The Best & Most Unique Joshua Tree AirBnB’s

Sharing the best & most unique Joshua Tree AirBnB’s to add to your travel list – definitely save this post to Pinterest for future reference:) Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places to go if I’m looking for creative inspiration or seeking a little spiritual moment. Just get in the car, drive to the desert, soak in some stunning sunsets & stark desert landscapes, stargaze, and feel inspired.

“Sometimes one day in a different place gives you more than 10 years of life at home.” – Anatole France

I know it hasn’t been easy to travel in 2020, but at least we have the option to safely travel by staying at clean AirBnB’s. It’s not only responsible and respectful of others, but staying at an AirBnB is such a unique experience for so many reasons. Keep on scrolling for my list of the best & most unique Joshua Tree AirBnB’s.

Acido Dorado

The space

Acido Dorado has two matching master suites with glass walls and private atria planted with ocotillos. Each suite has a large shower that is open to the atrium, a teak bench, and a floating mirrored vanity. The main room is glass walled on three sides with a full kitchen, and a large dining table. A seating area has a sofa, chairs and a stereo cabinet with a blue tooth connection that drives a built-in 400watt 7 speaker stereo system throughout the house. The mosaic tiled reflecting pool and huge spa are basically in the living room, and the sunken back patio has built in seating, a fire pit, and a barbeque. Ornate wrought iron gates with thousands of metallic gold roses slide into pockets and disappear to open the living room from the front desert plains through to the back patio and rocky hillside. The house can be opened entirely to catch desert breezes but there is also an over-sized heating and cooling system for those few days when you need them.

The single most valuable thing we offer, that even the most deluxe hotels can only pretend to, is authentic architecture. Something magic happens when you find yourself in a place that isn’t an imitation of somewhere else. There is a great sense of focus, and the time and place are truly your own.

Our idea of luxury is a bit different from most vacation rentals. The house is intended to feel like it is “yours” for the few days that you visit. It is super clean, well maintained and well stocked with all of the basics in the kitchen and fresh linens. It is not full of our coffee table books, our record collection, our favorite board games, and cloying knick knacks that express our personality or some generic “desert” theme. Our guests are people who have their own taste in all of these things and we feel that they appreciate not being sold a packaged experience. Bring your own favorite books and see how they seem different in this context, bring your own favorite music or better yet- make your own music. We are providing a truly unique architecture that is a background- but you are the foreground.

This house was constructed, and is managed and maintained by architect Robert Stone as an open gesture to share his handcrafted and conceptually layered architecture with people who have common interests. Guests are asked to please introduce themselves, their group and their plans. Our goal is to find a way to accommodate anyone who really connects with the place and wants to visit.

Serenity Escape

The space

Serenity Escape is located between the Joshua Tree National Park, The Integratron, Pappy & Harriet’s (Pioneertown), and Downtown Yucca Valley. Allowing you to get anywhere you’d like, fast while staying isolated and private. A private chef, housekeeping, and hair stylist can be arranged upon request and availability. The Serenity Escape was build from the ground up in 2015 with the goal of creating the most modern, cozy and functional space that would compliment the beautiful desert. A home we would want to stay and host in.

Architect’s Off-Grid Stargazing Cabin

The space

Sleep in a comfy bed under the stars in an open-air room in a minimalist corten steel structure. Architect Malek Alqadi designed this innovative oasis as a unique off-grid getaway offering close proximity to nature as well as simple, stylish living. This tiny home is best suited for 2 guests, but can sleep up to 6. One indoor bed, pull out couch, and one outdoor bed (outdoor bed does not have a cover).
“Sleeping in the stargazing portal and waking up to a mountainous backdrop cannot be duplicated.”

Casita Conejo Tiny House

The space

A chic rabbit-themed mid-century modern Joshua Tree tiny house! While the home is only 400 square feet, it’s open and airy layout can accommodate up to 4 people. It’s a cozy fit, but we make it work perfectly.
You’re also only 8 mins away from the park. In fact, you can even see it from the back patio 🙂

The home is furnished with one full-size memory foam bed in the upstairs loft, and one full-size Article sleeper sofa. Inside the kitchen, you’ll find all the silverware, pots, pans and plates you need to pretend like you’re going to cook yourself dinner from scratch! The living room is furnished with a nice flat-screen tv where you’ll be able to Netflix and chill with friends.

JT Villager

The space

One of the original 1947 homes in the heart of Joshua Tree Village with retro, modern and local artistic touches. Only 10 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, walkable to the saloon, coffee, clothing and art boutiques. JT Villager is a fully re-imagined original 1947 dwelling inspired by it’s natural landscape. Each detail of our home has been carefully curated fusing old and new and our design choices have been inspired by either found and vernacular objects.

Earth House

The space

Using local clays and sand from the surrounding area, we created earthen plasters that give the home a beautifully unique, sustainable finish. We also used many reclaimed materials such as an old dough trough for a sink and hand built all of the furniture. The room includes a kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, fridge, coffee grinder and bodum, artisan pottery and a built in seating area. Sliding glass doors face the southeast with a beautiful boulder view and an amazing sun/moon rise and set which you can enjoy from your private outdoor lounge area. If conditions are right, you can also enjoy the fire pit. Please make sure to check in with us if you want to use the fire pit so we can make sure there are no fire restrictions in the area or wind advisories. Guest must bring their own wood and starters.

Off-grid itHouse

The space

The Off-grid itHouse is an architecturally significant house, recently noted by Dwell as one of the ‘Best Homes in America’ and in the Los Angeles Times as one of the best houses of all time in Southern California. The Off-grid itHouse is one of 10 IT Houses built in California, which have received much acclaim such as the Western Home award sponsored by Sunset magazine. Also noted as one of the top 10 airbnb rentals worldwide. This is the prototype for the pre-engineered system known as the IT House.

The house is 100% off-grid, powered by solar panels for energy and hot water, and is located in a pristine remote valley in the beautiful California high desert. The house observes key green principals of smaller footprint, minimal disturbance to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, use of renewable resources, and living simply and minimally.

The setting of the house is remote and serene, a quiet refuge from everything, free from distractions. Amazing views and vistas in all directions.

Perfect for design or green aficionados, writers or those needing a secluded quiet getaway.

Ting’s House

The space
This spacious and cozy home with great views is located in the heart of Joshua Tree Village just minutes away from the Joshua Tree National Park Entrance Station. A quick 1/2 mile drive or walk and you’re in the middle of Joshua Tree’s small downtown of shops, eateries and galleries.
•The entire house has been uniquely remodeled for a clean modern feeling while preserving aspects of the houses’ 1950’s vintage,Enjoy the vintage Beam and pillars with midcentury ceiling,Tastefully furnished with modern vintage pieces and artwork shiped by container from our artist friend live in Asia and Africa .
•The kitchen window look out onto boulder mountain,well equipped with lots of cooking supplies and new appliances- gas stove, Double door refrigerator,microwave and coffee machine . The dining table expands to seat 8 people.
•living room Large windows give panoramic views that go on forever. On The north deck take in the magnificent desert sunrise and a view of Distant desert and mountains. in the night enjoy peace
And gaze up at the countless stars and see the Milky Way.
•The backyard deck has a gas BBQ grill and a outdoor dining table that’s ready to go for your outdoor cooking and dining.

Cactus Jax Cottage

The space

Welcome to Cactus Jax Cottage! Our beautiful mid-century home built in 1959 is the perfect place for those tired of the hustle and bustle of daily life to come and unwind. This beautiful home features 2 beds and 1 bathroom that has been recently remodeled to have the comforts of home but still preserves the original, comfortable minimalist feel as intended in 1959. Whether you are relaxing outside on the hammock, kicking back by the fire pit, laying on the day bed watching your favorite Netflix show, or cooking up an amazing dinner to share with your friends and family we know you will feel right at home here. Our home is walking distance to all that Joshua tree has to offer being only about a 5-minute walk to the Joshua Tree Village where some of the best shops and restaurants in the desert call home.

White Cactus House & Tipi Garden

The space

1947 historic bungalow, reimagined and redesigned in 2018 is located in the heart of Joshua Tree village. An unbeatable location in the heart of JT Village, you can WALK to all the hot spots and stare at endless starry skies after dark.

The White Cactus House is a touch of Scandinavian and Bohemian rolled into Joshua Tree rustic charm. Here you can Meditate, commune with the stars and desert or center and ground yourself. The house, the walls, kitchen and bathroom are bright white to accentuate the natural light of the high California desert with oversized vintage-esque brass fixtures. We have an indoor and outdoor shower. Our indoor shower is fitted with a large Velux skylight and 10″ rainfall showerhead for an opulent shower experience.

My Getaway Desert Adobe

The space

Interior is beautifully designed, with gorgeous doors, fireplace, tile, painted to suit the style! Shower has 2 heads, glass block, open, spacious, room for 2. Double Futon in livingroom, 1 pull out couch with queen foam mattress, and A twin air mattress. DVD in bedroom and living room. Kitchen prepared to cook. Fridge/freezer with ice maker. Coffee corner essentials. If you know ahead of time what you will be cooking we will double check that we have the right utensils for you. The patio has a built in charcoal BBQ, propane cook top and also a propane BBQ is provided. Covered patio. A/C and heat, indoor and outdoor fireplace. Linens are provided, as well as pool and shower towels.


The space

The property view is incredible ! New Joshua Tree homestead renovation. Panorama heights. Gorgeous 360 views of the whole valley, snow capped mountains, the Milky Way, and boulders. Minimalist living for those who want to escape the city. Outdoor shower. Kitchen. living room. Indoor shower. Wood burning stove. Epic hikes from this location. There is a blow up queen bed so it can accommodate 2 couples if need be. 5 minutes to Joshua Tree town.