About the property
- House750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Great for families, and nothing but rave reviews from all guests!
Visiting Gainesville for UF sports, graduation, Shands, or sightseeing? We have the perfect place for you. Come back and relax after your event- or watch your event from the flat-screen TVs in the living room and bedroom. The house is newly renovated as of the summer of 2011 (it's 775 SF heated/ cooled).
You can walk to downtown bars and restaurants. We are also just a 10 minutes drive from La Chua Trail (a Florida State Park) where you are guaranteed to see 1 to 100 alligators.
We are also just 2 miles from UF campus, the Swamp, and the O'Connell Center.
The owners live next door to the house, and can be easily reached via phone and e-mail.
Also, please note that the 'convertible bed' is a queen sized blow-up mattress (with linens and pillows provided) and can be placed in the living room/ couch area. Pack-n- plays can fit in the bedroom.
Also, for extra safety we have an alarm system installed in the house which can be activated by guests.
*Prices may vary for event weekends (football, graduation, Gatornationals...).
Keywords: Walk to downtown Gainesville, sleeps 4, Gator game weekends, downtown Gainesville, quaint, cozy, fire place
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Susannah Peddie
Brian and Susannah are both Florida natives. They have lived in Gainesville since 2002 and know the area quite well. Susannah is an avid nature photographer and full-time manager of her 19 short-term rental properties in Gainesville.
Susannah Peddie purchased this House in 2008
Why Susannah Peddie chose Duckpond
Managing my short-term properties is my full-time job (not a side job)- I have 19 vacation/corporate housing/ short-term rental properties and have full-time staff to help me, which means that you will always be taken care of. I live within 10 minutes of all of my properties (and in the case of the bungalow, 10 seconds) so am easily accessible.
What makes this House unique
Downtown living is fantastic! We love being able to talk to all of the local, delicious restaurants.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Duck Pond Delight!
Oh my. This place is an absolute delight. We stayed for a month and fell in love with Gainesville in general and Duck Pond specifically. For the first week we were there we did not need to drive anywhere. Everything is so conveniently located. If you stay here be sure to check out Bo Diddley Plaza for yoga, music and the farmers market. And be sure to try out as many restaurants as you can. The food is wonderful. We were also fortunate enough to catch the Santa Fe art festival. Susannah thought of everything. The king-sized bed is great. The house layout is highly functional and I used the bedroom as my office for a month with no issues. Looking forward to coming back next year.
Very nice quiet location! Susannah was very attentive and accommodating! Lots of great restaurants and entertainment in walking distance!
Comfortable, cute and well equipt
Great neighborhood, adorable house, well maintained. Not a single shortcoming to report. Not even a wish list.
COSY COTTAGE CLOSE TO TOWN CENTER
We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It was only a five minute walk into the town center which enabled us to walk to the Hippodrome theater one night to watch a really good show and in another direction to the Thomas center. We looked forward to coming back to the cottage after a day out sightseeing, walking or bird watching to sit in the garden. The cottage had everything we needed apart from one small kitchen item that the owner produced quickly. All dealings with the owner were a pleasure and we highly recommend this cottage for a couple.
We came up for the homecoming weekend and it was the first time we have stayed at a VRBO. The property was absolutely adorable and comfortable. The photos are only a small example of the warmth of the cottage. Enjoyed a cup of coffee every morning in the adjacent courtyard and was extremely please. The owner was very accommodating and we look forward to coming back and staying.
Charming Home and Great Location
The small house in the Duck Pond neighborhood was perfect for our needs. We were in Gainesville for a UF sports weekend and to visit our daughter. The house was charming as was the shared patio area. House was clean and well appointed and the owner was excellent, communications were perfect. The house is an easy walk to downtown restaurants and bars.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Football weekends, special event weekends (i.e. UF graduation weekends) are $600/ weekend. Thank you.