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True World Bungalow - a Work of Art Inside and Out

True World Bungalow - a Work of Art Inside and Out

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 17, 2014
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
  • 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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Speaks: english

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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Reviews

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: 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: 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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, 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

Chilly outside but warm inside

  • 5 of 5
Lovely home, full of artwork and personal touches provided by the owners. Despite a roaring February wind outdoors with windchill around 28 degrees (according to the ranger in the national park), the home warmed up nicely and was perfectly comfortable with a fire in the fireplace and high functioning space heaters. We loved the landscaping, and the decor; they are just as the photos show online. The owners respected our privacy completely, but when we needed a bit of help they were right there for us. I'd definitely stay in the bungalow again. Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park is not to be missed.
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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
Los Angeles
5

Awesome Artist Bungalow

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect isolated Thanksgiving getaway. We were able to bring our dog and in-laws, cook meals together, hike, rest, and enjoy the scenery. It was blissfully quiet with awesome sunrises and sunsets. It is close to the park, but far enough away from neighbors for privacy.

The entire house is art itself as well as filled with it. There is an interesting history and beautiful interior and exterior design. At truly unique stay that we look forward to booking again.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, 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
Torrance, CA USA
5

An adventure in Art and Nature

  • 5 of 5
A beautifully kept place that was clean, quiet, private and surrounded by nature. We had a great experience there. There were 2 adults and 2 children in our group and it was just the perfect size. The owners were nice enought to leave us a bottle of wine that we thouroughly enjoyed.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

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

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Rental rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
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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.

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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