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, & 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 PRIVATE RESIDENCE 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 your own private balcony facing EAST and overlooking the aviary. 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 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
PLEASE... PLEASE... FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY, ENTER FROM THE POOL TO THE HOUSE, THROUGH THE POOL BATHROOM. MARBLE FLOORS ARE EXTREMELY SLIPPERY WHEN WET, AND WE WANT EVERYONE'S STAY TO BE SAFE AND ENJOYABLE
From the moment I walked in Jeff made me feel like I was at home. The house is so beautiful and clean top to bottom. The room was plenty big and very clean along with its own private bathroom. Next time I'm in the Tampa area I will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it. Thanks again Jeff!
This was an amazingly relaxing stay. The house is immaculate and very well organized with plenty of spaces and niches to hang out.The pets are as friendly and hospitable as the hosts, who do a knock-out job of making themselves available to serve, recommend, and make you feel well taken care of and what's more is they make it look as easy as second nature. As a design person I was also impressed with the interior design plus all of their efforts to incorporate energy efficiency. Like Jeff and George, our fellow airbnb-ers at the house were well- traveled and interesting people with good ideas for excursions and dining in the area. I highly recommend this experience to everyone!
Home away from home! Jeff and George felt like immediate friends. My daughter and I were welcomed with open arms. The property is amazing and the location is central to everything. Hope to get back soon. Thanks you guys!!
Jeff was such an great host! My boyfriend and I arrived late due to travels and Jeff accommodated by staying up until we arrived to greet us.. then took time out to print directions to a local store... VERY SWEET! The River House was Just as described, just gorgeous! Location great, we really enjoyed sleeping with the balcony window open to such a beautiful view. One negative thing though...we did not get a chance to visit the gorgeous Hillsborough River right at the front door step... so we will have to return for another shot at it :-)! Thanks Jeff!
We arrived late on a Monday night and Jeff warmly greeted us, gave us a thorough tour of the house, answered any questions and simply made us feel immediately comfortable in their beautiful home. As to that, their home is exactly as described and pictured but even better in person; the attention to detail, craftsmanship and quality they installed into their home and the pervasive warmth that is exuded and gladly share with others is evident. Although we were there for a quick business trip and time prevented us from sampling the extolled breakfasts or even using the pool or hottub all were there for our use. Every review is a glowing one since Jeff and George deserve it, whether it be with respect to their gorgeous home, their delightful animals, or their delightful selves. We so look forward to our return visit.
Jeff was a gracious host and he even had breakfast for us in the morning. The hot tub and pool felt great and the coffee was so so fresh.
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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.