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Recent Deserts reviews

  • A perfect Get-A-Way

    "My husband and I thoroughly appreciated our stay in this lovely casita. It is beautifully maintained and thoughtfully furnished. It far exceeded our expectations. I especially appreciated the well-equipped kitchen and overall comfort of the place. We felt right at home the minute we walked in. The owner was extremely helpful in every respect from the first inquiry to our request to stay an additional day.."
    Guest: Darjoe Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 19, 2014
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  • Our Delightful Home Away from Home

    "This IS our home away from home in Palm Springs. We have rented from this owner 3 times and he is a pleasure. I’ve hesitated to write a review because his house gets snapped up quickly! For good values, it is always wise to plan ahead as much as possible. This home is located in Deep Well, a beautiful neighborhood in South Palm Springs. It has a double lot (very unusual for the area) and once you drive into the two-car garage and enter the property -- you are in a private world of your own. The landscaping is just beautiful -- and the view of Mount San Jacinto while you lounge by the pool is breathtaking. There is a caretaker who will show you how to operate everything in the house, as well as the pools – and will leave you to enjoy your privacy but is a phone call away if a need arises. The in-house stereo system can easily be programmed to play in one room – or in any combination of rooms. Two hybrid mountain/road bikes are available in the garage, allowing renters to bike on designated bike lanes in the Deep Well neighborhood and beyond. If you like to entertain, it’s a “cook’s kitchen” with top of the line appliances -- including a separate refrigerated wine cooler. Every cooking tool I’ve needed has been there. When I found the Cusinart stored in the one of the cabinets, I said to my husband, “The owner has thought of everything!” The kitchen is large enough to include a table of eight; another table of eight is outside by the salt-water pool and Jacuzzi. It’s a truly serene and easy-to-care-for home that ensures a relaxing vacation. A wonderful rental –if you love to visit Palm Springs, you will rent it again and again. Thanks so much, Bob!"
    Guest: Mary G. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 20, 2014
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  • Everything you could want in a luxurious home on a World class golf course.

    "My friends and I rented this home for a guys golf trip. The home has plenty of room and all the amenities you would expect from a home of at PGA West. The home is well appointed to handle a lot more visitors. The updated pool area is fantastic. The views of the golf course and mountains are spectacular. The kitchen is very well appointed and spacious. I can't imagine a home in this area built in the 80's being much nicer, with all the custom work and brilliant layout. PGA West offers a wonderful, secure community for residents and visitors alike. The rental experience was flawless and included impeccable details for transportation, security and the workings of the house. I was very impressed with the owners professionalism and timely communication. All in all a wonderful rental experience."
    Guest: Erik F. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 2014
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  • The Best Yet!

    "WOW! My husband, myself and two teenagers come to the desert every year and this home was BY FAR the BEST! The owners were fantastic to deal with also, which isn't always the case. This home is immaculate! This beautifully decorate home was the ultimate in comfort. The beds were wonderful with top quality bedding and sheets. There was plenty of extra everything. Blankets, towels, sheets, dishes, silverware and any tons of small appliances! You want for nothing while you are here. The pool, hot tub and fire pit were so fabulous. Everything in this home is in perfect working order. It is located in a great part of the desert and in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood. We would absolutely stay in the fabulous home again!!! Very highly recommend. Thank you again for sharing your home with us."
    Guest: Kelly H. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 5, 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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