Beautiful Bungalow in the Rattlesnake--Best Location in Missoula!
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 seven 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-free” 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/couch.
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), 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!
Member since: 2014
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
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- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 6 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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- Washing Machine:
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
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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
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 7%
There is a 2.90% credit card fee assessed and subtracted from your security deposit or any refund upon return.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2008
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 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 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-free lifestyle!
Why the Owner Chose Lower Rattlesnake, Missoula, MT, USA:
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 other places in the World each year. We are also 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 brew pubs of downtown Missoula 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.
Back of Bungalow
Fresh carrots from the Bungalow garden
Living Room looking into the Dining Room
Galley Kitchen with concrete counter tops and contemporary appliances
Main Level Bedroom - full-size bed with cozy down comforter
Custom-designed stair with steel newel posts and rail to upstairs
Upstairs guest bedroom with queen-size bed and twin couch/bed
Walk-in closet in Master Bedroom
Modern pedestal sink and Toto water-saving WC in upstairs bath
Beautiful fall day on top of Mount Jumbo--a short walk from the Bungalow
717 Jackson Street
Living Room with designer furniture and Persian rug
Bonus Room with Full-long Futon couch, HDTV in stereo, and twin bed
Downstairs bath with subway-tiled bath/shower
Upstairs hallway looking into guest bedroom
Upstairs - Master Bedroom
Upstairs bath with walk-in tiled shower and countertop
View of Mount Sentinel and off-street parking at Gregory Park
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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