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

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


Tampa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Stand up shower, no tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Perch on the River-Amazing River & Downtown Views in the heart of old Tampa
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Nice quiet spot on the river

  • 5 of 5

Cute little hidden away bungalow!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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  • 5 of 5

The property was clean, and very convinient to explore Tampa! Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Business getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Amazing View - Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Amazing spot

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Property Damage Insurance $59

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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