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Walk to downtown Gainesville- gorgeous 2 bedroom house with backyard

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath house has a gorgeous kitchen, dining, and living room.

Great for families and very peaceful surroundings.

Visiting Gainesville for UF sports, graduation, Shands, or sightseeing? We have the perfect place for you. Come back and relax after your event- or watch your event from the flat-screen TVs in the living room and bedroom. The house is newly renovated as of the summer of 2012 (it's 1250 SF heated/ cooled).

You can walk to downtown bars and restaurants. The historic Thomas Center is just 3 short blocks away. We are also just a 10 minutes drive from La Chua Trail (a Florida State Park) where you are guaranteed to see 1 to 100 alligators.

We are also just 2 miles from UF campus, the Swamp, and the O'Connell Center.

The owners live next door to the house, and can be easily reached via phone and e-mail.

One bedroom has a king bed and the other bedroom has a queen bed- perfect for families or for friends sharing a home.

The backyard is fenced in and maintained by the owners, and connects to the backyard of the owners (the backyard is meticulously maintained with beautiful seasonal flowers and greenery).

*Please note that football weekends, Gator Nationals, and Graduation weekends are considered special event weekends (up to 3 nights, or early check-in/ late-check out for a Friday arrival and Sunday departure).

More Details

Owner
Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 January, 2017

About Susannah Peddie

Brian and Susannah are both Florida natives. They have lived in Gainesville since 2002 and know the area quite well. Susannah is an avid nature photographer and full-time manager of her 19 short-term rental properties in Gainesville.

Susannah Peddie purchased this house in 2008

Why Susannah Peddie chose Gainesville

Downtown living is fantastic! We love being able to talk to all of the local, delicious restaurants.

What makes this house unique

We share a backyard with the house and it is perfectly manicured.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Duckpond in Gainesville

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • One full bathroom has a shower, and the other full bathroom has a claw-foot bathtub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The home has 2 bedrooms (one king bed and one queen bed). Owners can provide blow-up mattress as well.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Walk to downtown Gainesville- gorgeous 2 bedroom house with backyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Hands Down Best in Gainesville

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival you can immediately relax. My parents came for the Holidays and it felt just like home to them. Everything is provided that you could possibly need. The outdoor cabana was one of our favorite hang outs. Lots of sunshine and relaxation! The home is immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. There are restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores within walking distance. The Thomas Center, a couple blocks away is a wonderful park setting and green space. Gainesville's newest Depot Park is within walking distance and close to downtown Gainesville,

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, beautifully maintained!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great, traditional-style, Gainesville house with lots of great features. The backyard is awesome, and is set up to easily enjoy your stay. The house is only a short walk to downtown restaurants (we had great meals at Emiliano's and Dragon Lily, and very good pizza at Big Lou's). If you are looking for something different besides a small hotel room for a football weekend, this is the place to go.

The owner was incredibly responsive, and made sure we enjoyed all of the amenities.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home! Spent a few days with our daughter for family weekend at UF. Beautifully decorated historic home. We will definitely consider for future visits.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An Exquisite home in a delightful historic location of Gainesville

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could have stayed longer. It is a wonderful 2 bed/2bath cottage within walkable distance of downtown restaurants and shops. All amenities within the house are available with period furniture and tasteful accouterments. The owners are very accommodating and communicate well. I will return and highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Overwhelmingly charming.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, oozing with character. Quiet neighborhood. Owner is very responsive to any need.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat Place

  • 5 of 5

Great house and property in a nice neighborhood! Very responsive to requests. I would definitely recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gainesville Airport (GNV)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
All of downtown Gainesville
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Tons in downtown Gainesville
Car: recommended

The house is in a central location for downtown, the University, the hospitals, and nature attractions (La Chua Trail, Hawthorne Trail, Paynes Prairie).

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Graduation
28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£969
for 2 nights
From
£444
 
 
UF v N CO Bears
8 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,058
 
 
UF v Tenn
15 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,058
 
 
UF v Vandy
29 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,058
 
 
UF v LSU
6 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,058
 
 
UF v Aggies
13 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,058
 
 
FEST
26 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,146
 
 
UF v Blazers
17 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,058
 
 
UF v FSU
24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,058
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£480
for 2 nights
From
£200
From
£267
Fri,Sat
£969
£2,568
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until property is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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