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Private Cottage, Walk to Downtown & Uf Campus, Pet-Friendly

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Living Room with Sleeper (acts as second bedroom - can be closed off from house)


Last updated: 09/15/2014
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23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gainesville house description


**We also have a second vacation rental just one block west of the cottage. This home is a 3/2 and sleeps up to 8 people. If our calendar shows the cottage is booked for your dates, please check our other VRBO listing #331769.

Our eclectic, cozy cottage is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Gainesville. We are located just three blocks northwest of Main Street & University Avenue. Walk to downtown theatre, dining, bars & shopping! For the same price as a hotel room, you can have an entire house with a separate living room, reading nook, full kitchen, fenced yard and off-street parking! Central a/c, cable TV and hi-speed internet are also included.

About a mile from the University of Florida, you can stroll up University Avenue or hop on the bus and you’re on campus in minutes - no parking hassles! GO GATORS!

Plus, the cottage is only a short drive to many other Gainesville attractions including several well-known scuba diving sites, Paynes Prairie Nature Preserve, several fresh water springs for tubing, snorkeling or swimming, and much more!

Gator Game Weekends
Spring/Fall Arts Festivals
UF Preview/Commencement
Visiting Parents
Visiting Professors
Medical/Business Professionals
Visiting Alumni

Please note: The cottage is located in a very pedestrian friendly area, close to downtown nightlife. While it is generally quiet during the week, activity in the area does increase on weekends and especially event weekends.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 720 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Max. of 2 dogs. 50 lbs. Restrictions apply. Ask for details. Additional $100 deposit and $50 cleaning fee. Sorry, no cats or other pets....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No renters under the age of 25....moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Living room area can serve as private second bedroom....moreless

          • Living Room acts as second bedroom with doors that close it off from the rest of the house....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Publix grocery store is less than one mile North on Main Street....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Groceries can be provided upon request for additional fee...moreless

          • Dining:

            Small table for two and two bar stools....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            coffee maker...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Air Conditioning:


          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Fenced Yard, Two bicycles available free for your use (upon request), Short walk to downtown Gainesville...moreless


              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Bicycles


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Live Theater
              • Hunting
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Kayaking
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Walking
              • Bird Watching
              • Botanical Garden
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Swimming
              • Rafting


              Write a review 4.9
              from 23 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              UF vs. LSU
              Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2014
              2 night min stay

              flat fee
              UF vs. Missouri
              Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2014
              2 night min stay

              flat fee
              UF vs. S. Carolina
              Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2014
              2 night min stay

              flat fee
              UF vs. E. Kentucky
              Nov 21 - Nov 22, 2014
              2 night min stay

              flat fee
              Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $239 $259
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $139 $199
              Fri, Sat
              $645 $1,875
              Apr 29 - May 6, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $269 $289
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $119 $139
              Fri, Sat
              $585 $1,755
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • One-Time Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Tax Rate 11%


              $250 refundable damage deposit covers items not included in the property damage protection (PDP) policy. If preferred, guests may choose to pay a $500 refundable damage deposit in lieu of the $49 PDP.

              11% sales/tourism tax is required by law for rentals in Alachua County of less than 6 months.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 09/15/2014
              Check availability
              23 Available
              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              5 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Gainesville Regional Airport
              5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              The Top
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Top

              Car: Not Necessary

              University of Florida sporting events, Graduation, Innovation Hub, Visiting Parents or Professors, Gator Growl, Gatornationals, Spring and Fall Arts Festivals, Harn Museum, Florida Museum of National History, Butterfly Museum, Hippodrome State Theatre, several fresh water springs and lakes, Paynes Prairie, Shands Hospital, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Academy for Five Element Acupuncture


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2009

              About the owner: Married, Shawn and Lorraine have lived in Gainesville, Florida for nearly 20 years and love it. Not only do they get to experience the thrill of Gator football, but Gainesville also boasts a wide variety of cultural attractions and natural beauty.

              Why the Owner Chose Gainesville:
              We always use VRBO to find our vacation rentals because we love to travel with our dogs. When we noticed that our home town of Gainesville, Florida didn't have any rentals near the University of Florida, we thought it would be a great idea to make one! We purchased and renovated this cute cottage, walking distance to the theatre and all the restaurants, bars and clubs in downtown and less than a mile from campus! We're so excited about this new venture!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Being able to park with ease and take a short walk to some of the best restaurants and bars in town... as well as the Hippodrome State Theatre. The house is quiet, but in five minutes, you're in the middle of all the action! You can have a fun night out without worrying about the drive home. Plus, you can walk up University Avenue right to campus or hop on the bus. So Gator football games are a breeze!

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              Speaks: english

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              • Living Room with Sleeper (acts as second bedroom - can be closed off from house)

                Living Room with Sleeper (acts as second bedroom - can be closed off from house)

              • Dining area and Kitchen

                Dining area and Kitchen

              • Bathroom with shower/tub

                Bathroom with shower/tub

              • Floor Plan

                Floor Plan

              • Bedroom with New Queen Pillowtop

                Bedroom with New Queen Pillowtop

              • View of dining room and reading nook from kitchen

                View of dining room and reading nook from kitchen

              • Third Street Cottage

                Third Street Cottage

              VRBO #255838

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Saturday, August 02, 2014

              $119 - $289 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 09/15/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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