6br/4ba sleeps a maximum of 12: 2 King beds; 2 to 3 Queen beds; 4 to 5 twin beds
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
What a spectacular wonderful spot. Words are inadequate to describe. It's like a retreat to a distant land.
Family fun at Rass Mandal
Just got done with an awesome trip to Santa Fe, highlighted by our choice of VRBO home; Rass Mandal. We picked the home based on photos and other reviews and the home certainly didn't disappoint. Plenty to explore in and around Rass Mandal; we used the yoga hut a couple of times (big enough for a dozen people for sure), the fire pit area at night to make S'mores and wind down the day, we grilled on the Weber several nights for dinner, enjoyed the pool area every day, and watched the stars at night from the rooftop area. There's also hiking from the house in several directions. Richard has decorated Rass Mandal so that you think you may be at a Buddist mountain retreat, super cool. The home was clean, kitchen area very functional, plenty of towels etc...
It may not have been mentioned much but the home sits at about 8,000 on the side of the mountain so you have to get used to altitude. We enjoyed Rass Mandal and would recommend it to any group wanting a unique experience. One last caveat, the pool was fun but took some work to clean the surface each day...and get ready cause it's heated but only to arorund 75 - brisk and refreshing!
Thanks Richard for being such an available host!
Thanks so much for staying at Rass Mandal and a wonderful review. I am certain it will help future guests. BTW: I bought a Solar Breeze – Automatic Pool Cleaner NX2 Cleaning Robot - I call it Skimmy :-) It keeps the surface rather good without much intervention. Best2U Richard
We had a large group in town for a birthday celebration and this house was perfect for that with many bedrooms. Despite the pine tree pollen bloom we enjoyed the outdoor areas. The only bad thing was about 1/3 of the group got food poisoning from the Mexican food catering the last evening.
Thank you for your review and I am so glad you enjoyed Rass Mandal for your 60th birthday celebration.
Yes, the pollen is especially onerous this year given all the winter rains that we had. Fortunately, it has just about abated.
Wow about the food poisoning - next time it may be best to just use one of our recommended private chefs. Brenda Steele, in particular, is really good and has been to Rass Mandal on many occasions.
Wishing you all the best, Richard
Fabulous Santa Fe home
The views are spectacular! The house accommodated our family reunion of 7 adults and 2 kids. The pool and spa were terrific. The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked every meal during our stay. We will be back!
This property is magical! I held a retreat for 10 women here, and we had a beautiful time! We took advantage of all of the facilities including the pool, hot tub, sauna, meditation tower, swings, and more! Thanks to the owner's recommendations, partnered with a local chef, two yoga instructors, and a massage therapist to come to the house and support our relaxation. All of the rooms are beautiful and the decor looks like it was done by the finest interior designers, with an eye toward creating a supportive environment for well-being. Don't hesitate to book this place - it will make for a spectacular backdrop for your gathering! I'll be back!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so pleased that you and your group enjoyed your stay. It brings me pleasure to read your review. It was so nice that you mentioned the service providers that are available for the guests at Rass Mandal. I'm certain they appreciated being mentioned. Do come back and wishing you a great summer. All the best, Richard
Amazing place, truly unique
This home was one of the most unique I have ever stayed in! Every room had it's own charm and the outdoor space was amazing. It was clean and well taken care of. Would absolutely recommend.
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.