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Private Home Just A Few Miles From UF--Kid And Pet Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Open Floorplan House--Kid and Dog Friendly!

Our home is an open floorplan 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with an over-sized 2 car garage and large driveway. The house has tile and laminate flooring throughout and ample natural light and vaulted ceilings. The property can sleep 6 adults but there is plenty of room for air mattresses for additional guests and there is a pack-n-play for little ones.

This home is great for any visitor:

Gator Game Weekends


Spring/Fall Arts Festivals

UF Preview/Commencement

Visiting Parents

Visiting Professors

Medical/Business Professionals

Visiting Alumni

With vaulted ceilings in the common areas and in the master bath, this home is perfect for entertaining for Gator games or spending some relaxing time after exploring what Gainesville has to offer.

The family room has great natural light from windows and large glass doors that open onto the fenced in patio and backyard. Take a seat on the couch, chaise lounge, or love seat and enjoy a view of the fireplace or pre-party before heading to the Swamp for some great SEC action. A large TV with DirecTV service and a DVR is at your disposal. We will even try and accomodate requests to set the DVR so your programs are waiting for you upon arrival!

The kitchen provides plenty of room to cook and present a buffet to your guests and is complete with a gas range and oven, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, crock-pot, garbage disposal, and even has kids utensils and dog dishes. Counter space is ample as is the over-sized Samsung refrigerator. The dining room seats 4 and an the eat-in kitchen can accommodate another 4 adults. A high chair is also on premises for little guests. So eat, drink, and be merry!

The master bedroom is complete with a new queen bed, and huge bathroom and walk-in closet. The well-lit master bath has double sinks and plenty of counter space. The walk-in closet provides plenty of space for luggage or other storage and the vaulted ceilings keep the atmosphere light and airy.

The second bedroom has 2 twin beds that can easily be pushed together and a large window for great natural light. The third bedroom as a full size, antique poster bed and double wide desk for plenty of space to work or surfing the web.

All bedrooms and the family room have ceiling fans and there is a digital, programmable thermostat. The house has wireless high-speed internet in all areas. There are a full size washer and dryer in the garage. In addition, the house is completely child and pet friendly with childproofing locks for the fireplace and cabinets, pack-n-play, high chair, toys, etc, as well as dog dishes and a large breed dog crate with bed.

Babysitting services can also be arranged as well as grocery delivery prior to your arrival, for an additional fee.

More Details

Gillian Dagan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2017

About Gillian Dagan

My husband I have loved living in this home and we are happy to share it with you. We are both UF grads and know how much fun Gainesville can be. We will do anything in our power to make your stay enjoyable including babysitting services, recommendations on restaurants, and grocery delivery prior to your arrival.

Gillian Dagan purchased this house in 2005

Why Gillian Dagan chose Gainesville

This house is just a few miles from UF, Santa Fe, and Downtown and is a 1 minute walk from the bus. It is a great central location on a quiet cul-de-sac.

What makes this house unique

This is a great party house with an open floor plan. It is kid and dog friendly so please bring the entire family!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hazel Heights in Gainesville

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sinks in Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Showerhead can be handheld and has adjustable spray
  • Both bathrooms are well-lit, bright rooms with tile floors and plenty of mirrors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , pack-n-play available
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • All rooms have ceiling fans and each has its own walk-in closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Private Home Just A Few Miles From UF--Kid And Pet Friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Very nice! Clean, quiet, comfortable, and very convenient to IF! Pets welcome is definitely a bonus!

  • 5 of 5

Overall stay was great! We only stayed 2 nights this trip and would definitely stay again. Beds are comfortable and water pressure is excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to call your home base while visiting and getting to know the city and surrounding areas! Will definitely be returning! Lots of extras, friendly neighborhood and close to everything!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best rental in Gainesville

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful/clean home that is very kid friendly and on a cul-de-sac. The home is fully equipped with all the kitchen supplies, charcoal BBQ grill, linens, towels and anything you would need while away from your home. Extremely accommodating! Highly recommend this rental to any family visiting the Gainesville area.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for extended family or group to stay for a Gator game weekend

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here in October 2016 with my in-laws, my parents, my husband, my 2 sons, and my small beagle mix named Lola. :) All had a very nice time. We enjoyed the open floor plan for visiting and eating, and it didn't take long to drive to the stadium. The master bedroom is very large and so is the walk-in master closet. Furnishings are modern and comfortable, and the master shower had great water pressure. Lola enjoyed the small fenced-in backyard, a perfect size for her to lie in the Florida sunshine. The sofa in the living room folded out & was plenty big for my boys, ages 6 and 7. There were plenty of toys and games there that they enjoyed also (board games, Legos, etc.). I would definitely stay here again when my whole extended family attends a Gator game in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was really clean and newly renovated. Because the front yard was under repair, the homeowner was gracious to provide a considerate gesture for the inconvenience. She responded to all emails promptly and everything was just as she said it would be. The property is a close drive to campus, so very convenient. I would definitely stay here again...a great value!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable & clean

  • 5 of 5

This was truly a home away from home. It was very comfortable, big enough to host our family and we loved cooking in the kitchen. We were skeptical about the location in relation to the stadium but it actually ended up being perfect! We could take back roads to get there and avoid all traffic. I'm so glad we didn't end up staying midtown or downtown.. It was a great weekend! Thank you so much for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.7 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Red Onion Neighborhood Grill
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
UF Golf Course or Ironwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Red Onion Neighborhood Grill
Nearest Beach
58.8 Miles
Cedar Key, FL
Car: recommended

This private home is located just miles from UF, Santa Fe, and downtown Gainesville on a secluted cul-de-sac. With a corner lot, and fenced backyard, this home provides ample room for adults, kids, and pets.

If you are coming to watch a Gator game or if you are coming to tour campus with your kids, this property will allow you the comforts of a home away from home. In addition, a car is recommended, but not necessary as the nearest bus stop is a 1 minute walk down the street.

There are a number of amazing restaurants and bars in Gainesville, along with spectacular museums, and one of the largest enclosed butterfly gardens in the US. Just outside town are the largest grouping of class I springs in the world, offering spectacular scuba diving and tubing experiences.

Overview of Gainesville, FL

Gainesville, Florida is the home to the University of Florida Gators, SEC athletics, a vibrant arts community, and beautiful Florida sunshine.

Gainesville is home to Florida's largest and oldest university, and is one of the state's centers of education, medicine, cultural events and athletics. The University of Florida and Shands Hospital provide top-notch medical services to patients from around the world. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban 'forest,' Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida.

Enjoy Gainesville For a Relaxing Vacation or:

Gator Game Weekends


Spring/Fall Arts Festivals

UF Preview/Commencement

Visiting Parents

Visiting Professors

Medical/Business Professionals

Visiting Alumni

Climate: Mild winters, warm summers, 255-day growing season

Average of 2,800 hours of sunshine annually

January average high temperature: 65 F

June average high temperature: 89 F

Average rainfall is 35 inches per year.

The area basks in Gulf breezes that make summer days warm and nights cool, and produce dry and mild winters.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hazel Heights, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Graduation
26 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer Graduation
3 Aug 2017 - 7 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Gator Football Home Games
1 Sep 2017 - 12 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall Graduation
13 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £58.68 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £77.45
Tax Rate 6.5%

Please feel free to contact the owner with any questions--I promise a prompt response to all inquiries!

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