This 502 square foot adults only upstairs completely furnished unit is centrally located in Jacksonville, with access to Interstates 10 and 95 within a few minutes and only a 10 minute ride to the downtown areas including the stadium, concert venues and the convention center. The unit is located in an older urban core neighborhood of the Murray Hill/Riverside area, and this well appointed unit has everything you would need for a short or extended stay. The unit is equipped with a full kitchen, pots, pans, honor bar, fireplace. complimentary high speed Wifi, cable and a host of amenities. The unit is modest on the outside, as is the neighborhood but packed with a festive, modern palette on the inside ,with an interesting array of décor. A brand new 120 square foot deck and staircase was just added with plenty of treetop seating that is dedicated to this unit only. The unit is completely upstairs.This is an adults only unit.The unit has state of the art keyless entry, security cameras, well lit off street parking, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. PLEASE NOTE..... I do accept one pet with a $50.00 non refundable pet fee up to one week. Sorry no multiple pets. Pets must be crated if you leave the unit. II don't care if you have never crated them before that's the house rules. If you show up with a pet you have failed to mention in correspondence prior to confirmation of your booking, the $50.00 fee will be paid before entry in the unit. You forgot? Did you forget your children too? I've had multiple incidents where so called "perfect pets" have chewed pillows, décor, etc.. and am not going to put up with it. If this doesn't work for you, respectfully look elsewhere. Why pay $200.00 a night to stay at the tired old Hyatt downtown when you can get double the space and a lot more value for your money here? Please note as an urban core neighborhood you will see a variety of folks here and if you are uncomfortable with seeing people that may not look like you or may differ in terms of religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or income level this may not be the best fit for you. Some blocks look great while the next one may not but note I can only control my level of service, how well appointed my unit is and how clean it stays, The neighborhood is gentrifying and is right on the edge of the dining district. There are over 50 restaurants within a mile of the unit and the number will triple within 2 miles. I have over 200 reviews on competing websites and have decided to add my units to VRBO as this may be the right fit for many short term guests coming to our area. Please feel free to ask if you have any questions regarding amenities, location etc and I will do my best to answer all inquiry's. By the way, I am not near the beach and the closest one is 12 miles away. I get asked that a lot. Mayo Clinic is about 15 miles away. My maximum stay is 45 days. My expectation is that all guests read my complete description so that I can meet or exceed their expectations. All the best, your host, Daiv.
- Apartment502 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 nights
Chic, stylish accomodations on a modest budget
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 18, 2018
About Daiv Schneider
I am a Penn State graduate who was involved in the hospitality business for 25 years before moving to Jacksonville in 1999. I recently retired on my 57th birthday but also manage 10 rental properties in addition to running these two vacation rentals. I have been partnered for 17 years to Bill and together we own 10 rental units in addition to the two units we run here on VRBO. We are both avid travelers who have been to Iceland, Turkey, Denmark, Panama and Sweden just to name a few and we take one international trip per year. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and electronic dance music (EDM) and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Daiv Schneider purchased this Apartment in 2013
Why Daiv Schneider chose Murray Hill
This property was close to my house and gave me a unique opportunity to refurbish and update this old gal and have fun in the process. Its very modest on the outside but loaded with color, charm and amenities on the inside.
What makes this Apartment unique
Location, location, location. Although not apparent from the appearance of this older inner city neighborhood, everything in the dining district, downtown, convention center and sporting venues are only a few minutes away.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Impressive and affordable! Win win!
Great place, great host! Everything you need. Great honor bar, fully stocked. Take his restaurant recommendations! He knows. Soft bed. Clean place. Nevermind the neighborhood, all good folks.
Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad my dining recommendations worked out. As a foodie I always have plenty of recommendations for my guests regardless of cuisine. It was a pleasure hosting you both!
Wonderful property with a fantastic host!
This is the 3rd time I have stayed here, and will definitely be staying the next time I have to travel again to Jacksonville. The apartment is part of a duplex (I have stayed in both apartments and both are equally as nice) in the Murray Hill neighborhood. Lots of local restaurants within walking distance and just a stones throw away from Riverside, which has even more to do.
Upon arriving, I was greeted with two bakery cupcakes. Talk about customer service!
The apartment itself is beautiful. Very well maintained and Daiv has made sure to have everything you could ever need. All kitchen items supplied for you. Pots, pans, dishes, seasonings, toaster oven, microwave, etc. Even an espresso machine!
There is always an ample amount of towels and wash clothes and even has supplied all the bath supplies you may have forgotten (tooth brushes, razors, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, tampons, etc). I was happy to also find a hair dryer and straightening iron!
The decor is beautiful and is super cozy. Everything matches and a lot of thought was put into the decor. Overall, Daiv has made it feel like your home away from home.
It was a delight have you both back in town! I am glad the extra amenities struck a cord with you. Thank you for your positive comments and return business!
Where to start...
HOST: Daiv is the absolute best....hands down. Thoughtful, helpful, informative. He was born to be a host. He provides everything you may need from the honor bar to the toiletries to the espresso maker. He offered a quick drive around to point out the restaurants, etc. We initially didn't want to impose on him for that but so glad we did. It was a highlight of our short visit. You can see that he loves his neighborhood and sharing it.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Beautifully decorated; meticulously clean (I don't like wearing shoes indoors and I had no qualms whatsoever about walking barefoot); exceptionally comfortable bed and great linens; lots of helpful and well-organized information on restaurants, etc.
NEIGHBORHOOD: DO NOT be fooled by appearance. Very old neighborhood and exactly as Daiv described. We walked to dinner and back (about 1/2 mile to Moon River Pizza) ..went to it on one route and back another way. Everyone we encountered was friendly and we felt perfectly "safe". We were glad for the outdoor cameras Daiv has posted since the car was parked close to the street. Enjoyed sitting out on the upstairs porch in the morning, shielded by trees. Very lovely.
We were there for a concert at Daily's Place and it was a very easy and short drive there. We only wish we would have stayed another day or two...we loved it that much. We will stay longer next time if schedule allows.
It was super meeting you both. Hopefully you will have more time to enjoy our quirky neighborhood next time your travels bring you back this way. Thank you for the “shout out” on the cleanliness as my housekeeper was thrilled to hear your positive feedback! You're welcome back anytime!
Very clean and quaint apartment.
We enjoyed our visit to this quaint apartment. It was 2 miles from our daughters apartment so a very convenient location for us.
Daiv was a fabulous host and offered a lot of amenities that other places don't. He had an honor bar and lots of bathroom supplies at your disposal.
Kitchen is fully equipped with every thing you need.
Thank you Daiv
It was a pleasure hosting you both. Thank you for mentioning the well stocked kitchen and in house amenities . I am glad you were close to family for your visit. Best, Daiv
We really enjoyed our stay at the cozy apt. Clean, cozy, great furnishings, colorful and fun. Diav checked in with us to be sure all was in order.
We enjoyed the hospitality of the honor bar and bathroom toiletries.
Loved quick access to xway to San Marco area.
Lenor and Tom Mirochna
It was a delight having you both and I’m glad the location worked in your favor. Thank you for mentioning the honor bar and extra amenities I have in hand for my valued guests. Come back again!
Daiv has made this apartment most comfortable with so many conveniences not typically offered - access to all types of toiletries and a completely stocked bar! We enjoyed the small deck overlooking the back yard and felt very at home during our stay. The best service, however, was the quick tour of Jacksonville with Daiv showing us the nearby neighborhoods, pointing out spots for dining, drinking and shopping. He is a local historian with knowledge of the neighborhoods, architecture and life styles. Really interesting and saved us a lot of time wandering aimlessly! Thanks, Daiv.
Thank you for your positive feedback and pointing out the extras I offer to all guests .A tour is needed as the city is not laid out in a typical grid fashion and what's close by and is not apparent. It was a pleasure hosting you!