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Zen Tierra~Great Location! Mid-century modern home in a quiet neighborhood

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bdrm., 2 bath Interior Designer Owned with Spacious Grounds and Mountain Views

Serene and secluded, this semi-custom home is nestled amongst majestic palm trees and mountain vistas. Clean, crisp interiors that seamlessly flow into gracious outdoor living.

The fountain in back soothes as it melds with the outdoor space. The gardens are an entertainers delight, boasting functional seating, and outdoor dining for those backyard BBQ's. This special hideaway offers room for croquet, badminton or volleyball, horseshoes and bocce ball, amidst almost a half acre of land. Private and spacious master bedroom with cal king bed has a lounging area, and personal bath. Located off the foyer, the fourth bedroom transitions into a den/office with skylight, and shines with ebony bamboo wood flooring. Open living and dining rooms are comfortable and chic. A focal point, the newly renovated fireplace with custom sculpture. A cozy media room with large flat screen TV has a sofa sectional for your screening comfort. The guest bath hybrids vintage with modern for an edgy mix that's eco efficient. The ample guest bedroom has lots of natural light. A roomy cooks kitchen with island has a built-in desk, and all new appliances. New Carpet, window treatments, and fresh paint throughout delight. 2 car garage with remote opener has new paint, textured floor, and laundry area with sink and storage. As an added bonus there is room for RV, jet skis, desert vehicles and golf cart. This is a one of a kind property!

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Tamara

My husband is a native Californian and I'm originally from the midwest. We have called So. Calif. home for decades. Our family loves to travel, though there is something very special about the sunshine in Southern California. The year around warmth and desert vistas are energizing!

Tamara purchased this house in 2012

Why Tamara chose Deserts

The desert is beautiful all year around, and the valley is alive with constant activities to suit all. The architecture and desert landscape have always been a favorite. Alas, owning a Mid-Century Modern home was this Interior Designer's Dream! The property's private location, yet accessibility to all the hot spots are amazing!

What makes this house unique

Zen Tierra's architecture and curb appeal are instantly striking. This property stands out from all the rest! Nearly a half an acre of lovely land, this home offers space, mountain views, citrus and palm trees, and lots of privacy! Zen Tierra is serene.


Rancho Mirage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • *Breaking any of the house rules automatically forfeits deposit. Guests may be asked to leave.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , master bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Mstr. Bdrm. has a comfortable med. firm Cal. King size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This enclosed office/den offers a full size sofa futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The roomy Guest Room has a queen bed & daybed
  • This is a four bedroom home. Bedroom 3 is used as a office/den. There is a futon for an additional guest. Bedroom 4 has been converted into a media room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Location! Location! Location! Zen Tierra in Rancho Mirage has something for everybody! Whether you are interested in a quiet getaway with lots of privacy, or social activity, this home is accessible to an assortment of fine dining options. Exclusive 'El Paseo' shopping is five minutes away. 'The River' shopping, dining and cinema venue is less than a mile. Agua Caliente Casino is down the road. Main attractions, events, outlet mall shopping, theatre, spas and hot springs are all located within 20 minutes of this unique property. Fun! Fun! Fun!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Location, Comfort, Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost two months at Zen Tierra this winter and absolutely loved it. Located in a small neighborhood off Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage, it is in the middle of everything—an easy drive (or pleasant walk) to The River shopping center, a few minutes by car from hiking on the Bump & Grind trail and the restaurants and shops of El Paseo in Palm Desert, and all the attractions of the Palm Springs area.

The house is comfortable and beautifully-furnished (Tamara is a pro), the kitchen big and bright, and the rear patio a birdsong-filled and palm-shaded sanctuary.

One of the best things about our stay at ZT was meeting Kirk and Tamara, who are delightful people and caring and conscientious landlords. They made the whole rental experience easy and straightforward. If every vacation rental could be this delightful, we'd never go back home!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Guests, Mike, Beth, the pleasure was truly all ours. Your care and appreciation for ZEN Tierra warms our hearts, and quite honestly encourages us to share our beloved home, so others can experience our Zen Tierra bliss. Thoughtful, gentle guests are gold, YOU ARE PLATINUM!!! We look forward to your return!!! We are humbled by your praise~ Kirk and Tamara
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Munich, Germany

A Five Star Plus Experience

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed a week at "Zen Tierra" and it's one of, if not the nicest places we've stayed at. The house is very tastefully designed and comfortable, a great kitchen and an outdoor grill that we used every night. For many years we've stayed in Palm Springs, this year we experimented in Rancho Mirage and this house was a perfect location for us. You can hike up the famous "bump and grind" mountain, visit the famous El Paseo Shopping area and get to the Palm Desert Aquatic Center (50 meter pool) all within five minutes of the house.

Last but not least, the owners Kirk and Tamara are ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE hosts, checking in on us to see that all was ok and when I forgot something at the house, they made sure I got it back.

Very professional, reliable owners and simply a great place to stay - we are a family of four and would recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing. It has everything you could ever want for a vacation home. I stayed here with 6 people total (three couples) and everyone had more than enough room.

The interior is beautifully decorated, although if you're like us you'll spend most of your time outside in the wonderful back yard. As others have said on here, the pictures on the site don't do it justice! The back yard has tons of comfy furniture, and plenty of shade. There's even a horseshoe pit! The shared pool is as short walk away and has two ducks lovely ducks that we made friends with (Bert and Marge).

I could go on and on, but the short story is you won't be disappointed if you stay here so just book it already!

Thank you so much to the owners, I hope we can stay here again some day!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best deal on the whole site for the desert cities

  • 5 of 5

I'm a fellow new homeowner in Rancho Mirage and had been looking forward to my mother, aunts, and a cousin coming out to visit at the end of October. I arrived on Monday ahead of the group coming in on Thursday. Unfortunately, I was met by a couple inches of standing water throughout my home due to a bathroom pipe dislocation. By the time I got my sights back on track for arriving company it was Wednesday night and with 6 industrial sized dehumidifiers running in my home, I was looking at hotel sites and VRBO for the next day's accommodations. I queried three properties, never dreaming I'd get a response from any of them and figured I'd have to pay walk up rates at a hotel for my arriving guests. Imagine my surprise to get Kirk's phone call at 10:00 the next morning as I arrived at the Palm Springs airport -- not only were we welcome to stay at Zen Tierra, he'd allow us immediate entry and a promise to come over later that afternoon to ensure that everything was absolutely perfect for us!

I can't say enough for the property and the owner attention to detail. It's fabulous. Period. Others have stated the pictures don't do it justice. I just reviewed the pics again and without a doubt, I have to agree -- Tamara and Kirk -- you have to get professional pictures -- your place is AHHMAZING!! I won't spoil it for arriving guests but there are too many ooh's and ahh's to count in every unexpected place of this property. It's incredibly well-appointed -- I don't know what more a person could need or want on their vacation. The beds and bed coverings are most comfortable, the couches are plop-worthy, the kitchen is way more than you'd ever need even if you were hosting Thanksgiving dinner, the decorating is luxurious and relaxing . . . the fireplace . . . the media room - Netflix, premium channels . . . <sigh>. This house IS the vacation destination!

The business part of it was completely non-fuss and based on mutual respect and trust -- thank you, Kirk and Tamara -- people like you make VRBO work for the masses. Your home is as comfortable and inviting as it is beautiful and you're so generous to rent it at such a fair price. You could ask much more and thus, rent it less and afford yourselves less risk -- I know -- but you're smarter and kinder than that and I hope you know that WE realize that. Thank you for treating my family so well. We truly enjoyed our stay and wish you all the business that you can want and much health and happiness as well. <3 MKE

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly, you've left us speechless, and humbled. You and your lovely family were dream guests. We were the lucky ones! Feeling blessed and grateful, for appreciative and respectful folks like yourselves, as we enter the holiday season. Thank you for taking such good care of our beloved Zen Tierra!
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Chicago, IL. U.S.

Chicago Folks!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as listed and even better.Art -Deco, Mid Century; very eclectic with some "neat" touches! Clean, well maintained. Outdoor patio are was fantastic. We ate all our meals outside. Comfortable seating and very quiet! Nice neighborhood and very close to everything; dining, shopping, golfing etc. Owners were very helpful and easy to work with. Great Vacation!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a joy sharing our beloved home, and amazing location with all the caring guests we've been fortunate to welcome! We look forward to sharing the experience of a Zen Tierra stay with future travelers
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Perfect Coachella Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 stayed at Zen Tierra for our recent trip to Coachella. We couldn't believe how wonderfully appointed the house was upon our arrival. The pictures don't do the space justice! A wonderful retreat to spend relaxing mornings in the sun by the community pool before heading to the grounds for the festival.

Having rented several properties through VRBO and other vacation rental sites before, I can say that I have never had such a wonderful experience dealing with the owners of a property before. The value you receive for the price of this rental is unmatched in the area. We will definitely be returning and making this our home away from home whenever we are in Rancho Mirage.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Palm Springs International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Gary Player Golfcourse at The Westin Rancho Mirage
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dining & Shopping at The River: Cheesecake Factory
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Car: recommended

Special Desert Community Events:


Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show- Empire Kennel Club

The Palm Springs International Film Festiva

HITS Desert Circuit Horse Show

Southwest Arts Festival- Empire Polo Club

Annual Hall of Fame Golf Tournament


Tour de Palm Springs Bike Event

Modernism Week

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair

Celebrity Invitational

McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions

Desert Classic Concourse d'Elegance


BNP Paribas Open- Tennis Tournament

La Quinta Arts Festival

Food and Wine Festival

Follies Bergere

El Paseo Fashion Week in Pal Desert


Kraft Nabisco Golf Championship

American Documentary Film Festival

Indian Wells Arts Festival

Coachella Music & Arts Festival (two weeks)

Stagecoach Country Music Festival


Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Palm Springs Smooth Jazz Festival

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week


Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week

AM/FM Film Festival- Mary Pickford Theatre and others

Palm Springs International ShortFest


4th of July Firework and Festivals throughout the Valley


Idyllwild Jazz in the Pines


Cinema Diverse- Gay and Lesbian Film Festival


Open- NBA Basketball Game Indian Wells Tennis Gardens

American Heat- Palm Springs Motorcycle Weekend

Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge- 6K


The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies- Season Kick-off

Air Show

Rancho Mirage Art Affaire

McCormick's Palm Springs Collector Car Auctions

Wildlights Holiday Festival at the Living Desert- Zoo


Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Top of the Tram

Annual Dennis James Golf Classic Dinner & Tournament

Special Attractions:

Sunnylands Annenberg Estate- Tours by Appt.

The Living Desert- Zoo

El Paseo- The Rodeo Drive of the Desert


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Rental Dates are blocked out once payment has bee received and processed.

All special events and Holiday rates at $450. Nightly for up to 2 guests.

Must be at least 30 years of age to rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.