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Boise's Gem, a Quiet Retreat Next to Downtown/Bsu

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Whether you're staying for a few days or a few weeks, you will love the inviting, comfortable feel of this lovely home-away-from-home.

WHY CHOOSE 'BOISE'S GEM'?
You won't find a better value! The great location, wonderful yard, lovely furnishings, open floor plan, full amenities, low rates, and consistently outstanding guest reviews all combine to make us the best choice.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Nestled in a quiet neighborhood at the end of a dead-end street, 'Boise's Gem' is within walking distance of a shopping center and several neighborhood restaurants and watering holes, as well as a park and public swimming pool. Boise State University is just a mile away and Downtown just half a mile further, so it's possible to bike to all of Boise's great city-center attractions (several museums, premier parks, the zoo, dozens of restaurants, great nightlife, shopping, farmer's markets, live theatre, entertainment venues, and more). The Greenbelt along the Boise River is within a mile of the house, giving access to many miles of wonderful walking and biking paths.

ENJOY LIFE UNDER THE TREES
It isn't just the location that makes this place special. It's also the tranquil, shady, and private back yard with a large grassy area and cozy patio accessible from both the kitchen and den. What a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine and listen to the birds -- or grill a meal and dine alfresco!

'LIVING LARGE' DOESN'T REQUIRE A MANSION
Inside, the spacious living room features a huge bank of south-facing windows for lots of natural light. The open floor plan flows into a dining room with a large table that seats seven, and into a roomy kitchen with a smaller table for more intimate, informal dining. The master bedroom contains a King bed and the second bedroom has a Queen, both with extremely comfortable pillow-top mattresses. These bedrooms share a bathroom with a tub and shower. Another (half) bathroom is convenient to the den and kitchen. The den faces the patio and back yard and features a comfortable sofa, a flat-screen television, a DVD player and movie library, and a convenient desk with keyboard for your laptop. The den is also a fully-functional third bedroom because the sofa coverts to a Queen-size bed and there is a small dresser and an armoire for clothing. Everything is on one level and accessible to most physically-challenged individuals.

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208-502-1600
home phone; Mountain time zone

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Free Pack N Play and high chair...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not permitted anywhere on premises...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    approx 11 X 12 feet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    approx 10 X 12 feet...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Third bedroom used as den; has Queen sofa-bed ...moreless

  • Super-comfy pillowtop mattresses in bedrooms 1 & 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Concierge/grocery shopping services available by request for additional fee. Let us know what you need to make your stay perfect....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Internet-connected Blu-ray player in living room; standard DVD player in den...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced-air heating...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet throughout the property...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Carport for covered parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped kitchen with casual dining space...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor dining table and seating on patio...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 23 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$110
$693 $2,150

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Non-refundable cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

$50 (one-time) holiday fee for stays that include a holiday. Add $10 per person per night for more than two guests. Payment by check or e-check is free; if guest chooses to use credit card for payment, the credit card fee is deducted from the refundable deposit.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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Location

2.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Boise Air Terminal
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Woody's
2.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Warm Springs Golf Course
2.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 84
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
more than a dozen
22.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bogus Basin
11.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sandy Point Beach

Car: Recommended

Our home is in the 'Depot Bench' neighborhood, which gets its name from the beautiful, historic (and now decommissioned) Boise Train Depot. It's a safe, tree-shaded neighborhood just at the edge of Downtown and very close to BSU. A short path from our dead-end street leads to the Vista Avenue commercial district, which has a wide variety of shops, services, restaurants, and watering holes with local flavor.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We have lived in Boise for more than 30 years and are happy to share our knowledge of this special place with our guests. Our hospitality experience (we have managed a mountain resort and an inn in Mexico) gives us a strong focus on our guests. We live near our rental property and are personally committed to ensuring your satisfaction.

Why the Owner Chose Depot Bench, Boise, ID, USA:
Though we have travelled extensively and lived in Europe, we still think Boise is one of the best places to live that we have encountered. We love the established neighborhood and great location of this house. When we found a house in perfect condition with such a great floor plan and yard, we knew it was the one for us.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The quiet setting contrasted with the proximity to businesses and attractions, the tranquility of the back yard, and the homey feel.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Wonderful back yard & patio

    Wonderful back yard & patio

  • Elegant living room with southern exposure

    Elegant living room with southern exposure

  • Open floor plan

    Open floor plan

  • Fully-equipped kitchen

    Fully-equipped kitchen

  • Full bathroom with tub & shower

    Full bathroom with tub & shower

  • Den with flat-screen TV has Queen sofabed

    Den with flat-screen TV has Queen sofabed

  • Second bathroom

    Second bathroom

  • Gas BBQ grill

    Gas BBQ grill

  • Private yard and patio

    Private yard and patio

  • Shaded front façade; covered parking

    Shaded front façade; covered parking

  • Historic Boise Depot, just 3 blocks away

    Historic Boise Depot, just 3 blocks away

  • Small shopping center just a short WALK away

    Small shopping center just a short WALK away

  • Large bank of windows in living room with flat-screen TV

    Large bank of windows in living room with flat-screen TV

  • Formal dining area seats up to 7

    Formal dining area seats up to 7

  • Casual dining in kitchen

    Casual dining in kitchen

  • Luxurious King-size bed

    Luxurious King-size bed

  • Plush Queen bed

    Plush Queen bed

  • Sliding glass doors from den to patio

    Sliding glass doors from den to patio

  • Laundry room w/ washer & dryer

    Laundry room w/ washer & dryer

  • Back yard accessible from kitchen and den

    Back yard accessible from kitchen and den

  • Large, shaded back yard

    Large, shaded back yard

  • Front facade

    Front facade

  • Nearby Downtown and BSU as seen from the Depot

    Nearby Downtown and BSU as seen from the Depot

VRBO #487609

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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