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Kestrel's Perch - Boise's Hilltop Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Named after the smallest of North American falcons, which nest in nearby trees, "Kestrel's Perch" was recently reimagined - from the bottom up - in the spirit of a comfortable mid-century hilltop retreat, emphasizing the property's spectacular views of the Valley, private setting and access to the surrounding amenities of northwest Boise.

The 1000 sq ft home features a large master bedroom, 2nd bedroom (also nicely suitable as office), well-lit kitchen/living room and italian-tiled bathroom.

The Space

Deirdre and I spent almost six months renovating "Kestrel's Perch", making design and layout choices that, we hope, will make for a truly special travel experience for our guests. The result is a crisp, clean, uncluttered space that's been accentuated by furniture choices and features that enhance the comfort and natural appeal of "The Perch's" hilltop setting. It's definitely not a stretch to use the cliched phrase "one-of-a-kind" property to describe the Kestrel's Perch.

The 1000 sq. ft. home features a large master bedroom, second bedroom with captain's bunk-style queen bed (also nicely suitable as an office), well-lit kitchen/living room and italian-tiled bathroom. The kitchen is fully outfitted with new stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops and spacious white cabinets.

Our guests who find themselves in Boise on a business venture will be pleased to note the wall-to-wall, built-in desk (with drawers) in the second bedroom, should the lovely terrace prove to be too much of an indulgent distraction.

In addition to plenty of closet space, the large utility room (with new washer/dryer) may also be used to store bikes, skis or other gear securely.

An ample carport will keep you and your vehicle dry and cool, in the case of inclement or unseasonably hot weather.

In addition to all the basic amenities, Kestrel's Perch also comes equipped with:

- small kitchen appliances such as juicer, bullet blender, food processor, crock pot and coffee grinder

- two 50" HD televisions, one in the living room and one in the master bedroom

- covered backyard patio

- outdoor table/seating for four

- garden benches

- large Weber BBQ

Guest Access

A large carport provides a nice dry environment to the front entry of "The Perch". Guests will be provided with a unique code to keypad-enabled deadbolt on the front door. Backdoor and Utility Room also have separate access ways.

The Neighborhood

Just off the northend foothills travel corridor of Hill Road, the home's location is a convenient headquarters to access to shopping (5 min), downtown (10 min), Boise's "Ridge To Rivers" system (Stewart Gulch trailhead is 1/2 mile away @ Hillside Jr. High) or Hwy 55 for longer excursions north to recreational towns like Garden Valley or McCall.

More Details

Jeff Abrams
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Jeff Abrams

Born in southern California and having grown up in Malibu, I've traipsed across much of the west, including Humboldt County (CA), Big Cottonwood Cyn (UT), Iliamna (AK) and coastal Oregon before setting roots for the last 20+ years in Boise.

I worked as a fisheries biologist, here in Idaho, before founding and managing the Treasure Valley's only community radio station, Radio Boise (tune in to 89.9 or 93.5 fm when you're in town!). I'm now working for a media start-up, as customer relations manager, and am transitioning into life as a HUSBAND, as Deirdre and I got married last summer!

Deirdre makes profound impressions on young people, as a 5th grade teacher, in the mountain town of McCall - 2 hours north of Boise - and is the amazing mother of two girls, Olivia (13) and Catherine (11).

We love to spend time sharing our love and respect of the outdoors with our girls and feel SO blessed to be living amongst the incredible beauty of Idaho.

Jeff Abrams purchased this house in 1999


Quail Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Captain's Room - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Kestrel's Perch - Boise's Hilltop Retreat
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Cute comfortable and great for pets!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cute place, the beds were very comfortable and the set up was perfect for us and our dogs. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Kestrel's Perch and we look forward to the next! Everything is within our reach when we come to Boise to visit family. We love the new window coverings. Thanks Jeff and Deirdre.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice place up on a hill!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place inside, great tv's in family room and bedroom. Kitchen is a little tight but everything else has plenty of room to get around. The views out the windows or on the back porch really make this a very nice place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, quiet and clean house close to everything

  • 5 of 5

The Kestrel's Perch is a wonderful place to spend time in Boise and explore the area. I enjoyed the quiet and the location of the house. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. I felt at home as soon as I entered it. Nice views of Boise. I loved staying at the Kestrel's Perch und will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the Perch!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Perch during one of the biggest storms in years and loved it. It is really nice inside with a very comfortable bed. Everything has been upgraded first class. We loved the open feeling and windows letting in the views. Look forward to returning when the weather is nice and we can enjoy the patio and backyard.


Vince and Gail

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property. Wonderful view. Attentive and communicative owner. Comfortable and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the house. Jeff was very attentive and very nice. Would stay here again. Recommend curtains on windows and DVD player.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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