Postdoc Housing

This page is for posting housing availability in Gainesville for or from UF postdocs or UF postdoc alumni.  Please email your submissions for posting to Lily Lewis (, with a brief description of the housing that is available as well as your contact information, including title (e.g., Postdoctoral Associate in Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine).  To keep this listings page current, please provide a date for when the listing should be removed.

UF’s Off Campus Life (OCL) Office provides the following resources to students that Postdocs may also find helpful in their housing searches:

Housing Locator: This website service allows you to search for housing off campus including apartments, houses and condos for rent or sublease in Gainesville.  The housing locator also allows you to search for roommates and post subleases for rent.

Gator Guide: The is OCL’s annual publication and provides everything you need to know about living off-campus in the Gainesville community.  Gator Guide content is available through the OCL website     

Individual Appointments: OCL staff provide one on one appointments to help assist you with your off-campus housing search or with any issues or questions you might have while living in the Gainesville community. To set up an appointment complete the online appointment request form and an OCL staff member will contact you to set up an appointment. The OCL office is located in 311 Peabody Hall.

March 2020

1/1, 450 sq. ft. fully furnished condo for rent in Destiny at UF for $950/month.

Recently built (2006) and walking distance to campus, midtown, and downtown. Gated building with resident parking on the first level. Water and Wi-Fi included in the rent. Washer and dryer included inside unit. Unit has had kitchen countertops, fridge, and bathroom vanity updated and was recently painted.

Prior to move-in the kitchen sink, microwave, oven/range, light fixtures, and ceiling fans will be replaced. 

Move in date for Summer is May 9th.

For more information please contact Kelly at (954) 496-5166 or Alexander at (321) 338-5462.

February 2020

3 Bed/2 Bath Lakefront Condominium: $1400/month

Lakefront condominium on Bivens Arm, fully furnished, with three bedrooms and two baths with a lovely bright Florida room with spectacular view of lake especially at sunset. Spacious third floor walk-up unit of about 1,700 square feet. Very quiet and private. Abundant parking. Swimming pool with pavilion available, along with a naturalized lakefront garden and walkway.

Located at Bivens South Condominiums, this is an easy bike ride to UF, and on bus lines on 13th, near restaurants and shops and within walking distance of the university, especially near the medical or vet school. Negligible traffic to and from campus. In-unit washer/dryer included.

This is a sabbatical home that is ideal for a visiting scholar (duration is negotiable). Available March 15th to visiting scholar(s). Short term rental a possibility (start date and duration negotiable). No smoking, please.  Rental price: $1,400 per month (internet included; GRU/electricity/landline/ not included).

For more information please contact Betty at

Duckpond home available Spring/Summer 2020

Great opportunity to enjoy a beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath historic house with ample office space in downtown Duckpond neighborhood. Ideal for visiting scholar with or without small family. The Duckpond is a very walkable area with good shopping, including local restaurants and micro brewery nearby. Walking distance to downtown restaurants, entertainment and mid-week farmer's market.  Cycling distance to UF's main campus, with excellent connection to rails-to-trails path and cycle ways.

Fully furnished, with great functional kitchen (with espresso coffee machine), internet with WiFi throughout, separate laundry with washer and dryer.  Available March or April 2020 until mid-August 2020 (dates negotiable). No smoking or pets permitted.  Rent $1600 per month includes yard maintenance. Utilities charged separately (average $250-300/month).  See further details at listing 130319. :// htm

Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Fernanda Bretones at

$650.00 Rent a Private Bedroom/Bathroom

Seeking a non smoking Female, Responsible and Clean graduate/Young professional. 2 miles to U.F. -Easy bike ride and bus schedule.  In a nice and quiet environment.  NO PETS 1/2 Util/Wife.  Security deposit $650.00.  For more information photos are available. email: contact number 352 870 1068 please text or email me.  Female applicants only please.

January 2020

Spacious 2-bedroom, 1-bath studio near the intersection of NW 34th and University Ave, $750/month

Graduate students and postdocs only. The studio is available on February 1, 2020. It occupies the first floor of a mid-century modern house and has its own entrance. Numerous windows overlooking quiet backyard with majestic pine trees and live oaks. Shared access to front and backyard. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, a sink and a toilet. Parking for one car available on the property. Terrazzo floor, central air-conditioning and heating. The studio is equipped with a kitchenette and a microwave. Shared washer and dryer. No pets. No smoking. There is an extra full size bed and some other furniture available, if needed. A security deposit of $750 is required. Tenants are required to have their own renters' insurance prior to moving in. Utilities and internet access are not included ($100/month). For pictures, see Please contact Dr. Olivier Walther ( for more information.

December 2019

Looking for a female housemate for 2 bed/2 bath house about 2 miles to campus and to downtown. Available starting Jan 1 through July (dates are flexible). House is a cute Florida cracker-style home, has wood floors, a nice front porch and yard, and washer/dryer. Rent is $550; includes utilities, internet, and furnished bedroom. My home is clean and quiet.  Please no smoking or pets. For more information email

Sublease a spacious 2000 sq. ft. 2bed/2bath + bonus room apartment in Tower 24 Apartments (near the corner of SW 75th St. and SW 24th Ave). It’s a very quiet area and idea for faculty, graduate students, doctoral students and postdocs. The rent is $1415/month. Close proximity to a bus stop. Available now. Link to photos Please contact Dr. Cyntrice Thomas ( for more information.

September 2019

Room for rent in quiet, comfortable and clean house. 

I am a professional female. The house is in a safe neighborhood. The room is furnished and there is a bus close by that will take you to the UF campus (#43).

I have a indoor/outdoor cat.

Rent is $400/month.

Utilities are not included and run around $80/month, depending on the season.

Let me know if you are interested and have any questions

August 2019

Female housemate needed for a 3 bed/2 bath house near the intersection of NW 34th and University Ave., about 1 mile from the southwest side of campus.  The rent is $450 plus half of the utilities with $250 deposit.  This is a 1950's era house with a fenced back yard and a large deck, hardwood and tile floors, and a large living room.  There is an extra full size bed and some other furniture available, if needed.  The yard is open for gardening, and there is a washer and dryer in the carport.  I have one small dog and would be open to having another dog in the house (but no cats, sorry).  No smoking. Please email if interested.

July 2019

Room for Rent $600/Month

Female applicants only please

Available: September

Wonderfully peaceful and quiet home with no clutter and clean everything on one acre lot in NW Gainesville. Bungalow style 1930s completely refurbished 3BR/2B home with original heart pine floors and simple furnishings. Near Publix, Lucy's Market, Aldi, Starbucks, Ring Park and more...

  • Rental includes furnished private bedroom with adjacent bathroom
  • Large walk-in closet
  • Four large windows in bedroom looking out on yard
  • Shared kitchen, living room, dinning room, parking spaces
  • 3 miles to UF – easy bike ride and bus schedule
  • Washer and dryer in home
  • Utilities and high speed internet included
  • Vegetarian household

For more information email - photos and tour available.

4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath 2700 sq ft home with Pool

Partially furnished, Fully Equipped, 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath 2700 sqaure foot home with large, fenced, private pool on 4 fenced and gated acres available to rent for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year with possible extension to another year or summer if desired.  On quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to Kanapaha Prairie wildlife preserve (in the back yard). 8 miles to UF/Shands. Pets allowed, no smoking. Available August 1, 2019.  Rental price: $1800/month

Please email if interested

May 2019

Furnished home in Micanopy (only 10-15 minutes from UF)

  • Gorgeous historic home in the peaceful town of Micanopy
  • Only 15 minutes from University of Florida Gainesville
  • Soulful, nourishing and quiet
  • Fully furnished with contemporary decor
  • Impeccably clean
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, screened in porch, living room, dining room, full kitchen and updated appliances and decor
  • Link to photos and the entire Airbnb listing (see special discounted pricing for U of F associates below):
  • AVAILABILITY AND FEE, special rates for U of F associates: Available on a monthly basis from May 18 - August 12, 2019 for $1990/month. Available on a nightly basis (2 night minimum) at $225/night.
  • Contact Dan Messinger at 707-477-6234 or

Room for Rent $650 - includes everything (Water, electricity, wi-fi, internet, washer & dryer in the unit)

Female applicants only please.

Availability: immediately

  • Address: SW 14th Ave, 32601, Gainesville FL
  • 1BR/1B in 2BR/2B apartment available
  • private bedroom with attached bathroom
  • Walking distance to UF and downtown
  • Secure safe and beautiful house
  • Furnished kitchen and living area
  • washer and dryer in the unit
  • Wi-Fi, TV and internet available

For more information contact Zarin Zainul 352-327-6526

April 2019

Charming Vintage House for Rent

2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, plus sunroom/office, spacious living/dining room and fully-equipped kitchen

  • Located in the Historic Duckpond Neighborhood
  • 5 minute walk to downtown 10 minute drive or bike to UF/Shands
  • Features beautiful wood floors throughout, central AC/heat,
  • washer and dryer, carport and storage shed
  • Lawn care paid by landlord
Located at 621 NE Boulevard, Gainesville, FL
$1,750 a month
Shown by appointment only
Contact: Nava Ottenberg (352) 376-1769
Pets? Call.

Sublet available:

  • 1bd/2bth, with office, fully furnished at The Polos in the SW
  • $950/month 
  • Avail from April 26-August 15​
  • 900 sq ft Spacious, cathedral ceilings, 2nd floor with screen in balcony over looking sand volleyball court and 1 of 3 pools
  • Quiet, perfect for summer faculty/professional/graduate. 
  • Open floor plan. large bdrm and office. Great apt. UF campus, butler plaza less than 2 miles away. 
  • Easy regular bus access
  • Washer/Dryer in Unit
  • Electricity, Gas, Heat, High-Speed Internet, Recycling, Trash Removal, Water/Sewer included
  • Pets Considered (Dogs)
  • State of the Art Fitness Room

Photos and tour available upon request. Please contact Dante at

Rental Availalble Immediately - 3 bed/1 bath - $1100/mo

Wonderful 3/1 historic home with a great porch, original wood floors, large windows, and an adorable tiled kitchen in quiet Pleasant St. Neighborhood. Only steps away from new brunch spots and a 5 minute walk to coffee shops and downtown bars and dining. This home is wonderful for a couple or a set of three roommates. There are three rooms (two larger and one slightly smaller) and one loft area at the top of the stairs that works great as a study or sitting area. The bathroom is large and has lots of storage. The large living spaces and excess storage in the laundry room are a bonus. The carport can cover two smaller cars and has a storage unit that stays. There are two new thermostats (one upstairs and one downstairs) so saving on your electricity bill while staying comfortable is easy. This is a great home in an amazing location. Tenant responsbile for all bills.

View the listing and find contact information on Zillow. 

6 month rental available from June 1-December 1.  $1500/month

Furnished 4 bedroom, 2 bath and 1 office home.

-4BR/2BA home located on 1/2 acre,  microwave, dining room, living room, office, carpet, wood and tile flooring, ceiling fans, fireplace, inside laundry, washer and dryer included but not warranted, fenced yard, driveway parking. Pets negotiable.

Internet/cable/utilities not included.

For more information:,-Alachua,-FL-32615_rb/

Contact Elisa at for more information.

February 2019

Three-bedroom, three-bath townhome, approximately 1700 Sq ft in the heart of Haile Village. Perfect location for visiting scholars or post docs with or without children. Located in a quiet neighborhood, steps from various restaurants, bars, coffee house and a Saturday morning farmers market. Excellent biking trails and parks nearby. Seven miles from campus. 

Fully furnished with fully equipped kitchen, modern appliances, SMART TV with basic Cable package, Wifi Internet, washer & dryer. Available June 1 for short or long term possibilities. No smoking allowed. $2000 plus electric.

Contact Ellen Nodine for more information. 

Lovely 2 BD/1BA Furnished Home in Historic Duckpond Neighborhood Downtown Available for Short or Long Term Stay

This beautiful furnished first story home overlooks the gardens of the Thomas Center, in the peaceful, historic Duckpond neighborhood just a 5-10 minute walk from downtown Gainesville. A large porch provides the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, while the light, airy living area offers a pleasant, air-conditioned space. Two generously sized bedrooms are accompanied by a spacious hallway bathroom and large living & dining areas with a chef's kitchen. There is wifi throughout, so work can be done from a desk, couch, or on the porch. 

The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful, surrounded by huge live oaks and the oldest and most distinguished homes in town. In fact, the home just south of ours was built by UF's first president and he was rumored to have given speeches from the second floor balcony that overlooks Roper Park. Though our neighborhood is very quiet with no traffic noise or loud neighbors, just two blocks west is Main Street and five blocks south is University Avenue and the heart of downtown Gainesville. It's incredibly easy to walk (5 minutes) or bike (2 minutes) downtown. UF campus is a 4-7 minute drive away (depending on if you get red lights or green) or a quick 10-15 minute bike ride (whether your pace is quick or leisurely). And, as mentioned above, it's a quick 6-10 minute drive to/from the Gainesville Airport.

There is a high efficiency central heat & air system as well as a full size washer & dryer on site. We ask that folks please not smoke anywhere inside or outside on the property. No pets, please. 

Prefer 1-2 responsible faculty/staff, postdoc(s), resident(s), visiting scholar(s), graduate/business/law/medical/vet student(s). Available immediately, short or long term. Rent negotiable depending on length of stay— includes utilities & internet (there is also an electric car charting station on site, if needed). Email for more information and pictures.

Large Master Suite with Private Bathroom Available

$600/Month Includes Utilities, Wifi,  Access to Laundry & Kitchen Facilities

Large Private Master Suite (2 rooms combined-fully furnished) w/ private bath in large spacious townhouse condominium available for short-term or long-term rental. The condo is located in Forest of the Unicorn in NW Gainesville off NW 39th Avenue & 24th Boulevard, easily accessible to buses UF/Shands, and downtown. Owner has a cat, and is open to pets with additional deposit.  Single occupancy preferred.

 See images here:  

Included Amenities:

  • Tennis  & Racquet Ball courts
  • Pool
  • Nice walking/biking trails/paths
  • Easy parking
  • Lovely outside garden area

Responsible and clean grad student/postdoc, faculty/staff or professional preferred.  Security deposit and 1st month’s rent due up front.

 Interview required.

Please contact Paige at  OR (352) 316 - 5474

*Details:  6 miles to Shands Hospital, 5 Miles to UF Main Campus, 5 miles to downtown Gainesville

*Master Suite Door has keyed lock.  You will have a house key and a room key.

*Bus Routes 8 & 39 easily accessible