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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

4 Full baths

Description from owner

Rass Mandal is the most unique adobe vacation residence in Santa Fe. It is 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 20 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.

Ski Santa Fe is 30 minutes from the center of Santa Fe, just add ten minutes to that to get there from Rass Mandal.

Rass Mandal was featured on HGTV's House Hunter's on Vacation with the initial airing on June 22nd 2012 and on Thrillist in March 2019.

Upon entering the home you encounter a large domed circular living room (Mandala Room) complete with a gas-fired 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 wood-burning 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.

Additionally, there is a small cabin on the property about 150 feet from the main home that is included in the rental for guests #9 and #10. The cabin has a queen bed and a bathroom (with a shower) plus a TV.

VERY IMPORTANT: I must reiterate that Rass Mandal accommodates a maximum of 10 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 a few guests to visit, please discuss it with me before you book Rass Mandal.

Rass Mandal provides 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. There are over 240 reviews received.

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 2280312

About the area

Rass Mandal is situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo mountains within 15 minutes to the center of historic Santa Fe Plaza. The home is surrounded by Ponderosa, Pinon and Juniper forest. 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.

Getting around

A car is necessary when staying at Rass Mandal - for shopping and getting around town. Uber services are also available.

Getting here

Additional directions are provided on booking. However, Rass Mandal is located at 201 Double Arrow Road, Santa Fe, NM.

Interaction with guest

You will be greeted at Rass Mandal on check in for an initial tour and explanation of the home. I am available for questions and service during your visit should you require it (generally by text or email).

Owner profile

Richard W.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English

About the owner

I am an American born in Jersery 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 Face book. All the best!

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 5: King bed
    Bedroom 6: Queen Bed


  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Children's pool
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Sauna
  • Swing set


  • 4 Full baths

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