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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Casa Lantana is located on some 12 acres of private land in a bedroom community about 20 minutes from Tampa. It's a paradise of peace and quiet with everything needed for a day or a week of rest and exploration. Giselle greeted us warmly and offered to help anytime we had questions. She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Good wifi and cellphone reception worked in the suite and out on the deck. Strong A/C keep us cool and dry during a hot August week. The suite was clean and efficient with a comfortable king bed, a comfortable large sofa, well-appointed kitchenette with table and chairs. Bathroom includes a large shower area, lots of closet shelving with lots of towels. Step out the door and jump in the pool; I had a little swim every morning, and sat in lounge chair on the pool deck to read before lunch. The pool area is totally screened-in, yet the shady sunshine and breezes were welcome. We also could walk the perimeter of the property for maybe a half-mile hike, and the area has sidewalks for even more walking freedom. There are nearby stores, restaurants, and mini-golf to walk or drive. Casa Lantana is a perfect little get-away for two. I would visit again, and would recommend it to my friends.
We came over from Orlando for a busy weekend of meetings. We never had a chance to take a dip in the pool, but it looked inviting. But the suite was great. Excellent bed, very comfortable for getting a great night's sleep. The suite is very well equipped and I can see someone visiting and seeing the sights using it as HQ for a few days traveling about. Giselle made sure all the little details were taken care of. We wanted for nothing. Lots of different restaurants are nearby, from fast food to BBQ and Italian. We only had one minor issue and after I informed Giselle, via email (we left early every morning and got in late), she was immediately on it.
Would I stay here again? If I was going to be working around the East Side of Tampa, absolutely.
My lady and I stayed with Giselle for a bit of a staycation. The property itself is stunning and well manicured. The Stand Alone Suite was perfect for our needs, and was well maintained. The Keurig was completely stocked with plenty of options, which was nice because my girlfriend can't always have caffeine. The bed was very comfortable, and the large fan is nice. While we didn't need it the bathroom is completely stocked with great products, not just generic. The fresh fruit was also delicious! Everything Giselle does to prepare your room feels intentional.
My friend and I flew down to Tampa for a hockey game last minute and Giselle was able to accommodate us. The room was clean and professionally prepared. Words cannot describe how thankful my friend and I are to be able to have stayed at such a nice place on such short notice.
The refrigerator was stocked with bagels, orange juice, and other amenities. There was a fresh bowl of fruit for us. The AC and shower worked great. The pool is 5 feet from the door.
I would suggest this place to anybody that needs a room near Tampa. Thank you Giselle for helping us out! Everything exceeded our expectations.
When my husband and I arrived we walked into a beautiful cottage full of serenity. We were so happy, we took a shower and then just rested and looked around and said, a perfect place to enjoy each other for the weekend. Giselle was the nicest woman, she had everything ready, fruit, water, coffee, bagels and even cream cheese, we didn't have to think of a thing. The bed was amazingly comfortable and the towels so soft after a shower. We couldn't have picked a better place. I would recommend to anyone. We loved Giselles oasis. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us. Lisa
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!
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.