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Garden City Guest House - A Quiet Retreat In The Heart Of The Garden City

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Lower-Level Walk-out Garden Apartment With Private Patio

The Garden City Guest House is nestled in the quiet Rose Park residential neighborhood close to UM and downtown. This spacious, private, well-maintained guest house is within walking distance of free Mountain Line Bus, the Hip Strip, Caras Park, the Rose Garden, Bonner Park, Western MT Fairgrounds, shopping and dining, and a variety of community and commercial centers. It is also a short distance from most Missoula-area outdoor and tourist destinations. Our guest house, open year-round, is perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. The guest house is licensed in compliance with local regulations, insured, and professionally cleaned after each guest.

The guest house is a garden apartment on the lower level of a single family home. The owner and family live on the upper two floors of this newly-remodeled, vintage 1940’s home. We would like you to feel right at home during your stay at the Garden City Guest House and will do whatever we can to ensure your visit is relaxing and memorable. The guest house is thoughtfully furnished and stocked with many family-friendly touches of home, including books, movies, games, puzzles, and more.

The guest house has been furnished to create a healthy, serene, and peaceful environment for your stay. The guest house will only be rented to non-smokers - no exceptions. The 650-square foot guest house can accommodate two people comfortably, and will sleep up to four people in one queen bed and one queen sleeper sofa. The bedroom is comfortably furnished with a queen size bed, bedside tables, shelves, and a five-drawer dresser inside a spacious walk-in closet. You’ll find a 6’ couch in the living room which folds out into a very comfortable queen size memory foam sleeper. All linens are provided. The full bathroom has all new fixtures and furnishings including a tub and spacious tiled shower, an ultra quiet bath fan, and brand new washer/dryer. All flooring is new, including plush carpet in the bedroom.

The kitchen is well-equipped and furnished with all new stainless steel kitchen appliances, including a full-size smooth-top electric cookstove and oven, an 18” “silent” (46 DBA) dishwasher, and a French-door refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser. You’ll also find a microwave, coffee maker, Keurig and K-cups, juicer, blender, toaster, an easy-to-clean granite composite sink with electric disposal, and many other features to make your dining-in experience easy and convenient.

The guest house is a non-smoking establishment with all the modern amenities such as cable on a 42” flat screen HDTV, DVD player, and free wi-fi internet. This walk-out garden apartment was designed with a distinctive separate entry that feels like home, a 100 square foot private patio with BBQ grill and shaded seating, a large garden area, and free off-street parking well lit for safety and convenience.

You’ll find lots of light in this newly redone guest house, accented by stylish mahogany trimmed windows. The daylight design allows the guest house to stay cool, even on the hottest days. For cooler nights, stay comfortable with an electric fireplace, insulated windows, and cozy furnishings. Wall heaters create the perfect temperature in each room utilizing separately zoned thermostats.

We also want to provide you with every opportunity to live sustainably, even while on vacation, if you should choose. We have provided equipment such as a compost bin, plastic bag dryer, recycle bin, laundry washing ball, and energy efficient appliances. We converted the fenced-in rear yard to a water-wise landscape, and the garden setting is representative of the intermountain west grasslands. We maintain several fruit trees on the property—plum, pear, apple, and cherry—and our guests are free to make use of any fruit in season.

More Details

Jennie Dixon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Jennie Dixon

I'm a 25-year resident of Missoula, Montana, and while I love traveling, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. My family and I live on the upper two floors of this newly-remodeled, vintage 1940’s home, and we would like you to feel right at home during your stay at the Garden City Guest House.

Jennie Dixon purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Jennie Dixon chose Rose Park

If you are looking for lodging that feels like home, where you are treated like family friends, and is safe, serene, and stylish yet cozy, this is the vacation rental choice for you. We love having guests and strive to ensure your visit is relaxing and memorable.

What makes this apartment unique

Whether you stay close to "home" or venture out to experience all that Missoula has to offer, you will find our guest house is uniquely situated in the center of Missoula, in a quiet neighborhood, where you can easily and quickly reach your destination. We are located about a mile from downtown and the University of Montana.


Rose Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Roomy full bathroom with tiled tub/shower, granite counter and sink, washer-dryer, and plenty of storage space.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with queen-size bed, nightstands, spacious walk-in closet, shelves, luggage stand, and 5-drawer dresser. Linens, iron, and ironing board provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Garden City Guest House - A Quiet Retreat In The Heart Of The Garden City
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 70 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Garden City Guest House is without doubt the best place I've ever had the good fortune to rent. The owner did a great job designing and finishing the space so that it is functional and spacious, but also attractive and homey. Tons of amenities in the bath and kitchen make the place even better. (Things like good shampoo, Q-tips and tissues, kitchen gadgets and appliances, spices and other pantry staples [a lot more than you would expect!], fresh eggs....but also things you might need but didn't bring, like an umbrella, extra tote bags, etc.)

The owner also did a great job making sure we'd know everything we needed to know to park, get into the house, operate stuff in the house, etc. Communicated well and enough that we knew we could rely on her for advice/meeting our needs, without overdoing it.

On top of all that, the backyard gardens were beautiful and so pleasant to walk through on our way in and out of the property. We definitely found ourselves glad to have at least one day that we could spend mostly "at home" so we could really enjoy the place.

You will not be sorry if you rent this place! I have been to Missoula twice before, and very happily stayed with relatives both times. This time we were in town for a wedding, and other folks were staying with the relatives. It will be a hard choice to make on the next trip, because this place is so great!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful space, very well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay and experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and cozy garden apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a really lovely apartment, very well provisioned. Everything you could want is right there. Very conveniently located. And really beautiful gardens! We enjoyed our stay immensely.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandpoint, Idaho

Great Three Day Stay!

  • 5 of 5

VRBO s. You do your research and you hope it all works out. Well, this one did. I knew we had made a great selection with the Garden City Guest House after exhausting ourselves with way too much fun of golfing and biking for the day and then exclaiming "Let's go home!" Yes, "home." That was how comfortable and accommodating this selection was - we were actually dubbing it "home" after being there for just the first day. So well furnished. Anything a chef would need was available for cooking. Amazing supplies. Liked the great instructions for us "less techy" folks to get the TV/cable going. Comfy bed. Lots of closet space in the bedroom and even dresser drawers available for those who would rather not live out of their suitcases. Got caught up on our reading while enjoying the private patio off our private entrance with our own garden. The proprietor introduced herself on our arrival and assured us we could call her at any time. And we did. We relied on her knowledge of the area for a few of our adventures. She was a great resource, providing suggestions for eateries and biking routes. We hope to return soon! Meanwhile, we are letting our families know of this great spot in Missoula.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Cozy space. Well appointed.

  • 5 of 5

Darling cottage feel. Very clean and inviting. While it’s in a basement, it is bright and comfortable. Definitely would consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Seattle, Wa

very clean, nicely furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed my stay. Walk out basement apartment was warm and cozy, nicely furnished and had every thing I needed for my week in Missoula. Easy secure parking and lovely back yard entrance, walkway was always free of snow and ice. Host responded to all my inquiries very quickly. Had a wonderful stay, hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
Missoula International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
University of Montana Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe Dolce
Nearest Ski
13.9 Miles
Snowbowl Ski and Summer Resort
Car: not necessary

We are located about 1 mile from downtown and the University of Montana


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax

The damage deposit is returned upon departure if the guest house is left in the same condition you found it and no other additional costs are incurred. Details regarding the return of the damage deposit are outlined in the rental agreement.

Cancellation Policy:
Bookings canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Bookings canceled at least 7 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.
To avoid forfeiture of your payment, please cancel reservations at least 15 days prior to your check-in date. We definitely do not want you to pay for a stay that you cannot enjoy!

Please contact the owner about security deposit for stays longer than 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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