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.
Christa was a very good host. She was super friendly and everything was setup like she said it would be. I felt totally relaxed we had great conversations. Her condo was located in an area where it was easy access to the whole Tampa area. I throughly enjoyed my stay there.
Christa is awesome!! This was the second time I stayed with her, and I loved it as much as the first. She kept me supplied with towels, filtered water, bananas, and delicious cherries! These comforts helped make my time in Tampa great! The location is perfect for getting to different parts of the city and the bed is nice and comfortable. Christa knew I was attending the Rays baseball game, so I found the sports section of the newspaper under my door the morning of game day!!! I truly enjoy staying with her and look forward to returning.
Christa was awesome! She was very welcoming, and my friend Kara and I were extremely comfortable. She supplied us with fresh fruit in our room; we also had access to her well prepared breakfast tray in the morning. Although her guest bathroom was in the middle of renovations, she went above and beyond in accommodating us; we still had access to the guest room's toilet and sink. She even got me a cupcake on my birthday! Christa was an excellent host, and I would definitely recommend staying with her. When we come back to Tampa, she will be our first choice on Airbnb!
After a room cancellation, Valerie & her friend needed a place fast. I was hesitant to let her book because the new shower had not been installed but I was honest w. her. And then she mentioned it was her birthday weekend! She & Kara were both great guests & kept me updated on their schedule. self sufficient & upbeat, they were esp. gracious about using my shower & nice to my cats. I wish I could have made them a hot breakfast but they had a full dance card while here. Val, when you come back to Tampa, even if you stay elsewhere, please stop by for coffee & a cupcake.
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.
I had a wonderful stay here. Christa is a great host who will make you feel at home. She is very energetic and has a lot of interesting stories. A great person to talk to. The room is exactly how it looks like on the picture and a nice private bathroom.
About the Host, Christa
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 with a focus on ancient civilizations (Italy, Greece) I enjoy meeting travelers from other countries & am happy to refer guests local spots for dining & recreation. 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