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Walk everywhere! Private Cottage in the heart of Downtown Missoula w/ parking.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 728 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming, Clean One Bedroom, One Bath Cottage in Downtown. New lower rates!

Overview:

Make this awesome 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.

Note: this cottage is in a quiet residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown. If you are looking for a place to host a party, please look elsewhere.

This cottage is best-suited for one or two adults. It can work for families travelling with children, but we recommend a maximum of two adults.

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

We are licensed with the City of Missoula and with the State of Montana.

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.

More Details

Owner
Jill Herrick
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Jill Herrick

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.

Jill Herrick purchased this house in 2013

Why Jill Herrick 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.

What makes this house unique

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!

Map

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

Amenities

Heart of Missoula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 728 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a small bedroom off of the dining area with a queen size bed, 2 night stands, a luggage stand and a closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • 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

Reviews

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Walk everywhere! Private Cottage in the heart of Downtown Missoula w/ parking.
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5

Ideal Charming Cottage and Location

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect for walking to restaurants, pubs, music venues, shopping, markets and access to the river. The owners have thought of every thing and all the comforts of home are readily available. Its close to the train tracks so a little noise is to be expected. We love trains and it didn't bother us at all. I highly recommend this property, its comfortable, welcoming, very clean, well maintained and there was a lovely gift basket with wine in the fridge.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy little house is a great place to stay. The owner goes above and beyond to make your stay perfect. It was extremely clean and within walking distance for dining and shopping in downtown Missoula. If you go during the summer months, be sure to stay for the Farmer's Market just across the street!!! You will enjoy staying at Miss Pattee Cottage!!!! I highly recommend it!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tallahassee Florida
5

Clean, comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is so clean it feels like you are the first guest to use it. Everything: kitchen, bath, bedroom, living areas are all spotless. The bed is comfortable and has nice linens and plentiful pillows and covers. Strong wifi. Well-maintained yard...when I was there in July 2017, there were large planters of petunias and sunflowers along the back fence. The cottage is conveniently located just north of downtown, across from a nice gym and close to the library, post office, and plenty of restaurants. Before moving in , I wondered if noise from the nearby train station would pose a problem, but I rather enjoyed hearing the trains come in and out; in any event there weren't that many of them. In the warm months, there's a terrific farmers market at the train station on Saturday morning and a smaller one on Tuesday afternoon, just steps from the cottage. For a woman traveling solo, I felt totally safe and undisturbed. The hosts are exceptionally accommodating and kind. This cottage is one of the best VRBO properties I've used anywhere. Very comfortable for one person or a couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Arbor, Michigan
5

Charming house downtown

  • 5 of 5

This charming, comfortable house was ideal for my husband and me. He fished every day and I alternated between sewing and shopping! The house was nicely furnished and perfect for us. I would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very clean and nicely appointed small home right in downtown Missoula. We would recommend it and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Welcoming and convenient Missoula bungalow

  • 4 of 5

The hosts seem to have thought of EVERYTHING a visitor might need! The cottage is perfectly located (well, except for the train tracks being oh so close - but I got used to the periodic noise). And the Farmer's Market (steps away) was a delight. Would definitely return to this on a future visit to Missoula.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

The $200 DEPOSIT is 100% REFUNDABLE. 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. Personal checks are welcome. Cleaning fee $50. Pets considered on a case-by-case basis (contact owner to discuss). Pet fee: $25.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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