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Recent Deserts reviews

  • We Came Back!!

    "This was our second time renting this lovely unit, and we have already deposited for our 3 1/2 month stay for the 2014/15 season!! We love this condo! The bright, open floor plan and spacious bedrooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed. We especially appreciated the new leather recliner and the water/ice dispensing fridge. Although we eat out frequently, the kitchen is well equipped with all the necessary amenities. The grounds are pristine and well maintained, pool and hot tub near to unit. La Palme is a nice walk to downtown Palm Springs, close to shopping, grocery stores, movie theatres, golf, dining. The owner is so easy to work with, and she responds quickly to any questions or concerns! Thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful home, and the special cookies were such a thoughtful treat!! Already looking forward to our next stay!"
    Guest: Jo & Fred Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: March 21, 2014
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  • Stayed for Horse show in Thermal

    "Condo was great and the owners/property manager helpful and easy to deal with. Listing was accurate and perfect for our needs. The hot tub was wonderful! Great location especially for people going to the horse show or polo grounds. The entire experience was very easy and pleasant. I would definitely recommend."
    Guest: Laura Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 14, 2014
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  • Absolutely Amazing!!!

    "I can't even begin to describe how phenomenal this house it. The pictures really do make the house look amazing, but you won't even believe how awesome it is in person! My husband and I stayed for 6 nights for our honeymoon. Every detail of this house is a mid-century dream come true. We spent a lot of time looking for the perfect house in Palm Springs, we wanted as close to original as possible. This house was truly perfect, it's so hard to find original bathrooms and kitchen! The house, the pool, and the outdoor area were completely spotless and in pristine condition. Great care is taken with all aspects of this house. The beds were so comfortable, the towels were plush, the kitchen was stocked with everything we could need for preparing meals, and we truly felt at home. We spent most of our days in the pool, which was always the perfect temperature. It was so hard to leave this house and we definitely plan on coming back! You will not regret staying here, I promise! A huge thank you to the owner of this home for doing this the right way, you are a gem!"
    Guest: HappyChristina Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Stagecoach 2014 at Legacy

    "I first contacted the owner about her villa in October of 2013, right off the bat she was speedy with her responses and gave us a fair price. Her directions were thorough and when we arrived, our stay far exceeded our expectations. The villa its self was wonderfully furnished, had plenty of towels, linens, dishes and lots of fun extras. All 6 of us in our party were so impressed with the accommodations. We had pool guests over one day who were in awe of what a beautiful villa we were staying at and how nice the grounds were, not to mention, there were 10+ pools for us to choose from! I couldn't have imagined a better place to relax and cook meals in between our time at the festival. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back!"
    Guest: Kari J. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 1, 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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