House - Rating 4.8 (115)

Saddleback Escape w Hot tub Open Desert in Joshua Tree


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

  • Location: Joshua Tree

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Summary Summary
Set on a secluded dog friendly 10-acre lot, Saddleback Escape offers a mesmerizing landscape of desert plants and views. The cozy propane fire-pit, views of the majestic Bartlett Mountains from the hot tub or hammock, and the absence of neighbors is why this has been a popular rentals for many years. This home is large, private and a stargazer's paradise, yet is only 7 miles away from the Joshua Tree National Park.
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“We really enjoyed our stay! Thoughtful amenities all over the place. We loved the fire pit and outdoor areas. Tons of privacy.” -Recent Review

Highlights include:
♦  Outdoor retreat area with a hammock, propane fire-pit, hot tub + outdoor shower (shower off during winter months)
♦  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
♦  Open-plan kitchen, dining + living area
♦  Indoor/outdoor game room with ping pong table
♦  Electric vehicle charger
♦  Kitchen fully equipped with cooking, baking and entertaining tools
♦  Propane BBQ grill w/ large indoor & outdoor dining areas
♦  Parachute towels & linens and Public Goods natural body products
♦  Pet friendly
♦  Professionally hosted by Homestead Modern™

All Homestead Modern Homes include:
- Full-time, local support team
- Locally roasted coffee & pantry essentials
- Parachute towels & linens and Public Goods natural body products
- Concierge-like support to help you unplug, unwind, & engage with the High Desert

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Here Are a Few Kind Words From Our Recent Guests:

-”The location is beautiful and it was great to be so close to the mountain, which looked incredible during sunset. I wish we had more time to play all the games!” -Stephen

-”Awesome setting just a few minutes outside of Joshua tree. Very private with everything we wanted and more. Great kitchen setup and amenities too.” -Phil

-”We wanted a rental that was going to be scenic, private, quiet, isolated AND designed well. This rental checked all our requirements.“ -Haiyen

-BEDS & BATHS-
Saddleback Escape can comfortably sleep six guests in three bedrooms. The primary bedroom has a king-size bed, an ensuite bathroom with sauna steam feature, and a private patio accessed through a sliding glass door. The second bedroom has a king-size bed, and the third has a queen.

The two bathrooms include modern fixtures, fluffy towels, and toiletries for your convenience. The master bathroom has a glass-walled steam shower, and the second bathroom includes a combination shower/tub.

-KITCHEN & DINING-
The kitchen is fully equipped for any desert-inspired culinary endeavor. Appliances include a gas cooktop, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher, and the cabinets are stocked with dishes and cookware. You’ll also find a blender, air fryer, a drip coffee maker, and a French press ready for your morning ritual. 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 8 surrounded by walls of windows. Although you may be tempted to take your meal outside to the patio’s dining table, which also seats at least 8.

-LIVING SPACE-
After an invigorating hike or scenic drive around the area, come back to Saddleback Escape’s cozy living room for some much-deserved rest and relaxation. Kick back on the couch, watch a movie (Roku and surround sound included), or daydream about tomorrow’s adventures.

In addition to the living room, the unique game room features a garage door which opens to usher in the desert breezes. This indoor/outdoor space has a card table and a ping pong table — just ready for some friendly competition.

“The landscape where the home is situated is stunning, with beautiful sunrises & sunsets. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub while watching the full moon in a sky changing colors.” -Recent Review

-OUTDOOR SPACE-
Favorite features of the property are always the outdoor amenities — including dining, lounging, and stargazing areas. Most notable is the hot tub that sits away from the house and offers jaw-dropping views in three directions. Nearby is an outdoor shower (off during winter months) and lounging area. The patio includes a hot tub, a hammock, a day bed, and a fire pit, and next to the house is the covered patio area with a dining table, BBQ, and ping pong table.

To the east, the terrain slopes gently toward infinity amid a carpet of desert plants. To the south are the Bartlett Mountains, and beyond those are the ranks of peaks and boulder piles that traverse Joshua Tree National Park, 12 miles away. It’s a stargazer’s paradise, with the huge night sky and lack of light pollution.

-ESSENTIALS-
Parking is available for 4 vehicles, and an electric vehicle charger is provided.

Saddleback Escape has WiFi, heating, and air conditioning.

This home has a security camera mounted on, and directed at the exterior of the home in order to monitor the quantity of cars on property so we may ensure compliance with local ordinances.

-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 Saddleback Escape. 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.

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Amenities 35 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire pit
  • First aid kit
  • French press
  • Full kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Single level home
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 4.8 (115) Reviews
Rating 5
Awesome stay in a cool house
Saddleback Escape lives up to its photos and description. It's a cool house that's comfortable, clean, and very well-kept. The seclusion is great, no neighbors or really anybody at all to bug you during your stay. The complete silence and darkness at night was a refreshing change from city life. And the stars, don't even get me started on the stars.
U from Lawndale, CA - Review Date: 11/9/2023
Rating 5
Really enjoyed our stay in the desert. We needed a last minute reservation because we were going to the integratron and they squeezed us in literally the same day which was much appreciated. The property was nice and had a lot of space. The outdoor shower, bed, jacuzzi and fire pit were awesome and we used all of them. Had a good time playing ping pong!The kitchen had ample supplies and the bbq was nice and great to cook on too. Intructions on how to use everyhting were clear. The beds were super comfortable. We were able to cruise to Joshua tree in like 15 minutes but were far enough away from everything that we had great views of the stars at night. Overall, the stay was great and the hosts were very responsive and helpful.
- Review Date: 9/18/2023
Rating 5
We decided to pay a little extra for a place with lots of windows, and this home did not disappoint! Loved the hot tub and outdoor shower, but the best part was relaxing inside and taking in the view. Host was friendly and responsive (even left a toy out for the doggo). We already are making plans to come back!
- Review Date: 9/13/2023
Rating 5
Great Place!
- Review Date: 8/6/2023
Rating 5
Great location and perfect escape. As a family of four with two teenage boys it was perfect. Loved the hot tube btw!
- Review Date: 7/24/2023
Rating 4
Everything was great except the pictures did not accurately portray the property; there is a big long brown metal fence behind the jacuzzi that stretches down the whole property, completely cutting off that sense of openness we thought we were getting from the pictures. It most likely would have changed our decision to stay here, but everything else was great so I am not upset and still had a wonderful stay!
- Review Date: 7/12/2023
Hi Dylan! So nice to hear that you had had a wonderful stay overall! Many find this unique location to offer breathtaking sky views, privacy and a remote vibe that feels calm and family-friendly. While the rust colored fence may seem discouraging, it's actually a vital addition as it shields the property from wind, blowing desert dust and debris, prying eyes and separates the space from the adjacent empty lot. Most guests really appreciate this aesthetic, but we understand why it's not for everyone.
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 7/17/2023
Rating 5
Thursday at saddleback was very peaceful. The home was as described: private, comfortable, and conveniently located. We appreciate the well stocked kitchen and cleanliness of the entire home.
- Review Date: 7/11/2023
Rating 5
My family and I had a great time at this property during our visit at Joshua Tree. Place was just as pictured and well maintained. It had everything you would need. The views were spectacular - daytime, sunset, and night for stargazing, all at our doorstep! Saddleback was very private yet just a short drive to Joshua Tree. Homestead Modern was timely and responsive in communication. Can’t wait to be back!
- Review Date: 7/1/2023
Rating 5
Amazing location, very peaceful. If you’re looking to get away and get some much need rest, this is the place. Homestead Modern never lets me down.
- Review Date: 6/27/2023
Rating 5
A great place to stargaze in JT. Very private and comfortable for 2 or 3 couples. Hosts were very communicative. Great place!
- Review Date: 6/18/2023
Rating 4
Had a great long weekend
- Review Date: 5/31/2023
Rating 5
We had an amazing stay at Saddleback! The house is relaxing and clean, and we had a great time hanging out at the fire pit both nights of the trip. The location is beautiful and it was great to be so close to the mountain, which looked incredible during sunset. I wish we had more time to play all the games! I highly recommend staying at Sattleback Escape, it's everything you want in a Joshua Tree Airbnb!
- Review Date: 5/25/2023
Rating 5
This was our first stay in Joshua Tree and it exceeded our expectations! The instructions and house manual that were provided were very thorough and covered everything, the check-in and check-out processes were beyond simple, and the property looked exactly how it does in the photos. The house was spotless as well. The property is completely private and away from everyone, which provided us with the exact experience we were looking for. This is a perfect spot for a private getaway and I would totally book again in the future!
- Review Date: 5/22/2023
Rating 5
Awesome setting just a few minutes outside of Joshua tree. Very private with everything we wanted and more. Great kitchen setup and amenities too.
- Review Date: 5/10/2023
Rating 5
We wanted a rental that was going to be scenic, private, quiet, isolated AND designed well. This rental checked all our requirements. The layout of the house was great for our family—kids in the back two rooms and us in the master suite with a little patio area for post-bedtime star gazing. The ping pong table was great to have as well as the hot tub. We had two dogs with us—one who has a lot of anxiety living in LA from constant noises from neighbors, fireworks, trucks, helicopters and the dreaded MAIL CARRIER! ? He usually barks a lot and hides after 3pm but at the rental the serenity of the environment turned him into a whole new dog—never barked and always wanted to go outside. There’s an extra charge for dogs but they included poo bags, a lint roller and a cozy dog bed that they both slept on! The kitchen is well equipped and a pleasure to work in. The panoramic views were lovely and we definitely would like to book another stay sometime soon. Thank you!
- Review Date: 4/19/2023
Rating 5
Great house, with a great vibe.
- Review Date: 4/6/2023
Rating 5
This is the hidden gem of Joshua Tree. From the sunrise to sunset, hot tub & outdoor shower, to the bed linens (Parachute!!) & I can’t even forget about the STEAM SHOWER (major bonus points)- my husband & I absolutely loved this place. We booked this place 24 hours before arriving to it & we can’t wait to go back! 100% the perfect, secluded getaway to unplug from the hustle & bustle of life.
- Review Date: 3/21/2023
Rating 5
Serene location. Great for our adventurous teen and pets!
- Review Date: 3/12/2023
Rating 5
it was great!
- Review Date: 3/1/2023
Rating 4
Lovely place. Clean, peaceful & well stocked. Our family enjoyed our time there immensely.
- Review Date: 1/3/2023
Rating 5
*The Host/Communication: -the house manual has All the answers about the property/amenities that you need to know. -the Host responded quickly/friendly *The Place: -getting there was simple, only one short dirt road to deal with, GPS is accurate -the property is secluded, so stargazing is Perfect -the hot tub was great, heats up quickly, but start it ahead of time -TV/internet a little slower because of location but isn't an issue -The beds are comfortable -the master bathroom has an AWESOME steam room! -the views are great from the place -the outdoor showers have hot water *Location -the property is secluded but a short drive to 29 palms, yucca Valley, and the national park! We will definitely be back!
- Review Date: 12/20/2022
Rating 5
We used this house for a weekend family getaway under the stars… and it was perfect! Spacious, comfy, and clean with all kinds of fun activities. And the viewing area to watch the night sky was perfect! We will definitely use again!
- Review Date: 12/14/2022
Rating 5
Great home with secluded location.
- Review Date: 12/10/2022
Rating 5
The home was beautiful and welcoming, and had many fun amenities! The host was easy to communicate with as well. I highly recommend staying here for your next trip!
- Review Date: 11/16/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful place. Great location.
- Review Date: 11/15/2022
Rating 5
Watching the sunset from the hot tub was amazing — love the location!
- Review Date: 11/9/2022
Rating 5
Loved staying at Saddleback Escape. The views were awesome, we loved the fire pit, the pingpong table was some nice added fun. Everything else about the house was really nice! Really enjoyed our stay here!
- Review Date: 11/3/2022
Rating 5
Saddleback was incredible!! The house is beautiful and was absolutely perfect in every way. We absolutely adored our experience and would 1000% recommend to anyone who is heading to JT next.
- Review Date: 10/25/2022
Rating 5
Loved the saddle back escape team and everything they did to make my birthday so special in Joshua tree. Great home with a lovely touch!
- Review Date: 9/19/2022
Rating 5
We had an amazing stay. Beautiful home even better than the photos describe, and very responsive host. We will definitely return here!
- Review Date: 9/13/2022
Rating 4
Had a nice and relaxing stay. TV couldn't be used due to very slow wifi speeds which was disappointing. Great outdoor space.
- Review Date: 9/7/2022
Rating 5
Loved our stay at Saddleback. Really got a lot of use out of the firepit at night time. The location is very private and serene and the rooms were comfortable. Great stay for the price, would recommend as a great deal in JT.
- Review Date: 9/6/2022
Rating 4
Saddleback Escape is a great hideaway for anyone looking for some peace and quiet. You definitely have some great privacy and hear nothing but the sand crunch underneath your feet when you walk. The place itself was spotless and well equipped. We especially loved all of the amenities! Cannot beat central A/C in that desert heat and a hot tub with beautiful desert views. The biggest downside to our stay was that the A/C is so loud and gives off tons of random noises throughout the night. This is hard to deal with when you’re trying to feel safe and secure in the middle of the desert! Couldn’t help but wake up with every small noise I heard only to realize it was just the A/C. Also be prepared for tons of dirt roads out here in Joshua Tree! Thanks again Saddleback Escape!
- Review Date: 8/29/2022
Rating 5
We absolutely loved it and would definitely want to be back! It’s a very special spot on this planet and was perfect for our family of four!
- Review Date: 8/25/2022
Rating 5
Lovely place. Great view. We had good time there. Definitely will recommend it to our friends
- Review Date: 8/19/2022
Rating 5
Good experience a little expensive but all Joshua tree is now a days
- Review Date: 7/27/2022
Rating 5
Had a lovely stay here. Beautiful outdoor views and lovely interior. Highly recommend.
- Review Date: 7/23/2022
Rating 5
Breath taking views in every direction and all the supplies you’ll need for an extended stay. We came under prepared and found plates, washer and dryer extra towels and fully stocked bathrooms. The Hot tub & fire pit were some of our favorite private amenities. The list goes on and on! Extremely private
- Review Date: 7/19/2022
Rating 5
Great home/location. Would definitely recommend.
- Review Date: 7/9/2022
Rating 5
Great place to stay near Joshua Tree. Would definitely visit again!
- Review Date: 7/8/2022
Rating 5
Everything you’re looking for. Loved my stay. Straight up paradise!
- Review Date: 6/23/2022
Rating 5
It was just as described! What can I say, we had a blast. It’s a beautiful home away from home. Very picturesque! Private location with wonderful views both Inside and outside the house. Will definitely come back!!
- Review Date: 6/15/2022
Rating 5
Such an amazing experience! We loved the house so much, the way it’s set up is so amazing for watching the sunset & stars at night! I would 100% come back here!!!
- Review Date: 5/30/2022
Rating 5
Great place for a getaway. Host was quick with replies and very helpful. Would definitely go back again!!
- Review Date: 4/15/2022
Rating 5
Great place to relax and unwind
- Review Date: 3/29/2022
Rating 4
It’s a nice, comfortable, secluded place. We had 4 people and two dogs and it was great for that size group. The bedding was updated to crisp, clean, white bedding (as opposed to the pictures posted), which was nice. There are still stains on the couch, which was noted in their welcome/instruction manual, and in previous reviews. The master shower was super nice and the steam feature was cool. I do think it’s a little expensive for what it is, and would probably look around a little more next time, but overall it was good. Just not $2k for 3 nights good. We notified them of a potential problem our first night there where we smelled propane really strongly in the garage and we were asked where it was coming from, and were told they would notify maintenance, then didn’t hear anything else. That could have probably been handled a little differently, but we are still alive and the house didn’t blow up so ????
- Review Date: 1/30/2022
Rating 5
The house was spotless! The location was private and so relaxing. The management for this place is ultra professional and very attentive. We went for a birthday weekend and arrived to a small gift, bottle of wine, and a note. Best bnb experience Ive had in a while.
- Review Date: 1/24/2022
Rating 5
A special place to gather with the ones you love. Beautiful land and amenities!
- Review Date: 1/6/2022
Rating 5
Great host, great house! Book it!
- Review Date: 1/2/2022
Rating 5
It’s a great place !
- Review Date: 1/1/2022
Rating 4
Overall, this was a very relaxing getaway. The host was polite and responsive right away. The outdoor jacuzzi was great to use. It was also really nice for our furry friends to join us. A minor thing to note was that the couch did not look that clean nor that comfortable to sit on, but in general everything is as noted on the pictures. The steam shower was also AMAZING. I would definitely stay here again.
- Review Date: 12/28/2021
Rating 4
Great place. 40min drive to Joshua Tree, pretty close overall.
- Review Date: 11/29/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful property with outstanding amenities and great kitchen. Loved the hot tub, ping pong, outdoor furniture and fire pit. Ask for earlier checkin!
- Review Date: 11/28/2021
Rating 5
Great space....good hosts.....lots of space and nice touches everywhere. We loved our getaway.....
- Review Date: 11/26/2021
Rating 5
Great house and location, and views of the starts were worth while. Host was great and easy to work with.
- Review Date: 11/8/2021
Rating 5
Great place would stay again
- Review Date: 10/7/2021
Rating 5
The house is beautiful and perfect for a getaway. The steam shower was great and felt very relaxing. A much needed break. The stars and quiet were perfect!
- Review Date: 10/3/2021
Rating 5
The stay at Saddleback Escape is a serene and calming experience. One of the best parts is staring at constellations while soaking in the hot tub or laying by the fire pit. The house is nice and clean with a great patio to bbq some food before you hit the hot tub. It’s not too far from a grocery store or Pappy and Harriet’s.
- Review Date: 9/23/2021
Rating 4
Rented this home for the weekend The house is located in a really nice location not too far from Joshua tree national Park. The only notable issue that we had that if you’re planning on renting you should be aware of is there is a chance there will be a power outages. we experienced it during our first night staying there and depending on the time of day it happens it can be very difficult getting any assistance with getting the power turned back on. other than that we enjoyed our time there
- Review Date: 9/22/2021
Rating 5
Magical little spot. Outdoor area exceptionally well groomed. Do yourself a favor and take advantage of their outdoor space on a still night. Inside is also super cozy, great energy, super nice steam shower. Can’t wait to come back!
- Review Date: 9/1/2021
Rating 5
Great communication, super clean, just as described. You won’t be disappointed!
- Review Date: 8/19/2021
Rating 5
Great spot, loved the air conditioning and views. Perfect escape.
- Review Date: 8/18/2021
Rating 4
Good stay!
- Review Date: 8/13/2021
Rating 5
We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. Great hosts and overall value too. We also enjoyed the jacuzzi and outdoor shower.
- Review Date: 8/10/2021
Rating 5
Loved this little gem! Your surrounded by nature which makes it so much more beautiful. The home has a bit of everything to meet most needs. The outdoor shower was amazing. And the jacuzzi was placed in perfect view of the whole landscape. Overall great experience. Would definitely recommend!
- Review Date: 7/27/2021
Rating 5
Such a gem, open land great amenities for the perfect city escape. The inside is perfect to start your day before you head into the desert and enjoy the sun. The nighttime is perfect, lit up by the stars and moon it is definitely a experience everyone should take in. The hosts were amazing and quick to respond, everything is as described, I'd highly suggest this property for a couple or a small group of friends trying to get away from the city and enjoy the desert. Quiet, private and clean.
- Review Date: 7/6/2021
Rating 5
The Saddleback Escape is a dream - location, amenities, and curated style are amazing. The house has an open floor plan with a cozy living space, generous kitchen island area and 3 comfortable rooms. every space is well curated and clean! The communication was quick, helpful and kind. The remarkably open desert space, pleasantly remote feeling and fun outside amenities made this space so enjoyable for a restful and relaxing family weekend. The garage area was great for some kid playtime and the outdoor space was so awesome. Even in a heat wave, we spent the majority of the time hoping from the house to the hot tub and outdoor showers. We even had some jack rabbit and road runner sightings! This was a truly a unique stay and we can’t wait to be back!
- Review Date: 6/22/2021
Rating 5
No complaints. Great place and communicative host.
- Review Date: 6/13/2021
Rating 5
Peaceful, clean, relaxing and spacious. What more can you ask for. Everything went smooth right from check in.
- Review Date: 6/11/2021
Rating 5
Great little spot, loved the hot tub and the steam shower reeeeally was the icing on the cake lol! It was like a little desert spa, the dogs also loved the house and they loved sitting outside and staring into the distance. My family really enjoyed our stay :) Secluded, but I did notice that they are building a fence soon next to the property.. Idk if that is part of their property or not, but to the left of the house was a bit of an eye sore with the metal poles sticking out of the ground and the collection of scraps/materials in a pile.
- Review Date: 6/2/2021
Rating 5
TLDR: this place is gorgeous, I had a lovely stay. I was a bit weary due to some mixed reviews, but it turned out great. The property is beautiful, the place was clean when we got there and the amenities are not only functional but so delightful (the hot tub and fire pit especially). There's also plenty of space between us and neighbours, so we felt secluded and private. Plenty of climbing opportunities in the area, as well as JT park itself which is stunning.
- Review Date: 5/6/2021
Rating 5
This was a great place for a quick getaway, everything worked well and place was nice and clean.
- Review Date: 4/18/2021
Rating 5
The property is very private and beautiful! We sadly had a camper visitor staying right across the dirt road but otherwise very private. We didn’t really get to take advantage of the jacuzzi as it wasn’t working when we arrived and took too long to heat up but the outdoor space is wonderful and the game room was entertaining. The steam shower is a must!! And stargazing on the outdoor bed was wonderful. They provide all the blankets you could ever ask for and the living room is too cozy. I would love to come again to soak in that jacuzzi!
- Review Date: 3/31/2021
Rating 5
We spent three nights here in March. The house is clean and very comfortable. There are horizon to horizon views, without another neighbor in sight (though just 5 miles from the main road, shopping center and restaurants. The stargazing was spectacular. The gas firepit was lovely during the cool evenings. The ping pong table was great fun for the kids. The gas stove in the living room made everything feel cozy. Kitchen was well supplied. The entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is just a 20 minute drive away. Overall, we had an amazing stay and would definitely stay here again.
- Review Date: 3/28/2021
Rating 4
Our family of four absolutely loved our time on this property. The location really is surprisingly close to town and the park entrance while feeling really secluded. Pros: * Hot tub between the Joshua Trees - absolutely amazing view of the sunrise and sunset every day. Incredible stargazing. (Would be tight for 4 adults but perfect for 2 adults or a family that doesn’t mind being close) * Huge kitchen with everything you need to cook * Fun game room/garage and outdoor grill and patio * Nice master bath * Plenty of storage for luggage, closets, etc * Really responsive property manager if issues arise Cons: * Some development is starting to take place around the property. If you want *absolute* seclusion, check first about what else will be going on nearby while you’re there. * We had a couple of things that didn’t work when we first showed up on site. They were very quick to respond and address them but it obviously wouldn’t been ideal to not have them at all. * The house is nice but it’s not super luxury. It doesn’t bill itself as that, but don’t expect 5 stars. Solid 4 for sure that could quickly become a 5 when upgrades are finished. Tips: * Get into the park by 9am everyday to avoid an hour wait in your car * Head to Pappy & Harriets by 4pm to avoid an hour+ wait to eat * Souvenir shop at Coyote Canyon by the main entrance * Get a coffee from Joshua Tree Coffee Shop * Pack robes for the hot tub
- Review Date: 3/20/2021
Rating 5
This house has everything you could want or need for a getaway trip! Great location & awesome amenities
- Review Date: 2/18/2021
Rating 5
Very private location! We had an amazing trip. First time in Joshua tree and this Airbnb made it a perfect trip. Amenities are great, can’t beat the views and the famous Joshua tree right next to the hot tub is a great touch.
- Review Date: 2/8/2021
Rating 4
Great place but the price in my opinion was to high for what it is. A little disappointed with stuff not working like the outdoor lights and fire pit knob. Hospitality was great overall, and the house is well equipped with everything you need.
- Review Date: 1/31/2021
Rating 5
Great!! Clean & private!!
- Review Date: 1/31/2021
Rating 4
We had a good time and the hosts were very responsive and nice when we had any issues. The place is Satisfactory but nowhere near as nice as the photos. We were expecting something much more substantial and new. If you are young travelers who aren’t looking for somewhere “super nice” to stay than this is perfect for you. If you are looking for something a little more luxurious (as we expected from the price and photos) Then this might not be the place for you.
- Review Date: 1/18/2021
Rating 4
About the same as the photos. WiFi was good enough for a workcation!
- Review Date: 12/31/2020
Rating 5
Unreal spot! So happy we chose Saddleback!!
- Review Date: 12/21/2020
Rating 5
A bit smaller than expected but a beautiful home nonetheless
- Review Date: 12/7/2020
Rating 5
This was the perfect place for our family of four to spend thanksgiving. The kitchen had everything we needed to make our dinner. The beds were really comfortable too. So nice to sit by the gas fire pit outside and watch the sunset over the desert. Sitting in the jacuzzi at night the stars were amazing. The roku tv was great for family movie time. We really enjoyed the space and it was great to have our canine family members with us there as well. Thanks!
- Review Date: 11/29/2020
Rating 5
Quick to respond. Great amenities and very relaxing stay.
- Review Date: 11/28/2020
Rating 5
Saddleback Escape was exactly what our family needed – an escape. It's a beautiful home in a beautiful and secluded part of Joshua Tree. Soak up the sun during the day and the stars at night. We can't wait to visit again.
- Review Date: 11/9/2020
Rating 5
Saddleback saved our Girls Trip Getaway. We had booked a previous Air BnB months ago in the area and they unfortunately had to cancel 2 days prior to our arrival. We specifically needed 3 bedrooms and we were set on finding a place with an outdoor seating area near the town of Joshua Tree. Our only option was to splurge for Saddleback which was almost twice the price of our original booking. Saddleback's property company was very quick and efficient in the communication process. They politely answered all of my questions and responded well outside of "normal business hours", promptly getting back to me at 9pm at night. I appreciated the ease of booking and the contactless check in with the digital keypad. The property is very secluded but pretty quick into Josh Tree town. You won't see another neighbor and you will hear some wildlife at night. The house is only accessible via a dirt road, so if you have a low riding luxury vehicle, this is your warning. There are handsome Josh Trees on the property and the outside entertaining space is exceptional. The garage door opens up to the common outside areas so there's a card table, ping pong table, BBQ, outside dining table, comfy seating area, jacuzzi, etc all within feet of each other. The jacuzzi was all ready for us to use upon arrival. The indoor kitchen was spacious enough for 4 people to work and cook simultaneously. Coffee grounds, olive oil, and a fair share of ziplock bags & plastic wrap were provided. We had no issues whatsoever with any water problems. There was always hot water and there were 6 of us. Only item to note was very minor- the Master shower (which also doubles as a sauna) was extremely slow to drain during our first shower. I did some digging in the drain removing a bunch of hair (not ours) and then it drained like a dream. Easy fix but not the most pleasant task. Overall we had a great time and this home suited our needs. I'm very grateful they saved our vacation. It's a great option for a group of 6. The sunsets are spectacular.
- Review Date: 10/29/2020
Rating 5
Was a wonderful stay
- Review Date: 10/22/2020
Rating 5
Pictures of the property were accurate, great communication and looking at the stars while in the hot tub was the highlight of our stay.
- Review Date: 10/17/2020
Rating 5
Saddleback Escape is the perfect location for a desert getaway. Everything at the home is well thought out, from the games and outdoor activities to the location of the jacuzzi, hammock and fire pit. The kitchen was fully equipped, the beds were comfortable and the steam shower in the master bathroom was a lovely touch. The jacuzzi offered 360 degree views of the desert, which was perfect for watching sunsets and stargazing. There were multiple seating areas around the home, including patio furniture under a string of lights. It was perfect. I hope to visit again in the near future.
- Review Date: 10/16/2020
Rating 4
Definitely recommend checking in during the day! We had arrived later in the evening, close to 9pm and Google maps originally took us to a different location that was very eerie, but fortunately we found the correct place. The lights are turned off at night when you arrive so make sure to have a working flashlight to see clearly. The patio is very relaxing, and the view is beautiful during the day. We had a few questions and had to request a last-minute change on our reservation since my husband had to attend jury duty during our stay, and the hosts were quick to respond to us. Make sure to wear shoes if you're walking outdoors since there are little spiky balls on the ground. Our son had walked outside for a couple of minutes and poor guy had so many little thorns on his foot. Overall, the place has everything you'd need and it was very secluded. Perfect for a big group on a weekend getaway!
- Review Date: 10/13/2020
Rating 5
I just want to start off by saying the stars at night are insane !!!! The jacuzzi at night time is phenomenal!!! The steam room/shower was ideal before bedtime!! Overall everything was practically AMAZING!!! If your looking to stay some nights at the desert YOU MUST BOOK SADDLEBACK ESCAPE!!! The privacy I had with my wife was priceless!! You can be naked in or out of the property and there’s no one around to see you lol Communication was on point!!
- Review Date: 9/21/2020
Rating 5
Wonderful and secluded spot in Joshua Tree! We loved the amenities including the hot tub, ping pong table, fireplace, and board games! The house had everything we needed for cooking and barbecuing! The host was very nice and responded to my messages very fast :) 10/10 would definitely stay here again!
- Review Date: 9/18/2020
Rating 5
Perfect getaway for some quiet and relaxation. The hosts have thought of every detail for you to have a great and comfortable stay. Never had an issue with the water (we were 6 people). Hot tub was great! Really enjoyed it and hope to be back sometime.
- Review Date: 9/10/2020
Rating 5
This stay was absolute magic. The place was beautifully decorated in a very sheik desert mid-century modern, and the outside touches with the bed, sitting space, jacuzzi, hammock, and showers were even better than I expected. I've never been to Joshua tree and this particular stay set the bar for my future stays. There were minor issues totally out of control of the hosts and they remedied all situations very quickly which I can't even express how much I appreciate. I had full cell phone reception with Verizon which was also amazing considering how relatively remote the house is. The wi-fi worked perfectly for the TV and streaming the little we did use it, but it was about 75% functional for cell phone use. I had no issues with this because I was looking to disconnect anyway and you can't force perfect reception on satellite wifi in the desert. Anywho! Don't think twice about the stay. It was AMAZING. Also, maybe I missed it but I saw no mention of the SAUNA function in the airbnb description and I was confused as to what it even was entering the master bathroom but once it was active, H-O-L-Y wow. I was stunned. It was perfect for rehydrating my skin and lungs in the unforgiving desert wind and air. Perfect touch. Thanks again for such a great experience guys!!!
- Review Date: 9/2/2020
Rating 5
Great experience. Very nice host. He let us stay for additional couple of hours when we found we got flat tire and had to wait for the roadside assistance.
- Review Date: 8/26/2020
Rating 4
The space was very cozy and clean, definitely smaller than it looks in the photos. Some of the kitchen utilities weren't working or stopped working (some stove burners, the oven, and the ice maker stopped making ice a day into our stay). The outdoor space was lovely and very comfortable--the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful Joshua Tree sunrise and sunset. The host was also very communicative and kept us informed of the nearby Apple fire. Side note: this might be strange, but I appreciate the fact that they didn't have us do an extensive clean-up as part of the checkout process, like several other Airbnbs I've stayed at did (I will never understand why I have to pay $100-200 for a cleaning fee when I'm doing 90% of the cleaning myself.) We just had to put used towels in the shower, lock the doors, etc--so that was much appreciated and felt honest to me.
- Review Date: 8/13/2020
Rating 5
The communication was excellent and the place was very homey. Had a wonderful time in Joshua Tree!
- Review Date: 8/7/2020
Rating 5
This stay was a wonderful get away . I went for my bday with my two kids and husband . We had the best time and enjoyed the amazing sunset over the mountains.
- Review Date: 7/30/2020
Rating 5
Trip was incredible. Great hosts! The house had everything we needed. Amazing stargazing. Jacuzzi was nice and the bbq ?
- Review Date: 7/16/2020
Rating 4
This location was amazing. House also stunning. The views from the rooms were amazing. I loved the jacuzzi - great to be in at night and look at the stars. Also the outdoor seating is so nice. I would rent this place again.
- Review Date: 7/15/2020
Rating 5
Fun stay for a quiet and relaxing holiday! Loved the hot tub and layout of the home. Spa shower in the master bedroom was awesome
- Review Date: 7/6/2020
Rating 5
Had a great time! Loved the open space was amazing and the hosts responded to questions promptly.
- Review Date: 7/2/2020
Rating 5
Fantastic spot for family and friends. The property is gorgeous. At night there’s hardly any light pollution and you can see the Milky Way very clearly. The home itself is very stylish and cozy with pretty much everything necessary provided.
- Review Date: 6/26/2020
Rating 5
This is an incredible property and highly recommended. The house is great, but what's really special is the outdoor spaces, hiking literally right outside the door, a fireplace and hot tub after a long day on mountain bikes or hiking or rock climbing nearby, and a great lounge/hangout space with a BBQ next to the house. The best Airbnb we've rented in a long time!
- Review Date: 6/13/2020
Rating 5
Book this place now ! The most beautiful views you’ll ever see. The house is spread out so nicely. Rooms are cozy with plenty of common hangout spots. The wood fire is so cozy. We loved the steam shower after being in the sun all day. Defiantly can’t wait to book again. Just the most perfect place for you and close friends.
- Review Date: 6/5/2020
Rating 5
It is a little piece of paradise in the desert. It was super clean and organized and the amenities were perfect!
- Review Date: 6/2/2020
Rating 4
Overall we had an amazing stay and really enjoyed the property. The location was great as well as it was far away from everything which is what we wanted. The only downside was cleanliness, we just wish it was cleaner overall.
- Review Date: 5/31/2020
Rating 4
We enjoyed the location and space of Saddleback Escape. Thank you!
- Review Date: 3/19/2020
Rating 5
Great experience! Really enjoyed the outdoor space including the fire pit and hot tub especially at golden hour in the desert.
- Review Date: 2/27/2020
Rating 5
Amazing landscape with peaceful surroundings
- Review Date: 2/16/2020
Rating 5
Remote spot to get away from it all! Great amenities under the stars. Responsive host.
- Review Date: 1/27/2020
Rating 4
Saddleback and Joshua Tree in general are beautiful places. The hosts at Saddleback were very responsive. Just a reminder to prospective guests about the additional guest fee of $65 per guest, per night. If your initial reservation is for 6 people (max occupancy), then the nightly rate will reflect that before you book. If you add a fifth and sixth guest after you make a reservation, the additional guest fee will be applied. This is consistent with their pricing structure, but a bit unclear if you add guests (even up to the maximum of 6) after the initial reservation.
- Review Date: 1/19/2020
Rating 5
The landscape where the home is situated is stunning, with beautiful sunrises & sunsets. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub while watching the full moon in a sky changing colors. Also, the distance to the national park, as well as into town, was not far, so it was easy to get around. The decor & architecture was first class! Amenities such as spa towels, jigsaw puzzles, were much appreciated & enjoyed.
- Review Date: 1/12/2020
Rating 4
Generally a good visit with comfy beds and beautiful views! There were a few little things that required repair that maybe aren’t worth mentioning because they might be fixed by the time future guests book but I would say this place is more ideal and really truly perfect for times of the year with good weather. It was sparkling clean and the kitchen was very well stocked for cooking a big meal!
- Review Date: 1/4/2020
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