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Overview of M&L Desert Cottage - 3 miles from the North entrance of Joshua Tree!

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Netflix, streaming services
2 bedrooms, Internet

M&L Desert Cottage - 3 miles from the North entrance of Joshua Tree!

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F

Explore the area

    Popular LocationJoshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center17 min walk
    Popular LocationTwentynine Palms Art Gallery3 min drive
    Popular Location29 Palms Historical Society4 min drive
    AirportBermuda Dunes, CA (UDD)84 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

M&L Desert Cottage - 3 miles from the North entrance of Joshua Tree!

Vacation home in Twentynine Palms with balcony and washer and dryer
This fully remodeled 2BD/1BA midcentury cottage in Twentynine Palms is a perfect little desert escape for a family or a small group of friends. Situated in a quaint and quiet neighborhood just 3 miles from the North entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, it's the ideal location for your next Joshua Tree adventure.

Welcome to M&L Desert Cottage!

-We are a 6 min drive from the North entrance of Joshua Tree National Park and a 20 min drive to downtown Joshua Tree.

-The interior and exterior of the cottage have been completely renovated. The space, cozy and airy, features midcentury modern and eclectic style and updated appliances.

-The kitchen has everything you will need to prepare meals—a gas oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, spices, and all necessary cookware. It is fully stocked with plates, glasses, cooking and serving utensils, and coffee and tea essentials.

-The cozy living room features leather seating, including a recliner chair, a 50” 4K smart TV with access to Netflix and high-speed internet access. A record player with a selection of vinyl is available for your enjoyment.

-There are two bedrooms—the main bedroom features a king-sized bed with a memory/spring hybrid foam mattress, and the second bedroom has two twin-sized memory foam beds, one of which is a stackable bed that can be set up with its own mattress for parties of 5. A Pack-n-Play is also available for your little one.

-The bathroom has a tub/shower (extra towels are provided in hallway storage). A hair dryer is conveniently located under the sink. Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are all provided for you!

-There is lots of seating on the back patio, a midcentury gas Malm fireplace, and a gas grill for outdoor cooking. It’s a great place to enjoy a lovely dinner and to relax under the stars. Don’t forget to enjoy the sunrise/sunset on our extremely comfy twin hammocks!

The house and property are all yours to enjoy. There is a washer and dryer in the kitchen. The driveway will easily accommodate three vehicles.

Unless previously discussed, check-in is at 4pm. We will not be at the house when you arrive, but instructions for our digital locks will be provided. We are always available by phone to answer your questions. Feel free to call or text!

The living room features a 35K BTU mini split A/C system for those hot and humid days that provides heating as well. This system is limited to the living room and kitchen. The cooling system in the main part of the house is Evaporative, sometimes called “swamp cooler.” We will provide detailed instructions on how to operate it upon booking. Each bedroom has an electric heating panel on the wall for those chilly nights. Also, for those hot summer days, each bedroom has a ceiling fan. For your enjoyment, we have a guest guide with recommendations for things to do and places to eat in the Joshua Tree area.

House Rules:
-Please remove your shoes. We encourage indoor house slippers or sandals. Your cooperation is much appreciated!
-The house is professionally cleaned prior to each guest’s arrival. When you leave, do your best to leave the property in the same condition as when you arrived (minus normal usage of course).
-The property uses a Septic System for waste removal. Please do not discard ANYTHING in the sinks (i.e. no food waste down kitchen sink) or toilet (other than the provided toilet paper). Following this p neighbors—keep noise down after 10pm, especially if you are enjoying the outdoor space. -The space is limited to 5 people and sorry, but no pets. We have this in place instead of an additional guest charge in an attempt to keep costs down for you. Kids under 2, that still fit in your travel crib, are welcome! (We provide a Pack-n-Play and high-chair for your convenience; they can be found inside the second bedroom closet.) -Turn off gas on grill and fireplace after every use. -Being a family home, we also have a no smoking policy (although you are welcome to smoke either out front or back). Before you leave: -We kindly ask that you clean any dishes or kitchenware used and put dirty towels on top of the washer. -Please clean the gas grill after use with the cleaning supplies provided. -Please bring hammocks to designated spot after use. -Turn off all lights and electrical devices before you leave. -Close and lock all doors, windows, and gates. Thank you!
Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer washers/dryers and fans. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Televisions come with Netflix. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

Property manager

Mark and Lyanne

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

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Property amenities


  • Wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Toaster oven


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Washer/dryer


  • Fan


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

M&L Desert Cottage 3 Miles North Entrance Joshua Tree House
M&L Desert Cottage 3 Miles North Entrance Joshua Tree
M&L Desert Cottage 3 Miles North Entrance Joshua Tree House
M&L Desert Cottage 3 Miles North Entrance Joshua Tree House
M&L Desert Cottage 3 Miles North Entrance Joshua Tree

About this area

Twentynine Palms

This vacation home is located in Twentynine Palms. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Joshua Tree National Park North Entrance and Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center, while 29 Palms Historical Society and Smith's Ranch Drive-In Theater are cultural highlights.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Joshua Tree National Park Oasis Visitor Center - 17 min walk
  • Twentynine Palms Art Gallery - 3 min drive
  • 29 Palms Historical Society - 4 min drive
  • Tortoise Rock Casino - 4 min drive
  • Luckie Park - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD) - 84 min drive


  • 29 Palms Inn — 4 min drive
  • King Kitchen — 4 min drive
  • Las Palmas Restaurant — 4 min drive
  • Jack in the Box — 4 min drive
  • Rocky's New York Pizzeria — 4 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 15 out of 18 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 18 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 18 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 18 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 18 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Great except for noisy nights...
Overall, this property had all the makings of excellent. The owners were available and responsive by text and the house was well set up with everything we needed. It would have been a perfect stay if it hadn't been for the noise of the outdoor attached awnings at night. Whenever the wind blew, which unfortunately was often, the awnings made so much noise it was difficult to get any sleep in either of the bedrooms. We did let the owners know, and hope they have taken down the awnings for future renters. If so, I highly recommend this property.

5/5 Excellent

Excellent house for Joshua Tree trip.
Absolutely perfect place to stay for a trip to Joshua Tree. We went here for my wife’s birthday and it had everything we needed. I loved that their fully stocked kitchen even allowed me to make her a birthday cake! Also the location is amazing, only a couple miles from the Twenty-Nine Palms entrance to Joshua Tree (which I think is the best entrance). I definitely would recommend to anyone who is looking for a place near the park. Also excellent communication from the hosts.

5/5 Excellent

cute and convenient space

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Cottage for a family vacation to Joshua Tree!
This house was the perfect size for our family of three (although it could of slept 2 additional children). It was well decorated and fully stocked with all the comforts of home. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a family dinner. The bathroom had soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels ect. They also had a very useful welcome book illustrated by a local artist with information on hikes and restaurants in the area. Coming from an artistic background ourselves we really appreciated this detail. Its also is a short drive to the Joshua Tree National Park North entrance. Mark and Lyanne were prompt and friendly with their communications. Overall we had a fantastic experience and would love to go back!

5/5 Excellent

Another Great Stay
This is our second time staying at the M&L Cottage and it was as great as the first. We love this place, super nice, super quiet and just down the hill from the magnificent Joshua Tree National Park. Mark and Lyanne go out of their way to make sure everything is set before you get there and their customer service is perfect. Looking forward to returning soon.

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