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Secluded Joshua Tree Cabin on 22.5 Private Acres

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Secluded Joshua Tree Cabin on 22.5 Private Acres

4 guests
Studio
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
Studio
3 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Lori is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

The Shell House located at Thunderbird Lodge Retreat rests on 22.5 private acres, adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park. It sleeps 4 w/a king sized bed, fold-out queen sleeper sofa, and day bed. Pet friendly, 1 acre is fenced. *Please see my 6 other listings.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Shampoo
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Availability

158 Reviews

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Jana User Profile
Jana
August 2014
Staying at the Thunderbird Lodge - Shell House was a fantastic experience for us. A wonderful, eclectic and quirky collection has been put together by Lori to create a really relaxing and inspiring stay for her guests. If you really want to unplug and enjoy some true downtime in …
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Leticia
July 2013
As we had organised to pick up the keys from my boyfriend's parents who stayed in the house the night before we arrived, we didn't actually get to meet Lori in person. However, we were delighted when we came to the house to find freshly baked biscuits and a lovely note to let us …
Gary User Profile
Gary
July 2013
All I can say is one word "Amazing"... We did not want to leave this beautiful part of the world. Staying at the thunderbird was one of the coolest places I have been too... I could have wandered around the property for days! Highly recommend!
Melanie User Profile
Melanie
May 2013
Thank you for our wonderful adventure on our one night stay at the thunderbird lodge. We brought a bottle of wine and watched the sunset over the desert which was wonderful. Accommodation as listed. Thank you we would stay again.
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Eric
June 2018
Really great place if you’re looking for something quiet and secluded. Perfect size for two people. The kitchen has just about everything you need if you plan on cooking. The view at the top of the hill next to the house is awesome and the west entrance to the park isn’t too far …
Christina User Profile
Christina
May 2018
the Shell House is a very charming, secluded cabin. lots of space to lounge about outside and perfect for a quiet get away.
Lauren User Profile
Lauren
May 2018
The retreat was nothing short of incredible. After a few hours of hiking, it was lovely just roasting marshmallows in front of the fire pit and watching the sunset. The stars were absolutely breathtaking. The home itself was well-stoked—plenty of towels, kitchen supplies, games, …

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Joshua Tree, California, United StatesJoined in December 2011
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Lori is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Lori Portillo, Thunderbird Lodge Retreat's owner, was born and raised in Paramount, in the heart of Los Angeles. In 1982, she moved with her husband, Abel, to Joshua Tree. Lori was immediately drawn to the stunning area around La Contenta Road, near the Covington Flats entrance t…
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