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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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. 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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University Heights Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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


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SALE- Luxury 2 Br Condos In Downtown Gainesville- Walk To Restaurants/ Bars/ UF
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Great place and location, a few things to consider

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Game Day Great!

  • 5 of 5

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"

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice,clean and well located

  • 5 of 5

We will stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 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!


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Gainesville, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
20+ Bars Nearby
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
20+ Restaurants nearby
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

*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