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The 5 Top Holiday Homes to Rent where You Can Stargaze in the US

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When we say we’ve found the perfect holiday home for you, we mean it. No trip is complete without accommodation that suits your every need, and that’s where Plum Guide comes in. We’ve done the hard work for you by searching far and wide to build our collection of the world’s most remarkable places to stay. So take a look at this guide to the finest homes where you can stargaze in our US collection to ensure quality you can trust.

The greatest homes where you can stargaze in the US

Take a look at 5 of the very best vacation rentals where you can stargaze in our US collection. Your high standards are guaranteed to be met by the quality and character that these homes have to offer.

Twilight Terrace, Joshua Tree, USA

The outdoor section where you can stargaze at Twilight Terrace, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree, USA

The outdoor section where you can stargaze at Twilight Terrace, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree, USA

Click to book Twilight Terrace now: from £172 per night After a day hiking in iconic Joshua Tree National Park, there’s nothing like retreating to your own desert oasis. You won’t have far to go either, as this cool and characterful home is just a 10-minute drive from the park’s entrance. Drink your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine on one of the two patios, chill out in the multiple lounge areas and luxuriate in the Kohler bathroom with dual shower heads and organic artisanal bath products. As the sun goes down, fire up the grill and gather around the fire pit to watch the awe-inspiring desert sunset. If you’re in the mood for something besides hiking, you’ll be a 15-minute drive from the iconic outdoor Noah Purifoy art exhibit, and 20 minutes from enjoying beer and live music at Landers Brew Co. Pack your days with relaxing and exploring, and savour deep sleeps in bedrooms with super king-size beds, and a dreamy bohemian feel. Sleeps up to 5 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Fernweh, San Diego & Oceanside, USA

The telescope for stargazing overlooking mountains from Fernweh, Plum Guide home in San Diego & Oceanside, USA

The telescope for stargazing overlooking mountains from Fernweh, Plum Guide home in San Diego & Oceanside, USA

Click to book Fernweh now: from £449 per night Here you have your own cabin in San Diego County, that puts you in the best location to embrace the rushing streams, wide-open spaces and majestic mountains of California. You have a true wilderness on your doorstep, but also the comforts of staying in a secure, gated community. The cabin is decked out for optimal comfort, with huge proportions, far-stretching views and a heartwarming open fireplace. Astronomy enthusiasts will enjoy studying the dark skies at night through the telescope, while sunrises are a spectacular way to start your day. Lazy days are the best here – gaze out of those huge windows, leaf through a book on the balcony, or cook a delicious meal on the barbecue, with the sounds of the wild all around. If you're feeling energetic then there are plenty of ways to get your heart pumping – hit one of the nearby hiking trails in the morning, before jumping on your bike or enjoying a spot of kayaking on Lake Cuyamaca in the afternoon. If you're craving fresh air and good vibes, this is the home for you. Sleeps up to 11 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Desert Saga, Joshua Tree, USA

The telescope for stargazing at Desert Saga, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree, USA

The telescope for stargazing at Desert Saga, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree, USA

Click to book Desert Saga now: from £434 per night When architect, Malek Alqadi combined astute environmentalism with his exquisite taste, he didn't just create this home, he sparked a revolution in sustainable tourism. Set on the edge of the Joshua Tree National Park, guests take the lead in operating this clean yet luxurious off-grid space. Think serious stargazing sessions through a telescope, showering by a boulder, and falling asleep under the desert sky with a crackling fireplace at your feet—the second bedroom is open to the elements, with no walls or ceiling. And it's packed with technology too. You can measure your energy consumption, change your light settings and set cooling and heating temperatures of the space. Wrapped in salvaged weathering steel and up-cycled details, it raises the bar on stylish, conscious travel. Sleeps up to 6 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Rubble Mountain, Joshua Tree, USA

The outdoor section where you can stargaze at Rubble Mountain, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree, USA

The outdoor section where you can stargaze at Rubble Mountain, Plum Guide home in Joshua Tree, USA

Click to book Rubble Mountain now: from £630 per night It's no wonder this eco-friendly home has been featured in a leading luxury and lifestyle travel magazine. This stunning space is the perfect retreat for friends or families seeking some peace and quiet in California's wild desert. Neatly tucked away on five acres of open wilderness, you'll be surrounded by a striking landscape that is sure to give this trip a most magical feeling. Wind down with your favourite tipple around the fire pit or stargaze from the hot tub. There's also a barbecue, an outdoor shower and plenty of comfortable places to sit back and relax. Inside, you'll find desert-inspired decor and signature earth-tone concrete block walls throughout. We are in love with the vistas from the floor-to-ceiling windows from every room – especially from the master bedroom, which commands magnificent views in two directions. Cosy up around the fire on chilly evenings and play board games, or select a book to read. With so much to offer, it won't be hard to unwind in this enchanting setting. On top of all this, you're just a ten-minute ride from Joshua Tree Village and a mere three-minute drive from Joshua Tree National Park itself. Or admire the sculpture and folk art at the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum, twenty minutes in the car. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you'll be glad to return home to this gem at the end of the day. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Wild, Wild West, Crook County, USA

The outdoor section where you can stargaze at Wild, Wild West, Plum Guide home in Crook County, USA

The outdoor section where you can stargaze at Wild, Wild West, Plum Guide home in Crook County, USA

Click to book Wild, Wild West now: from £368 per night Fall in love with the wide-open spaces of Oregon with this impressive home in the Powell Butte area. The views are truly spectacular at every time of day – start your morning by gazing out at the mountains with your morning coffee, or huddle around the fire pit to tell tales as the sun goes down. You'll love gathering on the patio for alfresco family dinners, freshly cooked on the grill, before hopping into the hot tub for a bit of stargazing after dark. The stylish, minimalist decor inside creates a true sanctuary where you can enjoy some peace and quiet during your trip, but guests also have access to many of the neighbouring resort's facilities. You can play golf, splash around in the pool, play tennis, take advantage of the fitness room, go fishing and even try out paddleboarding – the boards are even provided for you. With all this and so much more right on your doorstep, this home is a guaranteed hit for all the family. Sleeps up to 10 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

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