Casita Blanca is a serene desert retreat, a modern minimalist studio cabin for two with lots of light, furnished with simple, comfortable elegance and with spectacular views of the desert, canyons, and mountains on five stunning acres of unique land with huge, sculptural boulders. Walking distance to Sand to Snow National Monument and Mojave Land Trust Preserve. Perfect for nature lovers, writers, artists, and those seeking a secluded and quiet getaway.
Escape to simplicity and exhale at Casita Blanca, a beautiful desert retreat! Located close to Pioneertown, recently mentioned in the travel sections of Sunset Magazine, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, my cabin sits on five acres of land surrounded by amazing views of the desert: mountains, Mesas, and canyons. The unique property features huge, dramatic boulders right outside the front door. Wake up to the sunrise through the big picture windows and drink your organic morning coffee or tea taking in the stunning vistas! You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, yet all conveniences are only a 15-minute drive away.
Casita Blanca is perfect for nature lovers, hikers, or artists and writers in search of a peaceful and quiet getaway. Walk down the road for five minutes to 470 acres of Mojave Land Trust Preserve, where you can follow an easy trail up to the Mesa for even more views and exploration. The cabin is also within walking distance to the newly appointed Sand to Snow National Monument, 154,000 acres of gorgeous wilderness. The striking diversity of lands within this monument is breathtaking – they are filled with the stories of ancient peoples, soaring mountain peaks, critical wildlife corridors, and rich biological diversity.
A 5-minute drive will take you to the 25,500-acre Pioneertown Wildlands Conservancy’s Mountains Preserve. And of course, there is also Joshua Tree, 25 minutes away, with its amazing national park, a wonderful place to hike, rock climb, and explore fall, winter, and spring. This spring we had a gorgeous super bloom, with wildflowers covering the hills in spectacular colors. World famous restaurant and performance venue Pappy and Harriet's for dinners, live music, and fun is only a 10 minute drive away through a stunning landscape.
The modern, fully equipped kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a marble top dining table. There is a small full bathroom and a new, organic queen-sized bed.
The cabin observes green principles of smaller footprint, minimal disturbance to the surrounding landscape, use of renewable resources, and living simply and minimally. Please note that there is intentionally no television and no wifi in the cabin. If you have AT&T, you will have phone reception on the property, but not with any other service.
I hope that you will enjoy my desert retreat and the beautiful landscape surrounding it!
Zugang für Gäste
The cabin has a self-check-in any time after 3PM. You will get instructions for how to enter and directions to the property after booking. Please notify us of an approximate arrival time so we know how we can best prepare for your arrival. Guests have full access to the entire cabin and outdoor area. Parking is available and easy in front of the cabin or on the right side of it. Please do not park anywhere else on the property.
Interaction with guests
My co-host, Rosanna, is close-by and can help if there are any issues. Otherwise, interaction with guests is minimal.
Please respect the no-guest policy except for the people on the reservation unless you have received written permission from me for an extra guest.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Holiday weekend 3-day minimum applies to Presidents Day weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
This cabin is my private home and sanctuary. Please be mindful of the space and treat it with gentleness and respect.
By staying at Casita Blanca you agree to conserve water at all times. Water is a precious resource in the desert. Use it as sparingly as you can by taking short showers, flushing only when necessary, and never leaving the faucet running.
Heater should only be used in the winter months (December through March) and always be turned off when guests leave the cabin.
Please keep food and drink in the kitchen area to avoid ants being attracted to the cabin.
Please don’t wear shoes inside. Since the space is so small, not wearing shoes inside makes the stay much more pleasant for you (sand ends up everywhere!) and easier for us to clean. ☺
Be extra careful with the record player.
No outdoor fires allowed.
No extra guests. The cabin is a studio and only meant for one or two guests. I can arrange to set up an extra bed, but this has to be arranged in advance and approved of in writing by me. An extra fee of $20 / night applies. No extra guests in the cabin or on the property are allowed without approval in writing.
No use of indoor fireplace unless with written consent from owner due to fire hazard.
Please do not climb on or deface the rocks and boulders on the property.
Please don’t walk barefoot outside as there may be sharp objects buried in the sand. Also, please read about snake safety in the welcome manual. Sturdy, thick-soled boots that preferably go above your ankle are recommended.
Please leave the house in as close to the same condition as you found it. Cleaning fee covers general cleaning and laundry. You are asked to do basic clean up before you leave. This includes doing the dishes and putting them away, putting all trash in the trash bin, and emptying the fridge. Please don’t remove anything from the cabin that isn’t yours and don’t’ take any furniture outside. There will be loungers and seats appropriate for the season available for your use outside.
Please leave linens on beds and hang towels to dry.
Outdoor quiet hours are from 10 PM to 8 AM. Any loud talking and / or amplified music during this time must be kept indoors with doors and windows closed. Noise carries far in the quiet desert so please respect our neighborhood.
No third party bookings allowed.
No fireworks of any kind.
No firearms at all on the property or surrounding area.
No off-road vehicles on the property or surrounding area.
No photography, film or video for commercial, professional, or student use is permitted on the premise or surrounding area without prior written consent from the owner.
Any violation of these rules will be subject to additional fees and / or legal action.
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