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CHARMING ❤️PRIVATE GUEST HOUSE IN SEMINOLE HEIGHTS ⚡

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Welcome to our 1920's cottage and native plant wildlife habitat
After a number of years with flat weave rustic designed rugs, happy with new design for 2020 season.
Another day at the beach.
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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From the moment you receive your booking confirmation to when you bid us farewell Erehwon Retreat delivers memorable differences quietly and with discrete luxury. Every aspect of a guest's visit is at a white glove standard, for example following each check out we leave the property untouched for 8 hours, then for the safety of Housekeeping we run a UV Oxigenator in each room of the property and then after 16 hours vacant, we spend 3 hours both cleaning and DISINFECTING all common surfaces even light switches and TV clickers and finally prior to check in we UV Germicidal Light each room in the Bungalow. Our 5-star Guest Cottage are conveniently situated in “Old Seminole Heights” a Federal, State and City designated Historic Places and surrounded by our National and Florida Wildlife Feder...From the moment you receive your booking confirmation to when you bid us farewell Erehwon Retreat delivers memorable differences quietly and with discrete luxury. Every aspect of a guest's visit is at a white glove standard, for example following each check out we leave the property untouched for 8 hours, then for the safety of Housekeeping we run a UV Oxigenator in each room of the property and then after 16 hours vacant, we spend 3 hours both cleaning and DISINFECTING all common surfaces even light switches and TV clickers and finally prior to check in we UV Germicidal Light each room in the Bungalow. Our 5-star Guest Cottage are conveniently situated in “Old Seminole Heights” a Federal, State and City designated Historic Places and surrounded by our National and Florida Wildlife Federation “Wildlife Habitat” landscaped garden. Our architect and interior decorator led restoration and Antique décor was designed to ensure retention of the Arts & Craft era in our 410 sq feet cottage while incorporating Fine Amenities to meet the needs of discerning families. Complimentary: Internet, Off-Street Parking, Linen Service every third day, children’s beach toys, Beach umbrella and towels, washer & dryer Erehwon is proud to be the recipient of several awards and accolades, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2014, 'Tampa Award 2019 for Vacation Home Rental' 5 min drive to Busch Gardens 8 min drive to Tampa Convention Center 14 min drive to Tampa International Airport 1 block walk to HAART #1 Florida Ave Bus Stop The cottage sleeps 2 in its beautifully-decorated bedroom with comfortable queen bed. The side tables and warm lighting make it the perfect space to read and rest after a long day out. State of Florida and City of Tampa Occupancy maximum is two persons in this property. The cottage has one bathroom, complete with toilet, sink and walk-in shower. It’s sparkling clean, like the rest of the house. We provide luxurious custom-made Erewhon Retreat tea olive soap, made right from the plants found around the home. Toilet paper, towels, and shampoo are also provided. The fully-stocked kitchenette has everything you need. There is a four-burner gas stove, microwave, mini fridge, sink, coffee maker, and basic pots and pans, dishes and silverware. You can sit at the breakfast table with your morning coffee and plan your day. We stock breakfast foods in the fridge and pantry, including cereal, pancake mix, real maple syrup, spices, butter, milk, fresh Florida orange juice, tea, coffee and more. The cottage’s lounge continues the nostalgic theme, with a charming sofa, newly upholstered chair, and a TV. Curl up with a book, watch a favorite DVD, and make memories here. We want you to feel at home. The front porch is a great place for relaxing. Sip tea on the front porch and listen to the fall and spring bird migration. Enjoy our large Florida Native Plant garden and the quaint neighborhood, where its thousands of restored bungalows and Mediterranean homes date from the turn of the century til 1926. There are many trendy restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance, and it’s only a few blocks to the Hillsborough River and the Tampa Garden Center. ★☆ Let Us Take Care Of Your Stay In Beautiful Tampa Bay! ☆★ KEY FEATURES: ☀ Private cottage, beautifully restored to its 1920s roots ☀ 1 queen bedroom ☀ 1 bathroom with walk-in shower ☀ Fully-stocked kitchenette ☀ Cozy living room ☀ Air conditioning ☀ TV and Wifi ☀ Front porch with two comfortable chairs ☀ Well-kept yard planted solely with native plants ☀ Bike dock on the property ☀ Nationally and State designated, historic neighborhood, quiet and peaceful ☀ Minutes from downtown Tampa, Busch Gardens, Ybor City ☀ Close to state parks and the Hillsborough River ☀ Short drive to the beach Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: STATEOFFLORIDADWE3912880More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Over the past 9 seasons our guests have ranged in age from 26-77 years. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, pregnancy, familial status, disability or religion. However, due to the age of our Guest Cottage we are not barrier free.
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About the Owner
Henry Y
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2011
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

Our two week stay at Erehwon exceeded our expectations. Our cottage lacked for nothing, so much so that it even had milk, juice, some cereals and other items supplied. Henry quickly became a good friend as we engaged him in conversations about sights to see,...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Daydream398751, VR Owner at CHARMING ❤️PRIVATE GUEST HOUSE IN SEMINOLE HEIGHTS ⚡, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2019

Beth and Brian, Thanks so much for your review of our Cottage. Deeply appreciated. Hope to see you again if future travel includes Tampa Bay.

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Reviewed 10 February 2019

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Date of stay: February 2019
Daydream398751, VR Owner at CHARMING ❤️PRIVATE GUEST HOUSE IN SEMINOLE HEIGHTS ⚡, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2019

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Staying in a restored 1923 cottage was fun. Everything seemed to be authentic to the time period with the exception of tv, a/c, microwave which we were grateful to have. The owner's attention to this era is spot on. The owner meticulously stocked the retreat...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Sonja R
Management response:Responded 1 November 2016

Sonja and Larry many thanks for taking the time to review your stay. It's also nice when guests come from a community I know first hand. I know I surprised you by talking about the Pimento Burger at "the Cottage" in Bluffton, SC. Your review...More

Reviewed 17 April 2016

My wife and I enjoyed our week at this unique cottage with lots of charm and history. It's very clean and up to date with all the basic essentials needed, even exceeded what some hotels provide. The owner Henry was very knowledgeable and his recommendations...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Adrian M
Management response:Responded 17 April 2016

I launched Erehwon Retreat with a core philosophy - that there are no strangers in this world, only people I have not met. I'm still excited to meet someone unfamiliar and make them feel at home in Tampa. ErehwonRetreats guests range in age from 44-75,...More

Reviewed 21 March 2016

We rented the cottage for a week's getaway in February, 2016. The cottage is small but very adequate for 2 people, with so many extras that make you feel so welcome and comfortable. Henry welcomed us as we arrived and helped us move in. He...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Ann L
Management response:Responded 9 April 2016

Thanks Ann. Now that I am writing in April I am hoping warmer weather is emerging. Let me know when all the changes you two are planning begin to come into effect. Best, Henry

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Water Park Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Erehwon Retreat founded in 2010 & located within a national, state and city designated historic places - Old Seminole Heights. We have a lovely park within two blocks of Erehwon with great local owner restaurants within 1-5 blocks of the cottage. Centrally located with easy on/off I-275 Hillsborough Ave exit less than 1/4 mile. Relax under sprawling laurel oaks and 90-year-old camphor trees in our National & Florida Wildlife Federation's designation of our all Florida Native Plant Garden as Wildlife Habitat #230053.
Getting around
Easy on/off from Interstate Highway, Centrally located, One block walk to Public Transportation. HART: Hillsborough Area Regional Transit offers bus #30 from Tampa International Airport to the Marion Transit Center. This departs from the East End of the Red Baggage Claim Curbside by Belt #15. Centrally located in Tampa near I-275 & Hillborough Ave. exit, you have easy access to the city and local attractions, including museums, restaurants, and meeting locations, as well as Central Florida tourist interests (Honeymoon Island State Park 23 miles, Busch Gardens and USF, Univ of Tampa 7 miles. Tampa General Hospital 5 miles, St. Joseph's Hospital 2 miles, State Fairgrounds 14 mins. Bok Tower, Clearwater, St. Petersburg 30 mins., Sarasota
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