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Seminole Heights Craftsman Bungalow and Cottage. Walk To Eateries, Zoo, More!

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Located In Tampa's Coolest And Most Central Neighborhood, Completely Renovated!

Two houses on one property, a 1928 Craftsman Bungalow (2 beds 2 baths) with a detached 1 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage with full kitchen, professionally designed and furnished, luxury with old world charm awaits. Big front porch for sipping coffee or tea and reading the news paper but the outdoor space is all about the back garden. Built in furniture, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, tropical landscaping. Tall ceilings throughout, Apple TV, Washer/Dryer, huge master bathroom overlooking lush tropical backyard space. Comfort is King in this historical home! Each building is completely detached and there are no shared walls or shared amenities.

NO expense was spared while furnishing the home with unique and brand new mid century style pieces, the highest quality linens and towels made with real Egyptian cottons, original art pieces, an extremely functional and welcoming kitchen with all the tools you would need to be a home chef, 2 generous bathrooms and two FULL size beds in the 2nd bedroom for kids or group travelers. The mattresses are brand new and considered some of the best reviewed in the world. Apple TV with Netflix and high speed WiFi will allow you to entertain yourself or work from home.

Seminole Heights is Tampa's greatest up and coming neighborhood, and is exciting the "foodie" scene on a national stage, with recent mentions in Travel and Leisure, Money Magazine and beyond. It's an extremely exciting place to be for foodies, craft beer enthusiasts and artists, as well as families with a taste for the extraordinary! Walk to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, America's #1 rated Zoo for kids. Epps park and the Hillsborough River are also a short walk, and eateries, cafes, bakeries, vintage shops and more are all a short walk away.

Between myself and my manager Kim, we will strive to be sure you are completely comfortable and happy, that you have everything you need and more, and will be available for you should you have any questions or concerns.

More Details

Owner
Jeff Curtis
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Jeff Curtis

I'm an avid traveler, real estate broker, musician and family man. I enjoy cooking and food culture, the arts, my Tampa sports teams, fishing, golfing and living the good life with my beautiful better half.

I was born and raised in Tampa, Fl, and lived the first 30 years of my life there. I moved to Venice Beach in Los Angeles, CA, in 2012. I frequently visit home, and this property is the home I lived in for the last 8 years of my Tampa residency. There's a fine chance I will move into this home once again, so now's your chance to visit before it's too late !! :)

I believe that traveling is more than just a destination. It's a journey, it's a way to meet new and interesting people and to see the world through other's eyes. Comfort and knowledge are equally as important! Staying in my home will hopefully allow you to see my beloved city somewhat through my eyes. I welcome dialogue and would absolutely love to make suggestions and recommendations as wanted. I want everyone to enjoy thoroughly their time in my home, and in my home city, Tampa Bay, Florida.

Jeff Curtis purchased this house in 2004

Why Jeff Curtis chose Tampa

This property is "the one" for many reasons! The history on Tampa is much more rich than one may think. This 1928 Craftsman Bungalow plus matching cottage, if only walls could speak! Many of the original charms still exist, including the original 1928 pine floors, which have been meticulously restored to their natural beauty. Archways, tall ceilings and crown moldings, high baseboards will make you feel like you've taken a trip back into time, while absolutely NO expense was spared while furnishing the home with unique mid century pieces, the highest quality linens and towels made with real Egyptian cottons, original art pieces, an extremely functional and welcoming kitchen with all the tools you would need to be a home chef, 2 generous bathrooms and two FULL size beds in the 2nd bedroom for kids or group travelers. The mattresses are brand new and considered some of the best reviewed in the world. Apple TV with Netflix and high speed WiFi will allow you to entertain yourself or work from home.

As previously mentioned, Seminole Heights is definitely Tampa's greatest up and coming neighborhood, and is exciting the foodie scene on a national stage, with recent mentions in Travel and Leisure, Money Magazine and beyond. It's an extremely exciting place to be for foodies, craft beer enthusiasts and artists, as well as families with a taste for the extraordinary!

Between myself and Kim (my helper), we will strive to be sure you are completely comfortable and happy, that you have everything you need and more, and will be available for you should you have any questions or concerns.

What makes this house unique

One unique benefit is the central location. Literally just a 10-15 minute drive from :

USF (Univesity of South Florida)

Busch Gardens

Ybor City

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa International Airport

Clearwater Beach

St. Pete Beach

Moffitt Cancer Center

More...

And just over the bridge are world renowned beaches Clearwater, St. Pete, Fort DeSoto, John's Pass, Reddington, and more.

Maybe you'll be lucky enough to visit during one of the communities "Porch Parties" and host and visit front porches of fellow bungalow dwellers, or wander down to peaceful Epps Park, a short walk from the house to the Hillsborough River.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Old Seminole Heights in Tampa

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests most provide copies of photo ID which match credit card or payment method used prior to or upon arrival and must accept rental agreement.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Duel Vanity Sinks, View of Lush Tropical Back Yard
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - in cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are spacious and clean, full bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Highest Rated Mattress, Ceiling Fan, Storage Dressers
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , Spacious with 2 FULL size beds, because a twin is too small!
    Bedroom 3 (in the cottage) - 1 Large Double Bed , 3rd bedroom is ensuite in the cottage
  • Enjoy the finest sheets, pillows and mattress in the classic designed master suite, huge walk in closet and storage dresser for clothing or other storage while traveling. Natural light and a private en-suite oversized master bathroom. In the 2nd bedroom, same mattresses and linens, on two FULL size beds, for the larger group travelers or travelers with children. Comfort is King!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

Perfect for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Hiawatha House and we loved it! So much space and charm! Plenty of room in the main house for my husband, myself, and our 3 boys! The cottage was perfect for our teenage daughter and her friend that she brought on vacation. Everything we needed was there! I'm really going to miss that huge closet and bathroom in the master bedroom with enough space for me AND my husband to get ready in the morning! So much thought and care has gone into this charming house. Loved the hardwood floors, and all the original trimmings. The beds are super comfy, and the neighborhood is very quiet at night for being so close to a busy road!

I only have 2 pieces of feedback:

1) I would suggest not using the front door at all. The owner (Jeff) had warned me that it does lock behind us when it shuts, however my 12 year old must have missed the memo when he came to help us unload the truck from a day at the beach and shut the door, locking us out of the house for awhile.

2) Mosquitos are HORRIBLE! And everywhere!! We ended up buying two cans of mosquito repellent to use when we were outside. We left them at the house for the next occupants :)

Please know that these two things would not deter us from renting this house again, and they aren't really negative so much as a heads up!

We loved our stay, and I'm sure you will too!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas
4

Awesome

  • 4 of 5

The home was very well taken care off. Everything we needed for our stay was there. Jeff was very helpful, the neighborhood is very nice to walk or for a morning jog. I would rent again if ever in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Angela, So happy you enjoyed your stay, we just wish you would have deemed it a five star stay! It's rare we don't receive five stars, so if you have a moment please let us know what we may do better or provide to deem five stars for your next stay. Thanks and hope you will visit us again soon!
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5

Comfortable digs in the heart of Tampa

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, comfortably slept our whole group of 8. Master bedroom/bathroom were quite nice, and the detached guest house allowed for different schedules to coexist peacefully. Local area is quite nice - check out the Korean place down the street! Would gladly rent again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fort Myers
5

Great house, super comfortable beds.

  • 5 of 5

House set up with the cottage in the back is perfect for family gatherings where you still need a little privacy. Everything we needed was there from the kitchen to the bathrooms. I can't say enough about how comfortable the beds were.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Three generations from the midwest in Tampa for a family wedding! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a cottage and a bungalow. They were very tastefully decorated and equipped to address all of our needs. Fully equipped kitchen that we prepared and enjoyed breakfast the three mornings we were there. We enjoyed the outdoor area one of the evenings. There was a grill available although we did not use it. There were games and activities available for our little ones. The dining and living room area was open and perfect for relaxing and conversing. The master bath was big and very nice. The location was perfect for the wedding we were attending. Close to the airports we flew into. Getting a rental car was nearby. Uber drivers were available. We got to enjoy an afternoon at St. Pete's beach.

Jeff could not have been more helpful and supportive! Kim, the manager was great to work with and very helpful. It was a fantastic weekend and our accommodations could not have been more perfect. So much more relaxing and comfortable than a hotel would have been. I will stay again if I ever visit the Tampa area.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Murfreesboro, TN
5

Great location, great nearby restaurants, great for company functions with separate quarters on site

  • 5 of 5

I've rented it twice already. Cheaper that hoteling it. I will return. Very well supplied.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Tampa International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Front Porch Grill
Nearest Train
4.8 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-275
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Chop Chop Shop
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
So Many Beaches!
Car: recommended

Seminole Heights is Tampa's greatest up and coming neighborhood, and is exciting the "foodie" scene on a national stage, with recent mentions in Travel and Leisure, Money Magazine and beyond. It's an extremely exciting place to be for foodies, craft beer enthusiasts and artists, as well as families with a taste for the extraordinary! Walk to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, America's #1 rated Zoo for kids. Epps park and the Hillsborough River are also a short walk, and eateries, cafes, bakeries, vintage shops and more are all a short walk away.

Outside of Seminole Heights, it's only a short drive to most attractions and destinations, rarely more than 15 minutes, including University of South Florida (USF), Busch Gardens, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa Museum of Art, Riverwalk Park, University of Tampa, Tampa International Airport, Ybor City, Channelside District, downtown, Moffitt Cancer Center and more.

Short drive to beaches as well, ranging from 20 minutes to 45 minutes. Tampa Bay holds some of the nation's top rated beaches!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Old Seminole Heights, Tampa Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
14 Aug 2017 - 16 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£368
for 2 nights
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£126
 
 
Nightly Rate
17 Aug 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£394
for 2 nights
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£139
 
 
Nightly Rate
20 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£572
for 3 nights
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£152
 
 
Nightly Rate
27 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£572
for 3 nights
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£152
 
 
Nightly Rate
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£768
for 3 nights
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£217
 
 
Nightly Rate
22 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,419
for 5 nights
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£261
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2018
1 night minimum stay
£377
for 1 night
From
£261
 
 
NHL Allstar Game
26 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£768
for 3 nights
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£217
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£625
for 3 nights
From
£169
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £116.34
Damage Deposit £310.24

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All guests MUST provide copies of valid identification which matches information on credit card. Guests must accept rental agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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