Welcome to Tampa Bay! The home is central to everything Tampa Bay and is 1 hour 20 minutes from Orlando. We are a married couple that lives in the home. You get exclusive use of the house apart from our bedroom. That includes two guest rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a living and a family room, the kitchen, the dining room, the bar, and the backyard lanai / pool area. We do not utilize any of those spaces during guest stays.
One room is decorated with a beach theme and opens to the heated pool and lanai. The other has a safari theme. There is a full bath located between the bedrooms for your exclusive use. There is a half-bath near the bar. We don't host more than one group at a time so you will never share space with people you aren't with.
In addition to the rooms, there is a family room with a fireplace and 50" 3D TV with XBOX 360 and several games that you are free to use. The kitchen and dining room are also yours to use during your stay. There is also a wet bar that you are free to partake from.
We have an office which you can use to plan your activities, print boarding passes, etc.
The backyard / lanai area has a heated pool and hot tub, seating at tables for 10, a dart board and a Weber charcoal kettle for grilling and barbecuing.
If you are renting a car, don't bother paying extra for a Sunpass transponder to pay for tolls, we have one you can use.
We are located in a quiet neighborhood near a golf course, tennis courts, waterfront kayak rentals, ponds, a hiking trail and a YMCA. The home is central to many area destinations:
About 5 minutes: Upper Tampa Bay Park (Rent a kayak on the Bay!)
About 15 minutes: Big Cat Rescue, Airheads, Tampa International Airport, Raymond James Stadium, Lowry Park Zoo.
About 30 minutes: Clearwater Beach, Downtown Tampa, Ybor City, Tabanero Cigars, Tampa Bay Aquarium, Columbia Restaurant, Seminole Casino, Busch Gardens, St. Petersburg
You will be 1 hour 18 minutes from Orlando.
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2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, family room, living room, kitchen, dining room, wet bar and heated pool / lanai.
Interaction with guests
We live in the house and can socialize or leave you alone depending on what you would prefer.
Other things to note
The bed in the Safari Room is "Queen" sized. The Beach Room bed has a "full" size mattress. So if you are exceptionally tall your feet might stick out a little. But it is brand new along with the sheets and pillows.
We prefer not to use the home as a venue for large gatherings or parties.
There is no charge for children below 2 years of age.
There is a refundable $100 cleaning deposit for pets.
Smoking outside is fine. We can cook meals as schedule permits. You may use bar. Pets other than cats and reptiles, 20 pounds and below are welcome.
I am a software engineer. I work at an insurance company and Sophie works for an airline. We both love to travel so we decided to open up our extra rooms to fellow travelers. I would say flying airplanes and computers are my biggest passions, and travel is Sophie's. We love meeting people from all over the world and hearing about their adventures and sharing a few of our own.