With love, from the BeatlesThe living room with leather chaise and vintage Thonet Chair
The Retro-Zen Den (Near the park)
Hosted by Cliff
Cliff is the host.Cliff is a superhost.
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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The Retro-Zen Den is a 900 sq ft suite that sleeps up to 4. This rental features scraped hardwood flooring and a comfortable leather chaise facing a 40 inch HD TV with 300+ channels. You'll also have Wifi, Central A/C, and jacuzzi access.

The space

We are experienced hosts and have provided accommodations to over 200 groups in our rentals in Joshua Tree since mid 2013. Please see our reviews.

The retro-zen den features a colorful mid-century retro styled living room with scraped hardwood flooring, and a comfortable leather chaise facing a wall-mounted 40 inch hd tv (with 300+ channels.) the contrasting minimalist zen-inspired bedroom includes a mini bonus room closet with a twin daybed. This unit has high-end 4 tonne central a/c with temperature control, so our guests can be comfortable both during the hot summer months and cooler winter months. The central location allows you to be “close to it all,” while still nicely tucked away in a quiet area away from the main freeway.

There is dedicated wifi and a large, well-maintained, 60+ jet jacuzzi in the complex. This is a ideal home base for a couple or family.

Part of the historic starlight villas estate ( a 1.5 acre walled and gated compound with 3 active airbnb rentals), the retro-zen den lived a vibrant past life, as a gathering place for guests hosted by one of Joshua Tree’s most well-known and generous philanthropists. Her friends, visiting professors, and scientists studying the park’s otherworldly landscape stayed here. Now, we’ve taken care to preserve the same spirit and create a welcoming, warm, retro-inspired place for Joshua Tree vacationers to enjoy.

For all of you who are looking forward to enjoying the awe-inspiring views and rejuvenating power of Joshua Tree, we look forward to being your home away from home on your upcoming adventure here.

Guest access

The Retro-Zen Den and all outdoor areas

Interaction with guests

We have a system that allows you to easily check-in and check-out with self-service. The owner / operator is available via phone or text message at all times. We also have a facilities and a professional cleaning team that does a very thorough job.

Other things to note

The bedroom is professionally cleaned and changed with clean cotton linens between each guest. There is a supply of clean white towels in the closet.

The bathroom includes a hair dryer, hand soap, bath gel, shampoo, conditioner, tissues, Q-tips, mouthwash and extra toilet paper.

The kitchen includes plenty of dishware, tableware and cookware, dish soap, hand soap, clean dish rags, and paper towels.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $15 NZD / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee $56 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $165 NZD / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We have a professional cleaning staff that maintains the property in excellent condition and just ask that our guests follow the following guidelines.

1) Please wash the dishes you used before leaving
2) Please dispose of the trash in the outside dumpster before leaving
3) Please keep outside noise to a minimum after midnight.

Please note this property is not suitable for guests with pets.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

85 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
September 2017
Great place, fun decor, centrally located. I would definitely stay there again. There were bottles of water in the fridge and granola bars on the counter; a very nice touch! The place was clean and very well appointed. It felt very homey.

Tomer User Profile
August 2017
Very clean, very safe, great location.

Krystle User Profile
June 2017
Was super easy to work with Cliff. Was an amazing time with very laid back people. Overall very quiet and a good place if you're looking for a little a getaway. Would love to stay again.

Ronn User Profile
March 2017
Cliff's place was pretty great. I like that it is close to town and the park. It was very comfortable, and I understand why Frank Sinatra liked it.

Santi User Profile
March 2017
This place was great! An awesome location and a super neat furnished place! I highly recommend staying here!

Maggie User Profile
March 2017
This was a great little spot. The outside courtyard is super cute, the inside is comfortable and roomy and it's stocked with most everything you need. Great location close to the park and we loved sitting in the hot tub looking at the stars at night! It was perfect for me and my husband - I was surprised it was described as sleeping four. I'm not sure where you'd put the fourth person, on the chaise?

Chantelle User Profile
March 2017
Great location and spacious! Highly recommend!

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Cliff User ProfileCliff is a superhost.

I grew up in Chappaqua, NY and have always enjoyed the outdoors and the arts. I later crossed coasts and graduated from UC Berkeley. I work in Los Angeles, but Joshua Tree is my favorite weekend escape.

I love pretty much everything about Joshua Tree - the otherworldly scenery, the bright stars, the rustic downtown area, the sparseness, the spirit, the people, and how far far away it feels from the daily grind of the city.

I've been an avid traveler my whole life and my philosophy in running vacation rentals is to bring together all the elements of what my family enjoys most as discerning customers.

It has been a profoundly gratifying experience to provide accommodations for Joshua Tree visitors and I take the responsibility of ensuring the quality and consistency of my rentals very seriously. You can always expect a fast and friendly response when contacting me.

Feel free to message me if you have questions and I look forward to chatting soon.


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

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