Observatory | Game Room | Hot Tub | Fire Pit| View


Entire home hosted by Michelle

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
Great for remote work
Fast wifi at 410 Mbps, plus a dedicated workspace in a private room.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Free cancellation before Mar 31.


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*Rare OMG! Airbnb*

Often described as the best Airbnb for peering into deep space, Observatory Retreat is a unique first-of-a-kind experience that provides guests exclusive access to a fully-automated high-tech observatory! Located 20 minutes from JTNP.

Observatory is a weather-dependent nighttime-only amenity.

You’ll also enjoy all of the following:
+ Game rooms (air hockey, pool table, Pac-Man, , skee-ball, foosball)
+ Hot tub
+ Fire pit
+ Views
+ FAST wifi
+ Outdoor deck
+ Gated

The space
Spacious 3 bed/ 2 bath + game room surrounded by 360° views of majestic desert.

Imagine a retreat where you are in control of your destination in space. Select a celestial object on the computer and the dome and telescope will automatically rotate to give you front row seats to the universe.

Featuring an innovative, futuristic design with custom lighting and sound system, the observatory brings an additional 110 sq. ft of space for your group’s galactic journey through space. This once-in-a-lifetime exclusive experience will bring space to you in a way that has never been done before at a vacation rental.

Note: The observatory is a weather-dependent nighttime-only amenity that requires basic computer knowledge. See weather criteria under “Guest Access.”

Outside amenities:
In addition to the observatory, there are plenty of amenities to enjoy outside including:
* Hot Tub/Soak Pool - plenty of room for the whole group! Let us know if you would like us to lower the temperature for you so that the hot tub becomes a soak pool complete with jets and seats for 8
* Corn Hole
* Bocce Ball
* Dining on the Deck
* Fire pit
* Exploring our multi-level backyard that has the feel of Joshua Tree National Park

Please follow us and tag us at @observatoryretreat.

Observatory Retreat is conveniently located near many activities in the Joshua Tree area:

20 min to Joshua Tree National Park
5 min to Local grocery stores
10 min to Pioneer Town
15 min to Integratron
35 min to Morongo Casino
40 min to Palm Springs International Airport
40 min to Cabazon Outlets

**We sometimes consider one night stays on a case by case basis. Please inquire for more details.**

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Desert view
Mountain view
Fast wifi – 410 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises
Private outdoor pool - available all year, open 24 hours, heated
Private hot tub - available all year, open 24 hours
Pets allowed
Security cameras on property

7 nights in Yucca Valley

Apr 30, 2023 - May 7, 2023

4.98 out of 5 stars from 129 reviews


Where you’ll be

Yucca Valley, California, United States

Observatory Retreat is tucked in a rocky hillside amongst other gorgeous homes. You have the advantage of the easy paved roads of a neighborhood with a feeling of seclusion in your sky-high desert retreat.

Hosted by Michelle

  1. Joined in January 2021
  • 129 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
Hi there! My name is Michelle and with my husband, Jonathan, we are so excited to welcome you to Observatory Retreat! We love traveling and are well-traveled Airbnb guests. We know exactly what a host should do to create an amazing guest experience and we are here to make sure you have an awesome vacation!

By day, we work in the aerospace/drone and teaching world. Our hobbies include all things air and space related, including astronomy. Jonathan's work experience also includes working on two NASA projects.

We love the desert and its amazing vibe. Traveling is one of our favorite activities and our three boys love climbing the boulders in our backyard and in Joshua Tree.

We are so excited to be the first vacation rental in the world to provide guests with exclusive access to their own fully automated observatory without a host onsite. Consider Observatory Retreat your gateway to space as you explore the cosmic beauty above!
Hi there! My name is Michelle and with my husband, Jonathan, we are so excited to welcome you to Observatory Retreat! We love traveling and are well-traveled Airbnb guests. We k…

During your stay

As your host, I am here to help as much or as little as you would like. I am available just for the basics or for a detailed outline of amazing desert sites.

Michelle is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Security camera/recording device Show more
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

Cancellation policy