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Centrally Located-1block to Shands; 2 to Uf Campus; 3 to College of Vet Medicine

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Living Room with large TV and Picture Window


Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gainesville condo description

GREETINGS: Thank you for viewing our site. This condo is part of a condo community with residents primarily comprised of medical, dental, veterinary, nursing students and other professionals working at UF and Shands. The condo is one block from Shands Hospital, across the street from the VA Hospital, two blocks to UF Campus and College of Veterinary Medicine. It is on a bus line to downtown and other parts of Gainesville. If you are visiting someone in Shands, attending a function at UF, going to a Gator game, or contacting a business colleague in Gainesville, this is a great place to stay for a weekend, week or month.

RATES: A two day minimum stay is required but the longer you stay the less you pay. The standard rate is $125 per night and $250 for football weekends, graduation, and other high profile events. Rates are $450 weekly, $1500 monthly and all rentals have an 11% tax which includes state and local. For stays longer than one month the rate is $55 per day which includes all taxes. A one time cleaning fee of $50 is added to all stays.

ACCOMMODATIONS. This is a spacious 575 sf condo with a large bedroom; walk-in closet, queen luxury bed, chest of drawers with matching headboard, ceiling fan, bedside table, bed linens provided. The bedroom is furnished to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. There is one bathroom, tiled with tub/shower, a grab bar for safety and towels furnished. The kitchen is furnished with large refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, coffee post, blender, electric can opener, all dishes and cooking utensils, a table and 4 chairs -- everything you need to parpare a meal or warm it up in the microwave. The living room has a large comfortable sofa which can be used for sleeping, a matching love seat, 50 inch flat screen TV, cable, internet and wireless -- everything you need to relax or work on your laptop. A large picture window gives you a view of parkway/green space. The condo sleeps two comfortably the bedroom and another on the sofa.

BOOKING/RESERVATIONS: You can book it on line but we encourage you to email or call us when inquiring. (352) 284 3873 or The price quotes are subject to change if there is a special event depending on the date. We will give you a discount for longer stays and hold your reservation with a check of money order in order to avoid a credit card fee.

PREMISES: There are two pools with spacious decks and sun bathing chairs. Further there are two laundry facilities with large washers and dryers. There is night lighting in hallways and on grounds. Parking is for residents and guests only. A parking pass is provided to condo guests.

OWNER OPATED: Owner lives near by and can be reached if needed. Manager is also available if needed.

PARKING, BUSLINES, THINGS TO DO IN GAINESVILLE: Parking is monitored for guests and residents only. Bus line to locations downtown and shopping malls. Restaurants nearby on Archer Road, Newberry Road, and shopping malls. Easily accessible from US 75 and Highway 441. A guide to restaurants and things to do in Gainesville will be mailed upon receipt of reservation. You can always call the owner with specific questions.

CAVEATS: This is a nonsmoking condo. Keg parties and loud gatherings would be disturbing to neighbors and we encourage you to look elsewhere if this is your need. Part of your fee includes a damage deposit in case the condo is misused in any way. Guests are responsible for any children as guests or visitors and should accompany them to the pool. We encourage all guests to keep noise at a minimum and be mindful of the neighbors who may be studying or resting for work the next day.


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 575 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Large room, full windows and drapes with a view to green space and trees; entrance to bathroom, carpeted, queen luxury mattress - pillow top with firm mattress, bed linens with four pillows and matching comforter and extra cotton blanket, 6 drawer dresser with mirror, matching headboard for bed, ceiling fan, bedside table lamp, large closet with shelves and louvered door. Lots of space for personal belongings. Cable hookup for bedroom TV (guest must furnish). Allows privacy from living room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    tiled floor/shower walls; light over bathroom sink; vent fan...moreless

  • Tile floor, wood vanity with white porcelain sink, storage closet, wood shelves over toilet, overhead lights, ceiling ventilation fan, tub with grab bar, shower curtain with liner, towels with matching hand towels, wash cloth and floor mat. Cleaning supplies under sink. Closet with towels and laundry basket on floor. Lots of room for bathroom storage of personal items. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Call owner for information regarding special needs, interests, and accommodations. (352) 284 3873. Longer stays are eligible for lower rates. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    provided with large selection of stations ...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen - 50 inches with cable ...moreless


  • Budget
  • Family


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Lovely round table with wood top and metal wrought iron legs and four matching chairs with cushioned bottoms -- very comfortable. Seats four. Situated very near kitchen but away from living room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:

    wireless, high speed ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, wash cloths, bathroom tub mat, sheets, pillow cases, comforter, kitchen dish towels, place mats...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Contains sofa, love seat, coffee table, accent rug, TV stand with drawers, TV, lamp, pictures on wall, drapes covering large window. Very comfortably arranged for study, reading, TV or conversations....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking on premises with a visitor pass. Parking restricted to residents and guests only. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    no phone service; bring your cell phone ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes, See linens ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry facilities on premises -- very near to condo. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    present ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    place setting for 4; cooking utensils including pots, pans, can opener, blender, coffee pot, etc. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    full size built in...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    full size refrigerator, gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, disposal; place setting for 4; utensils for cooking; pots/pans; coffee pot, blender, formica counter top. tile floor...moreless

  • Microwave:

    built in above stove ...moreless

  • Oven:

    stove oven and separate toaster oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    paper towels and holder, dishwasher soap, trash can with liners, cutting board, pot holders, trivet, place mats, bowls, knives, salt and pepper shaker, coffee, tea, sugar, salt/pepper...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    18 foot with top freezer, self defrosting...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size gas stove with 4 burners and oven. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven ...moreless


Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Two pools on premises for residents and guests only, large and well maintained, spacious lounging area to tan or rest; pool chairs and furniture; Very close to this condo. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 4 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$500 $1,500
May 2 - May 3, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Aug 8 - Aug 9, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Football weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 5, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Football weekend
Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Football weekend
Sep 25 - Sep 26, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Football weekend
Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Football weekend
Nov 6 - Nov 7, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Football weekend
Nov 20 - Nov 21, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Football weekend
Nov 27 - Nov 28, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
Dec 19 - Dec 20, 2015
2 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$450 $1,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 11%


Taxes are included in rates for special events. Taxes are 11% for regular rates. Additional persons over 2 will be an extra $25 for each night. No refunds for cancelations. Please call or email me for any additional information or special needs. Payment can be made in PayPal,VRBO, check, money order or credit cards except Am Express.

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville Regional Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown is an entertainment area
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Westside on Newberry Road
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak in Waldo
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 75
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Gill on 13th Street
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cedar Key or fresh water springs nearby

Car: Recommended

The condo is centrally located close to downtown and the University of Florida. US 75 is about 3 miles and easily accessible for trips to central and south Florida for day trips or weekends. Try and visit the butterfly garden and the museum of natural history on the UF Campus for some really unusual displays that are unique in this part of the South. The cold water springs are a natural wonder and these are found in this part of Florida in abundance. Be sure to visit as many as you can as all are different. Once you swim in one of these you will never forget it. Also try tubing down the Itchetucknee River that separates Suwannee and Columbia County. The temperature will guarantee deep blood circulation for several hours after you get out. Do this only in summer months!! There is so much to see and do in this part of the state that gives a flavor of north Florida which is so different from the central and southern part of the state. Do drive around and get a view of the many heritage oaks that are native to our area. Everyone loves them and even the developers strive to protect them. Go see the alligators in the Paynes Prairie preserve. These guys are for real and they are huge. Don't worry, you can't feed them and they are fenced off but the habitat is all natural and exciting to see. Then you will know why the UF team is the Florida Gators!!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: As a husband and wife team, we (Jim Post and Elizabeth Bolton), have owned and managed residential rental properties for about 30 years. Vacation rentals are a relatively new endeavor and we find that it is exciting to accommodate short term visitors with different needs and requirements. Jim is originally from New Jersey and grew up in Miami before pursuing a career in electrical engineering. His work took him to many places before coming to Gainesville. As a native Floridian and a recently retired UF professor, I believe Gainesville is absolutely the best place in Florida to live, learn and enjoy life. The community is vibrant and the student population keeps us young at heart. And when you need them, the medical facilities are without equal. We strive to meet the needs of our rental residents both short and long term. Our goal is to provide you with lodging that will make your stay comfortable and satisfying so that when you return to the area you will want to stay with us. Our philosophy is that we will only rent to you a place we would personally live in.

Why the Owner Chose Gainesville:
This property is the epitome of location preference for visitors desiring walking proximity to UF, Shands, Vet School and VA. These condos are perfect for Shands visitors, football and graduation weekends, conference participants, visiting scholars, students and parents who are looking for home style comforts with superb accommodations. Our condos are on first floor to allow easy access. The Summit House Condos have been a landmark in Gainesville for decades and are solidly built on the high ground in this part of Gainesville, hence the name Summit House.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
In the heart of beautiful Central Florida, close to downtown Gainesville, major highways - US 75 and 441, UF and Santa Fe College, museums, live theatre, restaurants, wildlife preserves and natural resource areas. There is something interesting, educational, entertaining for every season here in North Central Florida and Gainesville has a major share of the attractions for every season.

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  • Living Room with large TV and Picture Window

    Living Room with large TV and Picture Window

  • View of living room from front door

    View of living room from front door

  • large bedroom with queen bed, dresser, window view of green grass parkway

    large bedroom with queen bed, dresser, window view of green grass parkway

  • Chest with mirror in bedroom

    Chest with mirror in bedroom

  • Dining table adjacent to kitchen

    Dining table adjacent to kitchen

  • Spacious dining area

    Spacious dining area

  • Entrance to condo front area.  Lots of green space.

    Entrance to condo front area. Lots of green space.

  • Front view of Condo in Building D.

    Front view of Condo in Building D.

  • Living room with sofa, love seat and coffee table

    Living room with sofa, love seat and coffee table

  • Living room view with coffee table and large flat screen TV

    Living room view with coffee table and large flat screen TV

  • remodeled bathroom with closet storage and large sink and cabiner

    remodeled bathroom with closet storage and large sink and cabiner

  • Kitchen - right side view

    Kitchen - right side view

  • Kitchen left side view

    Kitchen left side view

  • all new kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator and gas stove

    all new kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator and gas stove

  • View of Condo Building D

    View of Condo Building D

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