The SpaceOur residence is a gracious private desert home transformed into an iconic desert retreat designed to accommodate families and or groups of friends. There are four private suites (two Kings and two Queens), each with its own bath. The entire complex (all four suites) rents for $450 per night midweek, and $475 per night weekends, plus a one time cleaning fee of $150. Local regulations (City of 29 Palms) require a 2-night minimum stay. Local Transient Occupancy Tax (T.O.T) of 9%, and an AirBNB Host Fee of 3% are INCLUDED in our pricing.
Special offers may be available for smaller parties (e.g., couples or small families) on some dates (e.g., mid-week). Please check with your hosts with details of the number of persons and the length of time you wish to reserve.
The home features a saltwater pool (not heated); stunning views of the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park and the city of 29 Palms; large and gracious rooms with historic ambiance; and a spacious gourmet kitchen staged for group cooking.
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BROADVIEW is the the historic residence of 29 Palms pioneers Bill and Prudence Underhill. Bill took a homestead here in 1928, and established the local newspaper, the first roller rink, and indoor and outdoor theaters. He was a champion of of the high desert's moderate climate, clean air and the health and vitality of its people.
The home is situated on a high promontory in the old residential part of the city, with 360 degree views of the town of 29 Palms. It includes:
- Four private bedroom suites: 2 with king beds, 2 with queen beds. All 4 have private baths en suite. King Apartments have their own modern kitchenettes;
- Large sun room with working fireplace and a baby grand piano;
- Media room with large, flat screen HDTV (Direct TV);
- Extraordinary library with many old and historic books, contemporary fiction and non-fiction books. A fold-down euro-lounger (larger than a twin but smaller than a double bed) can accommodate an adult or tween;
- Spacious fully equipped kitchen has a commercial grade, six-burner, two-oven stove, party-sized refrigerator and freezer, and workstations staged for group cooking;
- Historic retro architecture (masonry walls, hand-made Mexican tile roof, quarry tile & polished concrete floors, oriental rugs) and furnishings recall a slower, gentler era.
The home provides a telescope guests may use or borrow to explore the night sky. Netflix is available via the Internet and there is a BluRay DVD Player. There is also a large library of music CD's.
The main entrance to and Oasis Visitors' Center of Joshua Tree National Park is nearby. The Park encourages photography, hiking, biking, climbing, art and solitude.
Hosts Michael and Ann Congdon live nearby in an historic Adobe. While they are close enough to supply directions, shopping tips and local travel and dining advice, as well as to address any problems and provide information about the town of 29 Palms, they are far enough away to assure guests total privacy.
Two dominant environmental benefits of the high desert we try to preserve at the Hacienda are the pristine night sky and the silence, solitude and serenity of the Mojave Desert and Joshua Tree National Park. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of both, and not to disturb them with loud or unruly behavior.
A car is necessary in our desert community, since even most shopping is not within walking distance. The drive to 29 Palms is approximately 1 hour from Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), two hours from Ontario (ONT), two-and-one-half hours from Los Angeles (LAX), and three hours from Las Vegas (LAS).
Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree are respectively 50 and 35 miles northeast of Palms Springs on California Hwy 62. They are the two main entrances to Joshua Tree National Park. Twentynine Palms is the last "service" stop on the desert route through the Mojave National Preserve to Las Vegas. Guest AccessGuests have access to all areas of this very large home, including kitchen, media room, sun room, pool and patio as well as six private acres of desert for your morning hike.
We are dog friendly, but guests must inform us in advance if they are bringing a dog. An extra (refundable) $150 security deposit for each dog is required because of the oriental carpets in the home. Please let us know through AirBNB if you have a dog you are going to bring. They will add the $150 Security Deposit and return it to you at the end of your stay. Unfortunately we can not accept cats, because of our allergies. Interaction with GuestsAs your hosts we love to greet our guests, provide information about Twentynine Palms, and answer any questions you may have about your accommodations, our town and the surrounding area. We live close by, and we make it a point to be available for any urgent needs, or simply to provide information, answer questions or share ideas.
We are very proud of our historic home and cater to people who will treat it and the beautiful surrounding desert with respect. This respect includes our guests' appreciation of local restrictions on the use of off-road vehicles due to city regulations. Also, according to city permitting rules, we cannot make exceptions to our occupancy restrictions of two persons per room per night (not including children five years old and under).
Loud parties are not consistent with the residential character of the home, and only the necessary number of cars to accommodate the renting party are permitted on the site (again, city regulations specify one car per bedroom, for a total of four cars over night). In short, ours is not a "Party House" and it may not be suitable for those who are in the desert to "let off steam" with heavy drinking. The NeighborhoodWe live in an older neighborhood of the City of Twentynine Palms, on a high promontory with excellent views of the mountains of Joshua Tree National Park and the city lights to the South and East. To the north, the lights of the largest (area-wise) Marine Corps base in the U.S. are visible, ten miles distant.
Above, the night sky is sublime, and, if your tastes run to astronomy, we have a special connection with the "Sky's the Limit" Observatory and Nature Center, on the border of the National Park, where star gazing is generally available with experts and their large telescopes on Saturday nights. Many of our guests have seen their first pass of the International Space Station from our Pool Deck. (Ask for details, the schedule is available on the Internet).
Our city is the main gateway community for the Joshua Tree National Park, one of the premier climbing and hiking venues in Southern California. Your hosts have guides and materials to discover this Park and its annual spring-time array of wild flowers. Getting AroundThere is limited bus service in the town of Twentynine Palms and the Morongo Basin, but guests really need a car to get around. Other Things to NoteWinter in the high desert gets cold! It is best to dress in layers, especially if engaging in active sports such as hiking or biking. Joshua Tree National Park has wonderful rock climbing, hiking, and biking facilities. Pets are not generally permitted in the National Park.