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Luxury 2 Br Condos In Downtown Gainesville- Walk To Restaurants/ Bars/ UF

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury 2 Br Condos In Downtown Gainesville- Walk To Restaurants, Bars, And Uf

Great for families and groups of friends.

I have 8 similar 2/2 condos at The Palms condominiums- all are beautifully decorated and are spacious and convenient.

Visiting Gainesville for UF sports, graduation, Shands, vacation, or sightseeing? We have the perfect place for you. Come back and relax after your event- or watch your event from the flat-screen TVs in this beautiful condo. These condos were built in 2008 and are steps away from local restaurants and bars, and also walking distance from UF.

If you don't want to worry about lodging for football season, you can rent the house for the entire season and leave your things there.

With granite countertops, high 10' ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 walk-in closets, these condos have plenty of space to spread out. We also have a washer and dryer in each condo. We are also just a 10 minutes drive from La Chua Trail (a Florida State Park) where you are guaranteed to see 1 to 100 alligators.

The condos are also just 11 blocks from UF campus, and less than 20 blocks from the Swamp and the O'Connell Center.

The owners also live in downtown Gainesville, and can be easily reached via phone and e-mail.

One bedroom has a king bed and the other bedroom has a queen bed- perfect for families or for friends sharing a home (bedroom configurations may vary depending on which of the 6 condos booked).

*Please note that football weekends, Gator Nationals, and Graduation weekends are considered special event weekends and taxes/ weekend (up to 3 nights, or early check-in/ late-check out for a Friday arrival and Sunday departure).

**Please also note that downtown since the condos are located in downtown Gainesville, there may be occasional noise from downtown bars/ clubs- I have provided box fans in every bedroom as white noise as well as sound machines. This message applies only to the east facing condos in the building. A few guests have reported noise, but I have all the supplies necessary for light sleepers, just in case.

More Details

Owner
Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Susannah Peddie

Brian is a Gainesville native, and Susannah is a Florida native. Susannah is an avid nature photographer. We manage 19 short-term rentals properties (it has become Susannah's full time job) and have been doing this for many years so we're very good at anticipating needs and responding to our guests quickly and efficiently.

Susannah Peddie purchased this condo in 2015

Why Susannah Peddie chose Gainesville

Downtown living is fantastic! We love being able to talk to all of the local, delicious restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

The property is extremely well-built, has a pool, and has great art!

Amenities

University Heights Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Baths have tub/ shower combos and granite counter-tops in the sink area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The condos have a king bed in one bedroom and a queen bed in the other- and have walk-in closets. *309 has 2 king beds and 310 has 2 queen beds.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis

Reviews

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Luxury 2 Br Condos In Downtown Gainesville- Walk To Restaurants/ Bars/ UF
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

Great vacation condo for home games and families

  • 5 of 5

Overall a great experience. Very professional service. Clean rooms, very descriptive process, and overall a wonderful exeperience. Would recommend to anyone looking to book for a family for gamday weekends.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA
5

The condo was clean, very safe and close to everything we wanted to do.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely and will stay here again. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gainesville
5

Excellent Gainesville Stay!

  • 5 of 5

For Jan 1-March 31, 2017, my wife and I stayed in Palms 304 for approximately six weeks followed by the Red House (Susannah's 2/2 downtown house, which is also listed on VRBO) for approximately six weeks. We found both rentals to be very comfortable and very well situated with respect to the downtown area. Both are within very reasonable walking distance of the old town restaurants and entertainment district including the Hippodrome. Parking is easily accessed for both properties and there is a city bus stop within a few hundred feet of the Palms with direct access to the University of Florida.

Both properties are extremely clean and very comfortably furnished. Both have full kitchen utensils including a Keurig coffeemaker at the house, a surprise that we enjoyed. Beds and pillows are very comfortable. The showers at both properties were first rate with rapid hot water and a strong water stream. We particularly appreciate this feature. The house has access to a very comfortable backyard and has a screened patio that we used for our morning coffee. We found the pictures on the website to be useful and accurate.

Of greatest importance to us is the attitude of the owner, Susannah, and her staff. They are all extremely friendly and most accommodating and helpful. Small problems inevitably arise over 12 weeks and they are almost immediate in resolving and fixing these issues. For example they helped to move us from the Palms to the house, highly appreciated! They took all the anxieties out of being away from home and truly made us feel as if we were at home. We have already reserved for next season and we hope to continue into the foreseeable future.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very attractively furnished; conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

The condo itself is lovely. Very spacious and attractively furnished and convenient to the UF campus and downtown locations. Everything was exactly as advertised and the building has good security features. Susannah is very attentive to guests' needs. A big downer, however, is the High Dive bar next door. The music is loud and patrons congregate outside until 2 am. If you are a light sleeper, you'll have difficulty falling asleep 3-4 nights per week or will need to sleep on the couch in the front of the condo to avoid the noise. We did receive a price concession for this inconvenience. The Palms needs to build a concrete soundproofing wall and make the HD pay for it.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have good news on all fronts- as of June I will no longer have properties on the night club side- all units will be center and west facing (next to a very quiet church). I have never received a noise complaint for the center and west sides (and have had multiple condos for multiple years), so this issue will no longer be a problem for future guests. Guests will continue to get the same 5 star service, awesome location, great amenities, beautiful decorated places... without any noise. Thanks so much!
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5

Very nice and exactly as promoted; hassle free!

  • 5 of 5

Another great vrbo experience. 0nly compliments. Very secure clean pleasant place to stay for graduation wknd. Only improvement I could possibly think of would be tv in bedrooms but not a deal breaker and would definitely recommend to others and stay here again! Condo had everything needed including excellent check in information

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great experience.

  • 5 of 5

Everything thing was 5 star.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Gainesville, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
20+ Bars Nearby
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
20+ Restaurants nearby
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Jacksonville
Car: recommended

Gainesville is home to many cultural activities- the UFPA (University of Florida Performing Arts) hosts 2+ international/ national performances each week, the Museum of Natural History has a beautiful butterfly rainforest, the Harn Museum of Art has many pieces from the Masters, and much more.

Gainesville is also home to many Florida State Parks where alligators, bison, deer, turkey and many types of birds can be viewed. We also have a great botanical garden, Kanapaha Gardens, as well as a beautiful downtown historic district.

After you book your stay, I will provide a complete guide for things to do in Gainesville.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

*Please note that football weekends, Gator Nationals, and Graduation weekends are considered special event weekends and are $1000+taxes/ weekend (up to 3 nights, or early check-in/ late-check out for a Friday arrival and Sunday departure).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund