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High-Desert Ranch with Pool near Joshua Tree Entrance

The Home

The Wheelhouse is an artistic high-desert retreat formerly owned by TV personality Huell Howser. A rare example of mid-century modern architecture deep in the California desert, the 2,221 square-foot ranch sits on 12 acres of untouched desert near both entrances of Joshua Tree National Park, offering a feeling of total seclusion less than an hour from Palm Springs with 360-degree mountain and desert views.

Built in 1952, the home features an indoor/outdoor layout that provides an ideal setting for weddings, private events and creative retreats, with multiple seating areas for catering, receptions or small-groups. When Howser, an icon of California history and culture, bought the home in the 1990s, he sought to create a communal, creative environment that has endured through every element.

An avid collector of found materials and repurposed objects, Howser turned quarry stones into yard sculptures and industrial...

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At a glance

Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
7 Guests

At a glance

Twentynine Palms, CA
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
7 Guests

Home Features


Enjoy the comforts of home and beyond with these distinctive features.

Air Conditioning

Bathtub

Patio/Balcony

Pets Allowed

Building Elevator

Free Parking

Waterfront

Pool

Butler

Concierge Services

Daily Housekeeping

In-person Check-in

All Stays Include

We believe certain amenities should be standard. Every home comes outfitted with these best-in-class essentials for a worry-free stay.

24/7 Support
Professional Cleaning
Pre and post stay
High-Speed WiFi
Kitchen Essentials
Cookware, Utensils, Microwave
Bathroom Amenities
Soap, Shampoo, Hair Dryer
Premium Linens and Towels
In-Unit Washer
Television

Home Details


Beds & Bath

Review bedroom arrangements to make sure each is right for you. Full and half bathrooms are shown as one total.

Bedroom 1
1 King Bed
Bedroom 2
1 Queen Bed
Bedroom 3
1 Bunk Bed
Bathrooms
2

Attributes

Private Parking

Free Parking

Pool: Private

Bathtub

Pets Allowed

Balcony

Hot Tub


Amenities

Oven

Dishwasher

Air Conditioning

Barbeque Grill

Stove

Table Tennis


Services

Concierge Services

In-person Welcome


The Neighborhood

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Things To Know

Check-in:3PM
Check-out:11AM

Payment and Cancellation - 60 Day Policy

Grace Period:

  • Guests may cancel for free provided that: (1) reservation is canceled within 48-hours of reservation request, and (2) reservation request was made at least 10 days before arrival.

Payment Policy:

  • 60 days or less prior to arrival: Guests pay 100% at time of reservation.
  • More than 60 days before arrival: Guests pay 50% at time of reservation, the remaining 50% will be charged 60 days prior to arrival.
  • For guests paying with points: 100% of payment will be deducted at time of reservation, once booking is verified within 48 hours.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 60 days or less prior to arrival: No refund issued, unless ‘Grace Period’ applies.
  • More than 60 days before arrival: 100% refund.

House Rules

  • No smoking- No pets (unless otherwise specified)- Service dogs that have been trained to work or perform tasks for individuals with disabilities are always welcome and are not subject to a pet fee. Emotional support dogs are permitted only in pet-friendly homes with payment of the pet fee. Over occupancy of indicated maximum prohibited and is grounds for immediate eviction from the property with no refund to guest- No parties or events: Property only available as a private vacation residence, no parties, events, media or commercial use unless otherwise indicated in the description of the home and with a separate contract with us and event fee collected at time of booking- All reservations require damage waiver or security deposit- All reservations require separate rental agreement be completed by lead guest- Lead guest must be at least 21 yrs to book with higher restrictions in certain locations- Each of our homes will have established instructions and policies (“House Rules”) provided in the home or electronically. All guests agree to abide by the House Rules which may change from time to time. Guest agrees to uphold all local laws, including but not limited to noise restriction and occupancy rules or ordinances enforced by us or the local authorities.
Property ID:78074804
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