How can I reserve a cottage at The Retreat at Gainesville?

We simplify the reservation process at The Retreat at Gainesville so that you get the best experience possible. To reserve your cottage, all you need to do is to fill out our online application, which can be found under the “Apply Tab” on our main site. Once you’ve completed your application and selected your cottage, our leasing team will reach out to you with your next steps! Those steps will include signing your Housing Contract and submitting Guarantor or Self-Qualifying information per our Rental Criteria. Once you have competed your contract, we will screen you and  your Guarantor (if applicable) and contact you with the screening decision! Once you have received your screening decision results, we will notify you of any fees/deposits that are needed. It’s as easy as that! We make the process simple, so you don’t have to worry about trying to figure it all out. And, if you have any questions, simply email info@RetreatGainesville.com.

How long is the contract agreement?

To best meet the needs of our clientele, we offer 12-month housing contracts. We make the transition period for all of our residents as smooth as possible by offering a housing contract period that runs from August to late July. Our office is happy to provide additional information.

How many bedrooms are in the apartments?

The Retreat at Gainesville offers the most complete luxury student apartments in Gainesville, FL, with 19 different floor plans and bedroom options, including 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 bedrooms.

How many bathrooms do the cottages have?

The Retreat cottages are the most well-equipped furnished student apartments in the area. Each bedroom is complete with its own personal bathroom, and some cottages include an extra half bath.

When is my installment due?

To simplify payments, installment payments are due on the first (1st) of the month and can easily be paid by check at the clubhouse or using the simple and secure Online Pay option. Payments received after 9 a.m. on the fourth (4th) of the month are considered late.

Does my installment cover additional expenses?

We want to meet all of your needs by providing student apartments near UF, so we include a variety of amenities at no additional charge to you. Your monthly installment payment includes high-speed Internet, cable, pest control, garbage disposal, lawn maintenance, and access to all of The Retreat’s facilities. You won’t find any other apartments for rent in Gainesville, FL, that offer more than we do.

What amenities can I find at The Retreat at Gainesville?

The Retreat isn’t known for its luxury student apartments in Gainesville, FL, for nothing. At the Retreat, we offer the most when it comes to amenities, including one of the most expansive resort-style pools in Gainesville, complete with a comfortable resident center, sauna, state-of-the-art computer lab, all-encompassing fitness center, tanning beds, virtual driving range, and study lounge.

How far is the University of Florida from The Retreat?

The Retreat at Gainesville is optimally located, offering student apartments near UF that are literally just minutes away from campus. By car or bike, residents can make it to campus in less than 10 minutes. It just doesn’t get any more convenient!

Are appliances included at The Retreat at Gainesville?

Each apartment comes standard with all the necessary appliances for your convenience. Appliances include: refrigerator with ice-maker, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave, and full-size washer and dryer.

Are the student apartments furnished?

Because we want you to have it all when you live at The Retreat at Gainesville, we offer both furnished and unfurnished cottage options. The complete furniture package that we offer includes furniture both for the common area and each bedroom. The package features high-quality living room furniture as well as bedroom furnishings, including a bed and mattress set, nightstand, desk and chair, and dresser or under-bed storage.

Do any of the cottages include porches or patios?

You won’t find nicer Gainesville apartments near UF. No matter which cottage you choose, you’ll get outdoor living area in the form of a patio or deck (depending on typography). Some cottages also offer front porches.

Is parking provided with the cottages?

At The Retreat at Gainesville, we provide parking on a first come, first serve basis, as well as offer reserved covered parking.  Should you choose the reserved covered parking space, there will be a monthly fee; therefore, please reach out to the Leasing Office for parking spot availability.

Will I have access to high-speed Internet in my apartment?

No student apartments near UF would be complete without high-speed Internet. Each cottage is wired for high-speed Internet and cable, and each of these services is covered in your monthly installment payment.

What does controlled access mean?

The Retreat at Gainesville offers an electronic keying system, which is referred to as "controlled access". We issue electronic key fobs to each resident, similar to a hotel in which each resident has an individualized key that grants him or her access to his or her cottage and any of the community amenities. This system prevents key duplication, provides a record log of its use and allows any maintenance keys to work only during designated times.

Can I have pets?

Most of our cottages are pet-friendly at the retreat; however, an additional pet deposit/fee and cleaning fee may apply.

What is the square footage of the cottages?

Our cottages offer ample space and the most square footage of any Gainesville apartments near UF, but each one ranges in size depending on the floorplan. See the floorplan page on our site for more information on square footage and cottage layouts.

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