Cowboy Paradise in Pioneertown ~ The Olive Adobe!

From $321 / night

Joshua Tree, CA
Cowboy Paradise in Pioneertown ~ The Olive Adobe!
3 bedrooms
6 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $375
Per week: $2,250
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Joshua Tree vacation home rental
When I build my own place in the desert, I want it to be just like this.' That's what people say about our home.

The Olive Adobe is a comfortable, private retreat on 7+ acres, nestled behind terra-cotta walls. 50-year-old, gnarled olive trees, raised perennial beds and pea gravel paths surround the house and every room opens to the outdoors with sliding French doors. Kick back, put your feet up and relax. Lose yourself in a classic novel, gaze at the multiple species of birds from humming to hawk, discover your artist or photographer within. --

And after a long day of exploring the local rock formations and petroglyphs, enjoy a toast in fine crystal as you relax next to a crackling avocado wood fire in the outdoor fireplace. As the Milky Way slowly emerges directly above you, stargazing might just become your new passion. --

Inside, you'll find spacious living and morning rooms containing an eclectic mix of cowboy chic antiques and mid-century modern pieces and collectables from our travels around the world. Mexican and Native American pottery and baskets, and colorful serapes create a comfortable, relaxed, 'put your feet up' elegance that makes this charming adobe feel like home. 2 bedrooms open onto a "secret" back garden with a delightful iron bistro table set for two next to the grape arbor. The front bedroom (the owners' personal favorite) is glass on three sides - a former porch - with access to the comfy porch swing facing west for sunset viewing.--

There's even an outdoor shower when you really want to commune with nature! --

A fully equipped kitchen is waiting if you want to eat in. Colorful china and bake ware, heavy cutlery and bandana "napkins" make even a simple meal special here - especially when you eat it by the fire, outdoors, under the stars.

Come. Let this place make special memories for you!--

We're only minutes from Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, but this canyon feels like it's miles away from everything. Pipes Canyon is bordered by 35,000 acres of "The Pioneertown Mountains Preserve" to the West and 60,000 acres of federal land to the north. It's isolated, and completely private. It's like living in your own National Park. There are views of the sawtooth mountains, flat-topped mesas, and impossibly balanced boulders with miles of hiking and riding trails just out the door!! At an elevation of 4000 ft, the summers are cool (10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree and 15 - 20 degrees cooler than Palm Springs) and winter often brings a dusting of snow.--

Whatever your passion, you will find new inspiration at The Olive Adobe in Pioneertown!---
Area Information
Bouldering and rock climbing, panning for gold, antiquing, horse boarding nearby and guided hikes! Not to mention Pappy & Harriets is just 5 minutes away!

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2017 Jun 30 2017 $375 - $2,250 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 7%
Deposits: Property Damage Protection $79
Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: Non-refundable cleaning $135



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Wood Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (3 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Casino
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
King size beds (1) The King Bedroom opens to the back yard walled secret garden!, Queen size Beds (2) 1 Queen Bedroom opens to the back yard secret garden and 1 Queen Bedroom/Sunroom opens to the private front garden!
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My friends and I had the opportunity to stay at the Olive Adobe for a girl's getaway this weekend, and we had the time of our lives. Peter and Gail have created a truly spectacular oasis. The house itself is picture perfect - like something out of an architectural magazine - and it is evident that a great deal of time, energy and thought went into each and every single detail. The decor, the linens, the notes, the instructions, the cleanliness, the art, the gardens, the fireplace, and the jaw-dropping views left of overwhelmed and stunned into blissful silence. We won't ever forget our time at The Olive Adobe and we look forward to returning. - Kate, Oct. 2014

My husband and I scheduled a rare mid-week get away, and our Olive Adobe desert experience surpassed all expectations. The house is wittily + comfortably furnished in a style we might call The Old West As We Hoped It Would Be. This is the place that we have been looking for! rather than those 'golf mansions' in gated communities that are so easy to come by, nearer to Palm Springs. Cozy reading nooks (with excellent pertinent books and magazines provided), gracious indoor and outdoor dining spaces, 360 degrees of amazing desert views, comfortable bed (just 2 of us- so only tried out 1 bed though there are 3 bedrooms ;-), and everything super clean. We spent lots of time listening to the quiet, watching sunsets, staring at the stars, and trying to figure out the difference between a Mesa and a Butte. Gorgeous, well-maintained property. We took two fantastic walks from right out the front door. The vistas and rock-climbing opportunities are pure Joshua Tree. Dinner and live music at Pappy and Harriet's (best margaritas this side of Mexico!), had to go back for lunch the next day. Many thanks to owners Peter and Gail for providing excellent pre-stay tips and absentee host-dom. We shall return! - Jill, Nov. 2014

The Olive Adobe is a truly special and extremely restorative place. I wish I could have stayed for a month instead of a weekend. Couldn't be happier with the experience :) - Spencer, January 2015

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Peter Phinney

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