USA Idaho Boise Listing #5846

Bown Retreat - Boise, ID

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50 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets 
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Townhouse w/ shared pool, private patio, and partial mountain views!

Why stay at a hotel when you can enjoy the privacy of your very own townhouse? Here in this Boise vacation rental, you'll have a full kitchen, partial mountain views, private laundry facilities, and access to a shared seasonal pool to cool you off on the warmest of summer days. Begin each morning with coffee and breakfast outside on the private patio, and come home from days spent exploring to relax by the wood-burning fireplace, sit down for a board game tournament, watch a bit of cable TV, or use the WiFi or the provided cookbooks to look up a recipe for dinner. Each evening, you'll have your pick of two queen bedrooms - one with a private balcony with views of the nearby foothills and both with their own bathroom.

What's nearby:
This townhouse is just two blocks from Bown Crossing, placing you an easy distance from some wonderful restaurants. Sports lovers will appreciate the proximity to Bogus Basin Ski Resort, a quick 23-mile drive north. It's not far to the heart of Boise, either - just four miles away. If you want a bit of exercise and aren't in a big rush, you can rent a bike from the bike shop and get around that way - it's better for both the environment and your legs! Don't forget to pack your binoculars if you're planning to visit the World Center for Birds of Prey. And there's nowhere more beautiful for an afternoon stroll than the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
The community pool is open from Memorial Day until Labor Day 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.
This rental is located on floor 2.

Parking Notes: There is one designated parking space in front of the unit, space #3079. Additional cars may park in visitor parking spaces.

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Mountain View


Internet : Cable One


Cable : Cable One

Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Board games




50 reviews

Suzanna G. Jul 2021
We really appreciated both how comfortable this home was and its location - nice neighborhood, close to shops and the river walk.
Emily H. May 2021
Nothing fancy, but did the job! Clean, comfortable, ample seating in living room as well as a nice big table. Rooms were quiet and clean, nice to have a second bathroom. Would stay again!
Anya M. Apr 2021
I stayed here with my 3 year old son and husband. Everything is great! Next to the place is a children's playground, which is available from 4 pm when nearby school is dismissed. Great view from the balcony on 2nd floor. The kitchen is well equipped, however blender wasn't working. We make a lot of smoothies so that was a bummer, but otherwise everything was awesome. Clean and cozy.
Manager response:
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, Anya. Please do not hesitate to call if anything is amiss with your stay. The blender has been replaced. Thank you!
Kathy D. Mar 2021
My family and I stayed here and it had everything we needed for our five night stay. I have to say I enjoyed the odd shower they have on the ground floor, definitely different from what you generally see in a shower. The home was clean and inviting.
Nick L. Dec 2020
Great place to stay on the weekend. Flew in for a business trip and loved that it was close to the airport, restaurants, grocery store and was centrally located. House was clean, beds were comfortable and the neighborhood was nice. Great views of sunrise and sunsets. It was comfortable inside and had a relaxing vibe to it. If your looking for something close in town, this is worth a look.
William M. Oct 2020
Awesome place to stay and provided us more than enough space for our family.
Gretchen B. Sep 2020
Cute townhouse with a few restaurants that are within walking distance. NOT a great place for two couples as the property DOES NOT have a bathroom for each bedroom as is described.
Manager response:
Hi, Gretchen! The home does have two bathrooms and two bedrooms, though only one master suite. Thank you!
Laurel I. Aug 2020
It was a great space for 2. The downstairs shower is a bit wonky and the water goes everywhere, do able, but not ideal. Very pretty! The pool key didn’t work, and during COVID, you need your own chairs for the pool deck... if you can get in. Just a good FYI. The upstairs shower needs a drain cleaning and the lights on the upstairs landing are out. Just a few details that make it a 3 star rating.
Manager response:
Hi Laurel, thank you for your feedback about the showers and lights. We will make sure that the local staff is aware for further review. Our guest service agents are available 24 hours a day and if any issues such as cleanliness arise we encourage guests to let us know so that we can assist. We hope to host you again in the future.
Marie G. Jun 2020
The unit was clean and the complex was very quiet. There were several restaurants, a coffee shop and a bike rental store within walking distance. The grocery stores were a short drive away. The walking path along the Boise River was easily accessible.
Emanuela "Bobi" C. Jun 2020
I loved the cleanliness of this home and that the beds were comfortable. I also loved the outdoor patio. My only let down was the lack of a smart tv and usb plugins. Other than that it was great.
Denise E. Feb 2020
This house is comfortable and the neighborhood is quiet.
Camie J. Dec 2019
Comfortable home, nicely decorated.
TIM O. Nov 2019
Great location and well appointed. Recently renovated, no complaints at all. The local rep Debbie was awesome as well.
melody l. Sep 2019
The quality of the place is great...quality bedding..quality flooring..quality furnishings....but the carpets, floors and carpeting werr filthy...hasn't been shampood or really cleaned well probably since purchased and lots of things have happened on them...the floors need a good cleaning as well...when we got there our feet were black from walking on the floor ...,.neighbors were nice..pool was great ...location and weather was perfect
Roxanne R. Aug 2019
Had a great stay! Comfy beds, nice and tidy, wonderfully furnished. Walk to the Greenbelt close!
Jeff Z. Jul 2019
Very comfortable accommodations.

WiFi worked great and was a quiet neighborhood.

I closed the downstairs air vents and then the upstairs cooled down properly. Would recommend this place. Kitchen was nicely stocked.
Jason H. Jul 2019
Comfortable, convenient, thoroughly stocked with everything we could need and spotlessly clean! Easy walk to Bown Crossing and easy access to both downtown and I84. Highly recommend.
Ann G. May 2019
You can walk to great restaurants and get to the walking/bik path that follows the river quickly and easily. The condo is super clean. We will definitely stay here again.
Damian T. May 2019
We rented this condo for a week. It's located in a quiet part of town and backs up to a large field on an elementary school property. You can tell it's well kept and cared for by the owner. Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry were all in top shape. The kitchen was well equipped - we cooked most of our meals there. We'll be staying again...
Linda S. Apr 2019
Great place. Very clean. The townhome was in a very safe neighborhood and questions were answered promptly.
Martha L. Mar 2019
Very clean and kitchen was fully stocked. Although there is a second bathroom with a shower, it is very small and shower is not fully enclosed. It seemed more like 1-1/2 bath, otherwise, 5 stars.
Shawn I. Feb 2019
The home was clean, centrally located, had wonderful baths and kitchen. The home was terrific. We will stay here again.

Colleen M. Feb 2019
Very clean, well stocked kitchen, great location, updated bathrooms and kitchen.
Cheryl D. Jul 2018
The condo was perfect for my family. The beds were very comfortable and the condo had many modern updates. We loved being able to relax by the pool after exploring - it was quiet and not crowded. The location is very convenient. We could walk to Bown Crossing which has some nice restaurants and could walk to the Green Belt and Boise River.
Donna T. May 2018
Very nice, convenient and clean.
Michelle C. May 2018
Quiet neighborhood. Excellent condo. Loved it!
Donna T. May 2018
Much much nicer than a hotel room! Convenient location, very nicely decorated and immaculate. We would definitely stay here again.
John L. Mar 2018
Total PIA to get the place reserved! After that.- excellent place to stay for the price. Called Vacasa directly and saved some money.
James L. Mar 2018
Great place! Everything we needed for a weekend get away for NCAA Basketball. Loved the fireplace!
Erika T. Mar 2018
The home itself was very beautiful and very well taking Care of. We would definitely Stay here again!
Linda B. Feb 2018
We completely enjoyed our vacation in Boise. The location of our condo was perfect! The house was very clean and the beds were very comfy. A quick walk and you have great access to restaurants and the greenbelt for running. Nice quiet neighborhood too! We will definitely be renting this condo again.
Thank you!!
Jeff And Laurie J. Jan 2018
Customer service could be better. Pictures online make the place look bigger than it is. The stairs to the bedrooms are very steep and there were no pictures of them online. For older people like us, these stairs were not very convenient. People need to have a full picture of the place before they make a decision to rent.
Mandy O. Oct 2017
Arriving to this rental, know that it is very poorly marked and very poorly lit coming from the parking lot. One of us ended up tripping and hurting themselves on the empty garden planters that were in front of the porch gate because it was so dimly lit. Inside the rental was fine, but not entirely thought through. There is a desk in one of the bedrooms, with no desk chair – so it's not feasible to use for work. The light switches work in the opposite direction, press the button down to turn the lights on. The bedroom door stuck so badly it was a moment of panic thinking we were not gonna be able to get out. Our biggest issue, was with the rental company Vacasa, it was very difficult and took us four times to email in our agreement instead of the requested & rather antiquated fax. Each time they asked for something new they wanted. It may be simpler & safer to find another listing.
Manager response:
We are sorry to hear this guest had difficulties during their stay at the Bown Retreat.The numbers for the unit are clearly marked on the garage (as seen in photos #23 & 24) on our webpage. The parking spot is also numbered and sits directly in front of the garage and unit location. The planter boxes display beautiful flowers and vegetables during the growing season; however, being November, this is no longer the case. We apologize if they proved to be a nuisance for our guest. A chair is in the bedroom with the desk (as seen in photos # 20 and 21) for guest convenience while utilizing the desk in the second bedroom. The light switches on the staircase are purposely tied together so the stairway lights can be controlled from either up or downstairs. We have done this for our guest safety. Had the lights been turned from the opposite level they would then switch in the other direction. We have looked at both bedroom doors to assure they are not sticking. Thank you!
Lisa S. Oct 2017
I enjoyed my stay at the Bown Retreat and would definitely stay again. A couple of light bulbs needed replacing and it was dealt with promptly. It was quiet and clean and convenient to downtown. I also love that there are walking trails nearby.
Kellene H. Oct 2017
Enjoyed our stay
Rod M. Oct 2017
Just make sure you understand all the documents you will have to provide before you can complete the rental process
Cindy K. Aug 2017
Quiet neighborhood and close to downtown.
Karlene E. Jul 2017
Very clean and beautifully decorated. Comfortable.
Chris P. Mar 2017
We were at the Bown property for a month, and it was the perfect spot for us!! There was plenty of room, very comfortable beds, very well equipped kitchen, and a very quiet location. The location was perfect for us. My husband could easily bike the area, and we were within walking distance of eating places. There was a market near enough by, but you would need a vehicle to get to most locations. We will definitely be back!!!
Emilie D. Dec 2016
We loved our stay here and our brief visit to Boise. This condo had everything we needed, was updated and tastefully furnished, quiet, and comfortable. No complaints, we'd come back again in a second!
April Q. Nov 2016
We stayed with our two teenagers and had a great time. Very comfortable and cozy. Great kitchen, fireplace. Great river walk nearby. Good view of the hills from master bedroom. We would definitely stay again.
Bernard W. Nov 2016
We had a most enjoyable stay...such a clean condo with much attention to detail. Lovely artwork on walls, furniture, upscaled European linens & bedding. Marble bathroom made us feel like royalty. Will stay here again. Thank you.
Cheryl F. Nov 2016
Would stay here again. Very, very clean. Beautiful bathrooms, great beds....All and all perfect.
Van L. Aug 2016
This is the perfect place for us while we move our daughter into her apartment to begin her 1st year at BSU. It is located around a very near residential neighborhood. Love that! I definitely stay here again!8
Brian S. Aug 2016
This unit is very nice, clean, well appointed and the second shower is a hoot to use. Reminds us of Europe. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and the walk to the river trail is short and well worth it for great exercise. Minutes away from downtown by car to some great restaurants. You will enjoy staying here and the manager, Debbie, is very personable and extremely responsive.
Sherrie M. Jul 2016
Very clean property. The beds and furniture were very high quality.
Chris O. Jul 2016
The home is in a scenic corner of Boise that's near good restaurants and walking trails. The place is well-stocked for a comfortable stay, including all of the essentials for a home-cooked meal.