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12 Affordable & Modern Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Joshua Tree, California - Updated 2020

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Joshua Tree is a small desert city located in the Mojave Desert, and it is most commonly used as a base camp for tourists visiting Joshua Tree National Park. It’s a city that’s rich with history and 800 different plant species, but it has modernised over the years and is now a hip area. At the heart of it all, the local citizens are friendly and all tourists will be welcomed in the city. There are many amazing places of interest in Joshua Tree besides Joshua Tree National Park, like Carey’s Castle and several interesting hikes, so you should stop by for longer! Read on to find out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Joshua Tree.

1. Well-restored, historic desert trailer (from 78 USD)

This 1952 Airbnb trailer home was found in Quartzsite, Arizona, before it was brought over to Joshua Tree. It is now beautifully restored and comes with its original wood interior. It faces the town of Joshua Tree and Joshua Tree National Park.

The living-cum-dining area is comfortable and bright, and you can look out the window for a good view. The bedroom has a double bed and the couch is large enough to be used as another bed if you need to accommodate a total of four guests. Also, don’t underestimate the kitchen, because it contains enough kitchen appliances to whip up a simple but delicious meal.

JTree, CA Buzzards Roost -Shasta-

Price: from 78 USD

Number of Guests: 3

2. Modern and chic downtown home (from 95 USD)

This contemporary and fashionable vacation rental is located within walking distance of downtown Joshua Tree. It’s also located near the street that leads to Joshua Tree National Park. It acts as a great base camp for people who want to visit both the city and the national park.

The living room is roomy and beautifully decorated, and it is a comfortable space to just hang out and watch TV. You can sleep comfortably in the beautiful and comfortable master bedroom, and the second bedroom is simply decorated and is equally as comfortable.

Also, don’t worry about getting bored because there’s a games room with a dart board, ping pong table, and horseshoes, so you can gather your travel group and have fun. Or, you could head out and relax in the covered Jacuzzi.

Downtown Joshua Tree 2 BR home!

Price: from 95 USD

Number of Guests: 5

3. Contemporary bohemian cabin (from 140 USD)

This lovely and chic Airbnb home is conveniently located within the quaint city of Joshua Tree, which makes it easy to travel to and from Joshua Tree National Park.

The living room is bright and is beautifully decorated; entering it will truly put a smile on your face. This vacation rental is complete with a contemporary and fully-equipped kitchen where you can prepare a delectable meal. The master bedroom is spacious and has a humongous bed where you can sleep comfortably. There’s also a large sunroom with a twin-sized daybed, so two more people can sleep here.

Cabin Cabin Cabin in Joshua Tree

Price: from 140 USD

Number of Guests: 4

4. Well-renovated historic homestead (from 149 USD)

This 1950s homestead was converted into a wonderfully modern Airbnb bedroom, with expansive views of the mountain and the stunning desert. It’s also a 15-minute drive away from the national park.

The living room is spacious, vibrant, and very cosy. The large sofa can be used as an additional bed so you can accommodate 2 more people. There’s also an open-concept living and kitchen area, and the spaces are well decorated. There are two similar bedrooms, and they’re both vibrant and comfortable, so you can have your pick between the two bedrooms and still sleep comfortably. Head out and sit around the fire pit where you can warm up and enjoy the view of the expansive blue skies.

1950s Brick Getaway House

Price: from 149 USD

Number of Guests: 6

5. Perfect home base for Joshua Tree National Park (from 155 USD)

This comfortable Airbnb vacation rental is the perfect place to set up base if you want to explore Joshua Tree National Park. From the front door, you’ll only need to take a short hike to the national park’s entrance.

Keep warm by the fireplace and keep yourself entertained by watching TV in the living room. There’s also an extremely well-appointed kitchen, so you can cook with ease here. The spacious bedroom has a comfortable bed where you can catch up on some restful sleep. There’s also a large bathroom with a dual bath and shower, so you can have your pick of what you want to do.

JT House Views 1 Mile From Nat Park

Price: from 155 USD

Number of Guests: 2

6. Just steps away from downtown Joshua Tree (from 158 USD)

This Airbnb home has a beautiful view of the hills towards Joshua Tree National Park, and it is only a short walk away from downtown Joshua Tree.

The living room is spacious and cosy, so light up a fire and watch TV comfortably and warmly on the cold desert nights. The living room also has a sofa bed for 2 more people to sleep on. The master bedroom is roomy, and the bed is plush so you can sleep peacefully here. The other bedroom has a TV right across from the bed, so you can wake up and fall asleep to your favourite TV shows. The master bathroom comes well equipped with all the appliances you need to wash comfortably, and the river-rock shower floor is gorgeous and therapeutic to step on.

JT West Parkway Cabin & Casita

Price: from 158 USD

Number of Guests: 6

7. Unique desert dome (from 180 USD)

This uniquely shaped dome home is secluded and quiet, so it’s a great place to recharge your batteries in private. The entire Airbnb is intricately decorated from top to bottom, and it makes this space feel homey.

The spacious and vibrant living-cum-dining area is well decorated, and it feels cheery, so you’ll feel right at home. Lounge on the sofa or chairs and enjoy hanging out with your travel group. The master bedroom is simply decorated and cosy, with a large and comfortable bed, making it a great place to fall asleep. The sunroom contains a day bed that can be used as a king-sized bed that accommodates 2 extra people perfectly. It also has a hanging seat so you can swing and hang out by yourself.

Dome in the Desert in Joshua Tree

Price: from 180 USD

Number of Guests: 4

8. Secluded and free-spirited wagon (from 185 USD)

This wagon is beautiful and feels very free spirited. It’s located on a secluded 2.5-acre (1-hectare) lot and is powered by solar arrays and natural gas, making it an eco-friendly Airbnb and the perfect vacation rental for a private getaway.

There’s a small and simple kitchen with modern appliances, which are perfect for cooking up some basic meals. And there’s a quaint living-cum-dining area. The sofa can also be used as a bed for two more people, or you can climb up the ladder to access the loft sleeping area. In the sleeping area, you can also find a large and plush bed so you can fall asleep without trouble. Head outside and enjoy a meal on the picnic table or just admire the great view under a shade.

The Gypsy Wagon

Price: from 185 USD

Number of Guests: 4

9. Modern and comfortable desert Airbnb (from 198 USD)

This historic hacienda was designed with a slow pace of living in mind, so you’ll definitely be able to enjoy a private and laid-back vacation. It’s also located close to downtown Joshua Tree, and is only 10 minutes from the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.

The living room is spacious and cosy, and is a great place to hang out with your friends or family. With also a couple of hanging chairs and a flat-screen TV, so you can keep yourself entertained here. The roomy and comfortable master bedroom is fully air-conditioned and is a wonderful place to retreat after a long day of exploration. The second bedroom is well decorated and equally as comfortable. Head out to the backyard and enjoy a soak in the Jacuzzi under the beautiful night sky. You can also make use of the hammock or the provided floor mattress, each of which can accommodate 1 person.

The Joshua Tree House

Price: from 198 USD

Number of Guests: 6

10. 1950's home to sleep under the starry skies (from 215 USD)

This historic 1950s home was recently renovated with all the modern luxuries you’ve likely come to enjoy. It sits on top of a hill and thus has unparalleled views of the expansive deserts that surround it.

The master bedroom is spacious, bright, and comfortable, so you can fall asleep easily here. From the bedroom, you can head out to the stock tank pool, which is the perfect place to cool down during the warmest days in the desert. Because this Airbnb vacation rental is miles away from light pollution, the dark night sky is bountiful with bright and twinkling stars. You can head up to the loft sleeping area that comes with a skylight, and just lie back and view the stars that litter the night sky.

Starfire: The Life Altering Experience

Price: from 215 USD

Number of Guests: 4

11. Mid-Century Hiking & Camping Cabin in Joshua Tree (59 USD)

This is a rustic cabin that’s ideal for hikers. Get the best of both worlds by being inside the limits of Joshua Tree, while experiencing the feeling of a remote wilderness. The two-bed studio accommodates up to four guests. While it’s in a premium neighborhood, it’s close enough to hike to the conservation area and Indian Cove. The cozy cabin has air-conditioning, a refrigerator and a stove. A microwave, coffee-maker and other essentials are provided. An indoor shower, toilet, and kitchenette round it off. The outdoor seating area is ideal to enjoy the desert evenings. Free parking, WiFi, and a hairdryer are provided for your convenience. This little oasis in the desert offers plenty of hiking opportunity.

Mid-Century Hiking & Camping Cabin in Joshua Tree

Price: 59 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from reviews)

12. Brand New 2018 Airstream Camper (189 USD)

This new Airstream in Joshua Tree is ideal for singles or couples. It has a comfy double bed in its own section of the cabin, while the dinette and couch covert to extra beds. The cabin has just about everything you can wish for. For entertainment there’s a stereo, surround sound, TV, and more. 110V outlets are throughout. WiFi is good. The kitchen area is fully stocked with dishes, pans, pots, utensils, electric kettle, a coffee maker, and toaster. Linen is provided, as are toiletry essentials. Outdoors is the place to be, with a picnic table, gas grill and patio chairs. You are just a 10-minute drive away from the National park, and five minutes from downtown Joshua Tree.

Brand New 2018 Airstream RISING SUN Joshua Tree

Price: 189 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Travelers Review: Rating 5 out of 5(from reviews)

Desert living doesn't mean dry living

Despite being a small desert city, that doesn’t mean that Joshua Tree is a dry or boring city. Surrounding the city are several beautiful natural landscapes, and it even has a great national park nearby for tourists to visit. Anyone who visits Joshua Tree will definitely enjoy the unique vibe of the city so, if you’re planning on visiting, keep these best Airbnb vacation rental recommendations in mind.

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