New Portuguese tile window installed. ©2016 perry hoffmanIndoor Buddha Fountain ©2o17 Hannah Smith
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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This a rural desert location. The Tile House is a magical place. A vortex in the desert of love and space. This is the place to retreat and unwind, find yourself, breathe and explore. Not available or appropriate for parties or large gatherings. A spot to meditate, cook, and watch the sky, the clouds and stars at night. A healing, colorful environment for rejuvenating your spirit and soul.

The space

A two bedroom house with outdoor hot tub and gorgeous views, and gated courtyard with firepit. Queen-sized beds, picture windows, cotton linens, and towels. Fabulous and reliable WiFi. iPod dock with speakers. Full Kitchen, refrigerator, coffee maker, mixing bowls, wood-burning stove, swamp cooler. Laundry facility on site. Fireplace and pellet stove. Dog-door for your pet to access a fenced and secure yard. Great for large get togethers or a romantic getaway. Sleeps 4 comfortably but also has a sofa sleeper for a kid.

Cradled inside and outside by a mosaic made of Mexican tile, smalti, handmade Perry Hoffman ceramics, tile and fused glass, found desert tiles, found objects, stained glass and ceramic bric-brac, THERE you find yourself situated in complete silence, watching the desert light crawl across the fast and intricate landscape which is ALL around you.

7 miles from the town of 29 Palms and the east entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. 360 degree views amid the peace and quiet, beauty and wonder, where indoor and outdoor osmosis expands your exposure to the desert. Touches of luxury, whimsy, and function make the visitor feel safe but also adventurous.

Perry has been working on his roadside attraction / museum / gallery / magic spot / mosaic house since it began in 2000. 11 years later, 800 sqft were added, and approximately 2500 sqft of mosaic applied and grouted. Glass fused baubles, hand made ceramics and a magical desert. This desert homestead turned beacon of love vision is waiting to reach the stars.

The Tile House sits in the middle of the vast and open desert. You need not walk two feet to be a part of the wilderness, now it is up to you to look around both macro and micro and see what you can see here. Jack rabbits, cottontails, ravens, scorpions, desert iguana, snakes, Gambel's quail, lesser night hawks, owls, coyotes, roadrunners, sphinx moths, and kangaroo rats, flash floods, dust devils, lightning storms, sunsets, summer rains, empty roads, wildflowers, and cacti are some of the things you might happen to see. Walk gently in nature. At night, absorb the clear starry skids, and August and November meteor showers.

Remember, there are rusty bits and broken tiles in the sand. This is a work in progress. Be careful and don't walk about barefoot. You have been warned. Not recommended for children, unless prior arrangements and agreements are made.

You are ironically completely alone in the middle of nowhere and the center of the universe.

Guest access

The whole house is yours except the middle room, across from the Buddha fountain, our owners closet.

Interaction with guests

I am always available by iPhone for any assistance you may need.

Other things to note

There is a $25 fee for each dog. Other animals are considered.


Extra people ₹1677 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee ₹5030
Security Deposit ₹33530
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price ₹14887 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Smoking outside only. Shower before using the hot tub. Be kind to mother nature and respect the desert. It is a magical place.
Don't EVER leave door opens. Wildlife is often NOT seen but is EVER present and they are watching YOU. Rats, scorpions and SNAKES to name a few of the fun creatures, can find their way in if you leave a door OPEN. Don't do it!!! Snakes and reptiles and three kinds of squirrels also live here in this WILDERNESS.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

239 Reviews

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Imar User Profile
September 2017
Perry' home is a magical place in the desert. It's so calm and wonderful both the amazing interior and the incredible sunsets and stars outside.

Oscar User Profile
September 2017
Staying here is a unique and memorable experience. Highly recommended.

Robert User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful place, had an amazing time here. If your looking to get off the grid and stay in a very unique home while star gazing the night away, this is the place to be!

Andrew+Carissa User Profile
September 2017
Perry's house is super special and in a beautiful location. Great communication and super hospitable.

Gary User Profile
September 2017
I highly suggest staying here if you enjoy peace quiet and being around a beautifully creative space. From exploring the space itself to being able to just enjoy the views, this home is one of if not my top choice of get aways from a busy city setting. This was my second time back and I look forward to returning to unwind again. Perry is an amazing host, tile house is cleanly and peaceful; one of a kind experience that was well crafted with care. Just book the stay you won't be disappointed.

Jason User Profile
September 2017
Great place to reset, relax and enjoy the beauty of the desert. The house is so interesting, artistic, and visibly entertaining you'll want to spend a lot of hours there just looking around. We really enjoyed the hottub, patio area, grill, and view from back area. There was a small raised deck area that my wife enjoyed doing yoga on during a sunset one day. Our dog was safe and had plenty of area on the patio to roam which was nice. It's also close to Twentynine Palm conveniences and Joshua Tree Natl Park for exploring. We hope to be back!

Sebastian User Profile
September 2017
Perry's home is unique and beautiful! We we're 4 friends and we had the time of our lives there. BBQ every night and enjoying the complete silence. Scout was cool too ;) would def come back!

Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Perry User ProfilePerry is a superhost.

I am an artist. I work mainly with mosaics. Photography and ceramics are also passions of mine. You can see my and also see my blog for the house here at Tilehouse DOT
The desert is one of my favorite places. The sky is BIG and the stars are always out at night and you never know what animals you will see in this wilderness. The Tile House sits in a wilderness of vast beauty.

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