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El Corazón del Desierto - Rustic Chic

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Three gorgeous rooms available in our beautiful Joshua Tree home.
The Rustic Chic room was created to inspire our guests, all the furniture is made of pallet wood. It is very spacious with private bathroom. The room is truly magical, especially at night when you turn on the mood light behind the bed and the custom made lamps.
The two other rooms are with shared bath.
Just minutes from the West Entrance of the National Park, close to shopping, art galleries, restaurants.Amazing desert views.

The space

Larry and Gabriella's pristine home sits on a 1.5 acre property that is located just minutes from the Joshua Tree National Park West Entrance and it is also close to downtown Joshua Tree, shopping, art galleries, yoga studio and restaurants.

The house is a modern structure and it is facing to the east. That means that you can enjoy the sunrise from the living room and the dining area, as well as from the Shakti and the Western room. The spacious back patio offers amazing sunsets which you can also view from the kitchen and the Rustic Chic room.

The house is surrounded by undeveloped land so you have spacious quietness and expansive views to relax into.

After you’ve arrived and parked your car next to the paved driveway that accommodates up to 6 cars, at the entrance of the house you will be greeted by a unique Guadalupe tile mural that Larry and Gabriella assembled when they moved into their Joshua Tree home in 2015. Larry also created the bench on the front porch out of upcycled wood that we used to form the back patio. A perfect place to watch the sunrise and cool off in the afternoon breeze.

As you enter the house you find yourself surrounded by a positive vibe that makes our guests instantly fall in love with our home. We have a super fun BIG spacious couch that you can relax on or enjoy watching the crackling logs in the fireplace.

We offer guidebooks to the national park to help you plan your excursion and many recommendations for the best outings.

The kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience. You will find pots and pans as well as plates, utensils and glasses included. We have coffee and tea for you and every kind of sweetener that you can possibly need. Organic olive oil and balsamic vinegar also spices for your use. You will have plenty of room in the fridge to store your perishables and can get filtered cold water and your ice for those hot days at the park.

The other side of the kitchen is the dining area that can sit 6 guests.

The bedrooms are located at the other end of the house from the living room along the hallway. The first room on your right is the Desert Vista Room that features a queen bed with an organic bamboo mattress. The second door is the Shakti Room that also features a queen bed with an organic bamboo mattress. Both rooms are equipped with the most comfy bedding. These two rooms share a bathroom which is located right across the hall. You will find shower gel and shampoo as well as conditioner and hand soap for your use. You will also be given two oversized soft bath towels a hand towel and wash cloths.

The door on your left enters to the Rustic Chic master bedroom that has its own private bath. This room is the most spacious has a comfy seating area, a queen bed with an organic bamboo mattress. The sheets and the pillows are as soft as possible. The bathroom is decorated with Gabriella’s fish collection also featuring a bathtub with a rain shower. We will provide you with bath towels, a hand towel and washcloths as well as with body wash, shampoo and conditioner.

On the west side of the house you will find the patio that you can access through the kitchen sliding door. It has a table for you to eat out with 4 chairs and if you need more add 4 more from the kitchen. We have a super comfy armchair and a spacious sofa for you to Chilax.

At the north end of the patio there is space for you to practice your yoga or meditate with the Buddha who also lives here.

Enjoy our space; we would love you to experience the peace and tranquility that surrounds us.

Guest access

Guests have access to the full house and patio.

Interaction with guests

Larry and Gabriella live on the property in their adjoining casita and will greet you upon your arrival, give you a tour in the house and share their knowledge of the area.
We are also happy to answer any additional question that you might have during your stay.

Other things to note

Enjoy our sacred land the unique landscape of the JT National Park and the relaxing uplifting atmosphere of the house.

Gabriella offers private yoga and meditation classes. She would be happy to share some chants with you while she is playing her harmonium. One hour class can be arranged for $45.

You can also book a relaxing massage after your day of hiking in the park with our certified massage therapist.

“This is a unique landscape right up there with rain forests and coral reefs...The desert is really a model of how we need to live. It uses all of its resources wisely, can sustain itself efficiently and is adaptable.”
Danielle Segura
(MDLT Executive Director)

Please leave no trace!

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £11
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £50 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Please refrain from cooking beef and pork products.

Only registered guests are allowed on the premises.

The couch in the living room is not designed for sleeping on it during the night. Please use the comfy beds in the bedrooms for your good night sleep.

We have created a pristine atmosphere in the house for your comfort.

Please leave the house in the same condition as you found it.

Please take care of the basic clean up, wipe counters, wipe up your grease spatter, wash and put away your dishes.

Please turn off outdoor lights when you return to the house for the evening to keep the light pollution at the minimum for your star gazing enjoyment.

Please be mindful that sounds carry in the open desert. Please have respect for our neighbors and immerse yourself in the beautiful night sounds of the desert.

Smoking is allowed only on the outdoor patios.
Absolutely no fire in the fireplaces without checking in with us first! This is a high risk fire risk area so we need to be very cautious with open fires.

No food or drinks in the bedrooms please.

Thank you for staying with us!



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

1 night minimum stay

83 Reviews

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Mia User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful setting that feels secluded and sacred even though close to everything. Larry and Gabriella are very welcoming and relaxed with a wonderful knowledge about the area. The interior and land are lovingly and creatively decorated and planted. I feel at home and don't want to leave when I'm there : ).

James User Profile
September 2017
Larry & Gabriella made our stay at Joshua Tree. Their house is beautiful and is artfully decorated. The place is well kept and was spotless when we checked it. The room was furnished with home made furniture that gave the room an authentic and cozy feel. It overall has a peaceful energy to it. The Park is very close to the house and so are a few good eateries. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay and will be returning to Larry & Gabriella on our next Joshua Tree trip.

Luis User Profile
September 2017
Very clean place and close to Joshua National park

Jarette User Profile
August 2017
Perfect location if you're looking for a quiet , peaceful home. It's only 10 minutes away from JT park. Larry and Gabriella are wonderful people. Very clean home. Highly recommended

Debbie User Profile
August 2017
Loved the home and the room with private bathroom. Entire home was very Zen and comfy. Will definitely be staying here next time we're in JT.

Young User Profile
July 2017
Great area right off the side of the road. Very accessible. Hosts were quick to respond and very hospitable.

Ana R. User Profile
July 2017
Larry was an amazing host, very welcoming and nice to talk to. Initially we only booked one night there, but in less that 30 minutes after arriving there we realized we wanted to stay longer, so we booked an extra night. The house is secluded and quiet, really close to the entrance of Joshua Tree NP. It has all the amenities you may need and it's beautifully decorated (some of the furniture in our bedroom was made by Larry himself!). Also, despite the warmth outside it feels cool and nice inside, which is really important when you travel in this time of the year (late July). Thanks for hosting us Larry and for all the recommendations about the park and the village! We hope to come back again!

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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in February 2013
Larry & Gabriella User ProfileLarry & Gabriella is a superhost.

Gabriella Nagy:
I came to the United States from Hungary in 1999 “just” to visit a friend for a few months that lived in New Jersey at that time. I was planning to work for a few months, saving enough money to travel to Mexico to fulfill my lifetime longing to see the pyramids and to experience Mayan spirituality there. After that I was planning to go back to Hungary. But soon I fell in love with the freedom and the infinite opportunities that this country offered to its citizens and decided to make it to my new home.
After my son completed his middle school years in New Jersey, the two of us drove across the country and settled down in Santa Monica. I was even more in love with the West Coast and during our trip I loved to experience the Wild Wild West that I had only seen in western movies before.
The SoCal vibe especially resonated with me and increased my curiosity of learning about how to live life more fully on every level and these lead me to start my yoga teacher studies. On this path of becoming a yoga instructor I met with Larry at a meditation retreat and the rest is history.
Yes, it was love at first site and we were married seven months later! What a blessing to find a partner that you can adventure with together! After we established our life in Malibu we decided to create a retreat center in Costa Rica but by divine intervention we ended up going from the jungle of Central America in the heart of the high desert in Joshua Tree.
There are many more stories in between those two destinations that we would be happy to share with you while you’re staying at our soulfully decorated home with objects from our travels from Hungary to Joshua Tree and South America and in between.
Szeretettel varunk!

Larry Amal Norman:
I was born in Norfolk, Virginia Naval Hospital and my parents soon after moved to Southern California. I grew up on the beaches of the South Bay spending most of my time in the water surfing, skim boarding and bodysurfing.
I think I was born with wanderlust as at 5 years old I had to be escorted to kindergarten due to my constant intentional losing my way to school and going exploring. Traveling has been a passion of mine ever since and I have been fortunate to have been able to experience many countries and cultures as our home reflects.
At age 18 while living on Maui I read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda and this started me on a quest exploring different forms of spirituality and religions. It is said that "When the student is ready the teacher will come", and She did in the physical form of Mata Amritanandamayai. Her simple message being "Love and Service" answered all my questions. While in Her service I met my lovely wife Gabriella and life's adventures started anew.
Together we manifested our escape plan: bought 5 acres of rainforest in Costa Rica, built a tiny house and planned to move there although after 3 years the universe had a different plan for us and we landed in magical Joshua Tree as your airbnb hosts!
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Languages: Magyar
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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