House - Private room · N River Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603, United States

TAMPA RIVER HOUSE is located minutes from everything. 10 min to downtown Tampa, 3 miles to UT, 5 miles to Busch Gardens, 6 miles to USF, 15 min to Tampa International Airport. BUT BEST OF ALL, we are 10 steps from the Hillsborough River & park.

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TAMPA RIVER HOUSE is located minutes from everything. 10 min to downtown Tampa, 3 miles to UT, 5 miles to Busch Gardens, 6 miles to USF, 15 min to Tampa International Airport. BUT BEST OF ALL, we are 10 steps from the Hillsborough River & park.

The Space

TAMPA RIVER HOUSE is a luxury private residence, located minutes from everything in Tampa. 10 min to downtown Tampa (during rush hour), 3 miles to UT, 5 miles to Busch Gardens, 6 miles to USF, 15 min to Tampa International Airport. BUT BEST OF ALL, we are 10 steps from the Hillsborough River, and park. LOADED WITH AMENITIES, THIS GORGEOUS CONTEMPORARY HOME OFFERS THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. Fully furnished, your large, private UPSTAIRS bedroom offers: Queen Size bed; 15' vaulted ceilings; en-suite private bathroom w/ walk in shower & rain head; closet; 42" flat screen TV; WiFi; and your own covered balcony overlooking the courtyard and river. UPSTAIRS there is also a den w/ small refrigerator, sink and coffee maker; huge sun deck overlooking the pool; w spiral stairs leading to the pool deck. DOWNSTAIRS: offers Italian marble floors throughout, 22ft ceiling in the living room w/ views of both the river and the private courtyard; AWESOME gourmet kitchen where we meet, cook, laugh and tell wonderful tales of live and living; the large dining room (seats 8 - 10 comfortably) opens to the bird cage (yes we have exotic parrots in an aviary complete w/ fountain and chairs) and opening to the pool deck where you can relax to the sound of the koi pond, take a siesta in the shade or bask in the sun; and don't forget the hot tub to relax in before bed. ADDITIONAL FEATURES: free breakfast (more than just coffee and bagels); WiFi & Internet; Cable TV; ample private parking (not on the street); and 6ft concrete fence offers extreme privacy. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION. Situated along the Hillsborough River, in Seminole Heights, there are wonderful restaurants, shops, grocery store, apothicary, beauty salon, pizzaria, plus a local brewery and a bakery (all within a few blocks) plus DOWNTOWN TAMPA IS 3 MILES AWAY (by car or boat - same distance). We are WELL LIVED and know you will LIVE WELL while staying with us. IF THE DATES YOU SEEK ARE NOT AVAILABLE, THEN LOOK FOR OUR OTHER LISTINGS ON AirBNB. WE ALSO HAVE REDUCED RATES FOR EXTENDED STAYS. We have pets, 2 standard poodles and 2 parrots, so please let us know if you are not 'Pet Friendly' we will ATTEMPT to ensure they don't bother your stay. Then there are the DISCLAIMERS (always disclaimers).... DISCLAIMER I. We will make every attempt to place you in the room you specifically booked, however if we can not (unforeseen repair - guests wanting to extend past their original dates (happens a lot), or room becomes unavailable, we will put you in a similar room, or upgrade you, at no additional cost. DISCLAIMER II - from time to time maintenance and repairs are required, so there may be an occasion when the pool or hot tub may not be available. That is beyond our control, and we ask in advance for you forgiveness. Thanks, Jeff & George

Guest Access

Guests will have access to all the common areas, such as kitchen, den, living room, dining room, pool, hot tub, sun decks and multiple courtyards. Guests may also use the laundry facility if needed.

Interaction with Guests

You choose whether you want to be reclusive and spend most of your time in your own private suite, or socialize in the kitchen, common areas with other guests and us. You are always invited to join us in the kitchen when we are cooking to chat and "USUALLY" enjoy a glass of wine or two.

The Neighborhood

Seminole Heights is a historic district, so the area is very safe, with beautiful homes AND, NO CHAIN RESTAURANTS. All the fabulous restaurants in the area are unique and a nice blend from organic vegetarian to Italian, to sports bar to pizzeria.

Getting around

ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED, renting a car is the best option as Tampa Bay is very spread out and mass transit is limited to bus.

However if you are attending a convention downtown, the mass transit to the convention center is easy, inexpensive and fairly quick.

WALKING is safe and easy in the neighborhood and you will find everything from grocery store to restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and pharmacy.

Other Things to Note

Guests should note we DO NOT provide personal hygiene products. Guests must provide their own soap, shampoo and lotions.

Housekeeping will provide fresh linen and towels to guest staying longer than 5 nights.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • This place was lovely. Jeff and George were so hospitable. It's too bad we were in Tampa for a conference so we couldn't enjoy the saltwater pool and jacuzzi! We'll have to come back another time for some R&R!

    Thank you, Jeff and George, for such a comfortable stay.

    July 2014
  • This was the most amazing airbnb experience ever! Jeff is an amazing host (George was away with his friends for the most part but was nice when we met him) and every little detail was thought out. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay in Tampa! Breakfast is great, the beds are so comfy and there are great coffee machines to use free of charge. Thanks Jeff for an amazing stay!

    July 2014
  • Staying at the Tampa River House with Jeff and George is a memorable experience. The house itself is beautiful and the setting on the river with the sunset view fabulous. Wonderful breakfast by Jeff, great conversations, salt water pool swim at night, lots of fun (and also conversation) with Elvis the cockatoo ---. We felt very welcomed to use the house as our own and left wanting to stay longer. We'll be back!

    July 2014
  • It was a wonderful stay at this great home! Just awesome.

    June 2014
  • I was in Tampa last week to take my medical board exam, and decided I didn't want to be surrounded by the other test takers at the hotel downtown. I found Jeff's house on airbnb and it looked perfect for what I was looking for: a quiet room in a relaxing setting. Jeff was incredibly helpful with the questions I had prior to booking (I wanted to know how far the testing center was, how bad traffic could be, and whether there was reliable Internet in the house). Needless to say I booked the room immediately after his response.

    The house is beautiful and each room is extremely well appointed with large comfy bed and full bathroom. They've really thought of everything, down to the luxurious thick fluffy towels that smell great! (Not like the musty, rough towels you get at a hotel).

    They are extremely generous with giving the renters free range over the entire house, inside and out. They are as interactive as you need them to be (unfortunately I was studying the whole time so I didn't get to see anyone much). My only regret was that I didn't get to spend more time with them or see the breakfasts everyone raves about!!!

    If you're going to travel, support the local economy and opt for wonderful rentals like this one.

    Make sure you say hello to Elvis the cockatoo, who I think must be a puppy that got stuck in a bird's body. You'll understand when you meet him.

    Thanks Jeff, for a wonderful experience during my not-so-wonderful Board Exam!!!

    May 2014
  • Jeff and George were phenomenal hosts to my wife and me. They made us feel very comfortable and welcome. Great suggestions were offered for local places to eat within walking and driving distance! We felt very safe staying in their home and enjoyed walking along the park along the river across the road from their house. Breakfast was always great and filled with interesting conversation. The poodles were very loving, as well as Elvis, the cockatoo. We will be staying with these guys again! A must-stay that should be on everyone's Airbnb wishlist.

    May 2014
  • The place was beautiful with wonder environment. Jeff was a fantastic host. Breakfast was delicious. Overall great experience. I will stay again.

    May 2014
  • Excellent host! Awesome place! Due to travel delays i did not get to relax at Jeff's home as much as intended, but my short time there was comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable. He is a very easy-going, welcoming host...and even cooks a mean breakfast! Definitely hope to return.

    May 2014
  • Our stay at Tampa River House was probably the most wonderful place to be during our trip. Jeff and George are amazing hosts, very friendly, open-minded and caring, so we almost felt like home. The house is gorgeous, and we often think of Elvis the cockatoo, the parrot and the dogs. If we will return to Tampa, we will definitely come back here again!

    May 2014
  • Wow! I have stayed in a few AirBnB's and this one takes the cake. What amazing hosts and what an amazing house. Truly nice people, who really anticipated anything and everything we would need on our trip.We had a private room/bathroom/balcony, coffee, breakfast and a list of dining recommendations. We couldn't ask for more. I would recommend Jeff and George's place to anyone. It was great. Thank you guys! x

    April 2014
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real estate, world traveler, loving father and grandfather
Currently living in Tampa Florida, USA, I travel the world. I am passionate about going new places and meeting new people, which is why I love AirBnB. My partner George and I have built our dream house, and we open our doors for all travelers, offering the best comforts available, in our tranquil open lifestyle home. We are well lived, and we live well, and love to share that optimism with others. WELCOME TRAVELERS. you will enjoy your stay. Be prepared, we also love animals, as we have two standard poodles (hyper-allergenic), a koi pond, a macaw parrot and one overly friendly cockatoo named ELVIS.
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