Help!

We're planning a friends get away this summer. Our plan is to find a nice house in the desert and chill. We've found some great houses in Palm Springs near the Joshua Tree Park.

Thoughts on this? It seems:

1. Easy to get to from LA

2. A good place to see stars (literally)

3. Close enough to Vegas to see shows

4. Close enough to the Grand Canyon for a day trip

But is it? I've never been to Palm Springs, but I worry that the light pollution will ruin the stargazing for us.

Thoughts? Suggestions? We're looking for a house with at least 3 bedrooms, jacuzzi, and pool (yes, I know it's the desert, but a salt water pool is a non-negotiable).