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Recent Deserts reviews

  • So much more than we had hoped for

    "Our five night stay was perfect. We were there to attend a golf tournament, but frankly, never wanted to leave the surroundings were so nice. Some things we especially enjoyed. Furnished like a home and lovingly cared for. Nothing about it felt like a rental. Sheets were lovely. Towels were plush. Bathroom amenities all there like a fancy hotel and then some. The kitchen was stocked better than my own at home with beautiful dishes, nice glassware etc, and spices etc for cooking. This condo is ideal for two couples. Each has their own bedroom and bath with separation for maximum privacy. Furnishings were of high quality, white carpet(how do they keep it so clean as a rental?). The unit was at the end of the cul de sac, so very quiet. Good location walking distance to La Quinta Resort. We played tennis several times on the courts in the complex. You can walk there from the condo. There were only two things, not big things at all but perhaps worth mentioning. The TV is a bit tricky to operate. Perhaps some written instructions would be helpful. The firepit in the front courtyard is a lovely way to spend an evening, but has a small tank. We ran out of fuel the first night after only 30 minutes. We would definitely recommend this place and will return. The owner is a dream to work with. Very responsive."
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 30, 2015
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  • Rental house

    "This house was amazing!! Spacious, comfortable, and equipped with everything you needed. The view onto the golf course was beautiful, and the pool and hot tub were steps away from the back door. There was a private guest house, with a full bathroom too. Loved it! Thank you"
    Guest: Ali Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • We love it here!

    "My husband and I have stayed twice at this property and we love it! The home is beautiful and beautifully decorated, and the back yard is stunning, with a spa, infinity pool, intriguing metal sculptures, and gorgeous view of the golf course and mountains. We spend hours sitting out there and just looking! The property is well maintained inside and out, the neighborhood offers 24-hour security at the gate. The kitchen includes just about everything you need to cook in comfort, with a large gas grill in the yard, too. We love to walk, and it is easy to do so within the community. The location is ideal, with a shopping and a variety of restaurants available within a short distance. The owners and property manager are accessible, responsive and helpful. We look forward to returning again."
    Guest: Groovy One Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: March 10, 2015
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  • Great condo, location and view!

    "I stayed here for the first time for a week during spring break and found it to be true as advertised but even some really nice new updates that are not seen in the pictures on this site. The additions were just added bonus as they included a couple of very comfortable lounge chairs for the patio, new bedding in both bedrooms and added décor in living area. The owners had also purchased a couple new "cot" beds (fold out with foam mattresses) that could be utilized to accommodate up to six people. There were only four of us staying there, two couples, and it was perfect for that number. The master bedroom and bath suite are very spacious and the second bedroom and full bath are very generous as well. TV's in both bedrooms and the owners have taken care to make sure that everything is very well equipped in the kitchen as well as everything was in working order, beds very comfortable. The development itself is beautiful and we found everyone friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed spending time on the patio relaxing, enjoying the sunrises and sunsets. The condo has a southwesterly view which was very nice overlooking golf course and to mountains. I like the location of this condo as we easily went La Quinta for Art shows and into Palm Springs for shopping and street fair. Love the location to El Paseo as well. The owner was very responsive and easy to work with and they let me know they have a property manager who lives in development if issues arise while staying there. Overall found this rental to be beautiful, relaxing, and true to it's description and representation. I have stayed in many different VRBO properties and once in awhile they don't measure up to descriptions and representations. In this case it met, or exceeded, my expectation."
    Guest: K. Sue Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 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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