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Recent Deserts reviews

  • ANOTHER WONDERFUL STAY AT THE REMINGTON RIDGE

    "My wife and I have just returned from our 2014 Palm Springs vacation stay at the Remington Ridge located in the Mesquite Country Club. This was our fourth occupancy of this condo and it DOES live up to its' listing! It is OUR home away from home with like décor and all. The owners do a lot to keep the condo up to date with newer furnishings and everything else one would need while away from home (the kitchen is well stocked for preparing meals). The pool is practically outside the door. Parking space is close by- no long haul for groceries and shopping. The gated Country Club and enclosed patio gives a sense of added security. We are booked for another two weeks in Spring 2015!!"
    Guest: Grouche Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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  • Fine, So Fine

    "Our stays at Los Compadres stand out as memorable experiences. Why? The completeness of the hosts' preparations for us as guests, the liveability and style of the home and it's yard, the sense of neighborhood we experienced in our daily walks with our dogs, and the location's convenience to Palm Springs' endless offerings. The home is well stocked and organized. The bedroom/bathroom layout works well for having visitors for extended stays, and the poolside patio serves as a second living/lounging area. Living is good there! We bring our two dogs with us, and we/they are appreciative of the fact that the home and neighborhood is dog-friendly ~ The hosts have in place a manual/guide for the house that should serve as a model for other VRBO hosts! While the hosts live out of town they are quickly accessible and responsive. Would we book there again? YES!"
    Guest: Northern visitor Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: April 5, 2015
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  • Heavenly Get-Away

    "We had a wonderful time. The villa was nicely decorated and well furnished. The complex itself is immaculately maintained - beautiful flowers and greenery. The view of the mountains is spectacular. Several pools and a hot tub were a lovely convenience. I enjoyed the access to bikes and there are well maintained bike and walking paths starting across from the complex. Mountain Shadows is located in a quiet area but also close to attractions and shopping. My first time in the desert, lovely weather, relaxing ambiance - I would definitely go again!"
    Guest: Alevia C. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 17, 2014
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  • Great stay!

    "House was one of the best we've stayed in. Rich was the best at resolving any problems we had. All bedrooms were comfortable and private. Outside area was great for hanging out with a cocktail or just floating in the pool. We liked it so much we booked for next year already! Thanks Rich and Carol for letting us spend time in your beautiful home."
    Guest: Debbie Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 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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