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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Great escape from Pacific Northwest rain

    "We truly enjoyed our two weeks of comfort, relaxation and quiet at your villa in Ram's Hill, for the second year! We love the tile floors, fully equipped/updated kitchen and bathrooms, comfy beds, open great room, wonderful (2) patio areas and beautiful view. We always sleep with our bedroom slider open so the frogs in the pond below us, and the coyotes in the surrounding desert, can serenade us to sleep. An added plus is the wonderful folks we have met in the neighborhood! Borrego Springs is a great place for hiking, biking , golf and more golf -the new Ram's Hill course is incredible and challenging (though a bit $$) - you can also find great deals and fairways at other golf courses in town. The property (inside and out) is clean, well maintained and has an artsy feel. We like the small town "vibe" of Borrego - farmer's market, small restaurants, friendly local people and little traffic. Surrounded by Anza-Borrego State Park adds to it's allure and provides opportunities for many workshops, lectures, guided hikes, etc if one has an interest in astronomy, geology, history, native ethnography... We are looking forward to our next stay at your lovely desert home!"
    Guest: donna m. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 7, 2015
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  • a great weekend getaway

    "A great house, very close to downtown PS, easy access to everything. The backyard is spectacular - very nice pool and fantastic yard - tons of privacy - our dog had a great weekend also. House is stocked well."
    Guest: Len R. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 30, 2014
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  • Luxurious condo in a majestic setting

    "We always enjoy staying in Rancho Las Palmas, but this condo topped our previous rentals, it was very spacious and beautifully decorated. In a beautiful setting with golfers teeing off in front of our patio and spectacular weather we swam daily at the nearby pool and enjoyed everything the condo offered. We definitely will return! The kitchen is well equipped. The rental property manager was very good to work with. All the comforts of home, this is a great condo to stay in"
    Guest: Andrea&Perry Gilfix Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 6, 2015
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  • Winter getaway

    "Maggie and Bob are excellent landlords who were flexible and accomodating to our unique needs. The condo is well equipped, ideally located and felt like home. Having the pool and hot tub just behind the condo was so nice. The photos while accurate don't do the condo justice, the views are spectacular and the neighbours friendly. We would readily recommend this property to our friends and family."
    Guest: Greg and Mary Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: March 1, 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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