Villa dei Fiori - beautiful private estate on 14 acres

Villa dei Fiori - beautiful private estate on 14 acres

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Villa dei Fiori is a romantic escape on fourteen acres immediately

on the boundary of the Joshua Tree National Park. Pine log pergolas

cover the surrounding five terraces with arbors of climbing roses

and cascading purple and Alba Longissima white wisteria. The villa,

built amid the surrounding quartz monzonite boulders was created by

Dale Allan Pelton, a Hollywood based film production designer and

writer.

On the west side of the villa, the terraces of 150 rose bushes with

a border of purple French lavender form a dramatic contrast to the

savage landscape of boulders beyond. There is a grove of Italian

Stone pines on the North. To the South, a terrace of raked sand

with a Zen aesthetic, is in the midst of large boulders, perfect for

al fresco dining. In the west one can see the snow capped peak of

San Gorgonio, the highest mountain in Southern California.

Between the kitchen terrace and the southeast terrace stands a giant

Joshua Tree, several hundred years of age. The motorcourt is

surrounded by mesquite trees and crimson oleanders which conceal the

vehicles, allowing a feeling of complete solitude and pastoral

peace. Near the house, is a cave formed of giant boulders with a

bed of soft sand and a fire pit where guests have dinner parties in

the evening by the light of an open fire. Crevices in the boulders

open to the sky so that one can glimpse the stars at night.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

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Villa dei Fiori - beautiful private estate on 14 acres
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Joshua Tree California Desert
5

MAGICAL!

  • 5 of 5
We had just a fantastic and magical time. Thanks for everything, we will be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Villa dei Fiori - beautiful private estate on 14 acres
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Joshua Tree California Desert
4

Family of five

  • 4 of 5
Beautiful home in an extraordinary location. Everything was as advertised, no surprises. This was our first vrbo experience and we would do it again.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Villa dei Fiori - beautiful private estate on 14 acres
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Wilmette, Illinois
5

A magical place!

  • 5 of 5
My family just returned from four perfect days at Villa Fiore. The photos and description are accurate but no photo can capture the beauty of this villa. Dale, the owner, has created an environment that is pleasing and lovely in every detail. We fell in love with the artworks throughout the house, all by an artist named Michele Quence. The place is inviting, cozy and very well supplied. We cooked a dinner and several breakfasts, and the kitchen was a joy. The library is spectacular. But of course the real draw is the outdoors. The grounds are lovely and otherworldly. Our night hike among the boulders was a highlight. And each night we looked forward to a long soak in the hot tub after a long day exploring the national park. Dale is charming and knowledgeable. He is also extremely helpful and readily available to answer questions. We are already planning a return trip to see Joshua Tree in the spring.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Villa dei Fiori - beautiful private estate on 14 acres
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Pasadena, CA
5

Extreme Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5
We forget in the rush of daily life, the value of quiet, and the enriching quality of nature. Villa dei Fiori is the perfect place to renew, relax, and rejuvenate the spirit. The beauty of the setting is unrivaled in Joshua Tree. The Villa is gorgeously designed inside and out with meticulous attention to detail and comfort. Every color and material and work of art is coordinated to create a visual delight in each room. Adding a warm touch of hospitality are the fresh flowers that greet you upon arrival. It's a very welcoming gesture from the owner, and you'll find them in every room! He is very helpful in answering questions and makes himself available should you experience an unexpected incident. I had last minute issues with my dog sitter and both of my senior dogs were with me and enjoyed a lazy stay. If you feel stressed, tired or in need of respite for any reason, this is the getaway for you! Be active or be restful, you can't make a wrong choice!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Villa dei Fiori - beautiful private estate on 14 acres
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Oakland, CA
5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
We spent a week here and loved it. Dale is the most caring owner and keeps this magical place immaculate. The salt water pool was incredible and such a great alternative to a chlorine pool. All in all a great experience! Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Villa dei Fiori - beautiful private estate on 14 acres
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Joshua Tree California Desert
Laguna Niguel
5

A Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently stayed at Villa Dei Fiori and had a wonderful time. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Dale, the charismatic owner. He subsequently gave us an in depth orientation, which was very helpful. It is apparent that Dale is a worldly fellow, with a keen eye for architecture, art and style. Everywhere one’s eyes gaze at Villa Dei Fiori, there is something beautiful to observe-something with a story. I explored the savage wilderness and hidden valley beyond the subject property both evenings around 7pm (which is the optimal time, per Dale’s suggestion). Words and/or pictures cannot truly describe the ominous yet peaceful feeling I felt, as I stood beneath the monstrous boulders while the warm desert breeze swept through the pass-like the winds of heaven. To sum up our experience, my daughter Gigi said: "It's like we're in paradise". Thanks again Dale for the hospitality-we’re looking forward to our next visit. Many Blessings!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

By walking through the boulders behind the villa, you will discover

the hidden valley on the estate. From there you may pass around the

giant outcroppings and hike directly into the multi-hued canyons of

Joshua Tree National Park. Hiking through the boulders you will spy

cactus wrens and ravens, owls and hawks, roadrunners and quail. If

you are fortunate, you may encounter a bobcat who lives in my hidden

valley, or an increasingly rare Chuckawalla iguana, or Mojave Desert

tortoise. This is such an inaccessible region of the park you will

not encounter any other hikers to disturb your splendid solitude.

Horses may be rented near Black Rock campground in the National Park

near Yucca Valley.

Excellent restaurants are to be found in 29 Palms, (29 Palms Inn),

Joshua Tree (Crossroads Café and the Thai restaurant)and Yucca

Valley

(Stefano’s Giardino).

There are no electric lights on the National Park so you’ll find the

stars quite intense. On moonless nights, one marvels at the intense

canopy of stars in the Milky Way and the fiery streaks of meteor

showers.

The seclusion of Villa dei Fiori in the magical air of Joshua Tree,

is an ideal retreat from the madness and routine of our pressured

lives, perfect for sharing with family and friends or for the

discovery of a new romance or the rediscovery of an old love almost

forgotten.

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $350 - $400

    Weekly Rate: $2000 - $3200

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


  • Weekend, Friday thru Sunday, September 15 to June 15: two nights:
    $800 for two - four persons for two day weekend. $750 midweek.
    Additional guests: $100 per person. (children 13 and under are not
    counted as additional guests.) Additional days: $350-$400 per day.
    Some weekends and holidays require a three day minimum.
    One week (non holiday week): $2400-$2600 .
    Summer rates: June 16 to September 14: Weekend, Friday thru Sunday:
    $750 to $800 for four persons. Additional days: $325-$350 per day. One
    week: $2000 for four persons.
    Rates for major holidays vary. Please inquire for Spring break,
    Easter, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s eve.
    Vacation rates vary from $2600 to $3200 which includes 7 nights.
    There are no refunds for cancellation or early departure.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • pets considered

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Notes:

  • A 24 ft. x 36 ft. swimming pool is nestled back in the giant boulders, near the cave and the park boundary. There is a salt electrolyte purification system and a beautiful surface of glistening black and intense blue 'gemstone'pebbles. Mid April to mid October the pool is warm enough for swimming. Through fall and winter, the pool is not heated. A terrace in the boulders overlooks the elliptical pool, where boulders and Mediterranean palms are reflected in the water. A top of the line, seven person Jacuzzi is on another terrace surrounded by boulders behind the master bedroom. The villa has an European ambiance, with three bedrooms, one painted deep raspberry and another, magenta, the bath in tangerine and the living and dining rooms treated with hand rubbed colors of cognac and amber over an under layer of gold. The master bedroom has a romantic antique bed, its ornate design formed with the tendrils of metal leaves. The colors of the Moroccan pottery complement the vivid paintings of the Parisian artist, Michele Quence. There are thirteen French doors, each room of the house with two glass doors opening upon a private terrace, bringing the outdoors inside. There is a magnificent library spread throughout several rooms—hundreds of books on subjects as varied as architecture, painting, sculpture, film, theatre, biography, literature, photography, fashion, automobiles, gardening, travel, exotic places, anthropology, history, almost any subject one could think of. The living room features a silk tapestry and original paintings and a rock sculpture from the film, Battlestar Galactica, illuminated by halogen lights with dimmers. There is an excellent stereo system with an interesting selection of CDs. There is no television so that one can enjoy the quiet natural sounds of the desert without the intervention of what one has come there to escape in the first place. The kitchen is well equipped for gourmet cooking, a spacious refrigerator, a gas oven, a micro wave oven, complete cookware and plates, wine glasses and flatware service for ten. The engravings of a French chateau and an église are from the 19th century. Double French doors open upon a dining terrace overlooking a grove of mesquite trees and a Joshua tree amid the boulders. There is a barbeque and an exterior stone fireplace on the terrace by the boulders.
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