Boulders Outside. Bolder Inside.

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Entire villa hosted by Barbara

14 guests, 4 bedrooms, 6 beds, 2.5 baths
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Magical, artist-created sprawling desert estate on 15 private, boulder-strewn acres. Sleeps 14 in beds. Solar-heated pool (ONLY AVAILABLE APRIL-OCTOBER), hot tub, dog-friendly. 15 minutes to Pappy and Harriet’s! No parties WHATSOEVER allowed as per San Bernardino county and AirBNB regulations.

The space
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Were you that kid who devoured stories about finding an enchanted house in a distant, magical land?

Welcome.

Do you long to walk from raw, silent desert into a breathtaking, artist-designed Faberge egg nest?

Welcome.

Do you adore sprawling spaces...intimate nooks...echoing silence filled with the whispers of desert ghosts? Do empty spaces somehow fill you up?

Welcome, welcome, welcome.

Boulder House sits on fifteen private, boulder-strewn acres. There’s a footbridge, seasonal creek, sometimes waterfall. The land is pure desert gold.

And then there’s the House.
We are talking about a level of luxury, detail and aesthetic sophistication rarely found anywhere, much less in such a spectacularly remote location.

There are rock rooms. A carved-wood snake banister. Handmade tiles throughout. Decades’ worth of curated textiles, ceramics, paintings. Color. Color. Skylights. More color.

Practically speaking, you will find a fully equipped kitchen, cable, landline, Sonos speakers and WiFi. Wood stove (wood provided) for cozy nights around the fire in the wintertime. Powerful, dual-zone heat and air. Private hiking trails, views for days, privacy - in short, all the comfort and luxury you need to enjoy a memorable High Desert vacation.

We sleep up to 14 comfortably, in beds. Improved pool (ONLY AVAILABLE APRIL-OCTOBER), jacuzzi, outdoor shower, hammock and courtyard areas mean you'll be just as comfortable outside as in.

Have a bolder desert experience. At Boulder House.

Easy, 20-minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park.
Hot tub in private courtyard.
Hiking trails.
Pool with desert and mountain views

*RATES start at $895 a night for 1-5 people. 6+ guests is another $75.00 per person per night.

*RENTAL CONTRACT: Once booked, we'll email guest a Boulder House Rental Contract to sign.

*WELCOME PACKET: Issued to guest one week prior to arrival. Details everything they need to know about Boulder House as well as the surrounding area.

PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS, OUR ROAD, OUR DESERT AND OUR PEACE.
BOULDER HOUSE RULES -

*CHECK-IN TIME is AFTER 4pm PST and CHECK-OUT TIME is by 12pm PST (earlier/later times are available by request and charged as a separate fee - please notate your interest and we'll do our best to accommodate.)

*CLEANING FEES (vary): ***Currently we have a minimum $500 COVID cleaning fee.***

*PETS (Dogs only) are allowed at a rate of $35.00 per day. Pet fees are not included in your quote and will be charged separately.

*TRASH HAUL FEE: $100.00 (applies to bookings 12+)

*HOLIDAY FEE: If your stay falls on a holiday, there is an added fee of $250.00. This is not included in your rate quote and will be charged separately. (for holiday questions, please inquire)

*LOCAL NOISE ORDINANCE: No loud music/noise outside the property from 9pm-9am. !!!!!!NO PARTIES!!!!!!!!

*No drones, photography or film/video permitted without prior authorization.

*No third party bookings

*CHILDREN welcome. No childproofing. RELEASE REQUIRED.

*No WEATHER related refunds (storms etc...)

*PARKING available for up to five cars.

*No more guests allowed on the property than booking indicates.

*No outdoor fires/fireworks/fire pits/firearms of ANY kind.

*No OFF-ROADING.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION:

BEDS:
There is one King bed in the private master suite and one California King bed in the 'Boulder Room,' which has an open spiral stair case connecting it to the downstairs den. The downstairs den has a comfortable queen pullout bed (latex mattress).
The computer room/office/hangout space has a twin bed with a pop-up trundle that converts it to a double. This space has the best view in the house, but is not completely private.
There is a queen in a private room upstairs.
There is one twin bed in an upstairs private room. A door connects this room to the computer room. Many people leave this open and create a children's/ teen suite.
There is also a twin roll-away cot in the master closet, and a fold-out chair and a half in the master as well.
There is a fold-out Ottoman with a latex twin mattress upstairs.

Keywords: House, adobe, rustic, private, retreat, Old West, large, pool, jacuzzi, pet-friendly.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Hot tub
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard

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Yucca Valley, California, United States

What we - and our neighbors! - love most about Pipes Canyon is its quiet majesty. Listen and you'll hear the desert come alive. Wildlife emerges, winds rustle, sometimes, water rushes through. At night the stars explode with life. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU RESPECT THE SERENITY HERE. We do not permit loud music, excessive lights, noise, traffic, or fires. These rules are enforced by our representatives at EVERY BOOKING. If you want a big, loud, crazy gathering - we wish you an amazing time - ELSEWHERE!

Hosted by Barbara

Joined in June 2012
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Boulder house itself. Of course we appreciate the cool, minimalist modernism of so many brilliantly designed or re-thought desert cabins. But for ourselves, we wanted something a little warmer, cozier. Something that felt more like home. Boulder House, with its four bedrooms ( five if you count the guest bed in the computer room), living room, dining room, TV room, outbuildings and pool, felt right. It had intimate spaces, private spaces, hang-out spaces, outside spaces, places to play and places to work. It sprawled over fifteen acres and had views of washes, a stream, the lights of Yucca Valley far in the distance. It was everything we had been looking for, and it was two hours from Los Angeles. It was home. Ours, and now, if you like, yours. Welcome.
Boulder house itself. Of course we appreciate the cool, minimalist modernism of so many brilliantly designed or re-thought desert cabins. But for ourselves, we wanted something a l…

Co-hosts

  • Pearl

During your stay

****All guests need to have a conversation with the Owner before booking.
Boulder House feels like it's in its own world, but we are part of a neighborhood, a community and an ecosystem. People move out here for the peace and quiet, dark skies and freedom.
We are happy to invite you to our world, but there are some rules you must respect. First, follow the directions we provide because your cell will not work and it is not acceptable to bother the neighbors. Respect all rules regarding parking, smoking, littering, trash, clean-up, number of guests and pets, and amount and timing of lights and noise.
****All guests need to have a conversation with the Owner before booking.
Boulder House feels like it's in its own world, but we are part of a neighborhood, a community a…

Barbara is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $2000

Cancellation policy