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Centrally Located: 1 Block To Shands and VA, 2 blocks to UF Campus and Vet Med.

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Downstairs Spacious 2 Bedrooms With All Amenities; 800 Square Feet, Decal Parki

GREETINGS: Thank you for viewing our condo. 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 is 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS. This is a spacious condo with two large bedrooms; each includes walk-in closet, queen luxury bed, chest of drawers with matching headboard, ceiling fan, bedside table, bed linens provided; there is one bathroom, tiled with tub/shower grab bar, towels provided; fully furnished kitchen with large refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove, microwave, all dishes and cooking utensils; table and 4 chairs; living room with large comfortable sofa, two reclining chairs, 55 inch flat screen TV, cable, internet, wireless; large picture window view of parkway/green space; sleeps four comfortably and 1 other on the sofa.

PREMISES: There are two pools on the premises 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 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.

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Elizabeth Bolton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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 Florida North Central

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Centrally Located: 1 Block To Shands and VA, 2 blocks to UF Campus and Vet Med.
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Nice condo near campus

  • 4 of 5

This apartment has a great location with respect to UF campus. We stayed here for a game day weekend. It took us ~20 mins to walk to our tailgate location near the Physics building. The complex is a little run-down looking from the outside but the inside of the condo was nicely furnished and clean. The two beds and couch were perfect for our 5 people. Elizabeth was a welcoming and kind host and provided us with all the information we needed to access the property. Would stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Comfortable, clean - great location!!

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for our stay during family weekend at UF. Condo was clean, roomy and very comfortable, and the location is super convenient. Would definitely stay here again for my next UF visit! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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comfortable and convienent setting for a Florida football weekend

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean and just right for two old Gators to enjoy a return to campus. The facility is safe and well maintained with a pool handy. Beds were plenty comfortable and we had our needs well met. The half-mile stroll to the stadium is perfect and the over-all location made it easy for short drives to any place in town we wanted to go. The campus was an easy walk. By the way, the students are as friendly and open as any group of people one may encounter. Easy to recommend the place for a stay in town.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect home away from home for Family of four

  • 5 of 5

This is the second condo we have stayed in of Ms. Elizabeth's. A wonderful experience. Very clean, neat and comfortable. Ad is true to descriptions and included everything we could need for our stay. Always a joy to do business with Ms. Elizabeth and she is very good at responding and making us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place and very convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.the beds were a little harder than we are used to but they still slept good. everything was clean and nice. could have used some coffee or to upgrade to a Keurig possibly but overall I give it a 5 star

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the tip about the coffee maker. I will definitely upgrade to a Keurig. About the beds. Most people want a firm bed and one is less firm than the other. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. They are helpful.
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Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The house was in clean condition had everything we needed for our stay it was close to the university I truly felt home away from home and I would gladly rent this property again the manager was super friendly and available no complaints at all

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
West Side Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
US I 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Blue Gill
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Cedar Key
Car: necessary

The Museum of Natural History has a butterfly garden with thousands of beautiful and exotic butterflies from all over the world. Next door is the Harn Museum of Art with permanent and traveling exhibits to enlighten and amaze every taste. The Phillips Center for Performing Arts features orchestras, operas, dance, and many celebrity shows and performances. Downtown Gainesville has the famous Hippodrome Theater in a setting of restaurants and bars to please every appetite. Gainesville offers many interesting and exciting venues for the short time visitor or the long time resident. A walk on the University of Florida Campus is an educational opportunity to visit the multiple libraries, historic buildings and the Constance Theater featuring student productions that rival professional productions.


Rates & Availability

Gainesville Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Gator Nationals
Mar 16 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
UF vs N Co Bears
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
UF vs Tenn
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
UF vs Vanderbilt
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
UF vs Texas A&M
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 26 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
UF vs Blazers
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

RATES: A two day minimum stay is required but the longer you stay the less you pay. The standard rate is $150 per night and $ 700 for football weekends, graduation, and other high profile events. Rates are $700 weekly, $1800 monthly plus 11% tax, VRBO service fee. 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 especially if children are part of your party. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed with full payment. Cancelled reservations will receive 100% refund if made 30 days in advance. Please book through VRBO so that your reservation is protected. We will give you a discount for longer stays. Extra guests over four will require an additional fee of $25 per night per guest. If you are calling in your reservation, payments can be made with PayPal or credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Gainesville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 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 , linen closet, cabinet over toilet, spacious sink cabinet;
  • Two grab bars; new tile tub surround; glass shelves; towel bars and rings for four; new sink with under cabinet storage; very clean; all linens and toilet tissue paper furnished; liquid bath soap; large mirror over sink ; lots of light, vent van
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , queen luxury pillow top mattress; walk in closet, window
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , queen pillow top mattress; walk in closet; chest w/mirror
  • Large bedrooms, adjacent to bathroom, carpeted, brand new queen luxury pillow top mattresses, bed linens with two pillows for each bed; matching comforter and extra cotton blanket, 6 drawer dresser with mirror, matching headboard with dresser/mirror, ceiling fan with soft lights, bedside table lamp, large closet with shelves and lots of room for suit cases. Vertical blinds for lots of light
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The outstanding feature of this condo is its proximity to all things UF and Shands -- walking distance to all. The other outstanding feature is the accommodations for a very reasonable price. The landlords, Elizabeth and Jim, provide meticulously clean quarters and our goal is to make your stay in Gainesville comfortable and satisfying in term of accommodations. You can reach us by phone for information or clarification.

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