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Wikiup by Joshua Desert Retreats

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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Wikiup - a temporary dwelling of nomadic Native North Americans. It is a framework of arched poles covered by brush, bark, rushes, or mats. The natives sometimes call other dwellings of tribes in this region wikiups even when made of more permanent materials. A luxury desert experience in a natural Mojave Desert setting. We invite nomadic North Americans and others to stay in this home. Nestled in the base of a rocky hillside and the Pinto Mountains sits this 1,600 square house. 360 degree desert mountain and valley views make this home a great place to enjoy the desert in comfort and style. The 2.5 acre property is fenced and gated with few houses nearby so it's remote but relatively close to town. Stocked kitchen, Gas BBQ, outdoor fire pits, enclosed pool & spa area for entertaining...Wikiup - a temporary dwelling of nomadic Native North Americans. It is a framework of arched poles covered by brush, bark, rushes, or mats. The natives sometimes call other dwellings of tribes in this region wikiups even when made of more permanent materials. A luxury desert experience in a natural Mojave Desert setting. We invite nomadic North Americans and others to stay in this home. Nestled in the base of a rocky hillside and the Pinto Mountains sits this 1,600 square house. 360 degree desert mountain and valley views make this home a great place to enjoy the desert in comfort and style. The 2.5 acre property is fenced and gated with few houses nearby so it's remote but relatively close to town. Stocked kitchen, Gas BBQ, outdoor fire pits, enclosed pool & spa area for entertaining. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Nick House I
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:50%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2010
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

I had booked this rental on Homeway in September of 2018, and a few days before my rental dates in December, these people said they would not honor my reservation. Please spare yourself the pain of this, and stay away from this rental agency.

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank saritavasa
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Clean, spacious, quite. Pool and hot tub, multiple fire places outside and one inside. Bring your own wood if your do not wish to be charged (the fee was minuscule when we ran out). Bring your own food and booze the kitchen is fully equipped...More

Date of stay: February 2013
Thank cancerbaby80dk
Management response:Responded November 13, 2015

Hello Danielle, Thank you for the great review!! We welcome you back any day! Wikiup is better than ever now so many great changes made. Thank you again. Nick House - Guest Services

Reviewed October 7, 2014

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since we visited Joshua Tree and stayed at Wikiup. We had a long weekend in the fall and greatly enjoyed hanging out under the stars, cooking family meals and going hiking in the National Park nearby....More

Date of stay: November 2012
1  Thank ladyelysian
Reviewed April 28, 2014

I selfishly hesitated to write this review just to increase the chances Godwin Ranch would be available whenever I needed to take off and take a break from the old grind. But I gave in because the nice people at Joshua Desert Retreats do such...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank Robert B
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I had an amazing experience with friends at this property! It was a nice, relaxing weekend getaway. The house had everything we needed for a great weekend: a fully equipped kitchen to cook and store food, comfy beds and an amazing Jacuzzi and pool. This...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Maddy41487
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Comfortable and beautiful property to get away from it all.. I had such an amazing weekend with friends at this out of the way, yet close to everything desert home. Very much enjoyed the terrace, pool and Jacuzzi too :-)

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank corina812
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I was looking for a remote, relaxing vacation house in the Joshua Tree area for a low-key bachelor party with a bunch of guys in desperate need of a long weekend away from it all. Joshua Desert Retreats' website was excellent, and all of the...More

Date of stay: July 2013
2  Thank David U
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Wikup is a really fabulous setting to escape and relax in. It's great that there is a pool AND hot tub, cable TV, lovely outdoor settings besides the enclosed backyard, and so on. I was frustrated to cook a big meal for me and my...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank AJ F
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed 4 nights @ Zen Go & found the spot very peaceful. All the furnishings were Asian desert sheik right down to the T.P. holder (all very well done). All the dishes & pans you would need. Great barbecue. Landscaping very nice. Each room...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank rjpeek
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Stove
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Joshua Tree Village & Downtown 29Palms is an unique locally owned and artist inspired area. Be sure to take some time to explore the many interesting shops and eateries along the Highway. There is an excellent Certified Farmers Market happening on Saturdays 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM when the downtown is at it's most lively and you can get a taste of the local community flavor.
Getting around
There is a bus line running along Hwy 62 with access to Yucca Valley and 29 Palms. Along with two local taxi services Lucky 777, and American Cab Co.
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