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Zootown's Best Close to All that's Distinctly Missoula. Old & Hip, by the Strip

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-180 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Carefully Restored 2 Bdrm 1.5 Bath Home, Arts And Crafts Decor, Quiet And Cozy.

With two bedrooms, and a hide-a-bed sofa in the living room, this house is perfect for two, or even two couples, and will sleep six in a pinch. The sunnyside front porch is great for lounging and enjoying Missoula's fresh air, as well as the friendly greetings of neighbors and visitors out for a stroll. The flagstone patio with gas grill in the privacy-fenced back yard is great for outdoor cooking and dining .
Furnishings are a blend of very old and very new, but the overall look and feel of this house is graceful turn-of-the-century (the 19th; it was built in 1900.) Like-new kitchen appliances, HD tv with Roku, great sound system and fastest wireless internet in Missoula are at your 21st century service.
The Orange Street Food Farm, one of Missoula's favorite grocery stores, is four blocks away. A convenience store, boutique clothing shop, restaurants, bakeries, coffee houses, a craft brewery, a whitewater gear/paddleboard and surfboard shop, vintage vinyl record stores, a florist, a movie theater and much more are all within three blocks, An inland surfing wave, movie theaters, bars, live music venues and more are within six blocks. And yet this is a peaceful, quiet place. Miraculous.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1005 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs may be permitted, on approval, for an additional fee of $5 per night for stays of 28+ nights, $10 for stays of 7-27 nights, and $15 per night for stays of 3-6 nights. Approved indoor dogs must have nails filed smooth and round to avoid scratching wood flooring. The yard will contain dogs that are not able or inclined to jump over a 4' fence....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Great restaurants, bakeries, brewery, ice cream, shops and more within 2 blocks. 3 blocks from Clark Fork R, Higgins Ave Bridge, historic Milwaukee Depot, Boone & Crockett HQ, 9 blocks to UM campus...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    No ordinary lawn. Various shrubs and flowers instead of grass....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear


from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000 $2,600
Sep 1 - May 31, 2018
180 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,400 $4,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Check-in is 2:00 pm. Check out at 11:00 am.

No smoking. No cats.

Dogs may be permitted, on approval, for an additional fee of $5 per night for stays of 28+ nights, $10 for stays of 7-27 nights, and $15 per night for stays of 3-6 nights.

Follow use and care instructions for appliances, fixtures and floors.

Payment is by credit card through Home Away/VRBO.

The maximum number of guests is six, including children.

Minimum stay: three nights.

Rates include a one-time linen-towel setup, WIFI, TV and utilities.

Cancellation (standard VRBO policy): full refund of deposit if booking is canceled 30 days prior to scheduled occupancy. If you must leave before your scheduled departure date, we will refund 20% of the per-night rate for each night of the remainder of your booking.

Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.

WAIVER of LIABILITY: The owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises. The owners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, all guests expressly assume the risk of any harm to themselves or others whom they invite to use the premises.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Missoula International (MSO)
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Across the river
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
University Golf Course
140 Miles
Nearest Train
BNSF Amtrak Whitefish, MT
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-90. And US 93
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Bridge (pizza) and Ciao Mambo (Italian)
12 Miles
Nearest Ski
Missoula Snowbowl
0.14 Miles
Nearest Beach
Clark Fork River

Car: Not Necessary

This 116-yr old house is on a quiet street lined with old maple trees, amongst other beautiful old houses in a designated historic neighborhood. It's within walking distance of almost everything that makes Missoula such a fun, vibrant town. The Big Dipper ice cream stand, with its long, sunny day lines of customers, is just down the block and around the corner. The Kettlehouse Brewery, featuring national prize-winning beers, is a stone's throw away. Le Petite Outre, Missoula's best bakery, is even closer.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: I'm a writer/editor, my wife is a school librarian. Missoula is our town, but we live and work twenty miles away. We have long planned to move to town after we are both retired (still about five years out) and started studying the housing market two years ago. We spent several nice spring and summer mornings in 2013 and 2014 bicycling around the older Missoula neighborhoods we favored, admiring the many nifty houses. We knew that nice old homes in Missoula's nice old neighborhoods don't come on the market very often, and when they do, they sell quickly. We fell in love with several, and watched the few that sported For Sale signs get snapped up immediately. We began to think we should buy now and occupy later.

Why the Owner Chose Riverfront, Missoula, MT, USA:
We found a realtor, let her know what we hoped to find, and she called us early in the morning the first day this great old house was listed. We dropped everything and drove in to check it out. The next morning we presented an offer and a few weeks later it was ours. The hard part now is having to wait a few years to live in it, but we are happy to make it available to others in the meantime. We prayed that the house would be a blessing to everyone who enters it, and it's been gratifying to see how happy our renters have been with it; they all seem to love it as much as we do, and have taken exceptionally good care of it.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Front-porch sitting is a common and favorite way to relax at the end of a summer day in this neighborhood. it almost feels like a southern-states thing, kind of homey and genteel. But the climate and the old maple trees lend it more of a New England small-town atmosphere. The full-time residents have been so friendly and welcoming, even to our summer guests, who haven't been there long and won't be staying long. There are quite a few young families with very small children in the neighborhood, and there is just a general sweetness about it all. Except for one aloof and worried dog down by the corner that sometimes barks and disturbs the peace for a while until someone walks over and reprimands him.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • garage, back porch and patio . BBQ grill not pictured

    garage, back porch and patio . BBQ grill not pictured

  • living room front window

    living room front window

  • kitchen


  • kitchen


  • dining area and LR

    dining area and LR

  • smaller bedroom
twin bed

    smaller bedroom twin bed

  • front porch, ironwood decking

    front porch, ironwood decking

  • living room and fireplace

    living room and fireplace

  • LR from  dining area

    LR from dining area

  • dining area

    dining area

  • kitchen, bathroom, back entryway

    kitchen, bathroom, back entryway

  • main bedroom
queen size bed

    main bedroom queen size bed

  • bathroom tub/shower and sink

    bathroom tub/shower and sink

VRBO #698253

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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