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 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 - come and go as you wish.
NO GLASS CONTAINERS around pool deck or hot tub
PLEASE... PLEASE.. FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE, IF COMING FROM THE POOL OR HOT TUB, ENTER THE HOUSE THROUGH THE POOL BATH. MARBLE FLOORS ARE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY WHEN WET. WE WANT ALL OUR GUESTS TO HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE STAY.
Jeff & George were very welcoming and had everything needed for the stay. I felt very comfortable coming and going, as well as being able to relax around the house. It was a nice stay.
It's always a great time when we stay at the River House. Jeff & George (and their menagerie of animals) are always the best hosts. They are located in a nice quiet neighborhood, but centrally located for all the activities with which we choose to partake.
I booked this BnB because the pictures showed a beautiful home with many wonderful features. I looked at the pictures frequently over the dark and cold days before my vacation and I was afraid to hope that the location would be as nice as illustrated. I was greeted with genuine friendliness upon arrival and the home is every bit as beautiful as described. The pets are well behaved and unobtrusive unless you want to interact with them. The hosts are cheerful and helpful, and the location is quiet and peaceful but with easy access to the attractions of central Florida. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will happily look forward to returning next year.
Great hosts with a beautiful home! Jeff was very welcoming and accommodating - I would definitely recommend for anyone staying in the area. You would be hard-pressed to find a better setup at these rates, looking forward to a return trip soon! Thanks Jeff!
Jeff and George have mastered airbnb hosting: they are friendly, thoughtful, and thoroughly knowledgeably when it comes to crafting a memorable stay for their guests. I was in Tampa for a conference, and so my schedule often found me leaving early and coming back to the house late. But this wasn't a problem! Every early morning, they had coffee and energy bars waiting for me. Every late night, their setup minimized the fact that other guests were also staying in the house (wireless headphones for watching TV, separate bedrooms and baths, private balconies, etc.). I especially appreciated having 24-hour access to their jacuzzi after a long day of presenting at and attending sessions.
In short, the accommodations were superb. Their recommendations and kindness helped me fall in love with Tampa, and I cannot wait to visit them again.
Would give Jeff and George 15 stars, if it was possible. 5 for Jeff, 5 for George and 5 for the amazing house, rooms and housecleaner Lilli. We had nothing bad to say about the stay, it was so fantastic, loved it. Absolutely the best stay ever on airbnb. Jeff and George were so HELPFUL, if we had any questions, and it was a delicious breakfast George made every morning :). Would definitely recommend this place for everyone. The pool was also nice and if you like coffee as we do , you could make one, when you liked it. We shouldn't forget the birds and dogs... Elvis and all the other animals... So cute and friendly.. Miss you all already... Thank you very much for a fantastic stay. Best MORTEN and Jeppe.
Our stay was fantastic....we could not have been happier. I will be coming back. Great host, great location, great everything!
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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.