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: Queen Size bed; 15' vaulted ceilings; en-suite private bathroom w/ walk in shower & rain head; closet; 42" flat screen TV; WiFi; and a door leading to the sun deck, overlooking to pool and aviary. UPSTAIRS there is also a den w/ small refrigerator, sink and coffee maker (coffee & tea are available 24/7 - GRATIS); 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 aviary (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 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.
Amazing, fantastic, absolutely enjoyable, true to description, fabulous hosts, great atmosphere, location was perfect!
Jeff and George are an absolute treat. They have an enticing home with beautiful rooms, each with a private bathroom. There are many community areas and the kitchen is a masterpiece. We really enjoyed the family atmosphere, Jeff's mother and sister were there a couple of mornings to help with breakfast and the animals made us feel right at home, especially Elvis the cockatiel. My wife mentioned many times he might come up missing when we left!!! Jeff and George are knowledgeable references for things to do, places to see and eat throughout the Tampa Area. We will be back and we will stay with Jeff and George, that is a Guarantee!!! Guys, thank you so much!
In Health to your Wealth and Success!
Leroux and Jami
Best AirBNB we've been to! Jeff and George are terrific hosts, the dogs and birds are just delightful, and the suite was luxurious. We were sorry to have to leave. Great experience!
Jeff was a great host. The house was much better then i expected! Just check the pictures - it looks awesome but all is better then that! If you visit Tampa or think to come to this area a stay here is a must!
It is a great value! Don't miss it!
Wow! What a phenomenal house and hosts! The accommodations were absolutely first rate, but it was George and Jeff (or Jeff and George) that made the visit so memorable. I now consider this my new home away from home in Tampa. This was my first AirB&B experience and these guys set the bar very high.
Second time staying with Jeff and George. Top notch as always, these two really go out of their way to make sure guests are comfortable and well-taken care-of. Pretty much the only place I will stay in Tampa. Thanks you two for a wonderful, restful space again in the midst of my busy learning time during my conference in Tampa!
The house was amazing and Jeff and George were fantastic hosts! Can't wait till our next trip to Tampa, it will most certainly include the River House!
This is the most amazing place. We totally loved it. The room was beautiful, the sun deck great (we used it a lot) and my daughter loved the hot tub. Jeff and George are so nice and the grandmother is fantastic. You don't get a better place in Florida than The River House. Thank you so much Jeff and George.
What A delightful visit! Jeff and George and the menagerie of pets and family were a JOY to behold! Their wealth of information about Tampa and Florida in general is very useful especially all the great restaurant recommendations! Delicious breakfast and coffee available all day! Because it is a big house you are able to visit with other guests. It was great to be with people from around the world!! Highly Recommend and hope to return!
We had a fabulous time with Jeff & George. The dream home they share with their guests was way beyond anything we expected. The space is very friendly and inspires conversation and good times with the other guests. Besides how can you go wrong with a bird on your shoulder trying to get into your coffee cup!!! If we travel back to Tampa their BNB will be first on our list.
Chris & Judith
It was a very communal environment with free breakfast. Drop-dead gorgeous house. And great pets! Not much privacy but in your room. The jacuzzi tub was amazing the best ever!