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Budget: Quiet One Bedroom Apt, Private Patio, Greenspace, Close to Uf & Downtown

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Patio showing trees in background -- privacy and green space-like a park

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Last updated: 12/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

This is a 525 SF ground level apartment with a 200 SF private patio; very quiet

GREETINGS: Thank you for viewing our apartment. 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 property is great for a person or couple needing quiet and privacy with all the amenities and convenient access to the major attractions in Gainesville. It is 1.5 miles to UF and Shands Hospital and about 1 mile to downtown Gainesville for restaurants and entertainment. There is a maximum of privacy and quiet not typically found in apartments. Neighbors are stable and some have lived here for over 35 years. This is not a party area and noise outside your own environment is rare. The landlords own and operate the property and are easily accessible by phone and email. If you need quiet, access, and privacy at a very reasonable price, this is a great place.

This apartment is 550 sf with an additional 200 sf private patio adjacent to the living room with a sliding glass door to give a good view of the large oak tree at your back door. The lawn is spacious and the grounds are generous and green with well maintained flower beds. You will have plenty of space to give you a feeling of privacy and nature. The bedroom has a queen bed with a luxury firm mattress, dresser, .bedside table with a lamp and a full length mirror for a critical look at your ensemble. A sliding door covers the large walk in closet with plenty of storage and hanging capacity. The window in the bedroom has vertical blinds to allow plenty of light or make total darkness. The living room, like the bedroom, is carpeted and has plenty of light from windows and patio door. Both the bedroom and the living room have ceiling fans which keep the air circulating in summer and winter to give maximum comfort. The bathroom has a tub/shower with tile walls and floor, mirrors surround the vanity and there is plenty of storage for cosmetics and towels. The kitchen has an 18 CF refrigerator, an electric stove with a vent hood to keep cooking odors out of the living area. A microwave and toaster oven are furnished. Lots of cabinet space. The heat is central and the air conditioner is a large wall unit (not a window AC). Landlords take care of grounds, pest control and provide all utilities plus TV, internet (WiFi). If you need a place to study, relax, write the great American novel, or think deep thoughts and get to know yourself, this is the place for you. No wild parties because party animals don't live here. Go to conferences at UF or Santa Fe; go to downtown Gainesville for a play or a meal at a great restaurant -- lots to do and see in Gainesville and this is a great place to come home to after a busy day.
PREMISES: This apartment is a downstairs unit in a quadraplex located in a rental residential section of the city. It is approximately 1.5 miles from downtown Gainesville and UF. Centrally located with lots of green space and trees is the best way to describe this property. There are four buildings located on a big city lot with trees and lots of green lawn space and large azaleas around each building.

OWNER OPERATED: Owner lives near by and can be reached with a phone call. (352) 2284 3873.

PARKING, BUSLINES, THINGS TO DO IN GAINESVILLE: 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. There is a lot to see and do in this area -- just about anything except snow related.


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+1 3522843873
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom is about 225 Sq feet, carpeted, with windows that let in lots of light which can be covered with the vertical blinds. There is a queen bed,dresser and bedside tables and lamps. The bed is firm and the room is quiet with no overhead noise. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • The bathroom is complete with a tub shower, storage area and vanity under the sink. It is tile with a grab bar for safety. The over head fan keeps moisture to a minimum after hot showers. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cox communication provides sattilite ...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen TY with cable channels and WiFi for internet connection ...moreless

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dinette set seats four very near kitchen and located in living/dining area. Seating to outside view of green space or watching TV. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Wall unit that cools whole apartment extremely well. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central electric heat thermostatically controlled....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi High Speed internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, blanket, bedspread,...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room and dining room combination....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in front of apartment -- over flow parking in nearby area....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Present with coffee and coffee maker filters. Mr. Coffee electric. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 4 people; food preparation utensils included. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    No dishwasher present. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Lots of cabinet space over and beneath counter. Tile floor, exhaust fan, adjoins living room and dining area. Mixing faucet with generous aluminum sink. Trash can under the sink. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave is present. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven is electric and part of the stove. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Paper towels, plastic garbage page, sugar, dish soap, hot pad, dish towels, dish cloth, plastic storage bags, salt/pepper, cooking spray (Pam), coffee, tea....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    18 Cubic Foot frost free with generous capacity and top freezer. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove with four burners and oven. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster oven that can handle toast and other dishes that need warming, baking or browning. ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles are allowed but not furnished. They can be stored on the patio which has a place for locking on the wrought iron gate. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    must be rented on site at location of lake. None near the apartment but in nearby settings. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio is over 200 square feet and has a locking wrought iron gate for security. The umbrella is red and matches the four patio chairs. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    nearby golf course ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    must be rented on site at location of river, lake. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is a large lawn and lots of trees. The property has been recently landscaped into a park like setting. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    nearby tennis courts ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$125
$660 $1,600
Graduation
Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay

$700
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100 $125
Fri, Sat, Sun
$500 $1,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Please call me and tell me your lodging needs. Rates are subject to change. I am not able to give a refund for a cancelled reservation unless another booking takes the place of the cancelled reservation. Pets are not allowed without an additional daily fee which will be included in the rental rate. If you reservation of one week or more includes a special event weekend such as graduation or a football weekend, an adjustment in the price will be made to reflect the longer stay that includes the special event weekend at the standard regular price. Please call the owner to request a corrected quote based on the total length of stay. If you are planning a visit longer than one month, I will accept partial payment and the timing is payments is negotiated in advance. Again, please call me.

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 cancellation is 60 days prior to the stay. Extra guests over two 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. VRBO includes a service fee that is added onto the price.

All guests with small children are required to book the damage insurance.

If your stay overlaps a special event weekend, it can be adjusted to a reflect the longer stay that includes the special event weekend with the extra cost. Please call owner to request an adjustment in rates.

For longer stays, a discount is available. Please leave your pets at home. We hope you enjoy your stay if it is with us. Additional information such as WiFi name and password and things to do in Gainesville will be sent when your reservation is made. Please call with any quest


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville Regional Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown is an entertainment area
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ironwood Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 441 (NW 6th Street); 1 mile; I75 4 miles
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Downtown Gailesville or Archer Road
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cedar Key or fresh water springs nearby

Car: Necessary

Gainesville is a college town with attractions for every age; there is always lots to do and see either in the sports arena or local theater. Downtown Gainesville is the entertainment center with bars, restaurants and the Hippodrome theater and a large library with many volumes and films for check out. Shopping opportunities include Oaks Mall and Thornbrooke Center. The University of Florida campus has the Harn Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History with exhibits from many major collections. North Florida is noted for its many natural springs which are guaranteed to cool you down after a dip.

 

Owner info

Gainesville Home Suites LLC

About the owner: We are Jim Post and Elizabeth Bolton and we have owned this property and others in the neighborhood for about 30 years. It is in just the last two years since Elizabeth retired that we decided to furnish some of our rentals for visitors looking for short term accommodations. Jim is a retired electrical engineer and Elizabeth is a retired University of Florida professor and together we provide stability and competence that makes a good landlord team with hands on management of every operation. Jim and Elizabeth are long time Gainesville residents and we love to meet visitors coming to Gainesville for study, health care or football. Gainesville has it all and we love providing lodging for you while you enjoy it. 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. 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.

Why the Owner Chose Gateway Park, Gainesville, FL, USA:
Location -- near UF and downtown; pricing is affordable and competitive; very clean; the green space is what makes this property inviting. Landlords own and manage the property. This property was built in the mid 1970's in a quiet neighborhood away from noise and traffic but near the major attractions in the area. It is a satisfying property to work on and to own because the neighborhood and the neighbors are great. Most of all we have kept the trees and large azaleas that make it beautiful all year.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
These apartments are centrally located to be near the University of Florida and downtown Gainesville. It is a quiet area with spacious lawns on all four sides and blooming azaleas in the spring. Tall pines and a park like setting is what makes this property different from other rental properties in Gainesville. Travelers will enjoy the quiet of the neighborhood and the proximity to UF, Shands and restaurants in downtown Gainesville. Most of all travelers can feel safe and secure. 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. Further you can call the landlord directly and we will strive to respond to your request at soon as possible. Our rental interests are limited to select properties and we strive to give personal attention to the property and the guests when requested.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/08/2016

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Photos

  • Patio showing trees in background -- privacy and green space-like a park

    Patio showing trees in background -- privacy and green space-like a park

  • Dining area close to kitchen and patio

    Dining area close to kitchen and patio

  • Spacious kitchen -- lots of cabinet space

    Spacious kitchen -- lots of cabinet space

  • Flat screen TV with WiFi

    Flat screen TV with WiFi

  • Queen bed in carpeted bedroom

    Queen bed in carpeted bedroom

  • Patio furniture and umbrella on private patio

    Patio furniture and umbrella on private patio

  • Front entrance -- each door is an apartment.

    Front entrance -- each door is an apartment.

  • Front entrance to apartments.  Metal doors for quiet and security.

    Front entrance to apartments. Metal doors for quiet and security.

  • landscaped area near patio. Wrought iron gate to patio entrance

    landscaped area near patio. Wrought iron gate to patio entrance

  • Hippodrome Theater-downtown Gainesville-photo by Ebaybe

    Hippodrome Theater-downtown Gainesville-photo by Ebaybe

  • Wading birds at Paynes Prairie State Preserve

    Wading birds at Paynes Prairie State Preserve

  • Photo by Ebyabe-- McKinzie House in Historic District of Gainesville

    Photo by Ebyabe-- McKinzie House in Historic District of Gainesville

  • Bedroom  with queen bed--new firm mattress

    Bedroom with queen bed--new firm mattress

  • Large TV with WiFi available in living dining room

    Large TV with WiFi available in living dining room

  • Bathroom vanity surrounded by mirrors

    Bathroom vanity surrounded by mirrors

  • Living room with dinette set near kitchen

    Living room with dinette set near kitchen

  • Trees and green space on the premises -- lots of it

    Trees and green space on the premises -- lots of it

  • The grounds of the property

    The grounds of the property

  • large oak on property

    large oak on property

  • Side view of apartment -- lots of lawn.

    Side view of apartment -- lots of lawn.

  • Trees and lawn on property grounds

    Trees and lawn on property grounds

  • Wild flowers at Paynes Prairie State Preserve

    Wild flowers at Paynes Prairie State Preserve

  • Turtle Court at Thomas Center is Historic Gainesville

    Turtle Court at Thomas Center is Historic Gainesville

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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