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.
The River house was perfect. Jeff and George were wonderful hosts. The animals were friendly and pleasant. Our only regret was that we had to leave so early! We will definitely stay here again when we are in the area.
Great weather, great peple, great animmal friends... Jeff's house would be one of the most comportalbe and safe palce to stay in Tampa. Will be back very soon, as I promised Jeff. The facilities and the room was exactly the same as described on the web site. Strongly recommend to join the breakfast gatehring. :) You can meet good people around the world. If you want, you can find people to share much information about Tampa and...even a taxi, when you're going to the ari port! You could be introduced good restaurants and cafes around the area. Perfect play to stay for your vacation! See you soon, Jeff!
I loved my stay at the River House! Jeff and George were so welcoming and the house was the perfect quiet place to get away from the cold Northeast and just enjoy a bit of sunshine for a few days. The house is GORGEOUS, and my room was exactly as described. I spent 4 days there and pretty much had the pool and hot tub to myself most of the time. Also I was a big fan of their pets-- their two dogs are the sweetest and perfectly behaved, and their birds have huge personalities. Anytime I find myself in Tampa, I will definitely be staying here again!!
Had a great experience staying with Jeff and George, they had a beautiful home and lots of sweet pets, plus they served breakfast in the mornings and were very hospitable. Awesome location, would definitely visit again :)
Jeff was a fantastic host and makes you feel very welcome. The property and room is very impressive and luxurious. There is a big pool and hot tub which was great. I really enjoyed my time at the property. I would highly recommend staying at this property. This property is the best value for money in the Tampa area!!
Jeff and George were perfect hosts. They provided suggetions for dinner and helpful directions. Coffee,tea, or hot chocolate are available at anytime upstairs or downstairs. The suites are spacious and very comfortable. The pets ( 2 poodles and 3 parrots are well behaved and do not interact with the guests if the guests does not want the interaction. This beautiful home is located right on the river and is convient to excellent neighborhood restuarants and downtown Tampa/Ybor City. My wife and I have stayed in many B an B's and this was one of the best.
We could not have asked for a more pleasant stay! Jeff and George were wonderful hosts. Their home is gorgeous and full of all the amenities that you could ask for. This particular room was perfect with a king size bed, private bath, and private balcony overlooking the pool. Our only regret is that our stay was not longer. We will definitely book with Jeff and George again the next time we're in Tampa!!
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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.