Short-term (4 month) accommodation in Gainesville, FL
July 5, 2012 12:41 PM Subscribe
I'm going to be a visiting researcher at the University of Florida, Gainesville from late August to late December this year. What's the best way to find accommodation for this time period?
posted by pont to Travel & Transportation around Gainesville, FL (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for something along the lines of a quiet, furnished studio room, the nearer the university the better. I've found a lot of one-year leases but not very much for shorter periods. So far Craigslist seems like the best bet, but maybe there are other avenues I'm missing. I've made enquiries to the university itself, but they don't have much to offer for the short term either.
Bonus question: if I can't find somewhere before I arrive, I'll need an inexpensive motel for the interim. Any recommendations?
Additional note: I live in the UK and this will be my first visit to the USA, so well-known aspects of renting in the USA generally may not be well-known to me.
Related previous questions: motels/hotels not near the university
, from January 2010; Livability of Gainesville
, from June 2010.