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Rass Mandal: The Most Unique and Enchanting Home in Santa Fe - Glorious Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

6br/4ba sleeps a maximum of 12: 1 King bed; 3 Queen beds; 4 to 5 twin beds

Rass Mandal is the most unique adobe vacation residence in Santa Fe. It is 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 20 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. Although the house is not air conditioned, there are ceiling fans in every bedroom. However, given the cool evenings AC it is not actually necessary.

Heading outside, there is a large private pool, jacuzzi style 5 person hot tub, plunge pool and sauna. The pool is normally heated from May 1st to October 1st. 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, the pool is approximately 40,000 gallons and heating is not feasible during the other times of the year. Generally the pool water temperature will be maintained at approximately 74 - 80 F throughout the heated season. We have invested in renewable Solar Technology for heating the home and the pool thus keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum. 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 a few guests to visit, please discuss it with me before you book Rass Mandal.

We are honored to receive requests to host weddings and other very special events at Rass Mandal but unfortunately we are only able to accommodate micro weddings or events of less than 20 people in total. However, we do have a recommendation for a wedding or event venue that is only a 5.5 mile drive from the residence. It is called ‘Neptune Studio Event Space‘ and you may visit our Rass Mandal website to learn more about it. This venue is an historic site and located on Canyon Road in the heart of the Santa Fe art district. Perhaps use this space in tandem with residing at Rass Mandal.

Rass Mandal provides 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:
August 18, 2018

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 Santa Fe

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. We have also invested in renewable Solar Technology for heating the home and the pool; keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum.

Guestbook comments from the manager

If you are thinking to yourself, hm, looks great, but it’s kinda pricey… or otherwise second guessing yourself on this STOP IT and book now. Rass Mandal is worth every penny and more. In fact, if you need another to fill a bedroom inbox me and I’m there (lol, but seriously). This place is perfect. From the moment you arrive, it’s impossible to not be transported to a place of peace, tranquility and joy. Multiple decks to see the stunning views. A pool, hot tub, and sauna. A yoga room!!! Great if you already have a practice and can use facilities on your own, but we also found it was very reasonable to just hire a teacher from Santa Fe to come up for a private lesson. Hiking right outside your door. Every bedroom (plus the cabin!) is set up perfectly to make you feel like a VERY ZEN queen/king. Watch the sunrise and the sunset over the mountains, while you swing on the front swings. Eat dinner under the stars or in the formal dining room. The choices are endless at Rass Mandal. The experience of this house unlocked possibilities, I’m not even kidding! It is a ways up the mountain road– so not for people who really want to be in the center of town. But we really had no trouble getting to town when we wanted to go out and explore. Mostly though you’ll want to stay in, trust me! 🙂 Also Richard is the nicest. Very helpful and the entire process was overall easy. Enjoy your stay at Rass Mandal!!
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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:
  • 4800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • 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 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in rainfall shower
    King Bathroom Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jetted tub accommodates two people!
  • All bathrooms are furnished with towels, custom organic soaps, hair shampoos & conditioners. Additionally, blow dryers are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Soulful Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan and screened windows for warm nights!
    Private Queen Cabin - 1 queen , For extra guests: 11-12. Available on request. TV and WiFi
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Ceiling fan and screened windows for warm nights!
    King Bedroom - 1 king , Ceiling Fan for warm nights! Satellite Television.
    Rinpoche Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , A 3rd Twin Bed is available on request. Ceiling Fan; 60" TV.
    Shanghai Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Ceiling Fan for warm nights. 50" Satellite Television.
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.

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Rass Mandal: The Most Unique and Enchanting Home in Santa Fe - Glorious Views
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5

Magical setting and awe-inspiring views.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place for our family reunion. Everything was amazing about this place, from the views to the pool and amenities.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of a kind

  • 4 of 5

Property is one of a kind -- really all sorts of out of the ordinary and surprising details. It would take far more than a week to absorb it all. Views are great. Pool is as advertised. I didn't register the yoga studio before I arrived, but that was great too. A lot, and I mean a lot of care was and clearly continues to be put into every detail of the house, not just from room to room, but from wall to wall, shelf to shelf, tile to tile. We were a big group, perhaps too big so the fact that there were only 3 bathrooms in the main house felt like a downside. But overall we were happy.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joan, Thank you so much for your review and the way you and your group cared for Rass Mandal. I really appreciate that you have noticed the attention that has gone into the home. Yes, with a group of your size (15), the largest ever at Rass Mandal, we surely could do with another bathroom. As I explained upon accepting your group, Rass Mandal is for groups of 12 or less. The main residence should only accommodate ten with two additional in the auxiliary cabin. I doubt I will make exceptions in the future. Best2U Richard
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5

Magical Experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful venue! The ideal spot for a retreat. Fantastic. We stayed for 5 days and had a hard time tearing ourselves away.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mendham
5

Great place to gather family and friends in a well appointed home.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Rass Mandal. Very special home- lots of room, a pool (which is unique in the area) and spectacular views. Richard was very responsive when I had questions before the trip which was helpful. Would love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milliken Co
4

Unique home. Great deck and pool too

  • 4 of 5

The Rass Mandel House has a personality of its own Our group really enjoyed the decks and pool. My only criticism would be the house not having air conditioning. Our first day was very hot but the guests eventually adjusted. We didn’t get to meet Richard but his partner Leslie met us and was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patti, Thank you for your stay at Rass Mandal and for your review. I am sorry that you didn't realize that the home does not have AC. It is a very special Adobe structure that does not lend itself to air conditioning. As explained in the description, the home does have ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and if one where to open the windows at night, it does cool down quite nicely. Santa Fe evenings are in the 50s and 60s and the Adobe does retain the coolness in the house. Thank you again for your stay and I am happy that your group enjoyed the home. I appreciate how nicely you left it upon your departure. All the best, Richard
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5

Beautiful spiritual oasis centrally located.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival it was clear how much love went into the design of this home. I shared the space with 9 friends. It was a perfect lady's weekend! We soaked up the sun at the calming pool while taking in the beautiful sights. Richard was quick to respond prior and during our stay to answer any questions. I was sad to leave but felt renewed so I will definitely be back. I'd highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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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 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$980
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
$980
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 6 2019
5 night minimum stay
$980
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
May 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
$980
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2019 - Nov 30 2019
4 night minimum stay
$980
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 14 2019 - Jan 5 2020
5 night minimum stay
$980
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
May 1 2020 - Sep 30 2020
4 night minimum stay
$980
$6,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
$880
$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

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.

Pets are not permitted given the nature of the home and our intention to maintain an environment that considers the potential allergies of future 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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