HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand
Book with Confidence Guarantee™
Comprehensive payment protection
Customer service available 24/7

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.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters

Property Type

Popular Searches

Payment Options

Facilities

Managed By

Local Area

Property Details

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
  • 1 - 30 of 6,440
    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    3
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      38
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        15
          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          27
            • 5 BR
            • 5 BA
            • Sleeps 12
            18
              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              17
                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                38
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  34
                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 8
                    26
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      8
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        39
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          22
                            • 6 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 14
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              11
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                10
                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Special Offer! Desert Collection Model House for Summer Special 4 July - 4 September
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    26
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      16
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        5
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          1 Review
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            2 Reviews
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Separate Toilets
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              77
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 5 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                30
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  51
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    53
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      19
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        8
                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          8
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            5
                                                              £585
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              26
                                                              • 1 - 30 of 6,440
                                                               

                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                              Wonderful home, clean and well decorated

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              Enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at Orange Crush. The home has been very recently renovated, with no detail overlooked, from the iPad touch controls, Sonos system, tasteful mid-century modern decor, and wonderfully comfortable bedding. Our local concierge, David, was also very helpful, easy to contact/communicate with, and eager to assist with our needs. Excellent experience!
                                                              • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Mar 2016