House - Rating 4.8 (120)

Morongo Star Ranch Rolling Hills w Pool Spa

Bedroom 1 bedrooms
Bathroom 1 baths
Guests 4 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Location: Morongo Valley

Location Location

Description Description
Summary Summary
Tucked between Joshua Tree and Palm Springs, hides a modern architectural gem in Morongo Valley. Morongo Star Ranch is perfect for bird watching, as the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is just minutes away. Adjacent to Bighorn Mountain & Whitewater River National Lands and set on five scenic acres, this stunning one bedroom, one bath modern escape provides a quiet, cozy and colorful oasis - designed with your relaxation and comfort in mind.
Space Space
♦  1 spacious bedroom; queen bed
♦  1 full bathroom
♦  1 pull out sofa with spare linens and blankets
♦  In-ground pool & hot tub (pool heated at additional fee in Oct/April)
♦  Secluded location 5 minutes from Big Morongo Canyon Preserve (excellent bird watching)
♦  Fully equipped kitchen; modern appliances
♦  Washer & dryer w/ supplies provided
♦  Open living room; separate entertainment room with Tv + Bluetooth speaker
♦  Outdoor BBQ overlooking the mountains
♦  Pet friendly
♦  High-speed WiFi for remote work + entertainment
♦  20-minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park’s west entrance & 20 minutes to Palm Springs
♦  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 Recent Guests:

-”Amazing vibe for my family. Night time swimming in the moonlight with my kids was bliss. We'll come back for sure.” -Jeremiah

-”We had a perfect long weekend away! The place really is it’s own beautiful paradise. The pool and spa area are tucked a bit down from the house making it all the more private with breathtaking surroundings.” -Matt

-”Absolutely LOVED my stay at Morongo Star Ranch. The location is a perfect balance between isolation and access. With HUGE views and all the amenities.” -Nicholas


This jewel of a property contains one cozy bedroom, which has a comfortable queen-size bed, plenty of closet space, and a vaulted ceiling of rustic wood. The decor and bedding follow the desert-inspired theme.

Morongo Star Ranch has one bathroom, located across the hall, which contains a combination shower/tub. Need to do some laundry? A washer and dryer is available for your use.


The beautiful updated kitchen is fully equipped for any desert-inspired culinary endeavor. Like the rest of the home, even the kitchen offers stunning views. The kitchen faces the dining area, where you’ll find a table for 6. Although, you may be tempted to take your meal outside to the patio’s dining table, which also seats at least 8. Appliances include:

♦  Baking sheets, pots and pans are available/included
♦  Hand mixer, blender, bar-tools and cocktail glasses
♦  Homestead Modern homes all come with cooking oil, salt & pepper, as well as, pre-arrival food & beverage stocking services if you desire
♦  Homestead Modern Homes offer locally roasted coffee. This property includes a drip coffee maker.
♦  Ziploc, Tinfoil, and Food Storage options so you can store food or assemble a picnic for a trip into the National Park
♦  Propane BBQ/Grill with all the tools needed to BBQ under the stars

“We especially enjoyed early morning coffee each day while the sun came up - a magical time in the desert.” -Recent Review

The sun-drenched living room features large windows and sliding glass doors that bring the outside in. It’s the perfect place to embrace the natural setting of this magical spot — no matter the temperature outside. Kick back and relax as you watch TV (DirecTV channels available) or stream your favorite tunes through the bluetooth speaker.

We want to make sure you are able to capture as much of the desert’s beauty and enjoy the sun as much as possible during your stay here. Thus, the outdoor space had been arranged to optimize your fun and relaxation. Admire the desert vistas from the wraparound patio, which is accessible from the living room, kitchen, or front door. You’ll find chairs and a BBQ out here, just waiting for you to have a cookout as the sun sets.

♦  Due to high fuel costs in our area, pool heating is not available in the winter but can be heated at $200/day in October & April. The pool is maintained at 80 degrees the other months, but can fluctuate slightly with extreme temperatures

Morongo Star Ranch includes WiFi, heating, and air conditioning. On-site parking is available for 2 vehicles.

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 Morongo Star Ranch. 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
Morongo Valley is a small, quiet community featuring one of the best bird watching locations in the Western United States: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. Morongo Valley is an ideal High Desert locale, set halfway between the restaurants, shops, and nightlife of Palm Springs (30-minute drive) and the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park (35-minute drive to the West Entrance).

This area is located within a short drive of delicious restaurants and fun things to do. Here are a few favorites:
• Dillon's Burgers & Beers (7-minute drive) - Old-school eatery known for hearty food and arcade games.
• Morongo Valley Cafe (8-minute drive) - Neighborhood favorite for breakfast classics like eggs benedict and huevos rancheros.
• Joshua Tree Village (30-minute drive) - Quirky strip of boutiques and restaurants, including Coyote Corner, Space Cowboy Books, and the rustic Joshua Tree Saloon.
• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (35-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 (35-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.
• Mt. San Jacinto State Park (60-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 close driving distance:
• Closest supermarket: Vons (23-minute drive)
• Closest liquor store: King's Liquor Store (20-minute drive)
• Closest pharmacy: Rite Aid Pharmacy (22-minute drive)
• Closest bank: Wells Fargo Bank (20-minute drive)
• Closest gas station: Circle K (7-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 if you follow our directions, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain.

PLEASE NOTE that names of streets on maps and on street signs often differ in Morongo Valley, and some roads can be quite difficult as they are not publicly maintained. Please be sure to follow our turn-by-turn directions.
Notes Notes
• 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.

• 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

• WILDIFE: During the Spring & Summer, honeybees gather near the far end of the pool (and the spa). They are not aggressive and will typically ignore swimmers. We have created two small diversion pools and are working to get them to seek water elsewhere. We are very respectful of wildlife and have been working with experts from the National Park Service to mitigate this. We apologize for the inconvenience!

InteractionWithGuests InteractionWithGuests
Our property manager, Homestead Modern, is local and has staff available at all times.
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 31 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Single level home
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/Dryer

Reviews Rating 4.8 (120) Reviews
Rating 5
My wife and I loved staying here!! Insane views from the pool!! Captured a ton of good content you can see it at @kevinCooneyy on IG. We will be back again! Thank you for having us!
- Review Date: 4/14/2024
Rating 5
We enjoyed our stay very much. The ranch gives beautiful views in all directions. The neighbors are away enough not to spoil the experience of ‘getting away’. The house is beautiful and just right. We will hopefully come back.
- Review Date: 4/7/2024
Rating 5
We had a great time in this little gem.
- Review Date: 4/5/2024
Rating 5
Very Nice views! Off the grid type of feel. Had decided to stay here for the PNB Indian wells tournament. Definitely enjoyed staying here over the resort. Peaceful!
- Review Date: 3/18/2024
Rating 5
If you’re looking for peace and quiet, Morongo Star Ranch is the place! Such a cozy space nestled within the canyon. The jacuzzi was the perfect touch for a cold evening.
- Review Date: 3/18/2024
Rating 5
10 out 10 I would recommend this to any couple locating to escape the noise . Nice and secluded but not to far from downtown Palm Springs. Would book again for our next staycation .
- Review Date: 3/11/2024
Rating 5
Loved this place! Even neater in person than the pictures show. Can’t say enough good things about the view, the house, and overall experience. I would usually never stay at the same Airbnb twice, but I think I’d go out of my way to come back here.
- Review Date: 3/4/2024
Rating 5
Fantastic oasis to disconnect and unwind. Amazing pool, hot tub and surroundings. Very private.
- Review Date: 3/2/2024
Rating 5
Beautiful location, private, peaceful, relaxing.. can’t say enough lovely things!
- Review Date: 2/20/2024
Rating 4
Peaceful, secluded, private, cool vintage shops and restaurants near by. Enjoyed our stay.
- Review Date: 2/16/2024
Rating 5
We enjoyed the peace and quiet away from the city. The pool area is well maintained and serene. I loved the decor inside the home, it was so fun to be in this environment. I would recommend staying here. Thank you!!
- Review Date: 9/18/2023
Rating 4
What a beautiful and peaceful spot. The pool and hot tub have some issues, which means we needed to message the Airbnb host anytime we wanted the hot tub turned on or the pool lights activated. There was some confusion around this at the beginning of our stay which created extra stress, but once we worked it out it was fine. Still, a bit of a hassle to have to message because the buttons at the pool were broken. That said, otherwise the stay was lovely. The house is even nicer than the photos let on, and we so enjoyed being able to stay there with our chihuahua, who even had his own bed to sleep in, left there by the hosts. They also provided extra sheets to cover the furniture if you would like your pet to be able to be on the furniture. The view from the pool was everything we hoped for, and star gazing at night was just lovely. Was a very romantic anniversary stay for my husband and I, despite the hot tub activation confusion/hassle.
- Review Date: 9/18/2023
Rating 5
This home is fantastic. There are a few standout features that make this a place we will definitely return. First…the home has the best natural light I have ever experienced in any residential environment. It’s like living in a solarium. It is fantastic. Secondly, the house is situated such that there are essentially no neighbors. It is extremely private and with exceptional 360 degree views from every window. Finally, the pool and spa are heaven. They are both soothing during the day, but the star gazing at night from the spa is exceptional. Also….the place is spotless. We will be back.
- Review Date: 9/8/2023
Rating 5
We really enjoyed our stay here! It’s on an amazing property full of wildlife and scenic beauty. The pool was hot tub temperature but it was also about 104 degrees outside so we weren’t too thrown off by it. Overall such an amazing experience and we would definitely return!
- Review Date: 8/15/2023
Rating 5
Our experience was great. The house is extremely beautiful and real cozy. Very private which we enjoyed. There are bees in the pool during the day but we had no problem sharing it with them. We recommend night swimming or relaxing in the spa underneath the stars using the 2 lanterns the hosts provide in the living room. Thank for sharing your home with us. We’ll be back Morongo Star Ranch!
- Review Date: 8/10/2023
Rating 5
A very nice getaway in the desert. Communication and accommodations were great. We'll definitely go back.
- Review Date: 8/7/2023
Rating 5
Our stay was amazing! We enjoyed the nature and had seen some pretty cool wildlife! The view and surroundings is very peaceful.. we will definitely come back!
- Review Date: 7/24/2023
Rating 5
Great time with family.
- Review Date: 7/22/2023
Rating 5
Great stay! Private, clean, and easy breezy check-in and out.
- Review Date: 7/10/2023
Rating 4
Very clean, and private place.
- Review Date: 7/9/2023
Rating 5
Amazing vibe for my family. Night time swimming in the moonlight w my kids was bliss. We'll come back for sure.
- Review Date: 7/7/2023
Rating 5
We absolutely loved staying at Morongo Star Ranch! We decided to do a quick getaway for 4th of July and wanted somewhere quiet and private. Morongo Star did not disappoint! Check-in was smooth and easy! Before checking in - they did advise of bees drinking water near the pool/spa during the Spring/Summer which was not an issue for us as bees are not aggressive. We were still able to enjoy the pool/spa as well as the gas grill. Beautiful views from the property! The house also included some board games and sun hats for those hot Summer days. We look forward to staying here again!
- Review Date: 7/5/2023
Rating 5
This is the 2nd time my boyfriend & I visit this beautiful desert home. We brought my sister / brother in law this time around. We had the best time here!! It’s so peaceful. Day and night! we had a relaxing time, spent time mostly in the pool and jacuzzi . Such a perfect home to escape for the weekend! We even extended our stay one more night because we weren’t ready for the weekend to be over!! Mollie (host) was very responsive and generous! Much appreciation to the hosts!! & to this beautiful cozy desert home. Can’t wait to visit again!
- Review Date: 6/14/2023
Rating 5
Really loved the privacy of the place and the host was super responsive and easy to communicate with!
- Review Date: 5/5/2023
Rating 5
We had a perfect long weekend away! The place really is it’s own beautiful paradise. The pool and spa area are tucked a bit down from the house making it all the more private with breathtaking surroundings. We had a small issue the first day and the host were extremely responsive and resolved it right away. Highly recommend to anyone looking to escape for a bit, we will hopefully have the chance to return.
- Review Date: 4/10/2023
Rating 5
Absolutely LOVED my stay at Morongo Star Ranch. The location is a perfect balance between isolation and access. With HUGE views and all the amenities. the road in is bumpy but I saw smaller 4door cars making it just fine. When I first arrived, the electronic lock pad was not operating, there was a lock box with a key inside the host was extremely communicative, and I was inside fairly quickly. The pool and spa were clean and beautiful and easy to operate. Completely private. The kitchen had everything you could need including charger boxes and pool area appropriate dishes. Overall loved this bnb and hope to return soon. In fact, I believe my exact words were “I can’t think of any reason to stay anywhere else” ”
- Review Date: 1/13/2023
Rating 5
my bf & i loved staying here! it was so private & cute! the jacuzzi was perfect, even w the rain! :-) would love to come back here!
- Review Date: 1/4/2023
Rating 5
Peaceful stay
- Review Date: 12/24/2022
Rating 5
This place was absolutely perfect. Quiet and peaceful with beautiful views but close to everything the desert has to offer.
- Review Date: 12/20/2022
Rating 5
Peaceful place for little get away
- Review Date: 12/6/2022
Rating 5
My wife and I stayed over for the weekend. The surrounding land was beautiful and you could tell there was a lot of thought put into how they set it up. The jacuzzi was amazing. We highly recommend this place and will likely visit again in the future when we need a quick getaway!
- Review Date: 12/5/2022
Rating 5
Morongo star ranch was a perfect getaway! It was very private and offered everything you could possibly need! The hosts are very responsive and have detailed instructions for anything you could possibly need. Well worth the price!
- Review Date: 11/25/2022
Rating 5
Très bon séjour. Maison très propre et bien organisée. On a eu la malchance d'avoir des problèmes avec le jacuzzi mais l'hote a été réactif et a réussi à traiter le problème en fin de journée. Les chemins de terre pour accéder à la maison n'ont pas posé de problème avec un SUV citadin. Juste un point d'amélioration avec l'absence de rideau dans la chambre pour avoir une nuit parfaite :)
- Review Date: 11/13/2022
Rating 5
Great place. Wonderful location!
- Review Date: 11/7/2022
Rating 4
Beautiful, remote location with absolutely stunning views from dusk to dawn. Absolutely silent aside from some coyotes howling at dusk. Very clean, nicely decorated, and well-stocked kitchen. Some things like the grill and hot tub take some explanation/instruction that was not immediately available, so I think the house manual could use some updating. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and loved morning coffee overlooking the mountains, and evening drinks listening to the wildlife as the sun set.
- Review Date: 10/27/2022
Rating 5
The place is great the views lots of glass makes the sunrise an set a very awesome view to die for you can relax in jacuzzi and enjoy a safe environment and watch wildlife
- Review Date: 10/10/2022
Rating 5
What a slice of desert paradise! A truly magical and peaceful place. A perfect spot for a couple looking for some R&R with a pool but also up for adventuring to Joshua Tree or Palm Springs. We loved the remote experience and highly recommend.
- Review Date: 10/3/2022
Rating 5
Perfect place to get away from the city. Great cozy place and the pool view is spectacular!
- Review Date: 10/1/2022
Rating 5
Good night place ?
- Review Date: 9/25/2022
Rating 5
This was a perfect sanctuary for us to get away from the city. The size was exactly what we were looking for. Our favorite area , of course, was the hot tub and pool. What better way to relax in the desert without getting too hot! My wife really loved the crystals and rustic Indian touch. We will definitely return as we’ve both decided this will be our desert spot to escape to in the future!! Thank you for the hospitality and sharing such a special treasure.
- Review Date: 9/14/2022
Rating 5
Great stay. Excellent view, very private. Highly recommended.
- Review Date: 9/7/2022
Rating 4
The house is clean and comfortable. The location is definitely out of the way - great if you're staying put, but inconvenient if you plan to go in and out. I'm surprised other reviewers didn't mention this, but the pool was frequented by yellow jackets during our stay. You're out in nature and yes, expect bugs and wildlife. We were looking forward to a relaxing time by the pool. The regular stream of 2 to 3 yellow jackets at a time circling and landing in the pool was not fun or relaxing. I think a pool cover is needed - that would also help with the number of dead bugs in the pool.
- Review Date: 9/5/2022
Hi Bahareh, Thank you so much for staying with us and we are so sorry about the visiting yellow jackets. In these warm summer months the insects are desperate to find water in the dry desert and unfortunately a pool is a big temptation. We are looking into ways to prevent these unexpected visits. Thank you so much for your feedback
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 9/12/2022
Rating 4
A beautiful property , very private and peaceful. great for couples.
- Review Date: 8/30/2022
Rating 5
Amazing, relaxing and so quiet! We really enjoyed our stay and loved sitting in the jacuzzi and seeing all the stars at night!
- Review Date: 8/22/2022
Rating 5
Relaxful, peaceful, quiet. Super cute little place with a beautiful pool/spa.
- Review Date: 8/21/2022
Rating 5
Thank you nice place super clean
- Review Date: 8/19/2022
Rating 5
We enjoyed our stay here so much!!! Beautiful cozy home, decorated so cute!!! with a nice view of the mountains, stars and sunset hr! Spent a lot of time outside in the patio, and in the swimming pool / jacuzzi ! This home brought us a lot of peace!! So nice & quiet ! Perfect romantic getaway. We enjoyed our stay here so much, we extended our stay last minute! Grateful our hosts allowed us to extend our stay! We definitely will be back soon! ???
- Review Date: 8/17/2022
Rating 5
Great location tucked away in the canyons. We enjoyed observing the jackrabbits each morning, and hearing the coyotes at night.
- Review Date: 8/13/2022
Rating 5
Perfect weekend getaway if you want peace, quiet and cleanliness.
- Review Date: 8/8/2022
Rating 5
Morongo Star Ranch was a great location for a quiet getaway
- Review Date: 7/31/2022
Rating 5
This is a great place to get away from the city very peaceful. Thank you for having us !
- Review Date: 7/27/2022
Rating 5
Staying at this house will be a top memory of mine. The location, the pool the crystals and whole vibe of the home were all just perfect and beautiful. Nothing beats the view of the stars from the pool at night. There were some towels still left from the stay before but I let the host know and the home cleaner came right away with fresh new towels and brought one out directly to me by the pool. Will be booking again!
- Review Date: 7/26/2022
Rating 5
Had a great time. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 7/25/2022
Rating 5
Very clean, the house came as pictured.
- Review Date: 7/24/2022
Rating 4
First off, beautiful property with a really nice view! Our stay started off a little bit bumpy as the code that was provide for entering the house was invalid and it took a bit for host to get back to us as we stood in the 106 heat ? second, the pics for this house are a little bit misleading; house is a lot smaller than expected so just keep this in mind. Post is marketed to comfortably sleep 4 but that’s misleading. The one queen bed is enough for two small people. The pull out sofa cot was unbearable to sleep on, so hard and uncomfortable. I strongly suggest they change that out so nights can be enjoyable as well. We definitely appreciate the functionality of the kitchen, it has all the basics which is also another important point. Location is out in the middle of nowhere so bring your own everything! Lastly, pool & spa are brand new and it’s amazing!!! But the pool area seemed to maybe be a bit unfinished. It’s spacious & there is places to sit but absolutely no shade. They really need to put a couple of umbrellas out there so guests don’t cook out there the entire day! All in all it’s on a beautiful lot and has lots of character!
- Review Date: 7/17/2022
Rating 5
Gorgeous, peaceful, remote location with a beautiful pool and hot tub. Some umbrellas or sails would be lovely for shade around the pool.
- Review Date: 7/2/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful home ? the pool and spa were amazing especially for star gazing!!! Can’t wait to go back !!!!
- Review Date: 6/28/2022
Rating 5
We ended up at a different location as this one was unavailable, but the host communicated well in advance and made sure my wife and I were well taken care of. Would recommend again without hesitation.
- Review Date: 6/17/2022
Rating 5
Amazing communication and accommodation!
- Review Date: 6/8/2022
Rating 4
A unique location, beautiful views. House is rustic but has character.
- Review Date: 4/8/2022
Rating 5
Great location situated between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree. And for the days when you just want to sit still, this is the most peaceful oasis.
- Review Date: 4/3/2022
Rating 5
This place is magical. The house is cozy and thoughtfully appointed. Communication was great. It is a unique setting and start gazing is wonderful. We will definitely be back.
- Review Date: 3/26/2022
Rating 5
We booked this place for the spa and it was amazing in the morning as the sun rose, and also for star gazing. Great place for a romantic getaway under the stars. The house has everything you need and everything works well, but stay here for the beautiful outdoors, not for the inside of the house.
- Review Date: 3/14/2022
Rating 4
This property is really something special. It is isolated. It is quiet it is serene it is a great place to unplug and recharge. We had a tiny issue with cleanliness and communication. I think both of those are more a factor of the remote location, as the host worked hard to remedy all of our issues. I would definitely go back and recommend.
- Review Date: 3/8/2022
Rating 5
Fantastic place hidden in Morongo Valley. The house is a bit smaller than it looks in the wide-angle photos but there is plenty of space and charm all around. The pool and hot tub are of course among the main attractions but we loved everything about the location and environment.
- Review Date: 2/28/2022
Rating 5
You will not go wrong choosing this Airbnb. The host is rapidly receptive. The privacy and silence are priceless. I cannot wait to return.
- Review Date: 2/22/2022
Rating 5
- Review Date: 2/21/2022
Rating 5
Everything was amazing. Quite the location and the pool and hot tub are perfect! We love the story of the home. A perfect place for a quiet weekend away, in a friendly town, with breathtaking surroundings. The hosts are more than accommodating with a cool device that explains everything you may need to know about the place, and the area. And extremely welcoming of our pup.
- Review Date: 2/21/2022
Rating 5
We loved our stay! what a unique location!
- Review Date: 2/7/2022
Rating 5
An issue arose at the property two days before our arrival, so Homestead Modern promptly reached out and moved our reservation to an even more spacious house. Excellent customer service! We were very happy with our experience.
- Review Date: 1/31/2022
Rating 5
Had a really lovely time here, it's private and has a great landscape view. Wasn't anything I needed that wasn't there. Really peaceful location. Sitting in the hot tub looking at the stars was really great.
- Review Date: 1/26/2022
Rating 5
Super positive vibes, not to mention super quick response time & all around a beautiful property!
- Review Date: 1/21/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful and peaceful getaway.
- Review Date: 12/28/2021
Rating 4
Great little gem to get away for a couple of nights! All the amenities are as described and the kitchen was stocked with cookware and essentials. Went in December and as you would expect, the pool was freezing but the hot tub heated up and was very nice to relax in. All in all, the house itself is very cozy and I would stay here again!
- Review Date: 12/24/2021
Rating 5
Great place
- Review Date: 12/16/2021
Rating 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Morongo Star Ranch. It was a very accommodating, very tastefully decorated, and situated in a magical place in the desert. The host was very responsive and accommodating oh, and the property had all the comforts needed. I think the property looks better than the photos suggest, and the location really allows one to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding it.
- Review Date: 11/24/2021
Rating 5
This place was awesome. What a perfect weekend get away. Isolated and tranquil, perfect for getting away and relaxing. WiFi worked like a charm, was able to watch a boxing event live (Canelo fight) on my outdoor projector. The pool was heated. Spent all day Saturday drinking and lounging by the pool. Had carne asada with salsas delivered from Cardenas market via Instacart, and cooked it outside on the house grill. The kitchen had everything we needed. Google maps GPS worked great to find the spot. We had a weekend without a moon, which made for an amazing view of the starry night sky. Will definitely book again. Perfect weather in early November. Cheers?!
- Review Date: 11/11/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful, peaceful escape with a luxurious, design-forward pool and hot tub. This light-filled house looks out onto mountains and hills with no houses in the way, and there are several touches that made it even more special: two big straw hats for those hot sunny days, a grill, extra towels for bathroom and pool, lovely sheets, comfortable bed and furniture, and excellent communication from the hosts. This is a perfect spot for watching the sun rise and set!
- Review Date: 11/1/2021
Rating 4
Great location between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree. Follow the instructions you get from the host to find the house, and you’ll have no problem. The view is incredible.
- Review Date: 3/25/2021
Rating 5
Morongo Star Ranch has everything we love about staying at an Airbnb in the desert. We love driving down dirt roads and coming upon a very stylish house sitting up on a hill all alone on 5 acres with a 360 degree panoramic view of desert landscape. The house is decorated very nicely and has all the comforts you need and expect. Also love that this place is about 20 minutes closer to Los Angeles than going all the way into Joshua Tree. Very cool spot
- Review Date: 2/18/2021
Rating 5
Perfect getaway for my girlfriend and I. Also a perfect host. Every need was met with great hospitality and quick responses. We will be back thank you again.
- Review Date: 2/8/2021
Rating 5
What an amazing place for a trip to the Joshua Tree area. Private and secluded, perfect for a quiet get away!
- Review Date: 2/2/2021
Rating 5
- Review Date: 12/29/2020
Rating 5
We had a great stay a Morongo Star Ranch. Amazing location, great space. We would love to stay again.
- Review Date: 12/13/2020
Rating 4
Nice place. Remote. Well equipped. No local dining so unless you want to drive prepare to eat in. Kitchen and grill make cooking at home easy.
- Review Date: 11/19/2020
Rating 5
Beautiful views of the sun up and down in the mountains and the starts at night. Comfortable and roomy. Bring your own coffee.
- Review Date: 11/13/2020
Rating 5
The location and view is amazing. Highly recommend if you want to tune out from city life.
- Review Date: 11/9/2020
Rating 5
Go here if you need peace and quiet. This is the perfect place for alone time (or alone time with someone). Everything you need is here, just bring whatever you want to cook for the days you're staying and yourself. Get ready to hear the sounds of the desert, the wind the trees the birds and in the evening a beautiful coyote roll call. Loved our three nights here. So happy we got some rest from Los Angeles.
- Review Date: 10/30/2020
Rating 5
Lovely little desert spot. Very well designed, and very private. Sunsets on the patio are stunning. We'd definitely stay here again!
- Review Date: 10/25/2020
Rating 5
This is a jewel of the desert! Views of magical nature everywhere. From sunsets , sunrise & starry nights. To the hummingbirds, desert cottontails, woodpeckers and hawks many more sweet birds! Quite peaceful near so much fun. Joshua Tree and so much more. This was just what my soul needed. Thank you ? Donna
- Review Date: 10/20/2020
Rating 5
Nice and quiet. Perfect place to unplug and reset. Don't mind the noises on the roof at night, it is in the desert after all.
- Review Date: 10/14/2020
Rating 5
Lovely place, quiet with expansive views and open space, pet friendly, clean & comfortable!
- Review Date: 10/8/2020
Rating 5
Beautiful spot off the beaten path
- Review Date: 10/3/2020
Rating 5
I felt more than at home at this property. Everything I needed was provided and was so comfortable. The bedding, kitchen, living area and outdoor areas to sit were all so well thoughtfully setup. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet location with great solitude and views.
- Review Date: 9/26/2020
Rating 5
Amazing host who went above and beyond with everything we asked. The home was amazing and the isolated location was exactly what we were looking for when trying to get out of Downtown LA for a weekend. Additionally, could not have asked for a better management team who continued to be responsive when we had a personal issue after we had already checked out. They were kind enough to assist us every step of the way. Would recommend this place any day of the week. 10/10.
- Review Date: 9/19/2020
Rating 5
My husband and I just got home from a 3 day stay at Morongo Star Ranch. We had an amazing time exploring and relaxing in this beautiful and clean space that was fully equipped with all the comforts of home. The sunset every night was beautiful and we loved seeing the rabbits and coyotes roaming around outside of the floor to ceiling living room windows. The owners were quick to answer our texts and send someone out to help us when we did have a slight hiccup with lack of power, and we appreciated how dedicated and helpful the team was to get it working ASAP. We had a great stay and would recommend for those looking for a cozy and more secluded getaway!
- Review Date: 7/31/2020
Rating 5
Such a wonderful place. I went to get away for a couple nights. It was perfect! I'll be back!
- Review Date: 7/26/2020
Rating 5
I booked the Morongo Star Ranch, the same day I needed the reservation. My previous stay was cancelled due to septic issues. The team at Morongo was fast and responsive all in within an hour. The place was sparkling clean, with everything you need. The views were absolutely breath taking! I have added them to my “must stay,” highly recommend.
- Review Date: 7/16/2020
Rating 5
Lovely laid out and designed little home, the decor was thoughtful and on theme to the place! It was a great place to relax and be out of the city. Had a bit of a fright the first night being there alone (quite secluded) but the house is secure so all was fine! I will be booking again for sure!
- Review Date: 7/3/2020
Rating 5
Amazing! Isolated and beautiful! Great way to get away. Loved the decor.
- Review Date: 6/23/2020
Rating 5
This is a beautiful space and exceeded my expectations tenfold. The house is equipped with literally everything you need! I overpacked because I knew there was a working kitchen, but I assumed they wouldn't have all the pots, spoons, plates and appliances I would need to make my meal (it was a big meal!) To my surprise, they had everything I needed. There was no need to bring any of my stuff from home. The house was very clean and knowing that it is run by a professional management company who hires a professional cleaning staff made me feel a little more comfortable about the cleanliness of the house, especially in the wake of covid-19. The location is spectacular and the decor is super stylish and cozy. The house has an amazing ambiance overall. It is the perfect place to unwind, reflect and maybe even be creative. I cannot wait to return. Next time I'll know better than to overpack. I'll show up with some clothes and that's it because the house already has everything!
- Review Date: 6/10/2020
Rating 5
We love this place! We hope to return soon! It’s perfect for couples!
- Review Date: 6/7/2020
Rating 5
My boyfriend and I had an amazing stay this past weekend here at the ranch (just for context, we checked out 3 days ago). It was clean, tidy, very nicely decorated, and of course we had the luxury of being secluded like most others have mentioned here in the reviews. It's a great stay for people who love nature and want to be distant from people. But I will mention that the wildlife makes plenty of noises outside in the night, just something to get used to but nothing major to worry about. It's all apart of the experience ?
- Review Date: 6/5/2020
Rating 5
Amazing house in an idyllic location. We loved every second with the description and photos exactly as we found it along with excellent communication with the house owners. Highly recommended.
- Review Date: 3/30/2020
Rating 5
Great location and the amenities were exactly as pictured/described. I would love to go back and have a longer stay very soon!
- Review Date: 3/24/2020
Rating 5
A wonderful escape in the middle of nowhere. Don't use your Google Maps. You'll need to use the detailed instructions sent upon confirmation. Very easy to follow, and accurate. We had no issues arriving after dark. But it is definitely a remote spot. Be sure to download the instructions since cell reception is pretty limited out there.
- Review Date: 3/23/2020
Rating 5
Morongo Ranch is very special in all the ways that matter while on a special getaway. The home is stylish, decorated in the unique style of the Southwest with a strong orientation towards the outdoors - large glass doors and panels connects the living space with the outdoors. Outdoor seating area on all four sides of the home allows for the enjoyment of the surrounding natural beauty at any time of the day or night. We specially enjoyed early morning coffee each day while the sun came up - a magical time in the desert. The home is perfectly located in five acres of land: a very quiet and scenic location, 20-30 minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs. There are great hikes, fascinating museums, and spas with a focus on natural hot springs - all within 30 minutes of Morongo Ranch. It is the perfect place to relax and refresh. I offer my highest recommendation.
- Review Date: 3/8/2020
Rating 4
We enjoyed our time there. It is a beautiful setting. There's easy access to Joshua Tree National Park, and you can easily spend a day there. But if you want to spend a lot of time in Palm Springs, know that it's a 30-minute drive. Overall, a pleasant experience for us.
- Review Date: 3/1/2020
Rating 5
Wonderful stay close to Mongoro Valley and Joshua Tree Park. Outdoor BBQ was a nice touch. Beautiful views, loved the sunrise with rabbits and bobcats in the distance.
- Review Date: 2/25/2020
Rating 5
If you are looking for some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this would be the perfect place! It offers amazing views of the mountains, privacy, and comfort. The place is stylishly furnished, perfectly sized for a couple, and has a cozy room where you can enjoy movies. We were truly impressed with how promptly our host responded to any concerns we had and made our stay enjoyable. We would definitely come back!
- Review Date: 2/17/2020
Rating 5
- Review Date: 2/2/2020
Rating 5
This is a beautiful little house that is thoughtfully designed to embrace the landscape where it is placed. The interior is nicely decorated and spotless. The large windows provide views of the surrounding countryside, and there is outside seating on each side of the house to allow comfortable viewing of the beautiful location. It is remote enough that I felt the solitude I was seeking, but not so far from civilization that I felt unduly isolated. I would love to return someday.
- Review Date: 1/27/2020
Rating 5
We rally enjoyed our stay at this house. It has doors and windows on all 4 sides with beautiful views all around. Comfy mid century furniture and woven rugs. Well appointed kitchen with big solid coffee cups. Interesting art inside and out. Comfortable chairs on all sides of the house. Quiet and isolated without neighbors within shouting distance. We will come again
- Review Date: 1/24/2020
Rating 5
Morongo Star Ranch is a beautiful getaway location in the middle of the desert. It is as isolated as mentioned, which is both exhilarating and calming. Both the mornings and nights have its beauties. I really enjoyed my stay there, and was very happy to not have to deal with any insects in the house! —might have been since we went during mid-january, but nonetheless for a house such in the nature it was great to not have to deal with bugs. The reviews about the ceiling pests are true, but they’re fine and mild, and it didn’t bother me at all!
- Review Date: 1/20/2020
Rating 4
Cute home in the hills. Feels like an escape. It was nice and well equipped. Unfortunately, they have an issue with pests in the ceiling which kept me up at night. Otherwise, it was a great stay.
- Review Date: 1/6/2020
Rating 5
Such a rad space that’s very secluded and relaxed. You can escape from your busy life here and enjoy being in nature. A night under the stars is a unique experience, you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. We would definitely return.
- Review Date: 1/4/2020
Rating 5
Beautiful and relaxing location. We didn’t want to leave!
- Review Date: 12/16/2019
Rating 5
This was my most magical Airbnb experience. What a beautiful space! I was a bit intimidated to drive here on the stretch of unpaved road, but it really added to the experience. The provided instructions were perfection and I was able to do it by memory on day 3. Communication was extremely fast and helpful. The views and the quiet was unbeatable. I can't wait to come back again and again! Thanks so much!
- Review Date: 12/14/2019
Rating 5
What a magical place! It was the perfect get away from Los Angeles for me and my wife ?? We couldn’t have asked for anything more and the photos didn’t even do it justice - such an amazing place! Thank you for hosting us!
- Review Date: 11/20/2019
Rating 5
It’s magical, enjoy
- Review Date: 11/20/2019
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