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Chuck or Marti Bauer

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Contemporary Luxury in Outside Magazine's Best Town Ever (2013)

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

An Art Lover & Master Gardener's Custom Home in Downtown Carbondale, CO.

The warmth of this contemporary custom home includes high end finishes, incredible southern exposure with full master gardener's views to a private courtyard. Enjoy fine art, exquisitely paired furnishings and modern appliances in this unique property only steps from Downtown Main Street.

Master Suite on the main level includes an over-sized walk-in shower with multiple shower-heads for a relaxing spa-like experience - with patio access to private courtyard, hot tub and peaceful zen garden.

Two upstairs guest rooms feature deluxe queen bedding and shared full bathroom with double sinks. There is plenty of room to unpack in this home-like environment.

The Zen Meditation studio features south-facing double doors with full garden and Mount Sopris views, and offers a quiet space for reading, yoga, meditation, or relaxing in a peaceful setting.

Amenities include, contemporary kitchen, fireplace, dining room for up to eight adults, and laundry facilities. Downstairs Media Room features over-sized flatscreen HDTV with cable and surround sound with den-like seating.

Enjoy the expansive layout of this high-end custom home, owned and built by one of the Aspen Valley's most renowned custom builders. One of Outside Magazine's Best Towns Ever (2013), sunny Carbondale, Colorado offers world-class recreation, arts, music, entertainment, dining, shopping, and culture in one of the most uniquely hospitable communities of the United States.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Chuck or Marti Bauer (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chuck or Marti Bauer

Happily married for 43 years, Chuck & Marti Bauer have lived in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1974.

Originally from Southern California, Chuck is an avid rafter, fisherman, hunter and all-around outdoorsman. Chuck has become renowned in the Aspen area for his classic contemporary building style. Aria's Loft and the Bauer's private residence feature Chuck's unique style, pairing his rustic palette with modern sensibility. Chuck's distinctive eye for form and function have made him one of the most sought after builders in the Aspen area.

From Southwestern Michigan, Marti is first and foremost a horse enthusiast. Her genius talent for gardening, art and design compliment their homes' zen-like aesthetic. Marti is a full-time ski instructor, artist, and representative for Nikken, the world's leading manufacturer of innovative products for health and home. Chuck and Marti split their time between their homes in Carbondale, Colorado and Moab, Utah.

Chuck or Marti Bauer purchased this house in 2007

Why Chuck or Marti Bauer chose Northwest Colorado

Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley since 1974, forward-thinking Chuck and Marti saw Carbondale as an ideal community to build their dream home. Locally renowned custom builder, Chuck Bauer, took advantage of the close proximity to the Downtown Core to incorporate his love of design with the natural environment unique to this garden-centric property. The final project is a stunning architectural beauty.

What makes this house unique

Above all else, this unique contemporary property delivers peace and comfort. With informal spaces designed for warmth and conversation, The Residence invites you to curl up and relax with the entire family.

The southern courtyard features a master's zen garden retreat, complete with covered seating, dining and private hot tub.

Proximity to Main Street and Downtown Core provides fine dining, coffee shops, bistros, shopping, recreation, and entertainment for every member of your group.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Contemporary Luxury in Outside Magazine's Best Town Ever (2013)
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
McLean, VA

Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (3 teenagers) really enjoyed our week at this home. We started our 10-day trip in Rocky Mountain NP, and spent the remaining week in Carbondale in this custom-designed, contemporary home. I recommend the location - Carbondale - as an emerging art/historical town situated between Aspen and Glenwood Springs, since there are interesting hikes and sites in each of those locations. Home could get a little warm in summer afternoons, but a central fan (not A/C) helps make the home comfortable by evening. Kitchen is very well stocked, and the highlight is the back patio/garden area. A short 2-block walk to Main Street, which has several nice restaurants and the market on Wednesdays. Owners are very helpful, and they provide many good tips and recommendations for your stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Residence Exceeds Expectations

  • 5 of 5

When we viewed The Residence online, we expected something special. When we arrived, we discovered this property is far better in person than is shown online. The Residence offers the well-appointed comforts of a four-star hotel along with the short-walk convenience of the best restaurants and shops in Carbondale. The open kitchen, living, and dining area offer a stylish, but comfortable place to have meals, relax, and to gather throughout the day. The kitchen has everything you could need, although we did little cooking while we were there. The master bedroom and bath bordered on luxurious while the upstairs bedrooms and bath were more modest, but decorated with taste and style. Although the weather was a bit too cold to enjoy the back patio and cabana, we did take advantage of the hot tub. The Residence is well constructed. The owners went for exceptional quality and didn't cut corners when building this vacation home, and it's evident throughout. We felt we had found the perfect place for us in Carbondale so we will be back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Great home away from home. From kitchen supplies to lovely artwork to a hot tub, this beautiful home had everything we needed to enjoy two weeks in Carbondale. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackie Scheiwiller

  • 5 of 5

I hate to give this property a five star review because it may not be available for the next time I want to rent it!!! Truly fabulous place. The attention to detail surpasses any rental I have stayed in. The minute my friends and I walked in, we felt at home! Thank you Marti and Chuck for creating a warm, inviting place!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Your home was the perfect place to host our out of town guests who stayed at a local hotel but needed a place to gather before and after scheduled wedding related events. Your home is very comfortable and inviting with plenty of space and an open feel, especially when we were able to hang out in the very charming yard and watch a football game in the lower level. You did a great job designing and furnishing your home. We really appreciate your willingness to share it with us as we hosted a very special event for our daughter and her new family.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very lovely

  • 5 of 5

We enjoy visiting Carbondale CO which is a very friendly and diverse town of excellent restaurants and shops. Because of our extended stay we decided to rent the Residence. We were so pleased with the accommodations we can’t wait to return.

The home is a short walking distance from the downtown area. If you wish, you can use one the complimentary bicycles at the Residence for a nice bike ride to downtown. The home is beautifully designed, a blend of contemporary and southwest architectures. There are plenty of windows that brighten the home and allow a full view of the stunning back garden. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with a mixture of flowers, herbs, vegetables woven within the hardscapes. This truly an oasis of flowers with the large number of birds which frequent the back yard.

The interior is well decorated and appointed with many modern conveniences. The furnishings are attractive with comfort in mind. Marti and Chuck were wonderful to work with and available if we ever had any questions. We look forward to a return trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Aspen Airport, Sardy Field, Aspen, Colorado
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Downtown Main Street
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
River Valley Ranch Public Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Glenwood Springs, CO
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 133
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Downtown Main Street
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort

Welcome to The Residence in picturesque Carbondale, Colorado. With easy walking convenience to Carbondale's Downtown core, enjoy award-winning bistro's, fine-dining, boutique shops, yoga, art, music, recreation, and more. The Residence features modern amenities in Carbondale's quiet old town residential neighborhood. This custom contemporary home offers quiet comfort only 2 blocks from Main Street.

Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway or stay a month, or through the season. Offering the finest furnishings and deluxe bedding in one master suite and two well-appointed guest rooms, you're sure to get the rest you need after a busy day of recreation and site seeing. Relax in the Downstairs Media Room which features over-sized flatscreen HDTV with cable and surround sound with den-like seating. Enjoy a cocktail or a soak in the hut tub in this master gardener's secluded backyard retreat. Dine out only steps away or prepare your own culinary masterpiece in the fully equipped, custom modern kitchen.

Experience year-round local attractions including world-renowned Aspen/Snowmass ski resort, hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, farmers' markets, shopping, rodeo, theatre, and a variety of arts, music and culture festivals. Enjoy 'Art Around Town,' 'First Fridays' and the friendly atmosphere of historic Carbondale's surprisingly metropolitan centennial community. With local access to national wilderness, forest service, BLM land, and gold-medal fly fishing, discover why Carbondale, Colorado is a 2013 finalist for Outside Magazine's Best Towns Ever.


Rates & Availability

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Sep 26 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.4%

Please call owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northwest Colorado House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double Sink
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , Double Sink
    Main Level - toilet , Powder Room
    Guest Shower Room - shower , Private Shower Room Shared Between Guest Rooms
    Media Room Bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king , Private Access to Garden Courtyard and Hot Tub
    Guest - 1 queen
    Guest II - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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