TAMPA RIVER HOUSE is located minutes from everything. 10 min to downtown Tampa, 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 & park.
LOADED WITH AMENITIES, TAMPA RIVER HOUSE IS A GORGEOUS CONTEMPORARY PRIVATE RESIDENCE 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: WiFi & Internet; Cable TV; ample private parking (not on the street); and 6 ft 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 3 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
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.
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.
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
PLEASE NOTE - Although we have pets, we are not necessarily a "PET FRIENDLY" establishment. Guests with pets should contact us before making reservations. Our concern is for the safety of our parrots. Our parrots roam freely in the aviary during the day and in the house at night. We have had too many close encounters whereby guests dogs have kipped or bitten our birds.
PLEASE NOTE - we DO NOT provide personal hygiene products. We provide towels, sheets, pillows and blankets, but guests must provide their own soap, shampoo and lotions.
Housekeeping will provide fresh linen and towels to guest staying longer than 5 nights.
FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ALL GUESTS, WE REQUIRE PHOTO ID FROM OUR GUEST UPON ARRIVAL.
$10 REFUNDABLE key deposit is required (since so many guest depart and forget to leave the house key)
NO SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE - but plenty of balconies, terraces and pool decks, outside
NO CURFEW - but all doors and gates lock at 10pm. ACCESS AFTER 10PM IS THE MAIN FRONT DOOR ONLY.
NO GLASS CONTAINERS around pool deck or hot tub
PLEASE... PLEASE...PLEASE. WHEN ENTERING THE HOUSE FROM THE POOL, USE THE POOL BATHROOM. MARBLE FLOORS ARE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY WHEN WET, AND WE WANT ALL GUESTS TO HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE STAY.
Let me start by saying, this was my very first AIRBNB experience, and now EVERY experience MUST live up to the BEST experience i had at Jeff and Georges place. First of all Jeff and George are by far the BEST! To stay somewhere where people make you make you feel like family says alot. Even Jeff's daughter came by and she was the sweetest person just like her dad. The home is like something you would see in a magazine!!! And the Birds....omgoodness, they were a huge aspect of the home that made my stay simply the best. The hospitality they showed was out of this world. I wish i would have known about Airbnb when my son first started college in Tampa...but now that i do...I wouldnt stay anywhere else but with Jeff and George. I cant wait to return. And when they say, "Make this your home", they HONESTLY mean it! Thank you Jeff and George for making my already special weekend with my son, a special weekend because of where I stayed also. You guys are the BEST!!!!
Jeff and George were excellent hosts and their home was unbelievable! It was very clean and just as pictured. My hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately, I had to do a lot of running around to do and I didn't have much time to relax. I hope to return to the River House to enjoy the home and the area. Also, the pets were very friendly. This was my first experience with airbnb and it far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend booking a stay here. You won't regret it!
We had a great time at Jeff and George's home. They have a beautiful home that is very welcoming for Airbnb'rs. As described, you can keep your privacy, or hangout and meet with the other guests. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and the home is large and set up perfectly to accommodate many guests. We give them our highest recommendation and would definitely stay again. Thanks Jeff and George.
Jeff and George have an amazing place that you will not want to leave. Their hospitality and attention to their guests needs are unparalleled. Every time I visit my loved ones that travel with me they can't stop talking about what a fantastic place this is! Finally, they graciously accept my sweet little man, Tug the Pug. It feels like visiting with family every time. I can't wait to book my next trip!
Jeff and George were wonderful hosts! We felt very welcome and at home throughout our stay. Great, down-to-earth people, very generous and helpful. Gave us good recommendations for restaurants and other sites in the area. We really enjoyed walking through the neighborhood, along the river, and trying out the different local restaurants. We probably spent more time on our private balcony than anywhere else. A perfect haven to relax, reflect, listen to the birds, drink our morning coffee...Our bed was very comfortable and luxurious, and it was so nice to just step outside our room and get our coffee, and then go downstairs for a wonderful, made to order breakfast each morning. The Tampa River House is such a great place! We will definitely stay there again!
Amazing host!! Jarrod & myself enjoyed our stay!! Amazing breakfast in the morning!! Enjoyed our morning walks on the river to the local park. Enjoyed our interaction with the birds & especially the poodles!! We felt at home!! Very friendly!!! We
Will be back!!!
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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, an African Grey parrot and one overly friendly cockatoo named ELVIS.