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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:
July 19, 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!

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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Walk everywhere! Private Cottage in the heart of Downtown Missoula w/ parking.
average rating of 4.96 based on 50 reviews
4

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time that we stayed here. It's as lovely as ever.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Close to everything - but with privacy!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Everything promised about this property was here plus much more. This house is in a great location as we were able to walk to resturants, stores, and the farmers market. Never have we stayed where such attention was given to our comfort or needs, from the well-equipped kitchen to the fresh flowers and gift basket. For a week we truly had a HomeAway from home!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Easy and right in the middle of it all.

  • 5 of 5

This property is well maintained and has all the essentials along with some extras!

I really enjoyed my stay here, even the trains (which are loud when connecting and disconnecting cars) were fun! The farmer's markets were some of the best I've been to and the vendors were friendly and excited to share about their products. I was here for a week while house-hunting and the whole trip was successful! Once I get relocated to Missoula I will keep this cottage in mind for out of town guests.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gig Harbor, WA
5

It was wondeful for us!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. You are in walking distance to all the amenities that downtown has to offer. Skiing at Snowbowl is about a 20-25 min drive. We stay the entire month of February, so I joined a 1-month membership at the Peak Fitness Center directly across the street. The owners were A-plus with all the extras they provided. Summing it up ... It was a sweet little house, which I hope will be available in one of our future trips

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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North Carolina
5

This is a wonderful cottage in downtown with fantastic attentive owners!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful cottage November 12-December 12 and highly recommend it! It is very well appointed and nicely furnished and decorated. The bed is super comfortable . This cottage is imaculately clean also. Jill has thought of all of fine touches anyone could want or need!

We were so impressed with a fabulous gift basket being left in the fridge for us as well! This cottage has a well stockeded kitchen including Items such as paper towels and ziplock bags and even a utility drawer full of thoughtful incidental items like scotch tape and a stapler . Most VRBO's we have stayed are "bare bones" but this cottage even included small shampoos and lotions like you would expect at only a hotel.

Oh and not to mention how quickly Jill and her husband were to shovel the snow as needed. Jill is very accommodating and responsive and we felt fortunate to find this cottage!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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.

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Rates & Availability

Heart of Missoula House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season 2017-18
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
$725
$1,875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$845
$2,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 7.0%

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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