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Recent California reviews

  • Dream vacation!

    "Good location, nice decoration, garage was nice extra."
    Guest: Niko N. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: November 7, 2014
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  • Serene retreat with European flair

    "Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children ages 10 and under) stayed for a week at this beautiful, peaceful, well-equipped home. The neighborhood was lovely, the beds were comfy, and we lacked absolutely nothing. Melodi is a gracious host and went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable and that everything was working out well. The house is beautifully decorated in relaxing colors which showcase Melodi's artistic eye. We enjoyed the hot tub nearly every day and had fun exploring the neighborhood. Don't miss the walk up the hill behind the house to an undeveloped site with a 360 view! Thank you, Melodi, for a great stay. We hope to be back!"
    Guest: Sharon P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 2014
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  • Great for family gathering

    "My entire family (about 18-20 people) stayed here for a weekend. We had a blast! The house has tons of character, plenty of beds, and is very clean. IThe house also comes with long tables that we used for a large banquet. Easy walk from the BART station. I definitely recommend this place. P.S. Gus the redwood tree is breathtaking!"
    Guest: Wen Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • HIDDEN GEM

    "Stayed here for 3 nights celebrating my husband's 75th. Peaceful, clean, private, QUIET, unplugged. Sure beats staying in any slammer (hotels). LOVED IT. Dreaming of coming back. Thank you, Jill. Donna & Jim"
    Guest: Coastal Floral Gal Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 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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