computer desk workspaceComfortable queen bed with nearby mini-library for nighttime reading
Biblio B&B, large Queen ensuite nr USF/Moffit & VA
Biblio B&B, large Queen ensuite nr USF/Moffit & VA

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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Quiet, spacious bedroom and attached private bathroom with walk-in shower. Ensuite is on second floor of townhouse. Welcome snack basket provided.

The space

N Tampa/Carrollwood residential location less than 3 miles from the Univ. of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Hospital, Haley Veterans Hospital. Busch Gardens is 5 miles away. Downtown Tampa is easily reached using 275 or Dale Mabry highways. Quiet, large & comfortably furnished queen bedroom w. private bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fan, A/C, television, stereo turntable, laptop computer. Done in eclectic style, the ensuite is ideally suited for 2 adults. ALL rooms come with mini libraries.

Guest access

House key provided. Use of pool & clubhouse, tennis courts. Visitor parking spaces are convenient to townhomes. Regarding kitchen use: refrigerator space allotted & use of microwave for snack/light meal preparation but no cooking permitted. Allowances made for those on special diets for medical reasons. Guests may use enclosed garden/patio to enjoy breakfast, smoke, or simply birdwatch (cardinals, bluejays, herons, sandhill cranes)

Interaction with guests

As hostess/homeowner, I let guests set the interaction tone & frequency. I am always happy to join my guests for a morning coffee if there are questions about Tampa & the environs. Evenings, I offer beverages outside on the patio.

Other things to note

This is a green, LGBT & pet friendly home.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 50 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

No inside smoking allowed but there is an garden/patio for smokers' use. Guests are expected to respect my home & my pets - to tolerate 3 friendly cats in the common areas. (For those w. allergy concerns, my pets are not allowed in the guestroom). No serious cooking permitted but kitchen use for snacks/light meals is fine. Please serve yourself from the breakfast tray in the kitchen. Small dogs (cat friendly) are welcome upon request. Late checkouts are possible, depending on upcoming guests estimated time of arrival. No check-ins past 11PM, please.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

90 Reviews

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Bonnie User Profile
July 2017
Christa is absolutely amazing! We booked with her last minute and she was very accommodating. Her place is cute, comfy, and perfect for anyone visiting Tampa - especially those that love cats (hers are the sweetest)! This was our best Airbnb yet - she literally goes above and beyond to accommodate her guests. Love that she provided a snack tray, water, and breakfast! 100% recommended for anyone visiting Tampa.

Samuel User Profile
June 2017
Staying with Christa is wonderful. The bedroom is very clean and comfortable, complete with a private bathroom! Christa is a great host and makes sure you have everything you need. She has a really neat tea maker in the room and she supplies you with little snacks and fruit. This is definitely one of my favorite Airbnb's to stay at.

Samuel User Profile
May 2017
This is definitely my favorite Airbnb home to stay at. Christa always makes sure you are comfortable and enjoy your stay. The bed and room are very comfortable, parking is ideal, and checking in is always a pleasure. Thank you, Christa!
Christa User ProfileChrista is a superhost.
Response from Christa:
Thanks, Sam! See you soon (FYI it was 97 degrees here yesterday - hottest on record!)
May 2017

Samuel User Profile
May 2017
Staying with Christa is great! She is a fantastic host! 5 stars all the way.
Christa User ProfileChrista is a superhost.
Response from Christa:
Thanks, Samuel. See you soon1
May 2017

Vinnice User Profile
March 2017
Christa is a natural at hosting. I highly recommend her place to stay when you are in the Tampa area. She was always kind and courteous. She's just wonderful. I loved the entire environment. Nothing to complain about.

Andy User Profile
March 2017
Christa is a phenomenal host! She said she believes in European-style hospitality, when includes many great details in the room, breakfast with strong coffee in the morning, and - not to be overlooked - great conversation from a thoughtful, warm host. Christa goes the extra mile in every way. Thank you!
Christa User ProfileChrista is a superhost.
Response from Christa:
Hello again, sorry for the delay in writing a review. Things got busy w. new guests & preparing for my trip. I hope the Mosquito Hunters takes off! We need other, less toxic options here in Tampa! Loved meeting both of you.
March 2017

Crissy User Profile
March 2017
Christa was a delight! She let me check in later than expected due to traffic and was warm and friendly throughout the stay. She took me on a tour of the place and let me know everything I could possibly need. We are both librarians so we bonded immediately; her home is stuffed with books just like mine. Her cheerful demeanor let me feel welcome and safe, so much that I fell asleep almost immediately after getting into the room (the comfortable bed helped)! She also left a little tray of snacks and a pile of maps and tour guides to the area on the desk in the bedroom, along with a bottle of filtered water by the bed. Christa provided hard-boiled eggs and bread to make toast for breakfast, along with a huge selection of teas, and suggested I eat on the beautiful fenced-in back patio (the weather was perfect). What a great way to start my day! I was visiting Tampa for the renaissance festival and Christa was genuinely interested in my chatting about it. She also helped me with my fairy wings! After a long day at the dusty fairgrounds, the lovely stone walk-in shower was just the thing. Christa has two cats but they are not allowed in the guest room. I have mild cat allergies but was totally fine with an OTC antihistamine. I highly recommend taking any opportunity you have to stay with Christa!
Christa User ProfileChrista is a superhost.
Response from Christa:
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! Hope the fairy wings survived the festival! Hope to see you see end of April.
March 2017

Tampa, Florida, United StatesJoined in October 2009
Christa User ProfileChrista is a superhost.

I am an academic librarian who teaches Italian & ESL classes to adult learners. I volunteer with the local Humane Society (there are 2 rescued cats often found lounging on my patio) & the USO. While working abroad for the United Nations, I traveled Europe extensively. My favorite cities are Rome, London, Copenhagen, Athens & San Francisco. I enjoy meeting travelers from other countries & am happy to refer my guests to local dining & recreation spots. My home is green and LGBT welcoming. I will consider cat-friendly canine guests on request.
Favorite cuisine: Italian, French, Japanese
Motto: "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ernest Hemingway

Languages: English, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
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