Not only is Joshua Tree home to one of the coolest national parks in the US, but it’s also home to some of the coolest desert dwellings. With Joshua Tree’s proximity to places like Palm Springs, you definitely see that cool mix of eclectic and modern architecture that really defines this region of southern California.
Finding the best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree* is honestly part of the experience of traveling out there. You want a rental that really speaks to the design style of the area, and the all the Airbnbs on this list do exactly that. So without further ado, our list of the top 10 best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree, California.
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As a photographer, I can’t help but look at Airbnbs through the lens of what looks good on camera. Each of these Airbnbs would photograph beautifully, and many of them have an abundance of natural light.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Star ratings are important. There’s nothing worse than finding the coolest Airbnb listing, only to find out no one has stayed there before and it has no ratings.
For a place like JT, finding the stays that match the vibe of the place is super important. One huge reason why each of these rentals is listed as one of the best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree is because they match JT’s personality.
If you’re having trouble narrowing down your stay, we’ve picked our top 3 favorites from the best Joshua Tree Airbnbs list above, and are sharing why exactly we love them below!
This translucent-walled cabin is the perfect little couples getaway in Joshua Tree. Gorgeous mountain views, a patio that looks out on the desert, and a fire pit all make this spot the perfect escape. This Airbnb airs on the more minimal side, but that’s kind of the point of it. There isn’t Wifi or a TV, so you can fully unplug. Take a shower outdoors. Watch the stars at night. Immerse yourself in the outdoors of Joshua Tree. That’s the reason this spot tops our list of the best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree. It’s also not hard on the eyes either.
Honestly, this Airbnb feels like someone took a home in Santorini and put it in the middle of California’s desert. Plaster walls, minimalist interior with warm wood finishes, and a pool and hot tub add to the appeal of this place. This Joshua Tree Airbnb is hands-down one of the best designed. All the comforts and amenities of home are included in this listing, so they’ve got you covered. We think this JT Airbnb is ideal for a family of 4 or a small group of friends. Everyone has enough space to spread out and find their own little nook in the house.
This one’s another perfect couples spot in Joshua Tree. This home is studio-style, but they’ve managed to outdo themselves with the square footage. The interior itself is stunning, with a beautiful balance of modern touches with the warmth that really defines the deserts of Joshua Tree. This Airbnb listing does an amazing job of incorporating the indoor/outdoor vibe that California is so well-known for. You have both an indoor and outdoor shower. You’ve got a fire pit and a table for outdoors seating. And to top it all off, there’s both a spa and a soaking tub…perfect for relaxing and watching the sunset. At this point, I think it’s probably pretty obvious why this stay made it onto our top 3 list of best Airbnbs in Joshua Tree.
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