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Recent Deserts reviews

  • The Best Yet!

    "WOW! My husband, myself and two teenagers come to the desert every year and this home was BY FAR the BEST! The owners were fantastic to deal with also, which isn't always the case. This home is immaculate! This beautifully decorate home was the ultimate in comfort. The beds were wonderful with top quality bedding and sheets. There was plenty of extra everything. Blankets, towels, sheets, dishes, silverware and any tons of small appliances! You want for nothing while you are here. The pool, hot tub and fire pit were so fabulous. Everything in this home is in perfect working order. It is located in a great part of the desert and in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood. We would absolutely stay in the fabulous home again!!! Very highly recommend. Thank you again for sharing your home with us."
    Guest: Kelly H. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 5, 2014
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  • North Palm Springs get away

    "Really enjoyed the condo. Right at the base of the entrance to one of the highlights of the trip - the Palm Springs Tram."
    Guest: Quick trip Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
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  • What a wonderful home to rent!

    "Casa Clara is the type of home that you dream of. It's spacious, immaculate & loaded with modern appliances and with a gorgeous interior design. It's a home that's been very well cared for, and the beautiful back yard makes you feel like it's just an extension of the home overall. The pool is large and the hot tub portion is lovely in the late evenings to relax in. Bedrooms have private patios and lots of room for your own quiet time. We opted to cook dinner in more than we planned, just to stay and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. 4 adults, 2 children and 2 dogs with room to spare. Couldn't have asked for better accommodations, and the owner goes above and beyond, just like the house. Will definitely rent Casa Clara again!"
    Guest: Enchantment Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 21, 2014
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  • Awesome

    "Place was way cool for a big group of people. Def come again for sure"
    Guest: Fern D Campos F. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 1, 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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