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Old Florida - Retreat in Natl' Historic District

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Tranquil Surroundings in a nationally and locally designated historic district - Old Seminole Heights. 'Erehwon Retreat.' is the perfect short stay. You will find exacting cleaning standards with a clear focus on the Arts and Craft period of the 1920's. My mind is a very busy place, so I planned the property and your 490 sq. feet cottage that is not. This translates to a very peaceful visit. Everything is beautifully arranged; colorful, subtle, and uplifting. The cottage and neighborhood is perfect for a get-away.

You have easy access to the city attractions including museums (3 miles) and restaurants, Yankee spring training. Tampa Ship Terminal (5 miles) and the Tampa Convention Center (7 miles), as well as Central Florida tourist interests (10 minutes to Busch Gardens, 30 mins to Bok Tower Gardens or Ft. Desoto Beach, 75 mins to Sarasota, 90 to Disney or Winter Park), 2 hours to Cape Canaveral.

Our Cottage: We are your refuge, an area for bird watchers, nature lovers, beach days and Central Florida's famous fresh water blue holes. It's a pleasant throwback to where people grew up, knew their neighbors, sat on their front porch and everybody talked to everybody else. Come, stay awhile and enjoy.

Pack Light: We have a coffee bean grinder, French Press pot in the event you don't want to take a four block walk to Starbucks. Pur water filter at kitchen sink and check out the sundries page on ErehwonRetreat.com website for all that comes with the cottage. You'll find everything from spices to maple syrup, toaster, pots and pans and pot holders, plus orange juice, half and half cream, milk and cereal to get you started, Publix is just a four blocks away for grocery needs. Our turnover day is Sunday, timed for the convenient weekly arrival and departure of cruise ships - Carnival Legend, Norwegian Cruise Line Dawn, and the Ryndam.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 490 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                We do not accept well trained pets due to many of our guests have pulminary or allergy to pet issues....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We charge $200 cleaning fee, for those who choose to smoke or violate our policy of no pets in the cottage. ...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                We do not rent to those under 25 years of age...moreless

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • A fabulous night’s rest on our Queen sized bed with plush-top mattress. Your bed linens are sumptuous to the touch, and topped with the casual elegance of our feather duvet cover with whisper-soft hypoallergenic polyester filament and sewn all the way through to prevent bunching. Fresh linens and lite cleaning every 3rd. day, include 1 bath sheet. 1 hand towels and 1 wash cloth per quest plus dish towel. For extended stays we provide fresh bed linens weekly. The cottage is for up to 1 or 2 persons in one bed. Fire, Occupancy and Density Laws do not permit additional guests....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Full 1: toilet, shower

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              • The cottage is served by a tank-less water heater. We hope you are prudent in use of fresh water, but it's always be hot. Fresh linens include 1 bath sheet. 1 hand towels and 1 washcloth per quest plus dish towel. Linens are changed every third day along with guests bed makeup and light clean. For extended stays we provide fresh bed linens weekly....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Distance and drive time for various Spring Training Baseball: New York Yankees, 4.8 miles, 9 mins. Toronto Blue Jays 20.5 miles, 40 mins. Philadelphia Phillies,22 miles, 35 mins. Pittsburgh Pirates, 50 miles, 55 mins. Baltimore Orioles, 65 miles, 1 hour. Houston Astros 74 miles, 1 hour 14 mins. Milwaukee Braves 80.2 miles 1 hour 20 mins....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Brighthouse Basic package....moreless

                  • Books:

                    local tour guide books on hiking and biking trails plus copy of Erehwon, the Utopian novel by Samuel Butler....moreless

                  • Radio
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Zoo
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Walking

                  local services and businesses

                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Location Type

                      • Downtown:

                        Downtown Tampa 3 miles, 5 miles Tampa Convention Center...moreless

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Water Skiing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Golf
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 3 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Washing Machine:

                                Limit 2 loads per week. Located on property but not in cottage. Time must be arranged with proprietor in advance....moreless

                              • Living Room
                              • Linens Provided:

                                We provide fresh change of towels every third day and fresh bed linens once per week....moreless

                              • Towels Provided:

                                1 Bath Sheet, Hand Towel and Face Cloth per person, plus 1 Beach towel per person....moreless

                              • Thermos Bottle
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Air Conditioning:

                                2 AC units (kitchen and bedroom). 2 ceiling fans (Living room and bedroom)....moreless

                              • Iron & Board
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Local Maps
                              • Paper Towels
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Heating:

                                Electric heat in bedroom and AC/Heater in Kitchen...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                Limit 2 loads per week. Located on property but not in cottage....moreless

                              • Parking Off Street:

                                For one Car. Parking lot large enough for F-150. No space for trailers....moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen:

                                Oak dining table (1920's), seating for 3....moreless

                              • Coffee Maker:

                                French Press, wholecoffee beans provided...moreless

                              • Pantry Items:

                                See Sundries list on ErehwonRetreat.com for full listing....moreless

                              • Stove:

                                4 burner, gas stove...moreless

                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Mini Refrigerator
                              • Microwave:

                                In addition to 4 burner gas cook top, we've set out Orville Reddenbocker Popcorn for a DVD before bed and energy bar for a late arrival hike in the neighborhood....moreless

                              • Toaster
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Also coffee bean grinder and French Press. Press pot & Pur water filter for great coffee. You'll find everything from spices to maple syrup, toaster, pots and pans....moreless

                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Kitchenette
                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                dining for 4...moreless

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Shared with Bungalow Guests...moreless

                              • Beach Towels
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Lawn / Garden:

                                Native plant garden surrounded by 100 year old Camphor and Laurel Oak trees...moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              SUMMER & SHORT STAY RATE
                              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $434 $1,495
                              FALL SEASON
                              Sep 1 - Nov 22, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $455

                              Changeover Day: Sunday

                              HOLIDAY SEASON
                              Nov 23 - Jan 17, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $462

                              Changeover Day: Sunday

                              HIGH SEASON/SPRING TRAINING
                              Jan 18 - Apr 18, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $483

                              Changeover Day: Sunday

                              My Standard Rate
                              7 night min stay

                              $455

                              Changeover Day: Sunday

                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Cleaning $80 + tax
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                              • Tax Rate 12%

                              Notes:

                              SUNDAY TO SUNDAY - Short stays, mid week stays accepted 14 days in advance. Maximum Length of rental 14 nights.

                              NO: PETS, SMOKING, RESERVATIONS TO 3rd. Parties (Friends, Family, Travel Agents), RENTALS to anyone under the age of 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

                              Sleeps 2 in one queen sized bed, couch is not a pull out.


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                              Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                              Location

                              7 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
                              3.5 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Tampa Amtrack
                              0.25 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              I - 274 x 48B
                              23 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin, FL
                              0.25 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              The Independent
                              0.12 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              The Front Porch Bar & Grill

                              Car: Recommended

                              Tampa is one of the premier cruise port destinations in the South. Erehwon Retreat is less than 5 miles from the Port of Tampa and we coordinate our two properties to ship arrival and departures schedules. Our cottage turnover day is Sunday coordinated with the Carnival Cruise Lines Legend, Holland American's Ryndam, and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn. Mondays are turnover day for the Bungalow coordinated for Carnival Cruise Line’s Paradise and Caribbean Cruise Line’s Brillance of the Seas. This coordination allows passengers to take more time sightseeing, and taking in the cultural faire of the city of Tampa.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2007

                              About the owner: Your host enjoyed an extensive career in the arts including the The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, The New York City Center Joffrey Ballet, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Cincinnati Ballet Company. He continues to serve in capacities of management and fundraising consulting and offices on the property. He's a sailor and in 1992, sailed all of the Great Lakes and the route of Columbus 500 years later. With his eclectic worldly and local knowledge, he assures a unique experience

                              Why the Owner Chose Tampa:
                              During my childhood our family lived in a Bungalow on S. Las Robles Ave in Pasadena, CA. Later we moved to an apartment building in New York City overlooking Central Park. My late mother reminded me that I always talked of the Bungalow and encouraged me to consider restoring one at some point in my life. Mothers always know best.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                              Erehwon Retreat is landscaped with native plants which have been growing in Florida for thousands of years without human intervention. We are committed to providing the natural food, shelter, and nesting plants of local wildlife. Visiting in fall and spring, you will see hundreds of birds, butterflies, and a wide variety of crucially important insect pollinators looking for our native plants for predictable sources of nectar, berries, insects and firm branches in which to hide their nests.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, swedish, spanish

                              Links to more information:

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                              Photos

                              • Our cozy living room

                                Our cozy living room

                              • Looking from the living room into the kitchen/dinnette

                                Looking from the living room into the kitchen/dinnette

                              • Kitchen, bathroom down hall to right, closet not shown across from bathroom.

                                Kitchen, bathroom down hall to right, closet not shown across from bathroom.

                              • Coffee bar, mini fridge below, ample storage + 1st. morning's breakfast

                                Coffee bar, mini fridge below, ample storage + 1st. morning's breakfast

                              • We have luxurious a luxurious Queen sized bed for two.

                                We have luxurious a luxurious Queen sized bed for two.

                              • Erehwon's native plant garden and pine needle path from bungalow to cottage

                                Erehwon's native plant garden and pine needle path from bungalow to cottage

                              • Thomas greets all our guests , He loves attention, but is not a lap cat.

                                Thomas greets all our guests , He loves attention, but is not a lap cat.

                              • Tampa Garden Center, many guests walk to Starbucks & take their coffee here.

                                Tampa Garden Center, many guests walk to Starbucks & take their coffee here.

                              • Barred Owl seen in Lettuce Lake Park, 7 miles from the cottage.

                                Barred Owl seen in Lettuce Lake Park, 7 miles from the cottage.

                              • Many guests paddle the Hillsborough River and see a lot of Alligators.

                                Many guests paddle the Hillsborough River and see a lot of Alligators.

                              • Tampa Theatre (1926) the 1st. AC'd building in Tampa, our guest love it!

                                Tampa Theatre (1926) the 1st. AC'd building in Tampa, our guest love it!

                              • Erehwon Retreat

                                Erehwon Retreat

                              • Our guest appreciate the number of guide books, and custom maps and bus schedule

                                Our guest appreciate the number of guide books, and custom maps and bus schedule

                              • Keeping the chinaware in tropical colors, one more sign of attention to detail.

                                Keeping the chinaware in tropical colors, one more sign of attention to detail.

                              • bath room, not shown, walk in shower, toilet, storage area and beach towels.

                                bath room, not shown, walk in shower, toilet, storage area and beach towels.

                              • When our Azaleas are in bloom, guests drive over to Bok Tower & Gardens.

                                When our Azaleas are in bloom, guests drive over to Bok Tower & Gardens.

                              • Begonia, Bamboo palms dress the front porch of the cottage

                                Begonia, Bamboo palms dress the front porch of the cottage

                              • Chinese Hat in fall bloom, popular in the 1920's, seldom seen today.

                                Chinese Hat in fall bloom, popular in the 1920's, seldom seen today.

                              • Many of our guests head to Bayshore for a morning jog.

                                Many of our guests head to Bayshore for a morning jog.

                              • End of day along our pristine Gulf of Mexico beaches.  We've got GREAT BEACHES

                                End of day along our pristine Gulf of Mexico beaches. We've got GREAT BEACHES

                              • Manatees winter on the Hillsborough River, just a half mile walk away.

                                Manatees winter on the Hillsborough River, just a half mile walk away.

                              • In March Tampa/St. Pete host Spring Training (1914-2014) Lou Gerhig, NY Yankees.

                                In March Tampa/St. Pete host Spring Training (1914-2014) Lou Gerhig, NY Yankees.

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                              Date last modified - Saturday, July 12, 2014

                              $434 - $483 per week (USD)
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                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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