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 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.
After reading many amazing references, I decided to experience it. And it was a very comfortable stay for me and my friends. You won't be disappointed. I would highly recommend anyone that's looking for a luxury stay to take some time and enjoy this beautiful home by the river.
My young daughter and I stayed for two nights in this lovely home. This was our first experience with airbnb, and now I afraid to stay anywhere else, for fear it won't compare! Jeff reached out in advance to make sure we had directions and to ensure we'd have someone there to greet us. The "someone" turned out to be Jeff himself, with one of his beautiful rescue birds and two gentle poodles at his side. Despite the late hour of our arrival (10pm), he welcomed us warmly and took time to walk us through his gorgeous home and our room, explaining features such as how to use the hot tub, laundry, and even the shower. The atmosphere throughout our stay was relaxed and pleasant. On the day of our departure we had planned a full adventure day out in the Florida sunshine, but it rained (read, deluge) the entire day. Jeff graciously offered to let us check out "whenever you want to," since they did not have another guest coming in that evening, which we gratefully accepted. All in all a perfect experience.
Jeff and George were absolutely wonderful hosts. Their home has been set up specifically to accomodate guests and as such could not imagine finding a better location with the amenities they offer at such an economical price. Thanks for your hospitality!!
Wow!! That is the only word I can use to describe this place. Great host, great location, and fantastic amenities. I will definitely stay here again!
Jeff and George were great hosts to start off. Me and my girlfriend were fretted that evening when we arrived. After a great tour of the house and familiarizing of the town we were left to go get ready to start our trip. They answer questions the whole time when ever need. The house was amazing and even better than the pictures. Great stay I will be going back in the next couple of months
Jeff and George are excellent hosts! We arrived mid-afternoon to Jeff greeting us and showing us around the house. How beautiful!! Spacious and clean, we were immediately impressed. They prepared maps and dining suggestions, which was so helpful when looking for "local" hot spots. Unfortunately, we had a full schedule during our 2 day visit so we didn't get to enjoy the pool or hot tub. We were attending a local event on our final night in Tampa and George even graciously offered to drop us off since he was making a quick trip to the grocery store! When we return to Tampa, I hope that we can stay here again- it was exactly what we were looking for and more!!
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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.