House - Rating 5 (8)

Casa Descanso Modern Pool House w Spa Sauna


Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Location: Yucca Valley

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Description Description
Summary Summary
Casa Descanso is an architecturally inspired old-world hideout that fully respects & reflects the Joshua Tree landscape. This custom built home, close to every desert destination, features a sprawling saltwater pool, sauna & open living concept w/ sweeping views of the mountains visible through its floor to ceiling windows. After the sun goes down, stay up all night stargazing by the fire-pit or just soak in the spa & enjoy the profound silence.

Downtown JT --> 8 Min
National Park --> 10 Min
Space Space
HIGHLIGHTS
♦  2 spacious bedrooms, 2 kings
♦  2 full bathrooms + 2 outdoor showers
♦  Heated in-ground saltwater pool & spa
Pool heated at additional fee OCT/NOV/MARCH/APRIL, NO HEATING DEC/JAN/FEB
♦  Barrel sauna nestled amongst the Joshua Trees
♦  Homestead Modern architectural layout
♦  Propane Fire-pit overlooking 8 private acres
♦  Fully equipped kitchen; modern appliances
♦  Propane BBQ grill w/ large outdoor dining area
♦  Washer + Dryer (supplies included)
♦  Large living room; flat screen smartTV +music player
♦  STARLINK: high speed broadband internet throughout complex
♦  Pet friendly
♦  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

Learn more @HomesteadModern


**This home is available for the first time through Homestead Modern, the leading hospitality company and purveyor of design-focused, premium vacation rentals in the Joshua Tree gateway communities. With over 5K reviews and a 4.95 rating, we are dedicated to providing elevated accommodations, unique services and personalized support during your stay - just as you would find in a boutique hotel. **
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Casa Descanso is intimate in scale, with separate small spaces that transition naturally from one to the next, allowing for a feeling of repose and open flow at the same time. The space is curated and designed with a discerning, distinctly Californian influence brought to life with vintage leather furniture, wood accents, and an abundance of natural light. The overall aesthetic is airy with dynamic details and modern finishes throughout.

Casita is a separate, adjacent one bedroom home with a hot tub. If you would like to book both properties together for a larger group, please let us know or search our website / AirB&B for Casita la Siesta Joshua Tree for more details.

https://airbnb.com/h/casitalasiesta

-- BEDROOMS --
Casa Descanso can comfortably accommodate up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms. The bedrooms are located on either side of the home, both with their own bathrooms - giving guests a relaxing, private and quiet place to unwind each evening. Each bedroom has it’s own private patio, outdoor shower, desk as well as premium bedding from Parachute.

♦ Primary bedroom: King-size bed + ensuite bathroom + large closet & patio access
♦ Bedroom 2: King-size bed + patio access
♦ Other Areas: Extra pillows & linens if the sofa is desired for additional sleeping space

♦ Pack n Play, roll away bed, or air mattress provided upon request


--BATHROOMS--
There are 2 modern full bathrooms, one ensuite and one adjacent to the second bedroom.

♦ Bathroom 1: Ensuite to the primary bedroom w/ shower
♦ Bathroom 2: Adjacent to the guest bedroom w/ shower
♦ 2 additional showers outdoor to rinse off in after a steamy sauna

♦ Essential toiletries provided, including Public Goods shampoo, conditioner, & body wash
♦ Hair Dryer
♦ Fresh Parachute Towels
♦ Laundry room w/ full-size washer & dryer


– KITCHEN & DINING --

The brand new kitchen is spacious and fully equipped for any culinary endeavor. Like the rest of the home, even the kitchen offers stunning views. The kitchen is fully stocked with modern appliances overlooking the breakfast bar that seats three and the large dining area set for 6. Although you may be tempted to enjoy your meal on the otherworldly patio next to the BBQ grill overlooking the pool.

♦  Fireclay tile
♦  Modern stainless steel appliances
♦  Dishwasher, oven, stove, microwave, toaster, blender
♦  Cocktail tools + vintage barware
♦  Cooking oil, salt, pepper and a selection of unique spices
♦  Drip + French press coffee makers + free locally roasted coffee
♦  Ziploc, tin foil, and food storage options
♦  Propane BBQ grill + tools
♦  Indoor dining table; seating for 6
♦  Outdoor dining table; seating for 6


– LIVING ROOM –

The living area is spacious and the decor is eclectic, yet upscale. Comfortable without falling short on style. There are numerous additional lounge areas around the home for groups to settle into as well based on the level of privacy or camaraderie that they desire.

♦  Smart TV in the living room with seating for 6
♦  Bluetooth music player
♦  Books | Games | Guitar


--OUTDOOR SPACE--

Casa Descanso provides numerous private places to relax outside around the 10 acre property so as to enjoy the desert’s beauty and the home’s panoramic views.

♦  In-ground saltwater pool w/ integrated spa
♦  Sun loungers
♦  Propane fire-pit with seating for 4 surrounded by Joshua Trees
♦  New barrel sauna
♦  Multiple patios


-- 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 everything at Casa Descanso. 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!

– ESSENTIALS –

Casa Descano includes Starlink Internet, heating, and air conditioning.

Parking is available for 5 vehicles.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the home or the area in general. We hope to welcome you soon
Access Access
You will have the entire house and property to yourself. Only registered guests are allowed, unless specifically agreed upon during the booking process.

While we encourage taking walks on the property and in the National Park, please do not wander into our neighbor's backyards in the surrounding area as you will be trespassing on private property.

Also note, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO USE OF OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLES (OHV) IN THIS AREA.
Neighborhood Neighborhood
Yucca Mesa is situated within a short drive from the most popular attractions in the High Desert, offering an incredible combination of convenience and tranquility. During the day, you can explore nature in your own backyard, and at night, the stargazing can’t be beat.

This area is located just minutes from shopping and dining in Joshua Tree Village and Yucca Valley, and the drive to the West Entrance of Joshua Tree National Park takes about 18 minutes.

Looking for things to do or great places to eat? Here are a few nearby favorites within a 10-minute drive:

• Wake up and head to Joshua Tree Coffee Co., known for their famed coffee made from locally roasted beans
• Admire the art at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
• Savor some southwestern brunch classics at Country Kitchen
• Find the perfect Joshua Tree souvenir at Coyote Corner
• Wind down with a drink and some live music at the rustic Joshua Tree Saloon
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
•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. Note: Only one, the pool or the spa can heat at the same time. Pool heating will have to be turned back on after the spa is not in use, you will need to notify us. Pricing is as follows-

October and April - $200/night
November through 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: Dogs are welcome and there is a one time fee of $100. Maximum of 2 Dogs allowed. 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.
InteractionWithGuests InteractionWithGuests
Our property manager, Homestead Modern, is local and has staff available from 9am-9pm.
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 38 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • EV charger
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire pit
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Single level home
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • High chair Available
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 5 (8) Reviews
Rating 5
Great home with everything you need it !!! The ones who love peaceful , stars, sunrises and sunset by the pool here is it !!! 5 of 5
- Review Date: 7/2/2024
Rating 5
I stay in the Joshua Tree area often and this is my favorite Airbnb I’ve stayed in. The pool and hot tub nestled next to the Joshua Trees was beautiful beyond words. The home is immaculate and modern. I’m sure I will be back!
- Review Date: 6/28/2024
Rating 5
Stunning house and pool views. Host was very communicative and quick to respond. They gave very clear instructions leading up to check in and throughout entire experience. They also provided lots of local recommendations and an app with all features and important info, which was really helpful! We LOVED the pool, sauna and outdoor showers, and all the natural lighting throughout the home from the giant windows — so beautiful. FYI: A/C is on a timer (make sure it’s set throughout the night if you want it colder while you sleep, I forgot to check this before bed and woke up hot, but that was my fault. The A/C does cool the place down fast). 10/10 would come back and recommend to others :-)
- Review Date: 6/21/2024
Rating 5
Absolutely stunning property. They had everything you could possibly need. The pool was clean and our kids loved it! This home was perfect for our family trip. Thank you, we look forward to coming back soon!
- Review Date: 6/19/2024
Rating 5
C’est un 10/10 ! Merveilleuse propriété agencée avec intelligence et beaucoup de goûts. Séjourner chez vous était très agréable, nous n’avons manqué de rien! L’extérieur est très agréable également, la piscine nous manque déjà ! L’hôte est très professionnel et attentionné. Nous repartons avec de très bons souvenirs grâce à vous, merci !
- Review Date: 6/18/2024
Rating 5
Fantastic stay all around.
- Review Date: 5/27/2024
Rating 5
Amazing Property
My daughter and I had a wonderful time at Casa Descanso. The home itself is beautifully decorated, the views can’t be beat, and the outdoor amenities were incredible! To top it off Homestead Modern was easy to work with and very responsive. We hope to return in the near future!
Rona N from Portland, Oregon - Review Date: 5/26/2024
Rating 5
Seeing the International Space Station fly over head, coyotes and roadrunners run around like scenes out of Looney Tunes are just some of the spectacles to take away from Casa Descanso. The modern and retro designed home is a perfect get away destination for my wife and son. A simple and elegant layout with premium feel. The pool and spa, amazing. We spent most of our time here enjoying the warm sun and mostly light breeze. The kitchen is thoughtfully designed for those who prefer to cook. The locally sourced coffee tasted great and the cookware made creating meals a snap. The fire pit is great and easy to regulate and the Sauna made for relaxing evenings. Overall, a wonderful place to get away and disconnect for a few days. Would absolutely come back.
- Review Date: 5/24/2024
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