RATTLESNAKE, UM, DOWNTOWN CUSTOM CRAFTSMAN 3BR

Paul N Cooley

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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RATTLESNAKE, UM, DOWNTOWN CUSTOM CRAFTSMAN 3BR

Missoula House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This parkside home, is perfectly situated at the bottom of the Rattlesnake neighborhood in beautiful Missoula, Montana. It was completely remodeled within the last 18 months with hickory floors, new stainless steel appliances and new paint and fixtures. The home is a five-minute walk to Mount Jumbo and The University of Montana (UM), a five to ten minute stroll to the Riverfront Trail system, and a fifteen minute walk to downtown, the Farmers Market (May-November), nightclubs and restaurants. A grocery, hardware, and video store are in the mall which is a ten-minute walk from your front door.

You can float the Clark Fork River, walk home with your tube or stop at Finn and Porter for a drink and/or a bite to eat without ever getting in your car. Kayak, canoe and scooter rental are available directly through the owner of this home for an additional fee. ( For these additions, you will need to reserve them in advance) In fifteen minutes, guests can be at the base of Snow Bowl Ski Resort for downhill skiing or in Pattee Canyon for cross country skiing or on the river fly fishing. Guests can walk to Caras Park for music and food at Out to Lunch or ride a bike to Ogren Field to watch the Osprey ( rookie pro league) play baseball .

Sargent Gregory Park is ten yards away. Greenough Park and Rattlesnake Creek are just five minutes away, and the Rattlesnake Wilderness Gateway, a popular spot for mountain biking, hiking and bird watching, is just a ten-minute drive away. This home features Bosch and JennAir stainless steel appliances, new furniture, plasma HD TV, ceiling fans, air conditioning, an on-demand hot water heater for endless hot showers, a deck with a gas BBQ and beautiful views of Lolo Peak.

Previous guests have loved staying here and are willing to share their stories with you. One recent guest wrote this on October 29, 2010:

'Our group of journalists stayed in Paul Cooley’s Missoula vacation rental home during the Society of Environmental Journalists conference at the University of Montana. This lovely home is situated across from a park, and is near the university and the lively downtown area. We were welcomed with a nice assortment of beer and drinks in the refrigerator, and fine coffees. All the appliances are new, the home has lovely furnishings, the beds are comfortable, and as a host, Mr. Cooley checked in with an email the day of our arrival to ensure our needs were met. We were pleased, and felt fortunate to have located this gem. Please contact me if you have any questions I can answer.

Terri Hansen

Freelance journalist

Another guest wrote in November of 2010:

'Everything is great! Thx!'

Our Thanksgiving 2010 guests said:

'Thanks for renting us your house. We really enjoyed our stay! and The house was perfect. Thank you again. My family and I were very pleased with everything.'

$125 cleaning fee. Call for further information and ask for Paul. There is a 3 percent convenience fee for credit card payments. If you wire funds, owner will discount the rental to the extent of the wire charge. Last minute discounts available if we have open slots within 48 hours of booking. You can pay by paypal by credit card and send a check and owner will hold the reservation until the check clears. Lodging Tax (7 percent) and Credit Card or Paypal convenience fee (3 percent) is additional to the basic rental rate. Stays of over one month are not charged lodging tax.

In 2012, we have added a luxury motorhome with leather upholstery as overflow housing or we will bring it to the your location or a campground where you have made an advance reservation. Rates start at 100 per day for weekly reservations and there is a damage deposit required. Call or write for other details. NO DRIVING. We bring the motorhome to your site and set it up and pick it up after you leave.

Winter Special $900 a week if available. Rates from November to April are generally 150 per night Sunday through Thursday and $200 per night on Friday and Saturday evenings.. In the high season, its 200 and 250 per night with a minimum 2 days rental or 7 days in the summer( plus cleaning charge) required. Some last minute specials are available if you make your reservation within seven days of your arrival and again within 48 hours of arrival and there is availability. The later you wait, the more flexible we are to deal with. Because of the cleaning required, we prefer longer reservations.

Also, if your group is larger ... we offer additional sleeping accommodations by parking our 30 foot Monaco Monarch SE Motor Home in the driveway, adding up to four additional sleeping beds for as little as $100 extra per night.

Keywords: Home, house, walking distance to The University of Montana, downtown, Fishing, riverfront trail system, Hiking, Wilderness, Stores, Farmers Market, Osprey, UM, Rattlesnake

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
House is beautiful and perfect for us!!

Linda
Aug 2012
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Paul N Cooley

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I am a 59 year old semi retired professional who rents out his home in order to help me travel the world and country. I recycle your vacational rental dollars into my vacation rental tourist dollars all over the US and world. I am ex Grizzly and been in Montana for 36 years. If you are concerned about who you are renting from, I can provide answers and references.

Paul N Cooley purchased this house in 2005

I personally built this home with my own two hands. I lived in this home for many years before I took some time off to travel and when I return, I love sitting in front of the fire, reading in the morning. The home was completely remodeled 18 months ago due to a water leak and everything in the home is basically brand new. It is very special to me and my family. I have lived in Missoula since 1975 and I can help you find the enjoyment in it too.

Its only after living here that you truly appreciate the lower Rattlesnake, which is a true walking neighborhood. You can walk everywhere to the things you need or want to do and because your neighbors do, you will meet many of them very quickly. Once you get here, you won't need a car. You can have a drink with dinner and walk home. Walk to a baseball game, OUT TO LUNCH, or the library or Children's theatre. The best part for me and for you might be just sitting next to the fire reading.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Rattlesnake, UM, Downtown Custom Craftsman 3BR
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
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Rattlesnake, UM, Downtown Custom Craftsman 3BR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p338803vb
406-880-0152
Missoula Montana
Seattle, WA
4

BETTER THEN THE PHOTO - GOOD LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
We rented this home for our daughters graduation from the U of M. The location (being close to U of M & downtown Missoula) was great. We could walk everywhere. We even walked to the "M" - hiked it, walked to the Big Dipper (homemade ice cream) and walked back to the house! We liked the openness of the kitchen which worked well for having others join us for some meals. The bedrooms were nice and comfortable with good dark shades to block out the sun and allow a good long sleep. The park across the street made for an extension of the deck really - and soccer games were easy to watch straight from the deck while enjoying BBQ. We even brought a badminton set which was set up there. The facility was clean and up to date - deluxe washing machine & dryer was handy for doing wash and sending us home with clean clothes. It was also a nice quiet neighborhood. While my sister has done many VRBO homes this was our first, so I was initially nervous - and I really don't think that the picture from the web site shows how cute the house is. The little TV nook (not really so little) made for comfortable relaxing TV watching at the end of the day (and you can rent "A River Runs Threw It" at Crazy Mike's Video in the mall with the Albertsons grocery store maybe a five minute walk away. I am a tough ratings person and I don't know what would have taken it to five stars. It would have been nicer to have a few more pots/pans for cooking, but we made everything work and Paul was nice enough to offer us the left over paper products from previous renters & brought us wine too. I stay in hotels a lot for business and the hardest thing for me is having to go out for every meal. This was more like being at home - it was very comfortable and relaxing - even after all of the events around graduation. Would we rent this home again? In a heart beat. I have every confidence that you will be happy here. Enjoy! Just saw the note - would this be good for people with disabilities - well the bedrooms are all upstairs, but the deck, kitchen and one bathroom are all downstairs. You could sleep on the couch (which was quite comfy) and there are only a few stairs to get in the front door so...it depends on you, but it could work. Go Griz!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments...
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Rattlesnake, UM, Downtown Custom Craftsman 3BR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p338803vb
406-880-0152
Missoula Montana
Puyallup, Washington
5

GREAT FAMILY GET TOGETHER

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect. It was very comfortable and located close to down town. Paul was very helpful and provided us with great information about the house and the area. We had a great time and our deposit was returned to my account before we got back to Washington State. We would recommend this home to other families. The park right next door was nice also.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Rattlesnake, UM, Downtown Custom Craftsman 3BR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p338803vb
406-880-0152
Missoula Montana
Grande Cache Alberta Canada
5

OUR MISSOULA VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We contacted Paul about renting his motor home for our stay in Missoula roughly a week prior to us getting there so it was kind of rushed. After a long day of flights and lay overs also a slight mix up with rental cars we arrived at the KOA in missoula to find exactly what was promised. The motor home was all set up and ready to be lived in. What a relief somebody out there is still as good as there word!!! Would recommend this unit to anyone and look forward to using it ourselves again for our yearly visit.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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Rattlesnake, UM, Downtown Custom Craftsman 3BR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p338803vb
406-880-0152
Missoula Montana
VA
5

CENTRAL LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
Convenient location within walking distance of downtown and nearby hiking trails. Also walking distance to shopping center. Clean with new appliances. Plenty of towels and blankets. Slept eight comfortably with spacious living area. Considerable train and highway noise.
Owner was responsive to any concerns.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Rattlesnake, UM, Downtown Custom Craftsman 3BR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p338803vb
406-880-0152
Missoula Montana
Western U.S.
4

NICE PLACE.

  • 4 of 5
The home was newly remodeled and we were the first to stay after the remodel. It was nicely furnished and the remodel was done well. Most everything was in the home for a comfortable stay. It is located RIGHT off of the freeway and close to a railroad crossing and; although, the freeway was not busy at night, the train whistle in the middle of the night took some getting use to. It was close to downtown and the University, which was very nice and the neighborhood was quite. We brought our bikes, but there was not where to store them out of sight. The yard had some planters with concrete caps on the corners that were not secure and our daughter got a nasty scrape when she stepped on one of them. It appeared the final touches had not been done on the yard. Overall, it was a nice place.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This guest left the house in great condition and in all respects honored their contract and I can recommend them to other owners. I feel badly about their concerns, but they did not address their concerns with me before leaving a review or before renting the house but the location of the house is clearly indicated on the maps and its location is across from a park, which is next to a freeway. We certainly don't hide it. In fact, if you are looking for a hotel in the north side of the river, almost all of them are going to be close to the freeway or railroad. There are five hotels on the other side of the freeway equally as close and within a quarter mile including the Double Tree and Holiday Express. The freeway and railroad both run north of the river and the train is audible from almost all locations. If you are sensitive to such issues, there are not many locations that aren't located next to high volume traffic areas, but some are farther away than ours, which is not right next to the freeway, but is a half a block away, with the park being in that half block. Its probably a hundred yards. Google it to be sure if you are concerned. A traffic wall is planned but is not yet a reality.

There is a place to store and lock bikes to the west of the garage, and to the north of the garage, where they stored their float tubes, during and after their stay and if they had asked, I could have loaned them a kryptonite bike lock to put them on the porch. We encourage all our guests to ask questions if they have concerns during their stay and often we can help them out if asked. The house is newly remodeled and we rushed to be able to make it available for these guests and she is right, there are some minor details, that weren't completed. Please review our past guest comments and decide for yourself if the location is a significant asset or detriment for your stay. This is the best location in Missoula as far as I am concerned, but if you are sensitive to sounds, then it might not be the place for you. Over time that whistle becomes a friendly sound but to a sensitive newcomer, it can be unsettling. We had the house extensively soundproofed during construction. We think that the vast majority of guests would be fine as can be seen from the positive comments and no mention of the sound issues. Its a five minute walk from the riverfront system and a 13 minute walk to parks and downtown.
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Rattlesnake, UM, Downtown Custom Craftsman 3BR
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p338803vb
406-880-0152
Missoula Montana
Everett WA
5

VERY NICE,COMFORTABLE HOUSE, CONVENIENT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This house was very clean and very nice. All of the furnishings were in excellent condition, and we had everything we needed to feel at home. The park on the south side of the house was especially convenient, and the proximity to Greenough was very nice as well. Overall, we were very pleased with the condition of the house and terms could not have been any easier. Paul was great to work with and the nicest thing for me was the straight-forward honest way that the entire process was handled. I would highly recommend staying at this rental, and will do so again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: For future landlords, Jason brought three dogs, which I hesitantly allowed and the good news is they left the place spotless and there was no issue with the dogs at all. Based on my experience, pets reflect their masters and both Jason and his pets were and are welcome in my home again, without any of the hesitancy I once had.
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Missoula International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Press Box
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Snow Bowl
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Canyon River
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Press Box, Five Guys, Double Tree
Car: not necessary

We have an alternate location near the airport with up to 4 bedrooms, for 150 per night plus tax and cleaning, and we only rent on a weekly basis. Ask me about it and I can send you some information.

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Availability & Rates

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Missoula House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
May 29 2014 - Sep 4 2014
7 night minimum stay
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,250
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2014 - Nov 25 2014
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
 
 
Bobcat Grizzly Game
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 24 2014
4 night minimum stay
$750
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Week includes 12.25
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,325
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Property Damage Protection $69.00
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes We issue paypal invoices if you wish to use a credit card. Credit cards incur a 3 percent convenience fee and international credit cards incur ANOTHER 3 percent international credit card fee that is not charged if you use a USA bank card. Direct Bank deposits at US, Chase or Wells Fargo, are not charged either fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Missoula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3) Two additional people can sleep on the large couches in front of the TV downstairs. Persons over 6 incur a 10 dollar daily fee.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • rafting
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
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