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 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.
Jeff and George were wonderful hosts,,we couldn't ask for anything nicer. The home was magnificent and the photos don't do it justice. Clean spacious private and luxurious. We cant wait to go there again.
This destination will not disappoint. The house and accommodations are beautiful and the hosts are wonderful, friendly, helpful, and truly make you feel that their home is your home. and the birds (in particular Elvis the cockatoo) are just wonderful. I can't say enough nice about this place. It will for sure be my destination of choice whenever I find myself traveling to the Tampa are. Thank you Jeff and George for a wonderful stay!!
Jeff and George created a perfect first Airbnb experience for us. Their home, perfectly designed for this purpose, is both private and conducive to socializing. Jeff greeted us at the door and walked us through the home and acquainted us with everything from coffee makers to the hot tub. We loved the location. We went for an evening walk along the river and there are excellent restaurants in close proximity. We look forward to returning and highly recommend staying here.
The house was as nice as it appears in the listing. Most guests were using the kitchen to prepare their dinner
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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.