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Restored Bungalow in Historic District

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Erewhon Retreat Bungalow, 2 bedroom, 2 bath

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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 January 2011. We host many Europeans and Canadian year round and in the summer, guests from South America. The Bungalow during Off Season offers a monthly rate. In High Season it only available for 7-14 nights for first time guests and up to 21 nights for returning guests. The Bungalow is fully independent, but your host lives on property and will answer any question you may have about Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

We select Monday as the turn over day for the bungalow during HIGH SEASON in order to link with the weekly arrival/departure day for the Norwegian Cruise line 'Sun', Carnival 'Pride' and Holland America 'Ryndam." Many of our guests wish to extend their time in Tampa/St. Petersburg prior to or following a cruise.

Our couples/partner oriented home and its antique furnishings is ideal for adults. We welcome children and adjust the Damage Insurance based on age of your children. Occupancy laws and historic neighborhood density do not permit us to rent to more than four people.

This arts and craft bungalow is 1578 sq-ft interior with 10-ft high ceilings, a massive fireplace, recently refinished original heart pine floors, fresh Low Voc paints, fulll attic insulation, all new wiring, appliances, AC/Heat pump, drapes in both bedrooms and dining room, and roman blinds in the living room. Living and dining rooms are open to one another, separated by a curved arch. A classic swinging door opens to a kitchen with 4-burner gas range, EnergyStar dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer.
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, French and Italian 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 Included
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Brighthouse: Basic Cable...moreless

  • Television:

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

  • Video Library:

    Extensive, 77 movies provided and rotation of films 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

  • Beach:

    23-27 miles to Gulf of Mexico Beaches...moreless

  • 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

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Balance Ball and Yoga Mat provided....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. Light housekeeping is provided at each change....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:

    Limit 1 car for the bungalow, no campers or trailers. Off Street parking insures the comfort of our neighbors with new cars in the neighborhood. In ground Euro style Bike rack provided....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, Through Rate Download speed test 17.09 Mbps....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 Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
OFF SEASON
Jul 23 - Aug 23, 2015
5 night min stay
$89 $101
Fri, Sat
$599 $2,000

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

FALL SHOULDER
Aug 24 - Nov 22, 2015
5 night min stay
$90 $100
Fri, Sat
$637 $2,000

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

THANKSGIVING
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$775

Changeover Day: Monday

HIGH SEASON
Dec 21 - Apr 17, 2016
7 night min stay

$910

Changeover Day: Monday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$735

Changeover Day: Monday


Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 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. 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
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fodder and Shine
3.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-275 & Hillsborough Ave.
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Front Porch
23 Miles
Nearest Beach
Honeymoon Island State Park

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 Brilliance 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 Iceland, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belarus, Greece, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Cuba. Since moving to Central Florida he has hiked in over 100 Florida State or County parks and preserves. With his eclectic worldly and local Florida knowledge, he assures a unique experience. Guests frequently post in their reviews of ErewhonRetreat, the number of excellent recommendations your host provided during their visit.

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, swedish

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  • Erewhon Retreat Bungalow, 2 bedroom, 2 bath

    Erewhon Retreat Bungalow, 2 bedroom, 2 bath

  • 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.

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

    Florida native plant garden pathway 8/5//2013

  • Our property has an in-ground bike rack and maps and books on great rides in FL.

    Our property has an in-ground bike rack and maps and books on great rides in FL.

  • Gulf of Mexico Sunsets are fabulous year round

    Gulf of Mexico Sunsets are fabulous year round

  • John Ringling North home in Sarasota, great museum and gardens

    John Ringling North home in Sarasota, great museum and gardens

  • Living room

    Living room

  • 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.

  • Native plant gardens off front porch

    Native plant gardens off front porch

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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