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Private Home, Walk to Downtown & Uf Campus

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Last updated: 08/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gainesville house description


From the owners of the the Third Street Cottage (VRBO listing #255838) comes their second property, the Third Street Cottage 'West House'. 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!

The 'West House' is only one block west of the the Third Street Cottage (VRBO listing #255838) -- just around the corner. So if you have a large group coming to town, you could book both locations and have everyone nearby.

Plus, the 'West House' 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 West House 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

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years or older...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Alternative Lifestyle

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Downstairs; en-suite...moreless

          • Main Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking


          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Video Library
          • Television
          • Games
          • Books


          • Internet
          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Bicycles
          • Deck / Patio


          • Family
          • Historic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions


          • Cinemas
          • Cycling
          • Hiking
          • Medical Services
          • Massage Therapist
          • Laundromat
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Fishing
          • Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Antiquing
          • Shopping
          • Botanical Garden
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Sledding
          • Snorkeling/Diving


          Write a review 4.8
          from 22 traveler reviews
          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          UF vs. E. Mich.
          Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2014
          2 night min stay

          flat fee
          UF vs. Kentucky
          Sep 12 - Sep 13, 2014
          2 night min stay

          flat fee
          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 18, 2014
          2 night min stay
          $279 $299
          Thu, Fri, Sat
          Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2015
          3 night min stay

          flat fee
          Apr 29 - May 6, 2015
          2 night min stay
          $329 $349
          Thu, Fri, Sat
          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $159 $189
          Fri, Sat
          $810 $2,430
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates


          • One-Time Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
          • Tax Rate 11%



          Damage insurance and/or deposit is required for all stays and is based on the length of stay and number of guests. Details will be provided after your inquiry is received.

          11% tourism tax is required by law for rentals in Alachua County of <6 months.

          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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          Last updated: 08/31/2014
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          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: 2010

          Contact us

          Speaks: english

          Links to more information:



          • Dining Room

            Dining Room

          • Huge Kitchen

            Huge Kitchen

          • Master Bath

            Master Bath

          • Upstairs Room 2

            Upstairs Room 2

          • Sun Room

            Sun Room

          • The West House Exterior

            The West House Exterior

          • Living Room

            Living Room

          • Master Bedroom

            Master Bedroom

          • Upstairs Room 1

            Upstairs Room 1

          • Main Bathroom

            Main Bathroom

          • Outside Covered Patio

            Outside Covered Patio

          • Floor Plan

            Floor Plan

          VRBO #331769

          There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

          This listing was first published here in 2010.

          Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

          $159 - $349 per night (USD)

          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 8

          View calendar: Updated 08/31/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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