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Secluded High Desert Homestead Near Joshua Tree

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


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

Scott & Vanessa Witter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Scott & Vanessa Witter

Vanessa & Scott


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Secluded High Desert Homestead Near Joshua Tree
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Perfect Place to Enjoy Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

The home was so beautiful with an incredible view and natural light. Scott and Vanessa were very communicative and set us up for a great experience! We'd love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool and funky homestead in beautiful Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

Boy: looking for a night of star gazing in the desert; Girl: star gazing but also a cosy place to stay, with all the home comforts at a reasonable price. This house was the perfect solution! Eclectic and tastefully furnished with loads of character. I am very fussy re matresses', pillows and bedding but had the best night sleep. The shower was luxurious and everything is well-thought out to meet your needs. I am only disappointed that we could only stay one night - would have loved to have stayed for a few days there. Vanessa was excellent at answering any queries promptly and no matter the hour.

We would definitely book again if we lived in the US and hope to be back for longer another time!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California

The perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I decided it was time for a a little break from LA and boy was this house and Joshua Tree the perfect break we needed. The house is amazing! It isn’t my first time staying here, it was so rad the last time we had to stay again. It’s the perfect place to take a few deep breathes and get centered again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles CA

Stay Here!!

  • 5 of 5

Scott & Vanessa's home was the perfect desert getaway! We were only there for one night and the only downside was that we didn't stay longer. The house was super clean, spacious and comfy. After a long day in JT National Park, it was awesome to come back to the house and chill. The shower was great and the beds were even better! Vanessa was always super communicative and quick to get back if needed. If you come to Joshua Tree, check this place out!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy Desert Oasis

  • 4 of 5

I spent a night here in early September with my daughter, husband and brother in law. First and most importantly, the air conditioner is so strong and definitely cools off the house. The bedrooms are big enough to fit a pack n' play (which we brought for our daughter) in addition to the large beds that are already there. We did not use the casita in back so I can't comment on that. There are some nice guide books for Joshua Tree National Park which were very helpful for planning our visit there. It was pretty, clean and quiet, which is what we were looking for. The owners were very responsive. We would consider staying here again if we're ever in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations and as great as described

  • 5 of 5

- Very welcoming. No surprises. Great attention to detail.

- Well stocked. Could have packed a lot less if we knew how accommodating the place would be.

- Super kid/dog friendly. Gated all around.

- Owners were extremely responsive (we wanted to stay longer and got a response within minutes).

- Worth nothing: Central A/C unit is more than sufficient. 100 degrees outside but sub-70's inside. Casita also has A/C and was very comfortable.

Looking at the guestbook, the owners have a good relationship with their guests and few or none leave unhappy.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Yucca Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £144.42
Cleaning £36.1

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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