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WikiZen by Joshua Desert Retreats
WikiZen by Joshua Desert Retreats
16 guests
5 bedrooms
12 beds
3 baths
16 guests
5 bedrooms
12 beds
3 baths

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*Federal Holiday's 3 Night Minimum Bookings - Thanksgiving 4 Night Minimum Bookings*

This is a combination of two of our properties. Due to the high demand for larger accommodations we're now offering our Wikiup & Zen-Go property as one rental at a reduced price. See the map photo for a satellite view. Walking distance 5mins.

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To view all our properties (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) us Joshua Desert Retreats and book through AirBnB.


"Zen"—meaning meditative absorption and "Go"—the number five. This Japanese country home has all five elements of Zen living: Solitude, Serenity, Wisdom, Enlightenment and Reincarnation. This unique home sits on 5 acres of spectacular mountain views and is landscaped with a spiritual labyrinth that greets you as you make your way to the entrance, graced by a huge bamboo tree and other indigenous Mojave Desert foliage.

This beautiful 3-bedroom home with its eclectic Asian fusion decor in every detail offers renewal as you relax in the sun room or covered outdoor meditation patio with dining area. It offers all the comforts of home with a large kitchen, convenient washer and dryer and oversized double garage. Outdoor entertaining at its best includes a fire pit and BBQ, ping pong, horseshoes, golf, tether ball and swimming pool—all surrounded by incredible mountain and desert vistas.

It’s the perfect fairy tale ending to an active day exploring Joshua Tree National Park. As one guest so described the rejuvenating and relaxing energy the Zen-Go home radiates: “I came in dead inside and left alive.” Come experience this charming vacation cottage and you’re sure to feel rejuvenated.

2 Queen Bedrooms, 1 Twin Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Mountain & Desert Vistas, Outdoor Fire Pit & Barbecue, Local Information Library, Entertainment Center, Sat. TV & Video Library, Patio w/Dining Area, Washer and Dryer, Oversized Double Garage, Ping Pong, Horseshoes, Golf, Tether Ball, All Linens and Kitchen Supplies Provided.


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 new home.

Stocked kitchen, Gas BBQ, outdoor fire pits, enclosed pool & spa area for entertaining.

Guest access

If you don't want to bother with picking up groceries, we offer a fully stocked experience. Just send us your shopping list we will take care of the rest. This service is offered with a 25% fee of total receipt.

*Large events weddings in general are not bookings we conduct through AirBnB. There's more that goes into booking a wedding venue then simply an AirBnB booking. Rates vary depending on number of guest and requirements such as event insurance, renting porta potties, caterers, photographers, on-site property manger for event, and more. Feel free to inquire through AirBnB if you have questions but the booking will be conducted outside this system.*

-**Filming - Contact us directly, like wedding this isn't a booking conducted through AirBnB. Be ready to provide commercial insurance with Joshua Desert Retreats mentioned as one of the insured, shoot time and duration, equipment planning to use list...and more. Again as weddings there is more that goes into allowing you to use our property for production also our rates vary depending on project and needs.**

Interaction with guests

When you book you're provided with my cell number for questions that come up along the way. Upon arrival into the house you will find a contact sheet with emergency details and numbers along with my personal cell phone number where I'm available 24/7 365 days a year if anything comes up please call text at anytime or day.

Other things to note


Returning guests receive 25% discount on any 3 night stay*

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 25% Off*

Military and Non Profit Groups 15% Off

*Discounts and Specials cannot be combined.

We welcome pets with an additional $50 cleaning fee.

Fresh linens, towels, stocked kitchen (dishes, cups, coffee maker, toasters, blender, microwave, full range, to list some), seasonings, spices, paper towels, pots & pans, forks, knives, spoons, service dishes, paters, soaps, shampoo, conditioner, dish tv, outdoor speakers, indoor speakers, DVD Player, VHC player, dock, AM/FM Radio, and more. It's a fully stocked home as if your visiting a family member.

We will send you a rental agreement that must be signed in order to receive directions to the property and keys. We ask for your mailing address and email for finalizing your reservation.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

No smoking in side of the property. Required to relax and enjoy the vast openness of the desert landscape. Let us tempt you our way.

We will send you a rental agreement that must be signed in order to receive directions to the property and keys. We ask for your mailing address and email for finalizing your reservation.


14 Reviews

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Jy-Ah User Profile
September 2017
Beautifully decorated and thoughtfully laid out location. Hosts were attentive and kind.

Wendy User Profile
June 2017
We rented WikiZen for a celebration of love for two friends who are getting married in July. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect spot. The houses were each beautifully decorated, well stocked, and completely relaxing. They even allowed us to bring along the pups for a small fee, which was great. The binders full of info made the check in and check out process simple. Nick was kind and quick to respond. Highly recommend!

Linda User Profile
April 2017
WORST AIRBNB EXPERIENCE.....I rented both homes to host my son's 18th bday, our goal was to ride the ATV's that we rented, even though the contract had a paragraph about ATV riding restrictions, it wasn't clear so I emailed Nick before renting home and ATV's and he said yes they were allowed, only to find out after we arrived that they could only be used on the dirt roads leading in and out of the home, after calling Nick all he had to say was "why is it a problem to just ride on those roads?" I don't think anyone pays a lot of money just to ride up and down a road. We have to drive over an hour out of our way just to ride them for the day and then he had the nerve to try and charge me for ATV marks left in the dirt when we unloaded them. I also wouldn't consider a bed being placed in the larger master closet a fourth bedroom. I have used Air BnB several times and also host my own Air BnB and this way by far the worst experience I've had and such a waste of ALOT of money. Nick knows his property not me so when I asked if I could have ATVs he should have been clearer on the restrictions.
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
Linda DESTROYED the NATURAL LANDSCAPE by zipping around on ATV's which in our agreement state are ok as long as you don't destroy our property and to stay on drive-able surfaces. Due to this incident going forward all ATV are prohibited on any Joshua Desert Retreats getaway homes. LINDA FELT ENTITLED TO DESTROY PROPERTY BECAUSE OF RENTAL RATES!
April 2017

Nicholas User Profile
April 2017
We had a great time staying at Wikiup and Zen-Go for my 30th birthday. Easy access to the park, great amenities, it was an unforgettable experience.

Ryan User Profile
January 2017
A group of 14 of us rented out the combined WikiUp and ZenGo houses for my wife's 30th birthday and it was amazing. The houses are beautiful with loads of amenities and places to hang out; the scenery is absolutely fantastic; and the houses are pretty remote, which was something we all really liked! Honestly, I wish I could just live on one of these properties all the time. Nick was great, and very communicative. We will definitely be back sometime in the future!

Harry User Profile
October 2016
Nick is a gentleman and the wikiup/wiki zen property combination was splendid! Just enough room for everyone with both properties made for a super relaxing stay in this beautiful and well thought out vacation home ! Love these properties! The stars at night are out of this world and Nick is a super host. Perfect birthday weekend! : )

Sonali User Profile
October 2016
Awesome location and amenities! Everything you could want for a large group! The pool and jacuzzi were such a great lounge activity out in the desert. Easy to get from one house to another.

Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Nick User Profile
I grew up in Hawaii, so I know about being connected to the natural life force of the land. I bought my first house in this area 20 years ago to use as a getaway with family and friends. They all said, "You're from Hawaii; what are you doing in the desert?" But the desert is very…
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Response time: within an hour

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