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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-less” 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 and a twin bed.
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), a bookshelf with a number of contemporary novels 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!
Each bed is new; complete with high-quality linens, duvet covers and warm and cozy down comforters...moreless
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
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
Yes, for those of us who still like to watch our films on a DVD...moreless
The owner's favorite CD collection is available, along with a portable set of speakers for your iPod or iPhone...moreless
Satellite / Cable
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
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
A collection of dozens of classic DVDs are stacked in the built-in shelves of the Bonus Room...moreless
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
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
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
Cross Country Skiing
Golf Privileges Optional
Hunting Big Game
Hunting Small Game
Ski Lift Privileges
Ski Privileges Optional
Dining room table for six with four extra chairs. We also have a highchair available for those with small children...moreless
Seating for 6 people
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
Newer LG dryer is a bonus and in the summer months, we have an outdoor clothesline for those with sustainability in mind...moreless
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
Free Wi-Fi with high-speed, broadband Internet from Charter Communications--up to 30Mbps...moreless
Iron & Board
300+ count linens and down comforters make sleeping in our BRAND NEW beds wonderfully pleasurable. ...moreless
The cozy living room consists of a new sectional couch and two new high-back leather chairs with a beautiful Persian rug. ...moreless
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
High-quality towels are provided for in each bathroom and there is no shortage of them...moreless
Only 2 years old, our LG washer is state-of-the art. Located in our downstairs laundry closet, there is also room for hanging and folding....moreless
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
German-made Miele water-saving dishwasher with virtually no noise!...moreless
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
Kitchen Aid Mixer, ice tea jar, extra pitchers, and a host of other 'needed' items stock the pantry...moreless
Energy-efficient refrigerator with bottom pullout freezer and icemaker...moreless
Jenn-Air high-efficiency electric 4-unit stove; heats up safely and instantly...moreless
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
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
A new 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
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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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 part-time 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 famous 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-less 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 Europe each year. We are also hardcore 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 pubs of downtown Missoula (our three kids are all out of the house now!) 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.