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15 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 Airbnbs in Joshua Tree.

1. Well-restored, historic desert trailer (from USD 162)

This Joshua Tree vacation rental is a 1952 Airbnb trailer home that was found in Quartzsite, Arizona, before it was brought over to Joshua Tree. It is now a beautifully restored and comes with its original wood interior. This beautiful glamping spot 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.

Shasta - Cozy western themed trailer
Joshua Tree, California, United States
380 reviews
Camper/RV 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all linens full kitchen cutlery everything for cooking great coffee
buck was very responsive and came to our rescue when toilet paper was running low
the shasta was cozy and comfortable
i didn't expect the shower to have strong hot water but it was excellent
plenty of room for two people and we were able to cook and relax
Cleanliness:
definitely super clean and super cozy
clean trailer and very cool property
also once booked in the instructions it says to clean the dishes once used
the place was super clean and cozy with the heaters for the evening
beautiful location and trailer really clean and peaceful
Host:
great host and groovy place
the host is really kind and easy to communicate with
thanks for being great hosts
the ranch was quiet and inviting and the host was amazingly friendly and attentive
and our baby loved the friendly kitties that were roaming the grounds
Location:
amazing location and great local tips
such a cute spot great location near the park and town nearby fun experience
easy drive to main and the park
the location is perfect and it's easy to get to off sunburst ave
perfect location for peace quiet beautiful views of the stars and close proximity to jt national park
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2. Modern and chic downtown home (from USD 136)

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! Ideal location!
Joshua Tree, California, United States
335 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattresses were very comfortable
beds and couch were very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked
pool was fine for a quick dip and a nice pleasant stay with all the amenities
a nice 2 bedroom double bed bungalow with back yard space
second time staying and great yet again the air conditioning is perfect and works throughout the house
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and maintained
place wasn’t as clean as i would expect
it was clean homey and private
the place was very clean and had everything you could need
the house was very clean and the backyard was delightful
Host:
mary and the manager carol were super responsive
mary and carol were very gracious hosts
this home is wonderful and so are the hosts
she's a great host
the host mary is very understanding and the manager carol is very helpful
Location:
and the location is ideal
great location walking distance to restaurants and shops and a super short drive to park entrance
great location for the park and jt strip w/farmers market shops and restaurants
great stay at a very convenient location close to everything in jtree
you'll love the location and the back yard
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3. Contemporary bohemian cabin (from USD 187)

This lovely and chic Joshua Tree National Park cabin rental 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
Joshua Tree, California, United States
567 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
when we enter the room the ac is on and the temperature was so comfortable
such a great place there were so many great touches- the record player the coffee table books etc
it’s a pretty small but cozy space perfect for two adults
the bed was comfy the shower (with skylight) was perfect and the property was tranquil
Cleanliness:
very clean very stylish space
clean comfortable and accommodating
clean and stylish with unique accessories
the house was impeccably clean
the house is clean and the energy is healing
Host:
great hosts highly recommend
the hosts are very thoughtful
the suggestions offered by our hosts were very helpful and appreciated
the hosts were very nice and professional
the hosts were thoughtful and really kind
Location:
location was also perfect
super cute little space in a super convenient location
great location as well
really adorable place the location was perfect and close to the park
house is in a great location from town and the park entrance
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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 USD 179)

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.

J.T. House Beautiful Views @ Joshua Tree Park.
Joshua Tree, California, United States
445 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathroom and tub are fantastic as are the south facing windows that extend the length of the home
the house has a minimalistic but warm and homey feel with desert views in every room
we also really enjoyed the fireplace books movies (and giant screen tv) and listening to records
beautiful setting and a very cozy yet spacious house amazing collection of music films and board games
it was nice to eat breakfast looking out into the desert expanse
Cleanliness:
the house was clean comfortable and well-stocked
house is very clean bed comfortable i slept really well
place was super clean lots of music and dvds
jamie’s place is super clean and the location is amazing
the place was beyond what i expected: great location clean and style place and great host
Host:
jamie was an excellent host and made everything easy for us
jaimie was really responsive and accommodating
jamie was an excellent host - very responsive and helpful
jamie was a great host everything was extremely clear and easy
jamie was a great host and communicated promptly and well
Location:
amazing location that is only 1 mile from the park
the location is amazing
great place close to the entrance of the park and town
the proximity to the park and downtown make this even more of a wonderful location
i take a walk every day for a longtime to enjoy desert plants
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6. Just steps away from downtown Joshua Tree (from 158 USD)

This Joshua Tree cabin rental 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 USD 189)

This Joshua tree National Park Airbnb is a uniquely shaped dome home that 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
Joshua Tree, California, United States
681 reviews
Dome house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is fully stocked which was perfect for us because we ended up cooking during our stay
it’s comfortable modern and deceptively roomy on the inside
very cozy and well-stocked i would definitely come back
overall and awesome cozy place and if we were traveling kid-free we would definitely do it again
the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed for a simple comfort meal
Cleanliness:
clean and cozy for anyone to enjoy a nice get away
bed and bathroom was clean
the dome was really clean cosy and full of character
cozy thoughtful and clean space
beautifully simple in its decoration roomy clean and organized
Host:
kathrin responded very quickly and was always helpful
amazing stay the hosts were very communicative throughout our stay to remind us about check in check out etc
kathrin and brian are very welcoming responsive and friendly hosts we enjoyed our stay here highly recommend
kathrin was very communicative and the whole stay was easy
i did not get to meet the hosts but kathrin was super responsive and helpful in the communications
Location:
great location and unique space
the location was perfect
loved the secluded location
a beautiful location and even better living space
awesome place super easy access to the park
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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 USD 300)

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
Joshua Tree, California, United States
541 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house has reliable wifi and ac which allowed us to be very comfortable in the heat
- no fan heaters or other help for when the temperature dips
way exceeded our expectations very comfortable and the aesthetics was in point
the bed and sheets were incredibly comfortable we both slept very well
what a beautiful home the beds were insanely comfy and the house inviting
Cleanliness:
beautiful clean and spacious
it is so clean so gorgeous such a nice place to stay in the desert
an absolutely gorgeous place perfectly clean amazing amenities
great place for 4 people very unique decor and super cute and clean
Host:
geneva was very responsive and helpful
geneva was super responsive and helpful
absolutely rad spot and genuinely amazing hosts
sara and rich were super accommodating and kind hosts and we had everything we could’ve possibly needed
every communication from the host was friendly and prompt
Location:
great close access to the park
the location is perfect for the park
a really peaceful spot close to the park
amazing the location was perfect
loved the proximity to the park as well
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10. 1950's home to sleep under the starry skies (from USD 262)

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
Joshua Tree, California, United States
552 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all amenities needed to be comfortable and either stay plugged in or to disconnect from the world
it is awesome inside is tastefully minimal with hand-built furniture that gives the place a cozy feeling
the netflix was a nice touch and the kitchen was sufficient to make all of our meals there
the best things about this house were the spectacular views cozy layout and beautiful scandi design
ryan provides netflix/hbo and some other great tv options
Cleanliness:
it was clean and spacious
very clean and ryan is very responsive
simple white bedding was clean and cool
comfortable clean and stylish
the house was spotlessly clean and very comfortable
Host:
the host provided great directions and check-in was seamless
superb house superb host
he was also a very responsive host and made our stay very easy
ryan is an incredible host and had great recommendations for everything around
ryan is an amazing owner with an absolutely amazing property
Location:
the location is amazing
perfect “get away completely” location
the location is fantastic if you're looking for solitude and some peace
the location was magical and ryan was a great host
if you are looking for an adventure and time away this is a great place to stay
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11. Mid-Century Hiking & Camping Cabin in Joshua Tree (from USD 107)

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
Joshua Tree, California, United States
751 reviews
Entire cabin 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view right out of bed at sunrise is breathtaking
the view is amazing and inside feels cozy and authentic ;)
the place has all the amenities you need to make your stay comfortable
the beds were super comfy
great place very unique & cozy about 15 minutes from joshua tree national park
Cleanliness:
nothing fancy but quaint and clean
the place was decorated very nicely and clean
all in all we had a magical trip - cozy space very clean upon arrival
it is nicely decorated clean and easy to access from the main road
super cute / clean place with amazing homey vibes
Host:
really great space and great host
kurt is a great great host
seamless check-in beautifully furnished and kurt was a tremendous host
Location:
stylish cabin in a great location
it is also perfectly situated because it feels remote but is still close to town and hiking
this place is so super cute
excellent little place to get away to
it is in an awesome location for exploring the park and surrounding area
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12. Brand New 2018 Airstream Camper (from USD 238)

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.

Magical Airstream, Stunning Views
Joshua Tree, California, United States
431 reviews
Camper/RV 3 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we loved the refreshing pool the barbeque the fireplace and sofa on the patio
we loved soaking in the pool and watching the magical sunset
robert and raoul are super nice people and have created a space for calm and comfortable days
Cleanliness:
it’s clean cozy and comfortable
the airstream is spotless and the bed very comfortable
the airstream was thoughtfully decorated and impeccably clean
it’scomfortable cozy and clean
the airstream has tons of character is extremely clean and was such a unique experience
Host:
lovely place and nice host
the hosts were amazing and made us instantly feel at home
host is very kind and patient
hosts were very attentive and helpful
excellent hosts have everything dialed
Location:
the perfect location and stay
super close to the entrance of the park
this is the best location ever
it’s in a great location if you’re planning to hike the park
the location was also perfect - it’s just a few miles away from the national park
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13. Unique cabin for two (from USD 150)

A secluded cabin in Yucca Valley, this Airbnb vacation rental is ideal for people who want peace and quiet. It is a unique house that features wooden partitions and glass walls that will make you believe that you’re an extension of nature. The house has a minimalist interior and comes with a queen bed that can accommodate up to two guests, ideal for a solo traveler or a couple. It also comes with a wrap-around deck with outdoor seating, where you can have your morning coffee or read a book while basking at the beautiful surroundings.

Minimalist Modern Cabin - Amazing Views
Morongo Valley, California, United States
114 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful minimal cabin with beautiful views and just enough amenities for a comfortable stay
the cabin has great insulation and a heater that helps keep it warm during the winter nights
it was really cold during our stay so we appreciated the heater in the bedroom
Cleanliness:
very well thought out clean and cozy
they were also both fully equipped and clean as well
Host:
great host great concept great work
charlotte was a really great host and answered all my questions right away
charlotte and dani are great hosts and the space delivers on everything we wanted
Location:
with just a short drive to joshua tree national park this location is ideal
an amazing stay in the most incredible location
the location is gorgeous and the structures are all so unique and fun and very comfortable
we were hoping for some private time and enjoyed some at this very cute remote location
this was such a great place to get away and relax
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14. Lovely studio-type cabin (from USD 65)

A studio-type cabin perfect for stargazers, this Airbnb vacation rental will make your holiday one for the books. It features one queen bed and an air bed that can accommodate up to three guests. Apart from the beds, you’ll also find here a beautiful piano, a sitting area, an indoor fireplace, and a kitchenette with microwave, a mini-fridge, utensil, and plates. Outside, you’ll find a fireplace with outdoor seating, where you and your friends can stargaze at night or have a s'mores party.

Casper Lane Cabin
Twentynine Palms, California, United States
164 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome a/c that works well
the furniture was actually surprisingly very comfortable
the bed was comfortable with plush bedding and pillows and the wood stove added a magical ambiance
they heater worked well and kept us warm during the cold nights
we time traveled with all in the cozy comforts of home
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and exactly like in the pictures
the cabin was clean and we'll stocked and easy to get to
easy to find clean and simple
the house is adorable and clean
perfect size very stylish and clean
Host:
this place was wonderful matt and dawn gave us lots of helpful advice with directions and appliances
thank you to the hosts for offering such a special place
the owners turned the place into a little gem; i really like their style
and when i needed assistance they were very helpful and supportive
the piano in tune matt and dawn were great hosts and we plan to be back
Location:
great location and comfortable place
everything was amazing the location was so peaceful and serene
it’s a great location for exploring the national park and the surrounding towns
wonderful place the cabin was super cute and so stylish
the place was exactly as listed and easy to find even though it might see tricky
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15. A charming 1945 cabin (from USD 174)

Located in the heart of Joshua Tree, near the Farmer’s market, this lovely holiday home is a 1945 cabin that has an old-world charm and all the modern-day conveniences. It has a rustic design and large windows that make the place bright and airy. It also comes with all the usual home features, including a well-lit sitting area and a fully functional kitchen, where you can whip up something special at any time. Additionally, it has an outdoor area with a dining set-up and seating options.

Joshua Tree Cabin // 2 Private Casitas + Hot Tub
Joshua Tree, California, United States
25 reviews
Entire cabin 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen and bathroom were well-stocked useful amenities and the hot tub is a highlight
this property is very cozy and lovely with the two separate casitas perfect for our group of four
Host:
taylor is a great host and very responsive and accommodating
taylor was very responsive and helpful a great host
Location:
beautiful place very close to the national park
the house was easy walking distance to everything in town
amazing listing in central joshua tree
close to the national park backyard and hot tub were great for relaxing
a great place to escape the city and decompress
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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 Airbnbs in Joshua Tree in mind.

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