Updated: June 2022
This post has been updated to include a roundup of my favorite boutique properties and vacation rentals in and around Joshua Tree, California.
If you’ve ever dreamed of a Joshua Tree getaway, there’s a good chance it involved a hot tub, a night gazing at the stars, and likely a place with seriously cool desert vibes to call home for a couple of days.
Joshua Tree is a true design haven with so many cool abodes and places to relax and retreat to. Whether you’re going for a romantic couple’s getaway, a weekend with the girls, or for a group vacation — Joshua Tree is where it’s at!
As you start planning your getaway, check out this ultimate guide to Joshua Tree.
From a UFO-looking starship to glamping spots under the stars to some of the most unique design aesthetics, here are the coolest Airbnbs to stay at in Joshua Tree, California!
How beautiful are the desert hues of this place? I’m a big fan of all the natural materials, linen bedding, earthen plasters, and hand-built furniture.
This High Desert home is such a beautiful masterpiece. Surrounded by boulders and nature, you can take it all in through the glass window walls that wrap around the home.
The modern oasis is complete with a saltwater pool and spa, along with an outdoor shower and fire pit.
For those looking for something truly different — consider the Futuro House for the ultimate glamping experience! This off-grid glamping experience is made for disconnecting and is a very unique experience.
Surrounded by Joshua Trees and cactus, this bright Mid-Century ranch home is a haven. Just 5 minutes from downtown Yucca, it’s the ideal place to retreat yet close to all the cool happenings. Plus the hill it’s perched on offers panoramic views of the mountains, perfect for starry nights.
La Luna Cabin is where rustic meets modern. Surrounded by native flora and fauna ‚ like Joshua trees, desert tortoises, roadrunners, jackrabbits, and more — this place is magic in the High Desert. Take a bath under the stars or cozy up indoors!
Soak up the desert and the gorgeous vistas, experience the starry night sky, and let the landscape inspire you at Sueno Sagrado!
If you’re a fan of fun design with splashes of pink, you’ll love this place! Set on 5 acres with a 4-person hot tub, this place is cool meets cozy. Fire up the fireplace and put a record on while you cook in the chef’s kitchen.
Replete with at least 50 shades of pink (and tons of photo-worthy decor), this is the ultimate pink paradise.
I’m a big fan of all the neutral tones and cozy lounge spaces at the Echo Ranch House. If you love those desert-inspired designs, this is the place for you!
Talk about a pastel paradise!
This two bed, two bath oasis with a pool and a hot tub is a dreamy getaway in Joshua Tree. Enjoy a sunrise coffee or sunset wine on the porch in the hanging chair or cook a fabulous meal in the seriously cool kitchen.
There’s an indoor projector screen for movie nights next to the fireplace, too!
This ’60s Spanish Ranch revival is a minute drive from La Copine restaurant, and 15 minutes to Pappy & Harriet’s. The space has been decorated with interesting pieces from all over the world, like Morocco, Mexico City, and Oaxaca.
Enjoy outdoor movies, the jacuzzi, the dipping pool and BBQ, and all the starry nights. The horse corral on the property gives you the opportunity for many outdoor games including corn hole, horseshoe toss, croquet, and the hook & ring game!
This newly built house with a pool and spa is a place to reset. Take in the sunsets and stars through the glass walls or the private deck!
Does staying in a bubble tent under the stars sound like an absolute dream come true to you? Cuddle up in a cozy bed with a heated mattress while enjoying the nighttime skies.
This is a desert dweller’s dream when it comes to interior aesthetics!
Just a 20-minute walk to the town of Joshua Tree, this is the ideal spot to visit the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, Joshua Tree Coffee, and the Saloon. With lots of light throughout, the home is both cozy yet airy.
For a true luxury desert experience, check in to The Coyote House. It’s a two-bedroom, one-bathroom getaway at the crossroads of Pioneer Town and Joshua Tree.
Whether you’re in town for a show at Pappy & Harriet’s, a hike through the national park, or just to hang out with friends in the desert, this spot will be your home away from home.
Villa Kurp was designed with ultimate tranquility and relaxation in mind. The minimal and modern hideaway focuses on natural elements complemented by contemporary luxury.
In the evening, sit by the fire pit or soak in the hot water tub for an unparalleled stargazing experience.
The ideal place for large groups of up to 10! With so many different amenities—from the hot tub to the fire pit to the BBQ to the outdoor shower and even the horseshoe pit, this modern meets bohemian retreat has all you could want!
With all the glass walls, this place offers incredibly stunning views and wildlife sighting opportunities. Take in the fiery sunsets on the wrap-around deck, take a dip in the pool and warm up in the jacuzzi.
Once the sun goes down, it’s the perfect time to pull out the telescope for ultimate stargazing.
Looking to go remote? The Casita is located 20 minutes from the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.
Perfect for a weekend getaway — you can make local coffee by drip in the morning, put a record on as the sun sets, or relax in the hot tub throughout the evening.
Do you dream of staying in an Airstream? This mid-century modern Airstream has been fitted with chic Moroccan touches and is a cozy spot to unwind.
If you love the boho meets desert aesthetic, a lovely hot tub to soak in, and a place to relax — this may be the spot for you.
If you’re looking for luxury, this 7.5-acre property is the place! With a minimalistic design, a lovely pool and hot tub, and a view overlooking Pipes Canyon wash, this place is a dream.
Have you stayed in an incredible Airbnb in the Joshua Tree area? Let me know in the comments below!