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“Peaceful, relaxing getaway”
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Full 2nd story apartment with amazing desert views.  Your home away from homell
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Full 2nd story apartment with amazing desert views.  Your home away from homell
Your private sundeck awaits you.  Great for sunning during the day and stargazing at night. Northern view from deck
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26 reviews
Full 2nd story apartment with amazing desert views.  Your home away from homell
Your private sundeck awaits you.  Great for sunning during the day and stargazing at night.
Northern view from deck
Southern view from deck
Comfortable queen size bed
Bedroom window faces south for views of JTNP
Two futon couches in living room fold out to double beds
Flat screen TV,  Dish network, DVD player, WIFI, movies, and books for your entertainment
Dining with a view seats 5 comfortably but 6 can fit
Full kitchen if you don't want to dine out
half bath upstairs
Ful bath downstairs with different colored towels so each guest can identify their towels
Guests park in covered parking under sundeck
The views are amazing.
Watching the sunset from the front yard
'Lois' our resident Desert Tortoise shows up in the Spring
The Cactus Patch
Cacti blooming
Sit around the firepit if it's not too windy for a fire
We have a beehive on the property, far from apartment and has a sign
Your hosts: Gayle and Tom
Without makeup
Just pull the BBQ outside and grill your dinner
We provide water bottles.  Just leave them on the sink and I clean and refill for next guest
Our home is next door to the apartment
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Joshua Tree, California

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gmlorenz
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Peaceful, relaxing getaway”
Reviewed 11 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Thanks to Tom and Gayle, we had the most relaxing weekend in Joshua Tree. Tom and Gayle were so welcoming and we are so happy they share their special place with guests. Their home has all of the amenities for a wonderful vacation: a comfortable bedroom, lovely kitchen and living room, fire pit, BBQ, seating areas outside, maps of the area, tour guide books, etc.- they thought of everything. Their home is also very close to the park and town- we spent one morning hiking and then spent the rest of our time relaxing at the home, building fires, BBQing and enjoying the peaceful evenings outside. Tom and Gayle are right next door if you need anything, but allow you to have privacy so you feel like you alone and can relax and enjoy the home and surroundings. We didn't want to leave this peaceful place. Thank you!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2014
Thank you soooo very much for taking the time to review our property. Your feedback really helps us know how we are doing as hosts. We loved hosting you, and the only problem was that y'all were too clean! I swear you left the apartment cleaner than you found it! Of course I'm kidding that it was a problem, I appreciate your cleanliness, and I hope that we get the opportunity to host you again!
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Cincinnati, OH
Reviewed 17 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Gayle's wonderful customer service and attention to detail.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
18 Sep 2014
Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review! We really try hard to make our guest's stay as easy and comfortable as possible. We love to travel and try to use our experiences to help us make The Cactus Patch the best vacation rental in Joshua Tree. By letting us know what you appreciate, you are helping us in this endeavor. Again, many thanks for taking the time to write this review.
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JoyinRese...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“All the comforts of home on our trip away.”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My husband and I and our three kids had a wonderful time staying at The Cactus Patch in Joshua Tree. Our rental was very clean and quaint. The owners included many thoughtful touches such as: walking sticks, water bottles for hiking, coffee/hot chocolate, frozen treats for the kids, dvds, and the list goes on. Our favorite thing about staying at Cactus Patch was being able to sleep under the stars on the upper level porch on comfy reclining deck chairs. We definitely would recommend this gem to others!

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Nov 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review The Cactus Patch! It helps us in our endeavor to make this the best vacation rental in Joshua Tree, and lets other travelers know what our property is like from a guest's point of view. We really enjoyed hosting your family!
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CA
Reviewed 8 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Rugged travelers
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Management Response
8 May 2014
what a lovely review from such a lovely lady!!!! We so enjoyed hosting you and your group, and look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for taking the time to write this review so other traveler's can see our property through your eyes. Happy Trails!
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Evey0511
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome experience”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The Cactus Patch is located in a nice and quiet place in the desert. It is only a short drive to the Joshua Tree national park, so a perfect place if you want to go here.
The roof terrace is perfect for stargazing at night -they even thought of placing sunbeds so it's easier to look up- and for a grand view of the area by day.
The hosts make you feel right at home and try to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Don't hesitate to ask for tips about the surroundings!!

There are some beehives (for the fruit trees), but if we didn't know we hadn't noticed. We never even saw a bee. But if you don't want to come close you can use the front door instead of the entrance on the roof terrace. I think this is the place to be to experience the desert and I will certainly return to stay with these amazing people.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 May 2014
Thank you so much for reviewing The Cactus Patch. We really enjoyed hosting you and can't wait to see you again!!!!!
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