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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

  • family vacationers in the sun

    "This home is the nicest home we ever stayed in in Rancho Las Palmas. Absolutely beautiful. They apparently spared no expense redoing this unit and it's beautiful! The beds and bedding were very impressive, high quality, super comfortable. The location was probably our favorite part of the stay. There is a little entrance to the back of the resort, so you can walk to the water park and restaurants there. IT is also quite close to the Mall across the street, which had great eateries and shops! And it's right behind the clubhouse of the CC as well. We would recommend this to anyone!"
    Guest: sun lovers Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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  • House was spacious and very well equipped.

    "The rental of this property was an easy and enjoyable from start to finish. From our first email inquiring about this property to the check out after our stay, things could not have gone more smoothly. Ed and Henry were excellent to deal with and I would not hesitate to rent through them again. There was a binder of information provided that supplied good local information. The house was very spacious and could easily accomodate three couples. Each couple could have their own washrrom. The master bedroom is very large and so is the walk in closet and ensuite. The ensuite has a lovely large tub. The kitchen is huge with a giant island and tons of counter space. It is also very well equipped with everything you could want and lots of dishes so you do not have to run the dishwasher every time you have a meal. The kitchen, dining area and living room are open concept and have lots of windows with a view of the golf course. There is a grill on the patio and a patio table and chairs. The yard is not large or fenced but we enjoyed sitting on the patio and were not concerned about golf balls hitting us. We used the pool and large hot tub at the lifestyle center and enjoyed chatting with other people staying in the resort. The pool and hot tub were not busy during our stay. The property was convenient to shopping and restaurants. We had our bikes with us and rode our bikes to the pool. The property and surrounding area was good for bike riding. Would definately recommend renting with Ed as he was great to deal with and available if needed."
    Guest: KK Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
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  • Great "Home Away from Home"

    "We would definitely recommend this condo. It is clean, well-equipped and comfortable...a great "home away from home". The pictures accurately depict the property and the description of amenities is also accurate. The view of the mountains from the condo living room is spectacular. The mattresses in both bedrooms are very comfortable and each room has a generous supply of sheets and towels. The kitchen is well equipped beyond the basics. There are plenty of dishes, glasses, cutlery, cooking utensils, etc., as well as supplies such as coffee filters, dish washer detergent, dish soap, hand soap, plastic wrap, foil wrap and much more. The condo is located in a quiet gated community with easy access to main roads. As stated, the pool and tennis courts are just steps from the condo. We walked to the downtown area one day (note, it is a long walk), but we generally drove to the grocery store and restaurants. Booking was very straightforward. The owners, Dave and Catherine are friendly, helpful and professional. All my inquiries were answered promptly and the rental deposit was returned quickly. Thank-you Dave and Catherine for making the rental experience such a positive one. When we are in Palm Springs next, we will want to stay in your condo."
    Guest: PDJ Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Best of the best!

    "This place was a wonderful place for me and my family to vacation. Kid friendly and comfortable with all the amenities you could want. Walking distance from the quaint downtown area with restaurants and coffee houses. Tennis was also near by. The home and grounds were clean and well kept. The owner was wonderful to work with during the reservation process and our security deposit was returned right away. I definitely will return for another vacation."
    Guest: Kat Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 27, 2015
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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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