Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Show moreless

We're sorry, the exact location of this region is not in our database, so we are instead showing you the location of the nearest city .

Map view

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Deserts reviews

  • Best place ever!

    "This is our second fabulous experience at this house! Pool and kitchen redo are over the top and wonderful. Owners are attentive, accommodating and treat you like family. Clark, the property manager, met us at the home and made us feel so at home. We want to move to Palm Springs but then we would miss this royal treatment. We brought 2 babies and 3 families for a total of 8 and had plenty of room. Babies had pool toys, high chair and pack-n-play. We are thankful for our Palm Springs family who own this wonderful VRBO."
    Guest: Mother of the Groom Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 7, 2014
    View listing
  • Scooter

    "We and our friends (a group of 4 of us) have rented this property for many vacations and we love it. The huge yard and over-sized pool are fantastic and the house is tastefully decorated, well equipped, and very comfortable for a relaxed casual holiday. The location, within a 5 minute drive of downtown Palm Springs, the airport and grocery shopping, was ideal for us, and we enjoyed walking our dog around the neighbourhood looking at the beautifully maintained mid-century homes. The owner is a pleasure to deal with and promptly dealt with any questions or issues that arose during our stay. We look forward to going back!"
    Guest: Lynn and Lea Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 28, 2014
    View listing
  • Quick Desert Getaway

    "What a beautiful property...Needing a break from the day to day life and thus we headed to the desert for relaxation. The condo was in outstanding conditioning, far more luxurious than described. Equipped with a nice kitchen, huge bathroom, comfortable beds, and large entertaining space we were more than satisfied. The grounds feature gated entry and multiple pools throughout. Finding privacy was no problem. I cannot wait to return to the hideaway and warm up once again."
    Guest: Andrew Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
    View listing
  • Loved it!!

    "We were in town for my son's baseball tournament which took place a few minutes from the condo. I loved the scenery, the peaceful quietness, and the size of the condo. We wish we would have stayed longer to go golfing and to explore more of La Quinta. Beth was very helpful and quick to respond to any inquiry. The golf cart was a plus and a must to explore the community. We loved watching the different styles of homes and golf courses. I hope to be back soon."
    Guest: Happy baseball mom😃 Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
    View listing

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!

Sponsored Advertisement