The Land Yacht is a classic 31 foot Airstream "Land Yacht" travel trailer, that has been converted into a fully functional Glamping unit. The Land Yacht has its own private deck built alongside it, with a super refreshing stock tank pool, and is situated at the base of large boulder formations. We are right on the boundary of the National Park with stunning views. If your dates arent available here, check out our new Moon Yacht Airstream listing https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33749261?s=51.
The Land Yacht is a 31 foot Classic Airstream "Land Yacht" trailer that has been converted into a fully functional glamping unit. Please read my full listing description before booking. SUMMER ADVISORY - Its summer time in the desert (well not quite yet.. but it will be by late June 2018 so..) and that means it is HOT during the day, around 100 on average, it does cools off some at night but it is still warm around 80 degrees, or maybe low 70's late in the night. But its a dry heat and as long as you stay in the shade and don't attempt to do too much during the day its fine, and I think the nights are actually magical, the air feels so good. In fact summer is my favorite time out here, but its not for everyone. So my point is that people should be realistic about the heat and be prepared mentally before one decides to come to the desert in the summer. Also there are a lot of bugs that come out at night in the summer, like moths and that type of thing that will be attracted to and flying around any light. The good news is there are no mosquitos or biting bugs. But if you're the sort of person that is going to freak out about moths and such flying around at night, then again coming to the desert in Summer might not be for you, so think about it before you book please, thanks.
Another important thing to note -
Given that the Airstream Land Yacht is so much within nature, that nature is always trying to get inside the Land Yacht (they know it's cozy in there). And although we make every effort to make sure that little friends don't get in the Airstream, its a constant battle. So if you are staying there do NOT leave food out at all. Keep your food in the fridge when you go out or go to bed. Do not leave the door of the airstream open all night, or you will likely have visitors. And I really have to make a point here as I have had to deal with several extremely unrealistic guests regarding the nature here. So know this, if you see a mouse, a rat, a bat, a bug, a snake, a tarantula, a scorpion, or any other numerous types of animals here, either outside the Airstream or even inside of it (as people leave doors open constantly..) if you see any animals that you don't like or are scared of and you then come to me demanding some kind of refund, you will NOT be refunded. By booking this listing you are accepting that this area is the home of all these creatures and it is you who is the guest in their home. So if you see a mouse or anything other creature, it is not a symptom of some sort of unsanitary conditions (like in the city), it is simply that one of the many creatures has gotten inside the Airstream one way or another, it is certainly not likely that this will happen, but it is certainly possible, and while we make every effort to seal up entry points and stop creatures from getting in, it is not possible to stop them 100%. And we are not in the business of trying to exterminate the local wildlife, indeed we want to have as little impact as possible. So if you are going to have an issue with any of the above, then this is not the listing for you! I'll say it again.. The Desert is the Home of these Animals and you are the Guest in Their home.
There's alot of copy-cat Airstream setups out there nowadays, but you don't have to share your bathroom, shower, or kitchen with anyone else here. The Land Yacht is in one of the most spectacular and unique locations in all of Joshua Tree, on the south-side of the Hwy, up on a hill, at the edge of the National Park, with stunning surroundings and views. It feels extremely remote, yet the highway is only a couple of minutes drive down the hill and Joshua Tree's downtown center is just another 10 minutes west, and the main National Park entrance just another 10 minutes from there.
The Land Yacht has a large deck and wrap around seating area built alongside it, for true indoor/outdoor living experience, and a super refreshing large stock tank pool (April 1st-Dec. 1st)
Note- Please read my entire description of this listing prior to booking.
The Airstream itself has a front sleeping area with a Queen Bed, full kitchen with large refrigerator. There is a dining area in the middle along with a single Bunk Bed. The dining area also can convert into an additional bunk bed. The Land Yacht has AC that will cool the Airstream off nicely after about 20 min or so. (from May till September the temperatures here range from the 80's to the low 100's, so take that into account, and please always try to use the AC as sparingly as possible) Heating in the LY during the winter is provided by a portable space-heater that will heat the space up fairly well after about 20 min or so. Again, use sparingly as possible. There is a hot water shower inside the Airstream, along with the private bathroom located at the rear of the trailer.
The Land Yacht is best suited for the more adventurous traveller, and those seeking something out of the ordinary. Please be realistic and give a moment's thought about whether you are that sort of person and will be happy staying in a vintage Airstream travel trailer in the middle of the Mojave Desert, with all that that entails.
While this is not camping, it is not like being in hotel or a house either. Call it Glamping, or Airstreaming, or whatever you like. But the point is, it's basically a higher end camping experience, and prospective guests should be sure that that kind of experience is the right fit for them. If all that sound fun to you, then great! You will love it here! Please just plan accordingly, its a good idea to bring a flashlight just to have, and maybe bring an extra favorite blanket or two along for your stay to assure maximum coziness, in particular if you are going to be more than the 2 people that the queen bed accommodates.
The Land Yacht is really set up for 2 guests, a couple ideally, or a couple with little kids. 4 adults in the Airstream is doable, but it is definitely a full house, and is not so recommended, unless you are happy to be at close quarters with your fellow travellers. We provide bedding for the main Queen bed, make a note of that please, as anyone planning to sleep on either of the extra single bunk beds should plan on bringing a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow of their own.
The large Stock Tank Pool on the deck, has a powerful filter and pump built into it to keep the water clean and filtered. It also will creates a nice cascading water sound when you turn it on that is pretty soothing. Take a dunk in between sun and drinks or soak and refresh after a long hike in the Park during hotter weather. Please note, the pool will be drained and put away for the winter starting Dec 1st until April 1st, as it gets too cold to use it during the winter time here.
Also on this property as you first enter it, is the Time Machine house, which I also listed on Airbnb.
The house is on the front portion of the property and is a fair distance away from the Land Yacht and guests at either space will retain their privacy. Situated further up at the back corner of the property, is the site of the Land Yacht's twin sister, the Airstream Rock Yacht that could be booked on its own or in combination with the LY for larger groups. Link- https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16469493?s=51
Please see the aerial drone photographs I have provided for a sense of the layout. To the east is a vast expanse of open desert and boulder formations, and mountains. Immediately to the south is the National Park boundary. To the North are vast open views of the Sunfair dry lake and the mesas beyond. To the west are view of the mountains leading up to Big Bear. There are a total of 3 neighboring houses, only one of which is occupied full-time and one is not occupied at all. They are all a fair distance away from where the Land Yacht is situated. I mention this only because I have noticed that a few guests were surprised that there was anything else at all in the area, instead thinking that it was completely isolated in the middle of nothing. To be clear that is not the case, but it is extremely private(probably even more so than one of the camp sites in the park) and set against wide open nature.
Note Regarding Photo Shoots - We do alot of film and photo production here, so.. If you are a Professional/Commercial photo or film shoot attempting to book this property, I do not accept shoot booking via Airbnb unless directly agreed to in writing by me, and industry standard location fee rates will apply. You can message me directly and I will negotiate a fair rate based on what you are shooting and how big your crew is going to be, and how much equipment, etc, etc. But do not attempt to bring a photo shoot production/or crew in here secretly, without my expressed permission. You will be found out, you will be stopped, and you will be kicked out immediately, with the forfeit of your booking. So don't try it, you've been warned. Thank you, and moving on..
The Land Yacht is a really unique experience, with a fantastic setting, and a great vibe. At night it feels a little like you are in some kinda spaceship surrounded by boulders and stars. It's a great spot to base your Joshua Tree adventure from. You can also see more fun Airstream life pics on our Instagram account @thejoshuatreeyachtclub , Please join the club and follow us, Welcome Aboard!
This neighborhood of Panorama heights is one of the best areas to be in all of Joshua Tree, and Joshua Tree in general is a really amazing and special place, some call it a vortex spot. If you believe that there are special unique places in the world with an extra special something then you know what that means, if you don't believe in that kinda stuff then you might after visiting! When you book, along with check in instructions; you will be sent my list of local suggestion of great things to see and do in Joshua Tree and the surrounding area. If you are looking at this page you probably already know how amazing and unique Joshua Tree is if you have ever been before.. If you have not been before, then what you've heard is true, it really is that special of place and more, you gotta experience "The Tree", and the LAND YACHT is a great place to do that from !!
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