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Secluded High Desert Homestead Near Joshua Tree

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house

Overview

About the property

Welcome to Havalina, a spacious and enchanting Mjave desert retreat.

Enjoy panoramic views, amazing sunsets, and stargazing. Situated on 5+ private acres of pristine desert landscape, the property feels "away from it all" yet accessible to all desert points of interest: 20 minutes to JT Natl Park, 15 minutes to both downtown Yucca Valley and downtown Joshua Tree, 10 minutes to the Integratron, 20 minutes to Pioneertown.

Havalina features 5.5 acres of desert land, a main house and a casita, which was the original homestead cabin on the property. The house and casita, which are both included in your rental, are joined by a large outdoor courtyard with a picnic table, gas grill, fire pit and bar stools to enjoy the sunset. The back of the house has a covered porch with rocking chairs, a hammock, and a huge shade tree that makes a magical sound when the wind blows.

The eclectic interior is tastefully decorated with handpicked flea-market finds, vintage & reclaimed wood furniture, and unique art pieces. Both bedrooms feature endless outdoor views and comfortable real beds (1 king, 1 full) as well as ample closet space. The living room has a large sofa, flat screen TV and DVD player. There is a full kitchen stocked with basics and a small breakfast nook. The casita has a very comfortable daybed, a record player and meditation pillows—a perfect place to just relax and/or accommodations for an additional guest.

More Details

Owner
Scott & Vanessa Witter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Scott & Vanessa Witter

Vanessa & Scott

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Yucca Valley in the San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Super Peaceful, Clean and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

In the 18 hours we spent here I believe only 1 car and 1 motorcycle drove by. It was so remarkably quiet. The conversations, the breeze and occasionally music from the turntable were the only sounds. The interiors and the grounds were squeaky clean. The A.C. and the beds made our stay very comfortable. The decor fits the dessert vibe just right. Sitting at the outdoor bar enjoying the sunset was memory making. I would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A cozy secluded getaway with a patio perfect for A BBQ, fires and star gazing.

  • 5 of 5

This place is not only charming, but Vanessa is SUPER attentive and you can honestly feel she CARES about making sure things are easy for you and that you have a relaxed time. I have stayed at a lot of different places through the years and she definitely goes above and beyond. (And we only stayed for 1 night!). The place is cozy, clean with a huge comfy bed, a clean spacious walk in shower, and our favorite was the private patio. We would definitely recommend this place. Wish we could have stayed longer!! Thank you, Vanessa & Scott!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful + Quiet Setting

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place! The home and surroundings are peaceful and draw you in immediately. Our intent was to drop off our belongings and make our way to Joshua Tree NP, but we instantly felt at home so we decided to relax and skip the park until the next day. The beds were far more comfortable than other places we have stayed. The grill and fire-pit make for nice ambiance. The layout of the place was perfect - great combination of indoor and outdoor space. The sunrise/sunset and stars are breathtaking. The hosts went above and beyond - they even have a Spotify playlist suited for a desert stay. The music fit the setting and was a really nice touch to our already amazing stay. Truly a relaxing escape for us. Our only regret is staying for just one night, but we certainly intend to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place, so clean and comfortable..... great views, close to downtown & Pioneertown.... had a blast......

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect place for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

After a long day of hiking at Joshua Tree National this was the best place to come back to! The location was great, after driving about a mile on a dirt road you pull up to the house, which felt like the perfect oasis. Scott and Vanessa's care for their guests is clear from the very clear directions to the house to the decor to the house guide book. We were so sad we were only there for one night, but we will definitely be back for a longer stay next time!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Vanessa and Scott are certainly pros at this! From start to finish they went above and beyond as host. They helped work out a communication error with the HomeAway system, sent updates and diligently followed up with me. Their directions and area brochure were full of helpful hints and tips. During our stay the desert was hot hot hot, but thank goodness the house was kept extra cool and once the evening came the courtyard was a wonderful place to relax. To top it off not only did this place include all of the amenities that you would need, but even your pets are considered as well. It was a super relaxing and pet friendly stay. Five stars all the way.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Yucca Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
summer / low
19 Jun 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£136
for 1 night
From
£97
From
£125
Fri,Sat
£663
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£156
for 1 night
From
£117
From
£136
Fri,Sat
£741
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.99
Additional Guest Fee £19.5 per person per night
Damage Deposit £155.98

Standard rate includes 5 people.

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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