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. Everything you need 2 getaway
The perimeter is covered with a Passion vine, blooms year round with purple blooms, so hopefully inspires passion to our vacationers.
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 can either use the side entrance or go through the living room. I'm usually upstairs and even using the front door you may do so in private. 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, 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 out front under the mat after ck in time which is 3:00 PM. or anytime you may wish to check in after 3:00PM. Also kindly remember ck out time is 11:00 AM
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 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, it's up to you how much socializing you want. I'm always available for any questions or problems that may occur. My home and cell #'s are posted in your suite.
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, Lowrey Park Zoo, U.S.F. and the Interstate to take you to other Florida attractions. 15 minutes to downtown, Ybor City and Harbor Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.