Vacation Home

Diamond Sky Retreat • Joshua Tree, California

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms

Disconnect from the outside world and soak up the cozy embrace of Diamond Sky Retreat – a stylish hideaway with effortlessly curated art-inspired boho interiors. Discover the raw beauty of the breathtaking landscapes right at your footsteps, while watching unforgettable sunsets, chatting around the fire, or dining under the twinkling stars. Nestled deep in the sprawling desert and just 20 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park, this hideaway offers peace and natural beauty like no other!

Avoid unnecessary AirBnB and VRBO fees—book directly on our website, saving up to 15%. This isn't just another vacation rental; it's our cherished home in Joshua Tree. As proud members of this community, your direct booking supports not only our small business but also the uniqueness of this single, special dwelling. Experience the authenticity of Joshua Tree by staying in a true home, with personalized recommendations and a genuine connection to the local scene.

Experience the pure bliss of the Mojave Desert on this expansive 2.5-acre lot, while also enjoying the convenience of Joshua Tree Town Center just 10 minutes away.

Our home boasts 1,500 square feet of rustic finishes with an artsy flair that you won't find in cookie-cutter properties, along with beautifully barren desert views from every possible perspective – dotted with wildflowers, shrubs, and yucca trees.

Built in the 1950s, this home was once under the care of its original owner who, over the years, made additions and constructed it into a two-story homestead cabin. However, after years of neglect, the home had come to a state of complete disrepair – dilapidated and in urgent need of restoration. The winds of change came along when 3 friends stumbled upon this diamond in the rough – seeing great potential in it and transformed the cabin into the glistening hidden gem that you see today. Influenced by the enchantment of the desert, our home was designed with one view in mind – to create an inspiring space for writers, designers, and artists to flourish in their creativity.

Soft and serene, any guests seeking an "unplugged" quiet escape will fulfill their desires here – whether it be working, relaxing, or spending quality time with loved ones. We truly believe that once this sanctuary has cast its spell, you’ll never want to leave.  As you make your way inside, you can’t help but admire the artisanal motifs and boho-inspired décor, along with ultra-comfy furniture bringing the ambiance.

You’ll certainly appreciate all the handmade details and custom fixtures built into the cabin – lending to the creative foundation which our home was built upon. Forget about high-tech homes that lack personality, Diamond Sky Retreat is more than just a place to stay – it’s an experience designed to reconnect you to remnants of a bygone era.

From classic VHS tapes, old-school board games, and an eclectic vinyl record collection allowing you to revisit some of your favorite tunes.  It doesn’t stop there; harmonious vibes continue throughout the property – brimming with endless opportunities for friends and family to engage in bonding time or an evening spent in quiet:  

★ Enjoy slow-start mornings in the cozy living room, taking your time with a cup of coffee or espresso before heading out onto the patio to watch the glimmering sunrise.
★ Get a fire going at the outdoor fire pit and enjoy roasting marshmallows or sausages.
★ Fire up the propane BBQ grill and eat tasty flame-grilled meals in good company.
★ Set up the dining table with board game classics, a game of cards, or any of the games from our game closet for a night of laughter and fun.
★ Hit "shuffle" on our iPod and pump up the jams with a great selection of tunes to dance to.
★ For millennials and beyond – get the nostalgia levels rising with over 300 VHS films to choose from!

At night time, turn your head up towards the sky, where you can catch a glimpse of the majestic Milky Way. Filled with bright glowing stars, it can almost feel as if the cosmos has dropped in for a conversation. Thanks to Joshua Tree’s minimal light pollution, guests will experience one of the finest spots to stargaze in the world as declared by Travel + Leisure magazine.

As you slowly roll out of bed in the morning, head down to the lovely kitchen and nourish your body with the ultimate breakfast of champions. Bright and inviting, this space contains all the amenities and appliances you need, making your culinary endeavors an absolute breeze. You’ll have no problem cooking breakfast, lunch, or dinner using our:

⊛ Full-size refrigerator
⊛ Microwave, oven, and stove
⊛ Tea Kettle
⊛ Espresso Machine
⊛ French Press
⊛ Coffee Maker
⊛ Coffee Bean Grinder
⊛ Toaster
⊛ Blender
⊛ Cutting board, knives, spoons, spatulas, and other utensils
⊛ Plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, pots, pans, and cutlery.
⊛ Dishwasher to preserve your precious time in other activities.

If you wish to satisfy your tastebuds elsewhere, take pleasure in the fact in recent months a few new and exciting spots have opened, providing you with a selection of restaurants and bars within a 10-20 minute drive away.

Ready to hit the hay? Take refuge in the privacy of your own bedroom for some much-needed downtime, whether it be reading a book or retiring for the night. Our dedication to wellness ensures you will rejuvenate your mind & body as you lay in the comfort of our memory foam mattresses.

A maximum of 6 guests can fall asleep here comfortably, and features:
➤ Bedroom 1: A primary suite in the upstairs portion of our home, comprised of a Queen size mattress and a private ensuite bathroom – featuring a deep soaking bathtub with massaging jets encouraging rest and relaxation.
➤ Bedroom 2: The “Chief’s Bedroom” is equipped with a Queen size bed. This room is partially subterranean, which keeps it cool during the warm days but makes it a comfortable hideaway for a couple during the chilly nights.
➤ Bedroom 3: The “Gold Room” is known to be the coziest room in the house. It's like a warm hug from the desert. This room features a full-size mattress complete with a nightstand, a fuzzy rug, and lovely artful décor guaranteed to bring you joy. Bedrooms 2 and 3 both have access to the custom-designed downstairs bathroom offering plenty of space to refresh and revitalize your body in the stand-up concrete shower.

✓ Free Parking: Our home has ample space to safely park up to 6 vehicles, whether it be an SUV, minivan, truck, or sedan.
✓ Pets Allowed: We extend a warm welcome to your furry companion to embark on your next journey here for a small cleaning fee of $50.
✓ Work from Home: Get your productivity levels maximized with our dedicated desk space and internet connection – able to handle checking emails, streaming conference calls, or downloading documents.

With over 282 days of sunshine per year, and an abundance of outdoor recreation to partake in, you’ll surely leave Joshua Tree with memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Take Quail Spring Road all the way to the west entrance to gain access to Joshua Tree National Park, where an assortment of hiking trails and contrasting barren and bountiful landscapes await you.

Explore the rugged geological formations of skull rock or check out the historical 100-year-old Key’s Ranch. An absolute must-see is TripAdvisor’s top-rated Hidden Valley trail or Key’s View, offering soul-stirring, panoramic views of the secluded valleys and untouched desert terrain.

For wildlife lovers, over 50 species of mammals call Joshua Tree home – including white-tailed antelope, ground squirrels, coyotes, kangaroo rats, and many more!

Have a look below to see a complete list of all the attractions in the surrounding area, as well as some of our favorite spots around town – including our new favorite Tiny Pony Tavern!

Sightseeing and Top-Rated Attractions:
• Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum (0.8 miles) 3-minute drive or a 15-minute walk.
• World Famous Crochet Museum (6.3 miles) 10-minute drive
• Joshua Tree Visitor Center (6.4 miles) 11-minute drive
• Joshua Tree West Entrance (11.4 miles) 22-minute drive
• Fortynine Palms Oasis Trail (18.2 miles) 25-minute drive
• Hidden Valley Nature Trail (20.5 miles) 35-minute drive
• Barker Dam Nature Trail (21.9 miles) 40-minute drive
• Keys View (27.4 miles) 45-minute drive
• Arch Rock Nature Trail (32.1 miles) 42-minute drive
• Skull Rock (32.6 miles) 43-minute drive
• Jumbo Rocks Campground (33.3 miles) 45-minute drive
• Cholla Cactus Garden (39.6 miles) 50-minute drive

Supermarkets and Shopping:
• Mesa Market (5.4 miles) 9-minute drive
• Dollar General (6.0 miles) 10-minute drive
• The Station Joshua Tree Souvenir Shop (6.1 miles) 10-minute drive
• Sun Alley Shops (6.2 miles) 10-minute drive
• Soul Connection (6.2 miles) 10-minute drive
• Mercado Joshua Tree (6.2 miles) 10-minute drive
• Nomad Ventures Sports Shop (6.3 miles) 11-minute drive
• Joshua Tree Certified Farmers' Market (6.7 miles) 12-minute drive
• Walmart Supercenter (10.6 miles) 15-minute drive

Restaurants, Food, and Bars:
• Joshua Tree Saloon (6.3 miles) 10-minute drive
• Country Kitchen (6.3 miles) 11-minute drive
• Roadrunner Grab+Go (6.4 miles) 11-minute drive
• The Dez (6.5 miles) 11-minute drive
• Joshua Tree Brewery (6.6 miles) 11-minute drive
• Más o Menos (10.9 miles) 16-minute drive
• Giant Rock Meeting Room (12.7 miles) 17-minute drive
• Tiny Pony Tavern (12.3 miles) 20-minute drive
• Snakebite Roadhouse (14.9 miles) 26-minute drive
• La Copine (16.8 miles) 23-minute drive
• Luna Bakery (14.1 miles) 23-minute drive
• grnd sqrl (18.4 miles) 25-minute drive
• Campbell Hill Bakery (18.4 miles) 25-minute drive
• Pappy & Harriets (18.5 miles) 26-minute drive
• Kitchen in the Desert (18.9 miles) 26-minute drive
• Out There Bar (19 miles) 26-minute drive
• Red Dog Saloon (19.7 miles) 28-minute drive

• Our home is located on a dirt road about 3/4 of a mile from the main paved road Border.
• As our 2.5-acre lot is located out in a wide-open rural setting of the Californian Mojave Desert, be prepared for dry, hot conditions.
• You will be around wildlife. Be respectful, quiet, and kind to the natural elements surrounding our home.
• Our listed price is for 6 people which is the maximum allowed by our permit. We charge an additional $150 per person, per night if your group is greater than 6.
• Film shoots, photo shoots, and glitter are prohibited (Yes, glitter!)
• Maximum stay is 29 nights.
• Small well-behaved dogs are allowed, please notify the owner of the number of pets you wish to bring. 2 dogs maximum.
• We encourage you to disconnect at our home. We do not have any streaming services or cable. Please enjoy one of the hundreds of movies from our VHS collection.
• As we are located in the middle of the desert, our internet speed is slower than your typical cable internet connection that you would expect to have in a city or fully developed town.

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Broadband Internet


The lush desert vegetation and serene quiet surroundings will instantly set you to vacation mode.

Welcome to Diamond Sky Retreat!

The living room is brimming with artful décor and a large open space.

Our kitchen is well equipped and ready for you.

Sleep like a baby in the comforting embrace of this primary Queen bedroom.

Sleeping Arrangements

Bed linen

1 Double bed

2 Queen size beds

2 Sofa beds


Parking and facilities

Parking available, Parking Included , Private Porch


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement , Smoking not allowed


Deck chairs , TV (Antenna)

Kitchen and dining

Gas BBQ, Blender, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Water purifier

Location features

Mountain , Rural

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Electric heating , Heating available

Internet and office

Broadband Internet , Broadband Internet

Home safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Pets allowed only after arrangement

  • Smoking not allowed

Check-in: 04:00 PM

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Policy and notes

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