House - Rating 4.9 (124)

Shelter 2 l Joshua Tree Park Entrance w Hot Tub


Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 4 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Location: Joshua Tree

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Description Description
Summary Summary
Discover the magic of the High Desert at this contemporary home set on 2.5 acres against a dramatic mountain backdrop. With a spacious open floorplan & modern amenities, Shelter is perfectly suited for couples or friends who crave proximity to the national park & the tranquility of the desert, but with the shops & restaurants of downtown Joshua Tree just minutes away.
Downtown JT -->4 Min Drive
Joshua Tree NP -->Just one mile away
Pappy & Harriet’s -->20 Min Drive
Space Space
“Absolutely amazing house. Truly an indoor/outdoor experience that makes you feel like you are really connected to Joshua Tree.” -Recent Review

HIGHLIGHTS
♦  2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (including outdoor shower)
♦  Outdoor dining area with BBQ
♦  Cozy living room with DirecTV + Soundfreaq speaker
♦  Propane fire pit (burn ban safe)
♦  Jacuzzi hot tub
♦  Cowboy tub style pool (off during winter months)
♦  2-minute drive from the west entrance to Joshua Tree National Park
♦  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 Previous Guests:

”This is one of the most gorgeous modern homes we’ve been in the high desert. The house was clearly built to admire the view 360 degrees around the house. Huge windows everywhere make let you see the sunsets and beautiful dark sky." Adam

-”After renting a number of houses in Joshua Tree this was the best ever! House is well equipped and very nicely furnished. The best view port outside for watching meteors shower. Don't forget your telescope for great stargazing” - Joshua

-BEDS & BATHS-
The home can comfortably sleep up to four guests in two bedrooms. The primary bedroom features a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, while the second bedroom has a queen-size bed and funky furnishings. Both bedrooms have sliding doors that lead to the back patio.

Shelter 2 also has two bathrooms. The primary bathroom has dual sinks with wood accents and chrome features, plus a glass-enclosed walk-in rainfall shower and plenty of hotel-quality towels. Step through the door to enter the lovely private courtyard with an outdoor shower. The second bathroom, located across the hall from the second bedroom, includes a luxurious deep-soaking bathtub.

Need to do some laundry? There’s a washer and dryer available for your use.

-KITCHEN & DINING-
Natural elements meet modern technology in the kitchen, which features sleek stainless steel appliances and custom wood cabinetry. Appliances include a gas stove, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher, and both a drip coffee maker and a French press are ready for your morning java ritual. The cabinets are stocked with dishes, cookware, and a blender.

When it’s time to eat, dine in style at the table for four - or opt for a meal outside on the patio.

-LIVING SPACE-
The kitchen opens up to a bright, airy living room with a comfortable sofa. After an invigorating hike (or a hearty meal at one of Joshua Tree’s delicious restaurants), you’ll want to kick back and relax in air conditioned comfort. Flip on the TV (DirecTV channels included), or just admire the spectacular views through the huge windows as your favorite tunes play through the Soundfreaq Bluetooth speaker.

-OUTDOOR SPACE-
Steps from the living room is your private patio, surrounded by gorgeous Joshua trees, which is an ideal place to relax. It’s up to you whether you’d prefer to soak up the rays in a lounge chair or sip a glass of California wine.

When the sun goes down, nothing beats sitting around the stone fire pit with a view of the mountains in the distance. End the day with a soak in the Jacuzzi hot tub (or a refreshing dip in the cowboy tub!) overlooking the mountains in the sunset.

When you’re in the mood for dinner with a view, just fire up the propane BBQ and pull up a chair at the outdoor dining table, which seats six.

-ESSENTIALS-
Parking is available for two vehicles: one in the carport and one in the driveway. There’s an electric vehicle charger in the carport.

Shelter 2 also includes WiFi, heating, and air conditioning.

-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 Shelter 2. 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 have access to every room and feature of this beautiful home.

If you need a little more space, Shelter: Two can also be rented in conjunction with its sister property, Shelter: One, which sits on an adjacent 2 1/2-acre parcel of land. This is the perfect arrangement for larger groups.
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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
• Find your next favorite read at Space Cowboy Books
• 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.
• Mt. San Jacinto State Park (90-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 (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
Many roads in the high desert are dirt, so please take it slow. While a car is required to get around, a four wheel drive car is not, but note that roads will often have ruts, particularly after a rain.
Notes Notes
• EVENTS & COMMERCIAL PHOTOSHOOTS: Are not permitted without prior approval, applicable permit and additional fees.

• DOGS: Your dog is welcome and there is a one time fee of $100. Please alert us in advance. Max of 2 dogs. 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.

• CO-HOSTED BY HOMESTEAD MODERN
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HouseRules HouseRules
VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT IS NOT A LEASE AND CONVEYS NO RIGHTS IN REAL PROPERTY AT ANY TIME. YOUR USE IS LIMITED TO THAT DEFINED HEREIN.

• The number of people on the property may not exceed the number of guests in your reservation confirmation plus two (regardless of whether they are staying the night or just visiting). Additional guest fees starting at $65 per person per night will apply for any unauthorized persons.

• Your sole right to access the property begins with the 3PM check-in and ends at the 11AM check-out, unless other times are approved in writing in advance. Check-in is not allowed after 9PM unless approved in advance. We will charge 50% of the daily rate for an unauthorized early arrival or late check-out.

• Dogs are allowed with prior written permission, with the payment of an additional cleaning fee, and only at certain properties. Dog owners agree to the following additional rules: use protective sheets that we will leave out for you to cover any place where your dog may lie (we are not equipped to shampoo furniture or rugs or dry clean bedding after your departure); dogs must be leashed at all times when outside (there are coyotes in the High Desert, which present danger to unleashed dogs) and owners must immediately pick up after their dogs and deposit waste in a plastic bag and place it in the garbage bin; dogs are not to be left unattended in the property at any time. In addition to our additional dog cleaning fee, we will deduct the costs of extra cleaning or repairs necessitated by the presence of your dog. If you bring any animal to
a house that does not allow pets, you will be charged a $500 fee for deep cleaning and dander removal.

• Recreational vehicles, motorcycles and camping or other overnight accommodations outside the property are not allowed. Violations of this policy will result in termination of the reservation with no refund.

• We do not guarantee the speed or availability of internet service. Internet service may be provided by a satellite and/or wireless provider and may be subject to more fluctuations and outages than you may be used to. We do not provide refunds or discounts due to internet problems that are related to the provider or weather. No illegal or abusive use of the Internet is allowed.

• Cell service may not be available at the property due to the rural nature and geography of the area.

• The High Desert occasionally has power outages due to its rural nature. We are not responsible for any outages of Southern California Edison or any inconvenience such outage may cause. We will notify you of any planned outages and if requested will attempt to accommodate you elsewhere in the event of a planned outage lasting more than 4 hours. But we do not provide refunds or discounts for power outages that are unplanned.

• No photoshoots are allowed on the property without prior written approval and the payment of additional fees. Unauthorized use of the rental property’s name, address, or images, including its interior, exterior, and / or private property surroundings, for any commercial use including but not limited to selling, advertising, TV, film production, electronic, or other media, is not permitted and we will seek to have any unauthorized use removed.

• Special events such as weddings and parties are not permitted without written approval and the payment of additional fees.

• Guests who utilize a property’s hot tub, pools and/or plunge pool do so at their own risk and we are not liable for any personal injury or other damages associated with such use. Guests may not use glass or pottery glassware, plates, etc. in or anywhere near any such water amenity. If any glass or pottery ware is broken in or near a water amenity, you will be charged the full amount to drain and refill the amenity and for any lost revenue during such service. Guests may not leave minors unattended at any hot tub, pool or plunge pool. If a water amenity is left uncovered, you will be charged a minimum of $100 for additional cleaning/filling/heating.

No lifeguard is on duty; the primary guest on the reservation is responsible for the safe operation of the pool and for the safety of any persons using the pool; by utilizing any pool or spa all guests acknowledge and accept the risk of injury resulting from use of the pool, malfunction of pool equipment, tripping or falling around the pool/spa and any other injuries that may occur and waive all claims against the homeowner or its representatives including Homestead Modern LLC.

• Guests shall allow the property owner or any designated workers access to the property for landscaping and routine maintenance, cleaning, repairs and building inspections, and pool and hot tub repairs and service.

• If for any reason beyond the control of the owner, the property is unavailable, we may cancel your reservation and refund the actual fees and / or deposits you have paid.

• Smoking is not allowed inside the property or within 15 feet of any exterior door. Please dispose of your extinguished cigarette waste in a plastic bag and then into the outdoor garbage can. Do not leave cigarette waste on the grounds. If these rules are violated, we will charge a minimum of $250 for remediation.

• Propane firepits or fireplaces may not be used for burning wood or any other materials (it is illegal pursuant to a county ordinance and may damage the fixture). If any combustible materials are burned in them, we will charge a minimum of $500 cleaning fee.

• By making your reservation, you confirm that you will comply with (and your stay is allowed by) any applicable health or safety orders from the State of California.

• Firearms are not allowed on the property.

• Local ordinances prohibit any loud, excessive, or intrusive noise that disturbs the peace or that causes discomfort or annoyance to any reasonable person at any time as well as strict quiet hours between 10PM and 7AM.

• Please pay attention to all relevant short-term rental ordinances and other regulations (such as the noise ordinance above) in accordance with county or town guidelines. If you violate any ordinance and as a result the property is fined, you will be responsible for payment of the fine plus a $500 administrative fee.

• Payments are due 50% at 60 days before check-in and 50% at 30 days before check-in (or at the time of reservation if less than the days for either payment). For bookings made directly on our website, no cancellation is allowed less than 5 days before check-in (100% of the charges and booking fees are non-refundable at that time).

• A deposit is required at the time of booking and any unused portion will be returned 7 days after checkout. Bookings made directly on our website or through Vrbo are charged an accidental damage protection fee – with payment of this non-refundable fee, you will not be held responsible to pay for accidental damage or loss to the rental property resulting from you or others in your party up to $1000 and that you report to us during your stay. This plan does not cover intentional acts of a guest, gross negligence, or willful and wanton conduct, and/or damages caused by pets.

• We may withhold all or part of your deposit if you fail to follow the rules in this agreement, the property listing or the property house manual. If the cost of the damages, losses, or missing items exceed the amount of the deposit, we will bill your credit card for the difference and / or pursue legal action. Cause(s) for withholding deposit funds include, but are not limited to: damage to premises or contents, missing or broken items, lost keys, required excessive cleaning, not complying fully with the departure checklist, smoke odors or damage, mailing charges for items left behind, unauthorized persons visiting or staying on the property, the presence of a dog without authorization, noise complaints after 10PM, including fines, trespassing on neighboring properties, violation of any county or town rules and unauthorized late check-out.

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Amenities 40 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Boulders
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking basics
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire pit
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Yard/Outdoor Space

Reviews Rating 4.9 (124) Reviews
Rating 5
Very beautiful property. Would definitely return!
- Review Date: 3/25/2024
Rating 5
Incredible views and close to the park, Shelter 2 was a pristine and welcoming home in the desert. Great communication with our host - we hope to return one day!
- Review Date: 3/23/2024
Rating 5
Fantastic!
- Review Date: 3/18/2024
Rating 5
What a fantastic home in a magical spot. Both inside and outside spaces were comfortable, warm but uncluttered and overall showed a great attention to design detail. The setting on the way into Joshua Tree National Park feels like a part of the desert but is also quite convenient to restaurants and other necessities.
- Review Date: 3/6/2024
Rating 5
First time in Joshua tree and could not have picked a better place. Thank you host. Will come back again.
- Review Date: 2/27/2024
Rating 5
Amazing place!!! Perfect for a quick getaway. Loved everything about this place, the location, views, ambiance, the list goes on. Will definitely be returning for a future stay. Thanks again!
- Review Date: 2/19/2024
Rating 5
Had a beautiful and relaxing stay at Shelter 2, the house was immaculate, it had all the essentials we needed, including a dryer and washer, the views were amazing and the hot tub and fireplace were a nice touch after coming home from exploring the Joshua Tree National Park which was a 5 minute drive away from the house, host communicated and was always responsive throughout our stay, will definitely book again for our future visits to Joshua Tree.
- Review Date: 2/17/2024
Rating 5
A beautiful space only a mile from the entrance of Joshua Tree. Beautiful surroundings and the space is excellent. The fireplace and hot tub were highlights. We hope to return soon
- Review Date: 2/13/2024
Rating 5
Great stay! Everything looked exactly like the photos. Would definitely stay again ?
- Review Date: 8/31/2023
Rating 5
(Fast) Alles wunderbar. Die Unterkunft ist schön gelegen, man hat absolute Ruhe und hat das Gefühl man ist im nirgendwo. Traumhafte Sonnenuntergänge und schöner Sternenhimmel. Es gab 2 technische Probleme mit Klimaanlage und Whirlpool. Das kann wohl leider mal passieren.
- Review Date: 8/23/2023
Rating 5
It was our first time to Joshua Tree and the house was perfect for that experience. It was really close to the national park entrance and just a few miles from restaurants and coffee, but it still felt private. It has a great view of the surrounding mountains, and as soon as the sun went down, we got good use out of the fire pit and hot tub. Love the clean, modern look in the house, which had everything we needed for a quick weekend trip.
- Review Date: 7/15/2023
Rating 5
Great spot to stay in Joshua tree! Right next door to the park. Can’t wait to come back.
- Review Date: 6/28/2023
Rating 5
Great stay! The place was cleaned thoroughly and the place looked amazing just like the pictures!
- Review Date: 6/28/2023
Rating 5
It was perfect!
- Review Date: 6/25/2023
Rating 5
The place was AMAZING!!! everything was clear and beautiful, the location is perfect and peaceful! You have everything you need in the property. The shelter is built so well and accurate! you can feel that the owner thought about every aspect of the house! We will be glad to come back!
- Review Date: 6/24/2023
Rating 5
Had a wonderful time at this beautiful place. The views of the sunrise and sunset were amazing, the fire feature and jacuzzi were wonderful and the proximity to the National park was so convenient. The host was friendly, accessible and responsive. Would highly recommend this host and facility!
- Review Date: 6/23/2023
Rating 5
Loved our stay at Shelter 2 . Peaceful and private. Beautiful views. Super clean and comfortable. Felt right at home. Definitely would book again. Thank you!
- Review Date: 6/14/2023
Rating 5
Perfect location! One mile to Joshua Tree National Park entrance and 10 minutes to downtown Joshua Tree. Immaculately clean! Loved the fire pit for coffee each morning! Enjoyed the hot tub and outdoor shower after park hikes. Would definitely stay here again.
- Review Date: 6/11/2023
Rating 5
One of the most peaceful airbnbs I’ve stayed at in the area. I was on a little writing retreat and the space was super conducive to creativity and communing with nature. The private patio with outdoor shower is amazing as is the view from the living room. I hope to return soon! Magical place.
- Review Date: 6/8/2023
Rating 5
Great private location very close to Joshua Tree National Park entry. Very clean house. Each room has temperature control. Grocery stores not too far away if driving. All amenities were fantastic as advertised.
- Review Date: 5/30/2023
Rating 5
Great location, communicative, and exactly as described!
- Review Date: 4/19/2023
Rating 5
Spectacular views, very clean. Didn’t get a chance to use the hot tub, but we used the grill one night to cook steak. Hosts were also flexible with the check out time.
- Review Date: 4/14/2023
Rating 5
We were happy from the start because of the cleanliness and new-ness. Stayed with my husband and chill dog for a few-day-getaway. It was perfect bc it was just far enough away from town, and super close to the entrance of the park. Loved it! Things which stood out for us: 1) cleanliness 2) modern 3) stuff left for the dog: poop bags, lint brush, couch sheet, dog bed (even though our boy wouldn’t sleep on the dog bed bc of the smells of other dogs- it’s ok bc we brought his own) 4) Britta 5) fire pit ?? 6) hot tub temp ?? 7) the bed sheets were so comfy and well made- no cheap sheets. And I slept very well on the mattress. Things that were missing or suggestions (but are NOT deal breakers… 1) no French press 2) hot water took forever to come out of showers and sinks…coming from drought in LA- it killed me to run the water for so long 3)TV- could have been easier to navigate btwn two controllers- maybe just get a smart tv? Can’t wait to go back w/ friends! Rent all 3 houses!
- Review Date: 4/7/2023
Rating 5
We were happy from the start because of the cleanliness and new-ness. Stayed with my husband and chill dog for a few-day-getaway. It was perfect bc it was just far enough away from town, and super close to the entrance of the park. Loved it! Things which stood out for us: 1) cleanliness 2) modern 3) stuff left for the dog: poop bags, lint brush, couch sheet, dog bed (even though our boy wouldn’t sleep on the dog bed bc of the smells of other dogs- it’s ok bc we brought his own) 4) Britta 5) fire pit ?? 6) hot tub temp ?? 7) the bed sheets were so comfy and well made- no cheap sheets. And I slept very well on the mattress. Things that were missing or suggestions (but are NOT deal breakers… 1) no French press 2) hot water took forever to come out of showers and sinks…coming from drought in LA- it killed me to run the water for so long 3)TV- could have been easier to navigate btwn two controllers- maybe just get a smart tv? Can’t wait to go back w/ friends! Rent all 3 houses!
- Review Date: 4/7/2023
Rating 5
Great place for a romantic retreat! Looks just like the pictures and the location near the park entrance is excellent.
- Review Date: 3/31/2023
Rating 5
Great place for a romantic retreat! Looks just like the pictures and the location near the park entrance is excellent.
- Review Date: 3/31/2023
Rating 4
The house is clean, modern and very close to the park, which is a plus! A few minor issues: 1). The wifi is spotty at best, we had to restart the modem everyday in order to connect and was still slow if/ when it connected. 2). There was a recent winter storm and it took an entire night and the next day for the heat to warm the house (this was an issue mostly for our infant who we had to dress in 3 layers the first night because temp was barely 60 degrees with the heat on). After the house warmed it stayed warm and was no longer an issue. After messaging the host they told us that the system has a lag and that the winter storm likely affected the wifi, however it did not get any better when the weather improved. These are by no means deal breakers but with a higher price tag at $450/night we hoped for better.
- Review Date: 3/9/2023
Hello, thank you for the feedback. We are working to improve internet connectivity and storms in the desert are sometimes more likely to affect service than in urban areas of the state. Thankfully we have nature to supplement the experience! With overnight lows in the 30's, we also work hard to keep guests warm. Your reply helps us continually improve! Thank you!
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 3/30/2023
Rating 5
Very nice place to stay
- Review Date: 2/27/2023
Rating 5
We had an absolutely amazing stay and would love to visit again! The property was impeccably clean and looked exactly like the photos. Tastefully decorated, comfortable, inviting, and well-appointed. The hosts were wonderful about communicating—we felt like we had all the information we needed! We rent a lot of homes for travel purposes and this was definitely a 5 star for us!
- Review Date: 2/23/2023
Rating 5
Impeccably clean, beautiful, well-appointed home. Great location. Excellent communication from host.
- Review Date: 2/20/2023
Rating 5
Terrific stay at Shelter 2. Exactly as described and extremely convenient to the park. Clean, modern, comfortable and functional. Highly recommended.
- Review Date: 2/15/2023
Rating 5
Simply wonderful place, oasis in the desert with all modern amenities. Sparkly clean, modern design, very comfortable bed and amazing views. Excellent communication with host and it is easy to find, only one mile from entrance to JTNP. I followed the advise from another guest and got all food/beverages from Palm Springs as grocery stores nearby are expensive and have scarce supplies.
- Review Date: 2/5/2023
Rating 5
Great stay, very nice place, wonderful views, and perfect location for exploring the park. Everything worked great. FYI second bedroom is a little small if you're thinking about using for two couples.
- Review Date: 2/1/2023
Rating 5
Perfect place for both resting and being active. The location is great —- close to the park entrance but also private enough, yet still very accessible. Highly recommended!
- Review Date: 1/22/2023
Rating 5
This is my third time staying at the shelter location. Prefect place to just disconnect, relax and catch up on that much needed rest. Homestead Modern has never disappointed me.
- Review Date: 1/5/2023
Rating 5
Great place in a beautiful setting. Everything was as described as the views were amazing. It’s a perfect getaway for two couples.
- Review Date: 1/1/2023
Rating 5
Very good.
- Review Date: 12/30/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful place. Well decorated. Everything functioned perfectly. So close…not even one minute to the West Entrance of Joshua Tree. Felt remote, yet other houses around, but not too close.
- Review Date: 12/11/2022
Rating 5
The property is absolutely beautiful! Had a blast staying there for 4 nights. It’s kind of secluded and yet in a very close proximity to the park and dining options ( literally 5 min drive). The views from an outdoor patio are just breathtaking, especially during the sunset ? The interior is super stylish and the house was very clean when we arrived. Highly recommend it for your gateway to Joshua Tree!!
- Review Date: 11/30/2022
Rating 5
We love the house and will be back
- Review Date: 11/14/2022
Rating 5
Awesome spot! Great location, 5 minutes to the park and restaurants. Very clean, modern and private. Beautiful little oasis with great sunsets/sunrise. Will definitely be back
- Review Date: 11/10/2022
Rating 5
Amazing stay! The BEST location and view. We will be back :)
- Review Date: 10/31/2022
Rating 5
Shelter 2 was perfect. The view was incredible. Everything was so easy to use (hot tub and fireplace use). Decor was lovely. Everything about this desert get-away was on point…and just a hop to the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Great communication and information. Highly recommend staying here.
- Review Date: 10/26/2022
Rating 5
Wonderful, great location close to park entrance and so relaxing!
- Review Date: 10/23/2022
Rating 5
Place was perfectly situated and stocked with amenities, very cool spot!! Would absolutely stay here again, exactly as described.
- Review Date: 10/13/2022
Rating 5
Great location and amazing outdoor areas
- Review Date: 10/10/2022
Rating 5
Great location right near the park. A lovely place to come home to after a day of hiking. Clean, great outdoor amenities!
- Review Date: 10/6/2022
Rating 5
Excellent home - just as described! Highly recommended.
- Review Date: 10/3/2022
Rating 5
the best experience ever
- Review Date: 9/28/2022
Rating 5
Great location, house was a lot of fun and very relaxing. The stars at night here are incredible.
- Review Date: 9/27/2022
Rating 5
Great value! Great host
- Review Date: 9/18/2022
Rating 5
Great spot with all the amenities :) If you’re coming to JT for the national park, this place is PERFECT as it’s a few minutes from the entrance. Overall central location, with great views.
- Review Date: 9/16/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful property, great hosts, fantastic communication, all that combines to set the mood perfectly. What more could you ask for? I’ll be back for sure.
- Review Date: 9/6/2022
Rating 5
Our stay was great, the location was absolutely what we were looking for, and we were greeted by the most beautiful sunset. We had everything we needed to just chill-out and enjoy the tranquility of the desert - will definitely return!
- Review Date: 8/23/2022
Rating 5
Perfect couple getaway in Joshua Tree. The property is located on the way to the entrance to the park. The interior is modern yet functional. One king and one queen bed. The outdoor shower was fantastic. Make sure you open the latch to the view the mountains while you shower. The fireplace during sunset was special and the night sky is just breath taking! We city dwellers will be back for some solitude, beauty, and nature. Cheers
- Review Date: 8/6/2022
Rating 5
The shelter 2 was a well designed, thought out nicely appointed space. From the views to the furniture, top appliances and layout. It’s secluded yet very close to everything you need especially the park. They had pet supplies which made us feel even more welcome. There was a operator error issue that was addressed immediately. Highlights of our stay were Star gazing at night from the jacuzzi, grilling meals on the bbq with friends, & outside showers while taking on the desert breeze. We will definitely be coming back to stay.
- Review Date: 7/5/2022
Rating 5
Homestead Modern never disappoints! I’ve stayed at multiple locations and they have always been a great experience. Every time I’m looking for a place to stay in the desert, Homestead Modern is my first pick.
- Review Date: 6/30/2022
Rating 5
Shelter 2 is perfect. Mgmt is on point as well with clear instructions and prompt communication. I was there for two nights with my daughter and dog. It was the perfect size and had everything we needed. I recommend a jacuzzi in the morning with your coffee. Perfect. ??
- Review Date: 6/14/2022
Rating 5
I will highly recommend it ! This was one of the most peaceful getaway. I was able to relax while being in a hot-tub looking at the stars and just relaxing. Weather was perfect. AC came in hand when it got hot. The shower outside was amazing as well. Overall a great experience here. The host was amazing, she reply within minutes if i had any questions.
- Review Date: 6/12/2022
Rating 5
An absolute gem and a must stay in Joshua Tree ! Location was perfect, and the views were stunning all around. We will definitely be staying here again. We highly recommend. Everything you need from games, to water filter and all required amenities were provided. The place felt spacious but also cozy. Don’t pass on this property!
- Review Date: 5/31/2022
Rating 5
Perfect.
- Review Date: 5/16/2022
Rating 5
We loved our stay at Shelter 2- it was perfect for our little family vacation! Surprisingly kid-friendly, our toddler loved scrambling around the house before we would head out to Joshua Tree National Park for the day. The amenities were exactly what we needed and we were able to cook, play, and relax after our long days.
- Review Date: 5/15/2022
Rating 5
We had a wonderful experience. The house is in a great location, close to everything but with the feeling of having all the space to yourself. Highly recommended, we'll be back!
- Review Date: 5/1/2022
Rating 5
My fiancé and I decided we wanted a last minute getaway so we found this spot and were beyond satisfied when we got here. Location is super close to the park entrance, very private, excellent for just sitting out on the porch listening to music (or just nature) and having some drinks while taking in the views. House had everything you could need, very clean and checking in and out was super easy. The hosts are easy to communicate with but barely any communication was needed. We drove a RWD car and had no trouble at all getting in and out of the property. Thanks again!
- Review Date: 4/25/2022
Rating 5
Perfect.
- Review Date: 4/24/2022
Rating 5
Great location - little over a mile to JT West entrance, great hot tub, cold/Cowboy tub, outdoor shower and gas firepit make for lovely desert days. Bbq also available. 15 min to town. Highly recommend
- Review Date: 4/21/2022
Rating 5
Absolutely gorgeous space, with attention to detail from an aesthetic/design standpoint. Can’t beat the views and light exposure…the vibe is special.
- Review Date: 4/20/2022
Rating 5
Absolutely perfect!
- Review Date: 4/20/2022
Rating 5
This is the best air bnb we’ve ever stayed in! The pictures don’t do it justice - it’s beautiful. The location is remote so you feel private but not too far from the town. The property has high end amenities and a very comfy bed. A highlight for us was the outdoor shower with views out into the desert. The hot tub is also a wonderful addition and the sunset views with the fire pit were just stunning. We so wish we could have stayed longer and highly recommend booking this property again. It has everything you need and more.
- Review Date: 4/19/2022
Rating 5
Shelter 2 was perfect! Super clean, excellent location and it had everything we needed to feel at home. I definitely recommend this home!
- Review Date: 4/17/2022
Rating 5
One of my fav places to stay in Joshua tree! It was very clean, the views were incredible (the stars at night!) and the attention to detail for shady/sunny places to sit as well as privacy from others- just impeccable! Highly highly recommend staying here!
- Review Date: 4/9/2022
Rating 5
Amazing stay, the amenities at the house and location cannot be beat. Loved cooking and eating on the outside deck, but leave room to check out the Jelly Donut in Twentynine Palms for the best donuts and pho!
- Review Date: 3/22/2022
Rating 5
Great location, beautiful views and stargazing is amazing from every room in the house and even better from locations outside and from the hot tub. 1 mile from JTNP west entrance, the closer you are to the park the better the views. We stayed in Shelter 2, recommend any of the shelter properties for a getaway.
- Review Date: 3/14/2022
Rating 5
If you want to explore the Joshua Tree park and have the convenience of a modern and clean house very close by, this is your place to be!
- Review Date: 2/18/2022
Rating 5
My husband and I had a wonderful 5 day stay at Shelter Two. It is immaculate, beautifully decorated, has a fully equipped kitchen and a very comfy king size bed in the master bedroom. The icing on the cake is that the Park entrance is less than 5 minutes away, just around the bend.
- Review Date: 2/15/2022
Rating 5
Okay
- Review Date: 2/13/2022
Rating 5
Clean. Quiet. Beautiful scenery + Amenities. No brainer to stay here for a calm weekend.
- Review Date: 2/10/2022
Rating 4
Very nice place - awesome location for Joshua Tree!! Town has good food!
- Review Date: 2/9/2022
Rating 5
Excellent Stay! Property is phenomal, views all around.
- Review Date: 2/4/2022
Rating 5
Shelter 2 has become my fave spot to stay for years in Joshua Tree. Best location and so comfortable in every way. Don’t miss it!
- Review Date: 1/25/2022
Rating 5
LOVED this house. The location is incredible for accessing the western side of Joshua Tree. The views are beautiful. The house is really well-designed for two couples or a family. The outdoor spaces are fantastic. Couldn't recommend it more highly
- Review Date: 1/20/2022
Rating 5
Lovely!
- Review Date: 1/14/2022
Rating 4
simply stunning!! under promised and over delivered. Bravo!
- Review Date: 1/11/2022
Rating 5
Shelter 2 was amazing! My wife and I had a great time stargazing in the hot tub, waking up to the sunrise from our big private patio window and not to mention the outdoor shower was everything we needed after a 6 mile hike in the park. Close to everything you need to enjoy Joshua Tree and the communication was great through the Shelter staff. We’ll definitely be staying here again when we visit Joshua Tree. Such a magical place!
- Review Date: 1/7/2022
Rating 5
We loved the property and how close it is to Joshua Tree! It had everything we needed and more. The 360 degree views were amazing and it had a good balance of privacy but not being too remote. The host was very quick to respond. We hope to be back again!
- Review Date: 1/5/2022
Rating 4
Place was nice! Was curious about the set up as there are 2 other Shelters on the property. It felt very private as the other places are far enough away with strategically placed privacy screens. We made use of the outdoor fire area & the grill. The home had everything we needed and the hosts were courteous & responsive.
- Review Date: 1/4/2022
Rating 5
Shelter 2 is amazing! The view, the location is the best in JT and the vibe of the house is perfection. Couldn’t recommend it more.
- Review Date: 12/7/2021
Rating 5
A great setting. perfect cleanliness, great amenities. The view is so beautiful when you wake up. Loved the hot tub and cowboy bath. Would love to come back!
- Review Date: 11/28/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful, modern home in a lovely setting. Perfect setup for a relaxing vacation, with ideal location near the park entrance. We loved it and will be back for sure. Hosts were lovely. Highly recommend!
- Review Date: 10/19/2021
Rating 5
Stunning! So close to the park, clean, spacious, comfortable beds, stylish, pure magic. Super helpful Hosts, quick to respond to requests and happy to offer advice and recommendations on the area. Love the fire pit, love the outdoor shower. Such a special place.
- Review Date: 10/6/2021
Rating 5
We absolutely loved our stay here! The location cannot be beat, it is SO close to the park and yet remote enough to feel very private and secluded. Also probably one of the cleanest airBNBs I’ve ever stayed at. Amazing views from every room. Everything was perfect and would 100% recommend staying here.
- Review Date: 9/21/2021
Rating 5
The shelter was such an amazing place to getaway for a few days!! Very relaxing and peaceful! The pictures just don’t do it justice the indoor space is beautiful.. the outdoor space is indescribable! Will definitely book again!
- Review Date: 9/16/2021
Rating 5
This place was so beautiful, we did not want to leave. It is immaculate and spacious. I could not get over the beautiful views. The hot tub is perfect for Desert mornings. We pretty much cancelled our Palm Springs itinerary and spent a majority of our time at this beautiful property.
- Review Date: 9/8/2021
Rating 5
This is one of the most gorgeous modern homes we’ve been in the high desert. The house was clearly built to admire the view 360 degrees around the house. Huge windows everywhere make let you see the sunsets and beautiful dark sky. We loved the outdoor fire, the jacuzzi, the location with privacy, and the spaciousness of the place. In addition little touches, like makeup wipes, nice high end soaps, very organized linen closets and clean and organized kitchen makes this place a nice spot for those who want R&R and inspiration. The only thing though, is the internet make sometimes need to be restarted; which was a quick fix for us.
- Review Date: 9/5/2021
Rating 5
We had a great week at the Shelter. Perfect location just minutes from the Joshua Tree park entrance. The unit was just what’s depicted in the pictures and had everything needed to cook our meals and relax outdoor next to the firepit. Would definitely stay again next time we visit Joshua Tree!
- Review Date: 8/29/2021
Rating 5
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- Review Date: 8/25/2021
Rating 5
Shelter 2 was a great place to stay -- very clean and in a great location. The hosts were very responsive when I needed help with a couple things too. It's a perfect place to get away, and the outside areas were ideal for star-gazing. I will note that I had a little bit of trouble with my car on one of the roads on my way in, due to the flash floods they just had, so just be mindful of the weather if you don't have four-wheel drive. It had been smoothed out by the time I needed to get back, so it was only a temporary issue - and the hosts offered to escort me if I had issues or was worried, which was really great and very much appreciated. I'll definitely return soon!
- Review Date: 8/15/2021
Rating 5
After renting a number of houses in Joshua Tree this was the best ever! House is well equipped and very nicely furnished. The best view port outside for watching meteors shower. Don't forget your telescope for great stargazing. The hosts were very nice and helpful for any questions you might have.
- Review Date: 8/12/2021
Rating 5
The home was lovely! We loved the open space and the scenery was amazing. It’s only a mile away from Joshua Tree National Park which was very convenient for morning hikes. The biggest plus was the ability to stargaze right from the back yard.
- Review Date: 8/9/2021
Rating 5
The Shelter getaway was so peaceful and offered tons of amenities on the property. The views were beautiful and I especially enjoyed the outdoor fire pit in the evening with a clear view of the stars! Thank you so much for the hospitality, this bnb accommodated me perfectly in my need for my self-card getaway…will definitely be coming back.
- Review Date: 8/2/2021
Rating 5
The shelter location was fantastic , it had everything we need for kitchen supplies toiletries , we toke our 8 year German spitz dog he had a blast , we wear able to enjoy the jacuzzi the cowboy tub. Sitting outside the patio with the fire pit , I will recommended this location for families and couples , me and my wife will book again for sure
- Review Date: 7/27/2021
Rating 5
Great home, secluded location, loved the view and proximity to the national park
- Review Date: 7/24/2021
Rating 5
Convenient location to the park and grocery, modern, clean and well-maintained appliance and decoration, responsive and easy communication, nice view from inside.
- Review Date: 7/14/2021
Rating 5
Amazing views, amazing place, will definitely be back!
- Review Date: 7/12/2021
Rating 5
Our first time visiting Joshua Tree was a success! Loved the modern feel of this place. It was perfect for 2 people plus a pup. The location was perfect; basically 10 minutes away from the front entrance, making access into the park a breeze. We were also about 15 minutes away from the main "town" area, so good access to groceries and restaurants. Overall, would book again!
- Review Date: 7/7/2021
Rating 5
The views are so beautiful:)) highly recommend staying here
- Review Date: 7/6/2021
Rating 4
Clean.. nice
- Review Date: 6/24/2021
Rating 5
Amazing stay. If you want privacy and a quiet getaway. This is the place for you.
- Review Date: 6/12/2021
Rating 5
Had a great stay here for a few days last week. Host was very responsive and nice. Enjoyed every feature of the house from the outdoor shower to the jacuzzi. Great location as well!
- Review Date: 6/2/2021
Rating 5
Beautiful spot! The hot tub, view and outdoor shower made for an incredible weekend so close to Joshua Tree National Park.
- Review Date: 5/23/2021
Rating 5
If you’re looking for a getaway from the chaos of your day to day life, look no further! Shelter 2 is so cozy and private yet so close to town. The sunsets over the valley are breathtaking and it truly feels like a home away from home. Plus the Joshua Tree National Park entrance is literally 2 minutes down the road. Book this place ASAP! You won’t regret it.
- Review Date: 5/23/2021
Rating 5
Nice and cozy place in the desert near Joshua Tree. The hosts were great with the details and amenities provided here. Definitely would recommend this place!
- Review Date: 5/10/2021
Rating 5
Where to begin! My stay here was beyond words. I booked a weekend out for my boyfriend birthday and it was spectacular. From the very beginning, there was fast communication. My host at homestead was so accomodating in booking a private chef and a massage at my request. They booked us a private chef Justin, and it was the best food we’ve had. We were given a 4 course meal to choose from and he made it so personalised for us and such a wonderful experience. The following morning we had two massage ladies come and they were some of the best massages we’ve head. Homestead honestly went above and beyond to accomodate our needs . The place itself was so clean, neat and had such a gorgeous design to it. It was so quiet and peaceful and the night sky was breath taking. You’ve never seen stars light up the sky like here. They make it very clear that no one has lights on around you so you can enjoy the sky. Would come back again and highly recommend this place!
- Review Date: 5/3/2021
Rating 5
You can't beat the location. Private and relaxing. Highly recommended.
- Review Date: 4/26/2021
Rating 5
Nice spot in Monument Manor.
- Review Date: 4/24/2021
Rating 5
Great place
- Review Date: 4/10/2021
Rating 4
What a beautiful Joshua Tree retreat, the perfect launch pad for adventures in the park. The house was immaculate. The furnishings and decor unique and modern. (Love the art!). Comfortably appointed for two couples or a small family. We loved the small considerations that made it special: peepholes in privacy screen around outdoor shower and deck, seating and fire pit overlooking the small canyon leading to the park. Cowgirl tub and hot tub looked inviting but didn’t have time to enjoy. Best of all: a quick mile into Joshua Tree park and easy drive to conveniences of both Joshua Tree the town and Yucca Valley. Hope to visit again.
- Review Date: 4/9/2021
Rating 5
We had a great time at this home. Beautiful place with a great view.
- Review Date: 3/30/2021
Rating 5
Absolutely beautiful home. The outdoor shower is magic. Extremely clean and stylish, even cold filtered water for arrival. So close to the West entrance of Joshua Tree. Highly recommend this stay!
- Review Date: 3/28/2021
Rating 5
Our stay at Shelter was more than we could've imagined. It was in a prime location, extremely clean, and the host had great response time. Definitely would recommend!
- Review Date: 3/25/2021
Rating 5
We loved our stay. Shelter Two is a little jewel box with big views. Make sure to follow the hosts directions to the house. GPS takes you somewhere different. Enjoy!
- Review Date: 3/22/2021
Rating 5
Views from this place were amazing! Everything was very clean and neat when we arrived. Even tho it is out in the open we felt very safe and secure in and outside the house. Will defiantly recommend to friends and family for future trips!
- Review Date: 3/12/2021
Rating 5
Great location, close to park entrance. Clean and comfortable.
- Review Date: 3/8/2021
Rating 5
Great house so close to the park entrance. Loved the space, the privacy and the ability to bring our dog. Very responsive hosts. Thank you.
- Review Date: 3/1/2021
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