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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Palm Valley CC rental

    "This review is long overdue, and for that I apologize. Our family has been renting this same condo from Ed for over 8+ yrs. We have enjoyed a GREAT relationship, both he and his wife are extremely responsive, courteous, and eager to please. The condo feels like our "second home", it is very comfortable and spacious. The location is very private, right next to the pool. This was important for my parents, and now, they would never consider any other location. The owners upgrade yearly, it's always fun to see whats "new". The back patio has spectacular views, perfect for our evening cocktails! The year round neighbors couldn't be nicer. Our family can't imagine staying any other place in the desert."
    Guest: Karen A. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
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  • Palm Springs Perfection!

    "We rented this beautiful condo for a 2 week golf holiday in October and had a fabulous time with our friends! It is in a great location close to everything you'll need like Costco, grocery stores, shopping malls, restaurants, golf courses and highway access. Not far from the Outlet malls, too! The pictures of the property and the interior accurately show how well furnished and comfortable it is. The Master bedroom is spacious, has a very comfortable mattress, lots of closet space and an ensuite bathroom with a lovely shower. The second bedroom was equally comfortable and spacious with an adjoining ensuite. We enjoyed the beautiful view of the golf course and golfers from the back patio while having early breakfasts, afternoon cocktails and dinner. The gated community was well maintained and secure. My communication with Mike, the owner, was very good as he answered all my questions promptly by email and by phone. We loved our stay in Rancho Mirage and found so many things to do there including golfing at the many nearby golf resorts, sight seeing on the Palm Springs aerial tram, wine tasting in Escondido, shopping, sampling the fine food at many Happy Hours and trying out various restaurants. Not enough days to see and do everything. We can't wait to return and stay at this beautiful place again!"
    Guest: Marla Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 28, 2014
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  • Nice condo close to downtown

    "Condo was clean, liked the bed. Owner/Manager was very nice."
    Guest: Jim B. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 2014
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  • AWESOME!

    "My family and I have rented properties in the Palm Springs area for the pass 4 years. We like experiencing different properties every summer for the month of July. However, after renting Dessert happiness from owner, Cheryl, this is the first time my family unanimously agree to consider Desert Happiness as a returning location. The house is spacious yet cozy, the decor is nothing short of breathtaking. I appreciated Cheryl sharing personnel design choices with her guest. You feel as though you have rented from a friend."
    Guest: Joyce Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: November 9, 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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