Just footsteps away from Joshua Tree National Park are Acido Dorado and Rosa Muerta — two vacation rental sites from Pretty Vacant Properties. Here the hefty price tag is more about the architecture and less about turn-down service. While it's hard to adequately describe the structures, there is something incredibly theatrical (and stunning) about seeing these pavilion-like homes in the stark desert landscape.
Amenities? It's all about the building, baby — gold-mirrored ceilings, private atriums, and glass walls are just a few of the features of each house. The fire pits, reflecting pools, and sort of outside-while-inside feel don't hurt either.