The Wren's Nest is a comfortable and cozy home in tree-lined Old Seminole Heights. Our guests have their own guest bedroom and bathroom, use of the large living room,office, kitchen, patio and deck.We provide the best visit possible to our guests.
We are offering a special price of $55 a night at the Wrens Nest, in Old Seminole Heights. The special runs from April 20-April 28. The Wren's Nest, a lovely home in artsy, historical, tree-lined Old Seminole Heights, near the Hillsborough River, can be your home for days or weeks. Your own private, cozy bedroom with bath nestles under a southern canopy of oaks and palms. All amenities, cable TV in your room, overhead fan, private bath, an office across from the private bedroom with a desktop computer, printer and scanner with an eclectic library. The outside patio, complete with a hammock, is beautifully landscaped with native Florida plants and trees. The garden was created in 1956, providing a Palm and Oak shaded sanctuary in a natural, serene and private setting. A block away is the Hillsborough River, great for manatee and alligator sightings. The neighborhood is perfect for walks and jogging along tree lined Old Seminole Heights streets. Awaken in a natural setting to abundant birdlife, the wrens greeting one another, along with the Cardinals, Thrashers, Mockingbirds, Blue Jays and occasional hawk. Minutes away from the Wren's Nest are a cornucopia of restaurants, cocktail lounges and bars, a micro brewery, recording studio, grocery stores, coffee shops, vintage clothing/toy shops, and a BBQ, "Smoky Oaks" is within walking distance, scenting the neighborhood with the aroma of smokin' ribs, chicken and brisket. Downtown Tampa and the convention center, history center, the STRAZ Performing Arts Center, Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Childrens Museum, and many restaurants of every ethnicity are all ten minutes away. Busch Gardens Amusement Park and Lowry Park Zoo are fifteen minutes away. If you'd like to try your luck at a casino, Seminole Hard Rock Casino is fifteen minutes (website hidden). Petersburg and Clearwater beaches are 35 minutes away. Tarpon Springs with its sponge docks and great authentic Greek food is 45 minutes away. The Lightening Hockey Team, the Yankee's Spring Training, Legends Field, The Bucs stadium, all are within fifteen minutes of the Wren's Nest. The Rays Tropicana Field is 45 minutes away. Not to be missed is the night life and restaurants in historical Ybor City, the birthplace for the cigar industry in the late 1800's, only ten minutes from the Wren's Nest. From downtown Tampa, take a trolley to visit Channelside, or to hang out in Ybor City, where you can go on a Mafia tour or a ghost graveyard tour, after cocktails, cigars and dinner with many fine restaurants, including the famous and historical 1905 Columbia, to choose from. If you'd prefer a home-cooked meal, I am an excellent chef and love to cook. My specialties include artisan breads, Italian dishes (my mozzarella stuffed meatballs in tomato basil sauce is always a hit), crepes for breakfast and anything from salads to soups to stroganoff are just some of my offerings, for a small additional fee. Music lovers relish Ybor city with it's exciting nightlife. For more far flung adventures, Disney and Orlando are just an hour and fifteen minutes away. Nestled under the oaks of Old Seminole Heights you can relax in our comfortable home or be on a major highway within five minutes or grab local transportation, at the HART bus line stop is on our corner. Escape to the Wren's Nest for a delightful visit exploring all that makes the Tampa Bay area great!
The guest bedroom, guest bathroom, living room, kitchen and office/library, deck
and patio area. The guest area is on one side of our home, with the kitchen separating your living room and that of your hosts. The pullout couch in the living room can sleep two more, at a cost of $10 additional per night during our Bollywood IIFA special price discount!
As much or as little interaction as our guests would like to make their stay with us the most enjoyable possible. We are happy to provide lots of information on the best Tampa has to offer. We can also provide rides to and from the airport.
We are ten minutes from downtown Tampa, 30 minutes to local beaches and minutes from many local restaurants and attractions. Our neighborhood is a beautifully tree lined oasis in Tampa, one block from the Hillsborough River. There are three small parks in our immediate neighborhood along the river, many places to walk and job, and within one mile excellent local restaurants and shops.
We are very centrally located to hwy 275 and rt. 4, within five minutes of fast access. Public transportation: HART busline is available for transportation, and there is a bus stop on the corner of our street and Sligh, just steps away from the Wrens Nest. There are also many taxi services and if our schedule permits, we could also provide transportation for guests locally.
My husband is an artist and I am a writer. Our home and patio and very private back yard is an oasis of peace away from busy Tampa. We love people, the arts, and I love to cook, bake bread and share recipes. Our home is an dialectic combination of art, antiques, books, comfort and is a peaceful getaway close to beaches, restaurants, night life, music, the Yankee's Spring training Stadium, Legends Field, as well as other spring training facilities. The Lightening Hockey Team, museums, art galleries, Ybor City are all assets that Tampa has to offer. We are also about an hour from Orlando's Disney, Universal and about 30 minutes from the Hard Rock Casino. Whatever you're looking for, be it a peaceful getaway or a fun time of entertainment and shopping, it's all here!
Jayne and Tim have been personal friends of mine for almost 20 years. They are both very personable, captivating intellectuals with a passion for the arts, music, conversation, card playing and good food. I would definitely recommend Jayne's crepes, as she is an amazing cook.