House - Private room · N River Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603, United States
Your host, Jeff
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Response time: within an hour

The Space

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: 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 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 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

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: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
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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  • Amazing experience at this home! I was so impressed with the house, cleanliness, organization of directions, and hospitality! Breakfast is served every morning by Jeff, you can come and go as you please, and the home is absolutely stunning. Truly felt at home and would definitely stay here again!

    July 2014
  • airbnb is an excellent way to stay in a new city, and River House is an excellent place to stay when in Tampa! The rooms are luxurious and very comfortable, the hosts are gracious and down-to-earth, and the entire place is a joy to experience.

    July 2014
  • Absolutely fantastic stay! I could not have asked for anything better, they both make you feel right at home, the beds were comfortable, all the animals were amazing and I loved every second of them. The coffee and breakfast every morning was a wonderful touch and I can easily say I will stay again the next time I am in town.
    Also the location is great if you want to do Busch gardens or adventure island and even the drive to Clearwater beach was not bad at all. Also very good places to eat nearby. I highly recommend staying here you will not regret it.

    June 2014
  • This was my first experience with airbnb and it couldn't have been better. Everything was perfect. My wife and I have didn't want to leave and can't wait to get back again.

    June 2014
  • Jeff and George really enhanced our stay with their beautiful home and great tips on places to visit. Just all around very accommodating to all of our needs. The daily breakfast was delicious and a big money saver for the week. Would definitely recommend them as hosts!

    May 2014
  • Jeff and George were amazing. They treated my best friend and I with respect and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable! Interaction with the animals and other guests around the house was really fun and made the stay that much better. House was kept tidy and it had a great home-y feel to it. I will definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Jeff and George were great hosts. There home had everything that you need while vacationing.
    They were both very helpful and I would definitely stay here again if I return to the Tampa area. Would highly recommend staying at their home. You won 't be disappointed.

    May 2014
  • Our stay in Jeff's and George's house was amazing! Not just because of the beautiful house, the delicious breakfast and the cute animals. George and Jeff made us feel at home immediately. They were so kind and helpful! The rooms are huge and luxurious! We will definitely recommend this place to everyone. And if we ever come back to Tampa- this will be our top priority to stay. Thank you for everything !

    April 2014
  • This place is gorgeous. Beautiful house, nice rooms, balcony, sitting area near the guest rooms. Jeff was very friendly, prepares breakfast, and was helpful with info about getting around Tampa. Wish I could have stayed longer.

    April 2014
  • As related by all previous guests, Jeff and George are terrific hosts. We loved the laid back atmosphere and found everything at this lovely home to be just as advertised. We stayed for 3 nights in early April and it was a lovely beginning
    to our vacation in Florida. Thanks so much for everything guys. This was our first time using Airbnb and we have been telling everyone we know about our great experience.

    April 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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