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Enjoy your Own Guest House on 5 Acres - Just 2 miles from U.F. Stadium

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 3 sofa-sleepers, Deck, bbq grill, Wi-Fi, sleeps up to 8

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This just one year old 1300 sq ft guest house is on 5 wooded acres, just over two miles from the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. It'is highlighted by a 40 foot pond in the front, and features a great room with 14 foot high ceiling, skylights, a balcony seating area that overlooks this room, and just outside the siding glass doors, a 500 sq. foot deck, and of course central air conditioning / heat , and cable wi-fi and television. If you enjoy space and light, this is the perfect setting for you.

Completely furnished, there are three couches that double as pull out sleepers, a 48-inch flat screen TV downstairs, and a 32" TV upstairs, a dining table for 6, and of course, wi-fi. There's also a complete, modern kitchen with all new stainless steel appliances, with everything you'd need to prepare and serve a meal, either inside, or outside on the grill.. A spiral staircase leads to the upstairs seating area which overlooks the great room from a 30 foot wide balcony, and bedroom with a full size bed. A second bedroom with a twin bed is located downstairs, as is the laundry / bathroom.

Perfect for family reunions, or a weekend of football, when you're ready to get away from the crowd and just enjoy family and friends, this is can be your own private space, with plenty of room, where everyone can get together to enjoy the weather outside on the deck, or inside sitting around the dinning table.


Converted with an emphasis on the common area, which is very large, the bedrooms are on the other hand are very small. It should also be noted that until you become accustomed to them, spiral staircases can be tricky to navigate, so this setting may not be suitable for very active young children, who if careless could fall down the stairs. It should also be noted the despite the fact the the main area of the building has a 14 foot ceiling, the ceiling height of the other rooms is less than eight feet, which very tall individuals may find disconcerting. It should also be noted that the shower is very small.

More Details

Steven Shafer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Steven Shafer

We moved to Gainesville from south Florida in 1979 looking for a quieter community, to escape the craziness of South Florida. Soon after doing so, we started an alteration / tailoring business near UF which has since become a household name in Gainesville, called Ada's Clothes Repair which we continue to operate to this day.

Steven Shafer purchased this house in 1999

Why Steven Shafer chose Florida North Central Gulf Coast

This property is a bit of a paradox in the sense that it's over five wooded acres almost in the center of Gainesville. It's totally unexpected and most Gainesville residents don't even know it's here. When they do discover it, most individuals find the space exhilarating, Here you can enjoy the quiet of the country, with all the conveniences of being almost in the center town.

What makes this house unique

It's like living in a park.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gainesville in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
  • Sleeping accommodations possible for up to (8) because there are also (3) sofa / sleepers, (2) Queen and (1) Twin.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • Racquetball
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Enjoy the cool Fall and Winter evenings around a fire pit stocked with plenty of firewood.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Enjoy your Own Guest House on 5 Acres - Just 2 miles from U.F. Stadium
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews

A wonderful week in Gainsville

  • 4 of 5

Love the setting, nice, clean & Steven made us feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful property. The home is spacious, clean and within minutes of the campus and the new basketball arena. Go Gators!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The guest house is great! Beautiful, tranquil setting, lots of space for entertaining.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the back deck...peaceful, looking out on trees - an oasis!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to relax. Bedrooms very small.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. The guest house is located on a quiet, picturesque piece of property. It is a very convenient location. Most areas of Gainesville, including the university, and downtown, are just 5 - 10 minutes away by car. The guest house is modern, well outfitted (dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer etc.) and extremely clean. The owner Steve is a great guy, and easily reachable for any questions or needs. This is truly a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place. I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Nearest Airport
6.96 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Beef 'O' Brady's
Nearest Golf
5.64 Miles
Ironwood Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Flying Biscuit Cafe
Nearest Beach
75.2 Miles
Crescent Beach, FL
Car: necessary

Located just 2.35 from the University of Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and .7 of a mile from Westside Recreation Center on over 5 acres, the Guest House is in an ideal location for those who want access to outdoor activities, the University, or Downtown Gainesville.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gainesville, 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
Colorado Bears
8 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Tennessee Volunteers
15 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
Vanderbilt Commodores
29 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
LSU Tigers
6 Oct 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Texas A&M Aggies
13 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
UAB Blazers
17 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
Florida State Seminoles
24 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £24 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £47
Tax Rate 6.5%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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