About this listing
Huge king-bed suite. Own-floor private. En-suite bathroom. Great breakfasts, spotlessly clean, pool overlooking lake and conservation, wifi. Hosts are experts on Florida West Coast region. Laundry, parking, guest lounge & dining room.
This huge suite takes up the whole upstairs floor of a large quiet house. It is about 400 sq. ft, light, with cathedral ceiling, king-size bed, a couch that turns into a double-bed futon, desk, fridge and an newly renovated en-suite bathroom (tub and shower). It has its built-in own air-conditioning system, wifi and plug in internet too.
Guests have access to a guest lounge, dining room and large patio (lanai) next to a peaceful lake, with pool, overlooking a nature conservation area with many wild birds, and occasional deer.
Full breakfast, tea and coffee is always available, and the wifi is fast and highly reliable. There is extended cable, including many sports channels and HBO. The TV set is new and has BBC World, HBO etc.
A second, queen suite is available for larger groups.
There is a well-equipped laundry room with washer and dryer, washing powder etc.
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.
King suite, kitchen, laundry, guest lounge, guest dining room, patio, swimming pool.
Interaction with Guests
Variable. We usually provide advice and material about where to go and what to see. We often chat with guests at length and enjoy their stories. In some cases, we assist with many things - banks, lawyers, hospitals, doctors, laundry, cooking etc. Different guests have different needs. Glynis has helped nursed medical guests, dressed and undressed them... or some guests have come and gone and we have hardly seen them.
Tampa Palms is amazing. People love the peace and green quietness, yet we are a few minutes from the Interstate. The history, ecology, entertainment and myriad "things to see and do" always catch people by surprise - there are weeks of activity here. We maintain a website of some things to do on Glynis dot come.
Basically you want a car in Tampa Bay. Public transport is getting better but is not good.
Other Things to Note
We have things like beach umbrellas, a spare GPS, and hundreds of ways of connecting business, academic, medical people. Ask. (We can't read your mind.) We're problem solvers :)
No smoking, or please smoke outside and empty the ashtray.
You are welcome to use the kitchen as you like but please tidy afterwards.
Hilton is the expert on all the TV things. He will help out if you want to find the right channel..
Guest will be given network and passwork to the wifi network on arrival.
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 etc, just let me 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 or towards that side of the three garages.
There will be bottled water, glasses etc in your suite. If you need more or more soaps, toiletries etc, please just say so.