House - Rating 5 (12)

Escondite Modern Desert Hideout w Pool Spa

$182 - $935 / night + taxes & fees

Bedroom 3 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Location: Landers

Location Location

Description Description
Summary Summary
Escondite, a sophisticated mid-century oasis inspired by SoCal & Mexican desert communities, seamlessly blends the essentials w/ luxurious surprise indulgences making it the ultimate modern desert hideout. Enjoy two structures, a stylish pool & spa, outdoor fireplace, elegant flagstone interiors, and exquisite tile work, all framed by floor-to-ceiling windows.

Integratron --> 2 Min Drive
Joshua Tree --> 18 Min Drive
Pappy & Harriet’s --> 18 Min Drive
Space Space
"THE BEST LITTLE RENTAL IN JOSHUA TREE" - California Home Design, December 2023

♦  3 spacious bedrooms w/ queen beds
♦  Primary home w/ separate private casita
♦  2 bathrooms, soaking tub + outdoor shower
♦  Heated pool w/ integrated spa
(Pool Heated @ Additional Fee October, November, December, March, & April)
♦  Fully equipped kitchen; modern appliances & gas stove
♦  Large living room; record player + books/games
♦  SmartTV in primary bedroom & casita
♦  Outdoor propane fireplace w/ seating
♦  Propane BBQ grill w/ large outdoor dining area
♦  5 acres w/ hammocks
♦  EV charger
♦  Pet friendly w/ fully fenced backyard
♦  High-speed WiFi for work + entertainment
♦  Washer + dryer (supplies included)
♦  Just minutes to The Integratron, Giant Rock & La Copine
♦  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 on Airbnb 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. We are hospitality driven and prioritize helping our guests engage with the culture, landscape, and serenity of Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding areas.*


Nestled between the Colorado and Mojave Deserts, Joshua Tree originally attracted artistic types looking for an unspoiled environment to inspire their creative side. Nowadays, it also appeals to distant travelers for its superb stargazing, mountain climbing, and vibrant art scene. Within driving distance from Los Angeles and Coachella Valley, this nature lover’s dream invites you to unplug, enjoy the outdoors, and admire the surrounding Joshua trees, of course.


Escondite is a hidden gem in the heart of Landers, immediately next to the enchanting Gubler Orchid Nursery, La Copine, Giant Rock Meeting Room and the transformative energy of the Integratron. Nestled on a sprawling 5-acre desert oasis, this home invites you through a private gate into a world of understated luxury. Inside, an open floor plan adorned with exquisite tile work, antique Navajo rugs, and elegant Kelly Wearstler light fixtures seamlessly merges with the outdoors, bathing the space in soft, natural light.

Escondite can comfortably sleep 6 guests between the two bedrooms in the primary house and the additional bedroom in the casita. All bedrooms have queen sized beds, clothing storage, patio access and premium Parachute linens.

♦ Primary bedroom: Queen-size bed + lounge area w/ TV
♦ Bedroom 2: Queen-size bed + patio access
♦ Casita: Queen-size bed + workspace, TV, bathroom, & work space
♦ Pack n Play, roll away bed, or air mattress provided upon request

There are 2 bathrooms – both w/ premium amenities and hand-made tile. The first is adjacent to both bedrooms in the primary house and has a walk-in shower. The second is an expansive bathing lounge in the casita with a bathtub, dual vanities, and a walk-in shower.

♦ Bathroom 1: Primary structure w/ shower & skylight
♦ Bathroom 2: Ensuite to casita bedroom w/ walk-in shower, bathtub, dual vanities and courtyard
♦ Outdoor shower overlooking pool
♦ Laundry room w/ full-size washer & dryer in casita

♦ Essential toiletries provided, including Public Goods shampoo, conditioner, & body wash
♦ Hair dryer
♦ Parachute towels & linens

The kitchen is fully equipped for any desert-inspired culinary endeavor, equipped with high-end stainless steel appliances and unique ceramics and glassware. The adjacent dining room with an elegant Isamu Noguchi pennant, offers seating for six. Although, you may be tempted to dine al fresco on the covered poolside patio next to the outdoor fireplace, overlooking 5 acres of palo verde and mature cacti.

♦ Modern stainless steel appliances + gas stove
♦ Baking sheets | pots | pans | hand mixer | toaster | juicer | blender
♦ Cooking oil, salt, pepper + a selection of unique spices
♦ Drip coffee maker + complimentary locally roasted coffee
♦ Ziploc, tin foil, + food storage options
♦ Propane BBQ grill + tools
♦ Indoor dining table sits 6
♦ Outdoor dining table sits 8

Surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the courtyard with an in-ground pool, this home blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living, offering endless living spaces: from an outdoor seating area around a propane fireplace to hidden hammocks to a large living room with an abundance of handmade pillows and textiles.

♦ Smart TV in the primary bedroom w/ additional seating
♦ Additional TV in the casita
♦ Record player w/ bluetooth connectivity
♦ Books + games
♦ Dedicated work space in two of the bedrooms
--Indoor fireplace is decorative only

Escondite is enclosed within a secure fence alongside ancient creosote trees and mature cacti, creating a natural oasis. Hidden hammocks nestled among desert shrubs offer secluded spots to unwind or choose to enjoy the best stargazing on this coast by the propane fire-pit. Multiple patios adorned with ample lounge seating invite leisurely moments, while the outdoor shower, in-ground heated pool and spa provide the ultimate refresh.

♦ Large in-ground heated pool & spa, pool heated at an additional fee in cooler months.
♦ Outdoor propane fireplace w/ seating + mountain views
♦ Outdoor shower + hammocks overlooking private backyard
♦ Ample Design Within Reach lounge seating on multiple patios
♦ Propane fire-pit for warmth during stargazing


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 Escondite. 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!

Escondite includes High Speed WiFi, heating, and air conditioning.

Parking is available for 5 vehicles. EV charger available.

Please contact us if you have any questions about the home or the area in general. We hope to welcome you soon!
Access Access
? GENERAL: As guests, you enjoy full access to the entire home and casita. Only registered guests are allowed unless specifically agreed upon during the booking process.

♦  PARKING: Free, secure parking is available for 4 vehicles in the large parking area + EV Charger

♦  WORK FROM HOME: There is free, high-speed WiFi available throughout the home for any remote workers.

♦  FAMILY: Traveling with little ones? We’ve got you covered with a few supplies including a Pack ’n play/travel crib, children's books, toys and dinnerware, and even babysitter recommendations! / Please request in advance.

♦  PETS: Your dog is welcome, and there is a one-time fee of $100. Please alert us in advance. A maximum of 2 dogs are allowed per booking.
Neighborhood Neighborhood
This property is set in the tranquil, historic community of Landers which features wide, open landscapes and a lack of noise and light pollution. At night, stargazing is a must!

Landers is a 3-minute drive from one of the High Desert’s best new restaurants, La Copine, which is known for their seasonal, local ingredients. It’s also a 10-minute drive from the Integratron, a new age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.

Looking for more things to do? Don’t miss these area highlights:
• Yucca Valley (15-minute drive) - Convenient stop for chain stores and local eateries, like Carla's Route 62 Diner and C & S Coffee Shop.
• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (17-minute drive) - As far from a stuffy gallery as you can imagine, this outdoor sculpture garden contains a unique collection of folk-art.
• Joshua Tree Village (17-minute drive) - Quirky strip of boutiques and restaurants, including Coyote Corner, Space Cowboy Books, and the rustic Joshua Tree Saloon.
• Pioneertown (18-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.
• Joshua Tree National Park’s West Entrance (25-minute drive) - The closest entrance to the famed national park, which is packed with trails, views, and the iconic Joshua Trees.

Of course, let’s not forget about the essentials. Everything you need is within close driving distance:
• Closest supermarket: Vons (12-minute drive)
• Closest liquor store: Mojave Liquors (3-minute drive)
• Closest pharmacy: Rite Aid Pharmacy (14-minute drive)
Transit Transit
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
• 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.

•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. Pricing is as follows-

October and April - $200/night to heat pool
November, December, & March - $300/night to heat pool

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.

• 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.

• ROAD CONDITIONS: Many roads are dirt, so please take it slow. A four wheel drive car is not required, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain

InteractionWithGuests InteractionWithGuests
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 42 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Alfresco bathtub
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Espresso machine
  • EV charger
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire pit
  • First aid kit
  • Full kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Hammock
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • No stairs or steps to enter
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • 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)
  • Sun loungers
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 5 (12) Reviews
Rating 5
Beautiful home, super tasteful design and layout, loved it.
- Review Date: 4/15/2024
Rating 5
Staying here was an absolute delight! From the moment I stepped in, I was greeted with warmth and hospitality. The attention to detail in the decor and amenities made me feel right at home, and the cleanliness surpassed my expectations. The location was perfect, offering both convenience and tranquility. What truly set this Airbnb apart was the host's thoughtfulness and responsiveness; they went above and beyond to ensure my stay was comfortable and memorable. I would highly recommend Homestead Modern to anyone looking for a charming and cozy retreat.
- Review Date: 4/13/2024
Rating 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The design of the home was so beautiful and thoughtful and was pristine in terms of cleanliness. We'll absolutely go back. It's a very relaxing atmosphere and ambiance and highly, highly recommend.
- Review Date: 4/10/2024
Rating 5
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was extremely quiet and relaxing. IRL, everything is as nice as the photos look online. Hot tub under the stars was a highlight. Hope to return!
- Review Date: 4/8/2024
Rating 5
My family and I had such a great time in this beautiful home! It was not only stunning and beautifully decorated, it was comfortable and provided all the amenities we needed for a great stay. It was close to all of the major things we wanted to do in town, although you find yourself not really wanting to leave. We also appreciated the electric pool cover that helped keep our little ones safe while they were running around in the backyard. Will definitely be staying here again soon!
- Review Date: 4/7/2024
Rating 5
Absolutely recommend staying here. A 25 minute drive to the park itself, but beyond worth it to have privacy and the stunning home + grounds. The hosts were incredibly helpful and responsive. Would love to visit again one day.
- Review Date: 3/20/2024
Rating 5
Beautiful home, perfect for a private get away!
- Review Date: 3/3/2024
Rating 5
Great new and modern accommodations with greats views.
- Review Date: 2/25/2024
Rating 5
Beautiful house in a beautiful location. We will definitely stay again next time we are in Joshua Tree.
- Review Date: 2/25/2024
Rating 5
We absolutely loved our stay at the Escondite! It was so beautiful, homey, clean, well stocked and had everything we needed for a great weekend. It is a little off the beaten path but that ended up beating nice. The property is very private and quiet. Beautiful scenery around and great sunsets! The pool and hot tub were probably our favorite amenities. They also have 2 outdoor fireplaces that were very nice. They even had a record player with a fun selection of vinyl for our listening pleasure. The host was very communicative and responsive. We would definitely stay there again!
- Review Date: 2/19/2024
Rating 5
I can highly recommend a retreat to this beautiful Desert Home. The location is peaceful and the perfect place to recharge your soul. The house has been designed to the highest standards and is as comfortable as it is beautiful. It is also outfitted with everything you could need for your stay. There is a gorgeous pool and spa, a firepit, and hammocks to relax and enjoy during the day and provide the perfect place to enjoy the desert night sky. Book stay here, you won't regret it! Kirsten
- Review Date: 2/15/2024
Rating 5
Desert Oasis
It's a sweet spot for up to 6 guests looking for a posh and chill getaway. You'll find cool bedrooms, fancy bathrooms, a swanky kitchen, and a chill living room that flows right into the outdoors. The backyard is a hot spot with a heated pool, a spa, and even a cozy propane fireplace. Plus, you're super close to Joshua Tree National Park, and Pioneertown. Wifi was good, and an EV charger was handy. Escondite was all about kicking back in the desert, making it a memorable Joshua Tree escape. We would def come here again!!
Dale H from Detroit, MI - Review Date: 10/26/2023
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