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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Hidden Gem - Best Value in Palm Springs

    "My wife and I have had the pleasure and experience of visiting the peaceful and relaxing Palm Springs for over 20 years now. I have to say that without a doubt our stay at the Elrod Villa was very tranquil and the best place we have ever had the pleasure of being a guest at. The design/decor of the home was one of the best - classy, custom, modern and most importantly comfortable. Place is gated and private with everything you need for a perfect stay. I rarely leave feedback on websites. However, I've felt that this hidden gem needs to be shared with everyone - even seasoned visitors like ourselves."
    Guest: Fantastic 4 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Terrific Rental!

    "My two sons, (ages 21 and 18), and I, just returned from spending a terrific week at this beautifully renovated property! The listing description and photos described to a tee what the property was like. It was in pristine shape when we arrived, and had everything we needed. The owner was very helpful to talk to on the phone and through our emails, and he had left helpful notes around the house on how to work the t.v. and generally on how things worked. The 20 pool areas in the complex each had a hot tub, and weren't very busy, so sometimes we had the pool all to ourselves. I liked the fact that it was situated on Country Club Drive as we have always stayed on properties on this street and I find it handy to get to the mall, the Marriott, El Paseo, and La Quinta. There is an Albertson's about 5 minutes away. The price was very appropriate, and I would not hesitate recommending this rental to family and friends!"
    Guest: Wendy Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 27, 2014
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  • Paradise Meets Bermuda Dunes

    "My experience has been nothing short of perfection in vacating in this beautiful home. The booking process has been phenomenal, the owner and property managers have been so easy & pleasant to work with. My relatives absolutely loved the home, especially the private paradise in the backyard. So thank you Impact Bearing for making this experience wonderful, I look forward to future bookings with your company! :)"
    Guest: Lilit Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Coachella Stay

    "This house was beautiful and relaxing all around. The house is bigger than the pictures show. The owner was quick to respond and take care of anything that came up. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice place to go back to after a long day in the sun especially after coachella. I would definitely stay here again next year."
    Guest: tanya h. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 18, 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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