The first thing a visitor might notice about Saddleback Escape is the absence of neighbors. To the east, the terrain slopes gently toward infinity amid a carpet of desert plants. To the south are the Bartlett Mountains, and beyond those are the ranks of peaks and boulder piles that traverse Joshua Tree Nat. Park, 12 miles away. It’s a stargazer’s paradise, with its huge sky and lack of light pollution. Yet, for all its seclusion, the property is only seven miles from the village of Joshua Tree.