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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Good

    "Very functional. Nice size. Two living areas. Plenty of flat screen TV's ( although den TV was difficult to tuen on). Ket system easy to use and remeber code. Clean."
    Guest: Golfer Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 26, 2014
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  • Best Vacation!

    "Doesn't matter if 15 or 50 (I'm 50, but feel 15). This place will amaze you! The pictures accurately depict the house and grounds, however, it's much better in person. Was so excited to be able to celebrate a very special occasion here with good friends. Created a great play list that connected to house stereo system and even found some karaoke microphones:) If you are a professional chef, one of us was, you will love the kitchen. However, the town has so many great restaurants we didn't feel the need to cook much. If you like grapefruit or need a lime for your cocktail, just walk outside and pick one off the trees. The master suite was to die for. If you end up with one of the other two bedrooms, you won't be disappointed because they are great. If you're not perfect and 20, you'll enjoy the private areas - the pool, spa, etc. If you bring kids, there's a great media room w/ playstation & all. The decor through out was fabulous. It's larger than it seems. You want feel the need to work out going from front to back of house when you forget something, but there is a treadmill just in case you do. Went to store before checking in, should have waited - most things we needed we're already in the house. The place,the view, the town all better than imagined. Would love to come back - permanently, ha! Thank you so much Julie & Frank for making this a truly "special" occasion!!!!!"
    Guest: Sherrie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 3, 2014
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  • A desert jewel

    "Rancho La Quinta is a highly exclusive gated community ideally situated in the La Quinta area. We have stayed at this resort for the last 2 years. This home is an absolute jewel! With 3 bedrooms (all king beds) and one single bed in one of the guest bedrooms, it is ideally set for entertaining family and friends. The decor is beautiful, clean and uncluttered, with high ceilings, marble floors and a gourmet kitchen which lacks for nothing. The gas fireplace in the great room is a very welcome feature on some of those cool desert evenings. The pool/spa and patio are of an ideal size, with a spectacular view, looking over a fairway on one of the golf courses to the mountains beyond. The owners were a pleasure to deal with - honest, reliable and prompt. We were given an excellent orientation to the house when we arrived by the owner's agent who lived in the resort for many years - it was quite the best orientation to a rental property that we have ever had, and the agent was always quick to respond to any questions that we had during our stay. The northern exposure of this house is the preferred exposure in this resort as it protects from any winds and avoids the low late afternoon sun 'lasering' into the house! The location is excellent for shopping with Costco about 5 minutes away and Whole Foods, Bristol Farms and El Paseo Drive about 15 minutes. We can highly recommend this home without reservation - a true jewel!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 7, 2014
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  • Back to reality

    "So sad to leave beautiful PS and this great property, we loved the yard, so private, sunny from 8:30am to 4:30pm with so little wind. The house was very cozy and comfortable for my husband and I. We felt very safe, the neiborhood is very nice and quite we always knew that Scott was available if we needed him but there was nothing we needed from the time we arrived until we left. I know one thing that I would have liked to read in others reviews is the approx cost for the gas and elec that you are responsible for, so I thought I would include this in my review, for two weeks we paid $160, we turned the hot tub on 3X, did not heat the pool, it was so warm in the house we turned the heat off and did not use the AC, did not use the laundry, the circulating pump runs 6 hours a day, we cooked most of all our meals at the house, did not use dish washer, had lots of showers, and watched TV in the evenings. We would rent again and would love to stay longer. Thank-you Scott"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 17, 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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