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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Deserts reviews

  • A +++++++!!! Very clean, quite and updated and in beautiful gated community. Excellent kind owner.

    "The home was beautiful, clean and quiet. The rate was very reasonable and the owner was a GEM!! The owner was very attentive to our every need. I rented this property with my wife and a couple friends when we came for Coachella Fest. My wife and I are fairly fussy and we had ZERO complaints."
    Guest: Justin Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 25, 2014
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  • Wonderful - again!

    "This was our second stay (group of 5 sibling couples) at the home and it continues to exceed all expectations. The attention to detail is impressive - from the kitchen to the bedrooms to the pool and spa. There was nothing that we wanted and could not find. Whether cooking in the gourmet kitchen or lounging at the pool, even doing laundry was a pleasure. Thank you thank you - looking forward to year three."
    Guest: PDHappy Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 26, 2014
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  • Little Palace in the Desert!

    "What a lovely home Nadia (owner) has made and allowed us vacation renters to enjoy! My husband needed a short break, escape to decompress and rest. This home gave us comfort and convenience. Close to a supermarket, hairdresser, nail salon and Old Town La Quinta and it's restaurants, we enjoyed it all. Hope to return again in the future. Highly recommend this home, owner helpful and hands-on to assist you."
    Guest: CotatiGal Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • Huge sunny backyard with a huge pool

    "This is our fifth VRBO rental and our third in Palm Springs and were treated great throughout the entire process. The pictures don't do the property justice as you don't get a sense of how large the backyard is until your standing there with a drink in your hand. Being in Palm Springs many times we know how important a west or south backyard can be with the cool nights or even during the day, we a little unsure of this place prior to arrival due to the north backyard. Don't worry the pool gets full sun from early morning till sunset over the mountains. From other reviews the TV room is not described as well as it should be so I will try to do it justice. Basically it is a converted two car garage that is accessed through the kitchen and has a huge sectional, two chairs wet bar and a huge TV. Now we didn't go to Palm Springs to watch TV but early in the morning it is a nice place to have a coffee without bothering anyone else. We had two families for the time we were there and all talked about the size of the rooms and cleanliness of the house. The two master suites made it simple to prepare for the day and the outside shower was used on more than one occasion for a morning shower. The backyard is completely private and you could wander around naked it that was your bent and you would not be seen any anyone except the doves singing on the overhead power lines. For those travelling with children there is some risque art in the house but nothing a hand towel couldn't hide. The only other suggestion would to have a diving board installed a the deep end or a ladder to get out, which would increase the value of such a big pool. We all loved the house and if we were looking for a 4 bedroom house again we would not hesitate to return"
    Guest: Jim R. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 2, 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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