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Tropical Guest House on River

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 15 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 15 nights


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House, 1 Bedroom + Attached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Available for the month of June and August 15 - September 12th. A meandering flagstone and grass patio, accented with a bubbling fountain, flower gardens and lounge chairs leads one to four french doors - the entrance into an 1000 square foot room of hand-scraped hardwood teak flooring accented with scattered wool throw rugs.

The Tropical Guest house requires a minimum of 1 month rental.

Light filters from all directions into this tropical setting of high ceilings, restored antique bamboo furniture and a lovely Tiffany chandelier. A plush leather couch, an oversized white linen comfy chair and stool, and a glass-topped dining table for 6 complete the furnishings for a small dinner gathering.

This large, open space is graced with a variety of art objects, hand painted pictures of tropical birds, an excellent kitchen with high-end appliances and custom designed glass cupboards. There is a queen-sized Murphy bed, easily raised and lowered into the wall through a built-in hydraulic system and a large separate bedroom with a king sized bed, closet, chandeliers, TV armoire, ceiling-to-floor river rock wall, high ceilings, teak flooring and a large picture window - all tropical in decor.

There is a back door that opens out into more flower gardens and a path to a river island and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Eiderdown bedding, linens and all kitchen accessories are provided making this very special 'turn-key' place a 'home.' The heated floors and double-insulation keep the interior cool in the summer and evenly warm in the winter months.

Monthly rent includes all utilities, satellite TV, high speed internet, a washing machine and dryer and limited maid service.

Keywords: Guest House

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Alexandra or Camilla
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2016
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About Alexandra or Camilla

Camilla, your hostess, was once a teacher of history, English, and political science in Aspen. This circuitously led to the establishment of a very unique, specialty restaurant in the early 1970′s.

Picturesque and unusual, this restaurant was featured nationally in magazines and newspapers as advertisement for Aspen’s community and ambiance. Following the sale of this business were some years involved in Medieval and Renaissance art and designing silk clothing and jewelry in India and Hong Kong. International experience and a deep love for “adventure” in faraway places culminated in the development of Elephant and Associates – an adventure travel company specializing in Nile River trips on King Farouk’s old paddle boat.

African safaris, from camels to treks both in Kenya and Kashmir, and to remote regions like Ladakh, added immense learning. Scuba diving – the Red Sea being a favorite – biking in China and Europe and in the 90′s, a working partnership on a charter yacht in the Caribbean on board a 75 NZ sloop satiated some of the wonder lust. An infinity for diverse cultures, education, adventure, and love of people has settled into the spice, decor and “hominess” of CasaCamilla.

Why Alexandra or Camilla chose Northwest Colorado

The properties are filled with original art and artifacts from around the world. This may not be an appropriate residence for families with children from age 1 1/2 to 18. Please call to discuss.

All items are inventoried between guest stays. Any damages or missing objects will be deducted from the guest’s credit card or cash deposit. Please leave this house as you found it so others and yourself may enjoy this special place in the future.

We love dogs, and they are welcome to stay so long as they are mellow.

What makes this house unique

This property is 3 to 15 minutes from all 4 Aspen ski areas. We are also near many bike trails as well as a bus stop. The property has a fishing island with a beach, fire pit and lounge chairs on the Roaring Fork River

Guestbook comments from the owner

Casa Camilla is a magical place unlike any other place we have stayed. The tropical guest house is absolutely amazing. It is beautifully furnished, quiet, and peaceful. We would have stayed for an entire month if we could have. The tranquil atmosphere of this incredible place can only be matched by its wonderful owner, Camilla. Ms. Camilla is the quintessential hostess. She is a lovely, intelligent woman who has traveled the world and is willing to share her stories and treasures with anyone who is interested. Our whole family absolutely loved her, and we can't wait to visit again next year!

Recommended for: Age 55+,  Adventure Seekers,  Pet-friendly,  Girls Getaway,  Sightseeing,  Families with Teenagers,  Families with Young Children,  Romantic Getaway
Jun 2010
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Tropical Guest House on River
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 11 reviews

Very nice setting ,, been coming to the valley 40 years and this was one very good choice for me,,,

  • 4 of 5

Very nice setting on the river,, close to Aspen ,, Basalt,, Snowmass,,, very nice home setting,, thank you Camilla for your hospitality,,, see you again soon,,, Joe

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gracious host, average accommodation

  • 3 of 5

This guest house is on beautiful grounds, on a quiet lane just up from the Snowmass turnoff and has easy access to the river. It features a lovely fenced yard and shares common space with the larger guest house, and two other apartments in the same structure (but with different entrances). Camilla was an extremely gracious, kind and accommodating hostess, making sure every bit of our stay was to our liking and we were appreciative of that. It is a fantastic place if you want to bring your dog.

We were disappointed there was no bath so it is not ideal for a small child and wish that this listing was more forthcoming about that (what home does not have a bathtub??) but only blame ourselves for not asking. We made-do for our two-week stay. But at such an exorbitant rental rate, we expected the dishware, pots and pans, and kitchen to be of fine quality, well equipped and modern and the master bed to be better than two twins pushed together. There were some simple repairs that needed to take place and we let the owners know.

Beware the cleaning fee. We spent all morning cleaning, doing dishes and starting laundry before we left to avoid excess fees and we were still charged five hours of cleaning for this little apartment. That untruth was our biggest disappointment.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tropical Guesthouse--Casa-Camilla

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Casa-Camilla, the "welcome mat" was out. The Tropical Guesthouse was our home away from home for a month. The house is light, airy, with high ceilings and is tastefully decorated. The kitchen is a nice size and had all of the kitchen amenities we needed. The king sized bed was VERY comfortable and the clean mountain air coming in the open windows was the best. The grounds surrounding Camilla's properties are nothing less than fabulous. There are flowers and aspen trees and lush greenery everywhere you look. The Roaring Fork River runs along the back of her property. The front fountain/patio area is large and charming and serene--perfect for an evening cocktail while reading the Aspen Daily or working a crossword puzzle. We were just minutes away from Aspen, Carbondale, El Jebel, several biking/walking/jogging paths, shopping, and restaurants. Last and certainly NOT least is Camilla. She is a real pleasure! She knows how to give you your privacy, but is always available to take care of your needs, answer questions, or just plain help you. Rick is a hard-working man who can fix anything. This review would not be complete without mentioning Camilla's 2 four-legged companions--James Brown and Dulce. Two sweeter dogs do NOT exist. They stole our hearts. The Tropical Guesthouse provided us a truly unforgettable vacation and memories to last a lifetime. Sharing Camilla's piece of paradise with us was incredible.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (husband and beagle) decided to escape the August heat of Texas. We spent three weeks at Casa Camilla and it was everything we had hoped for and so much more. Casa Camilla is perfectly situated to give you the peacefulness of the country yet the convenience of being so close to downtown Aspen. The sound of the Roaring Fork River behind the house and the view of the stars at night could not be more spectacular.

The house is equipped from top to bottom with everything you have at your own home. There is no need to bring anything. It is comfortably furnish and very clean.

If you are looking for a place that is pet friend, don't look any further. Our beagle is our kid. Casa Camilla gives your pets the ability to enjoy the outdoors with you. It is fenced in and Camilla has two very friendly dogs that enjoy having company. James Brown and Dolce were very well behaved and played nicely with our beagle. He had the best time. We felt right at home.

We enjoyed our conversations with Camilla. She is a kind and very nice lady. We wish we had more time during our vacation to visit with her.

We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Casa Camilla visit

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Camillas one bedroom property. We went to ski and found the location fine for that. The apartment is furnished beautifully, the bed is comfortable and kitchen perfect for those who feel like cooking. Camilla is gracious and accommodating and makes every attempt to insure a comfortable and peaceful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Well, we came back for the second winter in a row, and spent another wonderful month in the Guest House. We’ve been skiing in Aspen for nearly 30 years and have stayed in lots of places around the area; this is our favorite. We love the serenity and the peacefulness of this riverside setting. It looks and feels remote, but is amazingly close to everything, including a bus stop.

The full moon through the skylight is such a treat! The space is beautifully decorated, with little touches of home (nice china and flatware, quality towels and linens, an array of kitchen spices, antiques, and books. It’s spacious, cheerful, airy, clean, quiet and just plain satisfactory. Our dog is made to feel very welcome (as are we), and he settles in just like it’s home.

I consider it a “find” beyond expectation. And getting to know Camilla, our landlord, has been a benefit we certainly did not expect! I almost hesitate to write a glowing review because we want this place all to ourselves. We’ll just have to plan farther ahead for next year, I guess. We haven’t seen it in the summer, but it must be extraordinary to watch the river form the large, shady yard.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy with this response. I feel blessed and appreciative to have such wonderful visitors. Thank you VRBO Camilla
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Sardy Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Woody Creek Tavern or AABC
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 82
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Foxy's & Woody Creek Tavern
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Buttermilk & Tiehack
Nearest Beach
1500 Miles
Car: recommended

Fishing Island on Property. Gold Medal Fishing Waters!


Rates & Availability

Aspen House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 30 2016
15 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
15 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $300

Cleaning will be deducted from the damage deposit as needed. Property returned to maid clean condition. Pets are accepted, but any damage done will be deducted. High end furniture must be covered for protection from pets.

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Aspen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has 12 foot ceilings, a narrow, tall window that looks out on trees and sky over the sink and a shower stall that is like bathing in a grotto as it is lined in small, round rocks with a flat rock floor. The shower door is French glass with brushed nickel hardwre.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Bike Trails in every direction, one block from bus stop, centrally located to 4 ski areas, on the Roaring Fork River with excellent trout fishing off an accessible island. Private road along River that dead ends; about 12 houses in the neighborhood, some large, some simple. People actually live in this neighborhood.

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