Affordable: Quiet 1 Bedroom Apt; Pvt.Patio; Trees; Uf, Downtown, Shopping 1.5 Mi

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 2 miles from 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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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/23/2016

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or accompanied by an adult...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Please see photo of bedroom. Large dresser with mirror, matching headboard and night table; Queen size bed with new luxury firm mattress, four pillows; walk in closet with sliding door, carpeted, and ceiling fans to keep you cool and relaxed at night or in the day time; one large window behind bed on east wall with vertical blinds; full length mirror to see yourself before you venture out. Lovely pictures on the wall to blend the décor into a tasteful place to sleep and relax. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Tub with shower; light yellow tile on all walls; matching sower curtain; four shelf storage for towels and cosmetics, medicine cabinet with mirror; tile floor, new toilet with quiet flush; exhaust fan, mirrors on surrounding walls. Adjacent to bedroom and separated by a door that can be locked....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Laundry mats are near by on 16th Avenue and 6th Street; Wards market is on 23rd Avenue and is famous for its fresh produce, meat, organic foods and a great selection of wine. This apartment is close to everything but yet is it quiet and not heavily populated. ...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable subscription with Cox Communications...moreless


  • Family


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Gainesville is the entertainment center of the area with fine restaurants, bars and the Hippodrome Theater with live productions every evening. The historic district is a must see. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Dining table with four chairs in living/dining room. Fourth chair is in bedroom because it matches the furniture. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Large wall unit (this is not a window unit) gives super temperature control...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat controlled by a thermostat...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi with high speed internet ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Sheets, bed spread, blanket, pillows are provided as well as kitchen towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has large flat screen TV, love seat, coffee table, view of patio and outside. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Lots of parking available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    two sets of towel, hand cloth and bath...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    silver ware and dishes for 4 people provided; Pots and pans are provided as well as cutting board, knives and stir spoons. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is adjacent to living room/dining room; lots of cabinet space; vented stove hood, electric stove, private and not shared with any other unit. ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:

    cooking oven is part of stove; in addition there is a microwave and a toaster oven ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, sugar, salt and pepper, dish soap, paper towels, plastic bags for garbage liners; Other miscellaneous items too numerous to list ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    18 CF Refrigerator, frost free with 3 shelves and 3 drawers. Frost free...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove with 4 burners and oven...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Provided ...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Private patio with wrought iron gate that can be locked if you have a bicycle...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Grounds are very nice, spacious and no crowded hive living; lots of psychological space, trees an big lime rocks in flower beds and on lawn. ...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
October Fest Weekend
Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2016
5 night min stay

flat fee
S Carolina vs UF
Nov 11 - Nov 12, 2016
2 night min stay

flat fee
Presbyterian vs UF
Nov 18 - Nov 19, 2016
2 night min stay

flat fee
Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$100 $125
Thu, 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%


RATES: A two day minimum stay is required but the longer you stay the less you pay. The standard rate per night is $125 and $500 for football weekends, graduation, and other high profile events. Rates are $500 weekly, $1400 monthly plus taxes and 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 if children are part of your party.

BOOKING/RESERVATIONS: You can book it on line but we encourage you to email or call us when inquiring. The price quotes are subject to change if there is a special event depending on the date. 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:

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

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gaainesville Regional Airport
1.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Gainesville
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ironwood Golf Course
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Gill on 13th Street or Downtown Gainesville
63 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cedar Key

Car: Necessary

Gainesville is a university town with a great mix of young people and families with activities and events to educate and entertain all ages and interests. There are art galleries, fine restaurants, live theater, shopping and an easy route to beaches on the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic. The Paynes Prairie State Preserve has a close up view of alligators, large and small, that you will never forget along with birds of many kinds and colors. For a view of the many flowers and plants that thrive in the area, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a beautiful way to spend the day. If you are fortunate enough to come during one of their events, do not miss the opportunity to go. The many natural springs in the area are unique to North Florida and are not matched in beauty any place in the world. You must swim in one of these springs for a cold water experience that you will never forget. Invigorating to say the least. The Santa Fe College Zoo is a an interesting visit for the younger set. Of course the two museums on the University of Florida Campus are a treat you must see. The Harn Museum of Art has world famous exhibits from may of the outstanding museums in the US and the Museum of Natural History, next door to the Harn, houses the world famous butterfly garden as well as exhibits of early Florida Indian life and prehistoric creatures. Great for any age and always something new to see. Gainesville and Alachua County are a great place to visit, to relax and to have new experiences.


Owner info

Gainesville Home Suites LLC

Year Purchased: 1989

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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/23/2016

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  • The apartment showing the spacious grounds and patio.

    The apartment showing the spacious grounds and patio.

  • Dinette view

    Dinette view

  • Kitchen; large refrigerator, stove and plenty of storage space.

    Kitchen; large refrigerator, stove and plenty of storage space.

  • Bedroom view showing walk in closet, large dresser and entrance to bathroom

    Bedroom view showing walk in closet, large dresser and entrance to bathroom

  • Entrance to patio -- note the wrought iron gate which can be locked

    Entrance to patio -- note the wrought iron gate which can be locked

  • View of apartment showing large oak tree

    View of apartment showing large oak tree

  • Expanded view of apartment showing trees and apartments across the street

    Expanded view of apartment showing trees and apartments across the street

  • Kitchen view

    Kitchen view

  • Newnans Lake near Gainesville

    Newnans Lake near Gainesville

  • McKinzie House in Historic Gainesville - Photo by Ebaybe

    McKinzie House in Historic Gainesville - Photo by Ebaybe

  • Wild Flowers on Paynes Prairie State Preserve

    Wild Flowers on Paynes Prairie State Preserve

  • Dock on lake near Gainesville

    Dock on lake near Gainesville

  • Bedroom with queen bed, bedside table, ceiling fan

    Bedroom with queen bed, bedside table, ceiling fan

  • Living Room with view of patio and outside; large flat screen TV with WiFi

    Living Room with view of patio and outside; large flat screen TV with WiFi

  • Dinette in living/dining room with view of patio outside

    Dinette in living/dining room with view of patio outside

  • view of bathroom through the door; bathroom has tub/shower; storage (not shown)

    view of bathroom through the door; bathroom has tub/shower; storage (not shown)

  • Patio furniture on patio attached to apartment.

    Patio furniture on patio attached to apartment.

  • Front view with flower bed

    Front view with flower bed

  • Patio


  • side view of patio wall

    side view of patio wall

  • Hippodrome Theater in Downtown Gainesville - Photo by Ebaybe

    Hippodrome Theater in Downtown Gainesville - Photo by Ebaybe

  • Wading birds on Paynes Prairie State Preserve

    Wading birds on Paynes Prairie State Preserve

  • Thomas Center in Gainesville Historic District

    Thomas Center in Gainesville Historic District

  • Ginny Springs near Gainesville

    Ginny Springs near Gainesville

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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