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Boulders Outside. Bolder Inside.

Entire villa hosted by Barbara
15 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the villa to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Due to COVID-19, and in accordance with County regulations, Boulder House is temporarily closed. Please check back, we are eager to welcome you as soon as regulations allow. Stay well! xoxo

Magical, artist-created sprawling desert estate on 15 private, Boulder-strewn acres. Sleeps 14 in beds. Open to events and retreats (contact us, restrictions apply). Solar-heated pool (ONLY AVAILABLE APRIL-OCTOBER), spa, dog-friendly. 15 minutes to Pappy and Harriet’s!

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, sometime 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. Period wood stove (wood provided) for cozy nights around the fire. 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.

Our expanded sleep options mean more friends and family can join. 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 $795 a night for 1-7 people. 8+ guests is another $50.00 per person. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR SPECIAL QUOTE regarding hosting parties of 16+. ( Events require insurance and a SEPARATE CONTRACT. PLEASE INQUIRE. )

*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): 1-7 people ($250.00) & 8-15 people ($500.00) - (Airbnb automatically charges $500.00. If your group is less than 8 people, we'll issue a refund accordingly.)

*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 LOUD PARTIES!!!!!!!! SPECIFIC, WRITTEN PERMISSION REQUIRED TO HIRE DJs, MUSICIANS or any other vendors.

*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.

Guest access
Entire house, fifteen private acres, private parking ( please advise us of the number of vehicles- 5 max), propane BBQ, wood stove, pool and jacuzzi. Laundry facilities not provided.

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.
Due to COVID-19, and in accordance with County regulations, Boulder House is temporarily closed. Please check back, we are eager to welcome you as soon as regulations allow. Stay well! xoxo

Magical, artist-created sprawling desert estate on 15 private, Boulder-strewn acres. Sleeps 14 in beds. Open to events and retreats (contact us, restrictions apply). Solar-heated pool (ONLY AVAILABLE APRIL-OCTOBER), sp…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Cable TV
Pool
Indoor fireplace
TV
Iron
Hangers

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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!
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…

Hosted by Barbara

Joined in June 2012
  • 86 Reviews
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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. (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.)
****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…
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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
Pets are allowed