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Bungalow in the Boulders Bottlerock House

110 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Separate WC's1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this holiday bungalow in Joshua Tree Highlands - Bungalow in the Boulders

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 2 min. 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 modern comforts you desire, including a wood burning stove, a great patio with a gas BBQ and a fire pit, dish T.V., a large DVD movie library and a Bose CD player, and of course, clean linens. We have a queen pillow top and a sofa in the main cabin and for an additional fee we have on site a vintage 50's trailer (Pinky) with a full size bed. We also have a air mattress which can be utilized if needed. The Bungalow features a Keurig single cup coffee brewer with several choices of coffee and hot chocolate. The kitchen has pots and pans and an assortment of spices and all the utensils you'll need to Cook or BBQ .

You will be inspired by 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!

There is plenty of wildlife that visits the bungalow and it is impossible to sit on the patio and not see a variety of creatures in the vicinity. 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 horse shoes or kick back on the patio with your favorite beverage. An oasis in the desert with a cool and funky vibe that is peaceful with solitude at your disposal.

The Bungalow is available for photo shoots and filming. Additional fees,contracts and releases are required. We do NOT rent this location thru VRBO for these activities. You may start the conversasion here. Please let us know about your project.

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  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Cary Ezell
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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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.


based on 110 holidaymaker reviews

Bungalow in the Boulders Bottlerock House
average rating of 4.990909 based on 110 reviews

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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend get a way spot

  • 5 of 5

It was over 100 degrees outside, but the swamp cooler kept us cool in the mid July heat. This is a great location to visit Joshua Tree Park. Bring your camera because the property has huge amounts of character. We didn't sleep in the bottle house but we woke up early and went out to enjoy the beauty. The stars are gorgeous, and desert animals do come by to hang out.

The kitchen is stocked as well as you should expect, we did most of our cooking on the grill because of the weather. The bed in the house was comfortable and all other amenities were in good working order.

Owner was responsive to questions and very nice, we hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our great stay at the Bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow was really neat and cozy. The true beauty to the property is outside, where we were surrounded by many joshua trees, little animal visitors, and a collection of vintage signs around the yard that we lit up at night. There is a coffee shop, bar/restaurant, and a cute little shop down the road. The owner Cary was very helpful, and he was available to call if we had any questions. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bottlerock Bungalow is magical

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. If you want a truly magical desert experience, this is the one. Carey the owner is super welcoming and awesome, there is plenty of space for several couples, friends or a family, the decor is super fun and the bonus is getting to chill on the patio and watch the super adorable animals snack on their favorite seeds.

There is nothing like relaxing as the sun goes down and enjoying the glow of the neon signs that are so artistically well placed around the property.

This place ROCKS. We're definitely coming back. We had two teenage boys with us and they loved staying in the vintage trailer. BONUS!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Amazing Experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights with our 6 year daughter - she was thrilled to sleep on one of the air mattresses in the bungalow. The house and property are quiet, quirky, interesting and just a lot of fun. Everything you need is there. Easy access to the Joshua Tree park and then such fun turning on the neon lights and having camp fire with all the bunnies, quail and other wildlife running around. Bottle house is very beautiful. After dinner we would just go for a sunset walk up the wash. Cary was very accessible with any questions we had. For us, staying at this house was a highlight of our California trip. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco Bay Area

Funky but fun

  • 4 of 5

This was our second stay at Boulders Bottleneck House. We appreciate the quiet neighborhood, huge yard with eclectic collectables (including old hotel signs, vehicles, gas pumps, and bottles). We only used the main house -- which is basically a one room studio. We enjoy the old appliances (from the '50's) and the mid-century look and fee. The bath and wiring have been nicely updated (no wi-fi, though, but lots of plugs for charging mobile devices). Bed was comfortable. Guests will have fun taking photos as they make discoveries wandering on the property. Lots of cacti (many in bloom during our stay) - and several Joshua Trees on the property itself. Quail, cottontail rabbit, thrashers and canyon wrens were regular visitors (bird seed provided). Woodpeckers came by each morning. Coffee and Keurig brewer are provided -- and there is a Margaritaville blender (which makes great frosty lemonade, as well). The bottle house itself could serve as a quiet retreat, with wonderful light pouring in. Property location is perfect for visits to Joshua Tree -- and we enjoyed cooking meals on the old stove (and outdoor grill) and eating dinner outside after our days in the park. Don't expect luxury -- think of your stay more as one in a funky 50's cabin -- and you'll be happy.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon 2.5 miles


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Joshua Tree Highlands, California Desert

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Cleaning Fee £21 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.75%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Joshua Tree Highlands, USA

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Lucy The Pink Trailer - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Studio, Sleeps 7
  • Lucy The Pink Trailer - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1950's Trailer
    Other (See Description) - 1 Single Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Bed in Pinky 1950's Trailer We also have a couple air mattress for additional persons.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing

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