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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Wonderful Home for a family vacation

    "We rented this house as a place to gather our 3 children their spouses and our grandchildren for Christmas. It was a perfect house for this purpose. The layout of the house and configuration of the bedrooms/bathrooms was perfect. The open kitchen/living room area which led directly to the pool and backyard was ideal. The neighborhood was quiet and attractive and we felt very safe. The house keys had Ralph's supermarket membership tabs attached and we saved a huge amount on groceries having the memberships. The Ralph's grocery store was a short drive and was well stocked and had very friendly staff. The house was very clean and well maintained. We highly recommend this house."
    Guest: family christmas O. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
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  • A True Oasis

    "The house is just a wonderful spot to return to. This was our third year at Villa Zen and we enjoyed it as much as our first time."
    Guest: Judy Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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  • Wedding week

    "The house was great for my family the days leading up to my nieces wedding. They enjoyed the pool and spa....relaxing with morning coffee on a shaded patio....and a short drive to downtown. The morning sun in the kitchen and living room was a bit strong, but it quickly passed. The traffic noise was noticeable, but was often drown out by splashes in the pool."
    Guest: Tommy T Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • Fantastic!!

    "We had the best time at this house! The pool and hot tub were perfect. Lots of space for all 8 of us the spread out. A special treat to be able to gather the fresh lemons from the tree in the yard. Darryl was great - right from the first email, he was so helpful. We will definitely be coming back."
    Guest: zen Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 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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