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 we are 10 minutes to downtown Tampa (during rush hour), 3 miles to the University of Tampa, 5 miles to Busch Gardens, and 15 minutes to Tampa International Airport. 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 4 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.
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.
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.
I just have to say WOW! I could have stayed here forever! Beautiful doesn't begin to describe it the home! The rooms are way better than a hotel, the bed was amazing, even the pillows were comfortable and I ALWAYS travel with my own pillow. Waking up with a delicious breakfast every morning just made my day since at home if I want to eat I have to cook. The room had a great TV which we never even felt the need to use since we spent most of our time at a conference or chatting in the living area with friends. Our group had 4 of the 6 rooms rented and it was perfect because we had space outside our rooms to lounge and chat with our friends. The rooms are well insulated so you don't hear anyone else once you go in your own room and shut the door. The location is easy to get to and close to downtown even though I would have driven much farther to stay somewhere this great! Its easy to do your own thing but if you feel like being social Jeff and George make you feel like part of the family the minute you arrive. The hot tub and pool are great! There was complementary coffee, tea, and herbal tea which was so nice for relaxing before bed. There is also a shared mini fridge upstairs. The pictures made this place look great but the pictures don't do it justice. We had such a good time here and will without a doubt stay here if we end up visiting tampa again… in fact we may end up going to tampa just to stay here! Thanks again for the awesome visit!
Thanks for letting us unwind at the river house after our trip guys. The space and breakfast were great. Happy 2014!!
This is just the best Airbnb experience we could imagine! Jeff and George invited us to their home, we had a spacious and luxurious room with bathroom and big flat-screen for ourselves and delicious and extensive breakfast every morning.
Hotel experience with the charm of two traveled locals. Huge recommendation!
We were in town for a wedding in downtown Tampa which was very close. Jeff and George were such gracious host! The house was beautiful and spacious. We have a 2 year old and very at ease within the home. The bed was very comfortable and I could have stayed in the rm #6 shower for days it was like a spa!! The Tampa River house is a real escape and tranquil home! Lots of outdoor living spaces where you feel privacy even though you are in such a large home! Enjoy your stay!
I really enjoyed my stay at River House in Tampa. It is a beautiful house, recently built and obviously with BNB hosting in mind. It is spacious, beautifully decorated and clean, with plenty of amenities, including a salt water pool, hot tub, and multiple spots to relax on the balcony, deck, and within the house itself. The hosts, Jeff and George, are great, and I also enjoyed their two dogs, the parrot and the macaw. At first I thought the location might be a problem since it's 3-4 miles from downtown, but the Tampa bus system works well, and Jeff was kind enough to give me a few rides. Overall, it was a very positive experience, and I highly recommend River House to anyone visiting Tampa.
Our stay at the River House was fantastic from beginning to end. Jeff and George are so friendly and accommodating. They made hot breakfast in the morning, gave great info on the area, and have a great pool and hot tub which they welcomed use of. Not only is the house a wonderful place to stay, it's easy to get to, right off the river, and has great outdoor space to take advantage of. Their pets are very friendly as well. We will definitely make this house a spot to stay at during our next visit to Tampa.
John Carlson and Heather Otteson
Incredible place, space, hosts. Very very pleased, we are planning to return within the month and during our future stays in Tampa. Very clean and homey. Beautiful view, very peaceful. Thanks
We have stayed with Jeff several times now and we look forward to returning the next time we visit Tampa. The rooms are so comfortable--lots of little touches, and the ambience is distinctly low-key so you always feel right at home. Thanks Jeff and George for another wonderful stay and for the great breakfasts!
The Tampa River House is better in real life. Now how often is THAT true?!
George & Jeff were wonderful hosts and their home is lovely.
When I casually inquired whether they could recommend a trustworthy place to have my oil changed, George quickly recommended his local mechanic. Not only that, he called ahead on my behalf to let them know that I was seeking a last minute appointment. Not only that - in order to allow me to enjoy the comforts of their home - he provided a shuttle to and from my appointment, so that I didn't need to spend a couple of hours hanging out in an automotive shop. When I was concerned the car might not be ready to go on my schedule, he offered to lend me a car. Talk about above and beyond!
Super freundlich die beiden, ein traumhaus, eher Villa!
Besser als jedes 4*-hotel!
Leckeres Frühstück. Die Papageien sind allein das geld wert gewesen. Danke nochmal!