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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Class & Elegance!

    "We knew the photos were great, but we always temper our enthusiasm until we arrive at a rental property. We were not disappointed in the least! in fact everything about this home, location, and condition exceeded our expectations! The owners were very pleasant to deal with and clearly have pride in their lovely home! I hesitate recommending, because we would rather keep it quiet for ourselves! Seriously however, you won't find a nicer home in the palm desert area!"
    Guest: Scott W. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 24, 2014
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  • Beautiful Home. Great Renter

    "I cannot express how happy I was with the home and the renter. The house was bigger and more beautiful than I expected. Melissa made the whole process simple and kept me at ease. A helpful binder was available that provided infomation on the house as well as local activities. The house and Melissa simply exceeded my expectations and I am forever grateful. I would definitely rent again. Thank you so much!!"
    Guest: Kim Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
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  • When you are fortunate enought to visit, it's nice to be welcomed to such a nice home

    "We arrived at this home for a two week vacation, and we were not disappointed! All instructions given to us to open the gate and lock boxes were very precise and easy to understand. Upon entering the home it was spacious, nicely decorated and very welcoming. The pictures displayed are accurate to the home. When we first arrived we had a little glitch getting hooked up to the wi-fi but Mary was easy to get in contact with and she was diligent and had us hooked in a short period of time. The home is nicely stocked with all the basics, just go buy your groceries and your own personal items and you're set!! The back yard and pool were fantastic, as we like to spend as much time outside as possible it was GREAT. It's a nice quite location,and the backyard is private. All appliances were good working condition. The pool was cleaned twice a week, the yard was looked after weekly. We went for walks daily and we felt safe walking both inside and outside of the gates. We had no complaints at all and we would highly recommend this home weather it be for business, family or a romantic holiday!! We hope that we are able to return, and without hesitation would come back again."
    Guest: kathy w. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 16, 2014
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  • Fabulous

    "Our visit during September was very enjoyable. Canyon Crest Condo has everything you need. A great pool is footsteps away and the patio has a very nice view. We highly recommend Canyon Crest to everyone and look forward to staying again."
    Guest: Desert Lovers Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 25, 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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