TAMPA RIVER HOUSE is located minutes from everything. 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 BRAND NEW GORGEOUS CONTEMPORARY HOME OFFERS THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. Fully furnished, your large, private UPSTAIRS bedroom offers: King Size bed; 15' vaulted ceilings; en-suite private bathroom w/ walk in shower & rain head; double closet; 42" flat screen TV; WiFi; and your own covered balcony overlooking the river with beautiful sunsets. 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, we are just 10 min from downtown (during rush hour) and 3 miles from University of Tampa, 5 miles to Busch Gardens and 15 min to Tampa International Airport. There are wonderful restaurants, shops and a bakery (all within 3 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 WEEKLY STAYS. We have pets, 2 standard poodles and 4 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.... 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.
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.
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.
Jeff & George were Excellent hosts. This was our first time using airbnb and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. We were actually worried while making the reservation because everything sounded too good to be true lol, it actually turned out to be even better than we had imagined. We will definitely be back very soon. Thanks Jeff and George for being so accommodating and kind :)
Wonderful place and wonderful hosts.. second time staying there!
i actually stayed in room 2, let my friends have the larger bed. Jeff and George are so friendly and accommodating. Their home if beautiful. They have 2 rescue standard poodles and 2 rescue exotic birds.
it was like a home from home, well better than home from home. The bed and pillows were so comfortable. We could have what ever we wanted for breakfast and if they did not have it Jeff/George would get it.
the house issituated on the Hillborough river, a beautiful view first thing in the morning
it is within walking distance of a grocery store, bakery and restaurants. As long as you don't gt lots like we did.
highly recommend this b&b.
thank you so much Jeff and George.
Hi, Jeff: We really enjoyed staying in your house! The house is so beautiful and food was very delicious. You are very nice to us and we had everything we needed. We will come back and also will tell our friends about you.
Chunling and Terry
this is one of these places where you get into the house and you feel right at home. George and Jeff are great hosts, very friendly and open. Great breakfast everything was just perfect. Hope to be able to come back soon. This is now our place in Tampa!
Wonderful time!!!! My wife and I were looking for a unique and relaxing way to spend her spring break ( 3rd grade teacher ) and the River house and it's host provided that and more.
They made us feel welcome and truly opened up their tasteful home to all of the guest. From the peaceful location on the Hillsbourgh river and its open design, to the great breakfast and advice on the local area, we had 4 days of engaging conversation and beatutiful beach outings. Also, don't miss the Dali museum.....the structure itself is worth the visit.
To Jeff, George and all the folks at River house, thanks..and we will be returning with our grand kids to visit Busch Gardens...
Wes and Lynn
it was a awesome stay, the house is complete like the description or better.
The daily breakfast was every time perfect, the cafe bar is really good.
The next time when i stay in Florida i will stay again at Jeff's house.
Thank you very much
We enjoyed a two day stay at the Tampa River House in March 2013. The house was everything that it was advertised to be. The room was immaculate and beautifully decorated. We were extremely comfortable. The house was amazing. The hosts (Jeff and George) were friendly, helpful and welcoming. Breakfast was a great experience shared with the other visitors and the hosts (and Elvis the cockatoo). We highly recommend Tampa River House and look forward to visiting again on our next visit to the Gulf Coast and Tampa area.
First of all, the Tampa River House is quite a good deal-rapport qualité-prix (best quality for the price). Then there is the excellent hospitality which is hard to measure in material terms. The setting is first of all quite convenient - easy access to downtown Tampa by bus, and quite close to a Enterprise Car Rental - and very pleasant to the eye, being that it gives out directly onto the Tampa River, bordered by lovely trees bedecked in Spanish moss. Tampa River House is located in an secure old neighbourhood with lovely old homes and there is a sidewalk along the road where one may go for leisurely strolls. I fully intend to stay there on my next trip to Tampa if they are not booked up.
Jeff is an amazing host. The River House is so comfortable that we did not want to leave. I will go back everytime I can when visiting Tampa.