Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests


1 Bed

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About this listing

The space

Detached cottage efficiency in garden setting. Quiet neighborhood 1.5 miles from UF & downtown Gainesville; 2 miles from Shands.

Full kitchen, bathroom with shower, flat screen TV, cable, and WiFi. Side garden with rocking bench and fountain adjacent to unit, and outdoor seating with fire pit.

Fresh bed and bath linens provided upon check in. Check in 3pm, check out 12pm. For early or late check in / check out, please arrange ahead.

We love to meet our guests at check-in and show them around the property. Our home is just next door, and we're always happy to help with questions or requests.

Oakview is a quiet neighborhood with a thick canopy of trees, home to an abundance of birds.

There are numerous bus routes which stop along the main roads flanking our neighborhood.

Fresh bed and bath linens provided upon check in. Check in 3pm, check out 12pm. For early or late check in / check out, arrange ahead.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Weekly Discount: 12%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No smoking or pets permitted in the cottage.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

Check In
Leah User Profile
July 2015
I've been a member of the Airbnb community for several years now, and this was by far my best and most enjoyable stay so far! The cottage is a clean and charming space, exactly as advertised. What made the trip particularly special was the attention to detail that Eric and Anita have paid to the space. They've really gone the extra step to make the apartment like a home: A kitchen with ample cooking supplies, snacks to enjoy throughout your stay, even a stack of pre-double-bagged plastic bags to line the waste baskets (very smart). They've really gone that extra mile to make sure their guests feel at home. I will certainly stay here again if I find myself in Gainesville again! I was in town to do research at UF. My work brought me to a library on the far northeast corner of the university so I was able to walk to campus (~15-20 minutes). If you plan to be further south or west on the campus, you might consider renting a bike or car.

Oscar User Profile
July 2015
I stayed in Eric and Anita’s studio bungalow for three nights and couldn’t have been happier. The studio is airy, comfortable, nicely decorated, beautifully maintained, and immaculate; with excellent wi-fi and a fully equipped, modern kitchen; and opens onto two tastefully landscaped sitting areas. The pleasant, densely vegetated residential neighborhood is just a few minutes drive from downtown and shopping. Eric and Anita are interesting, helpful, and warmly welcoming hosts. This is a lovely lodging and will definitely be my first choice for any future visits.

Becca User Profile
June 2015
Our stay at the Garden Cottage was over way too soon. :} I loved this place from the moment I added it to my AirBnB wishlist. All of the pictures of the cottage and gardens on the listing are lovely but in person the place and surroundings are even more enchanting. It's the perfect blend of a serene hidden garden cottage while being very centrally located in the city. Once inside the garden cottage is warm but with a modern, roomy, well equipped, and clean space. Again, to me, best of both worlds! Garden cottage on the outside and a warm but updated spacious feel on the inside. Everything from booking, check-in, to check-out was smooth. Hope to stay with Eric and Anita again.

Amy User Profile
January 2015
Great place! Comfy, well appointed, nice detail, beautiful grounds. Highly recommend.

Paul User ProfilePaul is a superhost.
December 2014
Eric and Anita's cottage and the surrounding yard are BEAUTIFUL! The rest of my family stayed in the hotel for the weekend, and they were all jealous when I showed them the pictures. They thought of everything for hosting, including snacks and the coffee machine; we took notes so we could improve our hosting skills. We will most definitely stay here again; I would have loved to actually LIVE here when I was in college at UF!

Aida User Profile
December 2014
This was my first airbnb experience, and I absolutely loved it! Eric welcomed us right away, and made sure we had everything we needed. We ended up extending our stay, and stayed for a week. The Cottage house is super cute, cozy and very clean. We were even allowed to eat their oranges and lemons from the garden, and they were super delicious! The garden is absolutely gorgeous! The location is excellent, very close to everything, and the neighborhood is very quit. I would definitely stay there again!

Katherine User Profile
November 2014
We were absolutely delighted with Eric and Anita's garden cottage. It sits within a quiet, gorgeous fenced garden, and there's a fire bowl and places to hang out if the weather is good. The cottage itself is very comfortable and well appointed -- right down to great little details like a First Aid kit and a shoeshine set. It's unusual to have absolutely everything work right in a rental, but this place is obviously well-maintained, not to mention attractively decorated. We plan to stay again when we return to Gainesville because it was perfect and in a location that worked well for us.

Gainesville, Florida, United States · Joined in August 2014
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