House - Rating 4.9 (101)

Black Desert House ft in Architectural Digest

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
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.

♦  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 to 80 degrees 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

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.

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.

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.

Savor the desert sunshine at the private 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.

Parking is available for two vehicles in the underground carport and the property is gated for extra security.

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

Please contact us if you have any questions about the home… we look forward to welcoming you soon!

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!

** Cleaning Protocols ***
As the only professional management company in the area, we have always maintained exceptional cleaning standards. We pay above the living wage standards; 100% of your cleaning fee is paid to the cleaners (i.e. no profit to us) and we insist on a professional level of cleaning between guests. We love the High Desert for a lot of reasons - including the open spaces, lack of crowds, and dry weather that we believe make it a safe place to visit.
Access Access
You will have the entire house and property 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 December - $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.

InteractionWithGuests InteractionWithGuests
The property manager, Homestead Modern, is local and has staff available from 9am-9pm Daily.
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 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
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Room-darkening shades
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 4.9 (101) Reviews
Rating 5
Great stay. Beautiful home. Responsive host. Great communication. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 3/25/2024
Rating 5
As cool as it looks. Our family loved this home!
- Review Date: 3/8/2024
Rating 5
- Review Date: 2/29/2024
Rating 5
we had a wonderful stay at this beautiful desert home! pictures truly don’t do it justice. there were also so many little touches & attention to detail that we greatly appreciated. communication was quick & easy & they even accommodated an early check-in for us. highly recommend! can’t wait to return :)
- Review Date: 9/19/2023
Rating 5
- Review Date: 8/17/2023
Rating 5
Home was beautiful and peaceful. Would highly recommend!
- Review Date: 8/6/2023
Rating 5
Incredible place; a bucket list location. So incredibly quiet and peaceful, and the stars at night were a sight to behold. We arranged a local stargazer to visit us 9-11pm through the Homestead team which was a phenomenal experience. The property is excellent and finishing touches of a very high quality.
- Review Date: 8/2/2023
Rating 5
The home is stunning and sits on an incredible lot! The views are truly exceptional, stretching over a long distance to the valley and picturesque mountains. There are also some great rock formations close by. We enjoyed the pool during the day and sat on the patio to dine, always in awe of the beautiful architectural details surrounding us.
- Review Date: 7/26/2023
Rating 5
Quiet and secluded. Feel refreshed, highly recommend.
- Review Date: 7/26/2023
Rating 5
Wonderful! Words can't describe this place. The house is one of a kind and the setting is like a desert painting. The pool and spa area is amazing and we spent all day lounging by the pool and watching nature put on a show. The place was so peaceful we are already planning to return. This is our second stay at a Homestead Modern property in the area and they have been wonderful hosts. We look forward to staying at this and their other properties in the future!
- Review Date: 6/16/2023
Rating 5
Breathtaking! One for the books for sure.
- Review Date: 6/8/2023
Rating 5
Great location and cool house
- Review Date: 6/1/2023
Rating 5
Amazing location, the views are unbeatable! Wish we were able to stay here for a full week!
- Review Date: 5/19/2023
Rating 5
Great property. Very helpful and flexible with the check in process. Would stay here again!
- Review Date: 4/30/2023
Rating 5
Was amazing ?
- Review Date: 4/29/2023
Rating 5
This property is truly stunning - gorgeous house in a beautiful, beautiful, peaceful location. Perfect set up for a luxurious getaway.
- Review Date: 4/16/2023
Rating 5
Very responsive home. The property is as advertised and stunning. Would highly recommend and book it again
- Review Date: 4/7/2023
Rating 5
Very responsive home. The property is as advertised and stunning. Would highly recommend and book it again
- Review Date: 4/7/2023
Rating 5
Amazing experience, looking forward to coming back again soon
- Review Date: 3/15/2023
Rating 4
beautiful place!!!
- Review Date: 3/3/2023
Rating 5
Super nice building with wonderful view
- Review Date: 2/28/2023
Rating 5
Lastimonamente no pude alojarme por motivos eléctricos que no eran culpa de la propiedad sin embargo puedo decir que fueron rápidos y atentos a la hora de contestar y resolver este inconveniente lo más fácil posible para ambas partes y eso se valora bastante!
- Review Date: 2/18/2023
Rating 5
Was a great stay
- Review Date: 2/10/2023
Rating 5
Clean and private. A truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience in the desert. We look forward to returning.
- Review Date: 2/5/2023
Rating 5
We had a very good experience, the area and natural surroundings are so peaceful and magical, you feel like you're in a different dimension. Homestead Modern was very responsive. The place was so intact, no assistance was needed during our stay. I highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to connect with the natural wonders of Gods creation.
- Review Date: 2/5/2023
Rating 4
Gorgeous setting among the Joshua Tree rocks and hills. Very private. Outstanding modern architecture. Bathrooms are not as comfortable as the rest of the house. Interior color is black and black.
- Review Date: 2/1/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful home and scenery
- Review Date: 1/23/2023
Rating 5
This was an incredible experience and I highly recommend this rental
- Review Date: 1/18/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful home in yucca valley, such a great stay
- Review Date: 12/18/2022
Rating 5
Incredible stay — the views, amenities, cleanliness. 10/10
- Review Date: 12/9/2022
Rating 5
Everything about our stay was amazing. The scenery, the ambiance of the house and everything about it was just stunning and breathtaking.
- Review Date: 12/5/2022
Rating 5
Truly a BREATHTAKING experience. We enjoyed our stay so much. The home was clean, beautifully decorated and fully devoted to the color scheme in such a cool way. By far the most impressive Airbnb I’ve stayed in! Would highly recommend!
- Review Date: 12/2/2022
Rating 5
Favorite place in the high desert area.
- Review Date: 11/10/2022
Rating 5
Peaceful and serene. Stunning property and the perfect stay with my husband. What a gem?!
- Review Date: 9/28/2022
Rating 5
We had the most beautiful time rejuvenating in nature!
- Review Date: 9/19/2022
Rating 5
This home was beyond beautiful. The setting could not have been more private and the views were to die for. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 9/12/2022
Rating 5
This house is fantastic. The interior is sleek and clean. And the outdoor spaces are unbelievable. During the day, the pool and hot tub are like a private oasis. At night, the stars are awesome. We drove 40 miles into Joshua tree National park one night and when we got home, we realized the star quality is nearly the same from our own patio. I definitely recommend staying here if you are considering it. Will be a lifetime memorable trip. We can’t wait to go back again someday.
- Review Date: 9/2/2022
Rating 5
House was super clean, beautiful view! Host responded to every concern I had within seconds! Thank you for making it so easy!
- Review Date: 8/31/2022
Rating 5
Most beautiful views in the area. Beautiful architecture.
- Review Date: 8/26/2022
Rating 4
Views were amazing
- Review Date: 8/24/2022
Rating 5
Simply spectacular. Perfect place to unplug, relax, and rejuvenate. It was exactly what we needed. The views are incredible from all directions, even from the hot tub and swimming pool. The sunsets… Sunrises, the stars at night … whoa! Incredible! You’ll feel surrounded by nature. We even had a gorgeous coyote visitor come to the pool for water one evening, and we enjoyed their howling songs at the end of each day. The home is well appointed, clean, and comfortable. We absolutely loved our time at this beautiful desert home. Chances are good that we will return soon. We loved it that much. So special.
- Review Date: 8/22/2022
Rating 5
Amazing weekend at this house. And the sunset was everything. Def booking again
- Review Date: 8/15/2022
Rating 5
This place is incredible. Can’t wait to return!
- Review Date: 8/9/2022
Rating 5
Great stay. Everything was very clean and it had a great view.
- Review Date: 8/7/2022
Rating 5
I have rented so many nice properties in the Yucca Valley area and this is by far the nearest. It has an unbelievable design that fits right into the scenery!! I can’t say enough about this property. When you wake up you just roll out of bed into the pool.. Stay here for a once in a lifetime treat!!
- Review Date: 7/1/2022
Rating 5
This is definitely one of my top 3 stays. The views from the home were spectacular! Light pollution was nonexistent which makes the perfect home for star gazing by the hot tub and don’t get me started on the sunrise and sunsets! Such a magical place!
- Review Date: 6/27/2022
Rating 5
Breathtaking home in the desert!
- Review Date: 6/18/2022
Rating 5
House was beautiful and as described. The only issue was the gate on the driveway wasn’t working.
- Review Date: 6/14/2022
Rating 5
Fantastic stay. The view from the pool and hot tub were amazing.
- Review Date: 5/27/2022
Rating 5
There is a reason this place has so many amazing reviews! Not much else to say, I think we paid a premium because we only stayed one night but even for a single night it was worth it. It was great that the unit is pet friendly and check-in was really easy. We have worked with the same management company and they are easy to respond, did attempt to help with late checkout or early check in if it was possible etc…
- Review Date: 5/23/2022
Rating 5
Probably one of the most beautiful and memorable places I have ever stayed at. Definitely worth it.
- Review Date: 5/18/2022
Rating 5
Wow. Amazing home in a unusual setting. Everything you will need is here, but a trip to the store before is necessary for food. We chose to heat the pool and hot tub for an extra cost, but only the hot tub was worth it. Night sky is amazing. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 4/20/2022
Rating 5
A beautiful home! Nice touches all over the place. Very thoughtful considerations. Loved the remote location, nature, views, fire place and pool. Every day I woke up, drank coffee, read and looked out or sat outside; it was awesome.
- Review Date: 4/12/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful and perfectly put together!
- Review Date: 4/8/2022
Rating 5
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!?? Pictures do not do this location any justice. Let me start by saying this has to be the most incredible locations I’ve ever visited, and to think I didn’t have to leave the country to experience such a breath taking area. The owners took the time and researched how to get the best angles and views of their locations. This home captures everything. Even with the home being immaculate the designer did not take away from the natural landscaping. ? ? I’ve been all over the world and experienced some pretty cool places! By far the best place I’ve ever been my entire life! We were only here a day but my Wife and I felt like we were there for a week, that’s how relaxed we were! Only bad thing I have to say is at the age of 28, How does one top this?? ??????? WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
- Review Date: 3/24/2022
Rating 5
Pics do not do this place justice - we had an unreal experience spending night here in between meetings in the area. As good as advertised! Do yourself a favor and spend at least a day here. You won’t regret it!!
- Review Date: 3/20/2022
Rating 5
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. Super clean with great taste in interior design which made us feel so relaxed. We will definitely be back to enjoy the beauty of this home and the amazing nature and surroundings. The hosts were very responsive as well which made us extra happy!
- Review Date: 3/18/2022
Rating 5
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.
- Review Date: 3/15/2022
Rating 5
Professionally managed one of a kind property surrounded by the natural beauty of the high desert. Perfect place to relax and unwind.
- Review Date: 2/28/2022
Rating 5
This was such an amazing home to stay in. We loved the beautiful and quiet location... the house is as amazing as the pictures. Wonderful stay! Highly recommend.
- Review Date: 2/24/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful home and wonderful communication- will be back!
- Review Date: 2/20/2022
Rating 4
Beautiful site and an interesting very cool home design. The big window room is spectacular. The finishes, appliances etc.. were not commensurate to the price or feel of the home.
- Review Date: 2/12/2022
Rating 5
Wonderful architecture and location. This was the perfect private retreat to rest and relax in a unique home and amazing environment.
- Review Date: 2/10/2022
Rating 5
The place is absolutely magical. Even in the winter… sitting in the hot tub stargazing. Sitting by the fire pit. Sitting in the living room staring at the insane view. One of the most incredible places I’ve ever been. Will be back (often).
- Review Date: 2/5/2022
Rating 5
The place was amazing. I would come back for sure!
- Review Date: 2/3/2022
Rating 5
Our favorite thing about this house was the outdoor hot tub: beautiful scenic views, yet private-feeling amongst the rocks. Homestead Modern has thought of everything re: the house manual and provisions. The house was very clean and we had a comfortable stay.
- Review Date: 2/1/2022
Rating 5
this place is a rare example of reality exceeding expectations. the site is spectacular, the home is an architectural masterpiece and the management company understands the true definition of hospitality. from the moment we entered the driveway we were stunned by the natural beauty of the dessert 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. unfortunately, the fireplace would not light - but everything else from front courtyard to the bubbling spa was magnificent. we would highly recommend black dessert house for anyone looking for a romantic getaway.
- Review Date: 1/27/2022
Rating 5
This home is 100x better in person. It’s the best location if you’re trying to get away and enjoy some time off. My friends did come by and cause a hick up but the management and staff were great at resolving.
- Review Date: 1/18/2022
Rating 5
What a beautiful home and beautiful atmosphere! My husband and I throughly enjoyed our stay. If you’re looking for peace and quiet and need an escape…. THIS IS IT! The home is beautiful with so much charm and character. The view is beyond words. Very clean. Fully equipped for all your needs. The hosts are prompt and professional and so friendly. We will most definitely be returning.
- Review Date: 1/18/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful home! The pictures do it no justice… It was the perfect (and safest) way to ring in the new year. Def recommend!!!
- Review Date: 1/6/2022
Rating 5
Amazing place would highly recommend . The whole house is. Piece of art
- Review Date: 12/27/2021
Rating 5
Wow, what a beautiful house in incredible surroundings. Such an amazing experience.
- Review Date: 11/15/2021
Rating 4
Great private place! very cool
- Review Date: 11/11/2021
Rating 5
Amazing house and the location is unbeatable. Makes for a very relaxing stay and get away for a weekend. The house is exactly what is depicted in the pictures. Would definitely rent here again!
- Review Date: 11/5/2021
Rating 5
Our goal was to unplug and relax for a weekend getaway and this house was exactly the place to do that. The house and property are amazing. It’s just the right amount of privacy and seclusion yet only 10 mins to town, restaurants, groceries etc. The listing is as described. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and would highly recommend this home.
- Review Date: 10/19/2021
Rating 5
Once in a lifetime experience! This place is not just a home, it's a work of art. Every little detail is worth inspecting and it makes for an unforgettable stay.
- Review Date: 10/18/2021
Rating 5
Absolutely spectacular home and property. Immaculate design, breathtaking views, and very cool living space. Feels like living in a work of art. Pool, fire-pit and spa were extra special amenities. Super private, clean and cozy!
- Review Date: 10/6/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful scenery with amazing design
- Review Date: 10/3/2021
Rating 5
Amazing stay !!
- Review Date: 9/12/2021
Rating 5
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful desert home. The hosts were quick and clear in their communication and very accommodating throughout. The house is as beautiful as the scenery. Peaceful, comfortable. We loved it!
- Review Date: 9/6/2021
Rating 5
House is as advertised! Be weary that the house is fairly remote on a dirt path which takes about 10 minutes to drive to once you turn off of the last paved road. This was no issue for us, but think it should be a bit more clear on the listing! Other than that it was an incredible home. Clean, kind and respectful hosts, and a contact free check-in system that works very well! Would recommend the house to anyone.
- Review Date: 8/26/2021
Rating 5
Excellent host. Very attentive and accommodating.
- Review Date: 8/25/2021
Rating 5
We had an amazing time here! The house with its desert views is absolutely stunning. From inside, it feels so private and like you have the desert completely to yourself! We also loved that it was only a 10-15 minute drive to coffee, grocery stores, etc… HIGHLY recommend and hope to come back!
- Review Date: 8/2/2021
Rating 5
The house is a great find, the pictures don’t do it justice. Will definitely be back!
- Review Date: 7/31/2021
Rating 5
Breathtaking place. You will not regret it!
- Review Date: 7/22/2021
Rating 5
Amazing location and getaway, my wife and I went a night for our anniversary and it was so magical. The hosts were so accommodating and I have zero complaints on my end! Definitely coming back again!!
- Review Date: 7/17/2021
Rating 5
amazing place?
- Review Date: 7/15/2021
Rating 5
This property was breathtaking, location, and the decor was so Incredible. Host was very fast at communicating, I booked the same day. And everything was very smooth. ? Highly recommend.
- Review Date: 6/21/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful home--very private, amazing location and views. Would absolutely stay there again!
- Review Date: 4/6/2021
Rating 5
A beautiful home, comfortable and clean. Private and secluded location made for quiet nights and beautiful stargazing.
- Review Date: 3/11/2021
Rating 5
Had a great stay here. Really nice jaccuzzi with lights and outdoor fireplace which adds a special touch to the place.
- Review Date: 2/27/2021
Rating 5
Truly a magical destination. This house was perfectly crafted, with no expense spared. Such a special experience and Homestead Modern was extremely helpful with the logistics!
- Review Date: 2/16/2021
Rating 5
You will not regret it. it was amazing
- Review Date: 2/11/2021
Rating 5
This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay. The location is beautiful and every aspect of the home is so thoughtfully put together. We’ll definitely be coming back!
- Review Date: 1/21/2021
Rating 5
Extremely beautiful and quiet. We had a lovely anniversary celebration under the stars. Thank you.
- Review Date: 1/6/2021
Rating 5
Great house! Beautiful abs peaceful inside and out! Would definitely stay there again and even buy the house if it ever went up for sale! Defiant MUST STAY AT!!
- Review Date: 12/14/2020
Rating 5
Pictures don’t even do this home justice. It was truly one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever stayed, both inside and out. You’re only ten minutes from a grocery store but it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Homestead Modern provides easy check-in and responds quickly to questions. We hope to come back soon!
- Review Date: 11/15/2020
Rating 5
it was amazing. absolutely breathtaking scenery
- Review Date: 10/20/2020
Rating 5
Completely blown away. The towels, the frette bedding, the kitchen, the VIEWS! I honestly loved that the cell reception was sketchy, I’ve never been so relaxed in my life. The instructions were clear as day and dummy proof, even for me, on everything from arrival up the mountain to operating the hot tub. I can’t wait to stay here again!
- Review Date: 10/15/2020
Rating 5
This home is a work of art. It revealed itself in different shadows, reflections, shades, and patterns over the course of several days and nights as the sun, moon, and stars made their way across the desert sky. We loved how they created awesome spaces like the pool/jacuzzi area, outdoor patio, courtyard, and living room to frolic in as a group or escape to for solitude. The landscape is breathtaking and the floor to ceiling windows allowed us to take it all in even when it was hot outside. The kitchen was well equipped and the bedrooms were good. The space was kept very clean and the host was very responsive. This turned out to be a much needed escape during the covid times and a super memorable experience for us!
- Review Date: 9/6/2020
Rating 5
Epic. An incredible getaway. Highly recommend.
- Review Date: 8/24/2020
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