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Charming 30's Bungalow Within Walking Distance Of Town

Bedrooms 2
Space 83 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Step back in time and relax. James Croft is a 1930's bungalow that retains much of it's original charm - hardwood floors, clawfoot bathtub, large country kitchen, front and back porches to capture the sun. Two bedrooms include queen sized beds each, making it comfortable for 2 couples. The open floor plan connects the bright kitchen, with the living room and dining areas. Enter through the back porch that is large enough to drop all your outdoor gear. The house is comfortably decorated to reflect it's charm and character and supplied with all the necessities of home. Newly added air conditioning unit makes it comfortable in summer.

Rita James
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Rita James

We are Mike & Rita. We live at the gateway to the San Juan Islands in the seaside community of Anacortes north of Seattle - but we both grew up in the Rocky Mountains. We are busy professionals with an extended family nearby - we love travel, books, art, good food and wine and experiencing the world around us.

Rita James purchased this house in 1998

Why Rita James chose Philipsburg

Our fist visit to Philipsburg was like stepping back in time. We fell in love with the mountain setting, the amazing friendliness of the folks in town and all of the activities available around this community. It didn't take us long to decide that this is a place where we could see ourselves spending more time as we moved toward and into retirement. We found this little comfortable house filled with original charm, that was the perfect size for our needs. Just recently we decided since we have this great place that we are not yet able to utilize all that often, maybe we should share it with others who are looking for a similar experience. We decided to call our house James Croft to reflect our Scottish love and heritage.

What makes this house unique

Coming from the soggy northwest, we always rave about the light in our house. The glassed-in front porch and paned windows get the first rays of morning sun - add in a good cup of coffee and it's a perfect start to a day. The enclosed back porch similarly captures the evening light & sunset. We love the authentic Craftsman touches throughout the house - the glass french doors into the main bedroom - the built in closets and bookshevles - the wood trim throughout the house. While it's not fancy, we've done our best to make James Croft cozy and comfortable!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Philipsburg

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has an original claw foot metal tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Built in closet, east facing window
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , closet/built in space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling


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Great weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

Had everything we needed for a family of 4 for a weekend ski getaway

  • Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfy and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Pburg is a fun destination for outdoor recreation and just to step back in time. Wish the candy store had been open on Saturday.

  • Submitted: 4-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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it was a great stay

  • 3 of 5

Wasn't happy that it didn't have a washer & dryer but the rest of the place was great

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a dryer on the back porch & clothesline outside - but since the vast majority of our renters are weekend visitors, we have opted out of remodeling and installing a washer. We're sorry for any inconvenience.
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Warm, welcoming cottage, with everything needed available. Clean, comfortable and convenient. I can't think of one thing I would change. We loved this little snug home. It fit our needs perfectly. Rita was very helpful and extremely accommodating. The cottage is so affordable too.

A real treat to stay here.

We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot in Philipsburg!

  • 5 of 5

The stay was great, very cozy place.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philipsburg. Great little town.

  • 5 of 5

Great stay. Supper little bungalow for a Western Montana trip. Perfect location for an extended fishing adventure. Don't overlook Flint Creek just out side of town, you'll enjoy the big Brown trout. Weather got a little hot, so Rita went out and had a small air conditioner installed to make our stay a little more comfortable. Thanks again, Rita.

  • Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Old Course in Anaconda (Jack Nicolas Course)
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Discovery Ski Area
Car: necessary

Philipsburg is an idyllic town tucked up against the Flint Mountain Range abounding in outdoor activities and friendly western hospitality. Lining a historic downtown Main Street you’ll find a brew pub, incredible Sweet Shop candy store (not to be missed), Saphire Gallery with locally mined stones, restaurants, unique gift shops, a fly fishing store, antiques and one of the best thrift stores around. Within 15 minutes is the Discovery Ski Resort with a range of skiing options, Georgetown Lake Recreation Area and Granite (ghost mining town). Just outside of town you can enjoy world class fly fishing, hike, mountain bike or picnic within sight of the continental. A visit will not be complete without spotting moose, elk, mountain goats or deer. There's even a Jack Nicolas designed golf course (with black sand) only a half hour away in Anaconda.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Philipsburg

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$32.03
Refundable Damage Deposit C$64.06
Tax Rate 7.0%

For monthly stays, please contact owner. Pets are considered, but owner must be notified ahead, and there will be a $25 non-refundable fee for pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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