Magical desert getaway under the stars

Beautiful self-contained studio adjacent to magical mid-century desert home. Experience life-changing infinity views, perfect for stargazing from your patio or fire pit! Enjoy peace, comfort, wildlife, silence and unforgettable starlight. It's the perfect private scenic desert getaway: 11 minutes from Joshua Tree town, 15 minutes from the Park.

"This place is a little gem. I love the vibrant colors and the spaciousness of the room. Sitting outside at night is the best; such stillness and beauty. We loved that we had a variety of places to sit for stargazing. I highly recommend this place and wish we had stayed longer. If you need to get away - this is your place!" - Joey, April 2017

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Helios House. Time Capsule Getaway with 360° Views

Time travel to my adored one-of-a-kind two bedroom time capsule in Joshua Tree. Enjoy stunning infinity views and touch the stars from the patio. Experience deafening silence and the kind of serenity only the open desert can offer. Stargaze by the outdoor fireplace, relax in the hammock, and exhale! The house is a truly unique vintage space and every detail has been lovingly considered. Helios House is built in 1958. We have honoured this era while restoring the house to its original glory. Staying here feels like stepping back in time, without having to sacrifice comfort, wifi or functionality

"This is the coolest and funkiest Airbnb we've ever stayed at! Everywhere you look there's something interesting that catches your eye: The wallpaper, the silverware, the classic avocado-colored fridge and GE Electric range, the bar encased in a globe... And then you step outside into the silence of the desert and all tension melts away as you give over to the rhythm of the universe. If you're looking for a true getaway, this is the place. This place will charm your socks off. We'd return to this property in a heartbeat!" - Keythe, April 2017

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The Helios House 360º Experience

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Unique desert view getaway under the stars

Comfortable, beautiful, well equipped and fully self-contained studio adjacent to my Joshua Tree desert time capsule, Helios House. The property sits on 10 acres of land where you can experience infinity views of the desert and the mountains. At night you can gaze up at a million twinkling stars that feel about an arms-length away from your own outdoor relaxation space with own patio, outdoor lounge, dining area and fire pit. The property features a fiendishly cool circular bathroom in a repurposed water tank. This is the ultimate desert experience: 360º infinity views and endless star scape - on the grid but off the beaten track only 15 minutes from the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park

"Tonelise has everything figured out for you. The moment I arrived and walked into the space I was amazed by the cute design and how quiet it was. The space looks just like the photos. It's all well thought out. Loved the cylindrical bathroom. Never seen anything like it before! Host has it all laid out for you. Unique experience and would stay again! :)" - Allie and Sean, March 2017

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Joshua Tree - A Life Altering Experience.

I’m really looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to Joshua Tree. Whether you’re just traveling through or looking to stay for a little bit longer, lets’s talk – I know you’ll love it here. It’s peace, style, comfort and serenity personified.

Explore quirky Joshua Tree village, the Integratron and The National Park. Eat well in our outstanding restaurants, experience live music, art, festivals and events. Or just exhale under the stars and take in the unique infinity views.

You will witness wild animals in their native habitat. The cottontail rabbits, cactus wrens, lizards, desert tortoises, jackrabbits, coyotes, owls and roadrunners that make the desert their home, make a stay here all the more special.

Enjoy the silence and starlight without light pollution, all on my 10 acre property with 360º views.

I loved the desert from the first moment I set foot on it. It has a "pull", and I could not get it out of my mind. Sometimes, one only "knows".

Now, I'd like to share it with you.

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(pictures to the right are all taken by guests on the property)

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