About This Listing
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.
My stay at Elisabeth home was absolutely great! The room were very nice, the bed comfortable and the bathroom is very nice and clean. Elisabeth and her family are incredibly nice people, and their dog is one of the coolest you'll ever meet. Location of their home is great for getting around Tampa too, especially with the bikes they provide.
Would definitely recommend this place, and would love to stay there again if I'm ever back in Tampa!
Beautiful charming house with an amazing dog :) fantastic bathroom with a claw foot tub, everything very clean and nice. Thank you also so much for the eggs Elizabeth!
The family was very nice, kind, and helpful. I lived with them for three months and we had a lot of wonderful moments. We cooked and ate together but I was able to go in my room and have time for myself. Often, I went for a walk with the family dog, Google, in the nice and quiet neighborhood. The room and bathroom is exactly like on the pictures. I really felt comfortable. I really enjoyed living in this family.
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! :)
Great place. Absolutely comfortable stay. Very friendly hosts.
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, Google, 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)
About the Host, Elisabeth
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