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 we are 10 minutes to downtown Tampa (during rush hour), 3 miles to the University of Tampa, 5 miles to Busch Gardens, and 15 minutes to Tampa International Airport. 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 4 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.
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.
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.
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 ....
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.
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.
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.
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
This place is awesome!
First, I must begin by acknowledging Jeff & George's spectacular AirBNB listing/profile. Everything was as pictured and described. Secondly, thank you to all prior AirBNB guests who left such positive reviews. It was your commentary that have me the ease of mind & confidence that my best friend & I had selected the perfect property for our stay in Tampa.
Jeff, George and all other guests encountered during our stay we're an absolute delight. It was a pleasure to mingle and meet such exciting people from all over the world in such a short time. The River House was designed with much thought to guests privacy...we couldn't hear a peep; even with all rooms booked. The cleanliness of the suite was awesome. The private balcony was lovely. The comfort of the bedding furniture & linens...sweet dreams! The breakfast was delicious and Jeff, George & Mama' & Sister were so accommodating with our "delicate" needs. They didn't want us to lift a finger during breakfast hours...except to eat the delectable food, of course.
The pets are well trained, calm, quiet & groomed. You almost don't know they're there. Even housekeeping was noninvasive. The Tampa River House is a well oiled machine. All operations are smooth, creating the most enjoyable atmosphere & experience. I highly recommend you choose The Tampa River House for your stay. I'll definitely be returning the next time I visit Tampa! Thanks for everything guys!
We stayed with Jeff for a week in Feb. 2014. The online pictures do not do justice to the home as it is even more beautiful. Our room was very spacious and well kept. The entire home was clean and the amenities plentiful. The hosts, with their menagerie of pets, were more than accommodating being helpful in offering advice on places to go and/or things to do. The home is located in an area with easy access to a variety of food venues. It is also in a very quiet locale with walking trails along the river.
The breakfasts offered were both hearty and healthy.
We were allowed to leave our vehicle there and Jeff arranged to get us to the Tampa port and pick us up after our cruise.
Of the many B and Bs we have been to this would certainly rank near the top! My husband and I would not hesitate in recommending this place to anybody.
We stayed 6 nights with Jeff and George who were wonderfully helpful in suggesting places to eat, places to go. The home is
beautiful and exactly as pictured. Our 1st Airbnb experience will be very hard to top. Our interactions with other guests, Jeff's mom and dogs Trevor and Gauge made our stay even more special.
What can we say? There's absolutely nothing bad to find here. Jeff and George are super nice. Of course they can't compete with the two poodles and parrots, but they're still good fun. Everything is taken care of and the rooms are brand new and very clean and comfy. We can recommend this accommodation 100%. Both of the guys were very helpful with information etc. You feel like part of the family immediately. We were really sad when our stay was over and are missing Elvis already.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.