19 Dreamy Joshua Tree Vacation Rentals

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19 Dreamy Joshua Tree Vacation Rentals

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From its bewitching, stark beauty, to its lucid skies, it’s easy to fall in love under the Joshua Tree spell. Nested a couple of hours west of Los Angeles, you’ll discover a completely different world. Amidst rugged rock formations, desert landscapes, and namesake trees, you’ll find yourself in the backdrops of California’s playground—it’s a photographers’ dream, perfect for a road trip and a vacationer’s delight.

A newcomer to the vacation rental space, Plum Guide is a premium online booking platform and Airbnb alternative, providing a benchmark for quality stays worldwide. Every home is personally vetted by their team and, if I may say so myself, the properties are simply stunning.

With over 5,000,000+ vacation homes listed around the world, Plum Guide hand-selects each and every property on their platform. That means you’ll have a selection of only the best places to stay in Joshua Tree—with a little help from the rental critics.

What’s more, they’re now guaranteeing a full refund on bookings if your trip is halted due to COVID. Therefore, regardless of the individual cancellation policy of the home, if you can’t travel due to either contracting COVID or travel restrictions, you will receive a 100% refund. Click here fore more info about their COVID cancellation policy.

Discover the perfect vacation rental for you, your family and friends, and even your pet. From cabins in Joshua Tree to opulent homes nestled amongst grippy rock formations, there’s a place to suit every traveler’s taste, style, and budget. In this list of Joshua Tree vacation rentals, you’ll find the best selection of accommodation using the Plum Guide. Let’s take a look at some of the top places to stay in Joshua Tree.

Joshua Tree Vacation Rentals

From Old West-inspired stays to lavish homes, Joshua Tree – near Joshua Tree National Park – delivers on utmost delights for the perfect vacation rentals. Take a look at the top places dotted around Joshua Tree Town.

1. Abstractionist, Joshua Tree

As the name suggests, the Abstractionist will provide you with all the tools you need to let your inner creative spirit free. From art supplies to studio space, it’s the absolute place to be inspired. With photography books skirting the walls and sculptured furniture, you’ll fall in love.

Let your inner chef out in the kitchen with plenty of counter space. If you’re not down for cooking, turn something divine on the BBQ grill under the stars. After dinner, grab some towels and head to the hot tub before settling in to stream your favorite movies on the large TV. It’s the perfect space for creatives, families, friends, and anyone looking for a whimsical desert escape.

2. Split Rock Cottage, Joshua Tree

This 2-bedroom, 1-bath Split Rock Cottage offers all the comforts needed to make your Joshua Tree house rental a memorable one.

Sit out on the sunny patio and enjoy a morning cup of joe before picking teams to play a game of bocce ball. The space offers air conditioning, central heating, a washer, and a dryer. Cool off in the pool before disappearing to the sofa to watch your favorite program on TV. Less than 10-minutes from the Joshua Tree National Park, this charming stay provides an array of activities.

3. Saddleback Escape, Joshua Tree

Rally your friends, family, and pets for an incredible stay in the Saddleback Escape. The marvelous 3-bedroom, 2-bath home can easily fit up to 6 guests, making it a great social retreat.

Gather round for a yoga session in the designated space before cooling off under the outdoor shower and relaxing in the hot tub where you can enjoy sweeping desert views. Relax on the balcony or rooftop terrace and melt some smores at the firepit. You’ll fall in love with this wilderness retreat.

4. The Roadrunner, Joshua Tree

Only half a mile away from Joshua Tree Town and an arms reach from the national park, The Roadrunner is amidst it all.  The 120 sq/m, 2-bedroom, 2-bath house offers all the comforts needed for a Joshua Tree vacation rental.

Enjoy the large, open-plan space with windows welcoming sunlight and the superb collection of art dotted around the house. Mix up some margaritas and spend your afternoons on the sheltered deck, enjoying the local wildlife before gathering around the fire pit to flip some burgers. It’s an excellent stay for a family or a group of friends looking for some bonding time in the wastelands.

5. The Bright Side, Joshua Tree

This charming 2-bedroom Joshua Tree house rental certainly makes you feel on The Bright Side of life. With lustrous accents spread around the house and a kitchen made for socializing, you’ll never want to leave this little delight. 

The space provides a king bed in one room and a super king bed in the other, along with wifi and a TV in the living room for movie nights and other comfort amenities. Sit out on the shaded patio with a glass of cold wine as you catch up on life with your significant other. It’s a great space for a small family, romantic couples, and individual travelers.

6. Sonic Daydream, Joshua Tree

Relax and unwind at this Sonic Daydream rental in Joshua Tree, CA. This bohemian wonderland is tastefully decorated by two brothers, who designed the space to bring out the spirited traveler in you.

After a day of exploring the National Park, why not soak off in the cowboy hot tub, or lounge out in the overhanging wicker chair. You’ll be 2 minutes away from boutiques, restaurants, and chic cafes. It’s the perfect place to explore Joshua Tree and its spectacular surroundings.

7. Quails’ Garden, Joshua Tree

The lovely, rustic, 3-bedroom, 2-bath Quails’ Garden space can easily fit up to 6 guests, making it an ideal space for a family or friends. There’s a separate guest house, lovely for star-struck lovers looking for a little more privacy.

Spend your afternoons, with a glass of wine and a good book, in the hammocks outback, before cooling off one of the hot tubs. Test your culinary delight in the kitchen before relaxing at the gas fireplace. This accommodation provides ample space to reconnect bonds between your loved ones.

8. Cielito Lindo Retreat, Joshua Tree

Step out of this beautiful Cielito Lindo Retreat and into one of the cool cowboy tubs amid mesmerizing nature. Have dinner on the veranda as you look out over sweeping views of the desert panorama. At night, sit around the fire pit or head to the hot tub to frolic in bubbles under the twilight sky.

Rally everyone around the kitchen island as you test your culinary arts before sinking into the sofa and turning on some Netflix to chill. This fantastic four-bedroom home can sleep up to 8 guests, making it ideal for large family or friends gatherings.

9. Doors of Perception, Joshua Tree

A distinct desert design decorated with the surrounding landscape as inspiration, Doors of Perception provides indoor and outdoor comforts needed for the perfect Joshua Tree vacation.

Choose your open-air hammock to recharge on or find the outdoor tub to soak in under the stars. The home sleeps up to 12 guests with six bedrooms, each providing large king-sized beds, and makes the perfect trip for large groups.

Vacation Rentals Near Joshua Tree

If the town itself isn’t quite your thing, there are plenty of spectacular rentals near Joshua Tree that may just do the trick. You’ll find Twentynine Palms; on the westside, you’ll get Yucca Valley, north by Landers. And lastly, in the south, you’ll reach Coachella Valley.

Take a look at the best vacation rentals around Joshua Tree.

10. The Graham Residence, Yucca Valley

Surround yourself with acres and acres of indescribable landscape. The Graham Residence, nestled in the Yucca Valley, boasts panoramic views of its surroundings. Sit by the firepit or soak in the hot tub and enjoy the beauty that encompasses this marvelous home.

The open-plan accommodation is decorated with mid-century furniture, providing a minimalistic and comfortable feel to spend your time in. Sleep in with the black-out blinds, or enjoy more energetic activities such as hikes or board games. This 2-bedroom, one bath home may not be a Joshua Tree cabin, but it can feel as snug as one.

11. Rock Reach House, Yucca Valley

This picturesque Rock Reach House in the Yucca Valley is a level on its own. Soak up unbeatable views of rugged rock formations and mountain slopes. Enjoy privacy in this modern – yet rustic – house rental, perfect for any getaway.

The 2-bedroom, 1-bath condo boasts a wide-open plan living area, a balcony, and a hot tub. Roast something delicious on the barbeque before cuddling up with your pet on the sofa. This beautiful house for rent in Joshua Tree provides all the amenities of home and more.

12. Hey Cowboy, Morongo Valley

If it’s rustic, bohemian charm, and tranquility you’re after, this Hey Cowboy stay will provide you with just that. This 1954, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom homestead is cleverly designed and tastefully decorated with vintage touches dotted around to accent the surrounding space.

As the ultimate green getaway, you’ll be inundated by the desert landscape in the Morongo Valley. Sit out on the porch with a glass of wine and take a dip in the pool to cool off. Whip up a delightful meal in the full kitchen or grill some burgers on the outdoor BBQ before cuddling up to watch a movie. It’s the perfect space for family and friends to gather for a Joshua Tree getaway.

13. Merchant House High Desert, Morongo Valley

For the perfect getaway under the Californian sun, this beautiful Merchant House oasis retreat blows all the bells and whistles. From stunning Moroccan textiles on the floor, exposed beams, and tasteful art on the walls, you’ll love this 3-bedroom, 2-bath, Joshua Tree house for rent.

Step outdoors and enjoy the peace and solitude this desert house provides. Relax in the rustic bathtub, or take a dip into the plunge pool. Laze away the day, reading a lovely book under the trees in the hammock before grabbing a glass of wine to watch the honey-hued sunset.

14. Desert Skies, Yucca Valley

If it’s oh la luxury you’re after, this Desert Skies, 3-bedroom, 3-bath, Joshua Tree rental is excellent. Nestled among the desert sands and large rock formations, with a private saltwater pool and outdoor shower, it’s the perfect escape.

Grab a glass of wine and move the floor-to-ceiling glass walls – that blur the lines between nature and civilization – and sit out on the patio. Tastefully designed with contemporary decor, a stunning kitchen, wifi, air conditioning, a fireplace, and more, you’ll never want to leave this desert dream.

15. Little Tish, Yucca Valley

From thoughtful, modern aesthetics to the desired location and standout features, the Little Tish rental provides guests with a lovely Joshua Tree getaway.

The remarkable 2-bedrooms, 2-baths space provides all the amenities to make your stay a comfortable one from air conditioning, central heating, a dishwasher, a TV and wifi, and more. Sit out on the rooftop terrace or take a dip in the hot tub; this beautiful home is ready to impress. It’s the perfect getaway for intimate gatherings of friends and families.

16. Mojave Rosa, Yucca Valley

If it’s an open-plan Joshua Tree vacation rental you’re after, the Mojave Rosa provides that, and more.

Relax and read your favorite book in the nook, or grab your swimsuits and frolic in one of the two hot tubs outside before relaxing out on the atmospheric terrace. The two bedrooms each provide comfortable king-sized beds.

If you’re not drooling over the interior, you’ll certainly want to head on out and start the barbeque. It’s the perfect space for friends or family – and by family, this means pets too.

17. Modernist Cabin, San Bernardino County

If it’s beautiful surroundings you’re looking for, this unique Joshua Tree cabin rental possesses just that. Test your culinary skills in the well-equipped kitchen or lounge in the living room and watch your preferred programs. Soak in the unique outdoor soaking tub and enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with this delightful stay.

The stunning Joshua Tree vacation rental is tastefully designed with a neutral color pallet and earthy tones. You’ll love the light, natural look and feel of this open-plan 1-bedroom home. It’s perfect for one or two guests looking for some R&R time in the Californian desert.

18. Pause House PM, San Bernardino County

From earthy tones and modern designs complimenting the desert scenery, this stunning one-bedroom Pause House is incredible – and best of all, you’re secluded. Snuggle up in front of the fire pit and grill something on the BBQ before sitting down to dine at the alfresco dining table.

The space is equipped with central heating for those chilly nights and air-conditioned for the humid days. From stylish bedrooms to the stunning kitchen, you’ll feel right at home in this stunning place.

19. I Can See For Miles, Yucca Valley

As the name infers, I Can See For Miles boasts all-embracing views of its surroundings. Inside you’ll find 3-stunning bedrooms, with two bathrooms. Relax in the living room with an inviting open-space setting, ideal for socializing. The space is decorated with brown, earthy color tones to compliment the surrounding desert landscape.

Enjoy your night star-gazing in the hot tub, or get ready for a hiking adventure. The accommodation provides a fan, air conditioner, heating, luxury linen, a TV, and wifi. It’s a fantastic vacation home in Joshua Tree for the whole group.

Footnote on Vacation Rentals in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree is nestled in cragged landscapes and wide, expansive spaces, near to one of the U.S.’s most beloved National Parks. It’s filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and iconic bulbous boulders.

It provides an assortment of places to stay, from quaint homes to luxurious houses for rent in Joshua Tree.

So, grab your sunnies, smear on some sunblock, get insurance for your trip, and make your way to Joshua Tree to explore the little wonders of the town and its surroundings.

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Jeremy Scott Foster
Jeremy Scott Foster
Jeremy Scott Foster is an adventure-junkie, gear expert and travel photographer based in Southern California. Previously nomadic, he’s been to ~50 countries and loves spending time outdoors. You can usually find him on the trail, on the road, jumping from bridges or hustling on his laptop working to produce the best travel and outdoors content today. You can read more about Jeremy at his bio.

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