House - Rating 5 (22)

Shelter Joshua Tree l 2 houses 1 mile to Park w Hot Tubs

Bedroom 4 bedrooms
Bathroom 4 baths
Guests 8 guests
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed

  • Location: Joshua Tree

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Summary Summary
Set on 5 private acres of stunning desert terrain, this unique accommodation of two homes can be rented as a single reservation hosting up to 8 people at a time - perfect for retreats, reunions, celebrations and holidays. Discover the magic of the High Desert at these modern homes against a dramatic mountain backdrop. With spacious open floorplans and modern amenities, you’ll enjoy that “away from it all" feeling, but the restaurants and shops of Joshua Tree Village are just minutes away by car.
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“Absolutely amazing house. Truly an indoor/outdoor experience that makes you feel like you are really connected to Joshua Tree.” -Recent Review

Highlights include:
♦  4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms in total
♦  Full kitchen in each home
♦  Outdoor patio space with propane BBQs, hot tubs, fire pits
♦  W/Ds + electric vehicle chargers
♦  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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Both homes can comfortably sleep up to four guests in two bedrooms - and the property can sleep up to eight people in total. The primary bedrooms have king-size beds and an en-suite bathrooms, while the second bedroom in each home has a queen-size bed and funky furnishings. All bedrooms have sliding doors that lead to the back patios.

Each home 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 in each home.

In both homes, 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.

Both homes’ kitchens open up to bright, airy living rooms with comfortable places to sit. 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 bluetooth speaker.

Steps from the living rooms are private patios, surrounded by gorgeous Joshua trees, which are ideal places 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. Both homes have outdoor dining tables with seats for six.

“This home is fantastic! It was beautiful and the views were amazing! I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. The hot tub was great for stargazing.” -Recent Review

Parking is available for two vehicles at each home: one in the carport and one in the driveway. You’ll find electric vehicle chargers in both carports.

Both homes include WiFi, heating, and air conditioning.

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 Joshua Tree. 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
  • Boulders
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • EV charger
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fire pit
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • No stairs or steps to enter
  • 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 5 (22) Reviews
Rating 5
Both properties are modern, wonderfully decorated and comfortable. We enjoyed our time in the Joshua Tree desert and loved the location. The park entrance is only 5 minutes away, and 10 minutes to Walmart for supplies. Highly recommend also checking out Pappy & Harriets. Overall this spot was perfect for my birthday celebration with 8 of us! Can’t wait to stay again!
- Review Date: 11/6/2018
Rating 5
The Shelter should be your first choice when looking for a luxurious yet Joshua Tree-esque house to stay at. Not only will it deliver on every aspect of your stay but it will surpass your expectations. Get ready to be blown away and don't forget to visit the National Park !
- Review Date: 10/29/2018
Rating 5
We had an amazing time at Shelter. Both houses are beautiful, the location is perfect for a relaxing weekend, very quiet and peaceful place. We would definitely go back!
- Review Date: 7/16/2018
Rating 5
We had a fantastic weekend at Shelter! We rented Shelters One and Two for our small group and found it to be everything we needed for the weekend. Both places were spotless and so well designed and comfortable. The outdoor showers were such a great touch. The kitchen was well stocked with all the cookware and dishes we needed. We enjoyed spending our nights on the patio by the fire, then soaking in the hot tub and stargazing. The location is perfect - so close to the park entrance and the main drag. What great hosts and what a wonderful weekend we had.
- Review Date: 6/19/2018
Rating 5
Stylish, well appointed, comfortable - luxury in the desert! And can’t beat location.
- Review Date: 5/26/2018
Rating 5
We had a great time for my sisters bachelorette weekend. Everyone was stunned with the beauty of the property.
- Review Date: 5/8/2018
Rating 5
Had an amazing stay. Everything was as expected or better. Check in and out was a breeze, both Shelter One and Shelter Two were stylish and comfortable, and we always got quick and helpful responses. Loved hosting our group of friends here, and look forward to staying here again. Stargazing was amazing here btw, cause there is minimal light around the property, and they are super close to the park!
- Review Date: 4/20/2018
Rating 5
We had a lovely time renting Shelter 1 and 2 together for a weekend away. We loved the houses and they were incredibly bright and clean. Great for large parties with plenty of space. It remains close to a main road, so you definitely still see and hear cars, but it's still a beautiful environment and quite relaxing.
- Review Date: 3/23/2018
Rating 5
We rented Shelter 1 and 2 for Christmas to have our extended family and it was perfect! The attention to detail, cleanliness, easy access and inspiring beauty of the desert all exceeded expectations. Go stay there! You'll love it!
- Review Date: 12/29/2017
Rating 5
Great house. Close to the park. Make sure you bring an SUV and not car. Best to arrive in the daylight or you can easily get lost.
- Review Date: 11/13/2017
Rating 5
The shelter team was amazing! We rented all of them for our family during a special local event. They were so kind, communicative, and helpful. Exceeded our expectations! Loved being off the grid at their sweet casas ;)
- Review Date: 10/25/2017
Rating 5
Shelter House is GREAT! We rented all three houses for a group of 15 for my birthday. Brad was helpful and fantastic to communicate with. The houses are so well decorated and also very comfortable!! They have everything you could want as far as views, and outdoor experiences. Hot tub, outdoor shower, fire pits, etc. Can be a bit tricky to find so REALLY pay attention to the directions. All of the local tips that were given were EXCELLENT. We just had a fantastic time. THANKS!! Will be booking again!!
- Review Date: 10/17/2017
Rating 5
This past weekend (Oct. 2017), we rented all three houses with a group of friends and everyone was impressed with the amenities, decor and cleanliness of the premises. As the person responsible for booking for the group, I appreciated the responsiveness of the host when answering any questions. I would highly recommend booking with Shelter. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend!
- Review Date: 10/10/2017
Rating 5
Shelter was great. All three houses were closer to each other then I expect, though far enough away that they were very private. Houses are in excellent condition, check in and check out was super smooth. I'll probably rent one or all of them again. :)
- Review Date: 7/16/2017
Rating 5
We had the most amazing stay at Shelter. 12 of us rented all three houses for a casual birthday weekend away. It was perfect. The shelters were well fitted out, the beds and pillows were soft and so comfy, and the outdoor showers are pure magic. We had a few little issues with one house not being ready upon arrival, and not being able to work the AC, but management were super responsive and sorted everything really quickly. I wish we could have stayed longer, it was such a beautiful escape, and so close to the entrance of JT national park.
- Review Date: 6/14/2017
Rating 5
Thanks for a great stay!
- Review Date: 6/12/2017
Rating 5
Shelter was perfect for a birthday weekend with 10 friends! Each of the three houses are thoughtfully appointed and the location next to JT National Park could not be better. Highly recommend.
- Review Date: 4/11/2017
Rating 5
I stayed at shelter with my fiance and two other couples. We rented the entire property with all 3 houses, and it was nothing short of amazing. First, the actual property is beautiful with Joshua Trees all around, and only a mile from the park entrance. Each house was perfectly nestled away to ensure privacy. The outdoor seating area at each house is super comfortable with an easy to light gas fire pit, dining table, and comfy couches/loungers. We had dinner on the terrace every night as group and watched the sunset before heading to one of the hot tubs to watch the stars. Cooking dinner was a breeze for a vacation rental--not only was the kitchen perfectly organized and easy to navigate, we had everything we needed and it was all brand new. Salt, oil, spices ect are all provided for you. The refrigerators all had ice makers too! The beds were insanely comfortable and we all slept like babies. My absolute favorite part was the outdoor shower--perfect water pressure and temperature, easy to get to, private, all with an incredible view of the vast desert! If you want a truly relaxing, 5 start, luxury feel to your stay in Joshua Tree, do it here! We will be back soon, no doubt.
- Review Date: 3/30/2017
Rating 5
We had such an amazing weekend at Shelter! My family stayed at Shelter 3 and two families we are friends with joined us in the other two shelters. The location was ideal, close to the park, yet surrounded by beautiful boulders (some of the area around the park is more neighborhood-y). The houses were just beautiful, and had everything we needed. Super kid friendly too!
- Review Date: 3/22/2017
Rating 5
Shelter was one of the most spectacular places I've stayed ever!! So clean and well designed. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling to this part of the world. Truly a gem!
- Review Date: 3/13/2017
Rating 5
We had such a wonderful stay on the shelter compound. We stayed in house two with our two young children while our friends stayed in the other two houses. The houses were impeccably clean and tastefully decorated. We found everything we needed for our stay. We LOVED how close we were to both town and the park entrance, but that we could also go exploring outside our back door and rock scramble. :) We were very close to the main road so there were no difficult dirt roads to navigate, but the houses were situated such that we felt very away from it all. The three houses are so perfect for a multi family get away. We didn't have to worry about our various nap and sleep schedules, we all had space and privacy, but we were close enough to each other than the kiddos (5) could walk to each other's houses. We kept one hot tub hot hot and one warm hot so the little kids (1) could swim and play too. The kids of course loved the hot tubs and exploring, and also loved sitting and looking out the HUGE windows looking for jackrabbits and coyotes. We loved rotating houses for communal breakfasts and dinners each night, and especially on the deck with the firepit roaring!!!!! Communication with host was excellent and we couldn't have asked for more. Thanks for having us!!!
- Review Date: 3/11/2017
Rating 5
shelter joshua tree is a one of a kind experience! we couldn't have been happier with the views and amenities. we will be back!
- Review Date: 3/8/2017
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