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The Waterman House in Historic Downtown Bozeman

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Bozeman House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + one convertible bed (futon), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is a completely restored 1890s vintage historic home originally built by Bozeman pioneer Christopher Waterman. The home has wood floors, oriental carpets, 9-10 foot ceilings, and horse hair plaster throughout. It has been been completely restored and remodeled over the past few years. The home is outfitted with Montana made Mission style furniture. There is a hot tub and unique outdoor concrete dining area.

The home was located on Main Street in Bozeman until the 1960s when it was rescued from destruction by Ann and Roger Stradley who bought it and moved it several blocks to its current location. We purchased it in 2003 and remodeled the whole place, new kitchen, two new baths, and refinished all the original wood floors.

The home was once owned by the justice of the peace and several hundred Montanans were married in what is now the living room.

Home has exquisite views of the Bridger Mountains, the Gallatin Range, and the Spanish Peaks.

The Waterman House is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from MSU campus and all the experiences of downtown Bozeman.

**If you need additional space, the M Carriage house, adjacent to this property is available. See vrbo rental #346216 for more details on the M Carriage House**

You must be 25 years or older to rent this home.

NOTE: there is a basement apartment in this house, with outside separate entrance that is not available for rental. The owner reserves this space for his personal use.

Keywords: Historic Home, Classic 1890s Design

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Valerie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 26, 2016
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About Valerie

My wife and I a part time residents of Bozeman, and love the place. The town and people are rare and fine folk. I am a retired econ prof from SC, and I work part time at an environmental think tank in Montana. We have family ties in Montana and have lived and loved the place for a long time.

We have listed a few of our favorites on the map, and included a complete visitors guide (food, attractions, activities, walking tours, day adventures, shopping, etc.) in the house.

Valerie purchased this house in 2003

Why Valerie chose Montana

Bozeman is a classic American place with unique quality of life. The people, the mountains, the climate, make Bozeman one of the finest places on earth.

What makes this house unique

Our home is just a couple blocks and easy walk from MSU campus, several nice large city parks, downtown Bozeman, and any number of great restaurants and food stores. We have listed a few of our favorites on the map, and included a complete visitors guide (food, attractions, activities, walking tours, day adventures, shopping, etc.) in the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for all the hospitality. We enjoyed Montana and your beautiful home! Our adventure was full of hiking, fly fishing, shopping and Yellowstone. We all look forward to another visit! Thanks again!
Aug 2010
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

The Waterman House in Historic Downtown Bozeman
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Perfect VRBO

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many VRBO properties and this one is by far the best equipped and the most comfortable place we have stayed. This place truly felt like home and we had plenty of room for the family to spread out. Ted and Nancy live close by and are very nice people to deal with, I will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham Alabama
5

Waterman House in Bozeman

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family vacation! The house was perfect for the 6 of us (all adults now) and convenient to the airport, skiing at Bridger Bowl, downtown restaurants and Yellowstone. It is a lovely home, well cared for and stocked with everything we needed. Loved the hot tub after skiing (and the warm robes provided!) Planning on making this an annual trip now especially since we have dear friends living in Bozeman!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bismarck, ND USA
5

Great ski weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time at the Waterman house. It was a great house with all the amenities that we needed. The kitchen was wonderful to cook in and the dining room table was perfect for the 8 of us with room to spare. Everyone enjoyed their beds and bedding. The bathrooms were updated and the upstairs walkin shower was awesome. We all had fun in the hot tub and it was large enough for 7 adults. We thought that the history of the house was interesting and we liked reading about it. When we arrived in Bozeman, it was 57 degrees so the young people loved sitting on the porch in the rocking chairs. All in all, great house, great location, and great weekend!!!! I would definitely recommend this house to friends! Thank you to Bobbi and Valerie!

Barb

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you had a good time and great stay at our place and thank you for your wonderful review. Especially glad that the weather cooperated enough for you all to ski. And please come back! We offer a discount for return guests.
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Dutton, MT
5

Wonderful Stay in Bozeman

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for 11 family members traveling to Bozeman for my daughter's graduation from MSU. Since we live only hours away from Bozeman, I had driven by this home while visiting my daughter. The house was much larger than I had expected from the online photos and seeing it from the outside. There was ample space for each family member, including three children. There is a futon but the two older children chose to sleep on the floor in their sleeping bags. We brought a playpen for the baby. The kitchen had almost everything we needed to prepare for a small graduation party we held in the backyard. The historic home is beautiful with comfortable beds and nice bedding. Being an old home, the plumbing and floors can be a bit noisy but this also adds to its character and charm. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Waterman House.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen, Thanks for the positive review of the Waterman House. We are glad you enjoyed the place. Keep us in mind if you need a place in Bozeman again; we give returning renters a 10 percent discount. -Reed p.s. congrats to your graduate.
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Massachusetts
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Possibly the best place to stay in all of Bozeman. Beautiful, comfortable, historic house in a great neighborhood. 3 bedrooms 1 bath upstairs, 1 bedroom 1 bath downstairs. Walking distance to the Bozeman Food Coop and Montana State University. Bobby, the owner, is very cordial. My children loved the front porch with rocking chairs and the back yard. A great jumping off point for exploring Yellowstone National Park, downtown Bozeman, the Gallatin National Forest, and more.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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bozeman
5

Memories of a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

My now husband and I lived in this house for almost two years, and fell in love with the house, the owner and each other here. There are plenty of places to say in Bozeman, but there's something magical about staying in a home where early settlers were married, and where new generations continue to make lasting memories. I don't know if casual "modern-historic" is too much of an oxymoron, but it's really the only way to describe the Waterman house. It's posh, but you don't have to leave your boots at the door. My husband, two dogs and came to Bozeman and never left.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bozeman- Big Sky
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Bridger Bowl
Car: recommended

There is a Carriage House adjacent to the property available for additional guests. For more details see the Bozeman listing for M Carriage House (VRBO #346216).

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Rates & Availability

Bozeman House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$365
$2,060
$5,100
 
 
Christmas and New Year
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$695
$3,450
$6,990
 
 
MSU Grad
May 1 2017 - May 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$455
$2,565
 
 
Spring 2017
May 15 2017 - Jun 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,180
$5,360
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 21 2017 - Sep 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$735
$3,665
$7,880
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$335
$1,890
$4,035
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $165
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bozeman House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • One king size, one queen size, two double beds, one futon, one air mattress, and one Graco Pack N' Play for young children
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
There is a garage apartment/carriage house adjacent to the property which can also be rented for additional space. It has queen bed, bath, and small kitchen.

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