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Richard Woodruff

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

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.

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 approximately 80 F in July and August but ranges about 74 F - 78 F for May, 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 is included in the rental for guests #11 and #12. 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 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. Should you be planning on inviting few guests to visit, please discuss it with me before you book Rass Mandal.

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 4.964789 based on 151 reviews
5

Beautiful property with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

We have been having a girlfriends reunion annually for over 26 years and this is the best property we have stayed in so far. Photos just cannot capture the beautiful views day or night. We loved it and would recommend to anyone. Fabulous shopping and a night out at Vanessie's piano bar with Doug Montgomery was a perfect ending to our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Secluded and Surprising

  • 5 of 5

Our Red Hat group of 10 senior women had a great time in Richard's large well equipped home. We used this mosque like hilltop abode as our home base for the week for seeing many of Santa Fe's attractions including the opera, museums, electric biking, wine tasting, farmers market and river rafting. The outdoor setting is spectacular with the lovely pool and grand views. You truly felt you were in a very serene private place. We loved the well equipped kitchen and the cozy nook banquette to play games and supervise the cooks. Some of us even walked the 2.7 miles to Harry's Roadhouse for breakfast with the promise of a return ride home. A couple of surprises made this fun trip even more memorable when a bear showed up at the pool when we were playing cards and luckily had our phones to capture the moment. The same evening Santa Fe had a major power outage for 3 hours and we were scrambling to light candles. Richard was very nice to work with and has a most unique property to share that I promise will be different than anything else you have experienced. Enjoy, Lady Di

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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a wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

My extended family of 11 adults and 2 children just spent five days at Rass Mandal. The location is wonderful and truly a retreat. The kitchen was well equipped and it was easy for us, a group of foodies, to prepare great meals for the large group. The dining area easily accommodated the group. Many did a yoga session which all agreed was wonderful. You are close to town but away from it all. Wildlife abounds as does the joy of seeing Richard's homing pigeons around the grounds. While we spent a great deal of time by the pool, members of the group took full advantage of local hiking and dining. The house needs better cooling and be sure to ask for pool towels, but I would not hesitate to recommend this site.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A Magical Experience

  • 5 of 5

Was very impressed with the house as a whole from the cleanliness to the openness of the owner to allow us to use everything and go everywhere. The details in the design of the home are infinite - could not stop exploring. The rooms and beds were extremely comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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This property is absolutely magical.

  • 5 of 5

Rass Mandal was such a magical place. All my yoga retreat members loved it. I was in awe about how beautiful and how much character the space had. The kitchen was perfectly suitable for the professional chef we had. The rooms are beautiful, as are all the little details of the house. The sauna and plunge pool was a great plus as well. Richard was such a wonderful host, one of the best I have ever had. The property is simply amazing hands down. I will be returning for more retreats!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Was a beautiful, and lovely place to vaca!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place! Very relaxing, spiritual, and comforting. Catered to my needs of sleep, relax, and recreational enjoyment for my vacation. Lovely place for a family reunion. Made good use of all the provided amenities from day/night yoga sessions, to swimming during the hot day hours to night hot tubing, enjoying the sauna and fire pit. Wish we could stay longer. Thank you for allowing us to stay. You have a lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
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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 Restaurant & Lounge
"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 BBQ
"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

Santa Fe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
May 1 2018 - Sep 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$990
$6,410
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$880
$5,695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

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.

Check in time is generally 4 PM and check out time is generally 10 AM.

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

Santa Fe 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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