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Rass Mandal - 10 Acres, Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub - Glorious Views - Featured on Hgtv

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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Rass Mandal is a unique adobe vacation residence situated on a mountain range of pine forests with spectacular views. Entering brings you to another time and presents a serene and inspiring atmosphere for all. The house and grounds of more than 10 acres offer abundant locations for quiet time. There are numerous hiking & mountain bike trails immediately accessible, some of which take you directly to the center of Santa Fe.

Rass Mandal was featured on HGTV's House Hunter's on Vacation with the initial airing on June 22nd 2012.

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Upon entering the home you encounter a large domed circular living room complete with a fireplace, eastern antique furniture and beautiful views looking out to a pool. This space is ideal for group sessions, gatherings and entertainment. Off to the left of the living room is the dining room and kitchen area. The dining table has room to accommodate 12 and is a great area for entertaining and formal meals. The kitchen is open plan and has a Moroccan style fireplace and a very comfortable breakfast nook ideal for bird watching. Behind the kitchen is a queen size bedroom and a bathroom, secluded from the rest of the house with its own private entrance.

To the right of the living room are guest quarters, each room offers views overlooking the grounds and the entire Santa Fe valley. The master bedroom is complete with a fireplace, a large meditation/work area, beautiful bathroom and sunken Jacuzzi with views. Additionally, there is a 2nd story observation deck that provides expansive views over all of Santa Fe, the Jemez Mountains and beyond. The house is not air conditioned but given the cool evenings it is not actually necessary. Fans are provided should they be desired.

Heading outside, there is a large private pool with waterfall, hot tub and sauna. The pool is heated during the summer months (June 1st - September 30th) - however it is 35,000 gallons and heating is not feasible during the other times. Generally the pool water temperature will be maintained at 78 F in July and August but ranges about 74 F - 76 F for June and September. The hot tub is kept at 104 F. All this is surrounded by a deck and patio ideal for outdoor dining and relaxation. There is also a gas-fired Fire Pit for enjoyment during the cool evenings.

Additionally, there is a small cabin on the property about 200 feet from the main home that may be rented with a small additional fee. The cabin has a queen bed and a bathroom with a shower. The maximum occupancy for the residence still remains at 12 people.

Rass Mandal is simply fabulous, providing a truly unique experience in Santa Fe. It's incredible architecture, shapes, and spaces transport one to ancient India yet with all the modern conveniences in an amazingly beautiful location high in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains above the City with spectacular views. While only minutes to the historic Plaza, all the downtown cultural amenities and many fine restaurants, Rass Mandal is a quiet and peaceful retreat not to be missed. I encourage you to read the reviews from our previous guests.

Property Type

  • House
  • 4600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We require that all groups booking the house have the principal members being over the age of 30 years....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We discourage and disallow pets due to the local wildlife in the area! Additionally, we attempt to ensure that future guests, who may be pet sensitive, are not inconvenienced. Animals are never permitted in the house....moreless

              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Singles
              • Groups
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Fire danger and health concerns warrant this stance!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                extra bed can be added...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                extra bed can be added...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

                This is also a small cabin available for an additional fee....moreless

              • Two portable twin beds that can be placed in various locations within the bedrooms bringing the total number of twin beds to six....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


              • Bathroom 4: toilet

                The cabin also has a bathroom in addition to the queen bed....moreless

              • All bathroom are furnished with towels, custom organic soaps, hair shampoos & conditioners. Additionally, blow dryers are provided....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Additionally, there is a yoga pavilion and yoga mats are provided. There is also a massage table on the premises. There is also a gas-fired Fire Pit for enjoyment during the cool evenings. You are welcome to invite massage therapists, yoga instructors and other service providers to the premises and we can provide you with recommendations for these services. We also can recommend caterers should you desire it....moreless


                  • Television:

                    42' HDTV Flat Screen with NetFlix and Satellite services....moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Dish Satellite Network Netflix...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    Blue Ray Playstation 3 Player for both DVD and Blue Ray disks. Also the receiver for Netflix....moreless

                  • Books:

                    There is a small library of books....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Netflix subscription provided....moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Books For Adults


                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Synagogues
                  • Volcano
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Photography
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Sledding
                  • Boating

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain:

                    The property is at 7850 feet with hiking access to Atalaya mountain (9200 feet). Although only 10 minutes to the center of town - the residence is located in the Sangre de Christo mountain range....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Rass Mandal is on 10 private acres with hiking trails right from the front door....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Views over entire Santa Fe 50 plus mile views of Mountain Ranges View sunsets and sunrises!...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Roller Blading
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining:

                        Table is 8' long and seats 12 comfortably....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 12 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                            There is a treadmill that may be used if requested....moreless

                          • Gas Fireplace:

                            There is also an outdoor gas-fired Fire Pit for enjoyment during the cool evenings....moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            Large living room fireplace with firewood provided....moreless

                          • Garage:

                            There is a garage for storage of sports equipment but it is not to be used for car parking...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            There is ample on premises parking capable of accommodating 7 vehicles off the road. ...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            All cars are required to be kept on premises. There is no parking on the street permitted. Ample on premises parking for 7 vehicles....moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            25 foot circular living room with seating for 12 easily accommodated. Full wood burning fireplace, skylights and views to the pool....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            (4) 1 Fireplace in the Master Bedroom 1 Fireplace in the Twin Bedroom (Rinpoche Room) 1 Fireplace in the Living/Mandala Room 1 Fireplace in the Kitchen...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            All towels provided for guests - including hand towels, bath towels and pool side towels....moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Free Skype phone for calling worldwide....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Professionally cleaned linens are provided for all sleeping accommodation. ...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Internet
                          • Heating:

                            Radiant heating!...moreless

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Free Local Calls
                          • Free Long Distance:

                            We have a Skype phone that all guests are welcome to use....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free WiFi...moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Catering Available:

                                We can arrange for catering if required for all occasions and price points....moreless

                              • Stove:

                                4 burner gas stove....moreless

                              • Oven:

                                gas oven - fully adequate for a large turkey....moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Wood burning fireplace and eating nook overlooking the outdoors (bird watching).! ...moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                All necessary utensils provided Service of 12...moreless

                              • Coffee Maker:

                                Coffee & filters and teas are provided....moreless

                              • Toaster:

                                Toaster oven....moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                Sugar, salt, spices and other condiments are provided....moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Everything you need is provided for a fully set table of 12 people (plus extras)....moreless

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Dishwasher:

                                Samsung Automatic...moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                Ice maker, Filtered water, etc....moreless

                              • Freezer
                              • Microwave:

                                Can accommodate a Pizza...moreless

                              • 4 Ring Stove


                              • Terrace
                              • Balcony:

                                Large Observation Deck overlooking all of Santa Fe...moreless

                              • Binoculars
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Gated Community
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Outdoor Furniture
                              • Deck Furniture
                              • Porch Furniture
                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                There is a gas-fired Fire Pit on the property for enjoying the cool evenings!...moreless

                              • Gazebo:

                                There is an 1100 square foot yoga pavilion on the property. Yoga mats and provided and we can also assist in recommending yoga instructors should you desire it....moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Weber Gas Grill....moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Deck and Patio around pool and accommodating outdoor dining and sunbathing....moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Jetted Tub:

                                Jetted Tub in Master Bathroom...moreless

                              • Private Pool:

                                The pool is heated to a maximum of 76-78 F degrees from June 1st until mid September. After that, the evening are just too cool to make an attempt!...moreless

                              • Hot Tub:

                                Outdoor Hot Tub- heated to 104 F degrees year-round....moreless

                              • Sauna:

                                Two person Finnish sauna! Reaches 180 F degrees....moreless

                              • Heated Pool
                              • In Ground Pool
                              • Outdoor Hot Tub


                              Write a review 5
                              from 78 traveler reviews
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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
                              4 night min stay
                              Dec 20 - Jan 4
                              5 night min stay
                              High Season
                              Jun 1 - Sep 15
                              4 night min stay
                              My Standard Rate
                              3 night min stay

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                              • Cleaning Fee $450 + tax
                              • Tax Rate 6.625%

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                              Last updated: 09/16/2014
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                                "There are more art galleries on Canyon Road and the old town of Santa Fe than practically an..."

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                                "One of the oldest chapels in the United States. Visit the mysteriously build stairs and lea..."

                              • El Farol

                                "Great local restaurant and bar! There is usually fun local music nightly. The tapas in the..."

                              • Santa Fe Farmers Market

                                "A local shopping favorite with local produce and crafts. It is open every Saturday and Tues..."

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                                "Wonderful place and location right off the plaza. Great margaritas!"

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                                "The center of the old town of Santa Fe. Everyone hangs out at the Plaza at some point. Gre..."

                              • Geronimo

                                "One of the best restaurants in town. A bit of European flavor in Santa Fe."

                              • Maria's New Mexican Kitchen

                                "A real local favorite. It's a bit out of town but the local ambiance and food is worth the ..."

                              • Downtown Subscription

                                "A good place for coffee and conversation. A real local hangout and meeting place."

                              • Teahouse

                                "A wonderful little place for a respite after exploring the galleries on Canyon Road. Nice d..."

                              • Del Charro Saloon

                                "A good local bar and restaurant. Nice ambiance and some very good choices of margaritas. "

                              • Vinaigrette

                                "Very nice for a healthy meal. Very popular with the locals. "

                              • Tune-Up Cafe

                                "A good local restaurant for Mexican and American food."

                              17 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Santa Fe Airport
                              4 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              I 25
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Harry's Roadside Cafe
                              20 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Ski Santa Fe
                              14 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Harry's Roadside Cafe

                              Car: Necessary

                              Right from the front door of Rass Mandal, you can either hike or mountain bike the Ponderosa Ridge to Hidden Valley Road down to Wilderness Gate Road and right into town via Canyon Road or the Old Santa Fe Trail. There are so many choices to enjoy - renewing both the body and spirit! Additionally, if lucky on the walk, you may spot coyotes, mule deer and a variety of birds and birds of prey.


                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2011

                              About: Hi, my name is Richard Woodruff and I am an American born in Jersey City, NJ and now living in Santa Fe after having spent the last 28 years living in Europe. You can find me on LinkedIn and on Facebook.

                              Why Southeast:
                              Rass Mandal has unique architecture and is on 10 acres with fabulous unending vistas. It is in the mountains for easy access to hiking and mountain biking yet only about 10 minutes from the center of Santa Fe. The feeling in these hills is truly refreshing and energizing!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              Staying at Rass Mandal provides a unique atmosphere that is not found at most vacation rentals. The house and grounds offer abundant space for renewal & reflection as well as exercise & sharing.

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                              Speaks: english

                              Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                              • Sunset at Rass Mandal

                                Sunset at Rass Mandal

                              • Serenity at Rass Mandal.

                                Serenity at Rass Mandal.

                              • View of Rass Mandal from Knoll on Property. The property comprises 10 acres!

                                View of Rass Mandal from Knoll on Property. The property comprises 10 acres!

                              • Mandala Room - Living Room

                                Mandala Room - Living Room

                              • Bombay room with Queen Bed and en-suite bathroom.

                                Bombay room with Queen Bed and en-suite bathroom.

                              • Large Pool - approximately 45 feet long!

                                Large Pool - approximately 45 feet long!

                              • View from the pool.

                                View from the pool.

                              • Testing the Water Temperature.

                                Testing the Water Temperature.

                              • Enjoying the sauna!

                                Enjoying the sauna!

                              • Twin Bedroom!

                                Twin Bedroom!

                              • Meditation, Yoga & Writing room off of the Master Bedroom.

                                Meditation, Yoga & Writing room off of the Master Bedroom.

                              • Yoga class in the pavilion

                                Yoga class in the pavilion

                              • Arriving at Rass Mandal

                                Arriving at Rass Mandal

                              • Relaxation by the fountain.

                                Relaxation by the fountain.

                              • Dining room seats 10-12 people - table 8' long!

                                Dining room seats 10-12 people - table 8' long!

                              • Sitting area in the Mandala room.

                                Sitting area in the Mandala room.

                              • Wonderful hiking right from the front door of Rass Mandal.

                                Wonderful hiking right from the front door of Rass Mandal.

                              • Enjoying the Fire Pit (gas-fired)

                                Enjoying the Fire Pit (gas-fired)

                              • View from the Infinity Deck.

                                View from the Infinity Deck.

                              • Hot Tub Spa kept at 104 F.

                                Hot Tub Spa kept at 104 F.

                              • Hallway to 4 of the 5 bedrooms.

                                Hallway to 4 of the 5 bedrooms.

                              • King Bedroom

                                King Bedroom

                              • Queen Bedroom with external entrance from/to the grounds & yoga pavilion.

                                Queen Bedroom with external entrance from/to the grounds & yoga pavilion.

                              • Cabin is optionally available for an additional fee. Total occupancy remains 12,

                                Cabin is optionally available for an additional fee. Total occupancy remains 12,

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                              This listing was first published here in 2011.

                              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

                              $750 - $900 per night (USD)

                              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

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                              Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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