RASS MANDAL - 10 ACRES, POOL, SAUNA, HOT TUB - GLORIOUS VIEWS - FEATURED ON HGTV

Richard Woodruff

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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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.

Additionally, there is a small cabin on the property about 200 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. The maximum occupancy for the residence still remains at 12 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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
RASS MANDAL

An enchanting and serene Abode of beauty, peace and harmony in which resides a many splendor nectar of spiritual awakening, presently lying dormant and seeking to arouse in man an an awe inspiring many dimensional awakening, out of his present illusory existence, into an all encompassing Divinity. May God's choicest blessings be showered on the owners of this Abode, Richard and his family, and all his future residential guests, and may God arouse in them a tingle of serious and divine inquisitiveness.

New Delhi, India
Aug 2014
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Richard Woodruff

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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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
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Magic place with a welcoming energy...

  • 5 of 5
Our intimate wedding at the end of March was hosted in this beautiful home. We met with Richard the owner prior to our stay and we were taken aback by the positive energy of the place and the beauty of the nature around it. Needless to say that our few friends and family who joined us for the weekend loved it as well.

Our ceremony was held outside by the pool overlooking the mountains and the weather was amazing.

This place is special, everywhere you look there is something to appreciate… whether it is the architecture and smooth lines of the home, the colors within it, or the amazing nature that cradles the property--there is plenty to enjoy and take in.

Richard is a great host, he assisted us every step of the way and made excellent recommendations for services during our stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Santa Fe New Mexico
5

The home, grounds & mountain views were incredible

The home, grounds & mountain views were incredible
  • 5 of 5
The listing and photos on the property website are far exceeded by the actual home, the beauty of the grounds and the incredible mountain views from multiple decks, patios, pool, hot bath and observatory. The view of the night sky, sunrises and sunsets were beyond words. The 10 chair dining table was in beautiful formal dining room which was wonderful family gatherings, while the kitchen nook for breakfast and outside views was equally great. The living area with its rotunda ceiling, natural light, fire place and nook sitting area not only was beautiful, but was a great place to sit and enjoy each other while also enjoying the calming beauty of the home. All 5 bedrooms were spacious and all were unique and beautiful. The master bedroom with its separate and multi-level sitting bathing areas with views of the mountains is unsurpassed. The grounds surrounding the house included fountains, natural plants and flowers, wonderful art and walking paths to the yoga house, fire pit area and other areas on the grounds. Each day we enjoyed the pool, the hot bath and sauna and sitting on the decks and the patios all of which had unsurpassed views of the mountains. There was a great dining table outside along with separate sitting area which were great for playing games reading and talking. We also loved the access to the mountain hiking trails. The kitchen had a full array of dished, pots, pans, flatware, glasses, food storage and was equipped with good appliances. The dining room also included fine china for formal dinners. The owner provided a thorough manuel regarding the house and grounds, nearby walking trails and recommendations on grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, the opera and location attractions and services. Based upon prior experiences with other good HomeAway rentals his attention to detail was unsurpassed. Simply stated Rass Mandal provided the most incredible setting for our family gathering possible and while we loved the sites of Santa Fe including the opera, Ghost Ranch, Canyon Road and Georgia O'Keefe's home and studio as well the surrounding areas we spent more at this home than with other vacation rentals because it allowed for connections to nature and to each other vacation rentals. We hope to return and would recommend Rass Mandel to anyone and everyone.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Santa Fe New Mexico
Albuquerque
5

Would recommend Rass Mandal without hesitation!

  • 5 of 5
When planning a getaway, I am often reluctant to board another plane for the next "restful" destination since I travel a great deal for work. As Easter approached this year, I began thinking maybe we might head north to Red River or Taos. Luckily, I happened upon Rass Mandal while doing an Internet search. I was immediately drawn to the close proximity to Albuquerque and the long list of amenities and positive reviews. The property owner responded promptly to my booking request and we reserved a few days for our family group to enjoy Rass Mandal. With a 4:00 p.m. check-in time, we had a chance to visit Santa Fe first to shop around a bit and enjoy a tasty lunch. Afterwards, we fired up the GPS on my cell phone and headed for Rass Mandal. Spectacular is hardly descriptive enough, but take my word for it...we headed just north of Santa Fe and roll up a windy road to a big security gate. After being granted access, we followed the twisting road, up, up, up into the hills above the city. Just over a brow in the road and around a curvy turn, we discovered the blue domes and walls of Rass Mandal. The grounds felt natural, simple, and gardened in a perfect Southwestern style. Interesting rocks and statues are located all around the house. I quickly felt an attachment to the gentle Asian (Zen) style of the home furnishings and grounds. We were immediately greeted by the property owner and treated to a tour of the house and grounds. You must visit and see for yourself. The pool, the hot tub, the sauna, the house itself, the master bath garden tub, the pigeons and hummingbirds, walking paths, stunning views, the fireplaces, the kitchen - wow!! All fantastic! We cooked at the house, colored Easter eggs and the kids had a blast hunting eggs around in the gardens. I felt rested and transformed by our visit. The property owner is a kind and generous man who has a beautiful home which he seems to share with great pleasure. He's knowledgeable about the trails in the area and is an avid hiker himself. RM is the PERFECT getaway for a large family or group. Plenty of beds and bedrooms and a huge house so everyone can spread out and just chill. The kids laugh at me since we returned home saying I've caught the Rass Mandal "bug" - we now have Tibetan prayer flags and a Buddha or 2 in our own garden...along with a few well-placed blue light bulbs. Loved our trip to RM - the drive is practically nothing from Albuquerque!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Heaven on Earth-An Exquisite Experience!

  • 5 of 5
We were so fortunate to find Rass Mandal. Eight women gathered in this most unique home and had profound experiences. Although we were so close to Santa Fe we did not want to leave the property. Morning and nighttime swimming and hot tubing, taking saunas, meditating overlooking the hillsides, gathering in the main rooms...we felt transported to a 5 star retreat center. The yoga/dance house made our stay that much more magical. The house is beautifully appointed including china and silver. The owner was generous beyond belief, offering us to use whatever we found and to search through everything. There were beautiful alters throughout the property which brought a feeling of tranquility and peace where ever you looked. The manager was available for any concerns. We were there the weekend of the folk art market which brought more magic to our stay. We are all convinced that we will return for our gathering. Everyone left revitalized and filled with love. Thank you Rass Mandal. You are a very unique and magical home.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Santa Fe New Mexico
5

Stunning retreat with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5
Our second group visit to Ras Mandal. Beautifully decorated and comfortable. We marveled at the view from the pool and spent every afternoon in the hot tub. Richard and scarlet could not have been more hospitable and helpful. The best!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Santa Fe New Mexico
5

An amazing oasis

  • 5 of 5
This was an amazing place for 8 women to gather and just enjoy the beauty of the property, the home and the peaceful feeling at Rass Mandal. The yoga time was exquisite and it is so beautifully equipped, everything needed is there. Staying there was stress free in terms of arrival and interacting with the owner, who was very supportive and invested in our enjoying ourselves. A truly exquisite experience from home to property to pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Everything needed for perfect relaxation. Thanks so very much
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Santa Fe Farmers Market
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Cowgirl Bar & Grill
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Lensic Performing Arts Center
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Coyote Cafe
"Wonderful place and location right off the plaza. Great margaritas!"
Santa Fe Plaza
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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
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Downtown Subscription
"A good place for coffee and conversation. A real local hangout and meeting place."
Teahouse
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Del Charro Saloon
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Vinaigrette
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Tune-Up Cafe
"A good local restaurant for Mexican and American food."
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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 15
4 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 20 - Jan 4
5 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.62%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

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.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , The cabin also has a bathroom in addition to the queen bed.
  • 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
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , This is also a small cabin available for an additional fee.
  • Two portable twin beds that can be placed in various locations within the bedrooms bringing the total number of twin beds to six.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • In Ground Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • waterfalls
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sledding
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • snowboarding
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • equestrian events
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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