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Escape to Missoula in our peaceful light-filled bungalow

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

This lovely light filled home is a 5 min walk to river, 10 min walk to downtown


When you walk in the front door, you'll know why I think this home is so special. It's warm and inviting, comfortable and open, and best of all, filled with light. The house was built in 1910 and has since been remodeled... the inner walls were knocked down to open up one big living room kitchen space. The hard wood floors redone, and radiant heated floors warm the house. There is a mud room with a washer and dryer, and a kitchen with a new gas range and dishwasher, and a counter bar that opens to the living room. The bed room has a queen size bed and the bathroom a large claw-foot tub. This is just the inside...

Outside is bliss. The yard is large and beautifully landscaped... you'll wake up to the smell of lavender outside of your window, there is also a backyard private patio oasis where you can dine or do yoga. There is a grill and I also provide bicycles for your stay upon request. Please notify us if you'd like to have a bike available. You are only minutes from the river trail and downtown Missoula- a great location to explore!

If you are interested in a multi-month rental, don't hesitate to contact me. Special rates apply for multi-month guests.

Guest Access


Guests have access to everything in the house and on the property except for the garage.

Interaction with Guests


Guests shall allow the owner access to the property for purposes of repair and inspection. The owner shall exercise this right of access in a reasonable manner. Lawn maintenance may occur during your stay. The owner/property manager will always be available to communicate with guests but will not be on the property during their stay unless requested by the guest.

The Neighborhood


The proximity to downtown is wonderful, and the walk to get there is so lovely - along a river trail. Down the street is Missoula's best natural food store - The Good Food Store, and nearby you'll find wonderful coffee shops (Bernice's and Le Petit), restaurants, and shopping (Betty's Divine!). I've been in Missoula for 12 years and this location is my favorite location in town. Check out the guidebook for my favorite hotspots.

Getting around


You are within walking distance of the river and downtown. I provide bicycles as well upon request. On a bike you can be at the university in 10 mins and downtown in 5 mins. Missoula also has public transportation and you are within walking distance of the major bus lines.

Other Things to Note


**Accommodates 4 guests, $25/night per guest extra if more than 2. Up to a maximum of 6 (six) people upon approval.

**If you need an additional bed, we have a top rated 'off the ground' air mattress with a pillow top cover.

**Bicycles available upon request. It's important you let us know ahead of time. The bikes are old cruisers, nothing fancy- we keep them maintained best we can, but they aren't perfect :)

**Hula-hoops available :)

More Details

Property Manager
Katy Garton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2017

Why Katy Garton chose Missoula

It's a lovely little oasis in the heart of Missoula

What makes this house unique

Clean, light filled, peaceful, proximity to all things wonderful in Missoula!


Riverfront House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a large sized clawfoot tub, and a nice open layout.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size comfortable bed. We also have the best rated (consumer reports) 'tall' air mattress that you can use in the living room. Let us know and we can also provide a folding partition to create extra privacy.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
**Bicycles available upon request. It's important you let us know ahead of time. The bikes are old cruisers, nothing fancy- we keep them maintained best we can, but they aren't perfect :)


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Escape to Missoula in our peaceful light-filled bungalow
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews

Memorable, Cozy and Comfortable; with just a few changes we would stay there again.

  • 3 of 5

This adobe has some very nice things going for it, location, it was close to where we needed to be, the heating system was great, (noiseless), since it was in the single digits, and there was hot water in the rather weird shower. On the odd side, the microwave was on top of a very tall refrigerator that was impossible to access without climbing on an unstable chair and risking spilling whatever was inside and or falling. There is no TV or radio, the key retrieval system was difficult to do in 3 feet of snow and icy cold weather. The bed was OK but for two people, someone can't get out with disturbing the other. The other big thing was the lack of privacy, the curtains are see through so if you enjoy the fishbowl experience this is your spot. Very interesting house.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your review, it is very helpful. We just put a new fridge in the house and when installed the microwave was placed on top like we had it before on a much shorter fridge, not realizing the dilemma, thanks to your review I will remove it. We are also in the process of installing privacy shades on the living room window like we have in the kitchen and bedroom. As for the TV, yes you are right, we do not have one, it is intentional and I'll make sure to make this even more clear on the listing so there is no confusion.
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Peaceful and perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four days visiting family in Missoula. The house felt like home immediately and had all the amenities we needed. Katy made things so easy and straightforward. Thank you! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 4 of 5

This place worked well. Close to town and bikes provided. A bit noisy with the street traffic. Great yard and all you need in the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Perfect little house

  • 5 of 5

We loved Katy's little house in Missoula. We stayed for 5 nights while visiting friends. It is fully equipped with all the kitchen equipment you may need, fresh coffee beans, laundry, bikes you can borrow--all these little details made our stay really special. It is clear that lots of care was taken in setting up this home--NEST thermostat, radiant heated floors....

Katy was also super friendly and easy to communicate with. Although we did not get to meet her in person, we felt very well cared for. THANK YOU SO MUCH, Katy--we would love to return one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Missoula bungalow was sweet and comfy.

  • 4 of 5

The bungalow was vintage Missoula within a stone's throw to all the great spots in town. The owner was attentive and thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ketchum, ID USA

Good Family Time

  • 4 of 5

We were visiting family in Missoula who live just around the corner from this property so it was super convenient and close by, making for a great stay. We are a family of four and I was worried that it would be tight with just one bedroom, but the kids did fine on the couch and it wasn't a problem. Great house, very comfortable and cleean and with a nice, small but well-appointed kitchen. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bernice's Bakery
"A wonderful local coffee shop- they carry delicious baked goods as well!"
Good Food Store
"Missoula's best grocery store... better than Whole Foods. They have really good food as well."
Le Petit Outre Bakery
The Wilma Theatre
"The Historic Wilma Theater- concerts, movies, film festivals and more, don't miss it!"
Break Espresso
"Delicious baked goods and an amazing local coffee shop with a great environment to people wa..."
Scotty's Table
"One of my favorite missoula restaurants with great food and atmosphere."
Caffe Dolce
"One of my favorite missoula restaurants with a great food and atmosphere."
Liquid Planet
"Awesome coffee shop with a huge selection of coffee, wines, drinks, etc."
Bettys Divine
"One of my favorite clothing and accessories stores."
Montana Snowbowl
"Missoula's local ski hill - a hidden rocky mountain gem!"
University of Montana
"The U of M... beautiful campus."
Hot House Yoga
"Corepower Yoga- heated vinyassa with core - it's amazing!"
Inner Harmony Yoga
"Wonderful yoga instructors in a beautiful space."
The Trail Head
"Missoula's locally owned and operated outdoor retailer.. great gear and clothing and rental ..."
Top Hat Lounge
"Great food and live music"
Open Road Bicycles And Nordic
"A great Missoula bicycle and nordic ski shop."

Katy’s favorites:

Coffee/Tea: Break Espresso, Bernice’s Bakery

Breakfast: Hob Nob, Catalyst

Dinner: Iza, Scotty’s Table, Plonk, Red Bird Wine Bar

Bars: Charlie B’s, Montgomery Distillery, Top Hat

Hiking: Rattlesnake Lincoln Hills, Mt Sentinel, Blue Mountain, The Rattlesnake Main Trailhead.


Rates & Availability

Riverfront House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Check-in Time: 3 PM
Check-out Time: 11 AM
(unless arranged otherwise with host)

**Accommodates 4 guests, $20/night per guest extra if more than 2. Up to a maximum of 6 (six) people upon approval.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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