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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Perfect for Relaxing, Sunny Spring Vacation

    "I would like to thank the owners for a wonderful vacation. The rental process was effortless and the condo was perfect for our family get-away. It is decorated just lovely, extremely clean and fully stocked with everything we needed (and we did cook often). The beds are very comfortable and the towels are plush! We enjoyed relaxing by the pool without ever having to rush down early in the morning to stake our claim to lounge chairs. The condo is ideally located next to the La Quinta Resort - less than a 5 minute walk. We wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return again next year."
    Guest: Stacey W. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 23, 2014
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  • What a Delight!

    "We stayed at this property during the month of March, 2014. This was our first experience with VRBO and we were very satisfied. The home was perfect for our needs. It is spacious and very tastefully decorated. We were centrally located for all of the various activities that we participated in….golf, dining and shopping. Grocery stores are only a few minutes away, along with an abundance of restaurants. The owners were extremely easy to work with. They gave us detailed instructions for the property before we arrived, which was very helpful. They also told us where grocery stores were located and gave recommendations for the area restaurants. We would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Pat and Sue G. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 4, 2014
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  • had a great time

    "The property was more than we had anticipated. After spending a month, we felt that it was the best decision we could have made. The owners were great to work with and we hope that they enjoyed us as renters as much as we enjoyed being there."
    Guest: Louanne R. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: July 14, 2014
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  • Relaxing Hip Home in Indian Wells

    "What a great place to relax for a week and Mary Pat was an exceptional host. My husband and I loved this beautifully remodeled, mid-century home in Indian Wells. It is located in a lovely neighborhood that allows for easy access to shops and dining..... or better yet, hanging out by the lovely private pool proved the way to go a number of days. We appreciated the use of 2 bikes (cruisers) and the abilty to get around without a bike. There is a YMCA in Palm Desert, a nice bike ride away if you need to do some weight training. Nothing fancy, but the $5 drop in rate was perfect. Thank you for the beautiful stay!"
    Guest: Karen C. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 9, 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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