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Bit of HEAVEN sleep 40 feet from the Roaring Fork River and close to Ski Resorts

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Sofa or blow up bed , 1 Bath, sleeps max. 4, no exceptions.

Relax by the river surrounded by nature and the river, 3 ponds (water April - October). Sleep only 50 feet from the river. Rare 2.5 acre private property at river level. Easy access to ASPEN, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Highlands and Sunlight Ski Resorts just minutes away and an easy drive to Beaver Creek and Vail Resorts. Access Gold Medal Fishing just outside your bedroom. Sleep comfortably before a day of Skiing, hiking, biking or fishing. River rafting available in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

Soak in the Jacuzzi or sit by the fire pit under the stars in the evening (burn restrictions may apply, fireworks not permitted). Cyclists can access the bike path that runs adjacent to the property. Hikers have closest access to Carbondale hiking trails. Gaze at Mount Sopris from the higher ground on the property. This property provides all the modern creature comforts and conveniences. Bring your non aggressive dog. Max. 2 x. small dogs. We are happy to provide cleaning, cooking, and shopping for a fee. The home is beautifully appointed with all of today's modern conveniences. Large screen HD TV's in the living area and the bedroom. Two electric fireplaces. A modern kitchen with a gas stove, dishwasher, microwave. Full size washer and dryer. High quality cookware and table settings. A/C in the summer. Wi-Fi connection. Premier Direct TV package.

Only the best. This place will really surprise you! You will be so happy that you have discovered it. We typically prefer 7 night minimum rentals but will consider less. Call or email us. 970-963-8056. Please note the cost for additional guest $30 per night each for the third and fourth guest. $30 extra if the second guest used the second bed. Pets $20.00 per night per pet (max 2 friendly dogs). Aggressive dogs not welcome.

IMPORTANT NOTE: With "Instant booking" Please note that we charge $30 per night each for the third and fourth guest. Pets $20.00 per night per pet (max. 2 small dogs). If these items are not listed in the quote and price at the time of the instant booking, traveler shall be liable for these additional charges.

NOTE: Dog owners must carry rental insurance.

Warning a horse may be on the driveway ! Slow please.

More Details

Alexandra/Stefan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Alexandra/Stefan (Owner)

Brought up in the hotel and restaurant business and over 52 years of vacation rental experience we understand what our guests are looking for.

Why Alexandra/Stefan (Owner) chose Carbondale

Because we care very much that our guests really have a wonderful time when they come to stay with us.The property is one of only 11 properties that is actually at river level. We think that our animals, the 62 ducks, frogs, daily visits from "Big Boy" the heron, the horse who thinks he is a dog and plays with a live bear (see youtube) and our dogs make it a fun place to stay as well.

What makes this apartment unique

On the 40 mile stretch of the Roaring Fork, this home is right on the river's edge. This is one of the few properties where the bike path and irrigation ditch are NOT between the home and the river.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is my third stay here. I come here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Hong Kong to be precise. I usually leave as fit as fiddle after my wonderful bike rides up and down the valley, the wonderful clean air and all round healthy life style. I sleep so well in that oh so comfortable bed. Listening to the River at night lulls me to sleep. My children come with me sometimes and discover something new each time I come. Can't wait to come back!
Jul 2011
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Carbondale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Warning a horse may be on the driveway. Slow please.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Extremely comfortable California King Bed. Lie in bed and look out at the river and wildlife, Waterfall April - October. Fireplace and 42' HD flat screen and blue ray DVD player.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf ...
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Pets are very welcome! $20.00 per night per pet. Additional guests $30 each per night over 2 guests.


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Bit of HEAVEN sleep 40 feet from the Roaring Fork River and close to Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.9569893 based on 94 reviews

We keep coming back

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying with Stefan and Alexandra and they have become dear friends. We love this place, the peacefulness and the sound of the Roaring Fork at night from our bedroom door. Everything is perfect for us. We especially love seeing Wasabi, the horse, wandering around and we have spoilt him terribly by giving him carrots regularly! Can't wait to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: and Wahsabi can't wait for you to come back either! We miss you already.
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We didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

I always hesitate to write a stellar review for this wonderful place as I don't want too many other visitors competing for reservations! This is our fifth year staying with Stefan and Alexandra (and Wahsabi and Evie....sadly Spanky passed away recently). They have become dear friends and we look forward to our visit every year. We have never stayed at a property so well equipped and where the owners are so accommodating to all requests. We love the sounds of the Roaring Fork at nights, having Wahsabi trot up to the back door begging for carrots and the myriad duck families wandering around. This truly is a 'Bit of Heaven'.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect time, a Bit of Heaven

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect homebase for riding the Rio Grande Trail

  • 5 of 5

If you’re like us, you’re going to read all these positive reviews and think it’s too good to be true. But you should believe them. If what you want is a peaceful, private place to stay, with friendly hosts and a central location for hiking and biking, this is the place.

The apartment is a duplex with the owners, Stefan and Alexandra, living on the other side. They go out of their way to provide privacy, but also are accessible if needed. Upon arrival, Alexandra gave us a full tour of the apartment. They’re simply lovely hosts.

The location is very quiet (no road noise) and private directly off of the Rio Grande Trail which goes the full 42 miles between Glenwood Springs and Aspen. We selected this home because of the location and were able to bike the path easily, store our bikes safely on the property, and also get to Carbondale by bike, foot, or car easily. There is also a bus system along the valley for those who want to hop on, with or without bikes. There is ample hiking nearby as well, whether you choose to stay near Carbondale or take a day trip to the Aspen area. The apartment is surrounded by bucolic green space along the river, with outdoor seating to enjoy a meal or just relax by the river. The laid back resident horse, Wahsabi, two old dogs, ducks and croaking frogs added to the ambiance.

The apartment itself was very comfortable for the two of us. Super comfy king sized bed with selection of pillows to satisfy all preferences. We slept with screened window and doors open, listening to the river and waterfall outside.

The apartment was very clean and appointed with high class touches (eg, ample fluffy bath towels, china and glassware, etc.). Internet, while somewhat slow, was sufficient for our use. We didn’t cook much but if you want to do so, the kitchen is fully equipped and there also is a gas grill outside available for use.

We highly recommend this listing. Thank you, Stefan and Alexandra for a perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved The Island!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of May, and it was the perfect spot for the beginning of our vacation! The house was very clean and comfortable, and has the most well stocked kitchen I've ever seen in a vacation rental. (Don't bother bringing your own coffee and tea!) The location is excellent when it comes to making day trips or going out to eat, then great to come back to in the evening and sit out by the river with a glass of wine. Alexandra and Stefan are great people who's company we enjoyed immensely, but they also gave us plenty of privacy. I would highly recommend this beautiful oasis for anyone who wants to be close to attractions, but in a nice quiet and beautiful location!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find!

  • 5 of 5

The “Island” was such a wonderful find! Alexandra and Stephan are so kind and easily accessible, if needed, but everything was so nice, we did not need to reach out to them for anything. The property is so peaceful and secluded and we loved sleeping at night with the door and window open with the fresh air and sound of the river right in the back yard. Bonus is Wahsabi, their beautiful horse. He came walking right up to us on arrival and I just loved having him around. The accommodations were wonderful and everything we needed was provided, even the bathrobes, which came in handy for the hot tub use on chilly evenings. We hope this place is available every time we visit the area.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such kind words. and if Wahsabi could write he would write it was lovely having you here to and remember I like carrots!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Pour House and others
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Aspen Glen - River Valley Ranch - Roaring Fork Clu
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Glenwood Springs
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 82/Highway 133
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Rock Diner and so many more
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Car: recommended

This rare secluded property at river level sit all on its own surrounded by wild life and fisheries land. But amazingling close to town and shops by foot or by bicycle. Easy access to main road to Aspen, Glenwood Springs and Redstone and Independence and McClures Passes. Closest access to hiking trail in Carbondale.

Other Activities: kayaking, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, snowboarding, shopping, boating, hot air ballooning

Golf: There are 3 courses within 8 minutes of the property in every direction. Roaring Fork 4 miles and River Valley 5 miles are both public courses. Aspen Glen is a private course. about 1000 yds from the property. Basalt, Aspen and Snowmass both have wonderful courses both public and private.

Ski: Easy access to Aspen Mountain, Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass and Sunlight Ski Resorts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

We charge $30.00 for a third person and $30.00 for a fourth person per night. Pets are $20 per pet per night. Camper Trailer hook ups (hot and cold water and electricity are available) $40 per night. Bike rental is $5.00 per day per bike. The charges will have to be paid for separately as the "Book It" is not programmed to accept these extra fees. Shorter stays contact owner. Please pick up after your pet and dispose of at receptacle on bike path OUTSIDE the property gate, not in our Fed Ex and UPS receptacle INSIDE the property gate. Snow tires are recommended during the winter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund