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