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“5 Year Anniversary Weekend-Valentine's Day”
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Very good
23 reviews
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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Joshua Tree, California

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Danielle...
San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“5 Year Anniversary Weekend-Valentine's Day”
Reviewed 12 November 2015 for a stay in February 2013

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 for anything you plan to prepare with the exception of the ingredients. Very nice for a private getaway or for a fun weekend with friends. Remote so don't plan to go far, just enjoy the dessert.

Funny quirk-during the day we heard some tests from the near by military base not loud but present. I can't wait to go back some time soon. I also left a review in the visitor book at the rental. Love it! We added some great memories to our history that weekend.

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Liked best: Cozying up by the fire, grilling and the antique lantern we used to hang in the hot tub
Liked least: Coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Nov 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
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ladyelysi...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing desert getaway”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in November 2012
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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. Wikiup was clean, comfortable and well kitted out. A great getaway with family and friends and one that we would gladly make again.

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Liked best: The desert setting
Liked least: We could have used another bedroom but it was our choice to stay in a 2 bedroom house.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Robert B
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The ultimate vacation hideout”
Reviewed 29 April 2014 for a stay in April 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 a great job of furnishing their rentals with everything you need for a truly memorable vacation, they really deserve kudos and thanks from these guests. The property is conveniently located about 20 minutes from the 29 Palms Joshua Tree National Park entrance. After you spend the day cruising the Mohave and Colorado deserts, you have a great place to come back to and lie on the swinging platform bed in the back yard to enjoy the brilliant night sky. Spectacular!

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Liked best: Laying on the swinging platform bed in the back yard taking in the stars at night.
Liked least: Could maybe use a few more barbecue tools.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Maddy4148...
Sunland
1 review
“Desert Oasis”
Reviewed 11 August 2013 for a stay in August 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 is a great place to go if you need a peaceful and quiet vacation from city life. I definitely recommend wikiup to anyone who likes the desert!

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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corina812
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
“Amazing weekend in the desert with friends !!”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in July 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 :-)

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