About this listing
Three gorgeous rooms available in our beautiful Joshua Tree home.
The Shakti room's center piece is a cast iron bed that was made in the early 1900’s. We adorned the room with art pieces that came from the Far East and added a large tapestry that is depicting Shakti and Krishna as they are joyously swinging together. The warm textured orange color of the walls make this room even more romantic.
This room’s bath is right across the hall and shared with the Western room.
Our 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 can make a smoothie for the morning with our Vitamix or fresh juice using the Omega juicer. 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 4 to 8 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 Western 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.
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.
El Corazon del Desierto in located on the south side of the Hwy 62 just in Upper Friendly Hills.
It is 5 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree where the famous Farmers Market is happening every Saturday morning until 1pm and 9 minutes from the Joshua Tree National Park West Entrance.
We have some local hidden spots to visit like the Coyote Hole that is 2 minutes from the house where you can spot hundreds of petroglyhps while you wondering through a narrow rock canyon.
Also there are two Mohave Desert Land Development areas that are within 5 minute drive from the house where you can enjoy hiking.
The Desert View Conservation Area a.k.a Section SIX is also within 5 minutes by car that can be seen from our front porch. It is a vast valley with numberless hiking trails, caves and mysterious rock formations.
You will need a car.
We also have two Mountain bikes for rent if you would like to experience the neighborhood on two wheels.
Horseback riding tours are also available.
The Morongo Basin Transit Authority has a bus line that allows for bicycles. The line runs from 29 Palms through Joshua Tree and Yucca down to Palm Springs.
If a car is not an option for you we would be happy to pick you up from the Yucca Valley bus station.
Gabriella is also available to take you on a private tour in the park if you don’t have a vehicle.
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 $40.
You can also book a relaxing massage after your day of hiking in the park with our certified massage therapist.
“DESERT LIFE IS (URL HIDDEN) ALSO GENEROUS:
“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.”
(MDLT Executive Director)
Please leave no trace!
Please refrain from cooking beef and pork products.
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 bedroom please.
Thank you for staying with us!