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Recent Deserts reviews

  • A real gem...

    "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the house was prefect. Very functional, great pool and garden, with lots of California sunshine. The grapefruit and lemon trees were a treat. Great location, very private and quiet. Ray was great to deal with, making the whole booking process seamless. Would definitely stay there again."
    Guest: Linda GM Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 29, 2014
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  • GREAT CONDO / OWNERS

    "Every thing was GREAT!"
    Guest: Pookie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 30, 2014
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  • Great if you are a golfer

    "Todd and Trisha are lovely, helpful hosts; their home is clean and comfortable and the views are amazing. However, the home is located directly on a golf course - a very well tended and well groomed golf course. We are not golfers and thus failed to realize what this proximity means. We learned quickly, however. We learned that it takes a lot of machine power to get those greens looking as pristine and well manicured as these are - a lot of very loud machine power that started variously at 6:00 and 6:30 a.m.! Thus our calm, restful retreat disappeared most mornings with the roar of a small tractor. We had to accept that sleeping in was just not going to be a feature of this vacation. Otherwise it was great."
    Guest: Claudia B. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 11, 2014
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  • Amazing!

    "We absolutely loved this spectacular place. As soon as we walked in we felt so comfortable and at home. We appreciated Sylvia greeting us on the first day; giving us information and answering our questions. We loved that the master bedroom was on the other side of the house from the guest bedroom; allowing privacy for all. Sylvia's home is beautifully decorated. It was a treat to entertain our family and friends. When we walked outside we were greeted with an amazing view of the mountains and the lake. Many hours were spent watching people fishing in the lake, walking on the pathway and enjoying the beautiful landscape. Such a peaceful and very quiet location! We picked lemons, grapefruit and kumquats off the trees in the yard. If you had any questions Sylvia was just a call away. We will be returning again next year and hopefully for many years. This is truly an amazing place."
    Guest: Abby Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 7, 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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