23 Hip Desert Houses You Can Rent on Airbnb

Desert Airbnb

If living through 2020 taught us anything, it’s to enjoy the simple things in life. Slow down and soak up all those simple pleasures…like a cool breeze, warm snuggles or stargazing in the desert. Now that things are opening up, its time to start finding an Airbnb in the desert makes for the perfect setting for soaking up simple pleasures again!

It’s no secret – we’re itching to travel. Lake Life was calling, so we answered + ventured off to Lake Tahoe. These road trip-type vacations seem like the smartest route for a getaway nowadays. Inspired by our recent journey + a love of nature, we’re now giving you a glimpse of another travel wish list of ours…rad dens in the desert! Here are 23 hip desert houses that you can rent on Airbnb:

1. ‘Desert Wild’ Oasis with Pool + Hot Tub | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $394/night

Desert Wild is a place to unwind, relax and enjoy the slow pace of the desert. Cool off in the pool after hiking, soak in the bath and gaze out at the cactus garden or star gaze from the hot tub at night! Win-win-win!

2. The Joshua Tree Hacienda | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $300/night

This is a place for dreamers to reset, reflect + create. Enjoy the curated desert decor, or soak in the hot tub surrounded by over 100 Joshua Trees + a starry night sky.

3. Zebra Shadow House | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $349/night

Whoa, those zebra stripes are enchanting! This desert house is an idyllic setting for your arid adventure! Indoors + outdoors show breathtaking views from each room, and curated decor all selected to reflect the tranquil beauty of your surroundings.

4. Seven Arches Spanish Style Home | Yucca Valley, California

starting at $411/night

If you’re all about eclectic stories, this desert Airbnb is for you! Seven Arches has been curated with products from a variety of interesting places and spaces across the US, Morocco, Mexico City + Oaxaca! Very worldly + very beautiful!

5. Architect’s Off-Grid Stargazing Cabin | Twentynine Palms, California 

Architect Off-Grid Stargazing Cabin in Joshua Tree
starting at $498/night

This desert house was designed by an architect as a unique, off-grid getaway – offering close proximity to nature as well as simple, stylish living! We’re here for it…especially that open-air room!

6. Palm & Piedra: Desert Lookout Retreat | Landers, California

starting at $399/night

When you’re all about epic panoramic views of the high desert…this is your place. The high ceiling kitchen opens to a protected patio, hot tub + loungers for stargazing and sunbathing.

7. Wyatt’s Hideaway | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $499/night

Set in a secluded, hilltop location, Wyatt’s Hideaway offers impressive desert views and a one-of-a-kind place to call home in the high desert. The spacious rooms contain artisan-designed Southwestern decor that makes you feel a powerful connection to the local landscape!

8. Sun Mesa Sanctuary | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $332/night

The Sun Mesa Sanctuary is a completely remodeled desert oasis for you and your family and friends. Just a short drive to Downtown Joshua Tree, you are close enough to enjoy all the area has to offer, but far enough away to ensure complete privacy.

9. SkyHouse  | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $1,564/night

This modern gem featured in films like Andy Samberg’s “Palm Springs”, sets a new standard for the high desert. This signature architectural and inspirational hideaway is perched on 8 private acres in the heart of Joshua Tree, with a luxury pool and direct walking access to miles of national park trails.

10. The Rockstar: Pioneer Town | Yucca Valley, California

starting at $585/night

Ooh we’re loving the views for days from every room! Escape to your own private park, hot tub or head 5 min down the road to Pappy & Harriet’s to catch a show. Remote, yet close to downtown Joshua Tree – perfection :)

11. The Coyote House | Yucca Valley, California

starting at $227/night

The Coyote House is a two bedroom one bathroom getaway at the crossroads of Pioneer Town and Joshua Tree. Whether you’re in town for a show at Pappy & Harriet’s, a hike through the national park, or just to hang out with friends in the desert, this spot will be your home away from home! How amazing are all those colors?!

12. Jackrabbit Wash | Yucca Valley, California

starting at $638/night

A slice of the Museum of Modern Art in Yucca Valley. The house is a classic mid-century style, and was designed/built by Mr. Aaron D’Innocenzo from Harvard.

13. Minimalist Modern Cabin | Moronogo Valley, California

starting at $271/night

With some of the best views in the high desert, this unique dwelling situated in the hills of Yucca Valley has everything you could want in a desert Airbnb. These clear walls take the ‘indoor – outdoor’ experience to a whole new level!

14. Retro Boho-Chic Haven with a Saltwater Hot Tub | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $761/night

Escape to the desert in this updated 1964 home surrounded by nature! The Airbnb desert home features a mix of contemporary rustic design with mid-century aesthetics, natural materials, rich textures, flowing indoor-to-outdoor spaces + a backyard fire pit.

15. Acido Dorado | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $801/night

Recognize this wondrous den in the desert?! You might have seen it around before…

16. Movie Nights at a Desert Retreat | Yucca Valley, California

starting at $379/night

Just a sweet adobe-style home set in 7 stunning acres in the foothills of Joshua Tree National Park. After boulder climbing in the park, detox in the infrared sauna, light a fire, sink into the cedar hot tub or the stock tank pool + stare up at the star-studded night sky. All amazing options!

17. Modern Stargazing Bubble House | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $812/night

Not sure there’s another desert Airbnb experience quite like this one…

18. Villa Kuro: A Serene + Minimal Hideaway | Joshua Tree, California

Desert Airbnb
starting at $804/night

Villa Kuro is intended for slow living, providing an escape from the noise and stress of urban life. The home sits at the end of a very small and peaceful residential neighborhood in south Joshua Tree. It’s great for those seeking a still quiet, but not completely isolated location from civilization. Off-the-grid with amaze styling!

19. Roadrunner Desert Home with Hot Tub | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $642/night

Rejuvenate after exploring + hiking the magical high desert in this comfortable and stylish, bohemian retreat. Take a cooling plunge to beat the heat in the cowboy pool, or stargaze from the hot tub with views of the lower desert.

20. M-House | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $766/night

Oh-so new + modern! This is a brand new desert home – designed, furnished + decorated with love. The pool and connected in-ground hot-tub are amazing for relaxing during any season!

21. A Bohemian Chic Abode with a Hot Tub | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $453/night

Relax into the slow pace of desert life at this cozy home, with some bocce on the custom court at a laid-back haven! Take it easy in one of 3 hammocks perched on the hill with views of the valley below.

22. The Slow Down Club | Joshua Tree, California

starting at $307/night

Come slow down in the desert in this modern oasis right in the heart of downtown Joshua Tree. Walking distance to farmers market, downtown restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Or just restore in this incredibly well-styled family room :)

23. Kind of Blue 1959 Airstream | Joshua Tree, California

joshua tree airstream airbnb rental
starting at $197/night

Tiny home adventurers? This newly renovated 1959 Airstream is a minimal, modern space inspired by the surrounding desert. Found treasures mixed with handmade pieces and light colors make this a perfect place to peacefully disconnect.

For those of you that are engaged, if you’re down for an Airbnb wedding, we’ve got you covered with our step-by-step guide to planning an Airbnb wedding of your own!

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