Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting

Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting


Property Details

Updated: Sep 14, 2014
4 large bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms ( BOTH Masters are double baths), sleeps 8

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

The 2nd master suite is huge!! This is the 4th bedroom & 4th bathroom. Its 600 sq ft of private relaxing space. It has a gorgeous private courtyard with its own hot tub, for a little extra privacy if needed.The bathroom is beautiful with a double shower, and vanity. It has a desk set up if you need to get some work done. Of course the king memory foam bed w/ wool pillow top, will leave you waking from a great night of sleep!

Come with your group, and still have some private space in your own little tropical paradise!

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!

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels 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 nicer by having this amazing property to enjoy.

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Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 813 760-0899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Fantastic property, superb holiday !

  • 5 of 5
This house was just amazing! It was spacious and clean and well furnished.The games room was brilliant and it was nice to have the pool table - great fun on an evening! The grounds were outstanding too. The huge pool was the pefect temperature, and the selection of pool toys & floats gave the kids hours of fun ! The hot tub was a nice addition and made the stay even more relaxing. The views from the end of the garden & jetty were lovely and we spent many an hour watching spectacular sunsets from the Pavillion. Truly the nicest holiday home we've ever stayed in. The property is in a great location on The Hillsborough river & close to many shops, supermarkets and other attractions - The Tampa Bay Aquarium is a "must see". Miguel, the owner is more than helpful & really made us feel welcome. We would love to return to this property on holiday as it was perfect in every way! Thank you Miguel from The Stevens Family!
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 813 760-0899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

In a word, Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5
The owner was very courteous and willing to insure that all our needs were met. The property was in great condition and complete met all our expectations!!
We were there for the an Annual Shriners Convention that will be returning in 2016, if this property is available we will certainly be back!!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 813 760-0899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
We loved this place. The house is spacious and clean. As nice as the house is, we spent most of our time outside. It really is an oasis. The palm trees and greenery provided privacy from the neighbors. We glimpsed the neighbors, but never heard them. We felt like we were on our own tropical island. I enjoyed my morning coffee on the dock some mornings, under the pavilion facing the river other mornings. It was so quiet and peaceful. The neighborhood is quiet and very well located. We were minutes from everything. The pool was spectacular. It is huge. We swam 3 to 4 times a day. My grandson would have stayed there the entire time. He also enjoyed feeding the koi in the pond. Miguel was a great 'concierge'. I wish I could convey how relaxing and comfortable we felt while we stayed there. We honestly hated to leave. Our experience there has set the bar for our future vacations. If we go back to Tampa, we will definitely try to stay here again. Thank you Miguel.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 813 760-0899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

The gardens made this place to tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5
We booked this villa based on the photographs of the gardens and pools for our honeymoon and we were not disappointed by them one bit!
I loved the huge pool and jacuzzi and would never tire of the view of the river. The gardens were very well maintained throughout.
Inside the house is incredibly spacious, the seating area is great with large tv, blu ray and netflix.
Bedrooms again were very big, only I thing that could improve them is possibly a few more bedside tables and some lamps?
Air con is good and rooms remained cool throughout the night.
Miguel was always on hand throughout to answer our many questions by phone or email.

We would love to return here again, hopefully to celebrate our anniversary!

Thanks Miguel for everything :-)
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 813 760-0899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast

Great facilities and a gorgeous outdoor space

  • 4 of 5
This was a great place to stay in Tampa. It is reasonably centrally located, with amenities not too far of a drive away. You will need a car for this house though, make no mistake.

The outdoor space is fantastic -- there is a very large veranda which you could just imagine hosting terrific evening events. We didn't spend a lot of time in the pool because the weather wasn't cooperating too much, but we did enjoy the hot tub. Kids loved feeding the fish, of course.

Inside, the house is well-equipped, with plenty of couch seating in the main room. The kitchen is a bit on the smallish side but certainly functional. Leopard-print pool table! Arcade was a unique touch to pass some time.

The house was clean and generally as described. Beware the wooden corner posts on the master bed! It was designed to cause pain to shins (multiple people did the same thing hitting them). We saw a few nasty larger bugs in the house but I don't think you can be in this environment and not have anything like that.

We had a nice time and this proved to be a good home base for a few days in Tampa.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A first I thought 4 out of 5 stars was not a great review, so I contacted the guest to ask for his suggestions on how to earn 5 stars, if he were to visist again. He assured me that he had been very pleased with my house, but sent me a link showing pictures etc of the last house he stayed in and gave a 5 star review. This made my 4 star score from him seen great, given this new perspective.
It was a beach front 5 bedroom 5 bathroom (all ensuite) $10-20 million dollar mansion on St. Martin, Carribean. It was unbelievable! Depending on the season and length of your stay the price ranges from $2357 to $6428 PER NIGHT!!! This sight wont allow me to include the link to show the mansion, but its photos are like the cover of a high end travel magazine. 4 out of 5 from this family, is really like a 10 out of 5 star rating if price were a factor!!!!
Gorgeous Water Views,Breathtaking Sunsets in a Lush Tropical Setting
+1 813 760-0899
Tampa Florida Central Gulf Coast
Saint Paul, MN USA

Great house for a getaway

  • 5 of 5
A group of 4 guys rented this house for a golf weekend in Tampa. We couldn't have been more pleased. Lots of room, well equiped, great outdoor space made it perfect for our weekend. The location on the river made it very special, plus central access to all of Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater. Miquel (the owner) was very accomadating and pleasant to deal with.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway


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 Train : Amtrak at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-275 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Davis Islands at 5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ricks on the River at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Rocky Point Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ricks on the River at 1.5 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,


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Updated: Sep 14, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Non Holiday
May 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
Spring break
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
6 night minimum stay
Holiday week
May 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
6 night minimum stay
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

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Extra Bed Set Up (each) $25 + Tax
  • Cleaning $150 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservation deposit is $750.00 for Non Holiday weeks (Due within 5 days)
Reservation deposit is $1000.00 for Holiday weeks (Due within 5 days of reservation)
Half of the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival, the other half is due 30 days prior.

The non holiday weekly rate of $1650 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 and spring break 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


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......golf, shopping, dining, pub's, etc

Property Type

  • house


  • Romantic
  • Family


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


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


  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...


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

Pool / Spa

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

Onsite Services

  • Massage


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

Location Type

  • Waterfront
  • Downtown


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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 3100 sq. ft.


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, double shower/vanity
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, double shower/vanity
  • 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. The optional master bath is also a Beautifully remodeled double.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Master w/double bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king, Huge 600sq ft Master suite w/ private courtyard & hot tu
  • 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 600 sq ft master suite is huge! It has a double shower & vanity in the bath. The private courtyard is beautiful. Its ample space to enjoy the tropical surroundings, while having some privacy from the rest of the group. 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!


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