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Walk to Shands / UF Health, V.A. and U.F. Campus! Longer stay = Lower price/ nt

Bedrooms 1
Space 575 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Comfortable, Affordable, and Convenient

Need a place to stay during a graduation or a football weekend? Wintering in Florida and want a convenient and comfortable place to stay? Visiting a patient at Shands Hospital? Need a corporate apartment? Look no further than this comfortable apartment.

If you want to stay within walking distance of Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, the Veterinarian School, and University of Florida campus, this is the place for you. No hassle, no parking headaches, and all the amenities you need for a short or long stay in Gainesville.

The longer your stay, the lower your daily rate (the nightly rate is $125/ night, but the weekly rate is $72/ night + taxes and the monthly rate is $50/ night + taxes). Football weekends, graduation weekends and other special event weekends are $250/ night + taxes.

We are also always happy to give suggestions for favorite restaurants, Gainesville activities, day-trips, etc... we strive to make sure that all of our guests have a 5-star experience. The owners are very involved in the community, so they keep up to date on Gainesville activities and happenings and pass along suggestions to their guests.

You have two fantastic restaurant areas just 5 minutes away. Downtown Gainesville is just a 5 minute drive away, and the Archer Road restaurants are just 5 minutes away as well. If you prefer to travel by bus, there is a bus stop just steps away from the apartment.

This apartment is on the second floor, and is newly remodeled with all new furniture and electronics. You will be extremely comfortable. While the outside of the condo buildings have an outdated 70s look, the inside of my fully renovated condo is very 2015! And the location couldn't be better.

The apartment is fully furnished to accommodate 4 people. The bedroom has a queen bed with a very comfortable mattress. We have a blow-up mattress for additional guests.

On-site amenities include 2 pools and 2 laundry facilities. The apartment is 575 SF. We are also always available if you need suggestions for outings, restaurants, etc...

The owner is an avid nature photographer, so is very familiar with all of the great spots to see alligators, bison, horses, birds, flowers, beautiful Oak Hammocks... you name it! You can check the local HOME Magazine: Living in the Heart of Florida (their magazine can be read from the website) to see her write-ups on local nature spots.

More Details

Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Susannah Peddie

Susannah and Brian are both Florida natives (Brian is from Gainesville and Susannah is originally from Lake Wales). Susannah is a mom and an avid nature photographer and loves to visit all of the beautiful parks and gardens in Gainesville (Paynes Prairie, Kanapaha Gardens, city parks, etc...). She also writes and furnishes pictures for a local nature column in each issue of HOME Magazine, a wonderful local Gainesville magazine. She loves to take nature walks. She also volunteers a lot for the community and serves on the boards of the University of Florida Performing Arts, Junior League of Gainesville, Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, and the Gainesville Community Foundation. Brian is in medical supply sales. He loves to fish, sail, and pretty much do anything water-related. They both love Gainesville very much!

Susannah Peddie purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Susannah Peddie chose North Central Florida

We chose to buy in this particular location due to its convenience to Shands Hospital and downtown Gainesville.

What makes this apartment unique

We have great personal connections with many local restaurants, the performing arts center, and the museums. Please let us know if you need recommendations for places to eat and things to do.


Gainesville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 575 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with shower/ tub combo
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) and additional air mattress with sheets and pillows provided.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Walk to Shands / UF Health, V.A. and U.F. Campus! Longer stay = Lower price/ nt
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Just perfect! Susannah upgraded us to a house for free!

  • 5 of 5

We learned from my family,who we were visiting, that we were staying in "the Duck Pond" area of Gainesville and it was one of the nicest places in the city. It was a lovely place and close to everything. It was immaculate and comfortable. You will be happy with Susannah's attention to detail and helpfulness.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

the place is clean, quiet and comfortable. Kitchen is well equipped. Strongly recommended.

Susannah is responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice unit and great service.

  • 5 of 5

I'm all about service and it was there. Susannah was of great service during our stay. Look forward to staying at more of her properties.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baie-Comeau, Québec, Canada

Our 2nd home

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay. Comfortable bed, full equipped kitchen and more. The owner gave us an excellent and fast service. We are planning to go back in Gainesville next winter and will be back to Summit House. Thank you very much Sussanah.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the Duck Pond House couldn't have been any better. We walked to town every morning and for dinner every evening. It's a very safe area.

The house was immaculate, warm and very inviting. The kitchen was well stocked. The garden area was beautiful. A wealth of information on restaurants and things to do in the area was left for us on the dining room table.

We never meet Susannah to thank her for recommending the house rather than one of her condos. It was perfect for us. Thank-you, Susannah! If we're ever back in the Gainesville area, we definitely will stay in one of your properties.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay in Gainesville. The apartment is nicely laid out, well furnished and immaculately clean. We especially appreciated the supply of coffee, detergent, shampoo, etc. Although we had a car, and knew where to find supplies, someone coming without a car would find this very convenient indeed. We could easily take our morning walk right from the apartment and do a good 2.5 mile loop around the hospital complex. My husband had an easy commute to the office where he was working.

Just a couple of suggestions: A salad bowl or mixing bowl would be a nice addition to the kitchen. And if people need a fully dark bedroom to sleep, they should bring eye masks; the security lights outside the apartment are bright and even with the curtains drawn the bedroom is pretty light.

We would certainly rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is located within walking distance of Shands Hospital, the Veterinary School, and the Veterans Hospital. This is the closest condo available for ultra convenience.


Rates & Availability

Gainesville Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
NC VS Gators
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
TN VS Gators
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Vanderbilt VS Gators
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
LSU VS Gators
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
TX VS Gators
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
UAB VS Gators
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
FSU VS Gators
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly rates are $125/ night with a minimum of 2 nights
Weekly rates are $605 for the week
Monthly rates are $1665 for the entire month
Special event weekends are $605 for the weekend (graduation weekends, football weekends, and others)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is completed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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