Clean Place, great location, needs a few things for long term stay.
4 / 5 Good
Place was exceptionally clean and tidy. Was nice to find coffee already there. Plenty of extra towels. Description said no dryer, which was not a problem since we're in the desert. However, we had to put up our own laundry line, and buy clothes pins so desert winds didn't blow our clothes away.
Coffee pot didn't work and took hours to make a pot. Stove was weak, struggled to fry eggs on high, tried to use oven and didn't reach 350 for over an hour. Could only use on pan at a time otherwise not enough power. Provided pans were good, some nonstick would be nice. Electric kettle was provided but leaks if you leave water in it.
A charcoal grill was provided, but there wasn't any equipment for it such as metal spatula, scraper, or brush. I managed with tongs. It looked like previous guest melted a spatula on it. A gas grill would be nice for the price paid and dealing with the wind. There's a lounge chair in the corner that was broken, plastic chairs were good but did get blown around a good bit. There was a tiny picnic table with a table clothe attached to it. Thing was like a sail in the wind so weren't able to use it. Need to get rid of it but didn't want to rip it off. Speaking of the wind. It was intense, may need to enclose entire space to make it usable.
Water pressure in shower was fantastic and plenty of hot water. Was nice that soap and shampoo were provided. House has some weird proportions. Bathroom is huge and could accommodate a jacuzzi tub or sauna, hint hint.
Living room was comparatively small with a pleather couch. Not a problem if there are only 2 as we were but not enough seating for 4. There was a good chair in the living room for reading and a decent movable light. Dining table was small but functional. Would be a squeeze for 4 people if they wanted to play board games. Chairs needed some pads, metal chairs were pretty cold.
Bed was comfortable and plenty of blankets to keep warm. Could use separate lights on either side of bed for reading. Strange walk in closet in bedroom big enough to be a New York apartment. Would be a good place to put washing machine, which was outside in a shed attached to the house.
All in all great place to access park, only 15 minute drive and close to town. Beautiful views of sunset. As a climber this was luxurious compared to our normal camping out of a car or tent. A little attention to the kitchen, and living room, and backyard would make a huge difference in perception of overall value.
@ Marbella Lane - Joshua Tree Secluded in 5 Acres!
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