House - Private room · N River Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603, United States
Your host, Jeff
45 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
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The Space

TAMPA RIVER HOUSE is located minutes from everything. 10 min to downtown Tampa (during rush hour), 3 miles to UT, 5 miles to Busch Gardens, 6 miles to USF, 15 min to Tampa International Airport. BUT BEST OF ALL, we are 10 steps from the Hillsborough River, and park. LOADED WITH AMENITIES, THIS BRAND NEW GORGEOUS CONTEMPORARY HOME OFFERS THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. Fully furnished, your large, private UPSTAIRS bedroom offers: King Bed; 15' vaulted ceilings; en-suite private bathroom w/ walk in shower & rain head; double closet; 42" flat screen TV; WiFi; and your own covered balcony overlooking the pool. UPSTAIRS there is also a den w/ small refrigerator, sink and coffee maker; huge sun deck overlooking the pool; w spiral stairs leading to the pool deck. DOWNSTAIRS: offers Italian marble floors throughout, 22ft ceiling in the living room w/ views of both the river and the private courtyard; AWESOME gourmet kitchen where we meet, cook, laugh and tell wonderful tales of live and living; the large dining room (seats 8 - 10 comfortably) opens to the bird cage (yes we have exotic parrots in an aviary complete w/ fountain and chairs) and opening to the pool deck where you can relax to the sound of the koi pond, take a siesta in the shade or bask in the sun; and don't forget the hot tub to relax in before bed. ADDITIONAL FEATURES: free breakfast (more than just coffee and bagels); WiFi & Internet; Cable TV; ample private parking (not on the street); and 6ft concrete fence offers extreme privacy. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION. Situated along the Hillsborough River, in Seminole Heights, there are wonderful restaurants, shops and a bakery (all within 3 blocks) plus DOWNTOWN TAMPA IS 3 MILES AWAY (by car or boat - same distance). We are WELL LIVED and know you will LIVE WELL while staying with us. IF THE DATES YOU SEEK ARE NOT AVAILABLE, THEN LOOK FOR OUR OTHER LISTINGS ON AirBNB. WE ALSO HAVE REDUCED RATES FOR WEEKLY STAYS. We have pets, 2 standard poodles and 2 parrots, so please let us know if you are not 'Pet Friendly' we will ATTEMPT to ensure they don't bother your stay. Then there are the DISCLAIMERS.... DISCLAIMER I. We will make every attempt to place you in the room you specifically booked, however if we can not (unforeseen repair - guests wanting to extend past their original dates (happens a lot), or room becomes unavailable, we will put you in a similar room, or upgrade you, at no additional cost. DISCLAIMER II - from time to time maintenance and repairs are required, so there may be an occasion when the pool or hot tub may not be available. That is beyond our control, and we ask in advance for you forgiveness. Thanks, Jeff & George

Guest Access

Guests will have access to all the common areas, such as kitchen, den, living room, dining room, pool, hot tub, sun decks and multiple courtyards. Guests may also use the laundry facility if needed.

Interaction with Guests

You choose whether you want to be reclusive and spend most of your time in your own private suite, or socialize in the kitchen, common areas with other guests and us. You are always invited to join us in the kitchen when we are cooking to chat and "USUALLY" enjoy a glass of wine or two.

The Neighborhood

Seminole Heights is a historic district, so the area is very safe, with beautiful homes AND, NO CHAIN RESTAURANTS. All the fabulous restaurants in the area are unique and a nice blend from organic vegetarian to Italian, to sports bar to pizzeria.

Getting around

ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED, renting a car is the best option as Tampa Bay is very spread out and mass transit is limited to bus.

However if you are attending a convention downtown, the mass transit to the convention center is easy, inexpensive and fairly quick.

WALKING is safe and easy in the neighborhood and you will find everything from grocery store to restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and pharmacy.

Other Things to Note

Guests should note we DO NOT provide personal hygiene products. Guests must provide their own soap, shampoo and lotions.

Housekeeping will provide fresh linen and towels to guest staying longer than 5 nights.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My husband and I enjoyed a quick trip away to Tampa! We stayed with Jeff and George for two nights, and it was lovely! Exactly what I expected and more. It was our first b&b experience, and we were afraid it would be awkward, but it wasn't at all! So much more homey then staying at a hotel! So glad we chose to stay with them! The room was lovely, and the house smelled remarkably well! Everything was SO clean! We have no negatives about our stay at all! Expect ask Jeff and George for directions instead of using your iPhone GPS...stay off of I-275!!! We will definitely be staying with them again for future trips to Tampa! Thanks again guys!

    July 2014
  • I'm posting the good and sad. GOOD ;-) Jeff was an excellent host along with his salt and pepper miniature(NOT) poodles that were so friendly. The River House was much more than I expected. The area was so calm and relaxing especially in the morning when you step outside and see the river. SAD :-( Leaving, along with being spoiled. Our expectations are set so high after staying with Jeff that this is what we'll expect at any other location. When Jeff said to me "MI CASA SU CASA" he wasn't kidding. God Bless

    July 2014
  • Great place. Highly recommend! Jeff and George were very gracious hosts. Offering up breakfast in the morning, use of their washer/dryer, and even mailed my reading glasses back to me right away when I left them at their place. Great swimming pool, jacuzzi (in the backyard). Coffee machines and communal fridge for guests to share. Room 6 was very nice (but so are all the rooms). Oh, and they left out M&Ms like all the time! :)

    June 2014
  • Jeff and George are delightful hosts! They treat guests like friends, and their warm and gracious hospitality make for a memorable experience! The generosity of these two gentlemen in sharing their beautiful home is truly heart warming. I want to stay here every time I come to Tampa!

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at The River House. Jeff and George are wonderful hosts. Their home is beautiful. Our king size bed was very comfortable

    They have two very well behaved dogs. A few birds and a couple of sugar gliders. Elvis is great. He may put on a show for you. Just don't try to understand what he is saying.

    We wanted a weekend away but didn't want to go far from home. The River House is just a short 30 minute drive from us. It was the perfect spot for our little getaway. We will return when we need another weekend "away".

    April 2014
  • Staying at the River-House is an experience on its own, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere elicited by Jeff and George makes you feel just like home. The location of the house is excellent in a waking distance from cafes and restaurants and within short driving distance from downtown Tampa and if you like the coast then you will have beautiful beaches in Tampa and St Petersburg with short distances. We loved it and so will you :) Thank you it was a lovely visit xxxxx Ingvar and Oddny
    We will be back ....

    April 2014
  • What a trip! We were in need of relaxation and boy did we get it. Jeff and George were both very welcoming and were always willing to help, either with breakfast or advising on local hot spots.

    The house was pristine and always made you feel you were in a 5 star resort. The private balconies were so enjoyable. Great romantic getaway.

    We will surely be back.

    March 2014
  • Lovely, lovely that is what our visit to Jeff and Georges beautiful home was. When I read the discription of there home and the line "we are well lived and you will live well during your visit" I decided that was where we would stay. It looked like a beautiful place to stay,but truth be told I wanted to meet Jeff and George. There lovely hosts and most welcoming. There home is exactly the way they decribe it. We look forward to being guests again in the future. Thank you for opening your home.

    March 2014
  • Eine tolle Unterkunft die keine Wünsche offen lässt. Die Bilder entsprechen der Realität. Frühstück - riesenauswahl. Die Gastgeber Jeff u. George sind sehr bemüht und hilfsbereit bei allen Fragen. Für Fans von Achterbahnen ist die Nähe von "Buschgarden" erwähnenswert.

    March 2014
  • Jeff and George have created a little paradise with their amazing home in Tampa that they are so kind to share with airbnb travellers.

    The whole process from first communication, check-in to check-out was extremely smooth. The bed was so comfortable that we could have stayed there all day. The mansion has great amenities, and the birds and dogs are friendly and playful.
    The breakfast every morning was rich and delightful and the hosts were always ready to share interesting stories of their travels and advice for activities and restaurants around Tampa. We would love to stay there again for an extended period of time as everything is provided for a relaxing stay.
    Thanks again for your hospitality, Jeff and George!

    Julius and Weihong

    March 2014
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real estate, world traveler, loving father and grandfather
Currently living in Tampa Florida, USA, I travel the world. I am passionate about going new places and meeting new people, which is why I love AirBnB. My partner George and I have built our dream house, and we open our doors for all travelers, offering the best comforts available, in our tranquil open lifestyle home. We are well lived, and we live well, and love to share that optimism with others. WELCOME TRAVELERS. you will enjoy your stay. Be prepared, we also love animals, as we have two standard poodles (hyper-allergenic), a koi pond, a macaw parrot and one overly friendly cockatoo named ELVIS.
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