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Old Florida - Retreat in Natl' Historic District in Tampa

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Tranquil Surroundings in a nationally and locally designated historic district - Old Seminole Heights. 'Erehwon Retreat.' is the perfect short stay. You will find exacting cleaning standards with a clear focus on the Arts and Craft period of the 1920's. My mind is a very busy place, so I planned the property and your 490 sq. feet cottage that is not. This translates to a very peaceful visit. Everything is beautifully arranged; colorful, subtle, and uplifting. The cottage and neighborhood is perfect for a get-away.

You have easy access to the city attractions including museums (3 miles) and restaurants, Yankee spring training. Tampa Ship Terminal (5 miles) and the Tampa Convention Center (7 miles), as well as Central Florida tourist interests (10 minutes to Busch Gardens, 30 mins to Bok Tower Gardens or Ft. Desoto Beach, 75 mins to Sarasota, 90 to Disney or Winter Park), 2 hours to Cape Canaveral.

Our Cottage: We are your refuge, an area for bird watchers, nature lovers, beach days and Central Florida's famous fresh water blue holes. It's a pleasant throwback to where people grew up, knew their neighbors, sat on their front porch and everybody talked to everybody else. Come, stay awhile and enjoy.

Pack Light: We have a coffee bean grinder, French Press pot in the event you don't want to take a four block walk to Starbucks. Pur water filter at kitchen sink and check out the sundries page on ErehwonRetreat.com website for all that comes with the cottage. You'll find everything from spices to maple syrup, toaster, pots and pans and pot holders, plus orange juice, half and half cream, milk and cereal to get you started, Publix is just a four blocks away for grocery needs. Our turnover day is Sunday, timed for the convenient weekly arrival and departure of cruise ships - Carnival Legend, Norwegian Cruise Line Dawn, and the Ryndam.

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Henry Young, Jr.

cottage rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • cottage
    • floor area 490 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • downtown
      • Downtown Tampa 3 miles, 5 miles Tampa Convention Center
  • Theme
    • romantic
    • historic
  • General
    • washing machine
      • Limit 2 loads per week. Located on property but not in cottage. Time must be arranged with proprietor in advance.
    • living room
    • linens provided
      • We provide fresh change of towels every third day and fresh bed linens once per week.
    • towels provided
      • 1 Bath Sheet, Hand Towel and Face Cloth per person, plus 1 Beach towel per person.
    • thermos bottle
    • wireless internet
    • air conditioning
      • 2 AC units (kitchen and bedroom). 2 ceiling fans (Living room and bedroom).
    • iron & board
    • activities guide
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • filtered water
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • shampoo
    • basic soaps
    • toilet paper
    • heating
      • Electric heat in bedroom and AC/Heater in Kitchen
    • clothes dryer
      • Limit 2 loads per week. Located on property but not in cottage.
    • parking off street
      • For one Car. Parking lot large enough for F-150. No space for trailers.
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Oak dining table (1920's), seating for 3.
    • coffee maker
      • French Press, wholecoffee beans provided
    • pantry items
      • See Sundries list on ErehwonRetreat.com for full listing.
    • stove
      • 4 burner, gas stove
    • coffee grinder
    • mini refrigerator
    • microwave
      • In addition to 4 burner gas cook top, we've set out Orville Reddenbocker Popcorn for a DVD before bed and energy bar for a late arrival hike in the neighborhood.
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
      • Also coffee bean grinder and French Press. Press pot & Pur water filter for great coffee. You'll find everything from spices to maple syrup, toaster, pots and pans.
    • 4 ring stove
    • kitchenette
    • dishes & utensils
      • dining for 4
  • Dining
    • dining area
    • dining
      • Kichenette
  • Bathrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • full 1: toilet, shower
      • The cottage is served by a tank-less water heater. We hope you are prudent in use of fresh water, but it's always be hot. Fresh linens include 1 bath sheet. 1 hand towels and 1 washcloth per quest plus dish towel. Linens are changed every third day along with guests bed makeup and light clean. For extended stays we provide fresh bed linens weekly.
  • Bedrooms
    • 1 bedroom, sleeps 2, beds for 2
    • bedroom 1: 1 queen
      • A fabulous night’s rest on our Queen sized bed with plush-top mattress. Your bed linens are sumptuous to the touch, and topped with the casual elegance of our feather duvet cover with whisper-soft hypoallergenic polyester filament and sewn all the way through to prevent bunching. Fresh linens and lite cleaning every 3rd. day, include 1 bath sheet. 1 hand towels and 1 wash cloth per quest plus dish towel. For extended stays we provide fresh bed linens weekly. The cottage is for up to 1 or 2 persons in one bed. Fire, Occupancy and Density Laws do not permit additional guests.
  • Entertainment
    • games
    • satellite / cable
      • Brighthouse Basic package.
    • video library
      • Over 100 videos to choose
    • television
      • 22' Polaroiod flat screen
    • books
      • local tour guide books on hiking and biking trails plus copy of Erehwon, the Utopian novel by Samuel Butler.
    • radio
    • dvd player
  • Outside
    • deck / patio
      • Shared with Bungalow Guests
    • beach towels
    • large cooler
    • wood deck
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • lawn / garden
      • Native plant garden surrounded by 100 year old Camphor and Laurel Oak trees
  • Suitability
    • pets not allowed
      • We do not accept well trained pets due to many of our guests have pulminary or allergy to pet issues.
    • non smoking only
      • We charge $200 cleaning fee, for those who choose to smoke or violate our policy of no pets in the cottage.
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • We do not rent to those under 25 years of age
  • Onsite Services
    • massage
  • Notes
    • Distance and drive time for various Spring Training Baseball: New York Yankees, 4.8 miles, 9 mins. Toronto Blue Jays 20.5 miles, 40 mins. Philadelphia Phillies,22 miles, 35 mins. Pittsburgh Pirates, 50 miles, 55 mins. Baltimore Orioles, 65 miles, 1 hour. Houston Astros 74 miles, 1 hour 14 mins. Milwaukee Braves 80.2 miles 1 hour 20 mins.

activities and attractions in Tampa Gulf Coast Central

  • Attractions
    • arboretum
    • bay/sound
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • museums
    • playground
    • theme parks
    • restaurants
    • coin laundry
    • recreation center
    • zoo
    • live theater
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • antiquing
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • gambling casinos
    • scenic drives
    • miniature golf
    • shopping
    • wildlife viewing
    • outlet shopping
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • walking
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • water skiing
    • roller blading
    • hiking
    • kayaking
    • golf
    • surf fishing
    • water tubing
    • deepsea fishing
    • fly fishing
    • freshwater fishing
    • swimming
    • cycling
    • fishing

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vacation rental rates


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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
SUMMER & SHORT STAY RATE
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$434
$1,495
7 nights
 
 
FALL SEASON
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 22 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$455
7 nights
 
 
HOLIDAY SEASON
Nov 23 2014 - Jan 17 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
$462
7 nights
 
 
HIGH SEASON/SPRING TRAINING
Jan 18 2015 - Apr 18 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
$483
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
$455
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit $200
SUNDAY TO SUNDAY - Short stays, mid week stays accepted 14 days in advance. Maximum Length of rental 14 nights.
NO: PETS, SMOKING, RESERVATIONS TO 3rd. Parties (Friends, Family, Travel Agents), RENTALS to anyone under the age of 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.
Sleeps 2 in one queen sized bed, couch is not a pull out.
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Quaint and Convenient Cottage

Review submitted: June 29, 2014   Date of arrival: June 21, 2014

My husband and I spent a week at the Erehwon Retreat located in the heart of the historic Seminole Heights. Surrounded by early twentieth century bungalows, many of which were beautifully redone, we walked the peaceful few blocks to Starbucks every morning. We intentionally located ourselves within a neighborhood as house hunting was the priority of our visit. This quaint and beautifully appointed cottage served as a very convenient home base with I-275 within a 3-minute drive while downtown Tampa was just a short distance away. Although petite, the cottage contained everything one needs for a comfortable stay. Henry was very kind and accommodating. I would definitely recommend the Erehwon Retreat for your next stay in Tampa.

Owners response: Jackie, Enjoyed having you with us. Let me know when you settle in, we do a former guest, now Metro homeowner Italian wine tasting as we near Thanksgiving. A time for thanks to all our guests and a time to introduce you to others who learned during their stay that Florida is so much MORE than “the prize” for a life well lived somewhere else.

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Retreat is Lovely!

Review submitted: June 8, 2014   Date of arrival: June 1, 2014

"Henry, Thank you so much for all your did to make our stay a pleasure. Your Bungalow and this cozy Cottage are beautiful! It is very well decorated, very clean and well stocked. Your suggestions for restaurants were very helpful. Thanks so much!"

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 
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Cottage in the City

Review submitted: April 1, 2014   Date of arrival: March 23, 2014

Very enjoyable and comfortable stay in the heart of one of Tampa Bay's Historic Districts. This three room bungalow cottage was a comfortable reminder of "home" with comfy Queen bed, a well stocked kitchen, and a sitting room complete with a fine selection of Dvd's, magazines, and other reading material. The neighbor hood is a delightful step back to the post depression when the bungalows were originally built, and these restored homes reflect the hard work of neighborhood home owners to bring back these unique dwellings to their historical past. Henry is a wonderful conversationalist and a helpful guide to the Tampa Bay area's tourist community.

Helpful votes: 2 / 4

 

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