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Boise's Gem, a quiet retreat next to downtown/BSU

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2+ Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Spacious Open Feel, Great Location

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.

More Details

Owner
Scott Ross
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Scott Ross

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 Scott Ross chose Boise

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.

What makes this house unique

The quiet setting contrasted with the proximity to businesses and attractions, the tranquility of the back yard, and the homey feel.

Amenities

Depot Bench House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , approx 11 X 12 feet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , approx 10 X 12 feet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Third bedroom used as den; has Queen sofa-bed
  • Super-comfy pillowtop mattresses in bedrooms 1 & 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Concierge/grocery shopping services available by request for additional fee. Let us know what you need to make your stay perfect.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Boise's Gem, a quiet retreat next to downtown/BSU
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
5

Close to Everything, Quiet, and Clean

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, nice back yard and patio area, central to everything and house was stocked nicely. Owners were great to work with and were very accommodating to our unique situation. We'll definitely be staying again next time we're in town.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lives up to its name - truly a gem

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and value. This home is immaculate, quite comfortable and well stocked with ample amenities. The owners are very personable and readily available if you have questions, etc. Highest recommendation. We will happily return.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Winthrop Harbor, IL
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed by the condition of this home. I had everything I needed to be comfortable. The location was close to town and very convenient. I felt very safe. I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

it was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at the Boise Gem. It was exactly what I needed. The owners have really taken the time to provide guests with good quality dishes, real pillows, towels washed in sensitive skin detergent, new carpeting etc. This and others, made all the difference for me. Thank you so much for a great place and the extra steps you've taken to make it comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston
5

Clean comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay while moving our daughter out of BSU. Was met at the house by Sharon, who gave us the lay of the land. The house was comfy and spotless- even had new carpet! The beds were way too comfortable! Did not want to get up and pack our daughter up for the trip home. The backyard was peaceful and perfect for a glass of wine at the end of a busy day. Wish we would have found this place before now but am happy we did. Thanks Sharon and Scott for opening the home to renters.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM
5

Clean, bright and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

The Boise Gem property is an amazing find, especially for the price! The owners were hospitable and responsive and very easy to work with. The back yard is a beautiful place for a relaxing wine and cheese happy hour, or breakfast on the patio. Thia beauty is a short 5-10 minute drive to downtown (where you'll find lots of awesome restaurants). I would definitely stay here again when I go back to Boise. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Depot Bench House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$110
$693
$2,150
 
Notes: 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 13.0%

$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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