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Recent California reviews

  • Paradise!

    "My husband and I recently stayed at this house for 11 nights. Every morning when I woke up I looked out the window and said, “this is unbelievable.” It felt like a dream. The owners are amazing, and the house has everything you could possibly need! We had a long list of things we wanted to do while on vacation in Santa Barbara. However, we chose not to do a lot of them because we did not want to leave the backyard! We shared pictures with friends and family of the house, backyard, and ocean views and they all said, “this looks like something out of a magazine!” This vacation was definitely the best vacation we have ever been on, and this property played a huge role in that. We can’t wait to go back!"
    Guest: Sandi R. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: May 2, 2015
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  • Just Perfect !

    "I recently spent 12 days in San Diego visiting family and this condo at The Bluffs complex suited all of my needs perfectly. The condo was well appointed, very secure and quiet. The extra amenities available were a real plus. The owner was reliable and very quick to reply to any questions/ concerns that I might have had. This will definitely be my first choice for lodging for future trips to San Diego."
    Guest: Nancy B. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 28, 2015
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  • Interesting place

    "Great place to stay. Lot's of desk games, books. Close to Lake and grocery. Easy to find by car. Quiet and lovely place."
    Guest: Maksim T. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
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  • Clean, comfortable, good layout for group of 6-8

    "Our group fit well in this house. We were a group of 4 adults and 4 kids. As you walk in, you are faced with the stairs leading up to the kitchen, great room, guest bath, and master bath and bedroom. On the entry level floor are two other bedrooms, one with a queen or full, and one with a bunk. There is also a bathroom with double sinks, a laundry room, and access to the garage. We had a great time at this place, whether it was playing games or cooking meals (the kitchen is a tad small if everyone is trying to get in it at the same time), but there is a counter with bar stools to hang out while the cook cooks. There is a fun shuffle board game, and tons of games and books on the shelves. There is a Wii, but bring your own games. In the garage is a nice quality ping pong table, which we had a blast playing. The garage is empty, so you can store your car or bikes or luggage or whatever in it. This was nice, as most rentals don't grant you access to the garage. You can walk from this location to the zoo, or just take a stroll around the neighborhood. The view from the balcony is of a tennis court, which wasn't totally picturesque, but we did use the balcony to BBQ, and sit in the sun. One of the best parts about this place was the big long dining table with bench seating. It was very inviting and just a great place to hang out and play games and talk. We had two teens stay in the downstairs room and two younger kids stay on the pullout couches upstairs. It worked out great. There is also a baby gate on the top and bottom of the stairs, which I appreciated even though our kids are older, with it being a strange setting, I felt better that no one would wake up and stumble down the stairs in the middle of the night. The welcome packet emailed from the hosts had great info about nearby hikes and restaurants. Great wifi. When necessary to get in touch with the owners, Stephen was readily available, and very accommodating when I requested early check in/late check out."
    Guest: Stacy J. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 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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