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Gainesville, Florida | Downtown Private Home, Walk to Uf, Bars & Restaurants

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Last updated: 02/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gainesville house description

PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR OF AVAILABILITY FIRST. WE DO OUR BEST TO KEEP IT UP TO DATE.

This two-story, 3/2 home is the perfect place for you to stay during your visit to Gainesville. The home is just under 1800 square feet so there is plenty of room for the whole family or friends.

We are located just a few blocks northwest of Main Street & University Avenue. Walk to downtown theatre, dining, bars & shopping! For a price comparable to a nearby hotel room, you can have an entire house with a separate living room, dining room, sun room, full kitchen, master bedroom with private bath, newly renovated second bathroom and two upstairs bedrooms. Plus, the house includes a fenced yard and off-street parking. Cable TV in all bedrooms and hi-speed wireless 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 home 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
Gatornationals
Spring/Fall Arts Festivals
UF Preview/Commencement
Visiting Parents
Visiting Professors
Medical/Business Professionals
Visiting Alumni

Please note: The home 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: Two-Story Single Family Home

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    The home is not child-proofed. Guests are expected to bring any necessary safety equipment and supervise children at all times....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Maximum of two, under 30 lbs. Ask owners for details....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This older home has stairs at both entrances and narrow doorways which may not accommodate wheelchairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Downstairs with en suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Two bedrooms are upstairs. See floor plan. Queen sleeper sofa in downstairs living area for additional guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite with the master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Downstairs main bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth speaker system....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central ac downstairs, window units in upstairs bedrooms....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent is provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Soap is provided...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Provided free for your uses. Helmets are not provided....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Gatornationals
Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2015
2 night min stay
$199 $249
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Commencement
Apr 29 - May 6, 2015
2 night min stay
$329 $349
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

UF vs. New Mexico St.
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
2 night min stay
$299

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

UF vs. East Carolina
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2015
2 night min stay
$299

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

UF vs. Tennessee
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2015
2 night min stay
$359

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

UF vs. Ole Miss
Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2015
2 night min stay
$359

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

UF vs. Vandy
Nov 6 - Nov 8, 2015
2 night min stay
$359

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

UF vs. Florida Atlantic
Nov 20 - Nov 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$299

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

UF vs. Florida State
Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2015
2 night min stay
$359

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Commencement
Dec 9 - Dec 16, 2015
2 night min stay
$299 $319
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$169 $199
Thu, Fri, Sat
$930 $3,250

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • One-Time Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

$300 refundable damage deposit covers items not included in the property damage protection (PDP) policy. If preferred, guests may choose to pay a $600 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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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville Regional Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Top
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Large Kitchen

    Large Kitchen

  • Florida Room

    Florida Room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Upstairs Blue Bedroom

    Upstairs Blue Bedroom

  • Exterior of home corner lot

    Exterior of home corner lot

  • UF Campus is only 1 mile from the home.

    UF Campus is only 1 mile from the home.

  • Thomas Center is walking distance

    Thomas Center is walking distance

  • Walk to the downtown farmers' market every Wednesday.

    Walk to the downtown farmers' market every Wednesday.

  • Walk to the downtown arts festivals.

    Walk to the downtown arts festivals.

  • A great starting point for Gatornationals.

    A great starting point for Gatornationals.

  • Dining Room from Stairs

    Dining Room from Stairs

  • Dining Room from Living Room

    Dining Room from Living Room

  • Main Bathroom

    Main Bathroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Upstairs Pink Bedroom

    Upstairs Pink Bedroom

  • Floor Plan: Note both bathrooms are on main floor

    Floor Plan: Note both bathrooms are on main floor

  • Outdoor covered patio

    Outdoor covered patio

  • See real gators at nearby Paynes Pairie and La Chua Trail

    See real gators at nearby Paynes Pairie and La Chua Trail

  • Hippodrome State Theater is walking distance

    Hippodrome State Theater is walking distance

  • Football stadium is only 1.5 miles from the home!

    Football stadium is only 1.5 miles from the home!

  • Enjoy nature!

    Enjoy nature!

  • Nearby lakes for fishing, canoeing and kayaking

    Nearby lakes for fishing, canoeing and kayaking

VRBO #255838

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/27/2015
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