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10 Best Airbnb Rentals Near Joshua Tree, California

by Brittany Varano

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In recent years, the number of people visiting Joshua Tree has exploded.

With the inspiration of Instagram and other social media platforms, Americans and tourists everywhere are making an effort to experience the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, Los Angeles’ closest national park.

With towering boulders and impressive cacti bathed in golden light, there are countless amazing things to do in Joshua Tree. For those inclined to adventure, we recommend checking out the rock climbing and hiking scene — it’s some of the best in America’s west!

For art enthusiasts, the community boasts an impressive art and music scene that draws in creatives from every corner of the country.

If this is your first time visiting Joshua Tree, it’s important to note that the village is a small and quaint community located in a very vast and spread out desert landscape. However, that doesn’t mean that there is any shortage of beautiful Airbnbs near Joshua Tree for your upcoming vacation.

1. Magical Airstream

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Why you should stay: Experience the unique opportunity to wake up in a flying cloud airstream surrounded by 1.5 acres of stunning desert views in Joshua Tree.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Pets allowed: No

This Magical Airstream for two offers couples a romantic getaway or a pair of friends a memorable adventure. Here you’ll find luxury amenities perfectly paired with a classic camping experience, all while fully immersed in nature. Wake up every morning to sweeping mountain views and star gaze at crystal clear starry skies before bed.

At first glance, this 25 ft airstream may appear smaller than your average Joshua Tree Airbnb, but inside, the host has done a phenomenal job of making the most of the space.

There are two comfy beds, one queen and one twin sofa bed, as well as a three burner gas stove, microwave, and two LED HD TVs. The property also has a deck, BBQ grill, and a separate shower and restroom for your comfort.

2. Joshua Tree’s Copper Cabin

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Why you should stay: Enjoy the rustic charm of a lovingly restored 1950’s cabin in the heart of the desert.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay:
  • Pets allowed: No

Joshua Tree’s Copper Cabin is a stylish desert oasis that’s within a short distance of the best attractions in Joshua Tree Village as well as the entrance to the national park. During your stay, enjoy the sparkling clean and white space that’s artfully contrasted against pops of vibrant southwest accents.

This vintage cabin hosts up to five guests and has a spacious desert yard complete with a fire pit and picnic table so you can enjoy your meals outside in the fresh air and sunshine. No fine detail has been overlooked here from the immaculate subway tiled bathroom to the unique copper sink in the kitchen.

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3. Desert Air Casita

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Why you should stay: A spacious desert studio for two only minutes away from the main streets of Joshua Tree Village.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Pets allowed: No

Just a short 5-10 minute walk to downtown Joshua Tree, the area’s Desert Air Casita is a classically minimal, yet stylishly modern studio apartment that’s perfect for solo travelers or couples seeking to visit Joshua Tree National Park.

The yard is private and completely enclosed by a fence for added seclusion, and there is free parking for those visiting with a rental car. Its central downtown location provides guests easy access to fantastic eateries without sacrificing the convenience of being close to the best nature things to do in the area.

4. Desert Wild

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Why you should stay: Relax and reenergize in an elegant desert space with an outdoor pool and hot tub.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay:
  • Pets allowed: No

Desert Wild is a Joshua Tree Airbnb that looks lifted from the pages of an interior design magazine. Specially designed and crafted in the ‘Finca style,’ unique and bright white plaster covers the walls of the kitchen and the majority of the house. The white plaster coupled with natural wood and desert accents radiates charisma and is a classic Joshua Tree style experience.

What makes this home so special is not only its well-curated interior design but also the luxury amenities inside. Cozy up to the adobe fireplace after a long day of hiking, or spend the day relaxing poolside, getting a tan. In the evening, feel the comfort of the hot tub’s jets while stargazing.

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5. The Joshua Tree House

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Why you should stay: An Instagram famous dream home with stunning decor and unique amenities.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

The Joshua Tree House has amassed a large following of Instagram admirers enjoying the views and decor details of this creatively curated home. Its entire vibe reads desert boho dreamer, enticing guests to live in the present moment and enjoy a slower pace of life.

Up to six guests can enjoy this two-bedroom, two-bath property, where one of the bedrooms is actually a detached tent room for a luxury glamping experience indoors. In the summer, a stock tank pool is set up for guests to cool off, and all year round, the onsite jacuzzi awaits you.

This home sits on the edge of town, so you’re not too far away from the city but can still enjoy secluded desert views.

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6. Cabin Cabin Cabin

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Why you should stay: Charming cabin oozing southwest vibes just five minutes from beautiful Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Cabin Cabin Cabin is a fabulous vacation rental that has seamlessly melded vintage touches with modern niceties in celebration of the traditional homestead cabins that were once the norm in Joshua Tree. Marvel at the antique refrigerator from the ’50s and a classic 36” gas range stove, not to mention a plethora of coffee making options.

Enjoy the king-sized memory foam mattress in the master bedroom, as well as the rustic yet new-aged rain shower with skylight, and the cozy reading nook for those moments of self-care.

Outback, take advantage of the atmospheric patio where string lights sway overhead. There’s also a hammock tied up that makes for a perfect napping spot in the sun.

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7. The Park Blvd House

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Why you should stay: One of the original and first homes of Joshua Tree that lies on the road leading to the national park.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

The Park Blvd House is a classic 1940s beauty that’s one of the few remaining buildings among Joshua Tree’s very first structures.

The home is on Park Boulevard, just a three-minute drive to the main entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. The roomy kitchen is fully equipped for cozy meals and has sliding glass doors that lead to the vast outdoor desert courtyard.

In the summer, hop in the cowboy pool, and soak in the hot tub year-round. There is plenty of room and comfortable spaces at the Park Blvd House for a family or group of five looking to enjoy the best attractions in Joshua Tree.

8. Cactus Jax Cottage

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Why you should stay: A bright and colorful cottage with an outstanding outdoor patio and fire pit.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Pets allowed: No

At Cactus JaxCottage, the super hosts have done everything in their power to foster a home-away-from-home vacation rental with your utmost comfort in mind. The interior is spotlessly clean, with elegant yet fun, colorful touches in every room. As a mid-century home that’s been recently renovated, escape the hustle and bustle of life in this desert oasis.

There are two-bedrooms, a day bed, and one bathroom at this property for a party of five visitors. Reviewers have only rave things to say about the lovely outdoor patio that boasts plenty of outdoor seating, a hammock, and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows into the night.

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9. Cielito Lindo Retreat

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Why you should stay: Transport yourself to sweeping desert views in a recently renovated former homesteader cabin with over two acres of fresh air.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay:
  • Pets allowed:

The Cielito Lindo Retreat is the perfect place to host a large party of up to ten guests looking to spend quality time together away from the stresses of the everyday. There are a total of four bedrooms, four beds, and two baths to accommodate your large group. Not to mention, a hot tub with wraparound infinity deck, two 4’ cowboy pools for swimming, a fire pit, and a propane BBQ.

There is also a unique outdoor rock shower, as well as a standalone bathtub adding to the vintage rustic feeling of the property. The Cielito Lindo Retreat transports you to the middle of beautiful desert scenery, and we have a feeling you won’t want to leave once you arrive!

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10. Casa Linda Joshua Tree

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Why you should stay: Cute and homey Joshua Tree cabin rental with sweeping desert landscape views from the outdoor deck.

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Pets allowed: No

Casa Linda Joshua Tree has a lot going for it. The beautiful outdoor wooden deck is a great place to enjoy surrounding mountain and desert views during as well as fantastic stargazing at night. The interior has a modern and vibrant atmosphere that makes you feel welcome and right at home the second you step inside.

The kitchen comes with all you need for vacation meal prep, as well as coffee supplies for your morning brews. The two bedrooms both have comfortable queen beds, and a twin blow-up mattress is provided for groups of five. Not only is this home gorgeous, but it’s also only a quick seven-minute drive to the national park and an even shorter drive to the best of the village.

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Plan Your Trip to Joshua Tree National Park

With so many amazing Airbnbs near Joshua Tree, how on earth are you going to choose one?! While you sort that – (good luck!) – we’ve covered some of the best places to visit in Joshua Tree as well.

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