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Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting

Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting


Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
3 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms (Master is double bath & vanity), sleeps 6

Welcome to this gorgeous river front paradise located minutes away (2 mi) from the exciting night life of downtown Tampa, Ybor City, Tampa Convention Center. Relax in your own private paradise surrounded by a lush tropical landscape. Tame the sun poolside with your favorite cocktail & music via DJ quality speakers or relax your mind next to the waterfall and Koi pond. Rent a kayak down the river and wet a line. At night this tropical playground transforms into an enchanted oasis with thousands of tiny blue lights to spark your imagination. Access to the river is granted from the dock with underwater lighting attracting many species of marine life. When it’s time to come in, you will have 3100sq ft of beautifully furnished living space to relax in.Enjoy your favorite movie from unlimited Netflix or Blue-ray on the home theater with surround sound that comes alive.Test your skills with a game of pinball or pool in the game room. Check our reviews and more pictures at our web site below

This is a Really Cool Place!: Escape to a Tropical Paradise where warm breezes blow and Palm Trees sway. Located on the Hillsborough River, this peaceful haven invites you to come and stay. As soon as you enter the house your breath will be taken away by the spectacular views in the back. There is a large sparkling pool, jacuzzi, and 2 covered pavilions that are surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. To your right there is a bar top for eating or enjoying some cocktails poolside. To your left you will see a beautiful Koi pond. The amazing sound of the beautiful waterfall is tranquilizing. Walk over the bridge and down to the river, and you can find numerous species of marine life. At night the property is transformed into an enchanted paradise with magical blue lights everywhere. The river turns into your own private aquarium as the river lights light up the water, and attract countless fish. Inside you will find a, pool table, huge living room, laundry, etc

Tampa Urban Oasis....Truly a Tropical Paradise!: This Urban Oasis is located in the heart of Historic Tampa. It really is a Tropical Paradise on the bank of the Hillsborough River. Approximately 3/4 of an acre of lush tropical landscape gives you plenty of room to enjoy your setting. 200 feet along the waters edge is a gorgeous view. Great for fishing, or just taking it all in.

If your feeling a bit more adventurous, you can rent kayaks and boats just down the river for a scenic tour of the Tampa waterfront. There are also some house beach cruiser bikes, if you want to cruise leisurely through the streets of downtown Tampa.

Whatever you decide to do, you are guaranteed to have a blast! There is a huge master bedroom at the front of the house off of the game room (4th bedroom) with a separate entrance behind the garage. This is my personal space.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm a retired Tampa police officer. My career was dedicated to helping people in need. This career was rewarding in many ways. The good feeling inside from helping others in need is just one example. I now manage my long term rental properties, and this one vacation rental. I really does give me a similarly good feeling by being able to share my tropical paradise with nice families, and to help make their vacations just a little bit more enjoyable by having this amazing property to call home during their visit.

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31 Reviews

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Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 -8137600899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Big gem tucked away off of very quiet one way street/alley

  • 5 of 5
This isn't my first rodeo so I have many other experiences of renting a vacation home. This rental is by far the best one I have ever stayed in. Michael aka Miguel is a fantastic host. He meets you the first day to show the where everything is. He is only a text or phone call away too during your stay.
The home is extremely clean. There are plenty of towels, including beach towels, soaps, shampoos, toilet paper (rare perks in vaca rentals) We were beach bound and found four beach chairs to take, too!
Parents with babies: He provides a high chair and pack and play.
The game room is a blast. All games and juke box are free except Gokden Tee wiphich takes that standard amount of quarters to play.
Our favorite area was the pavilion. There is always a breeze and you can watch the boats going by in the river while relaxing on the abundant amount of loungers and comfortable chairs.
I would like to note the pool could use a paint job. However the water is clear and clean. A service guy was working on the system when we arrived. Also, yard guys were finishing up when we arrived.
Please note: if my main negative comment is about the pool needing painted then that tells you how spectacular this place is.
It's a great place for a family or friends get together. There is plenty of space, the bathrooms are very nice and the bedrooms comfortable. The area where you see the red leather furniture is a great indoor place for a group to gather for conversation. However, we spent the majority of our time in the beautiful backyard play area.
The only other remark is there was a pile of pavers and bricks, etc... that were a bit of an eye sore off of the grilling porch but it appeared to be a work in progress. I am sure Michael has a project in mind where he will use the pavers to make this gem even better.
As I am thinking about details, I should add some of the grounds lights you see all lit up in the pictures aren't working.
And last, the location is awesome. Just a few miles to the airport, local and chain restaurants and shopping is close by. So are many attractions. Indian Rocks Beach was beautiful and only a 30/40 minute drive away.
We will be back the next time a group of us want to get together in Tampa for a great get away! Don't miss out on staying at this place when looking for a nice three or four bedroom place in Tampa.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 -8137600899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Business Trip in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
When I walked into this beautiful home I know that my weekend would go Great! The landscape was great along with the well kept rooms. Miguel was the perfect host to our group and made his self available to us. I wI'll stay here each and every time I come to Tampa!
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 -8137600899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Beautiful oasis in Tampa

  • 5 of 5
This house was perfect for our needs. We couldn't believe how private it felt even though it was so close to the city. Our kids loved the pool, the fish pond and the dock. They said these items are must haves now for our next vacation. :) The grown ups enjoyed the hot tub while the kids swam. Miguel was great, and so helpful explaining how everything in the house worked and where to find the light switches for the pool and outdoor lighting. Would highly recommend. :)
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 -8137600899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Audubon, PA


  • 5 of 5
Very Relaxing and well kept home. The house offered everything to make our stay very enjoyable. Miguel could not have been a better person to deal with and was available to take care of anything that we needed. Thanks Miguel. I would recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 -8137600899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Better than advertised....

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at this property with a group of friends over the Labor Day weekend. I was a first time user, so naturally I was a little skeptical of the entire process. The rental couldn't have turned out better. The owner was very accommodating of our group, and the property was truly better than advertised.

After this experience, I am going to continue to look for vacation rentals as opposed to hotels, and this particular property will be my go to in the Tampa area. Great amenities, including pool, hot tub, billiards, arcade games, etc. Very private setting. And the owner was an ease to deal with.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 -8137600899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Ottawa, Canada

Contented Canadians

  • 5 of 5
This property, although right in the city, is a real hidden gem. There's no excuse for boredom at any time. Both inside and out, there's always something to do. My brother and I spent many hours sitting on the covered pavilion reminiscing and watching the boats go by. Even during a torrential rainstorm, it was still great to be outside. We also enjoyed the billiard table and the good stereo that is attached to the tv (which we seldom needed to watch). A true holiday escape for any age!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

It's truely a tropical paradise located in the heart of historic Tampa. It's 3/4 acre private riverfront property provides a peaceful, tranquil environment in which to relax after a long day of active tourism.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tampa International (TPA) at 4 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ricks on the River at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Rocky Point Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-275 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ricks on the River at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Davis Islands at 5 Miles Car: necessary

Only 2 miles upstream from the Tampa Convention Center, Close to Historic Ybor City (Culture, food, shopping, nightlife), Shopping Malls (International and Westshore Plaza), Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Festivals, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Florida Aquarium, St. Pete Times Forum (Hockey,Concerts,and Arena Football), Big Cat Rescue, Raymond James Stadium (Home of the Buccaneers), Museums, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Lowrey Park Zoo, Fair Grounds, USF, University of Tampa, Golf Courses, Beaches, MacDill AFB, Tampa Bay Downs, Hard Rock Casino, Tropicana Field (Home of the Rays), Downtown Tampa,


From $256 Per night

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Non Holiday (3nights)
Mar 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Non Holiday (4nights)
Mar 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Non Holiday (5nights)
Mar 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019
5 night minimum stay
Non Holiday (6nights)
Mar 1 2019 - Feb 29 2020
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Extra Bed Set Up (each) $35.00
  • Cleaning $150.00

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

The 600 sq ft master (4th bedroom and bathroom) in the front of the home, is my personal space. It's behind the garage, and has a separate entrance. The non holiday weekly rate of $1795 reflects a discounted nightly rate for staying an entire week. The nightly rate discount is less as the total number of nights you stay, go from 7 down to the min 3.
The same goes for the holiday weekly rate. This nightly rate will be the most expensive at 3 nights, and the least expensive (discounted) for staying the entire week.

Thanks, Miguel

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Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

Being in the heart of the city, but secluded in a quiet nieghborhood along the beautiful Hillsborough river. This is absolutely the perfect location!! You can go just minutes in any direction and find anything you would need......museums, golf, shopping, dining, pub's, etc

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3100 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, double shower/vanity
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • The bathrooms have all be remodeled. Granite, porcelain, crown moulding....Beautiful! The master is really nice. A large double shower & vanity. A window overlooking the pool, and river.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Master w/double bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • All of the bedrooms are very spacious! Large closets, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors. Beds have extra thick mattresses with memory foam, and wool pillow tops. The poolside master is simply breath taking! The double shower, double sink vanity, two large closets with mirrored doors........then you look outside through the 10 ft. sliding glass doors! The view is stunning! The sound of the koi pond's waterfall is tranquilizing!


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • The Game room is fun for all! There is a CD juke box with a bit of everything. A Golden Tee golf game for a friendly round, or two. Two pinball machines will challenge even the best players. The leopard print pool table will add hours of entertainment. A 60 in one console With Ms Pacman, Galaga, and all of the Classics. Dolby Surround sound Home Theater w/ large flat screen, blu ray, netflix movie streaming in living room. Professional DJ style speakers & sound system Poolside. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, you can rent kayaks and boats just down the river for a scenic tour of the Tampa waterfront. House Beach Cruiser Bikes for meandering through the streets of downtown Tampa.

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