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Comfy Private Bed & Bath w/ pool access near I-75

If you are looking for a cozy space in Gainesville to relax, have a good night rest and don’t be broke in the end of it, you’ve got a deal. We offer a spacious room with a private bathroom. You will have access to the common spaces including, laundry room and the complex pool. Located near I-75, you will be close to the mall, Butler plaza, celebration point and The Stadium within a small drive period! I hope you enjoy it all. See you soon!

$40 per night
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The Hawthorne - private keypad room by downtown 💎

The Hawthorne offers a perfect luxury stay with premium memory foam mattress and full kitchen. Enjoy a quick 6 minute drive to all the downtown fun. Satchel's pizza and Sonny's BBQ are within walking distance. A full entertainment streaming package is provided for rainy days. When the sun is out, you can walk 5 minutes either direction for local parks. Unity Park features 2 full basketball courts and a full outdoor gym. Enjoy a comfortable stay away, and feel right at home at the Hawthorne.

$30 per night
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Carcasa - Rustic & Intown Getaway!! 2BD, 1.5 Bth
$101 per night

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Stay near Gainesville's top sights

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Depot Park31 locals recommend
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University of Florida34 locals recommend
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The Oaks Mall15 locals recommend
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Florida Museum of Natural History-Exhibits60 locals recommend
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Loosey's Downtown Gainesville12 locals recommend
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Harn Museum of Art29 locals recommend

Weekly rentals in Gainesville

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Cypress cabin on wildlife sanctuary
$49 per night
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Private RV, Roku TV, quiet locale 10 min to town
$32 per night
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Beautiful cabin on Lochloosa Lake close to city
$180 per night
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Charming Lakefront Log Home
$166 per night
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  2. Hampton
Great lake for water sports including fishing
$160 per night
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  2. Keystone Heights
Lake Hutchinson Home - BBQ & Firepit!
$149 per night
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  2. Melrose
Lakefront cabin, enjoy nature/fishing at its best
$121 per night
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  2. Fort White
2/2 15-18 min. to Ginny Springs, 5 to High Springs
$98 per night
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  2. Keystone Heights
Keystone Lake Front Cabin! Loaded with Amenities!
$61 per night
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  2. Lake City
Cabin near Florida springs
$234 per night
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  2. Cross Creek
Rustic log cabin ( not the city)
$136 per night
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  2. Fort White
2/1 Private Park 15min.to Ginny Springs
$120 per night

Weekly rentals in Gainesville

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Private Rm/Bath/Office/EV Charger: Near Downtown
$46 per night
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Modern Bungalow – 1/2 mile from UF!
$84 per night
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Charming Studio Apt Near Downtown
$89 per night
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Casa De Arte - Close to Downtown/UF/Shands
$113 per night
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Serene Sanctuary.
$37 per night
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Historic Duckpond Cottage
$75 per night
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🌊Aqua Flow Room - Walk to Restaurants🌊
$45 per night
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★Vintage Apartment - DT - 0.5 Mile from UF Campus★
$72 per night
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Private room w/ great pool and outdoor space
$63 per night
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Private room in mid-century gem, free parking
$66 per night
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Lovely room and bath in historic Duckpond home
$52 per night
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Simple Bedroom. Fast Wi-Fi. 6 Min from UF.
$35 per night

Cabin rentals in Gainesville

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SWAN LAKE/WHITE SAND BOTTOM - LAKE SPORTS/CYCLING
$86 per night
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  2. Earleton
Lake Santa Fe Cottage #6-2BR 1BA, Kitchen, Sleeps4
$180 per night
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  2. La Crosse
Tiny Farmhouse on The Grove
$62 per night
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  2. Melrose
RUSTIC FISHING CABIN ON SWAN LAKE, MELROSE
$133 per night

Your guide to Gainesville

All About Gainesville

With a state park home to wild bison and alligators, a natural history museum with an internationally-acclaimed fossil collection, and a 125-acre wetland park located right downtown, Gainesville, Florida offers more than your typical college town. One hour from Jacksonville, Gainesville is the biggest city in Alachua County, located in north central Florida. The region is best known for its natural areas, which are perfect for outdoor recreation such as biking, swimming, and boating.

However, Gainesville is also home to well-preserved historic buildings, the oldest of which dates back to 1884. For a small city, Gainesville is a lively place with many festivals scheduled throughout the year, as well as a strong arts scene intertwined in the city’s culture. Street art and full wall murals showcase local talent all over Gainesville. A noteworthy spot to visit is the ever-changing Gainesville Graffiti Wall, a 1,120-foot wall that receives new art added nearly every day.


How do I get around Gainesville?

The Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is an hour-and-a-half drive from Gainesville. The next closest international airport is the Orlando International Airport (MCO), which is approximately two hours south of Gainesville by car. Both airports have car rental agencies on site, in addition to taxi and shuttle services.

Once you’re at your vacation rental, traveling by car is the standard way to get around Gainesville, and plenty of rental agencies exist in the city. The grid layout of the city’s streets makes navigation easy, although you can also get around on the public bus system. Bike trails are a pleasant way to get around the city, and there are dedicated paved bike routes in conservation areas, such as the Paynes Prairie State Preserve.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Gainesville?

Many of Gainesville’s most popular attractions are outdoors and best explored in the springtime. Warm Florida weather brings life to an array of wildflowers, including the roadside phlox, which blooms from April to June each year. Spring also gets significantly less rainfall than the summer months, making it a good time to plan outdoor picnics and hiking excursions. Spring is also when the Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival takes place, showcasing local art and live music.

Summer is rainy season in Gainesville, and the days are often warm and muggy. The precipitation eases every October, and the weather becomes more comfortable for spending time outdoors. Winter is brief, mild, and dry and worth a trip for the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire that turns the Alachua County Fairgrounds into a medieval marketplace for two weeks every January.


What are the top things to do in Gainesville?

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Just south of Gainesville is the Paynes Prairie Preserve, a state park that protects the habitat of a wide variety of native animals and birds. You may come across wild horses, deer, and bison when walking in the prairie, or alligators in the park’s marshes. A 16-mile paved path makes it possible to bike through the park for a close up view of Floridian nature. For a panoramic view, a 50-foot-high observation tower is open to the public.

Kanapaha Botanical Garden

The city’s 64-acre botanical garden has 24 collections, including the largest public bamboo forest display and the largest herb garden in Florida. With a map in hand, you can wander through gardens that specialize in botanical varieties, such as the Bromeliad Garden, Fern Cobble, Bamboo Garden, Woodland Trail, and more. Three different waterfalls link up the water gardens to the west of the park.

Florida Museum of Natural History

Learn about the last 65 million years on earth as you progress through five geologic periods in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s permanent Florida Fossils exhibit. Many of the fossils here were discovered within a 100-mile radius of Gainesville. Right at the exhibit’s entrance are several sets of shark jaws, including the nine-foot-wide jaws of the extinct Megalodon. Another permanent exhibit encourages children to learn through interactive activity stations and is open weekdays.