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Bungalow in the Boulders Bottlerock House

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


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

Cary Ezell
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Joshua Tree Highlands in San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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average rating of 4.9915967 based on 119 reviews

So unique and such an amazing place to hang out.

  • 5 of 5

Loved all of it. We played a game called find a cool thing around you. Everything was so neat. We had an amazing time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Great property, excellent value

  • 5 of 5

Great experience to stay here - mid-century Americana buffs will love it here. Really appreciated everything Cary did to make this place so unique. Communication before & during stay was great- will return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Very thoughtful, basic cooking equipment all there, fresh soap cleaning cloths loo roll etc made us

  • 5 of 5

Incredible beauty all around can sit and watch the wildlife and light changing over the rocks.House full of character and retro artefacts that somehow sit v comfortably with the strangeness of the Joshua trees. Fire pit and stars unforgettable. Many many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Cozy & fun!

  • 5 of 5

This place is not to be missed! We enjoyed our stay very much and found everything to be very comfortable, convenient and well maintained. It's a one-of-a-kind stay for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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2.5 Miles
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Joshua Tree Highlands, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £27.06 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
Pinky our 1958 Trailer £69.57 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £46.38 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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