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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 24, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-10)

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
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

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

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31 Reviews

4.7
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Rock and Glass House on the Joshua Tree Butte
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p321941vb
-(646) 209-8203 (New York, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
4

Great stay

  • 4 of 5
Very unique house. Great place to stay for a group.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Rock and Glass House on the Joshua Tree Butte
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p321941vb
-(646) 209-8203 (New York, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
Los Angeles
5

Truly a magical place!!

  • 5 of 5
Like every other review says, the pictures above do not do this place justice! There's so much amazing-ness happening on this property. I'm sure I missed something! Thank you Randy for building such an amazing space. I truly had an awesome bday here!!! Can't wait to rent this place again!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Rock and Glass House on the Joshua Tree Butte
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p321941vb
-(646) 209-8203 (New York, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
San Diego, CA
5

Amazingly Unique House and Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5
A group of friends and I stayed at this house for a long weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday, and we could not have had a nicer time. The pictures of the house don't do it justice, and we all spent hours just finding new things to look at and explore...so much visual stimuli. The house is furnished with all found or antique objects, so don't expect luxury hotel like accomadations. But the house is comfortable with lots of area to hang out and enjoy the experience of it. We cooked most of our meals there, and though the kitchen was definitely not a gourmet kitchen, it was functional and had everything we needed. We had breakfast every morning on the front porch and then would just fill our days playing games and enjoying the view. I would highly recommend this place for people looking to get a way for a bit and slow down.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Rock and Glass House on the Joshua Tree Butte
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p321941vb
-(646) 209-8203 (New York, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
Los Angeles, ca
5

Perfect desert oasis

  • 5 of 5
This house was nothing short of amazing! Such a magical place
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Rock and Glass House on the Joshua Tree Butte
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p321941vb
-(646) 209-8203 (New York, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
Minnesota
5

A dream come true in the desert!

  • 5 of 5
My hubby 3 kids and I were blessed to spend two nights at the house of rock and glass and wish we would have booked more! It was beautiful, peaceful and spiritual there! We were very well attended by the owners friend who came out to bring us gas for the grill even with a broken hand! Absolutely in love and hope to go back for a girls trip next time! House large and had plenty of area for people to spread out and get peace but also to come together and eat at large tables or chill together by the fire indoors or out! Joshua Tree park was close enough we went for two days hikes. The stars are fab out in the hot tub on the hill!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Rock and Glass House on the Joshua Tree Butte
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p321941vb
-(646) 209-8203 (New York, USA)
Joshua Tree California Desert
New York, NY
5

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5
So secluded and cool. There's all this rad art on the wall. Every room has something to catch your eye nearly every time you go in. Great fire pit. Great rocks. This place was made for mushrooms.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers

Location

From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

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

Availability

From $275 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Day
May 21 2015 - May 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer deal
Jul 7 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
$4,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day
Oct 8 2015 - Oct 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Halloween deal
Oct 29 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter deal 1
Jan 5 2016 - Feb 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Day
Feb 11 2016 - Feb 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter deal 2
Feb 16 2016 - Mar 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
memorial day 2016
May 26 2016 - May 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • payment handling $30
  • trucked in WaterGasWood $75
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning $125

Single night rentals may be available on weekdays contact owner

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Amenities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Village

Attractions

  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower, guest with sunken tub and shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, guest bath with 2 sinks

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 5 Sleeping Loft - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, queen and single beds made up as day beds, view
  • 4 Bedroom - 1 double, 2 twin/ single, converted 1941 Flexible bus additional fee
  • 3 Bedroom - 1 twin/ single, single guest with access to full guest bath, tub, 2 sinks
  • 1 Bedroom - 1 queen, master bed with private full bath sunken tub
  • 2 Bedroom - 1 queen, main guest next to half bath
  • 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.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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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