The Experience

Many people know or have read about Joshua Tree National Park and its increased popularity with projected visitor-ship for 2017, estimated at 2.6 million travelers.  Often visitors don't have the time or knowledge to explore our all of JTNP and our amazing communities during short stays. The Morongo Basin is filled with local activities, often for FREE!  Long traditions include Pioneer and Grubstake Days, Music Festivals, the Weed Show and the Orchid Festival. These long-standing events only touch the surface as you're almost certain to visit during a car show, astronomy viewing, art gallery openings, a community event, and certainly some live music options.   

As our guests, we will do our best to provide you with the insider's guide to local happenings, events, hikes and even rock climbing suggestions. So whether you come to relax, explore or just check out the scene... you'll know you've come to the right place with the right hosts.  

Our vacation rentals are supplied with all the necessities to make your stay enjoyable and include hiking books, wildflower references, bird-watching field-guides and rock-climbing guidebooks for reference. 

Hi, we're Russ and Susan

As rock climbers, my husband Russ and I have been visiting the Joshua Tree area since the 1980's and decided to set down roots purchasing our first home in 29 Palms in 2004.  We love the small community and exploring the Mojave desert; we tinker with a variety of hobbies from climbing, gardening in our bio-domes, brewing the occasional craft beer and have been called "remodeling enthusiasts". With Joshua Tree Vacation Homes established in 2005 we’ve sought to provide quality lodging with a balance of guest privacy, personal attention, and communication as top priorities. We live in Joshua Tree and not far from our properties, so we're always available for any questions (or unlikely emergencies) you might have. 

For guests that fancy the added security of using a vacation rental marketplace, our homes are available for booking via the HomeAway, Airbnb and Flipkey networks.  As hosts along these sites we are honored with Five Star reviews and retain Airbnb SuperHost status three years and running. If you're interested in Airbnb and don't have an account, click HERE for referral link saving $40 OFF your first booking.