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Cottage on Family Farm -- West of U.F./Gainesville/Newberry

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Quaint farm cottage; sleeps 6 to 8.

Charming barn-style cottage on a 20 acre family farm in north central Florida, just west of Gainesville.

The cottage is on our family farm and has a nice view of rolling pastures. It is a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage that sleeps 6 -- 8. It has a queen size bed and a full size bed in the bedroom and a full-size sleeper sofa in the alcove. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a living room/dining room and 1 bathroom with a separate double sink area. There is a small storage loft in the bedroom. The cottage also has wireless internet, local t.v., a DVD player and DVDs, and a washer and dryer. It has a fenced yard with it's own entrance. Linens and cookware are provided.

We are located between Newberry, Fl and Trenton, Fl, 22 miles west of Gainesville, Fl. It is a quiet, convenient place to stay when visiting the University of Florida. We are only 5 miles west of the Easton Newberry Archery Center and Canterbury Equestrian Showplace. We are close to the Nature Coast State Trail (cycling, walking, horseback riding) and there are many springs in the area. We are 48 miles from Cedar Key, 53 miles from Ocala, 99 miles from St. Augustine/Crescent Beach, 128 miles from Disney World and 20 miles directly west of I-75.

The cottage is located on a farm. We have three horses, a small herd of miniature Zebu cattle and a flock of chickens (both hens and roosters). We also have a few farm dogs and cats. It is a great place to get away for some rest & relaxation and sit out and watch the stars at night!

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More Details

Owner
Rob & Tracey Francis
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Rob & Tracey Francis

After moving to north central Florida to attend the University of Florida, we decided that we loved the area and wanted to stay. Eventually we purchased property and turned it into a small farm.

Rob & Tracey Francis purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Rob & Tracey Francis chose Trenton

Our family loves living out in the country and the area has some rolling hills and a nice view. It is quiet and peaceful and at the same time, close to many attractions and a convenient distance to Gainesville.

What makes this cottage unique

We built the cottage for visiting family, but it isn't used much, so we decided to make it available as a vacation rental. It is a great place to stay whether you're traveling to the area for sports events, to visit the University of Florida, or just to spend some time in the country!

Amenities

Trenton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Full-size sleeper sofa in alcove.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am. If needed, we may be able to accommodate an earlier check-in time.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cottage on Family Farm -- West of U.F./Gainesville/Newberry
average rating of 4.7764707 based on 85 reviews
5

Perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is a great getaway from the rat race. After visiting springs all day, it was a great setting to unwind. Thank you Rob and Tracey.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Hill Country near San Antonio, TX
5

Great peaceful and comfortable country getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were in the area to visit the beautiful springs and loved staying at this little barn house. It was bigger than we expected and we loved waking up to the view and big yard every day. It was so nice to take our dogs, to be in the country and to not be at a hotel. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great country cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious. Excellent for families.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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5

Great place to stay while visiting family

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and quiet. Our kids loved feeding carrots to the horses.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice place to get away. Accommodated family of 6 nicely. Good location for visiting Florida springs.

  • 5 of 5

Farm house was quiet and cozy

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Hollywood, FL
5

Great property

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as written. We originally booked the cottage because our dog was going to have surgery at the UF small animal hospital, since the cottage was pet friendly it was a great place to stay. We were also planning to go on college tours. The surgery ended up getting delayed, when I advised the owners that we were not bringing the dog, they offered the pet fee refund (I didn't even ask). The cottage worked out great because It was a great place to stay to enjoy college tours. It is 40 minutes or so from UF and 2 - 21/2 hours to FSU and UCF. We used it as a base as we toured the different colleges. We cooked smores, fed the horses, and enjoyed the friendly black cat. Very peaceful, we were a party of 6 and we were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Gainesville
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
99 Miles
Crescent Beach/St. Augustine
Car: necessary

Our vacation rental is a cottage on a 20 acre family farm. We are located in the heart of north central Florida, near the Nature Coast Trail. We are close to several springs, the Suwannee River, and riding and biking trails. We are only 5 miles west of the Easton Newberry Archery Center and Canterbury Equestrian Showplace. We are 20 miles west of the University of Florida and provide a quiet place to stay when attending UF football games.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. A deposit of 50% of total amount due when making reservation; remaining 50% due 7 days prior to check-in. Any reservations made within 7 days of check-in require payment in full upon reservation. Cancellations allowed up to 14 days prior to arrival with full refund. Cancellations within 14 days of arrival forfeit deposit. Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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