Born and raised in Tampa, Florida.
Enjoy biking, film, football, reading, cooking, eating, travel and meeting new people.
I have 2 younger siblings Alex and Adrienne.
My dog's name is Henry.
this place is cute and clean. a gem. loved staying here, felt very peaceful. it's in the heart of ybor city so there's tons to do out there. I loved how there was so much space! would definitely stay here again if we go back to Tampa. the host was super accommodating to my special needs which I found refreshing. thanks Ariel!
Ariel's place is great -- the bedrooms are spacious, and the industrial-loft feel is pretty cool. I especially liked the giant TV hooked up to Apple TV for easy access to Hulu and Netflix. Not that I had much time for this, but it was nice to come home to episodes of "The League" waiting!
The other great part was the fact that it was about a 2 minute walk from the main strip in YBor City. We didn't have time for the bars, but hit up several of the restaurants.
The wild roosters outside were a surprise, but luckily you can't hear them too much from inside. :-)
We loved staying at Ariel's loft in Ybor City. The space is modern, clean and authentic -- and Ariel is a fantastic host.
We had plenty of room for our four-person family, with two private bedrooms, a bathroom on each floor, and a spacious sectional in the living room.
The kitchen was large with a side island for serving dishes and food prep. It was well stocked with dishes, pans, glasses, mugs, a coffeemaker -- as well as coffee, tea, cooking spices, condiments and the like. We only had to purchase our groceries for the week.
Each bed was queen size with ample pillows and clean, comfortable bedding. Plenty of towels were on hand for the entire week.
As a former Tampa resident, I knew instantly when I saw the location of the loft that it was in the right place. Seventh Avenue is just a block away, with lots to do during the day and night. Also, the area is busy enough to be safe, while just far enough to be quiet.
Very happy with the loft and location. If you're looking to stay in Tampa, Ybor is the place to be. Host was always available upon requests. I'm already planning in returning. Look no further and rent this place.
My Stay at the loft was FANTASTIC! Ariel was very easy to communicate with and was more than helpful. She even offered to bring me her bicycle if I needed transportation! I found the loft to be stocked with everything I would expect. The space was large and open. Plenty of room to move around in and occupy. It is 2 small blocks a VERY easy walk to all of the best things 7th St. can offer. I'd highly recommend the La Creperia Cafe. Excellent for great quality of food morning, noon, or night. The garage space is small and the alley behind is tight so a compact or smaller car is best or just park on the street. There were usually spaces. I look forward to my next stay!
Place was great and Ariel was a fabulous host. PERFECT location.
VERY comfortable beds and linens. Kitchen well-stocked. The concrete walls were pleasantly cool. Ceiling fan in bedroom. Lots of other niceities - floor fans, kitchen tools. Garage VERY tight fit for any but subcompacts, but we were always able to get a convenient spot with supplied resident parking permits, even on Fri and Sat nites. Pleasant neighbors. Although Ybor City has a 'reputation', we always felt safe and comfortable (we're from Baltimore and Michigan).
Ariel was on time to meet to let me in the apt and the place was super clean and was the same as the pics .. Lots of open space here:) would love to stay here again
My partner and I stayed in this loft for a month with our dog as we worked in Tampa. The space was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed (washer/dryer, garage, two balconies!). Although we saw Ariel infrequently, we was sweet, attentive, and very responsive anytime we had a question.
Ariel was very helpful. We had privacy, a clean place, instructions, and Ariel was just a call away. Loved that this was a short cab ride to downtown and a walk (or a stumble) down to Ygor's city famous 7th street.
Ariel was a pleasure to have as a guest! He was very respectful and treated our beach house as if it were his own. He was incredibly kind and responsible, and the house was immaculate when he left. I would recommend him as a guest.
Ariel and Imari have been perfect guests and left the place in perfect condition. I hope to be able to have them again as guests if they happen to come back to Barcelona.