About this listing
Quiet, spacious bedroom with attached private bathroom with walk-in shower. Ensuite located on second floor. Welcome snack basket provided.
N Tampa/Carrollwood residential location less than 3 miles from the Univ. of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Hospital, Jms. Haley Veterans Hospital. Busch Gardens is 5 miles away. Downtown Tampa is easilly reached using 275 or Dale Mabry highway. Quiet, large & comfortably furnished queen bedroom w. private bathroom, walk-in closet, ceiling fan, A/C, TV., desktop computer. Eat-in kitchen. Done in eclectic style, the ensuite is ideally suited for 2 adults.
There is an exceptional 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 are made for those on special diets for medical reasons.
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.
The 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, is 5 min. away as is the Kaleisia Tea Lounge (popular w. USF students). 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 $15 fee.
Other Things to Note
This is a green, LGBT & pet friendly home.
No smoking allowed inside but there is an attached garden/patio for smokers' use. Guests are expected to respect my home & my pets - to tolerate 2 friendly cats in the common areas. (For those w. allergy concerns, cats 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. Depending on any upcoming guest bookings, a late check out may be possible. No check-ins past 11:30 PM with the exception of unforeseen late flight arrivals.
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