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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Great place to stay, for early risers.

    "My friends and I rented this house for this past 4th of July weekend. We all had a great time! The house was very clean and as pictured on the website. The kitchen was well stocked and we were able to prepare some great meals. Oddly the knobs on the BBQ are not labeled so it was hard to find the right temp, but that's a small detail. The grill has been converted from propane to natural gas, which I prefer. The beds were all confortable. Everyone I talked to at the management company was very polite & responsive. The rest of our group would have given this house a enthusiastic 5 stars, but unfortunately for my boyfriend and I we were staying in the master bedroom. The bed was great, but the bedroom faces east and the windows above the sliding door did not have any shades on them. Shortly after sunrise the sun came beaming into the room and to make it worse the sun reflected off the glass on the giant picture on the opposite wall and shined the light directly down on the bed. Fortunately this should be an easy fix, and I hope they do it soon. We'd love to come back! Also worth noting, every other room and black out shades and the A/C worked great!"
    Guest: LA Dave Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 8, 2014
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  • Grand Old Dame Review

    "My wife and I just got home from a month stay at this property. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. What impressed us the most was the great service. When we had a slight plumbing problem and called Daria, that same afternoon a plumber and Daria's assistant came and took care of it. How they got a plumber, the same day, was a mystery to us as this would have been impossible at home. We didn't have any other issues. We walked every day at Ruth Hardy Park which is only a block away. Such a beautiful and uncrowded park. Overall, our time here was perfect and we were well pleased with the service and the wonderful home. Thanks again."
    Guest: -25F at home Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 9, 2015
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  • Sanctuary in the Desert

    "What an incredible four days we had in this spectacular Mid-Century home in the Twin Palms neighborhood of Palm Springs. This spacious three bedroom offered all the amenities and more with its open layout and fabulous brand new kitchen. The home was so clean, nicely furnished, and beautifully maintained - there wasn't a thing we did without. The tranquil patio and backyard was an extension of the home offering plenty of seating space and an awesome view of the San Jacinto mountains. Can't say enough about the pool and spa - fabulous, allowing easy access for my elderly mother to get in and out. And in the chill of the evening, the fire pit offered the perfect setting to recap our day. The owner was incredibly accommodating and made the logisitcs a breeze. I hope this sanctuary is available when we plan our next trip to the desert."
    Guest: Anne M. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • Big, Private, Fabulous view across the Valley!

    "Had a wonderful week at this home rental. Cycling camp for 6 adults. Perfect location. Well stocked with amenities and new appliances...especially the kitchen - which was great because we didn't go out to eat. Loved the mid-century modern vibe. Very clean and tidy! The long, unpaved driveway can be easy to miss from the road. Really enjoyed the quiet, desert sunrise and sunsets."
    Guest: Cycling Holiday Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 5, 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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