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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 27, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

A mile up a dirt road and twenty thousand miles from the cares of the world, the True World Bungalow is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Originally part of the Mojave Rock Ranch Resort, the bungalow is the epitome of “Joshua Tree Style”, in which rustic, artistic and luxury elements combine in unexpected and delightful ways.

As you enter the front gate, you will be greeted by the bottle wall fish pond and blooming water lilies in season. There are private patios in the front and back, perfect for sunrise coffee and sunset cocktails. The bungalow shares a five acre property with the owner’s home, and backs up to over 150 acres of desert wilderness, so you can literally hike out your door and explore a vast landscape of boulders, abandoned claim shacks and wildlife habitat.

The bungalow has two sunny bedrooms (one king, one queen), nicely appointed with down comforters, original artworks, plenty of closet space and views for miles. The custom woodstove (a work of art in itself) will keep you toasty on cool evenings and the sweet retro kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to prepare a feast. Enjoy complimentary wi-fi, DVDs on the flat screen TV, or music from the CD player (or your iPod). In warm weather you can relax under the trees in the cowboy spa, laze in the hammock, or enjoy air-conditioned comfort indoors. And in every season you can count on star-filled nights, 50 mile views of Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto and up close and personal encounters with a myriad of desert wildlife.

Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center is 10 minutes away in the artists’ community of Joshua Tree, where you can also explore the galleries and shops and grab a bite to eat. Please feel free to ask your hosts for suggestions or to arrange special trips, from rock climbing, trail riding, guided hikes and night sky viewing venues to massage, yoga, and spa treatments and visits to local artists' studios.

Our calendar is always kept up to date so you can check availabiltiy before making your inquiry. Please call or email with any questions – we look forward to your visit!

Keywords: 2 bedroom desert retreat created by artists

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

While living in New York, we first discovered Joshua Tree on a side trip after a Las Vegas convention. Business and family moved to Los Angeles and so did we, allowing us to spend many weekends in our beloved desert, just a short drive away. In 1999 we and our friends stayed in the Bungalow of the Mojave Rock Ranch, the resort that defined Joshua Tree Style. When this beautiful little home came on the market in 2003, we bought it (and its five acres) as our own weekend retreat. Three years later we sold our LA home, moved into our Joshua Tree Bungalow and opened the True World Gallery in town. Last year we finished a new home on our property, and we have opened up the Bungalow once again as a rental, renaming it the True World Bungalow.

For us, the desert is the true world -- a place to live in harmony with the environment, and with our wonderful community. We welcome you as our guests, and maybe one day as our neighbors!

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

From the moment we drove up the driveway and saw the red bungalow, we knew this would be a magical place. What a gift is was to find you through Homeaway and to discover that you are friends with 2 of our favorite people. Wish we could have spend more time with you both (and Brodie!) but the park trumps everything!
Oct 2013
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True World Bungalow - a Work of Art Inside and Out
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p339708vb
-760-285-6745
Joshua Tree California Desert
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5

Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5
All the other reviews say it all, there is nothing really I can add...just wonderful!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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True World Bungalow - a Work of Art Inside and Out
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p339708vb
-760-285-6745
Joshua Tree California Desert

Fantastic rental!

  • of 5
We loved staying here. The bungalow is beautifully landscaped, with lots of private outdoor spaces. The inside is an artists' playground; every piece of furniture and accessory is something unusual and unique, from decoupaged tables to inset glass vases in the stucco walls. It was immaculate and fully stocked; we even preferred their(homegrown?) oregano to ours. Our dogs also loved the huge fenced yards. bonnie and George were delightful hosts; friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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True World Bungalow - a Work of Art Inside and Out
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p339708vb
-760-285-6745
Joshua Tree California Desert
Los Angeles/ New York
5

Perfect Desert Refuge in a lovely Bungalow

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I live between New York and Los Angeles. We were in dire need of a getaway and had never been to Joshua Tree. We found The True World Bungalow and were so delighted when we arrived. It was a very comforting and beautiful environment away from it all. Close enough to town but still with a feeling of being in the middle of the desert. The home was cozy and incredibly artistic and wonderful. The landscaping also was impressive. It felt so tranquil. The owners were wonderful people. Not intrusive and yet completely available and helpful if we needed anything. They were also so kind as to leave us a bottle of wine for our arrival! I would recommend this place to anyone seeking refuge and tranquility in the desert with a nurturing, inspiring and healing environment. My only complaint was wishing I could have stayed longer :)
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
True World Bungalow - a Work of Art Inside and Out
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p339708vb
-760-285-6745
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

Dogs love this place

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying at the True World Bungalow. We enjoy hiking with our dogs. Bonnie and George have been very helpful in suggesting sites where we could take the dogs off lead. Brody (resident dog) is very welcoming to visitors both human and canine. The bungalow is in a rural area with dirt roads to explore and get away from the crowds, especially for those with 4WD. The yard is fenced, however, for just relaxing at the bungalow. The bungalow was very creatively designed, decorated, and maintained. A beautiful spot to spend quiet, private time.
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
business
True World Bungalow - a Work of Art Inside and Out
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p339708vb
-760-285-6745
Joshua Tree California Desert
Rock Island, IL
5

Beautiful desert rental

  • 5 of 5
We had an excellent stay at True World. Highly recommend this house.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
True World Bungalow - a Work of Art Inside and Out
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p339708vb
-760-285-6745
Joshua Tree California Desert
5

May Stay

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful location. House is exactly as described. I didn't want to leave to go look at the National Park or the little town of Joshua Tree. The pretty birds and flowers and lizards and sunsets are going to miss me terribly, so I plan to return for a longer stay next spring to keep them company.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Yoga, massage, Integratron Sound Baths, rockhounding, ghost towns, live music, astronomy, Historic Route 66, artist studio tours, wildflower and wildlife viewing, birding, photography

Availability

From $195 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,155
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $35
  • Tax Rate 7.0%

Weekly rate: $1155.00
Refundable reservation/damage deposit $250
7% tax

Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 700 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Newly renovated slate tiles throughout.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Ocotillo bedroom - 1 king
  • Ranch bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • cowboy spa, hiking trails, original art, fish pond, native landscaping, park views, over one acre of fenced yard for your dog, doghouse

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