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, situated along the Hillsborough River, just 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 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: 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 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.... 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
My stay at the North River House couldn't be any better. Jeff and George were the best hosts that anyone could ask for. They were both very nice and welcoming. The house was exceptionally clean and worthy of a 5 star rating. The next time I visit Tampa, I'll be staying here again :-)
Upon arrival until we left 4 days later both of our host Jeff and George made us feel so comfortable and at home. They gave us directions to local Restaurants and favorite spots and were available to answer any questions we may have had. Such a wonderfully furnished, clean and bright spot to stay. The main gathering for breakfast was always such a delight and interesting chats with other visitors as well. We would gladly return in the future as well as recommend this place to friends of all ages.
Because this was my first Airbnb experience, I have nothing to compare my time to. This being said, I now have extremely high standards for the rest of my stays while using Airbnb. The house was wonderful, just as pretty as the pictures. It was so nice how the house was set up as a bed and breakfast; we were shocked to find out that breakfast was served to all the guests free of charge. We felt as though pictures didn't describe the house half as good as it was in person, so we decided to make a video. Feel free to watch at (website hidden)
Thanks for everything! Jeff and George were fabulous
Fabulous house with very welcoming hosts. Comfortable and clean with beautiful outdoor decks and fire pits. An absolute gem of a place. Thank you Jeff and George!
My wife and I had such a relaxing experience, we concurred this was the most relaxing vacation we have taken as a couple, my wife relaxed so much I needed to check her pulse at least twice a day!!! :-) Her ability to do that is directly attributable to this beautiful property and that Jeff and George are genuine, passionate about the experience of their property tenants and just plain good folks who were a pleasure to spend the week with. Physical location is above reproach in relation to on off ramp access and anything you desire to experience in Tampa proper is within 20 minutes. The property is very well organized and very clean. This is a team that understands the importance of high quality furnishings, appliances etc i.e. provided 2 full color pages of local maps and restaurants that they made themselves for your use while on property or the rain soak shower in our room. You can interact as much (or as little) as you desire, we did both and found it very comfortable. Their extended family, Gage/Trevor, Scooter, Elvis, Sassy, and the comings and goings of other tenants made this such a wonderful and positive experience. Much aloha and mahalo to you both and we wish the best for you in 2015! Jeff and Kim M.
We had a great experience staying with Jeff and George. Great place with a central location and very fun hosts (including the dogs and parrots!) Although it was unusually cold in Tampa, we still enjoyed the hot tub! Would recommend the River House to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Tampa.
Our stay with Jeff and George (and Elvis!) was great. They are very warm and welcoming people, who know a lot about the Tampa Bay area. The house is absolutely beautiful and offers plenty of room to relax and feel at home. We felt very welcome and at home during our stay. All animals are very friendly and they made our stay even better. We would love to come back in the future.
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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.