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Recent Deserts reviews

  • GREAT PROPERTY

    "This is our second time staying here, and we will definately be back, although I hate a little to go on about how nice it is because I want to continue to get a reservation, this place is a great value, believe everything positive you read about it."
    Guest: Win Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
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  • Excellent getaway

    "We stayed ten fantastic days at this property. Everything was well looked after and as pictured. It's close to all amenities and a short drive to the coast. We also took in the Joshua Tree National Park which is close by. This is our sixth visit to the area and we lacked absolutely nothing. Gorde is great to deal with and the house is spotless and well-stocked. So well in fact that it's a good idea to check before doing your grocery shop so you don't duplicate. I would definitely recommend to a couple or a couple of couples! Small families would also love the pool... The best part! Many thanks for sharing."
    Guest: Cecelia S. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
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  • Centrally located; well-maintained and wonderful owner/host

    "We were in search of a condo that was centrally located between downtown Palm Springs and Palm Desert and this was it! Nicely updated, tastefully decorated, and well-maintained and -stocked with basics, this condo had everything we needed for our stay (for a wedding and some much-needed family fun). It is exactly as pictured with friendly neighbors (and other visiting guests) in a safe, quiet setting with a clean (saltwater--awesome) pool and tennis courts right outside the door. Plus, SO MUCH LESS WIND than any properties or hotels we've previously stayed at. Not sure how but we didn't complain! The condo had every amenity we could think of and Colin's attention to detail did not go unnoticed from his provided maps, a list of nearby recommendations, a book and DVD library for the nights we were too drained from the sun to go out and even a phone number we could use to get a local discount at the grocery. He was polite in his follow-ups and has an on-point sense of humor. You could tell he really cares about his guests. Can't recommend this condo enough if you're heading that way!"
    Guest: Michelle Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 27, 2015
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  • Relaxing Vacation Destination

    "My family and I really enjoyed our stay at this lovely home in Palm Springs. The home was spotless and tastefully decorated and the beds were very comfortable. The kitchen is large and well equipped for cooking and entertaining. The pool was warm and I love the salt water system. It feels so much better than chlorine. The setting is private and quiet. The location is fantastic only a mile from the airport and a couple minute drive to the main drive. We can't wait to come back. Really enjoyed working with Julie she is very kind."
    Guest: Peter W. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 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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