Motojave Joshua Tree
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California's favorite retro
desert vacation home

Welcome to Motojave Joshua Tree

Your 5-Acre Fun Zone: Pool, Hot Tub, Games & Good Vibes

 

Be transported at Motojave, your getaway from the everyday, just 10 miles to Joshua Tree National Park and 2 hours from LA.

Embracing its 1950s car culture roots, this much-loved getaway for eight fuses retro cool with modern flair. The result? A seriously fun spot to kick back, enjoy, and make lasting memories.

What else you’ll love:

  • 1,000+ happy guests
  • 5-star Airbnb Superhosts
  • Secure direct booking = savings
  • Sleeps 8: perfect setup for families, friends + couples
  • Kid + dog-friendly 
  • Fully-fenced 5-acre property
  • Clean + pristine
  • Zero-gravity stargazing bed
  • Dips in the pool and hot tub
  • Panoramic mountain views
  • Stocked vintage kitchen
  • Turntable + record collection
  • Incredibly comfy luxe beds
  • Indoor + outdoor games
  • Bo, the donkey next door

Whether you’re relaxing by the fire pit, challenging friends to shuffleboard, or blissfully stargazing on the zero-gravity bed, Motojave transports you to a timeless California desert vacation experience.

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Motojave Joshua Tree

Bucket-List Moments &
Joshua Tree Highlights

Motojave is in the middle of the wonders of the Mojave Desert and the vibrant Joshua Tree region. Explore Pioneertown’s Old West charm, savor a night of live music and BBQ at the iconic Pappy & Harriet’s, or embark on a scenic drive through Joshua Tree National Park’s awe-inspiring landscapes. With easy access to hiking trails, art galleries, restaurants and the famed Integratron Sound Bath, Motojave is your desert headquarters for endless adventures.

Motojave Amenities

Motojave offers a range of amenities designed to provide ultimate comfort and unforgettable experiences for guests seeking relaxation, adventure, and retro charm in the high desert. See our gallery and property details for more.

Adjust the vibrating Zero-Gravity Stargazing Bed to the coziest position to view the galaxies.

Zero-Gravity Stargazing Bed

Drift into a celestial dreamland on your zero-gravity stargazing bed, complete with vibration massage and adjustable positions, providing a front-row seat to the stars.

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Private Hot Tub

Relax year-round in your 6-person hot tub, featuring chromotherapy lights, powerful massage jets, and breathtaking sunrise-to-sunset views of Joshua Tree National Park.

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Private Heated Pool

For aquatic fun, take a refreshing dip and float around your above-ground pool, open from mid-March – October. Pool heat is available for an extra fee.

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Well-Stocked Kitchen

The huge vintage turquoise kitchen is stocked with modern amenities and everything you need to chef it up with retro decor and 11-ft diner island.

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Game Room

Unwind or wind up in the game room with a friendly game of shuffleboard, adding a touch of retro fun to your stay. Enjoy the boar bristle dartboard and ping-pong table, too!

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Stargazing Telescope

The stargazing telescope lets you discover the mysteries of the cosmos with the telescope, complete with a phone camera mount, providing a closer look at the desert’s starry nights.

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Outdoor Games

Outdoor games like cornhole, bocce ball, horseshoes, laser tag and giant Jenga add competitive fun to your desert retreat.

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Dogs Welcome

Bring your furry friends to Motojave! This dogs-welcome getaway ensures that every family member can enjoy your desert adventure.

"Motojave is amazing."

The Reviews Are In

It’s official — people love it here. Feel confident booking this crowd-pleasing destination on our secure, encrypted server! We’ve hosted 150+ happy groups (~1,000+ guests total), upholding Superhost status and 5-star overall ratings on Airbnb and Google. Book here for the best price, guaranteed!

Frequently Asked Questions

Motojave is pronounced moh-toh-HAH-vay, a name that honors both the property’s automotive story and the Mojave desert.

Dogs, yes! Everyone must be well-behaved, current on shots and housetrained! Sorry, we cannot host cats or other types of pets for allergy reasons.

Families give us 5-stars! We have a pack ‘n play crib with a memory foam mattress, 2 booster high chairs, a baby bathtub, baby gate, toys, books, kitchenware, and outlet covers for the littles.  Do note, there’s: •1 step in a few rooms •cacti on sunroom tables  and outdoors•some lower-reach fragile decor you could put away during your stay •electric fireplace for ambience that can get hot when operating • a child ladder guard you can use on the above-ground pool during swim season, and a clip-shut hot tub cover

10 miles! On a typical day, the drive to the West entrance is just 15 minutes. During peak times, enter the park during off-peak hours or try the east entrance in Twentynine Palms.

The private, above-ground pool is open Mid-March through October. It’s 18 x 9 feet and 4 feet deep. Heating is available for an additional daily fee if requested in advance, please inquire. The private 6-person hot tub is always open, heat is included.

You may have a small friends and family gathering within your approved guest limit, but the local ordinance restricts larger parties and outdoor noise after 10 pm. Stick to the rules and you’ll be golden!

Yes! Motojave is a locking, gated 5-acre property 100% surrounded by 4 to 6-foot chain link and wire fencing.

Level 2 universal electric vehicle charging outlet 50 amp

Yes! Our Level 2 50-Amp NEMA 14-50R Universal Electric Vehicle charging outlet is free for guest use. Check if your prongs match and bring all cables/adapters/connectors. There’s a Tesla Supercharger in downtown Yucca Valley for Tesla drivers without and adapter.

When you book directly here on our site, you’re automatically saving 13-15% by skipping Airbnb fees! Our rates are super competitive and a great value, but from time to time we do have special offers. Join our email list so you don’t miss any! TIP: If you book longer than 2 nights, you’ll receive an additional discount!

Motojave is a 5-10 minute drive from all of the town’s conveniences! We’ll send you a list of our faves after you book.

Smaller campers and trailers are considered! Motor bikes and four-wheelers are welcome to park on the property, and ridden off-site only. Please inquire at stay@motojave.com.

If available, early check-in or late checkout is $30 per hour or $100 for 4 hours. Please inquire one day beforehand when we can confirm availability.

You’ll receive a comprehensive list of our personal favorite local hotspots upon booking!

We want you to relax and enjoy then have a nice trip home. At checkout time, just gather used towels, leave things tidy and be on your way! 

Outdoors only away from open doors or windows, or anywhere near the stargazing bed, hot tub or pool.

Bo lives next door and belongs to the neighors. Walk left out the back gate and make your first left to see him in his corral.

Yes! We’d love to host your engagement, intimate ceremony or elopement, with a max of 12 people onsite. Contact us for details at stay@motojave.com.

The house and all five acres are yours, but you may see our team outdoors from time to time to service the hot tub, pool and driveway trash bins.

Absolutely! If you want to go out and leave the driving to a pro, ask us about the taxi service!

Our cozy indoor fireplace is the convenient, clean-burning electric kind, but you can make real wood fires outdoors in the outdoor fire pit. Please BYO firewood and s’mores ingredients, and charcoal for the BBQ!

We really want you to love it here. Please read some details here or in the listing description to ensure it’s a good fit for you. If all sounds good, please click BOOK NOW!
 
AMBIENT SOUNDS
These 5 peaceful acres are full of nature and relatively private, but you’re still just a quick drive to town and not isolated from the outside world. You may hear vehicles on the main road several hundred feet away, occasional dirt bikes or horses on the back roads, or workers doing repairs or construction. And here in the countryside, you will hear neighboring farm animals, from dogs to goats to roosters to donkeys. And of course, coyotes!
 
SECURITY CAMERAS
We value privacy and have no intention of monitoring guests. For safety, security, and check-in verification, four exterior Ring security cameras mounted on the home’s roof line are on 24/7 to actively record audio and video during periods when motion is detected around the house’s perimeter.
 
AC/HEAT
•Guests may manually adjust to their liking up or down within preset temperatures. Central AC minimum is pre-set to a cool 73º F minimum, and max heat is a comfortable 72º F. The mini-split in the primary bedroom goes lower and higher. Pre-set changes may be made by request to the host for an extra fee.
 
DESERT LIFE

•All types of creatures roam the Mojave Desert, from bunnies, lizards, roadrunners, quail, and hummingbirds, to snakes, scorpions, desert rats, owls, spiders, bobcats, and coyotes. Keep a watchful eye and respectful distance.

•This is not a place to let little ones and dogs roam without you, especially between dusk and dawn. 

•We have 5-star cleaners, but desert homes gather dust quickly between visits! If you’re used to the city, this might feel like another planet… give yourself time to adjust to and embrace this very different environment.
 
VINTAGE VIBES
We cherish all things vintage, so we preserved many favorite features during the recent restoration, along with some fabulous new upgrades. We hope you’ll love it too, and ask guests to treat things with care. This also means doors may stick, drawers could be wonky and the midcentury Formica has a few scars. We find these small imperfections charming to be signs of a well-lived home, just another beautiful part of this 1950s time capsule.  But, if all-new is more you, you may be happier elsewhere. ; )

Please enter your dates in the booking section to see our policy details! In general, we will try to help with refunds if your cancelled dates are rebooked by other guests.

Once you book, we’ll send you our Motojave Essentials list of shopping/packing tips and what’s provided for you at the house!

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