1 Bedroom sleeps 2 in Queen Bed
There’s no place like home. There’s nothing like the warm, welcoming feeling that greets you at the door after a long day at the office. So why sacrifice that feeling when you’re vacationing?
ErehwonRetreat has become a Tampa landmark that epitomizes the charm, simplicity and history of the Roarding '20. You will find exacting cleaning standards, and a clear focus on the Arts and Craft movement. Erehwon is a pleasant throwback to where people grew up, knew their neighbors, sat on their front porch and everybody talked to everybody else. Our guests continually comment on how many neighbors they meet while walking in our neighborhood.
Everything is beautifully arranged; colorful, subtle, and uplifting. We have a fully equipped kitchen allows for eating in after a long day of meetings or outings. Dine and relax in front of your flat screen LCD TV with over 70 complimentary DVD from our extensive movie library, or keep in touch with co-workers, friends and family members with free wireless Internet access.
During HIGH & PEAK SEASON, we select Sunday as our turn over day in order to link with weekly arrival/departure of the Holland America Cruise Line “Veendam” and Norwegian Cruise Line “Star” to the Port of Tampa. Due to the popularity and frequent return of guests,we primarily rent in 7 - 14 night stays. When booking for periods less than a week more 30 days in advance , we may advise that we need to place your request on a wait list. If the cottage books for a week during your wait list period we advise you at that time. During HIGH & PEAK SEASON first time visits are limited to 7 nights in order to serve our loyal regulars.
Our guests range in age from 26-74 years, and who seek both a smoke free and pet free retreat. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, familial status, disability or religion. However, due to the age of the cottage and preservation of its historic design we are not barrier free.
Erehwon Retreat is licensed under the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation/Division of Hotels and Restaurants and registered with the Florida Department of Revenue and City of Tampa Business Tax Division.
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 branded website for all that comes with the cottage (see Sundries) or things folks love about the area (see Location). 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, housekeeping every third day and a massage therapist who comes to the cottage.
Amazing property and worth the money!
About the Owner
Guests consistently describe in their property reviews the number of excellent recommendations he provided during their visit. My commitment to service and unique experiences comes from his life and career.
Following service in the US Navy, your host enjoyed a management and fundraising career in the performing arts including landmark organizations The Guthrie Theatre, The New York City Center Joffrey Ballet, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cincinnati Ballet Company and DanceAspen. He continues to serve in capacities of management and fundraising consulting and his persistence in getting things done is legendary. This combination of management and the arts made him curious about history and people and comfortable with the ambiguity of new.
He's been a sailor since turning a teenager, and armed with his Naval service as a navigator he and his family spent a year sailing all of the Great Lakes and the route of Columbus 500 years later.
He is also like concierges around the world, he knows the ins and outs of traveling. If you were to examine his various passports he's traveled to Iceland, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belarus, Bulgaria, Greece (Crete, Rhodes, Hydra), Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Cuba. Since reaching semi-retirement, he has hiked in over 100 Florida State or County parks and preserves. With his eclectic worldly and local Florida knowledge, he assures a unique experience.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you doesn't see like enough to express my gratitude for the opportunity to experience Erehwon - I would like to say that I believe Erehwon found me. In making my plans to come to Tampa to deliver my son to UT, I had so many options. I knew I didn't want a chain hotel or a resort, and then my google search popped up on Erehwon Retreat. Yes, this would be a perfect spot to helpme with the emotional task of moving my son 1,300 miles from home. A blessed 'Retreat' this week has been. A step back in time with such a peaceful decor, colors, pictures, even the Arts and Craft era tile in the fence. Thank you for your hospitality and our dear chats, I so enjoyed them. I hope that you will get to meet Kyle and the rest of my family. My best wishes for continued success with your venture. It's a little piece of heaven. Peace and Belessings
4.9 based on 37 traveler reviews
Amazing property and worth the money!
The cottage was very beautiful! The background makes it 10x better! Location was good, but we stayed at the beach a good bit of the time. Henry is very respectful and helps as much as he can. I would visit again and recommend it to others! Very lovely property and well taken care of!
Very nice cottage with all the conveniences one might need. Henry was a very good host and informed us about the area and recommended places to see. Was vey helpful in providing insight into properties as we were interested in a possible move to the area. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a nice place to stay.
Convenience at a click
If you are looking to visit Tampa for a short stay and want the accessibility and ease of being close to all that Tampa has to offer - this cottage can be just what you are looking for.
My husband and I utilized Uber for most of our stay - which to travel to Ybor City and Downtown Tampa - was a breeze and relatively cheap. If you'd prefer to rent a car for the day - there is an Enterprise Rent-a-Car that is in walking distance.
Upon your arrival, Henry has prepared an abundance of literature on the 'things to do' in the area. The literature provides suggestions on dining, hiking, beaches, etc. You'll have enough to keep you busy!
There are many restaurants and dining options nearby. However, this also extends as you look to travel more. Beaches galore - plenty of opportunity to catch a tan and to relax!
I know that many of the other reviews have already highlighted this, but the bed was very comfortable. Henry has taken time to add many upgrades to elevate your stay (ie. nice linens, towels, and robes).
If you're looking to lounge on a couch in the evening and watch the news before you go to bed - the set up does not comfortably allow for this. However, there is wifi and you're able to catch whatever you'd like on your laptop or phone.
Overall, we would rate our stay a 3.5.
a little jewel in the heart of Tampa
If you are looking for a little getaway in a charming historic property in the heart of Tampa, look no more. Wake up and prepare a french coffee and sit on the front porch enjoying the early morning quiet in this delightful tree lined neighborhood. Take a walk in the neighborhood and pass one beautiful old home after another with mature landscaping and eye pleasing construction. Stroll over to the coffee house around the corner to read the paper and enjoy an expresso. Your cottage is in a wonderful location for many local attractions. I spent the day at the Lowry Park Zoo just a few miles away. When I arrived, Henry was there with a warm smile and a thorough introduction to my new little home for the week. Any questions I had, he had the answers. His information book held much useful information. At the end of an energetic day , it was great to come back to my little nest and curl up to watch the news and then one of his 70 very fine DVDs. Bed was cozy and comfortable. Enjoy this bit of classic Tampa history and explore your surroundings. You won't be disappointed.
A COTTAGE FOR TWO - JUST RIGHT!
We stayed at Henry's 'cottage for two,' for six days while holidaying in Florida for a month. Nowhere did the description and the experience of the place match more accurately. A well equipped, clean home away from home. Henry, the host is most welcoming and with his wealth of knowledge of Tampa and its surroundings we felt very well taken care of. At the same time, both he and his guardian cat gave plenty of room for privacy. His recommendations for where to go or eat were never disappointing. As we were travelling towards Tampa on the day of our arrival he sent recommendations of what to do or see along the way, it being a rainy day. Now that is hospitality!
With recommendations to your readers, happy holidaying!
Cosy cottage for two!
Everything was as pictured and described. We can't think of one thing that Henry overlooked or that needed improving. We spent a week there and had no trouble reaching the cottage from the airport by HART (30 from Airport, 1 from Marian station). When we were ready to explore surrounding area (beaches, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs etc)Enterprise Car Rental was just down the street. UBER also readily accessible. The neighborhood was an amazing collection of California style Craftsman homes well maintained and lovilingly restored.
Jamie and Marguerite
From the Owner
“During my childhood our family lived in a Bungalow on S. Las Robles Ave in Pasadena, CA. Later we moved to an apartment building in New York City overlooking Central Park. My late mother reminded me that I always talked of the Bungalow and encouraged me to consider restoring one at some point in my life. Mothers always know best.”
Activity and Interests
Tampa is one of the premier cruise port destinations in the South. Erehwon Retreat is less than 5 miles from the Port of Tampa and we coordinate our two properties to ship arrival and departures schedules. Our cottage turnover day is Sunday coordinated with the Carnival Cruise Lines Legend, Holland American's Ryndam, and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn. Mondays are turnover day for the Bungalow coordinated for Carnival Cruise Line’s Paradise and Caribbean Cruise Line’s Brillance of the Seas. This coordination allows passengers to take more time sightseeing, and taking in the cultural fair of the city of Tampa.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
LABOR DAY WEEK
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 11 2016 - Feb 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
PEAK SEASON 2017
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning||$84 + Tax|
HIGH & PEAK SEASON - SUNDAY TO SUNDAY - MINIMUM 7 nights, MAXIMUM 14 nights NO: PETS, SMOKING, RENTALS to anyone under the age of 26 years requires extensive discussion with Proprietor. COTTAGE SLEEPS 2 in ONE QUEEN SIZED BED. Fire & Occupancy Laws & Historic District Density restriction 2 persons per bedroom. Rates shall be adjusted if number in party exceeds that listed in Confirmation.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“Erehwon Retreat is landscaped with native plants which have been growing in Florida for thousands of years without human intervention. We are committed to providing the natural food, shelter, and nesting plants of local wildlife. Visiting in fall and spring, you will see hundreds of birds, butterflies, and a wide variety of crucially important insect pollinators looking for our native plants for predictable sources of nectar, berries, insects and firm branches in which to hide their nests.”
- Dining Area
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- botanical garden
- coin laundry
- health/beauty spa
- live theater
- recreation center
- theme parks
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- miniature golf
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- roller blading
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 408 sq. ft.
- 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.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 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 and health department does not permit use of Couch as additional sleeping.
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- Greyhound Bus Terminal 3.3 miles Amtrak 4.3 miles Cruise ship terminals 4.64 miles Tampa Convention Center 6 miles Tampa International Airport 8 miles University of Tampa 4.85 miles USF 6.75 miles Gulf of Mexico Beaches 23-30 miles. Distance and drive time for various Spring Training: 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. Bok Gardens 1 hour Orlando, Disney World, or Gainsville 1.5 Cape Canaveral and Key West High Speed Ferry 2 hours Naples 2:30 Jacksonville 3:15 Miami 4 hours Pensacola 6:45