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Make a holiday rental home or property in the Californian Desert your home away from home

The 25 million acres of Californian Desert are actually filled with things to see and do, despite the name! The deserts are hugely diverse, and dotted with national parks to explore, from Death Valley to the Joshua Tree National Park, Piute Mountains to Sand Canyon.

Things to do in the Californian Desert

Hiking in the Californian Desert is a unique experience. There are many, many miles of trails to explore, taking in some of the most remarkable landscapes in the whole of California. The Joshua Tree National Park is and especially popular place to walk and mountain bike, through dramatic wilderness scenery alive with nature, despite the harsh conditions. More strenuous mountain walking can be found on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail, but wherever you decide to walk, ride or cycle in the Californian Desert, you must make sure you are well equipped. Off roading, whether on a quad or in a 4x4 is an excellent way to see large parts of the desert, and is excellent fun too!

Fishing is also hugely popular in the California Desert, no matter how unlikely that may sound! The Imperial Wildlife Area is a fantastic place to fish for catfish, largemouth bass and bluegill, many of which can be caught anywhere along the Colorado River which flows serenely though the desert.

Golf is hugely popular throughout the Californian Desert, which is home to the world’s lowest golf course, the Furnace Creek Golf Course in Death Valley, which lies some 214 feet below sea level. Golf from Californian Desert accommodation is absolutely unique, and golfers have often commented on the different behaviour of golf balls struck here than on other courses around the world due to the differences in air pressure.

Places to visit on holiday in the Californian Desert

Palm Springs is a magnificent desert oasis, where world class dining, pure luxury and access to some of the best walking, 4x4 tours and excursions into the many special landscapes of the Californian Desert can be found. A Californian Desert villa in Palm Springs is the perfect base for enjoying the Californian Desert, and if you are hoping to enjoy a relaxed break, the tennis courts, swimming pools and horse riding possibilities will certainly entice.

Weather in the Californian Desert

Sun worshipers will be in their own personal heaven from Californian Desert accommodation. There are around 360 days of uninterrupted sunshine each year in the Californian Desert, with daily temperatures usually in the mid-30’s during the middle of the day. Even in January, the coldest month, you can expect daily peaks of around 22°C, whilst in July, the hottest month, temperatures often soar past the 40°C mark.

Travel to the Californian Desert

There is an airport in Palm Springs, the Palm Springs International Airport (PSP), but it doesn’t receive any direct flights from the UK. The airport is still remarkably easy to reach, with connections arriving from Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles on a regular basis.

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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    Cottage #394363vb
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 7
      Townhome #436431vb
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 9
        House #3596449
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          House #509077vb
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            • 1 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            House #644228vb
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Bungalow #4108714
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #888914vb
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (58 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #160564vb
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    House #499251vb
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                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #656583vb
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 6 BR
                        • 5 BA
                        • Sleeps 14
                        Estate #660911vb
                        21
                        Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (34 reviews)
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 5 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Estate #663192vb
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                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Condo #702679vb
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                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Villa #714192vb
                              11
                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (37 reviews)
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                                • Studio
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 3
                                Cabin #14571vb
                                37
                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (27 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  House #81419vb
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                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #329514vb
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                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #395280vb
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                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (45 reviews)
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                                        • 6 BR
                                        • 5 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        House #438784vb
                                        45
                                        Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                          • Studio
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 3
                                          Cabin #506635vb
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                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (17 reviews)
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                                            • Studio
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cabin #558772vb
                                            17
                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (21 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
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                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Condo #570179vb
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                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #583449vb
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #718134vb
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #783739vb
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                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      House #3519777
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #272331
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                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          House #709126vb
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                            House #4093936
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #727694vb
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                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                House #289202vb
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                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
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                                                                  House #290533vb
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    House #3527958
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Condo #213812vb
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        House #300861vb
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                                          House #450421vb
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            House #134002
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                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Apartment #335965vb
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #3499145
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #713224vb
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                                                                                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    House #488651vb
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                                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                      House #709141vb
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
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                                                                                        House #4102378
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                                                          House #966600
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                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #4148645
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                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                              • 6 BR
                                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 18
                                                                                              House #855755vb
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                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (83 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #337493
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                                                                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #689861vb
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                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                    (33 reviews)
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                                                                                                    House #738078vb
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (44 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #144808
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                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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