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
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
The River House is a beautiful BnB on the Hillsborough River in Tampa. Jeff, the host, welcomed us upon arrival and showed us around the home and grounds.
The accommodations were excellent in very way we experienced them. We didn't really have time to use the salt water pool/hot tub/kitchen, but they were all top notch.
We were out and about most of the time so we didn't have a lot of interactions with Jeff, but he was warm and welcoming when we arrived. I'd definitely stay again, and recommend.
The house was airy, comfortable and welcoming, the animals wonderful and friendly,the salt pool delicious and Jeff could not have been a kinder, more gracious or more accommodating host.
My wife and I always love staying with Jeff & George. This was our 2nd time staying with them and our experience was as memorable as the 1st. The house always looks amazing and the service is even better. It really feels like a home away from home. This will always be our one and only destination to stay at when in Tampa. We wish there were more places like this.
Thank you for everything guys,
Nick and Amy
Tampa River House -
Jeff and George have created a wonderful place of sharing, giving and coexistence. People from different countries, loving animals and beautiful plants live together at Tampa River House.
Jeff and George are great hosts. The house is lovely. Clean, modern, very well equipped and most importantly - by the river and surrounded by beautiful trees.
Jeff and George let me spend time and get to know Elvis. Elvis is one of the smartest, loving and affectionate birds I have ever met.
I had an A+ experience.
Our weekend in Tampa was great. George was a helpful and perfect host. The beautiful house is huge and has a nice pool and terrace on the first floor. Dogs are included and very cute :) All in all a perfect stay!
We had the pleasure of staying at the River House while my family attended my daughters graduation from the University of Tampa. We rented two rooms that were comfortable, clean with beautiful decks and amazing showers! The entire house is wonderful. There are a number of beautiful sitting areas inside and out. The pool is great! The gourmet kitchen was a great spot for breakfast. Location is extremely convenient to downtown. I would give the accommodations a 10 out of 10. Just amazing. But the absolute best part of the River House are the hosts. We only dealt with Jeff for a short period as he was off on a vacation - I'm sure well-deserved! We dealt mostly with George who could not have been any more welcoming, accommodating and helpful. Truly a gem. We immediately felt at home. We would highly recommend the River House to anyone visiting the Tampa area. You won't be disappointed!!!!!!
Jeff and George have a beautiful house and although we were there mainly to sleep, the accommodations felt more like home than I expected. Their house is a small paradise in the city and completed our vacation in grand style.
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About the Host, Jeff
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.
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