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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

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.

Elizabeth Bolton purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Elizabeth Bolton chose Gateway Park

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:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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


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BUDGET: quiet one Bedroom apt, private patio, greenspace, close to UF & downtown
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
Ontario, Canada

Great location for all your need

  • 4 of 5

The one bedroom apt was perfect for my dog and i.was clean, had everything you need. We stay there for 3 1/2 months Quiet safe and friendly area, walking distance to restaurant, groceries ect. Gainesville his very bicycle friendly.

I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friend

Elizabeth and Jim leave nearby and always there to help

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect option for those on a budget

  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect for one to two people. It is compact but clean and has everything you need for a short stay in Gainesville. Not too close to the noisy college students but just a short drive from campus, the stadium, and the restaurants downtown. The outdoor space was perfect for breakfast or a morning coffee and the neighbors are lovely. Elizabeth was a dream to deal with: very responsive and accommodating. I would definitely book with her again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mallory, thank you for your kind works. Guests like you make being a vacation rental owner a pleasure. And the apartment was in great shape -- my cleaning person thanks you as well. Please come again. Elizabeth.
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Place was available and ready as reserved.

  • 4 of 5

Place is in quiet area and accessible to almost everything. Good for people traveling with pets. Ms Elizabeth is very nice and readily available for concerns.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 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: 04-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 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: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • 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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 May 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
UF vs Charleston Southern
31 Aug 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
UF vs Kentucky
7 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
UF vs Colorado State
14 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
5 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
26 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
UF vs Missouri
2 Nov 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
UF vs S. Carolina
9 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
UF vs Idaho
16 Nov 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall and Winter
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £148.9
Pet Fee £372.25 + Tax
cleaning £55.84 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £43.93

1. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed and full payment is made.
2. Refunds will be given if another booking takes the place of the cancelled reservation.
3. Pets require advance notice and approval.
An additional fee is required for a pet and this is negotiated with owner.
Pet insurance or proof of home owners insurance is required. Please call for this information.
4. Special Events Pricing Corrected Quote. 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 at the standard rate. Please call the owner to request a corrected quote.
5. Extended Stays. If you are planning a visit longer than one month, partial payment and the timing of payments must be negotiated in advance.
6. All guests with children are required to book the property damage protection insurance.
7. Cancelled reservations will not be refunded unless the cancellation is 60 days prior to the stay.
8. Extra guests over two will require an additional fee of $25 per night per guest.

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.
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