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Downtown Missoula! Enjoy Your Own Private Cottage with Outdoor Decks & Parking

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Front of House with Mount Sentinel in the background

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Overview:

Make this private cottage your “home away from home” in downtown Missoula! It is located just one block off of North Higgins Avenue near the Iron Horse Bar & Grill and Worden’s Market & Deli.

We are proud to be able to offer this historic cottage and prime location. It has privacy with a neighborhood feel even though it is just a few steps from the center of downtown. Why stay in a 200 sq. ft. hotel room when you can enjoy outdoor decks with a nice lawn, a spacious kitchen, washer & dryer, and off-street parking?

This one-bedroom cottage is clean, cozy, and inviting. It has a great floor plan and lots of big windows. If you love natural light, then this is the place for you! We have it set up with the traveler in mind – fully equipped with quality amenities and everything you will need including Wi-Fi and a Washer/Dryer.

This cottage is best-suited for one or two adults. It can work for families travelling with small children, but the maximum occupancy of two is our recommendation. Also, this cottage is in a quiet residential neighborhood. If you are looking for a location to host a party, please look elsewhere.

Stay for a few days or for a long while. Feel free to call Jill at 406-529-1585 if you want more information.

For more detailed descriptions about the location and the interior of the cottage, read the sections below:
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The location:

After you park your car, you can stroll to plentiful dining, entertainment, shopping and outdoor recreation opportunities. The University of Montana and St. Patricks Hospital are also within a short walking distance ... not to mention the museums, theaters, library, post office, river front trails, Carousel for Missoula, Osprey Stadium, Currents Indoor Water Park, and the list goes on.

Hungry or Thirsty? There are dozens of restaurants, several bakeries, two bagel shops, four pizza joints, eight coffee shops, four microbreweries, three distilleries, and two wine bars within several blocks of this cottage. Sweet Peaks homemade ice cream shop is just around the corner and the famous Big Dipper ice cream is just on the other side of the river.

The Clark Fork River, which is famous for trout fishing, tubing, and rafting, is just a few blocks to the south. In addition, there are dozens of miles of premier hiking and biking trails close by. Several of the trailheads and city parks are within walking distance as well.

The famous Missoula Farmer’s Market is literally outside the front door on Saturday Mornings and on Tuesday evenings (May-October).

The historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot is one block north of the cottage (see photos and map). Please be aware that there is train activity on these tracks.

The Peak Health & Wellness Center is directly across the street. Guests can purchase a week-long pass at the Peak for $25.00 or a day pass for $10.00. Also, within the Peak, there is a Child Care Center (open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) If you have immunization records for your child (age 6 weeks to 7 years) - you can use their 'drop-off' service.
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More Details about the cottage:

One of our favorite features of this cottage is the big tall windows in every room, especially the bay windows in both the dining area and the living room. These windows were newly installed in 2013 with blinds.

Heating & Cooling: There is a programmable thermostat and gas furnace for heating and a window air conditioning unit available for the few weeks that it is needed during the summer.

Outside: There are decks on both the north side and the south side of the house, so, you can pick sun or shade and enjoy the quality outdoor seating. During the growing season, there flower pots and the lawn is lush and green thanks to the automatic irrigation system. There are several big shade trees that help to keep the cottage cool and more private during the summer months.

There in an antique fence and gate across the front of the lot and there is plenty of room to park two cars in the driveway. There is also a large storage shed (available upon request) to secure your bikes, gear, skis or toys.

Living Room: The front door opens off of the north deck into the living room where you will find comfortable seating, a large flat screen television with DVD, and an electric fireplace that can be used with or without heat. If you are travelling with kids, the leather futon easily converts to a queen sleeper (linens and bedding provided).

Dining Room: There is a large counter-height pub table with four chairs next to huge south facing bay windows – a great place for morning coffee. This room is where you will find a built-in bookshelf (with several books about Missoula and Montana) and a closet full of games. On the other side of the dining room we provide up-to-date local information, maps, menu’s, event schedules, etc.

Bedroom: There is one small bedroom (just off the dining room) with a quality queen bed, two beside tables, a small closet, and a “hall tree” cabinet which provides a convenient platform for luggage. The closet is stocked with hangers and extra blankets and bedding.

Kitchen: The kitchen is big and well-equipped with everything you will need including: quality flatware, dishes, glassware, wine glasses, pots and pans, Tupper ware, cooking utensils, mixing bowls, measuring cups, cutting boards, cutlery, etc. There is a electric cook top/ microwave drawer combo, a countertop convection/toaster oven and several small appliances (blender, crock pot, coffee pot, electric tea pot). You will also find supplies such as: coffee, paper towels, dish soap, napkins, spices, sugar, garbage bags, tape, scissors, pens, etc. The kitchen DOES NOT have a dishwasher or a full-size oven. The door to the south deck and driveway is in the kitchen.

Bathroom: The bathroom is tiled and it features an old fashioned claw-foot tub with a nice shower. Since every room in this cottage has at least one big window, so too does the bathroom, but the window shades and shower curtains provide all the privacy that you will need. Just like a hotel, we provide soap, shampoo & conditioner and a blow dryer. We also have emergency supplies available in the medicine cabinet in case you forget something.

Utility Room: The utility room has a washer and dryer behind bi-fold closet doors. The shelf above the washer and dryer has labeled baskets with extra towels, other supplies, and toys for kids.


Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 728 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    I have a high chair available upon request. Also, there is a 'drop-in' child care center across the street - 'The Jungle at the Peak' - available for $5.00/hour....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • There is a small bedroom off of the dining area with a queen size bed, 2 night stands, a luggage stand and a closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Claw foot bathtub...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A shelf full of books - including Montana specific books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A few board games available....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter (formerly Optimum) TV service with 100 channels....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Fantastic location, small private house in downtown Missoula....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    High Pub-Style Table with 4 bar stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning just installed - August 2014!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    New electric fireplace with thermostat and remote control. Very cozy & inviting!...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    The brand new state-of-the-art fitness facility - 'The Peak' - just opened across the street in Spring 2013....moreless

  • Garage:

    Over-sized shed with storage available upon request....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas....moreless

  • Internet:

    Yes, high-speed Wi-Fi available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens available for the futon also....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Futon converts easily to queen-size sleeper....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking for two cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Spices, napkins & paper towels provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two brand new decks with outdoor seating on both the north side and the south side of the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small lawn - partially fenced....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Available upon request....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    The property is only 12 miles from Montana Snowbowl Ski area. Enjoy Snowbowl during the day and downtown at night....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have 'tubes' available if you want to float the river. Or, if you prefer - you can buy your own to keep at the Army Navy store just around the corner on Broadway....moreless

 

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Low Season
Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2016
2 night min stay
$120
$693 $1,770

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $99 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $59 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$145
$833 $2,250

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $119 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $75 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

$200 deposit at time of booking to hold your reservation. Remaining amount is due within 15 days of arrival. DEPOSIT is 100% REFUNDABLE. NO CLEANING FEES. The 7% lodging tax (required by MT State law) is not required for guests staying 30 days or longer. Children and long term guests are welcome. Cancellation policy: full refund if cancelled 30 days (or more) in advance. No personal checks.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Missoula International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Iron Horse Brewing Company
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Canyon River Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 90
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Old Post
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Montana Snowbowl

Location, location, location! This is a great little house in the heart of downtown Missoula. It is just one block off of North Higgins Avenue (the heart of downtown Missoula). Enjoy the use of off-street parking and walk everywhere. Easy access to a selection of quality restaurants, breweries, wine bars, bakeries, coffeehouses, specialty shops, the University of Montana and the Griz Stadium, the Missoula Art Museum; the Missoula Public Library; St. Pat's Hospital; the Community Theater; the Clark Fork River Front, Greenough Park; MOBASH (a free, outdoor, lighted, concrete skatepark); CURRENTS (an indoor aquatic center), The Carousel for Missoula, Dragon Hollow (a children's play structure/park) and Brennan's wave - a freestyle kayaking 'wave'.

The renowned Missoula Farmer's Market is just outside the front door every Saturday Morning (May-October) and the brand new Peak Health and Wellness Facility is across the street.

Missoula offers a variety of recreational opportunities with a variety of rivers to float and trails to hike. The Rattlesnake Wilderness and Snowbowl Ski area are just a few miles away. There are plenty of golf courses and mountain biking trails too.

Travelling with kids or just someone who is young at heart? There is so much for them to do and see within walking distance of the cottage. Here is a sample: You can start right outside the front door at the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot where they have a beautiful old steam locomotive and other equipment on display. Afterward, you can stop at the Sweet Peaks ice cream shop (just around the corner) on your way to the Missoula Art Museum followed and/or the SpectrUM hands-on science museum. From there you may want to stop by the Missoula Public Library to enjoy their fantastic facilities for kids before you stroll another few blocks down to the river trail where you can watch the kayakers at Brennan's wave. When you finish there, you will want to check out the famous Carousel for Missoula and the wonderful Dragon Hollow playground! Afterward, you can grab a meal at any number of nearby restaurants before you decide if you want to go on to the Missoula Children's Museum or perhaps the Mobash skate park, or the Currents indoor water park. Still have energy to burn? Make sure to hike up to the 'M' on Mount Sentinel or the 'L' on Mount Jumbo. Of course, during nice weather you can rent bikes or tubes from the Army Navy store (also just around the corner from the cottage) and float down the Clark Fork or bike next to the river for miles on the adjacent paved river trail. All of this and so much more is within walking distance of the cottage. If you still have energy at night, you can take in a movie, a play, or another event at any number of nearby venues including: the Wilma Theater, Missoula Community Theater (MCT), the Roxy Theater, the Crystal Theater or any of several venues just across the river at the University of Montana. All of the above mentioned kid-friendly ideas are within walking distance of the cottage. Kids of all ages (including adult kids) could be entertained for days.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We purchased this house in the Spring of 2013. We consider ourselves fortunate to live in Missoula, Montana and it is a privilege to invest in this awesome community. We both have professional backgrounds, in fact, Jon's office is just two blocks from this property.

Why the Owner Chose Missoula:
This property is a quaint, historic building (built in 1895!) in a fantastic location. It offers a feeling of privacy and solitude, yet, it is just one block to the center of the vibrant and flourishing downtown area of Missoula.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is difficult to find a VRBO unit in downtown Missoula that offers these unique benefits: • Stand-alone privacy; • off-street parking; • private outdoor decks ; • a lush green yard with flower gardens; • laundry facilities; • light & bright quality accommodations. We are able to offer all of that just one block from the heart of downtown Missoula!


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front of House with Mount Sentinel in the background

    Front of House with Mount Sentinel in the background

  • North deck.  Always shady and cool.

    North deck. Always shady and cool.

  • South side of house as seen from the driveway where you will park.

    South side of house as seen from the driveway where you will park.

  • View of the driveway and shed along the south side of the house.

    View of the driveway and shed along the south side of the house.

  • When you open the front door, this inviting living room welcomes you.

    When you open the front door, this inviting living room welcomes you.

  • Sleep in this new, very comfortable queen bed.

    Sleep in this new, very comfortable queen bed.

  • Up-to-date local information & brochures provided on the side table.

    Up-to-date local information & brochures provided on the side table.

  • In the kitchen looking past the side entrance door toward the dining room.

    In the kitchen looking past the side entrance door toward the dining room.

  • The kitchen has a low bench next to the sunny south facing window.

    The kitchen has a low bench next to the sunny south facing window.

  • No need for a Laundromat! You are welcome to use the washer, dryer and supplies.

    No need for a Laundromat! You are welcome to use the washer, dryer and supplies.

  • The XXXX Landmark on the N end of Higgins is just one block W of the cottage.

    The XXXX Landmark on the N end of Higgins is just one block W of the cottage.

  • The Peak Fitness Center across the street - they sell short term passes!

    The Peak Fitness Center across the street - they sell short term passes!

  • View of cottage from across the street.

    View of cottage from across the street.

  • Lush foliage in front of the cottage offers additional privacy and shade.

    Lush foliage in front of the cottage offers additional privacy and shade.

  • South deck - a great place to enjoy the sun!

    South deck - a great place to enjoy the sun!

  • Living room with leather futon.  Relax and enjoy!

    Living room with leather futon. Relax and enjoy!

  • This new fireplace adds a lot of ambiance on a chilly evening!

    This new fireplace adds a lot of ambiance on a chilly evening!

  • Relax in the dining area with the sunny, south-facing bay windows.

    Relax in the dining area with the sunny, south-facing bay windows.

  • We are well stocked with books and games.

    We are well stocked with books and games.

  • Our kitchen is very well equipped with everything you will need.

    Our kitchen is very well equipped with everything you will need.

  • Tiled bathroom with an antique claw foot tub with an awesome shower.

    Tiled bathroom with an antique claw foot tub with an awesome shower.

  • Renowned farmers market outside the front door every Sat. & Tues. (May - Oct.).

    Renowned farmers market outside the front door every Sat. & Tues. (May - Oct.).

  • The Historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot is 1/2 block NW of the house.

    The Historic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot is 1/2 block NW of the house.

  • The 'L' on Mt. Jumbo viewed from across the street looking above the house.

    The 'L' on Mt. Jumbo viewed from across the street looking above the house.

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