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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Joshua Tree, California

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Very good - based on 23 reviews
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gina c
los angeles, ca
1 review
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 18 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

My boyfriend and I rented the Adobe house near Joshua Tree National Park for 3 days & nights. This place is a hidden gem. A super charming, cozy little house - meant for a romantic getaway for two. We adore the outside jacuzzi & pool - very well-maintained - and there's little nook with a fireplace for cold evenings. Full kitchen for cooking. You have an unobstructed desert view - there's maybe 3 nearby homes - but you're pretty much in the middle of nowhere. There is room for improvement - i.e, the shower is dark & never gets really hot - just lukewarm with poor pressure. The fireplace could use a good cleaning - the place gets a little smoky when in use. Our biggest gripe is that the patio lighting doesn't work - so at night, it's literally pitch dark in front of the house, you can't sit outside and hang. It would be amazing if they could install little lights on the ground guiding you to the jacuzzi - it's about 30 feet away from the house itself, and like I said, in the desert, in the middle of nowhere, at nighttime, it gets pitch black outside!! We had to stumble over to the jacuzzi w/ a flashlight leading the way.
Despite these sometimes frustrating setbacks - the place is special. You'd never have this experience in a hotel or anywhere else. It feels like you're staying at a family member's home while they're away for the weekend - it has love, character, some maintenance issues - but it's welcoming and forces you to just slow down, relax, do absolutely nothing for 3 days.
My boyfriend & I are decidedly critical with high expectations. We're definitely all about luxury & superfluous amenities. However... we keep coming back here!! Our advice: don't go expecting a 5-star resort like experience - but definitely go. The desert surrounding the home is magical and the Adobe is the place to experience it.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Some maintenance issues
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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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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Large groups People with pets
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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
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Reviewed 15 December 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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