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Rock and Glass Manor on the Joshua Tree Butte Vacation Rental Only

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + sleeping Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-10), GMC bus.

This is a vacation rental only, no event rentals.This is a unique house created by a sculptor, and master builder. It is made of many found things, rock and glass. The house if filled with local artist paintings and sculpture. It has three bedrooms 2.5 baths and a heated rock cowboy tub. It is nestled into the back hills boardering the national park and sits on the Joshua Tree butte with a view of the Morongo basin and Big Bear Mountain area. The master bedroom contains a queen size bed and a master bath with sunken tub, the guest bath has a claw tub, and unique stone shower. The guest room has a queen size bed and private entrance. The secondary guest has a single bed. There is an additional half bath. There is a large fire place in the living room with cathedral-esque ceilings, and a 25 foot sofa made of rock and comfortably cushioned. There is another fire place in the front family room, and 3 wood stoves through out the house. There are gas heaters mounted on the walls, and floor heat. The cooling is by evaporative cooler. The house is unique and fun, but check out the New York Times article on the creator and his house just google Randy Polumbo New York Times, and click on 'On location...Cutting Loose in the California Desert.'

You can spend early evenings in the heated cowboy tub, among the rocks, after hiking, rock climbing, or just driving through the gorgeous Joshua Tree Park.

There are restaurants, art galleries, live theatre, music festivals, and we are only 25 minutes from Desert Hot Springs and its famous hot tubs and pool where you can spend the day for one small price.

Further we are 35 minutes from Palm Springs its airport, spas, golf courses, arts and culture.

The Salton Sea is an 1 1/2 hrs away with fishing, swimming, and boating. LA and the Ocean communities are 2 1/2 hrs away for a great day trip.

The Wild Flower season is in the spring, and everything is in bloom, and people come from all over the country to see it. The fall and winter the area is a mecca for the rock climbers and mild weather fans. So, spend a week or a weekend in this rock and glass getaway.


Keywords: Rock house with vaulted ceiling

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2017

About Larry

New York and Joshua Tree sculptor, musician, and business owner pictured at the rocka and glass house in JT he calls 'the Junk House.'

Larry purchased this house in 2005

Why Larry chose California Desert

Access to the Joshua Tree National Park with hiking and climbing, and the lively art and music community.

What makes this house unique

Rock climbing, hiking in the park, art openings, live theatre, friendly community, and the heated cowboy tub waiting at home


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
palma springs
Nearest Train
30 Miles
palm springs
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
big bear mt
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
big bear lake
Car: necessary

40 min from all the Palm Springs shopping, Thursday Fest every week. Museums, restaurants. 15 minutes from Pioneer Town, Movie studio old west street and live show, Pappy and Harriott's BBQ, live music and bar, giant rock, and 29 Palms Inn for dinner and to visit the original Mara Oasis where you can have dinner, see the original palms and oasis, and garden.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Joshua Tree in the San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , guest with sunken tub and shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , guest bath with 2 sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 5 Sleeping Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , queen and single beds made up as day beds, view
    3 Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , single guest with access to full guest bath, tub, 2 sinks
    1 Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , master bed with private full bath sunken tub
    2 Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , main guest next to half bath
    4 bus beds - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , converted 1941 Flexible bus additional fee
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), loft queen and single, extra blow up, 20 ft sofa in living room sleeping for 3. sofa in family room single. bus with full size and 2 singles extra.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
On the Joshua Tree butte above the Morongo Basis, nestled in the hills above the Joshua Tree National Park. 5 minutes from Park entrance.


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(45 traveller reviews)

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Rock and Glass Manor on the Joshua Tree Butte Vacation Rental Only
average rating of 4.688889 based on 45 reviews

Presidents Day Weekend Getaway !

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, full of wabi-wabi character, vast views, comfy beds, and late evenings under rainy skies in the blazing hot cowboy tub. Perfect J Tree getaway !

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for our large group's first time at the Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

I love the detail and art put into this place. It has everything you need and more, while remaining really private and secluded from the world. If you need supplies there is a shopping mart very close by. Its simply a great getaway with perfect desert views of the sunset and stars. Caretaker is amazing and super tentative, while still giving yourself the privacy you need. Can't wait to comeback here

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this unique retreat in the desert

  • 5 of 5

This property was truly amazing. We made discoveries about the charming oddities in the house every day. It is remarkably functional given its unusual make up and in the rare instance where something stopped functioning Tim was right there to get it working again. I would not recommend this house to people with small children or people who are unsteady on their feet, but recommend it heartily to anyone else who is looking for stay in the desert that will make you feel like you are a thousand miles from civilization even though town is only 15 minutes away. The ingenuity and creative expression that this house exude will be an inspiration.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this incredible house and its cosmic hot tub. Was my second time staying here, and the experience was just as magical as the first! Especially appreciated the seemingly unlimited clean towels and firewood. Do yourself a favor and rent this place for your Joshua Tree getaway :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extra-special rental in Joshua Tree

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this magical property! So much love and attention to detail in every room! The cowboy hot tub and full moon were a killer combo as well. Thanks to the renters and property managers for making sure we would have a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting stay at the Rock and Glass House

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about my stay!

For anyone who wrote a bad review, it's obvious that you did not read the reviews and know what you were getting yourself into.

A four star hotel it is not, but you will find a one of a kind experience you can't replicate anywhere!

The best way to describe the house and feel is like the first time you walked into Knotts Berry Farm or Disneyland as a kid (except made for adults).

It's magical and exciting. It takes you to a different time and place and sets the perfect back drop for a beautiful get away in Joshua Tree.

It's close enough to groceries and great hiking spots but once back on the property it feels like it is just you and the desert.

Tim (the handyman) was nice enough to drop in when we got there to let us know he was available any time and made sure we were set for the weekend.

The stars were amazing and we played games all night in the open living room.

The only negative is that we couldn't stay longer.

I would highly recommend this home and can't wait for our next stay!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in the Joshua Tree, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.67
payment handling £22.72
trucked in WaterGasWood £56.79
cleaning £94.65
Tax Rate 7.0%

Single night rentals may be available on weekdays contact owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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