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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Vacation visit

    "We stayed over a 3 day weekend and could not have been more pleased. Everything was clean, well thought out, organized and very welcoming."
    Guest: M Foley Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 7, 2014
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  • would have been excellent but for continuing difficulty with tv

    "Excellent. Very clean and prompt help with ongoing TV problems. Views were nice. Spacious and attractive decor. Bed comfortable. Unit was very good as described and pictured. I would like to return. Lots of things to see within walking distance"
    Guest: palm springs traveler Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 3, 2014
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  • Thanksgiving in the Sun

    "We absolutely loved our stay at this beautiful Legacy Villa! We came to the La Quinta area to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. We had stayed at the Legacy Villas before, but we all agreed that we loved this upstairs unit with it's lovely views of the rocky hills and palm trees. We enjoyed having our morning coffee and evening glass of wine out on the balcony. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils, pots and pans we needed to prepare the side dishes we brought to Thanksgiving dinner. The Villa is very clean, updated and beautifully decorated. Owner, Laurie, was always available for questions. We will definitely return for future visits to La Quinta!"
    Guest: Taryn B. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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  • 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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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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