About the property
- House1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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!
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
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 Rancho Mirage
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.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Location, Comfort, Great Hosts
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!
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
Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.
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!
A Five Star Plus Experience
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.
Best deal on the whole site for the desert cities
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
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!
Perfect Coachella Retreat
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.
BEAUTIFUL home in quaint neighborhood!
Our party of 5 rented this beautifully decorated home for the first weekend of Coachella. It was a quick drive (3mi) from the nearest Coachella shuttle stop at the JW Marriott. The neighborhood was complete with a pool and close proximity to anything you would need - groceries, dining, etc. The owners were incredibly easy to deal with, friendly, and very responsive during our stay when we had questions. If I could I would rent exclusively from Tamara and Kirk for all my travels!
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
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
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
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
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
Sunnylands Annenberg Estate- Tours by Appt.
The Living Desert- Zoo
El Paseo- The Rodeo Drive of the Desert
Additional information about rental rates
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.