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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Paradise in Rancho

    "This place looks amazing in pictures and is even better in person! The house is immaculately maintained. Each room feels like a suite at a hipster hotel and the TWO masters are amazing. I'd come here again and again and again."
    Guest: Mama Hound Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 30, 2014
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  • Great Summer getaway to the desert

    "Great home with great decor. Pool just steps away from the back porch. Everything was well kept, high end appliances, A/C that blew nice and cool, well stocked, comfortable beds, and great furniture. This house was fantastic for our desert getaway! It is located just minutes from Hwy 111, restaraunts, shopping, and the casino. Great pation to sit back on and watch the beautiful desert sun set. Great home, great location, couldn't ask for more!"
    Guest: chris h Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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  • GREAT PLACE TO STAY!

    "Really enjoyed my time at this place. The kitchen had lots of handy appliances. Would come back again"
    Guest: Hsg Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 18, 2014
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  • Cozy home tucked away in a desert oasis

    "This place was a perfect getaway from the chaos and noise of the city. Clean, warm and cozy with lots of natural light, my best friend and I felt instantly relaxed upon arriving. The house is situated in the desert mountains on several acres of beautiful land surrounded by wilderness, gorgeous rock formations and big skies. It is so quite and serene that you can hear the chirping of birds during the day and the howling of coyotes in the distance at night (there were no coyotes nearby, so no worries about that). At night, since the place is far enough from the light pollution of the city, so many stars are visible - we saw the Milky Way and even caught a few shooting stars while sitting out by the fire pit (which was ready for us when we got there - filled with wood and easy to start up with just a lighter). The bed out on the covered outdoor patio was very comfortable and perfect for spending the night if you want to have more of a "glamping" experience. We had no trouble finding the place and had an easy time getting around to other places in the area. Joshua Tree Village and the national park as well as the Integratron in Landers (highly recommend visiting and experiencing the sound bath) were within an easy 25/30 minute drive or less. While we didn't have the pleasure of meeting the owners Robin and Max since they were out of town, Emmanuel was there to greet us and show us around the house and property. He was super nice and very welcoming. The only thing is that it would be nice if the shower head were unclogged or replaced as the minerals from the desert hard water seem to have built up and clogged the shower head. Regardless, the place really was perfect. I highly recommend staying here and will for sure be coming back myself."
    Guest: Vanessa B Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 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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