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 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: 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, we are 10 minutes to downtown Tampa (during rush hour) 3 miles to University of Tampa, 5 miles to Busch Gardens, and 15 minutes to Tampa International Airport. 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.
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.
Jeff & George were wonderful hosts. Their house is amazing, and the breakfast was delicious. Definitely consider them for your next trip to the Tampa Bay area.
Stay here! I almost couldn't believe how nice this place is, or how nice the hosts are. Beautiful modern home, and Jeff and George have thought of every detail. Being an animal lover, the pets added so much to the experience. The only issue that wasn't perfect was getting used to the hot water "on demand". I am sure this is an environmentally friendly feature in the home, so I can appreciate it. I would rate the accommodations with 6 stars if I could.
Boy staying at Jeff and George's was like being home. Well that's not true, their house is a thousand times nicer than mine! It was like staying with good friends, very comfortable. Breakfast every morning was a delight and all the animals were a treat too. I'd stay again in a heartbeat.
Another great AirBnB experience at the Tampa River House! Jeff and George have a marvelous home. My family booked 4 rooms that exceeded our expectations. Each room is very clean and comfortable and has its own bathroom w/shower, flat screen TV (wireless headsets) & great views. The upstairs common areas (both indoor and outside) were perfect for the 7 of us to hang out. Each morning Jeff was ready cook a hot breakfast or we could choose from an assortment of cereals, yogurts, and fruits. They have two standard poodles, a cockatoo, and a macaw. The pets are as interactive as you want them to be. After we left, one of my nephews realized his suit was in the closet of his room. Jeff was very gracious and brought it to the terminal. This a family friendly home where you will feel right at home. If you are visiting the Tampa area, you too will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, tranquil pool, hot tub, fire pit, Koi Pond, and a walk along the river while staying at Tampa River House. We will definitely stay here the next time. Thank you Jeff and George for a wonderful stay in Tampa!
Perfect! My son and I stayed four nights at Jeff & George's most wonderful B&B, and hope to return soon. We appreciated the design of the house, with high ceilings just about everywhere and the exquisite details including the giant aviary at the end of the dining area. I loved having bacon and eggs made for me in the mornings, and the friendly chat about babies, travel and you name it in the kitchen with Elvis the white cockatoo adding his two cents. We loved having a comfy place to rest as we adventured into Tampa to Busch Gardens, Ybor City, the aquarium, and a hockey game. Everything in the city was within fifteen minutes, and there were great walks in the neighborhood. I appreciate them contacting me that I had left my jacket in the closet upon departure.
Thank you Jeff and George!
Fantastic stay! Jeff and George are the best hosts ever, cannot think of a better place to stay at in Tampa. Or anywhere else. :-)
My first experience was a wonderful one, I am sold on airbnb, i can only hope that my other stays can live up to What Jeff has provided here. Wonderful and peaceful atmosphere, Centrally located from everything worth going to. Great accommodations, i needed nothing, Jeff had things available i didn't need or asked for. I can not imagine me going back through Tampa and not staying here.. I can't say enough…… Alonzo
The pictures of the River House show how lovely it is and the beautiful setting. The pictures do not convey how relaxed and comfortable this home is. If you want to immerse yourself in luxurious relaxation this is the place. Its only a few minutes to downtown or about 30 minutes to St Pete Beach.
You will be welcomed into the family upon arrival and will feel a part of the family before you depart. George and Jeff are truly gracious and accommodating hosts. We really enjoy their restaurant recommendations.
LiLi and I recommend the River House to all of our friends, family and colleagues traveling to the Tampa Bay area.
We are looking for a home in the Tampa area and have enjoyed Jeff's insight, experience, and local knowledge to great advantage.
You just won't find better hosts anywhere.
Thanks guys. I am already planning our next trip. I will be in touch.
Fabulous home, fabulous hosts. One of the nicest homes in Tampa Bay. Will return without a doubt!
Love love loved this place! Every detail of this place was well thought out to meet the comfort of guests and more. I would take my lover, best friends and family there and enjoy it all the same. I would even go alone to just spend some good quiet time to myself. Jeff was fantastic and made me feel warm and happy and welcomed. They have 2 amazing dogs and 2 amazing birds, all rescued which made the stay even more spectacular by company as well. 5 stars! 4 thumbs up! Will not be staying anywhere else other than here when I visits my best friends in Tampa.