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“Beautiful and Secluded Desert Home”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Joshua Tree, California

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Very good - based on 23 reviews
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RobbyOC
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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“Beautiful and Secluded Desert Home”
Reviewed 5 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Seven friends and I spent New Year's at Wikiup and couldn't have been happier. It's a very charming house with fantastic views, a pool and a hot tub (though in December it was far too cold to use the pool). Additionally, the kitchen was fully equipped with pots, pans and other cooking needs, which is a huge plus for people like us who enjoy cooking together, but don't enjoy lugging our pots and pans on vacation with us. I'd recommend this rental without hesitation.

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Liked best: the views, scenery and location
Liked least: there are only two proper bedrooms, so you have to be comfortable with the group your vacationing with
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Benjamin...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“your own house by Joshua Tree”
Reviewed 24 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

With my family visiting in LA we rented Oasis house. Great stay, really nice house with a great kitchen and bbq outside for home cooking ! great desert garden all around the house where we enjoyed nap in the hammock and horse shoe game. At night fire outside and star gazing, th place is very quiet which is very nice. The whole lot is fence so really safe with the kid. Already want to go back !

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Palm Springs
Reviewed 15 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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jeb b
Kennewick, Washington
1 review
“Comfortable layout, casual decor, secluded”
Reviewed 4 September 2012 for a stay in September 2011

The property is very secluded and fully fenced and gated. The house has a nice flow and good acess to the prive back yard with pool and hot tub. Very onvienent with two full bath rooms. Love the front porch and out door fire place - great place to watch the beautiful sunrises.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: kitchen aplliances
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LRY38017
Collierville, Tennessee
1 review
“Perfect Retreat”
Reviewed 30 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We stayed at Desert Palms and absolutely loved it. It's very private and so relaxing. We especially enjoyed sitting on the patio and gazing at the stars. If we ever visit Joshua Tree again, we will certainly stay at Desert Palms.

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Liked best: The privacy
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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MarthaFor...
San Francisco, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“unique bungalows in the desert”
Reviewed 28 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

Joshua Tree Desert Retreats are perfect for spending time with friends and family when visiting Joshua Tree. I've stayed in Witt's End and Jackalope with groups of friends and family and both were really neat, thoughtfully decorated gems in the desert. It's like visiting a friend's place when they're out of town. Both houses have really nice outdoors areas for social gatherings. You feel like you're on your own private compound miles from civilization and it's so dark at night that you can see the milky way. Again, a great way to spend time with those you love. The people who run the reservations are also really nice and the organization seems really well run. After you make the reservations they send keys and directions directly to you.

The only potential downside is the distance. Note that both are off a dirt road (Jackalope is 2 miles off a dirt road, but Witt's End is a shorter distance), but such is the price of seclusion. They're great places to stay if you're visiting Joshua Tree, but you still have at least a 20 minute drive into the park entrance. But it's a nice drive.

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Liked best: Nice design in Jackalope and especially Witt's End. Fun art!
Liked least: No wifi.
Travelling group: With Friends
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2travelle...
la habra heights ca
1 review
“JDR Retreats, totally perfect desert hideaways”
Reviewed 10 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

We have stayed several times at JDR retreats and the experience combines the best of both worlds. The opportunity to stay IN the desert with miles of incredible vistas right outside your door, complete privacy and immersion in the desert without all the hassle of camping. We looked for years for this combo and now only stay in these imaginative, completely and thoughtfully equipped houses. Each has terrific outdoor areas to BBQ, lounge, swim, and in the case of Zen-Go, play ping-pong and horseshoes.
The management is terrific and very helpful. I cannot say enough positive about our experiences. We are already planning our next trip!

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Liked best: Contrast of comfort and desert
Liked least: loved everything
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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