The Invisible House

From $4,200.00 Per Night

Address: 8198 uphill road Location: joshua tree 23 air miles from Palm Springs, CA (PSP) Airport Type: Vacation home
4 Bedrooms 6 Beds 5 Baths Sleeps 8 yes
About This Home
Quite simply, this property is the most spectacular house in Joshua Tree. As seen in design and lifestyle publications worldwide, this mirrored 22 story horizontal skyscraper virtually disappears into the surrounding desert landscape. The luxurious 100-foot indoor swimming pool contrasts with the vast surrounding desert landscape. The 90 acre property has its own mountain and shares half a mile border with the National Park. The word unique is insufficient. Welcome to Invisible House. Featured in dozens of publications including the Washington Post, Maxim, Departures, Dezeen, TMZ, Business Insider, People, Daily Mail, Apartment Therapy and more, the architectural wonder of Invisible House was designed by film producer Chris Hanley and Tomas Osinski, a Frank Gehry collaborator. Invisible House was created free of design constraints, incorporating the most advanced materials and technologies available. All electric, this sleek, 5,500 sq ft minimalist home is also green and great care has been taken to bring the environmental carbon footprint to near zero. The multiple floor-to-ceiling sliding doors augment the sense of pure connection with nature. The desert is reflected all around you in a true blur of exterior and interior living. It’s no wonder that Invisible House is a favorite destination among artists, spiritual seekers and those longing to connect with the natural world. The dramatic size of Invisible House is reflected in its bedrooms. Its 3 large luxurious suites sleep 6 people and feature beds made of either pure marble or, in the Master suite, a unique two-ton, solid glass bed by Milano designers Santambrogio. The property can accommodate overnight stays of up to 8 people with the addition of a 1-bedroom private home on property just footsteps from the main house. Known as the OMD Prefab, this home will be automatically added to your stay when you select 7 or 8 guests. It has been relocated from its original home on Venice Beach’s trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard and is also a modern, cutting edge, green design in its own right. Amenities: - 100-foot indoor swimming pool - 90 acres of private property filled with hiking trails to explore and a mountain with a 4000 ft peak - Chef’s kitchen with dual sinks and oversized island for casual dining - 13-foot dining table for formal meals and wall to wall views of boulders. - Arteflame barbeque grill / griddle that transforms into a fire pit for warm star gazing. - 3 King sized beds (or 4 if you take the OMD Prefab) with Ligne Roset and Tempur-Pedic mattresses, draped with Frette linens and abundant pillows - Remote controlled blackout shades in all Invisible House bedrooms - 4 full bathrooms (or 5 with the OMD Prefab) featuring Boffi and Gessi Rectangolo fixtures, open and/or glass Boffi rain showers, enclosures and fixtures. - free standing Boffi SWIM tub in the Master suite - Invisible Dan Armstrong electric guitar and amp on which to play your favorite songs - Multicolored controllable LED lighting – customize the house and pool to your chosen colors. - Bose Portable Home Speaker for sound wherever you choose - Massive 86” LG 4K TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime and more - Blu Ray DVD player including dozens of recent films - Rare location with direct walk-on access to the Desert View Conservation Area of Joshua Tree National Park - Ten minute drive to the center of Joshua Tree with restaurants, coffee shops, yoga studios and more. - Five minute drive to the West Entrance Station of Joshua Tree National Park Whether you are enjoying the sweeping desert views from one of the multiple contemporary seating areas, preparing food in the open gleaming white and marble kitchen, taking a dip in the expansive 100 foot indoor pool, hiking private trails on the 90 acre land or gazing at the stars under the crystal clear night sky, you know you’ve never had such a dramatic vantage point from which to view the desert. Invisible House is a truly unique experience.
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Things To Know

Things To Know Before You Book

  • Cancellation Policy: Full refund 30 days prior to arrival or within grace period (eg. 48 hours of booking) and no refunds after that.
  • Begin Check-in Time: 4:00 PM
  • Late Check-out Time: 11:00 AM
  • Parking Allowed: yes
  • Parking Price Type: charges may apply
  • Pets Allowed: yes
  • Pets Price Type: charges may apply
  • Smoking Allowed: No
House Rules

House Rules

  • Quick Snap Shot: SkyScraper with Pool

  • Welcome to Invisible House! We hope you love your time here as much as we do. This home is a passion project and we cherish it greatly. Our goal is to share it with the world and inspire others as we have been inspired by this beautiful land and unique architecture. To ensure your safety and allow us to continue to share this venue, we have just a few rules by which you must abide.   -During your stay, no more than the exact number of people listed on your reservation may be on the property, day or night. We charge $300 per person for additional guests on site and you must clear all guests with us in advance. Any additional people on site without prior approval will result in immediate cancellation of your reservation and removal. We don't wish to be so blunt, but this has been an ongoing issue and we now have a zero-tolerance policy in this area. We love hosting parties and events but these are priced at a different rate and must be negotiated in advance.  -Guests without any positive reviews must provide a supplementary deposit of $2000. This fee will be submitted once your reservation is confirmed, must be paid within 48 hours, and will be fully refunded within 72 hours of checkout if all house rules are followed and the house is left in good condition. Should any violations arise, the property manager may choose to deduct any fees and costs from this Management fee in addition to seeking reimbursement from Airbnb and/or the Security Deposit paid by the guest. Deductions may include (but are not limited to) items such as: - Towels and Sheets soiled beyond cleaning - Small breakage items (glasses and plates) - Hourly management fees for processing such claims - Additional guests not claimed on reservation - Late checkout fees as indicated in house rules -The property is booked nearly solid with visitors departing and arriving the same day. For this to work for you and all our other guests, the earliest you may arrive is 4pm and you need to be fully checked out of the house and off property no later than 11:00am sharp or late fees of $300/hr will apply. Please help us stay on schedule and respect your fellow guests by checking out on time.  -Our property is a beautiful place to shoot photos, and we welcome you to tag us on Instagram @theinvisiblehouse, #invisiblehouse. Professional shoots, however, are priced at a different rate and must be cleared with us in advance of your stay. This includes any photography/video generated for a third-party client or for which any revenue or other economic benefit is received by you or any of your guests. If you are in doubt as to whether your shoot would be considered “Professional”, inquire first.  Rates range from $4000 to $12000 per day. -Please be considerate of the neighbors and keep music and voices at a respectful volume. There is a county-wide noise ordinance of no amplified music or loud noises outdoors after 10 p.m. -The house has two external security cameras monitoring the entrance. These are required for our insurance and also for your safety. For your privacy, the feed automatically erases every 10 days. Obscuring, moving or otherwise altering the security cameras is prohibited. $1500 fee applies for our staff to come out and reset cameras. -We love animals as much as anyone. But due to pet allergies among some of our guests, we have to keep the home an animal-free zone. A fee of $1000 will be charged to cover the costs and time required to deep clean all surfaces. -Joshua Tree is wilderness land. This means there are numerous animals with whom we share space. From coyotes to snakes to adorable jackrabbits, life is everywhere in the desert. And just like the prickly cacti that populate the area, some of these animals can be dangerous. Treat nature with respect. Do not allow children to explore unattended. You are solely responsible for your safety and the safety of all others on the property during your stay.  -Swimming pools are fantastic and fun. But they can also be hazardous. The concrete around the pool, stairs and decks can be very slippery when wet. Children in and around the pool must be supervised at all times by an adult. Intoxicants and bodies of water are a risky combination. So we need to say this again: you are solely responsible for your safety and the safety of all others on the property during your stay.  -There is a beautiful firepit outdoors that warms the night and provides a fantastic place to lounge and watch the stars. We live in a dry desert environment. Never leave a fire burning unattended.   -This home is a non-smoking building. Smoking indoors will result in forfeiture of your deposit in full. Smoking is only allowed outdoors and more than 25 feet from the house with all windows and doors to the home closed. Out of respect for the desert, you must remove all cigarette butts from the property to avoid additional cleaning fees. -We didn’t think we’d have to say this, but no firearms are allowed. Also not allowed are llamas, helicopters, meth labs, wild animals, fireworks, satanic rituals, bombs, flamethrowers, paintball… In summary, anything that is illegal is also illegal here. It all boils down to this: be chill, be responsible, be honest, be respectful--and have fun!


  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible parking
  • Wide hallway clearance
  • Home wide doorway
  • Accessible Parking: Outdoor
  • Accessible Parking: Outdoor 2 spots


  • Horseback riding
  • Pool: Heated
  • Pool


  • Bathroom Amenities: Robe included
  • Bathrobe.
  • Bathroom amenities.
  • Bathtub.
  • Bathtub or Shower.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Bath.
  • Private bathroom.

Cleaning Services

  • Onsite laundry
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Professionally Cleaned
  • Housekeeping: Additional Services
  • Housekeeping: Additional services available for extra fee

Common areas

  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • pack-n-play

Food and Drink

  • Chef Services
  • Bartender: On request
  • Bartender: Available for additional fee
  • Coffee/Tea maker.

Media & technology

  • Home Theatre System
  • Television: Smart
  • DVD player.
  • Satellite television.
  • TV.
  • Movies.


  • Free parking
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector + Smoke Detector

Outdoor & view

  • Fire Pit
  • Mountain view


  • Private parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Wireless internet connection.
  • Pets allowed on request.

Pool and Spa

  • Pool: Saltwater

Room amenities

  • Stove.
  • Washer/dryer.
  • Heating.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Luxury linen type.
  • Private pool.
  • Dining room seats.
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Fireplace.
  • Full kitchen.
  • Dining Area.
  • Dining Table.
  • Iron.
  • Kitchen.
  • Kitchen supplies.
  • Washer.
  • Living room.
  • Outdoor furniture.
  • Outdoor dining area.
  • Cleaning Included.
  • Outlet covers.
  • High-Speed Wifi.
  • Kitchen Essentials.
  • Microwave.
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace.
  • Oven.
  • Barbecue grills.
  • Plates and bowls.
  • Refrigerator.
  • Safe.
  • Silverware/utensils.
  • Sitting area.


  • 24/7 Support
  • Concierge Services
  • In-person Check-in
  • Butler: On request
  • Butler: Available for additional fee
  • House Manager
  • In-person Welcome
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