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Mid-Century Retreat - 1959 Architectural Gem, Vintage Decor, Records, 4+ Acres

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Property
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People
6
Bedrooms
2
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Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Joshua Tree - Joshua Tree Mid-Century

This is a Sprawling 2500 Square Foot Mid-Century Home Custom-built in 1959

This is a sprawling 2500 square foot Mid-Century home custom-built in 1959 located on 4+ private and fenced acres with electric security gate.

Relax with your friends and family in a spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home decorated in an eclectic mix of antique, vintage, rustic, and modern - it's a time warp with modern comforts.

Every room is over-sized - 2 large bedrooms with plenty of privacy between them, dressing room sized closets, new Cal King beds and 2 full bathrooms - both with original tile. Master bath has very interesting sunken roman shower/tub while the guest bath has a separated shower and comfortable bathtub for soaking.

The kitchen is fully stocked and features a new oven and refrigerator with ice maker as well as a coffee maker, blender, mixer, air popcorn popper, crock pot, and pots, pans, utensils, and staples such as spices, sugar, flour, condiments, etc. If you have a special food preparation requirement then just ask - the equipment is probably on site. For example, there is an Omega Vert350HD juicer which does a great job on both fruits and vegetables. Enjoy your meals around a maple table with seating for up to 10 in front of a wood-burning fireplace. There is also a gas barbeque outside on the patio and and a picnic table for al fresco dining!

Living room has a large wood-burning fireplace, 11 foot long couch, lounging cushions, and a wall of windows that look out to beautiful views of mountains. There is a queen memory foam bed in the living room just off the den which is perfect for reading or extra guests.

The den has 2 comfy twin size day beds, flat screen television wired to Netflix, Apple TV, record player, CD/DVD player, and an interesting collection of books, CDs/DVDs and hundreds of records for use during your stay. There are 3 vintage stereos in the house - each with record player and AirPort Express AirPlay device for wireless or hardwire connection to your IPhone, IPad, or MAC.

Yoga mats and a massage table are provided.

A washer and dryer, iron, ironing board, and clothes steamer are located in the house for your use.

Enjoy wandering the gated grounds, warm yourself in front of the fire pit, soak in the 6 person hot tub, or relax in the hammocks on the patio. Write your great novel on the vintage typewriter or catch up on the TV shows and movies you never have time to watch.

A dart board, horseshoe pit, and bean bag toss game are provided for drinking sports aficionados. Cards and chips and various board games are also provided - had a good game of Life, Monopoly, Chess, or Scrabble lately? Come on out and slow down!

We also have a newly remodeled Guest House on the property available to rent separately. Please see our separate listing Joshua Tree Modern Guest House for details. The Guest House has a living room area with fireplace, queen bedroom nook, 1 or optionally 2 twin beds, newly remodeled bathroom, full kitchen and wood-burning fireplace and a hot tub. For groups of 6+ we suggest that you consider renting both the Main and Guest house together.

There are 2 hot tubs on the property. The round hot tub is located closer to the Main House and is dedicated for use of the guests of the Main House. The Jacuzzi J-LXL square hot tub is located in a more remote area past the Guest House and is available for use if there is no one staying in the Guest House.

We are just a few blocks away from the art galleries, restaurants, and bar in downtown Joshua Tree and about 10 minutes away by car from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

We have hosted weddings with up to 80 guests on the property. There is plenty of parking and outdoor spaces to accommodate large gatherings. Parties, weddings, or events with 10 or more attendees require specific prior permission. The property is in close proximity to the Joshua Tree National Park and the village of Joshua Tree. The village of Joshua Tree offers a variety of great restaurant options and art galleries. Pappy & Harriets in Pioneertown is just a 15 minute drive and is not to be missed for great music and food and drink.

We love to share our experiences in the Joshua Tree area with our guests but are very respectful of your privacy. As such, the amount interaction with our guests is entirely at our guests' discretion.

We hope you can come stay at our property soon!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Owner / Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016

About Owner / Manager

Mark and Laura have a home in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles and several vacation rentals in Joshua Tree. Laura teaches yoga and is owner of a yoga studio - Glendale Yoga in Glendale, CA. After nearly 30 years in B2B sales Mark spends much of his time in Joshua Tree managing and improving the properties. We both grew up in Cincinnati, OH but have lived in California for 20 years. We love everything that California has to offer but are particularly enamored with the beautiful scenery and interesting community of Joshua Tree.

Owner / Manager purchased this house in 2011

Why Owner / Manager chose California Desert

We purchased this property because we both appreciate architecture and vintage furniture and décor. This house was quite a showplace in its day - Donovan used to stop by for coffee - and we have enjoyed restoring it to its original glory and filling it with period furnishing and decoration and wonderful art. There are 8' deep eaves around the entire house which keep it cooler and provide choices of shady seating areas for different times of the day. This house is a relaxing and comfortable trip back in time.

What makes this house unique

There are beautiful views through walls of glass in the kitchen and living room. The large open kitchen with room for a table with seating for 10 in front of a fireplace is perfect for large get togethers. All of the rooms are oversized - the sunken living room is nearly 900 sq. ft. alone - and there are multiple indoor and outdoor gathering spots so the house never really feels crowded. We love to relax on the patio off of the kitchen and master bedroom while listening to one of the thousands of records in the record collection and watching the stars in the beautiful desert sky!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Mid-Century Retreat - 1959 Architectural Gem, Vintage Decor, Records, 4+ Acres
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Mid-Century Modern Family Retreat in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

My family and I very much enjoyed the house during our stay in Joshua Tree. It was such a lovely, cozy, fun-filled home for us to relax and enjoy each other. The kitchen is very well-stocked with anything/everything needed for our family to cook together. The vynyl collection is fantastic, as is the game collection. The beds are comfortable, as is the entire home. We particularly loved the mid-century modern eclecticism of the home! We'd recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

Overall, the property was great and the owner was very accommodating and helpful. The place was very big, had plenty of space, music/speakers, and everything you need to cook/bake. We had a great stay so thank you for hosting us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Escape in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

Some close friends and I shared the weekend together at this wonderful house for the second time, and it was just as magical as we remembered. Mark has spared no expense to make this place a truly wonderful retreat. The house is full of all your cooking and entertaining essentials, from juicers and coffeemakers, to darts, board games and vintage records. There is so much to explore inside and outside the house, from the eccentric bedrooms to the outdoor hammocks and hot tub. You won't need to leave the nearly four-acre property to feel like you have really gotten away from it all. But if you do choose to leave, you are only a 10 minutes drive from the center of the Joshua Tree National Park and all of the breathtaking beauty that it has to offer. You're also a quick drive from all the essentials in town, from grocery stores (Stater Bros was our choice) to brunch spots (Crossroads Cafe is where it's at) to outdoor adventures (try Pappy & Harriett's in Pioneertown for a great night out with live music and a chill, desert-life atmosphere). Mark has worked tirelessly to make this place a one-of-a-kind gem.

Some tips before you arrive:

There are two bedrooms that offer privacy for couples, and one bed that is nestled into a nook in the living room. There are also a few other places that can serve as beds, including two daybeds in the living room and an enormously long couch. The house has almost every cooking appliance you could need, so don't worry about bringing anything to cook with -- they've got it all. Be sure to pick up some firewood on the way out (or donate a few bucks to Mark in the glass mason jar on the dining room table if you borrow his) as there are two fireplaces inside and one chiminea outside. Bring your own vinyl records or use the substantial (and excellent) collection at the house to add a vintage soundtrack to this magical place. There is another house on the property, so don't be confused if another car that isn't part of your group comes through the driveway. Finally, when coming or going on the property, be sure to close the gate behind you with the clicker, it doesn't close automatically!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Birthday weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. Decor is great and the house is clean and spacious. We were there to hike in the park and it being only 10 minutes away from the entrance was perfect. My friends had recommended this place to me and I would definitely tell anyone to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

An AMAZING and comfortable house with the most unbelievable vintage record collection I've ever seen! Thank you! Hiking was great! Too bad no stars. Got a gorgeous full moon though! Perfect locatiom? Well stocked kitchen! Awesome!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wait, there's MORE?!

  • 5 of 5

Was pretty much the experience for our group. Mark is a solid guy with a hell of an aesthetic taste, and extremely responsive as well.

The site is a mid-century heaven from the tasteful art, huge collection of records, and to the connected placements of all the rooms that creates a natural flow.

Dirty haikus from the typewriter, beers on hammocks, and jacuzzi under the stars.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Various - Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sam's Indian Food
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Santa Monica
Car: necessary

The property is located on a well-maintained dirt road in a relatively sparsely populated neighborhood just a half mile away from the village of Joshua Tree. Although just 2 hours drive from Los Angeles you will find Joshua Tree to be worlds away. Joshua Tree is a beautiful area that attracts artists and musicians and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world to make it their home. The community actively supports the arts and tourism and environmental issues. Visitors will find the locals to be an extremely interesting and friendly lot. The west entrance to the amazing 800,000 acre Joshua Tree National Park is just a couple miles away and the property features views of the mountains in the park. There are excellent running and hiking trails outside of the park just a short walk from the property.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Joshua Tree, California Desert

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£298
for 1 night
From
£219
From
£239
Fri,Sat
£1,431
£4,135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Cleaning Fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £398

Rates are subject to change until booking.
No filming or photo shoots for commercial purposes or parties, events, or weddings with 10+ attendees without prior express permission.
No smoking in the house.
No pets without prior express permission.
Firewood is normally made available to guests but we ask that a donation be left for firewood that is used.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Joshua Tree in the California

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The sunken roman tub/shower is amazing.
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , There is a separate shower & large bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The master bedroom is quite spacious.
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The guest bedroom has separate exit with wheelchair access.
    Living Room - 1 Large Double Bed , The queen memory foam bed is in a nook off the living room.
    Den - 2 Single Bed , There a 2 twin daybed sofas in the den.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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