Your very own private bedroom and bathroom at an affordable price just minutes from UF with welcoming, experienced hosts at your service! We can't wait to meet and host you :-)
My husband and I have a uniquely decorated space that reflects our love for different cultures around the world. My Italian heritage, upbringing in Ecuador, and Peace Corps volunteer experience in Mozambique all permeate the rooms of our condo. Our space is near the heart of Gainesville, but still has a removed/relaxing feeling about it that should make your stay with us very comfortable. My husband has spent a good part of his life in Gainesville and has PLENTY of recommendations as far as getting the most of the Gainesville area while you are visiting.
Access to private bedroom and adjoining private bathroom (with lock and key), kitchen, laundry room (washer, dryer, iron), Wi-Fi internet, printer (if you only need to print out a few sheets), bicycles, and condo's pool (when open)
Interaction with Guests
My husband and I are both grad students so we are gone for most of the day, but at home most nights. We love interacting with our guests and hearing their stories. We even have a guest book that we would love for you to sign and share about your experience while visiting us in Gainesville :-) That said, we are very none intrusive and will offer you as much privacy as you'd like!
We live in a mostly-grad-student condominium complex, tucked in a quiet nook up against a small creek, just east of the quickly revitalizing SW 13th Street. Shands hospital and UF are just across the way (~5 minutes walking). There are several well established as well as new restaurants popping up within walking distance and Gainesville's best running/biking trail starts less than 1/2 mile away (feel free to borrow our bikes).
We have bikes you can borrow and most places you'd want to visit (UF, downtown, midtown) are just minutes away. There are also buses that will take you from our house to downtown and from there you can get pretty much anywhere you'd like in Gainesville. UberX has arrived in Gainesville and is a reliable way to get around town during most hours of the day.
Other Things to Note
We have a well-behaved, chocolate colored Labrador Retriever who is very friendly with strangers and quiet.
Please be kind, courteous, and respectful especially regarding late night arrivals. My husband oftentimes has to wake up before 6am for work, but he is quiet and no guests have had problems with him making too much noise on the way out. Feel free to use our kitchen storage space for your food and let us know if there are any problems - we will make it work!
Everything in Amanda's and Michael's home works perfectly. Very accurate description and for the number of reviews they have it's quite obvious they have a lot of experience hosting people via airbnb. The location is very convenient for us (Grad students) and people going to the Shands because it's pretty close (a five-to-ten minute walkable distance) to UF. Also, the bathroom in the room is in a very good condition. Good idea to have our own bathroom
And it's needless to say that they are great hosts. Very respectful, cool, open to any idea/question you have and able to help you in everything you need. I know you guys (Amanda and Michael) have things coming up in your life and I wish you the best
Good luck and welcome to Southern Florida, whenever you want to visit us
If you want a place where you feel welcomed, this is the place to stay! Amanda and Michael are very gracious hosts and make you feel at home. Our conversations were very engaging. I would have loved to have spent more time chatting with them. Very positive, down to earth couple. The room was very spacious and they made sure there was plenty of hangers in the cloaet and drawer space for your clothes. They looked after even the tiniest of details. They provided coffee, tea and granola bars. Upon arrival there was some fruit and mints awaiting me after a long day at work. I had full use of the kitchen with no restrictions and was able to stay true to my diet. Jettie their chocolate lab is so well behaved. They are experienced Airbnb guests and hosts. With that being said, whatever they post on their Airbnb site is absolutely true. I would definitely book with them again!
I am glad to have had my first AirBnB experience with Amanda and Michael! As shown in their review history, they are hospitable, the room is perfect for a short or even longer stay and the location is excellent. My schedule was quite busy while I was in town, but they were a pleasure to interact with when our paths crossed, and I would not hesitate to book with them again!
I love this apartment. It is really clean and quiet. Amanda and Michael are hospitable and willing to help you. I love Jettie, the labrador. Highly recommended!
Totally great hosts! You'll find yourself with new friends here! Everything was super clean, super inviting, and super warm. They will treat you like family.
Michael and Amanda were amazing hosts! They made us feel at home and accommodated us in every way possible. We hope to see you guys in Gainesville again!
Michael and Amanda made me feel at home the moment I got there. Room was great with a large en suite bathroom, and they had even got me candies laid out for my arrival.
Their home is very easy to find in Gainesville , and I would recommend The Blue Grill for your evening meal ( 2 min walk).
A very enjoyable 4 nights, and so easy to get to Autoplus raceway from.
My husband & I are both graduate students. We love to travel, explore & find adventure wherever we can! =)
Just to know a little more about us, these are some of our favs:
Cool animal = sloths
Most treasured collectors item = antique globes and maps
Favorite food = Italian and Indian + Ice cream
Drink of choice = coffee (Amanda) or hot chocolate (Michael)
Most recent vacation destination = Costa Rica
Travel bucket list = India, China, Thailand, Cambodia, New Zealand
Best TV show EVER = Friends
Things we enjoy doing = kayaking, biking, geocaching, cooking, Catan (or other board games), and exploring the great outdoors!
Life Motto = Pura Vida! (Amanda) and One Love (Michael)