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USA Idaho Boise The North End Listing #10233

Founder's Home & Cottage - Boise, ID

21 reviews
Max occupancy: 15 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Futon 6 bedrooms 5.5 bathrooms Sleeps 13 comfortably  4 dog max 
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  • At least 7 days before check-in: You can reschedule your trip, or cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit.
  • At least 30 days before check-in: You also have the option to cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

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Spectacular renovated home w/ huge deck & four masters - perfect for reunions

Host your next family reunion, company retreat, or holiday get-together at this beautiful and spacious home in the North End of Boise. Featuring a gourmet kitchen, giant deck, game room, and space to host up to 37 people (with a maximum overnight occupancy of 14), this first-class rental is sure to impress.

Located on a quiet street just one mile from downtown Boise, this wonderful home puts you within minutes of fine dining, shopping, and the city's burgeoning craft beer scene. For an outdoor excursion, explore the hiking trails or archery runs next door at the Military Reserve, or have a close encounter with a lion or a penguin at the Boise Zoo. Afterwards, sate your appetite with dinner at one of the many delicious pizzerias or local pubs throughout the city's North End.

This listing comprises the full Founder's Home property, which includes the main house and a smaller, one-bedroom cottage. Both buildings are also available to be rented individually - please contact Vacasa for more information!

The main house was built in 1902 and extensively renovated in 2014. The spacious interior includes a massive great room with handsome hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, a 20-person sectional, and a stereo system with full-house surround sound! Free WiFi, a 70-inch flatscreen TV, and a downstairs game room will provide you and your guests with hours of entertainment.

Fix a feast to remember in the gourmet open-concept kitchen, which comes equipped with stainless steel appliances, a six-burner gas stove, and French-door refrigerator. If the weather's nice, take the get-together outside to the enclosed back yard and giant porch, where you'll find plenty of chairs, a canopy, and a grill for summer BBQs.

When it's time to turn in for the night, you'll find four master bedrooms upstairs, with room for 10 people (and allows you to keep your sleeping space separate from the living area). You'll also find a fifth bedroom in the cottage, which is located directly adjacent to the main house and includes its own living area, washer/dryer, and fully equipped kitchen with quartz countertops.

Whether you're planning a reunion, celebrating a special occasion, or planning to explore Boise and its exquisite natural beauty with a large group of friends, this roomy, sophisticated home provides the perfect setting for your visit. Book your reservation today and transform your stay into an event you'll never forget.

Founder's Home & Cottage can be rented separately as Founder's Cottage and Founder's Home!

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining








Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Sound dock

On-site activities

Ping-pong table


Gas grill : Private


21 reviews

Mary H. Jan 2021
Great for large families. Excellent location next to the Boise Co-op and St. John’s Cathedral. It was nice to have the cottage for people looking for quiet time alone.
Roderick W. Jul 2020
Excellent house and cottage!! Perfect for a larger group.
Mary B. Mar 2020
We absolutely loved this house for our was in was in walking distance to both the wedding and reception venues for our son's wedding celebration which made the whole weekend much easier. Having the Boise co op nearby was also a huge plus for food supplies, flowers, and excellant coffee! The main living areas were spacious and inviting, allowing for fun family gatherings. The kitchen and bathrooms are beautiful. Also renting the cottage in back we slept 12 adults comfortably. Only challenge was the limited street parking, but it was easily managed. I'd stay here again if I have the opportunity.
Lorena C. Jan 2020
We booked this house for a few days in December for our Daughter's graduation from Boise State. The house was very clean, comfortable and had plenty of space for our relatives. We all traveled from California, so we are not very familiar with the area, but we were pleasantly surprised that it was a nice quiet street and pretty close to downtown (most of us walked everywhere). We loved that each bedroom had a private bathroom. I am not sure when we will be back to Idaho, but I would definitely book this house again. My only negatives were that parking was scarce and turning around in the narrow dead end street was a little irritating. The house is difficult to find at first, as Google takes you to the alley out back instead of the front of the house. We were slightly disappointed that the house was not decorated for the holidays as we were there through December 22nd and a little festivity would have been nice. Overall it was a great house and we were happy with our stay.
Kristin O. Nov 2019
Loved the kitchen-it was well stocked and had a nice layout! The whole house was great. Beds were comfy and nice!!
Tiffany D. Oct 2019
Great location, wonderful home!
David K. Apr 2019
Grocery store across street, Park next door---huge Kitchen--comfortable beds---Church 1 block away
Starr E. Mar 2019
We enjoyed every minute here. Such a lovely property, perfect proximity to downtown. The Founder's House had everything we needed to make our stay luxurious.
Travis K. Mar 2019
Loved that the whole house is incredibly updated (automatic lights, in room audio in every room, coffee and espresso maker).
Patrick C. Oct 2018
We had a real problem with the instant hot water heat system. It was difficult to diagnose and parts had to be ordered from out of town. So, we had a big impact on our privacy due to plumber and mgmt. staff needing to be in the property. There were some cold showers, and general inconvenience of little or no hot water in baths and kitchen. BUT - I want to commend Debbie Ingram for the work she did to try to make us comfortable, with games for my grand children, donuts for a breakfast, and many hours on site. I've spent decades in the hospitality business, and real estate, and Debbie is the kind of person I would want to have on my team - she was in a difficult position and did everything she could to make things right. I don't write this for a review in public, but for Debbie's managers at VACASA. The plumber deserves credit for his attitude and courtesy - it was a tough spot for him too, and he communicated well with us.
Ann M. Sep 2018
Gorgeous house in a perfect location to explore Boise. Walking distance to downtown near the Capitol grounds on a quiet dead end street adjacent to a park.
Large gathering rooms and kitchen perfect for entertaining family and friends who had come to Boise for our son’s wedding. Lovely bedrooms each with private bathroom. The separate back yard cottage can be a separate rental but our group rented it too and it was nice to have a second kitchen with oven and refrigerator.
Rudy M. Aug 2018
This is where you want to stay! We rented the house for our annual golf and rafting trip. We had 10 people and the house was enough for all of us. Great location and upgrades.
Timothy H. Jul 2018
Couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Natalie O. Jul 2018
Plenty of space, every bedroom had a bathroom. Very open modern floor plan with granite and tile.
Teresa W. May 2018
Rented this home for my fiancés friends during our wedding weekend. They loved it. Clean and well spaced out. Enough room for 4 couples. They were able to walk to downtown attractions and an easy Lyft to most weekend attractions. I grew up in the neighborhood and the house is a great piece!
Marci H. Apr 2018
This home matched the pictures. It was very clean, has a well stocked kitchen and many modern amenities.
Dani A. Dec 2017
We met in Boise from Bend, Oregon and Pocatello, Idaho . We were shopping for wedding items . We had a great time using the space for movies, family games and eating.
Ryan R. Oct 2017
Great home to host a team offsite with a sofa that can seat 20 and lots of chairs we could all fit comfortably in the home. Also for eating and sleeping there is ample space. We loved the TV that lowers from the ceiling and the large counter space. The home is also very conveniently located to walk downtown or to the little co-op if you need anything.