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Rock and Glass House on the Joshua Tree Butte

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Rock and glass house on the JT butte


Last updated: 12/23/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Joshua Tree house description

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


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Pets Considered:

                Pets welcome but need to be arranged. no cats....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 5-10

              • 5 Sleeping Loft : 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                queen and single beds made up as day beds, view...moreless

              • 4 Bedroom : 1 double, 2 twin/ single

                converted 1941 Flexible bus additional fee...moreless

              • 3 Bedroom : 1 twin/ single

                single guest with access to full guest bath, tub, 2 sinks...moreless

              • 1 Bedroom : 1 queen

                master bed with private full bath sunken tub...moreless

              • 2 Bedroom : 1 queen

                main guest next to half bath...moreless

              • 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....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower

                guest with sunken tub and shower...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

                guest bath with 2 sinks...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • On the Joshua Tree butte above the Morongo Basis, nestled in the hills above the Joshua Tree National Park. 5 minutes from Park entrance....moreless



                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic


                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    surrounded by the mountains and hills of San Bernadino and Joshua Tree National Park...moreless

                  • Village:

                    Joshua Tree Village 4 miles from the house with restaurants, JT Saloon & BBQ, The Art Queen Complex with Art Galleries and Music Store, other shopping....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    evaporative cooler...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    radient floor hear, wood stoves, gas wall heaters...moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Living room and family room...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    2 fireplaces, wood porvided...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    3 wood stoves, wood provided...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Oven:

                    antique refurbished not restored...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        cowboy tub 13 ft diameter, hot tub depth, circulates, heated....moreless



                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 29 traveler reviews
                      Base Rate .. $325/night .. weekly upon request
                      March, April, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec-Jan 7...$325/nt...weekly upon request
                      Jan, Feb, May, June, , $300.
                      Holidays ... $350/night .. weekly upon request
                      Summer ..... $275/night .. weekly upon request
                      plus cleaning based on use, utilities, and returnable security.

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                      Last updated: 12/23/2014
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                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Palm Springs
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      palma springs
                      30 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      palm springs
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 62
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      big bear mt
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      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.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      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.'

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

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Rock climbing, hiking in the park, art openings, live theatre, friendly community, and the heated cowboy tub waiting at home

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english



                      • Rock and glass house on the JT butte

                        Rock and glass house on the JT butte

                      • 29 foot sofa in main living room cathedral ceiling

                        29 foot sofa in main living room cathedral ceiling

                      • MT wash room

                        MT wash room

                      • MT house from circle drive

                        MT house from circle drive

                      • MT front porch

                        MT front porch

                      • MT out back

                        MT out back

                      • MT BBQ

                        MT BBQ

                      • house from the pool at dusk

                        house from the pool at dusk

                      • MT dining room from the loft

                        MT dining room from the loft

                      • MT guest bath with tub and shower

                        MT guest bath with tub and shower

                      • MT rear of the house overlooking butte

                        MT rear of the house overlooking butte

                      • MT back porch

                        MT back porch

                      • MT guest bath

                        MT guest bath

                      • MT side porch

                        MT side porch

                      VRBO #321941

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014


                      4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 12/23/14
                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 24 hours
                      • Response rate: 90%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/23/2014
                      Email owner

                      (646) 209-8203 (New York, USA)

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