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Magic Hour Desert Homestead

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Ben & Alice

Magic Hour Desert Homestead

Entire cabin
3 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
3 guests
1 bed
1 bath
Self check-in
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Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Our modern 600 sqft retreat is nestled on 5 acres of desert land across the mountain ranges of the Joshua Tree National Park, just 15-min drive from the North Entrance. Your own private retreat, the studio is equipped with all the essentials, an over-sized swamp cooler, and a heating system, plus a few perks — gaze under the starry night in our wood-fired hot tub, which also doubles as a cool soak pool by day in the summer, an oversized- covered patio, panoramic views of the desert mountains.


Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Wide clearance to bed
Step-free access to the bathroom


131 Reviews

Jake User Profile
November 2018
The house is so stylish and quaint! I loved it. The wood fired hot tub was fun. It’s located remote enough that you feel off the grid but still accessible to Joshua Tree and town. The house was super clean and and the the bed was very comfortable. One tip, the house is lovely and…
Jillian User Profile
October 2018
incredible deal and lovely place to stay. hot tub was amazing!
Rebecca User Profile
October 2018
Couldn’t have asked for a more amazing stay. This cozy little space has everything you need and more for the perfect getaway.
Jillian User Profile
October 2018
Ben and Alice's homestead is extremely clean and stylish inside, but the real highlight is the outdoor space! We loved being able to enjoy an outdoor fire (bring your own firewood). And the Chofu hot tub was so fun—they left very helpful instructions on how to heat the tub using …
Yuritzy User Profile
October 2018
This place was amazing! Secluded off of a dirt but really no big deal. Private and quiet. Star gazing at night was great. We were able to cook our own meals and had the option to dine at a few places close by. Short drive to the park. Really enjoyed our stay. Hope we can return a…
Robin User Profile
October 2018
beautiful and peaceful desert retreat!
Nate User Profile
October 2018
This place is a dream! Ben & Alice are so helpful and thoughtful as hosts. They were quick to respond and help when I needed something. The place and location is beautiful and isolated but still close enough to get to town if need be. I'll be going back!

Hosted by Ben & Alice

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in August 2010
Ben & Alice User Profile
172 Reviews
Ben & Alice is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are an artist couple living between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. Desert Mountain View Retreat is our home away from home -- we love it here, and we hope you will too!
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Languages: English, Français, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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