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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Best Vacation Accommodation Ever!!!

    "This was by far the best vacation accommodation ever! So much better than a cramped hotel room or condo. Our family of spent 3 days and nights at this lovely home and had everything we needed. The beds were super comfy and we all had a good night's rest after a busy day. The great room and kitchen were very spacious. The bathrooms were very clean. My wife is very particular with bathrooms and this home passed with flying colors. The next time we visit the Palm Springs area, we will definitely stay here again. I highly recommend this lovely home to couples, families and golf buddies. Thank you Kym for letting us enjoy your lovely home!"
    Guest: Lito Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
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  • Backyard Oasis

    "Where do I begin...Christmas vacation with the family spent playing in the most spectacular backyard in the Palm Springs area. We lucked out with overly warm weather which meant that the family could spend time either floating around the pool or lounging on one of the many cushy chairs up on the pool decks. Yes, there is more than one! We were even able to sit around the pool bar while working on our tans! One could never be bored at this house. Even if it was cloudy or dark outside you could still have a nice fire going inside the house (thank you Chris for the logs!) and curl up on the enormous sectional in front of the TV. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern stainless steel appliances so cooking Xmas dinner was a breeze. We were even able to make cookies! Bathrooms are beautiful and spotlessly clean. Loved the steam showers and having an outdoor access bathroom so that we didn't have to go inside while wet from the pool and/or hot tub. My husbands favorite feature was the firepit (of which there is 2).He spent many an hour just sitting and relaxing in front of it in the evening. Something we can't do at home during the winter! Overall, a wonderful holiday. Chris was wonderful to deal with before, during and after the holiday ended. The house is situated in a nice neighborhood only a couple of blocks from The River and from El Paseo which are two of the best shopping and entertainment areas in the area. Lots of things to do nearly - the Living Desert (Zoo and Botanical Gardens) and College of the Desert Outdoor Market are just two of the popular activities around the corner. My only complaint was having to leave. Thank you to Chris and Karen for sharing their amazing home!"
    Guest: Terris F. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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  • Beautiful Vacation Home!!

    "This property is truly a home away from home. The location is so perfect for sightseeing, day trips or just simply relaxing. The property exceeded our expectations and hope to return some day. The home has everything you need to get comfortable the moment you walk in the door. The pool area is just beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking. The home is beautifully decorated and all that is stated in the description is completely true and you will not be disappointed. I would highly recommend this property without hesitation. The owners were very helpful and kind people."
    Guest: Valentin Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • bill

    "quiet, private in park like setting about three miles from downtown palm springs, ca. fully furnished. two or three bedrooms."
    Guest: bill Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 21, 2015
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Deserts Travel Tips

California’s deserts are unique and spectacular places to visit. Located in the dry southeast of the state, the best known areas are the Mojave National Preserve, the Anza-Borrega State Park, and the National Parks of Joshua Tree and Death Valley. Each offering their own unique and stunning geological landscape, the unique flora and fauna which has adapted to these inhospitable conditions make any visit an incredible educational adventure.

Great Reasons to Choose California Desert Vacation Rentals

Staying in a California Desert vacation rental makes perfect sense. To make the most of any free-spirited vacation, flexibility is the key word and a spacious, fully equipped home away from home allows you to do what you want, when you want. No fixed meal times and plenty of privacy, you do not have to contend with noisy guests in adjoining rooms or loud music, unless it is coming from your own teenager’s private den! With space for all the family, a comfortable place to relax in the evenings and added extras such as hot tubs, in-house laundry and internet access, vacation rentals offer the very best base for exploring the California Desert.

Golfers and Outdoor Enthusiasts will Love our California Desert Lodging

These great expanses of desert at first glance appear to be complete wilderness areas but there are a host of ways to enjoy this amazing wonder of nature. The national parks offer excellent facilities for hikers with rock climbs and viewpoints with interpretive panels to explain how the geological wonders were formed. Mountain bikes and 4-wheel drive vehicles are great for exploring the rugged countryside and roads which are unsuitable for regular cars. Driving tours are the best way to cover the distances in the heat. Off-roading and horseback riding are allowed in certain areas. Explore the abandoned mines in the area, drive through the hostile Badlands, explore canyons, and discover long-forgotten ghost towns.

The California Desert is also a great area for golfers with many excellent golf courses around the areas of s Palm Springs and Palm Desert. Rock climbing, geocaching, picnicking and scenic drives are just some of the attractions available in this unique area.

Travel Tips for Reaching California Desert Resorts

Most visitors find they need a car to make the most of their stay in their California Desert lodging. The nearest airport is the John Wayne Airport at Santa Ana. Pick up a hire car to complete the journey which is around 86 miles to Palm Springs, 90 miles to La Quinta and 77 miles to Ranch Mirage. Los Angeles also offers a local air service to Palm Springs.

Four of the Best California Desert Neighborhoods

California deserts have several main communities, each offering a totally different experience of the area. Joshua Tree offers solitude, unique flora and fauna including the hardy Joshua trees, and endless nature trails. This is the perfect base for hikers, bikers and nature-lovers to explore the park, and appreciate this great outdoor experience. La Quinta lodging offers a country club lifestyle based around golf while Palm Desert and Palm Springs vacation rentals are luxury retreats in a hidden oasis with majestic mountains, palm trees, beautiful gardens and warm sunshine. There are also plenty of designer shopping malls nearby.

What to Expect from the California Desert Weather

The climate in the High Desert around Joshua Tree National Park is generally described as that of a mid-latitude desert with relatively moderate temperatures. The higher elevations will be seven to 10 degrees cooler than Joshua Tree and will get around three to four inches more rain per year.

In the winter, the average daily maximums range from 62 to 67 F but from May to October temperatures frequently exceed 100 F. July is the hottest month of all. Rainfall can be measured as just a fraction of an inch per month so for once, you can leave your all-weather gear behind!

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