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1 block to Shands, VA Hosp, 2 blocks to UF and Vet School; near downtown Gville

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Downstairs spacious 1 bedroom with all amenities; 575 square feet, decal parking

GREETINGS: Thank you for viewing our site. If you are seeking accommodations for a visit to Shands Hospital, a football game, UF graduation or a special event, this is a perfect place for you and your family or friend. There is lots to do in this area from sports, nature attractions, theater and arts to name a few. This condo is part of a condo community with residents primarily comprised of medical, dental, veterinary, nursing students and other professionals working at UF and Shands. The condo is one block from Shands Hospital, across the street from the VA Hospital, two blocks to UF Campus and College of Veterinary Medicine. It is on a bus line to downtown and other parts of Gainesville. If you are visiting someone in Shands, attending a function at UF, going to a Gator game, or contacting a business colleague in Gainesville, this is a great place to stay for a weekend, week or month.

ACCOMMODATIONS. This is a spacious 575 sf condo with a large bedroom; walk-in closet, queen luxury bed, chest of drawers with matching headboard, ceiling fan, bedside table, bed linens provided. The bedroom is furnished to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. There is one bathroom, tiled with tub/shower, a grab bar for safety and towels furnished. The kitchen is furnished with large refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, coffee post, blender, electric can opener, all dishes and cooking utensils, a table and 4 chairs -- everything you need to parpare a meal or warm it up in the microwave. The living room has a large comfortable sofa which can be used for sleeping, a matching love seat, 50 inch flat screen TV, cable, internet and wireless -- everything you need to relax or work on your laptop. A large picture window gives you a view of parkway/green space. The condo sleeps two comfortably the bedroom and another on the sofa.

PREMISES: There are two pools with spacious decks and sun bathing chairs. Further there are two laundry facilities with large washers and dryers. There is night lighting in hallways and on grounds. Parking is for residents and guests only. A parking pass is provided to condo guests.

OWNER OPATED: Owner lives near by and can be reached if needed. Manager is also available if needed.

PARKING, BUSLINES, THINGS TO DO IN GAINESVILLE: Parking is monitored for guests and residents only. Bus line to locations downtown and shopping malls. Restaurants nearby on Archer Road, Newberry Road, and shopping malls. Easily accessible from US 75 and Highway 441. A guide to restaurants and things to do in Gainesville will be mailed upon receipt of reservation. You can always call the owner with specific questions.

More Details

Elizabeth Bolton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2017

About Elizabeth Bolton

As a husband and wife team, we (Jim Post and Elizabeth Bolton), have owned and managed residential rental properties for about 30 years. Vacation rentals are a relatively new endeavor and we find that it is exciting to accommodate short term visitors with different needs and requirements. Jim is originally from New Jersey and grew up in Miami before pursuing a career in electrical engineering. His work took him to many places before coming to Gainesville. As a native Floridian and a recently retired UF professor, I believe Gainesville is absolutely the best place in Florida to live, learn and enjoy life. The community is vibrant and the student population keeps us young at heart. And when you need them, the medical facilities are without equal. We strive to meet the needs of our rental residents both short and long term. Our goal is to provide you with lodging that will make your stay comfortable and satisfying so that when you return to the area you will want to stay with us. Our philosophy is that we will only rent to you a place we would personally live in.

Elizabeth Bolton purchased this condo in 2006

Why Elizabeth Bolton chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

This property is the epitome of location preference for visitors desiring walking proximity to UF, Shands, Vet School and VA. These condos are perfect for Shands visitors, football and graduation weekends, conference participants, visiting scholars, students and parents who are looking for home style comforts with superb accommodations. Our condos are on first floor to allow easy access. The Summit House Condos have been a landmark in Gainesville for decades and are solidly built on the high ground in this part of Gainesville, hence the name Summit House.

What makes this condo unique

In the heart of beautiful Central Florida, close to downtown Gainesville, major highways - US 75 and 441, UF and Santa Fe College, museums, live theatre, restaurants, wildlife preserves and natural resource areas. There is something interesting, educational, entertaining for every season here in North Central Florida and Gainesville has a major share of the attractions for every season.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , tiled floor/shower walls; light over bathroom sink; vent fan
  • Tile floor, wood vanity with white porcelain sink, storage closet, wood shelves over toilet, overhead lights, ceiling ventilation fan, tub with grab bar, shower curtain with liner, towels with matching hand towels, wash cloth and floor mat. Cleaning supplies under sink. Closet with towels and laundry basket on floor. Lots of room for bathroom storage of personal items.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Large room, full windows and drapes with a view to green space and trees; entrance to bathroom, carpeted, queen luxury mattress - pillow top with firm mattress, bed linens with four pillows and matching comforter and extra cotton blanket, 6 drawer dresser with mirror, matching headboard for bed, ceiling fan, bedside table lamp, large closet with shelves and louvered door. Lots of space for personal belongings. Cable hookup for bedroom TV (guest must furnish). Allows privacy from living room.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Call owner for information regarding special needs, interests, and accommodations. (352) 284 3873. Longer stays are eligible for lower rates.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

1 block to Shands, VA Hosp, 2 blocks to UF and Vet School; near downtown Gville
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Very impressed with property

  • 5 of 5

Easy access and very nice place to stay. would stay again

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I had the opportunity of staying at this condo for 10 weeks while working as a traveling physical therapist in Gainesville. The condo is conveniently located within walking distance to Shands and also very close to the VA. Elizabeth has taken very good care of this property, and is readily available to assist with any problems that may arise. I returned from work on a Friday evening one day to find the AC was out due to a storm that had hit the day before, and Elizabeth was able to have it back on and running within just a few hours. She also made the effort to bring me an additional parking pass when a friend came to visit. This condo is also very conveniently located right next door to the laundry facilities, minimizing the hassle. Overall I had a wonderful visit to Gainesville and I would highly recommend this condo, whether for a weekend or an extended stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basic but very useful and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Apartment itself was very basic, imaging a one bedroom Holiday Inn Suite with a separate kitchen. It was very well appointed in the kitchen with everything needed for 4 people if you wanted, although very small for 4 (if blow up put in living room). Very clean but VERY noisy heating / air conditioning unit. Complex quiet but heard every step of the people above. The one block to Shands Hospital and the southern tip of the University made it very convenient and location may it easy to get to most other Gainesville locations. Still would not pay any more than the asking rate.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, thank you for letting me know about the noisy heater unit. Had I known while you were there I would have taken care of it immediately. About the upstairs tenant, I believe she is new and perhaps a knock on the door with a suggestion to walk softly would have helped. Again, I would have done this had I known. I was unaware that you were having 4 people as only you and your husband came to see the apartment before you rented it in December. I have a two bedroom condo in the same complex that would have been perfect for two people and about twice the size of the one you rented. As you know January and February are very busy months and I had reservations already made and could not accommodate your request to stay for an extra month. I hope you found something that was suitable. Thank you for staying in my condo and I appreciate your suggestion about the heater and the upstairs tenant. I will strive to remedy both of these situations before the next guest arrives. Guest comments are always welcome and helpful.
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Niles, Michigan

Excellent accommodations in Gainesville, FL

  • 4 of 5

We had a difficult time locating the apt in the dark. The building is not well lit or marked.

Inside the accommodations were lovely and in good condition. Sheets were on sideways when we arrived, but that was easy to change.

The apt was well located for our medical needs at Shands. Price was not affordable on "game weekend". Would like to see a "deal" for full week plus game weekend.

Thank you for great accommodations

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisa D

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for my husband and I to stay when we were visiting our daughter at UF. We even made a home cooked meal for her in the well equipped kitchen and table that seated four people. The condo was nice, clean and very homey. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa for your comments and for being a wonderful guest. I really appreciate your consideration in leaving the condo clean and tidy. I do hope you return. Elizabeth Bolton
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Portland OR

Great place for returning Gators!🐊

  • 5 of 5

A pair of ole 'Gators enjoyed this very well located & maintained condo. Literally. 2 blocks from campus, we were able to enjoy the 1.6 mile stroll to the stadium on game day, soaking up the atmosphere and that special ambiance without any hassles of parking, etc. definitely want to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a wonderful guest. We hope you will come again and bring your family. This condo is big enough to accommodate a family. Hope you trip home was uneventful.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown is an entertainment area
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Westside on Newberry Road
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak in Waldo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Gill on 13th Street
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Cedar Key or fresh water springs nearby
Car: recommended

The condo is centrally located close to downtown and the University of Florida. US 75 is about 3 miles and easily accessible for trips to central and south Florida for day trips or weekends. Try and visit the butterfly garden and the museum of natural history on the UF Campus for some really unusual displays that are unique in this part of the South. The cold water springs are a natural wonder and these are found in this part of Florida in abundance. Be sure to visit as many as you can as all are different. Once you swim in one of these you will never forget it. Also try tubing down the Itchetucknee River that separates Suwannee and Columbia County. The temperature will guarantee deep blood circulation for several hours after you get out. Do this only in summer months!! There is so much to see and do in this part of the state that gives a flavor of north Florida which is so different from the central and southern part of the state. Do drive around and get a view of the many heritage oaks that are native to our area. Everyone loves them and even the developers strive to protect them. Go see the alligators in the Paynes Prairie preserve. These guys are for real and they are huge. Don't worry, you can't feed them and they are fenced off but the habitat is all natural and exciting to see. Then you will know why the UF team is the Florida Gators!!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Gainesville, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
UF vs N Co
8 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
UF vs Tenn.
15 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
UF vs Vanderbilt
29 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
6 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
UF vs. Texas A&M
13 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
26 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
UF vs Blazers
17 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £78.23
Property Damage Protection £46.16

RATES: A two day minimum stay is required but the longer you stay the less you pay. The standard rate is $125 per night and $500 for football weekends, graduation, and other high profile events. Rates are $605 weekly, $1665 monthly and includes all taxes. ONLINE PRICING QUOTES THAT INCLUDE SPECIAL EVENT WEEKENDS WILL BE ADJUSTED FOR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY STAYS. PLEASE CALL OWNER IF YOUR QUOTE FOR STAYS LONGER THAN A WEEKEND DOES NOT REFLECT THESE PRICES. Additional property protection insurance is available and is encouraged if children are part of your party. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with full payment. Cancelled reservations will not be refunded unless the property is rented for time cancelled in which case 50% will be refunded. Extra guests over three will require an additional fee of $25 per night per guest. If you are calling in your reservation, payments can be made through PayPal or credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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