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Recent Deserts reviews

  • COMFORT and STYLE

    "We have stayed in many Desert rentals over the years and this is one of the nicest. It is in a quiet residential area and the house is well furnished with good quality furnishings both in and out. The little touches with pictures and ornaments give the feel of someone's home created with style and comfort in mind. The kitchen is virtually brand new and well stocked with all electrical appliances. Beds are comfortable with two of the bedrooms having walk in wardrobes. The main bedroom has en suite facilities the other two bedrooms share a well fitted bathroom which also has a door opening on to the outdoor pool area. The back garden area, complete with humming birds, is well maintained and gets the sunshine virtually all day. The house entertainment system provides comprehensive TV cable programming and there is connected DVD and CD. Rancho Mirage library has extensive DVD and CD discs available for members. El Paseo and The River (not what it used to be) and Westfield Mall are a few minutes drive. The owners Brad and Sherif dealt promptly with any queries we had and the admin in fixing the rental details was excellent. We recommend this rental for those seeking a quiet and comfortable vacation home."
    Guest: LIMEY Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
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  • Perfect Location

    "We stayed and enjoyed the condo so much. It was close to all the shopping, shows hiking & yes golfing. The course is beautiful and we sat on the large patio in the morning with coffee and the evening with coffee. Going back in April - can't wait!"
    Guest: Wendy Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 29, 2015
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  • Totally AMAZING

    "This house is even nicer and more spacious than the photos suggest. A small group of us visited for Coachella and regretted not being able to spend more time at the house. It's such a relaxing space and well divided with the bedrooms separate from the communal areas of the house. The kitchen is spacious and allowed for cooking large meals and the TV Room/Den was an added bonus that we didn't even realize existed. The outdoor pool and jacuzzi area is also perfect. The pool is definitely one of the bigger pools I've seen in Palm Springs and the combination of sitting chairs and beach chairs gave everybody just what they needed. The property mangers were very attentive and quick to reply during the initial booking process (Aiyana) and while we were at the house (Zamara). Overall, this was a really great stay and we can't wait to visit again very soon!"
    Guest: Raheem Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 21, 2015
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  • Highly Recommended!!

    "Our family stayed at Sam and Ken's property over Christmas vacation and couldn't have asked for anything thing better. The house is the perfect size for a family of four. The backyard is gorgeous and our daughters loved the pool. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything you would need to make meals at home. There is an Albertsons grocery store nearby (5 minute drive). The neighbourhood was very quiet and the location of the house was close to the shopping on Palm Canyon Drive. In addition the house is also a short drive to the airport which was also convenient. We rented bikes and rode around the Vista Las Palmas neighbourhood. We also enjoyed going for hikes at Indian Canyons and Joshua Tree National Park. The owners, Sam and Ken, were very easy to deal with and responded quickly to all questions and emails. We would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Dawn Schmitz Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 8, 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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