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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Well-appointed kitchen and great outdoor space

    "As our family gathers only once a year it was a welcome find to be in a such a wonderfully outfitted home. The kitchen and outdoor grill supported tons of gourmet delights and the pool and hot tub were nearly always occupied. Beds were totally comfy and the location was lovely. Lemon tree in front yard also a gem. The only drawback was the bedroom doors are frosted glass which lets light through, so if you have small kids or early to bed folks be aware that some light will leak into their dens. Otherwise a fantastic place all around, and the Eco/green bent is welcome to see. Note - if you have older disabled folks the layout is great since it's all one level, just a tiny threshold at front door that a small ramp can accommodate for the wheelchair bound. There isn't a recliner in the living room setup but we rented one for the week from Rent-a-Center and they delivered and picked it up right to the door. Also - Joe responded immediately whenever we had a question. Great host and great place."
    Guest: Merily Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 2015
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  • Perfect Relaxation and Comfort in a Beautiful Location

    "This villa is a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of the California desert. The gated community is so well kept and the golf course is certainly cared for. Even as a non-golfer I enjoyed watching the golfers pass through from the comfort of the patio, or even in the living room. The layout of the home is great with a bed/bath in 2 separate areas. Beds were so comfortable with quality bed linens. The kitchen is perfect, open to the living room for conversation. A washer and dryer is available which is always a plus. The surrounding area is wonderful for shopping and dining. So many GOOD choices for dinner, it's hard to choose. There are also a number of sights in the area you don't want to miss including The Living Desert and the Sunnylands, the Annenberg Estate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come back very soon!"
    Guest: Joy Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 2014
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  • Simple digs for Coachella

    "Our group of 8 stayed here for coachella 2014 (with 2 on air mattresses/couches). The house is clean, well laid out, good kitchen. The house is located within biking distance to the venue. We loved being able to ride our bikes over and avoid all the traffic! There is a pool close (long walk or short bike ride) which was also great. Owner & property manager were pleasant and easy to deal with."
    Guest: Dayna S. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 19, 2014
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  • Can't Wait to Return!

    "What a beautiful home! We didn't want to leave! The kitchen has every thing you would ever need - double oven was the greatest! Barbecue has recently been upgraded to natural gas and works great. The bed in master bedroom was so comfortable. It made it hard to get up in the morning. We loved the fact that you just walked across the road to the pool - which we had all to ourselves! Owners are very attentive to little details that made us feel right at home. Can't wait to come back again."
    Guest: Rob and Karen Verhaeghe Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 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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