House - Rating 4.9 (72)

Andrea Zittels Joshua Tree Home A Z West House

$100 - $608 / night + taxes & fees

Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 4 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Location: Joshua Tree

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Description Description
Summary Summary
A-Z West House is the former home of internationally acclaimed artist Andrea Zittel, situated on a sprawling 80-acre compound (A-Z West) filled with site-specific artworks and direct access to Joshua Tree National Park. A-Z West is an evolving testing ground for living—a place in which spaces, objects, and acts of living all intertwine into a single ongoing investigation into what it means to exist and participate in our culture today.
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Recently Featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine, April 2023

Since the early 1990s, Andrea Zittel has used the arena of day-to-day life to create sculptures and living situations that challenge typical notions of “how to live.” Within her house, Andrea used herself as a self-proclaimed human guinea pig in countless artworks that tested the boundaries of living. The outcomes of these experiments can be found in the house’s various spaces, objects and systems, all of which have been prototyped and reworked countless times before being collectively preserved as a complete artwork. Nearly every inch of the house has been customized or touched by Zittel with purpose and consideration. At the end of 2021, Andrea moved off A-Z West and her house is now available for private stays through Homestead Modern.

♦  2 Spacious Bedrooms, 1 King, 1 Full
♦  2 Full Bathrooms | Large bathtub
♦  Cold soaking tub (turned off in winter months, Nov-April)
♦  80 acre compound | Exterior art installations
♦  Fully equipped kitchen with premium appliances & AZ containers
♦  3 Patios | Outdoor shower
♦  Wood burning fireplaces, wood provided
♦  Living room encircled by books and art. No Television
♦  Pet friendly
♦  High-Speed Internet with designated workspace
♦  Featured in New York Times T Magazine and Travel & Leisure Magazine, April 2023
♦  Professionally hosted by Homestead Modern™

All Homestead Modern Homes include:
- Full-time, local support team
- Locally roasted coffee & pantry essentials
- Parachute towels & linens and Public Goods natural body products
- Concierge-like support to help you unplug, unwind, & engage with the High Desert

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Here Are a Few Kind Words From Our Previous Guests:

“It was one of the best places I have stayed when away from home. The place is surely inspirational and owner's creative spirit was everywhere to be seen and felt.” -Neeta

“The house & everything in and around it is a conscious exercise in intentionality, functionality & aesthetics. We came here looking for a peaceful retreat and left inspired & rejuvenated” -Victoria

“Incredibly unique property and memorable visit. Close to downtown Joshua Tree by car yet felt remote in a good way. Hiking right out the back door. The art of the home and its furnishings stimulated great conversation and reflection.” -Chris

High Desert Test Sites stewards AZ West and is a nonprofit arts institution that supports and fosters experimental artwork in the Joshua Tree region. All proceeds from A-Z West House rentals will support High Desert Test Sight's mission to create a comprehensive nonprofit art institution offering residencies, workshops, exhibitions, and community-engaged public arts programs.


While at A-Z West House visitors will live in and with Andrea’s art as she originally intended and be immersed in the ethos and environment of A-Z West. Staff is often available to guide visitors through the site, sharing their extensive knowledge of Andrea’s artworks, as well as their deep understanding of our high desert region. Visitors will experience the Mojave Desert holistically, providing greater insight and fostering meaningful connections with this amazing place.

The three distinct outdoor areas are intentionally integrated into the natural desert landscape.

The front patio features sunken-style benches that look out onto Joshua Tree. These conversation pits are perfect for small gatherings or simply enjoying the sunset, positioned just right, facing west.

The enclosed yard on the east side of the house is outfitted with lounge furniture, a small soaking tub (turned off in winter months, Nov-April), outdoor bed and shower.

The third patio, between the house and the boulders, offers a propane fire pit, and seating under the shade of a palo verde tree, and stairs leading up the hill onto the trails behind Andrea’s house. The house is surrounded by native plants, inviting a range of daily wildlife visitors.

The main bedroom and bathroom floors are cohesively tiled with rectilinear forms echoed on the walls and other artworks in the house. These forms integrate the different spaces as well as contextualize the shapes of other furniture such as the paneled bed platform and custom light fixtures. This bedroom includes a queen bed, mini-split for AC/Heat and ample built-in closet space. The bathroom includes lime-based plaster walls, custom vanity, and shower with access to the enclosed backyard where the outdoor shower is.

The second bedroom and bath can easily serve as a live-work space with shared access to a large office. This bedroom, which was Andrea’s son’s room, contains a full-size bed, small custom-built desk and wardrobe. The office, which looks out onto the boulder-filled backyard, contains a desk space spanning the length of the room and the bath contains a large soaking tub. **The second bedroom is the only room without AC and therefore can be quite warm during the summer.

Premium parachute linens and Onsen towels are stocked throughout, and Public Goods body products are provided in each bathroom.

The kitchen, with A-Z West’s emblematic tiles covering the floor and back wall, is equipped with basic appliances for day-to-day cooking and dining seating for four next to a second wood burning stove. In line with Andrea’s practice of using A-Z Containers for all eating and drinking functions, the kitchen includes a variety of these ceramic bowls created by hand in our studio. From the kitchen and dining area, one may view and access the open, boulder strewn backyard, with steps leading right onto a trail.

Noteworthy Items:
• Outdoor dining table beneath mature Palo Verde, set for four
• Baking sheets, pots, pans and tinfoil
• Blender, toaster & dishwasher
• Cooking oil, salt & pepper and a few spices as well
• Tea, locally roasted coffee, and sugar in the raw. This home includes a tea kettle and French press.

The living room houses Linear Sequence, an artwork custom built for the space. This singular piece of furniture serves several different purposes from lounging with a book to conversing with another over tea. Each surface of the work reflects a different use and gently guides you from one use to another. The living room also houses a majority of Andrea’s personal book collection, records, record player, and other artworks such as Vertical Accumulators. Vertical Accumulators, which take the form of hand-molded bronze hooks, are used throughout the house but in this room serve a particular function of holding years’ worth of dried tea bags. These remnants of individual cups of tea, echo a time when Andrea experimented with living independently of conventional time, tracking her time idiosyncratically by marking moments of consumption like bags of tea and cans of beer. The living room also includes a wood burning stove and access to the enclosed backyard.

---Parking is available for three vehicles and two additional day guests are allowed until 10pm.

---There is a small washer & dryer available, though you must ask us for access in advance

---A-Z West House is equipped with high speed WiFi and is heated and cooled by two mini-splits, which keep the cabin comfortable throughout the year. The house also contains an evaporative cooler and two wood-burning stoves, heating and air conditioning.

Visitors come to the High Desert for its unique landscape, culture, and recreational opportunities, as well as for the weather - hot and dry summers and mild winters at our high altitude. Joshua Tree and the communities surrounding the Joshua Tree National Park include Flamingo Heights, Pioneertown, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Landers. You’ll be close everything at Andrea Zittel's Joshua Tree Home. Some of our favorite options are…

–Joshua Tree National Park: 800,000 acres of mystical beauty - Joshua Tree National Park is one of the world’s most incredible natural desert treasures. Sweeping, grand in scale and populated by granite monoliths and voluptuous rock and boulder formations. This quiet land, conducive to meditation and roaming, was carved by extremes in climate - wind, rain and an ever-present, relentless sun. Diverse forms of plant life are found everywhere, but none as unique or prevalent as the park’s namesake: the Joshua tree, standing majestically across the vast topography.

–Pioneertown: Step back in time to thus rustic Old West-style village. Wander through the historic buildings, visit unique shops, catch a live music performance at Pappy & Harriets, and experience the Wild West charm.

–The Integratron: New age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.

Everything at your fingertips and more, when you book with us today!

Please contact us if you have any questions about the home and please note that staff on site is limited and not always available for tours. Please contact High Desert Test Sites in advance if you want to book an official tour.

We look forward to welcoming you!
Access Access
You will have the entire house and property to yourself, though because this home sits within A-Z West there will often be staff or artists passing by on the road or working in the structures or tortoise sanctuary next door to the home. You are welcome to wander and visit any art installations outside and hike into the park from the backyard, but please do not bother anyone inside a home or structure, except for the office/studio. There is not always staff on site to assist, but if they are in the studio they would love to assist you with an orientation of A-Z West.

Only registered guests are allowed, unless specifically agreed upon during the booking process. Any unannounced guests will be asked to leave and the reservation may be cancelled at will.

Neighborhood Neighborhood
This Joshua Tree area is renowned for its forever vistas of the Mojave Desert and its proximity to the national park. The quiet neighborhood offers a tranquil vibe and big, open skies, so you’ll feel like you’re miles away from it all, but plenty of restaurants and things to do just a mile away in Joshua Tree Village. This particular house is adjacent to the national park and you are able to walk right into it from the back yard.

When you’re ready to hike, bike, or climb, Joshua Tree National Park’s Main entrance is just a 5-minute drive away.
Transit Transit
This is a remote location down dirt roads, so please take it slow. While a car is required to get around, a four wheel drive car is not, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain.
Notes Notes
• SOAKING POOL: This is a small soaking pool that is not heated. It is fantastic for cooling off after a hike or on a hot day, but is not operational during the winter months except with advanced request.

• A-Z WEST COMPOUND: This home sits within A-Z West. You are welcome to wander and visit any art installation, but there is not always staff on site to assist and sometimes there are other artists in residence within the other living areas.

• EVENTS & COMMERCIAL PHOTOSHOOTS: Are not permitted without prior approval, applicable permit and additional fees.

• DOGS: Your dog is welcome and there is a one time fee of $100. Please alert us in advance. Max of 2 dogs. No other types of animals are authorized.

• CELL SERVICE: Cell phone service availability and quality in the high desert varies by service provider. This is particularly true in the more remote areas of Joshua Tree, Pipes Canyon, and Pioneertown. Please be prepared by enabling wifi calling or downloading a VOIP program.
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Our property manager, Homestead Modern, is local and has staff available from 9am-9pm.
HouseRules HouseRules

• The number of people on the property may not exceed the number of guests in your reservation confirmation plus two (regardless of whether they are staying the night or just visiting). Additional guest fees starting at $65 per person per night will apply for any unauthorized persons.

• Your sole right to access the property begins with the 3PM check-in and ends at the 11AM check-out, unless other times are approved in writing in advance. Check-in is not allowed after 9PM unless approved in advance. We will charge 50% of the daily rate for an unauthorized early arrival or late check-out.

• Dogs are allowed with prior written permission, with the payment of an additional cleaning fee, and only at certain properties. Dog owners agree to the following additional rules: use protective sheets that we will leave out for you to cover any place where your dog may lie (we are not equipped to shampoo furniture or rugs or dry clean bedding after your departure); dogs must be leashed at all times when outside (there are coyotes in the High Desert, which present danger to unleashed dogs) and owners must immediately pick up after their dogs and deposit waste in a plastic bag and place it in the garbage bin; dogs are not to be left unattended in the property at any time. In addition to our additional dog cleaning fee, we will deduct the costs of extra cleaning or repairs necessitated by the presence of your dog. If you bring any animal to
a house that does not allow pets, you will be charged a $500 fee for deep cleaning and dander removal.

• Recreational vehicles, motorcycles and camping or other overnight accommodations outside the property are not allowed. Violations of this policy will result in termination of the reservation with no refund.

• We do not guarantee the speed or availability of internet service. Internet service may be provided by a satellite and/or wireless provider and may be subject to more fluctuations and outages than you may be used to. We do not provide refunds or discounts due to internet problems that are related to the provider or weather. No illegal or abusive use of the Internet is allowed.

• Cell service may not be available at the property due to the rural nature and geography of the area.

• The High Desert occasionally has power outages due to its rural nature. We are not responsible for any outages of Southern California Edison or any inconvenience such outage may cause. We will notify you of any planned outages and if requested will attempt to accommodate you elsewhere in the event of a planned outage lasting more than 4 hours. But we do not provide refunds or discounts for power outages that are unplanned.

• No photoshoots are allowed on the property without prior written approval and the payment of additional fees. Unauthorized use of the rental property’s name, address, or images, including its interior, exterior, and / or private property surroundings, for any commercial use including but not limited to selling, advertising, TV, film production, electronic, or other media, is not permitted and we will seek to have any unauthorized use removed.

• Special events such as weddings and parties are not permitted without written approval and the payment of additional fees.

• Guests who utilize a property’s hot tub, pools and/or plunge pool do so at their own risk and we are not liable for any personal injury or other damages associated with such use. Guests may not use glass or pottery glassware, plates, etc. in or anywhere near any such water amenity. If any glass or pottery ware is broken in or near a water amenity, you will be charged the full amount to drain and refill the amenity and for any lost revenue during such service. Guests may not leave minors unattended at any hot tub, pool or plunge pool. If a water amenity is left uncovered, you will be charged a minimum of $100 for additional cleaning/filling/heating.

No lifeguard is on duty; the primary guest on the reservation is responsible for the safe operation of the pool and for the safety of any persons using the pool; by utilizing any pool or spa all guests acknowledge and accept the risk of injury resulting from use of the pool, malfunction of pool equipment, tripping or falling around the pool/spa and any other injuries that may occur and waive all claims against the homeowner or its representatives including Homestead Modern LLC.

• Guests shall allow the property owner or any designated workers access to the property for landscaping and routine maintenance, cleaning, repairs and building inspections, and pool and hot tub repairs and service.

• If for any reason beyond the control of the owner, the property is unavailable, we may cancel your reservation and refund the actual fees and / or deposits you have paid.

• Smoking is not allowed inside the property or within 15 feet of any exterior door. Please dispose of your extinguished cigarette waste in a plastic bag and then into the outdoor garbage can. Do not leave cigarette waste on the grounds. If these rules are violated, we will charge a minimum of $250 for remediation.

• Propane firepits or fireplaces may not be used for burning wood or any other materials (it is illegal pursuant to a county ordinance and may damage the fixture). If any combustible materials are burned in them, we will charge a minimum of $500 cleaning fee.

• By making your reservation, you confirm that you will comply with (and your stay is allowed by) any applicable health or safety orders from the State of California.

• Firearms are not allowed on the property.

• Local ordinances prohibit any loud, excessive, or intrusive noise that disturbs the peace or that causes discomfort or annoyance to any reasonable person at any time as well as strict quiet hours between 10PM and 7AM.

• Please pay attention to all relevant short-term rental ordinances and other regulations (such as the noise ordinance above) in accordance with county or town guidelines. If you violate any ordinance and as a result the property is fined, you will be responsible for payment of the fine plus a $500 administrative fee.

• Payments are due 50% at 60 days before check-in and 50% at 30 days before check-in (or at the time of reservation if less than the days for either payment). For bookings made directly on our website, no cancellation is allowed less than 5 days before check-in (100% of the charges and booking fees are non-refundable at that time).

• A deposit is required at the time of booking and any unused portion will be returned 7 days after checkout. Bookings made directly on our website or through Vrbo are charged an accidental damage protection fee – with payment of this non-refundable fee, you will not be held responsible to pay for accidental damage or loss to the rental property resulting from you or others in your party up to $1000 and that you report to us during your stay. This plan does not cover intentional acts of a guest, gross negligence, or willful and wanton conduct, and/or damages caused by pets.

• We may withhold all or part of your deposit if you fail to follow the rules in this agreement, the property listing or the property house manual. If the cost of the damages, losses, or missing items exceed the amount of the deposit, we will bill your credit card for the difference and / or pursue legal action. Cause(s) for withholding deposit funds include, but are not limited to: damage to premises or contents, missing or broken items, lost keys, required excessive cleaning, not complying fully with the departure checklist, smoke odors or damage, mailing charges for items left behind, unauthorized persons visiting or staying on the property, the presence of a dog without authorization, noise complaints after 10PM, including fines, trespassing on neighboring properties, violation of any county or town rules and unauthorized late check-out.

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Amenities 35 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ
  • Boulders
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire pit
  • Fireplace wood burning
  • First aid kit
  • French press
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Oven
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • Press Worthy
  • Refrigerator
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Single level home
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 4.9 (72) Reviews
Rating 5
Really beautiful place. Not so hard to find as all that, just up a dirt track off the highway. AC and swamp cooler kept us at a good temperature when super hot outside. Unusual and pleasing design.
- Review Date: 6/2/2024
Rating 5
Couldn’t have been a more thoughtfully designed space and beautiful surroundings.
- Review Date: 5/26/2024
Rating 5
This is the only place I want to stay in Joshua Tree from now on! It's so close to everything and yet feels so remote. The home is incredibly thoughtfully designed and a welcome reprieve from the cookie cutter aesthetic most AirBnb's have nowadays. Do not hesitate to book this one of a kind property. The charm of the interior of the house is matched by the gorgeous outdoor living space. Andrea's home made this my best visit to Joshua Tree to date. I wish all Airbnb's were at this level!
- Review Date: 5/26/2024
Rating 5
A beautiful property.
- Review Date: 5/26/2024
Rating 5
Loved this place! Wish I’d have booked a longer stay!
- Review Date: 5/23/2024
Rating 5
We really enjoyed our time here! The house is well maintained and the host was very responsive.
- Review Date: 5/10/2024
Rating 5
I had a great time. I can spend extraordinary days here.
- Review Date: 5/2/2024
Rating 5
Extremely cool and unique experience, might be one of the best airbnbs to date
- Review Date: 5/1/2024
Rating 5
Unique place to stay, great to discover Andrea’s Zittel work.
- Review Date: 4/16/2024
Rating 5
What a place to unplug, unwind and recharge. We lucked out getting this home when it was available last minute and what an experience for our family. The essence of the place as a place to reset and get back in touch with life and the things you love are apparent. We spent the bulk of our time at the fire pit sitting and taking in the views. There are multiple areas outside to sit and chill. You feel far away yet are close to amenities. Joshua tree entrance is right there and we spent time at night watching the starts from the park. We will be back.
- Review Date: 4/6/2024
Rating 5
Inside and outside, this is an incredibly beautiful space - we were staying in a piece of art. It was lovely to be close to amenities and in a quiet spot. The house is close to the park and town and we were able to get everything we needed within a short drive. The private outdoor spaces were also relaxing and wonderful to spend time in. The hosts have thought of everything - there are books, board games, puzzles and music. It was a memorable stay in a unique setting.
- Review Date: 2/24/2024
Rating 5
One of our favorite AirBnB spaces we’ve ever experienced. The design, tile floors, minimal vibe, all the tiny details, and of course stunning landscape and beautiful rock formations out back. We were in awe. Wish we had more than 2 days, but we’ll surely be back! Thanks so much for having us. ??
- Review Date: 2/18/2024
Rating 5
Completely inspiring experience on every level. Want to return again and again. A very special space
- Review Date: 2/14/2024
Rating 5
The home and property are beautiful. We very much enjoyed our stay and appreciate the opportunity to stay in such a wonderful place.
- Review Date: 2/7/2024
Rating 5
A unique wonderful experience.
- Review Date: 1/12/2024
Rating 5
Our stay at AZ west was simply inspiring. Every aspect of the home and property has been carefully considered to maximize your connection with nature , provide solace , and give opportunities to commune. We used every amenity the home had to offer from the outdoor fire pit to playing scrabble in front of a wood burning fire listening to a well crated selection of music on the record player. The landscape outside left us breathless and we were not shy to explore every chance we got. Everyone at HDTS was kind, helpful, easy to communicate with and so generous with their time to give us added contextual history of the home, surrounding landscape and community.
- Review Date: 12/29/2023
Rating 5
If you are visiting Joshua Tree, you MUST stay here. This is a once in a lifetime experience! The house was immaculate and the design throughout was amazing, as you would expect in the house of world-renowned artist Andrea Zittel. The grounds are gorgeous and there are multiple places to relax and enjoy the other worldly environment. It is convenient to Joshua Tree (the town and the park), Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, and Pioneertown. There is public art all around, both on the property and nearby. If you want a relaxing escape in the desert in a place that will inspire you to think about the world around you and your place in it, a place to recharge and recalibrate, then this is that place. Book this property if you can…
- Review Date: 12/18/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful home and very responsive host. We enjoyed our stay and would come back again.
- Review Date: 11/28/2023
Rating 5
This is the stay that is better than going to the national park. The dog bed, lint roller and bags for my dog, Sade were so considerate and welcoming! The house was beautiful and of course meticulously thought out and it was amazing to visit the artworks on the compound as well as hike around. The studio staff were also super friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed the library and just using this space and time for a creative reset. It has everything you need.
- Review Date: 11/15/2023
Rating 5
One of my favorite places to stay, very special. loved it
- Review Date: 10/3/2023
Rating 5
So beautiful and what a wonderful place. Really want to go back again :-)
- Review Date: 9/28/2023
Rating 5
We loved our stay at A-Z West. After two years of living in a rural town in Northern CA (much smaller than Joshua Tree), my husband and I recently relocated to LA for my work. Staying on the property reminded us of our last home. It was very peaceful! We also loved visiting the three tortoises. As an art historian, I was also excited to stay in Zittel's house. We're planning to return for the holidays this year.
- Review Date: 9/15/2023
Rating 5
We had a wonderful time at A-Z house! I was very excited about experiencing the artwork from Andrea Zittel and have been following her for years. The compound is really beautiful with the outdoor bed and cactus gardens. We even saw the turtle sanctuary and baby turtle! Andrea's work is so inspiring and I'm excited to apply her ideas into my own work in compact living spaces. I alos highly recommend taking a tour of the workshop. Hannah was very informative and gave a comprehensive tour of the grounds.
- Review Date: 9/6/2023
Rating 5
Such inspiring place to be. One of a kind experience. No stress on check in and out. A lot of recommendations from homestead modern that filled up our 3 days of stay.
- Review Date: 9/4/2023
Rating 5
an incredibly special place to relax / hideaway / do nothing with stunning surroundings. learned about and loved andrea’s work in college which made the interiors/design/furniture and objects even that much more meaningful. my boyfriend and i planned the trip here for the week specifically as a “work away from la” break - the house is perfectly appointed for this, and in general. homestead helped quickly with sending over a hotspot when the wifi was down the first two days due to previous week’s storm. it was 100 degrees all week so the swamp cooler + AC did struggle a bit…perhaps the heat of late august is not the ideal time to come here for everyone. the outdoor tub is funky and fun, the indoor tub is deep and nice, the natural light throughout is spectacular, the views of the mountains strategically captured through doors and windows. it feels like a really good fever dream. would love to come back here for a totally different and equally enthralling experience in the winter.
- Review Date: 9/2/2023
Rating 5
Very relaxing and extremely beautiful. The home was very artsy. The animals that reside here were an adorable addition. I totally recommend planning your vacation here!
- Review Date: 8/30/2023
Rating 5
Amazing host and beautiful location!
- Review Date: 8/24/2023
Rating 5
The property is beautiful and surrounded by wildlife. We would definitely stay again!
- Review Date: 8/16/2023
Rating 5
What a wonderful place! It's literally like living ina work of art, yet completely comfortable and cozy with everything you could possibly need at your fingertips. This is an unbelievable location and an unforgettable experience!
- Review Date: 8/4/2023
Rating 5
Stayed a couple days with my 7yr old and husband to get a quick change of scenery (WFH mama). The home, the property, the literature, the pure intention of this space... is incredible, and impossible not to be inspired by. Everything you need is here, whether it be silence, good conversation, perspective, or just a bit of sand in your's all within reach. The onsight caretaker, who we were grateful to meet, is as sweet as they come, and was kind enough to show us the rescue tortoises as well as the work studio onsite. I cannot say enough about what a pleasure it was to spend time here, and am grateful it has been made accessible to us. My son's favorite part was discovering the artwork scattered around the property, and pondering what they might mean to the lizards and the jackrabbits. Thank you again.
- Review Date: 7/21/2023
Rating 5
Absolutely wonderful stay, truly magical
- Review Date: 7/11/2023
Rating 5
A great getaway from the city. Highly recommend walking the grounds at sunset. Would definitely stay here again.
- Review Date: 7/5/2023
Rating 5
A hidden gem! Wonderfully surprised at how private the place was, yet only a short drive to get necessities. If you’re looking for privacy, peace, views, and hiking in your backyard, this is the place. Highly recommended.
- Review Date: 7/1/2023
Rating 5
We had such a special stay at the A-Z West House. The landscape which starts right outside the back door is breathtaking and the interiors are beautifully designed. It was an incredibly peaceful few days, would recommend it to everyone.
- Review Date: 6/27/2023
Rating 5
This is an amazing place. It's perfect for a peaceful and relaxing time away from busyness. It is serene and wonderful. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 6/12/2023
Rating 5
Very welcoming stay and home was very unique. Loved the outdoor space and living space.
- Review Date: 6/7/2023
Rating 5
such a lovely space !! It’s even more beautiful in person than the photos. So private and peaceful. I could’ve stayed for months
- Review Date: 6/5/2023
Rating 5
Seriously, this is the best Airbnb that my family and I have ever stayed at. We loved the intentional design, the beautiful kitchen, and stunning front and back yards. The space is a work of art and it is obvious the love and joy that it took to create. My kids loved exploring the property especially the rock formation outside the backyard. We all can not wait to return! Perfect location just a short drive from downtown JT. I could not recommend staying here high enough. My only concern is that as word spreads it will always be booked - it is that good!
- Review Date: 5/24/2023
Rating 5
Incomparable; exceeded expectations. At once a visionary art work and a true high desert homestead, it was an honor to stay at A–Z West Works. Also relaxing and inspiring–highly recommend!
- Review Date: 5/18/2023
Rating 5
Our stay at the A-Z house was SPECTACULAR. Before arriving, the host got in touch with me to give step by step instructions on how to access the property. Once we arrived, there was a booklet of information on both the property and the area that was so helpful. I reserved this weekend getaway for my husband’s birthday who is very into relational aesthetics and art in general. We had such a great time exploring the property and seeing all of Andrea Zittel’s work. Inside the airbnb, everything is curated to perfection. It was such a beautiful space to spend time in and relax. Thank you thank you thank you!
- Review Date: 5/16/2023
Rating 5
Wonderful place to stay
- Review Date: 5/14/2023
Rating 5
A very special place that we plan to visit again. Perfect for a relaxing getaway.
- Review Date: 5/1/2023
Rating 5
Best Airbnb I’ve ever been to. Highly recommend.
- Review Date: 4/27/2023
Rating 5
I felt very lucky to experience being a guest in this house. It is a living and functioning work of art and reminded me how powerful a change in space can be to reset, rejuvenate, and inspire. I only wish I stayed longer.
- Review Date: 4/25/2023
Rating 5
Absolutely gorgeous, one of a kind property in a stunning location. A-Z West is such a comfortable, beautifully designed and furnished home. I loved all of the indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as the thoughtful touches such as the towels and bath products, and the board games and library. It was such a unique and special way to experience both High Desert Test Sites and Joshua Tree. Homestead Modern was a great very responsive, host. I only wish I could have stayed longer.
- Review Date: 4/23/2023
Rating 5
We really enjoyed our stay in this special place.
- Review Date: 4/18/2023
Rating 5
Amazing house!
- Review Date: 4/11/2023
Rating 5
We love our stay here. The property is on a magical site. In the house, it is everything and more than the description, the details spark joy. The outside, is equally amazing. If you wake up early enough, you can watch the moon sink behind the snowy mountain, while the sun comes up on the other side. It’s private but not far away from things you need, great local recommendations from the host. Communication is smooth. We will definitely back for a longer stay.
- Review Date: 4/8/2023
Rating 5
We love our stay here. The property is on a magical site. In the house, it is everything and more than the description, the details spark joy. The outside, is equally amazing. If you wake up early enough, you can watch the moon sink behind the snowy mountain, while the sun comes up on the other side. It’s private but not far away from things you need, great local recommendations from the host. Communication is smooth. We will definitely back for a longer stay.
- Review Date: 4/8/2023
Rating 5
Absolutely stunning home. Would recommend to anyone.
- Review Date: 3/14/2023
Rating 5
As a longtime admirer of Andrea Zittel's work, it was a dream come true to have the opportunity to live, however briefly, in her home and have the time to reflect on the details-- how colors continually changed with the daylight, for example-- and to experience her way of seeing and adapting her environment for efficiency while elevating it aesthetically. Everything was perfect, balanced, serving a purpose. Can't wait to come back and experience other seasons.
- Review Date: 3/12/2023
Rating 5
Such a beautiful space and home. We really enjoyed our time and would consider returning. Proximity to town and to the park is fabulous and a nice contrast to how remote you feel while being on property.
- Review Date: 2/22/2023
Rating 5
TYSM, amazing house and location! <3
- Review Date: 2/14/2023
Rating 5
What a privilege to be able to spend time in this space (the house itself, and the surrounding A-Z property) - truly an immersive art experience! Every element of the house reflects careful choice and curation. And the book collection includes interesting books about the artist and the property published in Europe, and not easily accessible in the U.S. Highly recommended!
- Review Date: 1/19/2023
Rating 5
I feel so lucky that my partner and I "got" to stay at this work of art. Total heaven. Already planning a return. Thank-you for opening the home and land up to the public to experience - truly a gift.
- Review Date: 1/15/2023
Rating 5
We had a wonderful stay. If we could have extended our stay we would have. The A-Z West home is phenomenal and we were delighted to have the chance to spend a few days in this space. We will certainly be back. Thank you Homestead Modern for your support throughout our visit!
- Review Date: 12/21/2022
Rating 5
Our stay was perfect! Each room was a unique experience with a style that is unlike many places that you will ever stay. The secluded area surrounding the home was worth it on its own, with amazing set pieces and views of the desert sky. The hosts were great, answering all of my questions quickly and ensuring our stay was great. This was a great time and we loved it!
- Review Date: 12/19/2022
Rating 5
Excellent stay at the A-Z West property. The property and grounds were beautiful and we didn't end up leaving for over 3 days, even though we originally intended to go into the park and check out the surrounding areas, because the stay was so peaceful. We brought our own food to hold us over for a few days and prepared all our meals in the house. There were a few insects in the home to account for (it is the desert after all), especially when we checked in, but we cleared most of them out and once we moved the past that, the rest of the stay was excellent. Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Homestead Modern was a great host and responsive to all our communication and requests.
- Review Date: 12/5/2022
Rating 5
An incredible, one-of-a-kind property in Joshua Tree. Fantastic location close to town if you need something, but also far enough away that you have some privacy and quiet. And the house itself is truly a work of art…beautifully furnished, thoughtfully designed, and filled with creative energy. Loved it.
- Review Date: 11/23/2022
Rating 5
Thank you again for the lovely stay. The white tea, coffee and Darjeeling were really wonderful treats. The place had plenty of towels and blankets, and everything was very convenient. The checkout process was very easy.
- Review Date: 11/19/2022
Rating 5
Incredibly unique property and memorable visit. Close to downtown Joshua Tree by car yet felt remote in a good way. Hiking right out the back door. The art of the home and its furnishings stimulated great conversation and reflection. Hosts were communicative and helpful throughout booking and our actual stay. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 11/15/2022
Rating 5
The house & everything in and around it is a conscious excercise in intentionality, functionality & aesthetics. We came here looking for a peaceful retreat and left inspired & rejuvenated. Honestly I kinda wanted to stay forever. For us this place could not have been better.
- Review Date: 11/3/2022
Rating 5
This property was absolutely impeccably clean and so unique! The artist did a phenomenal job. The host communication was always fast and helpful. 10/10 would recommend staying here!
- Review Date: 10/2/2022
Rating 5
Loved this home
- Review Date: 10/1/2022
Rating 5
Overall lovely experience! Such a beautiful home and landscape that was very clean and local to the town and the national park. Would highly recommend and stay here again!
- Review Date: 9/4/2022
Rating 5
We had the most unbelievable stay at this property. It’s a gift to the public that Andrea and A to Z West opened this home to the public. It was amazing to be able to explore the property and we loved visiting one of the rescue tortoises next to the bnb every morning. Everything is so well thought out. You’re living in a work of art!
- Review Date: 9/2/2022
Rating 5
It was one of the best places I have stayed when away from home. The place is surely inspirational and owner's creative spirit was everywhere to be seen and felt. Wish we could stay longer than 4 nights. We all enjoyed our time away from the daily grinds and in the middle of nowhere (well.. almost). Got to gaze at the night sky, spotted wild life (rattle snakes, turtles), hikes, without having to leave the hill. We immensely enjoyed. Outdoor bed was really nice.. I slept on all night outdoors. Hosts provided a hammock upon special request, and that made it worth gazing at the stars. We visited the cactus garden-start gazing and hiked 49 palm oasis hike which was fabulous. More hammocks on the property will be really only one of us could use it. There were couple accidental damages to the artful dishes and hosts were really nice in handling that. Would be looking forward to visiting again to find this place even more fabulous (may be a pool).
- Review Date: 8/31/2022
Rating 4
We had a wonderful time at Homestead Modern. great location and one of the best architected homes we have been to. we definitely would like to stay there again during winter when it will be much cooler. The host was very responsive and helpful all through. The only reason I haven't given a 5 star rating is because it got very hot inside.
- Review Date: 8/20/2022
Rating 5
Amazing place! Highly highly recommend, we stay at a lot of airbnbs but this one was certainly special. It's about a 5 minute drive to the park entrance, 15 to groceries. Have to drive up a dirt road to the property with some large dips near the highway so low clearance vehicles will scrape/hit. The place is incredibly private except for the studio ~200ft from the house. The studio has people working during the day, but we never saw anyone in our 4 day stay. From inside the house it always feels completely private, and during the evenings you feel as you have the whole area to yourself. We had some cell signal, and the wifi was decent at ~ 5mbps down and up, plenty for streaming. The house has a swamp cooler that isn't very useful since the ground water is so warm, but the two mini splits were able to keep the place very cool even in 100+ degree weather. Bed was also very comfy, one of the best sleeps we've had in a while! The house itself is gorgeous with great styling and incredibly cosy feeling. I would buy this home in a heartbeat, it feels inviting and warm. The outside patio is also great, and make sure to use the outside shower! 10/10, would recommend.
- Review Date: 8/14/2022
Rating 5
I am truly speechless, everything about this space was made to enjoy and bring you closer to the earth and nearby nature. The art and architecture was breathtaking, the palettes were warm and very welcoming. We really enjoyed the soaking tub and sitting by the fireplace after a nice and convenient hike. The space was immaculately clean and offered all of the necessary amenities. Thank you so much, will forever treasure this experience.
- Review Date: 8/2/2022
Rating 5
I so much don’t want people to know about this place… but I guess I have to. You could consider it as a ‘regular’ AirBnB and it would already be amazing. But it’s way more. It’s being surrounded by art in the house of one leading contemporary artist, and by art projects all around the house within walking distance. If you want to party that’s not the right pick. If you want to read, work, think, watch the desert, lizards and bobcats in front of the window, and just unwind and mediate, there’s no better spot.
- Review Date: 7/27/2022
Rating 5
Our stay at AZ west was nothing short of spectacular. The landscaping, the architecture, the design--every inch of this compound is imbued with creative energy. Spending time there was rejuvenating, inspiring, and grounding. For anyone seeking to experience and absorb the gifts of this desert's spirit, THIS is the place to stay. The entire compound is a living extension of the land. It is an artist's imagination turned inside out and allowed to reinvent itself over time. We did not want to leave! Communication with the Homestead Modern was seamless and we had everything we needed. Groceries and restaurants were just minutes away, yet we felt totally removed from everything. Being at AZ west is like being in another dimension. We cannot wait to come back!!!
- Review Date: 7/17/2022
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