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Stephanie

Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

LAST MIN DISC 2016 BEST OF GAINESVILLE AWARD! NEW KITCHEN! 2BR/2.5BA CONDO BY UF

77 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Overview

Gainesville Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo/townhouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 BATHS, plus sleeper sofa (Sleeps 1-9)

LAST MINUTE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER DISCOUNTS!!! ENJOY!!

VOTED GAINESVILLE'S BEST VACATION RENTAL TWO YEARS IN A ROW!! 2015 & 2016!

PLEASE NOTE OUR STANDARD RATE IS $125 PER NIGHT. We do drop the price during last minute rentals. Local large events such as football season and gator nationals/graduations have an increase in price. Therefore, always ask for a quote! We want to make sure you get the right price and ALSO WORK WITH YOU!!!

Thank you for everyone that has supported us over the past few years! We are proud to announce we were awarded the 2016 & 2015 Best of Gainesville Award for Vacation Rental!! We could have never done it without each and every one of you. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!

NEW KITCHEN IS HERE!!!

Stainless steel kitchen with granite counter tops and cherry java cabinets!!

Now offering a personal grocery shopper, so that your groceries are in the house when you arrive!

Thank you for looking at our vacation home!! Although we use the 'Book It Now' and the 'Quote' feature, we do advise that you 'send us an inquiry' prior to using 'book it now', to make sure everything is correct. We want to give you the correct and BEST rate!

During football/graduation season, sometimes the quotes can be crazy! That is not our goal! We will work with you on price if you are looking for a longer stay during our football/graduation season!

Two bedroom 2.5 bath condo located in the heart of Gainesville!! Less than two miles to UF, BEN HILL GRIFFIN STADIUM (AKA THE SWAMP!!), Shands, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center, the veterinary school, and all on convenient bus routes! Less than 5 minute walk to any bus stop and the grocery store! No car needed. This condo is in a quiet professional neighborhood. Walk out your own private fenced in back porch and you are at the nice refreshing pool! This is an excellent vacation home or just for a visit for those amazing gator games, gator nationals, girls weekend, gatorback, thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, a weekend wedding or graduation!!

Please note: that both bedrooms & showers are upstairs, while the sleeper sofa is downstairs. Sleeper sofa now has a 3 inch mattress top pad that provides extra comfort!! There is also NO land-line telephone in the unit. All phone calls must be made from renter's personal cellular device.

We are BABY friendly!! We have baby gates, high chairs, pack n plays, and outlet plugs! Just request!! We have lots of kids. WE GET IT! Make your life easier!

Newly Remodeled!

Many newer upgrades include new kitchen, carpet, tile, stainless steel refrigerator, flat top stove, over the range microwave, dishwasher, newer tubs/showers, glass shower doors, newer patio furniture!! This place is furnished to the max including all dishes, pots, pans, glasses, Tupperware, blender, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, crock pot, and much more! There is no grill on premise due to it being a violation of HOA by-laws for the complex. We do apologize. There are also two huge closets and dressers in each bedroom!! This is an excellent vacation home for those getting away from colder weather!

Capacity

The Condo sleeps 6 comfortably however we will accommodate up to 9...( has 2 queen beds, and one pull out queen sized sleeper sofa with a newly added great mattress topper pad that's three inches thick). Plenty of room for an additional queen and twin air mattress (not provided). So, technically could sleep 9 people, just remember not to all try to shower at once or close together. There is only a 40 gallon water heater, and you will not have enough hot water! :) Both bedrooms are upstairs. Please email with any questions. We hope you will love our home as much as we have the past 10 years! We live close to the condo so if you have any questions or concerns or would like a tour before renting, please don’t hesitate to email us! We’d be happy to help you in any way!! We want your business and will do whatever we can to make that happen!

We also back up to UF property, and there is a bus that will take you to the game for $10/roundtrip. Many of our renters love this option so you do not have to worry about traffic/parking/drinking & driving/etc. :)Great bonus!!

We book early for gator game weekends, so plan far ahead!!

There is also an increased rate for the Gator Nationals 4 day event each year, and graduations!

Please read before inquiring

Responsible renters over the age of 25 only. Copy of Drivers license required. No kegs, loud parties, or pets allowed on premise. Maximum amount of people spending the night is 9. Violation of these will result in renters being removed and neither deposit or rental payment will be returned. We are close friends with the neighbors and ask that you please respect this. Please don’t put us in the position to have to remove you from the premises. No smoking inside premises! The condo association now charges $25 for any trash left outside the front door of the unit. If trash is left outside, the fee(s) unfortunately have to be taken out of your security deposit :( So please be careful with that.

Check-in times may vary based if someone else is checking out the day you check in, to allow for cleaning. Check out time is eleven. We can sometimes accommodate early check ins and late check outs if no one is renting before/after you. We really will not know this until about 2 days before your stay, however.

Hope you will choose us as your vacation rental getaway!!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Stephanie (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Stephanie

Hi there!! I used to live in this condo and loved it! So close to everything Gainesville has to offer. When my husband and I got married, we decided to fulfill a passion I had, vacation rentals!! So, we decided to make it one, and love the business!! We still live locallyl and manage it ourselves, so you don't have to deal with a middle person!! We like to give you the personal touch!

Stephanie purchased this condo in 2003

Why Stephanie chose North Central Florida

Hi there!! I used to live in this condo and loved it! So close to everything Gainesville has to offer. When my husband and I got married, we decided to fulfill a passion I had, vacation rentals!! So, we decided to make it one, and love the business!! We still live local and manage it ourselves, so you don't have to deal with a middle person!!

What makes this condo unique

Peaceful, quiet, professional neighborhood. Smaller neighborhood with very few units make it the perfect 'kept secret' neighborhood of Gainesville! Love the fact of walking to the grocery store, bank, Two Bits bar in the UF Hilton, the museum, butterfly exhibit, Harn Museum, center of performing arts, or just Gumbie's Pizza or Wok N Roll Chinese! Hop on a bus easily to get to UF!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you guys looking for a place to stay in Gainesville to stop looking- you've found it. Stephanie, the owner, went out of her way to accommodate my family and had oodles of recommendations on parking, food, traveling routes, etc., for the football game. She never seemed to tire of my questions and usually responded to me within the same day. The condo was clean and fresh smelling when we opened the door. The work they have completed with remodeling the bathrooms, updating the kitchen appliances, etc., is really tastefully done. The cleanliness was of utmost importance to me as we had 2 small children with us and I was very pleased. If I return to the area, would definitely rent again! Very highly recommend.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 77 traveler reviews

LAST MIN DISC 2016 BEST OF GAINESVILLE AWARD! NEW KITCHEN! 2BR/2.5BA CONDO BY UF
average rating of 4.87013 based on 78 reviews
5

The property was perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

Beds were comfortable and the unit was very clean. The owner was fantastic with communication and made everything very easy for our stay. Finding the unit was simple and access was fast as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best location in Gainesville

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Stephanie did an outstanding job welcoming us to the property. We had a 6 month old daughter with us and she provided a Pack'n'Play and a foam play mat for us in the condo to use. Also had plenty of paper towels/towels/etc. Second of all, this condo is in the absolute best location in Gainesville, but in a relatively quiet and safe area. Walking distance to the grocery store and the west entrance to the UF campus. Third, the condo is well furnished with everything you need and everything was very clean and up to date. Excellent wifi and simple instructions on how to get connected in the guest book. Overall, this was a great experience and this would definitely be a great place to stay for either a game weekend or just visiting Gainesville for whatever reason.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5 star review!! We greatly appreciate your business !! Much luck with your new home!!!
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Cute place

  • 3 of 5

Outside and grounds did not look so appealing, but inside was nice, the kitchen was my favorite. I think the sofa could be bigger, and the one there needs cleaning, also there was dirt under the sofa when it was moved. I don't think pillows and sheets that people use to sleep on should be thrown down in the closet on the floor. The pillows need to be replaced and sheets obtained that fit the pull out and don't come off when you sleep on it. Since so many people are using these pillow it would be a good idea to use pillow liners. The pillows were so discolored and ugly, I had to double up on pillow cases to use them. I was satisfied with upstairs. I would also suggest a mattress padding to cover the foam padding. When the sheets slipped off you ended up sleeping on this foam that didn't look too sanitary.

I was very happy with the kitchen, it had everything I needed, lots of cupboard space.

I would stay here again if there were newer pillows. It's cheaper than the over-priced hotels in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI There, Thank you so much again for your business and sorry our downstairs area didn't live up to what you were hoping. I have talked with our cleaning lady and have guaranteed she will clean better behind the sofa. Thank you for letting me know. The memory foam mattress pad is so heavy, unfortunately it is stored in the closet. However, it is so great and makes it so much more comfortable, so it is necessary and an assett. I have purchased new pillows and liners, as well as an additional mattress pad, per your suggestion, so everyone should be more pleased in the future. Thank you again for your stay.
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A Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We planned a very last minute trip to Gainesville and Stephanie was absolutely great to work with. The booking was simple and the owners even offer last-minute discounts on rentals which was nice too! The unit is in a convenient area of Gainesville and the condo complex is very quiet and peaceful. The kitchen was extremely well stocked for a rental unit, the water pressure was great, and a/c kept the upstairs just as cool as the downstairs. Was extra nice to find, after a long travel day, a large Brita water-filtered pitcher of water in the fridge - saved me a trip to the store for bottled water! Thanks again for everything!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind to leave us a great review. We truly appreciate it, and you were wonderful to work with as well. Hope you'll visit us again in the future!
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5

A very enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

What started with a very well communication between us and the owner, ended with a very enjoyable stay. the unit is very specious. Nice kitchen. Our kids enjoyed having a large yard to run free, and a pool that was a huge plus!!

Location was perfect for us as well.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your stay. We truly appreciate it, and hope you'll come back again!
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Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

My first time renting through VRBO proved to be a very good experience. Rented this condo for only two nights for family visiting with us. Clean, comfortable, amenities provided in kitchen and throughout the condo, good neighborhood. Owner very helpful and respectful with questions. Will rent again for family.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed it! Please come again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
GNV (Gainesville Airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
2 Bits-excellent happy hour!!
Nearest Train
60 Miles
In Palatka
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
121 (34th Street) & Archer Road or University Ave
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
All of Archer Road and 34th Street
Car: not necessary

Perfect location!! In the heart of Gainesville by major roads!! Near 34th street, Archer Road, University Avenue, the University of Florida, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, North Florida Regional Medical Center, the Veterinary school, and much more!! Perfect for gator home games!! Great place to walk to the Butterfly Museum, the Museum of Art, or the National History Museum! Perfect location for graduation, gator games, weddings, gator nationals, gatorback, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it!

Other Activities: Close to many bike trails, parks, campus, and much more!!

Golf: Local areas include:

UF golf course

Meadowbrook golf

Ironwood golf course

West End

Haile Plantation

Gainesville Country Club

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Rates & Availability

Gainesville Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sept disc
Sep 18 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$90
$600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs LSU
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 9-13, 2016
Oct 9 2016 - Oct 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
$110
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs Missouri
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 17-27, 2016
Oct 17 2016 - Oct 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$110
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 30-31
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$110
$700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs USC
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs Presby
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 19 2016
1 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF Fall 2016 Graduation
Dec 15 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Gator Nationals 2017
Mar 15 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF 2017 Graduation
Apr 27 2017 - Apr 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Uf vs N. Colorado
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Uf vs Tenn
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs Van
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Uf vs TX A &M
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs UAB
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
UF vs FSU
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$375
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$800
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Thank you for looking at our home!! Although we use the 'Book It Now' and the 'Quote' feature, we do advise that you also email us when inquiring. Sometimes quotes can be inaccurate or we have various promotions/last minute discounts depending on your dates! We want to give you the BEST rate! We also waive credit card fees if you'd like to pay by the online electronic check feature! For extended stays during football season, please email us!

Please note there is an increased nightly rate for gator game weekends. $750 for entire weekend.. (rate for up to 5 people... each additional person $25 per night) We also back up to UF property, and there is a bus that will take you to the game for $10/roundtrip. Many of our renters love this option so you do not have to worry about traffic/parking/drinking & driving/etc. :)Great bonus!!
We book early for gator game weekends, so plan far ahead!!

We do charge a 3% credit card fee and a 4.5% fee for international credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Gainesville Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This tub/shower is attached to bedroom #1 (queen)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , This bathroom is on the first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This tub/shower bathroom is attached to bedroom #2 (double)
  • Both full baths are upstairs with sliding glass doors. Downstairs bath is only a half bath (toilet & sink)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , EN SUITE BATHROOM
    Convertible bed(s) - WE HAVE A 3 INCH MEMORY FOAM TOPPER= SUPER COMFORTABLE!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Queen size Bed In bedroom #1 and #2 both with own ensuite bathroom each Note both bedrooms in house are upstairs as well as the showers., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa downstairs--note as of January 2012... Sleeper sofa now has a 3 inch mattress topper pad that makes it super comfortable!!!
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Many newer upgrades include brand new tile, stainless steel refrigerator, flat top stove, over the range microwave, dishwasher, and newer tubs and showers!! Place is furnished to the max including all dishes, pots, pans, glasses, Tupperware, blender, iron, ironing board, washer, dryer, and many more!

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