If you’re planning a trip out West to explore the nation’s Golden State, then why not bring your pickleball paddles along for the journey? Not only will this Airbnb thrill you with its cozy amenities, but it also gives you a place to practice your dinks with an incredible view of the Mojave Desert.
The Hoopa House is a beautiful vacation home nestled in the quaint, desert town of Yucca Valley, CA. Accommodating up to 12 guests, with 4 bedrooms, 6 beds, and 3 bathrooms, the Airbnb rental boasts many incredible entertainment amenities such as a large hot tub, bocce ball, cornhole, a 9-hole frisbee golf course, and *Drumroll Please* a USA Pickleball regulation pickleball court.
Located on the Southwestern side of Yucca Valley, Hoopa House is perfectly secluded, offering ample privacy while also being close to surrounding attractions. Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs are only a short half hour drive away, and the neighboring historical town of Pioneertown is right down the road.
Hoopa House is surrounded by the gorgeous San Gogonio Mountain range, which is home to a diverse desert ecosystem. You’ll be emersed in the desert foliage of Joshua trees and cacti, which truly make the home feel like an oasis.
Safety Note: While the Mojave Desert is beautiful, it’s also important to understand that it home to many forms of wildlife that you may not be used to. Rattlesnakes, bobcats, and coyotes are commonly seen, so please be highly attentive to avoid confrontation. Be careful around the cacti; believe me, you do NOT want to be spending your getaway plucking out cholla needles.
Cost and Check-In
It will cost $254 per night to rent out the Hoopa House. This fee includes access to the entire property and all of its featured amenities.
Self check-in is offered, with check-in time starting after 4pm and checkout being anytime before 11am the day after your stay. The rental has a 2-night minimum stay, but Hoopa House does offer extended stay deals if you’d like to spend a lot of time getting to know the Joshua Tree area.
Pickleball and Outdoor Entertainment
Let’s talk about the star of the show: the pickleball court.
The court is located directly alongside the house and outdoor patio, making it both easily accessible and also perfect for maintaining a social atmosphere with those who aren’t interested in participating. A courtside patio area with cozy lounge chairs is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail in between games.
If you’re going all out and want to host a serious backyard pickleball tournament, Hoopa has got you covered! They made sure that the court is up to USA Pickleball court regulations, and is fenced in to ensure that you won’t be spending too much time chasing down balls.
Pickleball paddles and balls are provided for those who forgot to pack their favorite Anna Leigh Waters Paddletek.
You can break up the pickleball action with a variety of other outdoor activities. The property also offers full-size bocce ball, a 9-hole disc golf course, and corn hole. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s also Hawk’s Landing Golf Club just down the road which offers a beautiful 12-hole course.
After you’ve dominated the competition in your pickleball-bocce-frisbee-golf showdown, you can relax in a variety of ways outside. Hoopa House has a large hot tub that’s adjacent to the pickleball court, 2 cowboy-style bathtubs, a large outdoor bed, and a cozy hammock.
The Hoopa House offers 4 bedrooms, each with a distinctive layout. Two of the bedrooms offer a large king bed, one room has a cozy queen bed that has a window overlooking the pickleball court, and the fourth bedroom has adjacent queen-sized beds.
There is also a comfy sofa bed in the living room that leads out onto the outdoor patio. All of the sleeping areas are thoughtfully decorated in Southwestern stylings with modern sensibility.
The Hoopa House has really thought to include everything you’d need for a cozy desert escape. Beyond the fun flair found in the pickleball court and the coziness of the room accommodations, there are plenty of other things to get excited about on the property.
Kitchen: The house’s kitchen is kitted out with brand-new appliances and everything you’d need to cook your favorite meals. An island features an oven and cooktop with a connected countertop with 3 barstools. A small dining area is also connected that can accommodate another 6-8 people.
Dining Room: A large dining room is connected to the living room and kitchen. In the center, a beautiful wooden dining table will comfortably seat about 10 people. The room also features a vintage piano, record table, and retro slots machine.
Living Room: The living room is centrally located between the kitchen, dining room, and door to the outdoor patio. The room is full of plenty of comfortable couches and chairs, a fireplace, and plenty of windows to view the scenery.
Outdoor Patio: The patio area has several lounge areas, fire pit, an outdoor dining table, and BBQ grill. There are several strands of lights that will keep your party going late into the evening.
- Washer and Dryer
- Bathtub and shower
- Wifi, 65” HDTV, record player, Bluetooth sound system
- Exercise equipment: yoga mats
- Pack ‘n play/crib, booster seat
- Children’s toys, board games
- Air conditioning, heating, portable fans
- Dedicated workspace
- Beach towels, umbrella, sun loungers
- Pets allowed
- Cleaning service available
- Electric vehicle charging
Food and Drink
While you’re in the Yucca Valley area, you might as well check out some of the local spots. Here are a few recommendations of places to eat and drink while you’re staying at the Hoopa House:
Pie For The People: What’s a vacation without a good local pizza joint? Pie For The People is a casual pizza restaurant where you can choose from one of their interesting pizza creations, or build one of your own.
Frontier Café: If you’re looking for a cozy spot for breakfast, afternoon coffee, or a quick lunch, look no further than the Frontier Café. It’s got a great atmosphere, a simple but thoughtful menu, and offers delicious coffee, beer, wine, and other beverages.
Pappy + Harriet’s: If you’re in Yucca Valley, stopping by Pioneertown to check out Pappy + Harriet’s is a must. Delicious barbecue and other classic American fare pair perfectly with the classic Western atmosphere. It’s also a great place to catch a concert; you never know what big-name artists will be stopping in to play a show at this historical venue.
If you’re looking to get away and want to make sure that you’re still able to hit the pickleball court, the Hoopa House is just what you’re looking for. The property offers everything you need for a fully-immersive desert experience.
You’ll create lifelong memories of the Joshua Tree region with your family and loved ones, all while staying on top of your pickleball game. Be sure to follow the Hoopa House’s Instagram for more information and updates about the rental property.
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