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Recent Deserts reviews

  • 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 s. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
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  • Desert Getaway - Beautiful, calm and fun

    "My husband and I scheduled a rare mid-week get away, and our Olive Adobe desert experience surpassed all expectations. The house is wittily + comfortably furnished in a style we might call The Old West As We Hoped It Would Be. This is the place that we have been looking for! rather than those 'golf mansions' in gated communities that are so easy to come by, nearer to Palm Springs. Cozy reading nooks (with excellent pertinent books and magazines provided), gracious indoor and outdoor dining spaces, 360 degrees of amazing desert views, comfortable bed (just 2 of us- so only tried out 1 bed though there are 3 bedrooms ;-), and everything super clean. We spent lots of time listening to the quiet, watching sunsets, staring at the stars, and trying to figure out the difference between a Mesa and a Butte. Gorgeous, well-maintained property. We took two fantastic walks from right out the front door. The vistas and rock-climbing opportunities are pure Joshua Tree. Dinner and live music at Pappy and Harriet's (best margaritas this side of Mexico!), had to go back for lunch the next day. Many thanks to owners Peter and Gail for providing excellent pre-stay tips and absentee host-dom. We shall return!"
    Guest: JillFrank Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 27, 2014
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  • Nice, comfortable, home away from home vacation rental

    "This property is outstanding. Two master bedrooms: one bedroom has a King Tempurpedic bed (I have never slept so good on vacation) it has a dedicated bath, the 2nd master has a comfortable queen bed (yes I actually slept in both, I couldn't help but let my 70 year old parents experience the luxurious great night rest) it has its own cozy bath, and the third bedroom has two twin beds (perfect for our two teenaged kids) with a bath just across the hall that is perfect for a bathroom the kids could use. I cannot speak to other properties within this complex as this was our first stay at Legacy Villas, but this location was so quiet and tucked away but still close to one of the many pools. I will be back and I will stay here. The free wifi worked great, my husband was happy about the extra sports channels, we appreciated the patio and bbq and did I mention they have a couple of bikes there which was a nice added touch as we had a lovely ride around the area. I cannot say enough about this property & the management was very attentive to out needs, although we did not need their services after check in, I felt confident they would have tended to our needs if any arose. We are glad we tried Legacy Villas, you should stay at a property here - the complex is as good as being at a nice hotel resort with a more home like feel. When we visit family in the Palm Desert area, we will stay here from now on."
    Guest: Michelle S Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 27, 2014
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  • Beautiful Property

    "We had the pleasure of staying at this property and were more than pleased with how beautifully appointed and well-kept it is. Anything we needed was there and everything was like new... a wonderful home away from home! The complex is very appealing and this unit is very convenient to parking and the pool. The owner was great with communication and went above and beyond to ensure everything went well with our stay. Would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting something special for their vacation, and hopefully we will be fortunate enough to visit again."
    Guest: carol r. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 17, 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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