We love Desert Joy! My husband and I spent 9 days at this oasis in the desert. We did not want to leave! Our host welcomed us into his beautiful home and we felt at ease immediately. Our room was very comfortable and we slept in luxurious bed linens! The closet space was ample. We were able to unpack our belongings and either hang clothing or lay it out on the many large shelves in the closet. Everything was always within easy reach. Bath towels, beach towels and robes were provided. There was even a night light! The home and outdoor amenities were spotless. We enjoyed sunbathing by the pool while listening to our choice of music. Our host checked on our needs often but also allowed us as much time to ourselves as we wanted. I stayed in the sun too long on our first day and the umbrellas around the pool gave me protection from the sun while allowing me to still lay by the pool and enjoy the outdoor surroundings. We hot-tubbed under a million stars in the desert sky. I even saw a shooting star! Other evenings we sat around the fire and enjoyed interesting conversation with our host. The mornings were amazing! Breakfast was served whenever we wanted it and the food was absolutely amazing! It was not typical breakfast food but rather works of art. Delicious and oh so plentiful! We brought some food with us and prepared some of our meals but asked our host to provide a few dinners towards the end of our stay. During that time there was another couple staying at Desert Joy and we enjoyed dining and visiting with them. They, and my husband, are vegetarians and our host accommodated their dietary needs. We ate like kings!
We asked our host to take us on a desert tour. His 4 wheel drive vehicle is perfect for this activity. We watched a movie about the desert coming alive before our tour and it was extremely informative. We planned our outing so that we'd be in the desert at sunset and it was breathtaking! Watching the sunset from the upper terrace of the ramada at Desert Joy will also have you oohing and ahhhing. We just can't say enough wonderful things about this clothing optional property. From showering in the sun while gazing at the mountains to swimming in the chemical-free pool and everything in between, Desert Joy proved to be the perfect getaway spot for us! We are already planning our return visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on nearly 5 acres in the Sonoran Desert, Desert Joy was planned as a naturist retreat from the time the Host purchased the home. The masterpiece of the home is the pool and outdoor living areas! Designed with peace and tranquility in mind, there are sculpture and art pieces gracing the grounds plus a fresh water copper-ionized pool. Being a member or AANR and a part of Clothing Optional Home Network, you can be assured a quality clothing optional experience. ... more less