Guest Testimonials

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 5 Bedroom House ("Stadium House")

5 Stars! This house is amazing. There is so much room and perfect for large groups. All the rooms are decorated beautifully and there is a basketball court in the back that is perfect for entertainment. Susannah and her staff were so incredibly helpful and accommodating which made our stay there wonderful.Our wedding party and us rented it out for the weekend and everyone was blown away by the house!! If you’re looking for a big house perfect for entertaining a decent size group and super close to downtown bars/restaurants, this is the place you want!!! Thank you again for our stay, we will definitely be back for a UF game. Go Gators!
Kaci Shane
Review for Eagle Trace Townhouse

First, I would like to say that we were pleased with our stay from beginning to end. You were always prompt and courteous in answering all my calls and questions. (And there were many!) The townhouse was clean and nicer than the pictures on your website. It wasn't stark and cold like some rentals. It felt homey with all the added touches. We especially enjoyed Susannah's photography. We've been juggling so much for the past year with my husband in Shands and any kindness shown does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. For that, I am grateful. Please know that I will always recommend your company to friends, family, and anyone at Shands needing a place. I truly appreciate your kindness.
I. Hollstrom
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
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.
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!
Andrew C.
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
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.
Fabulous Experience!

​ 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!
Marge J.
Fantastic stay!

​ "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. Go Gators!
Katherine S.
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!
Judy F.
Perfect Stay!

​ 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!!!
Semere A.
Great Stay!

​ 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!
Gareth K.
Terrific Place

​ 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.
Steve M.
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 comfortable. 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!
Jesse B.
Wonderful Weekend

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 dreamed of. 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.
Chris P.
Repeat Guest

​ 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.
Cynthia W.
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!
Cheryl K.
Holiday Visit

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.
Valerie P.
Wonderful neighborhood

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.
Romulo H.
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!
Darcy L.
Great location!

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 you will.
Ilona B.
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! 🙂
Alex S.
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!!!!
Carla B.