Joshua Tree Vacation Rentals, Historic Estate

Just 4 Blocks from Downtown Joshua Tree

Centrally located just half a mile from Joshua Tree National Park's downtown village, The Starlight Villas offers a different type of getaway. Our 6 villa, 1.5 acre property offers a spacious, stylish, and convenient lodging option for visitors of Joshua Tree Park and its surrounding attractions.

Formerly a historic private estate and well-kept secret, The Starlight Villas were fully redesigned and renovated 2012-2013 and are now available for booking.

Our colorful and spacious property is the perfect place to relax, refresh, and use as a base to explore the many attractions and events surrounding Joshua Tree National Park.

We have 6 individually designed and furnished villas ranging in size from 900 sq ft suites up to a 2200 sq ft estate house. (Even our smaller units offer more than twice the space of average rooms in hotels and inns)

Each unity features central air conditioning / heat, a fully-equipped kitchen with full sized refrigerator, new appliances, cookware, tableware, a spacious living room, Satellite TV, and most include a private or semi-private patio. Several other amenities are offered with your comfort and convenience in mind.

Our guests can relax in the abundance of comfortable indoor and outdoor space, perfect for socializing, grilling, picnicking, yoga, creating, bird-watching, meditating, Jacuzzi dipping, sunbathing and stargazing.

We are just blocks away from Joshua Tree’s lively downtown village that features eclectic restaurants, boutiques, a weekly farmers market, antique shopping, an art gallery, organic health store, and saloon.

Joshua Tree's surreal landscapes, majestic rock formations, and clear, starry nights have a way of attracting creative and inspired individuals and groups.

Our visitors come from around the world and include couples, families, hikers, climbers, artists, musicians, and nature lovers drawn to the magical ambiance of this national scenic landmark.

For all of you who have enjoyed the rejuvenating power of the Joshua Tree experience, or perhaps are about to, we look forward to being your home away from home on your upcoming adventure here.

Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree Park

Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree Park

About Joshua Tree Park

Attracting 1.5 million visitors a year, Joshua Tree National Park is the 12th most visited of the 59 US designated national parks.  

Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

Arch Rock, Joshua Tree National Park

The 800,000 acres of extreme geology offer a year-round paradise for hikers, climbers, nature lovers, and photographers. Beyond the stark scenery, Joshua Tree has also long been a haven for artists and spiritual types. James Dean, Jim Morrison, Keith Richards, Gram Parsons and John Lennon were among the many early celebrity fans.

Only a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles or San Diego, the rustic charm of Joshua Tree offers a rejuvenating escape from the conventional. With a burgeoning art scene, memorable off-beat attractions, and expanding list of heavily attended festivals, the popularity of Joshua Tree continues to grow.

Local Attractions

Proximity to The Starlight Villas in parenthesis

Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center (.5 miles)
Highly recommended for first-time visitors.  

Joshua Tree National Park  (5.7 miles)

Hiking, Sight-seeing, Climbing,  Nature Trails, Mountain Climbing
Joshua Tree Art Gallery (.7 miles)
Year-round exhibits and events
Old Town Yucca Valley (8.2 miles)
We're a fan of this emerging Joshua Tree Gateway town just 8 miles west of Joshua Tree. Old Town Yucca Valley offers a collection of trendy shops including dining, coffee, art, antiques, fashion boutiques, and furnishings. The first Saturday of each month, the shops stay up late at night and there is a lively atmosphere with snacks and music.

Pioneertown (12.0 miles)
A 1940s Old-West motion picture set, that is now a real-life town. Be sure to combine your Pioneertown visit with a visit to the legendary Pappy and Harriet's for great food and music.

The Integratron (17.4 miles)
According to legend, builder George Van Tassel build this domed structure using telepathic directives from extraterrestrials. You can now visit the Integratron and experience their soothing sound baths.  

Giant Rock (17.8 miles)

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Art Museum (5.0 miles)

Highly recommended outdoor sculpture museum. A truly unique experience.

Hi-Desert Nature Museum (6.5 miles)
29 Palms Historical Society Museum (15.5 miles)
World Famous Crochet Museum (.6 miles)

Horseback Riding at the Yucca Valley Equestrian Center (5.8 miles) 

Instant Karma Yoga (.6 miles)
Drop ins welcome

ArtFX and Furnishings  (8.3 miles)
Carlos Reyes runs an amazing Shop in Yucca Valley that features fine local art, Joshua Tree collectibles, fine furnishings, and antiques

Oasis Office Supply  / Art (7.0 miles)
Oasis is a great place to shop for Souvenirs and gifts as they feature arts and crafts from several dozen local Joshua Tree artists and photographers.    

Events and Festivals

Joshua Tree Music Festival (8.6 miles)
Currently the largest Joshua Tree Festival, occurs twice yearly

Highway 62 Art Tours (.7 miles+)
Meet Morongo Valley's top artists. One of the largest open studio art tours in the nation

Bhakti Fest (3.1 miles)
Yoga and Music Festival

Contact in the Desert (3.1 miles)
The premiere UFO convention

The Andromeda Society (9.4 miles)
Stargazing Events / Astronomy lectures

Day Trips / Stops on the way back home

The Whitewater Preserve (34.7 miles)
A lesser known scenic State Park

The Living Desert Zoo (51.2 miles)

Desert Hot Springs (27.5 miles)

Morongo Casino  (39.5 miles)

Cabazon Dinosaurs (38.6 miles)

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway (37.1 miles)

Palm Springs Air Museum (37.6 miles)