The perimeter is covered with a Passion vine, blooms year round with purple blooms, so hopefully inspires passion to our vacationers. 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.


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

PRIVATE ENTRANCE Suite includes Private Bath, Microwv/Fridge, coffee, tea, wine to enjoy in the garden also an electric grill just outside your door. community pool, Large park across the street 2 tennis courts, lake & jogging oval. etc. your city oasis in Tampa. There is an Italian restaurant 2 blks away and the best Steak House called Iavarone's within walking distance. Also several vegetarian restaurants and a Whole Foods in neighborhood.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $10
Weekend Price: $69 / night

Description

The space

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. I don't get to meet a lot of my guests as they prefer their privacy and they leave their accommodations so clean I hardly know they're here. Most of my guests like to come and go as they please and I'm all for that. Your in room fridge is stocked with cheese, veggies, crackers, coffee, tea and a complimentary bottle of wine to enjoy in the garden.
PLEASE ADHERE to the ck in/out times listed under the pics. I do need time between guests to make your space totally yours and I strive for the space to look as if you're the first guests to inhabit it. I am child friendly but the house is not (too much glass) and only accommodates two adults and pet or sometimes pets. 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. I leave the keys in back under the mat in front of the French Doors which lead directly into your suite. You may check in after 3:00PM or anytime thereafter. Also kindly remember ck out time is 11:00 AM . Please don't ask for an early ck in time or to leave your luggage or car.(Usually the current guest is using the parking space) I feel bad saying no, but I have to as almost 90% of my guests used to ask and I used to say yes and it was ALWAYS a problem.

Guest access

There is a large park across the street for walking a 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 in Tampa is about a mile from here, easily walkable. Berns the #1 restaurant is in S. Tampa a 20 minute drive.

Interaction with guests

You may use this vacation spot in total privacy, it's set up to be self contained, however you may see me occasionally, I'm always available for any questions or problems that may occur. My home and cell #'s are posted in your suite.

The neighborhood

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, Lowry Park Zoo, U.S.F. and the Interstate to take you to other Florida attractions. 15 minutes to downtown, Ybor City and Harbor Island. 3 miles from football stadium. "Go Bucs"

Getting around

There is a bus stop at the corner of Busch and Armenia. I really wouldn't recommend staying here without a car though I have had a few guests who used "Uber" from the airport and the bus during their stay.

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.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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. Actually the only rule seems to be "DON'T BE UNCOMFORTABLE" Whoops, New Rule. I can no longer accommodate early check in requests because too often my guests don't leave until 11:30 or so and it really does take me until 3:00PM to get the suite as close to perfect as possible. So please look at the ck in/ck out times before you book.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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Bradley User Profile
April 2017
Perfect for a weekend get away. Just as described, very clean and comfortable. Lynne had all the personal touches - from wine and cheese for us to dog treats for our little companion. We forgot bug spray for our evenings outside on restaurant patios, but Lynne had some available along with all the other essentials we may have forgotten (shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair dryer, etc.). Would recommend to anyone.
Lynne User Profile
Response from Lynne:
Perfect guests, even their dog Pippin was on his best behavior. The cats say hello
April 2017

Dennis User Profile
April 2017
Very clean and private. The owner was very accommodating.
Lynne User Profile
Response from Lynne:
Thank you Dennis, you're welcome back anytime.
April 2017

Justin User Profile
March 2017
Lynne's little paradise was perfect! Close to everything and the added little touches like the wine and cheese made our stay very special.

Stephanie User Profile
March 2017
Lynne was a gracious and welcoming host. We thoroughly enjoyed our little private oasis. I loved having my morning coffee and biscotti in the backyard while enjoying the sunshine. The bed was very comfortable and the space was clean. Lynne truly thought of everything - from the snacks in the fridge to the bathroom amenities. The location was good and only 10-15 mins from downtown Tampa and about 30-40 mins from Clearwater/Dunedin. I'd definitely recommend Lynne's place to anyone travelling to Tampa!
Lynne User Profile
Response from Lynne:
Thank you for the lovely review and being the easiest guests to host. I hope everything was perfect for you and your favorite teams won.
March 2017

Samantha User Profile
March 2017
Lynne's place is perfect for single or couple travelers. The neighborhood is lovely with a park across the street. Don't be surprised if you get a fluffy visitor, but the kitty doesn't stay long and is very friendly!! I really appreciated the extra pillows and towels as well as the snacks in the fridge! Thank you for a wonderful stay, I will definitely book again if I'm in the area!
Lynne User Profile
Response from Lynne:
Thank you for such an appreciative review and Anna Pavlova, the kitty says Meow. Welcome back anytime
March 2017

Sadia User Profile
March 2017
Ms. Lynne was the best host I've had this far. She is very sweet, accommodating, on point with communication and Was the icing on the cake for our stay in Tampa. The suite was very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Thank you for making us feeling like we were at home.
Lynne User Profile
Response from Lynne:
.It means so much when guests are so polite and gracious, thank you for being so generous with your praise.
March 2017

Judy User Profile
March 2017
What charming accommodations. Everything you might have forgotten to pack was already provided. The private entrance and garden patio to relax on, have breakfast or lunch at the table there, made this place special. Our hostess was exceptionally gracious and helpful. She anticipated our every need.
Lynne User Profile
Response from Lynne:
Thank you so much for one of the most gracious reviews I've received. Hosting you and Bruce was indeed my pleasure.
March 2017

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Lynne User Profile

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.

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