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Helena's Best Weekly/Monthly Rental!

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

• Bright, updated, upgraded and spotless 950 square-foot walkout apartment (average hotel executive suite has 550 square-feet) with private entrance and off-street parking.

• Large master bedroom with King bed, luggage rack, plenty of closet space and lots of drawers and shelves to store your stuff for a two-week or one-month stay.

• Kitchen area with induction cook top, toaster oven, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, toaster and small refrigerator. Fully equipped with pots, pans, utensils, cutting boards, colanders, dishes, cups, glasses, bowls and silverware for cooking and serving meals.

• Very nice welcome basket with light breakfast items and snacks provided at time of check in. We also provide lots of K-cups, tea bags, individual creamers and sugar/Splenda packets for the Keurig. In addition, we provide pop and bottled water in the refrigerator. We do not re-stock these items when they run out.

* Helena's cold mountain water tastes great right out of the tap. Trays of ice in the refrigerator freezer compartment.

• Open living room with large, comfortable couch and reading chair plus books and cable tv (120+ channels) for relaxing. Lots of microwave popcorn for tv watching or munching. 2 bookcases full of books in the apartment--feel free to browse.

• Great work space area with WiFi, large desk and chair, office supplies. Good cell phone and Wi-Fi coverage. Apartment was originally built by an electrician, so there are plenty of electrical outlets throughout. Lots of outlets for electronics.

• Large, spotless, modern bath with subway-tile shower (2 shower heads), mirrored vanity and ceramic-tile floor.

* Private, enclosed lawn and flower garden area just outside the

apartment for guest use during warm weather. Lots of bird houses. Sometimes we see hummingbirds. There is a 2-burner table top BBQ available if you'd like to cook outdoors in the patio area. The sitting bench converts into a small picnic table.

* The apartment is completely private with its own entrance and locks on entry and bedroom doors. Owners on-site and available, if needed.

* In addition to the King bed in the bedroom, there is a trundle bed in the open living room area with a double bed and an extra-long (XL) twin bed. The 4th bed is a queen-size air bed (plenty of space to set this up, if needed). Please let owners know when you reserve the apartment if you need the air bed.

* Not suitable for pets

* No smoking inside or outside the apartment

* NO PARTIES--Apartment is located in our home in a quiet residential neighborhood. Please observe quiet time between 10pm and 7am.

* Regular check in time is after 2:30pm; regular check out time is before 11am. However, we try to be flexible to meet the needs of our guests, If you'd like to arrive a little early or need to check out a little later, please check with us. If possible, we'll grant your request.

* Late check ins not a problem. Quite a few airline flights arrive in Helena late evening, some around midnight. Just give us a heads up if you'll arrive late.

* We do not launder guests' personal items. However, we understand it's a hassle for guests to haul personal items to a coin laundry. Guests are welcome to use our large-load washer and dryer in finished laundry room right next to the apartment (see pictures). Small $5 fee (less than coin laundry) per use (once per week, 2 load limit). Please make arrangements with hosts to schedule time and get instructions on which buttons to push. Please only use soap furnished by hosts; don't use your own laundry soap. Wrong soap can really mess up the washer.

* Lots of extra bath towels, face towels and washcloths in bathroom closet. Lots of kitchen towels, dish cloths and potholders in kitchen area. Extra blankets and quilts throughout apartment; there is a quilt rack. Extra king, double and twin sheets in the apartment. For guests staying more than one week, please place all towels (bath and kitchen) and bed linens in the hamper in bedroom closet and set outside apartment door. We'll launder and return.

* Apartment is thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed before each check in. Clean, fresh linens for each guest.

* Locks--Outer door to the apartment has a deadbolt lock and regular lock. The inside entrance door to the apartment has a regular lock. These 3 locks are all keyed the same and can be opened with the apartment key.

* If you have any questions about the apartment, the Helena area or Montana, don't hesitate to let us know. Our goal upgrading and nicely furnishing the apartment is to provide a spotless, relaxing and comfortable place to stay for our guests. If there is anything we can do to improve the apartment or make your stay in Helena more enjoyable, please let us know.

More Details

Larry Putnam
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Larry Putnam

Larry and Mary Putnam are life-long Montanans, although we've lived in a couple of other states too. Helena's a special place for both of us. Larry's great-great grandfather came to Montana in 1862 and owned a hotel in Jefferson City, near Helena. And Mary's great-grandfather, a stone mason, built a small brick house for his family in Helena in the 1890s, still in use today.

Larry spent 37 years serving as a CEO for small hospitals in rural towns across Montana. Before moving back to Helena ten years ago (we lived here in the 1970s), Larry was the hospital CEO in Malta, Montana, and Mary served as a Head Start teacher there for 14 years.

Larry and Mary have done a lot of business and vacation travel over the years. We're excited to host more guests in our Helena apartment.

Our goal is to provide a spotless, comfortable and relaxing space in Helena for guests to enjoy a great travel experience, like many of the trips Mary and I have enjoyed over the years.

We're firmly rooted in Helena and Montana and can point you in the right direction to enjoy your stay whether it's a business trip or vacation to spend time with friends and family or hike/mountain bike in the mountains of western Montana.

Why Larry Putnam chose Helena

Great mountain views. Hiking trails on the mountain behind the apartment. We often see deer in our front yard early in the morning or at dusk. In the fall, deer like to eat the apples from a tree in the front yard.

There is a private, enclosed lawn and flower garden just outside the apartment for guest use. Lots of bird houses. Sometimes we see hummingbirds. There is a 2-burner table top BBQ available (ask Larry and Mary) if you'd like to cook outdoors in the patio area during summer. A very nice sitting bench in the patio area also converts into a small picnic table.

What makes this apartment unique

Walking distance to the Montana State Capitol building, Montana Historical Society Museum, state government offices and St. Peter's Hospital. Two grocery stores and a convenience store within .8 mile. Large city park 3 blocks away. Short drive (less than 10 minutes) to Helena's historic Last Chance Gulch downtown walking mall with historic buildings, restaurants, micro-breweries, The Parrot chocolate shop and soda fountain, bookstores, shops and art galleries.


Helena Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large bathroom with vanity, ceramic-tile floor and 2-shower heads. Shower is subway-tile. Two large mirrors. New counter top and sink. Very bright and clean bathroom area.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King Bed, large mirror-door closet with plenty of space for hanging clothes plus shelves for unloading suitcases. Dressing chair. Suitcase rack.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Helena=Beautiful Mountain Country. Skiing 15 minutes away. Hiking, Mountain Biking (we've hosted mountain bikers from Canada and Wales). Very historic community. Lots of restaurants, old historic buildings, art galleries, book stores and shops on Last Chance Gulch. Tour the State Capitol and Montana Historical Society Museum. Summer tour train headquartered at the Historical Society Museum gives wonderful tour of Helena's historic homes and buildings. Gates of the Mountains boat ride on the Missouri about 20 minutes from town is fantastic!


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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Helena, Montana
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bill Roberts Golf Course
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Amtrak, Shelby, Montana, station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Steve's Cafe
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Marysville, Montana--Great Divide
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1

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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