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Rock and Glass Manor on the Joshua Tree Butte Vacation Rental Only

(45 Reviews)

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Rock and glass house on the JT butte


Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + sleeping Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5-10), GMC bus.

This is a vacation rental only, no event rentals.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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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 3 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

  • 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

  • 4 bus beds: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    converted 1941 Flexible bus additional fee...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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

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



from 45 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400 $375
Thu, Fri, Sat
$1,950 $7,500

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • payment handling $30
  • trucked in WaterGasWood $75
  • cleaning $125
  • Tax Rate 7%


Single night rentals may be available on weekdays contact owner

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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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 Yucca Valley, CA, USA:
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
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • 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

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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