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Tampa Cottage - Alexa / Pets / Beaches / Busch Gardens / USF

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,480 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Easy Access I-275, Veterans, Beaches, Downtown, Groceries & In The Country!

Come and stay in our Tampa Cottage...

Our cottage has four bedrooms, located in North Tampa, within easy reach of both I-275 and the Veterans expressway.

You will feel like you are in the country when really, you are in Tampa, close to everything including the beaches, Busch Gardens, our Aquarium, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo, Museum of Science and Industry, Winter the dolphin's aquarium, Disney, Epcot, the space coast and so much more! The Convention center and Downtown is 20 minutes (13 miles) away, Bush Gardens, Moffitt and USF are 6 - 7 miles away.

Your dogs will love running leash free in the private neighborhood while your kids play on the playground under the oaks....and you can listen to your home radio station through Alexa....or just ask her about the news and weather.

You will enjoy the close by, state of the art Publix grocery store (two of them) within two miles.

Your partner will like being able to reach many many restaurants in double quick time in any direction especially on Dale Mabry Hwy only two miles away.....

Hopping on the Veterans Expressway is a quick route to reach Tampa International Airport, only 25 minutes away, great when you need to ditch a relation in a hurry!

When your hips are cranky, and you need to walk, you will be pleased that there is a great set of quiet streets to walk on within a few hundred feet of the cottage.. our Tampa Cottage manual will show you the way!

When inside, you can revel in the lounge, cooled by the AC and fans while you watch Netflix on the 50 inch TV. You can fire up YouTube or cast whatever is on your laptop to the smart TV while surfing the high speed internet that our cottage enjoys.

Alexa, do I look good today? You will look good in our Tampa Cottage!

Our Tampa Cottage sleeps seven among a King size bed in the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, one queen bed bedroom and three twin beds between two bedrooms for the kid/parent/friend components!

If you are the out-doors type, you can sip wine on the patio while the significant other grills some juicy steaks on the stainless steel grill...not to say that the veggie burger is not lined up next to it, but you can work that out, can you?

If you stay for a while, enjoy the two car garage with a fabulous automatic door opener (ok, a clicker) to drive into, and a washer and dryer to clean your laundry, or your guests laundry, or their guests laundry!

The spacious kitchen has a chopping block island and great spot lights so you can act like you are a gourmet chef, complete with a wine rack (bring wine!) and cork screw......while the family plays a board game on the kitchen table, or at the dining room table which accommodates six....

You will love your stay at our cottage, and by the time you leave, you will realize that you are LOVING it!

The cottage is fully equipped, just bring your clothes, food and toiletries for a great stay of any length!

You will want to bring kleenex with you, because your being will tell you not to leave, please stay here, live here, this is home, but at the end of your trip, your mind will tell you to go......so wipe away the tears, and bid a fond farewell to your Tampa Cottage, it's high speed internet, and all of it's fabulous comforts, and go, go home while promising to come back as soon as you can!

We will love to have you, come and stay at our Tampa Cottage!


We have a cool group of homes if you need additional options or accommodations:

Visit: http://tampacottage.com

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Jonathan

Hi, I am Jonathan!

This is a great neighborhood, a great city, and a place I love!

You will enjoy our Tampa Cottage as your home away from home.

Jonathan purchased this house in 2007

Why Jonathan chose Tampa Bay

Location Location Location: there is a 'good for the soul' feeling about the place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lutz in Hillsborough County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With Ensuite Bathroom
    Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Private Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Tampa Cottage - Alexa / Pets / Beaches / Busch Gardens / USF
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Clean, quiet, and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

For our kids spring break we decided to trek across the state from West Palm to Tampa. Since we were staying for several nights we decided to try staying in a house as opposed to a standard hotel. That turned out to be a good decision. The location was nice and quiet, yet close enough to all that Tampa has to offer. The house itself was plenty big for our family. We had everything that we needed to cook in as opposed to eating out every night. We ended up having a great stay and would recommend this house to anyone looking for a little bit of home while on vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, I appreciate your staying, glad the visit to Tampa was good. Jonathan
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  • 5 of 5

Quite, clean, well maintained property. Will consider renting again later this year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Joe, I am glad you stayed, and hope to see you when back in Tampa!
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Convenient and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for our family to stay in Tampa. We weren't sure if we would have 4 or 7 needing a place to stay. We ended up with 5 and were all very comfortable. The location is close enough to downtown that we didn't feel like it took a long time to meet up with friends and family. The house is very clean and comfortably furnished.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat, I appreciate your staying with us, thanks! Jonathan
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Clean and bright

  • 5 of 5

We were there for business and were very happy with our experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Last minute booking brought the 4 of us to the cottage.

Great location, very accommodating, warm and friendly managers! Will definitely be visiting with these wonderful folks again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage. Six of us stayed in early April for the Frozen Four. Well kept, clean and very convenient to everything we were there for. Easy for shopping, downtown Tampa, the beach and to meet up with old friends that live in Tampa. We even had to drive to the Orlando airport to pick up one person in our party. It was only about one hour each way. We did not get a chance to meet Jonathan in person, but did talk to him on the phone. Seems like a very nice gentleman. Did meet the cleaning lady. She was very sweet and helpful. We would definitely stay here again if we get back to Tampa.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Tarpon Spings
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lutz, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
And Then
23 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 24 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall A 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall B 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
19 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance ($1500) £46.16 + Tax
Cleaning £136.91 + Tax
Pet Fee £39.12 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please describe the makeup of your group and if you would like to bring pets, do please describe those.

The base occupancy is four persons. Over four, there is a charge per person per night. There is a pet fee. Please let me know if you are or are not bringing pets. If you are, please describe each pet....weight, breed, temperament.

I will ask you to first confirm these two details if you do not let me know when you book. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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