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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
You won’t be charged yet

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.

Amenities
Kitchen
Family/kid friendly
Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Prices
Extra people ₹1660 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee ₹4980
Security Deposit ₹33201
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price ₹14741 / 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.

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Availability
1 night minimum stay

252 Reviews

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Jerry User Profile
December 2017
Echoing the same sentiments as everyone who has stayed at the Tile House before us; it's a beautiful space that you really have to see to believe. I agree that it'd be best to stay for at least a few days, but if you can only stay for one night (like I did) don't pass up the opportunity. My fiancé and I had an amazing stay - after admiring Perry's artwork we sat outside and watched the stars above ... unlike anything I've ever seen before. So peaceful. Thank you.

Ilana User Profile
December 2017
Staying at Tile House is a magical experience. Peaceful, beautiful, clean - it's like living in a work of art.

Leung User Profile
November 2017
It’s a wonderful experience to stay at this wonderful place in Wonder Valley. It’s an incredible and real magic which Perry worked for 17 years. Everything is an artwork and worth exploring. Of course I love the stars outside which are low and bright.

Ben User Profile
November 2017
Love this place! So much creativity!

Maria User Profile
November 2017
Perry’s place was everything we could’ve wished for. It was even more breathtaking than the photos on the account let on. It was an artistic’s soul paradise, and conveniently close to Joshua Tree N.P. I only wish we could’ve stayed longer.

Elana User Profile
November 2017
Had a really beautiful Thanksgiving 3 days in Perry’s artwork. Can’t beat those sunsets out there!
Perry User Profile
Response from Perry:
Thank you for the feedback ! Will talk to my spa man, in gratitude, perry
November 2017

Kristen User Profile
November 2017
The Tile House is an absolutely incredible space. The photos and description are accurate but it's impossible to adequately convey the feeling of being in it and surrounded by the beauty of the desert landscape. It is not just a place to stay, it's an experience in itself and one that I'm very thankful to have had. From a practical perspective, we found the space to be clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. In addition to being an amazingly talented artist, Perry is a wonderful host. He was informative, responsive and so very gracious. I highly recommend a stay here.

Santa Barbara, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Perry User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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