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Beautiful Bungalow in the Rattlesnake--Best Location in Missoula!

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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Bungalow-on-the-Green is a beautiful, sustainably designed residence located in the accessible Lower Rattlesnake neighborhood and sandwiched between Mount Jumbo and Waterworks Hill—each premier hiking and mountain biking areas—only a block from locally renowned Greenough Park. A mere ten minutes walking to The University of Montana and Missoula’s vibrant downtown, this house is in a perfect location and is constructed for the outdoor enthusiast or weekend adventurer. This three-bedroom plus bungalow is ideal for families or couples who wish to enjoy Missoula’s outstanding recreational opportunities and cultural activities. Built five years ago, the house was constructed with a geothermal heat pump system--providing radiant floor heat in the cooler months and central air conditioning all throughout the house in those hot summer months--, on-demand hot water, brand new energy-efficient appliances, beautiful decorative concrete kitchen counter tops, water-saving showers, dishwater, and toilets, and zero-scape native landscaping, which together make this lovely residence a model for sustainable living. The exterior includes a large expanse of patio with two decks that are ideal for outdoor relaxation and a bar-be-cue grill for outside cooking. Since the owners are “car-free” the house also features a specially designed 12-stall, lockable bike rack for the biking enthusiast; it is perfect for Missoula's burgeoning bicycle-friendly infrastructure and the easily accessible Rattlesnake valley's mountain bike trails. Enjoy a day of hiking or bicycling, a night out on Missoula’s vibrant downtown, or an early evening of flyfishing on the Clark Fork River, each within a short walk of the bungalow!

This contemporary residence was architecturally designed to blend into the traditional 1920s 'bungalow' neighborhood while the interior of the house is ultra-modern--a blend of concrete floors, Persian area rugs, local art, a steel cable stair railing, and vibrant colors--combining comfort with elegance. Sleeping up to 8 people, the bungalow easily accommodates families and groups. It is also child friendly (with a playground directly across the street at Gregory Park) and has a practical, efficient and open floor plan that promotes a cozy, yet nicely flowing atmosphere. The upper level includes a master bedroom with a queen-size bed and a large walk-in closet, a bathroom with a tiled shower, large storage cabinet and pedestal sink and a guest bedroom with both a queen and a twin bed. This room is ideal for children. The main level consists of a guest room with a full-sized bed, a large living room space with sectional couch, a second bathroom that includes a tub/shower, a dining room, a galley kitchen and a bonus room with a queen-sized futon/couch.

Amenities, such as high-quality linens for each bed, fluffy towels in the bathrooms and soap and shampoo for showers and baths are provided. The bonus room includes HDTV with cable and a DVD player (with a collection of classic DVDs), and a stereo with the owner's favorite CDs. High-speed wireless Internet service is also provided.

The Rattlesnake is one of Missoula’s most convenient and desirable neighborhoods. Bungalow-on-the-Green is a short distance from blue-ribbon trout fishing, tubing, rafting, and kayaking on the Clark Fork River, dozens of miles of mountain bike, hiking, and Nordic skiing trails and is in close proximity to the wonderful shops, groceries, restaurants, museums, libraries, pubs and festival grounds of downtown Missoula. It is also a mere one-hundred yards from the I-90 Van Buren Interchange, so getting to and from the airport, as well as all highways in and out of the city, is a breeze. Do you enjoy coming to Grizzly football and basketball games? It is a mere ten minute walk to Washington-Grizzly Stadium and the Adams Center. Bungalow-on-the-Green is a truly wonderful house located in the most accessible spot in all of Missoula!


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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house or on the premises...whatsoever!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3 - Main Level: 1 double

    Guest bedroom with closet and windows with mountain views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 - Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Master has large walk-in closet and great mountain view...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 - Upper Level: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Great kids room or guest room with large closet and two beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 - Bonus Room off Kitchen: 1 queen

    Includes queen/double futon couch...moreless

  • Each bed is new; complete with high-quality linens, duvet covers and warm and cozy down comforters...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Upper Level: toilet, shower

    Tiled shower, large tiled counter top and pedestal sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - Main Level: toilet, tub, shower

    Shower/bathtub with subway tile and beautiful cabinet sink...moreless

  • Each shower is constructed of subway tile and water-saving high-end Kohler facets, Toto water-saving toilets and beautiful pedestal sinks. A long, tiled counter and cabinet in the upper-level bathroom is ideal as a baby-changing station or for storing a number of bathroom items. Each bathroom includes a stable of quality towels and is supplied with soap, shampoo and conditioner....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This residence is ideally situated within walking/biking distance to year-round activities in and around Missoula. Only a block from Greenough Park, a mere ten minutes from kayaking, rafting and fishing on the Clark Fork River, or hiking and mountain biking on Mount Jumbo, Mount Sentinel, Waterworks Hill, or the Rattlesnake Wilderness, this house is in an great location. Missoula's downtown hosts the weekly Farmer’s Market, concerts and festivals at Caras Park, baseball at Osprey Stadium, skateboarding at Mobash skatepark and also includes countless shops, restaurants and pubs. Summer and winter activities abound in and around Missoula, where a short car ride takes you south to the beautiful Bitterroot Valley or north to Flathead Lake and Glacier Park, all one-day excursions within a short distance of this splendid Rocky Mountain getaway....moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Yes, for those of us who still like to watch our films on a DVD...moreless

  • Music Library:

    The owner's favorite CD collection is available, along with a portable set of speakers for your iPod or iPhone...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    A CD player and Receiver occupy the built-in shelves in the Bonus Room for easy access. A number of surround-sound speakers and a subwoofer make movies and music more audible!...moreless

  • Television:

    A large, flat-screen television is located in the bonus room with HDTV and a number of those important channels (sports and home improvement) that we can't live without!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A collection of dozens of classic DVDs are stacked in the built-in shelves of the Bonus Room...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Beautiful and vibrant downtown Missoula is a mere ten minute walk with all amenities of a college, mountain town including unique shops and restaurants, movie theaters, grocery stores and pubs...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Nestled in the beautiful Rattlesnake Valley surrounded by the Rattlesnake Wilderness, Mount Jumbo, Mount Sentinel, and Waterworks Hill, each clearly visible from each window of the house...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • 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
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room table for six with four extra chairs. We also have a highchair available for those with small children...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Our air conditioning system is truly special. Cold water from the aquifer below is used to cool the concrete floors and blow air through our air-filtration system. Virtually no energy is used!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Newer LG dryer is a bonus and in the summer months, we have an outdoor clothesline for those with sustainability in mind...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant-floor heat dispersed through our concrete floors makes cold season living a pleasure. Our geothermal well is highly efficient and our feet are always warm. Plus, we don't get sick!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi with high-speed, broadband Internet from Charter Communications--up to 30Mbps...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    300+ count linens and down comforters make sleeping in our BRAND NEW beds wonderfully pleasurable. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The cozy living room consists of a new sectional couch and two new high-back leather chairs with a beautiful Persian rug. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of on-street parking is located up and down Jackson Street, as well as across the street at Gregory Park (although for overnight this parking lot is not to be used)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    High-quality towels are provided for in each bathroom and there is no shortage of them...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Our LG washer is state-of-the art. Located in our downstairs laundry closet, there is also room for hanging and folding....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Whether you enjoy drip coffee or our favorite--the French Press--we have it. We always leave some Montana Coffee Traders coffee on hand for those wishing for a local brew and a grinder to grind it up!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Quality flatware, pots, pans and glassware available for hosting meals for everyone!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Galley kitchen includes custom-built concrete counter tops, a deep trough sink with garbage disposal, high-end maple cabinets and shelves and a large walk-in pantry for added supplies...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Jenn-Air high-efficiency electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Kitchen Aid Mixer, ice tea jar, extra pitchers, and a host of other 'needed' items stock the pantry...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Energy-efficient refrigerator with bottom pullout freezer and icemaker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air high-efficiency electric 4-unit stove; heats up safely and instantly...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    A lockable bicycle rack is conveniently located on the south side of the property. Bikes are not included, but a rental shop is located only a few blocks away!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A patio occupies a large portion of the front area and two smaller redwood decks are built on the front and side of the house. A nice redwood patio table and chairs sit on the patio for outdoor use...moreless

  • Golf:

    Missoula has no shortage of golf courses that are all within a short drive of our Bungalow. The University of Montana course is a twenty-minute walk...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Missoula's famous Brennan's Wave is only a fifteen-minute walk away on the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula's Caras Park...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Garden vegetables, strawberries and raspberries (when in season) are grown in the front and side yards...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A bar-be-cue grill is located on the side deck, just outside of the dining room's beautiful patio doors with easy access to the kitchen and dining rooms...moreless

  • Tennis:

    For the tennis player, our house is in the best location in Missoula. Two courts are a mere 50 yards from our front door at Gregory Park...moreless



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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%


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Last updated: 06/01/2015
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7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Missoula International Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Press Box
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 90
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown restaurants
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snow Bowl

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I grew up in Missoula and I am a fifth-generation Montanan (my great grandfather founded Shelby, Montana). I am currently a geography professor at the University of Montana and I am also a freelance writer. My wife Virginia (also a fifth generation Montanan from little Highwood, Montana) is the Director of Travel Initiates at the Adventure Cycling Association--a recreational bicycle touring association located here in Missoula. We built and remodeled four houses in this Lower Rattlesnake neighborhood, one of which is Bungalow-on-the-Green. I am very knowledgeable in sustainable building construction and alternative transportation and we have lived in this neighborhood without an automobile for nearly three years. The location of our Bungalow is ideal for our car-free lifestyle!

Why the Owner Chose Missoula:
We have lived in this same block in the Rattlesnake since 1988. We love Missoula and the wonderful recreational activities it has to offer. Since being here for most of our lives, we are a great resource for those wishing to explore all aspects of our region--whether looking for recreational opportunities, interested in local politics, participating in a variety of cultural activities, visiting the best tourist attractions, or wishing to know where that awesome ice cream stand is located (Big Dipper!)--and we are readily available in dispersing this valuable information to anyone who will listen. I compete in running, triathlon and biking events and both Virginia and I are bike tour enthusiasts, traveling somewhere by bike in the U.S. or other places in the World each year. We are also recreation advocates; we mountain bike, hike, Nordic ski, run, and backpack--always from our front porch!--so we know many of the local business owners and shops that cater to these types of activities. We also frequent the coffee houses, donut shops, restaurants, and brew pubs of downtown Missoula where we visit with friends and acquaintances who we know from our years living here, so if looking for the great places to eat and socialize, we are quite knowledgeable in this aspect of Missoula's daily life.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Our home is simple and sustainable and matches our outdoor-recreation lifestyle.

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Speaks: english

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  • Bungalow-on-the-Green


  • Side porch with grill; patio and exterior seating

    Side porch with grill; patio and exterior seating

  • Bike Garage

    Bike Garage

  • Fresh carrots from the Bungalow garden

    Fresh carrots from the Bungalow garden

  • Living Room looking into the Dining Room

    Living Room looking into the Dining Room

  • Galley Kitchen with concrete counter tops and contemporary appliances

    Galley Kitchen with concrete counter tops and contemporary appliances

  • Main Level Bedroom - full-size bed with cozy down comforter

    Main Level Bedroom - full-size bed with cozy down comforter

  • Custom-designed stair with steel newel posts and rail to upstairs

    Custom-designed stair with steel newel posts and rail to upstairs

  • Upstairs guest bedroom with queen-size bed and twin couch/bed

    Upstairs guest bedroom with queen-size bed and twin couch/bed

  • Walk-in closet in Master Bedroom

    Walk-in closet in Master Bedroom

  • Modern pedestal sink and Toto water-saving WC in upstairs bath

    Modern pedestal sink and Toto water-saving WC in upstairs bath

  • Beautiful fall day on top of Mount Jumbo--a short walk from the Bungalow

    Beautiful fall day on top of Mount Jumbo--a short walk from the Bungalow

  • 717 Jackson Street

    717 Jackson Street

  • Bungalow from the backside

    Bungalow from the backside

  • Bungalow's garden with park and playground (tennis/basketball) across the street

    Bungalow's garden with park and playground (tennis/basketball) across the street

  • Living Room with designer furniture and Persian rug

    Living Room with designer furniture and Persian rug

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Bonus Room with Full-long Futon couch, HDTV in stereo, and twin bed

    Bonus Room with Full-long Futon couch, HDTV in stereo, and twin bed

  • Downstairs bath with subway-tiled bath/shower

    Downstairs bath with subway-tiled bath/shower

  • Upstairs hallway looking into guest bedroom

    Upstairs hallway looking into guest bedroom

  • Upstairs - Master Bedroom

    Upstairs - Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs bath with walk-in tiled shower and countertop

    Upstairs bath with walk-in tiled shower and countertop

  • View of Mount Sentinel and off-street parking at Gregory Park

    View of Mount Sentinel and off-street parking at Gregory Park

  • Nordic skiing through nearby Greenough Park on a winter day

    Nordic skiing through nearby Greenough Park on a winter day

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