River & Water Homes

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Is a home by the water in your future?

One of the many great things about Eagle is we have a six-mile split of the Boise River that creates an “Island”.  You’ll hear the locals say Eagle Island when describing the area. Because of the nearby water sources, there are hundreds of homesites along (or with views of) lakes, ponds, channels, and the river itself. “River and Water Homes” are the properties you’ll find in this area.

The neighborhoods are defined by green space – mature trees and lush landscaping. Popular amenities include fishing, golfing, and walking to the Boise River. A few of the bigger communities here include Banbury Meadows, Two Rivers, Island Woods, Lakemoor, Laguna Pointe, Mace River Ranch, Westwood Lakes, Streamside, Stillwater, and Williamson Ranch.

When my Mom was the Mayor of Eagle, many of the development plans of this area were approved. I’d love to tell you the history of Eagle Island and see if there is a perfect fit for you. If you are looking for something specific, Feel free to reach out at 208-900-2534 or let me exactly what you’re looking for on this form.


Alei Merrill and young Kids on boise river bridge

Eagle Area Insights

AVERAGE HOME sale price

$878,683  (January 2022)

The market is stabilized and prices are at a plateau.


The homes along the river sit in the middle of the boundaries for plenty of schools accommodating to all ages, gifts, and talents.

Eagle Elementary School
Montessori Academy Elementary School
Eagle Middle School
Galileo STEM Academy
North Star Charter School
Eagle High School
Idaho Fine Arts Academy
Innovate Academy


As you can imagine, along the river you can find plenty of beautiful parks to bring kids of all ages to for an afternoon in the sun.

Reid Merrill Park
Eagle Island State Park
Geurber Park
Orval Krassen Park


Eagle is such an amazingly versatile environment, there is something to do for every adventure craving and every season.

Running or Biking Trails along the Greenbelt
Zipline, Paddleboarding + Hiking at Eagle Island State Park
Eagle Bike Park + Trails
Steven C. Geurber Park Sports Complex


Eagle provides an overwhelming variety of food from every culture for any and every taste!

Schnitzel Garden German Restaurant
Bacquet’s French Restaurant
Casa Mexico
Porterhouse Deli
Idaho Pizza Company
Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine


The community in Eagle is one where everyone wants to know their neighbors. There are plenty of service opportunities in Eagle for volunteer work to help give back to the community.

Alei's Wordwide Networks

Your property in front of more potential buyers worldwide than anyone else.

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Alei’s Featured Listing

11610 W Lanktree Gulch Road | Star, Idaho

$1,385,000 | 3 Bed | 2 Ba | 2574 sf | 9.990 Acres

Elevated 10-acre lot overlooking green pastures where unobstructed northern mountain views and southern valley views prevail.

Private drive leads to a charming single level home with circular driveway, vaulted ceilings, and window alignment to capture the beautiful Idaho scenery.

The 42' x 72 barn/shop is wired for a 50 amp and 240 amp, has multiple roll up doors with extensive parking for RV, trailers and cars.

Separate office area with dedicated entrance.

Four 12 x 12 horse stalls and corral areas make this an ideal equestrian property.

Entire property has automatic sprinklers for low maintenance.

17 different types of producing fruit trees surround the shop area.

Quiet, private, and serene describe this lifestyle property made for seeking the room to spread out and live the country experience - yet only be a 5 minute drive to downtown Star or 15 minute drive to Eagle.

Recreational opportunities to the north with close proximity to BLM land.

There are things about this listing to only talk about in person. Call or text Alei at 208-900-2534 to learn more.

Alei has other listings coming on the market soon. Call her for more information.


"Alei has mastered the art of getting deals done. You don't become a "Who's who in Luxury Real Estate" and not care about the process. She is a consummate professional who ALWAYS puts her clients’ best interests first. She is one of the most honest and enthusiastic Agents you will find. There is no ego or bias involved. She consistently sells luxury homes and strategically navigates complex transactions with an upbeat attitude and uncommon diplomacy.

During negotiations, Alei knows how to protect her clients and solve problems of any size to ensure that all parties feel like they are getting a fair deal. You can tell Alei believes that at the end of the day it’s about the person being happy."

— Michael Sinclair


"The finest Realtor in Eagle, Idaho. We hired Alei for her expertise in selling luxury homes and we were not disappointed. Professional, excellent communicator, excellent negotiator, trustworthy, On the ball, and in control at all times. Would we hire Alei again? In a millisecond! Alei, thank you so much for being our agent and selling our home in Eagle. You truly are the best!

Her expertise in the market, real estate regulations and the best strategies to use made our home selling experience go absolutely flawless. She makes any scenario look easy. Forever grateful!"

— Tom Kirsch


"We approached Alei randomly after she gave another couple a tour of a house in Eagle. She was warm and friendly and after talking with her for a couple of minutes we knew we found the Eagle "authority". We learned more about Eagle in 10 minutes than researching online for weeks. Alei cares about the person and the friendship...her network is unbelievable. You ask and she has someone there.

We asked her to represent us on the spot. After a well-advised offer the seller accepted our price the very next day! We have been loving life in our new home. Thanks to Alei’s always ready-to-help personality. Thank You!”

— Kim & David Montgomery


"Alei is beyond words. She provided the service and professionalism in finding our dream home that was above anything we'd ever experienced. Alei spent countless hours, days, and months, assisting us in finding the house that fit all our needs.

My wife and I have bought several houses in the past and working with Alei was the easiest and least stressful of our experiences. She is positive and happy all the time. There were many coals in the fire, yet Alei balanced the sale of our old home and the purchase of our new home flawlessly. Alei is not only our Realtor, but due to her great personality we call her our Good Friend!"

— Claudio & Ann Vela


"Because of her unrelenting work ethic, her sincerity, her knowledge of the area, her knowledge about the market and where it’s going, we would not EVER think about using another Realtor. Alei always goes way beyond the call of duty. Long after the sale, Alei always picks up her phone and treats you like a best friend. She's authentic and we'd trust her with any decision."

Alei is genuine, she’s caring, she’s friendly, and she’s real. Alei never made us feel like we were wasting her time. Alei is passionate and loyal - a dealmaker with the highest integrity. She is a wonderful person inside and out."

— Wayne & Holly Martin


"We could not have been more pleased with our experience of buying a home through Alei. We made several trips to look at homes with her but even more helpful were the video walkthroughs she did for us with thoughtful commentary on homes we were not able to see in person.

She has an amazing sense of caring and knowing what neighborhoods are valued at. She was able to get us into the home we wanted at the price we wanted. Best of all, we consider her a great friend! We picked Alei after reading a testimonial online just like this. What people say are true - she's all that!"

— Parker Fillmore


"Alei is beyond words. She provided the service and professionalism in finding our dream home that was above anything we'd ever experienced. Alei spent countless hours, days, and months, assisting us in finding the house that fit all our needs. Her expertise in the market, real estate regulations and the best strategies to use here in Idaho made our home buying experience go absolutely flawless. She makes any scenario look easy. Forever grateful!"

Every sale is complicated meaning every detail is important. Alei is completely committed to selling the property - no matter what she has going on at the time, you'll feel important. From the first meeting talking to Alei it was obvious she represents class and style."

— Linda & Greg Mansfield


"As a custom home builder in an always changing environment, it’s important to have a Realtor that is at the 'top of her game' and knows what is happening in the market moment to moment. That’s only one of the things we appreciate about Alei. She is on top of every market condition and ready to give insightful and honest advice at a minute's notice. When you work with Alei she isn't just your Agent, but a trusted friend who always looks out for your best interest. Alei has our utmost respect - she is an authority in her field and most importantly, the highest integrity....an incredible person and her professional service is cream of the crop."

— Juston & Kristine Hall

Let's Connect

Call or Text me at 208-900-ALEI (2534)

If you have questions about the area, buying or selling a home, local real estate market conditions, school boundaries, youth sports, builders, favorite restaurants, or whatever, please reach out.
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