Room with private bathroom in classical bungalow from 1928. All rooms have different colors and vibrate creativity and ecology.We are in the process of making your stay completely green. In May part of our electricity will be generated by solar.
One room with private bathroom in a classic bungalow with a full size double solid wood vintage bed, wireless internet, internet TV, free parking of the street. The house is decorated with my original oil paintings.
We will make our most delicious family breakfast which can be organic and gluten free. We grow organic vegetables in our garden and we have chickens, a swing and a slide which make it very child friendly.
The cleaning is done with non chemical cleaners like Seventh Generation and Dr. Bronner. The washing machine is energy and water efficient also the washing detergent is non polluting.
Available amenities include television (no cable), wireless internet, air conditioning, heat ,washing machine and kitchen access.
Interaction with Guests
We share the living- and dining room and kitchen with our guest. It all depends on the guest what you want to do. You can share a meal with us or just eat at your room, it is all fine.
Explore the oak lined streets and the beautiful old houses.Lee Groceries a bar which serves the best pizza and chicken wings in town is in walking distance. We are members of the Tampa heights community garden where we grow organic vegetables. The Refinery and the Independent Bar are close by. Ybor City with the history of the Cuban sigar factories is very vibrant and interesting. Ybor City also has great food and lots of shopping. Saterday morning there is an art and design market.
Take a bike along the river to downtown and visit the Tampa museum of modern art, The Cube the Photography museum and the History museum.
Biking distance from downtown and Ybor City. Public bus stop around the corner and a train station a few minutes ride away. We can provide you with a bicycle to get around. Only 10 minutes to Tampa International Airport by car.
When you are concerned with your carbon footprint as we are you might like to know that we have a Chevy volt to give you rides for additional payment.
Other Things to Note
The cold tap water at the kitchen sink is filtered and good to drink.
We use all left over food in our compost bin, if you can put it in our pot that would be great. No lemons or fat.
We loved staying at Elizabeth and Jim's home! The house is located about a 15 minutes bike ride from Ybor City, which is really convenient as they gave us 2 bicycle to use so we had no trouble getting around. The room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was well stocked with essentials and even a hair dryer and hair straighteners! I see other reviewers said they had trouble sleeping because of the roosters, but I honestly only heard them once during a 5 day stay. Overall we had a great visit and thank you both! :)
My partner, Allison, and I had a great time visiting the Tampa Bay area. The rental was in an ideal location for our day trips to St. Petersburg, Orlando, and Sarasota, but the neighborhood itself offered few entertainment or restaurant options. Elisebeth, Jim and Pieter were fine hosts and willing conversationalists. Their house was as advertised and they helped make our stay even better by providing rides to and from the airport. Before booking with Elisebeth, we had noticed some reviews mentioning the rooster next door, neighborhood noise and the family dog, (website hidden), but had not fully appreciated how these things might impact our sleep. Our first night we both struggled to get only a few hours of sleep. The next few nights of our stay improved as Jim and Elisebeth provided additional blanket options and a window fan for white noise. Overall, the experience was a good one and matched the rate.
We felt comfortable and welcomed from the moment we entered. The home is very cozy and it felt good to be in an eco friendly environment. Extremely clean. Great energy. We truly felt at home. I especially loved the fresh eggs from the chickens, daily. Elizabeth is an amazing artist. If you are seeking a peaceful stay with real consideration for the environment, and your choice to have solitude or interaction, this is a great place to come home to. (And if you love doggie kisses, their dog gives the sweetest)
Elisabeth and her family were very welcoming and kind. Their house was easy to find and well located to access the things I wanted to do and see in Tampa and the surrounding area. The room was very comfortable and easy to relax in at the end of the day. I didn't have an opportunity to spend much time with Elisabeth or her family as I was out having fun in Tampa but they were gracious hosts when I did see them. I would like to return and enjoy their home and their neighborhood again when I'm in Tampa again.
I came to Tampa for a unique reason and Jim, Elizabeth & Peter were very accomodating. The first night they were kind enough to pick me up from the airport AND make me dinner to welcome me. How nice! Later on in the week Jim & Peter offered to take me to a local hotspot that serves a variety of Filipino food so we could get acquainted. There dog (website hidden) is such a handsome pup and super sweet, grab a stick and play fetch and he'll be your best friend. Overall these are really lovely people that care about others and are big contributors to making the world a better place.
The house is old and adorable and they're doing great things here to make it even nicer than the previous owners. For the price this is a VERY good deal. I'd even go as far as to make it unbeatable. The room was perfect with 4 big operating windows surrounding it. Lots of great light. The bed was clean and comfortable and it was great having a desk. They also provided me with my own bathroom which was large and a bit of a luxury since i'm so used to sharing. Theres a spacious deck outback, a large dining table and a couch in the living room where you can work.
If you wanna get out on the town, literally everything is super close via a bike ride. Good food and one of the best gyms I've ever been too only 1.5 miles away if that. I'd say ditch your car and use one of the 2 bikes they have to lend you. But because the bikes are left outside they'll need maintenance. I suffered 2 flat tires and a loose crank during my stay. So before you take them for a spin it'd be wise to swing by the bike shop (5 blocks away from the house) for a $40.00 tune up and your transportation expenses are covered for the rest of your time here.
Finally there are roosters, a rowdy (but adorable) barking dog and very thin walls to keep you from sleeping in too late. If you're an incredibly light sleeper bring your white noise app. to drowned it all out. Otherwise you're in luck because Jim, Lisa, Peter & (website hidden) are a wonderful family and I'd definetly come again.
Elisabeth et Jim sont vraiment très accueillants.
Nous avons été très bien reçus, et à notre arrivée nous avons dîner avec toute la famille. Elisabeth est partie le lendemain en vacances, mais Jim, son mari, a été très agréable et nous avons beaucoup apprécié ses conversations, ses conseils de visite et son thé vert ;) La maison est grande et bien décorée. La chambre et la salle de bain privée sont propres. La nuit, il y a un peu de bruit à cause d'une route passante pas très loin de la maison (prévoir des boules quiès pour les sommeils légers). Le quartier peut sembler étrange, mais nous n'étions pas inquiets. La maison est bien située pas loin de Ybor City, le quartier historique (5 min. en voiture) et de l'aéroport (15 min. en voiture)
Notre séjour a été très agréable et nous recommandons Elisabeth et Jim comme hôtes.
Interested in art, holistic healtcare, organic local food, meditation
Eckhart Tolle, (website hidden), Greenpeace, Avaaz, Alternative Energy,
I am from Amsterdam The Netherlands and lived in Suzhou and Kunming China , Chiang Mai Thailand
Travel to China to study at the Nanjing Traditional Chinese Medicine University to get a master degree