Private Tropical Garden/Master Suit

House - Private room · Triad Lane, Tampa, FL 33618, United States
Lynne

Suite includes microwave, Refrigerator/Freezer, coffeemake, two grills or unlock your suite and share LR w/ huge FirePl.& Kitchen. Fruit, snacks cheese, and drinks are in room fridge, or serve yourself from anything in the kitchen refrigerator

Your host, Lynne
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Suite includes microwave, Refrigerator/Freezer, coffeemake, two grills or unlock your suite and share LR w/ huge FirePl.& Kitchen. Fruit, snacks cheese, and drinks are in room fridge, or serve yourself from anything in the kitchen refrigerator

The Space

The space is set up to be totally private, but so far all of my guest have been very social, a perk I didn't realize was going to be so amazing, what wonderful guests airbnb sends, it has literally changed my life, thank you to all my guests who are now friends. When I lived in Colorado I used to dream about a getaway in Fla for 1 or 2 weeks and this is the place of my dreams, a perfect Eden, If I'm cooking dinner you're welcome to join at no extra cost because my feelings are: What's one or two more? Can cook vegetarian and am familiar with some amazing recipes. (not all work out, but most do) Just let me know what day for dinner, or can be private and use the separate entrance, our aim is for you to be comfortable.

Guest Access

There is a washer and dryer and a lovely living room w/ fireplace to use, there's also a large park across the street for walking a small dog if you travel with your pet. The park has two tennis courts, a lake, Little League Baseball games, and an oval track for running laps and is about 100 yards from your front door.

Interaction with Guests

You may use this vacation spot in total privacy, it's set up to be self contained, however you may enjoy the entire downstairs as almost entirely yours as I have a full apt. upstairs where I spend the majority of my time, you will see me on the computer upstairs in the open loft or in the kitchen where you're welcome to join in, but 99% of the time the downstairs is yours to enjoy. I've enjoyed some amazing meals with my guests, so it's up to you how much socializing you want, a private meal or I'll invite friends and we can have good food and lively conversation.

The Neighborhood

We are 5 minutes from Dale Mabry, one of Tampa's main streets. Many restaurants and stores line this avenue and we are minutes away from the airport and International Mall, one of Florida"s high end malls. Wonderful shopping and restaurants. 10 minutes from Busch Gardens and the Interstate to take you to other Florida attractions. 10 minutes to downtown or 15 to 20 min. during rush hour

Getting around

There is a bus stop at the corner of Busch and Armenia, though a car comes in handy. If you are using this for a stay in vacation and only occasionally need to get to the store or a restaurant , we will be glad to take you.

Other Things to Note

We have cats and I wouldn't recommend anyone with allergies booking this. The cats don't come in your room, but may wonder through the garden though they are skittish around people and probably won't be in the garden during your visit. I am obsessively clean, feed them upstairs, their litter box is also located upstairs behind closed doors in a bathroom with an air ventilator and maniacally maintained.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Arriving to Lynne's beautiful home after a long day meandering up the South Florida coast was better than arriving home. We were overwhelmed by the welcoming warmth we received from Lynne. Our room was gorgeous, clean and offered everything (and more) that anyone could wish for. Lynne is a thoughtful and wonderful hostess, we wish we could have spent longer with her. What makes staying with Lynne such a treasure are the small things from the freshly cut flowers in our room to the amazing conversation over a glass of wine. Thank you so much for everything Lynne!

    June 2014
    Lynne
    Response from Lynne:

    It was like having two magical elfin creatures spend time at my home, they brought wonderful conversation from South Africa and other places they have traveled. They were such gracious guests and my cats loved them, Jean-Claude sat and stared at them and he usually runs and hides when we have guests, Jean-Claude is a large Siamese cat and he is smitten, he says they will have to come back to see him.

    June 2014
  • This has to have been the most pleasant experience using Airbnb. Martin and I met a wonderful person who was so completely welcoming and friendly. Lynne provided us with a sanctuary when we needed some much needed downtime away from our home in Sebring. The room that was provided was so well-appointed with a very comfortable bed, a small refrigerator stocked with beverages, a cheese plate, along with a microwave, toaster and a coffee maker. She had made biscotti and provided us with crackers to go with the cheese plate. I was so relaxed. She asked us about breakfast, which we thought was way more than what we could possibly ask for, but she said it's a part of the stay to provide breakfast at whatever time we would like. I like sleeping in and that comfortable bed made it so easy for me to do that, so we had breakfast after 10:30am, in the back garden, which was so quaint. We had frittata, bacon, potato pancakes and toast with orange juice and coffee. I was truly relaxed and so very happy.

    We had only planned to stay for the weekend, Friday-Sunday, but shortly upon our arrival, I knew that I wanted to extend our stay through Memorial Day Monday. Lynne was kind enough to cook dinner, where we sat down together and had the most wonderful conversation over a delicious salad, lasagna and wilted spinach with garlic. The food was wonderful, but the conversation was priceless, as we continued to get to know each other. At that time, I knew that we had made a new friend through this experience.

    Prior to our departure on Monday, I had promised to help Lynne with an issue she had been having with her computer. I installed a program to help clean up malware and spent some time with her to help secure her information, for which she was very grateful. I was happy to do this small task for someone who opened her home to us as well as her heart. I promised that we would come back and told her that she could contact me anytime for any assistance with her computer. What an amazing weekend. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and meeting such as special person.

    May 2014
    Lynne
    Response from Lynne:

    Now that's a review. Over the top with compliments which is so like you and your partner, you also gave me a very relaxed Memorial Day, you were calming and easy to host, can't wait to see you again. Please tell Martin that Anna Pavlova misses him. My computer is running along at a fast clip thanks to you and it doesn't scare me because you taught me that the computer is my friend. Thank you both for a great Memorial Day Weekend.

    May 2014
  • My partner and I were trying to decide what to do for the Memorial Day holiday when we came across Lynne's ad. We had just returned from California for a family trip which had not been as relaxing as we would have liked so we were really looking to find somewhere to really relax and the ad looked like just the thing.

    Lynne accepted the reservation quickly even though it was fairly last minute and we started chatting about our expectations and the particulars of our timing. When we arrived at the house, we were greeted by a warm smile and three cats (the cats were friendly and my partner, who has allergies, had no problem with them).

    The room was lovely, tastefully decorated and well stocked. She had baked fresh biscotti and filled the mini-fridge with cheeses and beverages. Lynne provided extra items in the bathroom (like toothbrushes, mouthwash, etc) in case we left some at home.

    Lynne provided us with a delicious breakfast on the second morning that would have been at home at any resort restaurant and we enjoyed it on the back patio surrounded by plants and peace.

    I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we look forward to a repeat visit.

    May 2014
    Lynne
    Response from Lynne:

    There are some people in life for whom you feel an instant rapport, you are one of these, thank you for choosing to stay with me and sharing some of your life stories.

    May 2014
  • Trois jours formidables, Lynne était "aux petits soins" pour nous, une salade de fruits dans notre réfrigérateur, des cookies, une cafetière personnelle et même une bouteille de vin nous attendaient dans notre chambre. Nous avons partagé un repas (mitonné par Lynne) et un petit déjeuner pantagruélique. Les écureuils s'invitaient dans notre patio seuls Jean-Claude et Anna Pavlova (2 chats) nous ont un peu snobés. Bref une adresse à garder précieusement et surtout à partager.

    May 2014
    Lynne
    Response from Lynne:

    I miss you both so much, I will never forget my first French guests, thank you for such a wonderful review. I have to have help translating it, but I wonder what you called the chats, Jean-Claude and Anna Pavlova, Did you call them snobs? I've never laughed so much over petit-dejeuner as I did with you and Cosette, Merci Beaucoup, tres bon and magnifique, from your American Ami

    May 2014
  • Wow what can I say, I was a past owner of a small Inn and I am a very meticulous person. The level of detailed that Lynne puts in her B&B is extraordinarily. I was not expecting it at all. From all the food in room to all the details in the bathroom. The room was very well presented and clean. Lynne welcomes you with a smile and she (email hidden), offer to cook breakfast and dinner. I am planning my next stay with Lynne as we speak. Would recommend very highly. Judith

    April 2014
  • Lynne is wonderful! The room she is renting out is beautiful - comfortable bed, newly renovated bathroom, and amenities, such as a microwave, fridge, tea/coffee maker and snacks all readily available. The food Lynne makes is delicious and the conversation even better! For the price, you really can't beat the quality and comfort you're getting with this property.

    April 2014
    Lynne
    Response from Lynne:

    Thank you for such a beautiful review and did I mention how delighted I was to host an opera singer? Thank you, Brad for visiting and sharing your exciting life with me, I saw your web page after you left, but I already knew you are an impressive man.

    April 2014
  • Lynn (email hidden)! She and I hit it off well in terms of our views of the world and life experiences, so I was very happy to make a new friend as well. I was in town for a conference, and she gave me several rides downtown and to and from the airport. She even provided snacks and a meal. The fenced-in patio (email hidden) to sit and relax, eat, or work, with climbing flowers and charming little lizards (which are shy enough to stay away if you don’t happen to like them). The bedroom and bath are quite nice, and private. There is a little fridge, microwave, and toaster in the room, but Lynn also let me use her kitchen. Most of Florida is very automobile-oriented, but if you are without a car as I was, there are a few businesses within a half mile walk, notably a large drug store and a small Latino corner store with a few cooked meals and grocery items. There is a bus line nearby, but I didn’t use it. Neighbors said hello and seemed friendly. It is a fairly diverse area, which to me is a nice thing about much of Florida. Lynn had left information about access to a swimming pool in the room, but I didn’t have my swim suit with me, so I didn’t inquire about that. I would certainly stay with Lynn if I end up in the Tampa area again!

    April 2014
  • Lynne was an absolutely delightful host! She is very accommodating whether you prefer total privacy or to be social. She's a wonderful lady to have a conversation with! I greatly enjoyed spending time chatting and meeting a couple of her friends. The room was cozy, clean, and the fridge and cabinet were very generously stocked with breakfast items and snacks. The bathroom was also very clean with an abundant supply of fresh towels. I highly recommend enjoying a meal or two out on the patio. Lynne was nice enough to let me use her new grill :)
    I could not have hoped for a better introduction to the Tampa area. Lynne, you're wonderful! If I come back and need a place to stay, I'll be calling you!

    April 2014
    Lynne
    Response from Lynne:

    It's so amazing to find someone who shares your taste in books and series, thanks for all the info and websites you recommended. You are welcome back anytime all my friends think you're a great addition to a party and we're all glad you came especially me. (Ali lined the grill with foil before she used it, something I'd not thought to do) How considerate, she was like that with everything she used during her visit. A wonderful guest and human being and she has great taste in books and series.

    April 2014
  • I have already left a review for the wonderful Lynn. I am short time at present but I will say again that we enjoyed the comfort and tastefulness of her accommodation and hope to return.

    April 2014
  • Lynn's room opens to a private, walled patio, with tropical vegitation all around. It (email hidden) to sit and eat. The bedroom and bathroom are tasteful, well appointed,and the bed is comfortable. Lynn herself is a generous and delightful hostess. We look forward to future stays with Lynn.

    April 2014
    Lynne
    Response from Lynne:

    Hello Ann, my heart sang when I saw you look forward to future stays here, can't wait, I'll cook some recipes from the great cook book you left. Thanks. I only wish you could have stayed longer.

    April 2014
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