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'the Bungalow' on Lilac - the Neighborhood Favorite

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'Our guests keep coming back to the Bungalow'

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Last updated: 12/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Missoula bungalow description

This Bungalow kitchen is roomy and equipped for cooks and families! The Bungalow's neighborhood and recreation access is superior to all other vacation rentals in Missoula, quiet and friendly - the mountains come right down to the back yard. Everyone loves the upstairs loft, for play, computer work, naps and reading! ''What a wonderful place - Loved all your literature too! It inspired me to go to the used book store downtown and to stock up on our own Montana collection.' Jennifer Nunn, 2009

'What a fantastic place for families! Our two daughters (8 and 3) loved the place, the kitchen is well-equipped for family cooking, and Lane and Linda were fantastic hosts. The list of great family activities is endless: hiking, farmers markets, parks (Caras and Bonner were our favorites), restaurants, kid camps (M.O.L.A.!), festivals, minor league baseball, etc. We were at the Bungalow for three weeks in July and never lacked for fun things to do, all within walking/biking distance.' Derek Baggerly 2009

You will enjoy the patio in the garden, relax with a book and view. A gas Grille for outdoor cooking, and commuter bicycles with baskets are available for your around town use. You have a garage all to your use and may store bicycles and recreation equipment. Secure off-street parking - a summer brooke for floating and exploration, drifts by the front of the Bungalow. The neighborhood school playground is very close by.

The nearest walking trail is the loop trail through Greenough Park. There are both paved trails and a footpath through the woods. This is great spring bird watching habitat along the riparian corridor. Drive north on Rattlesnake drive to the trail-head for the Rattlesnake National Wilderness Area, about four miles upstream from here.

Our guests are University faculty and visiting professors, business travelers, experienced fly-fishermen, University students and their parents, musicians, film-makers and writers. The Rattlesnake neighborhood is beautiful and peaceful setting in the mountains and river corridors and trail systems. You will gain the energy and rest you seek with vacation travel here in Missoula. Please read our posted Guest's Comments. Guests are asked to leave their street shoes at the door when entering, please bring indoor footwear for your comfort, floors are slate, hardwood and marmoleum.

Mountain Line bus system with a downtown transfer station can be picked up near the corner just down the alley towards town. The University of Montana is just across the walking bridge over the river – just a short walk from here.

Our favorite local coffee house and restaurant is the Rattlesnake Gardens. Watch for the former nursery at 2501 Rattlesnake Drive on the left. They have a selection of food preparation and grocery items, wine and fresh bread and coffee drinks.

We have a solar-assisted on-demand gas-fired hot water heater. The evacuated tubes on the dormer roof collect heat from the sun, heat the glycol solution which transfers heat to the domestic water in the tank upstairs before passing through the Rinnai water heater. All water for the house is filtered through charcoal and then softened for all uses with a potassium salt – except the cold water faucet at the kitchen sink which is filtered but not softened. This water is excellent for ice cubes, drinks and coffee.

Abundant fresh organic produce, meats, fish and bread, and bountiful deli counter are found year-round at the Good Food Store. They also provide many gluten free foods. Along the way you’ll discover the Missoula Angler shop.

The southern boundary of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness (RNRAW) is just four miles north of Missoula, Montana. The National Recreation Area (NRA) lies south and adjacent to the wilderness and receives heavy human use, but primarily in the South Zone, within about three miles of the main trailhead. Far fewer people venture into The Rattlesnake Wilderness which is in the more remote northern portion of the RNRAW. A road that is closed to public motorized use and that is used as a trail leaves the main trail head and goes into the National Recreation Area along Rattlesnake Creek along a cherry stem NRA corridor to within about three miles of a scenic Wilderness cluster of high alpine lakes. Near the NRA entrance at about 3,600 feet, the elevation rises to 8,620 feet on McLeod Peak and a picturesque mountain setting.

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Property Type

      • Bungalow

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Loft + Den

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              • Queen size bed in the main floor bedroom; in the loft upstairs there are 2 XL Twin beds and new mattresses. The loft has a private half-bath...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • TV Not Provided. Daily delivery of the local newspaper.

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Mountain View

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Hunting
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Rafting
                          • Skiing
                          • Tennis

                          Dining

                          • Dining:

                            New cherry wood table and 6 chairs, table has leaves for extension...moreless

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 6 people

                          General

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Apartment sized washer and dryer...moreless

                          • Garage:

                            storage for recreation equipment, single car garage, and bicycles provided for your use...moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided:

                            High quality Egyptian cotton linens...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            New furniture throughout, selected for the Bungalow by a local designer...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine:

                            Soft water wash, Solar heated hot water...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            WiFi is suitable for video streaming on your device....moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                          Outside

                          • Bicycles:

                            Two commuter bicycles with baskets, helmets, and lock provided for your use...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Two tables in the Garden with seating for eight...moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Large Weber Q grill and propane provided...moreless

                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer Rates
                          Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $850

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          $700 $2,600

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 7%

                          Notes:

                          Ask for quotes for monthly rates or for periods shorter than one week. Additional nights may be pro-rated. Rates are for two adults with small children under age 12. Additional charges apply (weekly or by the night) for children/ student guests/family guests. Summer Rates apply for major holidays and graduation. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.


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                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 12/11/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2001

                          About the owner: Linda and I live in the house next-door and do all of the property maintenance and gardening ourselves. We both have professional backgrounds, Linda works in the local hospital foundation office as a fund-raising officer and we love to attend all of the music recitals and public lectures at the University of Montana - just a 20-minute walk from our home. We are members of the Missoula Art Museum.

                          Why the Owner Chose Missoula:
                          The Lower Rattlesnake neighborhood is walking and biking distance to restaurants, the University of Montana, Medical facilities, the vibrant downtown neighborhood, the City Library, and all of the walking-biking-hiking trail systems. The City bus-stop is a half-block from the door. Everyone loves the feel of this neighborhood, the locals and the visitors.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                          What a fantastic place for families! Our two daughters (8 and 3) loved the place, the kitchen is well-equipped for family cooking, and Lane and Linda were fantastic hosts. The list of great family activities is endless: hiking, farmers markets, parks (Caras and Bonner were our favorites), restaurants, kid camps (M.O.L.A.!), festivals, minor league baseball, etc. We were at the Bungalow for three weeks in July and never lacked for fun things to do, all within walking/biking distance.


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                          Photos

                          • 'Our guests keep coming back to the Bungalow'

                            'Our guests keep coming back to the Bungalow'

                          • The stairs to the Loft

                            The stairs to the Loft

                          • Bungalow Kitchen looking into the Dining Room

                            Bungalow Kitchen looking into the Dining Room

                          • Main bathroom, vanity and washer/dryer

                            Main bathroom, vanity and washer/dryer

                          • Master bedroom with Queen size bed

                            Master bedroom with Queen size bed

                          • The Loft desk, for work away from home

                            The Loft desk, for work away from home

                          • 'Its a very relaxing neighborhood'

                            'Its a very relaxing neighborhood'

                          • The Bungalow viewed from the gardens

                            The Bungalow viewed from the gardens

                          • Lupine gardens, with flax

                            Lupine gardens, with flax

                          • Rattlesnake Creek in Greenough Park - our neighborhood stroll

                            Rattlesnake Creek in Greenough Park - our neighborhood stroll

                          • The Missoula International School is in  our neighborhood - Spring walk

                            The Missoula International School is in our neighborhood - Spring walk

                          • Riding Lessons at the Flying H Ranch

                            Riding Lessons at the Flying H Ranch

                          • The Living Room is cozy with plenty of comfortable seating

                            The Living Room is cozy with plenty of comfortable seating

                          • Dining Room in the sunny corner; the table expands to seat six

                            Dining Room in the sunny corner; the table expands to seat six

                          • Serious cooks will enjoy the fully equipped Kitchen; not just the basics!

                            Serious cooks will enjoy the fully equipped Kitchen; not just the basics!

                          • Main bathroom/shower room

                            Main bathroom/shower room

                          • The Loft has two XL twin beds suitable for children or adults

                            The Loft has two XL twin beds suitable for children or adults

                          • Everyone loves the large comfy chair in the Loft for a read or a snooze

                            Everyone loves the large comfy chair in the Loft for a read or a snooze

                          • Backyard Patio in the garden area for our Bungalow guests

                            Backyard Patio in the garden area for our Bungalow guests

                          • Ladies in the Strawberries - Mae,Margie and Roadie

                            Ladies in the Strawberries - Mae,Margie and Roadie

                          • Apple pie on Saturday afternoon

                            Apple pie on Saturday afternoon

                          • Mount Jumbo above the Bungalow - hike the trail to the 'L'

                            Mount Jumbo above the Bungalow - hike the trail to the 'L'

                          • Families love Missoula and have great adventures

                            Families love Missoula and have great adventures

                          VRBO #156301

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $700 - $850 per week (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 12/11/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2007
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/11/2014
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                          Missoula #156301

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