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

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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, 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: 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 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

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
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Considering this is the third time we've stayed here, I think it's quite obvious we like the place. Jeff & George are always welcoming and we love that we (email hidden) to go when in Tampa. It's a nice change of pace from the 'You've been here X times, but I have no idea who you are' treatment from a hotel.

    July 2014
  • Thank you Jeff & George for the wonderful hospitality!

    My wife and I stayed with Jeff & George for the weekend, celebrating our 2 year anniversary. We fell in love with the house from the minute we saw it on Airbnb, but it was even better when we got to see it up close and personal. The house was spotless (thanks to the wonderful Lily) and our room was perfect. Jeff & George made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay. The experience only got better once we met the other members of the family: Elvis (the best cockatoo you'll ever meet), Trevor & Gabe (the lovable poodles) and Sassy (the introvert Macaw). We would love to go back to stay with Jeff & George on our trips back to Tampa.

    Thank you again for the great time,

    Nick & Amy

    June 2014
  • Awesome, my new home away from home.

    A beautiful home, great hosts, terrific view and easy to get to and from. Just perfect.

    If this is typical of airbnb (this was my first stay) I understand why the hotel industry hates this so much.

    June 2014
  • My husband, 3 yr old daughter and I stayed at Jeff and George's beautiful home for two nights and couldn't have been more delighted! This was my first time staying in a multi guest home and I was a little unsure what the environment would be like. Especially because my daughter was with us. Let me say we felt so comfortable, and welcome the minute we arrived. The fact that there was a small corner of the main living room dedicated to kids won me over immediately. The hospitality was wonderful, breakfast amazing, rooms clean and comfy, the two dogs are so sweet and the birds are awesome. My daughter has been talking about Elvis ever since we left...truly a dog in bird form. I could go on and on. I'm not sure if we will ever stay here again since we literally live right around the corner (our home was being tented for termites) but it was a true pleasure getting to know our neighbors and will definitely stop by to visit!

    June 2014
  • Had a totally wonderful stay at Jeff and George's place! Amazing house, beautiful riverfront location, great hosts, adorable pets, and nice fellow travelers! The place has every amenity, including fast Wifi, which is a big help to those who work remotely like my husband. The full breakfast was a plus, along with the conversations that take place between hosts, guests, and even their cockatoo Elvis. The poodles and macaw were a joy too. We didn't get to use the pool or jacuzzi with our limited time there, unfortunately. The balcony attached to the room was great. The river across has lots of birds and flying fish. Jeff and George were very kind and immensely helpful in giving recommendations. The location is not downtown but close enough to it. Wish we could've stayed longer but our flights were booked. Hoping to come back!

    May 2014
  • My husband and I stayed for two nights and we couldn't be more pleased. The house was immaculate and Jeff and George were great hosts! Made us feel at home. I would definitely recommend this place and we can't wait to return.

    April 2014
  • Superb host! I was greeted at the door and felt like family immediately.
    Immaculate house and my room was spacious and furnished beautifully.
    Many, many common areas in and around the house so you never felt like you were intruding or on top of other guests at any time.
    Lounge area around a relaxing salt-water pool rivaling St.Barths!
    Book a stay at this retreat soon- and please say hello to Gage, Trevor,& Elvis for me!

    April 2014
  • We had an absolutely wonderful time with Jeff and George! The house is gorgeous and very comfortable. It was a vacation in itself just to stay at the River House. Jeff (email hidden) and very helpful with local dining and entertainment information an suggestions. Loved the pets! Elvis you rock!!!
    Looking forward to doing it again. Thank you so much for a much needed mini vacation.

    April 2014
  • If your travels bring you to Tampa - you won't (email hidden) than this!! The house is tremendously comfortable and the hosts are so friendly and accomnodating. We both had an amazing experience and enjoyed the stay tremendously.

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed our quick trip to Tampa! Jeff and George take great care of their guests. Great neighborhood, good food, spacious rooms.

    April 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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