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Quaint in-Town Home for a Comfortable Vacation - Year Round

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

You will feel at home in this quaint in-town bungalow in the heart of Livingston - one of Montana's liveliest surprises. The home is tastefully decorated and cozy, stocked with everything you need to make your vacation easy and comfortable. We invite you to make yourself at home in our home and our town. Livingston boasts endless outdoor recreation opportunities, is home to some of the region's finest restaurants (the 2nd Street Bistro- and the town of Livingston - was recently featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations), has a thriving art community with many galleries hosting some of the regions most desired artists. The town is friendly, historic, western, and all-American. It is surrounded by mountains, rivers, historic town, scenic drives, fabulous shopping, restaurants, and the friendliest (quirky) people you will find anywhere.

This home is all you need for a relaxing vacation, but not too much. After all, aren't we trying to get away from the clutter and busyness of where we are from? The daughter and manager of the home is a local with years of tourism industry experience. Just ask us about activities, guides and more! Be it horse back riding, fly fishing, hiking, skiing, hunting or shopping and enjoying the spas - we have done it all and can help tailor a trip for you and your family or friends.

Keywords: bungalow, cottage, house

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Property Manager
Brooke Cottongim
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2016

About Brooke Cottongim

Owner Scott is a native of Oklahoma, born and raised. He owns a custom cabinetry and wood working business which has been in his family for 30 years. He loves the mountains and gets away from Oklahoma as often as he can - deciding that a home close the skiing, fishing, hiking and his daughter and grandkids wasn't a bad idea. He has grown to love Livingston and his 'other home' in Big Sky Country. The property is overseen by his daughter, Brooke who owns a property management and vacation rental business.

Brooke Cottongim purchased this house in 2007

Why Brooke Cottongim chose Yellowstone Country

The decision to purchase a home in Livingston was simple: small town (but not too small), friendly, friendly people, and in a location more beautiful than any place I have ever been. It immediately feels like home and offers me the getaway and respite I need every single time I step off the airplane in Bozeman. The town has it all - but not too much. Delicious food, world class entertainment and events, and Yellowstone National Park - just 50 miles from my door!

What makes this house unique

I love that I can walk to the Yellowstone River from my house. I can sit on my porch and see MOUNTAINS and families strolling down the sidewalks. I love that I can walk to the park, 1 block from my door and see the occasional MOOSE, trout in the river, and a real live Mountain community living and thriving. I am in love with the FOOD of this town. World class restaurants and chefs creating delicious meals featuring locally sourced foods. The coffee shops downtown are the heartbeat of the community, where I can walk in after being gone for 2 months and get a friendly welcome from my old friends. I love that I can be on a hiking trail, deep into a Wilderness area within 10 minutes of finishing up my cup of morning coffee. I appreciate that the winters and summers are equally filled with possibility and activity. There is no 'down' season here. It is all wonderful and real and I find the simplicity that I wish I could find in Tulsa.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Quaint in-Town Home for a Comfortable Vacation - Year Round
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Cute cottage on quiet street

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming home. It is spotlessly clean with comfortable beds in a convenient location. This was my second time staying in this home and I will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time review our home and your feedback! Always happy to have you and your family here!
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Charming Vacation Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Livingston and used this charming restored cottage as our base of operations (2 parents, daughter-age 18, son-age 20). We were in town for a family wedding and it was so nice to have a HOME rather than a hotel room. The cottage is clean, well-maintained, well-equipped, and ideally situated in town near the intersection of 7th and Geyser. Lovely remodeled bath, hardwood floors, basement sitting area, washer, dryer, patio area with cushioned chairs and glass top table, grill, parking on street or via alley in back, internet, TV. The bedroom window AC units were used only 1 night, simply opening the windows and doors in the evening cooled the house readily. We walked to our other family member's rental homes and to Sacajawea Park (yes, here they use the spelling with a 'j') right down the block. In between all the wedding festivities the girls did Yellowstone, Chico Hot Springs, and the shops in town while the boys did a few bachelor nights at a local ranch, went fly fishing and skeet shooting. We even dog-sat a few evenings for the very busy bridal couple - the house is dog-friendly, has room inside for a kennel if needed, and has a fenced back yard. We loved walking the pup around the neighborhood (be sure to look for the street names in the concrete at the sidewalk corners - Lewis, Clark, Yellowstone, etc....) and by the end of our week we felt truly at home (even met some of the neighbors). This town has a fabulous dining vibe - try Gil's (Best. Grits. Ever.) and the Beanery for breakfast, Mustang for lunch, the 2nd Street Bistro for dinner, and get your meat at Matt's Meats for a great home-cooked meal in the nice kitchen. It was a pleasure working with Brooke, the agent, she was responsive to all our needs and queries. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 nights while we visited Yellowstone. Great for day trips to the park but nice to get away from all the tourist locations. The house is charming and very comfortable and very reasonably priced!! Thank you for the great addition to our 2-week road trip - it was nice to stay at a home, rather than a hotel!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (husband, wife, 2 boys under 10) stayed at this home for five nights over the 4th of July [don't miss the Livingston Rodeo]. The house was very clean and nicely kept. The bathroom has been nicely updated and the kitchen has a lot of space for a home of this vintage. The washer and dryer came in handy after hikes on the Pine Creek Trail, rafting the Yellowstone River [I recommend Paradise Advenutre Company] and trekking around Yellowstone National Park [I recommend Yellowstone Guidelines]. Even on the unusually hot days, the home's floor fan, ceiling fans, and the window ac units in both bedrooms kept us cool. My husband was thrilled to have WiFi. My boys were thrilled with the cable. I was thrilled that Albertson's, the grocery store, is 1.2 miles from this house. The house is also located to easily walk to Sacagawea Park [go to the farmers' market on Wednesdays during the summer] or any other place you want to go to in Livingston.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline! It was a pleasure to have you and your family! So glad you packed in the adventures while you were here!
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  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a home away from home, a home base for sightseeing, or just a relaxing respite, this is it. This family home is in the heart of the beautiful and historic Livingston residential area, only a couple of blocks from Sakajawea Park and the river, and a few blocks to the heart of downtown. Walking is easy and fun. The simple front exterior of this home is deceiving -- the interior is so lovely and inviting and comfortable, with big picture windows showing mountaintops in the distance; the kitchen is large and fully equipped, and there is a grill outside; the bathroom is modern, roomy and well lit; the front bedroom has ample closet space; both bedrooms have lots of drawers; the basement has a washer and dryer available for guests. Parking is at the back of the property, very convenient and easy. There are some stairs in both the front and back of the house; while these may be a challenge for the mobility impaired, once inside the layout of the house is straightforward and manageable. There is a high def TV, internet access, movies and books for guests of all ages -- and extra toys for young children. Information about Livingston and the surrounding area is left for guests. The only drawbacks for some visitors may be no dishwasher and no air conditioning -- we, however, enjoyed doing the dishes and opening the windows. We would like the owners to know that we loved our stay, and felt like we ourselves were coming "home" each day. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great and honest review Kathy! Pleasure to have you!
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  • 4 of 5

This rental was sweet and close in. The hard floor surfaces worked great for our purposes and added to the quaint experience. You do need to be aware that there are several steps to enter the house both front and rear if that is a problem for anyone in your group.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Livingston Variety
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Livingston Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Livingston Variety
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

During the summer months, Livingston offers a remarkable community Farmers Market each Wednesday all summer. Our house is 2 blocks from the local Park, Amphitheater and Yellowstone River where the Farmers Market and Outdoor Concerts and bazaars are held. It is an easy walking distance from downtown Livingston, home to world-class restaurants, entertainment, shopping and local breweries and bars.


Rates & Availability

Livingston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Livingston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Newly remodeled bathroom with large vanity and a bathtub shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are 2 bedrooms with 1 Queen size Bed in each, Baby Cribs (1) or A portable pack-n-play and other kids toys can be available upon request, Living room has a Sleep Sofa for additional sleeping
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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