Suite includes Private Bath, Microwv/Fridge, coffeemaker, tea, fruit, crackers, gourmet cheese and a bottle of wine to enjoy in the garden. Large park across the street 2 tennis courts a lake, etc. I've always thought of my home as a city oasis.
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
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 and you may enjoy total anonymity or if you prefer some socialization, that can be arranged. It's up to you how you'd like to be treated. A perk I didn't realize would come with my airbnb guests is: Some of you are very sociable and willing to share stories of your lives and the amazing places you've been. I'm totally blown away with my guests. The outside garden is the perfect place to relax with many squirrels and birds for company. I try to make your stay here as close to perfect as possible so please let me know if you'd prefer hello when checking in or just leave the key under the mat out back.
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. 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. Also 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. 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
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.
Only rule is no smoking please, even outside as the smoke wafts through the upstairs window. I have relaxed this policy and you may now smoke outside. Actually there are two rules: You are not allowed to be uncomfortable so please voice your concerns.
Lynne and her accommodations were exactly as described and I could not have asked for a more generous, accommodating and welcoming stay with her. The room was private, comfortable and quiet. I had everything that I needed and more. Lynne really does a fantastic job and is a fascinating cheerful wonderful host. I highly recommend her place, location and Lynne
As soon as Myra arrived, I felt such a friendship, I think she has that effect on everyone she meets, we met to go to an art show after her conference and she brought a colleague along and I had the most wonderful time. I was so happy to be included in such a fun day. Thank you Myra. One of your charms is: you are so forgiving, you give people the right to feel good about themselves. I am grateful to have met you. Please stay in touch.
My girlfriend and I stayed with Lynne on a one night trip to Tampa. The room and bathroom were well stocked; everything from extra toiletries to a cheese board and wine was laid out wonderfully. The private entrance was convenient, especially seeing as we were out late the night we visited. Lynne was always quick to respond to messages and gave us extra directions to find her house. She made our first trip with airbnb easy to say the least!
Enjoyed my 4 night stay at this comfortable garden suite with private entrance in a nice Tampa neighborhood. Lynne was a gracious hostess along with her friendly cats. The cheese platter and fresh fruit were a nice surprise. Would have made more use of the rear garden with all its privacy and flowers, however, the heat and humidity (both near 90) were too much. Easy access to highway for short ride of less than 20 minutes to downtown Tampa.
Mike you were a great guest, sorry you missed the note I left taped to armoire, the desk folds out to make a table for work or dining. I feel the same way you do about the oppressive Fla.heat and it was unusually warm for this time of year. The note also said you can take the fan outside and use the outside plug in, this makes for pleasant outdoor dining and there is a large table with an umbrella. Can you believe, most people love the heat (my mother was never warm enough) Personally I'd like to invent a personal air conditioner that you could wear. I hope you and your wife can come back next year and we get our usual cool April weather. Go You Huskies Too late, but for next year, the note also says, if you're uncomfortable, please let me know. I would have cranked the air cond. up until you were comfortable. Called Tampa Elec., there is a large light pole over the private entrance, they are coming out to replace the bulb, I didn't realize it was out. Thank you for telling me.
Absolutely loved our stay! Wonderful private and comfortable accommodations, and lovely hospitality from the host. Thank you Lynne!
This is my 4th stint at Lynne's and I love staying at her place and will continue to return as long as she will have me. Great space, great energy. Almost like home.
Lynne is an amazing and wonderful host. She continues to make the the experience pleasurable for each guest and this being our 2nd time staying with her, we've noted the significant and welcome changes. She is definitely a 5-Star hostess!!
I am a return visitor to Lynne's place because I love the space and find her just so energetic and delightful. Returning here after a year away was like coming home. And the space has the best bathroom mirror I have ever seen. Lynne provide wonderful snacks, the room is so cozy and quiet. Wish there was a space like this in every city I travel to.
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.