About the property
- Condo1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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. All condos have the same amenities and are the same size.
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.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
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 University Heights
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!
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Great place. Wonderful host
Susannah was a great host. This place was very clean and close to the action in town. We had a couple glitches, but Susannah bent over backwards to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Highly recommended.
Location, location, location
My wife and I rented the 2 bedroom condo for our month-long stay in Gainesville. We were able to walk to most of our destinations (restaurants, Depot Park, the historic Duckpond district). We particularly enjoyed Paramount Grill and Emiliano's Cafe. The condo itself had great appliances, nice furniture and art, and all of the supplies we needed for a comfortable stay. Anytime we had a question or needed anything, the owner or her staff were very quick to respond. We will be renting again next winter.
Larry- it was a pleasure hosting you and your wife at the downtown condo. I live downtown as well and love being able to walk to all of my favorite restaurants and parks. I'm so glad that you were happy with our response times- we have 24-hour on-call maintenance and a dedicated customer service team so that we can address any and all needs and questions immediately. Looking forward to your stay next year as well!
Great amenities, comfort and location
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the condo. It had plenty of room for my family - 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths and 2 large walk-in closets. We had plenty of room to cook and eat in the condo (which is extremely nice when traveling with children). I will definitely stay here again when I return to Gainesville.
Great place and location, a few things to consider
Great place, super clean and spacious. Good location. Three things to consider:
1. The livingroom and dining area face the interior of the building / hallway so if the blinds are open you see people walking by and since it's interior it doesn't get a lot of light.
2. If you plan to do cooking you won't find all you need to cook--there items missing like a pizza pan that would have made things a little easier.
3. The location is nice--it's great being close to downtown--but it can be louder b/c of the late night bar crowd. This may have been b/c it was graduation weekend however.
Thanks so much for the feedback! We realized that sometimes people rent 2-3 of our Palms condos at once and sometimes the kitchen supplies migrate between apartments, so we have gotten everything back to where they belong (i.e. a different condo had 2 pizza pans). We also keep an abundance of supplies and extra items super close to the condos and we ask that if anyone needs anything during their stay that they please let us know while they are there and we can easily have anything delivered usually within an hour. I have full time staff and 24-hour maintenance on-call for any and all needs.
The location is fantastic as it's walking distance to all downtown restaurants and bars- but that does mean that it has potential for noise during big event weekends such as graduation and football weekends, but otherwise, is quiet.
Game Day Great!
My husband and another couple headed to Gainesville for a football game. The condo was perfect for us - near downtown for restaurants and my team's HQ - while providing great common space for us to spend time together. The condo was clean and had all of the amenities we could need.
As some others have mentioned in their reviews, there was street noise but I reached out to Susannah and she very quickly responded by providing both my requested box fan as well as a sound machine. Both were delivered within an hour of my request. I used the box fan the second night and slept great! There is no way for Susannah to control the noise of rowdy football fans but she bent over backwards to make the experience as good as she could. No complaints here! We all agreed we would definitely stay here again if our travels lead us to Gainesville"
Thanks so much, Kelly! It was a pleasure to host you and your group! So glad you loved the location- it really is perfect for football weekends since it's so close to everything. Hope to host you again in the future!
Very nice,clean and well located
We will stay here again
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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*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).