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 StayNone
Chic, stylish accomodations on a modest budget
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 23, 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.
Local Services & Businesses
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.
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!
Great location, clean & modern apartment
It was very easy to get to downtown, riverside, and San Marco, three neighborhoods where you can find a lot of fun dining spots and things to do. The apartment is clean and well decorated, and stocked with plenty of toiletries in case you forgot anything. The kitchen has everything you need including a toaster oven, although it would have been nice to have a water filter because the tap water is so-so here. Daiv was very attentive (I did self check in so I didn’t actually meet him in person, but he was always available over text). The neighborhood is nothing special, but I had no problems with neighbors or finding street parking. I would definitely stay again!
Well it’s all about location! Everything, although not apparent ,is close by ...which ( on the contrary)actually does make my neighborhood special. Thank you for pointing out the additional in house amenities and cleanliness as well as my well stocked kitchen . I am glad you were able to visit family close by as well . It was a pleasure hosting you and your daughter and I hope you come back and stay with me again!
Comfortable, Cozy, Convenient
Daiv describes his apartment and it's amenities well. It is very comfortable, cozy but not too small, and convenient to various neighborhood dining, coffee and shopping areas. The bed is especially comfortable which was splendid for this older couple. The outside stairway was easily doable for these seniors. Neighborhood is older residential, just on the edge of areas becoming gentrified. Very comfortable location in terms of security. Jaxville has much to offer in the way of parks, museums, concerts, riverside enjoyment. Easy trip downtown via local streets not too busy. Our trip was for a winter escape, and this was the ideal place. We local sites and day trips. This was a great home base. It's not upscale, but he's not charging upscale rates. Our stay was for 2 weeks, and Daiv was a phone call or text away for any need, question or directions. He even gave us a great tour upon arrival. For a return trip, we'd stay at the same place.
It was a pleasure meeting and hosting you both. I am glad the central location and amenities worked well for you. Everything was close by as you discovered and you were fortunate to get “chamber of commerce “weather during your stay! You are welcome back anytime!