Homestead • Joshua Tree, California

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Homestead Joshua Tree, California

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chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from $ 195/night
What we like about this property

We like the understated style and modern attitude of this simple desert dwelling and the secluded and peaceful location with sweeping views of Joshua Tree National Park land. This is desert homesteading for modern nomads!

Description

Located on over two acres in the rugged hills of Joshua Tree’s northern boundary, Highdesert Homestead is surrounded by boulders, cacti and Joshua trees with faraway views of the desert highlands. By day, it’s the perfect location for getting to know the California national park and its abundant wildlife. By night, it provides a tranquil starlit retreat to take in the spiritual beauty of the desert.

Originally built as a homesteader’s cabin in 1957, it was recently renovated to be a back to basics modern getaway using environmentally friendly methods and materials and simple rustic style.

Designed to highlight the serenity and natural beauty of the desert landscape, the interiors are both cozy and bright with the main fireside living area off of the eat in kitchen and windows all around that flood the home with natural light. The two bedrooms accommodate up to four guests, making this an intimate  getaway for couples or a small family. All furnishings are custom designed and handcrafted by the owner with a selection of unique details and decor that make it feel like home.

The fenced in yard is perfect for pets and also features two outdoor patios, one for dining al fresco and the other facing east for morning sunrise.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, iPod docking audio system. Organic cotton bedding, natural soaps and bath products, yoga mats. Housekeeping and laundry facilities. Organic coffees and teas. Firewood provided for fireplace. Covered parking for two cars. 

AROUND

Situated just a few minutes from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, there are miles of outdoor adventure as well as the visitor center of shops, cafes and galleries. The house is also near several unique attractions including the historic old western Pioneertown, and Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace. Less than an hour’s drive to Palm Springs there are also a few interesting local museums and art venues such as the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, and the famed Integratron. Further afield, the San Jacinto mountains rise above the desert floor and are lined with miles of hiking trails at a cooler elevation. Indian Canyon and Palm Canyon are also within driving distance for the rural getaways in the Coachella Valley area. Los Angeles is a two hour drive.

LOCATION

Joshua Tree, California. Nearest Airport: Palm Springs International Airport (37 miles) 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring and Fall

chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
chic&cheap - Vacation Rental - Highdesert Homestead, Joshua Tree
Info & Rates
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 Queen, 1 Double
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms1.5 Bathrooms
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyYes, for an additional $35 fee
Rates$195 per night (2 night minimum), $1,200 per week.
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Notes

$100 refundable security deposit.

Payment is due in full upon reservation

All local and stat taxes apply 

Cancellations require 2 week advance notice prior to arrival date for full refund

Check-in time 3:00pm

Check out time 11:00 am (earlier check in or later check out upon request and availability)


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5 Reviews

  • Marc Trujillo

    December 9, 2015

    My wife and I stayed here with our dogs and we all had a perfect time Everything was waiting for our arrival as expected, the views are spectacular and the silence at night is deep enough that you can feel yourself decompressing. We’re looking forward to our next visit!

    Marc Trujillo

    Los Angeles, United States

  • Katalin Fazekas

    January 31, 2014

    We were fully satisfied, had a great time. Owners were kind and helpful. I only can recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the desert.

    Budapest, Hungary

    Katalin Fazekas

  • Laura A.

    July 18, 2011

    “Wonderful getaway to a beautiful home!”
    My boyfriend and I rented the Highdesert Homestead for a weekend getaway from Los Angeles. We had such a wonderful time at the home – it is incredibly peaceful and serene, and the home itself is beautifully decorated and so enjoyable to stay in! The home was clean and included all the necessary amenities for cooking and relaxing. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the spacious fenced in yard was perfect for our dog to run around. I would highly recommend renting this house – we will definitely be back!

    Los Angeles, CA

    Laura A.

  • Meghan

    May 13, 2011

    My husband and I decided to get away to somewhere warmer (we are from Seattle) for our 5th anniversary, so we chose Joshua Tree and searched for houses until we saw the Highdesert Homestead. We both still needed to be able to work while we were on vacation but wanted a house that felt like an escape. And when we arrived, we were thrilled. The home itself is a vacation. The home is perfectly designed and they have not missed a single detail. Everything was clean and organized which made it easy to relax. Even our two dogs felt like they were on vacation, they loved to lay on the patio and use the beautiful dog bowls provided. I am a writer and found constant inspiration in the views from every room. We went on hikes and explorations nearby, but cooked nearly every meal in the beautiful kitchen. The Highdesert Homestead was even more perfect than the pictures and descriptions show. It was a great stay and we will certainly be returning.

    Seattle, WA

    Meghan

  • Joanne E.

    November 6, 2010

    “Wonderful and relaxing place to stay!”
    Lovely house with a serene and relaxed vibe. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We arrived at night and were stunned when we woke up to the fantastic views! We couldn’t help but lounge on the bed with all the pillows in the extra room and read while keeping an eye on the copious quail amongst the cholla and yuccas outside. We loved the design aesthetic that went into this house’s renovation. Clean modernism with lots of beautiful wood! It’s very quiet and feels secluded although there are other houses within site. The location is very convenient to the National Park and town. Crossroads Cafe, The Natural Sisters Cafe and Sam’s provide excellent vegetarian eating. The owners are friendly and organized, making the trip easier on us. The roads to the house are not paved and are quite a bumpy ride, but it’s worth it. We highly recommend a stay and will be back!

    Joanne E.

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