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Bungalow in the Boulders Bottlerock House

Sleeps7
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Cabin, Studio + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps2-6)

Step back in time to this one-of-a-kind desert hideaway located on five private acres, with incredible views of the mountains and Joshua Tree National Park.

The bungalow is situated in among desert boulders and Joshua trees. The western entrance of the National Park is about two minutes away, or you can just walk up the wash and you will be inside the park boundaries. Some say the location is magical.

The Bungalow offers a unique and RUSTIC desert experience with all the comforts you require. Cuddle up in front of our wood-burning stove--we provide the wood--or go out to our great patio, complete with gas BBQ and a fire pit. Indoors, you'll enjoy cable TV, a large DVD movie library and a Bose CD player. Retire on a comfortable queen-size bed dressed in clean linens.

The Bungalow features a Keurig single cup coffee brewer with an assortment of coffees and hot chocolate. The kitchen is stocked with all the pots, pans, and utensils and spices you'll need to cook your meals, indoor or out. 

You will be inspired by the beautiful 360-degree views while reconnecting with the essence of the natural world. The dawn skies and the evening sunsets are a photographer's delight. The days are typically sunny and the star-studded night skies are nothing less than magnificent. Astronomy buffs will find plentiful constellations and planets traveling across the evening skies. 

The Bungalow is popular with our local wildlife, too. Throw out a little critter feed in the morning--also supplied--and you'll be visited by doves, quail, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits and more. You can walk the miles of desert trails or go rock climbing within walking distance of the Bungalow. After a long day of adventure, play a game of horseshoes or kick back on the patio with your favorite beverage. We've built an oasis in the desert with a funky vibe that is both peaceful and invigorating.

Photo and Video Shoot Rentals

The Bungalow in the Boulders is available for photographic and/or video media projects. WE MUST APPROVE ALL MEDIA PROJECTS and require a separate contract, fees, and insurance. UNAUTHORIZED PHOTO/VIDEO SHOOTS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL BE MET WITH IMMEDIATE LEGAL ACTION. 

We're sorry, but we cannot book media projects through VRBO. Please send us a message to discuss your media project. Thank you!

More Details

Owner
Cary Ezell
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Cary Ezell

I'm a contractor and decorative artist with many interests. I have a passion for collecting vintage road relics, which explains the vintage motel signs, old gas pumps and other yard art located on the property. I love exploring the desert and spending time with my family and friends.

Cary Ezell purchased this bungalow in 2003

Why Cary Ezell chose California

I have been visiting Joshua Tree ever since my youth and told myself that one day I would have my own desert hideout. I found this property just steps outside the park boundaries and fell in love with it. To be able to open the doors and feel and smell the desert breeze, to hear all the sounds of the birds and other creatures is peaceful. I'm very happy to be able to share with others the beauty and serenity of this desert oasis .

What makes this bungalow unique

Experience the stunning natural beauty of the California desert as it envelops you at The Bungalow in the Boulders. take in colorful sunsets, the star filled night skies and the quiet solitude of the rustic, yet fully equipped retreat. Located within 2 hours of Los Angeles, The Bungalow in the Boulders provides a unique escape from the stress of daily life and an entrance into one of the finest National Parks in North America.

Amenities

Joshua Tree Highlands Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Lucy The Pink Trailer - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 7
  • Lucy The Pink Trailer - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1950's Trailer
    Other (See Description) - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Bed in Pinky 1950's Trailer We also have a couple air mattress for additional persons.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(115 traveler reviews)

Bungalow in the Boulders Bottlerock House
average rating of 4.9913044 based on 115 reviews
5

A fantastic experience!

  • 5 of 5

Bungalow in the Boulders was a fabulous experience. A small cottage that has been carefully curated by its owner (vintage neon signs outdoors, interesting ephemera of 40's, 50's, possibly coolest refrigerator ever!) to create a unique, rustic desert experience. The cottage has plenty of tromping ground and feels quite on its own although there are neighbors around. (None too close, though.) The creatures around the cottage are one of its big charms. Every morning we got up early to feed them ( owner provided critter feed) and were rewarded with bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels, a Jack Rabbit siting, all sorts of birds and a spectacular sunrise. The cottage is quite close to the park entrance (one of three) and we spent a great week hiking and then retreating to the cottage for some r and r. The cottage is very close to Joshua Tree proper, and it's quite easy to run into town for a bite and a drink. We stayed in the main cottage, but there is a lovely bottle house and also a fab pink(!) vintage travel trailer for a crowd. It was chilly so we used the indoor cast iron stove, and it was quite cozy. There is also a fire pit outdoors. The cottage abounds with outdoor areas to sit and soak in the experience. We hope to be able to make the trek back to Joshua Tree again! Cary has created a very unique desert experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bungalow glow

  • 5 of 5

This place is MAGIC! It was very private and had room to explore. Honestly, you can find many surprises and keep busy on this property without ever leaving.

So many antiques and vintage signs.

The bottle house was so very special.

There was a rock garden, little benches and seating areas begging one to sit and zen out.

The stars at night, the neon, the fire pit, the coyotes howling made the night so very special.

Best part was the vintage playground with a huge slide and seing set and old school merry-go-round.

Cabin was neat, clean and airy. Every possible need was met. Cary was s great host. We will be back!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfect desert experience

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a unique place to stay at Joshua Tree and Bungalow in the Boulders did not disappoint. Meeting the owner and learning about the items he collected was an unexpected treat.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Funky, fun, fabulous! Frou frou NOT!

  • 5 of 5

Quirky, creative, unusual. Perfect for guests who are quirky, creative and unusual!

Kids, artists, photographers and the adventurous will appreciate the imagination and care that has gone into creating an experience, not just a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

A gem in the desert!

  • 5 of 5

When we booked we knew we were booking a great place but Cary and family created a space with great energy. What a beautiful place with added pluses like firewood for fires and feed for all the critters. The bottle room was just dazzling in the morning. Great acoustics! Thank you for giving my wife and I a place to just relax.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

We have travelled the world over and this is the best place we have ever stayed. Don't expect 5 star luxury but what you get is a fabulous rustic experience. The owner must have been collecting items for a life time and has them all on display for you to enjoy. The wildlife is wonderful as well as the scenery and peace. It's really a different world and I will be back as soon as I can. Thanks Cary for letting us experience your vision. He has thought of everything you may need and even left wood for the fire. Do not hesitate.......book today x

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Joshua Tree Highlands Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.75%

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Map

Crossroads Cafe
Natural Sisters Cafe
Pie for the People
Joshua Tree Saloon
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon 2.5 miles

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