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Rass Mandal - 10 Acres, Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, Yoga Pavilion - Glorious Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 4,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

6br/4ba sleeps a max. of 12: 1 King bed; 3 Queen beds- 1 in Cabin; 4-5 twin beds

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.

Ski Santa Fe is 30 minutes from the center of Santa Fe, just add ten minutes to that to get there from Rass Mandal.

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

Upon entering the home you encounter a large domed circular living room (Mandala 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 (May 15th - September 15th). We do occasionally, with weather permitting, extend the heating of the pool for a week or so to either side of the date range mentioned. However it is 35,000 gallons and heating is not feasible during the other times of the year. Generally the pool water temperature will be maintained at approximately 80 F in July and August but ranges about 76 F - 78 F for May, June and September. The hot tub is kept at 104 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 is included in the rental for guests #11 and #12. 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 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). This limit also applies to 'guests' even visiting for just the day and not residing at Rass Mandal. Should you be planning on inviting few guests to visit, please discuss it with me before you book Rass Mandal.

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.

Cancellation Policy: Should you cancel 60 days or more before commencement of the rental, your deposit will be returned in full. Should you cancel 59 days or less prior to commencement of the rental, you lose your deposit. We will endeavor to rent the property for your cancelled dates and should we be successful we will return a further portion of your deposit as applicable. Should you believe you may need to cancel, you should consider taking cancellation insurance available from VRBO/HomeAway.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard Woodruff
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Richard Woodruff

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. I own Rass Mandal and I am a 50% owner of Adobe Casitas Vacation Rentals, Inc. - a property management and short term vacation rental company. I am also a real estate broker in Santa Fe and work exclusively with buyers seeking a residence in Santa Fe.

Richard Woodruff purchased this house in 2011

Why Richard Woodruff chose New Mexico

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!

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your home with us!! We utilized every single amenity you have...from pool, hot tub, sauna, fire pit, yoga room, meditation room, hiking trails...but your sunsets are...Over the Top!!!

Of all the homes we've rented over the years, yours is "by far" the most welcoming. We felt instantly at home...and do not want to leave! The positive energy and relaxing atmosphere put us all in a beautiful place.
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , The cabin has a queen bed, TV & a bathroom with a shower!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in rainfall shower
  • All bathrooms are furnished with towels, custom organic soaps, hair shampoos & conditioners. Additionally, blow dryers are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 6 - Small Cabin - 1 queen , Cabin for extra guests: 11-12. Also available on request.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ceiling Fan and screened windows for warm nights!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan and screened windows for warm nights!
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Extra twin bed can be added! Ceiling Fan for warm nights!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan and screened windows for warm nights!
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ceiling Fan and screened windows for warm nights!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(163 traveler reviews)

Rass Mandal - 10 Acres, Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, Yoga Pavilion - Glorious Views
average rating of 4.969325 based on 172 reviews
5

Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely Amazing. Thanks for everything Richard.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful property with attentive owner

  • 5 of 5

This property is spectacular both inside and out. We really appreciate how attentive the owner was both before and during our stay Richard stayed in touch during our time at Rass Mandal to ensure that our stay was perfect. Would highly recommend this location for larger groups of visitors. We had a private chef come in one evening to make a dinner for our family and this property has a well appointed kitchen for such an event.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Amazing Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure, along with my other YaYa sisters visiting Santa Fe, of getting to stay at this most unique and interesting home in the mountains of Santa Fe! It is without a doubt one of the more exotic homes I've ever been in! Richard, the owner, was impeccable as our host! He communicates well and provides guests with a rare opportunity to experience Santa Fe through the beautiful and gracious architectural details of his home. We enjoyed having Pam Serna lead us in yoga twice in the detached and beautiful yoga pavilion. We enjoyed the swimming pool ias well as the beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. This home is perfect for large groups such as ourselves ( we were a total of 8 gals) and would be most memorable as a wedding destination or a family gathering.

We absolutely loved it! Thank you so much (from all of us) Richard!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

A wonderful and relaxing stay at Rass Mandal

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was beautifully decorated and the layout was magnificent. The pool was still a little cool so we did not enjoy it as much but the view off the balcony was breathtaking. The inside was decorated so tastefully and easy to get around and we had everything we needed. We enjoyed the pigeons and had a couple of yoga sessions in the yoga hut. It was grand. Several of us walked the land and kept running into beautiful statues and surprise. The property is absolutely beautiful. We will definitely recommend it to others and although our stay was about 1 or 2 days shorter than some of our other trips together, we all left happy and thoroughly relaxed. Thanks so much! From "The YaYas" - Linda Runnebaum, Lois Brayfield, Kris Hoke, Terri Davison, Beaelyse Hein, Connie Stephan, Jeanne Loudermilk, Cindy Stonum

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Denver, CO
5

A Million and Five stars

  • 5 of 5

Thesarus entry for Rass Mandal:

Sublime, serene, otherworldly, surreal, scenic

The best experience I have ever had. Ever.

Thanks, Richard, for your vision and sharing of your sacred space!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Albuquerque, NM
5

Rass Mandal was perfect for our girls get away!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the owner Richard. He showed us all around the house and told us to make ourselves at home. We felt so welcomed! :) As we waited for the other girls to arrive we became fascinated by the house and the grounds! What a unique gorgeous place it is!!! It's got so much to see and talk about. Very eclectic and fun!! It has everything you might need and then some. Plenty of room..... this house is huge!! And a terrific deck outside. If only it had been warm enough to swim..... the pool is inviting. And the views are stunning. It was just perfect for our girls weekend! We were sad to say goodbye to each other and the Rass Mandal house. Thank you again for your hospitality Richard!! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Santa Fe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$990
$6,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$990
$6,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$990
$6,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,050
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$888
$5,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Tax Rate 7.0%

A 7.5% discount has been applied to the daily rate for stays of 7 nights or more!

Additionally, there is a $50/night fee per extra person 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.

Check in time is generally 4 PM and check out time is generally 10 AM.

Cancellation Policy: Should you cancel 60 days or more before commencement of the rental, your deposit will be returned in full. Should you cancel 59 days or less prior to commencement of the rental, you lose your deposit. We will endeavor to rent the property for your cancelled dates and should we be successful we will return a further portion of your deposit as applicable. Should you believe you may need to cancel, you should consider taking cancellation insurance available from VRBO/HomeAway.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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