Parents Guide

(We're looking out for them) Hi Parents!

Welcome Parents

Thank You for choosing Spyglass!

You’ve made a good choice with Spyglass Apartments.

Our award-winning management team is a family owned and operated business since 1979 in Gainesville, FL. That said, we provide the same care and attention to your children as we would to ours; during your student’s time in Gainesville.

We believe the students’ living experience today sets the pace for the next stage of their lives — and we want to make their time in college is a comfortable experience and a smooth transition into “the real world”.

We’ve provided an easy Q&A below and leasing tools, if you have questions or need further information please don’t hesitate to contact our office or call us at 352-373-6330.

We look forward to helping you on this adventure!


Renting & Moving Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)


By The Bed means an individual lease for your son or daughter. Our residents can live in a shared apartment with roommates without the stress of renting an entire apartment. Individual leases allow us to split the rent making each resident responsible only for their portion of rent.

Every case is different. Sometimes one group has decided to find an apartment together, others are open to meeting new people they can become friends with. We can accommodate both situations. If your child is looking for roommates we offer a roommate matching service. We aim to match students with similar interests using our matching questionnaire. The goal is to blend similar lifestyles, hobbies, and habits among residents.

If you are the person that will be the guarantee on the lease, then you will be required to fill out the Guarantor Application. This form will be subject to credit approval and proof of income for two consecutive months will need to be provided in order to process your application.

We accept monthly payments via personal check, money order or cashier’s check. They can also be paid online through our easy payment portal. Payments are due on the first day of each month. A late fee will be applied after the third (3rd) day of each month. Only certified funds will be accepted in the office once monthly payments are late.

Like most student communities, we offer term-length leases. Our standard, full lease term begins in August and ends August of the following year. Payment is always due on the first day of every month and considered late after the third day with additional fees applied. All installments can be paid using payment methods listed above.

Payments include the amount for the bedroom and shared occupancy of the apartment common areas, access to the community amenities, water, sewer, cable with HBO and high-speed Internet. Payments also include a $40 electricity allowance for each occupant in the apartment.


Simply report to the leasing office during your child’s allotted time to get housing contract paperwork, front door and bedroom keys, and parking information (if applicable). Your family will enjoy complimentary refreshments at the leasing office. You can head over to your apartment and start unpacking or ask us for directions and information to the nearest store or grocery for the items you may still need.

Individual units are furnished onsite, and furnished units are available for individual leases.

The following are included: washer, dryer, dishwasher, disposal, stove, self-cleaning oven, microwave and a refrigerator with an ice maker.

About Our Community

No, it is available to everyone on a first-come, first-serve basis, but parking is free.

Spyglass is gated 24-7 with remote access available via keyless remote or the use of a property code that is changed every month. The code is also changed for the gate, fitness center, and our on-site computer lab monthly. Please contact the leasing office for the property code.

Spyglass is pet friendly and offers a dog park, pet walk areas and pet stations throughout the property. There is a $250 refundable pet deposit up front and a monthly $25 fee. The weight limit is 40lbs, and all roommates have to agree to have a pet in their home.

Spyglass has an on-site courtesy officer that lives in the community and is available to assist with any emergency that might arise as well as watch out for resident safety and privacy.

We offer the right balance of support and independence. Our clubhouse is designed for college students with everything from Wi-Fi and study areas, fitness facilities and a resort pool – all on-site and available to our residents. Apartment living gives students real-world situations and promotes responsibility. Residents are in complete control of paying their bills, cleaning the apartment, studying, cooking and planning their lives. It’s the right amount of responsibility to prepare your child before complete independence.