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Bungalow in the Boulders Bottlerock House

Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Go 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 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

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 Joshua Tree Highlands

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 Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Joshua Tree Highlands, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • For security, the person making the booking is required to email me a photo of their ID.
  • We do not accept bookings for photo/filming shoots thru VRBO. You can start the conversation here but our rates and requirements are different.
  • If you are a Professional/commercial photographer or someone that is in your party attempting to book this property for filming/photo shoots or music
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
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Lucy The Pink Trailer - toilet , tub , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Bungalow in the Boulders Bottlerock House
average rating of 4.983871 based on 124 reviews

Beautiful place!

  • 4 of 5

The style, the scene, the setting, the design, the atmosphere of the place are just incredible! We haven't met Ezel in person, but the owner must be a very creative person with excellent taste. The old cars among Joshua trees and cactuses, the neon signs - you feel like you move back in time. The kids loved feeding wildlife, the bottle house was amazing, as were having fire in the backyard and gazing the stars at night.

So why only 4 stars? The place is not only old styled. It is actually old, meaning it lacks comfort in some aspects where you expect it. Only 3 chairs inside the cabin (there were 4 of us). A lot of bottles of all kinds, but not so much dishes - we couldn't find wine glasses and had to use our own thermos caps for that purpose. The back door doesn't go smoothly - only I could open and close it, it didn't work for my wife and kids. We couldn't use the grill because the gas ignition button was broken, and we were not brave enough to hold a match deep inside the gas burner when gas starts going.

That all was not a super big deal, and we still liked the trip. The memories we have are awesome. However, if the owner could somewhat refresh the property to make it more comfortable and functional while preserving the same great and unique look and feel, then the place would be really perfect.

  • Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the Rt 66/Ghost Town Fee.l Morning light in the Bottle House was lovely. Breakfast with the Quail was a delight. The owner was very nice to work with and right on top of any question we had.

  • Submitted: 6-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical setting

  • 5 of 5

The ambient light of the stars, the moon, and the historic neon signs transforms this beautiful place in the desert into a magical setting. The rustic, cozy bungalow is as clean as a whistle, and is equipped with everything you need. The decor is retro without being cute or fussy. The vintage pink trailer and the bottle room add to the charm. But our favorite spot was the outside patio and grounds where we spent all of our time watching the moon rise, visited by friendly quail and rabbits. Cary Ezell was a gracious host who made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Can't recommend enough. We will be back again and again.

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northridge, California USA

AMAZING...Wonderful family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

BEST time ever! Our first family getaway in many years. We parents had a relaxing time, grown up son enjoyed quiet time, teenagers had a blast, and pre-teen daughter loved it too. Even our family pet beagle had a nice time. Do as much or as little as you want. Place was fabulous, and the owners could not have been nicer. Totally recommend it to any family, or couple. Thanks Cary and Liz!!!

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is my second time to stay and I plan on even more! First, Cary is so easy to deal with.

  • 5 of 5

So peaceful, beautiful, private. I didn't even bother going into the park because really everything you need is right there. It has a wonderful wash to discover with the rock Hill and it just felt so wonderful to be out with nature in a very private setting. It's like having your own Joshua tree park. Then the playground slide and Merry go round under the moon it's so much fun to play with. The whole ambience of this place is a charming combination of antiques, Zen and nature. The bottle house is absolutely fabulous and the whole setting is just so fascinating to wander around and explore. Cary is so VERY accommodating and helpful. You can just hear in his voice what a nice guy he is if you ever have the occasion to call him about anything regarding your stay.

Everything is very clean and well-maintained and it's a delight to open the vintage fridge and see all the vintage things in the cottage.

The stars at night and the neon signs add to the charm.

I will come back as often as possible because I love this place. I stayed here by myself and felt safe. Let me just say that showering outside in the soak tank during the summer is phenomenal. The bathroom inside is modern, clean and awesome, but there's something about cleaning off under the desert stars.

The AC worked great, but I feel like it cools off so quickly at night, I rarely used it. It was July. I actually stayed before in the winter. All seasons have delights.

So many cute critters like quail, bunnies, chipmunks and you can here Coyotes Howl sometimes from the foothills. They don't get close. Don't worry.

Close to EVERYTHING yet still out of the way. If you do go into the village, PIE FOR THE PEOPLE has the best pizza I've ever had in my entire life. Funky fun finds in the village and close to Pappy and Harriet's.

Love, love, love........

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Joshua Tree Saloon 2.5 miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Joshua Tree Highlands, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$77.31
Pet Fee C$45.1
Damage Deposit C$386.55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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