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Restored Bungalow in Historic District

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We designed Erehwon Retreat for niche markets, working professional or retireee's who can get away for one to two weeks in the winter and northern europeans and south of the equator summer visitors. Year Round the Bungalow is only available with a minimum six or seven (+) night and a maximum stay of 21 nights. As this property is the private home of the proprietor it is never made available for periods less than the minimum stay. Similarly we are seldom able to consider monthly rentals as this is a proprietor occupied property.

We select Monday as the turn over day for the bungalow in order to link with arrival/departure day for the Norwegian Cruise line 'Sun', Carnival 'Pride' and Holland America 'Ryndam' as many guests which to extend their time in Tampa/St. Petersburg.

Our couples/partner oriented home and its antique decor is only appropriate for adults.
Occupancy laws and historic neighborhood density do not permit us to rent to more than four people.

This home has 1578 sq-ft interior with 10-ft high ceilings, a massive fireplace, refinished orginal heart pine floors, fresh paint, attic insulation, all new wiring, drapes in both bedrooms and dining room, and roman blinds in the living room. Living and dining rooms are open to one another, but separated by a curved arch. A classic swinging door opens to a kitchen with 33' 4-burner gas range, EnergyStar dishwasher and refrigerator (33').

Porch life: The exterior features an L-shaped front porch which provides a setting to enjoy the native plant landscaping, which requires minimal water. A pergola gate and custom craftsman fence includes ceramic tile art along the walkway on the north side of the home and adjoining owner office and cottage.

Perfect spot for the serious reader: Erehwon Retreat Bungalow is the perfect vacation for the serious reader - on our bookshelves are the 20 volume Worlds Greatest Literature - Harvard Classics,the entire works of William Shakespeare, interesting tomes on the Craftsman period along with all kinds of travel books on 'old central; Florida' and literally hundreds of DVD's highlighting great films, children's classics and best of British Film making.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1190 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    26 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Be aware this property is filled with antiques and breakables and in general its been our experience that its best suited for children over the age of eleven....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This property is unavailable to anyone with pets. We have a number of guest who spend a week or two with us annually many of whom have pulmonary issues. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • In the 1920's working families had their Sunday church clothes and then working clothes. As a result each bedroom has one small closet and a bureau....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This is a small bathroom added during restoration...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There is a wrap around front porch that is a favorite of guests. Gulf of Mexico Beaches 23-30 miles Amtrak 3.3 miles Bus Terminal 3.3 miles Port of Tampa Cruise Ship Terminals 4.64 miles Major League 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. Sarasota, Bok Gardens, 1 hour Orlando, Disney World, Gainsville 90 mins. Mount Dora, Cape Canaveral 2 hours....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Harvard Classics, some current novels plus Samuel Butler's 1934 Utopian novel "Erehwon", and Agatha Christie's 1923 Pairot mystery, "The Murder on the Links"....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Brighthouse Basic Cable package...moreless

  • Television:

    22' Flat Screen (Polaroid) with DVD...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Very extensive, 77 movies provided and rotation of new films also available....moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    3 miles to downtown, 7 miles to USF, U T, 5 miles Tampa Convention Center...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    With bay window looking out on our Florida native plant garden...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    System includes HEPA air filter and Germicidal UV Light....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Free use, 2 loads per week....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace is capped....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat Pump...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

    Bungalow open design with dining room, historic waterfall lights, slag glass lamps, Sofa, 2 leather chairs, 3rd. chair...moreless

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

    Free Off Street Parking, limited to 1 car for the bungalow, no campers or trailers. In ground Euro style Bike rack available....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath sheet, hand towel and face cloth...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Free use - 2 loads per week, detergent, bleach and fabric softner provided gratis....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    2 G available...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide whole bean and grinder for French Press or ground coffee for Drip....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Do a web search for Erehwon Retreat, Tampa and see our Sundries list on our web site for complete detail of what's included in the kitchen, pantry, spice cabinet and refrigerator....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes & Utensils for 4...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with dining area for breakfast...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Do a web search for Erehwon Retreat, Tampa and see our Sundries list on our web site for complete detail of what's included in the kitchen, pantry, spice cabinet and refrigerator....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 Burner Natural Gas...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slots wide enough for bagels...moreless

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Shared with guests that may be staying at Erehwon Retreat Cottage, seating for 4. The best feature and for privacy - our wrap around front porch....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native Plant Garden, 100 year old trees...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
OFF SEASON
Apr 13 - Aug 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$665 $2,000

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

FALL SHOULDER
Aug 31 - Nov 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$805

Changeover Day: Monday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

HIGH SEASON
Nov 23 - Apr 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$865

Changeover Day: Monday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

NO: PETS, SMOKING, RENTAL TO 3rd PARTIES. # OF GUESTS 4 in (2) Queen beds. Min Stay 7 nts, Maximum stay 1st. time quests 14 nights, maximum stay returning guests 21 nts. If traveling with Children 16 years and above list as adults if 15 and under advise in notes but no additional guest charge. Additional charges apply if total number of guests exceed the number in party listed in Confirmation.


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Location

7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tampa International Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-275 & Hillsborough Ave.
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Front Porch

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 fair of the city of Tampa.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Your host enjoyed an extensive career in the arts including The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, The New York City Center Joffrey Ballet, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Cincinnati Ballet Company and DanceAspen. He continues to serve in capacities of management and fundraising consulting and offices on property. He's a sailor and in 1992, sailed all of the Great Lakes and the route of Columbus 500 years later. He is well traveled Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belarus, Greece, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Canada With his eclectic worldly and local knowledge, he assures a unique experience and excellent recommendations.

Why the Owner Chose Tampa:
During my childhood our family lived in an Craftsman Bungalow on Las Robles Ave in Pasadena, CA. Later we moved to an apartment building overlooking Central Park in Manhattan. 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 and in 2007, I purchased this property in Tampa's Historic District Old Seminole Heights.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
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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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish

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Photos

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Formal Dinner Setting

    Formal Dinner Setting

  • Kitchen with coffee maker and French press pot for real coffee lovers.

    Kitchen with coffee maker and French press pot for real coffee lovers.

  • Den

    Den

  • We've thought of everything including slippers and robes.  Just another way to help you can pack lighter while feeling you are home.

    We've thought of everything including slippers and robes. Just another way to help you can pack lighter while feeling you are home.

  • Luxuriant slumber, with impeccable styling and attention to detail. Layers and layers of resilience and flawless foam are topped by a breathable, flame-guard quilting of the finest silk-wool blend. Multiple layers of consistent long-lasting foam over a double-tempered coil system support bodily movement yet are responsive to pressure points.

    Luxuriant slumber, with impeccable styling and attention to detail. Layers and layers of resilience and flawless foam are topped by a breathable, flame-guard quilting of the finest silk-wool blend. Multiple layers of consistent long-lasting foam over a double-tempered coil system support bodily movement yet are responsive to pressure points.

  • Florida native plant garden pathway 8/5//2013

    Florida native plant garden pathway 8/5//2013

  • Ft. Desoto State Park, 23 miles from Erehwon

    Ft. Desoto State Park, 23 miles from Erehwon

  • The Bungalow is just 3 miles from Steinbrenner Field, think Spring Training.

    The Bungalow is just 3 miles from Steinbrenner Field, think Spring Training.

  • Arts and Craft period kitchen with modern conveniences. Erehwon Retreat and YoungAssociates office seen through the kitchen window.

    Arts and Craft period kitchen with modern conveniences. Erehwon Retreat and YoungAssociates office seen through the kitchen window.

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bath hex tile floor and subway tile & beadboad

    Bath hex tile floor and subway tile & beadboad

  • English Arts and Craft check of drawers in the Plate Room, celebrating women's fashion over the centuries.

    English Arts and Craft check of drawers in the Plate Room, celebrating women's fashion over the centuries.

  • The Bungalow and Cottage are pet free but Thomas is one of our greeters.

    The Bungalow and Cottage are pet free but Thomas is one of our greeters.

  • A favorite 4.5 mile morning jog or bike ride.

    A favorite 4.5 mile morning jog or bike ride.

  • Gulf of Mexico Sunsets are fabulous year round

    Gulf of Mexico Sunsets are fabulous year round

  • Erewhon Retreat Bungalow, 2 bedroom, 2 bath

    Erewhon Retreat Bungalow, 2 bedroom, 2 bath

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
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