About This Listing
DETACHED, STAND ALONE, PRIVATE GUEST SUITE WITH LOUNGE, KITCHENETTE AND PRIVATE ENSUITE BATHROOM
12 ACRE PICTURESQUE, PEACEFUL, ESTATE
THE PERFECT TAMPA BAY LOCATION – CLOSE TO ALL LOCAL ATTRACTIONS, BEACHES, SPORTS, SCHOOLS ETC (SEE EXACT DRIVE TIMES BELOW)
FREE PARKING - PULL YOUR VEHICLE UP RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR PRIVATE ENTRANCE
WIRELESS INTERNET (No TV's in rooms)
MICROWAVE, COFFE MAKER, REFRIGERATOR, CENTRAL HEAT/AIR CONDITIONING, DEHUMIDIFIOR
(On your arrival you will find your suite stocked with complimentary bottled water, orange juice, bagels, cream cheese and fresh fruit)
KING BED WITH LUXURY LINENS AND DOWN ALTERNATIVE COMFORTER
45,000 GALLON POOL RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR FRENCH DOORS (Pool is not heated)
12 ACRES OF GROUNDS
OUTDOOR WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE
Enter through our gates into an oasis of peace and tranquility yet central to all of the areas attractions, sports, museums, universities, beaches, and restaurants and shopping. See complete listing of drive times below.
Our 'Casita Guest Suite' is a standalone guest suite of approximately 400 sq. ft. It consists of a King bed with 650 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, down alternative comforter and pillows. Comfortable lounge area with couch. Kitchenette with sink, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, fully stocked with all the plates, glasses and utensils you might need. An ensuite bathroom with sink, toilet and large shower. This suite has its own central air conditioning/heating system and a dehumidifier for your complete comfort.
Lots of space for parking and for complete convenience you can pull up and park right next to the side entrance of your suite.
Inside your suite you will also find our comprehensive Visitor's Guide with all the information you will need during your stay. Local dining from Bern's Steak House to small family owned Indian restaurants. Shopping from Tiffany's to the Outlet Malls. Local theme parks from Disney to the Florida Aquarium. Museums, Theatre, Golf, Kayaking, Hot Air Ballooning, Sky Diving, Bird Watching. We know the best beaches for finding sharks teeth to playing volleyball. Historic Walks, Segway Tours, Ghost Tours, after living here for 30 years we have the inside scoop and we love to share. Just ask we can probably help.
As we sit on 12 acres of private grounds we have more than enough room for parking at no additional charge. Arriving in a large tour bus, RV, trailer don't worry we can accommodate your vehicles with room to spare.
During your stay enjoy our picturesque, peaceful and private environment. A little piece of heaven in the middle of everything.
We are also a Certified Wildlife Sanctuary and it is not uncommon to see any of the following on our grounds: Sand Hill Cranes, Woodpeckers, Owls, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds, Hawks, Cardinals, Raccoons, Possums, Squirrels, Armadillos, Red Foxes and Butterflies.
We believe in providing a custom experience for each of our guests. Whether you are in town for business, a conference, research, family events, sports, reviewing local colleges, considering relocation, a personal retreat, romantic getaway, golf, fishing, hiking, bird watching or, family vacation, we gear your visit with us to meet your specific needs. Whatever the reason you are in town we believe in providing you with the perfect place to stay.
For our international guests let us take all the stress out of your trip to Florida and provide you with all the fun. Just contact us and we can help you have the most amazing trip ever.
Driving through our gates the extended tree lined driveway makes for a dramatic entrance. Within Casa Lantana's twelve acres you enter a picturesque world of peace and privacy.
Ancient oak trees draped with Spanish moss. Swaying in the gentle breeze hammocks and swings invite you to rest in their shade and enjoy this oasis. Butterflies flit among the flowers and meadow and our red wood barn makes a pretty rustic backdrop.
The magical sparkle and sound of water from the two adjacent fountains greets you at the entrance to our two storied Mediterranean Grand Villa.
Our property is completely walled, fenced and gated making it an oasis of peace and tranquility yet close to everything.
We are perfectly located for easy access to all the areas attractions and facilities. Below are some of the drive times courtesy of MapQuest:
Tampa International Airport (TIA) = 28 minutes
Tampa Port Authority/Cruise Ships = 17 minutes
Orlando International Airport (MCO) = 1 hour
Walt Disney World = 1 Hour
Lego Land = 55 minutes
Busch Gardens = 20 Minutes
Florida Aquarium = 19 minutes
Great Florida Bird and Wildlife Trail = 20 minutes
University of South Florida Bulls = 20 minutes
Tampa Bay Lighting (2004 Stanley Cup Champions) = 20 minutes
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003 Super Bowl Champions) = 26 minutes
Tampa Bay Rays (2008 American League Champions) = 18 minutes
Golf Course TPC Tampa Bay # 1 ranked in Tampa = 39 minutes
Straz Center for the Performing Arts = 20 minutes
Tampa Convention Center = 20 Minutes
Tampa Bay Times Forum = 20 Minutes
Florida State Fairgrounds = 14 minutes
Brandon Town Center = 6 minutes
Ybor City = 17 minutes
Bern’s Steak House = 24 minutes
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino = 15 minutes
We have a profound love for our little piece of heaven and in depth knowledge of all the areas attractions and amenities. We also know all the local best kept secrets from sea food restaurants to hidden beaches. Please don't hesitate to ask.
We would be delighted to advise you on any aspects of your stay and can also put together a custom itinerary and package for you. Whether it's champagne, roses, a limo and dinner reservations or, a comprehensive all inclusive stay including a custom itinerary. Our goal is to make your stay with us the best ever.
We look forward to meeting you......
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From the moment that my girlfriend and I arrived at the casita suite in the beautiful property we knew we had made the right choice. Giselle did absolutely everything to provide the most comfortable stay possible. The room was amazingly furnished and had provided all the amenities we could ever need and more. We only stayed for two nights but wished we could be there forever. Believe the hype, this place is great! Thanks Giselle!
The space is much nicer and cozier than the pictures make justice. The entire property is beautiful and very well taken care of. The room and the outside area are pretty spacious and beautifully decorated. The swimming pool is sparkling clean, with a fountain in the middle - great for a sunny day. From the swing set under an old large tree to the light breeze in the air, the grounds are so charming and pleasant that you may not want to leave. Giselle is a lovely, thoughtful and caring host who makes sure that you're going to have the best experience in her place. She emailed us detailed directions and left us toiletries, soft towels, fresh fruits, water, juice and coffee t wait to be back!
We were greeted by Giselle upon arrival and shown the suite. It was just as the pictures described and perfect for the two of us. The fresh fruit, bagels, and coffee/tea were the perfect addition. We will be back in the future. Beautiful property!
Giselle's place was just wonderful! We spent 3 very relaxing days there and enjoyed every second of it. Her 12 acre property is just gorgeous, as is the guest house. Giselle made us feels extremely welcome and is a very gracious hostess. There were many amenities in the house, including breakfast fixings of bagels, cream cheese, orange juice, and great tasting coffee. There were also many cans of sparkling water in the refrigerator. We were greeted upon our arrival with a vase of fresh flowers, a big bowl of colorful fruit, and classical music playing on the CD player. There was a lot of information on the area on the coffee table, as well as a booklet describing how to work various things in the guest house. There were also magazines and books, beautifully placed on the 2 night stands, by the bed. Soon after our arrival, Giselle knocked on the door to introduce herself and asked us if we needed anything or had any questions on the area, or on things to do.
As for the rest of the guest house, the King bed was extremely comfortable, with luxurious sheets and many pillows. The bathroom had many choices of soaps, shampoos, and conditioners. There were multiple towels, including 2 beach towels. The little house is cheerful and just beautiful. It was also very quiet. We had such a good time here that we told Giselle we would be back next March. We highly recommend this place and are already looking forward to a return visit.
Gisele was a great hostess! She made sure we had everything we needed, even let us borrow chairs and an umbrella for the beach. The suite was very comfortable and quiet. The king size bed was absolutely luxurious. We stayed for 6 nights and would definitely return if our travels take us back to the Tampa area.
About the Host, Giselle
Long time resident of Florida, originally from the UK. I am passionate about providing a pampered and personalized experience for guests at my Bed and Breakfast - Casa Lantana. Extremely knowledgeable with a true insiders perspective on all the areas attractions and hidden gems. Click on ‘View Full Profile’ to see comments from some previous guests. I have travelled extensively and lived in Europe and America. Still lots and lots of places left on my bucket list. Love to meet new people. I am new to listing on AirBnB but very impressed with the concept and how well it seems to work for both guests and hosts. I also have extensive experience in putting together and hosting all types of events from large weddings to private dinner parties. I really want you to have the best possible experience during your stay at 'Casa Lantana' no matter why you are in the area.