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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Great Condo

    "We found this condo to be exactly as described and the photos are accurate as to what you will find. The condo complex is very conveniently located. It's an easy drive to downtown Palm Springs and other areas of the valley. The condo has ample space, the furniture is top-notch, the beds are very comfortable, it is well equipped with plenty of linens and the kitchen is very well stocked. The reservation process was easy and the manager was very easy to deal with. One little issue we had (some of the power went out), was immediately addressed and corrected within an hour. The complex is very well maintained and clean. The pool was always sparkling clean. One bonus was we were able to pick fresh oranges, lemons, and grapefruit from the trees within the complex. We enjoyed the delicious fruit in January. This was our first visit to Palm Springs and it won't be our last. We highly recommend this property."
    Guest: Diane C. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 28, 2014
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  • Wonderful in every way!

    "Just got back from our 16 night stay at this house. Excellent location, wonderful furnishings and loved all the original 1958 mid century details. The layout is great and very open which lets in a lot of light to the whole house. Also a big plus is that every bedroom has its own full bath, plus a half bath for guests to use. And the whole house is maintained beautifully. Very clean not a single issue. Location is EXCELLENT. Just a short 10 min drive to downtown, which you could actually walk to if you wanted. The pool and hot tub were great and well maintained. Both the owner Barbara and local manager Maryline were lovely to deal with and very attentive to any request or need (though very little was required during our stay). This was our very first vacation home rental experience. We will NEVER go back to hotels after enjoying this wonderful home. So nice to have your own kitchen, entertaining space, private pool, and your own washer/dryer was a huge plus (no vacation laundry mountain when you get back home, plus don't have to pack as much going on your trip). We would most definitely stay at this property again given the opportunity. You will love it!"
    Guest: John S. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 26, 2014
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  • Wonderful - again!

    "This was our second stay (group of 5 sibling couples) at the home and it continues to exceed all expectations. The attention to detail is impressive - from the kitchen to the bedrooms to the pool and spa. There was nothing that we wanted and could not find. Whether cooking in the gourmet kitchen or lounging at the pool, even doing laundry was a pleasure. Thank you thank you - looking forward to year three."
    Guest: PDHappy Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 26, 2014
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  • Beautiful Palm Springs Experience

    "This property is the best way to have a true Palm Springs vacation, we couldn't be more pleased with the location and amenities this house offers. Such a beautiful pool and patio area so you never want to be inside. Even in the August heat we couldn't get enough of the pool, complete with a tanning shelf! The interiors are beautifully maintained and very comfortable, it's like staying with friends. The recently redone kitchen, complete with huge refrigerator and tons of accessories, was really appreciated so you can stock up and cook entire meals if you want. And having 2.5 baths is really a huge plus we didn't think we would appreciate as much as we originally thought. During the day we really liked the shaded poolside table for lunches and the lounge chairs that faced the mountains. The neighborhood is really quiet and great for taking a stroll to see other great Palm Springs houses. Palm Canyon Drive and the downtown "strip" are just a short drive away. Overall, a great vacation and you cannot go wrong with this property!"
    Guest: Aaron J Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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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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