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Cottage on Family Farm -- West of U.F./Gainesville/Newberry

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Trenton - Prancing Pony Farm

Quaint farm cottage; sleeps 6 to 8.

Charming barn-style cottage on a 20 acre family farm in north central Florida, just west of Gainesville.

The cottage is on our family farm and has a nice view of rolling pastures. It is a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage that sleeps 6 -- 8. It has a queen size bed and a full size bed in the bedroom and a full-size sleeper sofa in the alcove. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a living room/dining room and 1 bathroom with a separate double sink area. There is a small storage loft in the bedroom. The cottage also has wireless internet, local t.v., a DVD player and DVDs, and a washer and dryer. It has a fenced yard with it's own entrance. Linens and cookware are provided.

We are located between Newberry, Fl and Trenton, Fl, 22 miles west of Gainesville, Fl. It is a quiet, convenient place to stay when visiting the University of Florida. We are only 5 miles west of the Easton Newberry Archery Center and Canterbury Equestrian Showplace. We are close to the Nature Coast State Trail (cycling, walking, horseback riding) and there are many springs in the area. We are 48 miles from Cedar Key, 53 miles from Ocala, 99 miles from St. Augustine/Crescent Beach, 128 miles from Disney World and 20 miles directly west of I-75.

The cottage is located on a farm. We have three horses, a small herd of miniature Zebu cattle and a flock of chickens (both hens and roosters). We also have a few farm dogs and cats. It is a great place to get away for some rest & relaxation and sit out and watch the stars at night!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Rob & Tracey Francis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Rob & Tracey Francis

After moving to north central Florida to attend the University of Florida, we decided that we loved the area and wanted to stay. Eventually we purchased property and turned it into a small farm.

Rob & Tracey Francis purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Rob & Tracey Francis chose Florida

Our family loves living out in the country and the area has some rolling hills and a nice view. It is quiet and peaceful and at the same time, close to many attractions and a convenient distance to Gainesville.

What makes this cottage unique

We built the cottage for visiting family, but it isn't used much, so we decided to make it available as a vacation rental. It is a great place to stay whether you're traveling to the area for sports events, to visit the University of Florida, or just to spend some time in the country!


based on 43 holidaymaker reviews

Cottage on Family Farm -- West of U.F./Gainesville/Newberry
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews

Cute, clean farmhouse with loft

  • 4 of 5

The home was easy to find. The drive was lovely. The inside was clean and neat and pretty roomy for just 2 of us. The upstairs loft was a nice touch for kids or shorter people. Double sinks in the bathroom, tub and toilet were clean and worked great. Kitchen was small but quaint and well-stocked.

The bedroom had 2 double beds. I would have preferred a queen bed but our bed was comfortable. ACs took a while to cool but worked well.

The farm was cute but the main house is close and visible. Some more vegetation would give more of a private feel

We fed a horse and met a couple adorable mini cows and saw some ducks. That was a nice change of pace.

The price was reasonable and the home was pet friendly.

The wifi was free but slow. It was adequate for a night.

A hot tub would make it 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We just wanted to clarify that the bedroom does have a queen bed. The bed on the right is a full-size bed and the bed on the left is a queen-size bed. The mattresses are new and the topper on the queen-size bed is also new, so the tags are still there that verify the size. We agree that a hot tub would be great -- maybe someday we will be able to put one in!
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Our "holiday home"-my kids call it

  • 5 of 5

Affordable, clean and peaceful place to stay with Your loved ones. Many things to do in surrounding area...but if You just deciding to sit on the front porch of the cottage, You'll find it pretty "entertaining" .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Off the charts beautiful and serene, an ice cream sundae with a cherry on top.

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming cottage, approx. 960 sq. ft with 2 bedrooms, a loft for the kids, front room, kitchen, full bathroom and laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. It is situated on a ranch comprised of 30 acres with horses, cattle, a couple of proud crowing roosters and clucking chickens, the silkies are very entertaining to watch scurry around the property. There is a small pond for the geese and ducks who display some entertaining quacking. We watched the cats stalking through the grass and some dogs who just want to lounge around the property. There is a small front porch for lounging during a beautiful day or watching the sun rise and set. I found 2 tortoises slowly meandering around the area and the horse pasture. The owners house is next door and we were able to come and go as we pleased to explore the area with complete privacy. Gainsville is an approximate 30 minute comfortable drive for shopping well known stores, family and high quality restaurants plus other areas of entertainment for families and a reputable medical center just in case. We would highly recommend this property as the price is so affordable and a picture is worth a million memories, remember your camera, relax and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little farm cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival the kids where very excited! From the swing set in front yard to all the farm animals! Very cute and comfy! We fed the houses apples and ate outside! Pet friendly is always a plus for us! Great accommodation for us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and welcoming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this rural cottage. It's welcoming and peaceful, with great views from the porch of the property's pastures and horses. The cottage is a good base for day trips - we particularly enjoyed a trip to Cedar Key. The owners give you your privacy but are nearby if you need anything and we were visited by one of their friendly dogs. We'd recommend the property for those looking for a relaxing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at the cottage with my three sons and their girlfriends. We were able to grill out and sit by the campfire after visiting the local springs for three days. Wifi was very spotty and cell phone service was worse, but it was nice to get off the grid for a few days. The location is rural (be prepared for some dirt roads in the area) but charming. The horses in the pasture were adorable. Grocery & town was about a ten minute drive. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, etc. so we ate in the entire trip. There is a washer and dryer which came in very handy after the springs. I would HIGHLY recommend the cottage for anyone who wants some peace and quiet and to have time to reconnect with loved ones in a rural environment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easton Newberry Sports Complex
Canterbury Florida's Equestrian Show Place
Champions Park Of Newberry Fl
Newberry's Backyard BBQ
Villaggio Pizzeria
Hobos restaurant
First Strike Paintball
Fanning Springs State Park
Ichetucknee Springs State Park - South Entrance
Blue Springs Park
Hitchcock's Markets
University of Florida
Butterfly Rainforest
Bouncin' Big
Cilantro Taco
Publix Super Market at Steeplechase
Little Caesars Pizza
High Springs
Cedar Key
O'Leno State Park & River Rise
Poe Springs Park
Canoe Outpost High Springs
Florida Museum of Natural History
Dollar General
Dollar General
DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant
O Sole Mio Cucina Italiana
Conestogas Restaurant
Nature Coast State Trail
Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens
Goethe State Forest
Dakotah Vineyards & Winery
Devil's Den
North Star Acres
Bronson Speedway
Blue Springs Park
Suwannee Guide & Outfitters
Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Nearest Beach
99 Miles
Crescent Beach/St. Augustine
Car: necessary

Our vacation rental is a cottage on a 20 acre family farm. We are located in the heart of north central Florida, near the Nature Coast Trail. We are close to several springs, the Suwannee River, and riding and biking trails. We are only 5 miles west of the Easton Newberry Archery Center and Canterbury Equestrian Showplace. We are 20 miles west of the University of Florida and provide a quiet place to stay when attending UF football games.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Trenton, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £41 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. A deposit of 50% of total amount due when making reservation; remaining 50% due 7 days prior to check-in. Any reservations made within 7 days of check-in require payment in full upon reservation. Cancellations allowed up to 14 days prior to arrival with full refund. Cancellations within 14 days of arrival forfeit deposit. Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Trenton, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • Full-size sleeper sofa in alcove.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am. If needed, we may be able to accommodate an earlier check-in time.

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