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New Construction, in the rocks,directly accesable to hiking into National Park


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
House & Courtyard House - sleeps 3 ~ 1 Full Bath ~ Full Kitchen

Gerhards Rocky Gasthaus,

Totally private, exclusive on 2.5 acres of pristine, desert rocks, teeming with creatures. Directly abutting Joshua Tree National Park land, Home to coyote, bobcat, deer, desert tortoise, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, bats, owl, quail, hawks, lizards of every size any description.

All new construction with 10’ ceilings, Heat pump heating and cooling and ceiling fan. Full kitchen with everything needed, open to a comfortable dining-living area, with a beautiful top loading wood stove, wood provided.

A bedroom with rich carpet, all other floors are natural colored and finished concrete, a full mirrored closet, Luxury queen size bed , and doorway opening onto rock formation only 8’ away.

A Private courtyard with barbecue, a garden house, fully conditioned, with desk and a twin bed.

The full bathroom is next to full laundry, A back porch sitting area has a fire chimney for cool evenings.

A covered parking space will keep a vehicle cool in the hottest summe

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

20 Reviews

based on 20 traveler reviews


A Gem!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the owner provided good customer service. He responded promptly, and that was great for us as this was somewhat of a last minute trip on our end.

This place is such a gem! The view of the house against the sunbaked mountain is gorgeous. The house was clean, inviting and very lovely. The AC works great! Clean stove and oven! The bed was comfortable and it was just perfect for our 2 night get-away.

We enjoyed walking up to the side of the house. It has a beautiful view of the valley, especially as the sun set.

There was a bag of bird feed by the door, so we decided to put some on the feeder in the courtyard. We enjoyed watching the numerous quails and other species of birds feast on the feed. We did not see coyotes but they howled like crazy at night. There were lots of squirrels that loved the bird food as well.

Our stay may have been short, but we enjoyed spending our quiet but oh so awesome 4th of July at this JT retreat. This is a place we could easily go back to. It is a beautiful place :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location, well laid out, super clean

  • 5 of 5

We just left our stay today and thought it was terrific. The house is perfect - well laid out, all possible amenities, and so well located. It is private and in a great location for the park. Such a nice courtyard for having breakfast - and loved seeing all the quails running by. Gerhard was super helpful. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great views, cozy location. House was pristine. It needs some unfinished details fix such as towel hooks in the bathroom and a larger kitchen trash can. The owner responds within a half hour to deal with any issues. We had a very peaceful NYE.

Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Teenagers climbing trip to Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable home near Joshua Tree to set up base. It's very close to the park and there are fun rocks to climb in the back yard. There is also a very sweet little courtyard

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, immaculate and all you need!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted a quite weekend get a way to Joshua Tree and we found the perfect place to stay. Great kitchen, views, hiking frim back yard! Going back as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a very quiet location. We made use of both the indoors and the courtyard. Breakfast outside was amazing. Perfect temperature, the layout and design provided shade for us almost till lunch time. Same with inside. We kept the blinds open the whole time to take in the magnificent views of the mountain of big rocks. Absolutely stunning. There is a container of bird food and we put some out on the birdfeeder sculpture. We were surprised at how many birds and types of birds it attracted. We also saw chimpmunks, jack rabbits, lizards, and one coyote. The house is clean, decorated nicely, and very inviting. A smart house. A good place to sit and think and get work done or just do absolutely nothing. Very close to park entrance. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Palm Springs at 30 Miles Car: necessary

Other Activities: Rock Climbing & Hiking


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • house


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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Rural


  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

Floor Area

  • 1050 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has one Queen Size Bed - sleeps 2. Painting Studio in Courtyard has one Twin Bed - sleeps 1.

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