"WIKIUP" | view at: JoshuaDesertRetreats.com
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
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Description from the owner
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.
"WIKIUP" | view at: JoshuaDesertRetreats.com
Joshua Tree, California
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$140 - $283||$140 - $283||$750 - $1,500||$2,475 - $3,300||1 night|
|Mar. 12 2013 - May. 31 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Sep. 30 2013||$140||$140||$750||$2,475||3 nights|
|Oct. 1 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$283||$283||$1,500||$3,300||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Refundable Security Deposit - $250 / stay - Security Deposit - Refundable Security Deposit
- Occupancy Tax - 7% of rental - Tax - County Tax
- Cleaning Fee - $100 / stay - Fee - Cleaning Fee
- Pet Cleaning Fee - $50 / stay - Fee - Pet Cleaning Fee - Per Pet
Additional notes from owner
Return Guests extra night free plus 10%*
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 25% Off 3-Night Stay*
June, July Aug, Sept 50% Off 3-Night and Weekly Stay*
Booked within one week of arrival 15% Off 3-Night and Weekly Stay*
Military and Non Profit Groups 15% Off 3-Night and Weekly Stay*
*Discounts and Specials cannot be combined.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 03, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We were not expecting to find such a little piece of heaven but we did. This is a Very clean, well stocked, comfortable, peaceful, cozy setting. Staying in vacation homes is how we like to travel and this place rates high on our list. Not your typical 5 star setting, instead a totally unique rating, worth experiencing. Cons: no washer/dryer, no WiFi, key pick-up was frustrating.
Amazing desert getaway
My husband and I rented the Oasis for part of our honeymoon. I was not a fan of the desert and the Oasis seemed like a comfortable place to be introduced to the desert. I not only fell in love with the Oasis but the desert as I laid in a lounge chair, the sun setting behind me, silence all around me and I watched the colors of the sand to the sky change. This is a magical place. The house is cozy, sweet, romantic but would also be great for families. The bed was very comfortable, the house decorated in a way that sets an ambiance of peacefulness. The bathroom is very large with a huge shower. The kitchen was a joy to cook in and very well stocked with all you need to cook wonderful meals. The hammock was a wonderful place to lay and enjoy the desert mornings, sunset, and wind. We played horseshoes, danced in the wind to a sunset, thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub which was very clean and well taken care of. The tv, movie channels and sound system were a plus. Listening to relaxing music outside while relaxing in the hot tub after a day exploring Joshua Tree National Park is a must do. The smaller room with bunk beds worked nicely for us to store our luggage and clothing but would be an adorable room for children. The futon couch in the tv room made for comfy relaxing with a movie. We did not need to use the air conditioning or heat as we visited during the spring. The fire pit and fireplace outside made me want to come back when the weather is cool. Easy to find, easy to rent, very clean. Ron the maintenance man was so friendly and helpful. We did not meet Rae who cleans but she does an excellent job. Highly recommend and have already recommended this location and other properties to friends and family. I can't wait to go back. Twenty-nine Palms is a cute town, we picked up a few groceries in Save-a-lot which was a cute store. We had most of our groceries with us but would recommend visiting Save-a-lot for it's quaintness but shop at Stater Bros. We visited a gift shop in town and the owner was very friendly and helpful. We did hear some helicopters and the Marines doing their job out at the base but it did not bother us. We were prepared for it and if you are in the house or in the hot tub with the jets on you do not hear it. We did not want to leave!
los angeles, ca
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.
Los Angeles, California
Beautiful and Secluded Desert Home
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.
Los Angeles, California
your own house by Joshua Tree
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 !
The best "getaway" vacation I've ever had!
I drove up from my home in the heart of Palm Springs, in the heavily congested Coachella Valley, and was delighted to reach the wide open spaces of the high desert
and what a difference! Even the pure high altitude desert air is more invigorating. You can reach out and touch the stars at night-and actually see the vast heavens.
Our "Wikiup" rental home lacked for nothing-from gourmet kitchen utensils to well appointed bed linens and towels, and beautiful original art pieces throughout that added character and charm to the rustic elegance of our accommodations. No detail was over looked by the owner, who left a delightful and comprehensive "user's manual" for guests and everything worked out perfectly, including the nice warm cozy heater and all the plumbing with plenty of hot water. Don't expect to be "camping out," but do expect an authentic taste of the real high desert, with all the comforts of home-and our "Wikiup" included a pool and Jacuzzi, outdoor grill and fireplace, and squeaky clean accommodations.
The property is a large fenced desert oasis opening up at the end of a dirt road after a drive deeper and deeper into the real desert. Love the quiet peaceful feeling of really getting back to nature. Never slept so soundly in years. Lots of things to do in the area during the day, including exploring the vast expanses of Joshua Tree Park, and I will have to plan another trip back soon!
Comfortable layout, casual decor, secluded
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.
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.
unique bungalows in the desert
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.
la habra heights ca
Jdr Retreats, totally perfect desert hideaways
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!
A great little escape
We have stayed with Joshua Desert Retreats a couple of times and both times have been wonderful. We've stayed in Jackalope, which is in a wonderfully secluded location. The house can sleep 5 (maybe 6 - I can't remember), it has 2 double rooms and 1 (maybe 2) fold up beds. It has a fully equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom and a living room. Though I have to say, the best thing about staying in Jackalope is the hot tub in the back yard - a great place to chill out.
We both have stressful jobs and staying with JDR is a perfect way to recharge our batteries. There are wonderful walks in Joshua Tree National Park, you can go horse riding, climbing or you can just chill out at the house. There are wonderful uninterrupted views that never fail to leave you with a sense of awe and when the sun goes down there are fabulous night skies. We've spent many nights just chilling in the garden under a perfect night sky - I even saw my first shooting star!
If you need to get away from things then this really is the location for you, great views and a great house.
An amazing desert escape
I am a big fan of Joshua Tree but there are not alot of great places to stay out there. Also the main reason I go to Joshua Tree is to be alone in the expanse of the outdoors. Jdr was the perfect place for me. Each house sits on its own 5 acres so you won't be disturbed and there is nothing to block your panoramic views. I stayed in the adobe, one of the smaller houses which was full of tiny little touches like an outdoor shower and an outdoor grill in the shape of a pig. The price is not to be beaten making it easy to stay a week and with so many different houses to choose from I can't wait to go back and try another experience. A must for any fan of Joshua Tree.
A great escape from the city...
I've stayed at several of the Joshua Desert Retreats rental houses, and it's been a wonderful experience every time. It's a perfect escape, with relative ease/short distance to travel, from the grind of Los angeles.
The homes are beautifully and creatively decorated, gorgeously landscaped, with very comfortable accommodations to boot. I've enjoyed watching the sunset while soaking in the hot tub with a glass of wine, and talking with friends... sitting under a clear sky, filled with stars, around a fire pit... riding bikes and exploring the vast landscape... barbecuing, and just enjoying peaceful relaxation.
Worth every dollar! Spending time at any of these retreats has recovered my sanity countless times, and I am sure plenty of therapy bills as a result! lol Enjoy!!