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Charming & Historic Babs Condo on Hip Strip- Missoula's Best!

Bedrooms 1
Space 630 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Stay in the heart of Missoula within walking distance to everything!

Unit 10 is a well furnished 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 630 square foot space within walking distance of everything Missoula has to offer. The unit has a fully furnished kitchen, comfortable living room with sleeper couch for extra guests, cable TV, wifi, and is one of the best locations in town. A washer and dryer are in the unit for additional convenience. Located on the Hip Strip, restaurants, coffee, and a brewery are steps away and downtown Missoula is less than a 5 minute walk.

Lydia Fleming
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Lydia Fleming

We are a retired couple who live on a small ranch under the Mission Mountains 45 minutes north of Missoula. We are both native Montanans. Lydia retired recently after many years as a high school secretary. John also retired recently after teaching for 40 years at a small school on the Flathead Reservation. John taught middle school social studies and is very knowledgable about Montana history. We've raised three boys who all have degrees from Montana universities.

Lydia Fleming purchased this condo in 2015

Why Lydia Fleming chose Riverfront

We've enjoyed our proximity to Missoula and all it has to offer. We fell in love with the Babs Building--it's historical significance, charm, and location in Missoula make it one of a kind! For those who want a personalized stay in Missoula, this fits! We love sharing our enthusiasm for Missoula and the surrounding area with visitors and would love to host you in your visit.

What makes this condo unique

The condo has the flavor of Montana and all it has to offer. Photos of our nearby national treasure, Glacier National Park, were taken by a local western Montana photographer and are featured prominently in the condo. The living room is stocked with magazines and books about Montana history and information about the wide variety of things to enjoy during your stay....


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Riverfront, Montana

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming & Historic Babs Condo on Hip Strip- Missoula's Best!
average rating of 4.757576 based on 33 reviews

Perfect Missoula Location, Wonderful Missoula Hospitality

  • 5 of 5

The Babs is probably the BEST home-away-from-home Missoula has to offer. Ideally located in the heart of the town’s historic Southside Residential Neighborhood (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places), this wonderful riverfront condo has everything you could ask for while visiting Missoula. From the ease of parking and access to the condo, to the French bakery across the street and Italian restaurant right next door, you’d almost forget you came to Missoula to do other things!

The hosts were friendly and easy to reach when needed and the lovely first floor condo is beautifully renovated, carefully keeping the integrity of the Queen Ann-style architecture and structural features. The condo is comfortably furnished and the kitchen has everything you need (even though we ate our meals out, you could certainly cook meals if you wanted to). Small details like tissue boxes in every room and well-stocked shampoo and soap in the bath, to super-comfy bedding and plenty of extra towels, blankets, etc. And don’t forget the front porch for lounging and saying hello to the friendly passers-by. The Babs is walkable to everything—from the “Hip Strip” on which it’s located to campus, to a stroll across the river over the Clark Fork River to downtown (and don’t miss the Saturday morning farmers market at the park!). I highly recommend this rental—whether you’re in town for business, to visit a student, or to enjoy the outdoor recreation of Western Montana, you won’t find a better location. I look forward to my next visit to Missoula and will definitely stay at the Babs!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Missoula

  • 4 of 5

All the great stuff: Clean apartment, comfy bed with nice linens, shower/tub with shampoo, etc. Nice touch. Size was great for 2 adults. Washer and dryer with laundry soap available a plus. Wi-Fi works great. Location is fantastic. Easy walk over the bridge to downtown, nice restaurants close by, easy access to river trail system, and University of Montana. Owner responded quickly via text. Deposit returned quickly. Thanks.

Things that kept me from giving it a 5 star rating:

No designated parking for our unit. Spaces in front of the building were usually full. Wasn't that big of a deal, but the town wasn't that busy the week we were there.

A small thing, but both the washer and dryer were full of laundry when we arrived. Fan in bedroom not usable. Could use some instructions on how to use the TV.

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Long Term Stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Babs Unit 10 while attending photography school in Missoula from Sept - May. I could not have been more pleased with my stay. Lydia and Louis went out of there way to make sure all of my needs were met and that I was comfortable during my stay. The apartment itself is extremely comfortable and has everything that you could possibly need. As someone who moved to a new place from across the country, it was such a joy to not have to go out and shop for all of the items you would need when moving into a new apartment. They seriously thought of everything.

The washer/dryer in the apartment was also extremely convenient.

The location of the apartment can’t be beat as it is only a 5 minute walk to get to the heart of downtown Missoula, and the beautiful river trail is only steps from the front door.

I can’t say enough good things about this unit and renting from Lydia. I wish I never had to leave!

  • Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just great

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment. Bed was really comfortable. The apartment was nicely furnished and had everything we needed. Great responsive owners. Top notch location. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to Missoula. The condo is clean, comfortable and it was adorable! It was easy walking distance to great bars, restaurants and yummy ice cream. We enjoyed chilling on the front porch and people watching too. I would whole heartedly recommend!

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The owners offered an air conditioner that worked great in record heat Missoula. There is a Viking gas grilll in the courtyard that we used almost every day, super when you don't want to heat up the condo. Great walking distance to downtown, groceries, ice cream and popcorn. The condo is wonderful and well equipped. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Missoula International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Ciao Mambo, Le Petit Outre, The Bridge Pizza, Iza
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Montana Snowbowl

The Babs building is surrounded by great places to eat and things to do. Le Petit Outre is literally across the street and has the best coffee and pastries in Missoula. Ciao Mambo, Iza, The Silk Road, and Hob Nob Cafe are all in the same block as the Babs and will probably mean you won't even want to use the kitchen! Big Dipper Ice Cream is a Missoula favorite and is only a block away for an after dinner treat.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Riverfront, Montana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$46.44
Damage Deposit C$265.38

The weekend rate (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday) will not apply to stay of 8 nights of more. A cleaning fee of $35 is required for cleaning of the condo before renter’s arrival and after renter’s departure. A damage/reservation deposit of $200 is required in order to book the reservation. The deposit automatically converts to a refundable security/damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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