Make your visit to Joshua Tree National Park extra special by staying in a cool vacation rental. This hand-curated list includes the best places to stay near Joshua Tree and some of the coolest Airbnbs in California. From cabins, to treehouses, glamping options and unique signature properties, you find the perfect place within your budget for your Joshua Tree trip.
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Note that this guide was originally just focused on airbnbs, but I have revised and updated it to include other vacation rentals so that it includes more and better options.
Our pick for the best Airbnb in Joshua Tree?
Heading to Joshua Tree? Wondering where to stay? Our number one pick is The Invisible House – an iconic desert property for up to eight with an indoor pool.
Why is The Invisible House the best Airbnb Joshua Tree, California?
The Invisible House is an architectural wonder in its own right. It also offers some amazing amenities as well as lots of space. This is truly the place for a vacation you will never forget.
Best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree Comparison Guide
These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different Joshua Tree vacation rentals.
Airbnbs vary in terms of their type, price and guest ratings. To make it easier to decide between Airbnbs, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.
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|Property||Photo||Type||Pets||Guests||Rating (/5)||Price & Availability|
|Amazing Airstream||Glamping||Yes||4||4.8||CHECK NOW|
|Super Stylish Trailer||Glamping||Yes||4||5.0||CHECK NOW|
|Yurt Glamping||Glamping||Yes||6||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Wonder Valley Cabin||Cabin||No||3||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Super Sleek Cabin||Cabin||No||4||5.0||CHECK NOW|
|Joshua Jackrabbit||Cabin||No||6||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|The Pink Place||House||Yes||3||5.0||CHECK NOW|
|Palms & Patio||House||No||5||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Lounging & Luxury||House||No||6||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Character & Cool Pool||House||Yes||4||4.8||CHECK NOW|
|Peaceful Pools||House||Yes||6||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Rainbow Rancho||House||No||12||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Invisible House||House||No||8||4.8||CHECK NOW|
|Dome House||House||No||8||4.9||CHECK NOW|
|Stargazing Cabin||Cabin||No||6||4.8||CHECK NOW|
|Stargazing Bubble||Bubble Tent and Tiny House||Yes||5||4.8||CHECK NOW|
|Area 55 Futuro Spaceship||Spaceship Tiny House||Yes||4||4.8||CHECK NOW|
|The Gaslight||House||Yes||8||5.0||CHECK NOW|
|Desert Dream||Shipping container||Yes||2||4.8||CHECK NOW|
A quick guide to booking a Joshua Tree National Park Airbnb
When choosing the best Joshua Tree Airbnbs, we have separated them by location and then looked to find a range of different types, focusing on those that look great, are well-located and get great reviews from fellow travelers.
Types of Joshua Tree lodging
There are three main types of Joshua Tree, California Airbnb options, plus many unique stays. Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below, but first, let’s take a quick look at the types of places to stay near Joshua Tree National Park.
The glamping Joshua Tree Airbnb options listed in this guide include an original Airstream trailer, a modern, luxury renovation and a spacious yurt. These properties are ideal for those who want to connect with the natural environment.
Cabins tend to offer more space, privacy and outdoor areas than clamping, yet are set in stunning natural landscapes. They are ideal for adventurous couples or families who seek home comforts but also love nature and wildlife.
Houses usually have the most space, although sizes do vary. If you’re a larger family or group, then a house will probably be your best bet, as this type of property generally offers more amenities and larger indoor and outdoor living areas.
It’s worth taking a look at some of the unique Joshua Tree best Airbnb options that this area is abundant in. These include mirrored and domed houses, a spaceship, a shipping container, two stargazing properties and The Gaslight, named for a Manhattan cafe and venue.
Joshua Tree places to stay tend to be close to the park borders, Joshua Tree village or in or around the San Bernadino town of Twentynine Palms.
Best Glamping Joshua Tree
Amazing Airstream for 2-4
If your dream trip involves Joshua Tree Airstream Airbnb, then this original Airstream should satisfy your whim.
This property defines glamping, with an outdoor cowboy pool in summer on the spacious, private deck. It is certainly unique among Joshua Tree National Park lodging options. Unlike some others in the area, this one also has a private bathroom and kitchen.
Inside there are king sized sleeping and dining areas, while outside the wraparound seating space provides ample opportunities for relaxation. There is an additional bunk bed inside, plus the dining area that can convert to another, providing enough space for a small family if required.
Super Stylish Trailer for 4
This truly is a Joshua Tree glamping Airbnb, as it has been completely renovated throughout in a fresh, contemporary style. Luxury living really can be yours while living the wild life. Owned by a local artist, it even has a separate bedroom.
The 27-foot trailer can be found just over a mile along a dirt track, 40 feet from the main house. It is convenient for visiting downtown Joshua Tree and the Yucca Valley as well as the National Park. Guests staying here can enjoy spectacular sunsets, clear blue skies, starry nights and fresh clean air as well as deluxe accommodation. It’s the ideal combination for anyone wondering where to stay in Joshua Tree National Park.
Yurt Glamping for 6
This yurt Joshua Tree Airbnb should suit anyone who wants some home comforts while feeling completely connected to nature.
The large bell tent can sleep up to six, and comes equipped with everything you need – such as lanterns, propane grill and fire pit, air mattresses, table and chairs. There is access to porta potties and a wash area that is shared with other guests. Pets are welcome, and guests at this Joshua Tree tent Airbnb can even pre-book extras (at an additional cost) such as a kids’ pool for summer or patio heater for winter.
Best Joshua Tree Cabins Airbnb
Wonder Valley Cabin for 3
Named the Coyote Casita by its owners, this historic Joshua Tree cabin Airbnb has space to sleep up to three. Dating from the 1950s, this is one of the best places to stay in Joshua Tree National Park for sociable solo travelers, as occupies a site within the grounds of the owner’s home.
The open plan living space has a pull-down bed plus an additional love seat sleeper. Outdoor living space comes in the form of a private patio with BBQ and fire pit.
Super Sleek Cabin for 4
Joshua Tree National Park cabins don’t come much more modern and stylish than this.
Situated in Wonder Valley, there are superb views of Boullion Mountain and Sheep’s Hole from inside as well as the covered outdoor patio. It’s perfect for anyone seeking a romantic stay in a secluded Airbnb Joshua Tree, as it has gardens with a BBQ and fire pit plus a hot tub. The stars are ultra-bright by night in this peaceful spot, and with a sofa bed there is the option to accommodate up to four.
Sleek appliances, curves, clean lines and details like hexagonal tiles characterize the interior of this unique Airbnb in the Joshua Tree area.
Joshua Jackrabbit Cabin for 6
Also referred to as an oasis in the desert, the space that comes with this surely makes it one of the most impressive cabins in Joshua Tree National Park.
A 10-acre, private plot with separate cottage bunkhouse (only ever used for your party) means there’s lots of space, whether you travel as a family, couple or group. The open plan living area has a smart TV with Amazon Prime and Netflix, while outside there is a wood burner, hammocks, BBQ and seating. Guests can spot rabbits, roadrunners and even hummingbirds.
The National Park boundary is just a few minutes’ walk away, too, making this a great option for anyone seeking Joshua Tree accommodation close to the park.
Best Joshua Tree House Airbnb
The Pink Place for 3
If you’d like something a little different from your Airbnb Joshua Tree house, then take a look at this pink palace. Featuring lots of the palest and brightest pink both inside and out, this one might not be for the faint-hearted. Like previous guests, if this appeals then you’re highly likely to really rate it – at the time of writing it boasted a perfect score.
This glamorous home with velvet sofa, chandeliers, neon lights and hints of gold offers off-grid living for couples, small groups of friends or a little family.
Palms & Patio House for 5
This may just be the most suitable of Joshua Tree house rentals for a family of four or five, having one king bedroom and another with two single beds and a trundle. The large patio is well equipped for vacation living, with hammocks, seating and a BBQ.
Joshua Tree National Park’s north entrance is just five minutes away by car, with downtown a 20-minute trip. Dating from the mid twentieth century, this vacation home has been fully renovated throughout, and features a bright, light-filled interior that’s packed with eclectic style.
Lounging and Luxury House for 6
The average exterior of this home, near the heart of Twentynine Palms, belies the level of luxury within.
If you like the sound of concrete countertops, fast Wifi, hammocks, a wood burner and spacious, deluxe bathroom, then this might be the Joshua Tree house Airbnb for you. Everything has been designed to offer convenient, comfortable accommodation that blends seamlessly with the surrounding desert landscape. With two bedrooms and airbeds provided, this is perfect for families or groups of four to six.
Best Joshua Tree Airbnb with Pool
Character & Cool Pool for 4
If you’d like a holiday stay with a pool but don’t fancy a resort location, take a look at this Airbnb near Joshua Tree with pool. It also has a jacuzzi and BBQ area.
Decorated with a Western theme throughout, this house has bags of appeal – as well as two spacious ensuite bedrooms. Ideal for a group or family of four, there are lots of palms and cacti dotted around the pool area, giving the place an authentic desert feel. Owner Cindy is a highly rated host, who goes out of her way to make guests feel most welcome.
Peaceful Pools for 6
Wondering where to stay in Joshua Tree when you have a pet and want a pool? This is not only an Airbnb in Joshua Tree with pool- it also has an outdoor jacuzzi. Priscilla’s pet friendly desert place is also fully fenced off for protection from predators.
This vacation home is ideal for fans of outdoor living and wildlife, who can dine on the poolside patio while spotting bobcats, coyotes, rabbits and birds. Rescue cats also live in a separate, fenced-off outside area on the property, which might well delight any younger guests.
The cozy house has one large bedroom, plus space for up to four more on two double sofa beds.
Rainbow Rancho for 12
If you like to love a colorful life when on vacation, then this brightly-hued, arty desert retreat may be the right Airbnb Joshua Tree house with pool for you.
It’s just four miles from downtown Joshua Tree, and can sleep up to twelve adventurous guests. Surely the best place to stay in Joshua Tree if you want something completely different, the home and its grounds feature all sorts of original artworks, from a painted tree and piano to a rainbow fire pit, colorful car and guitars on the walls.
The Coolest Airbnbs in Joshua Tree
The Invisible House for 8
Stay somewhere you’ll never forget by booking the mirror house Joshua Tree Airbnb.
Featured in design and home publications globally, the Airbnb Joshua Tree invisible house blends seamlessly into the surrounding desert. That’s not all – this contemporary and completely unique Airbnb has a 100-foot swimming pool, its own mountain and borders onto the National Park. There are three deluxe suites within, sleeping six, as well as a separate one-bedroom home on the property that can accommodate two more.
If you are a family or group seeking the desert holiday of a lifetime, then you must take a look at the Airbnb Joshua Tree glass house.
The Dome House for 8
If you’re seeking the coolest Joshua Tree Airbnb possible, then check out the Dome House.
Set among desert, mountains, palm trees and clear blue skies, the Joshua Tree dome house is a statement property for up to eight. There are 360-degree views over the landscape from this geodesic home. It also checks the boxes for anyone searching for a Joshua Tree Airbnb with hot tub, as this one allows guests to enjoy the starry skies each evening.
The stylish interior of the Airbnb Joshua Tree dome house features a stunning spiral staircase and wooden dome, and there are four bedrooms, each of which can accommodate two.
The Stargazing Cabin for 2-6
This Joshua Tree stargazing Airbnb comes on the form of a small but perfectly formed cabin. Designed by a renowned architect, the property also qualifies as a Joshua Tree tiny house Airbnb due to its diminutive proportions.
While it can sleep up to six, it is most comfortable for a couple: there is one indoor bed, a pull-out sofa and an outdoor bed without a cover for sleeping under the stars in comfort. A stay in this stargazing Joshua Tree Airbnb really does make guests feel that they are at one with the natural surroundings.
The Stargazing Bubble for 5
Small groups or families looking for starry skies could also book this Joshua Tree Airbnb stargazing property. It’s quite unlike other vacation rentals found anywhere, as it comprises a space age bubble tent, rising up from the desert atop its own outdoor deck.
With two bedrooms plus a sofa bed, this is certainly a contender as the coolest Airbnb in Joshua Tree. The heated, four poster bed inside the bubble gives completely open views of the desert skies, and there is a deck with BBQ for making the most of outdoor living.
The Area 55 Futuro Spaceship for 4
This Joshua Tree Airbnb spaceship property certainly has the Wow factor. It could definitely be up there – or should we say out there – as one of the most amazing Joshua Tree Airbnb rentals you’ll ever discover.
Explore a whole new universe from the oval windows all around the spaceship. According to the owner, this original Futuro House is one of just 85 on the planet. There are just 19 in the US – and this is one of them.
While hot showers, a TV, private restrooms and solar power are available, this place offers an off-grid experience so guests can completely unwind and disconnect.
The Gaslight Joshua Tree for 8
Featuring a hot tub, fire pit, hammock, outdoor shower and famous artist’s mural, the gaslight Joshua Tree Airbnb certainly makes for a luxurious and memorable desert stay.
Accommodating up to eight, it has three bedrooms and a sofa bed. Various amenities make this a contender as the most magical Airbnb in Joshua Tree – including several cowboy tubs and a covered patio with outdoor TV.
It is named for a famous former Manhattan cafe and venue, and photographs of artists performing there adorn the walls. The iconic Gaslight is also just ten minutes from Joshua Tree village and 15 from the National Park.
The Desert Dream Shipping Container for 2
The Airbnb Joshua Tree container house is another prime pick for those searching for something special. Ideal for couples, this property combines suite-style accommodation with a unique setting.
Two shipping containers have been used to create 320 feet of luxury living space. There is also guest access to various shared amenities, including swimming pool, patios, hot tubs, gym, hammocks and outdoor showers.
Inside, the shipping container Airbnb Joshua Tree comprises a king bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, with a private patio outside.
Map of Airbnbs near Joshua Tree National Park
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Which is the best Airbnb near Joshua Tree National Park for you?
We rate all the Airbnbs listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.
What the best Airbnb for your vacation is will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, whether you want to self-cater or be close to downtown, and amenities you are looking for. Whether you’re a couple looking to relax by the pool, a family looking to self-cater and entertain the kids or a group of friends traveling together, we hope this guide makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.
Wherever you decide to stay, I hope this handy guide to selecting the best Air Bnb Joshua Tree helps you have an incredible trip.
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James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents. He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.
He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.
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