About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
1 bedroom, 1 bath with water views- can be combined with other house on property
Welcome to the Hillsborough River! Make our house your home and escape to the newly remodeled Bungalow River House to relax, unwind and recharge.
The Hillsborough River has a wonderful community of birds, fish, manatees, dolphins, and boaters and you can take it all in from your private patio overlooking the river. Bring your kayak or canoe for direct access to the river. Paddle down to Rick's on the River, Ulele Restaurant or Downtown Tampa.
This house has just been completely gutted and remodeled ( December 2015) and is now ready to rent! The house can accommodate a group of 4 guests comfortably. You have the entire downstairs of a 2 story duplex as your own apartment.
The spacious bedroom has a King size bed, double closets and a stackable washer and dryer.
In the living room, you will enjoy water views from the window as you unwind or watch TV. Additional guests can sleep on the Queen sleeper sofa.
The house has Verizon WIFI, basic cable, and a smart tv so you may log into your personal Netflix or Amazon accounts.
You will spend most of your time on our covered open air patio that overlooks the Hillsborough River. Enjoy all your meals outside at the table or large bar that overlooks the water. Sit on the bench of the small dock that has steps right down into the water so you can bring your kayak or canoe.
Private gated parking lot for your cars- no extra charge!
Have an even bigger group than 4 people? Combine this house with our other " Heaven on the Hillsborough River" listing vrbo# 642448 or the upstairs apartment listing #991365 to accommodate a group of 9-10 people!! This house is pictured in the background of our pictures.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Lauren T
We've owned rental property in Tampa since the late 70's. We've remodeled this house to offer every amenity the traveler is looking for.
Lauren T purchased this Bungalow in 1997
Why Lauren T chose Tampa
Water views! Close to everything Tampa has to offer!
What makes this Bungalow unique
You can bring your kayak or canoe with you and have direct access to the river from your back door.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
A dream vacation #springbreak2018
The house was Perfect! Super clean. Perfect location. Beautifully decorated. Safe and secure with great parking and well lighted parking area. Stocked with everything we needed. Close to everything. And the back patio was absolutely fantastic. Cooked breakfast and ate on the patio while listening to the birds. Ate dinner at Rick's on the River which is a short walk with delicious oysters. We had a WONDERFUL vacation. Thanks Lauren T, for allowing us to study at your beautiful home. We will definitely be back soon!
Really cool little spot
The outdoor space is really special and magical. The interior was very nicely furnished and comfortable. The only suggestion we have for improvement is to add more large glasses, a few more sharp knives for cooking, and to turn up the water heater so that it is easier to get dishes clean when hand washing, as there isn't a dishwasher. Those are small things for such a wonderful experience. The location was also the bomb!!
Cozy, clean and quiet place in Tampa
My wife and I rented the Blue House on the Hillsboro River for 6 days in Feb 2018. It was very well cleaned and ready to go when I arrived and Lauren, the owner was available via text and very responsive to a few questions I had getting checked in. We really liked being able to walk to Ricks on the River, just down the street and catch the Pirate Water Taxi to get into downtown Tampa. The patio on the river gives a great view of morning sunrises, boats and the Dragon Boat Race that was held on Saturday during our stay. There was some decent coffee in the cabinet, the coffee maker worked fine, dishes were adequate for our needs and furniture, air conditioning system, the wifi and lightning was all okay. The entire interior looks to have been painted recently and is in excellent shape. The only slight down side was the musty/Febreezey smell - probably from the carpet and trying to mask it with chemical sprays or plug-in so-called air fresheners. We unplugged all the air-fresheners and ran the bathroom ventilator fan the entire time during our stay and that helped clear the air after a few days. If it were our house, we'd replace all the carpet with tile - that would be ideal for this kind of rental. It's a good place for two people who use the wifi a lot to work remotely as we did while here.
Will stay again
Tropical canal oasis
Wish there was a clothing dresser in the bedroom and a few more hangers
Other than that, it was wonderful. ..
Thanks for staying with us Debra. Thanks for your feedback. We have added a dresser to the closet and restocked the hangers. We hope to have you again soon!
It was very nice, but could've been a little cleaner. I liked the set-up.
I like it over all. I don't like the fact that you can't have company, however I will rent again. Mrs Laura was very nice. Thank you😀
This guest told us she was coming for a quiet weekend getaway with her boyfriend. Instead our security cameras in the parking lot alerted us to the entire parking lot full of at least 10 cars at midnight for a party. The cars were quadrupled parked and blocking the gate. This is a fire hazard for the other guests in the other two vacation rentals on the property not to mention the noise from the party. This is not a spot to have a party at all. We had to go over there in the middle of the night and ask everyone to leave. I would not rent to this guest again.
Riverside Heights is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the urban core of Tampa. It is in the heart of west Tampa with all the wonderful Cuban restaurants that are a mile away. Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium, Yankees spring training, Lowry Park Zoo, downtown Tampa, Ybor City, Channelside, Hyde Park and SOHO neighborhoods and all the shopping at International and Westshore Malls are all within a 10-15 minute drive from the house. The beaches are between 35-50 minutes away. Very centrally located to enjoy everything Tampa has to offer. This will be your quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of all the activities that Tampa has to offer!
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Cancellation policy- 30 days notice to receive refund of deposit. Check in time is 4pm, check out is 11am. No smoking. Property owner can not guarantee services from 3rd party vendors such as cable, wifi, electric and water. IF any issues arise during guest stay due to outages, storms or any other issues on the vendor side, property owner is not liable.