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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

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 Florida

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!

Map

Easton Newberry Sports Complex
Canterbury Florida's Equestrian Show Place
Champions Park Of Newberry Fl
Newberry's Backyard BBQ
Villaggio's Pizzeria
Hobos restaurant
First Strike Paintball
Fanning Springs State Park
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Blue Springs Park
Hitchcock's Markets
University of Florida
Butterfly Rainforest
Bouncin' Big
Cilantro Taco
Publix Super Market at Steeplechase
Little Caesars Pizza
High Springs
Cedar Key
O'Leno State Park & River Rise
Poe Springs Park
Canoe Outpost High Springs
Florida Museum of Natural History
Dollar General
Dollar General
DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant
O Sole Mio Cucina Italiana
Conestogas Restaurant
Nature Coast State Trail
Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens
Goethe State Forest
Dakotah Vineyards & Winery
Devil's Den
North Star Acres
Bronson Speedway
Blue Springs Park
Suwannee Guide & Outfitters
Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe
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.

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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
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

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Cottage on Family Farm -- West of U.F./Gainesville/Newberry
average rating of 4.775862 based on 58 reviews
4

Great quiet getaway off grid

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a nice family weekend away without all the distractions of technology. We loved all the animals and the property. The place had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Property and location was extremely tranquil and peaceful. Loved the farm animals.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was quaint and comfortable. Very peaceful, rural area. However, a few annoying things should be corrected. The refrigerator moaned and groaned very loudly, which seemed to indicate that it might need to be repaired. The wall unit A/C unit was EXTREMELY loud and would have to be shut off several times because of the overpowering noise. Lastly, the lock on the front door was extremely hard to lock. I would have to slam and attempt to adjust the door to get the lock in place so I could use the key to lock the door. These are minor complaints and can be easily repaired.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The interior is a little dated, but clean and spacious. We used the cottage as our base for exploring the University of Florida. It was nice to get away from all the traffic and noise in the evening and just relax. We enoyed watching all the animals in the morning while having our coffee. The cottage is a good value and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We do a weekend road trip through Florida every year with friends to see some of the amazing sites in our state. This year we headed up to Ginnie Springs and Devil's Den Springs; we picked this location because it was located midway between the two. We loved this guest house! Plenty of beds for everyone, and the beds were SUPER comfortable! We loved the charming decor and location on the farm. Everything went exactly as planned and the listing was accurately described. It was a great place to rest for the night in between our busy days! We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great Little House for the Money

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I took our grandchildren ages 8, 11 and 17 to some of the springs in the area. Very convenient location and just what we needed. The kids loved the loft area and all three ended up sleeping there and three nights!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 2 night We loved it. There´s everything you need to feel like home. Our daughter was happy with all the animals around an the little playground.

Rob and Tracy are good hosts. The communication was easy and fast.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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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.

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