3 bedroom 2 bath, fenced backyard, covered parking, centrally located.
About Fred Parker
You might say my husband and I are of advanced age, LOL, as we are both in our early 60's but still on the go. We have one daughter who is a full time student at FSU. We both work full time and we get out of town when we can. We have enjoyed being a guest at other VRBO properties and thus know first hand the importance of giving every detail attention. We like hiking, every flavor of water sports and looking for fossils, mostly shark teeth. We have a dog, Panda, border collie. She is also of advanced age. Thank you for visiting.
Fred Parker purchased this House in 1997
Why Fred Parker chose Southside
This is a special and very well cared for property. As you can see we have owned it almost 20 years. It's been a residential rental all those years but we are not property managers. Both my husband and I have day jobs. We just fixed up and updated this cozy house and did most of the work ourselves. We are very familiar with every square inch. In other words we are about the property and that translates to, we care about you. It's important to us that you enjoy the property to the fullest and that whatever brings you to Jacksonville that you find 1502 Shirl to be everything it should be.
What makes this House unique
Our house is centrally located to town and easily accessible to all major roadways. Shopping is 5 minutes away with two major grocery stores and good restaurants. The beach is a direct shot via expressway.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please see the house rules in the rental agreement.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Suzanne was the most incredible host. They helped to host a French Colleague that was in town and they provided a wonderful experience. They were very easy to work with. Highly recommended
Very warm and appealing home close to everything
We spent four month here and enjoyed it tremendously. The location is great and in close proximity to everything necessary. The owners are friendly folks with long running roots in the Jax area. They are willing to assist should you have any questions. We would stay again without hesitation.
JW, It was a delight to host you and Denise. Your kind words are appreciated. Fred and I work hard at attending to all of the details that make a home welcoming and comfortable, even the smallest of details. Because we live so close to the property we are able to immediately respond to any issue. Of course there were no 'issues' during your stay and that's a good thing... All the best. Thanks for taking the time to offer information which might help our next guest. Suzanne
Clean, Quiet, & Comfortable Home Away From Home
We were recently doing a remodel on our home and needed a place to stay. Suzanne went out of her way to get us into the house on Shirl Lane quickly and what a great experience! We stayed here for a month and it was the closest to home we could've expected. The house is clean and fully stocked with everything you could need while renting!
Beds are comfy and the neighborhood was nice & offered all we needed.
We only had one issue with a running toilet - the owners were responsive & fixed it within 24 hours.
The internet/TV were excellent and I was able to create a quiet and productive home office during my stay.
I would highly recommend this house as a local rental (long or short term).
We take special care to invite our guests into a complete 'ready to be lived in and enjoyed' house. Wi-Fi is way high on the priority list which is why we have a special booster to promote uniform service throughout the house. We agree it is a nice and welcoming neighborhood and I'm glad you found it to be so. Thank you for being our guest, for noticing the things that made your visit pleasant and for taking the time to share with folks who may be looking for a comfy abode. All the best with your 'new' house. Suzanne
An ideal home away from home
We were flooded out of our house by Hurricane Irma and needed housing for an unknown amount of time. How fortunate we were to find the house at 1502 Shirl Lane! For the next 3 ½ months it was a cozy and comfortable “home away from home” for the two of us and our sweet dog Curley.
The house is thoughtfully outfitted, not only with furniture, bedding, and linen, but also the kitchen has everything necessary for either a long or short stay. The decorative pieces add a sense of whimsy and demonstrate the landlord’s care in decorating the house. A fenced back yard makes the house ideal for pets.
You couldn’t ask for better landlords than Suzanne and Fred. They immediately respond to any problem and have it fixed in no time. They want to make sure that all is going well without being the least bit intrusive. In short, they were wonderful!
The house is conveniently located in Jacksonville, not far from the hospitals, downtown and stores.
We strongly recommend this rental house.
I hope you and E. are getting settled back in to your home. I know the circumstances that brought you to Shirl were stressful which heightened my commitment to offer as carefree and pleasant a home as possible. Fred and I are pleased to know you and E. (and Curley) were comfortable and felt cared for. We work hard to keep everything in order and appreciate your thoughtful remarks. I had fun decorating. I agree, there is a little 'whimsy'. Perhaps it made it feel a little more like home. Thanks for allowing us to offer a respite from the mischief of Irma. I'd invite you back but not if it takes a hurricane. Suzanne and Fred
An excellent place to stay -- highly recommend it.
This home is a fantastic place to rest, study, relax, and be close to everything. Sue and Fred and outstanding hosts and want you to be happy in their rental home
Cozy and well-maintained home accurately described
Overall, excellent place to stay!! Nicely remodeled, centrally located house which is fully furnished and equipped so feels like a home away from home. Perfect for a couple's getaway or for larger groups looking for a cute and convenient space. Beautiful backyard, very serene for sipping a morning cup of tea and perfect for barbeques and entertaining. House and décor is inviting and comfortable beds provide for a great nights' rest.
Grocery store and many restaurants very close, less than a five minute walk. Or take a short drive to visit the amazing shops, restaurants, and breweries in San Marco Square, Riverside/Five Points, and downtown Jacksonville. Several parks nearby with a couple providing water access to the St. Johns River.
Would stay again and recommend to anyone traveling to the Jacksonville area!
Downtown Jacksonville has many attractions, Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jacksonville Landing, a venue for entertainment and best of all, it is a little over a mile to the football stadium. Riverside has the Cummer Museum (art, antiquities and much more) plus the lovely surrounding garden. The absolute beauty of 1502 Shirl is its central easy accessible location to everything. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is located on the banks of the St. Johns River immediately north of town. Good restaurants are everywhere. And you mustn't miss the north and south bank Riverwalk, downtown. On Saturdays you can enjoy the Jacksonville Marketplace, festival type shopping and entertainment, located near Riverside.