PRIVATE HOME, WALK TO DOWNTOWN & UF CAMPUS

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PRIVATE HOME, WALK TO DOWNTOWN & UF CAMPUS

Gainesville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR OF AVAILABILITY FIRST. WE DO OUR BEST TO KEEP IT UP TO DATE.

From the owners of the the Third Street Cottage (VRBO listing #255838) comes their second property, the Third Street Cottage 'West House'. This two-story, 3/2 home is the perfect place for you to stay during your visit to Gainesville. The home is just under 1800 square feet so there is plenty of room for the whole family or friends.

We are located just a few blocks northwest of Main Street & University Avenue. Walk to downtown theatre, dining, bars & shopping! For a price comparable to a nearby hotel room, you can have an entire house with a separate living room, dining room, sun room, full kitchen, master bedroom with private bath, newly renovated second bathroom and two upstairs bedrooms. Plus, the house includes a fenced yard and off-street parking! Cable TV in all bedrooms and hi-speed wireless internet are also included.

About a mile from the University of Florida, you can stroll up University Avenue or hop on the bus and you’re on campus in minutes - no parking hassles! GO GATORS!

The 'West House' is only one block west of the the Third Street Cottage (VRBO listing #255838) -- just around the corner. So if you have a large group coming to town, you could book both locations and have everyone nearby.

Plus, the 'West House' is only a short drive to many other Gainesville attractions including several well-known scuba diving sites, Paynes Prairie Nature Preserve, several fresh water springs for tubing, snorkeling or swimming, and much more!

Gator Game Weekends

Gatornationals

Spring/Fall Arts Festivals

UF Preview/Commencement

Visiting Parents

Visiting Professors

Medical/Business Professionals

Visiting Alumni

Please note: The West House is located in a very pedestrian friendly area, close to downtown nightlife. While it is generally quiet during the week, activity in the area does increase on weekends and especially event weekends.

Keywords: Two-Story Single Family Home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Private Home, Walk to Downtown & UF Campus
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
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Private Home, Walk to Downtown & UF Campus
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Gainesville North Central Florida
4

Kelly S

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The listing and pictures are very true and accurate. The only thing is should sttae both bathrooms are located on the same floor.
The property was very clean and maintained. The house literally had everything we needed and more from linens to fully functional kitchen(could use a pair of scissors) and bathrooms. It suited our family needs while our loved one was having major spine surgery at shands. It allowed us to be all together instead of multiple hotel rooms and the ability to have meals together and its close proximity to everything and the hospital is outsanding and beneficial. And felt like home away from home during stressful times.
The only thing that may have been handy was a printer to print boarding and flight information.
Otherwise perfect place and hope to return to go to a game or sightsee..
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that your loved one's surgery went well. We do our best to provide a clean, comfortable home for our guests. I'm sorry that we were not clear regarding the fact that both bathrooms are downstairs. I have added an image of our floor plan to our gallery in order to clarify that. We encourage guests to let us know if they need something during their stay. I appreciate you letting us know about the scissors. We keep a pair in one of the kitchen drawers and did not realize they were missing so we'll be sure to replace them. We'd love to have you back any time!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Home, Walk to Downtown & UF Campus
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Gainesville North Central Florida
San Antonio, TX
5

Nice stay in a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Very clean and close to everything. Plenty of space. Cookies, pretzels, and cold bottled water were waiting for us.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Home, Walk to Downtown & UF Campus
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Gainesville North Central Florida
Tucson, AZ
5

The pictures don't do it justice!! Great owners, location and value!!!!

The pictures don't do it justice!! Great owners, location and value!!!!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I have nothing but praise for our entire experience staying here! There were 5 of us in town for an event in "downtown" Gainesville and the location was absolutely tremendous!! The house is way bigger than it appears in the pictures and has a lot of charm!! Lorraine was amazing to work with and was so helpful and flexible when our plans changed slightly at the last minute! Like I said, I seriously cannot say enough nice things about this place!! We will definitely be staying here again in the future!!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private Home, Walk to Downtown & UF Campus
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Gainesville North Central Florida
Kansas City, MO
4

Felt just like home

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We stayed here with our wedding party for our destination wedding are were very pleased with the West House. The beds were large and comfortable, there was air conditioning in every room and the chandelier made us feel like fancy folk. There were 8 of us staying and between the beds and couches we were all very comfortable.

The location was great! We walked down town to get our groove on at the Atlantic several times during our stay and had a blast. There were also bikes included as part of the rental that we didn't end up using; but were a nice touch.

Fair warning: This is downtown Gainesville and there are quite a few homeless people sort of wandering the neighborhoods. They're not dangerous for the most part but I would not leave valuables in your car. Gainesville is also a big music community so I really shouldn't have been surprised that our neighbor had band practice next door 4 out of the 7 nights we stayed. They weren't a huge problem; but the walls in the house are pretty thin and I was woken up a few times at 2 am by the neighbors having conversations on their porch. So it's basically just like having a home in Gainesville, the good and the bad.

The owners have several properties in the same area and my parents ended up renting a cottage only 1 street down where they were able to have their dog. I would definitely recommend doing something like this if you have a large group and want the comforts of home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed staying at our West House. We do our best to make the house clean and comfortable and try to offer all the conveniences of home.

The downtown location of the West House makes it an ideal location for active guests because it is a short walk to dozens of great restaurants and venues. Along with that convenience, we also have more pedestrian traffic, but none of our guests have ever had any negative experiences.

From what we've been told, the band hasn't been practicing at unreasonable times, but we mentioned to them that the late-night chatter had disturbed our guests. They didn't realize it and were apologetic. While we cannot control who rents a home nearby, we have found all our neighbors to be friendly and respectful.

We encourage our guests to let us know if they have any issues during their stay and we will quickly address them.

We wish you the best and would love to have you stay with us again!
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Private Home, Walk to Downtown & UF Campus
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Gainesville North Central Florida
Maumee, Ohio
5

Rockets Come Up Short But West House Scores Bigtime

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our group of seven came to root our Toledo Rockets on to victory against the Gators, which unfortunately did not happen. On the other hand, the West House was a complete victory, and turned out to be everything the online reviewers who preceded us had to say and more. The place was very clean and well furnished, and the attention to little details is extraordinary.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
"Home of the Florida Gators!"
University of Florida
Florida Museum of Natural History
"Check out the Butterfly Rainforest!"
Top
"Our favorite restaurant never disappoints... and is the closest!"
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
"One of our favorite little spots to enjoy the outdoors."
Satchel's Pizza
"In our opinion... the best pizza in town!"
Gainesville-Hawthorne Trail State Park
"Great place to ride our bikes!"
Civilization
"Another great local restaurant!"
Hippodrome State Theatre
"A short walk to live theater and indie films."
Reggae Shack Cafe
"Yummy Jamaican food."
Lillian's Music Store
"Great bar for an older crowd."
Burrito Brothers Taco Company
"A Gainesville institution."
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
"Look for alligators, wild horses and bison!"
Dragonfly Sushi & Sake Company
"A short walk downtown for great sushi!"
Ward's Supermarket
"Great little local market."
Citizens Co-op
"Great little grocery for local, organic food."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Gainesville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-75
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Top
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Top
Car: not necessary

University of Florida sporting events, Graduation, Innovation Hub, Visiting Parents or Professors, Gator Growl, Gatornationals, Spring and Fall Arts Festivals, Harn Museum, Florida Museum of National History, Butterfly Museum, Hippodrome State Theatre, several fresh water springs and lakes, Paynes Prairie, Shands Hospital, North Florida Regional Medical Center, Academy for Five Element Acupuncture

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Availability & Rates

Gainesville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Commencement
Apr 30 2014 - May 7 2014
$329
$349
Thu,Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
UF vs. Idaho
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$558
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
UF vs. E. Mich.
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 6 2014
$598
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
UF vs. Kentucky
Sep 12 2014 - Sep 13 2014
$698
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
UF vs. LSU
Oct 10 2014 - Oct 11 2014
$698
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
UF vs. Missouri
Oct 17 2014 - Oct 18 2014
$698
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
UF vs. S. Carolina
Nov 14 2014 - Nov 15 2014
$698
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
UF vs. E. Kentucky
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 22 2014
$598
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
Commencement
Dec 10 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$279
$299
Thu,Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$159
$189
Fri,Sat
$810
$2,430
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

One-Time Cleaning Fee $125.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes VRBO'S INSTANT QUOTES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY. DISCOUNTS MAY APPLY. PLEASE SUBMIT AN INQUIRY FOR AN ACCURATE QUOTE.

Damage insurance and/or deposit is required for all stays and is based on the length of stay and number of guests. Details will be provided after your inquiry is received.

11% tourism tax is required by law for rentals in Alachua County of <6 months.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Gainesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs; en-suite
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs Room 1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Room 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Downstairs; En-suite bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sledding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • hiking
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