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Recent Deserts property reviews

  • Spacious and Comfy

    "We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely 2nd floor condo. It was attractive, spotless, and very comfortable and the owner Jeffrey was a pleasure to deal with. The master bedroom and bathroom/dressing area were large and glamorous. The eat-in kitchen with new fridge was a pleasure to work in and very well stocked. The balcony and sliding door look out to the pool and grass area, but some of the other windows have lovely distant mountain views. We loved the golf course and the gracious use of Jeffrey's personal golf cart. The condo does not have a den and sleeps 5 not 6, so this should be changed in the listing. But it felt very spacious and was well decorated with some really nice golf art. Jeffrey welcomed us warmly with carefully chosen wine and beautiful flowers and made us feel right at home, which we greatly appreciated. We would certainly recommend this condo to others and hope to stay there again ourselves. Thank you so much for a great stay, Jeffrey."
    Guest: Jan A. Date of Stay: December 2012 Review Submitted: February 23, 2013
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  • Great Rental!

    "Seven Lakes – Great golf course, low density, lots of privacy, pool and hot tub never crowded, always clean and lovely people. Our hosts – definitely the best in the valley. The unit itself – perfect for us, our family and other guests who came and did not want to leave. We also didn’t want to leave, but another renter was moving in after us. Our hosts helped make our stay fabulous. They were a phone call away and responded immediately whenever we had any minor problems. Sometimes the pictures on the VRBO site look better than the real thing. Not in this case. The place is actually nicer than what you see. Great artwork, lovely furnishings, fully equipped kitchen, plenty of towels and what you don’t see is the dozens of orange and grapefruit trees surrounding the house. Fresh squeezed juice every morning and the same every evening, sometimes with a little vodka. We’ll be back!"
    Guest: F & S Date of Stay: March 2013 Review Submitted: April 5, 2013
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  • Photos Do Not Do This Home Justice!! It's Gorgeous!

    "The beds may of literally been the most comfortable ones ever. The pool/spa and yard were stellar. I spent many an afternoon floating in the pool, relaxing to the sound of the water gently cascading down the spas waterfall while being engulfed in the amazing scents of jasmine and the fresh rosemary growing poolside. Every comfort of home was available to us. The home was clean, spacious and perfect for 2 couples with its dual master suites. Dane the owner was wonderful and easy to work with. Surrounding neighborhood was cute and community is gated. There's a Ralph's market about a mile up the road and let's not forget we were sitting on the third hole of the golf course. Incredible stars at night and the best place to view them from was in the hot tub! Comfy leather sectional for late night movies and just lounging. We could not of been more pleased. Thank you Dane and we all look forward to returning to your oasis in the desert! The day after we got home everyone wanted to go back!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2012 Review Submitted: April 26, 2012
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  • Best vacation!

    "It would be impossible for me to put into words how happy we were with our stay at this WONDERFUL house! The listing description & picts are accurate & in my opinion didn't even do the property justice. This house is absolutely beautiful! My husband & I came out to La Quinta with 3 other couples & we all had the best weekend!! Each bedroom including casita had its own en-suite bath which made privacy super easy & nice! the property was very clean & very well maintained. We all think we slept better here than we do at home! Now onto why this vacation was even better than I could have imagined... Steve Holmes the property manager might have been the best part of this vacation because of how easy it was to contact him & get this house rented! Steve was just so wonderful to deal with & made our stay so so easy!!! Emailing with him back and forth was so easy he always responded so quickly! He is a true professional! We all had the best weekend just lounging by the pool & bbq-ing at night! I would definitely without a doubt recommend this property to friends and family! Thanks so much!!"
    Guest: jeannine h. Date of Stay: April 2013 Review Submitted: May 1, 2013
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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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