Rass Mandal is the most unique adobe constructed vacation residence in Santa Fe. Situated on a mountain range of pine forests, Rass Mandal brings you to another time presenting a serene and inspiring atmosphere. The house and grounds of more than 20 acres offer abundant locations for gathering and enjoyment. Additionally, there are mountain bike and hiking trails immediately accessible from the home, some of which take you to the center of historic Santa Fe. Ski Santa Fe is approximately 40 minutes away.
The home accommodates ten comfortably and it is our preferable number of guests. I occasionally accept 12 during exceptionally circumstances. There is an added charge.
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 10 to 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 king 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 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. Although the house is not air conditioned, there are ceiling fans in every bedroom. However, given the cool evenings AC it is not actually necessary.
Heading outside, there is a large private pool, jacuzzi style 5 person hot tub, plunge pool and sauna. The pool (40,000 gallons) is heated from May 15th to September 15th and generally the pool water temperature will be maintained at approximately 72 – 80 F throughout the heated season. We have invested in renewable Solar Technology for heating the home and the pool thus keeping our environmental footprint to a minimum. As the pool is heated with solar, it is continually heated however with the cool nights the range mentioned is what should be expected. 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.
Rass Mandal provides a truly unique experience in Santa Fe. 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, on VRBO, from our previous guests.