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 download and complete a rental application and sponsor guarantee, which can be found under the “leasing tab” on our main site.

Once you’ve completed your application and select your cottage, all that we ask is that you place a deposit on your reservation to hold your lease. Once you’ve moved in, the initial deposit becomes your security deposit, so everything is covered.

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.

What is the length of the lease agreement?

To best meet the needs of our clientele, we offer 12-month leases. We make the transition period for all of our leasees as smooth as possible by offering a leasing period that runs from August to late July. Our leasing 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 rent due?

To simplify payments, rent is 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 Lease option. Payments received after 9 a.m. on the fourth (4th) of the month are considered late.

Does my rent 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 rental 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 are 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?

You won’t find apartments for rent in Gainesville, FL, that include as much as the cottages at The Retreat. 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.

Can I have a grill on my porch or patio?

The outdoor spaces at The Retreat at Gainesville are designed for entertaining and are perfect for grilling. The patios and decks of all of our cottages are plenty spacious for accommodating your grill.

Is parking provided with the cottages?

At The Retreat at Gainesville, we provide ample parking space; however, spaces are not reserved.

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 rent payment.

What kind of security does The Retreat at Gainesville provide?

Security is one of our main priorities at The Retreat at Gainesville. Our property includes video-recorded surveillance as well as on-site management. Additionally, each cottage is wired for an alarm system, and additional monitoring is available upon request for a nominal fee.

An additional measure of security that The Retreat at Gainesville offers involves the keying system we use. 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 facilitates secure after-hours access to all of the community amenities. Likewise, maintenance personnel are issued individual keys that only work throughout the day to add an additional level of security. Management also has access to the time log for each entry to provide an optimal level of security.

Can I have pets?

Most of our cottages are pet-friendly at the retreat; however, an additional security deposit 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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