyed, as well as the fire pit at night.

Now to Shelly and Mark: There was a surprising hangout room with sound system and a stack of vinyl. Very special indeed. They obviously really love this oasis they created for visitors to enjoy. They are also 100% committed to being accessible for their guests. Bonus: a laundry room. I will definitely dream about visiting again soon. I was enchanted by my stay. Hope to return again someday. Thanks to Mark and Shelly for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and Funky

  • 5 of 5

A great get-a-way from (almost) everything. This place has everything you'll need and then some. A fully stocked kitchen plus the living areas are filled with games, puzzles, books, movies and records/cds. Be sure to go to La Copine (open only Th-Sun) the food was out of this world. We also enjoyed Two Guys Pizza in Yucca Valley. We were there for 5 weeks in January and February so we didn't get to use the outside as much as others. The property is beyond beautiful, like an old west movie set and fully fenced for our little dog to roam his heart out. Lots of little additions like the koi pond and the observation deck were also enjoyed by us numerous times. If you were there for a weekend or even a week, the downsides probably wouldn't affect you: the internet service was VERY unreliable (not the owners fault). We also found the kitchen to have inadequate lighting and the heating units to operate sporadically. (There is a wood burning stove in the family room and we did use it.) This property is located 30 minutes from Joshua Tree Park & 1 hour from Palm Springs. The owners were very responsive (and quickly) to our questions/concerns. All in all, a great property which would be super fun for a family and/or group of friends to chill out in the desert.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We had the mini splits serviced so the heating and cooling works great now. We've also installed better lighting in the kitchen. The issue with mojave wifi seems to have been resolved. Thanks for being patient. We hope you visit again.
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Gubler Orchids
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Pappy and Harriets
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
La Copine
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Car: necessary

Our house is roughly a 20-25 minute drive from the Joshua Tree National Park entrance, and Pappy N' Harriet's in Pioneertown is 15 minutes west and only 2 minutes to the famed Integratron and 5 minutes from La Copine - the best food in the desert. 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

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £55.25
Pet Fee £36.83
Damage Deposit £147.34

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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