RASS MANDAL - ON 10 ACRES WITH POOL - FEATURED ON HGTV

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Richard Woodruff

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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RASS MANDAL - ON 10 ACRES WITH POOL - FEATURED ON HGTV

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5br/3ba sleeps a maximum 12 (1 King bed; 2 Queen beds; 6 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.

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 with waterfall, hot tub 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 74 F - 76 F for June and September. The hot tub is kept at 104 F. 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.

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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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Richard Woodruff

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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.

Richard Woodruff purchased this house in 2011

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!

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.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Property Reviews

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Rass Mandal - On 10 Acres with Pool - Featured on HGTV
average rating of 4.96875 based on 69 reviews
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Rass Mandal - On 10 Acres with Pool - Featured on HGTV
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p922520
+1 (848)466-9586
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Beautiful, tranquil, a real oasis!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
It was like walking into a little baby mountain taj mahal! Very palacial yet cozy. So many beautifully appointed nooks and crannies. It is like going on vacation within a vacation. From an artists point of view, very inspiring.
Would return for sure!
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Rass Mandal - On 10 Acres with Pool - Featured on HGTV
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p922520
+1 (848)466-9586
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

A place of beauty, serenity, and magic.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My first impression of the Rass Mandal was one of breathtaking beauty. As we came up the road, the beautiful blue domes came into view with a gorgeous high desert vista for the backdrop. Upon arrival, the owner (Richard) greeted my girlfriend and I and gave us a tour of the property. The grounds are well maintained, and I could perceive the deep level of care Richard had put into decorating the Rass Mandal. Each room has a fabulous feel to it, and the architecture of the building is truly unique. The enormous curved hallway, which is lit up by ethereal blue lights in the evening, provides an almost otherworldly ambiance. My girlfriend and I spent Thanksgiving here with a small group of family and friends. Everyone commented on the deep sense of peace that seems to emanate from the Rass Mandal and permeate into you during your stay. There is a great soaking tub and two-person sauna. Since it was winter, we didn't get a chance to get in the pool or take advantage of the spacious yoga pavilion, but that just means we will have to come back this summer! This is an immensely romantic location. When I was there, it felt like we were in a different time, on a different world. I left the Rass Mandal with a deep sense of serenity and a feeling of rejuvenation. I would recommend it to any of my friends or family. Richard was so welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. I could tell that he loves what he does and puts his whole heart into the effort to create the magical atmosphere that envelopes the Rass Mandal. Truly a memorable moment in my life. I look forward to visiting again in the near future.
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Rass Mandal - On 10 Acres with Pool - Featured on HGTV
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Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Beyond idyllic sanctuary

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I've traveled the world and never felt so invited and loved. The home is stunning - the architecture, views, pool, huge yoga studio... but the loving touches, are what captivates. The home truly is meant to be a sanctuary that invites the soul. There are personal touches everywhere that have meaning and inspiration. Tons of deities and goddesses and buddhas and mandalas and flowers and candles and lighting. The design spans Moroccan and egyptian to indian and east asian. Just stunning.

We were there for a women's retreat and it was absolutely perfect.

Richard, the owner is the loveliest and Leslie and Scarlett put such love and care into our organic meals and accomodated everyone's dietary desires... and it was oh so good.

I want everyone I know to experience themselves here. It is magical.
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Rass Mandal - On 10 Acres with Pool - Featured on HGTV
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p922520
+1 (848)466-9586
Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Fabulous private home – great (peaceful) views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This is a house you really have to stay at to realize and appreciate all of the beauties that the house and property have to offer. The views of Santa Fe are absolutely amazing, and both the indoor and outdoor living arrangements are exquisite with the utmost attention to detail that really make this property stand out. This house is perfect for large family gatherings as well as for smaller holiday getaways. We took a family vacation over Spring Break with our four young kids and couldn’t have been happier with the accommodations. There was enough room to spread out and the privacy that the house offers really makes you feel like it’s just you and the mountains. We were so impressed with the homeowner, Richard, as well. As you talk to Richard, you can quickly realize how much the house means to him, and it shows with how he cares for the house and the property. As a traveler in a new place, Richard is first class to deal with and helps make sure you are ‘at home’ at his property. We really enjoyed the location of the property – great views away from town, yet close enough that you can get to the Plaza and main Santa Fe attractions with about a 10 minute drive. We very much recommend this property to those that want a great Santa Fe experience!
Owner's Response: Hi Emily, Trent & the girls,
Firstly, thank you for the compliments - you are so nice! I am certain that you're review will help potential guests should they be considering staying at Rass Mandal. I do hope that one day you return during the summer season. The weather and pool will provide a refreshing respite from Texas! All the best, Richard
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Rass Mandal - On 10 Acres with Pool - Featured on HGTV
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Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Truly once-in-a-lifetime experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Rass Mandal is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and is deeply rooted in the surrounding landcape, and eclectic cultural history of Santa Fe. I won't even try to describe the elaborate layout and decorations of this beautiful retreat, but I will say we felt at home from the moment we entered the house to the moment we very reluctantly left. The views from the home are astounding, and every morning we awoke for yoga in the pavilion before having a refreshing swim in the pool, soak in the hot tub, followed by breakfast and coffee as the morning sun warmed up the deck. Absolute paradise. We also went on hikes and mountain bike rides in the surrounding trail system, which connects to the wilderness areas around Santa Fe and beyond. I would definitely stay here again.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review! They mean a lot to me and are so helpful to the future guests contemplating staying at Rass Mandal. I am constantly trying to improve on the experience and hopefully should you return to Santa Fe, you will visit Rass Mandal once more. All the best, Richard
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Santa Fe Airport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Railrunner
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I 25
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Harry's Roadside Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ski Santa Fe
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Harry's Roadside Cafe
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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Availability & Rates

Santa Fe House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 15
$900
4 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$850
4 nights
 
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 4
$850
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$750
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.62%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • All bathroom are furnished with towels, custom organic soaps, hair shampoos & conditioners. Additionally, blow dryers are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , extra bed can be added
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , extra bed can be added
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two portable twin beds that can be placed in various locations within the bedrooms bringing the total number of twin beds to six.
Entertainment:
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Additionally, there is a yoga pavilion and yoga mats are provided. There is also a massage table on the premises. There is also a gas-fired Fire Pit for enjoyment during the cool evenings. 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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