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Recent Deserts reviews

  • Beautiful

    "This rental was perfect and very nicely decorated. There was 5 adults and the space was fantastic. There are 2 pools really close by and our daughter had it pretty much to herself. Don was awesome to deal with and I had no worries from the start. We absolutely LOVE Palm Dessert and will definitely return!! Thank you Don for making this a very relaxing holiday!!!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 12, 2015
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  • Wonderful Palm Springs home

    "We spent a week at this wonderful home and found it just want we wanted. From our first contact with the owner we were treated as we would expect at a 5 star resort. He loves his home and sharing it with others and that comes across both in how he dealt with us and how he maintains his home. Even though the weather was rainy and cloudy most of the time, we very much enjoyed just relaxing with the fireplace on and looking at the beautiful back yard and hearing the waterfalls. While we were only 2 people, we could easily see how this would also be a perfect home to vacation with our family. We have had some bad experiences with rentals not living up to the photos and descriptions, but this was not the case was exactly as presented."
    Guest: Rob Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 15, 2014
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  • Cabin at Joshua Tree

    "Well equipped, comfortable and great design features. My wife and I kept chuckling with delight when we first explored the Cactus Flower, both inside and out. Nice touches like the welcoming bottle of wine, fire pit outside and wonderful old wood burner inside. Great shower and very comfortable bed. For anyone like us who is used to complete silence at night, the drone of traffic on the highway may be intrusive but it is at a good distance, so muted. Excellent prior information and local info when we arrived. Selection of books, DVDs etc. To conclude, we loved it."
    Guest: Toph Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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  • Perfect holiday getaway

    "My husband and I rented this house in Palm Springs for a couples getaway, with some family joining us for the Thanksgiving holiday. We enjoyed every minute of our stay here. The owners created such a comfortable home that we didn't want to leave! It was quiet, private and had lovely mountain views. Plus it's in a great location for getting around PS easily. We enjoyed luxury touches like: heated blankets on all the beds, all-house and outdoor speakers, pool floaties, 2 gas fireplaces (one indoor and one outdoor), gorgeous stone showers that make you feel like you're in Hawaii, and all the kitchen ware you could need (nice serving pieces so your table feels like home along with tons of pool serving pieces for all the hours outdoors). The pool was great, the lounging ledge was really nice for reading in the water, under an umbrella. And the hot tub had great jets and was the perfect temp. We didn't use the bikes, but there were two available. And, we were able to park our car in the garage, which is really nice in the desert. All in all, we plan to come back for our next desert getway and our family that visited wanted the listing number too! it's a gem."
    Guest: Jenny Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 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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