About this listing
Need a place to stay during a graduation or a football weekend? Wintering in Florida and want a convenient and comfortable place to stay? Visiting a patient at Shands Hospital? Look no further than this comfortable apartment.
If you want to stay within walking distance of Shands Hospital, the VA Hospital, the Veterinarian School, and University of Florida campus, this is the place for you. No hassle, no parking headaches, and all the amenities you need for a short or long stay in Gainesville.
We are also always happy to give suggestions for favorite restaurants, Gainesville activities, day-trips, etc... we strive to make sure that all of our guests have a 5-star experience. The owners are very involved in the community, so they keep up to date on Gainesville activities and happenings and pass along suggestions to their guests.
You have two fantastic restaurant areas just 5 minutes away. Downtown Gainesville is just a 5 minute drive away, and the Archer Road restaurants are just 5 minutes away as well. If you prefer to travel by bus, there is a bus stop just steps away from the apartment.
This apartment is on the first floor for easy access, and is newly remodeled with all new furniture and electronics. You will be extremely comfortable.
The apartment is fully furnished to accommodate 4 people. The bedroom has a queen bed with a very comfortable Tempur-Pedic type mattress with an aloe layer for a cooling effect. We have a blow-up mattress for additional guests. We have furnished a Keurig coffee maker for easy coffee making in the mornings.
On-site amenities include 2 pools and 2 laundry facilities. The apartment is 575 SF. We are also always available if you need suggestions for outings, restaurants, etc...
The owner is an avid nature photographer, so is very familiar with all of the great spots to see alligators, bison, horses, birds, flowers, beautiful Oak Hammocks... you name it! You can check the local HOME Magazine: Living in the Heart of Florida (their magazine can be read from the website) to see her write-ups on local nature spots
Keywords: apartment, one bedroom, 1 bath, condo, short-term, long-term, fully furnished, full kitchen, internet, cable, 1 bedroom, convenient, comfortable
Susannah is a thoughtful host with excellent communication. Her place was very clean, tastefully decorated and just a delightful stay. We will be staying in one of Susannah's properties in the future for sure!
Susannah was incredibly responsive and helpful, especially when my car was towed after forgetting to put the parking pass on the dash.
We had a very nice stay in Gainesville and Susannah was a very good host. We didn't stay in the apartment we booked though. Susannah had some guests that wanted to live close to the med school, so she offered us a free upgrade to a house which we happily took. The house was very nice: clean, comfortable, nicely decorated, beautiful garden, and with a good location close to downtown. We stayed there for a week and had a great time.
We had a great stay at Susannah's condo and can just highly recommend this host. We are a couple with a six-year old daughter and it was really spacy for our stay for four weeks. Kitchen is equipped with all the stuff you need (except a dish-washer :). It is very clean and if you need anything Susannah as well as the house-keepers are absolutely helpful. If ever back at Gainesville (worked at Shands) this would be my first choice to go.
It was such a pleasure to have you, Kirsten, and thank you so much for being my guest! I'm so glad that the housekeepers could help you out whenever you needed help- they are wonderful (and they live on the property so they are easy to get in touch with). Thank you for mentioning the spaciousness of the condo you rented- I have 4 condos that are larger than the others at no extra charge, so if people need extra space for bringing a family, I can try to put people in the larger ones. Thank you!
Susannah was a lovely hostess for the condos that we rented from her. We were staying in Gainesville to be close to the hospital as a close relative was having surgery at Shands, and the condos were within walking distance so to not have to try to park at the hospital, and to be able to stop by whenever we wanted to was great! The condos themselves were nice, had just about everything we could think of, and the area was nice and quiet. Susannah and her team were excellent, responsive and efficient to the (minor) issues that we had, resolving matters in minutes! All in all, we would rent from Susannah again in a heartbeat!
If there had been more stars to color in, I would color in all of them. I had the delight of being in one of Susannah's condos this last week. My connection with Susannah pre-stay, during the stay, and post-stay had me feeling most welcome and learning what was available that could enhance my stay both in the condo and in the community. Susannah is the full host, spunky, fun, upbeat and responsive. She helped me trouble shoot and resolve issues that came up for me in travel and my stay. I felt like she created the "pillow" of an experience and I could rest head, heart and soul in this sweet condo with her colorful photography, furnishings and self. I did cook in the condo throughout the week. What a delight to have a full kitchen in working order. I traveled for health reasons and this condo nurtured myself and another fellow healer whom I met during the week and invited to stay with me. Thank you, Susannah. You'll be singing praises of "Oh, Susannah"...thankful for the base from which you have your own fine experience in Gainesville. We did get to take in the 300,000 bats coming out at twilight from the bat houses on the Univ. of Florida campus AND see our first alligator, along with turtles and herons after leaving Susannah's apartment and taking flight ourselves to our west coast abodes. Thank you, Susannah. To all of you, enjoy your experience here with a great host and a fun landing pad of a condo to come home to.
Susannah made my experience here so much fun. It was my first airbnb experience...and if it should be anything like this again...I can say, for me, that it far outdoes being in a hotel, so much more personal, as personal and as private as I could want it to be all at the same time.
Kirsten, first of all (but certainly not the most important of all, but from my artistic and love of nature perspective, just have to respond to this part first... :-)...), I am soooooooooo happy that you got to see the 300,000 bats!!! I took my little Phillip a few times last year and it was such a phenomenal experience!! Secondly, and most importantly, I LOVED getting to know you- you have the most wonderful personality, energy, and spirit. I am a better person for having gotten to know you! Thanks so much for staying at one of my condos- it was such a pleasure to host you!
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About the Host, Susannah
I am a nature photographer, super happy hostess to out-of-town guests, dress designer (Strawberry Blonde Clothing), wife, mother, etc... and I love to help people get to know Gainesville and all it has to offer. I strive to earn a 5-star review from all guests, and have recently earned Superhost Status from AirBNB, so you will be in good hands.
I regularly write photo articles for HOME Magazine (in which you can find great things to do in Gainesville). I take very good care of my guests by making recommendations for restaurants, things to do, etc... I have been a landlord for quite a few years, and have many repeat customers and referrals. My photography company is called SP Fine Prints, which you can find if you use a search engine. I look forward to hearing from you.