Joshua Tree Airbnbs and VRBOs have spoiled me. If there is any city in the world that you can point to and say “YAS, look, THIS is how to do a vacation rental right!”, it’s Joshua Tree. Nowhere else I’ve found the perfect combination of unique yet polished decor in bungalows, outdoor hot tubs under the desert sky, towering cacti steps away from your front door. There’s even a freaking castle Airbnb in Joshua Tree!!
Here in the Palm Desert, an Airbnb can be the destination in itself. Whether you are looking for a funky dome house for the gang or a serene desert home to refocus, these are 14 stunning vacation rentals you’ll fall in love with.
14 Insanely Cool Joshua Tree Airbnbs For A Magical Weekend In The Desert
(This post has been updated since visiting Joshua Tree a few more times so i can keep YOU updated with all the best new spots to rent! So, there is more than 14 on this list.)
I keep finding myself in Joshua Tree & Joshua Tree National Park at least once a year. I think the best time of year to visit is the late winter through early spring before the heat sets in. The wildflowers in the park also start blooming around February which are gorgeous and some of the most unique flower fields in California.
But, I totally see the appeal of finding an Airbnb listing with a huge pool to lounge in for a summer weekend with a bunch of friends. I also hear it can snow in the national park some years and that sounds like an epic sight to chase!
This area is pretty large. There’s Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms (plus outskirt villages like Pioneer Town) and it can take over 30 minutes to drive from one end to the other. Personally, I prefer staying in the town of Joshua Tree near the cute shops and park entrance but it’s really up to you and what type of vibe you are after.
Alright time to swoon over cute AF Airbnbs and VRBOs!!
If you haven’t spent much time in Palm Springs yet, you should pop over there a day trip around Palm Springs (or plan a few extra days to go hunting down colorful doors over there! There are SO MANY dang stylish Palm Springs Airbnbs you can rent.) Depending on when you visit, Desert X may be happening which is SO fun to spend a day driving around the Palm Desert finding all those art installations.
In Joshua Tree, some of my highlights include the Skull Rock in Joshua Tree National Park, spotting all the wildflowers in the park, lunch at Crossroads Cafe, checking out Pioneer Town, picking cacti up at the Cactus Mart and thrift shopping!
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If you have any favorite Airbnbs in Joshua Tree that didn’t make the list, comment them below so everyone can see. Got questions? Drop me a DM on Instagram @thewhimsysoul and I’ll try to help!