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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Great Place for Desert Stay

    "We spent 4 weeks here. Coming from the mid-west winter, we really enjoyed the clear skies and temps in the low to mid 80's every day. The place is extremely well appointed. The kitchen is large and loaded with everything you would ever want for cooking and serving. The rooms are spacious, and everything looks clean and new."
    Guest: Midwest travelers Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Lovely rental house

    "Our family enjoyed this rental house for the week of Christmas. My sister and the kids had a great time and it was a beautiful landscape setting and close to hiking trails."
    Guest: AVD Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 8, 2015
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  • California Road Trip

    "Excellent location & great place to spend a vacation. Condo is well set up with all the necessities for an enjoyable stay. Even towels for the pool are provided. One of the best pools in Palm Springs & a perfect place to relax. There are two very near by restaurants just steps away, one of which has good happy hour specials. Palm Springs & surrounding communities offer amazing shopping, including outlet malls. There is much to do and sights to see in the area. One of our favourite places is the Living Desert Zoo in Palm Desert. This is my 3rd stay at the Ocotillo and hope to return as I still haven't seen and done it all. The accommodation is exactly the way it looks in the pictures. Comfortable & tastefully decorated."
    Guest: Martha Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
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  • Winter Wedding, NOLA in the Desert

    "From the minute we saw Laguna Seca Estates, we knew we found our destination. Our ultimate goal for our wedding was to throw a never-ending party where family and friends traveling from all over the world could drink, eat, and dance. We found our caterer, Jeff Kaufman, who knew the owner of the four estates we rented for the three-day weekend. Rick and his team were accommodating to us as we transformed the properties into our own wedding village, featuring a second line parade from the ceremony to the reception across the street. The homes are immaculate and feature every luxury amenity imaginable. It was a magical winter wedding in the desert that we and our guests will never forget."
    Guest: Amy Atlas Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: April 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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