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 second (top) floor, 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 mattress. We have a blow-up mattress for additional guests.
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.
The perfect location -- and a wonderful host -- for families of Shands patients! One of the toughest issues with having a loved one on the hospital is that it's impossible to plan ahead with any certainty. Yet Susannah, the owner of the condos we rented, was wonderfully compassionate and flexible for the two weeks we needed a place near Shands. She was able to put us up in one of her condos the very day we contacted her. She then found a way to make it work when my brother's condition made it necessary to extend our stay ...and then extend it yet again. Not having to deal with the issue of lodging helped to reduce the stress in what was already a very stressful situation. An added bonus was the proximity of the complex to Shands. The fact it is just a few blocks from Shands meant we could all walk to the hospital, eliminating the need to coordinate driving. We could not have asked for a better host. Thank you, Susannah!
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Susannah was a fantastic host -- the condo was better than described. Extremely comfortable and accomodating. Susannah was quick to answer any questions and reserving the location was simple. I was in town for final exams and it was a tremendous relief to know that finding a comfortable place to stay and study was not something I had to stress about.
Susannah was very kind and accommodating. The listing description was accurate and the apartment felt comfortable and homey. The neighborhood was fine.
Everything is great! Susannah is a super nice person. Very professional. We had a great time during our stay!
Susannah went above and beyond to make me feel welcome. She provided valuable information about the Gainesville area including delivery service from restaurants and grocery stores. I did not have a car, and this information was very valuable for me. The description of the apartment was exactly as described and very clean. Susannah is an artist, and I enjoyed seeing her artwork in the apartment. The neighborhood is almost next door to Shands hospital. I was on a rotation with the U of Florida at Shands, and I could walk to my site. It was perfect.
Enjoyed my stay in Gainesville. Clean and safe accomodations for a single female. Susannah was very helpful and checked in several times to check how my stay was.
The condo was a perfect place to stay for a football weekend in Gainesville. Susannah was a pleasure to work with on renting the condo. I would definitely recommend staying in any of Susannah's rentals!
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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.