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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing

    "We stayed here in April 2014 for one week. The condo is very nicely appointed and spacious. The hot tub is lovely and we really enjoyed the outdoor patio. The pool was wonderful - heated to the perfect temperature and never crowded. The property manager John (Concierage by Brokerage) was very responsive and attentive. We would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Catherine C. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 17, 2014
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  • Fantastic private mini-resort w/ fab pool and service - perfect for girls' getaway!

    "If anyone would have told me I could find a perfect little secluded resort of my own - complete with mineral hot springs- I wouldn't have believed it. This is the place! This past March I had the great fortune of hosting a retreat / long weekend getaway for 25 women here at Anahata Springs. The venue is a sweet converted old motor lodge that has both a tropical flare as well as a zen-like vibe. For folks coming in from all over the country, it was a total oasis. Here are some highlights: Indoor mineral spa - so relaxing and deep - with huge sliding bamboo doors that give you a view of the mountains even from inside. Steam room - absolutely amazing (especially when infused with essential oils). Guest rooms - great new beds, spotless, nice tile floors. Other things we really enjoyed - tons of fresh towels, fire pit, a big ice machine, nice grill with outdoor bar. My contact Jim was a consummate professional: kind, detail-oriented, and incredibly gracious. He answered all my questions and emails quickly and thoroughly - just really fantastic customer service. I left off one star only because the venue would be so incredibly perfect if it only had a dishwasher and a larger more modern kitchen with more counter space (more capable of cooking for large groups). Otherwise this place was absolutely perfect."
    Guest: Meg B. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 27, 2014
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  • We recommend this unit

    "Very nice unit in a quiet location with great facilities. There are 2 swimming pools, tennis courts and a workout room. Location is very quiet and about 6 miles from Old Town in La Quinta. Kitchen is well equiped."
    Guest: judytahoma Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: January 22, 2014
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  • Exceeded expectations!

    "We were pleasantly surprised with how large the condo was once we were in it. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. We took full advantage of the pools. The condo was comfortable and clean. This was a great get away for our family of 5 (two high schoolers and a college student)! Les was available for any questions that we had. We would definitely stay here in the future if we are in the area again."
    Guest: Sherri and Dan Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 24, 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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