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Richard Woodruff

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

126 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

New Mexico 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.

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. 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 (May 15th - September 15th). 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 it is 35,000 gallons and heating is not feasible during the other times of the year. 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 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.

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. I am sorry but if I discover a violation to this rule, i will charge a $1000 penalty fee. I feel awful to have to do this but I have been unpleasantly surprised by a very very few number of guests.

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:
  • 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
Speaks: english

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 New Mexico

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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Rass Mandal - 10 Acres, Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, Yoga Pavilion - Glorious Views
average rating of 4.9603176 based on 135 reviews
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Special place

  • 5 of 5

Great property, very unique with lots of personality. And Richard is a very accommodating and responsive host!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beyond words and expectation

  • 5 of 5

This magical place far exceeded our expectations. The pictures just don't do it justice. There is so much care and attention paid to detail that you truly feel like you are having a once in a life-time experience. We immensely enjoyed the backyard area especially at night as well as every nook and corner of the house. All the beds were comfortable, and the house is well situated near the Plaza but far enough hat you feel away from it all..with great hiking right out the door. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Enchanting, inviting, inspiring!

  • 5 of 5

The home & property were so gorgeous & spiritual it is hard to find words to describe it. Each room was so beautifully designed amd filled with beautiful decor that inspired love and gratitude. We enjoyed the yoga pavillion & pool immensely & the views were spectacular! The owner was very knowledgable and kind. I was blown away by the observatory and all the little nooks of the home!

I had the best weekend getsway with my girl friends here! You couldn't possibly be dissapointed.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Just visited today

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful property with so much character and spirit! It's clean and light, and the photos on this site are up to date. The hill side is beautiful with lots of levels to explore. -- An awesome place to unwind and a great retreat location!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Exceptional house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and spiritual time here. Celebrated a birthday and couldn't have found a better place to spend a weekend with friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place. Interesting architecture, great location, very well appointed and stocked. Kids loved the pool. Would definitely stay there again without hesitation

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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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:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 14 2016 - Sep 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
 
High Season
May 1 2018 - Sep 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$880
$5,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Tax Rate 7.0%

A 7.5% discount has been applied to the daily rate for stays of 7 nights or more!

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: Should you cancel 60 days or more before commencement of the rental, you receive your deposit back minus a 20% administrative fee. 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 HomeAway/VRBO.

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Amenities

New Mexico House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 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
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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:
  • 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 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in rainfall shower
  • All bathrooms are furnished with towels, custom organic soaps, hair shampoos & conditioners. Additionally, blow dryers are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 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 - Small Cabin - 1 queen , Separate small cabin for $60/night fee for parties of 10-12
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
  • 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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