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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.
I put up a short clip of the show on YouTube (please paste the link into a new window on your browser): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU0CS9gJrvs&feature=g-upl
Additionally, you may enjoy visiting the Rass Mandal website for more pictures. Please paste the link into a new window on your browser): http://www.rassmandal1.com
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, jacuzzi style 5 person hot tub, plunge pool 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 72 F - 74 F for June and September. The hot tub is kept at 102 F all year-round. 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. Burn restrictions imposed by Santa Fe County may sometimes restrict its use.
Additionally, there is a small cabin on the property about 150 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) plus a TV. The maximum occupancy for the total residence still remains at 12 people and the cabin rental is usually required for parties of more than 10 people.
I must reiterate that Rass Mandal accommodates a maximum of 12 people given the above bedroom configuration and we do not permit any more than that number without prior agreement from me (Richard). I am sorry but if I discover a violation to this rule, i will charge a $1000 penalty fee. I feel awful to have to do this but I have been unpleasantly surprised by a very very few number of guests.
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.
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
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
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May 15 - Sep 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
5 night min stay
May 14 - Sep 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Additionally, there is a $60/night fee for parties of more than 10 and up to 12 people. With this extra fee comes the use of a small cabin located adjacent (150 feet) to the main residence.
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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.
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.
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.
A Summer's Day! Typical for Santa Fe!
Arriving at Rass Mandal
View of Rass Mandal from Knoll on Property. The property comprises 10 acres!
Mandala Room - Living Room
Bombay room with Queen Bed and en-suite bathroom.
View of Pool from lower patio
Enjoying the sauna!
Queen Bedroom with external entrance from/to the grounds & yoga pavilion.
Cabin is optionally available for an additional fee. Total occupancy remains 12,
Serenity at Rass Mandal.
Sunset at Rass Mandal
Relaxation by the fountain.
Dining room seats 10-12 people - table 8' long!
Sitting Nook - in Mandala (Living) room.
Wonderful hiking right from the front door of Rass Mandal.
Hot Tub - Temperature of 104F maintained year-round.
Gas fired - Fire Pit
Rinpoche Room - capable for 3 twin beds.
Meditation, Yoga & Writing room off of the Master Bedroom.
Yoga class in the pavilion
View from the Infinity Deck.
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