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Centrally Located: 1 Block To Shands and VA, 2 blocks to UF Campus and Vet Med.

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Downstairs Spacious 2 Bedrooms With All Amenities; 800 Square Feet, Decal Parki

GREETINGS: Thank you for viewing our condo. 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 is 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS. This is a spacious condo with two large bedrooms; each includes walk-in closet, queen luxury bed, chest of drawers with matching headboard, ceiling fan, bedside table, bed linens provided; there is one bathroom, tiled with tub/shower grab bar, towels provided; fully furnished kitchen with large refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, all dishes and cooking utensils; table and 4 chairs; living room with large comfortable sofa, two reclining chairs, 55 inch flat screen TV, cable, internet, wireless; large picture window view of parkway/green space; sleeps four comfortably.

PREMISES: There are two pools on the premises 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 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.

More Details

Elizabeth Bolton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

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 Gainesville

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
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , cabinet over toilet, spacious sink cabinet;
  • Two grab bars; new tile tub surround; glass shelves; towel bars and rings for four; new sink with under cabinet storage; very clean; all linens and toilet tissue paper furnished; liquid bath soap; large mirror over sink ; lots of light, vent fan
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen luxury pillow top mattress; walk in closet, window
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , queen pillow top mattress; walk in closet; chest w/mirror
  • Large bedrooms, adjacent to bathroom, carpeted, brand new queen luxury pillow top mattresses, bed linens with two pillows for each bed; matching comforter and extra cotton blanket, 6 drawer dresser with mirror, matching headboard with dresser/mirror, ceiling fan with soft lights, bedside table lamp, large closet with shelves and lots of room for suit cases. Vertical blinds for lots of light
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The outstanding feature of this condo is its proximity to all things UF and Shands -- walking distance to all. The other outstanding feature is the accommodations for a very reasonable price. The landlords, Elizabeth and Jim, provide meticulously clean quarters and our goal is to make your stay in Gainesville comfortable and satisfying in term of accommodations. You can reach us by phone for information or clarification.


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Centrally Located: 1 Block To Shands and VA, 2 blocks to UF Campus and Vet Med.
average rating of 4.576923 based on 26 reviews

Very comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

This condo had all the amenities of home. The owners really thought of just about everything. The complex is quiet and just across the street from Shands hospitals and the VA hospital. Very close to campus and some beautiful walking trails.

If we needed to ask a question of the owners they were always accessible. We had a great time during our month long stay in Gainsville.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location, comfortable beds, clean house. Overall very pleased with the stay.

  • 5 of 5

If I was ever to return to the Gainesville area I will definitely try to stay at this location or any of Elizabeth’s other locations. Overall an excellent stay for what we are here for. It was directly across the street from our job site and conveniently located next to good eateries and stores.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bad Smell - Could not stay there!

  • 1 of 5

We had reserved this condo along with the other one directly across for a football weekend. We arrived shortly after check in time. Upon opening the doors, we encountered a really bad smell - similar to dead mice - but was likely just very musty carpet. The condo was in order, and as clean as it could be given the its condition - but the smell was awful. There was not enough ventilation in the world that would help it. Since we had reserved the condo directly across from it (from the same owner), we checked on that one. It did not have a smell, and was pretty much as advertised. The difference was that this one had carpet in the main room which is likely the source of the problem. We simply could not stay there, and we felt horrible as we had made the reservations for us and 6 of our friends (between the two condos). We contacted the owner to let her know. We have asked for our money back just for this one, even though we as a group could not stay at either one. We left immediately as the owner was going to try and re-list them. We elected to move to a hotel - spending even more money for the group, but had no choice. . Awaiting the owners decision. We believe we are being fair in asking for a refund on just the this one - we have spent over $2,000 for two condos that we could not use. I believe the problem could be remedied by investing $500 in new carpet. That would solve future listing issues.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry you were offended by the musty smell in the condo. I assure you it was clean as it could possibly be and I don't know how that happened unless my cleaning crew forgot to turn on the AC after cleaning. Please accept my apology for the inconvenience you experienced. I believe your perception could have changed had you turned on the AC and let it cool for a few minutes. In the future I will be mindful of this possibility and for that I am glad you told me. I would have been glad to refund all your money if I felt the problem could not be remedied but I did not have the opportunity to do that based on your response that you were leaving immediately. If you come back for another football game weekend, please contact me and I will give you a substantial discount to make up for your inconvenience during this visit.
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Great location, clean condo

  • 5 of 5

Great location and accommodations for a trip to Gainesville for a group football game Trip!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our stay. The property is a bit on the older side from outside but inside was nicely kept and up todate. The pool area could use some fixup but overall a good place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I totally agree that the pool area need some attention and you may recall that some of this was in process while you were there. These condos were built in the 70's and their age is beginning to show a bit but they are solid as the rock of Gibralter. They are called Summit House because they are at the high point in this part of Gainesville. When the hurricanes come and people get flooded they come up to Summit house. The condo association is in the process of making the exterior more appealing but it is a long and expensive process. I am so glad you liked the interior and thank you for your kind words.
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Neat and clean

  • 4 of 5

Although the exterior of the complex is extremely dated and in desperate need of TLC, the unit itself was very neat and clean. All things necessary to make your stay comfortable were provided. Location is great if you have anything to do at UF or hospital. Ms. Bolton was very kind and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are right -- the exterior is dated and the board of directors is working on that. We hope to have it painted, new carpets in the hallways and some other things as well. These buildings are not new but they are solid are the rock of Gibralter. They are named Summit House because they sit on the highest land in that area. When the hurricanes come and the neighbors are flooded, they come to high ground -- Summit House. Thank you for your comments about the interior and the host. Please come again and look for improvements!! Elizabeth
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
West Side Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US I 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Blue Gill
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Cedar Key
Car: necessary

The Museum of Natural History has a butterfly garden with thousands of beautiful and exotic butterflies from all over the world. Next door is the Harn Museum of Art with permanent and traveling exhibits to enlighten and amaze every taste. The Phillips Center for Performing Arts features orchestras, operas, dance, and many celebrity shows and performances. Downtown Gainesville has the famous Hippodrome Theater in a setting of restaurants and bars to please every appetite. Gainesville offers many interesting and exciting venues for the short time visitor or the long time resident. A walk on the University of Florida Campus is an educational opportunity to visit the multiple libraries, historic buildings and the Constance Theater featuring student productions that rival professional productions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.41
Additional Guest Fee £19.21 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance £45.33

RATES: A two day minimum stay is required but the longer you stay the less you pay. The standard rate is $150 per night and $ 700 for football weekends, graduation, and other high profile events. Rates are $700 weekly, $1800 monthly plus 11% tax, VRBO service fee. 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 especially if children are part of your party. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with full payment. Cancelled reservations will receive 100% refund if made 30 days in advance. Please book through VRBO so that your reservation is protected. We will give you a discount for longer stays. Extra guests over four will require an additional fee of $25 per night per guest. If you are calling in your reservation, payments can be made with PayPal or credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.