- The Secluded Adobe House . . . what a dream of artistry and cleaver thought and planning. Shades of dove grey, sage, and wheat sooth the eye . . . splashes of Burnt umber, and ochre to awaken the senses and visual art everywhere. Outside, jeepers and peepers everywhere, with soft shy bunnies, and quick darting chipmunks. Such activity and song everywhere makes mere reading seem like a pale, too quiet pastime. Yes indeed we surely enjoyed our stay. My water color paintings turned out fantastic! Thank you very much. Carlos and Family
- This place delivered the goods. The property is a beautiful, private, stocked, comfortable and creative space. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about this rental. The two beds are very comfortable, too. I had the best sleep I have ever had away from home. It's close to town but feels very far away. It's close to the National Park. It's far enough away from town to have dramatic starry skies complete with shooting stars. We're definitely coming back.
- Stayed for a long weekend at the house, had an amazing time. Kitchen is very well stocked (down to olive oil, pepper grinders, and martini glasses!) and grilled steaks and lobster were the order of the weekend. Watching the sun set and the stars come out from the huge outdoor tub, preferably with a glass of wine, is highly recommended. Beautiful views, wonderful stars, comfortable beds, great amenities. House is not as isolated as shown in the pictures, a relief to our group. Comfortably slept two couples and an unexpected addition (on our own air mattress). Joshua Tree National Park was entrancing, and the Joshua Tree Saloon burgers are not to be missed...or their happy hour, with fourteen beers on tap. Owners very helpful, easily reached. We'll be back!
- This house is truly immaculate and boasts an impressive set of amenities. The location is perfect - right off the Joshua Tree National Park but secluded enough for a private getaway with miles of desert land and breathtaking 360 degree views. The house is not quite as isolated as some of the pictures suggest, with a few other homes within proximity, but definitely far enough away in the distance that you barely even notice. The house has been kept in excellent condition and features all modern appliances, multiple patio seating to accommodate guests on all three sides of the property, as well as a large dining room table on the front porch (great for hosting a party or an intimate dinner) with amazing views, and a beautiful outdoor white tub with running water (hot or cold). Great for star gazing! The interior is just as impressive with a wonderfully and conveniently stocked kitchen (glasses, utensils, spices, and similar basics), simple but modern furniture, and stereo system with iPod/auxiliary hookup. The bedrooms are a comfortable size (sleeps 4 total but with enough room to bring an air mattress if needed) and feature some of the most comfortable mattresses I've ever stayed at in a vacation rental. Bathroom also has a large modern shower and sink - perfect amount of space for the location. House also includes a swamp cooler which provides a more than adequate cooling system during the summer months. Beautiful views of desert land through the large bay windows are inspiring in the day or night and cozy fireplace make it even more comfortable. This has got to be one of best vacation homes in the area by comparison. I highly recommend pre-planning with food and drink (we brought a cooler stocked with food and snacks) or picking up something on the way. There are some restaurants and stores within a few miles if you'd rather venture out but getting to the house itself is a bit off the beaten path and you may not want to make multiple trips back out once you arrive. The surrounding area is hike friendly if you’re feeling adventurous and looking for something to do locally. Cell phone service is limited so please be aware you may only receive spotty reception (though you’ll quickly discover you won’t need it here). All in all, this place is extraordinary and provides the perfect locale for a secluded vacation spot in the desert. With such friendly and informative property owners, you can’t ask for more. We will definitely be coming back again!
- Hi Jeff,
I just returned last night from Southern California. We absolutely loved our stay in JT and your home was perfect. The layout was great with the rooms separated. Our first morning two coyotes were hunting together as the sun rose. And though the snow was gone from the house area, in the park we found enough so that the boys were able to throw snowballs. And it gave enough reason for my older one to hike 7.5 miles without ever complaining as he could bash us with the snow - we found a hidden lake that was completely frozen over and he went skidding on it - heaven for a boy!
Happy New Year
- Jeffrey and Jennifer,
We had a great weekend in Joshua Tree.
Your house is amazing and we all really enjoyed staying there. You were right that it is perfect for kids and my daughter's only disappointment was that she was unable to catch herself a bunny to bring home!
I hope we may go again some time.
We had a superb time in Joshua Tree! We loved the house. Yes, we are engaged! The house was beautiful and added greatly to the mood. It was truly one of the best and memorable times of our lives. Pappy and Harriet’s was awesome. I enlisted Tal Hurley from there to play solo guitar for the sunset engagement night dinner.
- Good morning.
We had a wonderful stay at your place in Joshua Tree. Toured the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve on the way into town. Spent one day in the NW corner of Joshua Tree, basically did the loop up there, and spent the second day traveling through the park down to I-10. The spring flowers were out, which was a real bonus. Met up with our family in Palm Desert and took the tram out of Palm Springs.
From you place, we walked a bit and saw some of the cacti in bloom, jack rabbits, quail and the coyote wandering out front.
Just wanted to let you know it was a wonderful stay and the home is quite lovely. It was definitely worth the venture out to Joshua Tree, and something I may consider doing again.