About This Listing
N Tampa/Carrollwood residential location less than 3 miles from the Univ. of South Florida, Moffitt Hospital, Haley Veterans Hospital, Busch Gardens is 5 miles away, easy access by 275 or Dale Mabry to downtown Tampa. Quiet & comfortably furnished queen bedroom w. private bath, walk-in closet, ceiling fan, A/C, TV., desktop computer. Eat-in kitchen. Done in eclectic style.
The room is ideally suited for 2 adults.
There is an incredible music system & a friendly hostess who will join you for a glass of wine on the garden patio.
ALL rooms come with mini libraries.
Pool and clubhouse, tennis courts, touring bicycle. There are visitor parking spaces convenient to all townhomes. Regarding kitchen use: preparation of snacks, i.e. microwave popcorn, sandwiches, is fine but no cooking allowed. Allowances will be made for those with dietary restrictions.
Interaction with Guests
I let guests set the interaction tone. I am always happy to join guests for a morning coffee if there are questions about touring around Tampa & the environs. Evenings, I offer beverages outside on the patio. I work mostly @ home so am usually around.
My complex is very safe and the pool, tennis courts and grounds are well maintained. One of Tampa's best live music & dancing spots, Skippers Smokehouse & Kaleisia Tea Lounge (popular w. USF students) are short drive away. Busch Gardens & Lowry Park Zoo are 10 min. drive. Nearby good restaurants: Vizcaya Grill & Tapas Restaurant, Jasmine Thai, Michael's Grill, First Watch.
No. 33 bus stops @ intersection of N. Rome and W. Fletcher Avenue. Tampa International Airport (TIA) is a 25 minute drive away & I will pick you up for a $10 fee.
Other Things to Note
This is a green and LGBT friendly home.
No smoking allowed inside but there is a garden/patio where smoking is permitted. Guests are expected to respect my home & my pets - to tolerate 2 friendly cats in the common areas. (For those w. allergies, cats are not allowed in the guestroom). No serious cooking permitted but use of the kitchen for snacks is fine. Please serve yourself from the breakfast tray in the kitchen.
From Mar 1 - May 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Host was great. Room was fine and a great neighborhood. Look forward to a return visit.
Christa was super nice and welcoming. One of her cats did make its way in the room and on the bed and I think he left fleas behind. I got bit on my feet, legs, and back on the second night. But the bathroom was attached which was awesome.
Hello Ms. Christa! Hope you're doing well. I wanted to thank you so much for welcoming me into your home, giving great suggestions on what to do and where to eat (loved Vizcaya!) and the stellar directions to get around town. But most of all the wonderful conversation!! Looking forward to continuing where we left off on my next trip down your way.
Christa was very friendly and hospitable. She has clearly had a lot of great life experiences, which I enjoyed hearing during my short stay with her.
About the Host, Christa
I am a semi-retired university librarian who volunteers with the local Humane Society (there are 2 rescued cats often found lounging on the back patio), the USO & ESL literacy programs. While working in U.N. agencies for many years, I traveled Europe extensively & enjoy meeting students from other countries. I'm a voracious reader and film goer. Favorite cuisine: Italian, Spanish, French