House - Rating 5 (12)

Orion Minor Spa and Soaking Tub with Park Views

$140 - $952 / night + taxes & fees

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

  • Location: Joshua Tree

Location Location

Description Description
Summary Summary
Orion *Minor is an architecturally inspired destination that fully respects & reflects the Joshua Tree landscape. This home, a mile from the park, features a hot tub, outdoor bathtub, & open living concept w/ sweeping views of the mountains visible through floor to ceiling windows. This can be booked as part of a larger complex that consists of 3 additional suites & infinity pool, making it the ideal retreat for large groups looking to experience the desert together, or smaller ones.
Space Space
HIGHLIGHTS
♦  Located near the primary entrance of Joshua Tree National Park & two miles south of JT Village
♦  1 bedroom, 1bath residence w/ private patio and large sofa
♦  Outdoor bathtub & hot tub nestled in the boulders
♦  Kitchen is fully equipped with cooking, baking and entertaining tools
♦  Propane BBQ grill w/ large indoor & outdoor dining areas
♦  STARLINK: high speed broadband internet throughout complex
♦  Design philosophy by James Lord of the award-winning landscape design firm - Surfacedesign
♦  Pet friendly
♦  Professionally hosted by Homestead Modern™

-- Orion *Major is the separate home & is not included in this rental. See link below to book both spaces.
https://airbnb.com/h/orionjoshuatree

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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This home is part of a larger complex known simply as Orion. The entire Orion compound consists of this home + Infinity Pool in an additional 3 bed/3 bath home called Orion *Major located 100 yards away. While guests can easily walk to the other home from this home, it is completely separate with its own parking, entrance, and amenities. If you are renting out this space, the other home can be rented out to another group. If you are interested in renting both spaces, as a 4 bedroom complex, please book Orion Joshua Tree: https://airbnb.com/h/orionjoshuatree

*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 4K 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 JoshuaTree National Park and the surrounding areas.*

THE SPACE
This expansive free-standing one bedroom, one bathroom residence nestled within natural rock piles for privacy and capable of accommodating two (or four) guests. The architectural design is dominated by a sloping block wall riffing off the dramatic mountains that surround the property and the interiors are tastefully decorated with a modernist-inspired interior design. A private enclosed rock garden, complete with a free-standing claw footed bath tub, is provided off the primary bedroom. The hot tub nestled within the boulders is furnished with chaise lounges for sun bathing.


-BED & BATH CONFIGURATIONS
The high ceilings, crisp white painted walls and extensive glazing allow our guests to feel a connection with the desert while providing a calming interior space. The bathroom is fitted with custom built walnut sink cabinetry and the roll-in shower floors are clad with responsibly-harvested Cumaru wood planking. The roof skylights, glazed partitions and meticulously selected wall tile provide a light airy vibe within the bathroom. The bedroom has a king size bed & Custom Comfort mattress as well as closet w/ a washer & dryer. There is a private courtyard off of the bedroom patio w/ a soaking tub for cooling off.


-KITCHEN & DINING-
The spacious Orion kitchen is fitted with large central waterfall island allowing guests to prepare meals and entertain their fellow guests in comfort. If you prefer to make a cocktail while someone else prepares dinner, Homestead Modern is happy to arrange an intimate experience with a private chef for your stay and/or have premium meats and beverages awaiting your arrival. Both chef's kitchens are fully stocked with modern appliances overlooking large living and dining areas.
♦  Cabinets are stocked with a complete set of cookware, dinnerware and drinkware.
♦  Premium baking sheets, pots, pans, plates and platters
♦  Microwave, toaster, blender, stove and dishwasher
♦  Cooking oil, salt, pepper, sugar and a few spices provided
♦  Locally roasted Wonder Lake coffee, coffee bean grinder, drip and French press coffee makers


-ENTERTAINMENT & LIVING AREAS
Communal space is provided in an open plan configuration comprised of the kitchen and living room. A large concrete patio provides additional entertaining space or can be used as an outdoor yoga platform to welcome the rising sun each morning.

♦  Unique original artwork & photography displayed throughout the common areas.
♦ Sonos wifi enabled speakers
♦ Selection of board and card games. NO TV
♦ Starlink internet
♦ Variety of books on architecture, design, and local history

-OUTDOOR-
The outdoor space is intentionally integrated into the natural desert landscape. Orion (*Minor) is where you can escape into a private hot tub or soak in the bathtub hidden in the rock garden.

♦ Stargazing area
♦ Back patio w/ additional seating & Propane BBQ Grill
♦  Private hot tub hidden in the boulders

-ESSENTIALS & ECO-FRIENDLY CONSIDERATIONS
The most current green building code practices were incorporated into the design and construction of the two houses that inhabit this site. A 9.0 kW solar panel system is used to power both of the houses, roof and exterior walls are heavily insulated and passive solar design features were incorporated to minimize heating and cooling demands. Mini-split heat pump air conditioning units provide energy efficient heating and cooling to all interior areas with individual units provided in each bedroom. Re-use and re-purposing of building materials at various stages of construction allowed for the minimal generation and export of construction waste.

Parking is available for 3 vehicles

A washer and dryer is provided along with supplies

-ACTIVITIES/ATTRACTIONS-
Visitors come to the High Desert for its unique landscape, culture, and recreational opportunities, as well as for the weather - hot and dry summers and mild winters at our high altitude. Joshua Tree and the communities surrounding the Joshua Tree National Park include Flamingo Heights, Pioneertown, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, and Landers. You’ll be close to all the action at Orion Minor. Some of our favorite options available to you:

–Joshua Tree National Park: 800,000 acres of mystical beauty - Joshua Tree National Park is one of the world’s most incredible natural desert treasures. Sweeping, grand in scale and populated by granite monoliths and voluptuous rock and boulder formations. This quiet land, conducive to meditation and roaming, was carved by extremes in climate - wind, rain and an ever-present, relentless sun. Diverse forms of plant life are found everywhere, but none as unique or prevalent as the park’s namesake: the Joshua tree, standing majestically across the vast topography.

–Pioneertown: Step back in time to thus rustic Old West-style village. Wander through the historic buildings, visit unique shops, catch a live music performance at Pappy & Harriets, and experience the Wild West charm.

• The Integratron: New age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.

Everything at your fingertips and more, when you book with us today!
Access Access
You will have the entire house to yourself.

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
Monument Manor is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Joshua Tree area given its immediate proximity to the park and breathtaking vistas of the area’s signature Craggy Mountains and desert plants.

When you’re ready for some outdoor adventure, Joshua Tree National Park’s West Entrance is just 2 minutes away by car.

Searching for great eats, drinks, shops, and things to do? Here are a few recommendations in Joshua Tree Village, a 5-minute drive away:
• Start your day at Joshua Tree Coffee Co., known for their famed coffee made from locally roasted beans
• Marvel at the handiwork at the World Famous Crochet Museum
• Pick up some lunch or a souvenir from the Joshua Tree Certified Farmers' Market, open Saturdays
• Perhaps close your day with the food, drinks and music offered at the rustic Joshua Tree Saloon

Up for a day trip? Don’t miss these area highlights - they’re worth the drive.
• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (15-minute drive) - As far from a stuffy gallery as you can imagine, this outdoor sculpture garden contains a unique collection of folk-art.
• Pioneertown (20-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.
• The Integratron (25-minute drive) - New age-y healing destination with a sound bath, originally designed by ufologist George Van Tassel with the goal of reversing the aging process.
• Palm Springs (45-minute drive) - Artsy town known for vintage shopping, art galleries, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Of course, let’s not forget about the essentials. Everything you need is within close driving distance:
• Closest supermarket: Vons (13-minute drive)
• Closest liquor store: Mike's Liquor (6-minute drive)
• Closest pharmacy: Star Pharmacy (7-minute drive)
• Closest bank: U.S. Bank (13-minute drive)
• Closest gas station: 76 (6-minute drive)
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
• 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.
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Our property manager, Homestead Modern, is local and has staff available from 9am-9pm.
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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 36 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • 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
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • Press Worthy
  • Refrigerator
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Single level home
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Wireless Internet
  • High chair Available
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 5 (12) Reviews
Rating 5
We had an incredible stay at this airbnb! We were looking for a quick one night stay to tackle an early morning hike, but also wanted to have an opportunity to stargaze. With the proximity to the park and the hot tub we had an ideal set up for both. From the moment we walked in we wish we were staying longer! We truly cannot wait to return.
- Review Date: 4/17/2024
Rating 5
Absolutely wonderful place!! We loved our stay, the place was beautifully appointed and exceeded expectations.
- Review Date: 3/26/2024
Rating 5
This was a unique and beautiful place to settle into for a few days. Close to national park and other areas for day trips, exploring and sightseeing. Restaurant options are limited so plan on having a few items at hand. BBQ and kitchen are all well equipped and is a lovely spot to relax after a day of site seeing in the area. Anne R.
- Review Date: 3/23/2024
Rating 5
This place was exactly what I was looking for. Perfectly situated, beautiful view, tons of windows and natural light. I would book this place again in a heartbeat.
- Review Date: 3/19/2024
Rating 5
Outstanding location near the park and every detail/appointment to make your time before and after exploring Joshua Tree comfortable and relaxing. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 3/4/2024
Rating 5
We loved our stay at Orion Minor! If you're looking for the perfect place in the desert, this is it. We'll definitely be back!
- Review Date: 3/4/2024
Rating 5
Beautiful home and scenery! We loved our stay.
- Review Date: 2/20/2024
Rating 5
Loved watching the sun go down over the desert from the comfort of the living room with a glass of wine at night! Great location, just 2 miles to the National Park and 2 miles to the Joshua Tree town center. Don’t attempt the last mile of the drive unless you have a car with high clearance as the road is not paved with lot of ruts and ridges. Our time here felt worlds away and we loved seeing the road runners, jack rabbits and howling coyotes at night. Appreciated the hot tub and watching the stars at night. The home was very comfortable and kitchen had everything we needed. Noting that there is no door to the bedroom, it’s all open to the rest of the house, so take note if you are traveling with others. The host was terrific and helpful.
- Review Date: 2/17/2024
Rating 5
Orion Minor was a little slice of paradise in Joshua Tree. It was a little too cold to use the bathtub, but the hot tub was a nice respite after a beautiful day of hiking. You can easily see the Milky Way and the whole night sky.
- Review Date: 2/14/2024
Rating 5
Incredible spot. One of the best properties I’ve ever stayed at. Amazing views!
- Review Date: 9/6/2023
Rating 5
Amazing place with lots of great views. Everything was so close, including our trip to the National Joshua trees! Will be back soon!
- Review Date: 8/25/2023
Rating 5
Very clean and modern home with all the amenities we needed to cook and have a home away from home. Enjoyed yet another joshua tree experience.
- Review Date: 7/31/2023
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