Guesthouse 4 Miles to Downtown!

House - Entire home/apt · W Santiago St, Tampa, FL 33629, United States

The Space

We have a private entrance guesthouse for rent complete with full kitchen, large fridge, wireless internet, updated bathroom, Murphy bed, and television. We are just a few blocks off beautiful Bayshore Blvd and a Starbucks is just steps away for those early mornings. In addition, the famous Datz Deli is just a couple blocks away! We are about 2 miles from all the bars and restaurants of South Howard Ave and nearby Hyde Park. We often ride our bikes downtown to catch a Lightning game or hop in our car for the 20 minute drive to downtown St. Pete or to Florida's best beaches and the airport is only about 6 miles away.

This is a newly renovated guesthouse of a preserved 1926 bungalow in the heart of South Tampa. We are both young professionals fairly new to the Tampa area and are excited about the opportunity to host. We'd be more than happy to help point you in the direction of some of our favorite spots to help you get the most out of your stay.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Joe and Kaitlyn were the perfect hosts and their self-contained outhouse was immaculate and perfectly equipped. The fold-down murphy bed was very easy to use and comfortable, the kitchen meant I could walk round to the local supermarket and buy stuff to make, rather than relying on eating out. At the same time if you do eat out nearby don't miss Pinky's for breakfast or Datz's for dinner. The outhouse is very tastefully decorated, with a comfortable sofa and plenty of surfaces if you need to get out your laptop and work, which I did. This was an ideal base from which to attend a convention in downtown Tampa - all made possible by Joe and Kaitlyn, and by the nearby bicycle rental shop Outspokin. Joe provided with me with information on all the local amenities, and helped me to work out the bus timetable. He was right about the advantages of using a bike as I was able to appreciate the stunning sunrise along Bayshore Boulevard. The garden at the house is immaculate too and the whole place has a sense of well-being about it. Thank you Joe and Kaitlyn. I hope I get the chance to return one day!

    April 2014
  • Great stay. This guest house is quaint and has everything you need. The Murphy bed was actually pretty darn comfy and I would definitely recommend for the budget traveler.

    April 2014
  • Thank you Joe & Kaitlyn we had a really lovely time staying in your bohemian guesthouse. The location gave us the perfect opportunity to explore an exciting area of the Gulf Coast. The house had everything that we could have wanted and more for our stay, was very clean and very comfortable. We loved being surrounded by all your interesting treasures. Although the house is in your garden, it felt very private and not overlooked. You were extremely helpful and communication was excellent. We genuinely fell in love with Florida and would highly recommend your Guest House to any traveller.

    March 2014
  • My experience staying with Joe & Kaitlyn was just simply the best. They were so welcoming and just awesome people. Great communication and tips, quiet and friendly location and definitely nice place to stay. Would highly recommend this beautiful family to anyone wanting to visit Tampa.

    March 2014
  • Our first airbnb experience, but won't be our last. Joe and Kaitlyn were terrific hosts, always checking to see if there was anything we needed. Most of our stay in the Tampa area included spring training games (Detroit Tigers), leaving only a few days for other activities. Joe urged us to check out Ft DeSoto Park. Wow, what a treasure, not so crowded with beautiful white sand beaches, nature trails, and even a well maintained 'doggy park'. We spent one day there intending to return. However time and weather interfered so we hope to return to Joes guest house next year to further explore this and other attractions the area has to offer (Tiger spring training included, of course).

    March 2014
  • Joe's place is phenomenal. As hosts Joe and Kaitlyn are friendly, welcoming, accommodating and attentive. Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies where waiting for me when I arrived - amazing. Their guest house is comfortable, decorated like a home and has everything one needs for an extended stay, including a full spread of snacks, breakfast foods, teas and coffees - which goes beyond a lot of the boutique hotels I've stayed at. Don't be thrown by the murphy bed - it really is comfortable. I was able to cook 4 of the 5 nights I stayed like I was back in my own kitchen. Of all the places I've stayed so far, it was the cleanest on arrival, without question. I've been on a six week airbnb trek across the Tampa area and it's been far and away the best I've stayed at. I'm looking forward to staying with them again when I return to Tampa and am fortunate to have met two outstanding people here.

    March 2014
  • Joe is a great host.
    We were very comfortable and the proximity from the airport then off-sight car rental (Joe's recommendation [Payless]) made our transfers very fast and simple.
    The entire use of this backyard cottage is in a quiet neighborhood where anyone would love to live.
    This was our first AirBnb adventure and now wonder if we will ever stay in a hotel again.
    Hey Marriott Waterside! You lost another one.

    February 2014
  • Our stay at this adorable guest house was a pleasure. The property was private so you were able to sit out and enjoy the warm sun. Within the yard there was a variety of fantastic herbs that the owners were more than willing to share.
    My friend and I enjoy animals... so we loved the cat hanging out with us. The dog was very shy but sweet and gentle. The fresh chicken eggs made for a great breakfast.
    The owners were young, bright, kind and interesting.. We would revisit this spot again without hesitation .

    February 2014
  • Lovely little guesthouse in a hip part of Tampa. It was perfect for our week stay in the area to visit friends and attend a Lightning game. Joe and Kaitlyn were attentive hosts. Everything has been thought of and the guesthouse is well provisioned . Nicely located for a walk along Bayshore or a quick hop to Ybor or South Tampa nightlife. A refreshing change from business hotels or beach resorts, the neighbourhood is full of historic bungalows and local businesses like Cappy's (best pizza ever!) so you can even walk to a ton of places to try.

    Will definitely look here when we're back in the area.

    January 2014
  • Our hosts received us very well with the room ready, complete with yummy chocolate chip cookies. (Thanks!) We enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable as the room was nice, the hosts very helpful (with good advice, for places to visit and restaurants), and the location terrific for our needs. We enjoyed our stay.

    January 2014
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Niceville Senior High, University of Florida, Florida State University
Kaitlyn is a prosecutor and Joe works for a bank, though his mind is always venturing off to plan our next great adventure to some far off destination. We love to travel and get to know new people. Joe is a Gator, and Kaitlyn is a Bulldog and yet, we find a way to make it work!
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