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Beautiful, restored Tampa bungalow

Beautiful, restored Tampa bungalow

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath

The space

My home is centrally located in Southeast Seminole Heights. A quiet neighborhood close to the 2 interstates that will connect you to beaches, theme parks, stadiums, and the airport. Minutes from the downtown convention center.

Hardwood floors throughout the house as well as tiled kitchen/bathroom.

I have a private guest room with a brand new queen sized memory foam mattress. A private bathroom with shower and tub. My bedroom is in the back of the house offering you more privacy.

I have a 30-night minimum stay for one bedroom.

You will have full access to the living room, kitchen, and large covered porch in the back yard. Total space is 2000 sq ft (186 sq m). Washer/Dryer available. Off street parking. WiFi throughout home. Sorry, no television.

Breakfast is not provided, but I can offer coffee or tea. There are several cheap breakfast spots close to my house including the ever popular Three Coins Diner. Publix grocery store is less than a mile away.

There's a decent restaurant right around the corner that I recommend called Ella's.

The Taco Bus restaurant is a few blocks further. It's open 24/7:

There is a bus that stops at the end of my street. It can run you straight downtown as well as other places in Tampa, including the airport. Best to have your own transportation in Florida.

I have a free Dali Museum pass and parking pass to use for females- price is normally $26.

Please be aware that Tampa is not on the beach. If you wish to be closer to the Gulf, search for Clearwater, Treasure Island, St. Petersburg, Gulfport, Redington, Bradenton, Sarasota to name a few. Also, while my listing is in the most sought after popular neighborhood, it is URBAN TAMPA. There are residents of all colors and nationalities. If you are used to gated communities with security guards, this is not the neighborhood for you.

This is a politically progressive household, non-religious, with a zero tolerance for bigotry. Before contacting me, ask yourself "do I believe Trump is a great choice?" "by all means, build that wall!" "Fox news is my go to source for sanity." If you answered yes to any of the above, please look elsewhere.

Please upload a photo of yourself for your profile. I won't host a faceless person.


Air conditioning
Indoor fireplace

House Rules

Ladies and gents, you are welcome to smoke, but only on the front and back porches.

Please remove high heels, stilettos, or any footwear that will pit my wood floors. The floors have been lovingly restored, and I want to avoid damages. If you plan to cha-cha-cha in the living room or dining room, please do so in your socks.


79 Reviews

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Cam &
March 2015
Cathi could not have been more welcoming to my friend and I. She was the epitome of Southern hospitality, and a joy to interact with. One of the fondest memories I have of my trip to Tampa was the night Cathi and I just sat around talking. We chatted for nearly two hours. And the…
Linda User Profile
March 2015
Cathi was an excellent hostess. This was my second stay at her home when in the Tampa area. The location is very convenient for reaching downtown, about 3-4 miles north. Her house was extremely clean and she helped out with my questions on directions and where to find places in…
Laura User Profile
February 2015
I arrived in the evening starving with takeout food in hand. Cathi greeted me at the door and helped provide me with everything I needed. Cathi was super super friendly and welcoming. This was especially appreciated as it was my first airbnb experience. Cathi's place was quiet, c…
Tj User Profile
February 2015
Host definitely made us feel welcome and the house was very nice! She did great!
Shelby User Profile
February 2015
Our stay with Cathi was wonderful. She was an excellent hostess, made us feel right at home, and had great tips for us as tourists new to the Tampa/St Pete's area. Her place was just as described. We used both front rooms; the rooms, including the bathroom, were clean and comf…
Alexandra User Profile
February 2015
Of all the places I stayed at with airbnb, Cathi's is my absolute favorite! Her house is nice, clean and just so cozy. It's in a cute neighborhood and close to some good places to eat. If you've never been to Tampa, ask Cathi about things to do - she knows the area really well an…
Frances User Profile
February 2015
Cathi is a GREAT host and super chill. She has lots of good suggestions and stories. Her place is very comfortable and cute. The neighborhood is nice and the restaurant at the corner is amazing! I would love to stay here again the next time I am in Tampa! Thank you Cathi for your…

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Tampa, Florida, United StatesJoined in November 2011
Cathi User Profile
155 Reviews
Florida gringa. Into everything except base jumping and chess. I'm usually traveling, but if I'm home I'd be happy to host you!
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