Testimonials from Previous Guests
Best Place In Gainesville, FL for an extended stay - Nicer Finishes Than Any Gainesville Location, Including Hotels
"I stayed for some time in this place - and will never stay anywhere else again. The apartment has beautiful renovations - split face marble in the bathroom, very modern and sleek kitchen with a beautiful gas range and dishwasher, not to mention a huge refrigerator! The big creamy leather sectional in the living room is perfect for watching the wall-mounted TV and Blu-Ray, and high speed internet is included! Parking was a breeze - never had trouble finding a spot by the door, unlike most of the rest of Gainesville. We had a duck sandwich at the Blue Gill restaurant (which we walked to) and it was fantastic. The neighborhood felt safe, looked very much like the "Gainesville" aesthetic. Adams Ribs (one of the best rib joints in town) will be coming soon I saw as well! Also within walking distance was a CVS for quick things, and a very short drive to Winn Dixie or Publix, Walmart, Target, Lowes, and other shopping on Archer Rd. The owner provided excellent service - the place was as clean as a whistle, and the linens were crisp. The air worked very well, and kept the place very comfortable. Neighbors were quiet, mostly medical students sleeping during the day and working at Shands at night, from what I could observe. Payment was convenient, and the owner was very good at communicating with us. I know this sounds like a travel brochure, but I really can't say enough about this gem in Gainesville. If my own home had finishings like this, I would never go on vacation!"
-J.W., Chicago, IL
Home Away from Home in Gainesville, FL!
Susannah is an exceptional host and her condo was exactly as it looks in the photos. I was amazed by her attention to detail and her concern for my comfort while visiting Gainesville. The condo is very clean, beautifully decorated, and has everything one would need. Perfect location to the University of Florida, UF/Shands hospital, and the Veterinary College.
Susannah takes great care to insure your stay is welcoming and wonderful. She has tips for everything from great local restaurants to parks and outdoor activities. She is easy to contact and very attentive to her guests, very fast replies. The on-site laundry and pools make for a relaxing environment. It was truly a home away from home for me, as I was there about a month. I was studying at a UF summer program, and the condo was truly an oasis at the end of the day. And Susannah's art work makes a lovely personal touch! Thank you, Susannah!
Review for Palms 304 and Red House
For Jan 1-March 31, 2017, my wife and I stayed in Palms 304
for approximately six weeks followed by the Red House for approximately six
weeks. We found both rentals to be very comfortable and very well situated with
respect to the downtown area. Both are within very reasonable walking distance
of the old town restaurants and entertainment district including the
Hippodrome. Parking is easily accessed for both properties and there is a city
bus stop within a few hundred feet of the Palms with direct access to the
University of Florida.
Both properties are extremely clean and very comfortably
furnished. Both have full kitchen utensils including a Keurig coffeemaker at
the house, a surprise that we enjoyed. Beds and pillows are very comfortable. The
showers at both properties were first rate with rapid hot water and a strong
water stream. We particularly appreciate this feature. The house has access to
a very comfortable backyard and has a screened patio that we used for our
morning coffee. We found the pictures on the website to be useful and accurate.
- Lew and Doe, Michigan
Of greatest importance to us is the attitude of the owner,
Susannah, and her staff. They are all extremely friendly and most accommodating
and helpful. Small problems inevitably arise over 12 weeks and they are almost
immediate in resolving and fixing these issues. For example they helped to move
us from the Palms to the house, highly appreciated! They took all the anxieties
out of being away from home and truly made us feel as if we were at home. We have already reserved for next season and
we hope to continue into the foreseeable future.
A Few Minutes Walk from Shands UF
THANK YOU Susannah again for being a wonderful host and for going the extra mile to set up my son in your condo during his recent away rotation in Gainesville. The condo was simply PERFECT ... fully furnished with everything one would need for a 30-day stay, cable and wireless internet, and to top it off--within a few minutes walk to Shands Hospital!!!
Even with our 6 hour time difference Susannah was extremely responsive and forthcoming and answered EVERY question I had (and I can tell you that I had MANY questions!). She put to rest any concerns/reservations I may have had so that I felt comfortable and confident about providing contact and payment information -- I was treated and felt like family! Her tips are thoughtful and useful; like the link she provided for the bus stops and schedule for the area.
Thank you again for your hospitality ... we will DEFINITELY give you a call again should there be a need!!!
- L. Pate, Hawaii
Excellent Stay and Close to UF and Shands UF Gainesville, FL
We had a wonderful stay in Gainesville and where we stayed made it all that much better. When we arrived, the owner meet us at the property and gave us a tour. We have stayed at quite a few VRBO’s and never has the owner meet us at the door. She was very helpful and suggested some sights around town we should visit. The property is next to the Vet School, across the street from the Hospital and within walking distance from UF. We did not drive much, instead walking to UF stadium and all around campus and felt safe the whole time. The neighborhood seems to be mostly students and was very quiet.
We did not have any problems with the apartment and it was prefect for our needs of a weekend getaway. It was fully stocked with linens, kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies and everything we needed in the bathroom. The only thing you will need to bring is clothes and food.
I would recommend this property and will stay again when in the area- much better than hotels.
- Matt J.
Will Definitely Come Back and Recommend to Others
If location is king, then this property rules. Close to the University of Florida campus, VA hospital and the veterinarian school. The condo was roomy, very clean and well-equipped (even with night lights in the kitchen and the bathroom). The condo was decorated with some of Susannah's photography of nature, they are beautiful. Susannah put together a great welcoming package listing nearby restaurants (not chain) and places to see and do. Communication was excellent and prompt and if anything was needed during our stay her property manager was available 24 hours a day. I will definitely come back to stay and tell our friends. Thank you Susannah, we had a great time.
This property surpassed my expectations
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your property this weekend, it was perfect! Our group could not have had a better reunion weekend back in Gainesville and your property was a HUGE part of it. With the great weather we were able to spend Saturday afternoon hanging out in the front yard before walking over to the baseball stadium for the Tennessee game. The location allowed us to walk almost everywhere we went. You are a wonderful host and I hope to return again soon. Thank you again!
Convenient Location + Comfortable Condo + Very Nice Host
We came from Hong Kong and had a short stay in Susannah's condo in Gainesville from May to July 2013 for my husband's work training in Shands hospital.
The condo is in a convenient location, 5 min drive from downtown, 10 min drive from a shopping plaza and 10 min walk from Shands and UF. The inside of the condo is beautiful and comfortable, decorated with the Susannah's photos of natural sceneries. The kitchen is fully equipped, so we can always cook a meal, there are towels, starter of shampoos, bath gel and washing powder and there's a comfortable couch in the living room. There're 2 washing machine rooms in the condo area which we can wash and dry our clothes, and there are 2 swimming pools which residents can always use.
The owner, Susannah is very friendly. She always replies to email enquiries promptly, helps to solve any problems efficiently and is flexible on rental arrangements. When we first checked-in to her condo, she drove us around nearby and showed us where we can get food and daily stuff. We appreciate Susannah's hospitality and all of her communications.
Convenient location + comfortable condo + very nice host, we will definitely stay in Susannah's condo if we visit Gainesville again, and we recommend it to anyone who is going to have a vacation or short/long stay in Gainesville.
-Gigi, Hong Kong
Wonderful Kitchen and Wonderful Area
This apartment was amazing, and so was the owner. I wish everyone were as nice as she is - the world would be a better place. The apt. is beautifully decorated, has everything you'd need, and more. I really have only great things to say and would highly recommend staying here. The area was clean, safe and beautiful. The pool across the way is also a nice feature to relax right there... I like to cook my own food and this kitchen was perfect for it. I do hope to return some day. The host is also available for questions about the area and she provides tons of info. The condo is peppered with her very own beautiful pictures.....she is also an artist. Enjoy your stay - I have no doubt you will.
Felt Right at Home
I have travelled around the country working for the government and have lived in various hotels, temporary quarters and the likes, but I must say this is one of the nicest properties in which I have ever lived. Very spacious living area, the property is very clean and all the amenities a renter would need to feel right at home. Walking distance to restaurants, department stores, and very safe neighborhood. The owner makes the before, during, and after rental experience a smooth transition. She will even have someone help you pack/unpack your belongings if needed. I would highly recommend this property to my family and friends planning to stay in Gainesville and surrounding areas. Thank you so very much- what a great host you are!
What a welcoming place!
"What an welcoming place! The owner has taken great care in making it great place to stay. Such attention to detail. Owner gave lots of travel info as well. Kitchen was well equipped. Facility was quiet. I rented this when I needed a kitchen facility. It was so much better than a hotel. Very close to University. Great place to walk even if you don't have business there."
-Susan, Greensboro, NC
"Our son was going in for surgery @ Shands Hospital. This apartment is located walking distance to the front door. The apartment played as headquarters for our get away from the hospital. Nice quite neighborhood, great room layouts, friendly neighbors, and great landlords. Susannah was completely awesome. Checking in on us to see our sons condition and even calling us at home to see how he was doing. I have used VRBO in Italy and the US., and this experience will make us keep using it. Thank-you, awesome job...."
- Cindy and Gerard, Spring Hill, FL
Exceptional, Comfortable, and Clean
I'm a business owner and resident of Miami so when it comes to travel & leisure I have strict standards. My college mates and I went for homecoming weekend and rented two condos. The owner was so great every step of the way; her customer service is 10x better than most 5-star hotels and resorts in Miami. The condos have the style and comfort of Miami and fashion of NY. The pictures are exactly what the condos look like and more. The couches were super comfortable (even more than the bed and I had my doubts about them), the kitchen was modern and clean, the bathrooms were also modern and clean. It's unbelievable how at home I felt; the owner had every thing a home away from home would have: cleaning utilities, shampoo, soap, blow dryer, microwave, kitchen ware (plates, forks, knives, etc), and more. If you're looking to stay one night, one week, or a weekend, this place is well worth your money and would be much better than a over priced hotel. Every thing is either in walking or driving distance- restaurants, supermarkets, UF, etc. We are definitely going to be regulars and continue a tradition with this owner. I was more than pleased and our weekend was much enjoyed because I made the right choice of going with Ms. Peddie.
Hanio, Miami, FL
Well Worth It!
We were first time VRBO users but will definitely choose this apartment again. So much better than staying in a hotel! The owner (Susannah) got us off to a great start with communication that was informative and helpful. We were personally met on arrival by the apartment manager (Jeremy) who showed us into the very accurately described apartment. It is just like the pictures, clean - neat & well decorated. Our trip was to visit our son who is a grad student at UF. Our daily walks around campus were enjoyable and really helped us get the feel of where he is staying. We took in the Harm Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History. The women's gymnastics team at the "O Dome" was fabulous to watch. A trip to Lake Wauburg for a picnic got us some great scenery and wildlife including an 8 ft. Gator! Nearby to shopping and many restaurants. So close to everything we wanted to do. We most definitely recommend this property and will stay here again on our next visit!
David, Father of UF Student
Great Corporate Apartment
"The apartment was great. Much better than a typical box hotel room, and competitively priced. It was conveniently located to everything I needed to do that week... I didn't get a chance to use the pool, but it looked spacious and clean, just like the apartment itself. I'd highly recommend it for anyone requiring a short to medium length business stay in the Gainesville area. Thanks for extending your hospitality!"
Comfortable home base and very attentive host
"We had a great, relaxing time. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Your apartment provided us with a very comfortable home base. We appreciated the attention you paid to the décor of the apartment, your beautiful art work, the comfortable bed and furniture. We want to thank you for being such an attentive host."
-J and W, Michigan
Close to restaurants
"I spent three weeks in February here and I found it to be very comfortable and convenient. The apartment is in a nice, central location. I could walk a couple of blocks and be on the vast University of Florida campus or at the Shands Medical Center. I could drive literally five minutes to Gainesville downtown where there are many nice restaurants and a Starbucks. I could drive 5-10 minutes to University of Florida events, plus every kind of shopping, cinemas, restaurants, and 10-15 minutes to golf courses. The apartment was clean and cozy, nicely decorated, the bed was extremely comfortable, and there is Wifi. There are also two swimming pools and laundry facilities in the apartment complex. You don't really have any views from the apartment, but if you are going to be spending most of your time getting out and going places that won't matter. This apartment is a great launching pad. It's a busy part of town but I had no problem with noise and no problem sleeping."
-G.M., New Hampshire
Clean and Convenient
"This clean condo is located near restaurants and shoppes. It has a very comfortable bed with soft sheets and the bath is equipped with plush towels and a hand-held shower massage. The unit is near the main roads making it an excellent location to go antiquing in neighboring towns of Micanopy, High Springs, McIntosh and many more."
-David and Sandy, Coral Gables, FL
"I had a very pleasant stay in Gainesville, FL at the extended stay apartment . It was very comfortable clean and well maintained completely renovated with all new furnature TV and internet access. Susannah was very helpful and very accessable if anything was needed. It is located minuets away from restraunts entertainment and shopping. I would recomend the apartment to anyone that was planning a stay in Gainesville."
-Vic, Chaska, MN
Nicer than Hotels
"Found the apartment to be as advertised inside. The place was well furnished, quiet and comfortable. Parking was no problem. It was conveniently located to most anything in Gainesville. Much nicer than a motel because you have room to spread out. We ate in only one night and were able to cook a nice meal with all the kitchen items available. We had a really nice visit with our son who lives in Gainesville, FL."
"We had a fabulous weekend in Gainesville at Susannah's home. Her home
is very charming, in a lovely neighborhood. Ample free parking and very
close to the University and walking distance to many restaurants and
shops. The home was very comfortable for our family of four. We did
some cooking while we were there and I was just amazed how nicely the
kitchen was stocked with all the necessities. The beds were super
comfortable, everything was very clean and orderly and in perfect
working condition. The outdoor patio was lovely and we enjoyed the
beautifully landscaped backyard!! Susannah was extremely attentive
making sure all our needs were met and communicated with us throughout
the weekend. We really enjoyed staying here and if we ever pass through
Gainesville again, surely we will be staying here!"
Great Graduation Weekend!
"Susannah was amazing! From the very first contact all the way through to
the final arrangements, for my family's visit to Gainesville for my
graduation weekend from the University of Florida. My family booked this
condo for my graduation from the University of Florida, and we are so
glad we booked with Susannah as opposed to a hotel for the occasion, it
was truly a home away from home. The accommodations were perfect,
conveniently located right in the middle of downtown and close to the
University, the condo was outfitted as if it were our own home.
Everything to make our stay extremely comfortable. We were even able to
host a very nice brunch for family visiting for the graduation. My
family and I highly recommend Susannah's downtown condo and look forward
to staying in one of her properties when we visit for a football game.
Would Recommend and Would Stay Again
Susannah could not have been more welcoming. She provided every detail
several days before our trip. The condo was exactly as described.
Everything is brand new and exceptionally clean. The bed was very
comfortable and brand new towels were provided along with all the
essentials of soap, shampoo, etc. The kitchen is fully equipped and
there is a brand new comfy sofa with a nice TV and Wifi. I love the
booklet Susannah provided that told us of restaurants and other places
to visit in Gainesville. Susannah's art decorates the condo making this a
beautiful condo. The complex was quiet with ample parking and very
close to UF. We will recommend and stay again!
Susannah is an amazing hostess! She's quick
and eager to respond to all questions. The apartment itself was just
what I needed. The bed is incredibly comfy. The kitchen is well-stocked
with most every utensil you'll need. The wi-fi is strong and reliable.
The room is spacious and clean. The location is close enough to the
city, but far enough to give you a sense of relaxation, so it meets most
any need you could have! I'd write more about the glowing service she
provided, but I have a lot of work that I need to get started on (I took
this trip on spring break and forgot to get anything done - oops). In
short, Susannah is an outstanding hostess and you will not regret
staying in her properties!!!
Susannah was the perfect host. Arrival and access was smooth and easy.
The house was fantastic! Even more so than the pictures. We were made to
feel very welcome and Susannah was very attentive, yet unobtrusive in
ensuring we wanted for nothing.
Susannah very kindly enabled us to enjoy a late check out on the Sunday
as our flights were early evening. Nothing was too much trouble. We will
definitely be back ... a home away from home. Thanks so much Susannah!
Susannah was simply terrific. This was the first time I had ever used
AirBnb so I was unsure of what the experience or the condo would be
like. It was first class all the way, the condo was beautiful and
Suzannah made everything easy. She was flexible on my arrival and
departure times and she really made sure I had everything. I would rent
from her in any city having the experience I did. I highly recommend her
and her places; you can bet you will get a first class experience.
Great FEST Weekend
Susannah is one of the most amazing hosts on airbnb I have had the
pleasure of staying with. Her communication is quick and concise. She
offers plenty of inside local information including food, entertainment
and general resources. Susannah is friendly and always makes you feel
This Condo is pretty amazing. Right in the heart of downtown you are
just steps from popular restaurants and bars. No need to drive anywhere
when staying here. The condo has everything you need for your stay. The
furnishings are really cozy and comfortable and aren't cookie cutter
hotel style. The art/photography on the walls is all custom and unique.
Two full bathrooms!! This place makes you feel right at home.
Can't wait to stay here next year!
Susannah is the most incredible host you'll ever encounter. Every time
there was even the slightest issue she was on hand to solve it and more,
she brings a whole new meaning to going the extra mile.
The dryer had broken so she very kindly offered to do our entire laundry
for us, without even being asked which was a service I would never have
The house is beautiful and so comfortable, every appliance there is top
of the line, the oven had settings I didn't even know existed, the TV
had a cable hook up as well as a DVD player with all the features of a
smart TV, we had the option of Netflix or playing videos/music from a
USB stick. There's a speaker in the front room that looks like it could
fill a stadium. The master bedroom has probably the comfiest bed I've
ever slept in, and definitely the largest and all of the towels and bed
sheets were soft and smelled great. The kitchen came packed with all the
necessary cutlery and utensils (and then some more) and bonus amenities
such as tea, coffee and all the spices and seasonings you could
possibly need, and the bathrooms both were fully stocked with shampoo,
conditioner and body wash.
I really can't recommend Susannah or this property enough, I plan to
visit Gainesville again next year and will most definitely be booking
early to ensure this house again, and will be recommending her other
properties to all of my friends.
Everyone in my party wanted me to express their gratitude for the level
of comfort we lived in for those three nights.
This is my second experience with Susannah - it will not be my last!!
Everything is top-notch. Her communication is quick & thorough with
kindness & generosity as a common thread. I appreciated the home
away from home feel the cottage provided while visiting my son at UF.
Each room is clean, comfortable and furnished with a decorators touch.
The kitchen and bathroom are stocked with essentials, the bedroom has
plenty of floor space on either side of the bed for air mattresses and
the living room has a comfy couch. The lush yard is an added bonus. We
enjoyed walking to nearby restaurants, stores, and parks...Gainesville
is a beautiful town. I highly recommend this property and host. Thank
you for everything, Susannah.
Family of Shands Patient
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!
Words cannot express how gracious Susannah was, and the attention she
gave our family during our Christmas holiday in her 2 bedroom home. She
is a superior host that responded to any of our communications within
minutes, and check-in and check-out was a breeze. The 2 bedroom home in
downtown Gainesville was gorgeous, charming, historic, chic, elegant,
immaculate, and most importantly, our perfect home for the Christmas
holiday. We had a 7 foot artificial tree in the dining room, with plenty
of room left so that at least 6 people could dine and open presents.
The gourmet kitchen was wonderful and had everything you would need for
casual meals, and for more special meals with entertaining. We loved
the washer & dryer, fast wifi, and the screened patio. The
neighborhood is quiet, parking is on the street, and a Publix market is 2
minutes away. Every, single thing about this stay was perfect, and I am
so grateful for hosts like Susannah that make their guests #1.
We first want to thank our host Susannah for making us feel at home, we
absolutely loved our stay at the Red House! The house was amazing, so
convenient and spacious. As we entered the house for the first time, the
sweet smell of cleanliness immediately hits you and reaffirms the
excellent maintenance of the house. We would definitely stay here again
and will recommend it to our friends & family.
The dining, living and bedrooms are nicely furnished and decorated. The
kitchen is very spacious and had everything needed to cook. We had an
early Xmas dinner for 12 persons, the kitchen was spacious enough for
preparing the different courses, and we were comfortable enough using
the dining, living and Florida rooms. There was enough soap, shampoo,
body wash, toilet paper, etc. in the two large bath rooms. One bathroom
does not have a shower, but has a beautiful claw bath tub. We stayed 8
nights and there was enough of everything we needed. However, if needed,
there is a Super Walmart, CVS and Publix just a few minutes away.
The garden is beautiful and there is a very nice backyard covered area
with large table and gas heater. The location of the house is excellent,
located in the historic area, close to downtown and has a beautiful
pond with ducks, geese and swans. The narrow streets are a little
tricky, I did lose orientation a couple of times, but it was fun!
However the positive is that there is very little traffic and the area
is great for walking.
Susannah was very prompt in responding to my emails and questions. I
highly recommend our host Susannah and this house.
Convenient to Hospital
I lived in Susannah's condo for 6 weeks and it was exactly as described
on airbnb. The condo was very clean and well equipped with everything I
needed including toiletries, linens, and kitchen appliances. The
neighborhood is quiet and safe and a very easy walk to the hospital.
Susannah was very accommodating and texted or called me personally when
anything popped up. My stay in Gainesville was extremely comfortable and
welcoming and I would definitely not hesitate to stay at one of
Susannah's condos again! Thank you!
This host was amazing, and so was the apartment. I wish everyone was as
nice as her - the world would be a better place. The apt. is beautifully
decorated, has everything you'd need and more.
I really have only great things to say and would highly recommend
staying here. The area was clean, safe and beautiful. The pool across
the way is also a nice feature to relax right there...
I like to cook my own food and this kitchen was perfect for it. I do
hope to return some day. The host is also available for questions about
the area and provides tons of info, peppered with her very own beautiful
pictures.....she is also an artist. Enjoy your stay - I have no doubt
Everything I needed
This condo had absolutely EVERYTHING you could possibly need for a
pleasant stay in Gainesville. Susannah was such a pleasure to talk to
and everything fell into place with out one single issue or problem.
This was my very first experience with Airbnb and Susannah absolutely
made me a believer! Can't wait to take another trip to my beloved
Gainesville...I know where I'll be staying! :)
Wonderful landing pad
We came from abroad to stay in Gainesville for a few years. After a
long journey with two young children along we were exhausted. We felt
relieved as soon as we stepped in: we felt at home!!! Beautiful pieces
of Susannah's art hanging on the walls, gourgeus furniture!
Very nice and comfortable apartment in a quiet, friendly and safe
neighbourhood. Pool area clean and well kept.
The place is close to Campus and Shands.
Moreover Susannah is a great host, she is radiant and smiling. She is
willing to help in any way possible!
We are more than happy to have been here! Thank you Susannah for your
help and hospitality!!!!
Excellent Corporate Condo in Gainesville
I found this condo to have everything I needed for my business stay. I was able to bring my wife with me, so by having a living area, dining area, and fully kitchen in addition to the bedroom, our stay was very nice as we could spread out (i.e. one could sleep in the bedroom while the other watched TV in the living room and she was able to cook our meals while I was consulting at UF Health). I was extremely satisfied and found the condo a better value, more spacious, and more convenient than a hotel. I hope to stay at this condo during my next visit.
Our 2nd home
Excellent place to stay. Comfortable bed, full equipped kitchen and more. The owner gave us an excellent and fast service. We are planning to go back in Gainesville next winter and will be back to Summit House. Thank you very much Susannah.
Maurice and Gina
I am a traveling medical care provider and I have never had such an accommodating landlord. Not only was the apartment walking distance to my place of work, but the place had everything I needed. The owner was extremely easy to contact and really cared about making my experience a good one (I am frequent user of corporate apartments and this was one of my best experiences). I would highly recommend this apartment to all traveling nurses, traveling medical worker, and hospital patients.
Mary Poppins ~ Practically perfect in every way!
Beautiful house in a wonderful neighborhood! Perfect for a couple. Quiet and private. Nice backyard for relaxing outside. We did not walk to restaurants, etc. so can not attest to that. But we will attest to the description of the property and the availability of the owner. (We did not have occasion to call her.) Highly recommended!
Perfect home away from home
Renting a property sight unseen was a bit intimidating for us. We were so pleased when we pulled in the driveway of our Florida vacation home. It was nicely decorated and well cared for. We were very comfortable there and loved the neighborhood. Susannah was very responsive and generous to us.
Great stay in historic neighborhood
This rental was a great find in the Duckpond neighborhood in Gainesville. It is located close to downtown to access all the neat locations, but far enough away to avoid the noise and cluster. The house is cozy, but not small. Everything seems to be in perfect flow inside the house with all the amenities included: welcoming living room to relax in, intimate dining room to enjoy a meal, comfy and spacious bedroom to feel comfortable, even the bathroom was a great. I did not use the kitchen that much, but it is more that sufficient to make a full dinner meal. The inclusion of the washer and dryer is a great luxury for longer term stays.
As a personal aside, the owner went above and beyond in helping find this rental. I really appreciated the concern for me as a guest and the quickness and thoroughness with which any concerns I had were assuaged.
Cute, comfortable, charming cottage
My husband and I rented this very charming cottage in order to visit our daughter who is a graduate student at UF. The cottage was located in a quiet and quaint neighborhood, had a very comfortable king-size bed, two flat screen TVs, and was beautifully decorated with photos taken by Susannah. I cooked a complete Thanksgiving dinner for our daughter and some of her classmates. I set out a buffet in the dining room and everyone ate in the living room. We had plenty of space for seven people to eat and watch football. The cottage was already rented for the UF/FSU game that weekend, so Susannah moved us into one of her condos on Friday. She graciously arranged to have the condo ready for us by noon so we did not have to wait until 4 p.m. to move in. The condo was very modern and comfortable. I definitely would stay in either place again. Thanks, Susannah, for enabling us to have a wonderful holiday with our daughter!
Mary Lou R., Pittsburg
A Cheerful and Cozy Getaway
For 6 days we used Susannah's home as an anchor to tour Gainesville. We walked the neighborhood streets admiring the big old houses and walked to the University of Florida. A short drive brought us to a number of fun hiking trails, including La Chua Trail and the Hawthorne Trail.
The house is very cheerful with the sun streaming in, comfortable and very quiet. There are a number of Susannah's photographs decorating the walls. They are beautiful, so serene and enchanting!
Sue and Jack R.
Beautiful cottage in heart of downtown
My husband needed a furnished rental for a new job in Gainesville while we looked for a new home. He stayed in two of Susannah's condos as well as this cottage. Everything is clean, well appointed, and comfortable. The cottage is beautiful and the bed is very comfortable. We enjoyed walking to downtown restaurants. We have been using vbro.com for over 10 years and Susannah was the most helpful host yet. She made a stressful event (relocation) so much less so. We highly recommend her cottage and condos. We also really enjoyed the gorgeous artwork she has displayed.
New to Gainesville
GAMEDAY (WEEKEND) PERFECTION!
This was our first UF football weekend and this was a PERFECT rental!
The description as accurate and Susannah was so accommodating. The condo
was beautiful and had everything we needed. Close to a variety of great
restaurants and the football action! So glad we decided to make a
weekend out of it and chose this rental! Hope to visit again!
Greatest Gator fan get away
If you are coming to Gainesville this is the place to stay. You can Walk to everything including great restaurants and bars and you can walk to the stadium! The condo had everything from paper products to towels. The parking is excellent. Please consider this 5 star property and you will not be disappointed. We will stay again and again!! GO GATORS!!!!!
Perfect location for Football Weekends
Wonderful location for a Gator football weekend. Right in the middle of downtown with the bars and restaurants within close walking distance. About a mile to the stadium for Game Day. Very safe and easily accessible through the parking garage. Susannah (the owner) is extremely accommodating and easy to deal with. The condo was very well taken care of had all the amenities that you would need. Would definitely recommend this place to others and stay here again!
This condo met our every need! It was less than 5 minutes from Shands. It allowed us to run back and forth from the hospital to get baths, freshen up, and just relax. It was very nicely furnished and fully equipped with things that we needed for our stay. Susannah quickly responded to anything that we had questions about. I would recommend it highly!
Our family stayed here while our home was being built.m but we felt right at home here. We had all he essentials that we needed for everyday living, very spacious, super close to shopping centers and entertainment, all updated appliances, and a pool. If we ever had a question, the owner was always available. The area was quiet and peaceful. Great place. We would definitely rent this property again.Duane and Anna
Great weekend visit to Gainesville
Susannah is an amazing owner. She's quick and eager to respond to all questions. The apartment itself was just what I needed. The bed is incredibly comfortable. The kitchen is well-stocked with most every utensil you'll need. The wi-fi is strong and reliable. The room is spacious and clean. The location is close enough to the city, but far enough to give you a sense of relaxation, so it meets most any need you could have! I highly recommend this condo. My only criticism is that she doesn't have properties outside of Gainesville because her service is exemplary.
The owner of this rental does a great job of accommodating guests! We had a very positive experience while we stayed here for the Florida - Tennessee football game. It is about a mile walk to the middle of campus so it is very possible to walk rather than having to rely on cabs. Apartment is clean and they provided an air mattress for us as well. Thanks for the hospitality!
When my husband had a stroke while we were on vacation in Clearwater, Florida, he was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Our children came down from Minnesota for a short time and wanted to find long-term housing for me before they had to return home. They found this condo on VRBO and communicated by email with Susannah even though she was on vacation with her family out west. She enabled me to move in right away and promised to take care of my housing until my husband was released. And she kept her word, despite the fact that I had to move to another location for the last night of my stay. And it happened to be graduation weekend, one of the busiest times of the school year. She took that burden off my shoulders at a time when all I could concentrate on was my husband's health.
The condo was clean, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was supplied with all the basic necessities. A notebook on the counter held all the information needed to deal with parking, laundry, restaurants, etc.
I never met Susannah, but I will be eternally grateful to her for all she did for me when I was facing a family tragedy.
Recommended for a relaxing stay or recovery from surgery
Thank you for a 5 star experience for our stay in Gainesville. The condo was well supplied and the location could not have been better.
We were in walking distance to both the hospital and the university and within a mile or so of eating and shopping amenities. The cleaning crew worked around our schedule and did an excellent job. From all of this my recovery progressed very well. I would highly recommend you to anyone wishing a relaxing stay or recovering from surgery. Please accept our sincerest thanks.
George and Connie
You will be extremely satisfied with these condos
My wife and I spent a week in Gainesville and wanted to avoid the hotel scene where you never feel at home.
We found the Summit House condos on line and decided to give it a try. The price for a week was much cheaper than a hotel and the experience was delightful. Immediately after arrival the owner called us to make sure we arrived safely and to ask if we needed anything.
The condos are spacious, extremely clean and have everything you could ever need in terms of dishes, silverware, cleaning supplies, large screen tv and very comfortable furniture. There are two swimming pools on the property for swimming and sun bathing. The condos are very close to the University of Florida campus so you can walk anywhere and avoid the hassle of trying to find a parking spot. They are also very close to the hospitals, numerous restaurants, taverns and shopping areas. The location is just ideal for almost anything you could want to do around Gainesville.
If you need a safe, quiet, comfortable, spacious condo for a weekend, week or month, you will be very satisfied with the Summit House condos.
Michael from New York
Susannah is such a wonderful host! Not only was her condo beautiful and
perfect for 2 couples, but she was extremely attentive and thoughtful.
She provides any and all information a guest may need, from WiFi
information to toiletries, to fun things to do around town. She is
always available to answer questions, and she made our stay easy,
enjoyable, and relaxing. The condo was very spacious and clean and in a
very safe part of town. Parking was also extremely easy and
convenient. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to stay in one
of her properties, and I hope to have the good fortune to stay in one
again in the future.
Brittany- AirBNB Guest
This house is in the perfect location for any UF related event. Parking
is ample, house is big enough to host a lot of people, space for outdoor
activities and very close to UF for football/graduation/midtown. The
house had everything it said it was going to and more! Sussanah even
supplied some little things like coffee and shampoo! The house stayed
very comfortable for 8 people and nice updates and appliances. She was
vry fast to respond to any troubles or concerns you may have and would
bend over backwards to accommodate you.
Thank you Sussanah for opening your home up to my friends and I! We had
an absolute blast and will definitely keep this house in mind for the
future! Go Gators!
Reilly- AirBNB Guest
This was the second time I stayed in one of Susannah's houses and it was
wonderful as usual. I stayed in a beautiful old house located in the
historic district (only 5 minutes from my rotation for school). It was
nicely furnished and very comfortable with so much personality! It was a
quiet neighborhood, which was wonderful b/c I had alot of work to do.
Would have loved to stay longer and do no work but had to go home after a
week. Susannah is so attentive and goes out of her way to make you
comfortable. Will always come back to Susannah for a place to stay in
Gainesville! Highly recommend!
Susannah was amazing! The place was super clean and it is exactly as the
pictures. Outside is not bad but also not perfect. Once you get in, it
feels like home! There's a gas station very close and a Krispy Kreme if
you like donuts. Private parking is in the back and at about 15 minutes
away from The Woodlands of Gainesville apartments. I will definitely
stay here again!
My daughter in law, her husband, and our two grandchildren recently
stayed at this rental property. It was easy for me to make the
reservation for them. Susannah was very helpful.
They enjoyed their stay at the Summit House very much. There was a minor
issue of some missing sheets for the inflatable mattress but it was
quickly handled by the host. The apartment was clean and well furnished.
It was easy to park, and the two pools were clean and well cared for.
They later moved to a larger apartment at Bivens South. This new place
was twice as big and beautifully furnished. The space had a stunning
view of the lake. It was also easy to park, and the location was still
quite close to the main roads of Gainesville. The view from the master
bedroom in the morning was breathtaking. Overall, our family had a very
pleasant and relaxing stay with this host. We definitely recommend this
host for your short term rental needs.
Susannah had clear instructions about how to reach her if we had any
questions. She reached out to me after I made the reservation request
and offered us another option as our intial choice was booked. There was
a helpful list of local restaurants in the house. The neighborhood is
nice, it was an easy walk downtown. La Chua trail is cool, only about a
ten minute drive from the house. Would definitely stay again.
Susannah was a very accommodating and gracious host. She is very
detailed in her instructions and easy to work with. Situated in the
heart of downtown Gainesville, the location provides guests plenty of
choices for dining, drinks and entertainment - all within a short walk.
UF Campus is close by too. The apartment was comfortable and true to
its description, - thanks for providing my friends and I with a great
place to stay! I'd definitely rent from and recommend Susannah again.
This is our fourth time renting from Susannah, and we have never been disappointed! The Summit House apartment is very comfortable, clean and attractive, and conveniently located. During the week we took mini, overnight trips to Orlando and Lakeland, Florida. It was reassuring and pleasing to know we had a welcoming, comfortable "home" to return to following those travels. We look forward to our next trip in April and again staying in the Summit House condo.
Mary Lou R., Pittsburgh
Thank you to all of my wonderful guests - if you could submit your comments below so that I can add them to the website and to the VRBO site, I would greatly appreciate it.
We hope we earned a 5 star review from you- that is always our goal.
Thank you and please come back again soon!
All the comforts of home in an extended stay apartment. Better than a hotel.
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