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Magical desert getaway under the stars

SuperhostJoshua Tree, California, United States
Entire flat hosted by Tonelise
2 guests1 bedroom0 beds1 bathroom
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Beautiful, comfortable, generous, self-contained studio adjacent to my mid-century home, Casa ShangriLa. Experience unbelievable infinity views of the desert and mountains, perfect for stargazing and relaxing from your patio, outdoor areas , cowboy tub or fire pit! Experience peace, comfort, wildlife, silence, space and unforgettable starlight. The property offers the perfect scenic desert getaway only 10-11 minutes from the amenities of Joshua Tree village and 15 minute from park entrance.

The space
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Inside tip:

15% last minute week day offer applies for same day or next day bookings. Stay a couple of days, get more for your money, and explore Joshua Tree!

Inside tip 2:

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Check out my 2,5h Airbnb Experience - Aromatherapy, Sound bath and Guided Meditation and take advantage of the 20% accommodation discount and low $69,- experience introductory offer.

The Space:

The property sits on 15 acres of land where you can experience infinity views of the desert and the mountains. At night you can gaze up at a million twinkling stars that feel about an arms-length away from your own outdoor relaxation space with patio and fire pit. Stargaze from reclining chairs or escape desert summer heat in the outdoor 8 x 8 foot cowboy tub with infinity desert views.

This is a magical property. It offers the perfect escape from the big city and the kind of serenity that can only be found in the desert. There is no light pollution, so this is the perfect place to watch Meteor Showers or any celestial event!
Experience peace, quiet, wildlife and endless star-scape in comfort and style.

Casa Shangri La's studio has its own private entrance, patio and altogether 4 separate outdoor spaces for your use only on the secure, gated property. It’s thoughtfully decorated in keeping with the Mid-Century architecture. There is original art on every wall, and the Studio features an extremely comfortable California king-size bed (an extra bed can easily be added, if required). Expect high quality mattress with pillow top, air dried sheets, blankets and towels.

You’ll find a laptop friendly writing desk, sofa, dining table as well as refrigerator, hotplate, toaster oven, coffee-maker, cooking utensils, tableware, pots, pans and everything you'll need to make tasty meals.

There’s also a fiendishly cool bathroom with bath, shower and generous amenities.

The studio has air-conditioning plus a heater for those chillier desert nights, and a 2 burner Grill with side burner (I provide gas).

You will witness wild animals in their native habitat. The cottontail rabbits, cactus wrens, lizards, desert tortoises, jackrabbits, coyotes, owls and roadrunners that make the desert their home are here, making a visit to Casa ShangriLa all the more special.

Look up Joshuatreevacationhome or Tonelise Rugaas on Instagram for a taste of desert life. Look for the profile with the pic of Tonelise picking flowers.

Guest access
You have access to the studio with all it's amenities, and all of of the 4 outdoor spaces for guests only.

8ft x 8ft cowboy tub with infinity desert views cools you down in the summer and a 2 burner Gas BBQ with 1 side burner is for your use. I provide gas.

Other things to note
Se all my listings on my profile page, or here: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/users/1227949/listings

For photo shoots / movies and anything else similar contact me first for rate card and permission, or you will be turned away. No exceptions.

NOTE: IMPORTANT! There is no kitchen sink in kitchenette, but there is hot and cold water in the studio, and tubs to wash up in, in addition to sponges, drying mat, dish soap etc.

The studio has air conditioning.

The property is fenced for security.

Parking on the property.

Washing machine is for people who stay 4 nights or more.

Check in is at 3 or by appointment only. I recommend arriving before sunset.

An extra queen size comfortable blow up bed can be added to accommodate an additional person.

We care about the environment. There is a triple osmosis filter, so you can safely drink the tap water, and the property is solar powered.

I provide multi use water bottles and glass bottles with fresh water in the fridge to minimise single use plastic waste.

I provide high quality amenities like natural shampoo and conditioner in refill bottles for the same reason.

Please recycle!
Beautiful, comfortable, generous, self-contained studio adjacent to my mid-century home, Casa ShangriLa. Experience unbelievable infinity views of the desert and mountains, perfect for stargazing and relaxing from your patio, outdoor areas , cowboy tub or fire pit! Experience peace, comfort, wildlife, silence, space and unforgettable starlight. The property offers the perfect scenic desert getaway only 10-11 minutes… read more

Amenities

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Dedicated workspace
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Joshua Tree, California, United States

Joshua Tree village, 11 mins away, is home to locally owned cafe's, independent restaurants, boutiques, thrift stores, antique stores, our beloved Saloon and art galleries.
The studio is in a great secluded location, yet close to several attractions. It is 5 mins from Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum. The Integratron is 10 mins away, and Giant Rock is a few more. Drive 12 minutes to Joshua Tree National Park entrance. Pioneertown and Pappy and Harriet's is 20 minutes away, Joshua Tree Retreat Center - home to festivals, the Sat Nam Fest and the Bhakti fest is ca 12 mins away.
Joshua Tree village, 11 mins away, is home to locally owned cafe's, independent restaurants, boutiques, thrift stores, antique stores, our beloved Saloon and art galleries.
The studio is in a great seclude…

Hosted by Tonelise

Joined in September 2011
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https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/858262 Above: Check out my 2,5h Airbnb Experience - Aromatherapy, Sound bath and Guided Meditation here and take advantage of accomodation discount. :My name is Scott and I am the property manager. I would not be the first person who fell in love with the desert, sold everything and hopped on a plane. I was lucky. I found my dream properties in North Joshua Tree. I am so happy to live here! This is a fascinating place on earth! The wildlife, the views and the plant life is unlike any other, and the energy is unique. I swear it's something underfoot or in the water. I am very much looking forward to have you as a guest or share my Airbnb Experience, so you too can experience the beauty, the peace and the space in this part of the desert. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Get in touch!
https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/858262 Above: Check out my 2,5h Airbnb Experience - Aromatherapy, Sound bath and Guided Meditation here and take advantage of accomodation discou…
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  • Inge And Fred
  • Adrianna
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House rules
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm