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MODERN AND CASUAL ELEGANCE; A 5-MINUTE WALK FROM THE HEART OF BOZEMAN

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our vacation rental called IdylWest is a “SHOTGUN MODERN HOUSE” built in 2006 as an IN-TOWN RETREAT BY FAMOUS BOOK AUTHOR, screen writer and outdoor enthusiast Thomas McGuane whose many works include the film Missouri Breaks starring Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando.

Designed as a hip and modern abode by award-winning architectural firm Thinktank AIA, it has many high-end features. Upon completion, the house was given a HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD for blending in so nicely with it’s downtown historic neighborhood and was FEATURED IN “AT HOME MAGAZINE” for its innovative design and outdoor space:

“The main floor features an open living and dining room with dark poured concrete floors which include radiant heat and and crisp white walls. A combination of metal, wood and earth-tones create a modern yet characteristically Montana feel. Tucked at the back of the house the kitchen continues the wood and metal theme found throughout the house. A loft-style floor plan allows for the maximum amount of light on the main floor as well as the master bedroom upstairs. Cork flooring on the second floor appeal to both the rustic and modern sensibility. A walk out upper deck that opens off the master bedroom is a sheltered place to take in the view of the Bridger Mountains. …The master bathroom has something for everybody with both a classic clawfoot tub and a modern, pale green tiled shower. Surprisingly, since from the outside it appears to be almost completely underground, the walk-out basement is almost as light as the upper floors, Outside, THE SMELL OF CEDER AND FLOWERS DRIFTS ON THE BREEZE. The garden is a combination of young trees and hearty native plants and flowers, Exchanging grass for small wood chips and stone walkways makes the yard a beautiful and accessible oasis.”

Idylwest is now managed as a VRBO by Bozeman Cottage Vacation Rentals, A UNIQUE AND LOCAL BUSINESS which was one of the first in town to offer these types of lodgings. And so, you deal with a seasoned business, yet one that provides a local and personal experience. Our manager, Paul and his staff of colorful locals are available to help you have the very best stay. We have hosted famous jazz singers, fishermen, ice climbers, skiers, scientists, summer residents and those who want to experience a vibrant town, the natural wonders of Yellowstone, Bridger Bowl a local SKI MOUNTAIN JUST 25 MINUTES AWAY and more.

And, for your experiences, we have put together a personalized “INSIDERS GUIDE” to easily find the best places that locals know and you might not otherwise find.

Our DOWNTOWN LOCATION IS PERFECT because it is in a quiet tree lined street in the historic district yet within EASY WALKING DISTANCE (a few blocks!) to a food coop for groceries, a food and salad bar with different cuisine every day; elegant and casual dining, trendy boutiques, art walks, bluegrass music, coffeehouses, local ice cream, dancing in tea shops, yoga, library, theatre, wine and cheese, breweries, outdoor fireplaces, farmers markets, cultural arts center, art galleries, theatre, local rivers, and the many Bozeman festivals held year round in and around main street. Yes all of these and THE OUTDOORS!

Go green and rent a bike from a sister organization, Bozeman Bike Rentals which uses an electric bike and trailer to deliver and pick up bikes. Bike to a nearby trail called called “Main Street to the Mountains” and BIKE PATH-LINED STREETS THAT WIND THROUGH THE HISTORIC DISTRICT to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Visit nearby Montana State University for Shakespeare in the Park or the Museum of the Rockies. Begin a hike or bike a block or so away through a forest. In the evening, walk to the farmers market for provisions or dinner by a river. Nearby Peet’s Hill overlooks town and here you will find dogs, happy people and one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen.

Idylwest is owned by former New Yorker’s Richard and Mary Ann Martell (also 20 year residents). We also own the HISTORIC DOWNTOWN LOFT (VRBO Listing #362767) which accommodates 2 or so people a block away.

IDYLWEST described by guests: “One definition of “Idyl” is an EXTREMELY HAPPY, PEACEFUL OR PICTURESQUE EPISODE OR SCENE, ESPECIALLY IN RUSTIC LIFE. We think it fits.”


AMENITIES: Elegantly appointed, contemporary, colorful light fixtures, 9-foot ceilings, 2 BR (each BR runs distance of the house). Upper bedroom KING BED with private outdoor deck w/ view of mountains. Lower bedroom with separate garden entrance has QUEEN BED AND TWIN BED. There is PULL OUT LEATHER COUCH in living room which can be a queen bed for extra guests. Premium lines and bedding. GRACO PLAY AND PACK CRIB. Large closets. 2.5 BATHS with whimsical bathroom features, one CLAWFOOT TUB in upper bedroom. Plush towels. DINING ROOM area to seat EIGHT. Ceiling fans. EUROPEAN KITCHEN with GOURMET GAS STOVE, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, coffee-makers, grinder, tea maker, blender, cooking ware, appliances, food processor, blender, plates, utensils, Mexican linen settings, spices, organic teas, staples. Reading nooks. WiFi. FLAT SCREEN WALL MOUNTED HDTVs: one 52” on the main floor and a 32 inch in the master bedroom. Full audio/visual system. Roku sticks. Stereo and mobile phone dock. LAUNDRY room with large Maytag Neptune washer, dryer. GRILL. OUTDOOR SEATING. Outdoor solar lighting. Landscaped GARDEN area. FENCED YARD allows a safe outdoor space for dogs. Covered CARPORT. Locked SHED for outdoor equipment. Keyless entry for both doors.

We warmly WELCOME PETS subject to pre-approval and with a pet fee — up to 2 cats/dogs (declawed). We can let you know of walks, parks and places nearby for your pet’s enjoyment.

Bozeman Cottage is owned and operated by Paul House, a licensed property manager in the state of Montana, license # RRE-RPM-LIC-45468.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • House has 700 square feet on each of the three floors.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shopping

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in: $
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
08/24 to 08/31
Aug 24 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$269
$1,775
09/01 to 09/30
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$199
$1,275
10/01 to 12/14
Oct 1 - Dec 14, 2016
3 night min stay
$199
$1,275
12/15 to 01/05
Dec 15 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay
$269
$1,775
01/06 to 04/30
Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,275
05/01 to 05/09
May 1 - May 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$269
05/01 to 05/10
May 1 - May 10, 2017
4 night min stay

$1,775
05/10 to 05/10
May 10 - May 10, 2017
4 night min stay
$199
05/11 to 05/31
May 11 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$199
$1,275
06/01 to 08/31
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
$269
$1,775

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency ($) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


Additional information about rental rates:

$1175 to 1775/wk, 199-269/nt
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Location

  • Museum of the Rockies

    "The most exciting museum I've been to for fossils and history of the area. There are also un..."

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  • Montana Ale Works

    "Good food, brews and an extensive menu."

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  • The Nova Cafe

    "One of our favorite breakfast spots in downtown. Great service, ambiance and menu."

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  • Over The Tapas

    "Good food and ambience. You'll find an extensive list of our favorite restaurants in the Wel..."

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  • Bozeman Hot Springs

    "Enjoy the famous natural hot springs less than a 10 minute drive away. Nine hot, medium and ..."

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  • Stacey's

    "Fabulous burgers, including bison, cowboy fries, sweet potato fries, seafood, salads and a f..."

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  • The Ridge Athletic Club

    "Full Gym, pool, sauna, jacuzzi, spa, yoga, pilates and fitness classes. 4181 Fallon Street ..."

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  • Full Circle Indoor Kart Racing

    "Fun for the whole family."

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  • Ted's Montana Grill

    "As you probably know, this chain belongs to Ted Turner, who owns lots of property in nearby ..."

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  • Garage the Soup Shack & Mesquite Grill

    "Love this place! Hearty soups, sandwiches, low-key, and fun."

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  • Emerson Cultural Center

    "This is a real artist's colony in the city. Many working studios, classes, always art on dis..."

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  • Community Food Co-op West Main

    "There are two coop locations: one down towards 19th Avenue on Main Street and the other on M..."

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  • Chickpea Cafe -- CLOSED

    "If you like Humuus, falafel and other mediterranean fare, you'll like this cozy restaurant."

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  • Bozeman Public Library

    "Our new library is fantastic, and it's within walking distance of IdylWest!"

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  • Western Cafe

    "This is your local "greasy spoon." A favorite with locals for breakfast and lunch. Cheap and..."

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  • MacKenzie River Pizza Co -- Downtown Bozeman

    "Really good pizza."

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  • Plonk

    "A great tapas and wine bar. Hopping at Happy Hour!"

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  • Gallatin County Pioneer Museum

    "Take a step back in time. Authentic, original and fascinating,"

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  • Sola Cafe

    "A favorite of ours and many locals. Kind of California but with a down-homey feeling. Great ..."

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  • John Bozeman's Bistro

    "One of the best in Bozeman! Don't miss it."

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  • Naked Noodle

    "Unique! Put your pasta meal together here. Fish, shrimp, meat and vegetarian alternatives; g..."

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  • Dave's Sushi-Off Main

    "The best sushi in town as far as we're concerned. Not pretentious at all, though!"

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  • Main Street Overeasy

    "Fast and fabulous breakfasts in a well-known staple in Bozeman. Get there early!"

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  • Rockford Coffee

    "The best hangout and coffee in town!"

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  • The Ellen Theatre

    "Don't miss ANYTHING showing at The Ellen. The renovated, luxurious interior is the least of it!"

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  • Emerson Grill

    "One of our very favorites. Eat outside in Summer. The small pizza annex is fabulous too! And..."

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  • Cateye Cafe

    "Really unusual, small cafe. Great food. You won't find one of these anywhere else."

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  • Watanabe

    "Small, family run. Good food."

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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bozeman Yellowstone Internaltional Airport
2.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bridger Creek Golf Course
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bridger Bowl Ski Area

Car: Recommended

Bozeman Hot Springs, Gym and Spa, The Ridge Gym and Spa, Montana Distillery, Carmike movie theater, live theater, ballet, opera, symphony, Full Circle Kart Racing, Grizzly Bear Park, Museum of the Rockies, Pioneer Museum, Computer Museum, ceramics studio, bowling alley, Gallatin Valley Mall and arcade, a great sledding hill and regional park, several other local parks, the Children's Museum, Lewis & Clark Caverns, Wolf and Grizzly Bear Discovery Center, West Yellowstone IMAX theater, climbing walls, Gallatin County Fairgrounds, rodeos, MSU Pow Wow, Sweet Pea Festival the first weekend every August; Music on Main Street in the Summers; Arts Walks, a State Farmer's Market and a local farmer's market/fair; a great public library and, of course, Yellowstone National Park. We also have books and games for adults and children.

 

Manager info

Bozeman Cottage Vacation Rentals

About: The Gallatin Valley has always been home to me and I started Bozeman Cottage in 1998 to help keep me here. Since then the business has grown mostly by accident and I started managing IdylWest Modern Guest House in 2013. Southwest Montana will capture you with its rugged, wild, landscape and majestic mountain views. You can truly experience why it's called Big Sky Country. My company is small enough to make sure you are welcomed warmly, and I'm sure you'll relish this spacious, quiet space to unwind and enjoy the surrounding mountains and scenery, as well as the excitement of being right in the heart of Bozeman.

Why Bozeman, MT, USA:
Catch prize blue ribbon trout at several public accesses along the Gallatin River just a few miles away, ski three downhill and two cross country ski resorts, hike in an area replete with well-groomed hiking trails, and bike the extensive trails in Bozeman itself. It's a short 30 minutes to Bridger Bowl, 60 minutes to Big Sky ski resort, another 35 minutes to Yellowstone Park AND the relaxing, luxurious Bozeman Hot Springs and Spa is just 12 miles away!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
New, bright, and hip, this house is a refreshing blend of modern design and casual comfort. Passive solar design fills the house with sunlight year round and the sun's heat in winter.


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  • MODERN AND CASUAL ELEGANCE; A 5-MINUTE WALK FROM THE HEART OF BOZEMAN

    MODERN AND CASUAL ELEGANCE; A 5-MINUTE WALK FROM THE HEART OF BOZEMAN

  • Here's a view from the dining room to the front door.

    Here's a view from the dining room to the front door.

  • Your kitchen is very well-equipped, with lots of staples and condiments.

    Your kitchen is very well-equipped, with lots of staples and condiments.

  • Half bathroom just off kitchen and back entrance. Beautiful pedestal bowl sink and lighting.

    Half bathroom just off kitchen and back entrance. Beautiful pedestal bowl sink and lighting.

  • Master bedroom, sunlight transom to living room on left.

    Master bedroom, sunlight transom to living room on left.

  • View from inside the shower.

    View from inside the shower.

  • Watch sunsets and enjoy the neighborhood from your private MBR balcony.

    Watch sunsets and enjoy the neighborhood from your private MBR balcony.

  • And here's the lower bedroom: huge; full natural light; tall ceilings.

    And here's the lower bedroom: huge; full natural light; tall ceilings.

  • This is the downstairs bath. Translucent glass sink; tub/shower; towels aplenty.

    This is the downstairs bath. Translucent glass sink; tub/shower; towels aplenty.

  • This is your carport. Behind the stately fence is a lovely landscaped patio.

    This is your carport. Behind the stately fence is a lovely landscaped patio.

  • A view from the front door all the way to the back door. Open, light and airy.

    A view from the front door all the way to the back door. Open, light and airy.

  • This dining table, just off the kitchen, actually has 8 chairs. Plenty of room.

    This dining table, just off the kitchen, actually has 8 chairs. Plenty of room.

  • Another view of the kitchen, from the back entry foyer.

    Another view of the kitchen, from the back entry foyer.

  • The King bed in the master bedroom: wall sconces, warm rugs, a 37' HDTV

    The King bed in the master bedroom: wall sconces, warm rugs, a 37' HDTV

  • Opposite the Master shower are your commode and large sink.

    Opposite the Master shower are your commode and large sink.

  • You'll love the MBA: elegant shower tile, oval shape with bench; claw foot tub.

    You'll love the MBA: elegant shower tile, oval shape with bench; claw foot tub.

  • View of the Bridger Mtns.

    View of the Bridger Mtns.

  • Lower bedroom is also very quiet and has an outside entrance.

    Lower bedroom is also very quiet and has an outside entrance.

  • Here's the patio: it seats 6+, with gas grill; strawberries growing at your feet

    Here's the patio: it seats 6+, with gas grill; strawberries growing at your feet

VRBO #264223

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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Intown Contemporary Retreat

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