The Cactus Patch: Your home away from home
Apt. / Condo
The Cactus Patch: Your home away from home
Our 2nd story full apartment with deck is only 4 miles east of Joshua Tree (gateway to Joshua Tree National Park) and perfect for seeing stars, sunrises, and sunsets. Sleeps four, but can accommodate more. Biker-friendly, Pet-friendly, People-friendly. This full apartment is upstairs, above our garage. 1bedroom has Queen bed and living room has 2 futon couches that fold out for beds. A half bath is upstairs, and a full bath with tub is downstairs. Large screen TV,.Dish network, DVD Player and WIFI are all provided. The full kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, full-size refrigerator, and a dining table that seats 4 comfortably but can accommodate 6. Small pets are allowed. Smoking outside is allowed. We are on a 10 acre lot, so lots of room, not a lot of neighbors. Central HVAC. Covered Parking. . Clean linens and towels are provided. You can sleep outside under the stars on your private deck if you bring your own sleeping bags.This apartment is a comfortable home away from home. Amazing views and lots of amenities. We are bee-keepers, and have hives on the property. Honeybees don't normally sting unless you bother the hive, but you will see them on the property collecting pollen.
Located 5 minutes from Joshua Tree which has funky shops, art galleries, and several restaurants. On Saturdays, there is a farmer's market that has great produce and crafts. Twenty minutes away is Landers which has "The Integratron" with it's fabulous sound baths, Giant Rock, and Gubler's Orchid Nursery. We are sandwiched between 2 "big " cities, Yucca Valley and 29 Palms which have their own special appeal. Four minutes away is Sunfair which hosts the Joshua Tree Music Festival twice a year.
We are 1/2 mile from the boundary of The Joshua Tree National Park, so you can take a hike into the Park whenever you like, and we can recommend different places to go based on what you'd like to do.
The reason we talk about distance in minutes instead of miles is because we never have traffic jams.
Some traveler's want to stay in town to be close to the restaurants or bars. Some people want to stay somewhere with a view. If you want the views, then The Cactus Patch is the place for you!TripAdvisor property ID 3011970...Read more
The Cactus Patch: Your home away from home Joshua Tree, California
Additional Location Information
We are located 3 miles East of Joshua Tree on 10 acres of land. We are a half mile below JTNP boundary with 360 degree view. You can walk onto Park land from our house to do a little exploring and rock-climbing, without paying the entrance fee to get into the Park. We are 8 miles from 49 Palms Canyon which is a great hike to an oasis within JTNP that you can visit without paying an entrance fee. It is a moderately strenuous hike of 3 miles round trip to get to and from an actual desert oasis. If you drive into JTNP thru the Joshua Tree entrance, "hidden valley" is 18 miles from our house, "key's view is 22 miles, and "ryan mountain trailhead" is 24 miles.
Left on 09/16/2014 for a stay in September 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 16, 2014Stayed Sep 2014
The Cactus Patch is a perfect place to lay your head after a day(s) at Joshua Tree National Park. It's right at the boundary of the park, perfectly situated for hanging out in town (either Joshua Tree or 29 Palms) and going into the park. The Austins have thought of absolutely everything - they provide a grill, a firepit, a washer/dryer, water bottles, menus, marshmallows, cocoa . . . the list goes on and on! Gayle went out of her way to make our stay wonderful, even texting us ahead of time information about rock climbing in the park. If you have a family I think this would be an especially perfect place to stay (lots of room). The attention to detail and the kindness of the Austins is amazing - would definitely return!
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review! We really try hard to make our guest's stay as easy and comfortable as possible. We love to travel and try to use our experiences to help us make The Cactus Patch the best vacation rental in Joshua Tree. By letting us know what you appreciate, you are helping us in this endeavor. Again, many thanks for taking the time to write this review.
“Cozy, Welcoming Getaway!”
Left on 05/07/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | asoReviewed May 7, 2014Stayed May 2014
Gayle and Tom were fantastic hosts! So friendly and hospitable. They gave us great suggestions on Joshua Tree hikes and provided everything and then some for our stay.
We had 5 people on our trip and found all that we needed in the condo -- water bottles, flashlights, maps, hiking guides and restaurant menus, plenty of pillows, blankets, towels, coffee, tea. The landscaping and patio areas made us feel at home. There was more than enough room for all 5 of us to sleep, considering that two of us slept outside on the upstairs patio under the stars...more stars than any sky I've ever gazed at!
The property is well taken care of and situated in beautiful open land where you can see for miles (think Breaking Bad). It's also conveniently located 3 miles from small downtown and .5 miles from north entrances of Joshua Tree National Park. We were able to get 5 exhibits/hikes in in 24 hours (Split Rock, Cholla Cactus Garden, Ryan Mountain, Keys View, Long Horse Mine Trail). Gayle and Tom even invited us up to join them for sunset at Ryan Mountain!
We will definitely be back, hopefully for a longer stay :)
what a lovely review from such a lovely lady!!!! We so enjoyed hosting you and your group, and look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for taking the time to write this review so other traveler's can see our property through your eyes. Happy Trails!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“Home away From Home”
Left on 03/26/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 26, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
If you want serentity and beauty with the comforts of home this is the place to go. Tom and Gayle are warm and welcoming and immediatly make you feel at home. The apartment space is fully functional, comfortable, and private. There is so much to do and see. Tom and Gayle have provided a binder with all the recreational activities, monuments and restaruants to make planning your trip even easier. Easy, care free, and regenterating. Highly recommend the Cactus Patch!
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