1 bedroom with seating area and private bath available in our home on the river. Feel free to take a paddle or just soak your toes at the end of the dock! Located in central Tampa (Seminole Heights) on the Hillsborough River. Good restaurants and pubs close by. Just minutes from Tampa Stadium, St. Pete Times Forum, Busch Gardens, the Tampa Aquarium, Ybor City, and Lowry Park Zoo. We are half an hour from downtown St. Petersburg. We are an hour from the beaches (west) and Orlando (east). We have internet and Netflix. We have limited cable, but you're not here to watch TV! Street parking is available. Access to pool, paddleboards, canoes, bean bag toss, and darts if you're hanging around the house.
Need breakfast, lunch or dinner? We can certainly accommodate. Just let us know upon inquiry.
Note that the room for rent is the Orange Room. If you like the Master please inquire for pricing and availability. Thanks
Everything except the master suite.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes a little , sometimes a lot! It depends on everyone's schedule :)
Seminole Heights was the first neighborhood outside of Tampa. We have many excellent restaurants and breweries all within the 'hood. Several within walking or biking distance :)
City bus, uber, lyft
Other Things to Note
Please park on the street.
Please treat our house like you would treat your own. We are very accommodating and available for help if you need it. The hosts that we have stayed with have written positive things about us and we would like to say the same about you. Let us know what questions you have and we can take it from there.
We had a great time on our trip. Jamie and Melissa were very friendly and their home was beautiful. They were very accommodating and reccomened some fun activities for us to do in Seminole heights. We really enjoyed staying with this couple and highly recommend the experience .
Jamie & Melissa were wonderfull, really charming people helping us to get to know tampa. Their place was amazing, exactly as apears in the announcement or even better, with the swimming pool facing the river, really awesome. The room and the bathroom were really clean and organized. We loved the place.
I wanted a stay in Florida that was not the beach or Disney this time. Jamie and Melissa's place in Tampa for 3 days fit the bill. (Later we hit the beach for 5 days down near St. Pete Beach). My wife and daughter enjoyed the river and the kayak ride. Right away on the river (about 10 am) we saw several alligators and at least 10 manatees. We paddled for some 4 hours. Jamie shared his beer in the fridge so I was a happy man. Room was nicely furnished. Large shower stall. We befriended the dogs in the house, and the cats outside. We visited nearby Big Cat Rescue, the largest accredited sanctuary in the country. Visited the Taco Bus for some good eats per Jamie's recommendation. Nearby popular breakfast place called 3 COINS.
Warm welcome with a cold drink. Beautiful and tranquil location only 13 minutes from downtown Tampa. Would return again.
Our 1 night stay was perfect. We were warmly welcomed and immediately retreated to the back yard which was relaxing and peaceful. Jamie recommended a great restaurant for dinner and we woke up the following day to a great home cooked breakfast. The room was clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. Jamie & Melissa were friendly and hospitable. We will definitely return if we need to be in the Tampa area again.
A lovely home and a lovey host! We have a fantastic night's sleep and it was great to get-up to such a nice scene. Mel went out of her way to make sure we felt welcome and comfortable. I can't recommend this place enough!
We are happy to HIGHLY recommend Jamie & Melissa's home to persons traveling to the Tampa area. Their home is exceptionally clean, has really comfortable bedding, a nice size bathroom, plush towels and is located in a safe neighborhood. Very conveniently located (airports, zoo, aquarium, etc.) The décor is beautiful! Melissa has a gift for interior and exterior design. Our stay on the river was serene and relaxing. We are grateful for our time in this beautiful setting. Thanks Jamie & Melissa! We hope to be back.
We are from Tampa and love to travel for live music!!
Melissa's perfect day: a run in the park, a trip to the museum, followed by a brewery tour, and capped off by a concert!
Jamie's perfect day: play a little hockey, work from home at the end of the dock, and see a concert with Melissa :)