Sleeps 4 -- Pool - Easy Access To Many Attractions
About Linda Searby
We are new to Florida, having moved here from Alabama, but we are Illinois natives. We are both higher education professors (Linda, full time at U. Of Florida in Educational Leadership; Mark, retired from Samford University-Beeson Divinity School, and now adjuncting for 3 different Christian colleges teaching ministry leadership/ mentoring courses). Together, we also have a consulting business - Peacewood Consulting - for leadership training, mentoring, retreats, and workshops/seminars fo personal growth. We have two married sons and 4 grandchildren. Our fur-baby is a ginger wire-haired fox terrier named Brownie. We enjoy exploring the area on weekends, travelling, and reading.
Linda Searby purchased this Guest House in 2017
Why Linda Searby chose Newberry
We were looking for a rural property with guest quarters, and after a long search, we found this place to be just what we were looking for. We love to host family, friends, and rental guests and welcome everyone to enjoy the relaxing place we call Peacewood.
What makes this Guest House unique
When you drive through the little woods in our driveway, you will sense the peace here. There is always something beautiful blooming in our yard, You will love listening to the birds early in the morning as you sip your coffee on the balcony porch. Take a dip in the pool just outside your door. Rest, relax, meditate, rejuvenate at Peacewood. Cares Away!
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
This was second time staying at this property while visiting our son from UF. Once again it felt like home there. You get the feel of being in the country yet only a short distance to everything.
We hope you will make our place your home away from home when you come visit your son in the future! Thanks for your gracious review!
Love the place!
Linda is the bomb. We have nothing but great things to say about the place and the hosts.
Great place deep in the country
We stayed here one night with our family of four. There was plenty of room and place had everything you could possibly need. The back upstairs porch was wonderful. The pool and landscaping was beautiful unfortunately it was raining. Hope to have better weather next time we stay.
The Searby's are a wonderful couple. From the moment we booked our stay they made us feel very welcome. Our questions were answered promptly. Our stay was very memorable thanks to the all the thought and detail put into the decorating. From the personalized greeting when we first walked in to the happy anniversary and wine on the counter, we truly felt at home and like family. The pool house was extremely relaxing. The location was perfect.
With just a 30 minute drive from Gainesville Regional Airport you are away from all the hustle and bustle of the city and close to all the beautiful state parks and just a short drive to Cedar Key. Would highly recommend staying here if your ever in the Gainesville area. Beautiful place to stay and wonderful home owners!
Simply the best!
Don't miss this place. It exceeded my expectations. I would be happy living in this garage apt! The ground floor front porch is lovely and relaxing. And there aren't words to say how wonderful the balcony is. See for yourself. Go and enjoy !!
Within 10 minutes of Canterbury Equestrian Center, BMX Racing course, Dudley Farm, Little Forest Wedding Venue, Several beautiful Florida Springs & state parks, delightful small towns for antiqueing, University of Florida sports and museums, Shands hospital.