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Alexandra/Stefan (Owner)

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian

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

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights

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Northwest Colorado Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Convertible 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 40 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.

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, no cats).

Dog owners must carry rental insurance.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alexandra/Stefan (Owner) (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, swedish, danish, norwegian

About Alexandra/Stefan (Owner)

Brought up in the hotel and restaurant business and over 50 years of vacation rental experience we understand what our guests are looking for.

Why Alexandra/Stefan (Owner) chose Northwest Colorado

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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based on 42 traveler reviews

Bit of HEAVEN sleep 40 feet from the Roaring Fork River and close to Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 43 reviews

Quiet, serene and beautifully located on the river

  • 5 of 5

Its ideal for people that want to be left alone to enjoy the beautifully kept dwelling which has river frontage on the roaring fork. The owners Alexandra and Stefan are easy going, eager to help but discreet.

You have all you need at hand and close by all the shopping. If you like walking or riding a bike, there is 80Km of trail right outside the door and if you like skiing its a 20 minute drive to Sunny mountain or 35 mins to Snowmass/Highlands or Aspen.

The property is tucked away, so no noise but if you need it then its a 5 min drive to the Carbondale or a 15 min walk to the local bars.

I highly recommend a visit.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marshall, TX

So pleasant!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed a second time in Alexandra and Stefan's one-bedroom unit in Carbondale--the first was at Christmas 2015 with gray days and snow. On this visit, we were delighted to see colors--green grass for Wasabi to nibble, flowers blooming at "our" doorsteps, budding and flowering trees, and glorious sunshine. The unit is nicely furnished, well equipped, and comfortable, and any questions or concerns are quickly addressed by either Alexandra or Stefan. We are so pleased with the accommodations that we've already booked for Christmas 2016!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'll have the Christmas tree ready and waiting. And I am sure a taller Georgia! Have a wonderful summer.
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San Antonio, TX

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Had the most beautiful views on the property as well as the walking trails. The place had all the comforts of home. It was very peaceful and we definitely would love to stay again!!! Thank you for making us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marshall, TX

Great get-away!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at "The Island" from 12/17/2015 to 1/3/2016 while in Colorado for Christmas with our son and his family. The accommodations were just as described and pictured, and the hosts--Alexandra and Stefan--were welcoming and helpful (light bulbs, TV function, etc.). We enjoyed our visit and have already booked the unit for our late April/early May stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looking forward to your next visit and to you becoming regular guests at the Island!!
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Simple yet devine

  • 5 of 5

Stefan and Alexandra made us right at home. They gave us a full tour and introduced their wonderful loving family of animals. The home had every amenity that one could ask for and then some. The bed was so comfortable that I have just purchased one so that we can always have a piece of The Island when we wake. Jk, but I really did buy one and it was hard to get to the slopes each day.

With Carbondale being just a few minutes drive, I felt right at home. Alexandra and Stefan suggested a great Mexican restaurant and local vodka distillery which made the trip nice for the days we wanted to explore.

Alexandra has outdone herself and you are always welcome to visit us in San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were able to relax and sleep in as much as you did and yet enjoy the marvelous snow we had that week. That expresso Vodka is great! See in you in San Francisco.
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Perfect for me!

  • 5 of 5

I travel often for business and wake up in hotel rooms that all look the same, not even remembering what city I am in. So, I make it a point to try and find unique, special accommodations whenever I am traveling for pleasure.

This property exceeded my expectations. It was clean, spacious, and all of the amenities were in perfect shape. The property is in a great location with the river on one side, a duck pond on the other, and a great bike path close by. The best part was the hospitality shown by the owners, as well as their horse who came to greet me every morning. I would recommend this property very highly for those seeking a wonderful "home base" after a day of experiencing the beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review. It was wonderful getting to know you and I hope we see you again when you visit the valley next time!
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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

Carbondale Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Week End
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
High Season
Jun 8 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Day Week
Sep 21 2016 - Sep 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pre Christmas
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 14 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
10 night minimum stay
Ski Season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.9%

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.

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Northwest Colorado Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
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
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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 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
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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! $15.00 per night per pet.

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