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Old Florida - Retreat in Natl' Historic District

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tampa cottage description

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. 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.

We select Sunday as the turn over day for the cottage 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) 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 408 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We rent to those 26 years and older unless accompanied by an adult or guardian....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We are only permitted to sleep two in the cottage....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We charge $250 cleaning fee, for those who choose to smoke or violate our policy of no pets in the cottage. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • 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

  • Gulf of Mexico Beaches 25-30 miles. Cruise ship terminals Port of Tampa 4.64 miles Amtrak 3.3 miles Bus Terminal 3.3 miles Tampa International Airport 8 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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    local tour guide books on hiking and biking trails, along with Erehwon, the 1934 Utopian novel by Samuel Butler and Agatha Christie's 1923 early Poirot mystery The Murder on the Links...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heat in bedroom, AC/Heater in Kitchen, spare ceramic heater in cottage....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street:

    For one Car. Parking lot large enough for F-150. No space for campers, trailers. We have a Euro style in ground bike rack for Bikes....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

    2 G ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press, wholecoffee beans provided...moreless

  • 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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    dining for 4...moreless

  • Kitchen:

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

  • Kitchenette
  • 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

  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Hilo Micro Refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner, gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Shared with Bungalow Guests...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native plant garden surrounded by 100 year old Camphor and Laurel Oak trees, slash pine and Redbud tree....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
OFF SEASON
Apr 12 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$440

Changeover Day: Sunday

SHOULDER SEASON
Aug 30 - Nov 21, 2015
7 night min stay

$455

Changeover Day: Sunday

THANKSGIVING
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$504

Changeover Day: Sunday

SHOULDER SEASON
Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$455

Changeover Day: Sunday

HIGH SEASON 2016
Dec 20 - Apr 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$504

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $85 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

SUNDAY TO SUNDAY - MINIMUM 7 nights, MAXIMUM 21 nights returning quests. 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 restrictions do not permit excess of 2. Rates may be adjusted if number in party exceeds that listed in Confirmation.


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Location

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

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.

 

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, spanish, swedish

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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

  • 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.

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

    Begonia, Bamboo palms dress the front porch of the cottage

  • Thomas is our Assistant Concierge.  He's very loving and welcomes you home daily

    Thomas is our Assistant Concierge. He's very loving and welcomes you home daily

  • Garden Center, 2 block walk, playground if you have young children.

    Garden Center, 2 block walk, playground if you have young children.

  • Tampa

    Tampa

  • Sunset at Dunedin following a day at Honeymoon Island Beach

    Sunset at Dunedin following a day at Honeymoon Island Beach

  • Since 1947, the Mermaid Show at Weekie Wachee Park.

    Since 1947, the Mermaid Show at Weekie Wachee Park.

  • Erehwon Retreat

    Erehwon Retreat

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • Bayshore Blvd, a great 4.5 mile morning bike ride

    Bayshore Blvd, a great 4.5 mile morning bike ride

  • The beach life - but you do need a car to reach Gulf of Mexico beaches.

    The beach life - but you do need a car to reach Gulf of Mexico beaches.

  • 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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