|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
GREETINGS: Thank you for viewing our site. 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 condo is part of 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. If you are visiting someone in Shands, attending a function at UF, going to a Gator game, or contacting a business colleague in Gainesville, this is a great place to stay for a weekend, week or month.
ACCOMMODATIONS. This is a spacious 575 sf condo with a large bedroom; walk-in closet, queen luxury bed, chest of drawers with matching headboard, ceiling fan, bedside table, bed linens provided. The bedroom is furnished to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. There is one bathroom, tiled with tub/shower, a grab bar for safety and towels furnished. The kitchen is furnished with large refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, coffee post, blender, electric can opener, all dishes and cooking utensils, a table and 4 chairs -- everything you need to prepare a meal or warm it up in the microwave. The living room has a large comfortable sofa which can be used for sleeping, a matching love seat, 50 inch flat screen TV, cable, internet and wireless -- everything you need to relax or work on your laptop. A large picture window gives you a view of parkway/green space. The condo sleeps two comfortably the bedroom and another on the sofa.
PREMISES: There are two pools 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 is for residents and guests only. A parking pass is provided to condo guests.
OWNER OPERATED: Owner lives nearby and can be reached if needed.
My husband, Jim Post, and I own and manage this property. We have just recently started converting our rental condos into furnished units. It has been an interesting and rewarding experience and we have followed our long term rental philosophy: we would not rent a property that we personally would not live in. You can be sure you will get a clean and attractive unit that meets our standards and yours too.
Elizabeth Bolton purchased this condo in 2006
The proximity of this condo to the major attractions in Gainesville such as the Hippodrome, down town entertainment and restaurants, Gainesville Historic District and most of all UF and Shands make this condo an ideal place to stay while you are away from home.
Location is the unique aspect of this property. And it comes with many amenities not found in many locations so close to Shands and UF.
Good size unit for 2 people. Perfectly adequate, fully stocked kitchen. Older unit so don't expect shiny and new. Clean and crisp bedding and towels.
Manager/Owner a sweetheart and very helpful. Plenty of parking. Comfy sofa/lg chair and large screen T.V.
BRING nite-lite for bathroom so that light/fan combo do not turn on and disturb: bed very close to bathroom door. I always bring night-lite as a rule when I travel. Remember to take with when you go.
There is a pool across the street from the unit, relatively close. Pool itself in good shape. Pool deck needs care, repair and paint, and more chairs. Again, as a rule, when traveling by car, I bring beach lounge chairs.
I was very appreciative of the paper towels, plates, and plastic cutlery, dishwasher soap, etc., stocked in the kitchen. And the extra T-paper and multi-colored face cloths in the bath. Thank you, Elizabeth!
We booked this condo for February 2016. It is well maintained and appointed, and the owner was helpful, providing tips for getting there and getting things done. We happened to visit when the city's Medieval Faire was ongoing, which was great. The area is congested and busy with the hospital nearby, but we found it pretty easy to get around and did some exploring in all directions. We particularly liked Micanopy (short hop) and Cedar Key, (over on the Gulf). While not a traditional "vacation condo," we were satisfied with the location, since we used it as a base to get to know the lively college town of Gainesville.
The local tourist development office has a great dean of information about attractions and locations that will be of interest to any visitor. Gainesville and North Florida has everything you might want in a location except snow and ice.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£80|
|Property Damage Protection||£47|
RATES: A two day minimum stay is required but the longer you stay the less you pay. The standard rate is $125 per night, $600 per week, and $1500 per month. A tax of 11% is added to each reservation, plus a VRBO Service fee, cleaning fee $50. The weekend rate is $600 for football weekends, graduation, and other high profile events. 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 not be refunded unless the property is rented for time cancelled in which case 50% will be refunded. Please book through VRBO so that your reservation is protected. We will give you a discount for longer stays and hold your reservation with a check or money order in order to avoid a credit card fee. 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.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.