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Urban Oasis: Secluded Cottage w/ lush botanical gardens

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Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Charming cottage centrally located in the Tampa Bay area. Horticultural paradise located just minutes from downtown Tampa attractions, Hard Rock Casino, Fairgrounds, Ford Amp., Bush Gardens...

Property is secluded with botanical gardens and specimens throughout the 3 acres.

Keywords: newly renovated cottage with tropical gardens; 3 miles from downtown Tampa, 5 minutes from Forum, fairgrounds, aquarium and cultural centers.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

About The Owner

Yoga/meditation, organic gardening, horticulture, and music are my interests.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Tampa

The setting is atypical for an urban area - botanic gardens had been long established on property. Location - close proximity to sporting events, beaches, ports, cultural centers and nightlife.

What makes this cottage unique

peace and tranquility in lush gardens, privacy..


Several yoga studios located nearby, plus there's a yoga studio on grounds (inside owners cottage) available for private sessions.


Southeast Tampa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Urban Oasis: Secluded Cottage w/ lush botanical gardens
average rating of 4.4848485 based on 33 reviews

Lush Garden Spot with Very Clean & Modern Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Kevin does a great job of communicating, and his detached cottage is very clean and modern. We stayed here one night for a concert in Raymond James stadium and Kevin drove us to and from the venue (for a reasonable fee), which was awesome! The cottage has a full kitchen and is very spacious. If ever we need to stay in the Tampa area again we will definitely look into this place as a first choice.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Kevin was amazing and we will definitely stay again! The cottage was very clean & had everything we needed... He also dropped us off & picked us up from the arena for a concert. Talk about a hostess with the mostess!!! His property is beautiful - tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, which is literally less than ten minutes away. Loved it!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Kevin is the best

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Directions made it easy to locate this interesting property which is away from the noise of every day life. Kevin, the owner, made sure that we had no issues during our stay. This cottage is clean, has adequate bedding, towels, utensiles and most everything needed for an enjoyable stay. Although we did not tour the beautiful tropical trees and flowers that grow here, we will most likely have the opportunity to do so on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience in a botanical garden

  • 4 of 5

This urban oasis is conveniently located near downtown Tampa and just three miles from Ybor City. The airport, spring training baseball, NFL, NHL stadiums all close by. A new passenger ferry from downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg with its trendy restaurants, Dali museum and beaches makes site seeing even easier. The Oasis offers plenty of privacy and a helpful owner, Kevin, who is willing to share his knowledge of the region. A great deal for the price. I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate that review, hope to see you back
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Cool place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property!!! I'd recommend it to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.