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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Palm Springs Getaway for 2

    "My sister and I were looking for the perfect getaway to get out of the city for Memorial Weekend. I am pretty familiar with vacation rentals and spent a good deal of time looking for the perfect place for us to call home in Palm Spring. I came across this listing and thought it was perfect! The entire stay was amazing. From point of booking to the time we had to leave (which we didn't want to) it went so smoothly. Arriving at the condo we were so happy! The location is perfect. We could walk to all the great places located in downtown palm springs. The place was unbelievably clean, had full amenities (cookware, linens) and the balcony view alone is worth the stay! We never wanted to go inside it was so beautiful. I HIGHLY recommend this place, you definitely will not be disappointed. We will probably be back soon. Great place! My sister loved her first stay in Palm Springs!"
    Guest: User Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 9, 2014
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  • First time in Ironwood CC

    "We recently stayed in this unit and had a wonderful time. The home was fully equipped as described and was quite comfortable. The communication with the owner was simple and quick. We were met at the unit and briefed on the unit and community. Upon checkout, the deposit was refunded as stated. The home was clean and beautifully appointed. The neighborhood was quite and I enjoyed my morning walks through the beautiful community. Everyone was so nice and friendly. The location was great as it is close (not walking distance though) to El Paseo but slightly removed from traffic and crowds. When in El Paseo, be sure to visit Sullivan's for Happy Hour! I would definitely stay here again. Wonderful home/owners."
    Guest: Steve M Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 6, 2014
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  • Rancho Mirage Mid-Century Delight

    "Rancho Mirage is a delightful town neighboring Palm Springs. This past January was idyllic with temps in the high 70s the whole month. We were there in time for the Film Festival which I would strongly recommend. The local restaurants are rea-sonably priced and well-located to the house. The house itself is located in group of sixteen similar houses. The grounds are lovely, well-maintained and full of fruit trees: Meyer lemon, limes, oranges and sweet red grapefruit."
    Guest: NJ Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • Best location in the desert!

    "We love Legacy Villas! We have stayed here 3 times and look forward to our next trip! This unit was perfectly located across from the main pool, yet tucked away so that the open patio faced the back of the property and was beautifully private! The unit was stocked with every amenity you could think of, clean and unbelievably spacious! The property manager was easy to reach and work with and very accommodating. We can't wait for our next visit!"
    Guest: S Porter Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 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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