Comfortable Full-sized bed with down comforter. Night stand with reading lamp for belongings. Idaho hiking & hot springs books to inspire your explorations. Chalk board & magnetic wall with notes from previous guests - feel free to get creative!
Private Room1, Communal Living

Private room

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1 bedroom

1 bed
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Cozy bedroom with comfy full sized bed. 15 min bike to downtown with easy access to greenbelt. This room has it's own minifridge and microwave for your convenience.
Enjoy shared use of the kitchen, laundry, yard and great area of town with great ethnic markets and eateries. Enjoy privacy and communal experience in our home.

The space

Cute & eclectic bench home. Mid-century country charm meets bohemian artsy. Super fun hosts who love Boise and love to show you around or give you all the necessary deets on where to go and what to see no matter what type of adventure you seek! We love to travel and meet new people and share our love of Boise with others just as we love learning from locals in other cities about their towns.
The large back yard has a yard swing and hammock (the back yard is currently undergoing re-landscaping conversion to a permaculture yard, the front is lovely with a summer nosh garden).
Both yards are private with abundant raspberries in summer and we are a stroll from blackberry picking.
In the warm summer months the upstairs bedroom uses a water-cooled box fan for AC or a window AC unit while the basement bedroom stays pretty cool. We have additional fans & will do what we can to make your stay comfortable.

Guest access

Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry, TV, Front Yard, on and off-street parking

Interaction with guests

As much or as little as you like. Let me know what you'd like to know about town & I'm happy to fill you in. I've lived here most of my life & if I don't know the answer, I generally know who does. We do love to get to know you while you're staying here so if you require ultimate privacy please let us know ahead of time so we can both be comfortable.

Other things to note

The back yard is currently undergoing some serious renovation and the front yard is small and pleasant.
The garage is unavailable & the vintage Dodge station wagon in the driveway is an old friend in long-term repair.
We have 2 cats who call the house home: Bailee (all black) is more of an outdoor cat while Princess (tuxedo b&w) prefers the indoors. Their food, water & box are in the basement laundry room & when we are travelling we have a friend who tends to them, please don't be surprised when they knock on the door to take care of the girls. When we are home, our dog Lucy is a friendly & social Mountain View Cur but don't be scared off by her gruff greeting, it's how she lets everyone know she's the gatekeeper, she warms up right away & if you stay awhile she soon greets you with a smile and a wag. While we are gone she keeps our friends company at their house.
If you have pets please understand animal nature is that ours will be territorial but will likely warm up after some transitional time if you happen to be staying for more than a week (all depending on the mix of personalities).


The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 35
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: 42 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

The minor cleaning fee is not a maid fee.
This fee covers the cost of cleaning the bedding after you & your room will be cleaned for any guests to follow (& in general favor of cleanliness).
Be clean & clean up after yourself.

We simply ask you to be responsible & courteous in sharing of our home.

Be considerate, clean and responsible.

Rules for smoking:
Away from the entries and courteous disposal of butts required, ie.: in the garbage.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Haley User Profile
August 2017
Sarah was an awesome host and staying here made the transition to my new life in Boise so easy. She was very welcoming and friendly and offered advice about the area. It was a very chill and relaxed experience and I would recommend it to anyone.

Ondrea User Profile
June 2017
I stayed with Sarah for a week and a half while visiting family. I chose it for location and affordability. This was a good choice. Sarah's house was simple, clean, open and friendly. I appreciated the personal fridge and microwave, and room air conditioner. Sarah was clear with communicating expectations (house rules were simple and common-sense) and she was always available for any questions. I enjoyed my stay.

Nick User Profile
June 2017
What a great experience! Sarah was a wonderful host. I am moving to Boise for a new job and I dont know anyone! She was very helpful in giving me advice for places to look at and things to do. I enjoy disc golf, so I was pleased to find out that her partner Patrick is also big into the sport. Because of the open, communal living arrangement, I felt completely comfortable sitting down for a chat with either of them whenever I was at the house. If you're looking for a relaxed environment to meet great new people in Boise, staying with Sarah is a must! Thanks for everything Sarah, hope to see you soon!

Arindam User Profile
June 2017
Felt like I am in my second home. Very pleasant stay and would confidently say to any friend coming to Boise "wait...Let ne ask Sarah, if she has the vaccancy go there directly" Will be in touch with Sarah & Patrick as far atleast I am in Boise.

William User Profile
September 2016
It's great! I'm actually still here since I extended my stay. Great people, great place.

Gary User Profile
August 2016
Felt awkward having my first Air BnB experience, however Sarah made me feel right at home. She was very welcoming and accommodating. She even took me to an After 5 Event in down town Boise and introduced me to some of her friends. Anything I needed was within walking distance and the airport was only 3 miles away and she was a wealth of knowledge on Boise and the surrounding areas. I was only a traveler looking for a bed for 2 days and ended up making a friend for 2 years. My only regrets, not having our music jam sessions, teaching a few dance steps and sleeping on the tree bed my last night there. Sarah is a FANTASTIC HOST and I would love to stay there again.
Sarah User ProfileSarah is a superhost.
Response from Sarah:
I'm so glad you chose to stay with us! I love your warmth, glow and authentic heart! You are always welcome here and I promise to have the house numbers back up in time for your return ;) The rest of the exterior should be done by then ;)
August 2016

Anthony User Profile
August 2016
Fantastic overnight with Sarah and Champion. Very artsy and eclectic home on the south side of Boise providing extremely clean and comfortable ZzzzzZzS for the tired traveler. Will definitely stay here again if my travels lead through this part of the world!!!!

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Boise, Idaho, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Sarah User ProfileSarah is a superhost.

I am an artist, mother, interior designer/remodeling contractor/realtor, community advocate for sustainable building and development, pusher of ‘livable communities’, ‘green-bean’, lover of the outdoors, and a bit of a chameleon. I’m “free-spirited”, an appreciator of culture and diversity, believer in humanity and equality and consumer of quality food and wine, and beer. So basically, I’m full flavor – in personality and how I live life. I love learning about different cultures & experiencing new world perspectives - I find it very inspirational for life in general as well as the work that I create. Life is a journey & I am here to cherish it.
I love hiking, hotspringing, sinking my feet into sand & smelling the air after a rain. I love waterfalls & oceans & good food. I love meeting the locals in the places we travel & having them show us their favorite spots - I think you learn a lot more about what makes a place great by seeing & sharing it through the eyes and hearts of the locals rather than a guidebook whenever possible. We love to share our favorite parts of town with our guests & introduce them to the people and places that we feel makes our home special.
We're fans of Airbnb & we love to host travelling guests. It gives us the chance to travel vicariously while we handle things on the home front & plan our next adventure.
We are currently undergoing a long process of converting our home to GlobeTrotter Gardens & Guest House: A communal style guest home for travelers and a community garden & orchard. The spacious back yard is undergoing a conversion from grass to edible permaculture & pollinator landscaping.
2014-15 are the years of mulching the yard in preparation for the major overhaul in 2016-17. If we get to meet you before the yard is done I hope you'll return for a visit so you can see the before & afters!
While we're sharing this space, please understand: we are lively, vivacious people & lovers of music & people. If you require sterile quiet while you are here, you may not be choosing the best space for you & we want you to have the best time during your stay in Boise.
We love our local community radio (& will tell you all about it if you let us), we typically listen to it while are up in the morning working & going to school & that involves music, breakfast, singing, sometimes dancing, conversation & waking up to the day. If you work nights we will work hard to accommodate you but ask the same in return - please don't ask us to turn our lives off.
While we are off gallavanting - enjoy the space & embrace the the freedom of living life on your own timeline ;)
We love having guests but we also love guests who can appreciate us as well :)

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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