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 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 GORGEOUS CONTEMPORARY PRIVATE RESIDENCE OFFERS THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. Fully furnished, your large, private UPSTAIRS bedroom offers: King Bed; 15' vaulted ceilings; en-suite private bathroom w/ walk in shower & rain head; closet; 42" flat screen TV; WiFi; and a great view of the arbor, park and river. 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 aviary (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 ALSO HAVE REDUCED RATES FOR WEEKLY STAYS. 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...PLEASE WHEN ENTERING THE HOUSE FROM THE POOL, USE THE POOL BATHROOM. MARBLE FLOORS ARE VERY SLIPPERY WHEN WET, AND WE WANT ALL GUESTS TO HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE STAY.
I live about 4 blocks from Jeff's gorgeous river house. I booked a week for my father so that he could be within walking distance. The accommodations were above and beyond expectations & my father couldn't stop talking about what great hosts Jeff & George were. The river house will definitely be our go to for family & friends visiting Tampa!!
Jeff and George
What can I say. Words can't express my appreciation for your hospitality!!! You have an absolutely wonderful home. You made me feel welcome and at home my entire stay! My room was perfect and the entire house was so comfortable. The pool area was so relaxing I completely lost myself out there!!! And then we have Elvis. Well I've never been around big birds before but after this experience I think I may just have to find me an Elvis. Love him to death!!! From the house to the dogs to the birds to you guys I have never had an experience like that in my life!!! Thank you so much!!!
Jeff and George have a wonderful way of making every guest feel at home. Their pets are well behave- and the house is gorgeous ! We stayed in a beautiful room overlooking the Hillsborough River, slept in a king bed and marveled at our comfortable accommodations. The house was full when we left and we had a great breakfast with all the guest in the kitchen - it was just like family. The house is comfortable and safe centrally located with some wonderful restaurants within a few blocks. I really ejoyed having complete access to all the ammenities of the house.Thank you Jeff and George for your gracious hospitality
Pictures and descriptions are 100% accurate. This home is absolutely stunning!! I've stayed in 5-star hotels that weren't this awesome. The bedroom is large with LOTS of drawers and closet space. The king bed is extremely comfortable! The bathroom and shower is exhilarating. The numerous decks and aviary are so relaxing; you won't want to leave! But the real beauty of this home is Jeff and George!!! Prior to arrival, Jeff had helped us with several logistic questions. Upon arrival George immediately made us feel like we were part of their family by giving us the VIP tour and ensuring we knew everything was available to us 24/7. The scrumptious breakfasts Jeff and George made were healthy and very much appreciated. We enjoyed conversations with other guests and although the home was filled, it was very quiet at night. Great walking trail across the street that winds around the river down to a beautiful park. Such an amazing visit!!! We also loved the animals!! Elvis, the cockatoo, is very people friendly. Don't be afraid of him; he just wants to cuddle up for a nap. Wish there was a way to give Jeff and George more than 5 stars. Thanks so much for a wonderful, relaxing vacation!
Super accueil de Jeff et George, dans leur très belle propriété.
Une adresse recommandée si vous passez du côté de Tampa.
Thank you again for all your help and awesomeness! My kids have excitedly told me more about your amazing home then they have about their trip!
This was a fantastic experience! Jeff & George were terrific hosts. When we arrived, Jeff gave us a tour of the property and all it's amenities. He also recommended several local restaurants. George made us a great cooked-to-order breakfast the next morning which was a really nice plus. We had the opportunity to spend a little time with both Jeff & George that morning and every interaction we had with them was very pleasant.
The house itself is beautiful and is exactly as described/pictured. The pool and hot tub areas are very nice, and with all the different sun decks and courtyards, it is easy to find a place to hang out and relax. Our room was perfect for us - there was a King size bed, and a comfortable chair. The bed was extremely comfortable and there were plenty of pillows. The room had plenty of room for all of our luggage and the bathroom was also spacious and the shower was great.
We also really enjoyed Jeff & George's pets. The poodles were extremely well behaved and very loving. The birds were very cool. We got some great pictures with Elvis. We loved having the hot tub to relax in before bed. We also hung out by one of the fire pits a couple of times.
Jeff & George have truly designed their dream home and spared no expense on the finishing touches. They clearly have great taste and their home is absolutely beautiful. It actually gave us a few ideas for things to do at our home. They were such gracious hosts that seemed to really love hosting guests. We have stayed in Airbnb properties many times, and this was by far our favorite. I would definitely not hesitate to stay here again in the future. In fact, my husband is already wanting to plan another trip. My only regret is that I wish we had more time to enjoy the house's amenities and more time to visit with Jeff & George and their wonderful pets.
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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.