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A place where people reconnect with nature and their inner creative self.
First, there was a big house in the middle of nowhere. And it was apricot. Yes, the color. We did not know what to make of it, but we agreed that the location was unique and that the structure on it felt right. Obviously it did need a lot of work and even more love to turn it into what it is today, but it was worth the effort. Casa Codita has become an oasis for those who are looking for a magical haven embedded in a landscape full of boulders, wild desert flora and a magnificent sky that ranges from deep blue, to pastel pink to vibrant orange. Although the property feels far away from the hustle and bustle, it is just a stone’s throw away from the delights of an active town community with distinctive restaurants and coffeehouses, attractive shops and the legendary music venue ‘Pappy and Harriet’s’.
The desert’s casual and welcoming lifestyle is reflected in the relaxed design and lovely décor of the house. The colorful and pleasing style brings a touch of international design to this desert getaway. Our design team was inspired by both Mediterranean and Californian architecture and lifestyles and incorporated the elements of nature – water, air, earth and fire – into the concept. We embraced the idea because the desert is all about nature. It is the ultimate source of physical challenging and mental journeying. You’ll find the four elements embedded into the interiors and the exteriors alike.
Each bedroom was assigned a different color in alignment with an element, which creates an individual ambiance to spark an innate reaction. Mediterranean colors echo those of the sky, the soil as well as the native flora as you gaze through the windows and sliding doors. Yellow, green, rust, and blue accent walls, together with layered textures, fluffy rugs and stylish art, evoke the feeling of cozy hideaways. Whether you want to feel weightless, grounded, at peace or energized, there is a room that is a right choice. You will love the huge window seat in the master bedroom – perfect to sneak away to just be you.
Full of great natural light, big window openings and a lot of patio spaces, the house elicits the feeling that the lines between indoor and outdoor are blurring. A warm and airy interior design merges with a fantastic, endless view of what awaits you outside.
The common space is large and characterized by an open floor plan. It still feels welcoming and friendly with plenty of room to spend time together or apart. The huge, modern kitchen offers all the conveniences that allow you a multitude of culinary activities and the cozy living room provides a fireplace, a TV-screen and of course a fantastic view.
Due to its location, we also wanted to give guests the opportunity to enjoy not only the house itself but what is surrounded by it. When you elect to come to the desert, you should also seize the opportunity to immerse in its natural habitat. Feel the comforts of a home, but also get to know what is beyond your windows and doors. Why not watch wild bunnies hop by, while sitting in the hot tub; or gazing at the kaleidoscope of stars while going for a swim? Maybe you feel like having a glass of wine with your partner on the patio while your kids slumber peacefully inside? And to come back to the elements of nature, see you yourself sitting around a firepit and exchanging live-changing stories of the past?
Casa Codita offers all of this, room to swim, soak, cook, eat, drink, relax, sit, lie and mediate. You have the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends on a huge ‘catwalk’ in the middle of boulders and bushes. While there are those that enjoy a drink at the bar, others might wish to prepare food in the outdoor kitchen. Still others have fun in the sleek concrete pool, and the rest chill on comfy furniture working on their tan. Imagine yourself in a cool Mediterranean beach club just without all the other people! Does that sound like perfection? We think so!
Casa Codita feels like a real home away from home. It is a house with a sparkling personality, along with little details and selected handmade things with character, which makes you want to explore every corner. Our designers challenged the norm and came up with ideas that make this house truly unique. There is both, places for bigger groups but also little hideaways and nooks to be more intimate if needed. It all feels so pleasingly relaxed. This experience will linger in your mind long after you have already left. It feels like it is giving out stylish hugs and is all about making a lot of people happy. Yet, don’t feel too bad: you are welcome to return to Casa Codita as often as you want.
To the private house, the private pool area and outsides and as well as the driveway. Additional notes
The only area that is different is the garage. We only use the garage for indoor yoga, laundry, plugging in a hybrid car (with the car parked in the driveway not inside), and keeping clean for guest.
Short term rental number for Yucca Valley
APN: (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) Guest will be required to follow all city rules that will be provided.