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Family-friendly 2/1 With Xbox And 2 Tvs, Close To Busch Gardens, Usf, Lowry Zoo

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

2/1 Close To Amusement Parks

No need to stay in a hotel while vacationing to Tampa! This 2/1 freshly renovated home is absolutely perfect for parents with kids who want to go to Busch gardens, Adventure Island and maybe even Disney.

This 950 square foot home has 2 full beds and 2 sets of couches and 2 separate living spaces and 2 has an XBOX, the other has a DVD player.

It has a large kitchen stocked with everything necessary to make you feel at home..microwave, range,oven, dishwasher, and refrigerator with an icemaker! The appliances are brand new and there is a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

Space for one car on the property. Book your vacation now!

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Rebecca Schleifer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016

About Rebecca Schleifer

I am originally from the Deep South and I have a love for hospitality, decorating, and real estate. I love water sports and I live in the historic district of Seminole Heights.

Rebecca Schleifer purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Rebecca Schleifer chose Florida Central West

I originally bought this piece of property to fix up and sell but after rehabbing it, I saw major potential to share it with lots of people vacationing in the area or for parents who want to come visit their college students at USF.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Family-friendly 2/1 With Xbox And 2 Tvs, Close To Busch Gardens, Usf, Lowry Zoo
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews

Terrible Impression

  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival we were skeptical - very skeptical. Exterior in need of much repair - screens ripped on porch, mold and generally run down. And the neighborhood seemed less than "desirable". The interior was lovely. Clean and nicely decorated, beds comfortable. Kitchen had minimum basics. Nothing of interest except Busch Gardens nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great amenities, great location, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was really cozy, a real pleasure to live in. It is located near parks and rivers that are great for a morning walk. Rebecca was really helpful in everything we asked and she even hired a repair guy on her own because the air conditioning had not been perfectly set up. Totally visiting again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If we only knew...

  • 2 of 5

We should have known when there wasn't any pictures of the outside of the house, it would have told us what the neighborhood was like. The inside of the house was beautiful, just what the picture showed. We didn't feel safe walking around the neighborhood and was told not to by some people. We did enjoy Saturday's and Sunday's because right across the street is a school and they have baseball games every weekend. Kids from all over Tampa played. The owner of the house was very helpful if we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kent, Washington. 98031

Desirable Rental in Sunny Tampa, Florida

  • 5 of 5

Excellent value rental near Busch Garden recreational area outside Tampa, Florida. The property owner has done an excellent job to maintain the older, refurbished, small house in good repair and clean. The owner is an excellent communicator who can be trusted and promptly responds to all business inquiries. I highly recommend Rebecca.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frequent traveler

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and comfortable. The neighborhood was quiet and close to food and entertainment. Will try to stay there again on my next trip to Tampa.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manchester, New Hampshire

Comfortable, clean, cozy, stylish!

  • 5 of 5

Accurate listing and photos. This home is clean, well kept, and modern and updated, yet maintains a cozy comfortable feel. The house feels updated and fresh! The beds were comfy and clean. The bathroom was very nice, clean and well stocked. The kitchen had enough utensils that we could cook as needed. The home is near a park, which makes for a quiet stay. The home is also close to everything, which makes it easy to get to just about anywhere in about 10-15 minutes (we had a vehicle). The neighborhood itself was quiet and safe. I made a mistake on my part involving my stay here, but the owner was incredibly accommodating. She was very pleasant and helpful from start to finish! Very comfortable for the four of us that stayed here. Also, there is a second living room, which makes for a great additional space -- I LOVED the floor in this room. Definitely no issues here, and I would recommend to friends or family. As an added bonus, we were able to see the Busch Garden fireworks every night at 9:30 from the living room window!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rogers Golf Park
Nearest Train
7.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
275 South and I-4
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Sonny's, Olive Garden, Popeye's
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Madeira Beach
Car: recommended

This quaint home is like new! Brand new bathroom, flooring, kitchen, appliances and electrical wiring. Probably the best thing is that it has 2 living rooms.

Designed with the family vacationing to Florida in mind, the kids can be in one room playing the XBOX (included) on the bean bags and the parents can be in the other family room enjoying their favourite TV show.

Minutes away from Busch Gardens, USF, Adventure Island and Lowry Park Zoo. There is also a great park within walking distance. Large walking trails, tennis, and Rogers Golf right around the corner.

This home is around 1,000 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. It will sleep 4.

This home is just an hour and a half away from Orlando and Disney World! Don't wait to book your vacation.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

All stays require an $85 cleaning fee. Check in is at 4:00pm and Check out is at 11:00 am. Must be 21 or older. Strictly no pets and no smoking.

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Tampa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Full Beds, dressers, nightstands, and closets in both bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • tennis

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