Because of the location of Summit House (the 1/1 condos and now quite a few 2/1s as well), it is a perfect place for patients and families of patients. Here are a few reviews from patients/ families:
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
Very convenient, extremely helpful
My son and I were in Gainesville for a clinical trial at Shands. We booked two separate weeks with Susannah and were not disappointed. The location of the condo was incredibly convenient. It was much more affordable than staying in an extended stay hotel, while having more to offer in terms of kitchen necessities. This was helpful as I prepared food all week. She also went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed, which I greatly appreciated. I hope that we will get to come back in the future and if so, I will most certainly be calling Susannah.
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.
Cindy and Gerald
Wonderful place to recover after surgery at Shands
I spent 3 weeks in this wonderful condo after having surgery at Shands Hospital. The condo is across the street from the Shands Cancer Center (South Tower) and just 1 block from the North Tower. There is not a more convenient and comfortable place in Gainesville. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful. She was very responsive with suggestions for places to eat. The condo itself is extremely comfortable and very well decorated. It was nice to be in a place with beautiful and cheerful art. Thank you- I highly recommend this condo.
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!
We wanted a nice quiet condo close to the hospital (on the ground floor, if possible), for relatives who were going to undergo surgery to stay in whilst they recovered. This place fit the bill wonderfully, and Susannah and her team manage the place beautifully! There were a few (very) minor issues, but were addressed as soon as they were brought up. The condo itself has been updated very nicely, and is a cute place to rent! The location can't be beat, as it really is within walking distance to the hospital (~2 blocks away), and so we could all visit the hospital often and easily. All in all, a fantastic place, lovely people, and good value for money! :-)
If you need treatments at Shands or have family members who need support while receiving treatments, please call us to book your condo and we will be thrilled to help you.