Ours is a smoke and pet free town-home. The 2nd floor has 2 carpeted queen bedrooms with a variety of pillow choices for up to 4 adults & 1 full bath.
We can accommodate short notice requests.
Our smoke free, pet free home is also free from chemical scents (no air "fresheners"). We're located in a nice, clean, safe, neighborhood. We live on the first floor of the home, which has an average temp of 76 degrees year round (24 Celsius).
Free parking on the driveway.
We don't like to share bathrooms with strangers when we travel and won't ask you to either. When you book a room you'll have a private bath.
If however, you are traveling to a nearby conference or event at the same time as another person you know, by sharing the bathroom we can accommodate you both. Each room has 1 queen bed. Message me and I can unhide the other listing for this situation and the other person can book separately.
Choose from firm, soft, or tempurpedic pillows for maximum comfort.
Feel free to join us every morning for fresh squeezed orange juice or juice your own any time of day. We keep plenty of fruit available so help yourself. If you want to stay healthy while you're visiting, feel free to use the juicers or Vitamix to make smoothies.
When Steve and I prepare meals they are plant based so if you've been curious about eating healthier, whole foods, or want to join us for a meal or salad, or simply taste-test, there will be plenty to share. No pressure, of course. Questions are welcomed. It's perfectly fine to bring in your food of choice. We eat simply for taste and health. We have eaten everything at one time or another and are not pushy activist types; all are welcome.
A "retreat" situation with daily healthy meals, snacks, and personalized coaching is available for an additional fee.
Guests can use the entire living space: kitchen, laundry, etc. Wifi is throughout the house and backyard/patio. You will have everything you need for a comfortable, fun and relaxing stay. Feel free to BYOB.
Borrow a cooler and 2 sand chairs for a beach excursion. Beach towels provided. Or borrow our tennis rackets and balls. Do as much or as little as you care for.
Be sure to check out the Guidebook to see how close you are to everything.
Interaction with Guests
We make ourselves available at the guests' request. If guests want to benefit from our local knowledge, they are more than welcome.
We live on the first floor and work most days. There is interaction and there is plenty of privacy as well. I/we will be available by phone and email if not there during your stay.
We're on a canal so you might see some wildlife. Come enjoy sunny Florida! Free overnight parking is on the driveway.
Centrally located to all attractions: Tampa: Busch Gardens, Tampa Aquarium, Ybor City; St. Petersburg, Clearwater Beach and "Winter" the dolphin, major shopping malls. Walk to grocery, shopping, & restaurants.
Located 30 min from TPA airport & 20 min from PIE airport. 40 min to Clearwater beach. 20 min to Dunedin/Honeymoon Island.
Ask if it's possible to borrow our Toyota Prius during your stay. DL and insurance required. We offer airport pickup/drop off for an additional fee. Otherwise a rental car is highly recommended.
Other Things to Note
If you just need one bedroom, and both are available, you'll have your choice when you arrive. One has a very firm bed and the other is softer.
Please, no shoes upstairs. No smoking, drugs, or pets. We naturally appreciate when guests clean up after themselves.
When I arrived, Dee was at the house. She was very welcoming and easy to talk to. The house was easy to find and beautiful inside. I had the upstairs to myself. The neighborhood was nice, clean, safe, and easy access to things like restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I had a rental car and there was no problem parking in the driveway of the house. It was also only about 20 minutes away from the airport, and about 40 minutes away from Clearwater Beach. I had freedom to come and go as I needed and had the option to privacy if I wanted it. I met Steve on the last day I was there. He was also very cordial and easy to talk to.
"In life you can choose two paths: the path of least resistance, or the path you can't resist. Never resist."
Except when it comes to opening our home. If you provide no profile or information about yourself we must regretfully decline your offer.
We love to travel. Whether you're the type of guest who has your trip figured out and just wants to be left alone to or if you need some help getting your bearings and figuring out what to look for and what to look out for, we're here to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
We are vegetarian/vegan friendly. We're quiet, non-drinkers and non-smokers.
Steve manages a chain of retail stores and Dee is a landlord and glass artist with a background in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell. Both attended University of Florida.
We've cruised a lot, primarily the Caribbean. A few of our favorite destinations are Tahiti, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Ireland, and Spain. The places we are looking forward to exploring are Australia, Bali, Singapore, Fiji, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
We know no trip is perfect and it's very helpful to have a flexible attitude when away from home so we've adopted this motto from the movie The Best Marigold Hotel: "Everything works out in the end. If it's not working out, it's not the end."