About the property
- House1350 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 8, 2018
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 Depot Bench
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.
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An Oasis Close to Downtown
Such a lovely property. We stayed here for 4 nights and it suited our needs perfectly. The backyard is very private, we never saw or heard anyone else during our stay. The home is on a dead-end road so it is a very quiet street that the kids were able to bike around on. The home is simple and had everything we needed. The only downside was that I did not enjoy the T.V. set up. I believe they had satellite, but I didn't find it easy to navigate and you had to go through a few steps to sync your netflix to their equipment, so I ended up just using our computer when the kids wanted to watch a show. But like I said, that was the only real downside during our stay. The host was very responsive and showed us around the place when we arrived. The AC worked great, which was a must because it can get VERY hot in Boise, and the backyard trees provided nice shade. All in all I would definitely recommend this place. It was only a 6 minute drive to downtown.
The house was nice a little far from the downtown but workable. The only thing that kept me from giving a 4-5 stars was the TV did not have cable so the news channels very limited and Wi-Fi service was intermittent and had to be reset a few times but was clean, comfortable and owner met us when we first arrive to review all the services.
This home is spacious and comfortable. The beds are incredibly comfortable, kitchen well-equipped and the hosts are very considerate. All around a great stay!
Close to Everything, Quiet, and Clean
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.
Lives up to its name - truly a gem
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.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$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.