Old Florida - Cottage in Natl' Historic District
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tranquil 1 bedroom (Queen sized bed) in a nationally and locally designated historic district - Old Seminole Heights. 'Erehwon Retreat.' is the perfect short stay. Due to the popularity and frequent return visits during HIGH SEASON, we only rent in 7 night increments and must limit first time visits to 14 nights and return visitors 21 nights. We ONLY consider monthly rentals during the OFF SEASON (June 1-August 23).
You will find exacting cleaning standards, a clear focus on the Arts and Craft period of the 1920's. Everything is beautifully arranged; colorful, subtle, and uplifting. The cottage and neighborhood is perfect for a get-away. The cottage is fully independent, but we live on the property and answer any question you may have about Tampa Bay or Central Florida.
We select Sunday as the turn over day for the cottage during HIGH SEASON in order to link with the Royal Caribbean 'Brilliance' and Carnival 'Paradise' which maintain a yearly arrival and departure in the Port of Tampa.
You have easy access to the city attractions including museums (3 miles), top restaurants within a 2-6 block walk, Yankee spring training (3 miles). Tampa Ship Terminal (5 miles) and the Tampa Convention Center (5 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.
Erehwon is 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.
Erehwon Retreat is licensed under the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation/Division of Hotels and Restaurants and registered with the Florida Department of Revenue and City of Tampa Business Tax Division (DWE3912880). We opened in March 2010.
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 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, housekeeping every third day and a massage therapist who comes to the cottage.
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- 408 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- 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 and health department does not permit use of Couch as additional sleeping....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- Amtrak 3.3 miles Bus Terminal 3.3 miles Cruise ship terminals 4.64 miles Tampa Convention Center 6 miles Tampa International Airport 8 miles University of Tampa 4.85 miles USF 6.75 miles Gulf of Mexico Beaches 25-30 miles. Distance and drive time for various Spring Training: 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. Bok Gardens 1 hour Orlando, Disney World, or Gainsville 1.5 hours Cape Canaveral and Key West High Speed Ferry 2 hours. Miami 4 hours...moreless
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Thermos Bottle
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
HIGH SEASON 2016
Jan 4 - Feb 27, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Feb 28 - Apr 16, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning $62 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 12%
HIGH SEASON - SUNDAY TO SUNDAY - MINIMUM 7 nights, MAXIMUM 14 nights first visit, 21 nights returning quests. Monthly stays only during Off season 1 May to August 23 only. NO: PETS, SMOKING, RESERVATIONS TO 3rd. Parties (Friends, Family, Travel Agents), NO RENTALS to anyone under the age of 26 years. COTTAGE SLEEPS 2 in ONE QUEEN SIZED BED. Fire & Occupancy Laws & Historic District Density restriction 2 persons per bedroom. Rates shall be adjusted if number in party exceeds that listed in Confirmation.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Car: Not Necessary
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.
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.
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Looking from the living room into the kitchen/dinnette
Kitchen, bathroom down hall to right, closet not shown across from bathroom.
bath room, not shown, walk in shower, toilet, storage area and beach towels.
Thomas our Assistant Concierge welcomes you home daily. He is not allowed inside
Chinese Hat fall/winter bloom, popular in the 1920's, seldom seen today.
Along the Hillsborough River, great spots for reading, morning coffee.
Bok Tower, one of the most beautiful spots in Central Florida
Since 1947, the Mermaid Show at Weekie Wachee Park.
Sunset at Dunedin following a day at Honeymoon Island Beach
Our cozy living room
Keeping the chinaware in tropical colors, one more sign of attention to detail.
Coffee bar, mini fridge below, ample storage + 1st. morning's breakfast
We have luxurious a luxurious Queen sized bed for two.
Begonia, Bamboo palms dress the front porch of the cottage
Barred Owl seen in Lettuce Lake Park, 7 miles from the cottage.
Manatee watching each winter
Passe-de-Grille Boardwalk and beach area.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015
- Property typeCottage
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