Tastefully decorated yet comfortable including fully equipped kitchen, HDTV, wi-fi, cable TV, bikes, sports gear, treadmill, solar heated pool with safety fence, nearby parks, tennis, racquetball, bike trails, basketball, river access, canoeing, movie theaters, many restaurants and shopping. There are several golf courses nearby. We are about 45 minutes from world class Clearwater area beaches and 1.5 hrs. from Disney World, Seaworld, Legoland, Universal Studios & Harry Potter, MGM, etc. The Tampa/St Petersburg area offers fine and casual dining, Busch Gardens, major league sports including baseball spring training (New York Yankees and others), NFL (Bucaneers) , NHL (Lightning) , MLB (Rays), a major performing arts center, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, new Salvidor Dali Museum, a major university (University of South Florida), and extensive shopping. Within a short drive are Tarpon Springs, Sarasota and Lakeland. There are numerous city and state parks within an easy drive. Nearby is excellent deep sea, surf, and fresh water fishing. Several cruise lines depart from Tampa.
Note: Three bedrooms have real beds (king in master, queen in another bedroom and full in another) while fourth bedroom and great room have comfortable pull out sofas. Several inflatables are also available.
I am always pleased when the experience exceeds the expectation. Bill and Ivonne provided exactly that. Their home is located in a peaceful and beautiful upscale neighborhood. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well appointed and the pool was just fantastic. The owners provided us with information on restaurants, shopping and area attractions. We also had clear instructions for each feature in the house. The real test of a host is when there is a problem. One day the cable and Internet went out after a storm. I emailed Bill and he had the cable company call me within minutes and service was restored soon after. In summary, we hated to leave at the end of our week.
Bill and Ivonne are lovely hosts and their house and neighbourhood in Tampa are amazing. We had a wonderful time there, enjoying what it is is to live in Florida as a resident: relaxing, peaceful, just beautiful. Highly recommended
I was a first time renter for a month on vacation at Bill & Ivonne's house, what a positive feeling it was! The preliminary communication was great, they answered all my questions ahead of time with no surprises. The house made you feel right at home, everything you needed. If someone is looking to stay in the Tampa area, it's the place to be, close to both interstate highways, 30 min to airport, less than an hour to the beach, and less than 10 min to many great restaurants, some we didn't even get to try! I was also pleased about the many great golf courses in the area with reasonable rates.
If I was to rate this home, it would be a 9.5!!!!!!!!!!
My group and I had a great stay at Bill and Ivonne's home. All 8 of us had plenty of room and space. We took advantage of the heated pool at the clubhouse as it was still too chilly for their pool. During our stayed we enjoyed using the bikes in the neighborhood and nearby trails. Their house had everything we needed for our stay which included washer/dryer and any kitchen essentials we needed. Bill did a fantastic job leaving instructions/notes all around the house for any questions we had. We strongly recommend their home and enjoyed our stay in Tampa very much.
We had a perfect stay at Bill and Ivonne's beautiful home. It was so well-appointed. We took advantage of the bikes that they provided, as well as the pool and lanai area. The kitchen had everything that we needed. There was plenty of space to relax. The neighborhood was perfect for walking and biking. Bill was fantastic to work with during the booking process as well as in terms of providing great information for us to make our stay at his home very comfortable. I hope that my son's lacrosse team has a tournament in Tampa again next year, and that this beautiful home is available for us to rent! Thanks Bill and Ivonne!
This beautiful home is in a well developed ,quiet and safe subdivision. It is conducive for walking ,biking,and shopping..The beaches are 45 minutes away from this area . Golfing is nearby and very reasonable. The community center with a heated pool and the new YMCA is a 5 minute walk. We stayed in Bill Blank"s home for a month and enjoyed our stay.The month of February was cool so we did not use the pool but we still enjoyed the lanai.
Communicating with Bill Blank was a positive experience.. He went out of his way to address any concerns (that were in his control) we had in planning our stay through Airbnb . When we arrived in his home ,all the details to facilitate our stay were at our disposal.
This spacious house is a well designed home., perfect for us and the other couple that were with (website hidden) is equipped with modern kitchen appliances, comfortable beds and large bathrooms .
We rented Bill and Ivonne's beautiful home during the week of the RNC, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
I was really impressed by the extensive information that they provided prior to our arrival. They (email hidden) to all of their home's amenities and the surrounding community, which we found to be hugely helpful.
The house is very comfortable and we also enjoyed many hours outside by the pool (safe from bugs thanks to the wonderful enclosure).
It was the perfect size for the six of us who stayed. Four of us had bedrooms, and the other two had comfortable inflatables with plenty of linens.
I highly recommend staying in the Blank's home if you are visiting Tampa.
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