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Enjoy your Own Guest House on 5 Acres - Just 2 miles from UF Stadium

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 3 Sofa-Sleepers, Deck, BBQ Grill, Wi-Fi, Sleeps up to 8

* Designed w/emphasis on Common Area

* 2 Small Bedrooms Only, with Double & Twins Beds Respectively

* Spiral Staircase may Not Be Suitable for Some (Young Children & Older Individuals)

* Ceiling Height in Kitchen and Bedrooms Not the Standard 8 Feet

* Shower very Small

This 1300 sq ft guest house is on five wooded acres, just over two miles from the University of Florida Football Stadium. Highlighted by a 40 foot pond in the front, and featuring great room with 14 foot high ceiling, skylights, a balcony seating area that overlooks this room, and a 500 sq. foot deck... and of course, central air conditioning / heat , and cable wi-fi and two flat screen televisions. 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. 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 Double 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 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 on the couches or around the dinning table.

PLEASE NOTE:

Built with an emphasis on the common area, which is very, very large, the bedrooms, 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. 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

Owner
Steven Shafer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

About Steven Shafer

We moved to Gainesville from Fort Lauderdale 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, and which we continue to operate to this day.

Steven Shafer purchased this house in 1999

Why Steven Shafer chose Gainesville

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

Like spending your day in a park.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gainesville in Alachua County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Enjoy your Own Guest House on 5 Acres - Just 2 miles from UF Stadium
average rating of 4.742424 based on 66 reviews
5

beautiful quiet, wooded lot 2 miles north of uf!!

  • 5 of 5

Description of house is spot on. Immaculate, clean,fresh , new house feel!! We loved cooking in awesome kitchen then eating out on the back deck for breakfast and sunset dinners!! Awesome property Steve -thank you for all your attention to detail. We will be back soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice guest house on a great property

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property in a great location. Not far from the university. The home is adorable but has its quirks. Small bedrooms - only a full size and a twin are in rooms, other beds are in pullout sofas in the common areas. That worked just fine for us. Nice sized kitchen is great for a longer stay. Bathroom is OK but has a tiny shower (about 30" x 30"). I would definitely stay here again, hopefully longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

House was clean, plenty of space. It made our trip incredible! Would stay here again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, peaceful, close to everything... simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay while visiting our daughter who attends UF. This 2 story guest house was squeaky clean, beds were comfortable, and Steve (the host) was quick to respond to all messages. But best of all is every window in this guest house has a terrific view of nature! It is surrounded by beautiful trees and a pond 360 degrees and lots of natural light enters this home through its various sunlight windows. We hope to stay here every time we visit our daughter at UF! It was remarkable! And Steve... thanks for the complimentary Hershey's chocolates ... nice touch!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in a quiet setting just minutes from downtown.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

The house is as seen in pictures, very comfortable and in a nice environment.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gainesville, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
UAB Blazers
18 Nov 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£286
 
 
Florida State Seminoles
25 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
£286
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£226
for 2 nights
From
£101
From
£121
Fri,Sat
£2,401
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £22.7 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £44.64
Tax Rate 6.5%

CHECK IN TIME: 4 PM
CHECK OUT TIME: 11 AM

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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