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Rick Olds

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

ONE BEDROOM HOUSE w/ PRIVATE MINERAL SPA, HIDDEN IN A PALM GROVE.

16 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

California Desert Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Private Get-away, close to everything, yet away from it ALL!!!

Enjoy the tranquility of desert nights in your own private one bedroom house! Casita Curativo means, 'little healing house' Sky Valley is the area where the house is located. Just 15 minutes from most of the Coachella Valleys Cities, yet this hide-away gives one the true feeling of Desert Living. The area is world famous for its HOT MINERAL WATER, sought for the belief of its 'Healing powers'. The Casita, located on five fully fenced acres has a private well fed hot mineral Jacuzzi spa! It is equipped w/ all the modern comforts, Central Air, Tile Floors, New Kitchen Appliances, Huge Bath w/ Jacuzzi Tub, King Size bed, Two Covered Patios, one a Palapa overlooking a serene pond. Wi-Fi & Satellite TV. are also Included! If your looking for a totally relaxing PRIVATE get-a-way that also offers you close proximity to spas, golf, hiking, restaurants, shoping, casinos & entertainment, look no further this is it! The reviews speak for this wonderful vacation home!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Rick Olds (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rick Olds

Retired Real Estate Broker, Live on a Date Palm Ranch next door to the 'casita' and Grow Madjool Dates & Exotic Palms. Hobbies include Minature Arabian 'style' Horses, Landscaping & Rasing most of our own veggies.

Rick Olds purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Rick Olds chose California Desert

Its a TOTAL PRIVATE GET-A-WAY. The sound of silence is amazing!

What makes this cottage unique

Private Hot Mineral Jacuzzi. Privacy and close proximity to deserts many cities.

Pet friendly with enclosed back yard and fully fenced five acres!

Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

ONE BEDROOM HOUSE w/ PRIVATE MINERAL SPA, HIDDEN IN A PALM GROVE.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Hill City, SD
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

When I needed new lodging after an unexpected change of travel plans, I hit the jackpot with the casita. I had to pinch myself that I was going to get to spend two weeks in what felt like paradise. The views, sunrises and sunsets, chemical-free mineral hot tub, fun of feeding the fish every morning, walking the property with my dog free to run in a fully fenced five acres was a great time for both of us. So nice to enjoy the quiet desert beauty and beautifully landscaped property and still be only minutes from lots of activities.This is the perfect spot to recharge your batteries or spend true time together with a loved one. Rick and Carter are two of the kindest people I've ever met! Rick has being a gracious host without being invasive down to an art. So lucky our paths have crossed. Already trying to figure out when I can make a return visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of a Kind!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, including my wife & I along with our three pups, stayed at the casita over Labor day weekend. To put it simply, it was tremendous.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as well as Rick & Carter. Our pups had a blast and we didn't have to worry about them in the least--everything is completely fenced in. We enjoyed relaxing, making fires, feeding the tilapia and sitting next to the pond.

In addition, we had a great time visiting with Rick & Carter. They showed us around the grounds, including getting to see their beautiful miniature horses, chickens and wonderful dogs.

We are already planning a return trip in October--see you soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for any kind of vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had only 3 nights to stay here, but we could easily see staying for much longer. We spent most of the daylight hours making various excursions around the area, but we could easily see just staying on the property for days on end. Rick and Carter have created a true oasis, not just from the desert, but from whatever kind of everyday life you might have had enough of for a while.

Before you arrive, your hosts make you feel very welcome, ensuring that you can find the location easily and, in our case, being very flexible with the arrival time. Rick offered us eggs from his chickens, and brought us apples from his tree when we arrived. We had told Rick that we were interested in hiking, and he offered suggestions of where we could hike where the conditions would be milder, as we had arrived during a sort of heatwave.

Although the owners live on property adjacent to the casita, we felt very secluded there. When you are inside the property, you could be anywhere in the world because the palm grove surrounds you so that all you can see are the mountains and the sky stretching out around you. And while Rick is very helpful and thoughtful, he was not at all intrusive. You could not ask for a better host.

The casita is very nicely decorated, and all the furnishings and accessories seem new. It is very easy to feel at home because it has everything you need, and the furniture is comfortable and not beaten up.

The grounds, of course, are a marvel. When you step out the back door, you have so many choices of social space. The area under the thatched canopy by the tilapia pond is very comfortable for lounging, and there is also the mineral spring hot tub (wonderful at night), a small table where we had meals, shaded outdoor seating by the gas grill, more seating out on the lawn in the sun, and a hammock. All of this surrounded by palm trees, gardens, and sky.

We spent our time out at Joshua Tree National Park and exploring the Salton Sea area, and we could have easily spent several more days doing that, and a lot longer on other excursions. It was great to come back after a long day of site seeing and be able to make a nice dinner and relax under the stars in the mineral spring tub. Those few hours made it easy to imagine coming back for a longer stay and never leaving the casita.

I thank Rick and Carter for creating such a wonderful experience that really enabled me to forget about work and deadlines and all those other plagues of everyday life.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am TRULY touched by your comments and await your return.. Thank you so much for your stay~
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Vancouver
5

A lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 glorious weeks at the casita. Although this means little house, it's actually quite large for 2 people, and there is also so much outdoor space. I'll try not to repeat what others have praised, because it's all true. Views from this property are amazing. There are various seating options outside, but our favourite was underneath the thatched canopy watching the hummingbirds and Tilapia in the pond. Inside the house is furnished very well. There is no dishwasher, but other large and small kitchen appliances, and washer and dryer, are really good. The pillow-top king size bed was very comfortable. There is a nice large jetted tub in the bathroom, but we always used the jacuzzi outdoors because it was superb. The shower stall is on the small side, but functioned well. Heating and air conditioning also worked well, and were easy to operate. Wi-fi was excellent. 15 minutes away is Desert Hot Springs and Desert Dunes Golf Club, which is a great open course (no houses around.) The owners really care about this property, and Rick was very friendly and kind to us. I would describe this property as: relaxing, quiet, private, comfortable, therapeutic, scenic, star gazing, wonderful. It's on our list for a repeat visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you both at the Casita.. Looking forward to many return visits in the future! Thank you both again for your stay.
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Adrian, MI
5

heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

I have been home for a week now and am soooo missing this bit of Heaven on Earth! This was my second visit and i am already planning my vacation for next year back here. The hosts are so sweet and helpful. The mineral spa outside the back door is so healing. The first time i visited, I had just cracked a bone in my upper arm, and when i got home to the Dr, he was amazed at how well i was doing in that short amount of time. I credit the healing waters. Fabulous! The constant sunshine, the mountain views, so pretty.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Shangri-La

  • 5 of 5

How many stars can a person give this place? It's perfect.

My husband and I wanted a quiet weekend away from the city. Little did we know we would happen upon the dreamiest shangri-la in the desert.

This retreat is close to the freeway (the 10), near grocery stores and restaurants and gas stations -- but being there feels like you're in the middle of nowhere. The house is immaculate. There's a fish pond (with pellets to feed the fish, so fun) where dragonflies, hummingbirds, and ducks visit. There's a cabana, a grassy yard with a fire pit, a hammock, a desert view, internet, a jacuzzi bath tub…And complete silence. The entire 5 acres is completely fenced, so dogs can run free.

The owners live nearby, so if you need anything, they're eager and able to help out. And they're sweet, sweet human beings.

We both came away inspired, refreshed, and grateful. Cannot recommend this place enough. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Palm Springs International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Desert Crest
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I - 10 Freeway
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Coast of Calif,
Car: necessary

Sky Valley is located in a rural, yet convenient location. Only 15 min. from most Coachella valley cities including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indio, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Coachella. We are also located just 6 miles from the south entrance of Joshua Tree National Park. Easy access to either High Desert area or our many resort communities. There are 100's of miles of hiking trails just outside the door of our wonderful getaway. Enjoy your own private hot mineral spa while taking in the dark starry night skies. Casita Sky Valley is a private relaxing Oasis!

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Rates & Availability

Thousand Palms Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
standard rate
May 15 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
$795
$1,725
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$895
$1,995
 
 
Trip Fest
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Coachella weekend 1
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Caochella weeked 2
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Stage Coach
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$155
$795
$1,725
 

Additional information about rental rates

10 dollers per pet per day $10
Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $10

Premium rates may apply to Holiday weekends such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Music Festivals, Please ask...

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Amenities

California Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Huge Bath w/ Shower & Seperate Jacuzzi Tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • There is one bedroom, w/ King Size bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain climbing

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