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USA Idaho Boise Listing #4733

Gem by the Depot - Boise, ID

36 reviews
Max occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 4 Queen Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
312 Ruby St, Boise, ID 83705

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<1 mi. to Boise river/downtown/BSU! By the Depot. West Elm dining table fits 10!

Make your next trip to Boise an exceptional one at this charming house within walking distance of Boise State University, downtown Boise, and the Boise River Greenbelt. The home itself is warm and cozy, with vinyl floors and stylish decor after recent renovations. In the living room, you'll find a plush sectional, where you can spread out and lounge in front of a flatscreen TV equipped with a Blu-ray player. When you're not out on the town, you can sit down for homemade meals at the hand-crafted wooden table in the dining room, and head out to the porch to enjoy your favorite post-dinner drink in one of the patio chairs.

What's nearby:
This home, which enjoys a wonderfully private location on a dead-end street, is perfect for a large family or a group of friends. Walk to Boise State University to catch a game, or take a bike out on the Boise River Greenbelt for a long, scenic ride. Make a day of going to Zoo Boise to check out the animals, learning and having fun while you're at it! You'll have plenty of dining options downtown, which you might even walk to if the weather's nice. Stop by the Saturday farmers market to pick up some fresh local produce to include in your home-cooked meals, or find some art to take back with you in remembrance of your vacation. If you've come for an event at the historic Boise Depot, or are curious to view a local point of interest, this splendid building is just around the corner.

Things to know:
If you're looking for a bit more space, you may rent this house together with the cottage out back as Gem and Gem Cottage by the Depot
Free WiFi
Full kitchen

*Please note that there is an external camera mounted on the front of this house pointed at the street. 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.





Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Century Link



DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Board games


Gas grill : Private

Enclosed yard

36 reviews

Leah M. Jan 2020
The home had everything we needed. The kitchen table was nice to gather around.
Carmen T. Sep 2019
A very cute house, good size rooms, great location.
Sue B. Aug 2019
This is the second time I have rented this house. It is close to family and within walking distance to the Boise Depot. I had a hard time getting hold of the property manager via the number listed on Vacasa, but emailed the owner and got that problem straightened out. The house is clean and set up well for us, two adults and 5 kids. I will try and rent this next time I am in Boise.
Eric A. Apr 2019
The accommodations were perfect for our family with five kids. Lots of beds, fun games, easy walk to the Depot, short drive to downtown, BSU, and Capitol building. Fastidiously clean, nicely decorated. Loved the yellow doors :)
Kristine B. Feb 2019
the house has lots of room and is clean, but there is a lack of counter space in master bath and other bath, also not any mirrors in the home except the bathroom tiny ones. With 4 women we needed more mirrors and counter in the bathrooms!
Penny M. Jul 2018
The location of this home was very nice. We enjoyed driving short distances to get to downtown Boise and to the local parks. The kitchen was very well stocked with kitchenware, pots and pans for cooking.
Dianne C. Jul 2018
Well maintained - lots of room - very functional space. Housed exactly what was promised.
Russell G. Jun 2018
Awesome for large group. Good location, nice house. Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting Boise, soccer tournament certified
Joe D. Apr 2018
Nice house in a quiet neighborhood close to downtown. I would recommend it.
Halie H. Mar 2018
We enjoyed our time here for a quick trip to Boise. It has lots of space and was had comfortable clean beds. It's also really close to downtown just a short drive.
Nikki C. Feb 2018
Great location around the corner we from downtown and 30 minutes from Bogus Basin ski resort.
Robyn T. Jan 2018
Good location in Boise, lots of beds and rooms for multi generational family looking for a home to move to the area. Quiet neighborhood and close to a grocery store and the airport.
Robert V. Nov 2017
This home was perfect for our group. Very clean and a convenient location!
Cynthia B. Nov 2017
A group of us planned a trip to Boise for a baby shower. We had a great time and found the house to be cutely decorated and well stocked. We loved the furniture and were all able to easily sit around the table for meals. The kitchen had everything we needed and we baked and prepared meals & appetizers with no problems and enjoyed using the dishes and cookware.

The issues that we did have are listed below:

1-The towel bar in the second bathroom fell down a couple of times.

2-The lights in both bathrooms went out. After trying to find the breaker box and reset the breakers, the property manager let us know that we just needed to push the GFI button the the Master bathroom. It would be useful to have a little note in the bathroom regarding this.

3-the TV in the living room only provided a couple of channels and we couldn't figure out how to get to Netflix. Instruction regarding the TV would have been helpful.

However, none of these issues distracted greatly from our weekend and we would recommend this rental property to others.
Angie O. Oct 2017
Great location for the wedding we were a part of at the depot. Everything was very clean. Two of the beds were very noisy and hard to sleep on. But a good overall experience.
Autumn L. Sep 2017
Cozy and clean.
Frank N. Aug 2017
House is fairly small but does sleep 10 and he's comfortable. The neighborhood is not the greatest but you can easily walk to the depot if you have an event there
John S. Aug 2017
Very nice, upgraded, clean home. Terrific location. Very close to airport, I-84, and downtown. Quiet neighborhood close to everything. Home has very comfortable beds and sofa. Nice, clean kitchen. Great washer/dryer and very good AC unit. Will definitely stay here again and highly recommend. Thanks!
Susan C. Aug 2017
The house is very comfortable and was a great accommodation for family of 10 in town for a wedding. So nice to be able to walk down to the river and Boise State.
Patricia V. Jul 2017
Our family of 5 stayed here over a long weekend for a wedding. It was comfortable and well stocked inside. The only desire we would have had was a larger outdoor space. Very nice otherwise!
Louise K. Jun 2017
We had 10 soccer ladies in the house and it was perfect. I had been worried about running out of hot water when it came to showering but the water tank is very large and this was not a problem at all. Beds were great, everyone slept well. Place was spacious with plenty of room at the dining table. It is in a quiet cul de sac yet still close to the major roads and highway, without the noise. Host let us check out late so everyone could take a shower after our last game, before heading home. Will definitely try to get this house again next year.
Sheila B. May 2017
The location was very convenient.
Angia H. Apr 2017
This house was a great fit for our group. We converged on Boise from several different directions and really wanted to be able to visit with each other without going room to room in a motel. The Gem was the perfect solution. It was beautifully clean and spacious, all set up for cooking/washing/bathing. The beds were comfy and the very cool dining table was a great place to gather for meals and talk or the occasional hand of cards. The house itself is private in a way a motel can't be and still an easy drive (or even easier Uber ride) to downtown and all the fun things going on there. We loved it.
Jennifer W. Mar 2017
This small home was well appointed and allowed us to cook great meals during our stay. It had a great layout that included comfy beds (5!) and provided open living space and a fantastic dining table.
Betsie R. Mar 2017
I hosted eight guests for my husband's surprise birthday weekend at The Gem. Everyone commented on the comfort of the beds. The large dining table and huge couch make for easy entertaining with a big group.
Shelby H. Feb 2017
Clean, lots of supplies provided, helpful
Katherine K. Feb 2017
This house was perfect for our large family gathering. Convenient to the university and downtown Boise. We had a blast. House was clean and well-stocked with all the things we could have needed. We will definitely consider renting it again.
Taylor C. Jan 2017
This home is crozy and very close to downtown. Kitchen table is huge an amazing for family dinners!
Alice B. Oct 2016
This house is wonderful for family gatherings. The large kitchen and dining table make it easy to gather everyone for fun times. With 4 bedrooms, there is plenty of sleeping space, too. I will definitely be back here for more family fun.
Gene . Oct 2016
Very professionally run. Timely feedback. Property has wide open space kitchen, family room to dining room. Was great for our stay. Easy access on and off the freeway and to downtown Boise. Nice neighbors. As advertised for what they promise and very comfortable.
Kirk B. Sep 2016
Owner and Vacasa were excellent hosts and readily available. Plethora of sleeping room. Showers were good. Very clean and pleasant atmosphere. Table in the dining room is huge and excellent for large group dinners or playing card or board games!