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Dome in Joshua Tree
Dome in the Desert in Joshua Tree
Re-energize in solace under the desert sky in this modern-bohemian dome, featuring many personally designed and handcrafted items. Stimulate your mind and spirit with natural wood and stone elements, and enjoy antique books and games while you take in sprawling mountain views by day and twinkling stars by night. The natural wood burning stove and space heaters warm the home on chilly evenings, and ample AC keeps the dome cool on hot desert days. Dome in the Desert has been featured in many magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Esquire Magazine, Goop, Refinery29, and Apartment Therapy. Instagram: @domeinthedesert If the Dome in the Desert is unavailable, please check out our other Joshua Tree Airbnb listings: Cabin Cabin Cabin in Joshua Tree: The Shack Attack in Joshua Tree: ***Please note that our second bedroom is a sunroom and not a fully enclosed bedroom (see pictures for details)*** We welcome you to the Dome in the Desert! We created this space as a personal escape from our busy city lives and a place to re-energize in solace under the desert sky. Please explore our pictures and the description below, but feel free to contact us with additional comments and questions. The Dome in the Desert rests on multiple acres and is secluded from neighbors so you can enjoy sprawling desert mountain views and the star-filled night sky in privacy. Yet, it is conveniently located only a few miles from the wonderful town center of Joshua Tree including restaurants and entertainment, and the Joshua Tree National Park visitors center on Park Blvd. On the interior, the Dome features modern-bohemian decor including many items we personally designed and hand crafted. As you explore the Dome, you will find antique books and games along with natural wood and stone elements to stimulate your mind and spirit. If staying in is what you need, the Dome offers a full kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, oven/stove, microwave, and most importantly, an assortment of coffee preparation devices including a French Press, Moka Pot, and drip coffee maker. The Dome features a memory foam King Size bed in the master bedroom as well as a daybed in the sun room that turns into a King Size bed if necessary. During cold nights, the Dome is heated with a natural wood burning stove (bring your firewood) and a few carefully placed space heaters. On warm nights, the Dome has two AC units located in the living room and main bedroom. You will not find a television on the premises, but we do offer Wi-Fi free of charge just in case you want to stream a movie, video-chat with family and friends, or post that perfect Instagram photo. Whether you stay with us or at one of the other amazing spaces on Airbnb, we hope you experience the near-magical nature of the desert and all the sensations that come with this wonderful place we call Joshua Tree. Services: We are excited to announce that local juicing guru, Angela of Juice in the Desert will now be offering her juicing services to all guests who stay at the Dome in the Desert. Menus and pricing for this service will be emailed to all guests upon booking. Press: - Goop, The Airbnb Edit Joshua Tree - Refinery29, 23 Best Airbnb's that have us trippin' - Condé Nast Traveller, Joshua Tree: The New Bohemian Hideaway - Esquire Magazine, China, January 2015 - The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes, by Justina Blakeney - Bohemian Home Magazine, Under the Dome - RayLi Magazine, November 2014 - The Vista, Dome in the Desert - Apartment Therapy, Kathrin and Brian's Dome in the Desert - Dot and Bo, Dome in the Desert: Escape to Joshua Tree and Design Collection - Free People, Dome Sweet Home - Moon to Moon Blog, Dome in the Desert - The Bohemian Collective, Kathrin and Brian's Dome in the Desert - Modern Sanctuary, A Dome in the Desert - Desert Magazine, High Desert Weekend Getaway Our dome rests on multiple acres and is secluded from neighbors. You will have access to the entire property. Before your check-in we will provide you with a recommendation list of what to do and where to eat. We like to give our guests their privacy but are available via phone, text, and email, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Dome in the Desert rests on multiple acres and is secluded from neighbors, yet it’s conveniently located only a few miles from the Joshua Tree town center, restaurants, and entertainment. Nearby landmarks include Joshua Tree Saloon, Joshua Tree National Park, and Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum. The best way to get around Joshua Tree is by car. The best way to get around in Joshua Tree is via car.
$146 per night
Guesthouse in Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree Casita, Amazing National Park Views
This desert oasis is the perfect getaway for those looking to relax and unwind in a peaceful setting with breathtaking views. The casita has a retro theme with amazing epoxy floors, tiled ceiling, a super comfy queen size bed, dining area, slate tiled walls throughout the bathroom and a seating area with a sofa. There is a mini fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee station, rolling food cooler, BBQ, outside gas fire pit, awesome hammock and porch swing for star gazing with no light pollution.
$112 per night
Home in Joshua Tree
MoonView Modern | Hot tub & Private Pool
MoonView Modern is a magical contemporary home tucked away in the Joshua Tree hills. This is the ultimate space to retreat, unwind, find yourself, breathe & explore. A healing, tranquil environment to watch the animals & stars at night. Miles from any cares of city life, MoonView Modern is perfect for a relaxing getaway. Originally part of the Mojave Rock Ranch Resort, this property is the epitome of "JT Style", in which artistic & luxury elements combine in unexpected & delightful ways.
$186 per night

California home rentals

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California cabin rentals

Cabin in Lake Arrowhead
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$254 per night
Cabin in La Grange
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Cabin in Big Bear Lake
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Cabin in Big Bear
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Cabin in Yucca Valley
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Cabin in Occidental
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$407 per night
Cabin in Sebastopol
'Moonview Ranch' on 20 Acres in Sonoma County!
$152 per night
Cabin in La Porte
Historic 2 story Cabin with gorgeous moutain view
$260 per night
Cabin in Groveland
Family Lakehouse w/ Private Dock & Swim!
$786 per night
Cabin in Ahwahnee
Mtn top Cabin by Yosemite, sunset, arcade, firepit
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Cabin in Lake Arrowhead
A-Frame Cabin w Views, Cedar Hot Tub & Sun Deck
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California cottage rentals

Cottage in Bodega Bay
Seamist Beach Cottage, Private Beach & Ocean views
$621 per night
Cottage in Bodega Bay
Surfscape Beach House, Private Beach & Ocean views
$679 per night
Cottage in Los Angeles
Delightful Guest House, with Spa, Pool, BBQ & Private Patio
$214 per night
Cottage in Three Rivers
**Private Jacuzzi Surrounded by Oaks Trees**
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Cottage in Temecula
Romantic, private and surrounded by best Wineries!
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Cottage in Springville
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Cottage in Elk
Stunning 2BR Oceanfront | Fireplace | Deck
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Cottage in Yucca Valley
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Cottage in Three Rivers
Cozy Rock Creek Cottage, 10 min. from Park
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Cottage in Trinidad
Studio | Fireplace | Deck | Firepit
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Cottage in Castro Valley
Private hilltop Ranch w/ Views.
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Cottage in Cayucos
Beautiful Ocean Front Cottage, Cayucos California
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Your guide to California

All About California

As the third largest state in America and home to a number of famous sites, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hollywood, and breathtaking Highway 1 coastline, California has a lot to offer.

In Southern California, Los Angeles is a mix of beach and city living, with world-class international cuisine spread throughout its many neighborhoods, legendary surf spots along its coastline, and hiking in canyons that offer stunning views of the glittering Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Day trips from this sprawling megatropolis bring you into the midcentury design hub of Palm Springs, or the desert landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park.

Up north, San Francisco is a compact city with rolling hills that make driving around or riding its famous cable cars feel like being in a slow-moving roller coaster. The prize for walking to the tops of its many neighborhood parks include views of the Bay Bridge and the iconic orange Golden Gate Bridge, as well as Golden Gate Park, which houses a number of notable museums. The city has a rich history of attracting artists, writers, musicians, who continue to make their marks in San Francisco concerts halls, dive bars, galleries, and museums.

Away from these big metropolises, Santa Cruz and Big Sur draw people to their dramatic Redwood-lined coastlines while Napa Valley and Sonoma bring wine lovers from around the world into town. Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is a haven for hiking, rafting, and rock climbing.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in California?

Depending on where you’re traveling, you could experience all four seasons or remain in the fog for your entire trip. Generally Los Angeles is dry and arid, with occasional heat waves in the summer, while San Francisco experiences a marine layer of fog that remains even through the summer (if you’re visiting San Francisco, always bring layers for the fog and the wind). Snow comes to the state’s mountain ranges in the winter, bringing cross-country and downhill enthusiasts to ski hubs like Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, and Big Bear.

What are the top things to do in California?

San Diego

When it comes to Southern California beaches, San Diego has some of the best opportunities to swim and surf, with notably warm water and air temperatures year-round, great surf breaks, and plenty of outfitters offering gear and lessons. Back on land, San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park houses 17 museums as well as numerous historic and cultural attractions across 1,200 acres. Beer connoisseurs know the city as one of the country’s epicenters of craft breweries.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is known for its epic waterfalls; wildlife sightings of marmots, bobcats, and dozens of species of butterflies; and scenic trails winding to lookouts like Glacier Point. Catch a glimpse of El Capitan, one of the park’s highest peaks, and gaze in wonder at the breathtaking Bridalveil Falls, which are at their best in spring.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe carries the prize of being the largest alpine lake in North America, and it’s one of the most iconic natural attractions in California. Its crystal clear waters make it seem like you could almost stare straight down to the bottom of its 1,645 feet. Come here to swim, hike or ride bikes along the paths that line the lake’s exterior, and in the winter, ski the slopes and Nordic trails nearby.