Joshua Tree, California is the perfect outdoor escape if you’re looking to get away from the city. The hiking trails are plentiful, the trees are one of a kind, and the open-air makes it the perfect place for stargazing. Whether you’re there for a romantic couples getaway or a unique adventure with friends, Joshua Tree is sure to give you what you’re looking for. Because Joshua Tree is more open and laid back, Airbnbs are the way to go for your stay. Here is a list of the 15 best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree.
How to Get to Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree is located in Southern California, specifically in San Bernardino County. This area is east of Los Angeles near Palm Springs. You can fly into Palm Springs International Airport (airport code: PSP), as that is the closest airport by at least 2-3 hours.
Despite it being near Palm Springs and their airport, the closest major airports are definitely Los Angeles (airport code: LAX) or Las Vegas (airport code: LAS). It is the perfect addition if you’re visiting a larger region like Las Vegas or Southern California on a road trip.
How to Get Around Joshua Tree
Getting into and around Joshua Tree is pretty simple, but you will definitely need to rent a car to do so. Due to its seclusion, there isn’t a lot of public transportation to take you around. If you don’t have a car of your own, renting a car from your nearest city and driving it into Joshua Tree is your best option. You can also utilize rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft in this area as well.
There are a couple of main roads that run through Joshua Tree, so you can drive along those if you’re looking to get to a specific area. Other than that, the best way to get around is to walk and explore!
The Best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree
Most people come to Joshua Tree to escape from the hustle and bustle and have some privacy, so staying in an Airbnb will give you just that. Most properties are spread out and will give you your own space to relax and enjoy.
There are also some really unique Airbnbs in the area such as airstreams, glamping tents, and ones with private hot tubs underneath the stars! These are one of a kind experiences that you wouldn’t be able to get by staying in a hotel.
All-Glass Modern Joshua Tree Villa
This one is a no brainer for this list of best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree. If you’re willing to splurge on a one of a kind stay, this one’s for you! This Airbnb has floor to ceiling glass windows all around the property giving you the ability to marvel at the beauty of the desert 24/7. The interior of this home is almost as stunning as its surroundings. It has a contemporary vibe with beautiful accent pieces and warm tones. A true desert oasis.
This glass house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The first two rooms have a king bed and the third hold two queens, so you are sure to have plenty of space! All bedrooms have Smart TVs, a sound system, room darkening shades, and a terrace. The bathrooms are also breathtaking, and you can relax in the free-standing bathtub with a perfect open view of the desert.
As if this house couldn’t get any better, there is also a private saltwater pool and a hot tub! To top it all off, the three-acre gated property is sure to give you maximum privacy in your ultimate desert paradise.
Palo House Joshua Tree
This Airbnb is the perfect place for your stylish desert escape! The house is decorated with a mixture of vintage finds and modern furniture. It has pops of light pink and orange, unique decor, and cute accent walls. This Airbnb is also newly renovated!
Palo House has three bedrooms, each with a queen bed, making it perfect for a larger group. There is also plenty of space in the living area to hangout and relax after a day of exploring. Not to mention, it comes with all the amenities you could need such as a full kitchen, washer/dryer, wifi, TV, and more!
If you stay in this Airbnb, you will be just a short walk away from the town center of Joshua Tree where you can find restaurants, coffee shops, and even a farmers market! If you want to venture out and do some hiking, Joshua Tree National Park is close by as well. There is so much to do and see in this area making it the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation.
Dome in the Desert
The cutest modern-bohemian stay in Joshua Tree is this Dome in the Desert. This property is one of the most unique Aribnbs in Joshua Tree and it boasts one of the iconic trees right outside its front door! The interior is so lively and colorful making it the perfect place to get inspired and recharge. There are cool handcrafted decor items, and even some antique books and games to enjoy a well!
The Dome holds two bedrooms and one bathroom. Each room has a king bed with a memory foam mattress, and there is even a day bed for some extra space. During the colder months, cozy up to the indoor fireplace and relax for some ultimate bliss.
This property sits on multiple acres giving you ample privacy, but you will also be close to the town center to try new restaurants and eateries. Check out the Joshua Tree Saloon and the outdoor art museum, both are unique to the area and fun to see!
Bohemian Desert Dream at The Lone Joshua Tree
The greenery, wicker furniture, and neutral decor in this Airbnb does in fact make it a bohemian desert dream. This space is so relaxing and it is the perfect spot for your Joshua Tree getaway.
It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms making it great for a small family or group of friends. Each bedroom has a king bed which gives you a ton of room, and there are also a few different common spaces as well for some extra space. The living room has a large sectional, TV, and an indoor fireplace so it is a great place to relax.
In addition to all the room inside, there are also a couple outdoor areas to enjoy as well. They come with outdoor furniture and a fire pit, so gather up your group for an epic evening under the stars. Being outdoors is a must in Joshua Tree due to the beautiful desert surroundings, rock formations, and lack of light pollution from the cities.
Joshua Tree Mojave Moon Casita
Another unique Airbnb in Joshua Tree is this adobe in the heart of Joshua Tree village. It has concrete floors, and open floor plan, and the decor is inspired by 50’s era desert homesteads. It has central heat and AC to keep the temperature just how you like it, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and more!
This house has two queen bedrooms and a shared bathroom. These rooms share a jack and jill bathroom with a glass walk in shower. The living area is also spacious and opens up to a gated courtyard where you can spend time relaxing outside.
The location of this Airbnb is ideal because it puts you close to everything you could need in the area. The Joshua Tree National Park is only 5 minutes away where you can hike on the multiple trails and see some pretty cool rock formations. The town center is also close by so you can spend some time trying a new restaurant or browsing through different shops.
Joshua Tree Desert Retreat
Hammocks, a private spa, firepit, and a game room?! This next Airbnb definitely has everything you need for the perfect desert escape.
This house has four bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and can hold up to eight guests. The decor is sleek with a bohemian flare and each room has a unique touch. The kitchen, dining area, and living room are all pretty spacious allowing for plenty of room for you and your guests.
The outside of this house is so stunning. There is a seating area surrounded by multiple hammocks so you can lay back and enjoy the desert landscape and amazing sunsets. There is also a seating area with a fire pit, a private spa tub, and a separate lounging area with a teepee tent. With so many spaces to relax and enjoy, you’re sure to always have a unique view of the desert.
The vast desert land is literally your backyard, so you will have so much to see! The entrance to Joshua Tree National Park and the town center are both close by, so you are sure to always have something to do here!
Park Vista at Joshua Tree
This next Airbnb is also great for a larger group. It has four bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed and a terrace for some spectacular views. The other three rooms have queen beds, so you’ll have ample space for your guests. This space also has some cool touches like an indoor fireplace, winding staircase, and some unique decor.
One of the best parts of this Airbnb is the outdoor area. You will have access to your own private pool and hot tub to spend time unwinding under the stars. There is also a large seating area with a firepit and BBQ to spend time together and enjoy the desert views.
This Airbnb is located in Twentynine Palms which is one of the entry points of Joshua Tree. You will be close to hiking trails, rock climbing, and the Joshua Tree town center!
El Agave Ranch
El Agave Ranch sits on 1.5 acres of land and is located close to the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. The house is beautifully decorated and has a warmth to it that feels like home. It has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two full beds allowing for some extra sleeping space. The kitchen is stocked with any basics you may need and there are shops and grocery stores nearby if you want to have a cozy night in cooking some dinner.
The living room has a 60” Smart TV and large sectional, so there is plenty of space to lounge and relax. The outdoor area is also spacious and has a hammock and large seating area. There is also a fire pit outside so you can roast some s’mores under the stars.
This Airbnb is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with amazing views of the mountains. You will also be close to the National Park and hiking trails!
M-House Joshua Tree
The M-House is a modern masterpiece located in the desert. The exterior of the house is simple and beautiful. It has large windows and clean lines. The interior is decorated beautifully with every little detail in mind. There are so many unique decor features like the textured accent walls and cool light fixtures. This is without a doubt one of the best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree.
This house has two bedrooms each with a spacious king bed and views of the desert. It also has two bathrooms and a full kitchen with updated appliances. There is a TV, washer/dryer, indoor fireplace, and more! This house has any amenity you could want.
Arguably the best part of this house is the backyard. It has a large private pool with lounge chairs and a jacuzzi. Next to the pool is also some outdoor furniture and a fire pit for ultimate relaxation.
‘Desert Wild’ Joshua Tree
This house is a gem located in the desert. The front of the home has a beautiful arched doorway, outdoor seating area, and swing on the front porch overlooking the landscape. The interior is decorated with a boho desert vibe and everything is stunning down to the gold hardware in the kitchen and bathrooms.
The Desert Wild House has two bedrooms and two bathrooms so it is perfect for a small family or group of friends. One room has a king bed and the other has a queen, so there is a decent amount of space to sleep. The backyard of this house has a stunning pool and jacuzzi so you can take a dip under the stars. There is also a firepit and outdoor seating area.
If you want the quiet of the desert and the security of a safe neighborhood, then this is the perfect property for you. It is also only a few minutes away from the National Park and Joshua Tree town center.
Casita by the Joshua Tree House
The Casita is a beautiful little pink home surrounded by an abundance of cacti and greenery. It has two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The interior is decorated perfectly making it the perfect desert escape. This is a great place to recharge in the peace of the open desert.
The backyard of this house is full of cacti and other plants. There is a lounge area where you can recline and gaze up at the starry sky and a secluded hot tub with amazing views of the desert.
Venture into the village and you will find locally owned and run restaurants, coffee houses, music venues, and vintage shops. There is so much to explore in this area! You will also be close to the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.
Marabella Lane Airstream
As I mentioned earlier, one of the best parts of Joshua Tree is how cool and unique a lot of the Airbnbs are – this is a perfect example! This airstream sits on a private 30 acre lot which will give you the ultimate definition of a desert escape. It is located 13 miles from Joshua Tree National Park.
The Airstream has one queen bed and one double bed, so there is more space than you may think! It also has the comforts that you would find in a home such as a hot shower, kitchen area, heat/AC, and a TV!
Outside of the airstream is a large seating area and a firepit. Next to that is a full bed – you heard that right, a full bed outside! If the weather permits, you can literally sleep under the stars. The outdoor area also has a hot top for ultimate relaxation. This is one of the best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree because of its uniqueness, amenities, and breathtaking views.
SkyHouse Joshua Tree
This house is another luxury option if you’re looking for more of the grand Airbnbs in Joshua Tree. The Skyhosue is an architectural masterpiece that sits on 8 private acres of land in the desert. This house has been used in movies, magazines, and photo shoots so you know it is definitely one of a kind.
This Airbnb has three bedrooms, all with king beds, and two bathrooms. The interior is high end but still manages to have a cozy vibe. The large windows allow you to get amazing views of the desert during your entire stay which is a great feature. There is also a full kitchen, common areas, and a back patio for some extra space.
In the backyard there is a stunning private pool and hot tub surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of the desert. Next to the pool is a fire pit area and some lounge chairs for the ultimate stargazing experience.
Sun Catcher House
This Sun Catcher House is another perfect bohemian retreat in the desert. It has three bedrooms – two master bedrooms with a king bed and one bedroom with a queen bed. The two master bathrooms have en suite bathrooms which is great for some privacy among guests. The living room area is a perfect area to relax and it even has a cure hanging swing to curl up and spend a cozy afternoon.
The front yard and backyard are both very spacious and give you great views of the surrounding desert. The backyard has a private hot tub and outdoor seating to spend some time at night under the stars.
This Airbnb is located in between Joshua Tree National Park and the iconic restaurant Pappy & Harriets. Each place is about a 10 minute drive away. Nearby you can find other local restaurants, antique shops, and even a yoga studio!
Joshua Tree Wilder Cabin
This final property on our list of Airbnbs in Joshua Tree is a renovated 1950s cabin! It sits on 5 acres of private desert land and is a great place for an escape from busy life. It has one bedroom and one bathroom, so it is the perfect amount of a space for a romantic couples trip. The bedroom has a queen bed with a view of double doors that open up to an uninterrupted view of the desert landscape.
This cabin is located in the Northern part of Joshua Tree and is about a 15 minute car ride away from the town center. 15 minutes south of that you will find the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. Both areas are definitely accessible, but this cabin will give you more of a secluded, private stay.
The indoor fireplace will keep you nice and warm during the colder months, and open windows will allow you to catch the beautiful Joshua Tree sunsets!