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

Richard Woodruff

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Richard Woodruff

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015
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Rass Mandal - 10 Acres, Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, Yoga Pavilion - Glorious Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Special Offer! 25% Off for May 30th - June 6th Only - Spontaneous Get Away! May 30 - June 6

Santa Fe House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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, jacuzzi style 5 person hot tub, plunge pool 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 72 F - 74 F for June and September. The hot tub is kept at 102 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 may be rented with a small additional fee. 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 usually required for parties of more than 10 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Richard Woodruff (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

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.

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.

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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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
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Rass Mandal - 10 Acres, Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, Yoga Pavilion - Glorious Views
average rating of 4.9680853 based on 103 reviews
5

wonderful, relaxing, serene

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location set up high looking out over Santa Fe and beyond. House was well equipped for cooking and plenty of space for relaxing and enjoying yourself. Bedrooms were all very nicely decorated, spacious and very clean. Santa Fe town was very close by. I felt like the house was a special retreat. We enjoyed walking around the huge property and hiking near the house. Owner was really nice and very helpful. We enjoyed cooking and eating in in the beautiful dining room. We also loved the town and had an awesome lunch at Cafe Pasqual.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Gorgeous Property, Immaculately Maintained

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from spending three nights at Rass Mandal. The property located up in the hills about 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe is gorgeous. I was staying with a group of friends and we took advantage of many of the properties unique features. We hiked up Mt. Atalaya (3 hour return hike) one morning and did the 45-minute loop another morning -- directions for both hikes begin at the front door. Acting on Richard's recommendations, we had a yoga instructor and a masseuse come to the house -- both were wonderful. We enjoyed the fire pit one night (don't forget to turn on the fairy lights for added atmosphere) and soaked in the hot tub several times. The common areas around the house let us relax in small and large groups in multiple locations. The bedrooms were each gorgeous and had ample linens and towels. The kitchen was better stocked than most of our own and we were delighted to find a few goodies waiting for us on our arrival. Simply put, the pictures of Rass Mandal do not lie -- it is an enchanting house in a stunning location and Richard is a very gracious owner/manager with whom to work. This was by far my best VRBO/HomeAway experience out of many.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Laura! Your review will be very helpful to upcoming guests and I so appreciate your thoughtfulness in taking the time. All the best, Richard
5

Amazing house and views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, well maintained! Richard was fantastic in helping us settle in. Would definitely stay there again. The outside grounds and views were truly incredible! The house is very cool in design. Very relaxing stay and very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Frisco Texas
5

BEST FAMILY VACATION.....EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for our Families spring Break Trip at the Home and were able to meet with Richard when we got there. It was so nice to have him meet us and show us the house, tell us the history, and explain some things to consider while we were in Santa Fe. We had our 4 boys ages 18-9 and the home provided everything wee needed in terms of space, beautiful views, and plenty to do with the Hot Tub, Sauna, and time to just relax. The home was very, very, clean and this is very important to us.

We at dinner most nights at an incredible restaurant right at the bottom of the hill from the house called HARRY'S ROADHOUSE. A Great Local place with tons of options and the BEST GLUTEN FREE choices I have ever seen. They make you feel like family when you eat there.

Richard recommended we hike Atalaya Mountain right outside the property and it was wonderful. We had difficulty finding it so we called Richard and he picked right up and told us where to go, very nice to have him if you needed him. We were glad we did the hike as we found a Heart Shaped Rock and created great memories with our boys.

Richard also recommended going to Madrid and are we glad we did. A very Artsy town with a restaurant called the HOLLAR...GREAT CHEESEBURGERS with BACON. If you are there you can walk all the galleries and you must visit SHUGARMANS CHOCOLATE.. ASK ABOUT THE CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAW BERRIES!! the best and the people in Madrid are so friendly and welcoming.

Last but not least you have to visit ? EL SANTURIO de CHIMAYO which is much better than the Loretta Chapel which felt way too commercialized. This place is really beautiful and you can really learn a lot about Santa Fe History. Last but not least you must visit and Hike the TENT ROCKS. Our Family saved this for the last day and it left such an impression.

We stayed busy every day and relaxed every evening in the RASS Mandal. At night you can sit outside and see 60 miles over Santa Fe and it is so peaceful and relaxing. The house and the experience is one of our best families memories ever. Thank you Richard for making it so special.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Rass Mandal is Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Rass Mandal is a treasure. The architecture is unique and welcoming - arches and domes with radiant heated marble floors. The interior is lovely and intriguing - embedded beads and intricate sconces. The exterior is subtle and surprising - high desert views, a meditative pendulum and laser stars in the back. The kitchen is beautifully appointed and warm -- wonderful pots & pans, ample dishes and flatware with a sunrise view breakfast nook and prisms in the windows that cast rainbows. Towels are abundant and cozy. Beds are gorgeous and incredibly comfortable. I've only mentioned a few of the many highlights. There are all-kinds of ways to enjoy this property and its location near Santa Fe (7 of us each found a "just right" way) and the graciousness of the host/owner makes it an ideal meeting/retreat/get-away/reunion place. Thank you for a truly spectacular stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful home with gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house is magical, refreshing and perfect for a group of 8. Richard was a perfect host, the house was clean, the beds were comfortable, decor was whimsical and charming, and the hot tub was steaming. If you want the ideal spot for relaxing on the deck, walking in the hills, gazing at the view, practicing yoga, cooking in kitchen, reading in sunny nook, napping on a couch or eating in the dining room with candelabra twinkling, then Rass Mandal is the place. Reasonably priced & driving distance from all shopping & spa activities in Santa Fe, yet private, secluded & secure. Truly a gem.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Santa Fe Plaza
"The center of the old town of Santa Fe. Everyone hangs out at the Plaza at some point. Gre..."
Canyon Road
"There are more art galleries on Canyon Road and the old town of Santa Fe than practically an..."
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
"A fantastic museum and one of the only museums totally dedicated to a woman artist. Couple ..."
Loretto Chapel
"One of the oldest chapels in the United States. Visit the mysteriously build stairs and lea..."
El Farol
"Great local restaurant and bar! There is usually fun local music nightly. The tapas in the..."
Santa Fe Farmers Market
"A local shopping favorite with local produce and crafts. It is open every Saturday and Tues..."
Cowgirl Bar & Grill
"A fun local place with good local tex mex food and wonderful evening live entertainment. "
Lensic Performing Arts Center
"For a small town as Santa Fe is, we are blessed to have such a wonderful theater and the adv..."
Santa Fe
"The city different or as some say 'Fanta Se'. Truly eclectic and artistic and somewhat bohe..."
Coyote Cafe
"Wonderful place and location right off the plaza. Great margaritas!"
Santa Fe Plaza
"The center of the old town of Santa Fe. Everyone hangs out at the Plaza at some point. Gre..."
Geronimo
"One of the best restaurants in town. A bit of European flavor in Santa Fe."
Maria's New Mexican Kitchen
"A real local favorite. It's a bit out of town but the local ambiance and food is worth the ..."
Downtown Subscription
"A good place for coffee and conversation. A real local hangout and meeting place."
Teahouse
"A wonderful little place for a respite after exploring the galleries on Canyon Road. Nice d..."
Del Charro Saloon
"A good local bar and restaurant. Nice ambiance and some very good choices of margaritas. "
Vinaigrette
"Very nice for a healthy meal. Very popular with the locals. "
Tune-Up Cafe
"A good local restaurant for Mexican and American food."
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

From $750 Per night

Santa Fe House Rental Rates

Special Offer! 25% Off for May 30th - June 6th Only - Spontaneous Get Away!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 30, 2015 to Jun 6, 2015

Receive 25% off a booking during the dates of May 30th - June 6th. We received a late cancellation and you now have the opportunity to avail yourself of a special discount.

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 15 2015 - Sep 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
High Season
May 14 2016 - Sep 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450.00
Tax Rate 6.88%
Notes Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Additionally, there is a $60/night fee 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.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • 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:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 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 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , The cabin has a queen bed, TV & a bathroom with a shower!
  • All bathroom are furnished with towels, custom organic soaps, hair shampoos & conditioners. Additionally, blow dryers are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , extra folding twin bed can be added!
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , A separate small cabin for $60/night fee (for parties of 12)
  • A portable twin bed that can be placed in various locations within the bedrooms bringing the total number of twin beds to five.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
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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