Private Get-away, close to everything, yet away from it ALL!!!
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!
Dog Friendly w/ fenced yard!!
Children not allowed
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
It gets better each time we go
This was our 2nd trip to the Casita in Sky Valley (Desert Hot Springs) and it was even better than the 1st time. Rick, the host, is very knowledgeable about the area and can provide recommendations if you need them. And he's the nicest person you could ever meet. This will become an annual trip for us.
Dan, you, Marjean and the pups are a pleasure to host.. I would be so happy to see you on an annual basis.. Thanks again for your stay!
Perfect Getaway (especially for festival season)
Rick was the best host ever and super responsive and accommodating. The house is pretty spacious and in the perfect location for festival season when all you want to do is get away from all the craziness and crowds. The oasis is truly so peaceful and beautiful to hang out in. The jacuzzi was so relaxing especially after a long day on your feet. We definitely recommend this place :)
Never expected such a fantastic experience
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.
I hope you will return in the future, I'm glad you both enjoyed the Casita.. Im so happy that your pups liked their stay as well.. I like the personal touch of meeting guests and getting them situated when they arrive.. You were GREAT guests and left the property immaculate.. Thank you for choosing to stay at the Casita!~
Peaceful and Mesmerizing
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
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
Thanks for a Perfect Vacation
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.
Tranquil Desert Oasis
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.
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!