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Dining Room Living Room Huge Kitchen Master Bedroom Master Bath Upstairs Room 1 Upstairs Room 2 Main Bathroom Sun Room Outside Covered Patio The West House Exterior Floor Plan

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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
Gatornationals
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

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years or older...moreless

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

          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

            Downstairs...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Dining
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave

          Amenities

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

          Entertainment

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

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill
          • Bicycles

          Theme

          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Family
          • Historic

          Car

              • Not Necessary

              Activities

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

              Other Activities

                  • 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...moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Kelly S

                    Kelly S

                    • Guest The Family
                    • Date of stay 01/29/14
                    • Review Submitted 02/08/14
                    The listing and pictures are very true and accurate. The only thing is should sttae both bathrooms are located on the same floor. The property was very clean and maintained. The house literally had everything we needed and more from linens to fully functional kitchen(could use a pair of scissors) and bathrooms. It suited our family needs while our loved one was having major spine surgery at shands. It allowed us to be all together instead of multiple hotel rooms and the ability to have meals together and its close proximity to everything and the hospital is outsanding and beneficial. And felt like home away from home during stressful times. The only thing that may have been handy was a printer to print boarding and flight information. Otherwise perfect place and hope to return to go to a game or sightsee..

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+.

                    Owner response: Thank you so much for sharing your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that your loved one's surgery went well. We do our best to provide a clean, comfortable home for our guests. I'm sorry that we were not clear regarding the fact that both bathrooms are downstairs. I have added an image of our floor plan to our gallery in order to clarify that. We encourage guests to let us know if they need something during their stay. I appreciate you letting us know about the scissors. We keep a pair in one of the kitchen drawers and did not realize they were missing so we'll be sure to replace them. We'd love to have you back any time!

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                  • Nice stay in a convenient location.

                    Nice stay in a convenient location.

                    • Guest Linda Talbert (San Antonio, TX)
                    • Date of stay 11/26/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/02/13
                    Very clean and close to everything. Plenty of space. Cookies, pretzels, and cold bottled water were waiting for us.

                    Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car.

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                  • The pictures don't do it justice!! Great owners, location and value!!!!

                    The pictures don't do it justice!! Great owners, location and value!!!!

                    • Guest abitadogs (Tucson, AZ)
                    • Date of stay 10/31/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/07/13
                    I have nothing but praise for our entire experience staying here! There were 5 of us in town for an event in "downtown" Gainesville and the location was absolutely tremendous!! The house is way bigger than it appears in the pictures and has a lot of charm!! Lorraine was amazing to work with and was so helpful and flexible when our plans changed slightly at the last minute! Like I said, I seriously cannot say enough nice things about this place!! We will definitely be staying here again in the future!!!!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                  • Felt just like home

                    Felt just like home

                    • Guest GB (Kansas City, MO)
                    • Date of stay 10/14/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/24/13
                    We stayed here with our wedding party for our destination wedding are were very pleased with the West House. The beds were large and comfortable, there was air conditioning in every room and the chandelier made us feel like fancy folk. There were 8 of us staying and between the beds and couches we were all very comfortable. The location was great! We walked down town to get our groove on at the Atlantic several times during our stay and had a blast. There were also bikes included as part of the rental that we didn't end up using; but were a nice touch. Fair warning: This is downtown Gainesville and there are quite a few homeless people sort of wandering the neighborhoods. They're not dangerous for the most part but I would not leave valuables in your car. Gainesville is also a big music community so I really shouldn't have been surprised that our neighbor had band practice next door 4 out of the 7 nights we stayed. They weren't a huge problem; but the walls in the house are pretty thin and I was woken up a few times at 2 am by the neighbors having conversations on their porch. So it's basically just like having a home in Gainesville, the good and the bad. The owners have several properties in the same area and my parents ended up renting a cottage only 1 street down where they were able to have their dog. I would definitely recommend doing something like this if you have a large group and want the comforts of home.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

                    Owner response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed staying at our West House. We do our best to make the house clean and comfortable and try to offer all the conveniences of home. The downtown location of the West House makes it an ideal location for active guests because it is a short walk to dozens of great restaurants and venues. Along with that convenience, we also have more pedestrian traffic, but none of our guests have ever had any negative experiences. From what we've been told, the band hasn't been practicing at unreasonable times, but we mentioned to them that the late-night chatter had disturbed our guests. They didn't realize it and were apologetic. While we cannot control who rents a home nearby, we have found all our neighbors to be friendly and respectful. We encourage our guests to let us know if they have any issues during their stay and we will quickly address them. We wish you the best and would love to have you stay with us again!

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                  • Rockets Come Up Short But West House Scores Bigtime

                    Rockets Come Up Short But West House Scores Bigtime

                    • Guest Don & Connie Warner (Maumee, Ohio)
                    • Date of stay 08/30/13
                    • Review Submitted 09/04/13
                    Our group of seven came to root our Toledo Rockets on to victory against the Gators, which unfortunately did not happen. On the other hand, the West House was a complete victory, and turned out to be everything the online reviewers who preceded us had to say and more. The place was very clean and well furnished, and the attention to little details is extraordinary.

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

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                  • Practically Perfect in Every Way!

                    Practically Perfect in Every Way!

                    • Guest Tracie (Lakeland, FL)
                    • Date of stay 05/04/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/14/13
                    I was delighted with every aspect of this rental. The owners were easy to work with and answered my endless questions quickly. It was such a pleasant welcome to have a card and basket of snacks on the table when we arrived! The home was clean and comfortable, but it was also cozy with plenty of personality. The six of us never felt cramped. The bedrooms were well appointed and the beds were quite comfortable. It was surprisingly chilly the weekend of graduation so we did not use the outdoor seating area, though it looked very inviting. We loved the location! We were close to campus and our favorite restaurants. I can highly recommend renting this house! If we had stayed in separate hotel rooms we never would have enjoyed the family feel that the house lends itself to - and it would have cost so much more money! BTW If you get a chance to try the international buffet for Sunday brunch at Leonardos 706 DO IT! Reservations suggested!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

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                  • Charm

                    Charm

                    • Guest Elizabeth B.
                    • Date of stay 01/18/13
                    • Review Submitted 01/27/13
                    I rented this lovely cottage for the MLK weekend so that my family could meet the newest addition to our family, my great nepehew and my parents' great grandson. We could not have made a better choice. The house was immaculate and very well stocked with everything one could expect, and more. We were able to prepare home-cooked meals and lounge around watching TV or otherwise playing dominoes. Unlike staying at a hotel and eating at a restaurant, we did everything at our own pace. The house was very comfortable and accommodated my elderly parents very well. And, as they say "location, location, location"! We were very close to the Hawthorne Trail, enjoyed cycling and around the corner from many lovely nightspots, namely bars. We were also a hop, skip and jump from the Univerisity. I highly recommend this house. I would certainly stay at this property once again should my travels bring me to Gainesville in the future.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, people with disabilities, families with teenagers.

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                  • Excellent location and value

                    Excellent location and value

                    • Guest Jeff (Kansas City, MO)
                    • Date of stay 11/02/12
                    • Review Submitted 11/13/12
                    We rented the West House for a game day weekend. The location cannot be beat; easy walk to dozens of bars and restaurants, easy walk to the game. The house was comfortable for 7 guys, with a great covered outside patio. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. We have stayed in many rentals for college football weekends, and this was probably the best combo of value and location that we have found.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                  • Gators gameday

                    Gators gameday

                    • Guest Darren (Rhode Island)
                    • Date of stay 10/04/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/19/12
                    My group of 7 was here for the LSU-UF game and couldnt have been happier. The house has everything you could possibly need. We didnt rent a car so this location was ideal. Its a 2 minute walk to the bars and restaurants dowtown. The walk to midtown and the stadium was manageable but if not the bus stop is right there. There were also two mountain bikes that came in handy. I would highly recommend it. Thanks Again

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                  • Nice, older, well-cared for home

                    Nice, older, well-cared for home

                    • Guest RPh (Indiana, USA, Toronto & Waterloo Canada )
                    • Date of stay 09/16/12
                    • Review Submitted 10/02/12
                    The owners of 'West House' have created a wonderful, cozy, clean, and comfortable home. The house has been updated and the air-conditioning, central downstairs & windows upstairs, kept us cool in the Florida heat. The extra touches - a welcome basket of goodies, shower gels in the bathrooms, coffee, wine, etc were all so nice and thoughtful! Our request for a small folding table was fulfilled before we even arrived. The access to UF and Shands Hospital was perfect. Close enough to get there quickly but far enough that the football game festivities didn't keep us awake at night. We would definitely recommend it to anyone coming to Gainesville and will be telling our colleagues about our nice experience since they will be coming for clinical rotations in the future. Highly recommended!

                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Commencement
                  Apr 30 - May 7, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $329 $349
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  UF vs. Idaho
                  Aug 29 - Aug 30, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $558
                  flat fee
                  UF vs. E. Mich.
                  Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $598
                  flat fee
                  UF vs. Kentucky
                  Sep 12 - Sep 13, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $698
                  flat fee
                  UF vs. LSU
                  Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $698
                  flat fee
                  UF vs. Missouri
                  Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $698
                  flat fee
                  UF vs. S. Carolina
                  Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $698
                  flat fee
                  UF vs. E. Kentucky
                  Nov 21 - Nov 22, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  $598
                  flat fee
                  Commencement
                  Dec 10 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $279 $299
                  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

                  Fees:

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

                  Notes:

                  VRBO'S INSTANT QUOTES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY. DISCOUNTS MAY APPLY. PLEASE SUBMIT AN INQUIRY FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE.

                  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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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: Gainesville Regional Airport at 5 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: I-75 at 5 Miles
                  • Nearest Barpub: The Top at 0.25 Miles
                  • Nearest Restaurant: The Top at 0.25 Miles
                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • 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

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, March 06, 2014

                  $159 - $349 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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