Shared public living roomShared breakfast bar and dining area.

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Accessible, cozy, and quiet bungalow close to attractions, shopping and transportation.

The space

Furnished bedroom 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, 9.6 miles to Raymond James Stadium, 9.9 miles to the Port of Tampa, and 15 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. Free on-site outdoor parking for vehicle as large as minivan. Private Bus Tours to Disney and other out of town attractions can be arranged at reasonable cost. Free WI-FI internet connection. Free self-serve continental breakfast. Use of kitchen for you to prepare other meals as needed.
International guests from across the ocean as far away as New Zealand and North American guests from across the nation stretching to Seattle, Washington and north across the border have made this cozy bungalow their home away from home. Come increase your language skill in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere while you enjoy the tropical climate. Come live, work, and play like you never had before, only in Tampa Bay, USA.

Guest access

Whole house access to cook and relax without being confined to your private room.

Interaction with guests

Guest interaction as needed.

Other things to note

You will privately enjoy your stay.
Come with a clean heart and good intentions.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $5 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $100
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

* No Smoking inside or outside the property.
* Please keep the kitchen clean and clear of unfinished meals.
* Please leave all the forks, spoons and other kitchen supplies in the kitchen for other guests to use.
* No Loud Parties.
* No Pets.
* Flush only toilet paper--excess will clog the drain.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

21 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Will User Profile
May 2016
This was a perfect place to stay for the month I needed. The house is nice and clean and the room was very well kept. The breakfast items that are constantly available in the kitchen make staying within a budget much easier. The drive way is gated and the house and rooms lock up so I was never concerned about my stuff being safe.

Rebecca User Profile
March 2016
My host would talk to me every time I saw her. We had different schedules. She would put snacks out weekly for convenience. Very nice lady.

Lise User Profile
August 2015
It was a beautiful place during these 4 weeks, the breakfast was very good, the house was clean and the neighborhood was quiet. Marsha is kind, helpful and friendly.

Kristyn User Profile
May 2015
Kind and accommodating. Marsha made the students staying at her place feel very welcome. She was a very good host and make the students feel like they had a lovely aunt in town. She was also flexible in negotiating additional guests

Hannah User Profile
September 2013
If you are coming to Tampa and you are involved with USF a Home away from Home is an oasis in the desert! Marsha is the most gracious , caring, attention to detail hostess you could ask for. The home is centrally located with FABOULUS bus access to USF, a huge shopping mall and lots of restaurants. The home is charming and the rooms are spacious with great closets to hung up your clothes and lots of drawers, especially if you are planning a longer stay. Your room will provide with everything, night table, TV, fan, night lamp all you need to study or simply rest after a long day. Breakfast is self-serve and if you want to bring your own food the fridge is great. She also provides with a kitchen if you are interested in cooking you own meals. I even had a mini-firdge in my room. Marsha keeps the bathroom shinning!. She is very private, friendly, trustworthy and ACCOMODATING! Don’t spend your precious $$$ in a hotel especially if your business commitment does not allow you any free time. A home away from Home is quiet private environment . Marsha will be a friend forever. Thank you Marsha for all your help and what you did for me. I look forward to seeing you soon.

Rebecca User Profile
February 2013
I can't say enough wonderful things about Marsha! The house was clean, comfy and VERY private, with Marsha around the corner available to answer any questions any time! Our room was lovely, especially the towels she folded up like little elephants :). We had many great conversations and she was very helpful in pointing us towards good places to eat and play. The food she provided for breakfast was healthy and bountiful, and we appreciated being able to use her alkaline water filter. I was surprised to find the area was full of amazing food, all within walking distance from the house. I would really recommend the Vietnamese restaurant Trang Vietnam and the Indian restaurant jai ho. Some of the the best food I have ever eaten!! Although we didn't go to Busch gardens or the university, we walked by several times and they are both extremely close. There is also a nice park right in the neighborhood. I'm so glad to have met Marsha and stayed in her lovely home. I would recommend it to anybody! Thank you!

Robert Ryan User Profile
January 2013
Marsha is a charming generous women who knows the meaning of hospitality. She knows her neighbourhood, cares about cleanliness and comfort, and is respectful to your needs.

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Tampa, Florida, United States · Joined in September 2011
Marsha User Profile

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

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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