Magical Escape in Joshua Tree
Some close friends and I shared the weekend together at this wonderful house for the second time, and it was just as magical as we remembered. Mark has spared no expense to make this place a truly wonderful retreat. The house is full of all your cooking and entertaining essentials, from juicers and coffeemakers, to darts, board games and vintage records. There is so much to explore inside and outside the house, from the eccentric bedrooms to the outdoor hammocks and hot tub. You won't need to leave the nearly four-acre property to feel like you have really gotten away from it all. But if you do choose to leave, you are only a 10 minutes drive from the center of the Joshua Tree National Park and all of the breathtaking beauty that it has to offer. You're also a quick drive from all the essentials in town, from grocery stores (Stater Bros was our choice) to brunch spots (Crossroads Cafe is where it's at) to outdoor adventures (try Pappy & Harriett's in Pioneertown for a great night out with live music and a chill, desert-life atmosphere). Mark has worked tirelessly to make this place a one-of-a-kind gem. Some tips before you arrive: There are two bedrooms that offer privacy for couples, and one bed that is nestled into a nook in the living room. There are also a few other places that can serve as beds, including two daybeds in the living room and an enormously long couch. The house has almost every cooking appliance you could need, so don't worry about bringing anything to cook with -- they've got it all. Be sure to pick up some firewood on the way out (or donate a few bucks to Mark in the glass mason jar on the dining room table if you borrow his) as there are two fireplaces inside and one chiminea outside. Bring your own vinyl records or use the substantial (and excellent) collection at the house to add a vintage soundtrack to this magical place. There is another house on the property, so don't be confused if another car that isn't part of your group comes through the driveway. Finally, when coming or going on the property, be sure to close the gate behind you with the clicker, it doesn't close automatically!

April 2016
Mid-Century Retreat - 1959 Architectural Gem, Vintage Decor, Records, 4+ Acres
Mid-Century Retreat - 1959 Architectural Gem, Vintage Decor, Records, 4+ Acres
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