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Heaven on the Hillsborough River- Come enjoy river and downtown water views!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 And A Half Bath House On The River With Water And Downtown Views

Welcome to your own private oasis on the Hillsborough River with breathtaking water and downtown Tampa views. Relax on your own private dock with a cocktail while you wave to passing boaters and kayakers and enjoy seeing all the wildlife that calls the river home.

The river house has 1 large bedroom with a King size bed and en suite bathroom with shower.

There is an additional half bathroom as well and a stacked washer and dryer.

The kitchen/living room condo has breathtaking views of downtown Tampa and the river.

The house was built over 50 years ago and has all the charm of an old Florida house with all the modern amenities you can expect from a vacation rental.

The living room has a sectional couch that transforms into a very comfortable full size bed that will accommodate another couple or additional children.

The house also has it's own private gated parking lot for your vehicle.

More Details

Lauren T
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Lauren T

Tampa native

Lauren T purchased this house in 2007


Northwest Tampa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • en suite bathroom with claw foot tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Pack n play crib available upon request
  • 1 bedroom with king size bed, closet and a dresser with mirror, chest of drawers, side table with lamp. Overhead fan/light.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Heaven on the Hillsborough River- Come enjoy river and downtown water views!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 49 reviews

Gem on the river

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful hidden gem. This was one of the most relaxing VRBOs I have stayed at. Beautiful views from the deck, great natural light inside from all of the windows, comfy bed, and more. It is older so don't expect the inside to blow you away, but it is still super cute and has everything you need. I would own this as my vacation home and come every month if I could.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience while visiting the past few days. So serene and peaceful. Caught several catfish each day from frozen shrimp from the bait store a few homes down. Finally got to eat at Ricks on the River our last night there. Well worth it. We didnt spend much downtime in the cabin because we were gone so much during the day leaving early and returning late but when we were there we were happy! I recommend this place to everyone. I wish we could have stayed longer but if we do ever come back we will check this place out first when booking. Lauren was great renting from.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing on the river

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed relaxing outside on the pier. 2 dolphins played right by us! The views are great. Will be back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique and Lovely

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved the River House. First the owner is very good at communicating before and during the stay which I appreciated. The house sits over the river with an awesome view of the Tampa skyline. The home was clean, well stocked and the bed comfortable. The area was quiet (except for loud seagulls at time). Though the area is sort of depressed we always felt safe especially with the locking gate in the front of the compound. The house is located only a few minutes from downtown Tampa (aquarium, museum, riverwalk, Ybor city). We tried several of the recommend eating places and the food was great. Our favorite thing though was sitting watching the river and all the activities on it. We would definitely stay here again if ever in Tampa again.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A month with the birds, the boats and the scapes!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented flats all over Europe and farmhouses in New England and stately homes in the UK, but nothing quite compares to this little house on the river. We stayed for a month and I photographed unusual birds, manatees, and morning and evening scapes that may be worthy of a postcard. The view is worth millions. Its a simple little place, perhaps not for everyone, but my husband and I and our two adult children (who came for visits) thought it might be the best place we've ever stayed. Thank you Lauren!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canto, Il

Funky, fun and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the view from the dock, the funky atmosphere and proximity to area beaches. Owner was very responsive to any issues. Area is dicey but never felt unsafe.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Car: necessary

Our river house is located in the heart of Tampa. A 5 minute car ride will take you to Downtown Tampa, Tampa's Riverwalk, the historic Ybor City district, the Tampa Convention Center, South Tampa, and the Channelside District. For the beach lovers, a 40 minute drive will take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country- Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach and Ft. Desoto Beach.


Rates & Availability

Northwest Tampa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter Season
Oct 15 2017 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check in time is 4pm, check out is 11am.

No smoking.

Cancellation policy- 30 days notice to receive refund of deposit.
Property owner can not guarantee a utility service from 3rd party vendors such as electric, water and cable companies. If any utilities go out to due outages, storms or any other issue on the vendor side, property owner is not liable.

$20 additional fee per night per person for more than 8 guests.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and The month of March all require 5 day minimum stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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