House - Rating 4.9 (103)

Skull Rock Downtown Joshua Tree w Hot Tub

$109 - $528 / night + taxes & fees

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

  • Location: Joshua Tree

Location Location

Description Description
Summary Summary
Contemporary luxury amid desert tranquility. This is Skull Rock Cottage, your perfect desert getaway in Joshua Tree. This comfortable home provides ample space for 4 and is a short walk from town. Enjoy an outdoor area with plentiful shade, a cowboy tub style pool, a soothing hot tub, and a Bocce Ball court.

Downtown Joshua Tree --> 1 Block
Joshua Tree NP --> 3 Min Drive
Noah Purifoy Desert Art Museum --> 10 Min Drive
Space Space
♦  1 spacious bedroom w/ king + pull out sofa bed in LV
♦  1 full bathroom + walk in shower
♦  Hot tub + cowboy tub style pool
♦  Fully equipped kitchen; modern appliances & BBQ grill
♦  Full-size washer + dryer + Supplies
♦  Gorgeous, light-filled living room w/ large smart TV, games + record player
♦  Outdoor dining, sun loungers + propane fire pit
♦  Bocce ball court
♦  EV Charger
♦  Bicycles for a quick trip into JT Village, the farmers market or nearby shops
♦  Pet friendly w/ fully fenced backyard
♦  High-speed WiFi for remote work + entertainment, service of up to 200mbs/sec
♦  Free parking in driveway w/ additional free street parking nearby
♦  Amazing location steps from JT Saloon, The Station, Art galleries + Saturday farmers market
♦  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:

-”This is the cutest air B and B. It is very close to the park entrance. The space was so clean I felt like we were the first to stay there because everything was so perfect!" -Misty

-”I have to say this was such an amazing time just to be able to relax in such a peaceful and clean home. Everything was made available to us to use and was well explained on how to properly utilize their items.” -Giovanni

-”This little home was a perfect little getaway. I really like clean homes with simple design and not a lot of Knick knacks around.” -Tamara

One large bedroom offers a peaceful retreat after a day spent exploring the charming streets of Joshua Tree Village. The room offers a luxury king-sized bed topped with premium linens. Additional sleeping space can be found in the living room for two guests.

♦  Primary Bedroom: King-sized bed

♦  Comfortable sofa in the living room + sofa bed + linens

There is a sparkling clean full bathroom, equipped with a luxurious walk-in shower to help you feel relaxed and refreshed. Enjoy the complimentary Public Goods toiletries, free from parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.

♦  Public Goods toiletries provided, made from plant-based ingredients
♦  Hair dryer
♦  Premium Parachute towels
♦  Additional towels for outdoor use
♦  Full-size washer + dryer

Cook your favorite meals while gazing out into the backyard from the beautiful, modern kitchen space. The full kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, utensils, gadgets, cookware, and dishes, so preparing and serving meals will be a breeze. Help yourself to the pantry essentials we’ve supplied to get you started. When it’s time to eat, the dining table is just steps away from the kitchen. Better yet, head outside for some outdoor dining and fresh air.

♦  Fully-stocked kitchen w/ modern appliances + gadgets (including hand mixer + blender)
♦  Complimentary coffee bar w/ drip coffee maker, French press + locally-roasted coffee
♦  Basic cookware + dinnerware
♦  Stylish dining table for 4
♦  Pantry basics provided (including cooking oil, salt + pepper)
♦  Handy Ziploc, tin foil + food storage options for your perfect picnic
♦  Pre-arrival food + beverage stocking services, on request

After a busy day exploring Joshua Tree National Park, there’s nothing better than collapsing onto the plush couch. Grab the remote and enjoy some entertainment on the large flat-screen TV, or get out your laptop and connect to the high-speed wifi to start planning your next adventure.

♦  Comfy couch (pulls out into a bed)
♦  Large smart TV w/ Roku (bring your own streaming login IDs)
♦  Record player + books

This lovely cottage boasts a breathtaking outdoor space, designed to maximize your fun and relaxation. Challenge your vacation companions to a few rounds of Bocce Ball on the full-size court, then slow the pace a little with a refreshing dip in the cedar cool plunge pool or a long soak in the hot tub.

Freshen up under the outdoor shower and you’re ready for a delicious cookout dinner and cocktails! The pergola offers plenty of shade so you can enjoy the space throughout the day in comfort. This fenced backyard is ideally set up for pets, so sit back and relax as your furry friend plays.

♦  Choice of shaded seating + dining areas
♦  Cedar cool soaking tub/plunge pool
♦  Luxury hot tub
♦  Bocce Ball court
♦  Propane fire pit + chairs
♦  Gas BBQ grill
♦  Bikes
♦  Tetherball

--Parking is available
--Skull Rock Cottage is equipped with Public Goods body products, Parachute towels and sheets, Wonder Lake Coffee, Cooking Spices, & Cooking Oil.
--EV Charger

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. No camera is pointed inside the home.

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 Skull Rock. 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
? GENERAL: As guests, you can enjoy full access to the entire home. Only registered guests are allowed unless specifically agreed upon during the booking process.

♦  PARKING: Free parking is available for 4 vehicles

♦  WORK FROM HOME: There is free, high-speed WiFi available throughout the home for any remote workers in your group.

♦  FAMILY: Traveling with little ones? We’ve got you covered with a few supplies including a Pack ’n play/travel crib, children's books, toys and dinnerware, and even babysitter recommendations! / Please request in advance

♦  PETS: Your dog is welcome, and there is a one-time fee of $100. Please alert us in advance. A maximum of 2 dogs are allowed per booking.
Neighborhood Neighborhood
Joshua Tree Village offers a quirky, eclectic, and vibrant collection of unique High Desert shops, restaurants, and music venues – all within easy walking distance of each other.

When you’re ready to explore, Joshua Tree National Park’s West Entrance is an 8-minute drive away.

You can find great eats, drinks, shops, and things to do within steps of your front door. Here are a few recommendations:
• Start your day at Joshua Tree Coffee Co., known for their famed coffee made from locally roasted beans (6-minute walk)
• Marvel at the handiwork at the World Famous Crochet Museum (3-minute walk)
• Pick up some lunch or a souvenir from the Joshua Tree Certified Farmers' Market, open Saturdays (8-minute walk)
• Find your next favorite read at Space Cowboy Books (2-minute walk)
• Perhaps close your day with the food, drinks and music offered at the rustic Joshua Tree Saloon (4-minute walk)

Up for a day trip? Don’t miss these area highlights - they’re worth the drive.
• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (9-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 (20-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 (40-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 a short walk or drive:
• Closest supermarket: Vons (9-minute drive)
• Closest liquor store: Mike's Liquor (8-minute walk)
• Closest pharmacy: Star Pharmacy (2-minute drive)
• Closest bank: U.S. Bank (8-minute drive)
• Closest gas station: 76 (1-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.

GPS is accurate, however please follow our directions as some of the other approaches take you down fairly rough roads.
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.

InteractionWithGuests InteractionWithGuests
Our property manager, Homestead Modern, is local and has staff available from 9am-9pm.
HouseRules HouseRules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Firearms are not allowed on the property.

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

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

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

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

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

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Amenities 36 Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Bocce Ball
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • 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
  • Kettle
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool
  • 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 4.9 (103) Reviews
Rating 5
Had an absolute blast for our Honeymoon in Joshua Tree. Too highlights were definitely the fire pit, super cozy bed and such helpful amenities (kitchen stocked with every tool you’d need to cook away from home, washer and dryer, blow dryer, et cetera). Thanks for making our stay away from home so effortless!
- Review Date: 4/7/2024
Rating 5
Great, well appointed house within walking distance of town. Loved the concrete floors and modern finishes.
- Review Date: 3/11/2024
Rating 5
Had a great stay!
- Review Date: 2/14/2024
Rating 5
The place was beautiful, and the location was great. The host is very responsive and anticipates most questions and concerns one could have.
- Review Date: 9/13/2023
Rating 5
The place had everything you could possibly need, kitchen went above and beyond with things needed. Very clean.
- Review Date: 9/12/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful place super clean ! Excellent location ^^ It was so great I had to extend my stay! The host was super responsive and we had everything we needed !! Can’t wait to be back again ! Thank you so much what a great experience :D
- Review Date: 8/27/2023
Rating 5
The Joshua Tree home was exactly what we wanted! A great escape from our bush lives in San Francisco and was very private. The pool was great, especially with the temperature in the high nineties. The home was spotless and had an amazing record player! Would definitely recommend the stay.
- Review Date: 8/8/2023
Rating 5
We had the best stay for our anniversary! The pool and jacuzzi and bocci ball were just what we needed. And the house was so clean and air conditioning worked well! The bikes were definitely a plus! It is right downtown, close to shops, restaurants and bars. We will definitely be back.
- Review Date: 7/29/2023
Rating 5
This home was really sweet, perfect for two. My partner and I really enjoyed staying here to explore Joshua tree. All amenities we could have thought of were provided and we had a great time here we didn’t want to leave. Great experience, would recommend.
- Review Date: 7/25/2023
Rating 5
Good place to stay
- Review Date: 7/20/2023
Rating 4
The property is very nicely decorated, clean, comfortable and with great amenities. It has everything you need for your stay. It's also very close to the main entrance to the park, and the shops and restaurants in Joshua Tree - you can literally just walk to the nearby restaurants. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because there was a cockroach problem. Every time we walked in the house at night we'd have to kill a couple of cockroaches, including when we arrived. I do hope the owner will put down some traps to get rid of this problem. Other than that a very nice property.
- Review Date: 6/29/2023
Hi Claudia! We're delighted to hear that you found the property to be nicely decorated, clean, comfortable, and well-equipped with great amenities. We take pride in providing a pleasant experience for our guests. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the pest problem you encountered during your stay. We take pest control seriously and have been actively working with professionals to mitigate the minor influxes of nature after the heavy rains this winter.
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 7/19/2023
Rating 5
Shower gets a lot of water all over the ground. Bed was comfy and everything else was great.
- Review Date: 6/11/2023
Thank you for choosing our vacation rental and for sharing your feedback. We're glad to hear that you found the bed comfortable and that everything else met your expectations. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the shower getting water on the ground. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, and we will investigate the issue and take necessary steps to address it. Ensuring a pleasant and hassle-free experience for our guests is our top priority, and we appreciate your patience and understanding. We value your feedback and use it to continuously improve our offerings. Once again, we're grateful for your stay, and we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future.
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 6/29/2023
Rating 5
Amazing place to stay with another person! Amenities were great except in the email there were instructions and a code about opening the garage, but there was no garage. The location is very close to Joshua tree National park and had great restaurants and small shops within walking distance! The backyard is great! Everything from a hot tub to a cool down pool! Great patio to have breakfast and coffee in the morning! An inviting living room that my wife and I didn’t want to leave! Overall 5/5!! P.S. loved using the record player and listening to old music dancing around the kitchen!
- Review Date: 5/14/2023
Hello Tyler! Skull Rock Cottage is such a lovely destination and the walking distance to shops and restaurants is always convenient. Nothing can beat a little vintage vinyl and a hot tub! We are sad though that you could not extend your dance party into the garage. We did discover that there was extra text in our guest messaging and that has been corrected! Please come join us again soon!
Homestead Modern, LLC staff
Response Date: 5/22/2023
Rating 5
Great place, looks just as described! Super peaceful/quiet. We especially loved the outdoor fireplace, great for staying warm while stargazing.
- Review Date: 5/1/2023
Rating 5
This place is exactly as pictured and is a great location for visiting the National Park as well as restaurants in the area. Super clean, well laid out, and a comfy place overall. Most of the negative reviews we read about before our stay related to the "run down" house next door and the amount of water that comes out of the shower because it only has a half glass panel for the opening. We used the sunbathing chairs and hot tub in the back yard and never saw a neighbor next door. The shower is no big deal. If you're thinking of booking, just do it, you won't regret it.
- Review Date: 4/25/2023
Rating 5
Perfect one bedroom setup for a few nights in Joshua tree. Hot tub worked great. House was clean and easy to check in to. As noted in other reviews the shower does get the bathroom floor a bit wet but it didn’t really cause any issues for us. Would go back!
- Review Date: 4/7/2023
Rating 5
Perfect one bedroom setup for a few nights in Joshua tree. Hot tub worked great. House was clean and easy to check in to. As noted in other reviews the shower does get the bathroom floor a bit wet but it didn’t really cause any issues for us. Would go back!
- Review Date: 4/7/2023
Rating 5
Spent a week here with my husband, it was the perfect getaway with a beautiful backyard set up with all sorts of amenities. We were able to walk to the main strip, and it was an easy drive to the national park, would recommend!
- Review Date: 3/30/2023
Rating 5
Everything was wonderful. The coffee was a fantastic touch!
- Review Date: 3/22/2023
Rating 5
We had a lovely couple of nights here! Very close to the national park entrances, clean, and great backyard amenities. We also loved the comfortable bed and living space!
- Review Date: 3/19/2023
Rating 5
Lovely oasis on the doorsteps to Joshua Tree National Park. Host was friendly and accommodating.
- Review Date: 3/15/2023
Rating 5
Perfect weekend away! Absolutely gorgeous interior with fun activities and a hot tub in the backyard! Close to food spots and could even order in!
- Review Date: 3/8/2023
Rating 5
Very nice place to stay for exploring Joshua Tree. We had some minor issues due to the storm but the property managers were very responsive and quickly resolved these. I particular liked the kitchen space. Would recommend.
- Review Date: 2/26/2023
Rating 5
Everything about this rental was really easy to deal with! Everything was really thoughtfully stocked and intuitive to use. Thanks for a delightful weekend!
- Review Date: 2/24/2023
Rating 5
Very nice and clean property.
- Review Date: 2/24/2023
Rating 5
We had a great time and stay!! The place is super cute, plenty to do if you want to stay in or go out for the day/night!! We definitely would stay here again!
- Review Date: 2/21/2023
Rating 5
Loved the coziness, everything was clean and put together, the hot tub was amazing and very quite location. Definitely a spot I would recommend to people who just want some quite and a quick drive to the Joshua Tree entrance. Will probably stay here again during the summer!
- Review Date: 2/14/2023
Rating 5
Great communication and the house was SUPER clean and nice.
- Review Date: 2/7/2023
Rating 5
Perfect Joshua Tree getaway, this place was exactly what we needed. Clean, quiet, all the appliances are new, hot tub outside was amazing. The bocce ball court was a nice touch and we definitely used it, the fireplace, everything was just delightful!!
- Review Date: 1/16/2023
Rating 5
Great location and place was accurate to the photos! also very clean, the only complaint is the water spills out of the shower but that’s not a big deal!
- Review Date: 1/14/2023
Rating 5
By far my favorite! So nice, inviting and beautiful. The home itself was splendid but the most amazing thing is the people who run Homestead Modern. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the permission to have guest’s. My husband had a terrible headache on the day of his birthday and did t get to celebrate with his people. They saved the day and it was the best time! I have stayed at a place of theirs before and it was equally amazing. I will forever remember their kindness and will always stay with them if available. Bravo for being top notch!!
- Review Date: 1/13/2023
Rating 5
We loved our time here. The hosts were very responsive and it was a beautiful, clean home. We will definitely be back in the future. If there was one thing I would “critique” - I just wish there were more lights in the backyard.
- Review Date: 1/11/2023
Rating 5
Very easy to check in, host was responsive, great amenities
- Review Date: 1/1/2023
Rating 5
Great place and hosts. Comfortable, clean, and had all the amenities you need for a good time.
- Review Date: 12/31/2022
Rating 5
Great spot! Clean, modern, and with a great outdoor space and hot tub. Walkable to all the great Joshua Tree spots and the northern park entrance.
- Review Date: 12/28/2022
Rating 5
Great location close to the west entrance of JTNP. Well outfitted for cooking, relaxing, and watching movies. Very comfy bed.
- Review Date: 12/6/2022
Rating 5
Clean, well-stocked stay! Had so much fun on the bocce court and everything was described as listed. We had a wonderful time.
- Review Date: 11/25/2022
Rating 5
Clean space very comfortable bed and all the amenities one needs. Instructions are clear and made check in a breeze. Highly recommend.
- Review Date: 11/21/2022
Rating 5
We had a great time, really enjoyed the decor and the hot tub. Close to the National Park, but also not too far from food options. Would definitely stay here again!
- Review Date: 11/19/2022
Rating 5
This is the cutest air B and B. It is very close to the park entrance. The space was so clean I felt like we were the first to stay there because everything was so perfect! The kitchen had everything we needed including a wine opener and plastic wine glasses for the spa. There were also plenty of plates, glasses, and coffee mugs that went perfect with the decor. The bed was so comfortable and the details of the reading light was appreciated. Also the towels were fluffy and the bathroom was stocked with shampoo conditioner and body wash. I’ve stayed at air b and bs with complicated lock systems but theirs was very easy to understand. I felt like every detail was thought about. I would definitely recommend this beautiful space.
- Review Date: 11/7/2022
Rating 5
We were celebrating our anniversary and this place is just what we needed! Perfect for a couple, it’s very nice and cozy it feels just like home. Comfy living room with a huge TV perfect for movies! The kitchen has everything you need. We stayed at the Airbnb most of the time so having the essentials was a plus! I was able to cook and bake and I even got to brew fresh coffee. The king bed was definitely a surprise, the most comfortable bed ever! We had AC around the entire house, bathroom has the essentials like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryer, even make up remover wipes. Washer and dryer on site! Jacuzzi was great for night time with a spectacular sky view, lots of stars! We didn’t get to use the grill, fire pit, or bikes because it rained but it’s great the house offers these amenities. My service dog was happy with the AC and the huge backyard! You have stores within a few blocks away. Great communication with the host, all questions are answered with all the information they provide.
- Review Date: 10/20/2022
Rating 5
The place is so homey! Beautiful place and great location.. and I’m very thankful for the great host for letting me bring my little one super last minute :) can’t wait to go back.
- Review Date: 10/13/2022
Rating 5
Great house with great amenities. Wish there was a TV in the bedroom as well but there is only one in the main living room. House is well decorated and feels really welcoming. Shower is a bit weird with a non sliding half glass door so it will leave the bathroom floor pretty wet unless you set down a towel. Owner cant do anything about it but be advised that the house neighboring the property is run down and creepy as its windows can look into the backyard. The house is really close to the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park as well as just a few blocks down from the visitor center which you can get a map and learn a few things about the park! 4.5 Stars out of 5
- Review Date: 9/28/2022
Rating 5
Super cute one bedroom home! It was super clean and near the town/shops! The hosts are quick to respond and try to accommodate as much as they can. 10/10 would definitely book this home again!
- Review Date: 9/12/2022
Rating 5
I have to say this was such an amazing time just to be able to relax in such a peaceful and clean home. Everything was made available to us to use and was well explained on how to properly utilize their items. The location area is very calm and quiet and it is perfect for a couple and pet friendly which is amazing. Overall had an amazing stay and the attentiveness was on point. Will definitely consider staying here in the future.
- Review Date: 8/30/2022
Rating 5
This home was exactly what me and my girlfriend were looking for. An amazing weekend getaway and within 20 minutes from anywhere you want to go. Great view of the stars at night from the backyard, it was perfect! They also have bikes that you can ride around which was nice. The house was very clean, the owners were extremely kind through message interactions and provide you with everything you need to feel at home. 5/5 would definitely come back again!
- Review Date: 8/22/2022
Rating 5
Perfect cozy home for 2. Pictures are accurate. Would definitely recommend.
- Review Date: 7/31/2022
Rating 5
we enjoyed our stay! beautiful home!
- Review Date: 7/17/2022
Rating 5
Loved our stay!
- Review Date: 7/12/2022
Rating 5
This little home was a perfect little get away. I really like clean homes with simple design and not a lot of Knick knacks around. I love gray as it’s very calming and natural. You may want to throw an extra towel down when taking a shower because there is a little extra spray that escapes the half enclosed glass shower so you don’t get excess water on the cement floor in the bathroom. BTW, I loved the cement floors as I’ve also had them in a previous home and business. Great idea! ???
- Review Date: 7/1/2022
Rating 5
Loved my stay! Very clean, interior design was adorable, location was absolutely perfect, and the hosts were very quick to respond to my questions.
- Review Date: 6/1/2022
Rating 5
I really liked this place! So simple on the outside but when we got inside we really felt at home. We loved the amenities. I liked the bikes, the hot tub, the tv, the crosley player, and the kitchen appliances itself! Bed was very comfortable and spacious! I am very big when it comes to the bathroom but the only downside was the shower because the water would get onto the actual floor since it isnt a fully enclosed door. But regardless the place was clean and easy to find! Literally 5 mins from Joshua Tree! Our first night we felt a little paranoid because we can hear a lot of noises outside, it was kind of windy. Also the neighbor on the left side felt a little suspicious because yes the location is enclosed by a metal type fence but neighbors can look over easily. You can park literally 2 cars in the front. House says you can fit 4 people in the house. So i think that means 3 on the bed and 1 person on the couch. My boyfriend and I loved it so much. We would go back!
- Review Date: 5/29/2022
Rating 4
Lovely place. Well appointed. The house is quite close to other homes so there is a great backyard but you can also see the houses next door on each side. Nevertheless, It still feels private and quiet
- Review Date: 5/26/2022
Rating 4
This is a very nice place, fully fenced in yard was so nice having our dogs with us. Defiantly not geared to handle 4 people, it was my son and I and we fit perfectly but wasn't room for more. The use of the outside it greatly recommended as the living room furniture left a lot to be desired comfort wise If you plan on making any food on the stove (breakfast or dinner) bring your own pans. It was a very nice, quiet place, clean. Super close to downtown (about a block away) really close to the park entrance which was an absolute plus in our books. Bring your flip flops for back yard walking as the little rocks are a bit rough, but don't worry if you forgot anything a dollar general is on the corner to collect your items.
- Review Date: 5/16/2022
Rating 5
Great location! The hot tub, bocce ball, and entire outdoor area is perfect for post hike leisure. The well stocked kitchen and large tv make hanging indoors wonderful too. Looks just like the photos. Overall, it’s a great stay with great communication & an easy check in process.
- Review Date: 4/28/2022
Rating 4
This place is great overall. The home is very aesthetic and clean. Getting there was easy and the front entrance is recognizable. Access is easy with the passcode. The host was friendly and communicative. You’re not far from a town there’s a Starbucks less than 10min away if you still want to feel attached to the city haha. The inside of the home felt very comfortable and had a nice vibe. The kitchen was the highlight for me. The appliances are all nice, new, and work very well. There’s a grill outback that works as well just make sure you spin the timer thing to get the gas going. The chalkboard was also fun for morning notes. Other positives There’s an AC for the bedroom and one for the living room. The tv was large and had every streaming services already signed in ready to go. Few cons for me: Biggest thing was the backyard felt a bit neglected compared to how manicured the inside felt. There were qtips in the creases of the concrete. The hot tub didn’t feel clean the headrest had a hair ball on one and the other had some brown gunk. There were large pieces of glass in the dirt mainly near the patio and bonfire area. The glass is kind of a big one because one they mention rules for glassware and you don’t want to take the blame for someone else’s mistake or if you have a younger child out back they could get hurt. There were 2 dead flys in the bottom of the freezer when I opened it… however the fridge did look like it was cleaned. The shower like most new fancy modern feeling places has no door or any way of keeping copious amounts of water from getting on the floor. Again overall my girlfriend and I had a great experience. The host was great at communicating. The home was better then the pictures made it seem. It was a very nice relaxing environment with everything I needed for my stay and then some. I would be happy to be back and I’d give the overall experience 4 stars.
- Review Date: 4/11/2022
Rating 5
This place exceeded our expectations. It was very clean and in a quiet neighborhood which was perfect for a nice little get away. The space was absolutely perfect for two.
- Review Date: 4/5/2022
Rating 5
Very clean. And well though out place with extra blankets and a clean hot tub.
- Review Date: 4/4/2022
Rating 5
Really great Airbnb. Super close to town (walking distance) and was extremely clean and looks exactly like the pictures. Kitchen was stocked - everything we needed was there. Hot tub was great but just make sure to give it the right amount of time to heat up. Could take a bit of time.
- Review Date: 3/24/2022
Rating 5
My husband and I had a great time in Skull Rock Cottage. Kitchen as bigger than the pictures made it. Backyard was great! Loved all the extra blankets. Bed was so comfy! We were able to charge our electric vehicle no problem. Would have loved to stay longer. Will hopefully be back again!
- Review Date: 3/18/2022
Rating 5
Great stay! super close to Coyote Hill.
- Review Date: 3/14/2022
Rating 5
Great all around stay. Fantastic location in walking distance to local shop and restaurants. The spot was clean, and well appointed and the host were great and very communicative. Highly recommend a stay here and hope to visit again.
- Review Date: 3/2/2022
Rating 5
This is a beautiful house with lots of natural light. Everything in the house was very clean and convenient. Our favorite part was the backyard area. The grill and fire pit are really easy to use since they run on propane, and I definitely recommend trying out the hot tub and the bocce ball court! Overall a great place that made our trip even better.
- Review Date: 2/27/2022
Rating 5
Awesome stay, Beautiful and cozy place. Restaurants and shops are in walking distance.
- Review Date: 2/21/2022
Rating 5
Excellent communication. Clean, comfortable and great location.
- Review Date: 2/11/2022
Rating 5
House is exactly what the pictures show. Hot tub is great after a day of hiking. Reviews are accurate. Would recommend to others and would stay here again.
- Review Date: 1/21/2022
Rating 5
This place is sick! Close to the park, clean, modern and very comfortable!
- Review Date: 1/18/2022
Rating 5
We loved the home, it was well decorated…with a very comfortable bed. The neighborhood was quiet, perfect for relaxing after a day of hiking in the park.
- Review Date: 1/10/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful stay!! Clean, cozy, simple. Do watch out for your dogs feet in the backyard- there are goat heads all over. Nothing but good things to say, we will be back!
- Review Date: 1/8/2022
Rating 5
An exceptionally nice space. Was perfect for a last minute getaway and just 10 minutes away from the park.
- Review Date: 1/4/2022
Rating 5
No compromises! It is a little pricey but it is well worth it. The hot tub us a godsend after a long day of hiking and the fireplace is warm and inviting, especially for a night looking at the stars. Great place and I will definitely be back again!
- Review Date: 12/28/2021
Rating 5
Loved this home, such a nice quiet stay! The jacuzzi was amazing & we loved the fire pit. We were bummed at first because we forgot wood, but it wasn’t needed, which was a lovely surprise! The bed was so comfy and the shower was fun! Over all such a great time and place !
- Review Date: 12/28/2021
Rating 5
What a great space! We stayed here for 5 days and enjoyed the house and the are immensely! The description and pictures are 100% accurate and the hosts had quick responses to any questions we had. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked and easy to use! What a lovely space!
- Review Date: 12/19/2021
Rating 5
We enjoyed the Airbnb, and all the little things that made for a convenient stay that are usually overlooked. Nice amenities .very close to the Joshua Tree park and the other major city attractions. Highly Recommend!
- Review Date: 12/6/2021
Rating 5
I had a great stay at SkullRock Cottage. Everything was clean and it's so close to everything in Joshua Tree. Can't wait to come back.
- Review Date: 11/29/2021
Rating 5
This place was great, and exactly as advertised.
- Review Date: 11/28/2021
Rating 5
Great place to just have a great relaxing night, watching the stars from the jacuzzi, and enjoy the quiet of the night.
- Review Date: 11/24/2021
Rating 5
hands down one of the most thoughtful airbnbs I have ever stayed at. you can tell that comfort and the guests are their priority. everything in this home was high quality and intentional. I would be lying if I said I wasn't inspired to replicate some of the things I saw. highly recommend.
- Review Date: 11/23/2021
Rating 5
This is a lovely property, with every amenity you could want. The owners have chosen to use high quality linens, towels and kitchen items which makes all the difference to your comfort and stay. We loved the fire pit and hot tub and the location was perfect for walking to the Saturday markets. We would definitely stay again
- Review Date: 11/6/2021
Rating 5
We loved our time here. It’s the perfect house for two. Very clean and comfortable.
- Review Date: 10/28/2021
Rating 5
The Skull Rock Cottage is amazing! We loved playing bocce, having drinks by the fire, gazing at the full moon from the hot tub, listening to vintage vinyl on the turntable, and drinking french press coffee in Le Creuset mugs, and biking through the neighborhood to the Joshua Tree Saloon. If you want to be right in town, but also right next to JTNP, this is the spot!
- Review Date: 10/26/2021
Rating 4
Very close to the park and the restaraunts / coffee shops. Hot tub is a treat!
- Review Date: 10/15/2021
Rating 5
Thanks so much for the wonderful stay! Cleanest Airbnb I've stayed in! The hot tub was great for star gazing at night and we had everything we needed to snack and relax for the weekend! The check-in and check-out process was easy and smooth, and you really couldn't ask for a better location
- Review Date: 10/7/2021
Rating 5
Amazing little weekend getaway The house was located next to the park house was very neat clean and very organized had all amenities that you could ask for even a washer and dryer and after hiking all day and driving around that was definitely a plus. The home also had an amazing backyard with a fire pit and a Jacuzzi and at night when completely dark you could kick back relax and s t a r g a z e would definitely come back in the future and rent again
- Review Date: 9/30/2021
Rating 5
Great location! Also love the fact that they have an electric car charger available.
- Review Date: 9/25/2021
Rating 5
Very clean and modern. We had a really comfortable stay.
- Review Date: 9/8/2021
Rating 5
It’s a cozy and modern desert get away. The decor is gorgeous and the space is really well laid out. It’s very clean, easy to bring your things into and the backyard is very nice. Would 100% love to stay here again and would recommend.
- Review Date: 8/31/2021
Rating 5
Affordable little get away
- Review Date: 8/22/2021
Rating 5
Lovely place! The bed is so comfortable and I miss it lol! The shower was also quite nice. The backyard at night was especially wonderful. Love the lawn chairs to star gaze. Very thoughtful place and it had a washer and dryer which really helped extend our clothes for our trip. Would recommend and would stay again!
- Review Date: 8/21/2021
Rating 5
Gorgeous apartment with the comfiest bed! If you’re looking for a cozy stay in JT then this is it! Great amenities!
- Review Date: 8/20/2021
Rating 5
My partner and I visited Joshua Tree for the first time and I am glad we chose this home. The location is great, near restaurants, stores, gas stations, and a short ride to scenic hiking. The home is very clean, the amenities were exactly what we needed, and the owners were very accommodating. We brought along our pup (for a reasonable fee) and they provided some necessities for him. I would highly recommend this home for any couple!
- Review Date: 8/2/2021
Rating 5
Great little home away from home in a fantastic location.
- Review Date: 7/31/2021
Rating 5
Great stay and location! Would book it again.
- Review Date: 7/29/2021
Rating 5
This place was absolutely perfect!
- Review Date: 7/15/2021
Rating 5
SkullRock Cottage was the perfect weekend escape for myself, my partner, and dog. (Huge plus for being pet friendly!) The house is situated in a neighborhood not far from the National Park entrance and food/shops along Highway 62. We loved the modern furnishings and design of the place and it truly felt as if we were in a hotel! We will be making it a point to come back here the next time we visit Joshua Tree and might look into other properties Homestead Modern has to offer as well! Thanks for the relaxing weekend!
- Review Date: 7/12/2021
Rating 5
Wonderful property, close to town! We had a great time exploring joshua tree and a clean comfortable space to come back to and relax under the beautiful sky!! Will definitely be coming back soon!
- Review Date: 7/6/2021
Rating 4
This is a great place to stay in the town of Joshua Tree! It's clearly been very recently renovated and extremely clean and comfortable. Really state of the art appliances, furniture, bedding, etc. Everything about my stay felt modern, comfortable, safe and relaxing. The big backyard with the spa, fire pit and lawn chairs is a huge plus and is great for stargazing. We loved utilizing the grill and outdoor dining set to eat our meals under the sky, too. The place is minutes from the "town center" in Joshua Tree, so you can ride the bikes provided into town or around the neighborhood. It's also only ~15 minutes from the National Park entrance! The only thing to keep in mind is that this is right in the heart of a neighborhood, so you do hear neighbors and the goings-on nearby, it's not a remote property in the middle of the desert. If you are fine with that, this is a great find and a beautiful home! I loved my stay and felt right at home. PS - one of the most comfortable beds I've ever stayed in away from home.
- Review Date: 7/6/2021
Rating 5
Very clean and modern. Looks just like the pictures.
- Review Date: 7/1/2021
Rating 5
Awesome place. Super clean and comes with just about everything you need! Definitely going back someday:)
- Review Date: 6/28/2021
Rating 5
Awesome stay for my wife and I on our post wedding trip/mini moon. We got to visit Joshua Tree NP late in the day (ideal time for summer temps) and chill out at the place after. Ideal stay for a couple looking to relax and kick back in Joshua Tree. Super central location, 8 mins drive to park entrance and really close to the town’s center. We really loved the modern touches. Well designed and cozy place. Thanks again!
- Review Date: 6/23/2021
Rating 5
The house was beautiful! We rode our bikes to get coffee, super close to town! We also made dinner at the house, the kitchen is perfectly equipped. We had a nice time stargazing in the hot tub at night time! Would definitely stay again :)
- Review Date: 6/21/2021
Rating 5
The home was impeccable! So modern and cozy! Had a really well stocked kitchen, used it to cook several meals! House was clean, comfortable and overall just great! Would love to stay again!!
- Review Date: 6/14/2021
Rating 5
This home is a level of luxury I never knew I needed. If you are looking for the perfect stay, look no further! The perfect location (we walked and biked to some of the best shops and restaurants in Joshua Tree). And the communication and customer service are top notch. They even offered to book spa treatments for us. The Parachute bedding and Public Goods products throughout the house are a treat as well. I couldn't ask for anything more! They even provided a little dog care kit and bed for our dogs. This place is an absolute steal for the price! Definitely staying here next time we are in the area :)
- Review Date: 6/7/2021
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