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Romantic hide-a-way for two in our secluded canyon. Please see our reviews.

Bedrooms 1
Space 433 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Our guest reviews tell our story better than we can.

Hawks View House in Joshua Tree is located in a secluded canyon 6 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree. Hiking is available right out the back door, featuring back porch shower, fire pit and amazing views in every direction. A short drive to JTNP.

We rebuilt this 1950s Homesteader Cabin from scratch. After jack-hammering and re-pouring the old cement floor, we wood framed inside the original cinder block walls to provide lots of electrical outlets and additional insulation. The cabin features two 10 ft. covered porches, metal roof and metal ceiling, new dish washer, gas stove, refrigerator and state of the art AC and heating. All new plumbing provides good water pressure for both showers (one outside), whirlpool tub and kitchen. Enjoy our starry night skies around the propane fire-pit. Grill up some veggies and steak on the BBQ porch. We have an information center with complementary maps highlighting points of interest and recommended local restaurants, shops, coffee houses, art galleries, theaters, health food stores and our local yoga studio. Our local friends tell us they like to visit because of the unique location at the end of the road near the top of our hill. DO NOT use GPS to arrive at our location. GPS may lead you onto an impassable trail. You must approach our location from the east (Sunburst Road in Joshua Tree). Please allow us to text or email directions along with the front door lock combination for your stay.

Paul Morehead
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Paul Morehead

Paul began vacationing here from the San Francisco Bay Area 30 years ago, fell in love with the place and people and moved here in 2004. Paul is a professional nature/landscape photographer. We purchased this homesteaders cabin built in the early 1950's, and spent a year rebuilding it from scratch. After jack- hammering and repouring the floor, we framed and insulated the walls to provide plenty of electrical outlets, added 2 covered patios, ran a new water line to provide plenty of water pressure for the whirlpool tub and two showers (one outside) and included a night sky viewing area in the back yard. The cabin is on 5 acres, nestled at the end of our road in a private canyon 6 minutes from downtown Joshua Tree. We love to meet new people and share this amazing location with others who share our passion for this beautiful desert area.

Paul Morehead purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Paul Morehead chose Joshua Tree

If you want seclusion only 6 minutes away from restaurants, shopping, art, night life and more, this is the property for you. Hike straight out of the back door, star gaze from the backyard (our canyon protects us from the "city glow"), be amazed from the view under a full moon, view wild life from the front porch. Our first visitor during construction was a Desert Tortoise from one of the many tortoise dens on our combined 10 acres of land.

Your hosts home is next door to provide support when you want it and the privacy you came here for.

What makes this cabin unique

Our local friends tell us they love to visit because of our unique location.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Joshua Tree, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 433 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No All Terrain Vehicles or guns on property.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
We are located 15 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, home of hiking, rock climbing and photography. We are 30 minutes away from Big Morongo Basin Preserve, one of the premier bird watching locations on the West Coast Migration Fly-Way due to its year-round water source in the midst of the desert. Paul is a professional nature/landscape photographer (those are some of his photos on the walls of the cabin). Paul is happy to share photography tips and favorite photo locations. Joshua Tree is home to a thriving art community. We have 2 music festivals and 2 Art Tours/festivals per year, fine art galleries, 3 live theater venues, health food stores, a yoga studio, unique night-life and more. Or you can just relax in the back yard, tan during the day and star gaze at night.


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Romantic hide-a-way for two in our secluded canyon. Please see our reviews.
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Magical & very private getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this little perfect hide-a-way!! It was not only the absolute perfect location with four different views of Joshua Tree area, it also felt so private, even though minutes to town. Paul was great!! He provided us with lots of great information about the area and also gave us the privacy we were looking for. From gazing at the stars on the front porch, grilling out on the side porch, enjoying our coffee on the back porch, and utilizing the outdoor shower as much as possible, it was all perfection!! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you two, we're glad you enjoyed yourselves so much! We're looking forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Paul
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Relaxing, peaceful and private

  • 5 of 5

Paul & Linda are exceptional hosts. This was our second visit and it won’t be our last.

  • Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Desert Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I love the property and all the amenities it has to offer. It feels very secluded, opening up on a nice section of desert if you aren't looking for a big hike and just want to walk around. The hosts are very friendly and explain everything you need to know very clearly, available if you need them but unobtrusive. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a delightful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this cute, little, extremely well-appointed desert refuge. The location is extraordinary, at the end of the canyon, up against undeveloped land, and the variety of wildlife on view was pretty wonderful. We spent a lot of time sitting outside in the different seating areas. The space was immaculate when we got there and key details--like the comfort of the bed and the quality of shower--exceeded expectations for a vacation rental. The only two slight issues were the road, which is definitely dirt/washboard, wasn't a favorite of my little Honda Fit (though it was certainly passable), and we would have preferred a little more screened ventilation in the house (the AC unit works great, we're just open-windows kind of people). These were really minor compared to how great everything else was and we certain;y hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to have you stay at Hawks View House! Thanks for the suggestion on ventilation, we now have 3 screened windows which open for ventilation on calm desert days. Thanks much for staying with us, we hope to see you again. Paul & Linda
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  • 5 of 5

We've been to Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada and many, many states within the US...

Hawk's View Cabin is, without a doubt, at the top of our vacation rentals!

Not only are the accommodations perfect for two, but the setting is spectacular!

We were looking for privacy, quiet, serenity, renewal, togetherness and nature! We got ALL of those and so much more!!!

Sitting on the front porch each morning, early to see the sunrise, became our daily ritual before going into Joshua Tree National Park to hike! One of the main (North) entrances into JTNP is about 10mins away from the cabin.

We hiked everyday.

It truly was a spiritual experience with each new trail we encountered!!!

Going back to the cabin, after a long morning/day of hiking, then hitting a cool place for lunch, was perfect! We'd sit out in the sun, out total privacy!

We showered everyday in the outdoor shower! How cool is that? Looking at the surrounding hills/mountains & the sunshine, while showering was awesome.

We grilled & cooked dinner a few nights, or ordered pizza from "Pie for the People" (delicious artisan pizza: a must try)

Linda & Paul are super cool people! They are kind, friendly, dedicated, hard-working, knowledgeable and accommodating! The entire transaction/booking was effortless!

We are so grateful to them for sharing their beautiful property!

We had a fabulous vacation, and will most certainly return to Hawk's View Cabin soon!

  • Submitted: 6-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene clean beautiful views secluded.

  • 5 of 5

We were happy. Went hiking. Stayed close enjoyed the peaceful beautiful environment.

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Yucca Valley
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Art galleries, live theater and music, yoga studio, health food store, 2 annual music festivals, Hwy 62 open studio art tour in Oct., many events in spring and fall to support local not-for-profits.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Joshua Tree, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$66.35
Damage Deposit C$663.45

Hawks View House is suitable for two adults maximum.
Please read our guidelines for desert tortoise encounters once you have arrived.
Do not feed the wildlife. They were here before us and they'll be fine...if we don't feed them.
No Off Road Vehicles or pets please.
Guns are not allowed on the property.
No smoking inside, use provided butt containers outside.
Sorry, not suitable for children.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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