House - Rating 5 (1)

Black Desert House Featured in Architectural Digest w Heated Pool Boulders


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

  • Location: Yucca Valley

Location Location

Description Description
Summary Summary
One of the most iconic architectural gems in the High Desert, Oller & Pejic Architecture’s Black Desert House, is placed among boulders as if it landed at night. This home sits on a secluded perch in one of the area’s most exclusive neighborhoods - Rock Reach. Overlooking 440 private acres with landscape that rivals any location in the Joshua Tree National Park, the Black Desert House is a luxury oasis with hot tub and heated pool that remains connected to the elemental rawness of the desert.
Space Space
One of the most iconic architectural gems in the High Desert is now available for vacation rental for the first time. Placed among boulders as if it landed at night, Oller & Pejic Architecture’s Black Desert House sits on a secluded perch in one of the area’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Overlooking a 440-acre private ranch with landscape that rivals any location in the Joshua Tree National Park, the Black Desert House is a luxury oasis w/ hot tub and heated pool (additional fee to heat pool during cooler months) that remains connected to the elemental rawness of the desert.

Brought to life by Oller & Pejic Architecture, this iconic home presents a contrast between clean, modern lines and the rugged desert landscape. Enter via the gated driveway to find the striking black facade welcoming you. Walk up the stairs to the courtyard featuring a mature olive tree, and let the magic begin.

HIGHLIGHTS
Brought to life by Oller & Pejic Architecture, this iconic home presents a contrast between clean, modern lines and the rugged desert landscape. Enter via the gated driveway to find the striking black facade welcoming you. Walk up the stairs to the courtyard featuring a mature olive tree, and let the magic reveal itself to you.

HIGHLIGHTS
♦  2 spacious bedrooms; 2 kings
♦  2 full bathrooms, 1 outdoor shower
♦  Disappearing-edge, heated pool & spa (additional fee to heat pool during Nov/Dec/March)
♦  Complimentary pool heating April-October
♦  2.5 acres of privacy, next to 440 undeveloped acres
♦  Fully equipped contemporary, gourmet kitchen; modern appliances
♦  Outdoor propane BBQ overlooking pool
♦  Washer & dryer w/ supplies
♦  Floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic desert views
♦  Indoor propane fireplace in large living room
♦  Record player, private study + media room
♦  Private & secure, with underground carport parking + EV charger
♦  Pet friendly
♦  High-speed WiFi for remote work + entertainment
♦  Design-focused home Featured in Condé Nast Traveler & Architectural Digest magazine
♦  Secluded location, yet 10-minutes to Yucca Valley, Pappy & Harriets & The National Park
♦  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:

-”Fantastically designed property in a stunning location. It is so peaceful you can totally relax and enjoy the amazing surroundings during the day and the beautiful stars at night.” -Melanie

-”What an amazing experience! Seeing the photos before booking was already impressive, but upon arrival it definitely exceeded our expectations. The home is beautiful and the views are unreal.” -Dominic

-”This place is a rare example of reality exceeding expectations. The site is spectacular, the home is an architectural masterpiece..the desert landscape and the modern structure so brilliantly sited, nestled in the boulders underneath the glorious expanse of sky. The tasteful and carefully curated furniture, art, and accessories made us feel like we’d landed in an oasis of discernment and exceedingly good taste.” -Richard

-BEDS & BATHS-
Black Desert House can comfortably accommodate up to four guests in two bedrooms, making it ideal for couples or friends. Both bedrooms include king-size beds, and they both offer direct access to the pool and patio.

The two bathrooms feature dual sinks and walk-in showers. One bathroom is en-suite in the primary bedroom and includes access to an outdoor shower; the other is accessible from the hall.

-KITCHEN & DINING-
The sleek kitchen at Black Desert House has everything your inner chef desires, including high-end appliances and cabinets stocked with dishes and cookware. Like the rest of the home, even the kitchen offers stunning views.

Dine in style underneath a unique chandelier; the table seats 6 with additional seating at the breakfast bar.

-LIVING SPACE-
Prepare to be amazed by the one-of-a-kind living room, which features a breathtaking wall of windows that look out to the rocky landscape of the 440-acre private preserve abutting the home. Comfortable furniture and a cozy fireplace mean this room isn’t just for show, but also a lovely spot for entertaining or hanging out.

If you want to gaze at something other than the natural environment, the Black Desert House also features a secluded media / study room with a large-screen TV and bar.

-OUTDOOR SPACE-
Savor the desert sunshine at the private heated pool and in-ground hot tub that overlook the private park below the house. The pool deck is surrounded by an expansive patio with chaise lounge chairs and an outdoor dining table. Take a refreshing dip or sip an afternoon cocktail as you admire the rustic landscape around you.

-ESSENTIALS-
Parking is available for two vehicles in the underground carport.

Black Desert House is equipped with high speed WiFi, heating, and air conditioning.

ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS
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 to all the action at Black Desert House. Some of our favorite options available to you:

–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!
Access Access
You will have the entire house to yourself.
Neighborhood Neighborhood
The 320-acre private community of Rock Reach is technically in the Town of Yucca Valley, but it feels like the middle of Joshua Tree National Park – without the crowds. Most of the landscape is an untouched wonderland of weathered boulders, pinon pines, desert oak and juniper trees.

Rock Reach provides the perfect blend of pristine desert and easy access to amenities in town. The West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park is a 20-minute drive away, and the shops, restaurants, and things to do in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree Village. A few of favorite spots in Joshua Tree Village include Space Cowboy Books, the World Famous Crochet Museum, and the Joshua Tree Saloon.

In addition to shopping and dining, you won’t want to miss these nearby highlights:
• Pioneertown (15-minute drive) - Put on your ten-gallon hat and stroll down Mane Street of this Wild West-inspired town, also known for Pappy & Harriet’s, a notable restaurant and venue.
• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (20-minute drive) - As far from a stuffy gallery as you can imagine, this outdoor sculpture garden contains a unique collection of folk-art.
• The Integratron (20-minute drive) - New age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.
• Palm Springs (40-minute drive) - Artsy town known for vintage shopping, art galleries, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.
• Mt. San Jacinto State Park (90-minute drive) - Expansive, hilly landscape with foot and horseback trails surrounding 10,834-foot Mount San Jacinto.

Of course, let’s not forget about the essentials. Everything you need is within about 10 minutes by car:
• Closest supermarket: Vons
• Closest liquor store: Star Market & Liquor
• Closest pharmacy: Rite Aid Pharmacy
• Closest bank: Chase Bank
• Closest gas station: Sinclair
Transit Transit
While we are off a paved road, many roads in the high desert are dirt, 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
•POOL: Heating for our in-ground pool and integrated hot tub is included in your rental, except for the cooler season. Should you wish to have the pool heated during that time, please notify us in advance of your arrival as there will be a supplemental charge per day for this service due to high fuel costs in this area. Pricing is as follows-

October and April - $200/night
November and March - $300/night

No jumping, diving, running or rough play near the pool and hot tub area. No glass can be around the pool and hot tub, there are plastic cups in the kitchen to be used outside. Please mind the quiet hours (no loud noises after 10pm). No intoxicated persons may use the pool or hot tub. NO LIFEGUARD WILL BE ON DUTY - YOU SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

• 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.

• SOCIAL MEDIA: If you plan on sharing your experience on social media, please mention us!

• 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.

• ALERT: The spa and pool lights are not working. We are working quickly to repair them. This should be resolved in early July.

• CO-HOSTED BY HOMESTEAD MODERN
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HouseRules HouseRules
VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT A LEASE AND CONVEYS NO RIGHTS IN REAL PROPERTY AT ANY TIME. YOUR USE IS LIMITED TO THAT DEFINED HEREIN.

• 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 34 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Boulders
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • EV charger
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire pit
  • First aid kit
  • French press
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • Press Worthy
  • Refrigerator
  • Room-darkening shades
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 5 (1) Reviews
Rating 5
One of a kind experience.
Epic design
Mehrdad H from Doha - Posted: 10/24/2023

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