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 parking spaces for guests, marked & convenient to all townhomes. Regarding kitchen use: preparation of snacks, i.e. microwave popcorn, sandwiches, is fine but no cooking allowed.
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 LGBT friendly and green 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. Breakfast is self-serve.
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.
I am glad my first experience with Airbnb could be spent with such a spectacular. From the beginning I felt a comfortable and welcomed. I will definitely use Christa again if I'm in Tampa
My stay with Christa was great. The room was spacious with a private bath in a quiet, friendly townhouse neighborhood with easy, nearby access to anything I needed. Christa was VERY accomodating, had good suggestions for local restaurants, wooded walking/biking paths and shopping. She is also very sociable, interesting and easy/enjoyable to talk with on a variety of topics. I highly recommend her AirBnB and will not hesitate to stay again if in the area.
Barry, thank you for staying w. me. You were one of my best guests, ever. I've started riding again & am getting my legs back. You were so nice to help w. the bicycle maintenance. By the way, a friend recently adopted a Labradoodle puppy after I told her what a nice personality your's had.
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Christ's home is very comfortable. We shared some wonderful conversations,she is a whirlwind of knowledge!
I came as a stranger and left with a friend. From the first day I got there Christa made me feel at home, like I was family. I had let her know that I was looking to move down to Tampa and she made it her mission to help me. She introduced me to her neighbors to talk to me about my field and how they can help, she would get the paper and give me the classifieds, offer to take me to a job so I can apply, etc. She did not have to do any of this and throughout the duration of my trip she just made me feel very comfortable.
The bedroom was very homey. The bed is extremely comfortable and you have your own bathroom she also has toiletries stocked for you to use. In the morning she always had coffee and breakfast available for me in the morning. I knew I was going to be staying a while so I went food shopping and Christa made space in the fridge so I didnt have to eat out everyday. On a side note as a bonus the complex she lives in also has a swimming pool and tennis courts that you could use. In a nutshell for you money you will not get a better deal nor will you get someone as caring.
I absolutely recommend this place and will very likely be staying again when I head back down to Tampa in a few weeks.
Ben, hope you are surviving the winter storms that hit this week. It is in the mid 60s here(!) Thank you for the generous review & kind words. Neighbor Rudolfo sends his regards. You were a 5 star guest. I especially appreciate your kindness toward my cats and your regard for my home. I made an attempt to recreate your lasagna but it didnt quite reach your level!
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