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Historic Condo close to BSU, St. Luke's Hospital and the North End

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm, 1 Bath w/ Beautiful Patio & Garden Area

Newly remodeled extra-large Condo 1-1/2 blocks from Saint Luke's Hospital, and walking distance to the North End, Downtown Boise and Boise State University. You will be amazed at the close proximity to all of Boise's best attractions!

No expense was spared while renovating this amazing property. 440 sheet count, new luxury mattresses and a fully equipped kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances make this space comparable to the best boutique hotels. There is a large master bedroom with comfortable king bed, a lovely queen bedroom as well as a big twin bedroom that can easily be converted to a second king bedroom. Light pours through beautiful large windows, making time spent in the comfortable living area an absolute pleasure.

A screened in front porch, garden, outdoor BBQ area and modern amenities make this 1910 Historical Warm Springs Condo a unique and very special retreat.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family from the Boise area and love the city we live in. This property is owned by two couples, Jim and Lisa Gute and Creed Herbold and Ann Swindell. We have 3 VRBO properties, many long term rentals and extensive knowledge of the Boise Real Estate market. Creed has been living in the North and North east end of Boise since 1985 and has been an active real estate agent since 2001. He specializes in close in property to Downtown Boise, but serves the whole Treasure Valley. He can answer any real estate question you may have for the Boise valley. Ann is a CPA and tax manager for Clifton Larson Allen a top 10 national accounting firm in Downtown Boise. Jim and Lisa been managing VRBO's for years and have extensive knowledge of what it takes to make our properties comfortable, enjoyable and to create the best possible experience for our guests.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2007

Why The Owner chose Boise

This properties location is one of the best features of this VRBO. It's located at the beginning of the Historical Warm Springs Boulevard. These homes were the elite homes at the turn of the Century and are all heated with Natural Geo Thermal Water. Once a year these homes will open up for home tour. More information at:


East End Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with claw-foot bath/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King bedroom, Queen bedroom and Twin bedroom that converts into a king bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Historic Condo close to BSU, St. Luke's Hospital and the North End
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 reviews


  • 1 of 5

This unit was very disappointing. It is advertised as having air conditioning, but they are really only A/C units. The problem was that the window units had not been installed yet (they were laying in the dirt below the windows) and when we arrived, the temperature was 88 degrees outside; the following day was forecast to be 98 degrees; no air conditioning was unacceptable. Additionally, the window in the master bedroom did not lock, so we were unable to leave our valuables and work tools securely. I sent an email to the owner but do not hear back until the following day. By then, we had left and checked into a hotel. We were refunded the one night, however, we did not return to the home and have not received a return email or contact since we have requested a refund of the entire stay. Horrible experience! I do not recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The owner is very responsive to this property but was not aware of the email sent on the day of arrival. The air conditioning units were scheduled to be installed that week because Idaho is typically not 100 degrees in the beginning of June and it went from mid 70 degree weather to 100 within a few days. Once aware of the issue the air conditioning units were installed the following morning by 8:30 am and the apartment was cooling down nicely. The air conditioning units beside the building were not the units being installed, they were older units that were waiting to be picked up for recycling. We contacted the guest and let them know the air conditioning units were installed and the property was cooling and ready for them. The guest were unwilling to return . Air conditioning is air conditioning regardless of whether there is central air or window units. There are three in this condominium which cool the home very comfortably. The cancellation policy is very clear, we did refund for the one day and the guest refused to come back and occupy the property for the rest of their reservation. We fulfilled our responsibility in providing a clean and cool unit as described in the VRBO advertising and feel that they chose to break their responsibility of the reservation. The window lock was also repaired that day also. Please read the other reviews for a true view of this wonderful vacation rental.
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Lovely Condo

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our trip back 'home' to Boise, and our stay in this condo was the icing on the cake. We could not have asked for a better location so close to the heart of Boise. It was cozy, tastefully decorated, and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property June 18, 2015- June 25, 2015. It was so hard trying to find a place which would accommodate our fur babies; however, the owner indicated she too was a dog lover so it was great! The location could not have been better! Just a very short distance to downtown. Now to the nitty and gritty: The rental was beautifully decorated. The beds were comfortable, and had spacious rooms. We happened to visit in the summer time. The weather was HOT! Unfortunately the window unit was not working. However, one call to Lisa and she jumped right on it. She had the repair person there in less than two hours. They installed another window unit. We haven't been back since, but when we do come back we will def. be staying at this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visiting relatives

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Love the place, clean with all the amenities, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Great location close to everything. We were last minute renters on a holiday weekend and they were very accommodating. We will stay here again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for wedding. This location was perfect because it was right in the middle of all the things we needed to do. When we arrived the internet wasn't working and Lisa jumped right on it. Before help arrived we realized the router was not plugged in correctly so we fixed it ourselves but Lisa sent her brother over to check anyway. The unit is spacious with older home charm and has a big living room, dining room and kitchen. We were not cramped during our stay. Bedrooms were comfy and quiet. Plenty of dishes, glasses, towels, shampoo, etc. Bring a hair dryer. I did not see it listed so I brought one and I did need it. Definitely run over to Tin Roof Tacos while you are there.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Absolutely horrible experience. The property is extremely run down and poorly maintained. We walked in and the floors were terribly dirty. Carpets were dirty. We didn't even take our shoes off. The sheets appeared as if they were not cleaned. We found hair and food in the sheets after pulling back the covers. The covers on the quilt were dirty. The bathtub was filthy and shower curtains had mold all over the bottom edges. One of the air conditioning units in the window wasn't even sealed around the edges. They used tape to bridge the gap so essentially no barrier to the outside. We had a smoker right outside the window so all the cigarette smoke was coming inside. We cleaned the floors and bathtub after arriving at the property late evening. We contacted the owner but did not hear back from her that night. We slept on top of the sheets and decided to look for sonewhere else to stay. The owner finally contacted us back after 24 hours. We had already booked somewhere else and left the property. We wanted to negotiate some sort of a reimbursement but the property owner refused. Very disappointed with the lack of customer service. We rent through VRBO every year and have never had an issue with any property up until now.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The funny thing about this complaint is that I walked through the condo on Tuesday after it was cleaned. We had no renters after that date. We had just added a new VRBO listing upstairs and I was at the building. I fluffed the pillows and rearranged some of the furniture that the cleaning people had moved around. Also, after I got the complaint I called the owner of the cleaning company I have used for 2 years and spoke to her personally about the condo. She also had walked through it later that week. We both agreed that it was clean and in great condition. We have received seven 5 stars for the same condition. I was struck by the fact that this guest would not send me photos of the issues she was texting about. She also was not using the VRBO site to contact me. In addition, she wanted me to "negotiate a reimbursement" even though she was still staying in our property. When I responded that I was trying to send cleaning people over to remake the beds and clean anything that was wrong" she finally replied the next day that "she was in a hotel and wanted reimbursement of funds". Our next guest commented that it was very clean, the sheets smelled great and he would give us a great review. I am confident the condo was clean and ready for her stay. I feel that because she would not document her complaints with photos that she was not being truthful in her assessment of the property and that there was another reason she wanted to cut her stay short. I do take this complaint very seriously and have taken extra care to make sure this property is alway presented the way it is advertised and that I am available for the guests. I own 3 VRBO's and pride myself on providing an exceptional experience for my guests. Sincerely, Lisa Gute
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Boise Air Terminal
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bittercreek Alehouse
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Warm Springs Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Trolly House
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Bogus Basin Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Lucky Peak Reservoir
Car: recommended

Old Idaho Penitentiary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

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.