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Apartments, Housing, etc.

Developed by University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute Patient Services Department. rev. 05/10/2021.

In this local housing guide, we have identified apartments, condos, houses, hotels, and other accommodations that provide comfortable residences for our patients. The housing options included are listed by their location and convenience to the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. While there are many other places for you to stay in Jacksonville, we recommend that you first explore availability of accommodations listed here since most have special rates and amenities for our patients.

Please note that we do not arrange housing. This list is merely a guide which we hope you will find useful to locate a suitable place to stay. Please contact the proprietors directly and always tell them you will be treated at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute to ensure the best rate.

Although we do our best to make sure our current housing information is up-to-date, please note that prices and listing availability are subject to change, and we recommend that you get a written lease. Thank you!

Other Places to Stay.

Patients occasionally find seasonal condos at WORLD GOLF VILLAGE down by St. Augustine. The commute is 40 to 45 minutes. But, to play at the King & Bear or the Slammer & Squire, some find the drive worthwhile.

The Marina at Ortega Landing

If you would like to stay in your boat, enjoy a beautiful marina only 15 minutes away from UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. Onsite laundry, pool, hot tub, dock hand service. They offer a discount to our patients. Rentals start at $980 for 3 months. We have nothing but wonderful reviews from patients that dock their boats there.

Call the Boat Master at 904-387-5538

Jacksonville Naval Air Station and Mayport

Offer housing to retired military, as available. Navy Gateways Inns & Suites is one contact.

Box 11, NAS
Jacksonville, FL 32212


Ronald McDonald House

Housing for children and their immediate families. For more information, call Social Services at UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, (904) 588-1800.

Gabriel House of Care

A nonprofit organization located on the Mayo Clinic property about 20 minutes away from UF Health Proton Therapy Institute with 29 beautiful rooms where our patients can stay for a low nightly cost. They also have a full house the same distance away for patients to stay. A referral is necessary for these accommodations. If you want to be referred, contact one of our Social Services team members at (904) 588-1800. Cost is approximately $35 per night, tax-free.

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge *FREE HOUSING*

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides free lodging for adult cancer patients and their caregivers traveling over 40 miles for treatment and actively under treatment. Potential guests must coordinate a request through a UF Proton social worker. Rooms are available on a first-referred, first-served basis.

Call 904-588-1800 and ask for an adult social worker.

4583 Worrall Way
Jacksonville, FL 32224


Riverton Tower Senior Center, Inc.

Riverton Tower Senior Center, Inc.’s temporary lodging has four available apartments and is located 5-1/2 miles from the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. On the St. Johns River at the foot of the Mathews Bridge, each apartment with private balcony is fully furnished with towels, linens, all kitchen necessities, and a large screen smart TV. Amenities include a 5,000 volume library, computer lab, Wi-Fi lounge, pool, fishing pier and coin operated laundry facility. To book, contact your UF Health Social Services team to obtain a referral. Rates are $40/night for a studio (572 sq. ft.), $50/night for a one-bedroom (776 sq. ft.), and $60/night for a two-bedroom (1083 sq. ft.). Call 904-558-1800 and ask for an adult social worker.

5353 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211


RV Parks

There are three RV/camping parks in the Jacksonville area. All are highly rated in general, and by our patients in particular. Pecan Park and Flamingo Lake are the closest to the Institute and are located about 10-15 miles away. Hanna Park is another possibility located near the beach. In order to stay more than two weeks at Hanna Park, you will need a letter from the doctor explaining the reason for an extended stay and will also need to fill out an extended stay form available from the Park that needs to be approved by the Hanna Park board. This might be something you want to get worked out the first two weeks of your stay so you have no problems after the two weeks are up.

Flamingo Lake RV Resort

Lots of amenities. A patient favorite.

3640 Newcomb Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32218


A Big Wheel RV Park

Located just over the state line in Georgia, this RV park is nestled next to a beautiful state park. Fifty miles away from the Institute, it's about a 45 minute drive. The rates tend to be 50% less than places in Florida.

6031 Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy.
St. Marys, GA 31558


Pecan Park RV Resort

Near the airport. Spacious concrete pull-through pads

650 Pecan Park Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32218