We have had the pleasure of working with Cindy since 2009! Cindy is a very conscientious, professional and courteous business woman. She goes out of her way to accommodate you if your home requires any repairs or renovations while you are away. Her weekly updates on the check to our home are a comfort when we are away. We highly recommend Cindy to any future clients - Cindy treats our home like she would her own - we are extremely pleased and happy to continue to be in association with her.  

Rob and Cathy
La Quinta

We are snowbirds that have been using Cindy's service for the past 2 years. We couldn't be happier, she is very observant of all areas of your home from the inside and out.  If she sees something that doesn't seem right she is right on it to let you know.  So, on your return, there are no surprises. Cindy can handle any task and she is happy to help.  Super organized and a very caring person, she treats your home as her own.

Gary & Margaret

Having Cindy take pride and ownership of our home has been a comfort to us while we are away. Her attention to detail and her professionalism in every aspect of keeping our home safe and running has given us such a piece of mind.

Whether it is for regular maintenance, accepting deliveries or liaising with other service providers to oversee any work on our property, Cindy has been instrumental. We would highly recommend Cindy for those that truly value their property and peace of mind when away.

Tony & Katherine
La Quinta, Ca

Snowbird's who own property in Palm Springs and leave their homes for a length of time, are required to have such dwellings checked while vacant to comply with insurance requirements and personal security.

We have used the services of Cindy Clinkenbeard for the past three years and found her above reproach. Her friendly manner makes for a much appreciated association.  The number of items on her check list are too numerous to point out and are carried out with pride of a job well done. A detailed report is given to the owner following the inspection. Cindy is always open to requests for other demands and if she cannot handle it herself will find a responsible person to do it with consultation with the owner.  

Frank and Esme
Indio, Ca

Cindy and Desert Home Or Away Concierge are peace of mind.  We feel fortunate to have found Desert Home or Away Concierge to manage our home when we are away. We have worked with Cindy Clinkenbeard for three years.  She is capable, dependable and pleasant. Cindy has been a resource for finding trades people and she manages the services at our house in our absence, including the security company.  We can recommend Cindy without reservation.

Susan and Michael
La Quinta, Ca

We contacted Cindy Clinkenbeard as a result of a friend's enthusiastic recommendation, and her performance has exceeded our expectations by far.  She is intelligent, responsible, honest and creative, and has kept us well connected with appropriate communications.  We felt confident with her caring for our property, and we recommend her highly!

Louise and Bill
Indian Wells, CA

Things go wrong in unattended homes.  Hiring Cindy Clinkenbeard—Desert Home or Away Concierge--to look after our second home was the right move. 

Almost four years ago we interviewed and subsequently hired Cindy to oversee our La Quinta vacation home.  For the first two years of ownership, we resided 2,000 miles away.  (We currently live only two hours away).  We felt comfortable entrusting Cindy to oversee all aspects of our home.

She’s performed many services for us, including:

  • Providing written and photographic updates on our home’s interior and exterior, including landscaping
  • Gathering the mail
  • Scheduling and being onsite for routine pest abatement
  • Hiring cleaning personnel

Importantly, Cindy alerted us to a potential emergency situation and also made herself available to oversee a broken/gushing sprinkler valve issue. 

We feel confident entrusting Cindy to represent us when we are unable to be onsite for service appointments—just last week she worked with Coachella Valley Water District to install the necessary controller for our irrigation system.

We feel we can count on Cindy and have referred her to a couple who also have a home in La Quinta.  From their comments to us, they are very happy having Cindy oversees their property during extended absences.  They were especially happy last year when their neighborhood experienced flooding after torrential rains and found that Cindy was already checking on their home as they placed a call to her to do so (they were out of state when this happened)!

With Cindy on the job, we have peace of mind that our home is well looked after.

John and Carol
Pasadena, CA
La Quinta, CA

We have had Cindy Clinkenbeard as our Home Away From Home Concierge since we bought our home well over 7 years ago. What Cindy has done for us cannot be told in a few words. My husband and I are Canadian and we knew nothing about having a desert home in Indio when we bought here. Cindy's knowledge has paid for herself over and OVER.

When we built our pool she was sending us pictures of what was right and also what was wrong. Since we had no idea of what was wrong she sure helped us with the pool builder. She tells us exactly what is going on with the pool and the pool cleaners, gardener, and other service people. This may seem a small thing to some but when you are in another country you have no idea what you are paying for.

The best part of having Cindy's Home Away From Home Service is the PEACE OF MIND it has allowed my husband and me to have. We unfortunately are not old enough to retire as snow birds for a few years yet. But knowing our home is taken care of just like our home is by us in Canada allows us to rest easy. We have nothing but respect and admiration for Cindy and her business. From our point of view coming to a clean pool and a bug free house with the air condition turned down so we don't sweat, is a blessing!

So our thinking is.....what do you have to lose.....give her a try!!

Rose & Ken
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Indio, CA

We are snowbirds in the desert, so our house is vacant most of the year.  It has been great having Cindy watch our house.  It has been such a relief knowing that Cindy is checking the house every week, giving us an update after each visit and following up on anything that needed attention.  She cares about her clients homes.

La Quinta, CA

We met Cindy at a home show last spring and were immediately impressed with her presentation and her genuine professional manner.  We hired her immediately to take care of our home in our absence over the following seven months.  She visits twice a month and sends us a detailed report following each visit.  She has exceeded our expectations in her thoroughness, clear communication, reliability, offers of helpful information and willingness to handle unusual requests.  Shortly after we left, our refrigerator quit working. Cindy was there to deal with the mess this created and offered to assist us in either repairing or replacing the appliance.  A replacement will be arriving shortly and Cindy will be there to accept the delivery for us.  We highly recommend Cindy as your homecare professional.

Marjorie and Ed
Vancouver, B.C.
Indio, CA

We have been extremely fortunate to have found Cindy to watch our home while we're away.  It gives us peace of mind knowing she has it under control. She inspects our home inside and out, makes sure the garden and pool are being cared for, is first on the call list for the security alarm, and coordinates people to clean and wash windows at our request. If a problem should occur she know plumbers, electricians etc. to call. She even helped us find servicemen to make repairs prior to selling a previous home. Cindy goes above and beyond to help us.

Craig and Patti
Indio, CA

We have had the pleasure of engaging the services of Ms. Clinkenbeard and Desert Home or Away Concierge for over two years. It gives us great peace of mind to know our house is being cared for in the event of any emergency while we are gone, enjoying our travels. Cindy is very reliable and reports by email or cell phone regardless of where we are.  We have had plumbing emergencies and Cindy knew exactly what to do and who to contact.  She is very conscientious and she gives us a full report of all situations during our time away and upon our return. We are happy to recommend the concierge services of Cindy Clinkenbeard." 

La Quinta, CA

Thank you for meeting with me before my trip and taking care of my home while I visited my great grandkids. I usually hesitate to leave my home, but I was relieved after I met you. Thank you for being so nice and professional.

Palm Springs, CA

Thank you for overseeing the difficulties with my condo rental. Without you there, things would have been a huge mess and I would have had to cut my summer away short.

Palm Desert, CA
Mattapoisett, MA