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Pam and John

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French

1200 sqft Romantic Hideaway, 5.6 Mile to JT Park: JULY/AUG SPECIAL 3RD NITE FREE

41 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in California Desert - Desert Sky Compound

Couples refuge, 1200 sq ft home; 1 bedroom, 2 bath, dining & living room, 2+acre

Unlike a lot of the properties in Joshua Tree, the streets are paved all the way to the entrance. 'Desert Sky Compound' - an Artist's Haven and Awesome Couples Refuge. Spacious 1200 square foot home - high ceilings, an open floor plan, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, 2 rear patio areas plus a front porch for enjoying the view or evening breeze. This unique custom built home is located on 2.3 acres with local wildlife, Joshua Trees, landscaped walkways and dozens of unique types of cactus blooming throughout the year. The rental rate includes the cleaning fee & all amenities listed.

Full kitchen with 4 burner stove, oven, full size refrigerator, toaster, dishes, bowls, pots, pans and all utensils. (Olive oil, coffee maker including coffee & filters, teas, sugar, salt & pepper provided.)

100% Solar power (yet also on the “grid” for constant power), central heating, air conditioning, wood burning stove, ceiling fans. WiFi and movie DVD's and music CD's with monitor for your viewing or listening pleasure. Games, cards, backgammon. (No cable television, no phone.)

From our property atop a hill you get beautiful night village views as well as of the Southeastern Mojave Desert mountains. Two sides of the property are walled so you really feel like you are in your own private sanctuary with rabbits, quails and road runners who frequent the grounds – as well as doves, chipmunks, ground squirrels, wren, lizards, humming birds. Once the sun goes down, the property is visited by bats, occasional bobcats and owls. You will be amazed at the clear and vibrant starry skies – the milky way is visible here along with all the other constellations.

Call it a retreat, an awesome couples refuge, sanctuary, Artist's haven, oasis, getaway or hideaway – whatever word you choose will describe this beautiful vacation rental. (A second home, owner occupied, adjoins the vacation home by a soundproofed cement wall, and a 6 foot block and fence privacy wall separates the vacation home backyard, all of the guests have positively commented on the great privacy, especially with 2.3 acres.)

Location – Location – Location:

We're 5.6 miles from the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, 1234 square miles, with groves of Joshua Trees, incredible gigantic boulders and some of the best rock climbing in the world. If you don't feel like driving, then a minutes walk up the street (900 yards) is where you'll find a trailhead (Wildlife Habitat Restoration area) to wander - climbable rocky hills, 360 degree views of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, 29 Palms and Joshua Tree National Park.

Joshua Tree Retreat Center is 2.9 miles (about 5 minutes) away. About 2 miles from our Getaway is “Downtown” Joshua Tree which has art galleries, a yoga studio, adventure & hiking outfitter stores, a bakery, gift shops, many restaurants including great burgers and great vegan fare, even a (remarkably good) pizza parlor as well as other restaurants including Thai, a saloon and home style coffee shop. A National Park Visitors Center is located right off the main drag, so you can park there and check out the shops before you head to our backyard, Joshua Tree National Park.

Just about 40 minutes away is Palm Springs! If you do venture to Palm Springs for the day then consider going to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Air museum, The Living Desert or VillageFest (Thursday nights).

OTHER: If you're feeling adventurous - Salton Sea is less than 90 minutes away. Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is 2 hours away. The Cabazon outlets and Morongo Casino are about 40 minutes away. Lake Havasu and it's "London Bridge" is 3 hours away. In Laughlin you'll find casino's such as Harrah's & The Golden Nugget plus tourist attractions including the Davis Dam and the Colorado River.

There are many many great hikes in Joshua Tree National Park and the Visitors Center (6554 Park Blvd) can guide you to the best ones based on your interests and hiking ability.

Restaurants – minutes from the house include:

Natural Sister Cafe (Health Food)

61695-B Twentynine Palms Hwy;

Crossroads Cafe & Tavern (Local coffee shop, homemade food);

Park Rock Cafe (next to the visitor center);

Joshua Tree Saloon;

Pie for the People (Yummy Pizza);

Royal SIAM Cuisine Thai;

Sam's Indian Food;

Joshua Tree Saloon

and the "famous" Pappy & Harriets" is just 10 miles away in Pioneertown

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pam and John (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French

About Pam and John

Owners John and Pam both work in the Entertainment industry - Pam in television, John in features although they are now both semi-retired.

Pam and John purchased this house in 2010

Why Pam and John chose California Desert

They love the desert and the fresh, clean air and natural surroundings and wildlife. Best of all - the lack of city crowds and traffic!

We take pride in our property and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between.

What makes this house unique

We love the house and vacation home because it was custom built with extra thick walls, has passive solar features, high ceilings and is in a quiet and secluded part of town. We love being able to walk 10 minutes to hike or just sit on the patio and watch the abundant wildlife. And because we're high up, we even have a view of the city lights.

Reviews

5
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

1200 sqft Romantic Hideaway, 5.6 Mile to JT Park: JULY/AUG SPECIAL 3RD NITE FREE
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
5

A perfect desert paradise

  • 5 of 5

We picked this location because we wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park, but we loved it so much we wished we were staying a week. The home was very clean and beautifully decorated. We were blown away by the spaciousness of the home - a complete well-equipped kitchen, comfortable living room with inviting sofa, lounge chairs and fireplace (which of course we didn't use since it was May, but would be cozy in the winter). Very comfortable bed - we're going to get a mattress like theirs. Bright, roomy bathroom with 2 sinks and 2 windows, plus a second half bath. Plenty of towels and kitchen supplies. We enjoyed looking at all the photos and artwork by the owner. Didn't have time to use the grill, play the games, watch the DVDs, or read the books that were available. Wifi was very reliable. We were encouraged to explore the serene quiet property, 2.3 acres, which was like a desert botanical garden. The owners have done a beautiful job with the numerous blooming desert plants, rock-lined trails, benches, bird feeders, etc. We had the feeling of being in our own little desert paradise for 3 days. Sitting on the secluded deck having our morning coffee or evening wine was the epitome of peace, calm, quiet, and serenity - watching the sunrise, sunset, or the occasional bunny. The owners are right next door, but we saw them only once. They are friendly, down to earth, accommodating and exceptionally helpful with tips for where to hike, eat, shop for groceries, etc. I cannot recommend this home highly enough. We would stay again in a minute, and if we get back to Joshua Tree, we will.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and transporting!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Joshua Tree for the first time and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Trust me when I say this place is PRISTINE. The house was beautiful and so quiet. We really felt like we were in another part of the world. The backyard was such a nice, peaceful place to drink our coffee in the morning. I love that, if we wanted to, we could have never left the property and cooked all of our meals in the house. Pam and John stock their kitchen with EVERYTHING you will need for a nice sit-down dinner. The place is also not far from the national park. It's really in the best location.

This place is wonderful. I would definitely come back and stay here next time we find ourselves in Joshua Tree.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, restful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The property was well appointed, clean and meets all expectations. The home was perfect for two and completely private. Highly recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a wonderful time away.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean well equipped condo in the middle of a cactus garden

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very well kept and equipped with everything anyone could want on a vacation. Besides dishes and cookware Pam and John provided books to read, DVDs to watch, and board games to play. Of course Wi-fi was provided.

The house is surrounded by all kinds of cactus which started to bloom in March when we were there. There were trails just up the street for hikes and Joshua Tree National Park was about 1/2 hour drive away.

Pam and John told us about several trails to hike on, local restaurants to try and activities that were going on in Joshua Tree as well as in Palm Springs, a 45 minute ride from the house.

This condo is perfect for a couple or a couple with a child, for a weekend or a month!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review - it is actually a home not a condo but I guess the term makes no difference as long you as you enjoyed it! Yes a lot of people like hiking up the street at the Wildlife Habitat Conservation Area and the National Park entrance is just 5.6 miles from the vacation home so it makes for good options. Glad you enjoyed your stay and got to see some nice blooms.
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Stunning , character-filled home

  • 4 of 5

John and Pam's place really gives you that 'home away from home' feeling. Lots of great character, books, movies and personal touches. Great private backyard for night sky viewing. Although John and Pam were right next door, they are friendly and available for anything you may need, but not intrusive and give you as much privacy as you desire. John was quick to solve a minor issue in the kitchen for us.

Well equipped kitchen with lots of basic supplies to get you started. Comfortable bed for a good night's sleep. Wonderful lounge area with wood burning stove. We had made a special request for an outdoor fire pit which Pam provided and luckily we had perfect, still evenings where we could sit around the fire outside in the cool evenings.

Quick and easy drive to JTNP.

Thanks Pam and John. When we're back in the JT area we'll be sure to stay with you again and will definitely recommend to our friends.

Laurie & Colin

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite getaway

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to returning to Pam & John's lovely home every time we leave :-)

The house is spacious & spotless, the kitchen well equipt, the bed is comfortable, and the yard is our favorite place to be! Choose one bench to watch sunrise envelope the clear, star filled night sky... another for the sunset and to watch it all return. Can't wait until our next trip to Josh! Thank you so much for making your home available!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Yucca Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
29 Palms Highway (62)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
A dozen at downtown center
Car: recommended

Palm Springs is just 45-55 minutes away where there is live theater, a zoo, one of the world's highest aerial trams, museums, etc..

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree , California Desert

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£221
for 2 nights
From
£110
£736
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£221
for 2 nights
From
£110
£695
£1,962
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £96
Tax Rate 7.0%

$12.00 per night for cot set-up including for a third person/child
One night rental accepted at: $180.00 / July & August - 3rd night FREE
MARCH and APRIL - weekly rentals only (monthly rate not applicable)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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 the California Desert in the California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet and sink only.
    Bathroom 1 - Shower and 2 sinks (and toilet of course!)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen Bed, two large closets & chest of drawers, chairs, Access door with screen to the yard & patio. Cot available upon request for a third guest.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
Notes:
This is a spacious one bedroom with high ceilings and an open floor plan based on passive solar features. Tiled throughout. Cleaning fee included in rental rate.

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