Studio Apartment with beautiful view of the Alafia River.
Looking forward to meeting you on your relaxing and fun Alafia River get away. Please contact me for complete details of the units and area as I am a native Floridian.
Owner purchased this Studio in 1996
Why Owner chose Riverview
I purchased this property as I love the water and boating activities. It is centerally located and close to Tampa, Brandon, and Sarasota area.
What makes this Studio unique
Boating, fishing, shopping, and close to Downtown Tampa and Brandon. There are many golf courses in the surrounding area. Soo much to do and a perfect place to stay!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A little slice of paradise.
It is a gorgeous setting. I was stranded in the area and Candice was kind enough to allow me to stay at her place for a couple of weeks. Spending the mornings on her dock with the fish jumping out of the river and the birds gliding inches above the water was extremely relaxing. But the piece de resistance was when several dolphins swam by 5 feet from the end of her dock. I wish I hadn't had to leave.
Tranquility and Beauty
The condo is awesome! The view is amazing! The owner is spectacular!
We rented the condo at the last minute and did not meet the minimum required stay, no problem. Candice was one the those special people that come into your life and you hope never goes away. She even provided me with a cat (Willow) to love and take care of when she found out how badly I was missing my own babies!
The condo is everything and more. It is beautifully furnished and decorated, but not so much that you need to worry about breaking some thing or having a place to put your own stuff.
The kitchen was a dream. New appliances, sharp knives (very rare for a rental property), good pots and pans (never in a rental), nice dishes and plenty of them. A cooks dream while on vacation.
The bedroom had a nice bed that actually adjusted for TV watching or just drinking morning coffee and enjoying the view of the river through the double glass patio doors. Plenty of closet and drawer space for storage of your clothes and vacation goodies. Another plus was the blackout curtains across both patio doors, feel free to sleep late! No 6 am sunrise alarm clock.
The living area was just as nice. very comfortable with a coffee table for casual dining again with a view through patio doors and black out curtains.
The backyard was like a fairy tail. Beautifully decorated with views of the river 20 foot away. At night the yard came alive with solar lights and whimsical lit up flowers. There were several choices of seating with tables so you could always find shade a few feet away. We spent most mornings drinking coffee and watching the boats on the river. Their is ample dock-age and parking if you choose to bring a boat. I finally got up the courage to jump in the river for a swim, no problem getting back out from a platform or ladder on the pier.
There are so many great things to say about this property and the owner it is hard to write about. We rented 4 properties through VRBO over a 5 week period all lived up to our expectations but this far exceeded them! We really were not planning another trip to Florida and won't go back to the Keys, but we are already talking about returning here next year with our boat. It is a short 5 to 10 minutes to the gulf and fishing is excellent. I simply can't say enough great tings about Riverview and the surrounding area. I dug up some of her Bird of Paradise plants, they are on my deck, I smile each time I look at them and think of Candice. A true Gem!
Sandy and Michael,
Thank you for your review response. I feel blessed that you were led to the Alafia River Getaway. The two of you were and are a delight to get to know. I am certainly looking forward to your return visit. I hope next time you come, you can stay longer and I am sure, Willow wishes you would were still here.
I also hope next time you visit that you will bring the boat and catch the big ones in Tampa Bay and in the Alafia River. It sure was amazing looking at the pictures of all the fish you and Mike have caught.
I am glad you are enjoying the bird of Paradise plants. I bet they look beautiful where you decided to plant them on your Texas home front.
Love and hugs from your Florida friend, Candice
Great riverfront retreat
Awesome riverfront location with great views. Quiet dead end street made it very serene. Had a great stay for a couple of nights. Very clean. Property owner lives on site and was very helpful.
Only the fishing and boating are on site the others listed are within short driving distance. During the Bucs football season this would be a good location with having some other things to offer than just a room. It would take you 30 min. to 50 min depending on traffic time.