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Front deck with panoramic vista of our 15 acres.Midcentury beamed ceiling and terra cotta floor.
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OPAL RANCH - Joshua Tree on 15 Acres

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Marlene & Justin

OPAL RANCH - Joshua Tree on 15 Acres

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean17 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

Spacious midcentury retreat on 15 elevated acres near the boundary of Joshua Tree National Park. Panoramic views from nearly every window and two decks.

Our private, pristine location and elevated vistas give you more views and more space to enjoy the serenity of the desert.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock


37 Reviews

Quentin User Profile
January 2018
We loved our stay at Marlene and Justin's house. We stayed 3 days around New Year as a family of 4 including 2 kids (10 and 12). Marlene was incredible at providing support and recommendations. The house is amazing, exactly as described, very clean and confortable. It is very qui…
Mimi User Profile
July 2018
The place is charming. Since it was July, a lot of our day was spend lounging indoors. We were so comfortable, we often forgot we were traveling. They have an extensive collection of books, i.e. field guides, informational material on the national park, classic novels, and intere…
Paul User Profile
June 2018
Staying at Marlene and Justin's Opal Ranch was a truly a great experience. Every room is clean, comfortable, and beautifully furnished. The panoramic views from the living room were easily a highlight that we looked forward to seeing each day of our stay. There were special touc…
Peter User Profile
May 2018
This is one of the most gorgeous homes we’ve stayed in. The sunsets are so beautiful through the panoramic window in the living room. Marlene and Justine are excellent hosts and are very responsive and accommodating! There is plenty of wildlife running around to watch from the fr…
Olivier User Profile
May 2018
What a wonderful place. We had a great time here and look forward to coming back. The view is just amazing, the house is very clean and comfy, right at JT’s doorsteps. And the silence....what a welcome surprise!!
Sonia User Profile
May 2018
An absolutely ideal Airbnb experience from beginning to end. Marlene and Justin are super communicative, responsive, helpful and thoughtful. Their home is stunning, stylish, comfortable, impeccably clean, quiet and private. They have thought of everything to make your stay super …
David User Profile
April 2018
Marlene & Justin's house was absolutely perfect. Great location: far enough gone for adventure, quiet and isolation and close enough to get provisions and around town. The design of the home was amazing and it was perfectly clean. They were incredibly helpful and almost inst…

Hosted by Marlene & Justin

Yucca Valley, California, United StatesJoined in February 2012
Marlene &  Justin User Profile
50 Reviews
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Marlene & Justin is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are former vagabonds who have settled in the desert. Justin is novelist. Marlene is a collector. We met in San Francisco and have since jumped from Berlin to Austin to London to Los Angeles with stops in Vancouver, Berkeley, Taos, Indianapolis, and Tokyo. We are rentin…
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