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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Couples Getaway!

    "What a great time! We had 4 couples, that came for a relaxing weekend of no plans other than to just hang out, many of us brought work and other things to do but not one of did it. The only reason this received a 4 star and not a 5 star was the following: Shower in hall bathroom (2 of the bedroom had to share this one) it was extremely small and did not have option to use bath as shower. It also took a very long time to get hot water start running. Now if you asked me if I would rent here again MOST DEFIANTLY. Read on! The moment we walked in you felt at home, very spacious with many features. Walking in the gates you are greeted to a zen like garden that gives you plenty of privacy with a beautiful shrub fence. Outdoor sitting was everywhere. Pool was just the right size, spa a little small for all 8 adults to fit so only about 6 comfortably fit. They had noodles and things to use in pool as well as plenty of beach towels and that was a big plus. Entering the house you are taken away with an amazing dining room table that had become the hub of stay here. It was an amazing piece of furniture. Fit all 8 of us and plenty of room for 4 more if needed. The house had a very large living room (only one TV but we never turned it on) we spent most of our time playing games and eating at the dining room table. The kitchen (very clean) that was well stocked with many of the things we needed to cook. They could add: rubber spatula and a griddle pan. Note: bring your own zip locks, foil, and napkins. Paper plates too if you don’t want to wash but we used what plates where provided and it was fine. Rooms where clean and conferrable, room to place cloths in closets and in drawers if that’s your thing. There were three rooms on one side (all w/European kings) and one (a queen) on the other side of the house. The master bedroom had a great closet; it was almost a bedroom itself. Note the beds are low to the floor but not too low. Back yard was like a place in itself it had a BBQ (gas) and plenty of sitting too along with lighting at night. Nick the manager was great, he asked us to call when we were about 30min out and he was there to greet us and show us around. They also provided a book that had a lot of info if we had a question and even gave information on some of the art pieces that the house had. We did need some help at one point, he responded very quickly and we were assisted. Thank you Nick! Over all if I could give the house a 4.5 stars I would have."
    Guest: Alisha G. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • La Quinta beauty

    "This home is absolutely gorgeous and furnished with wonderful furniture that invites comfort and elegance. We had the pleasure to stay from March 25-29. The home is situated on a corner lot with beautiful views of the golf course, overlooking the 10th green of the La Quinta Mountain Golf Course. Mountains surrounded us and we're very close to our rental home providing spectacular views. The owner of this home made it so easy to locate and get to. Ms. Williams could not have been more accommodating and kind. If you want a wonderful vacation home at prices below the La Quinta resort prices this is where you need to be. Sensational!!"
    Guest: Pat Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 1, 2015
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  • stunningly beautiful home under the stars

    "Not only was this property beyond charming (the pictures truly don't do it justice), but it has an intangible and wonderful vibe. It is inviting, warm, and immediately feels like home. It is secluded and private, yet also feels a part of the wonderful community that is Joshua Tree. Equal distance between the west entrance to the park and the town, it is ideally situated. I had a magical stay, and would return in a heart beat!"
    Guest: tiny Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 3, 2014
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  • great place to stay

    "this property is truly as lovely as the photos suggest. The back yard pool area is way awesome! we were a bit nervous about getting the last minute details about our stay but we finally heard from Brad which was great with answering any questions we had before arriving, once we got there we had everything we could possibly need.the neighborhood was great. Can't wait to come back again! p.s we didn't find the third bathroom."
    Guest: JADE Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 17, 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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