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This property is a gated home, located just outside Pioneer Town and Joshua Tree National Park, sitting on five acres. A comfortable open floor plan for the common areas and two bedrooms/two bathrooms make this the perfect getaway for a family or group of friends.

This house offers a hot tub in autumn-winter-spring, and a soaking tub in the summer time.

There is a large back area suitable for outdoor events, weddings, or corporate retreats. Please see our other listing for events.

The space

** Please note, this home can accommodate additional guests beyond the 6 that can sleep in the house via the "camping van" and camp sites on the property. Please discuss with the host anyone in your group that wants to camp outside. Additional fees may apply.

This home has an open floor plan for the common areas, making it easy to socialize even when cooking a meal.

The master wing is located on the northeast side of the house offering beautiful morning light and a quiet place to rest your head. Please note that the beds in both rooms are a firm memory foam.

The second bedroom is located down the hall, away from the common space and master suite - making it the perfect room for children or adults. The birds sing sweetly outside your window in the morning, reminding you that you are surrounded by nature.

A maroon 1989 ToyotaVan is available as a third bedroom when 6+ guests check in. This 'off the grid bedroom' sits next to a grove of Eucalyptus Trees and faces the moonrise. It is the perfect option when you want to Glamp under the stars. Bring your own sleeping bags and pillows for this experience and sleep comfortably on the bed built in the back of the van. You must let the host know ahead of time if you want to use the van so keys can be provided. Also note, this is not an RV.

The living room has a full size futon located next to the wood burning stove. If you don't get a private room, this is definitely the next best thing! This is comfortable for one person or a couple that likes to snuggle.

There are two full bathrooms and a kitchen with dining room attached.

There are a number of places to socialize outside including the back patio with a comfortable couch (perfect for naps), a firepit with seating, and a comfortable bench that overlooks the sunset. With 2.5 acres fenced in and 2.5 acres to the northeast, this sanctuary is wonderful for clearing the mind and reconnecting with nature.

This is a great space to host a small event or have a gathering but we ask that any additional guests visiting the property, other than the ones listed on the reservation, be discussed prior to your visit for liability and security purposes. A $250 fine will be charged to the credit card on file if additional guests are discovered on the property without permission. To host your event here, contact us for pricing information.

Things this home does not offer:
- microwave, toaster, or drip coffee maker - we encourage our guests to cook their food the the old fashion way to retain nutrients and flavor. A french press is provided for coffee and the stovetop/oven is available for cooking.
- dvd player - the projector screen is available to be hooked up to your laptop via an HDMI cable. We do not provide converter cables. Please come prepared and bring your own.
- traditional tv - we offer something better, a theater experience with the projector.
- cable television - this is the desert so we encourage our guests to spend time exploring the desert and star gazing, not sitting on the couch watching tv.

If this is not the right fit for you, please do not inquire about booking.

We do not provide wood with the house but can offer wood for sale "at cost" if requested ahead of time. Please let your host know if you want this service provided.

Guest access

Vast open space, 5 acres of desert scrub and wildlife within a rural neighborhood. Within 8 miles to Joshua Tree Village, the National Park Entrance, Integratron, and only 9 miles to Pioneertown for hiking and the famous Pappy and Harriets.

Do not drive on the yard or disturb the wildlife.

Interaction with guests

We have caretaker at the ready should you need something and we are frequently in town to help with questions. On occasion we camp with our Vintage LazyDaze on the backend of the property to work on landscaping projects and new community spaces being developed. If you see us, feel free to wave us down so we can give you the full tour of the property.

Other things to note

There is a wood grill outdoors. Indoor and outdoor dining tables are available for guest use.

Japanese Soaking Tub is available in the summer season for a $50 additional charge. Relax under the Joshua Trees or the stars in our cool soaking tub. Please note that this is not a pool but a 250 gallon soaking tub that can fit 3- people comfortably.

The Soaking Tub service is available for $75 during the Autumn-Spring and to be operated by host or caretaker only. To heat it up for the second day the charge is $25. We provide a chemical and electric free experience with our off the grid hot tub. The tub is heated with a wood burning chofu. The tub is wood heated and only stays hot for a few hours to let your host know when you would like to use it. Again, for liability purposes guests are NOT allowed to heat the tub themselves.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

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Extra people $35 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $142 NZD
Security Deposit $708 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $283 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 4PM

- No Events or parties UNLESS APPROVED BY HOST.
- No additional guests outside the confirmed number of guests unless discussed prior with host.
- No camping on property unless discussed prior to visit. Even if a guest is not sleeping inside the house they are still considered a guest on the property.
- No smoking inside and please be respectful to the property.
- Please remove your shoes outside or on the tile in the master bathroom or kitchen. No shoes on the cork floors please.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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41 Reviews

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Steve User Profile
September 2017
If you are looking for a peaceful environment to get away from day to day hustle and bustle you will love it here

Joel User Profile
September 2017
Great little spot! Stayed there with our kids and another family and everybody had a good time. Hoping we'll be back!

Bianei User Profile
July 2017
Great vibes to a cozy home , Katie and Florent were great hosts and held great communication when we had any questions home was very clean overall great experience!

Chris User Profile
July 2017
Katie and Florent's place was amazing! Really a gem. They were extremely quick to respond at all times and the place was just as pictured - clean, spacious, and comfortable. We especially loved bringing our laptop and hooking it up to the projector so that movies were playing in the background while our group of 5 had drinks, cooked food, and lounged around. Looking forward to coming back in the fall.

Abe User Profile
July 2017
The space was nice, great communication, cleanliness, and had all the outdoor options we were looking for. Soaking tub was too small for our group of 5 (even with only 3 people interested in using it) and very shallow. Wouldn’t pay for it again, but not a big deal. Only issues were water pressure in the kitchen, and one of the shower heads not working- Easy fixes and I’m sure won’t be an ongoing issue to worry about during future stays.

Marissa User Profile
June 2017
Katie and Florent's home was just as described! A beautiful escape from reality but close enough to town and the national park. We had the soaking tub heated our first night there and it was truly a treat! Steve, the caretaker, was very courteous and even gave us a few suggestions for things to do in town. Katie was super quick to respond when we needed things and overall our stay at their home was absolutely perfect! We definitely plan on bringing family next time we stay!

Emma User Profile
June 2017
We wished we stayed more than one night at this beautiful desert hideaway. The house is spacious but we liked the yard most of all with the soaking tub, fire pit, desert flora and fauna. The sunset from this spot is stunning. Katie was very helpful and responsive.

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Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in December 2013
Katie And Florent User ProfileKatie And Florent is a superhost.

Katie is a photographer and Florent is a pilot. We moved to Yucca Valley to be close to the Joshua Tree National Park and to enjoy being away from the city whenever possible. We love traveling for work and always encourage people to follow their dreams. Namaste.

In 2017 we will be extending our family with the birth of our first daughter.

"In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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