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Gayle Austin

Member since: 2013
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The Cactus Patch is your home away from home. A full second story apartment.

12 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Panorama Heights - The Cactus Patch

Full Apartment With Beautiful Views 1/2 Mile From Jtnp Land, And 4 Miles From Jt

'The Cactus Patch' is a second story full apartment over our garage. 1 Bedroom with queen-size bed, a full kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, and coffee-maker. Living room has 2 futons that fold out to double beds, flat-screen TV, Dish network, and WiFi. There is a half bath, and downstairs is a full bath with tub/shower as well as a washer and dryer. Central heat to keep you warm in the winter and Air Conditioning to keep you cool in the Summer. There is an outside deck that is perfect for watching the sunrise with your morning coffee. You can also sleep under the stars on the deck if you wish.

We share the front yard which is the perfect spot to enjoy the gorgeous Sunsets.

You will have covered parking for you car, truck, or bike.

We are on 10 acres 1/2 mile up a dirt road off of Hwy 62, and 1/2 mile below JTNP land, which means Great Views and not too many neighbors.

We allow small pets, and smoking is only allowed outside.

We have extensive knowledge of the area and would be glad to help you plan your days, but if privacy is what you want, then privacy is what you will get.

We are pet-friendly, biker-friendly, hiker-friendly, rockclimber-friendly, people-friendly and would love to have you stay at this true 'home away from home'.

We are bee-keepers and have bee-hives on the property. They usually don't sting unless you bother the hives, but you will see them out and about gathering pollen.

Some extras that we offer are:

We will do your grocery shopping for you and have it in the apartment when you arrive (for a 10 dollar fee) if you don't feel like spending a minute of your vacation grocery shopping.

And if you don't want to cook, but would like a 'dinner at home', we will cook dinner for you (priced from 20 to 40 dollars per person).

Thank you for considering 'The Cactus Patch'.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gayle Austin (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

About Gayle Austin

We are 'Desert Rats' at heart. We have lived in the desert most of our lives, and love this area. We love to travel and see other places, but we always come home to the desert.

Gayle Austin purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Gayle Austin chose California

The reason we love this property is the amazing views. We are high enough up to see across the valley to Sunfair, and to have JTNP lands 1/2 mile behind us. The Stars, Sunrises, and Sunsets are unbelievably beautiful. Being on 10 acres, we have privacy and room to breathe.

What makes this apartment unique

Beauty 360 degrees around!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tim and Lisa were such wonderful guests. They and their 2 boys were so respectful of our property. They left the apartment extremely clean, and well-taken care of. Lovely personalities and very friendly. They are what I imagine when I think about "dream guests". We would absolutely love to host this family again. Thank you Tim and Lisa and A and R.
Mar 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

The Cactus Patch is your home away from home. A full second story apartment.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Tranquility in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Gayle and Tom's lovely apartment while on a camping trip with our small retro trailer; first because we were worried about leaving our dog, Jake, in the desert heat while we visited the nearby Integratron. What a great experience it turned out to be! (Both Gayle's rental and the Integratron). The apartment has everything you can need, spotlessly clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the deck and the view of the stars was unlike anything we have seen for many years. Gayle and Tom are wonderful hosts...we were sorry we didn't have more time to talk with them. Their desert garden was beautiful and we enjoyed the dried figs and honey that Gayle provided. We both felt that this was a place where the creative juices could flow...our next trip will be for a much longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We value your time and your review. We really enjoyed meeting you and hosting your Joshua Tree experience and would love to host you in the future. We too would love to spend more time with you! Happy Trails!
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5

Great desert apartment

  • 5 of 5

On a recent weeklong roadtrip with my family, we stayed at this private home adjacent apartment in the desert. I gotta say, it was my favorite stop. Lovely desert property, friendly owners, and an adorable and slightly kitchy apartment filled with everything you'd need. The best bit was enjoying the stars on the little 2nd floor patio off the apartment, as the place is a bit removed from the town proper and the reduced light pollution makes for great viewing. Despite my dogs dislike of the stairs involved, I'd probably want to stay again if I was headed out that way.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Joshua Tree and thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. Tom and I work very hard to make our vacation rental a great place for our guests and reviews let us know if we are on the right track.
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5

The location and property were ideal for us - quiet and restful

  • 5 of 5

Tom was a wonderful host. We had a wonderful time and really felt comfortable being around him and at the Cactus Patch. Would go again if the opportunity came.

Thank you Cactus Patch - you have a wonderful place!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yvonne, thank you so much for taking the time to review The Cactus Patch. We want to give each guest the best possible experience and reviews really help us ensure that we are on the right track. Happy Trails!
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Los Angeles
5

Amazing hosts with an awesome place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Gayle and Tom earlier this year and were so happy to see their place was available again last week. Gayle had a jug of fresh lemonade for us in the fridge when we got there, and offered a bag of marshmellows in case we wanted to toast some over the fire pit. Their place is great. Plenty of space to feel at home. They have a gated deck so we were able to let our dog explore around outside while we sat out under the stars. We will definitely contact them again next time we're in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We LOVE repeat guest like you and Colleen and Margot! That is truly a great compliment to us and we sincerely appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review so other guests can decide if this is the right place for their vacation stay! For any guests reading this that have pet allergies, all the floors are lineoleum, and we cover the sofa with a sheet when a pet is in the apartment. I wash all bedding including comforter, and take every precaution I can to have the apartment ready for guests with pet allergies.
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Corvallis, OR
5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment at the Cactus Patch is exactly as described in the owner's overview and in previous reviews. The unit is clean and is vey well appointed. Tom and Gayle are warm and gracious hosts. Gayle went so far as to leave home dried organic fruit out for us, and also had a large pitcher of delicious homemade lemonade ready for us in the fridge. We appreciated their attention to detail and the extra steps they took to make our stay special.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, thank you so much for writing this review. It means a lot to us to be able to get feedback on The Cactus Patch so we can be sure that we are giving our guests the vacation stay that they deserve. We truly enjoyed hosting you and would love to host you again. And thank you for leaving the apartment so super-clean. Y'all are perfect guests!
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Boston MA
5

My kind of place!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gayle and Tom for the beautiful place to stay.

I wanted to experience the solitude and tranquility of the desert, and wasn't sure if I could pull it off as a single woman.

The land behind your home was perfect! I felt totally safe to explore the area alone. The property is stunningly beautiful and sacred. And the national park entrance wasn't far away!

The apartment itself is IMMACULATE and has everything anyone could need. Every attention to detail. Nice comfy bed with great sheets and bedding. (very important for me).

This was a great place to stay. I cant wait to experience this land in the spring................I'm sure the gardens are amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We soooo enjoyed hosting you and would love to see you again in the spring! You are an awesome guest and we thank you for being so respectful of our property. Happy Trails!
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Palm Springs, California
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Blue Skies Country Club Yucca Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crossroads Cafe, Royal Thai, Pie for the People +
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Big Bear, California
Car: necessary

Most people come to Joshua Tree to visit Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP), we also have murals and museums in 29 Palms, The Integratron and Gubler's orchids in Landers, Wildlife Sanctuary in Morongo Valley, Arts and Crafts galore in Joshua Tree, and museums and shopping in Yucca Valley.

JTNP and has hiking trails, rocks to climb, flora and fauna to view, and sights to see. There is a visitor center in Joshua Tree, and it is the west entrance to the Park.

Palm Springs is less than an hour away and is a mecca for food, shopping, spas, and sunning. The aerial tram in Palm Springs takes you one mile up Mount San Jacinto into a whole different world, 40 degrees cooler and lush trees and bushes, with snow in the winter.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Panorama Heights, California Desert

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

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We do charge a $10 per night fee for each additional "person" after 2 guests. We count children as additional guests. This website does not count children as additional guests, so if you have children as additional guests, I will send you an amended payment quote. I apologize for this, and the website is working on it.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Panorama Heights, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , full bathroom is downstairs
  • upstairs bathroom is a half bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom has a Queen size bed, a dresser, desk, nightstand, and closet for hanging clothes.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
Notes:
The Cactus Patch is truly a 'home away from home', and we would love to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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