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The Buzzards Roost in Joshua Tree- 79.00 1 Niters welcome Monday thru Thrusday

The Buzzards Roost in Joshua Tree- 79.00 1 Niters welcome Monday thru Thrusday


Property Details

Updated: Dec 26, 2014
3 sleeping rooms 1 bath 1200 sq ft house on 1/2 acre . Sunfair 3 miles to town.

Comfortable home in north Joshua Tree located on 1/2 acre with two large Joshua Trees in front yard, cacti, sitting areas in the front and back, close to the national park and downtown shopping district. Paved roads to the property down Sunfair. Also close to the bi-annual music festival which is on Sunfair. This home is in a get-away-from-it-all location sitting in the middle of a small community of homes. Enjoy Art Tours the last two weekends in October and Joshua Tree Music Festival in early October and early May. Discover Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Cove entrance which is free 12 miles to the east or Park Blvd entrance which requires a daily fee 12 miles to the west. Joshua Tree is great for artist types including painters, writers and photographers. It's easy to find rusty artifacts while walking the wide open spaces or old glass and weathered items unearthed by our infrequent but feisty wind and rain storms.

We just installed rooftop solar on the Buzzards Roost and are very proud to be collecting free energy from the sun and decreasing out carbon footprint. Buck is now a approved Hero contractor installing solar PV on rooftops in our community.

Keywords: 1/2 acre fenced property,plans for future organic farm,a community meeting place, solar water heating,rooftop solar ,wind generation,passive solar studies, rain catchment and water reuse systems.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

The Buzzards Roost began in Bouse.AZ where it was a coffee shop and local gathering spot. I moved to Joshua Tree two years ago and decided to carry on the Buzzards Roost tradition in the form of a vacation rental. My son Douglas and his wife Julia, are members of the Transition J T Foodies and Water Group as well as the North Joshua Tree Permaculture Society, where plans to build and maintain a local organic farm and conservation demonstration garden this property are under way. He is trying out ideas including solar and wind power and desert gardening and water saving techniques such as rain catchment on this property. I live nearby about a mile up the road. I decorated the vacation rental with my own personal flair. I hope you find it charming and comfortable.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The Buzzards Roost was perfect for what we were looking for. It was close to the Joshua Tree lake where the music festival was held. The house was clean and as advertised. It was more than adequate for our festival visit. Decorations were pretty eclectic and very cool. We had a great time. Buck was responsive and a very generous host. Good people obviously trying to live a green lifestyle as we all should.
Oct 2014
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13 Reviews

The Buzzards Roost in Joshua Tree- 79.00 1 Niters welcome Monday thru Thrusday
+1 -1-760-819-1299
Joshua Tree California Desert

A Great Stay at this Home!

  • 5 of 5
Our student group from the University of California Irvine is very grateful to have been able to stay at this home during our Joshua Tree Park study. There was plenty of room to accommodate us, and we felt welcome and very comfortable throughout our stay. We highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a great and relaxing experience!
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad the Roost worked out so well for your stay.I am interested in the outcome of your study. Missed visiting with you all but understand how busy you must have been. Thanks, Buck
The Buzzards Roost in Joshua Tree- 79.00 1 Niters welcome Monday thru Thrusday
+1 -1-760-819-1299
Joshua Tree California Desert

Excellent Vacation Experience

  • 5 of 5
House is situated close to everything, has everything needed to enjoy a getaway in the desert. Owner is accessible, friendly and helpful; fascinating to chat with as well. We hope to stay at the Roost again for next years Joshua Tree Festival or perhaps at another of the families unique properties.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
The Buzzards Roost in Joshua Tree- 79.00 1 Niters welcome Monday thru Thrusday
+1 -1-760-819-1299
Joshua Tree California Desert

Loved the Buzzard's Roost!

Loved the Buzzard's Roost!
  • 5 of 5
The place was more charming than the photos show. It's really spacious and homey, and there are so many wonderful touches and details. There is something to look at everywhere you turn. I came out with some friends for an art show, and there was plenty of room for us all to have our own beds and our own room. We were so comfortable that we ended up spending most of the day relaxing at the house. The owner, Buck, was really helpful and friendly if we needed anything, and easy to get a hold of. I would definitely come back again!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
The Buzzards Roost in Joshua Tree- 79.00 1 Niters welcome Monday thru Thrusday
+1 -1-760-819-1299
Joshua Tree California Desert

Peace in the Desert

  • 5 of 5
We attended the Joshua Tree Convention for three days and found this cute little house to be perfect to come back to after many hours at the Center. It was fun looking at the creative art and nicknacks made by the owner of the house. The house was clean and comfortable for our needs. Many of the other people at the Convention center were staying in tiny little apartments or the dorms and we were living in a nice little house with all the comforts of home. The price is very reasonable as well. Although it is located a little outside of the town; it was fun driving down the long sandy roads and seeing jackrabbits and coyotes about in the early evening. We also viewed some meteors/shooting stars at night as the sky is so full of stars. Thank you for letting us stay in your abode.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We at the Roost appreciate what a great relaxing special getaway The Buzzard's Roost in Joshua Tree can be . It is not every where else, and will will continue work at keeping it that way for you , because we feel it is necessary. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Your patronage is greatly appreciated . Buck.
The Buzzards Roost in Joshua Tree- 79.00 1 Niters welcome Monday thru Thrusday
+1 -1-760-819-1299
Joshua Tree California Desert
San Diego

Pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5
The Buzzards Roost was perfect for our quick trip to Joshua Tree for some late season climbing. Backyard grill was a nice plus. For multiple couples, it is worth noting that the second bedroom has a trundle bed, while the first bedroom has a queen/full and the sunroom has a full futon.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
The Buzzards Roost in Joshua Tree- 79.00 1 Niters welcome Monday thru Thrusday
+1 -1-760-819-1299
Joshua Tree California Desert
Minneapolis, MN

Desert Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5
Quiet and just isolated enough for our vacation. Spent time hiking in beautiful Joshua Tree National Park and it was so nice to come "home" to the Buzzard Roost. Clean, very well maintained. Owner helpful with restaurant and hiking recommendations. The sun room included plenty of brochures to help us fill out our travel plans. Our thanks to Buck for our stay - it was wonderful.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

Joshua Tree is a lovely desert village with a inspiring vibe that brings me joy. The area where this home is located is away from it all while having sparsely sprinkled neighbors 1/2 acre away. It's on a paved road surrounded by dirt roads. It's close to town but close to wide open space as well.We are a moving all our properties toward sustainable living and are happy to announce that we just completed in March 15, 2014 and 18 panel solar array to power the Buzzards Roost with free solar energy into the future.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Joshua Tree private airstrip 2mi, Palm Spring Inn at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Joshua Tree Saloon at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : Desert Hot Springs at 25 Miles Nearest Train : Palm Springs Amtrak at 45 Miles Nearest Motorway : State Highway 62 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cross Roads at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : Big Bear and Arrowhead at 35 Miles Nearest Beach : All beach cities at 120 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Joshua Tree Festival Nearest Point of Interest : Simi Dabah Iron Sculptures Nearest Point of Interest : Noah Purifoy Nearest Point of Interest : Hi Derert Hospital and Emergency Room Nearest Point of Interest : Crossroads Resturaunt Nearest Point of Interest : Joshua Tree Lake Nearest Point of Interest : Integratron Car: necessary

Stargazing in clean clear skies is amazing. Sunrises if you are up early are a spiritual revelation and will keep you waiting for sunset just to witness the explosion of color across the sky. Pull up a chair, relax and enjoy. Perfect location for Art Tours in October. Also October is the Roots Festival and In May the Music Festival. April brings many amazing migratory birds through the Roost with over three hundred turkey vultures landing in the trees all around the Buzzards Roost last month around the 25th. The wildlife comes to you,coyotes,tortoise,road runners, birds of every kind, hawks, falcons , eagles.big horn sheep,bobcat,many of the slithery ,crawly critters as well if you have an interest. All are amazing and fun to observe. Enjoy.


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Updated: Dec 26, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Joshua Tree Season
Oct 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer June-August
May 31 2015 - Aug 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $35 + Tax
  • Cleaning fee $15 + Tax
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are for double occupancy. Please add 10.00 per person per night for each additional adult or child over two to the regular nightly rate. 7% lodging tax is then added

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


From the Owner

Sunrise and sunset views, stargazing, peace and quiet, ,roadrunners, bunnies, quail, coyote. Fenced in yard keeps family and friends safe during the day but I'd be watchfull at night. Short drive to the national park 29 Palms Indian cove entrance or Park Blvd Joshua Tree entrance. Three miles to Joshua Tree Lake and Dry Lake OHV area. Favorite restaurants are Crossroads, Royal Thai and Sams. Joshua Tree Health Food Store is also recommended as is the weekly Saturday morning farmers market. Natural Sisters has amazing smoothies and Pie for the People has hand tossed pizza. The Grateful Desert Herb and Eco Market is highly recommended and the local thrift stores are fun to browse through.The Saturday morning farmers market is a great place to pick up locally grown organic foods and check out the great shops and antique stores in Joshua tree township.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing

Floor Area

  • 1200 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Full bath tub and shower shared between the two bedrooms.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main bedroom - 1 queen, High antique spool bed.
  • 2nd bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Antique walnut spool bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin day bed ,with pop up twin trundle bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Futon sofa bed in art studio/sun room


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Sun room to back patio. Has futon sleeper sofa . New on the property additional space The Rocket has launched 1954 trailer restored 35 feet wood interior full bath, kitchen bedroom and living room sleeps additional four people comfortably . Outdoor patio with great views of J T National Park.Same rates apply . Call Buck 760-819-1299 for more info.
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