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Restored Bungalow in Historic District

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tampa bungalow 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 (their winter) summer visitors. Year Round the Bungalow is only available with a minimum five or seven (+) night ane a maximum stay of 14 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.

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

  • 1 story
  • Bungalow
  • 1520 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
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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. Our favorite beach is located at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, FL 23.2 miles. 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

              • Books:

                Harvard Classics and some current novels...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids

              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, no Campers....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 ...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:

                See our Sundries list on our web site for complete detail of what's included...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Dishes & Utensils for 4...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Large kitchen with dining area for breakfast...moreless

              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • 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

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.4
                      from 5 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      HIGH SEASON
                      Jan 12 - Mar 1, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $805

                      Changeover Day: Monday


                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring Train & Women's Final 4
                      Mar 2 - Apr 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $840

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

                      HIGH SEASON
                      Apr 13 - May 31, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $805

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $700

                      Changeover Day: Monday


                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning $80 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      NO: PETS, SMOKING, RENTAL TO 3rd PARTIES. # OF GUESTS 4 in (2) Queen beds. Min Stay 7 nts, Maximum stay 21 nts. If traveling with children under the age of 11 years of age, need to discuss. Children 18 and above are considered adults. Additional charges apply if total number of guests exceed the number in party listed on Confirmation.


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                      Last updated: 12/18/2014
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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.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish, swedish

                      Links to more information:

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      Photos

                      • 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

                      • Hillsborough State Park, a CCC project of the 1930's, guest adore it.

                        Hillsborough State Park, a CCC project of the 1930's, guest adore it.

                      • We've got the BEST BEACHES within 25-35 miles from Erehwon Retreat

                        We've got the BEST BEACHES within 25-35 miles from Erehwon Retreat

                      • 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.

                      • We have a screech owl in the neighborhood who also loves the front porch

                        We have a screech owl in the neighborhood who also loves the 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.

                      • A favorite of our guests for a morning job

                        A favorite of our guests for a morning job

                      • Spr. Training in Tampa/St. Pete 1914-2014. Lou Gerhig, NY Yankees vs Boston Bees

                        Spr. Training in Tampa/St. Pete 1914-2014. Lou Gerhig, NY Yankees vs Boston Bees

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                      Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

                      $700 - $840 per week (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
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