These Joshua Tree Airbnbs Aren’t Mirages, They’re Just Amazing

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One of the prints of Joshua Tree National Park is its accessibility. The iconic Southern California destination is only two hours from Los Angeles or three hours from San Diego and Phoenix, making it passable for a long weekend. Boasting 800,000 acres, there is plenty of room to spread out, even during the park’s busiest season, October through May, when the mild temperatures attract more people. Come rock climbing, stargazing or trail running. You’ll find a great campsite both inside and outside the park, but if you’re looking to settle somewhere with a few extra amenities, these awesome Airbnbs come with it. Mojave Desert views, Instagrammable hot tubs and outdoor fireplaces.

The Forest Bungalow

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This 1950s two bedroom bungalow (from $ 211), located on a dirt road close to town, features a renovated kitchen and fenced yard. (Sorry, pets aren’t allowed.) The structure itself is small – only 870 square feet – but you have half an acre of land to walk around. From the lavish outdoor hot tub, you can see the namesake trees of Joshua Park in the forest at the back. It’s about a ten minute drive to the western entrance to the park.

The house on the hill

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You are also just minutes from the western entrance to the park at this two bedroom mid century house (from $ 326). Perched on top of a hill on three acres of land, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains from its wraparound porch. Spend most of your stay outdoors, dining at an alfresco table for six or soaking in the hot tub. But be sure to spend some time in the garage, converted into a stylish relaxation area and games room.

The villa

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Although more expensive than similarly sized properties, you will get real luxury at this two bedroom villa (from $ 638), located about ten minutes from the west entrance of Joshua Tree. Built in the 1960s and recently restored with a peaceful Japanese-style design, the house is set on 3.6 acres of rugged desert landscape and is inviting with a private cactus garden, outdoor shower, saltwater tub and a charging station for electric car. The closest trailhead, outside the national park, is just a five-minute walk from the front door.

The Pool House

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If a swimming pool is on your must-see list during your desert vacation, then book this two bedroom getaway (from $ 541). It’s five minutes from the park’s western entrance, but you might never want to leave these quiet surroundings. The whole place feels like a spa, with fluffy towels, a serene vibe, and lavender scented lotions and soaps. Outside, take a dip in the hot tub and pool, and fire up the outdoor fireplace at dusk. Inside, the large screen projector makes for pleasant movie nights.

The cabin

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For a couples retreat or a solo getaway, consider this newly renovated one bedroom cabin (from $ 215), located on five acres of land just ten minutes from the west entrance of Joshua Tree. After a day of hiking in the park, soak up the sunsets in the hot tub and prepare dinner in the well-equipped kitchen.

The Oasis

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If you plan to end your days with dinners, this custom three chamber pillow (from $ 393) has you covered. A sliding window opens to an indoor-outdoor bar, and a massive eight-person outdoor table in the courtyard can accommodate large groups or spreads. Made famous by the HGTV reality series Stay, this pet-friendly vacation home sleeps up to eight people, is minutes from the National Park and features a hot tub.

The ranch

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You know you’ve come to the right place when you bathe in a freestanding tub in the middle of the desert. In this eclectic, affordable one bedroom ranch house ($ 181), located 15 minutes from the park’s less-traveled north entrance, that’s exactly what you’ll want to do. Horseshoes, a hammock and a cowboy pool, a storage tank filled with waterhave a good afternoon in the desert sun.

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