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.
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 PRIVATE RESIDENCE OFFERS THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. Fully furnished, your large, private UPSTAIRS bedroom suite 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: WiFi & Internet; Cable TV; ample private parking (not on the street); and 6 ft 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. WE ALSO HAVE REDUCED RATES FOR EXTENDED STAYS. We have pets, 2 standard poodles and 3 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
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.
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.
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
PLEASE NOTE - Although we have pets, we are not necessarily a "PET FRIENDLY" establishment. Guests with pets should contact us before making reservations. Our concern is for the safety of our parrots. Our parrots roam freely in the aviary during the day and in the house at night. We have had too many close encounters whereby guests dogs have kipped or bitten our birds.
PLEASE NOTE - we DO NOT provide personal hygiene products. We provide towels, sheets, pillows and blankets, but guests must provide their own soap, shampoo and lotions.
Housekeeping will provide fresh linen and towels to guest staying longer than 5 nights.
NO SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE - but plenty of balconies, terraces and pool decks, outside
NO CURFEW - but all doors and gates lock at 10pm. ACCESS AFTER 10PM IS THE MAIN FRONT DOOR ONLY.
NO GLASS CONTAINERS around pool deck or hot tub
PLEASE... PLEASE.. FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE, FROM THE POOL, ENTER THROUGH THE POOL BATH. MARBLE FLOORS ARE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY WHEN WET. WE WANT ALL OUR GUESTS TO HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE STAY.
Jeff and George ;
Wow! What a great welcome and
Wonderful home you provide :)
Inez & I felt so relaxed staying
With you all.
Thank You very much ..
Looking forward to next visit with
You both soon.
The Tampa River home is outstanding, beautiful and well planned. Staying here is like staying with your family. Jeff and George are very friendly folks that made sure everything was in place for us. There recommendations for places to visit and eat were right on. They have a variety of pets that we enjoyed. Mary Ellen enjoyed Elvis, a white cockatoo. Their home is very clean and our room and bed were very comfortable. I wholeheartedly recommend staying in this warm friendly home for your visit to Tampa.
Very nice location and atmosphere. Jeff and George are perfect hosts, you can have company or have your privacy, both are provided very nicely. Apart from the room there are several places in and outside to relax. Well equipped room with nice decoration.
Jeff's home was beautiful and he was a very accommodating host! Only stayed for two nights but was very comfortable during the time spent there. The house was very peaceful and the fresh cooked breakfast every morning was an added bonus. The next time I am visiting the tampa area this will be the place I am sure to stay!
We were at Tampa River House for 12 nights. The property far exceeded our expectations. And our expectations were high! It's a gem of a house--comfortable, elegant, and beautiful. Jeff and George were consummate hosts, cooking lovely breakfasts every morning and available to answer all questions for these Tampa "virgins."
Truly a gem of a travel experience. Thank you, Jeff and George.
I passed a wonderful 2 weeks at Jeff and George's house on the river. Their generosity made me feel at home and the place is awesome. The breakfast together is a great way to start the day, at the same time I had all the privacy I need to write my book. I loved walking along the river, using the hot tub, the swimming pool and taking sun on the terrasse. And it was nice to meet so many interesting people. Thank you, I hope I can comme back soon.. Denise
Jeff and George are great hosts. The house is big, very nice and in an idyllic, scenic beautiful neighborhood, with gorgeous sunsets ! It's right on a pretty river- lovely, lovely place ! The house is neat, clean and tidy, with a pool and a hot tub, almost like a four-star resort ! There're 3 beautiful birds and 2 nice dogs. I love the place, the people, birds and dogs ! Jeff's grandson came for a visit and he's a great kid ! All in all, I enjoyed my stay very, very much. Thanks, Jeff and George ( and Gloria too).
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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, an African Grey parrot and one overly friendly cockatoo named ELVIS.