Astra House - Hot Tub, Fire Pit, BBQ & Dark Skies!



2 bedrooms
4 guests max.
1 bathroom
No pets


Air conditioning
No pets
No smoking
Hot tub
Coffee machine
Chef service
Suitable for events
Queen-size bed
Sound system/stereo
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen
EV charging station

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby


2 bedrooms
1 large double bed
Additional rooms
1 bathroom

Astra House evolved from our cherished time spent in the high desert. The original 1950s homestead cabin has been transformed into a modern, light filled dwelling. Designed with a natural palate that invites the beautiful desert landscape in, Astra house allows you to roam freely inside and out. With direct views of Goat Mountain to its north and endless desert views from the backyard, the house has been transformed to feel private while still open to the landscape within the 5-acre lot.

The Indoors
Astra House is a beautiful 2 bedroom (each with its own queen bed) + 1 bathroom home created with the intention to share our love of the desert with our world traveling guests. You will find an open layout and chefs kitchen equipped with stove top, oven, Corian counter tops, stainless steel appliances and large island. The living room has a TV with DVDs for cozy movie nights and a record player to sit back and relax with your friends and family. The large light-filled bathroom comes equipped with large walk-in shower and oversized rainfall shower head and water efficient toilet. Please note that the wifi can be a little spotty here at times due to its remote location.

The Outdoors
We have all of your outdoor amenities covered! Hot tub, outdoor shower, hammocks, swinging chairs and views from every angle. Enjoy a BBQ under an ambient lit canopy or stargazing by a propane fire pit, we look forward to hosting your next relaxing desert stay and helping to create a lifetime of fun desert memories. You are welcome to head out the front door and start a morning hike right to the top of famous Goat Mountain! We have also recently added an EV charger for guests with electric vehicles.

8 mins ➔ Integratron
10 mins ➔ Lander's Brew Co
11 mins ➔ La Copine
14 mins ➔ Giant Rock Meeting Room
26 mins ➔ Downtown Joshua Tree
28 mins ➔ Pappy & Harriet's
28 mins ➔ Pioneertown
30 mins ➔ Joshua Tree National Park West Entrance

Professionally managed by Hi-Desert Dwellings

There will be a rental agreement sent out that will need a signature to complete the reservation

We do not charge a security deposit. We welcome you and your guests to come to the property without an added security deposit or any extra holds of funds. You will not have to worry about any additional charges for accidental damages!

Desert wifi can be super spotty and can go in and out. We have the best service for our rural area but people needing full time high speed might not find those needs met here.

Please make sure to follow the directions so to avoid getting stuck in any sand pits.

The road to the house is a dirt road. An SUV wont be needed as they are maintained dirt roads but they can be a little bumpy.

Pets off all kinds are NOT allowed.

Back Haus is cooled and heated by a central hvac system to keep you comfortable all year long.

Due to the location and a current fire ban there is a strict no open flames fire policy BUT the propane fire pit located outside if allowed.
If it is discovered that you have started an outside fire, in a fire pit, using fireworks or other open fire (propane excluded when used IN the propane firepit and propane grill provided) means your rental agreement will be terminated and there is a $200 fine.

You are not permitted to have any guests on the property beyond those included in your rental agreement unless you request and receive permission from us. That includes day guests and over night guests.

You will receive a text or email from Guest Ranger that will ask you to verify your identity and submit a picture of a government issued ID and a selfie. This information will be used to verify that the booking guest matches the credit card used and to help reduce any issues with identity theft. This process is mandatory to complete the booking. The data is protected in a hash-encrypted vault following data security standards including GDPR. Data-input in the vault is encrypted in a two-way function where information is scrambled using an encryption key and unscrambled later using a decryption key. On top of that, we use hashing to add an extra layer of security using a one-way function where a unique message digest is generated from an input file or a string of text. No keys are used.

By renting this property, guest acknowledges that they have read, understand and accept the terms listed above.


Want to have a private yoga experience in your rental? Please inquire upon booking and we will set you up with a local yoga instructor for your peaceful desert getaway.

Want to wake up in Joshua Tree and have a masseuse come directly to your vacation home? We have that contact! Please inquire upon booking and we will help connect you with your private masseuse.

Want to explore the area and all the secret hiking spots the locals use? Don't want to drive into the National Park but want to be able to see the beautiful scenery surrounding the home? We can connect you to a local hiking guide who can plan a trip based on your preferences and the best part.. many times the hikes begin right from your front door!

Connect with your soul during your desert stay. Experience a private or small group session of kundalini yoga, meditation, and/or sound bath by private teacher and energy guide. Reiki energy alignment sessions also available. Please be sure to call or email and schedule at least 24 hours in advance.

Looking to throw a dinner party to remember? We have got you covered! Our private chef is simply the best and she can cater that whatever your specific food needs would be. Please inquire with us and we can introduce you to her.

More services added regularly, please let us know you are interested with a confirmed booking and we can help with the introductions!

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 18 years old

House rules
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

59228 Applegate Way

92285 Landers, CA, United States

Very good
"We had a great time staying at Astra House. It was spacious and clean and the minimalist decor was a nice touch. The directions were super clear and convenient which was appreciated."
Reviewed on 06/02/2024
Arpa J.
"Its out in the middle of the desert, quite, and relaxing, I would recommend to any one that needs to destress"
Reviewed on 03/22/2024
Bradley L.
"Property manager was great and house was awesome."
Reviewed on 02/04/2024
Very good
"Very clean. Great directions. The house was a great place to stay while exploring Joshua Tree."
Reviewed on 11/26/2023
Stephen A.
"Enjoyed it"
Reviewed on 11/25/2023
"Beautiful home in a beautiful setting. We loved the hot tub."
Reviewed on 09/20/2023
Timothy R.
"The house was great, a good desert experience with lots of birds and lizards. Neighborhood dogs were loud at night"
Reviewed on 05/05/2023
Matthew G.
"This stay was amazing from start to finish and the management response time for questions was immediate. Loved it and would return"
Reviewed on 04/03/2023
Joshua M.
"An absolutely amazing place to stay if you want peace and quiet. The property is secluded enough that you can see so many stars in the night. The amenities were great: Hot tub was always hot and the fire pit was a perfect touch. The property almost encourages you to stay outside. Inside the house was clean: Hot water, working kitchen and television. The record player was used often. If you plan to visit the area I would encourage you to stay here!"
Reviewed on 12/07/2022
"Excellent location. Very secluded. It was nice to have a fire pit and hot tub available. House was clean and comfortable. If you are traveling to the area, seriously consider this location!"
Reviewed on 12/06/2022
Peri A.
"It is a really nice property with all the amenities one could expect. The EV charging port was really useful! Kids had fun in the hot tub and made smores on the fire pit. Enjoyed our short stay."
Reviewed on 04/12/2022
David W.
"Beautiful property with a healthy amount of amenities. The location is nice and remote if you’re looking to really escape. No loud noises, distant neighbors, privacy fence around the whole property. We grilled every night on the BBQ, relaxed in the hot tub and even just sat outside in comfy chairs, taking in the view and having a crudités lunch. The best surprise perk was an EV charger in the parking spot capable of up to 32 amps, which means we could charge the Tesla from 25% to full battery within 4 hours. The only complaint we’d have was the WiFi was very unreliable with constant login requirements and drop outs. However, the point of the trip was to disconnect, so it really wasn’t that big of a deal. Highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a place to hang out and relax indoor/outdoor."
Reviewed on 05/01/2021
"We loved our stay! The outside space is peaceful with a huge sky. The inside is super clean and beautifully decorated. After hiking in Joshua Tree National Park we looked forward to cocktails on the patio in a warm breeze, watching the sunset and birds skip through the backyard Joshua trees."
Reviewed on 04/11/2021
Jenny L.
"Simple, clean, minimalist-designed oasis in the dessert. Love the special touches (i. e., guitar, turn table). My family stayed up late each night listening to music, playing board games, and talking. It was a fantastic place to come back to after a day of hiking. The location is a bit remote, but gave us a true desert experience. Only complaint was the wifi, which is very spotty."
Reviewed on 04/01/2021
Kirk S.
"My wife and I had the most magical time at Astra House. The place itself is exquisite-- so simply, elegantly and smartly designed from spacious and clean-lined beautiful rooms, to the ingenious and compact entertainment components of video projection and deck for the vinyl classics they have there. It was very private with the steel but open fence for evenings in the hot tub, in front of the fire, or our favorite, on the suspended chaise in the back with blankets star gazing. We were close enough to Pappy & Harriet's to do an early lunch take-out every day to avoid crowds, and there are some amazing new items in our closets from the vintage shops just a skip away as well. We did some amazing hikes in the rocks of local trails during the day and barely saw another soul. We will be returning, no doubt. And bring some of our own vinyl perhaps while their collection needs no addition. We miss Astra House."
Reviewed on 03/14/2021
"Obsessed with Astra House! We would have stayed longer, and will absolutely come back next time we visit JT. Every detail is thoughtful, every convenience is there, and it is exactly as pictured. Great location, nicely secluded from neighbors, and awesome 360 views from the house. Zero complaints, other than we didn’t realize there was an EV charger in the driveway until we arrived and were pleasantly surprised to be able to charge our car there! Ha!"
Reviewed on 01/02/2021
Landers, San Bernardino County, United States
Landers, California