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 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 GORGEOUS CONTEMPORARY PRIVATE RESIDENCE 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: 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 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 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.... 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.
FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ALL GUESTS, WE REQUIRE PHOTO ID FROM OUR GUEST UPON ARRIVAL.
$10 REFUNDABLE key deposit is required (since so many guest depart and forget to leave the house key)
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... PLEASE WHEN ENTERING THE HOUSE FROM THE POOL, USE THE POOL BATH. MARBLE FLOORS ARE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY WHEN WET, AND WE WANT ALL GUESTS TO HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE STAY.
Jeff and George and especially Elvis the Cockatoo made our stay at this airb&b exceptional. Upon arrival I asked about house rules and Jeff responded by saying the only rule is to make this your home. We certainly did that with laid back late night soaks in the hot tub and lazy hours spent in our room's "world's most comfortable bed."
Jeff and George do have a delightful bed and breakfast situated with a river and park view. Here's what makes this b&b special:
1) It's quiet. Everyone watches TV with wireless headsets. Every room has a flat screen with such a set-up.
2) There are two gorgeous friendly poodles that greet you at the door happy to see you. And they don't bark.
3) The amenities include a garden fire pit with surround seating, a salt water pool large enough for laps back and forth, a welcome hot tub a minute's walk from the pool, and gentle rain showers in all bathrooms for a leisurely bathing experience.
4) Breakfast is full American with eggs cooked to order. Turkey bacon, Greek yoghurt, toast or bagels, assorted cereals and juices, and coffee Keurig brewed. The second floor guest room lounge also has coffee and tea available 24 hours with a fridge for cold drinks.
5) There are quality restaurants within walking distance, most particularly, The Refinery.
6) There is Elvis the cockatoo. He steals the show with his witty repartee and desire for attention and you happily give it.
6) And then there is Jeff and George who really do want to make you feel at home. It is quite obvious they are happy to have you in their home and quite happy to see you enjoy being there.
This AirB&B is just not a place to sleep and go as you enjoy the Tampa experience. It's also a place to relax and chill and get in some badly needed R&R. Indeed, one of the guests staying at the same time was there for just that and left only at dinner time.
we arrived and were given a warm welcome and a tour. It's a beautiful home and the room has a fabulous view of the river.
I passed a wonderful and relaxing couple of days after a conference, and couldn't have been happier with the room, river view, and warm welcome from Jeff and George. A beautiful home and space!
Jeff war ein wunderbarer Gastgeber!! Er war jederzeit hilfsbereit und offen! Man konnte sich toll mit ihm unterhalten! Wir fühlten uns von Anfang an super wohl, denn man kann sich im Haus völlig frei bewegen. Das Haus ist traumhaft! Wir hatten ein tolles Zimmer mit eigener großer Terrasse mit Ausblick auf den River! Außerdem konnte man die anderen Terrassen im Haus benutzen! Leider sind wir nicht dazu gekommen, den hot tube und den Pool zu benutzen!
Jeff hat 3 süße Papageien, besonders Elvis ist super niedlich und verschmust, und zwei liebe, ruhige Pudel!
Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind in kurzer Zeit zu erreichen!
Wir würden jederzeit gerne wieder kommen!
We had and absolutely fantastic stay with Jeff and George at the Tampa River House! The house is exquisite, very modern and comfortable! We felt very at home here , our hosts had the most wonderful pets! Recommendation to a local restaurant upon our arrival set the tone, a neighborhood place that was exceptional! !
This was my first time trying airbnb. I was nervous about the experience, but I'm extremely grateful that my first time was here with Jeff and George. I was so comfortable with them. So hospitable. The house is exactly how it's pictured, the view is beautiful, and the animals they have stole my heart. I will return. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Jeff & George have a very comfortable, immaculate home. Victoria and I enjoyed our time in Tampa and would highly recommend them. They are both engaging friendly and hospitable.
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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.