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Rattlesnake, Um, Downtown Custom Craftsman 3BR

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Side view of house with outdoor deck facing the park


Last updated: 08/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Missoula house description

This parkside home, is perfectly situated at the bottom of the Rattlesnake neighborhood in beautiful Missoula, Montana. It was completely remodeled within the last 18 months with hickory floors, new stainless steel appliances and new paint and fixtures. The home is a five-minute walk to Mount Jumbo and The University of Montana (UM), a five to ten minute stroll to the Riverfront Trail system, and a fifteen minute walk to downtown, the Farmers Market (May-November), nightclubs and restaurants. A grocery, hardware, and video store are in the mall which is a ten-minute walk from your front door.

You can float the Clark Fork River, walk home with your tube or stop at Finn and Porter for a drink and/or a bite to eat without ever getting in your car. Kayak, canoe and scooter rental are available directly through the owner of this home for an additional fee. ( For these additions, you will need to reserve them in advance) In fifteen minutes, guests can be at the base of Snow Bowl Ski Resort for downhill skiing or in Pattee Canyon for cross country skiing or on the river fly fishing. Guests can walk to Caras Park for music and food at Out to Lunch or ride a bike to Ogren Field to watch the Osprey ( rookie pro league) play baseball .

Sargent Gregory Park is ten yards away. Greenough Park and Rattlesnake Creek are just five minutes away, and the Rattlesnake Wilderness Gateway, a popular spot for mountain biking, hiking and bird watching, is just a ten-minute drive away. This home features Bosch and JennAir stainless steel appliances, new furniture, plasma HD TV, ceiling fans, air conditioning, an on-demand hot water heater for endless hot showers, a deck with a gas BBQ and beautiful views of Lolo Peak.

Previous guests have loved staying here and are willing to share their stories with you. One recent guest wrote this on October 29, 2010:

'Our group of journalists stayed in Paul Cooley’s Missoula vacation rental home during the Society of Environmental Journalists conference at the University of Montana. This lovely home is situated across from a park, and is near the university and the lively downtown area. We were welcomed with a nice assortment of beer and drinks in the refrigerator, and fine coffees. All the appliances are new, the home has lovely furnishings, the beds are comfortable, and as a host, Mr. Cooley checked in with an email the day of our arrival to ensure our needs were met. We were pleased, and felt fortunate to have located this gem. Please contact me if you have any questions I can answer.

Terri Hansen
Freelance journalist

Another guest wrote in November of 2010:

'Everything is great! Thx!'

Our Thanksgiving 2010 guests said:

'Thanks for renting us your house. We really enjoyed our stay! and The house was perfect. Thank you again. My family and I were very pleased with everything.'

$125 cleaning fee. Call for further information and ask for Paul. There is a 3 percent convenience fee for credit card payments. If you wire funds, owner will discount the rental to the extent of the wire charge. Last minute discounts available if we have open slots within 48 hours of booking. You can pay by paypal by credit card and send a check and owner will hold the reservation until the check clears. Lodging Tax (7 percent) and Credit Card or Paypal convenience fee (3 percent) is additional to the basic rental rate. Stays of over one month are not charged lodging tax.

In 2012, we have added a luxury motorhome with leather upholstery as overflow housing or we will bring it to the your location or a campground where you have made an advance reservation. Rates start at 100 per day for weekly reservations and there is a damage deposit required. Call or write for other details. NO DRIVING. We bring the motorhome to your site and set it up and pick it up after you leave.

Winter Special $900 a week if available. Rates from November to April are generally 150 per night Sunday through Thursday and $200 per night on Friday and Saturday evenings.. In the high season, its 200 and 250 per night with a minimum 2 days rental or 7 days in the summer( plus cleaning charge) required. Some last minute specials are available if you make your reservation within seven days of your arrival and again within 48 hours of arrival and there is availability. The later you wait, the more flexible we are to deal with. Because of the cleaning required, we prefer longer reservations.

Also, if your group is larger ... we offer additional sleeping accommodations by parking our 30 foot Monaco Monarch SE Motor Home in the driveway, adding up to four additional sleeping beds for as little as $100 extra per night.

Keywords: Home, house, walking distance to The University of Montana, downtown, Fishing, riverfront trail system, Hiking, Wilderness, Stores, Farmers Market, Osprey, UM, Rattlesnake

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            If pet checks out, expect $50 additional cleaning fee if you have a pet. No other special pet fee or deposit required. We simply do an extra heavy cleaning ( 2 extra hours) after pets stay at the house. Non shedding pets are preferred. Pets that scratch doors are not allowed. Pets must be licensed and have their shots current. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            I do not allow smoking on the property. For insurance and fire reasons, you must leave the property, not just the house to smoke. There is a park across the street....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Other (See Description)


          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


          • Queen size Beds (3) Two additional people can sleep on the large couches in front of the TV downstairs. Persons over 6 incur a 10 dollar daily fee. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            The driveway is large enough to accomodate a motorhome....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Only operational in the winter...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Brand New LG front loaders...moreless

          • Garage:

            Not accessible by Guest...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided


          • Satellite / Cable:

            Plasma 42 ' Cable and HD TV Basic HD Cable...moreless

          • Television:

            Plasma TV downstairs...moreless

          • Books
          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player


          • Computer Available:

            There is an old laptop and wireless in the house....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Wireless Code provided on check in...moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Deck with Umbrella, faces adjoining Park to the South...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Lolo Peak and the Missoula Mountains loom on all sides...moreless


              • Live Theater
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fishing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Mountain Biking
              • Skiing
              • Rafting
              • Swimming
              • Laundromat
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Hunting
              • Snowboarding
              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Tennis
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Water Parks
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Antiquing
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • ATM/Bank
              • Kayaking
              • Cross Country Skiing


              Write a review 4.8
              from 26 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Nov 18 - Nov 25, 2014
              5 night min stay
              Bobcat Grizzly Game
              Nov 21 - Nov 24, 2014
              4 night min stay

              flat fee
              Christmas Week includes 12.25
              Dec 19 - Dec 29, 2014
              7 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay
              Fri, Sat
              $1,325 $2,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Pet Fee $150
              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Tax Rate 7%


              We issue paypal invoices if you wish to use a credit card. Credit cards incur a 3 percent convenience fee and international credit cards incur ANOTHER 3 percent international credit card fee that is not charged if you use a USA bank card. Direct Bank deposits at US, Chase or Wells Fargo, are not charged either fee.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 08/06/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              3 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Missoula International
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate 90
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Press Box
              5 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Snow Bowl
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Canyon River
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Press Box, Five Guys, Double Tree

              Car: Not Necessary

              We have an alternate location near the airport with up to 4 bedrooms, for 150 per night plus tax and cleaning, and we only rent on a weekly basis. Ask me about it and I can send you some information.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: I am a 59 year old semi retired professional who rents out his home in order to help me travel the world and country. I recycle your vacational rental dollars into my vacation rental tourist dollars all over the US and world. I am ex Grizzly and been in Montana for 36 years. If you are concerned about who you are renting from, I can provide answers and references.

              Why the Owner Chose Missoula:
              I personally built this home with my own two hands. I lived in this home for many years before I took some time off to travel and when I return, I love sitting in front of the fire, reading in the morning. The home was completely remodeled 18 months ago due to a water leak and everything in the home is basically brand new. It is very special to me and my family. I have lived in Missoula since 1975 and I can help you find the enjoyment in it too.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Its only after living here that you truly appreciate the lower Rattlesnake, which is a true walking neighborhood. You can walk everywhere to the things you need or want to do and because your neighbors do, you will meet many of them very quickly. Once you get here, you won't need a car. You can have a drink with dinner and walk home. Walk to a baseball game, OUT TO LUNCH, or the library or Children's theatre. The best part for me and for you might be just sitting next to the fire reading.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Side view of house with outdoor deck facing the park

                Side view of house with outdoor deck facing the park

              • The inside of the big slideout on the Monaco Motorhome

                The inside of the big slideout on the Monaco Motorhome

              • The Monaco from the front with the bedroom slideout showing.

                The Monaco from the front with the bedroom slideout showing.

              • Living Room Furniture

                Living Room Furniture

              • Upstairs computer nook

                Upstairs computer nook

              • Southwest Four Post Bed

                Southwest Four Post Bed

              • Custom Closets in South Bedrooms

                Custom Closets in South Bedrooms

              • Northwest Bedroom

                Northwest Bedroom

              • Custom Handrail on Stairs

                Custom Handrail on Stairs

              • From the landing looking upstairs

                From the landing looking upstairs

              • Front  loading LG washer and dryer

                Front loading LG washer and dryer

              • The luxurious cream leather sofa in the Monaco Motorhome

                The luxurious cream leather sofa in the Monaco Motorhome

              • Kitchen after remodel

                Kitchen after remodel

              • Southeast Queen Bed

                Southeast Queen Bed

              • Southwest Four Post Bed

                Southwest Four Post Bed

              • Northwest Queen Bed

                Northwest Queen Bed

              • Looking towards the Computer Nook

                Looking towards the Computer Nook

              • Looking towards the Upstairs Bathroom

                Looking towards the Upstairs Bathroom

              • The Reading Couch Downstairs

                The Reading Couch Downstairs

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

              $165 - $250 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 08/06/14
              Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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