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Quiet Apartment With Large Yard Close To UF And Downtown.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Quiet, Spacious With Beautiful Back Yard Near Downtown, UF, Shands Hosp, Shops

This apartment is one of two in a duplex located across the street for the Gainesville Historic District. If you are looking for a quiet place with lots of green space and privacy, this is for you. It is abut 9 blocks from downtown Gainesville and about 10 minutes to the University of Florida. Located on a quiet street with little traffic, this apartment offers all the benefits of proximity to major attractions without the noise, traffic and crowds that typically come with convenient locations. Graduate students on rotation, visitors to Shands Hospital, professors on sabbatical, writers working on the great American novel will find this place perfect for your stay in Gainesville. The apartment has two bedrooms with windows that frame a view of the back yard with a large oak tree, concrete benches, round picnic table, azaleas and beautiful green lawn. A beautiful picture behind the full sofa in the living room and a matching love seat give a warm and spacious feeling. Also in the living room is a large 55" TV faces the picture window that looks at the front yard with pine trees, azaleas, and a view of the quiet street. The fully furnished kitchen, adjoining the living room, has a dishwasher, table for four people and everything you will need for preparing any size meal or just snacks for the football weekend. The bathroom, tiled with a tub/shower and a grab bar, also has a window for light and air. Your car is protected in the carport which accesses the kitchen and living room with two different entry doors. Also in the carport is a small laundry room with a stack unit washer/dryer and the gas water heater. Everything is here in this apartment to make your stay comfortable while you are away from home.

If you bring a pet, separate insurance purchased locally is required for liability coverage. The cost is $180 for one weekend or one year and can be cancelled when you no longer need it. Please call me for information about how to purchase this pet liability insurance. A pet fee is also required and depends on the size and type of dog. Additional cleaning fees are charged for both cats and dogs. Please contact me for any questions about your pet's visit and the additional procedures required for your pet.

More Details

Elizabeth Bolton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Elizabeth Bolton

We are Jim Post and Elizabeth Bolton and we have owned this property and others in the neighborhood for about 30 years. It is in just the last two years since Elizabeth retired that we decided to furnish some of our rentals for visitors looking for short term accommodations. Jim is a retired electrical engineer and Elizabeth is a retired University of Florida professor and together we provide stability and competence that makes a good landlord team with hands on management of every operation. Jim and Elizabeth are long time Gainesville residents and we love to meet visitors coming to Gainesville for study, health care or football. Gainesville has it all and we love providing lodging for you while you enjoy it. 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. 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.

Elizabeth Bolton purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Elizabeth Bolton chose Gainesville

This property was built in the mid 1970's and is about as solid as the rock of Gibraltar with terrazzo floors and concrete block structure and plaster walls (they don't make those anymore). It is in a quiet neighborhood away from noise and traffic but near the major attractions in the area. It is a satisfying property to work on and to own because the neighborhood and the neighbors are great. We have recently renovated the apartment and landscaped the yard with new sod, concrete round table and benches. There is a large lovely oak in the back yard and when the azaleas are in bloom it is a lovely sight to behold. In the summer when the blooms are gone, not so lovely but still nice, green and serene.

This property is the epitome of location preference for visitors desiring quiet, privacy and lots of trees and greenery. It is centrally located near UF and downtown Gainesville and has great access to shopping malls. This apartment is 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 at reasonable prices. It is perfect for winter visitors looking to escape the cold. Our apartments are on first floor to allow easy access. We call these the Duck Pond Duplex because it is near the Gainesville Historic Area called the Duck Pond although there are no ducks anywhere near but there were at one time. They were so messy, people were glad they found other places to live. Currently the only wildlife are the birds in the area.

What makes this apartment unique

These apartments are centrally located to be near the University of Florida and downtown Gainesville. It is a quiet area with a spacious lawn in the front and back and blooming azaleas in the spring. Tall pines and a park like setting are some of the features that make this property different from other rental properties in Gainesville.

Travelers will enjoy the quiet of the neighborhood and the proximity to UF, Shands and restaurants in downtown Gainesville. Most of all travelers can feel safe and secure.

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. Further you can call the landlord directly and we will strive to respond to your request at soon as possible. Our rental interests are limited to select properties and we strive to give personal attention to the property and the guests when requested.


Gainesville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Quiet Apartment With Large Yard Close To UF And Downtown.
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
St.Pete, FL

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice lady.....had a great time

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Short Uber ride to restaurants/bars and campus.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay at Mrs. Elizabeth home. Mrs. Elizabeth went above and beyond both times to make our stay possible and comfortable. The home is very clean, centrally located and very comfortable. My family and I stayed here for one month in each of her duplex and we will definitely recommend this home to any one looking for a clean, well kept, comfortable home with the BEST HOST ... ELIZABETH BOLTON. She is such a sweet person.

Thank you once again Mrs. Elizabeth for all you have done to make our stay in Gainesville more comfortable and enjoyable.

Much Appreciated :)

From: The Rolle Family from the Bahamas

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bernice, it was a pleasure having you and your family as guests in my apartment while your Father was in the hospital. Folks like you make vacation rentals a rewarding experience. My best wishes to you and your family and if should come back to Gainesville, I hope you will call me. Thank you for your kind words -- it means so much to hear how guests feel about their experience with your property. Elizabeth Bolton
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Iron Wood
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
63 Miles
Cedar Key
Car: necessary

North Central Florida is unique in the world for it natural springs that flow into the Suwannee River and other bodies of water that feed the Florida Aquifer. These springs are found in and around Gainesville and surrounding towns and counties. Take a dip and feel a cool that will stay with you for a long time and a memory that will make you want to come back again and again. For those that prefer less chilling experiences, take in the Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus and see the famous butterfly garden and other artifacts unique to Florida. The Samuel Harn Museum of Art is right next to the Natural History Museum and the exhibits change frequently to bring world class exhibits to Gainesville. For live entertainment the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville and the Phillips Center for Performing Arts on the UF Campus. For nature lovers there is Paynes Prairie State Wildlife Preserve and the Devil's Millhopper sink hole. Lots to see and do in our area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $500
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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