Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smartlock


Extra people: No Charge


The space

TAMPA RIVER HOUSE is a luxury private residence, situated along the Hillsborough River, & minutes from everything in Tampa. 3 miles 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; hair dryer, closet; 42" flat screen TV w/ wireless head set; WiFi; and your own private balcony facing EAST (no worries, we have black out curtains for those who want to sleep in) and overlooking the aviary; plus an essential oil diffuser, featuring doTerra oils for relaxing, breathing, rejuvinating and grounding effects. UPSTAIRS there is also a den w/ small refrigerator, sink and coffee maker, iron and ironing board; 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 8 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 3 parrots, so please let us know if you are not 'Pet Friendly' we will ensure they don't bother you during your stay. No pets are allowed upstairs. 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 your understanding. 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 or sushi.

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

PLEASE NOTE - Although we have pets, and we are a "PET FRIENDLY" establishment, we do not allow guests to bring their pets - NO EXCEPTIONS

PLEASE NOTE - We provide towels, sheets, pillows and blankets and other luxuries, but guests must provide their own personal hygiene products such as soap, shampoo and lotions.

Housekeeping will provide fresh linen and towels to guest staying longer than 6 nights.

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

141 Reviews

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Ken User Profile
April 2017
Jeff knows his trade, he is an amazingly thoughtful host. THis is my second visit and would stay again.

Katelyn User Profile
April 2017
His place is beyond great! Everything you need and more, very comfortable beds, aroma therapy in every room, clean,clean,clean! Close to everything yet has a quiet secluded feeling. I'll definitely recommend to anyone!

Perry User Profile
April 2017
It was great to return to Tampa and another great stay at the Tampa River House. As always Jeff and George were great hosts. We loved the addition of aromatherapy in the room. A nice touch. We wanted for nothing in the breakfast department. So much choice! Wonderful restaurant suggestions and thanks for the heads up about the weekend market. As always Elvis was entertaining. We'll definitely be back.

Joli User Profile
April 2017
We loved staying at the river house! It surpassed expectations and Jeff was a great host! The house was beautiful and the environment was comfortable. Loved the animals too! I didn't want to leave! We will definitely be back!

Dennis User Profile
April 2017
If you are thinking about staying in Tampa definitely check if Jeff has a room available. You will not regret it. The house is spacious, clean and well equipped (wifi, tv, hot tub, swimming pool, large complete common kitchen, aircon, etc, etc) The hosts are welcoming and are always available for help, answer questions or just to chat. The common kitchen is a great place to catch up over breakfast or prepare a meal. You can be as secluded or included as you want. No problems. The area is excellent. The historic Seminole Heights area is excellent for walking around and running. And with some great restaurants a coffee place (Spaddy's) and shops just around the corner it feels like a small village on it's own. To check out Ybor city, order an Uber for no more then 8USD and 10 mins you'll be there. Want to explore down town Tampa, take the street car from Ybor to Tampa. When we come back to this area, we'll check if Jeff and George have a room available and plan our trip around that :-))

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
This experience has left me speechless.... it exceeded our every expectation. We now have family in Tampa and can't wait to book our next trip back, to our new home away from home. Thank you sooo much Jeff and George. Loved cooking in your Kitchen.

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
The hot tub and zero gravity chairs were sublime. Thanks again for everything. This was my first airbnb experience and I will never book another hotel again as long as I live.

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Tampa, Florida, United States · Joined in September 2011
Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is Jeff’s place.
George helps host.