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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:N/A

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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.

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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, 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.

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.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 4600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Groups
              • 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

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

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

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


              • Bedroom 1: 1 king


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                extra folding twin bed can be added!...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

                A separate small cabin for $60/night fee (for parties of 12)...moreless

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

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


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


              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

                The cabin has a queen bed, TV & a bathroom with a shower!...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. 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


                  • Books:

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

                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

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

                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) Dish Satellite Network Netflix...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

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

                  • Video Library:

                    Netflix subscription provided....moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic


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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  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

                  • Mountain View:

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

                  • Rural:

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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


                  • Dining:

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

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Fireplace:

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

                  • Firewood
                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Free Long Distance:

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

                  • Garage:

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

                  • Gas Fireplace:

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

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Radiant heating!...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

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

                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • 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

                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone:

                    Free Skype phone for calling worldwide....moreless

                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

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

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free WiFi...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    1 Fireplace in the Living/Mandala Room 1 Fireplace in the Kitchen...moreless


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Catering Available:

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

                  • Coffee Grinder
                  • Coffee Maker:

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

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    All necessary utensils provided Service of 12...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Samsung Automatic...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

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

                  • Microwave:

                    Can accommodate a Pizza...moreless

                  • Oven:

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

                  • Pantry Items:

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

                  • Refrigerator:

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

                  • Stove:

                    4 burner gas stove....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster:

                    Toaster oven....moreless


                  • Balcony:

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

                  • Binoculars
                  • Deck / Patio:

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

                  • Deck Furniture
                  • Gated Community
                  • 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

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    There is a gas-fired Fire Pit on the property for enjoying the cool evenings! Santa Fe County burn restrictions may occasionally restrict its use. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Weber Gas Grill....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Porch Furniture
                  • Terrace
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Hot Tub:

                    Outdoor Jacuzzi style Hot Tub- heated to 102 F degrees all year-round....moreless

                  • In Ground Pool
                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                  • 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

                  • Sauna:

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

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Jetted Tub in Master Bathroom...moreless

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional


                          Write a review 5
                          from 85 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          May 15 - Sep 20, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
                          5 night min stay
                          High Season
                          May 14 - Sep 18, 2016
                          4 night min stay
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Cleaning Fee $450
                          • Tax Rate 6.885%


                          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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                          Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                          • Canyon Road

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                          • 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..."

                          • Cowgirl Bar & Grill

                            "A fun local place with good local tex mex food and wonderful evening live entertainment. "

                          • Lensic Performing Arts Center

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

                          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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                          • A Summer's Day!  Typical for Santa Fe!

                            A Summer's Day! Typical for Santa Fe!

                          • 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.

                          • Hot Tub - Temperature of 104F maintained year-round.

                            Hot Tub - Temperature of 104F maintained year-round.

                          • Gas fired - Fire Pit

                            Gas fired - Fire Pit

                          • 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

                          • Rainbow Magic

                            Rainbow Magic

                          • 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.

                          • View of Pool from lower patio

                            View of Pool from lower patio

                          • Enjoying the sauna!

                            Enjoying the sauna!

                          • 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,

                          • View from the Infinity Deck.

                            View from the Infinity Deck.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                          $750 - $900 per night (USD)

                          5 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

                          View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
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                          Member since: 2011
                          Speaks: english
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