About this listing
Boulder House is a paradox: Raw beauty outside...Artist-designed luxury within. Sprawling space ...Intimate nooks throughout. Utter silence...with desert ghosts everywhere. Acres of seeming emptiness that somehow fulfill your deepest needs.
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There's definitely a difference.
And if you're familiar with vacation rentals, you already know what we're talking about.
It's not about the fifteen private, boulder-strewn acres. Not about the sunsets and starscapes that make the nights as lit up and magical as the days. It's not even about the peace, the freedom and the electric energy that has drawn people to this area since the days of the Chemeheuvi.
What we're talking about is a level of luxury, detail and aesthetic sophistication rarely seen in such a romantically remote location.
There are Rooms carved out of rock. Handmade, artist-designed interior details you've never seen, anywhere.
Inside, Boulder House combines sprawling space with the cozy intimacy of a luxurious private home. There's a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV and wireless internet throughout. Giant boulders right outside the front door. Views for days. Extensive, private hiking trails. Period woodstove (wood provided) for nights around the fire. Powerful, dual zone heat and air ...basically, everything you need to enjoy a visit to the High Desert.
We've recently expanded our sleep options, so more friends and family can join. We sleep up to 14 comfortably, in beds. and we've spiffed up the pool, jacuzzi, outdoor shower, hammock and courtyard areas, so you'll be just as comfortable outside as in.
Have a bolder experience. At Boulder House.
Rates START at $695 a night, but vary depending on the size of the party. PLEASE CONTACT FOR A RATE QUOTE.
Easy, 20-minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park.
Hot tub in private courtyard.
Pool with desert and mountain views
Rates START at $795 a night, but vary depending on the size of the party. PLEASE CONTACT FOR A RATE QUOTE.
Regular bookings - 2 night minimum
Holidays - 4-night minimum
Events - 4 night minimum + event fee
Pet friendly: $35.00 per pet/per day
Long-term rentals and location use - Ask.
Cleaning fee (varies depending on guest count. From $200.))
CA lodging tax (7%) of rental fee
For parties staying 7+ days, there is a $150 charge for a mid-booking cleaning
+$100 trash haul fee for parties of 11+
1-4 people ..$795/night, 5-7 people ..$895/night
8-11 people ..$1095/night, 12-15 people $1195/night, 16+ ..$1295/night
Keywords: House, adobe, rustic, private, retreat, Old West, large,pool,jacuzzi, pet-friendly.
Entire house, fifteen private acres, private parking ( please advise us of the number of vehicles), propane BBQ, wood stove, pool and jacuzzi. Laundry facilities not provided.
Interaction with guests
****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, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)maps doesn't get you here, 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. Events are size-limited and must be pre-approved and insured. We also require shuttles, portapotties ,and the presence of our staff member from start to finish.
Other things to note
BOULDER HOUSE is a welcoming place. We love being the spot where people marry, celebrate birthdays, gather with friends and family. We will work with you to accommodate your needs, but you need to work with us, too. Our needs( requirements, really) are : QUIET gatherings that DO NOT DISTURB OUR NEIGHBORS with EXCESSIVE LIGHTING, FIRE OF ANY KIND, ABUSE OF OUR NEIGHBOR-MAINTAINED DIRT ROAD, ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS ( we provide a pretty infallible directions packet) or PARKING ON NEIGHBORS' PROPERTY.
Rates START at $795 a night, but VARY depending on the size of the party. PLEASE CONTACT FOR RATE QUOTE.
Flexible check-in and check-out times MAY be available. There is a charge for this service.
Events require insurance and a SEPARATE CONTRACT. PLEASE INQUIRE.
Children welcome. No childproofing. RELEASE REQUIRED.
!!!!!!NO LOUD PARTIES.!!!!!!!!
SPECIFIC, WRITTEN PERMISSION REQUIRED TO HIRE DJs, MUSICIANS or any other vendors.
**LOCAL ORDINANCE, NO MUSIC OUTSIDE AFTER 10pm.*****
DARK SKY RULES RESPECTED.
DOGS welcome. Housebroken and well behaved, please. Pet fee applies. Sorry, NO CATS.
NO FIRES, FIREWORKS OR FIREARMS.
FURNITURE MUST BE RESTORED TO ITS ORIGINAL POSITION.
NO PARKING ON NEIGHBORS' PROPERTY.
PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS, OUR ROAD, OUR DESERT AND OUR PEACE.
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.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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.