Enjoy unobstructed views of the stunning Joshua Tree desert landscape right from the front yard. The unique wood wall in the living & dining room was a labor of love by the owner and features over 100 pieces of hand-stained and cut wood in a variety of vibrant colors. There are 3 bedrooms and comfortable sleeping arrangements for 6 people; 2 queen beds and a futon that opens to a double bed. The large backyard comes equipped with outdoor amenities including a fire pit (that doubles as a grill) various outdoor games and 2 hammocks for relaxing and incredible stargazing.
You will be sent a number code for the front door upon booking. Your code will be active ONLY during the time of your stay. An email will be sent as soon as the booking is confirmed with instructions and your personal code. Any questions or problems, feel free to contact me. Guests have access to the entire 1,000 sq. ft house and amenities, and must request access to the garage. Driveway and street parking is available for multiple vehicles.
Interaction with guests
We like to respect our guest’s privacy, so you won’t see too much of us. We will be available to answer any questions and to make your stay more enjoyable.
Cactus Cottage is located less than a 10 minute drive to the entrance of Joshua Tree National park and ½ mile away from great restaurants and funky shops in Joshua Tree.
Joshua Tree National Park - The Cactus Cottage is located less than a 10 minute drive to the entrance of National park. The park entrance fee is $20 for the day or $30 for an annual pass. There are some free entrance days so be sure to check the website for these dates. (URL HIDDEN)
Noah Purifoy Exhibit - An outdoor art exhibit is located 5-10 minutes away and is a must see for all art lovers. His installations have been in galleries across the country and this exhibit is a true testament for his amazing work. (URL HIDDEN)
The Integratron - This is an unforgettable sound experience for those seeking deep relaxation and rejuvenation. Sound baths are by appointment only by online booking or phone. Integratron is located about 20 minutes away and worth every minute. (URL HIDDEN)
Landers Brew Co - If you are looking for a good beer, surrounded by beautiful desert scenery, LBC is the spot. With a friendly bar staff and great selection of drafts and bottles, you can't go wrong. Definitely a must for beer lovers. The 15 minute drive is well worth it to enjoy a beer on the patio or listen to some local live music.
The restaurants in Joshua Tree are amazing. Country Kitchen is perfect for a delicious diner Breakfast and home cooked meals. Crossroads Cafe is a breakfast and lunch hot spot with a wide range of options, including vegan/vegetarian options. Pie For The People is hands down the best pizza in town, the garlic knots are pretty tasty too! and Natural Sisters is the vegetarian restaurant in Joshua Tree and has large portions and hearty salads. Joshua Tree Saloon is right down the street and a perfect spot for live music, drinks and be sure to have some BBQ or Mahi Mahi tacos.
5 minutes away from great restaurants and funky shops in Joshua Tree. There are convenient stores and gas stations within 5 minutes, but grocery stores are located 15 minutes away in Yucca so please plan accordingly.
It’s best to get around by car. Uber and Lucky 777 cab are popular local options to get where you need to go.
Other things to note
Pets: We are happy to welcome your well-behaved pets. Please be sure to avoid any accidents or animal wear and tear on the furniture or bedding. We ask that pets are not left unattended in any of the outdoor areas. The backyard is fully fenced in, but Joshua Tree gets very hot and has its share of wild animals and we want to make sure your furry friends are safe and cool.
The Cactus Cottage provides the following kitchen necessities: Standard Stove, Full Size Fridge, Sink Disposal, Silverware, Plates & Bowls, Glasses, Coffee Mugs, Wine Glasses, Scissors, Wine Opener, Bottle Opener, Tea Kettle, Baking Sheet, Salt & Pepper, Olive Oil, Refillable Berkey Water Filter, Ice Cube Trays, Various Pots & Pans, Microwave, Strainer, Cheese Grater, Mixing Bowls, Measuring Cups, Measuring Spoons, Wooden Spoons, Spatula, Knife Set, Cutting Boards, Small Trash Bags, Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Dish Sponge, Dish Scrubber.
The Cactus Cottage provides the following bathroom necessities: Water efficient toilet, Water Pik Shower Head, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Washcloths, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Hand Soap, Toilet Paper, Plunger, First Aid Kit, Hair Dryer, Cactus Kit (Tweezers & Elmers glue), Air Freshener
Games: I have provided a number of indoor games and outdoor activities for kids and adults alike. Be sure to keep all the pieces and parts together where they belong so everyone can continue to enjoy them. The Cactus Cottage provides: Connect Four, Guesstures, KerPlunk, Mancala, Chess, Checkers, Apples To Apples, Jenga, Cards Against Humanity, MadGab Cards, Uno, Card Deck, and Table Topics Question Cards. The Cactus Cottage also provides a cornhole set, bocce and ladderball for outdoor gaming fun.