About this listing
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.
Everything was perfect here at the river house. It is exactly that one awesome house with real great host. Jeff and George made the birthday weekend a great time. Neighborhood was great and up coming with great bars and food options and was close to everything. Car rental made it perfect to get around and explore. The house is incredible and the parrots and dogs are great company.
Jeff & George always do an amazing job whenever my wife and I visit. This place has become our home away from home. We've even mastered the art of the perfect water temperature when taking a bath :D Thank you guys again for everything, never change!
Nick & Amy
Once again Jeff and George did NOT fail me in enjoying a relaxing stay! I so much didn't want to leave The River House because the owners Jeff and George are so inviting. This visit I even met people from across the world whom I will remain friends with. As usual my feathered friends didn't let me down either. I feel so at peace whenever I visit here!! It's like RELAXATION is a requirement!
Thank you Jeff and George for another wonderful stay. I can't think of any other place to stay when i come to Tampa! Hotels?!!?? What are those?? Lol! Thank you guys for helping me to get my next steps lined up here at home. #Friendtherapy
To start, the house feels like a lush tropical mansion. Parking is easy upon arrival which is a relief after traveling all morning. We entered into the house easily and Jeff was there with a warm welcome. He gave us a tour of their beautiful home and then left us to settle in. We stayed in one of the larger rooms and had a private balcony overlooking the pool. It was great to have such a beautiful place to come an relax between our trips to see friends and family. We enjoyed a bottle of wine on the balcony with friends and didn't have to worry about bugs because of the stylish citronella torch (they have it all thought out so well). I loved the birds and the dogs (miss you Elvis!) and the fish in the koi pond. I wish we could have stayed longer but we will definitely be back. I HIGHLY recommend this home to anyone searching for a nice place to stay. What a great first Airbnb experience for us. Thanks Jeff & George!
This was our first experience using airbnb and I wasn't really sure what to expect but it was a wonderful experience. Jeff and George were so welcoming and friendly as well as very helpful with lots of suggestions on dining and entertainment options. The house was magnificent and our room was quite nice with it's private balcony and comfy bed. We will for sure look for the Tampa River House the next time we visit the area.
If you're into luxury and stuff, click book now. Jeff and George are incredible hosts and people in general, who happen to have the most sublime home and sweetest rescue pets you could imagine! While I'm glad to be home in Jacksonville, much of me is still in Tampa.
This was our first time with AirBNB and we had a great time. The house was great. We had enough privacy in our own room and the common areas were set up nicely for our whole group to be able to socialize and have fun. Jeff and George were very friendly and were great hosts. We would definitely recommend the place to other people.
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About the Host, Jeff
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.