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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Loved this Home

    "My family stayed here over Thanksgiving 2014 and loved it. It was perfect for the 3 families as they each had their own wing with bath with a huge living area in between. The backyard is beautiful with every kind of convenience and was great for the kids and the gated front was also very safe, never having to worry about the little ones taking off. It's close to hiking in the mountains, or shopping at the Rivers or on El Paseo. It has a very cool Spanish feel which you love in the desert. Clara was extremely easy to work with and very very user friendly. I highly recommend it and definitely hope to use it again."
    Guest: Don and Eve Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 10, 2015
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  • Home away from home

    "This is a wonderful place to stay and we felt welcome and comfortable throughout our stay. The owners are very friendly and easy to work with from reservation to departure. We especially enjoyed coffee and breakfast every morning on the patio with its great view and quiet surroundings. It is furnished with everything you could want and then some. Palm Valley provides a safe and great venue for morning jogs or evening walks. A very easy place to stay, enjoy, and relax."
    Guest: Rod K. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 21, 2015
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  • Placed as described and much much more!!!!

    "This was is wonderful!!! I will not go to anywhere else besides here. The location is great and easy to find. The owner Melissa was really helpful and responsive. The house was as described in the posting and much much more. By reading the description and looking at pictures does not do justice to how this house really is. The pool may look small in the pictures, but In reality was much roomier than expected. The backyard was really spacious with lots of places to lounge around. Fire pit was a plus!!! Not much more I can say that others has not said about this property. We will defiantly will be coming back to stay here on our next visit. Thank you again Melissa for making it possible to share this wonderful time and memories with my family."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
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  • Family Spring Break

    "Property delivered as promised!"
    Guest: Aarone T. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 11, 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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