Entire home/flat

5 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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2.5 hours from Los Angeles, this sweet house is stocked with all the amenities & surrounded by raw expansive desert. Features many charming details including a vintage wood burning fireplace and a dining room paneled with windows. A perfect getaway.

The space

The house features two bedrooms with 2 king size beds, a pull-out full size couch that sleeps two, an enclosed patio-style dining room overlooking the desert, a fully renovated kitchen and bath, and an outdoor fire pit and jacuzzi. The house is uniquely situated in a very private and remote part of Joshua Tree a 20 minute drive from 29 Palms Highway.

Of note: the last two miles leading up to the house are graded sand. You don't need 4-wheel drive to access (although if you do have it, that's great)--otherwise, just go slow ;) .

Guest access

Guests have access to the main house and surrounding outdoor space. There are some quirky structures on the land (not uncommon in the desert). Namely, a vintage bus and some no-longer-used livestock pens. We ask that you love them from the outside, but don't venture into them (for safety).

Other things to note

The house is wonderfully private, in part because it butts up against 1000+ acres of military land. Interaction with 29 palms marine base is nil, but you will see posted signs that let you know that the land to the north belongs to the US military.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: 12 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 52
Security Deposit: 396
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Have fun, be careful of candles, don't leave fires burning when you leave the premises, smoking is fine but only outside, enjoy the stars.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

2 nights minimum stay

42 Reviews

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Nina User Profile
July 2017
We'll start off by saying that we cannot wait to go back! What an amazing home for the true desert experience, which is what we wanted and received. If you are looking for a remote, quiet "away from it all" and just a really cool home with the right desert touch, this is the place. The best part is the total privacy and large piece of land that surrounds you in this home. When you walk outside, there is so much to see, from the nostalgic old bus and chicken coupe to the lush desert landscape with fruit trees and jackrabbits everywhere! Absolutely loved it!! The decor is "boho" perfect and the home offers everything you need from the bonus comfortable beds to the kitchen necessities. The old vintage stove works perfectly and served up some great morning frittata's in the wrought iron skillet! We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful dining area especially in the morning for breakfast watching the doves fly in and in the surrounding Pomegranate trees. Total relaxation! The hot tub was a big plus and was nice and warm for our arrival. Great place to take in the quiet night sky. The roads to get to the property definitely require a 4x4 as some areas have deep sand. Once you figure out the way the roads layout, it's really cool to drive around and get a feel for the desert life, day and night. Be sure to enjoy the night walks down the surrounding roads and take in the sunset. Kudos to Molly for doing it right. Can't wait to come back! Sincerely, Nina & Michael

Youmi User Profile
June 2017
Molly's place was awesome! It was deep in desert but also fairly close to downtown so we could drive out to get things if we needed to. Clean, cute place. And the host, Jess, who was helping out molly with the house was polite and helpful! Brought my little pups too and they enjoyed every moment. I would definitely come back ! :)

Bryan User Profile
May 2017
Amazing spot, great yard with tons of solitude and views, amazing pomegranate and fruit trees on the property. Great hot tub and fireplace for star gazing

Natalia User Profile
April 2017
My friend and I had some overlapping vacation days and wanted a little relaxing getaway in Joshua Tree. Jess (the property manager) was very communicative and accommodating. All of her suggestions of how to prepare were spot on, and she even helped us trouble shoot some issues when we arrived. The house is certainly secluded and peaceful. The dirt roads are intimidating at first but once you get the hang of it, you feel like a local! This is a great house for small groups looking for a home base after a day of hiking. The hot tub is a stellar bonus! WHAT I WISH I KNEW: In the spirit of full disclosure, the house is a little rougher around the edges than the photos would suggest. We had issues securing the doors, as many of them don't fit properly into the door frames, or are in need of some repair. Jess was very attentive and had the handy man come down to check it out. We were probably being overly cautious, but being two women in the secluded desert, we wanted to make sure it was safe not only for us, but also for our belongings should we want to go out for the afternoon. We brought a small terrier with us, and didn't feel full confident leaving him in the house for fear that he would get out. The surrounding yard is full of what looks like incomplete construction, an old bus, and piles of wood, tires, pieces of glass, and some garbage strewn about. It actually adds to the apocalyptic aesthetic but might not be totally safe for children and small dogs.

Rita User Profile
April 2017
Great spot! Very secluded from town and from everyone else. Loved all the details and furnishings. Wish we would have been able to enjoy more of the outdoor area and hot tub as that weekend we got high wind warnings which kept us indoors.

Amanda User Profile
March 2017
We had the best time! The house was clean and secluded and exactly what we were looking for. The check-in process was super easy with a lock box on the front door, and Molly and Jess's directions for how to do everything from connecting to wi-fi to finding the place were accurate, thorough, and super helpful. Would highly recommend this spot! Take advantage of the fire pit, and enjoy being able to see a stunning array of stars at night.

Pawin Patrick User Profile
March 2017
We enjoyed our stay at the house. Jess (property manager) was very communicative and responsive. We loved the hot tub and the remoteness of the house. Would recommend.

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in February 2012
Molly User ProfileMolly is a superhost.

I'm originally from Los Angeles, and even though I've spent many years in New York, Los Angeles has been my home for the last 6 years.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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