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, & 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 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, 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

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
Extra people: No Charge
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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  • There are no words for the experience we have had!! This is the first time we have used the Airbnb site to plan our vacation and it had been nothing short of miraculous! My wife and I arrived at the Tampa River House not knowing what to expect really and found our host waiting for us before they departed for the evening. They walked us through every part of the home which allowed us any easier time of settling in. They gave us wonderful advice as to the best places to relax and the best place for us to visit the beach. Aside from our part coming to town, they really made us feel welcome and provided more than we had even thought to expect!! We can't wait until our next journey brings us to their home. The connection we made left us feeling a bit morose on our departure. We will miss you and hope to see you again sooner than later ").

    June 2014
  • I've just returned from my vacation home in Tampa! Or at least that's what I tell colleagues and acquaintances. Its true with the exception of minor details - like the fact that the house belongs to Jeff and George, and when I visit I do so for work. Still, that's what being at the River House feels like. It feels like your on vacation and it feels like its your home. I guess that's why I've stayed there 4 times in the last 9 months. And I simply cannot wait to go back! The house is everything that others have described, and even if I could find the words to do so, I simply couldn't say enough good things about Jeff and George! True hospitality is only one of their many gifts! Stop searching and press "Book It" to discover the others for yourself! And if I'm lucky, I'll meet you there!

    May 2014
  • The house and its aesthetics are very welcoming and soothing. Jeff and George were perfect hosts, helpful with tourist hints as well as good for an entertaining chat. Breakfasts were satisfying and varied each morning. The location's quaint neighborhood, eateries and river location added to the ease of "getting out into the fun" of Tampa. The menagerie of animals was something we looked forward to, both in the evenings and at breakfast! If traveling to Tampa, we would try to stay with Jeff again.

    May 2014
  • The most amazing hosts and home. My second time - wouldn't stay anywhere else in Tampa. Just a great experience. I loved the pool and hot tub, and all the other high quality amenities this home offers. Most of all, thanks to Jeff and George for their great hospitality and the way they make everyone feel right at home. See you again.

    April 2014
  • Jeff and George were absolutely FANTASTIC hosts. So accommodating (I arrived late), very friendly and helpful. The house if absolutely fabulous - everything I could have wanted for my trip to Tampa. I wish I could have stayed longer! If you're in the Tampa area, you definitely need to stay with Jeff and George.

    Thank you again for a wonderful Floridian experience!

    April 2014
  • Que dire? Jeff et Georges sont deux personnes extraordinaires .
    Ce sont des hôtes qui font tout pour que vous vous sentiez comme à la maison,
    et même plus .. par exemple , une coupe de bonbons chocolatés dans l entrée si on a un petit creux le soir ou la journée, qui est remplie dés qu'elle est vide.
    Les chambres sont très bien pensées, grandes, bien agencées, belle salle de bain, et un balcon personnel. Un grand salon à côté des chambres avec machine à café et frigo et une grande télé pouvant servir d'ordinateur géant .
    L'extérieur est pensé pour notre repos; j'ai adoré leurs fauteuils hamac; j'aurais bien voulu en mettre un dans ma valise....Le petit déjeuner est tellement copieux qu'on a plus besoin de manger le midi.
    Le reste de la maison est superbe .
    Les animaux : deux chiens extraordinaires ( sur 4 jours je ne les ai jamais entendus aboyer) deux peluches noires et blanches qui se laissent vivre et se laissent cajoler par les invités.; Elvis ,le Perroquet comprend tout, vient sur vous dés que vous le prenez, vous fait un câlin quand vous lui demandez, et vous parle en toutes les langues ; son mot préféré : BYE BYE
    Que dire, Il faut absolument connaitre Jeff et Georges et leur petite famille .
    C' est ma plus belle expérience en chambre d'hôte et j'ai peur pour les prochaines de ne pas retrouver la même ambiance, le même bien-être et surtout les mêmes Hôtes
    Tampa, est pour moi une des plus belles villes de la Floride, c'est vraiment un coin où il faut rester un minimum de 7 jours pour visiter, voir ces plages et ces îles .

    Je peux rajouter que même si il y a beaucoup de chambres, je n'ai jamais entendu mes voisins, même pas leur télé, car il y a un casque pour ne pas déranger les voisins, et même le matin pour le petit déjeuner , on ne se dérange pas car tout est bien pensé
    En un mot, 9/10; je garde le 10/10 pour que je puisse cuisiner avec Jeff et Georges lorsque je reviendrai (on se cuisinera le repas du soir ensemble, ,surtout que vous avez une très grande cuisine , tous les ustensiles et robots )
    Encore merci et à bientôt et surtout appelez moi dés que vous venez en France, je vous invite
    Anne-Sophie DEVILLE

    Il existe des hommes que l'on rencontre une fois dans notre vie et nous avons l'impression de les avoir toujours connus . La dure réalité du monde du travail nous a obligé à revenir en France , mais je n'oublierai jamais Jeff et Georges avec l'espoir de les revoir un jour .

    Jean-Marc DEVILLE

    April 2014
  • I don't know what else can be added to the already great reviews left by others, but I will say that Jeff and George are truly the perfect hosts. Both the house and our room was well laid out and comfortable.

    We had a great time chatting with other guests (and birds). We will certainly be back again!

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay at Jeff's house which is spectacular. Both Jeff and George were very helpful, accommodating and nice! The room was clean and exactly as in the photos. The area was quiet and beautiful. I would definitely recommend to stay with them and their lovely pets!

    March 2014
  • We had such a good time in Tampa: Jeff and George were the nicest hosts you can imagine and the house is absolutely luxurious with the best kitchen we have ever cooked in. They offer a few rooms for guests to share interesting stories with but there is also enough space if you want your privacy. A wonderful breakfast was included every morning with eggs, bagels, yoghurt, bacon, cereals, fruits, juices... And they didn't even let you wash the dishes yourself :-)
    The area is great with plenty of things to do: museums, beaches, nature, restaurants, theme-parks... We totally recommend Jeff and George's place to 100%. If you are interested book early because everybody who was there is going to come back!!

    March 2014
  • 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.

    February 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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