Boise's Gem, a Quiet Retreat Next to Downtown/Bsu(24 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2+ Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Spacious Open Feel, Great Location
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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Member since: 2013
- 1350 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Super-comfy pillowtop mattresses in bedrooms 1 & 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 7 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Non-refundable cleaning $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Pet Fee $50
- Tax Rate 13%
$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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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.
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.
- Primary: 208-502-1600 home phone; Mountain time zone
- Secondary: +1 2085021600 cell phone; Mountain time zone
Wonderful back yard & patio
Elegant living room with southern exposure
Open floor plan
Full bathroom with tub & shower
Den with flat-screen TV has Queen sofabed
Gas BBQ grill
Private yard and patio
Shaded front façade; covered parking
Historic Boise Depot, just 3 blocks away
Small shopping center just a short WALK away
Large bank of windows in living room with flat-screen TV
Formal dining area seats up to 7
Casual dining in kitchen
Luxurious King-size bed
Plush Queen bed
Sliding glass doors from den to patio
Laundry room w/ washer & dryer
Back yard accessible from kitchen and den
Large, shaded back yard
Nearby Downtown and BSU as seen from the Depot
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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