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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Spring Break Family Adventure

    "This is a great home in a safe, appealing neighborhood. It is clean, well maintained, and nicely stocked. The beds & pillows were very comfortable. The outside living area is completely private with a large pool, spa, beautiful landscaping, and prolific grapefruit tree. It is well located for day trips in any direction (Joshua Tree, Salton Sea, aerial tram, Painted Canyon, Indian Canyons, outlet mall, Living Desert Garden/Zoo, Villagefest, etc.). The owners were especially gracious, with timely communication and speedy response to any questions. We (parents & 2 teenagers) happily spent a week in the home, and if we visit again, it will be first on our list."
    Guest: Active Four Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 14, 2015
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  • Amazing Stay!

    "What an amazing house, location and POOL! Dennis (the property greeter) met us upon arrival and he was very informative and polite. The house had MORE than enough space for 6 adults; we could have easy added another couple. We LOVED being so close to town, as we walked there several times. Make sure you catch the Villagefest on Thursday nights; so great! We also used the cruiser bikes for a leisurely tour of the beautiful neighbourhood. Oh, and the POOL! I can't say enough about about that pool and spa. We spent a LOT of time in the pool and spa. Every moment was heavenly! There are plenty of pool games, and float matts available for everyone. The owner of this property was great to work with. She was very prompt in replying to questions and pleasant while coordinating our plans. My family looks forward to returning to this property many more times!"
    Guest: Natalie Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 11, 2015
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  • A Delightful Home in Palm Springs!

    "Comfortable, well-equipped, lovely, well-cared-for home is located in the Movie-Colony district, very close to the design district, restaurants, and shops. This home's garden and pool area, surrounded by palm trees and a tall bamboo hedge, are extremely private and so relaxing. Adam is a pleasure to deal with and is very attentive to every detail; his effort to make our stay excellent was amazing! We enjoyed the location and its proximity to gorgeous hikes in Indian Canyon: Palm Canyon jaunt is a must and if it's not too hot and you have a few hours - consider Fern Canyon. We would absolutely recommend this beautiful home and would love to visit again!"
    Guest: Peg Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
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  • All we could ask for!

    "This was a well equipped, clean and cared for property that catered to all our needs. The location was quiet yet afforded quick and easy access to any where we wanted to go. We didn't need to buy a thing for the kitchen and bath unlike our experience with previous condos we stayed at. Although the pool is located a short distance away we didn't use it as the tranquil setting on the patio overlooking the lagoon (with several ducks) was the peacefulness we were searching for. It was obvious that the property owner wanted to make sure that all our needs were met and did so promptly when we needed his help. Booking arrangements were very straight forward. We were only able to stay a month but hope to be back for a much longer period next time. Great value for the dollar!"
    Guest: Travelbound Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: March 5, 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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