'THE BUNGALOW' ON LILAC - THE NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE

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Lane Coulston

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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'THE BUNGALOW' ON LILAC - THE NEIGHBORHOOD FAVORITE

Missoula Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This Bungalow kitchen is roomy and equipped for cooks and families! The Bungalow's neighborhood and recreation access is superior to all other vacation rentals in Missoula, quiet and friendly - the mountains come right down to the back yard. Everyone loves the upstairs loft, for play, computer work, naps and reading! ''What a wonderful place - Loved all your literature too! It inspired me to go to the used book store downtown and to stock up on our own Montana collection.' Jennifer Nunn, 2009

'What a fantastic place for families! Our two daughters (8 and 3) loved the place, the kitchen is well-equipped for family cooking, and Lane and Linda were fantastic hosts. The list of great family activities is endless: hiking, farmers markets, parks (Caras and Bonner were our favorites), restaurants, kid camps (M.O.L.A.!), festivals, minor league baseball, etc. We were at the Bungalow for three weeks in July and never lacked for fun things to do, all within walking/biking distance.' Derek Baggerly 2009

You will enjoy the patio in the garden, relax with a book and view. A gas Grille for outdoor cooking, and commuter bicycles with baskets are available for your around town use. You have a garage all to your use and may store bicycles and recreation equipment. Secure off-street parking - a summer brooke for floating and exploration, drifts by the front of the Bungalow. The neighborhood school playground is very close by.

The nearest walking trail is the loop trail through Greenough Park. There are both paved trails and a footpath through the woods. This is great spring bird watching habitat along the riparian corridor. Drive north on Rattlesnake drive to the trail-head for the Rattlesnake National Wilderness Area, about four miles upstream from here.

Our guests are University faculty and visiting professors, business travelers, experienced fly-fishermen, University students and their parents, musicians, film-makers and writers. The Rattlesnake neighborhood is beautiful and peaceful setting in the mountains and river corridors and trail systems. You will gain the energy and rest you seek with vacation travel here in Missoula. Please read our posted Guest's Comments. Guests are asked to leave their street shoes at the door when entering, please bring indoor footwear for your comfort, floors are slate, hardwood and marmoleum.

Mountain Line bus system with a downtown transfer station can be picked up near the corner just down the alley towards town. The University of Montana is just across the walking bridge over the river – just a short walk from here.

Our favorite local coffee house and restaurant is the Rattlesnake Gardens. Watch for the former nursery at 2501 Rattlesnake Drive on the left. They have a selection of food preparation and grocery items, wine and fresh bread and coffee drinks.

We have a solar-assisted on-demand gas-fired hot water heater. The evacuated tubes on the dormer roof collect heat from the sun, heat the glycol solution which transfers heat to the domestic water in the tank upstairs before passing through the Rinnai water heater. All water for the house is filtered through charcoal and then softened for all uses with a potassium salt – except the cold water faucet at the kitchen sink which is filtered but not softened. This water is excellent for ice cubes, drinks and coffee.

Abundant fresh organic produce, meats, fish and bread, and bountiful deli counter are found year-round at the Good Food Store. They also provide many gluten free foods. Along the way you’ll discover the Missoula Angler shop.

The southern boundary of the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness (RNRAW) is just four miles north of Missoula, Montana. The National Recreation Area (NRA) lies south and adjacent to the wilderness and receives heavy human use, but primarily in the South Zone, within about three miles of the main trailhead. Far fewer people venture into The Rattlesnake Wilderness which is in the more remote northern portion of the RNRAW. A road that is closed to public motorized use and that is used as a trail leaves the main trail head and goes into the National Recreation Area along Rattlesnake Creek along a cherry stem NRA corridor to within about three miles of a scenic Wilderness cluster of high alpine lakes. Near the NRA entrance at about 3,600 feet, the elevation rises to 8,620 feet on McLeod Peak and a picturesque mountain setting.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Lane Coulston

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english
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Linda and I live in the house next-door and do all of the property maintenance and gardening ourselves. We both have professional backgrounds, Linda works in the local hospital foundation office as a fund-raising officer and we love to attend all of the music recitals and public lectures at the University of Montana - just a 20-minute walk from our home. We are members of the Missoula Art Museum.

Lane Coulston purchased this bungalow in 2001

The Lower Rattlesnake neighborhood is walking and biking distance to restaurants, the University of Montana, Medical facilities, the vibrant downtown neighborhood, the City Library, and all of the walking-biking-hiking trail systems. The City bus-stop is a half-block from the door.

Everyone loves the feel of this neighborhood, the locals and the visitors.

What a fantastic place for families! Our two daughters (8 and 3) loved the place, the kitchen is well-equipped for family cooking, and Lane and Linda were fantastic hosts. The list of great family activities is endless: hiking, farmers markets, parks (Caras and Bonner were our favorites), restaurants, kid camps (M.O.L.A.!), festivals, minor league baseball, etc. We were at the Bungalow for three weeks in July and never lacked for fun things to do, all within walking/biking distance.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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'The Bungalow' on Lilac - The Neighborhood Favorite
average rating of 4.857143 based on 36 reviews
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'The Bungalow' on Lilac - The Neighborhood Favorite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156301vbi
(406) 443-7085 (Montana, USA)
Missoula Montana
Billings, Monatana
5

Perfect place to enjoy Missoula

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This was just a great experience. My spouse and I had planned to return to Missoula for an extended stay upon retirement (we had both gone to school there) The Bungalow on Lilac was nothing short of exceptional, immaculately maintained and thoughtfully furnished and provisioned for its guests.The owner provided great advise on activities and gave us produce from his garden. We plan on staying there again next year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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'The Bungalow' on Lilac - The Neighborhood Favorite
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(406) 443-7085 (Montana, USA)
Missoula Montana
Brooklyn, NY
5

Charming Bungalow

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
My stay was very comfortable. The house was quite charming, clean and comfortable. Would definitely rent this property again. Also Lane was very helpful and responsive to my needs. Thank you Lane and Linda for your hospitality.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'The Bungalow' on Lilac - The Neighborhood Favorite
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(406) 443-7085 (Montana, USA)
Missoula Montana
Aurora, Il.
5

What a wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We were so pleasantly surprised when we entered our home for the week on Lilac!! Being greeted by Lane, the owner, with fresh peaches, made our experience that much more enjoyable. He was totally thorough in explaining features about the house as well as suggestions for activities to do in the area. The home held fresh cut flowers from the garden as well as plenty of toiletries and staples in the pantry in case we needed anything. The owners were very helpful and knowledgeable throughout our stay. The home was convenient to everything including the university which we were moving our youngest child into. I'd have to say being able to cook "home cooked meals" for my son prior to moving into the college made our stay that much more memorable. We definitely would recommend using this home for future endeavors and look forward to our next visit to Missoula!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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'The Bungalow' on Lilac - The Neighborhood Favorite
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(406) 443-7085 (Montana, USA)
Missoula Montana
California
5

Bungalow just keeps getting better and better!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This was our 3rd year returning to the bungalow and each year it just gets better and better. This year, the bungalow had ALL NEW furniture to enjoy - new beds, mattress', dining room table, recliner chair, tables, desk, new closet system in the master and even a bean bag for the kids. Our 2 daughters (9 and 11) love hanging out in the loft area and the living room with the new furniture is great for visiting and relaxing. The kitchen is fully equipped and every evening we used the new bbq and ate outside in the garden. We were there for a month. I worked remotely for 2 of the weeks. The wifi worked just fine and when I had to travel to San Francisco and Chicago, the flights out of Missoula International airport worked out just fine. We have lots of favorite outdoor activities in Missoula - hiking to the L or up onto Waterworks Hill, biking downtown to Break Espresso and to the farmer's markets on Tuesday and Saturday, tubing down the Clark Fork and horse back riding at Flying H ranch. Splash Montana or Currents is also a hit for the kids with water slides and fun swimming. The house does not have a TV, but with all the activities outside the doorstep, you really don't miss it --- and if you have a computer you can access shows and news. If you are looking for a place to relax, enjoy the great outdoors, eat fresh berries growing inches away from your outdoor chair, or curl up with a good book in the recliner or the sofa, this is the place for you. The gardens are gorgeous and Mount Jumbo soars right out of the backyard. We love it here and it's great to see the owners constantly upgrading the amenities.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'The Bungalow' on Lilac - The Neighborhood Favorite
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p156301vbi
(406) 443-7085 (Montana, USA)
Missoula Montana
Tucson, AZ
4

Montana Native

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
The Bungalow was very nice and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The property was very clean and there was a ton of extras in the kitchen. The area is somewhat seculated and did not invite spending time outdoors. There was no deck or patio. There was also a lot of street construction going on. It will be nice when that is completed. The construction project should have been disclosed. A TV should be added, so folks can keep up with what's going on (news, weather, sports). However, the daily newspaper was a good and did help keep up on the news, weather, and sports a bit..
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Availability & Rates

Missoula Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer
May 10 2014 - Jul 31 2014
$640
$2,600
7 nights
 
 
August
Aug 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$800
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Dec 1 2014
$640
7 nights
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 14 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$640
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$500
$1,850
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit by personal check required to hold a reservation. Balance due at check-in. Cleaning deposits may be required with a separate personal check at the time of your arrival and check-in.
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Summer rates for July and August will be in effect for 2014. Weekly rates will be $850. Ask for quotes for monthly rates or for periods shorter than one week.
Additional nights may be pro-rated.
Rates for two adults with small children. Additional charge for more than two adults.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Amenities

Missoula Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Main floor bathroom has shower only; upstairs is a half-bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • New Queen size bed in the main floor bedroom; in the loft upstairs there are 2 XL Twin beds and new mattresses. The loft has a private half-bath
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • cross country skiing
  • rafting
  • hiking
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