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Walk to downtown Gainesville- gorgeous 2 bedroom house with backyard

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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

Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
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.


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

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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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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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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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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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
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gainesville Airport (GNV)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
All of downtown Gainesville
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
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).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £81
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until property is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Duckpond in Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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

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