View into the National Park, from front porchYour private boulders
"Modernist Jewel" on Park Border
Hosted by John & Clea
John & Clea is the host.John & Clea is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Walk directly into Joshua Tree National Park from this “tiny modernist jewel” (Western Interiors Magazine), situated among iconic granite boulders on five untouched acres, right on the border of the Park.

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Walk directly into Joshua Tree National Park from this “tiny modernist jewel” (Western Interiors Magazine), situated among iconic granite boulders on five untouched acres, right on the border of the Park.

The Modernist Cabin provides unmatched access to the Park in a truly private setting, but is just four miles from the village of Joshua Tree. Designed by Ron Radziner of Marmol Radziner and Associates, this re-imagined homestead cabin is the perfect base camp for exploring the Park, star gazing, catching the spring wildflower bloom, attending the JT Music Festival, rock climbing, or sampling the local arts and music scene.

Take a soak outside in the luxe cowboy tub or relax on the patio with a view as stunning as anything in the Park. On Saturday's, visit Joshua Tree’s Certified Farmer’s Market and prepare gourmet meals in the fully-appointed kitchen, or attend a yoga class in town -- free passes to Instant Karma Yoga in Joshua Tree are provided with every booking, and private yoga classes can be arranged.

Featured in Western Interiors Magazine (“a shack for the twenty-first century”), on the cover of the LA Times Home Section, and in Haven: Cozy Hideaways and Dream Retreats (“a modern house that takes design cues from the land itself”), this is THE place for the discerning traveler in search of the ultimate Joshua Tree experience.

The Modernist Cabin is small (about 400 square feet), so bookings are limited to singles and couples without children or pets. Please take a look at the pictures to decide whether it meets your needs. For those booking in colder months, the shower is partially outside, so it can be a bit brisk. But the tankless water heater provides abundant hot water and most of our guests love it year round. We hope to see you soon!


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premise

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £23
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price £176 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double 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 ask that you treat this home as if it were your own. Please close doors and windows when using AC and heat, and turn off utilities when leaving for the day or at the end of your stay. Please wash dishes and do basic clean up at the end of your visit.

The Modernist Cabin is small (about 400 square feet), so bookings are limited to singles and couples without children or pets. No exceptions; no extra guests. Please take a look at the pictures to decide whether it meets your needs. For those booking in colder months, the shower is partially outside, so it can be a bit brisk. But the tankless water heater provides abundant hot water and most of our guests love it year round.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Amandine User Profile
September 2016
We absolutely loved our experience staying at Modernist Jewel and our expectations were exceeded! The location is perfect, remote (yet just a short car ride to Joshua Tree town) and quiet with almost private access to Joshua Tree national park, beautiful rock formations right in front of the cabin! We enjoyed being surrounded by the desert and its wildlife (we were feeding the wild bunnies with the food left by the hosts so they kept coming back and were so close to us!) The cabin itself was amazing, beautifully designed with modern minimal decor, had everything we needed from Bose sound system to kitchen stuff, BBQ, outdoor bathtub for us to cool down during the hot day and semi-outdoor shower with beautiful views. The cabin was super clean and well kept, the hosts made our stay super easy and we felt welcomed yet not intruded. We hope to come back for a longer stay and we highly recommend this place to all the desert lovers who wish to spend some quiet time in the wild with all the modern comfort provided in this beautiful cabin.

Christopher User Profile
September 2015
Wow, what a fantastic place and great experience we had here. John and Clea were lovely and answered all our questions and were there there to help with any issues. The description was perfect and the place was an ideal hide away from the world.

Cheryl User Profile
September 2015
Made to feel very welcome with fresh flowers, wine and yoga vouchers. The jewel is perfectly set in the most beautiful of surroundings, and is a well designed space in which you can't help but be relaxed. If it's free, don't consider booking anything else.

Marianne User Profile
September 2015
Upon arrival, we fell immediately in love with the Jewel. It is a beautiful contemporary building that manages to reflect its homestead roots, nestled perfectly into the gorgeous desert landscape. And this is its particular charm, the landscape surrounding the property is exquisite - if you want to experience a golden slice of the desert in serene comfort and privacy, then this is IT. Of our extensive 20 year travels in the American South West staying in many different forms of accommodation, the Modernist Jewel is the most attractive, beguiling, comfortable and being so intimately connected with the desert through outdoor shower and tub, the oddly moving too. Thank you John and Clea - very worthy owners of the Airbnb Super Host status. We will return!

Wei User Profile
January 2015
John and Clea were very helpful and communicative in arranging or visit to their fantastic cabin. We had a wonderfully quiet and peaceful stay at the cabin, just what we needed after a few days on the road. The place itself was beautifully furnished with the kitchen nicely equipped to cook a few simple meals, do your grocery shopping in advance if you don't want to drive down the dirt road to the nearby village for supplies! Thanks for a wonderful stay John and Clea, we would love to be back again soon

Shema User Profile
December 2014
Wow! The cabin is perfectly designed and is in the most spectacular location - just at the edge of Joshua Tree. We loved gazing out of the window at the landscape and also watching the super cute cottontails come to feed at dusk. We missed our flight and were delayed by 24 hours. John and Clea made the whole visit stress free and even let us check out late so we got to spend more time in the cabin. There is so much attention to detail - the house has everything you might need, clear instructions and even yoga vouchers. All in all - a perfect airbnb! Really hope to visit again. Thanks both!

Simon User Profile
July 2014
I couldn't recommend this cabin highly enough. Beautifully laid out, very comfortable and everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The location is stunning and the novelty of the peace and quiet doesn't wear off.

Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in November 2012
John & Clea User ProfileJohn & Clea is a superhost.

We moved to Joshua Tree from LA in 2005. John's a former trial lawyer and entrepreneur. Clea's a former fashion designer who owns and operates Instant Karma Yoga in Joshua Tree. Since 2004, we've redeveloped several commercial properties in the village of Joshua Tree, including The Starlite complex which is home to Pie for the People (NY pizza), Instant Karma Yoga and Joshua Tree Coffee Co. The Modernist Cabin originally served as our weekend get-away. It is now used exclusively as a vacation rental.

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

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