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Just two hours east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is a quirky artists’ enclave that sits just outside the border of Joshua Tree National Park. The landscape is not only home to its namesake Joshua tree but all sorts of bizarre plants and massive boulders, rising hundreds of feet into the sky. It’s a climber’s, a hiker’s, and a stargazer’s dream. While there’s just a handful of hotels, there are many Vrbo rental options to choose from whether you’re looking for something budget-friendly, luxurious, or in between.
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A 1950s homesteader cabin transformed to provide a modern space with lots of character, the Hawks View House is ideal for a couple, sleeping up to two guests in one bedroom. It’s tucked into a secluded canyon just six minutes from downtown Joshua Tree while trails for hiking are right outside the door. It has three covered porches, a shower on the back porch, a fire pit, and a grill. The views are stunning in every direction. Inside you’ll have a full kitchen with a dishwasher, Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning.
Enjoy plenty of tranquility on five private acres while being just a mile from Joshua Tree village and five minutes from the entrance to the national park by booking this rental. It sleeps up to four and provides enticing living spaces indoors and out. Cozy up to the chimenea, soak in the hot tub, enjoy a cookout, or just relax and enjoy the views from the outdoor seating. The bird feeder tends to attract lots of wildlife – watch for roadrunners, quail, jackrabbits, and coyotes.
The home has a fully equipped kitchen and an open living room/dining room with a wood-burning stove along with a TV and DVD player, movies, and Wi-Fi. Guitars and a sound system with a turntable and an extensive vinyl collection are included too.
Solis Joshua Tree has a modernist design with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the fabulous down-valley views. The home sits on 2.5 scenic acres, accommodates up to six guests, and comes with a long list of desirable amenities. Look forward to preparing your meals in the chef’s kitchen or grilling out on the propane BBQ. There’s a cooling cowboy tub, ideal for those hot days, especially after a hike in the park, and after dark, you can soak in the hot tub or gather around the fire pit beneath the brilliant starry skies.
This bungalow is a bargain with all the amenities within walking distance to downtown near the JoshuaTree Saloon. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful landscaping with fabulous outdoor spaces for relaxing and enjoying the spectacular sunsets. There’s a porch with a swing and a fenced backyard with a fire pit. You’ll also have direct access to National Park Blvd that will bring you into the park and you can easily reach the petroglyph cluster known as Coyote Hole on foot. It’s considered a “best-kept local secret” and a spiritual vortex by the Serrano tribe. A full kitchen, Wi-Fi, TV, washer/dryer, and air-conditioning are all provided too.
A two-bedroom home for up to five guests, this rental sits on five private acres and offers views in every direction, with hiking in the mountains just outside your door. It sits on a hillside among lots of desert wildlife and includes all the essentials. You’ll have a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi, a large flat-screen TV with Roku and a DVD player. But the best part might be the peace and quiet, making it especially ideal for escaping the noise and chaos of the city.
Luna Vista is a three-bedroom home for six that’s just steps from the national park, set high above the village of Joshua Tree on a 2.5-acre property with an abundance of flora and fauna. It has a 5-star rating with guests calling it a dream, “from the views to the incredible stargazing… and sliding doors that bring the outdoors inside.” In the great room you’ll have a fireplace, flat-screen TV with Roku, Pandora and Netflix for Internet music and movies, a DVD player and a collection of DVD classics. The 12-foot window wall opens so you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the desert from inside, and the full kitchen has everything you need for making gourmet meals. There’s a washer/dryer and a gas BBQ grill too.
Rancho Loco is just minutes from the park on 20 secluded acres. Enjoy a peaceful setting with magnificent desert views that includes a 360-degree view with more than 50 Joshua trees, yuccas, and native desert foliage. There’s a saltwater pool for a refreshing swim after hiking the trails or just to lounge around sipping cocktails. Prepare your meals in the fully stocked kitchen or cookout on the grill and then dine alfresco. From the observation deck, you’ll be perfectly situated for watching stunning sunrises and sunsets. Inside, you’ll have a fireplace and huge picture windows for enjoying the views too. All that and it includes two homes, one with two bedrooms and a detached guesthouse, sleeping a total of eight guests.
Set on 10 acres of native landscaping, this one-bedroom cabin for three is less than five minutes from Joshua Tree Village and only about 15 minutes to the park entrance, yet you’ll be away from the crowds, enjoying a tranquil secluded feel. Start your day with an awe-inspiring sunrise, and then hit the trails to hike or mountain bike right from your backyard. After a day of play, enjoy a colorful sunset followed by stargazing that’s out of this world. You’ll have a shaded picnic table on the patio for outdoor dining and all you need inside too. There’s a well-equipped kitchen with fresh roasted, local ground coffee, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi too.
The Rockwood Hill house sits on three acres and provides awe-inspiring panoramic views located only a few miles from the park and Joshua Tree village. It can sleep up to six, but as the host notes, it’s most comfortable for two to four guests with one full bathroom and two bedrooms, both with a king-size bed plus there is an extra queen-size bed in the garage lounge. The lounge is a highlight as a garage that was converted into a game room with a 55″ flat-screen TV with Roku, Netflix, and more, a DVD player, and a pool table. There are multiple outdoor living spaces for relaxing, grilling out on the propane BBQ, outdoor dining, and taking in the views from every vantage point.
A former bird haven, this two-bedroom home for four was transformed into an idyllic rental for humans. It’s close to all the attractions while providing peace, tranquility, and incredible stargazing. There are many custom-designed elements and vintage decor scattered throughout, including lots of bird-related features. It has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and concrete floors, along with the modern essentials like a kitchen with a dishwasher and icemaker, a TV with Roku and a VHS player only, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and heating. Enjoy two outdoor patios, both with access from the bedrooms.
This adorable casita is a private guesthouse made from eco-friendly materials. It shares a property with the main house in the Joshua Tree Highlands, just a mile from the park entrance, while desert trails that wind through the neighborhood are just a short walk away. Ideal for a solo traveler or couple, the queen-size bed is next to French doors that open up onto east and west patios so that you can watch the sunrise while cuddled up under the covers. There’s a kitchenette with a toaster oven, electric kettle, and an under-counter fridge, a gorgeous bathroom with 10-foot-high ceilings, and a large window opening onto the patio. Wi-Fi, a CD movie player, literature and books are provided too.
A small bungalow tucked among the boulders and Joshua trees just two minutes from the park’s western entrance, here you’ll enjoy 360-degree views day and night, from the sunrises and sunsets to the star-filled skies after dark. Away from light pollution, you’ll be in one of the world’s spots for viewing the Milky Way and planets too. While relaxing on the patio, watch for the abundant desert wildlife to watch, enjoy the fire pit, or grill on the gas BBQ. There’s a wood-burning stove inside along with cable TV, an extensive DVD collection, and Bose CD player.
A studio cabin for four, this hideaway offers an oasis with hammocks dotted throughout the property and a saltwater pool with decks for lounging. When the main house isn’t booked, you’ll be able to enjoy it all to yourself. It’s a tranquil spot that feels secluded, yet downtown Joshua Tree is only minutes away while the national park is in your backyard making it easy to hike day or night. It comes with a full kitchen and dining area inside, a gas BBQ and charcoal grill, and a Smart TV too.
Right on the border of the national park, this artist’s home and studio sits on 20 acres providing direct access to the park just steps from your door. There’s a large pool surrounded by massive boulders that can be enjoyed from around late April through early October while the Jacuzzi is ideal for a soak during the cooler months of the year. There are five terraces, including one with a wood-burning fireplace, and pergolas laden with wisteria that can be accessed via more than a dozen French doors. Watch for the Bighorn sheep that can often be seen climbing the boulders. The villa itself has many luxurious features, including a high-end kitchen with double ovens, and all the usual essentials, from Wi-Fi to a TV with a DVD/VCR receiver, and a washer/dryer.