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Walk to Shands/ UF Health, VA, Vet School, and UF! $125/nt, $500/wk, $1600/ mo

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


About the property

1/1 Condo close to UF and Shands

If you want to stay within walking distance of Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, the Veterinarian School, and University of Florida campus, this is the place for you. No hassle, no parking headaches, and all the amenities you need for a short or long stay in Gainesville.

The longer your stay, the lower your daily rate (the nightly rate is $125/ night, but the weekly rate is $72/ night + taxes and the monthly rate is $50/ night + taxes). Football weekends, graduation weekends and other special event weekends are $250/ night + taxes.

We are also always happy to give suggestions for favorite restaurants, Gainesville activities, day-trips, etc... we strive to make sure that all of our guests have a 5-star experience. The owners are very involved in the community, so they keep up to date on Gainesville activities and happenings and pass along suggestions to their guests.

You have two fantastic restaurant areas just 5 minutes away. Downtown Gainesville is just a 5 minute drive away, and the Archer Road restaurants are just 5 minutes away as well. If you prefer to travel by bus, there is a bus stop just steps away from the apartment.

The apartment is on the 2nd floor and was newly remodeled in 2013 with all new furniture and electronics. You will be very comfortable. While the outside of the condo buildings have an outdated 70s look, the insides are newly renovated! And the location couldn't be better.

The apartment is fully furnished to accommodate 4 people. The bedroom has a queen bed with a very comfortable mattress. We have a blow-up mattress for additional guests.

On-site amenities include 2 pools and 2 laundry facilities. The apartment is 575 SF. We are also always available if you need suggestions for outings, restaurants, etc...

The owner is an avid nature photographer, so is very familiar with all of the great spots to see alligators, bison, horses, birds, flowers, beautiful Oak Hammocks... you name it! You can check the local HOME Magazine: Living in the Heart of Florida (their magazine can be read from the website) to see her write-ups on local nature spots.

More Details

Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Susannah Peddie

Susannah and Brian are both Florida natives (Brian is from Gainesville and Susannah is orginally from Lake Wales). Susannah is a mom and an avid nature photographer and loves to visit all of the beautiful parks and gardens in Gainesville (Paynes Prairie, Kanapaha Gardens, city parks, etc...). She also writes and furnishes pictures for a local nature column in each issue of HOME Magazine, a wonderful local Gainesville magazine. She loves to take nature walks. She also volunteers a lot for the community and serves on the boards of the University of Florida Performing Arts, Junior League of Gainesville, Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, and the Gainesville Community Foundation. Brian is in medical supply sales. He loves to fish, sail, and pretty much do anything water-related. They both love Gainesville very much.

Susannah Peddie purchased this condo in 2006

Why Susannah Peddie chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

We chose to buy in this particular location due to its convenience to Shands Hospital and downtown Gainesville.

What makes this condo unique

We have great personal connections with many local restaurants, the performing arts center, and the museums. Please let us know if you need recommendations for places to eat and things to do.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The full bath has a shower/ tub combo and all towels are included (including starter shampoo, soap, toilet paper).
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The bedroom has a queen sized bed (with linens included). Also, the closet has a blow-up queen mattress available with extra sheets and pillows.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
This property is perfect for anyone needing treatments at Shands (or has family members needing treatments), traveling nurses, visiting professors, parents of student, etc... it is comfortable and convenient.


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Walk to Shands/ UF Health, VA, Vet School, and UF! $125/nt, $500/wk, $1600/ mo
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Excellent service and well-maintained

  • 5 of 5

The owner was the most accommodating I've ever encountered! The condo was beautifully maintained, and we really appreciated having a full kitchen to use for our time there. Parking was readily available, and neighbors were all very friendly.

Thanks for a great experience, we'll definitely use your condo the next time we visit Gainesville!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, comfortable and nicely decorated!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this unit for two nights while attending an event in the Gainesville area. It is roomy, in convenient location to restaurants and bars and very-well furnished. It was an added bonus that the building is attached to a parking garage with specific spaces assigned for the condo -- we never had to worry about finding parking!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, the review is not for this property: The condo has plenty of open parking spaces on the property and each guests gets 2 guest passes and they are in a wonderful location (next to Shands, UF, the Vet school, the VA Hospital), but this condo does not have an attached garage or assigned parking and it is not downtown. Just didn't want anyone to get confused. Thanks so much!
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So grateful

  • 5 of 5

When my husband had a stroke while we were on vacation in Clearwater, Florida, he was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Our children came down from Minnesota for a short time and wanted to find long-term housing for me before they had to return home. They found this condo on VRBO and communicated by email with Susannah even though she was on vacation with her family out west. She enabled me to move in right away and promised to take care of my housing until my husband was released. And she kept her word, despite the fact that I had to move to another location for the last night of my stay. And it happened to be graduation weekend, one of the busiest times of the school year. She took that burden off my shoulders at a time when all I could concentrate on was my husband's health.

The condo was clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was supplied with all the basic necessities. A notebook on the counter held all the information needed to deal with parking, laundry, restaurants, etc.

I never met Susannah, but I will be eternally grateful to her for all she did for me when I was facing a family tragedy.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to work with families who have relatives staying at Shands. I am always so happy to be able to offer a convenient, clean and cozy place as guests need a respite when leaving the hospital for the night. I provide everything possible to make guests' stays the best that they can be. Always. I will always do the same for future guests. Thank you!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gainesville Airport (GNV)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
All of downtown Gainesville
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
All of downtown Gainesville and Blue Gil
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Cedar Key
Car: not necessary

This property is walking distance to Shands - UF Health, the VA Hospital, and the UF Veterinarian School. Also walking distance from the SE corner of UF Campus, close to the Hawthorne biking trail, and just 5 minutes from downtown Gainesville.


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
8 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
15 Sep 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
UF VS Vanderbilt
29 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
6 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
13 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.84

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.