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Walk to Shands / UF Health, V.A. and U.F. Campus! Longer stay = Lower price/ nt

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Location, location, location.

If you want to stay within walking distance of Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, the Veterinarian School, and University of Florida campus, this is the place for you. No hassle, no parking headaches, and all the amenities you need for a short or long stay in Gainesville. Our condos at Summit House are our perfect properties for budget, convenience, and comfort. The longer your stay, the lower your daily rate- typically is either the same price as a hotel room or half the price of a hotel room, depending on the length of stay (but also comes with a full kitchen, dining area, and living area).

Need a place to stay during a graduation or a football weekend? Wintering in Florida and want a convenient and comfortable place to stay? Visiting a patient at Shands Hospital? Need a corporate apartment? Look no further than these comfortable apartments. We have 14 1/1 apartments at the same complex. They are all the same size and have similar amenities. Please let us know if you would prefer a 1st floor or a 2nd floor option. Please see pictures for examples of our bedrooms, living areas, kitchens, and dining areas.

We are also always happy to give suggestions for favorite restaurants, Gainesville activities, day-trips, etc... we strive to make sure that all of our guests have a 5-star experience. The owners are very involved in the community, so they keep up to date on Gainesville activities and happenings and pass along suggestions to their guests.

You have two fantastic restaurant areas just 5 minutes away. Downtown Gainesville is just a 5 minute drive away, and the Archer Road restaurants are just 5 minutes away as well. If you prefer to travel by bus, there is a bus stop just steps away from the apartment.

You will be extremely comfortable. While the outside of the condo buildings have an outdated 70s look, all of my condos have been renovated on the inside! And the location couldn't be better.

The apartment is fully furnished to accommodate 4 people. The bedroom has a queen bed with a very comfortable mattress. We have a blow-up mattress for additional guests.

On-site amenities include 1 pool and 2 laundry facilities. The apartment is 575 SF. We are also always available if you need suggestions for outings, restaurants, etc...

The owner is an avid nature photographer, so is very familiar with all of the great spots to see alligators, bison, horses, birds, flowers, beautiful Oak Hammocks... you name it! You can check the local HOME Magazine: Living in the Heart of Florida (their magazine can be read from the website) to see her write-ups on local nature spots

Keywords: apartment, one bedroom, 1 bath, condo, short-term, long-term, fully furnished, full kitchen, internet, cable, 1 bedroom, convenient, comfortable, football tickets!

More Details

Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Susannah Peddie

Susannah and Brian are both Florida natives (Brian is from Gainesville and Susannah is orginally from Lake Wales). Susannah is a mom and an avid nature photographer and loves to visit all of the beautiful parks and gardens in Gainesville (Paynes Prairie, Kanapaha Gardens, city parks, etc...). She also writes and furnishes pictures for a local nature column in each issue of HOME Magazine, a wonderful local Gainesville magazine. She loves to take nature walks. She also volunteers a lot for the community and serves on the boards of the University of Florida Performing Arts, Junior League of Gainesville, Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, and the Gainesville Community Foundation.

Brian is in medical supply sales. He loves to fish, sail, and pretty much do anything water-related.

They both love Gainesville very much.

Susannah Peddie purchased this condo in 2006

Why Susannah Peddie chose Gainesville

We chose to buy in this particular location due to its convenience to Shands Hospital and downtown Gainesville.

What makes this condo unique

We have great personal connections with many local restaurants, the performing arts center, and the museums. Please let us know if you need recommendations for places to eat and things to do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Gainesville in Alachua County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Towels provided/ Full bath with shower/ tub combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)/ additional queen air mattress available as well (with sheets and pillows) to comfortably sleep 4.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • swimming


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Walk to Shands / UF Health, V.A. and U.F. Campus! Longer stay = Lower price/ nt
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

I came to Gainesville for a continuing education class at UF. I needed peace and quiet while in my condo, and I got just that. I was able to walk to my classes, which was a huge convenience as I had been pre-warned that parking at UF is virtually impossible. I was able to cook all of my own meals in the condo, which was great too! I didn't have a car with me so I ordered grocery delivery from Publix using Instacart- highly recommend! Suzanna's staff was super helpful anytime I had questions. I definitely recommend this property- the location was fantastic, the price was right and the service was great.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay - great price

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Summit House E-6- I was in town for appointments at Shands. I was able to walk across the street and back- very convenient. Highly recommend for price and location.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for my budget- location was key

  • 5 of 5

My wife and daughter stayed at the condo for a week while I was receiving treatments at Shands Hospital. They were able to eat, shower and rest at the condo and spend the rest of their time visiting me. The condo was perfectly clean, the location was unbeatable, the owner was extremely accommodating and quick to respond (we asked for an early check-in and late check-out and she was able to schedule the cleaners to let us do so). The condo was half the price of a hotel with many more amenities. My daughter was also able to use the pool on a few warm days. We highly recommend the condo and will contact the owner again before my next round of treatments.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and very convenient- 5th stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I make a yearly pilgrimage to Gainesville so that we can enjoy great weather (and ride our motorcycle). We have stayed at various condos of Susannah's at Summit House and we have picked our favorite (habit and familiarity, most likely). We come back year after year because of the service and location. Susannah or her staff are available anytime via e-mail and phone. We will be back again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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was ok

  • 3 of 5

Reasonably priced, spacious and pretty clean. Quick response and good service from the staff. Owner wanted people to rate 5 but really isn't a 5 star experience. The rental units are mixed in with actual condo owners who view guests in these short term rentals as a 'nuisance'. My car was damaged by a neighbor that didn't like me parking there..their car door was slammed into my car (my car is older so I don't care). However, I really got the feeling I wasn't wanted there. I guess I can understand actual owners not liking a motel experience, but this really ruined my stay. The grounds themselves were pretty shabby. Pool filled in with dirt, stray cats everwhere. Hallways of building L were grungy looking. The inside of the unit was very nice and recently remodeled. Location is good if you need to be close to the uni, but I had no use for that feature. Walls also paper thin.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry that the experience was not a good one. The guest stayed in the L-building, one of my 16 units at the condo complex. The L building is in a super quiet section of the condo complex and I have rented these condos short-term to thousands of renters over the past 8 years. I've never had anyone comment that the other residents did not welcome them (most of the people who reside full-time at the complex work at Shands Hospital, so are literally only at home to sleep). The condo complex is the prime location for anyone who needs an affordable, clean, and comfortable condo walking distance to Shands and UF. I regularly rent to traveling nurses, families of Shands patients, parents of UF students, and more. I have 36 short-term rental properties and I do have luxury properties in the downtown area and on the north side of UF, but they are more expensive. My Summit House units are my budget-focused properties for travelers who want more amenities than a hotel (full kitchen, living area, and more) at an affordable price. We strive to offer our guests 5 star service, comfort and cleanliness. We have full-time staff to take care of all of our guests' needs in a very timely manner. The condo complex had 2 pools, but the pool which is now filled and soon-to-be-turned-into-a seating-area was very shaded which made the pool constantly cold (we are spoiled with warm refreshing pools and high standards for water temperature), so the board voted to fill it in the pool. The remaining pool is just 50 yards away. Renters still absolutely have pool access - it's literally a 1 minute walk from the condo and is nice and sunny. We wish that the guest had had a better experience. We do let our renters know in the VRBO description that the condo complex is dated on the outside (funny roofline- a 60s look), but completely renovated on the inside. The condos are safe, clean, and super comfortable.
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Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were super clean and comfortable. We will definitely will be staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.23

Nightly rates are $125/ night with a minimum of 2 nights
Weekly rates are $560 for the week
Monthly rates are $1650 for the entire month
Most Special event weekends are $555 for the weekend (graduation weekends, football weekends, and others)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is completed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.