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The Vantage At The Wilma...float Above Missoula In Style

Bedrooms 1
Space 741 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One Bed, Two Bath Unit With Sleeper Sofa Overlooking The Clark Fork River

Like an elixir of days past, the Vantage will transport you to the golden era of the silver screen, offering a respite from the gorgeous Montana surroundings. Renovated in summer 2012 by a national award winning local architect (also the owner), this unit has been meticulously created as a luxe refuge, whether you're staying for a few days or a month. Honoring the 1921 birth of the Wilma building, the Vantage is designed in the Hollywood Regency Style of the 1920's and 30's.

At 741 square feet, the Vantage is a large unit on the southeast corner on the sixth floor. Eight over sized windows provide mountain and river views to the east, south and west. The Vantage offers a full kitchen open to a large living and dining room, a bedroom with queen size bed and en suite full bathroom and a 3/4 guest bathroom. In the living room, a queen size sleeper sofa provides additional lodging. From the dining area, a fireplace provides ambiance for the connected living and dining areas. Historic 1920's light fixtures compliment the original terrazzo flooring. Crisp white walls are accented by cherry and black cabinetry and silver velvet curtains. Marble floors and walls adorn the bathrooms (in-floor heat at main bath). Typical to the Regency Style, African and Asian elements add depth to the experience.

The unit has a combo washer/dryer, a mini-split air conditioning and heating unit, wifi, surround sound, 37' television, blue-ray, ipod docking station. The kitchen is fully equipped. Ironing board, iron, hairdryer and all linens included (down alternative comforters and pillows). WE DO NOT PROVIDE TOILETRIES. (Washer/dryer cycles take approximately four hours.) There is one dedicated off-street parking space on park level of the building; we encourage smaller cars; large Excursions and Suburbans will barely fit in the parking spot.

The Vantage hints at what life might have been like in the days of Roosevelt, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and Mary Pickford, among others. Enjoy a gimlet as the sun lowers across the valley. Play some jazz. Watch the kingfishers over the river. Be awed by the views--or the vantage--this unit offers. Pause. Relax...Just be in the Vantage.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Property Manager

I am a Missoula native who has returned home after practicing architecture in San Francisco, living abroad and traveling extensively around the world. Today, I'm a parnter in an architecture firm in Missoula, working to make my hometown an even better community. My interests are wide ranging from the arts and hand crafted, to local food systems, health and wellness and the exchange of ideas. While doing architectural graduate studies and living in a small hilltown in Italy, I focused my thesis work on how to create experiential spaces through sensual engagement (using the five traditional senses, plus the sixth sense of kinesthetic movement), ultimately to provide a lasting memory in one’s mind.

My professional goals are to design spaces that matter, mark time, illustrate art and craft and dance lightly on the earth, all while supporting enjoyment of life. No detail, on any job, is too small to obsess about…and wonder if it is as beautiful as can be. You'll see this obsession in The Vantage. I aspire to make the best use of every square inch both functionally and asthetically so that you'll be seduced by this refuge...and do nothing but enjoy yourself while you stay with us.

I'm a yoga devotee, a painter, runner, skier, hiker and baker and cook. And traveler. I designed the unit to meet the comforts that a traveler needs but I also designed it to provide refuge and comfort for long term stays.

I hope you'll appreciate the attention to detail as you settle in...and we'd love to see you back again and again.

Property Manager purchased this condo in 2012

Why Property Manager chose Heart of Missoula

Like others from Missoula, my family attended multiple functions at Wilma Theater while growing up. I left for college and to experience the rest of the world and returned home to see the Wilma in a different light. It's a gem of a piece of architecture, on the Clark Fork River and at the heart of downtown! When I saw the quality of renovations others were doing in the building, I had to be a part of it...of being a steward of part of this building. I love the experience it can provide visitors both in terms of the building and what it's like to be an urbanite in little Missoula.

What makes this condo unique

On the sixth floor and in the southeast corner of the building, the views from this unit are virtually unsurpassed. I knew that I could gut the unit, reorganize its layout and dial it in aesthetically and functionally to offer an amazing place to perch above Missoula, yet be in the heart of it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(from guestbook)

December 29, 2014 - January 2, 2015

Lovely apartment! Fantastic views and location. We road tripped here to bring our son (who goes to the U) back after Christmas and so glad we found this. We will definitely return. Bed very comfy and heat worked great--thank goodness since it was mostly in the negative degrees [outside]. Loved being able to walk the town and hit the bars on New Year's Eve. Don't miss the Montgomery Distillery and Plonk for some awesome and creative drinks. Hope to stay again in the summer.

Thanks, Vantage!

Randy & Marianne

Glendale, California
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Heart of Missoula, Montana

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 741 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Guest bathroom (green tile with lion photo) is fully equipped and has a shower. Light blue, en suite bathroom (at bedroom) has heated floor, full tub and all amenities.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) As sold by the Westin Hotels, the Heavenly bed in the bedroom has received rave reviews for years. At the sleeper sofa, exceptionally rated mattress and bed construction will provide a great night's sleep., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) At the sleeper sofa, exceptionally rated mattress and bed construction will provide a great night's sleep.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The second bathroom (the green one with the lion photo) allows renters to have guests over and not moving through their bedroom. It also allows those sleeping on the sofa sleeper a bathroom to use. Hair dryer, iron, ironing board, etc., provided.


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The Vantage At The Wilma...float Above Missoula In Style
average rating of 4.785714 based on 38 reviews
Hopkinton, NH

Great location and cozy accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked, clean and comfortable. Wonderful views. We will come back for sure!!

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best base camp in Missoula!

  • 5 of 5

Location ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

View ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Intangibles ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😎

  • Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice view

  • 5 of 5

Very clean.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, love the decor, wouldn't hesitate to book again

  • 4 of 5

Only negative is bedroom doesn't get cooled. Pretty hot in August even with two fans in BR and keeping all the curtains and blinds closed all day. Would be 5 star with ac unit in bedroom

  • Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Second time to stay at the Wilma. It's always perfect.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location and view - very comfortable unit!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed in this unit for 5 nights. The building is quiet (except when music is playing in the park, but that was fun!) and easily accessible. The reserved parking spot was nice to have. The inside is beautiful - the owner has obviously done a lot of work and and I love the African wildlife theme. There are a couple of quirks about it - the bedroom is rather small (just barely big enough for a queen) and there are two bathrooms (with two showers). It might be overkill for two people, but I could see it coming in very handy if a couple more people were staying there. There was a small issue with the cable TV not working at first, but the owner tried to resolve it promptly and it wasn't really a problem.

Overall, it was great to be able to walk to everything in downtown Missoula and I would consider staying there again and would also recommend this place to others.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Missoula International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Scotty's Table
Nearest Golf
1.9 Miles
University Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 90, Highway 93
Nearest Restaurant
Scotty's Table
Nearest Ski
13.5 Miles
Montana Snowbowl
Car: not necessary

From this unit overlooking the Clark Fork River and Higgins Avenue, enjoy parades, Brennan's Wave (kayaking wave), sunrises and sunsets, festivals, restaurants, bars, distilleries and micro-breweries, shopping, farmers markets, film festivals, the Missoula Marathon and walking along the river (for enjoyment or to an event at the University of Montana). On Saturday mornings from May through October, pop down to the Clark Fork River Market to grab local produce and return to the unit to make breakfast while music from the market musicians fills the air. When you need a niblet, head downstairs to Park Level, to Scotty's Table, an American bistro serving exceptional food. Take in a movie on street level at the historic Wilma Theater. Additionally, multitudes of yoga and pilates studios are within blocks, as are numerous coffee houses, spas and fly fishing shops. You'll find plenty of ways to entertain yourself just out the front doors of the Wilma.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Heart of Missoula, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Nov 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$75.67
Tax Rate 7.0%

Please email to confirm that dates are available even if they appear to be on the calendar. Rates subject to change until reservations confirmed. Cleaning included in pricing. Inquire about discounts for longer stays...We'll do everything we can to make your stay as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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