Hello! We're a young couple (with a 6-year-old golden retriever and a 4-month-old puppy) with a new house in the beautiful state of Florida :) We're just looking for ways to help pay the bills! Stay in our 2/2 house with us :)
In our spare room, we have a queen-size bed and a full-sized futon. We also have a queen-size air mattress available. Between all three options, I would guess that at least five people could stay at once, but we do have a small extra charge for each person over two (for longer stays, we might be able to come to a different agreement). There is also a 32-inch flat-screen TV. We have included lots of dvds, and a P2 to either watch movies on or play with. Finally, we recently added a mini-fridge, coffee-maker, TV antenna, and nightstand to the spare room.
We have a pretty lanai and a fenced-in backyard :) Feel free to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather!
We have all the normal appliances, big and small, and you are welcome to use any of them. Big appliances include a washer, dryer, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and oven. Please just treat our stuff with respect!
We also have wireless internet that you can use. We have a hot-tub, too, but it's currently out-of-commission until otherwise noted.
There is a 32'' flat-screen TV and a PS2 in the guest room. You can watch movies or play games. We have over 100 (burnt) movies already in the room for you to choose from.
There is also a full-bathroom right outside the door of the guest room. We will make sure to stay out of it while you are around!
We just ask that you help us be environmentally friendly by not wasting a lot of electricity or water :)
If you are unhappy with the temperature, you are welcome to adjust it after making sure that the windows are shut. Please, though, if you are not comfortable with the temperature of the house, just let us know or adjust it yourself! We find ourselves in sweaters anymore when the temperature approaches 70-degrees (pathetic, I know - ha), so it is hard for us to tell what is too warm to a Northerner (even though we used to BE Northerners!).
Also, we take no issue with sharing some of our "food stuffs," like coffee, cereal, creamer, sugar, milk, condiments, and other breakfast items. These items will be located in our kitchen. We were leaving these items in the room, but we found that we were wasting a lot of perishable items. Sorry for the change and the inconvenience!
There is also a Target, Walmart, and mall within a few miles of our house. The Walmart is only about a mile down the road from us!
We also have TONS of books. You are totally welcome to borrow any of them during your stay, as long as you make sure to return them before leaving.
There is also a large closet in the guest room. For the most part, the closet is available for guests. There are a bunch of board games in the closest, though (which you are welcome to use).
We also provide wash clothes, towels, and bedding. There will be shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the spare room. You are welcome to use it, but we ask that you don't take any of it when you leave :)
We will leave the amount of interaction up to you! We both border the extrovert/introvert line, so we are familiar with the needs of both. Whether you'd like to be interacting with us a lot while we are home or just doing your own thing, we completely understand and will respect your wishes. We are both used to shared housing, and we are comfortable with doing our own thing while other people are around.
While we will ALWAYS thoroughly clean the spare bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen BEFORE your stay, we hope you will understand that the shared living areas, such as the kitchen and living room, may not always be perfect. Likewise, you don't have to feel as if you need to spend a ton of time cleaning up after yourself if you use our kitchen! We are quite okay with a less-than-perfect house.
I also never realized how often you get asked this question once you buy a house, but we are totally fine with you keeping your shoes on in the house if you'd like - ha :)
We live at the end of a cul-de-sac in an enclosed neighborhood. Our backyard partly faces a woods! With that being said, you get all of the comforts of living in a quite area while still having the conveniences of living in a city!
We also live in a very safe area, so if you like to walk or jog outside as much as I do, you'll be completely fine taking an afternoon or even a night jaunt on your own (or with our dog, if you'd prefer - ha).
While I have yet to try out Tampa's public transportation systems, a recent guest informed us that our house is convenient to travelling around by bus. There is a bus stop near the entrance to our division.
There is plenty of parking space, and if we are available, we can provide you with a ride (assistance with gas is much appreciated, though!). I could even rent you my car over the weekend with advance notice through a different website (or this website, if I can figure out to rent my car through airbnb.com)!
Very kind and hospitable. 10/10 would stay again.
Amanda and her husband are nice people and their dogs are sweet. Their place is a very good value for the money in Tampa, and they have a nice big yard for any visiting dogs. The place is as represented.
I had a great stay with Amanda and her husband. The neighborhood is nice and quiet and a perfect base for long hikes around Tampa and within a couple miles of a movie theater, a gym, and plenty of restaurants. The room is tidy and comfortable, and you get your own bathroom which is spotless and convenient. The coffeemaker was a nice touch too! Thanks Amanda, I would definitely stay with you again!
Unfortunately I was unable to stay due to a flight delay but she was really quick to get back to me and offered a 50% refund due to the last minute changes which was kind. Will definitely try to stay here next time I'm in the Tampa area :)
Amanda's room was good for us getting in late with a kid. There's a bed for two and a futon. She was nice and you can't beat the price!
Amanda and Jeff are a very nice couple. They are kind, honest, helpful and have two sweet, well behaved dogs. The room is clean and comfortable, with a mini fridge, coffee maker, t.v. and it has a bathroom right next to it. They also have wifi. The house is located in a nice, safe neighborhood, close to a bus stop (Tampa's public transportation is reliable and inexpensive). Nearby are a Super Walmart, Target, and beautiful mall. If I were ever in Tampa again, this is definitely where I would want to stay.
Great place to stay. Comfortable, clean and friendly environment.
It was so nice to stay with Amanda. I actually didn't get a chance to meet her because I was at a conference and got home late/left early. She was an amazing host and the bed and bathroom were perfect!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.