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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Oasis of charm in the desert

    "We were well acquainted with the area and had a general idea of where we wanted to stay. Delighted to find that the house couldn't have been more perfectly suited for us. In the end, we only regretted that we hadn't stayed longer. Ideal size for our threesome. And everything - the interior spaces, the objets d'art, (including a "Gauguin" chair) multiple outside sitting areas for gazing on the weathered granite-framed desert vistas, - all so in harmony with our tastes. The sunrise over the eastern rocks painted our breakfast in the kitchen nook with a golden glow. And no shortage of conveniences, including household equipment, nearness to the west Park entrance (2.5 miles) and, for this amateur astronomer, a stargazing deck above the house, from which the comet of the season was still visible to the naked eye. Returning to this magical spot is already forming as a plan for our future."
    Guest: David Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • Summer Golf Get Away

    "This property was all that it was advertise to be. Recently renovated with all the items that one would need during a short or extended stay. For the past five years we have stayed in gated communities with larger units, but this location was cleaner and better equipped than those units. The pools and spas are in great shape and a pleasure to use. Owner was easy to work with and very helpful. I would highly recommend this property to older active couples or singles."
    Guest: truckee pirate Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
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  • 1950s Classic

    "What makes this property so special is its central location to desert wilderness as well as top of the line shopping and restaurants. The light and airy feeling that you get when you stay here is something to treasure. in the seven years we have stayed here, we have always left feeling renewed and refreshed and can't wait to return. This home is perfect for a romantic getaway or just immersing yourself in the tranquility of the desert. Beautifully decorated with all the comforts of home."
    Guest: MJ Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 29, 2015
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  • Amazing, wonderful home..Perfect!!

    "As the other reviews say, this house is amazing and the pictures just don't do it justice. While there was only 3 of us, the layout is perfect for a larger group or multiple couples since one bedroom is on the other side of the house. The pool and hot tub are incredible and definitely worth paying for the pool heat in the winter. Clark responds immediately to any questions and was just a pleasure to work with. The backyard is totally private and the outdoor furniture is beyond comfortable. Made fresh juice in the mornings from the citrus trees. The location is just a few minutes from multiple stores so it was easy cooking meals there. The winter is a wonderful time to visit Palm Springs and we were swimming in the pool with 84 degree weather on Thanksgiving day!! The extra touches that I have not had in other rentals were there including lots of towels, soft sheets, comfortable beds and every kitchen utensil you need for cooking. The bbq was already hooked up to gas (have rented several homes with gas BBQ and propane tank is always empty!) You just can't go wrong with this home, we will definitely be back!!"
    Guest: Angela P. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 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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