A home away from home

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · N 23rd St, Tampa, FL 33612, United States
Your host, Marsha
15 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Furnished bedroom with Queen-sized bed in a bungalow with one bathroom, suitable for short/long-term university entrants or visiting relatives. Close to University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, Museum of Science and Industry, Busch Gardens, University Square Shopping Mall, and numerous ethnic and local restaurants. Only 8.8 miles drive to the Seminole Casino, 9.9 miles to the Port of Tampa, and 16.6 miles to the Tampa International Airport. Short walk to the metro bus to go to the Amtrak train station, Greyhound bus station, Tampa Int'l Airport, and other downtown locations. Private Bus Tours to Disney and other out of town attractions can be arranged at reasonable cost. Gym closeby. Free on-site, outdoor parking for vehicle as large as a minivan. Free WI-FI internet connection. Free self-serve continental breakfast. Use of kitchen for you to prepare other meals as needed.
Kitchen equipped with KANGEN alkaline water. Come live, work, and play like you never have before only in Tampa Bay, USA.

Other Things to Note

Come with a clean heart and good intentions.
You will have an enjoyable visit privately.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 14 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My week at Marsha's was awesome! It truly was a home away from home. It was sad to leave since so much was learned, experienced and shared while I was there. I'm in so much gratitude for Marsha's hospitality, openess and spirituality. I enjoyed the time I had with her sharing stories and lessons of life. I had the place to myself (as well as my best friend) and was able to cook, have my own fridge and enjoy Kangen water, what a treat! She provided coffee and a continental breakfast. The feel of the house was comfortable, homey and light. I would definitely go back if and when needed!
    The location is close to restaurants, entertainment, parks, the zoo, etc; as well as close to highways for traveling elsewhere.

    January 2014
  • Good:
    Marsha is very nice
    The house is quite clean
    Convenient location

    Not Good:
    Marsha asked me for my credit card to buy gas for her car (I've never been in her car). I thought this was strange and inappropriate.

    A neighbor murdered two other neighbors, and was shot in the face by yet another neighbor during the last week of my stay. One body was found in the street (4 houses away from Marsha's). I moved out and notified Airbnb. I was not refunded for the days I didn't stay, but I left because I did not feel safe in the house. No one in Tampa (except Marsha) thinks this is a safe neighborhood, especially for a woman traveling alone. I also saw drug deals on the (residential!) street. Book with caution.

    October 2013
  • The minute you step into Marsha's lovely home you feel like you never want to leave. The room is perfect and can't possible be any cleaner and more comfortable. Weary travelers will love it here. The area is great and there are many places to eat and discover. Also there is a laundromat right down the block.
    If you are lucky enough to share a cup of coffee or homemade smoothie with Marsha you are truly blessed as she is the most wonderful woman you will ever meet (and I'm not exaggerating :)

    September 2013
  • We had a great time staying at Marsha's place in Tampa! Marsha is lovely, very warm, welcoming and helpful. There were plenty of breakfast options, more than enough towels and linens, and plenty of kitchen supplies for making meals. The shower was very nice with great water pressure! The house was cozy, comfortable, and close to major highways. No one else was staying at the time so we had the whole house to ourselves! We felt right at home. I would definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Tampa.

    August 2013
  • This was my second time staying here. Very nice. Comfortable and clean. Very convenient. I could not ask for more. I will be staying here again when I go back to Tampa for my next class as well.

    August 2013
  • I was in Tampa to take the Florida bar exam and needed a quiet place to study and unwind. Very warm and kind, Marsha was an excellent hostess who went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and be sure that I had everything I needed. She puts a lot of effort into making her home a comfortable place to stay, and she has put a lot of thought into preparing for guests. I would say she has thought of virtually everything that could be expected, including things like bathrobes and an iron and ironing board set up for guest use. And you absolutely cannot beat the price. If I'm ever in Tampa again, I will definitely stay with Marsha.

    August 2013
  • Marsha is a wonderful person and helpful with everything. The room has a good location,very close to the university. Good and healthy breakfasts as well!

    July 2013
  • We just got back from staying with Marsha for 3 days while attending a tango festival at USF which was literally 5 minutes drive. We did arrive pretty late on Friday night, but Marsha staying up to give us directions and let ue know how to get in. We chatted for almost an hour as she is so easy to be with and has a delightful personality. We were the only ones there so hat a large pretty good sized living room and kitchen plus the bathroom to ourselves. The bed is of course only double as the room couldn't accommodate anything larger, so being used to a king it was a bit tight. It was exceptionally clean and the swan and elephant towels were a gorgeous touch. You can tell she has been in the business for awhile. She provided a variety of healthy breakfast options. Just a really nice experience for the first AirBNB try out.

    March 2013
  • It was my first trip to a different speaking country, so I wanted to stay in a private accommodation. I wanted as much as possible to learn to speak English.
    Marsha was a special, lovely and great host. Marsha has practiced with me talking and learning in different ways, thank you Marsha. It was a great experience to visit a musical and the University. Marsha is not to be outdone in helpfulness. She had breakfast items available, and did everything to make my stay pleasant. She puts much time into making the accommodations pleasant.
    If you need a room in Tampa then Marsha is the first choice. I don’t know how close it was to Busch Gardens, the university, museums, cinema and markets of all kinds within minutes.

    November 2012
  • Our stay in Tampa was great. It was nice to have a clean, quiet, and private place to stay for our trip. Our welcome was pleasant and Marsha was so sweet. I had no idea how close it was to EVERYTHING!!! Busch Gardens, the university, museums, and markets of all kinds within minutes.This time I was there for school/training. Next time I hope to have time to enjoy the attractions.

    October 2012
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A well rounded innkeeper of Caribbean origin with more than ten years experience providing high quality hospitality services in Florida. I tutor students in the subjects of mathematics and language and enjoy meeting people from different cultures. I have prepared a place for you to be happy at home away from your home. Life philosophy: "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you." Ephesians 4:32
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