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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

Comfortable, Affordable, and Convenient

We have 14 1/1 condos at the same location- all are the same size and have similar amenities. Please let us know if you prefer a 1st or 2nd floor and we will do our very best to accommodate your preference. The pictures show a variety of our condos. After confirming your reservation, we can let you know which condo will be assigned- and you are welcome to message us your preference.

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.

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.

The longer your stay, the lower your daily rate.

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.

This apartment is on the second floor, and is newly remodeled with all new furniture and electronics. You will be extremely comfortable. While the outside of the condo buildings have an outdated 70s look, the inside of my fully renovated condo is very 2015! 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 2 pools 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.

More Details

Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Susannah Peddie

Susannah and Brian are both Florida natives (Brian is from Gainesville and Susannah is originally 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
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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with shower/ tub combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) and additional air mattress with sheets and pillows provided. Sleeps up to 4 people comfortably.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • Kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Walk to Shands / UF Health, V.A. and U.F. Campus! Longer stay = Lower price/ nt
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean, everything we needed, Susannah was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Value and Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the condo for a week and it was perfect for my needs. The location was centrally located, I was able to cook in the condo with the fully equipped kitchen, and was able to easily get back and forth to Shands (on foot) for my training program. The owner was super quick to respond with recommendations and answers to my questions. I would stay here again and highly recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Overall the apartment is in good condition, kitchen is well equipped. Bed is very comfortable . We really enjoyed our stay with the condominium. Owner responded really promptly on the request during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at my condo! It's always a pleasure to have you there - thanks for being a repeat guest!
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Very Nice Stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as promised. The owner responded quickly to questions. The instructions for picking up keys were clear and everything went smoothly. Would highly recommend staying at any of this owners properties. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Not worth the $

  • 2 of 5

The condo was clean, but the unit itself is run down. Foe the price we paid, it should have been spot on in good condition. There were NO HANGERS in the closet, but staff did respond quickly. Outside condo, run down and dirty

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry that the experience was not a good one. 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 (I am very sorry about the hangers- the last guest must have accidentally taken them, but am super glad that the were replaced by myself very quickly). We greatly 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. They are affordably priced and the price goes down per night the longer the stay (especially competitive compared to a hotel).
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Nice apartment, good location, clean . We had a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment, good location, clean . We had a wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is located within walking distance of Shands Hospital, the Veterinary School, and the Veterans Hospital. This is the closest condo available for ultra convenience.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £37.77

Nightly rates are $125/ night with a minimum of 2 nights
Weekly rates are $605 for the week
Monthly rates are $1665 for the entire month
Special event weekends are $605 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.