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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Desert Getaway

    "Great location, and perfect accommodation for a weekend in the desert for myself, my wife, my dad and my brother. We especially loved the large picture frame window in front of the dining table, and the outdoor covered areas where we took naps and read. The landscaping was also a nice touch, with many interesting plants for us to gaze at. Would definitely come back."
    Guest: Ben G Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 25, 2015
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  • The Right Condo in the Right Complex in the Right Location

    "My wife and I started coming to Palm Springs for the winter eight years ago. From January to April (inclusively) each year we trade the snow of Nova Scotia for the sunshine of Palm Springs. It took us three years to find the right condo in the right complex in the right location -- Unit 211, Caballeros Estates. We rented the unit in 2012, 2014, and 2015, and have it reserved again for 2016. The owners' on-line description of the condo is accurate and complete so you get exactly what you are told to expect. Last year the owners installed new ceramic tiles throughout the condo, did a complete new paint job, and installed new bedroom furniture, giving the unit a fresh, clean look and feel. For us, a major convenience is the very spacious deck where we frequently take our meals and where we do all our entertaining. From January to April the deck is in partial shade and partial sun so you have a choice as to whether you want to sit in the sun or in the shade. My wife enjoys sun-bathing more than I do so she tends to spend more time on the sunny side than I do -- in more ways than one. In a previous review, a former tenant wrote that he found the location noisy. That has not been our experience. There are no noisy neighbors. The nights are very still. During the days the only "noise" is the gardener going about his business or the PSDS emptying the dumpster which is never done before 9:00 am, by which time we are up, out and about. And there were no "recyclers" visiting the dumpsters at any time. The social life at the Caballeros Estates is a really big plus for us. The snow birders and full timers freely intermix making for an active and enjoyable stay. Once a week there is a gathering at several local restaurants for a happy hour. On special occasions there are clubhouse and poolside socials presenting great food and lively company. The location of the condo allows my wife and me to stay in the middle of Palm Springs and do everything we want without a car. The neighbourhood is very conducive for walkers. Moreover, within easy walking distance there are a good supermarket, two movie houses, two theatres, the public library, two museums, and all the eating establishments one could want. And lastly, but just as importantly, the owners are very welcoming and very accommodating."
    Guest: Ray Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: April 30, 2015
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  • Perfect retreat for relaxation and experiencing the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park

    "What a wonderful stay! The home was quiet, cozy, and very special. Far exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed just sitting outside beside the lovely cactus garden, reading, watching the numerous birds (hummingbirds, quail, roadrunners) and also taking day trips into the park. It was a long way to come from Canada but it was well worth a week-long stop along our road trip."
    Guest: M-P Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 26, 2015
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  • Happy Snowbirds

    "February and March were spectacular with great weather and a truly beautiful condo! The Wrights are so accommodating and we met them going in. Their home is everything you could want for. Complete in every way and furnished with care for your comfort, their standards are high. This home is truly the best and you would enjoy each day with sun or shade, you have both. We have rented elsewhere in Monterey and none can compare."
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 17, 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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