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.

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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  • Jeff and George have an amazing home near the Hillsborough River. The attention to detail in all areas of the house is stunning. My room was comfortable and beautifully decorated.

    Jeff and George were accommodating of my very late arrival, which was great. They gave advice about the local area and were helpful at all stages of my visit. Thank you.

    I thoroughly recommend this home to visitors in the Tampa area.

    April 2014
  • We had a three day weekend and since we really didn't get to see too much of it last time, we headed back to Tampa. Of course we knew exactly where we wanted to stay. Jeff & George, as expected, were the most gracious of hosts. Both the hot tub & Main TV downstairs are very easy to use, so do not think anything is too complicated. Love the headphones in all the rooms (and downstairs) so you don't disturb others if you're a night owl like I can be sometimes.

    I can't think of anything I would change about this place. It really is in a perfect central location and it's easy to get anywhere you need to go. We were all over the area (from Brandon to Safety Harbor) and it was just minutes to find our way.

    April 2014
  • Our stay at the Tampa River House was simply amazing! A wonderul place, full of unexpected details that make your stay special and so convenient. It was a pleasure meeting Jeff & George, both are very helpful and welcomed us with maximum hospitality. Next time we will stay longer! :) and you guys are of course welcome to visit us when coming to germany, just give a call!!! All the best, Raphaela & Chris

    April 2014
  • After arriving later than we had expected, we were welcomed at the front door by George saying that another guest they had was from Iceland and was cooking a wonderful meal for us all. Wow! What an unexpected surprise to be received in this way. After a wonderful meal and great conversation, we spent the next three days exploring the Tampa area and having wonderful conversations with Jeff and George and just relaxing on the deck filled with beautiful flowers. Their lovely home surpassed our expectations. Everything is first class with a delicious breakfast of choice thrown in. We came home feeling very grateful to have found more extended family in Jeff and George and are already planning to go back for a longer stay. If you travel to Tampa, you certainly want to stay here if there is room.

    April 2014
  • Let me start off by saying that this was our first time booking with Airbnb. What a great experience!!! Jeff and George are wonderful hosts with a beautiful home. We were able to check in earlier than the time listed with no problem and begin our vacation. We were greeted by two extremely sweet standard poodles and were given a nice tour of the house. Our room was so nice! We had our own private balcony and bathroom, which was all a great plus when I was looking for a place to stay. We came and went as we pleased and met several guests along the way. Jeff and George gave us a lot of great suggestions about where to eat (and drink) in the area. There is a 24 hour bakery within 2 blocks and a nice cafe and bar within 4 blocks. Each morning they offer breakfast, anything from cereal to egg and bacon. It was a sad morning when we had to leave, hope to stay here again!! Already miss Elvis! Oh yea, he is their extremely friendly cockatoo. We became good friends over the two nights we were there. In conclusion, if you are thinking about booking any room from Jeff and George, do it!

    March 2014
  • Great place overlooking the river, wide selection of items for breakfast.

    March 2014
  • First of all it was a big pleasure to know Jeff & George. They are very special people, sympathetic, easy going and make us feel totally at home from the beginning to the end. We loved the breakfast they prepared to us and other guests, including our scrambled eggs! Everything it's been said about the hosts, the house, the dogs and the birds is true! And Elvis is a "show man" and he knows it! The house is wonderful, very clean, well decorated, really a nice place. The view to the river right in front of the house is nice and peaceful. Our room was very comfortable, well equipped and we liked the wireless TV headset. We really loved our 2 days stay and surely this will be our place in Tampa whenever we come back!

    March 2014
  • Jeff & George are fabulous. My husband and I are already talking about when we want to go back. From the house tour to breakfast, from the hot tub to Elvis; every moment of our stay was great. They are the most accommodating hosts going above and beyond what one would expect to find. We stayed in the corner suite and it was a nice little hideaway. However, we found ourselves hanging out in the kitchen with the hosts and other guests. They really treat you like family and want you to be comfortable in their home. Don't worry about dietary needs for breakfast, they've got you covered.

    March 2014
  • Our stay at The River House was first rate! An excellent experience!

    March 2014
  • The house and experience were exactly as described in the listing. Everything was perfect. Jeff and George and extremely generous hosts. They go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable.

    I will return on my next tampa bay experience.

    February 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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