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BUDGET: quiet one Bedroom apt, private patio, greenspace, close to UF & downtown

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

This is a 525 SF ground level apartment with a 200 SF private patio; very quiet

GREETINGS: Thank you for viewing our apartment. 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 property is great for a person or couple needing quiet and privacy with all the amenities and convenient access to the major attractions in Gainesville. It is 1.5 miles to UF and Shands Hospital and about 1 mile to downtown Gainesville for restaurants and entertainment. There is a maximum of privacy and quiet not typically found in apartments. Neighbors are stable and some have lived here for over 35 years. This is not a party area and noise outside your own environment is rare. The landlords own and operate the property and are easily accessible by phone and email. If you need quiet, access, and privacy at a very reasonable price, this is a great place.

This apartment is 550 sf with an additional 200 sf private patio adjacent to the living room with a sliding glass door to give a good view of the large oak tree at your back door. The lawn is spacious and the grounds are generous and green with well maintained flower beds. You will have plenty of space to give you a feeling of privacy and nature. The bedroom has a queen bed with a luxury firm mattress, dresser, .bedside table with a lamp and a full length mirror for a critical look at your ensemble. A sliding door covers the large walk in closet with plenty of storage and hanging capacity. The window in the bedroom has vertical blinds to allow plenty of light or make total darkness. The living room, like the bedroom, is carpeted and has plenty of light from windows and patio door. Both the bedroom and the living room have ceiling fans which keep the air circulating in summer and winter to give maximum comfort. The bathroom has a tub/shower with tile walls and floor, mirrors surround the vanity and there is plenty of storage for cosmetics and towels. The kitchen has an 18 CF refrigerator, an electric stove with a vent hood to keep cooking odors out of the living area. A microwave and toaster oven are furnished. Lots of cabinet space. The heat is central and the air conditioner is a large wall unit (not a window AC). Landlords take care of grounds, pest control and provide all utilities plus TV, internet (WiFi). If you need a place to study, relax, write the great American novel, or think deep thoughts and get to know yourself, this is the place for you. No wild parties because party animals don't live here. Go to conferences at UF or Santa Fe; go to downtown Gainesville for a play or a meal at a great restaurant -- lots to do and see in Gainesville and this is a great place to come home to after a busy day.

PREMISES: This apartment is a downstairs unit in a quadraplex located in a rental residential section of the city. It is approximately 1.5 miles from downtown Gainesville and UF. Centrally located with lots of green space and trees is the best way to describe this property. There are four buildings located on a big city lot with trees and lots of green lawn space and large azaleas around each building.

OWNER OPERATED: Owner lives near by and can be reached with a phone call. (352) 2284 3873.

PARKING, BUSLINES, THINGS TO DO IN GAINESVILLE: 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. There is a lot to see and do in this area -- just about anything except snow related.

More Details

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

About Elizabeth Bolton

We are Jim Post and Elizabeth Bolton and we have owned this property and others in the neighborhood for about 30 years. It is in just the last two years since Elizabeth retired that we decided to furnish some of our rentals for visitors looking for short term accommodations. Jim is a retired electrical engineer and Elizabeth is a retired University of Florida professor and together we provide stability and competence that makes a good landlord team with hands on management of every operation. Jim and Elizabeth are long time Gainesville residents and we love to meet visitors coming to Gainesville for study, health care or football. Gainesville has it all and we love providing lodging for you while you enjoy it. 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. 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.

Why Elizabeth Bolton chose Gainesville

Location -- near UF and downtown; pricing is affordable and competitive; very clean; the green space is what makes this property inviting. Landlords own and manage the property. This property was built in the mid 1970's in a quiet neighborhood away from noise and traffic but near the major attractions in the area. It is a satisfying property to work on and to own because the neighborhood and the neighbors are great. Most of all we have kept the trees and large azaleas that make it beautiful all year.

What makes this apartment unique

These apartments are centrally located to be near the University of Florida and downtown Gainesville. It is a quiet area with spacious lawns on all four sides and blooming azaleas in the spring. Tall pines and a park like setting is what makes this property different from other rental properties in Gainesville. Travelers will enjoy the quiet of the neighborhood and the proximity to UF, Shands and restaurants in downtown Gainesville. Most of all travelers can feel safe and secure.

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. Further you can call the landlord directly and we will strive to respond to your request at soon as possible. Our rental interests are limited to select properties and we strive to give personal attention to the property and the guests when requested.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Gateway Park in Gainesville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is complete with a tub shower, storage area and vanity under the sink. It is tile with a grab bar for safety. The over head fan keeps moisture to a minimum after hot showers.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom is about 225 Sq feet, carpeted, with windows that let in lots of light which can be covered with the vertical blinds. There is a queen bed,dresser and bedside tables and lamps. The bed is firm and the room is quiet with no overhead noise.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

BUDGET: quiet one Bedroom apt, private patio, greenspace, close to UF & downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to use as a base for visiting family and found this apartment to be just right. It was clean, contained everything we would need, and we enjoyed the patio for days we stayed at home. The apartment is in an older part of the city, but we felt safe at all times even when coming back late at night. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet comfort in a mid-town neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was clean, quiet, well-appointed and in a quiet neighborhood close to the University of Florida. My husband and I spent Thanksgiving week there, and much appreciated the easy access and light traffic in the area. The listing description is accurate, and Elizabeth is an attentive and responsive property manager who contacted us to make sure we found everything as promised. Why pay more, fight traffic and noise, and stay in a chain hotel when you can relax in the comfort of a private setting? Do you love great food? Don't miss nearby "UpperCrust Productions" french bakery at NW 16th Blvd and NW 43rd St, and "Civilization" at 1511 NW 2nd St!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be happier about my time spent at this place. Elizabeth was very welcoming and accommodating. Neighborhood was nice and quiet and it was a quick drive to wherever you need

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a Post-Op Patient

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth's property is just what we needed for a short-term stay. I am the caregiver to my sister who was a patient at Shands. We needed a short-term rental for me while she was in the hospital, and for the both of us once she was released (she needed 4-6 weeks of onsite therapy following her procedure). The apartment was well-stocked and in a quiet section of Gainesville. While it may appear to be far from the hospital, it never took more than 10-15 minutes to get there. It is small - but we needed something easy for my sister to navigate once she was released. The tub included a handle bar to help keep her steady while bathing. Elizabeth provided us with a blow-up mattress for me to use once the both of us were there together. Thanks Elizabeth!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this cozy apartment. It is beautifully furnished, clean, and close to everything we wanted. The quiet neighborhood was easily accessible from main streets and felt very safe. We took walks every evening and explored all the surrounding neighborhoods. We loved relaxing on the patio, as well.

The kitchen was well furnished. I was surprised at the quality of cookware. The cabinets are a little high for me, but the owner brought a stepstool that enabled me to reach all the shelves. She was very helpful and eager to please. She responded quickly to all our requests.

The bed was very comfortable. Not too soft. In fact, the best bed away from home that I have experienced.

We will rent this place for any future visits to Gainesville.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay in Gainesville

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice, clean and with all the basics you may need.

It looks exactely like the pictures, we had no surprises (except maybe for the bed : you better like it soft)

We stayed there for 2 months and had a wonderful time, encoutered no problem whatsoever, and greately enjoyed the evenings on the patio.

It is a nice family neighborhood, a short bike ride from UF and very close (walking distance) to a supermarket.

The owner was very helpful and accomodating with our changing arrival and departure time, and she went out of her way to provide everything we needed .

I definitely recommand the condo!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown is an entertainment area
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ironwood Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 441 (NW 6th Street); 1 mile; I75 4 miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Downtown Gailesville or Archer Road
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cedar Key or fresh water springs nearby
Car: necessary

Gainesville is a college town with attractions for every age; there is always lots to do and see either in the sports arena or local theater. Downtown Gainesville is the entertainment center with bars, restaurants and the Hippodrome theater and a large library with many volumes and films for check out. Shopping opportunities include Oaks Mall and Thornbrooke Center. The University of Florida campus has the Harn Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History with exhibits from many major collections. North Florida is noted for its many natural springs which are guaranteed to cool you down after a dip.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Gateway Park, Florida North Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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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
1 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
UF vs N Co Bears
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
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
UF vs Blazers
17 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £78.23 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £78.23
Property Damage Protection £46.16
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please call me and tell me your lodging needs. Rates are subject to change. I am not able to give a refund for a cancelled reservation unless another booking takes the place of the cancelled reservation. Pets are not allowed without an additional daily fee which will be included in the rental rate. Pet insurance is required. Please call for this information.If you reservation of one week or more includes a special event weekend such as graduation or a football weekend, an adjustment in the price will be made to reflect the longer stay that includes the special event weekend at the standard regular price. Please call the owner to request a corrected quote based on the total length of stay. If you are planning a visit longer than one month, I will accept partial payment and the timing is payments is negotiated in advance. Again, please call me.
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 cancellation is 60 days prior to the stay. Extra guests over two 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. VRBO includes a service fee that is added onto the price.
All guests with small children are required to book the damage insurance.
If your stay overlaps a special event weekend, it can be adjusted to a reflect the longer stay that includes the special event weekend with the extra cost. Please call owner to request an adjustment in rates.

For longer stays, a discount is available. Please leave your pets at home. We hope you enjoy your stay if it is with us. Additional information such as WiFi name and password and things to do in Gainesville will be sent when your reservation is made. Please call with any ques

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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