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A Perfect Desert Getaway! Walk into the park!

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Jul 20, 2016
House, 1 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Leave your troubles behind and bask in the beauty of nature. The National Park begins a short walk up the road. Enjoy stunning hiking trails into a desirable, but little known area of (south) Joshua Tree.

A landmark straw bale house with a single bedroom with a queen size bed, a 'great room' with single trundle beds (2 beds) (possibility for others to be added) and a lush garden with big vistas of desert and mountains. A very restful place used as an artist residency most of the time.

Perfect as a romantic couples getaway or for a group. By evening cozy up to a crackling fire in the courtyard. Cook your meals in the well-equipped kitchen and snuggle into soft covers by night. There are ample fresh linens for a party of four. (Additional beds could be added.) In the morning sip fresh brewed coffee while staring into expansive vistas in every direction. The large picture windows overlook far away mountains and desert. This is a landmark straw bale house with a 16' vaulted ceiling. Hot tub located in an enclosed courtyard just outside the bathroom.

Keywords: Home_ Straw bale_ vaulted ceiling_ park-like grounds_ hot tub_Joshua Tree National Park

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Filmmaker/Arts Producer who relocated to Joshua Tree from San Francisco to develop an artist-residency/performance.

Speaks: english

20 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)


  • 5 of 5

My 5 friends and I had an incredible weekend at this beautiful, unique property. We got to enjoy Joshua Tree by day, and the hot tub, great kitchen, and beautiful space outside by night. I couldn't imagine us returning to Joshua Tree and staying anywhere else! And I must second the comments about it's great energy - wonderful!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house made out of straw. Fabulous artworks dotted around the gardens, the most interesting shower I've ever seen, wonderful location on the edge of the park, great hot tub to sit and look at the stars at night. Eva was welcoming and friendly and nice. Plus, at the risk of sounding new-agey, the whole place has a really good energy.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, pleasant, interesting

  • 4 of 5

We came from Connecticut to explore Death Valley and Joshua Tree. LOVED JT. Such an amazing spot in the world.

It was great to stay so close to the park. This cozy cottage is just as described, with a comfortable and relaxed ambiance. Big patio for sitting outside and watching the sun rise or set. We enjoyed the interesting yard--and the yard of the Harrison House Art & Music Center across the street. (We read up on Lou Harrison once we figured out the connection--which made the whole place feel more intimate and interesting.)

Couple of downsides: The refrigerator was not cold; we froze bottles of water and put them in the fridge. We could have called the caretaker, but didn't want to take the time and left a note instead. Had to search around for the washer/dryer (in garage). And the place could benefit from a Welcome book, as someone else stated.

But overall, a wonderful, memorable stay. We stayed 3 nights and could easily have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Virginia, Thank you for your review but sorry about the refrigerator. As soon as we were aware that it was not functioning we replaced it! We will definitely get a welcome book with directions to the laundry in place for your next visit! So please come again. Best, Eva
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Lovely quiet desert hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a weekend visit to the Morongo Basin and Joshua Tree National Park. The house was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. It's in a nice quiet neighborhood with the border of Joshua Tree National Park at the end of the street. :-). The property manager was very friendly and responsive to the couple of questions we had .

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grea desert getaway

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and relaxing and clean. Convenient for a lot of sight-seeing both in Joshua Tree Park and the surrounding areas. While there, we spent a day at the park, a day hiking Morongo Canyon, an evening in Palm Desert taking in a concert, visited Mt Palomar, Hoover Dam the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden and the Salton Sea. Panorama house was great to come back to after a busy day and with a large fridge and a well-equipped kitchen, meals were not an issue. The owner graciously had sent us a list of shopping areas so we were not at sea. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Style and Substance Meet Sublime Setting

  • 5 of 5

A trip to Joshua Tree for the first time -- and this perfect desert getaway fits the bill. The two-bedroom stylish layout is ideal for 2-4 and the living room and kitchen provide that home spun feel. Make sure you walk around the road and see some of the astonishing architecture and views of the valley before heading into the park.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Perfect Desert Getaway has uninterrupted views of the mountains and desert. The 'locals' entrance 1/2 mile up the street to Joshua Tree National Park features some of the most beautiful hiking in the national park and is accessible from the front door. This house is used for artist residencies and is made available to the public when not in use for that purpose.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palm Springs at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Joshua Tree at 6 Miles Nearest Golf : Desert Hot Springs at 33 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Joshua Tree at 6 Miles Car: necessary

Panorama Heights is conveniently located just a few miles from downtown Joshua Tree on paved roads with scenic views and the border of Joshua Tree National Park within short walking distance. You are centrally situated between the East and West entrances to Joshua Tree National Park.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
standard rate
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

$250 - $300 is for 2 people
$25/night for additional guests

refundable cleaning damage deposit of $150 will be collected with reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Location Location Location! The Perfect Desert Getaway iis convenient to the town of Joshua Tree, in between the two major entrances into the park with easy to access to the 'village of Joshua Tree' and the 29 Palms area where there are beautiful murals and restaurants to enjoy. In addition to hiking there is horse back riding, climbing and live musical performances nearby.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing

Floor Area

  • 1020 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Large Shower (hot tub outside)


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Sleeping arrangements can be customized in the 'great room.'
  • Great Room - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Great room sleeping possibilities
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Walking distance to border of Joshua Tree National Park and beautiful hiking.

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