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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Far Exceeded Expectations

    "I don't know what I could write that other reviewers haven't already written! Jackrabbit Wash is the perfect high desert retreat. And Aaron is a wonderful owner. The airline cancelled and rescheduled my flight; Aaron was terrific and accommodating about the change in arrival day and time. In fact, from my first inquiry months ago and throughout my stay, Aaron was a helpful, cheerful, unimposing owner Jackrabbit Wash is one of those rare homes that is even better in person than the stunning photographs show. Modern in this case means warm, welcoming and integrated into the high desert environment. The clean, elegant lines of this architectural treasure give the home the appearance of soaring on the hillside. The purity of the home's design both inside and out and long, cool lap pool is calming and simply, stunningly beautiful. One of my favorite memories is the way the floor to ceiling walls of windows reflected the interior at night and the landscape during the day, evoking a feeling of spaciousness and dissolving the transition between outside to inside. The alternating natural colors of stone "shingles" offered a gentle visual rhythm, while the water from the lap pool reflected in softly-lit ripples on the ceiling during the day. I found the home equisitely peaceful. I'd love to come back when outside temps are more conducive to swimming in the lap pool, but other reviewers are right about the starry skies. I was fortunate to be here during a full moon. Simply incredible. Jackrabbit Wash reminds me of a poem by Li Po about mountains: "The birds have vanished in the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and I until only the mountain remains." One could replace "high desert" for the word "mountain" and understand what staying at Jackrabbit Wash is like."
    Guest: Dave and Erin O. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 10, 2015
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  • WOW

    "WOW, is all I can say about this property, we were a group of 12 guys on a golf trip and this place was amazing...from The Owner being so hopefully, to the property itself, the pool and features in the yard are stunning....the home itself the Pictures to not to it justice....Thanks so Much for the amazing week in your home Gary!"
    Guest: Canadians Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 2, 2015
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  • LA/Hawaii Guests

    "We had such a great time at this property! Everything was clean and neat upon arrival and the detailed instructions definitely helped us settle in nicely...it immediately felt like a home away from home. The pool area was great, and the pool was already heated when we arrived. We spent the Thanksgiving holiday at the house, and the fully-stocked kitchen and dining areas were perfect for cooking and hosting a thanksgiving meal. The bedrooms were big and roomy, bed's were very comfortable, living room was nice for lounging around on a lazy day, and everything was family friendly (we had two toddlers with us). Some really good bonuses: Amazing views, on-site laundry, close to everything that is famous about Palm Springs, and although we didn't have a chance to take advantage of it, the fruit trees in the backyard! The owner Dan was also very good at keeping in touch with us. He answered any questions we had promptly and also checked in (via email) during our stay to make sure we were doing alright. I highly recommend this house and will definitely be looking to stay there again."
    Guest: Pono K. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 3, 2014
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  • Lovely Little Gem

    "My wife and I spent the month of January, 2015 at this lovely little gem and found it to be perfect for two people. The description and pictures on line fit to a tee. We found the condo to be very clean with every type of cleaning supply included. There were plenty of extra sheets, blankets, comfy towels and a fantastically comfortable king sized bed. The kitchen was very well stocked with lots of different knives, pots, pans and dishes to suit every need and the cutest little dishwasher. Two tvs with a wide selection of DVDs were a bonus. We really appreciated having free phone calls to the US and Canada as well as free WiFi. The suite was very bright, stylishly decorated with lovely views of the mountains across the street. The complex itself was very quiet with two nice pools, a hot tub and a nice, safe walk to the downtown area. We found the permanent residents to be quiet and friendly and met some wonderful guests. Communication from Tom is terrific and he does everything he can to make your stay a relaxing and wonderful experience. Highly recommended."
    Guest: Mr Bee Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 6, 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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