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Historic Downtown Gainesville- Walk to Restaurants, Bars, and Campus

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Great for families, and nothing but rave reviews from all guests!

Visiting Gainesville for UF sports, graduation, Shands, or sightseeing? We have the perfect place for you. Come back and relax after your event- or watch your event from the flat-screen TVs in the living room and bedroom. The house is newly renovated as of the summer of 2011 (it's 775 SF heated/ cooled).

You can walk to downtown bars and restaurants. We are also just a 10 minutes drive from La Chua Trail (a Florida State Park) where you are guaranteed to see 1 to 100 alligators.

We are also just 2 miles from UF campus, the Swamp, and the O'Connell Center.

The owners live next door to the house, and can be easily reached via phone and e-mail.

Also, please note that the 'convertible bed' is a queen sized blow-up mattress (with linens and pillows provided) and can be placed in the living room/ couch area. Pack-n- plays can fit in the bedroom.

Also, for extra safety we have an alarm system installed in the house which can be activated by guests.

*Prices may vary for event weekends (football, graduation, Gatornationals...).

Keywords: Walk to downtown Gainesville, sleeps 4, Gator game weekends, downtown Gainesville, quaint, cozy, fire place

More Details

Susannah Peddie
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About Susannah Peddie

Brian and Susannah are both Florida natives. They have lived in Gainesville since 2002 and know the area quite well. Susannah is an avid nature photographer and full-time manager of her 19 short-term rental properties in Gainesville.

Susannah Peddie purchased this house in 2008

Why Susannah Peddie chose Duckpond

Managing my short-term properties is my full-time job (not a side job)- I have 19 vacation/corporate housing/ short-term rental properties and have full-time staff to help me, which means that you will always be taken care of. I live within 10 minutes of all of my properties (and in the case of the bungalow, 10 seconds) so am easily accessible.

What makes this house unique

Downtown living is fantastic! We love being able to talk to all of the local, delicious restaurants.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Duckpond, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - Air Mattress
  • King size beds (1), Queen sized blow-up bed which fits in the living room area to sleep a total of 4 comfortably.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • tennis
The home is located in the beautiful historic district. Within 2 blocks are the beautiful Thomas Center, the Duck pond, a large park with playground features, and much more.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Historic Downtown Gainesville- Walk to Restaurants, Bars, and Campus
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Duck Pond Delight!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my. This place is an absolute delight. We stayed for a month and fell in love with Gainesville in general and Duck Pond specifically. For the first week we were there we did not need to drive anywhere. Everything is so conveniently located. If you stay here be sure to check out Bo Diddley Plaza for yoga, music and the farmers market. And be sure to try out as many restaurants as you can. The food is wonderful. We were also fortunate enough to catch the Santa Fe art festival. Susannah thought of everything. The king-sized bed is great. The house layout is highly functional and I used the bedroom as my office for a month with no issues. Looking forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice quiet location! Susannah was very attentive and accommodating! Lots of great restaurants and entertainment in walking distance!

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Home and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The small house in the Duck Pond neighborhood was perfect for our needs. We were in Gainesville for a UF sports weekend and to visit our daughter. The house was charming as was the shared patio area. House was clean and well appointed and the owner was excellent, communications were perfect. The house is an easy walk to downtown restaurants and bars.

  • Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, cute and well equipt

  • 5 of 5

Great neighborhood, adorable house, well maintained. Not a single shortcoming to report. Not even a wish list.

  • Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It was only a five minute walk into the town center which enabled us to walk to the Hippodrome theater one night to watch a really good show and in another direction to the Thomas center. We looked forward to coming back to the cottage after a day out sightseeing, walking or bird watching to sit in the garden. The cottage had everything we needed apart from one small kitchen item that the owner produced quickly. All dealings with the owner were a pleasure and we highly recommend this cottage for a couple.

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gator Family

  • 5 of 5

We came up for the homecoming weekend and it was the first time we have stayed at a VRBO. The property was absolutely adorable and comfortable. The photos are only a small example of the warmth of the cottage. Enjoyed a cup of coffee every morning in the adjacent courtyard and was extremely please. The owner was very accommodating and we look forward to coming back and staying.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Gainesville, FL
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Duckpond, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 7 2018 - Sep 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
UF v Missou
Nov 2 2018 - Nov 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
So. Carolina v UF
Nov 9 2018 - Nov 10 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$97.3

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Football weekends, special event weekends (i.e. UF graduation weekends) are $600/ weekend. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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