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Artist Owned Joshua Tree Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home On 1/2 Acre Fenced Property That Is Dog Friendly.

Licia and Jose want to welcome you and your family to their lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, situated just 15 minutes from the West Entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, in Yucca Valley, California.

Conveniently located at the edge of Joshua Tree, this high desert getaway has been comfortably furnished to accommodate up to 8 guests and features some of the artist couple’s own paintings and sculptures.

Enjoy the sunrise outdoors from the east facing, covered patio in the fully fenced yard of this pet friendly vacation rental. The property features a one of a kind sculptural fence and gates created by José, the owner. With mature landscaping, a forty foot pine shades the drive and cacti of many varieties add desert charm to the nearly 1/2 acre lot. Make yourself at home with the new gas BBQ grill for easy outdoor cooking and vintage, refurbished, cushioned patio seating.

There's a lovely FIRE PIT in the backyard for use by our guests. It has a spark arrester screen, is nestled into a stone surround and is a very cozy fire burning setting for you to enjoy.

Modern amenities in the recently remodeled mid-century home include central AC and heating, pet friendly porcelain tile throughout, and new granite counters in both full bathrooms. Catch a great night’s sleep on any of the luxurious new beds including a cal king in the master, queen bed in bedroom #2, and twin beds in the den/bedroom #3. For extra sleeping, the new sofa in the living room folds out to a queen size bed, too.

The full kitchen is ready for family weekends in the desert! Prepare your favorite meals, snacks and beverages with the electric range/oven, side-by-side refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, coffee maker and grinder, blender, toaster, slow cooker, toaster oven, pots, pans, utensils, silverware and Licia’s grandmother’s china. The solid oak dining table seats 6-8 comfortably.

There is also a High Efficiency Washing Machine and Gas Dryer for your use while staying at the house! And there is also an iron and ironing board.

WiFi is provided throughout with high speed internet connection.

Enjoy the new TV with cable, DVD player and a cool collection of DVD's for your enjoyment. You can connect your blu-tooth device to the TV's sound bar speakers and we have an iPod speaker that's easy to connect to for playing your own music. Relax, and restore with friends and family in the high desert this weekend.

The home now has a new photovoltaic solar system!

Joshua Tree National Park is approx. 10 miles to the West Entrance - on south side of Hwy 62, and Black Rock Canyon campground, that offers some of the most beautiful hiking in the Park is only 5 miles to the south.

Joshua Tree Retreat Center is approx. 2.5 miles - offering day passes to a tranquil swimming pool and spa - on north side of Hwy 62.

Famed saloon Pappy & Harriet's is only 6 miles away in Pioneertown. Also don't forget to visit the Integratron!

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Property Manager
Licia Perea
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2018

About Licia Perea

Owners Licia and Jose are both performing and visual artists who grew up in New Mexico and moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue their careers in dance, theater, film and TV. They are also wine makers and enjoy traveling.

Licia Perea purchased this house in 2013

Why Licia Perea chose Yucca Valley

Licia and Jose find Joshua Tree to be a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Some of their friends had moved to Joshua Tree and so they started looking for a 2nd home to spend much more time in this special place of the world. This charming home had been lovingly remodeled by a contractor for his son, but the young man decided to seek his fortune in the big city, so the father decided to sell the house. When Licia and Jose saw the house they knew they had found a gem and so they jumped at the chance to purchase the home.

What makes this house unique

The property features a stone facade, set off by large stones in the front yard and even a stone mailbox. José has recently installed beautiful custom made gates and fences which he designed and built. A 40' pine tree shades the driveway and a mature olive tree in the back yard produces gorgeous olives that Licia and Jose enjoy curing. There are palos verdes trees, a 20' juniper, a 30' cypress, Joshua Trees, cacti, yucca and many other plants. The fenced back yard is great for dogs, and the back patio is a pleasant place to hang out in the shade. This well insulated house with central AC and heating is comfortable all year round.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Yucca Valley, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom: granite and tile
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Granite and tile
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with full closet and ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has a full closet and ceiling fan.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Has a full closet and ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • tennis


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Artist Owned Joshua Tree Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Elfin Forest, California

Felt Like Home close to Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 2 very well behaved well traveled dogs and kids so we could go into Joshua Tree National Park. Loved the artistic decor and the welcome into the place. Plenty of groceries close by and good places to eat. We used the backyard fire pit and the dogs thought they were in a park running around the yard. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked there too. Very restful quiet family neighborhood and close to park. Used netflix on tv and WiFi worked. We are used to renting cabins so were fine washing dishes. Only wishes to make it even better would be dishwasher and hot tub. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

We had a wonderful relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is so comfortable and had everything we needed. Really well prepared, clean and lovely. It was easy to cook, the grill and the fire pit were perfect, the bedrooms and bathrooms had lovely linens and we were able to be super relaxed.

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice large house, it was the perfect place for our Thanksgiving friends reunion.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week here. It's a nice big house, very clean and nothing lacking. We were out hiking every day, this was a great place to come back to. We appreciated the well-stocked kitchen, cooked every night including Thanksgiving dinner and had no problems. Definitely would rent again!

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean house!

  • 5 of 5

Was very nice and clean, would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 8-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this comfortable, clean, beautiful home. The home is kept very clean and is located in a central location close to our desired destinations to explore the desert. Stephen made everything easy and was very helpful throughout the process. We came in with a rain storm, but had no problems whatsoever. Thank you for offering your beautiful home to desert travelers! We look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Art in balance with Nature

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with the artists' retreat which became our retreat after long mornings hiking with a three year old and five year old as they experienced their first trip to a national park. Joshua Tree National Park was a short drive from the residence. The home was oh-so-clean and very beautifully appointed with original art. This was no cookie-cutter house; each bowl, each blanket, each lamp was chosen to add to the vision of the owners. On the outside the garden was sculpted with rocks and cacti. Lovely!

  • Submitted: 1-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon and her family were excellent and respectful guests and we would be delighted to have them back.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 62
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants available
Car: necessary

This comfortable home is centrally located to access the most interesting sites in the area. Just 2.5 miles up HWY 62 is the Joshua Tree Retreat Center (aka The Institute of Mentalphysics). The oldest and largest retreat center in the Western United States, it is a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site, designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright and son Lloyd. Day rates available to enjoy their quiet heated pool and spa.

Easy access to the National Park for day hikes, driving tours, world class rock climbing and incomparable stargazing. Walking distance from Yucca Valley’s east end conveniences, you’ll be only blocks from groceries, gas, pizza and more.

Stater Bros. grocery store is only 3 blocks away - on north side of Hwy 62

JOSHUA TREE SALOON is approx. 5 miles away -- Open daily -- good food, live music many evenings, must be 21 yrs old to dine inside. Outdoor seating with kids.

Pioneer Town and the highly popular destination of Pappy and Harriet's bar and restaurant where musicians play from all over the world is only 6 miles away.

The Integratron dome, a kind of rejuvenation machine, is just 15 miles away in Landers.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Yucca Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$257.7
Cleaning Fee C$115.97
Property Damage Protection C$76.02

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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