Tranquil Modern Studio - Downtown

Villa - Entire home/apt · Floral Ln, Boise, ID 83712, United States

The Space

Modeled with one eye to a Zen tea room and one eye to a Woodsman’s cottage, this modern studio embodies the restorative and the creative (Thank you Gravitas & Green Remodel).

Here there are no disturbances. The Shed is situated in back of a serene and quiet lot at the western edge of Boise’s historic East End neighborhood. Here the crickets will sing your lullaby; warblers, wrens and sparrows your morning hymn.

Guests will enjoy the gardens, and a warm beverage, from the redwood deck perched atop native Emmett basalt stone. Mature plum and honey Locust trees distill the morning sun. If at any time you feel that you need a mental break, please make use of the meditation loft, or take a walk in our glorious foothills.

Proximity to:
Single track trails - .3 mile
St. Lukes Hospital - .7 miles
The Capitol building (downtown) - 1.2 miles
Boise State University - 1.4 miles
All things Boise - A bike ride away

En suite private shower
A fully functioning kitchenette
Instant hot water for tea or coffee
Drawer style refrigerator & freezer
yoga/meditation loft
private deck

* Guests must be fit & coordinated enough to climb the attached vertical ladder to the sleeping loft. *

**We cannot accept pets. Yours is probably the smallest, sweetest, oldest around, and dear as can be and still we cannot accommodate them at this time. Apologies. **

Guest Access

The entire Shed is yours. The backyard is shared space with the occupants of the main house--a young couple, both busy psychology professors.

Interaction with Guests

I live three blocks away and am easily reached as needed. I will greet you when you arrive and answer any questions you may have.

The Neighborhood

This neighborhood is unbeatable for access to all things Boise. BSU, The Foothills, The Greenbelt, Downtown, The Zoo, The Arts District, the Farmers' Markets and the Boise River are all within 1 mile.

Getting around

Public transportation in Boise is terrible/non-existent. If you are here during warmer months and do not need to leave the downtown core then bicycle is the preferred method of transportation. In winter a car is fairly critical.

Other Things to Note

The bedroom is a loft accessed by vertical ladder. The stairs leading to The Shed are rough, uneven stone. If mobility is a challenge for you please consider one of our other listings in the neighborhood.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $380 /week
Monthly Price: $915 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • James and Elisabeth are so incredibly warm and welcoming. I did not feel like a tenant but part of their community. They created a wonderfully designed miniature home. The space is used efficiently and it encourages you to sit and spend your time well. Great access to endless hiking just a couple blocks away. You can trek to downtown on foot. Perfecto!

    What a wonderful place. If you book it you will love it!

    March 2014
  • My wife and I recently had the pleasure of staying in The Shed for 3 months while in Boise for a school externship. James was a kind and accommodating host and The Shed fit our needs perfectly! The location is perfect, only minutes from downtown restaurants and shopping and within walking distance of excellent hiking trails. It's on a quiet, tree-lined street that encourages natural wildlife to congregate. The Shed itself is superbly built and feels much more spacious than its 10 x 20 foot measurement would have you believe. It was warm and well insulated even when the temperature dropped below zero! The Shed truly grew to feel like home and we were happy to spend a certainly memorable Thanksgiving and Christmas there. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and Boise and we know a lot of that comes from how comfortable we were in The Shed. Thank you, James, for a wonderful stay!!

    January 2014
  • The Shed was a perfect size, space, and location for my week long stay to conduct research at Boise State University. Campus, the Boise River Trail, and downtown Boise shopping and restaurants were all easily reached via a ten minute bike ride, and the Boise Military Reserve park trails offer amazing running/hiking trails virtually right outside the door. Last but not least, James and Elisabeth are intelligent, generous, truly delightful people who went out of their way to make my trip pleasant and productive. I highly recommend staying here!

    November 2012
  • We enjoyed a lot staying in James place. The shed is really nice and very close to Boise downtown. Although we did not meet James he has always willing to help us and make our stay comfortable. If you go to Boise this is one of the best options.

    October 2012
  • This was a great place. The building was the perfect size for us (two of us). Awesomely quiet and private. I would not mind living in a place like this.

    James was more than accommodating as a host. Up front with all communication (email, phone, text). He and his wife (who live a few blocks away) were genuinely interested in meeting us. If they lived in Portland, I could easily see us being friends. They let us borrow their own personal bikes (I read a review prior to arriving and I thought they were included. Bikes are not included, but they lent them to us anyway), which was just the icing on the whole trip.

    My first stay in Boise and I already want to come back. Thanks Steads.

    October 2012
  • The location is perfect. Lots of access to trails and it's minutes from downtown. I enjoyed my time in the cozy Shed and would love to stay again.

    October 2012
  • Enjoyed my time staying here. Nice and quite place in a convenient location. Close to downtown and other places to hangout.

    October 2012
  • I loved this place! The "shack" has a super cool modern design. It somehow magically looks more spacious on the inside than it appears on the outside. It also magically stayed comfortably cool during the hot summer days. The bed in the loft was extra comfortable. The shower is great, but there is a pretty large window in it that left me feeling a bit exposed. The location is very close to downtown Boise. James was a great host! Highly recommended!

    August 2012
  • Very quiet and extremely tidy, which exceeded two of my basic requirements. Beyond that The Shed is nicely appointed, comfortable, practical for everything I needed. It is definitely on my short list for the next time I visit Boise. It didn't hurt that the location was perfect for the business I needed to attend (email hidden).

    August 2012
  • We had a wonderful time staying in the studio! James and Elizabeth are amazing hosts and Boise is a great town. The place is located perfectly close to all the restaurants intown and hiking/biking paths that surround the city. The studio is clean and Kaya (the resident pooch) is soooo sweet and kind!

    August 2012
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We enjoy meeting new people and introducing them to Boise. We have plenty of experience in doing that; in a typical month we have visitors for 15+ days. We will happily provide tips for dining, entertainment, or outdoor adventure. We also completely respect the need for privacy and solitude; there is ample space to check out with a book or your thoughts. We are relatively new to Boise--6 years here--and still see many of the unique treasures with the eye of a tourist. We enjoy large family meals at home, and get out to restaurants and performances weekly. Kayaking, biking, hiking, and coffee shop lounging are all in a days work for us.
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