About this listing
Please note: Due to city moratorium on short term rentals in Indian Wells, we are only be able to rent for a ONE WEEK or LONGER stay. All city room taxes are included in our fee.
First, I must inform you that our city has a new ordinance restricting residence rentals to 7 Day MINIMUM. The "Monterey Garden" room is also well appointed, with comfortable furniture and a 37" wide screen TV and WIFI! This suite has a private entrance and bathroom, as well as an abbreviated kitchenette. Our guests in either room might say that we're trying to out do the $250.00+ rooms competing--yet we still only charge our guests a much lower rate, which also includes an 11.25% transient occupancy tax that is required along with a three -night minimum by the City of Indian Wells. We don't charge cleaning or parking fees. (Consider that Airbnb's fees for booking are far less than most hotel's parking fees!) Please email us if the particular dates you desire aren't available and we will let you know of other close dates that might be available.
You have a lovely view of the colorful patio garden---which provides additional living space, with a small dining table/chairs just outside your door. For more expansive veiws of the desert and nearby Mount Eisenhower, there are comfortable chairs and chaise lounges that surround the newly remodeled and renovated pool and spa. The patio overhang is equipped with misters and fans that cool the area by at least 10 degrees on hot, summer days. A brand new Weber grill and toaster oven are also available for your more serious cooking needs. Your hosts are also pleased to supply you with their favorite drinking and dining spots in the desert. We supply at no extra charge: coffee, orange juice, milk, cocoa, herbal teas, and plenty of bottled water--as well as oatmeal, fresh fruits, popcorn, bagels, cream cheese, snack bars, and a selection of three dry cereals.
Our salt water pool/spa have just been completely remodeled. The spa is heated in the fall/winter but the pool is not. Pool/spa area is just a few steps away and most often left to the privacy of our guests. Parking is as close as the front curb.
Please notice that this room is also listed on the first page of Airbnb's most "recommended" list in most desert cities. Our 3600 sq ft home is located in a quiet, safe, and prestigious neighborhood, Rancho Palmeras Estates in Indian Wells. And we are located less that two miles from El Paseo, familiarly known as the Rodeo Drive of the Desert. the Beverly Hills of the desert and approximately 30 minutes from Palm Springs International Airport and the four private jet ports. the airport and close to most that the area has to offer. You will find a more detailed listing below of the numerous amenities of this "Monterey Garden" theme room:
37" wide screen tv and wifi
Your private bath is 7' x 10' and has a huge 4' x 3 1/2' shower. The patio garden is secluded and quiet, making an inviting setting for dining any time of day.
Since the room is not open to the rest of the house, your abbreviated kitchenette is equipped with:
3 cu. ft. refrigerator
common kitchen items/tools, such as dishes, bowls, cups, silverware, other utensils
(Most everything but a kitchen sink!)
Bath is furnished with:
plush bath and pool towels , wash cloths, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, soaps and shampoos, iron/board, as well as a number of other helpful incidentals, including robes.
You will find your room as clean and luxurious as any 5 star hotel. Should you desire housekeeping and laundry service while you are staying with us, please feel free to request.
We neither smoke, drink, nor have animals or children in the home. The house environment is quiet and the neighborhood is very elegant and peaceful. We have frequented many Bed & Breakfasts, so you can expect us to know how to welcome and accommodate you most kindly--yet be very respectful of your privacy! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or just make reservations, if our calendar offers vacancies that suit you.
Ned and Sandra
Laundry by scheduling access.
Interaction with Guests
We interact with guests when they check in and out, as well as communicate to them to please call us any hour of the night if problems.
WIFI code/password: Also located in the desk drawer. Code: Cisco36583 Password: guest
(If that doesn’t work, try code: Sandra Password: password) There is also a button on your laptop’s keyboard or on one of its sides that will turn the Internet on/off. This button may show an Internet symbol. Sometimes, in transit or packing and unpacking, this button gets turned off, unintentionally, and prevents access. If all fails, please call us for further troubleshooting options.
PROBLEMS CALL- Sandra’s Cell (phone number hidden) Ned’s Cell (phone number hidden) House Ph(phone number hidden)
In case of medical or disaster emergency, call 911. In other less critical situations, we could direct you to local medical facilities, if you are in need.
COURTESIES- Although the walls in this house are well insulated, we ask that music and TV-Internet volumes, as well as conversation be kept at a low, but comfortable volume. On this same note, we also try to keep our noise level down, with your comfort in mind.
APPLIANCES- ICE cubes are in the ref/freezer. Extra ice, of course, upon request. A toaster oven, waffle iron, and other kitchen items are located in the barbeque grill area of the back yard. Any other kitchen items we have and you may need are available, upon request.
AIR/HEAT ADJUSTMENTS- The bedrooms are not equipped with their own temperature controls, however, please let us know at any time of day or night if the temperature is uncomfortable. The ceiling fan also helps circulate air. Please do not leave the exterior door open except for entering and exiting. We do not have many bugs in the desert, but other little creatures exist that could venture into your room, if the door is kept open for even short time periods.
SUPPLIES- We try to stock more than enough supplies in the room for every guest’s stay. Should you not have enough of any item, please let us know. We appreciate your leaving the extra supplies for our next guests.
POOL/SPA- The pool and spa area are usually left to our guest’s privacy, yet please, no nudity. We also have a policy of no glassware or breakable ceramic near the pool or spa. Pool and spa are salt water and costs are prohibitive to remove broken materials, such as these, from the water. To use the spa, please call (phone number hidden) let us know at least 30 minutes before you want to use the spa, so we can turn the heater on. The pool is not heated and the pool temperature is usually too cool to swim until mid April.
BARBEQUE- The gas grill is located in the back yard. As mentioned above, the toaster oven and other kitchen items are stored near the barbeque and can be used at any time.
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LIGHTS/UTILITIES- Please turn the light off upon leaving. However, feel free to leave the outdoor light on, should you think that you may not be returning before dark. The room interior has a night light that goes on automatically. No candles permitted. As with any host, energy conservation is much appreciated. (It helps us keep our rates down.)
HOUSEKEEPING NEEDED?- Please let Sandra know.
FOODS/AMENITIES- are provided free of charge. Should you need additional items not included, please let us know. We will accommodate you the best we can. Food and restaurant coupons, as well as menus are in the kitchenette area or nightstand drawer for your convenience and savings. Please check expiration dates! Also, if you require a place to store perishable items, we may be able to keep them in the main house. Just let us know in advance.
Ralph’s Supermarket is located one-half mile west at the intersection of Hwy 111 and Cook Street. For your food shopping we have attached a Ralph’s discount card to one of your room’s key chains to take advantage of the many on-sale items.
MAINTENANCE- If anything does not seem to be working properly, please let us know. As a courtesy to future guests, please do not use commode drains for pads, etc. Also, the sink drain doesn’t have a strainer, so please either wipe the food off plates with a paper towel before washing them in the sink. You may also use the dish pan provided and after washing is complete, empty the water into the commode.
WEEKLY SERVICES- The gardener comes on Fridays, usually after 11am. Garbage pick-up is on Wednesdays. The empty trash can is in an enclosed area to the left as you leave the gate area, just outside the WELCOME sign, for your convenience.
SECURITY AND PRIVACY- Please keep the side gate closed and locked. If you should hear a faint beeping sound, occasionally, it is the house alarm system. It beeps whenever an exterior door is opened. No other alarm functions affect your room. Our guest rooms are each equipped with smoke alarms and extinguishers. Rooms are “non smoking” rooms and we do not allow candles. Light alcohol consumption okay. When we have guests in other rooms, please note that they will need to share the WELCOME gate for entrance/exit—and also have keys to the gate.
OOPS! WHAT DID WE FORGET? or TELL US YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS or SUGGESTIONS- Please let us know if we have forgotten to provide you with any information, items you expected, or if there is any particular information/item that you need and we may have it on hand, such as condiments, bread, etc. or places of interest. We’d also appreciate any suggestions you may have that would help us provide more helpful amenities and service to you as well as future guests.
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CHECKING OUT- check out is normally 11:00 am. Please bring the keys to the front door and ring the doorbell, where one of us is usually here to accept them. If you need to stay until later in the day, we may be able to accommodate you if no other guest have book your room for that night. We also appreciate a few comments in our guest book located on the desk. At a later date Airbnb (if your reservation was handled by them) will ask you to provide information on your stay and we’d welcome your comments.
From the ambiance to the amenities, we have serviced your room with the sincere intention of making your stay most comfortable. Please feel free to voice any problems you might have with the room immediately. We sincerely wish to make this and future visits a 5 Star experience.
Ned and Sandra
Great location: approx an hour to Joshua Tree (going NW), 30 mins Palm Springs (to the South) and a few miles from LaQuinta and surrounding Spas/Resorts.
We did a quick 3-night stay out in the Desert from LA for business and the Toland home was truly an oasis to our weary over-worked souls. Echoing all the sentiments of previous guests, this listing deserves its 5 Stars!
Un couple super sympa, genereux (les premiers jours, on n'avait pas de voiture et Ned nous amene volontiers dans la sienne) avec une chambre bien aeree et propre, acces prive. Excellent pour les fans du BNP Parisbas Open ou les visiteur au Joshua Tree (une heure en voiture).
This was my first ever experience using Airbnb and if all hosts are as wonderful as Ned and Sandra then I'll never use another service! Their home is absolutely beautiful and the accommodations are just as advertised on their page and in the pictures.
Ned communicated with me well before I arrived and stayed in touch throughout my stay to make sure I had everything I could need. I will most certainly contact them first for my next trip to the Indian Wells area!
We had a lovely stay with Ned and Sandra! Would definitely recommend their lovely guest room. They were excellent hosts!
Staying with Ned & Sandra was awesome. They are two of the nicest people I have ever met and I really appreciate how helpful they were. Sandra prepared the room for us and there was so much food and towels and the room was so neat and clean. The bed was very comfortable, as well as a very nice bathroom. Ned gave me some advice on areas to go for a run as well which was cool. And on top of all that, we had trouble with our car rental and they let us use their home phone to avoid international roaming charges to contact the car rental company. And that was just the first day. The house has a pool and is very cool indoors in a peaceful and safe neighbourhood. My friend and I stayed here during the Coachella music festival and it was perfect to come back to our room each night. For anyone going to Coachella or visiting Indian Wells for their tennis tournament and the surrounding golf courses, I highly suggest staying with Ned and Sandra
Its a beautiful stately home. The high ceilings along with the natural light make it very inviting. Ned and Sandra are very welcoming and down to earth.
I had a wonderful four night stay in Ned and Sandra's beautiful master suite. The accommodation was clean, spacious, quiet, and private with all the amenities. The neighbourhood is beautiful, safe and convenient to get around by bike or vehicle. The pool area is lovely and relaxing with pretty flowers and trickling waterfall and sitting areas. Ned and Sandra were friendly and quick to respond to my requests prior to booking and welcomed me warmly upon arrival. I've already told all my friends about this b&b, now I hope it will be available when I return next time!
We had a wonderful stay with Ned & Sandra while we were in the desert for the Stagecoach Music Festival. We enjoyed breakfast by the pool each day, then headed to the event in the afternoon. So relaxing before and after the craziness of the event. This was the perfect way to do it as opposed to the traditional, and overpriced, hotel option.
Curt & Suzy : )
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About the Host, Ned & Sandra
Ned is retired from a school teaching career and enjoys tennis and running. Sandra had a successful business in the computer industry before beginning a lifelong mission in 1991 to study and improve her emotional intelligence. She started a non-profit organization in 2001 to help others improve their emotional intelligence.