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ONE BEDROOM HOUSE located on 5 acres in a serene PRIVATE Palm Oasis!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 720 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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!

Rick Olds
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 May, 2018

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 Desert Hot Springs

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in the Desert Hot Springs in the Riverside County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • Huge Bath w/ Shower & Seperate Jacuzzi Tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • There is one bedroom, w/ King Size bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse 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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ONE BEDROOM HOUSE located on 5 acres in a serene PRIVATE Palm Oasis!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Never expected such a fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at the casita. This little house is great for a couple and their furry companions. We enjoyed our walks and the beautiful scenery all around the property. It was great fun to feed the fish in the large pond. The house has everything you might need and you will be surprised at all the nice little touches that you would not expect from a vacation rental. Our 3 dogs acclimated very quickly and had as much fun as we did.

The host, Rick, is friendly, knowledgeable about the area, easy going and a wonderful person. When renting a vacation property, we don't usually meet the host or manager in person as everything is done through the Internet, via email or by phone. We were very happy to meet Rick and it made our stay that much more enjoyable.

We definitely recommend this VRBO. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paso Robles, CA

Peaceful and Mesmerizing

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at the Casita! Every where you walk or sit has its own charm and something interesting for the senses. We loved feeding the tilapias in the pond and sitting in the Palapa. The first night we arrived, we watched the Full Moon rise above the mountains to the East, and it was magical.

Rick gave us a wonderful ranch tour where we got to meet his miniature horses, and walk among the date Palms.

I think our K9 'Drama' enjoyed her stay almost more than we did. She was so happy walking and running the grounds with us as the property is completely fenced.

Rick and Carter are the best Hosts! If you're looking for a Desert Oasis, this is it! We simply didn't want to leave, and look forward to returning in the future.

Thanks again for your hospitality and charm Rick and Carter!

~ Tanya, Jeff, and K9 Drama

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Guys! We so enjoyed hosting you at the Casita.. Perfect guests, perfect fit. True Dog lovers that care for their dog better than most people do their children.. So good to meet you both. Drama was a perfect pup! Hope you will come again and relax at our Vacation home.. Thank you so much! Rick & Carter
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Thanks for a Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was great,. even better than advertised. Everything about the house was clean, comfortable and in perfect working condition. The five fenced acres were great for my dog. Best of all was the natural mineral spring Jacuzzi and the fish pond. The location is off the highway so as to be peaceful and quiet, but minutes from Desert Hot Springs and Palm Springs. The owner went out of his way to assure that our stay went well.

Plenty of nature: roadrunners, hummingbirds, rabbits, quail, orioles and other wildlife abound.

Hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil Desert Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, tastefully decorated, well-equipped casita with views in all directions. The perfect escape for anyone seeking peace and privacy in a natural setting of palms and desert plants. A palapa overlooking the pond and a mineral water jacuzzi completes the relaxing, outdoor experience. Rick, our host, was a wonderful addition to our stay and we plan on returning again in the spring.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hill City, SD


  • 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!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.26
Pet Fee £7.43
Damage Deposit £185.65

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