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FAQ

Can I stay at Spirit Wind?
Yes. Spirit Wind is our private home and we make it available to rent via Airbnb part of the time. Click HERE for availability and more booking info.

How far is it from Los Angeles?
If you avoid rush house it will take approx. 2 1/2 hours from DTLA to Spirit Wind. If you hit rush hour traffic it might take you as much as 4 hours. Drive mid day or late at night for shortest time.

What is best time of year to come?
People visit Joshua Tree year around. My favorite time of the year is spring when the Joshua trees and wild flowers/cacti are in blooms. Late Sept/early Oct is really nice too. Winter and the holidays are also popular. It’s colder but you can make a fire and be cozy. Summers can be very hot, but it is a beautiful time to visit. We have a large scale swamp cooler that keeps they house air conditioned. We recommend staying out of the heat during the middle of the day and going our more in the early AM and evening.

Is the house good for groups?
The main house comfortably sleeps groups of up to 10 people. It is an ideal set up for families, groups of rock climbers, groups of friends, birthday weekends, etc. There is an a second rental unit next door that sleeps up to 4.

How many people does it sleep? How many bedrooms?

Sleeps up to 10 people comfortably:
Master Bedroom  (second floor) – King Bed (2 people)
West Wing Bedroom (second floor) – King Bed (2 people)
Crow’s Nest Loft Bedroom (3rd floor) – Queen Bed (2 people)
Gallery (hallway/den on second floor) – Couch folds into full sized bed (2 people)
Opium Room (den off living room/1st floor) – two built in extra long twin beds, set up as L shaped daybed (2 people)

Note: We also have a second rental on the property that can host 2-4 people. So, if you have a larger group you could potentially rent both the main house an the Art Garage.

How remote is it?
The last 1 mile to the house is on dirt roads. You can see other homes nearby but they are at least a football field away.
The location is semi rural, on the edge of the park. You can drive into Joshua Tree Village in about 5 minutes (a little under 2 miles).

Is it OK to arrive at late at night?
We strongly recommend arriving for the first time during daylight hours. The house can be hard to find at night on dark dirt roads. Once you confirm your reservations we will send you a house manual with detailed instructions to find house.

Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, but your furry friends are going to have to find other accommodations.

Is the house kid friendly?
I would caution that the hi-desert in general is not that great for toddlers and young kids. Outside their are cactus everywhere, sharp rocks, coyotes, snakes, scorpions, extreme temperatures, etc. Inside Spirit Wind there are more cacti, art, breakable objects, lots of railings, spiral stairs, nice rugs, etc. You know your kids best and know what they can handle. Parents should be very aware that small children would need to be supervised 24-7 at Spirit Wind. We do not have kids and the house in not particularly set up for them, although many kids have had a fun at the house. That being said, Joshua Tree & Spirit Wind are great place to bring older kids and teenagers.

Can I can I do a film or photography shoot at the property?
Commercial permission to film is NOT included in a standard Airbnb rental. Contact us to discuss your professional needs. We will review requests on case by case basis. Special contract and fees would apply.

Is Spirit Wind available for events?
Spirit Wind is not a place for large scale events. But we will consider small events and parties on a case by case basis. Contact us to discuss your needs. Special contract and fees would apply.

Do you have an RV hook-up?
Why, yes we do. We have a full hook up for a full size RV, that includes sanitation, power and water connections. It is sometimes available for rent, when our RV’ing parents are out on the road looking for America.

What kind of wild life?
We like to say that Spirit Wind is “where the wild things are”.  Depending on when you come you might see black tailed jack rabbits, lizards, snakes, roadrunners, ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, coyotes, scorpions, spiders, doves, Gambel’s quail, butterflies, yucca moths, a variety of birds, etc.  It is important to remember that the hi-desert is home to all these wild creatures and that we humans are the visitors. Please be very respectful of the flora and fauna at Spirit Wind, and leave the creatures in peace.

Do you have a pool?
No, but we might add one in the future.

What is your kitchen set up like?
The kitchen is brand new, with high end Bosch and Jenn Aire appliances. It is fully stocked with cooking gear. You just need to bring food and beverages. We have condiments and some misc. pantry items.

Are their restaurants nearby or will we have to cook all our own food?

It’s your choice. We have a gourmet kitchen and a lot of people like to bring food and cook their or use our grill and have a BBQ. There are a number of restaurants and bars within a 5-20 minute drive, including Indian food, Thai, Japanese, pizza, etc.

Where can I buy groceries?
Farmers market: Saturday AM this is a farmer’s market in Joshua Tree. High quality produce, great hummus stand, tamale stand, etc. I like to load up on ingredients to make a Saturday night dinner.

Health food Store –

Liquor Store

Wall Mart

Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods

 

 

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