An actual queen size bed - not an air mattress
Welcome to our Desert Straw House!
Welcome to our Desert Straw House!
4 guests
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Stay under the stars in the desert but be just 20 minutes from downtown Palm Springs! 900 sq' studio guest house on five acres with gorgeous desert and mountain views. Comfortably fits two with a real queen bed, bathroom with shower, kitchenette.

The space

We strive to live a sustainable life while still enjoying life's little luxuries. Our main house and multiple features around the property were built with strawbales, and other waste materials. The guest house was built with mostly salvaged and recycled materials. The guest house is a 900 square foot studio with private access from the driveway. You have an actual queen bed - not an inflatable mattress. The bath is a 3/4 bath with a huge shower. The living space has a large entertainment center with a 55" TV. The sound system will make you feel like you are right in the middle of the action. Relax by the fireplace in the overstuffed chair while you read a book or listen to the vintage sound system. If you are a music lover or audiophile, you'll feel right at home here. Musician friendly, instruments available - be inspired for your next album or even record in the beauty and quiet of the desert! The kitchenette is fully stocked and has everything you need to prepare simple meals plus there is an outdoor grill. The property is five acres with hiking, horseback riding and motorcycle trails leading off the property. Stargazers are not to be left out, we have super dark skies, perfect for stargazing with great views of the night sky with the naked eye. Bring your telescope or use ours for an even more breathtaking view. You can welcome the day watching the sun come up over the hills behind the house while practicing your favorite yoga pose and end the day enjoying the sunset over the San Jacinto mountains sitting at the firepit with your favorite drink.

Guest access

Both the main house and guest house share the backyard and pool with two dogs.

Interaction with guests

I walk all guests through check-in. We live in the main house and will be available in person or via text after that with anything you need.

Other things to note

Please note we are NOT in Joshua Tree. We are about 40 minutes from the park entrance. We are closer to Palm Springs - about 20 minutes to downtown Pam Springs.
We personally check in all guests. In your request please note the time you would like to arrive.

Cable TV
Air Conditioning

Extra people £19 / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

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 expect you to treat our home as you would want someone to treat your home.
We do not charge a cleaning fee so please leave the guest house in the same condition you found it :)
Absolutely no smoking or drugs on the property.
We can not accept reservations with kids as the guest house, property and pool areas are not set up for children.
Also, we can not accept reservations with pets.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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173 Reviews

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Phillip User Profile
September 2017
Everything is perfect about this place. I wish we could have stayed longer.

Jessica User Profile
October 2015
We stayed at the wonderful desert straw house after an incredibly serene day at Joshua tree national park and this place was the cherry on top! As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by Lisha, her husband and her gorgeous dog piglet who greeted us with kisses and a wagging tale! They were the most helpful and respectful hosts, allowing us our space whilst still there to help! The space that we stayed in was much bigger than it looked in the pictures, wonderful shower, comfy bed and great tv & sound system. We say and watched the sun go down with a beer from the very reasonable mini bar, and spent our unfortunately short time at the house hanging out with the other resident dog, beckham, who if you let him, will be your absolute best friend! We miss him dearly! Overall a perfect home from home, we only wish we could've stayed longer! If we get the chance we'll definitely be back!

Caroline User Profile
April 2015
Wow!!! This is a place not to be missed. The hosts were welcoming and friendly. They showed us how things worked and then left us to enjoy our (rather windy) evening. The little rescue dog, Piglet, was entertainingly cute. This has to be one of the best Airbnb experiences we have had so far.

Stuart User ProfileStuart is a superhost.
February 2015
Lisha and Mark were absolutely amazing hosts! They were really flexible with check-in and recommended a bunch of good spots to check out around the house. The guest house itself was extremely spacious and made me feel like I was in a home, not a rental. Their little sanctuary is perfectly nestled behind a hill, right in between all the towns/sights you would like to visit around this area (Joshua Tree and Palm Dessert, Palm Springs, Salvation Mountain, even Coachella!) Perfect stay, perfect hosts. Can't wait to be back!

Adam User Profile
September 2017
Absolutely amazing! Everything from the views, to the pool, to the comfort of the bed... this house provides it all. An amazing stay!

Vishaal User Profile
September 2017
Amazing host. Me and my wife had a great weekend!

Bryan User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful pool and patio! Lovely for a quiet weekend getaway in the desert!

California, United StatesJoined in August 2009
Lisha User ProfileLisha is a superhost.

I live just outside of Palm Springs, CA with Mark, my husband of 25 years. Our two kids are grown - son in the Navy and daughter in a performing arts school. I'm an avid gardener and slightly obsessed with farmer's markets and when I'm not working on our property, I volunteer - I'm the Special Events Coordinator for the Desert Horticultural Society and also the Garden Coordinator for Palm Spring High School. We have varied interests from hiking to concerts. We absolutely love living here in our desert paradise! We have all this beauty and tranquility surrounding us and yet we are two hours away from whatever we want to do - beaches, L.A., mountains, lake, Mexico, etc. What more could you ask for?

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

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