A few months ago my cousin came to visit and one of our favorite things to do when she’s in town is to go to Joshua Tree to look at the Milky Way and low-key scout for UFOs. We usually drive there and park our car inside of the National Park for a few hours, but this time we decided to make a weekend out of it and rent a house.

It just so happens one of my long-time Instagram friends owns a mid-century estate there and offered it to us for a couple of days. The property, appropriately named Rock Bound Oasis Retreat, was built in 1954, and has a main house and a separate casita. It’s nestled between boulders with sprawling views of the surrounding desert landscape.IMG_3430IMG_3394IMG_3431IMG_3418The main house has three bed rooms and two bathrooms, fireplace, huge soaking tub with an unreal view, and all of the necessities to make you feel at home. It has Neutra inspired interiors with rock walls and earthy nuetrals.IMG_3370IMG_3378IMG_3382IMG_3384IMG_3385IMG_3421IMG_3424IMG_3420IMG_3374-HDRIMG_3387IMG_3425IMG_3388IMG_3460IMG_3459

The casita is adorably decorated with colorful mid-century flair and has one bedroom, a small kitchen, and bathroom. IMG_3396IMG_3397IMG_3402IMG_3403IMG_3411IMG_3406IMG_3407IMG_3410IMG_3439IMG_3438IMG_3436IMG_3415-HDR

The property has a large pool and newly installed 14 foot hot tub! It has a fire pit and a ton of little spots for exploring and photo ops. They even provide a collection of hats to get you in the Joshua Tree state of mind.


The estate feels isolated and private, but is close to all of the conveniences of the small town like shopping and restaurants.

Our stay was amazing and we definitely felt at home. It was particularly cold and rainy while we were there, so we cozied up next to the fire and had the most relaxing two days ever. We flew kites, sat by the fire pit telling stories, soaked in the tub, made lasagna and pancakes. We didn’t even change out of our pajamas for most of the time we were there. It was glorious. (Check out my Instagram highlight.)

I can’t wait to stay there again and make use of that brand new hot tub!

Click here to book your stay and be sure to follow them on Instagram @rockboundoasisretreat!



One response to “Checking In: Rockbound Oasis Retreat Joshua Tree”

  1. Floranet Avatar

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