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LAST MIN DISC! 2017, 2016, & 2015 Best vacation rental! 2BR/2.5BA CONDO BY UF!

Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Condo1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 nights

Condo/townhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 BATHS, plus sleeper sofa (Sleeps 1-9)

LAST MIN MARCH DISCOUNTS!

VOTED GAINESVILLE'S BEST VACATION RENTAL 3 YEARS IN A ROW!! 2015, 2016, & 2017!

Thank you for everyone that has supported us over the past few years! We are proud to announce we were awarded the 2015, 2016, and now 2017 Best of Gainesville Award for Vacation Rental!! We could have never done it without each and every one of you. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!

PLEASE NOTE we do drop the price during last minute rentals. Local large events such as football season and gator nationals/graduations have an increase in price. Therefore, always ask for a quote! We want to make sure you get the right price and ALSO WORK WITH YOU!!!

NEW KITCHEN IS HERE!!!

Stainless steel kitchen with granite counter tops and cherry java cabinets!!

Now offering a personal grocery shopper, so that your groceries are in the house when you arrive! We also have lots of babysitters we recommend through Bambino! I’m the local manager for this service so make sure to download the app!

Two bedroom 2.5 bath condo located in the heart of Gainesville!! Less than two miles to UF, BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM (AKA THE SWAMP!!), Shands, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center, the veterinary school, and all on convenient bus routes! Less than 5 minute walk to any bus stop and the grocery store! No car needed. This condo is in a quiet professional neighborhood. Walk out your own private fenced in back porch and you are at the nice refreshing pool! This is an excellent vacation home or just for a visit for those amazing gator games, gator nationals, girls weekend, gatorback, thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, a weekend wedding or graduation!!

Please note: that both bedrooms & showers are upstairs, while the sleeper sofa is downstairs. Sleeper sofa now has a 3 inch mattress top pad that provides extra comfort!! There is also NO land-line telephone in the unit. All phone calls must be made from renter's personal cellular device.

We are BABY friendly!! We have baby gates, high chairs, pack n plays, and outlet plugs! Just request!! We have lots of kids. WE GET IT! Make your life easier!

Newly Remodeled!

Many newer upgrades include new kitchen, carpet, tile, stainless steel refrigerator, flat top stove, over the range microwave, dishwasher, newer tubs/showers, glass shower doors, newer patio furniture!! This place is furnished to the max including all dishes, pots, pans, glasses, Tupperware, blender, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, crock pot, and much more! There is no grill on premise due to it being a violation of HOA by-laws for the complex. We do apologize. There are also two huge closets and dressers in each bedroom!! This is an excellent vacation home for those getting away from colder weather!

Capacity

The Condo sleeps 6 comfortably however we will accommodate up to 9...( has 2 queen beds, and one pull out queen sized sleeper sofa with a newly added great mattress topper pad that's three inches thick). Plenty of room for an additional queen and twin air mattress (not provided). So, technically could sleep 9 people, just remember not to all try to shower at once or close together. There is only a 40 gallon water heater, and you will not have enough hot water! :) Both bedrooms are upstairs. Please email with any questions. We hope you will love our home as much as we have the past 10 years! We live close to the condo so if you have any questions or concerns or would like a tour before renting, please don’t hesitate to email us! We’d be happy to help you in any way!! We want your business and will do whatever we can to make that happen!

We also back up to UF property, and there is a bus that will take you to the game for $10/roundtrip. Many of our renters love this option so you do not have to worry about traffic/parking/drinking & driving/etc. :)Great bonus!!

We book early for gator game weekends, so plan far ahead!!

There is also an increased rate for the Gator Nationals 4 day event each year, and graduations!

Please read before inquiring

Responsible renters over the age of 25 only. Copy of Drivers license required. No kegs, loud parties, or pets allowed on premise. Maximum amount of people spending the night is 9. Violation of these will result in renters being removed and neither deposit or rental payment will be returned. We are close friends with the neighbors and ask that you please respect this. Please don’t put us in the position to have to remove you from the premises. No smoking inside premises! The condo association now charges $25 for any trash left outside the front door of the unit. If trash is left outside, the fee(s) unfortunately have to be taken out of your security deposit :( So please be careful with that.

Check-in times may vary based if someone else is checking out the day you check in, to allow for cleaning. Check out time is eleven. We can sometimes accommodate early check ins and late check outs if no one is renting before/after you. We really will not know this until about 2 days before your stay, however.

Hope you will choose us as your vacation rental getaway!!

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Owner

Stephanie

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Stephanie

Hi there!! I used to live in this condo and loved it! So close to everything Gainesville has to offer. When my husband and I got married, we decided to fulfill a passion I had, vacation rentals!! So, we decided to make it one, and love the business!! We still live locallyl and manage it ourselves, so you don't have to deal with a middle person!! We like to give you the personal touch!

Stephanie purchased this Condo in 2003

Why Stephanie chose Gainesville

Hi there!! I used to live in this condo and loved it! So close to everything Gainesville has to offer. When my husband and I got married, we decided to fulfill a passion I had, vacation rentals!! So, we decided to make it one, and love the business!! We still live local and manage it ourselves, so you don't have to deal with a middle person!!

What makes this Condo unique

Peaceful, quiet, professional neighborhood. Smaller neighborhood with very few units make it the perfect 'kept secret' neighborhood of Gainesville! Love the fact of walking to the grocery store, bank, Two Bits bar in the UF Hilton, the museum, butterfly exhibit, Harn Museum, center of performing arts, or just Gumbie's Pizza or Wok N Roll Chinese! Hop on a bus easily to get to UF!!!

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, EN SUITE BATHROOM
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, EN-SUITE BATHROOM
      • Convertible bed(s)
        WE HAVE A 3 INCH MEMORY FOAM TOPPER= SUPER COMFORTABLE!
      • Queen size Bed In bedroom #1 and #2 both with own ensuite bathroom each Note both bedrooms in house are upstairs as well as the showers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa downstairs--note as of January 2012... Sleeper sofa now has a 3 inch mattress topper pad that makes it super comfortable!!!

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, This tub/shower is attached to bedroom #1 (queen)
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, This tub/shower bathroom is attached to bedroom #2 (double)
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, This bathroom is on the first floor
      • Both full baths are upstairs with sliding glass doors. Downstairs bath is only a half bath (toilet & sink)

      Theme

        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Budget
        • Family
        • Historic
        • Romantic
        • Spa
        • Sports & Activities
        • Tourist Attractions

          Meals

            • Guests provide their own meals

              General

                • Linens Provided
                  Bed sheets and shower towels provided. Guests must provide their own pool/beach towels.
                • Air Conditioning
                  Newer air conditioning and heater!!
                • Basic Soaps
                • Ceiling Fans
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Dryer inside your personal condo!! You do not have to go to community laundry area!
                • Filtered Water
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Newer unit
                • Internet
                  See wireless
                • Iron & Board
                • Alarm Clock
                • Living Area
                • Living Room
                • Paper Towels
                • Parking
                  Plenty of parking. No limit on how many cars! Parking is Uncovered.
                • Sofa Bed
                • Toilet Paper
                • Towels Provided
                  Shower towels and washcloths provided. Guests are responsible for their own pool/beach towels.
                • Washing Machine
                  Washer and dryer INSIDE the unit! You do not have to go to a community laundry area. It is in your condo!!!
                • Wireless Internet
                  Available as long as neighborhood service is not down. Password and such is in welcome book upon your arrival.

                  Kitchen

                    • Kitchen
                      All stainless steel appliances!!! Has dishwasher, flat top stove, bottom freezer refrigerator, and over the range microwave!
                    • Blender
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      Pots, pans, baking ware, mixing bowls, hand mixer, hand chopper, and even an onion slicer! I was a huge cook, so every gadget you can imagine is there!
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      All provided! PLENTY!
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Freezer
                    • Coffee Maker
                      Coffee filters provided!
                    • Microwave
                      Over the range!
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                      Stainless steel with bottom freezer!!! Practically brand new!
                    • Stove
                      Flat top!
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster
                      Toaster is incorporated in a toaster oven!

                      Dining

                        • Child's Highchair
                        • Dining
                          Dining room has four chairs. There is an additional leaf in the closet in bedroom #2.
                        • Dining Area

                          Entertainment

                            • Audio Tape Player
                            • Books
                              Condo has its own little library in upstairs bedroom #1.
                            • Books for Adults
                            • DVD Player
                            • Radio
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Cox cable economy package provided on flat screen TV Should you need additional channels during your stay, just ask!
                            • Stereo
                              Radio
                            • Television
                              Flat screen in living room. Tube Tv's provided in bedrooms.
                            • VCR

                              Outside

                                • Bicycles
                                  Bicycles are not provided, but local company does rent! Plenty of place to store at unit, however suggest buying/renting a lock for your safety.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Completely private fenced in patio with locking door that opens up right to the pool!!!
                                • Fully Fenced Property
                                • Golf
                                  None on site, but property close to many golf courses!
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  None provided, but close to facilities where you can rent!
                                • Porch / Veranda
                                  Your own personal fenced in back porch with patio furniture!! Private and nice!
                                • Tennis
                                  None on property but close to many local parks
                                • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                • Wood Deck

                                  Suitability

                                    • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                    • limited accessibility
                                      There are no bedrooms or showers downstairs. There is a pull out couch, so handicapped persons would be limited to downstairs.
                                    • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Only 52 units in entire complex. Much privacy at pool. Many times I go there and no one else is present!! PEACEFUL!
                                        • In Ground Pool
                                        • Outdoor Pool

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Massage

                                              Attractions

                                                • museums
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              Notes

                                                                • Many newer upgrades include brand new tile, stainless steel refrigerator, flat top stove, over the range microwave, dishwasher, and newer tubs and showers!! Place is furnished to the max including all dishes, pots, pans, glasses, Tupperware, blender, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, and many more!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  106 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Quiet, safe, and comfortable accommodations!

                                                                  Shannon M.Sulphur, LA

                                                                  The property was clean and the neighborhood was safe and quiet. We came solely to kayak and even though we ended up not needing the storage, there was enough space on the secured back patio. We felt safe enough to leave our yaks loaded in truck, though. We were able to park right outside of condo.

                                                                  Great accomodations

                                                                  Susan K.Athens, Illinois

                                                                  Stephanie is a great host and the condo is comfortable and in such a good location for university activities, restaurants, and shopping.

                                                                  Great Townhouse - Great Location

                                                                  Bill S.West Palm Beach, FL

                                                                  Our stay at Stephanie's townhouse was exceptional. The space was large, clean and well equipped. Stephanie was very helpful from beginning to end. This was our second visit here and we plan to have many more.

                                                                  😁😁

                                                                  Cassie A.

                                                                  This was my first time using home away, the house so gorgeous. I had 2. Kids with me the owner provided everything from a pack and play to strollers. So satisfied 😁�😁�

                                                                  Clean, Good Location

                                                                  Susan F.

                                                                  Simple unit, no frills, could use a little updating but clean and comfortable. Good central location for golf and U of Florida events. A!C cools like a charm, quiet and had everything we needed. Stephanie is very helpful and professional. We will be back!

                                                                  Great Rental, Highly Recommend!

                                                                  Pam G.

                                                                  This was the perfect rental for our needs in the Gainesville area for my sons surgery at Shands. Easy access to get around. Condo, was very clean, communication great and quiet area. I will definitely keep this in mind for the future. Thank you

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Gainesville, FL, USA

                                                                  Perfect location!! In the heart of Gainesville by major roads!! Near 34th street, Archer Road, University Avenue, the University of Florida, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center, the Veterinary school, and much more!! Perfect for gator home games!! Great place to walk to the Butterfly Museum, the Museum of Art, or the National History Museum! Perfect location for graduation, gator games, weddings, gator nationals, gatorback, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it! Other Activities: Close to many bike trails, parks, campus, and much more!! Golf: Local areas include: UF golf course Meadowbrook golf Ironwood golf course West End Haile Plantation Gainesville Country Club

                                                                  Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate
                                                                  11.5%

                                                                  Thank you for looking at our home!! Although we use the 'Book It Now' and the 'Quote' feature, we do advise that you also email us when inquiring. Sometimes quotes can be inaccurate or we have various promotions/last minute discounts depending on your dates! We want to give you the BEST rate! We also waive credit card fees if you'd like to pay by the online electronic check feature! For extended stays during football season, please email us! Please note there is an increased nightly rate for gator game weekends. $750 for entire weekend.. (rate for up to 5 people... each additional person $25 per night) We also back up to UF property, and there is a bus that will take you to the game for $10/roundtrip. Many of our renters love this option so you do not have to worry about traffic/parking/drinking & driving/etc. :)Great bonus!! We book early for gator game weekends, so plan far ahead!! We do charge a 3% credit card fee and a 5% fee for international credit cards.

                                                                  $114avg/night
                                                                  106 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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