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The Perch on the River-Amazing River & Downtown Views in the heart of old Tampa

Northwest Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA
  • Apartment
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Studio apartment overlooking downtown Tampa and the Hillsborough River

Looking for a getaway from it all but still in the heart of all the action? Look no further!

The Perch on the Hillsborough River is a large studio apartment with a HUGE balcony on the second floor of a two story duplex house that overlooks the Hillsborough River. You are up among the trees overlooking the beautiful Hillsborough River and downtown Tampa.

The apartment has just been completed remodeled and set up to take vacation rentals starting January 4, 2017!

Our amazing balcony with views of downtown Tampa and the Hillsborough River is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

The apartment features a full stocked kitchen, full bathroom, queen size bed and a living area with sofa that can turn into a twin bed. For longer stays, there is a washer and dryer for guest use.

The house sits on a compound on the river that is shared with two other vacation rentals ( property ID # 801363 and property ID # 642448). All three houses can be rented together if you have a large group of 10 people.

Each vacation rental has its own entrance and is completely private, there is a shared private parking lot with plenty of room for your cars.

The studio is in the center of everything Tampa has to offer- downtown Tampa,Ybor City, Channelside, Amalie Arena, the Tampa Convention Center, South Tampa, Busch Gardens, and Raymond James Stadium are all a 10 min drive from the house. Want a day trip to our world famous Gulf beaches? 45 minutes from the house are award winning beaches such as Ft Desoto Beach and Clearwater Beach.

Within walking distance of the Perch is the marina at Rick's on the River, a waterfront restaurant with docks for boarding the Pirate Water Taxi that can take you on a tour of the river and to various bars and restaurants along the way.

The apartment also has a brand new large screen smart tv so you can directly access your Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu accounts. It also has WIFI and basic cable. We have tried to think of every amenity from home to have while you are on vacation!

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3


          • 1 Bathroom
            • Stand up shower, no tub


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Private gated parking lot shared with other 2 vacation rentals on property
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                            4 burner miniature stove fridge double sink stocked with cooking utensils, plates, silverware, cups, glasses and coffee maker
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove


                              • Dining
                                2 person bar table and chairs 2 person bar stools at kitchen island
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 2 people


                                  • Television


                                      • Balcony
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            House Rules

                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                            Cancellation Policy

                                            100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                            9 Reviews


                                            Latest reviews


                                            Amanda S.

                                            This place was true little gem. You may wonder while driving “ummm, are you sure this is right”, but once you get there, you’ll know. Side note: wave to the elder gentleman that sits under his carport at the red brick home on the corner while driving in. He will wave back. Okay, back to it: It’s almost like a secret cottage. We enjoyed the location (seriously, go to Ricks and catch a pirate taxi) because it was close to, but yet far enough away from downtown. There were others on the same property renting as well, but we barely heard them. The only suggestion I’d have is another lounge chair and better coffee brewer (I almost bought the owner a Kuerig so I could use it next time I stayed....yes, there will be a next time!) ~ book, enjoy and cheers!

                                            Business getaway

                                            coolmama300United States

                                            My husband and I needed to be in Tampa for a conference at the convention center. Was easy to get to the Convention Center for us. It was nice to get away from all the business of the trade show. The Perch on the River was amazing! felt comfortable and homey.

                                            We had a question shortly after we arrived and I emailed our contact had an answer within 15 mins and everything was good. Would stay here again.

                                            Amazing View - Nice Place

                                            Sean L.

                                            We stayed here for Gasparilla. It was a wonderful place to stay. Within walking distance of Rick's on the River. The place was nice, clean, and definitely something different. The only complaint I had was that if you don't want to wake up at 7AM, it's not the best place. LOTS of ambient light in the morning. Otherwise, I couldn't say enough good things about our stay!

                                            Amazing spot

                                            PAT T.

                                            The house sits on a great spot on the river in downtown Tampa. It is only about 8 minutes from the airport, however, you cannot hear any planes coming in and out. The early morning is awesome as you can sit out on the deck and look out over the river. You can enjoy a great cup of coffee while you watch the wildlife "fish" in the river for breakfast. The location is great if you want to go into downtown by an uber or taxi, only about a 5 minute ride. Rick's on the River, which is about a minute walk from the house is a great place to go for the evening for a nightcap and to watch the bands they have every night. The trees that overlook the property make it seem as if you are in your own tropical oasis. There is a park down the road if you want to go and relax and a small little league baseball field. While the neighborhood may seem a little lacking in street lighting, we never had any problems getting around. Everyone we ran into was friendly and we will book it again on return trip to Tampa.

                                            Great 2 person close to city place with a view

                                            Mark W.Magnolia Arkansas

                                            Very neat remodel. View from deck of city wonderful. Owning a hands on VRBO rental for 9 years, not a huge fan of offsite management and forced damage insurance costs but things went well.

                                            Nice studio apartment on the river, close to to downtown!

                                            Sheri P.Midland, MI

                                            My husband and I stayed at this apartment for 5 nights while attending an event at the Convention Center. We chose it because it was very close to downtown, within 7 minutes. The apartment is cute, nicely decorated for the space, and although compact, worked out well for the 2 of us. It is on the 2nd floor, so be prepared to tote luggage. The weather didn't cooperate to utilize the upper deck, but it provides a great quiet space and view of the river. There are not restaurants within walking distance (would NOT recommend Rick's) but very easy drive or Uber to anything. The neighborhood can be a little intimidating, especially in the evening, but the home has a large metal gate and we felt secure. The property manager was very easy to work with and was very responsive to our questions. Thanks for a very nice stay in Tampa!


                                            Northwest Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA

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                                            Rates are subject to change Check in time is 4pm, check out is 11am. No smoking except outside. Cancellation policy- 30 day notice to receive refund of deposit. Property owner can not guarantee services from 3rd party vendors such as cable, electric and water. IF any issues arise during guest stay due to outages, storms or any other vendor issue, property owner is not liable.

                                            9 Reviews
                                            Wonderful 4.9/5
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