Beautiful queen suite with private bathroom in quiet, clean, modern home. Pool, breakfast, lake, laundry, wifi, parking etc.
Thank you Airbnb photographer - the downstairs suite looked dark in my photograph and it is so light!
This large quiet house has three master suites. This suite is the queen suite, a large, light, (non-smoking) suite in a very peaceful setting, with pool, lake and full breakfasts, wifi, extended cable television and en-suite bathroom (shower).
The bed in this suite is a queen size, with a new high-quality mattress. There is a small couch which can become a sleeper couch, and new desk. The suite is separated from the rest of the house by a small foyer and is quiet and private.
The area is very peaceful, next to a small lake, with pool, guest lounge and dining room, and beautiful patio ("lanai"). Breakfast, tea and coffee are always available, and the wifi is fast and highly reliable.
A second, large king suite is available.
This suite is very private, but guests often relax in the downstairs lounge or outside. The couch turns into a small sleeper if an extra person sleeps in the room. There is extended cable, including many sports channels and HBO. The TV set is new.
There is a well-equipped laundry room with washer and dryer, washing powder etc.
Guests often use the main kitchen. Breakfast is included. Sometimes they make their own breakfasts, and sometimes they like us to cook for them - it's always a comfortable arrangement. Our medical guests often have special needs and we accommodate these happily.
The house is in pristine condition and the area is quiet. There are restaurants, a coffee bar, pharmacy, post office etc and other stores with easy walking distance, and there is a bus close by, but one really needs a car in Tampa Bay. Public transit is not great. There are several malls "close by" in Tampa Bay terms - i.e. a 10 - 15 minute drive.
We believe that this accommodation is best suited to adults, or older teens, and probably suits business, medical, academic, and international visitors, golfers, university parents, new students going to college etc.
The house is relatively close to USF and to many major medical centers like Moffitt and close to the I75-Bruce B Downs off-ramp.
We have met with the Lodging Committee at Moffitt and are trying to build more community connections between medical facilities and our diverse communities, to support American and International visitors to Tampa Bay.
We're also experts on Tampa Bay business (and international business) and are both deeply involved in volunteer economic development work. We have extensive experience of international visitors, and love to share our the region with them..
We train cultural fluency and soft landings for international trade, and have multiple contacts in the business worlds of the area. This knowledge can be useful to visitors and we share it freely.
Pool, Laundry, Kitchen, Guest Lounge and Dining Room, Lanai next to Pool.
Interaction with Guests
As much as they like or need.
No smoking in the house. Smoking okay at the pool but please empty ashtrays.
Please tidy up the kitchen if you use it to cook. Also help yourself to tea, coffee, etc during the day or ask if you need anything. We offer a beer or wine in the evening.
Hilton is the expert on all the TV things. He will help out if you can't find the program you want.
Please just ask if you need anything for laundry. All the detergents etc are there, but if you need advice about which program is best to use etc, just let Glynis know.
Each bathroom has a closet with extra towels, linens etc. When your towels need replacing, just put them on the basket outside the laundry room and take new ones from your bathroom closet.
Please let Glynis know if you need pool towels.
Please park outside the single garage door.
There will be bottled water, glasses etc in your suite. If you need more or more soaps, toiletries etc, please just say so.
Beautiful home with wonderful guest suite, better than a 5 star hotel!
Home is situated in an upscale neighborhood great for walking for exercise or just to go to the nearby shopping centers where there are some very good restaurants. The lanai out back is wonderful and peaceful. Make sure you spend some time out there listening to the birds, enjoying the pool, or closing your eyes and resting.
The hosts are lovely, friendly people who obviously love hosting strangers in their home. They certainly don't make you feel like strangers.
Hilton and Glynis were excellent hosts! Everything from the breakfasts to the suite, their home and of course the conversations... They were so welcoming and hospitable! They made us feel at home and part of their family even though we were only there for a few nights. If we are in the area, we will be sure to stay with them again!
The week my wife and I spent with Glynis and Hilton stands out as one of our most delightful in recent times. Their lovely home is spacious, extremely functional and spotlessly clean. Our room with ensuite bathroom, a comfortable queen bed, a large TV screen and plenty of closet space was a perfect substitute for home. And we were allowed to share most of the rest of the house, including the modern, well-stocked kitchen and pool and patio area. Wifi is available throughout the house. The neighbourhood is quiet, clean, safe and within easy access to freeways. The lovely daily breakfast was one of the day’s highlights. Glynis and Hilton have the innate ability to make you feel as part of their family; they are warm, caring, and extremely helpful. They excel at holding interesting conversations on a great variety of topics. Without their dedicated help we would not have enjoyed Tampa, St. Petersburg and their neighbourhood so much. We highly recommend this lovely place to anyone visiting the Tampa Bay area. If we ever decide to travel to this part of the world again, we will definitely stay with Glynis and Hilton. On a scale of one to ten, they certainly deserve a 10+ in every respect!
Staying with Hilton and Glynis was absolutely wonderful. From the moment we got there, we felt such warmth from them both. My boyfriend and I only stayed one night, but we were made to feel completely at home. The bed was super comfortable, we woke up to a nice spread of breakfast foods, and Glynis made us one of the best omelettes I have ever tasted. I would definitely stay here again!
We had the greatest experience staying with Hilton & Glynis from Oct. 15 – 18! We were in town to visit our son who is a Doctor of Physical Therapy grad student at USF. We were pleased to be within 10 minutes of his apartment, and we truly felt like we were “home” while staying with Hilton & Glynis. There was not one detail that was overlooked or omitted in their efforts to make us comfortable. We were treated to exceptional & warm hospitality, and in our short visit, we left feeling we had made new friends. The home is very well appointed, and we enjoyed every area that was made available to us, from the spacious kitchen, lovely daily breakfast, relaxing pool & patio area, to the comfortable suite we rested comfortably in each night. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with our hosts and have promised them that we will return the next time we travel from Ohio to Tampa!!
It was the first time that I used Airbnb and it was amazing! I could have not asked for a better place to stay! Hilton and his wife did more than expected, they also drove me around if I needed to go some where. If you are in Tampa I highly recommend that you go to them!!
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Hilton and Glynis were born in South Africa, have traveled six continents, and love Tampa Bay. Hilton retired from law when we came to the US and helps Glynis with her training company.
Our sons have grown up, and their suites are empty so we began by welcoming international students and found that we enjoyed this. We also hosted Moffitt patients and visitors after Glynis' father passed away from cancer.
We heard about Airbnb/Crashpadders from the Irish Chamber of Commerce. We saw a way to share local knowledge with visitors. We can help visitors to Tampa Bay to understand the regional business community and economy, and to make business contacts, and we are experts on how to enjoy Tampa Bay.
We still host cancer patients with minimal immune challenges (and we clean things ourselves to meet the requirements). We hope to interest others in the International Community in opening their homes to international business people, and to those visiting medical and academic/educational centers in the region (Moffitt, CAMLs etc.)