About this listing
PRIVATE ENTRANCESuite includes Private Bath, Microwv/Fridge, coffee, tea, wine to enjoy in the garden, community pool, Large park across the street 2 tennis courts, lake & jogging oval. etc. your city oasis in Tampa. Downstairs is yours to enjoy.
The perimeter is covered with a Passion vine, blooms year round with purple blooms, so hopefully inspires passion to our vacationers. You may enjoy your gourmet breakfast served in your private outdoor dining room or unlock your door and share in the insi
Please note the pricing is seasonal and starts to increase Nov. 1 The space is set up to be totally private, there is a separate side entrance, the picture on the website shows the slate path I recently installed to enable you to enjoy total anonymity or if you prefer, you're welcome to use the front entrance. At the bottom left of this paragraph you will see "more" typed in red, please click on that and read the entire description before you book. . You have the entire downstairs to yourself and the kitchen is stocked with eggs, bacon, cheese, crackers, coffee, tea and a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy in the garden. so feel free to use the kitchen and dining room. The living room has a wonderful fireplace and writing desk plus two reading places complete with lights, so you won't feel closed in your suite. I want your space to be totally yours when you arrive. I need the time in between guests to make it a haven for you so please stick to the check in/out times listed. I'm child friendly but the house is not, too much glass, sorry and only accommodates 2 adults. The outside garden is the perfect place to relax with squirrels and birds for company, they do their part to make this space as close to perfect as possible. Please let me know when you first contact me, if you'd prefer hello when checking in or just leave the key under the mat out back.
There is a washer and dryer, 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. There is also a community pool which is seldom used but nicely maintained about 400' from your door. A vegetable market about a 1 1/2 blks, I walk there often, they have the best produce. A family owned restaurant "Gino's" is just around the corner from the mkt. Moderate price though only open in the evening. Iavaroni's the 2nd best steak restaurant (Bern's being the best) in Tampa is about a mile from here, easily walkable.
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 it's up to you how much socializing you want.
We are 2 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. 5 minutes from Busch Gardens and the Interstate to take you to other Florida attractions. 15 minutes to downtown and Ybor City and downtown Tampa.
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.
No smoking except outside and be happy come with a good attitude and if you have issues for goodness sake let me know, they can be remedied. I want my guests to be comfortable during their stay.
Private Bathroom has been recently updated with Granite countertops and a vessel sink , the faucet is unique, we think it's very Star Trekkie and hope you enjoy using it, there is a tub and shower also.
About the Host, Lynne
I'm experiencing a rebirth through my airbnb guests, each one so interesting and well traveled. I've been in all the US states and surrounding countries but never Europe and now Europe comes to me. I've been lucky to have skied in all the western resorts and I Sky-dived for 5 years in my youth. Now I stay at home with my cats and wait for exciting travelers to come and visit. I'm also an avid reader and love offbeat movies. So come and share your stories with me.