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1 block to Shands, VA Hosp, 2 blocks to UF and Vet School; near downtown Gville

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Downstairs spacious 1 bedroom with all amenities; 575 square feet, decal parking

GREETINGS: Thank you for viewing our site. If you are seeking accommodations for a visit to Shands Hospital, a football game, UF graduation or a special event, this is a perfect place for you and your family or friend. There is lots to do in this area from sports, nature attractions, theater and arts to name a few. This condo is part of a condo community with residents primarily comprised of medical, dental, veterinary, nursing students and other professionals working at UF and Shands. The condo is one block from Shands Hospital, across the street from the VA Hospital, two blocks to UF Campus and College of Veterinary Medicine. It is on a bus line to downtown and other parts of Gainesville. If you are visiting someone in Shands, attending a function at UF, going to a Gator game, or contacting a business colleague in Gainesville, this is a great place to stay for a weekend, week or month.

ACCOMMODATIONS. This is a spacious 575 sf condo with a large bedroom; walk-in closet, queen luxury bed, chest of drawers with matching headboard, ceiling fan, bedside table, bed linens provided. The bedroom is furnished to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. There is one bathroom, tiled with tub/shower, a grab bar for safety and towels furnished. The kitchen is furnished with large refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, coffee post, blender, electric can opener, all dishes and cooking utensils, a table and 4 chairs -- everything you need to parpare a meal or warm it up in the microwave. The living room has a large comfortable sofa which can be used for sleeping, a matching love seat, 50 inch flat screen TV, cable, internet and wireless -- everything you need to relax or work on your laptop. A large picture window gives you a view of parkway/green space. The condo sleeps two comfortably the bedroom and another on the sofa.

PREMISES: There are two pools with spacious decks and sun bathing chairs. Further there are two laundry facilities with large washers and dryers. There is night lighting in hallways and on grounds. Parking is for residents and guests only. A parking pass is provided to condo guests.

OWNER OPATED: Owner lives near by and can be reached if needed. Manager is also available if needed.

PARKING, BUSLINES, THINGS TO DO IN GAINESVILLE: Parking is monitored for guests and residents only. Bus line to locations downtown and shopping malls. Restaurants nearby on Archer Road, Newberry Road, and shopping malls. Easily accessible from US 75 and Highway 441. A guide to restaurants and things to do in Gainesville will be mailed upon receipt of reservation. You can always call the owner with specific questions.

More Details

Elizabeth Bolton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Elizabeth Bolton

As a husband and wife team, we (Jim Post and Elizabeth Bolton), have owned and managed residential rental properties for about 30 years. Vacation rentals are a relatively new endeavor and we find that it is exciting to accommodate short term visitors with different needs and requirements. Jim is originally from New Jersey and grew up in Miami before pursuing a career in electrical engineering. His work took him to many places before coming to Gainesville. As a native Floridian and a recently retired UF professor, 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. And when you need them, the medical facilities are without equal. 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 condo in 2006

Why Elizabeth Bolton chose Gainesville

This property is the epitome of location preference for visitors desiring walking proximity to UF, Shands, Vet School and VA. These condos are 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. Our condos are on first floor to allow easy access. The Summit House Condos have been a landmark in Gainesville for decades and are solidly built on the high ground in this part of Gainesville, hence the name Summit House.

What makes this condo unique

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.


Gainesville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , tiled floor/shower walls; light over bathroom sink; vent fan
  • Tile floor, wood vanity with white porcelain sink, storage closet, wood shelves over toilet, overhead lights, ceiling ventilation fan, tub with grab bar, shower curtain with liner, towels with matching hand towels, wash cloth and floor mat. Cleaning supplies under sink. Closet with towels and laundry basket on floor. Lots of room for bathroom storage of personal items.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Large room, full windows and drapes with a view to green space and trees; entrance to bathroom, carpeted, queen luxury mattress - pillow top with firm mattress, bed linens with four pillows and matching comforter and extra cotton blanket, 6 drawer dresser with mirror, matching headboard for bed, ceiling fan, bedside table lamp, large closet with shelves and louvered door. Lots of space for personal belongings. Cable hookup for bedroom TV (guest must furnish). Allows privacy from living room.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Call owner for information regarding special needs, interests, and accommodations. (352) 284 3873. Longer stays are eligible for lower rates.


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1 block to Shands, VA Hosp, 2 blocks to UF and Vet School; near downtown Gville
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Repeat customer

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again for the super convenient stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Doug for being a five star guest. You make being a VRBO host a real pleasure. Please come again. Elizabeth
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Port Saint Joe

Great and very convenient.

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Elizabeth is a God send. The price was great and we loved the decor. D7 apartment was just what we needed while my husband was at Shands. The walk to and from was approx 20 mins (10 mins one way). The only reason that I could not give a 5 Star is because the tenant above D7 walked all evening and into the morning; up and down! I left a note on the door requesting a little soft walking but nothing happened but more hard walking. 😩 so I really could not get any real sleep. Perhaps we can come again for a more enjoyable time like a football game, but not D7.

Thanks Elizabeth🤝

Mildred and Walter

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Still currently using the property and everything that has problem Miss Elizabeth has attended to in a very quick manner. Would certainly recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient to the hospital and university campus

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth, the property owner, worked hard to accommodate us when the property we booked became unavailable. She found a comparable condo in the same complex and communicated changes, even during a hurricane. I cannot speak to the condo in this listing since we were in a different unit, but the complex is very convenient to the hospital and walkable to the campus/stadium.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location to Shands!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this unit & another one for 10 days from Elizabeth as my husband was having Surgery at Shands. The location was perfect as I could walk to & from the hospital (took 10 min.). The unit was clean, well maintained & cozy. Elizabeth was great to deal with, very professional & she has a kind heart. Thank you! AS

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your words of appreciation. Great guests like you make being a landlord a positive and rewarding experience. I am so glad the condo worked out for you and that your husband is doing well. Elizabeth.
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Comfortable, Convenient, Clean

  • 4 of 5

We found this property to be very comfortable and well suited for our stay in Gainesville. The owner was accessible when we had questions or needs. The only thing I would mention is the fact that it was not as quite a location as we thought, as it is close to a busy road and there was some sidewalk and pool work being done at the time of our stay. Aside from that it fit our needs very well.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Downtown is an entertainment area
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Westside on Newberry Road
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak in Waldo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Gill on 13th Street
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Cedar Key or fresh water springs nearby
Car: recommended

The condo is centrally located close to downtown and the University of Florida. US 75 is about 3 miles and easily accessible for trips to central and south Florida for day trips or weekends. Try and visit the butterfly garden and the museum of natural history on the UF Campus for some really unusual displays that are unique in this part of the South. The cold water springs are a natural wonder and these are found in this part of Florida in abundance. Be sure to visit as many as you can as all are different. Once you swim in one of these you will never forget it. Also try tubing down the Itchetucknee River that separates Suwannee and Columbia County. The temperature will guarantee deep blood circulation for several hours after you get out. Do this only in summer months!! There is so much to see and do in this part of the state that gives a flavor of north Florida which is so different from the central and southern part of the state. Do drive around and get a view of the many heritage oaks that are native to our area. Everyone loves them and even the developers strive to protect them. Go see the alligators in the Paynes Prairie preserve. These guys are for real and they are huge. Don't worry, you can't feed them and they are fenced off but the habitat is all natural and exciting to see. Then you will know why the UF team is the Florida Gators!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $50

RATES: A two day minimum stay is required but the longer you stay the less you pay. The standard rate is $125 per night and $500 for football weekends, graduation, and other high profile events. Rates are $605 weekly, $1665 monthly and includes all taxes. ONLINE PRICING QUOTES THAT INCLUDE SPECIAL EVENT WEEKENDS WILL BE ADJUSTED FOR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY STAYS. PLEASE CALL OWNER IF YOUR QUOTE FOR STAYS LONGER THAN A WEEKEND DOES NOT REFLECT THESE PRICES. Additional property protection insurance is available and is encouraged if children are part of your party. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with full payment. Cancelled reservations will not be refunded unless the property is rented for time cancelled in which case 50% will be refunded. Extra guests over three will require an additional fee of $25 per night per guest. If you are calling in your reservation, payments can be made through PayPal or credit cards.

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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