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.
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.
We will be staying here every time we are in Tampa! Beautiful home and the hosts were AMAZING! Sweetest, kindest and most patient people I've ever had the pleasure of staying with. Amazing breakfast served!! The pool / hot tub were wonderful. Myself and my group of 6 other people all stayed in this home and everyone had an amazing time! You HAVE to stay here if you are in Tampa.
Really enjoyed a relaxing time here. We've been to Tampa many times and this is now one of our favorites. Close to most anything you want to do in Tampa, beautiful park across the street for nice morning walks, quiet neighborhood, and the house itself is fantastic. We especially enjoyed the balconies and hot tub. Thank you Jeff & George!
Well, where to start!
We have stayed at many Airbnb locations, always renting the whole house/apartment. On this occasion we decided to try something new with a unique take on a B and B.
Jeff and George are amazing hosts - charming, witty, helpful and informative. Their house is oh so beautiful and stylish. We really can't recommend the accommodation and our hosts highly enough.
We will return!
I'm not sure there are enough superlatives or words of praise to accurately describe the amazing stay we had with Jeff and George. These fellas are WELL traveled, WELL versed, and SUPERB at what they do. The house itself is beyond impressive and perfectly appointed. The location is prime. The breakfast!!! Wow. Delicious and plentiful. The only thing wrong with our stay was how short it was.. Which will be rectified next time! Stay here, you simply will not regret it.
Our stay was fantastic. Wonderful hosts and amazing home. Location was perfect for us. Close drive to most areas of Tampa and walking distance to some food, bar, and shopping options. Great amenities. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming. we enjoyed using the hot tub, relaxing on the deck, and hanging out with the birds. Nice breakfast options as well. Can't get a better value than this! We will definitely plan another trip in the future.