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USA Idaho Boise Listing #4735

Gem and Gem Cottage by the Depot - Boise, ID

11 reviews
Max occupancy: 12 2 King Bed, 4 Queen Bed 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
312 & 312 1/2 Ruby St, Boise, ID 83705

Charming house & cottage w/ entertainment, in a very convenient location

Plan a trip to the heart of Boise at this charming home with a private cottage, offering cozy accommodations, at-home entertainment, and a convenient location within walking distance of Boise State University, downtown Boise, and the Boise River Greenbelt. The four-bedroom main home is comfortable and inviting, with a flatscreen TV (with a Blu-ray and Netflix), a rustic wooden table in the dining room for card games and family-style dinners, and a small porch with patio furniture for relaxing in the fenced yard. Across the lawn, the modern one-bedroom cottage offers a sunny atmosphere with leather furnishings, a flatscreen TV and Blu-ray, and its own glass dining table with seats for four.

What's nearby:
This home-and-cottage combination is perfect for a large family, a group of friends, or two families vacationing together. Get some exercise on the Boise River Greenbelt first thing in the morning by going for a walk, a run, or a bike ride - this beautiful trail runs right by the river, so you might even jump in for a dip to cool off! Venture into downtown Boise for a fun day of activities - a local farmers market on Saturday has fresh produce, which you can use in delicious homemade meals, and you might find some great artwork to take home with you to remember the trip. If you're here for an event at the historic Boise Depot, this property is in a great location just around the corner! Grab dinner and drinks at one of the many restaurants and bars, or maybe catch some live music.

Things to know:
The cottage is separated from the house by a fence; the two can be rented separately as well
Free WiFi in each home
Full kitchen in each home
Gas grill, yard, and washer/dryer at each home

*Please note that the main house has an external camera in front that is 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 Help Desk



DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Board games


Gas grill : Private

Enclosed yard

11 reviews

Nicholas E. Mar 2020
We stayed in the main house and cottage, which provided ample room for our party. The value is excellent for space/location!
Kelly K. Jan 2020
Great location and comfortable home!
Rebecca C. Mar 2019
Convenient to everything. Great space for a large group.
sharon w. May 2018
Both the house and the cottage were clean and comfortable. The large table off the kitchen worked well for playing games in the evening. Perfect lodging for a group!
Lauren B. Jun 2017
Great spot for our group of 11 thanks so much
Beth C. May 2017
The home was adequate for our needs. The home was used very little during the day time.
Kip F. May 2017
Excellent accomodations
Kristi S. Mar 2017
We brought a group of college students competing in a national debate championship tournament at the university and this couldn't have been more perfect. I, the coach, got to have my own space in the cottage so I wasn't driven insane by the students. Yet, I was still close enough to keep an eye on them. It was the perfect amount of supervision/independence. It couldn't have worked out better. It was within walking distance of the University. It was clean and had everything we needed. There was a grocery store in easy distance and all the excitement of downtown really close by.
Carolyn K. Nov 2016
Great place for larger gatherings!