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Magic Hour Desert Homestead

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Ben & Alice

Magic Hour Desert Homestead

3 guests
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bed
1 bath
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Our modern 600 sqft retreat is nestled on 5 acres of desert land across the mountain ranges of the Joshua Tree National Park, just 15-min drive from the North Entrance. Your own private retreat, the studio is equipped with all the essentials, an over-sized swamp cooler, and a heating system, plus a few perks — gaze under the starry night in our wood-fired hot tub, which also doubles as a cool soak pool by day in the summer, an oversized- covered patio, panoramic views of the desert mountains.


Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 couch

House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox


Wide clearance to bed
Step-free access to the washroom


131 Reviews

Robin User Profile
October 2018
beautiful and peaceful desert retreat!
Jessica User Profile
May 2018
Our stay at Ben and Alice's place was amazing! We spent three nights and we had everything we needed. The place was very clean and neat. They Japenese hot tub was amazing, it was worth the wait! Definitely recommend for a quiet getaway!
Matt User Profile
April 2018
Great place. With an amazing view. Tub can take some time to warm up but is quite nice under the stars.
Tracy User Profile
April 2018
Thanks so much for a lovely stay. Would definitely come back here. It was an absolutely perfect desert hideout.
Kasia User Profile
January 2018
This place was amaizng. It was beautifully furnished and the location / property was just breathtaking.Super clean and tidy! The hot tub was incredible , super fun and easy to Set up.and the stars ......were to die for. We starred at them for hours , both nights! We just couldn’…
Matt User Profile
December 2017
Great time! Star gazing at night in the hot tub was really fun!
Rebecca User Profile
November 2017
Wow!! Easily the best Airbnb ever! We enjoyed our 2 night stay at Ben and Alice's desert retreat. The home was extremely clean and we loved all the little extra touches that were provided. Everything we needed was available for us to use. Check in was super easy! Now the best par…

Hosted by Ben & Alice

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in August 2010
Ben & Alice User Profile
172 Reviews
Ben & Alice is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
We are an artist couple living between Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. Desert Mountain View Retreat is our home away from home -- we love it here, and we hope you will too!
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