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Urban Oasis: Secluded Cottage w/ lush botanical gardens

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Property type cottage



About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Charming cottage centrally located in the Tampa Bay area. Horticultural paradise located just minutes from downtown Tampa attractions, Hard Rock Casino, Fairgrounds, Ford Amp., Bush Gardens...

Property is secluded with botanical gardens and specimens throughout the 3 acres.

Keywords: newly renovated cottage with tropical gardens; 3 miles from downtown Tampa, 5 minutes from Forum, fairgrounds, aquarium and cultural centers.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About The Owner

Yoga/meditation, organic gardening, horticulture, and music are my interests.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Tampa

The setting is atypical for an urban area - botanic gardens had been long established on property. Location - close proximity to sporting events, beaches, ports, cultural centers and nightlife.

What makes this cottage unique

peace and tranquility in lush gardens, privacy..


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Urban Oasis: Secluded Cottage w/ lush botanical gardens
average rating of 4.347826 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful cottage and property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Kevin during our visit to Steinbrenner field. I cannot say enough good things about Kevin and his beautiful property. His property is exactly as pictured and really even better! Our cottage was absolutely perfect!! Very clean and comfortable! Loved walking around his property. Kevin was happy to help us in any way he could. We will definitely be staying with Kevin when visiting Tampa!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you are looking for a little piece of seclusion in the city, this is your place.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our stay at the cottage. This quaint little place is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but close enough to get anywhere you need to go. Kevin is an awesome host, very willing to offer suggestions on what to do in the area as well as ensuring your personal needs are met. The chickens are fun, the cats are friendly, and the cottage is perfect. Simple, comfortable, and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Off the Beaten Path........but close to highway access to almost everywhere

  • 4 of 5

Kevin, our host, is a delight, with many tips of nice places to visit, for the asking. My husband and I spent a week in his cottage, enjoying a comfortable Q. bed, clean bathroom/tub/shower, adequately appointed kitchen for our needs, sitting room/flat screen, AC/heat. Although it wasn't located intown, it was quite a good location for our day trips, and in spite of the road construction going on at the time, once "in his garden", no noise was to be heard. As we are VRBO hosts, we just wish our listing had his lush garden!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, appreciate the nice review. Stay healthy, Good Days.....
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  • 3 of 5

The vegetation is interesting, and lush. We learned that chickens are pretty curious and entertaining to watch. Kevin is very friendly and helpful with anything you might ask him about. A interesting experience for us!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa's hidden gem

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I had spent two weeks in Ft. Myers prior to coming here. It was a nice, relaxing transition for four nights before heading home up north! My husband had found Kevin's cottage online and the pictures shown were exactly what the property looked like! Kevin greeted us upon our arrival and very proudly showed us around his tropical gardens! We also got a very friendly welcome from his 17 chickens! I loved taking their pictures as most vacations don't have that opportunity! After we unpacked and "moved" in, Kevin brought us two floral bouquets from his garden to add to the decor! For the time we were there Kevin respected our privacy, yet was friendly and helpful when we had questions! We ventured off to Clearwater Beach, the Hard Rock Seminole Casino, downtown Tampa and Ybor Square. This location is just perfect for relaxing and exploring! And it's not every vacation spot that the owner gives you a farewell gift of an Aloe Vera plant he has dug up from his garden!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, AL, USA

Awesome tropical retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time staying here for three nights! The cottage was clean and cute, with a large screened porch overlooking a huge tropical garden filled with cycads, palms, bamboo, fruit trees, and even some cats and chickens! The owner, Kevin, was very laid-back and friendly, with helpful suggestions about local restaurants and places-of-interest, but also gave us lots of privacy and space. Absolutely recommended for travelers looking for something off the beaten path.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Several yoga studios located nearby, plus there's a yoga studio on grounds (inside owners cottage) available for private sessions.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southeast Tampa in Tampa Bay

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

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