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Restored Bungalow in Historic District

Henry Young, Jr.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Henry Young, Jr.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015
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Restored Bungalow in Historic District

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Tampa Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. sleeps 4

We designed Erehwon Retreat for niche markets, working professional or retireee's who can get away for one to two weeks in the winter and northern europeans and south of the equator summer visitors. Year Round the Bungalow is only available with a minimum six or seven (+) night and a maximum stay of 21 nights. As this property is the private home of the proprietor it is never made available for periods less than the minimum stay. Similarly we are seldom able to consider monthly rentals as this is a proprietor occupied property.

We select Monday as the turn over day for the bungalow in order to link with arrival/departure day for the Norwegian Cruise line 'Sun', Carnival 'Pride' and Holland America 'Ryndam' as many guests which to extend their time in Tampa/St. Petersburg.

Our couples/partner oriented home and its antique decor is only appropriate for adults.

Occupancy laws and historic neighborhood density do not permit us to rent to more than four people.

This home has 1578 sq-ft interior with 10-ft high ceilings, a massive fireplace, refinished orginal heart pine floors, fresh paint, attic insulation, all new wiring, drapes in both bedrooms and dining room, and roman blinds in the living room. Living and dining rooms are open to one another, but separated by a curved arch. A classic swinging door opens to a kitchen with 33' 4-burner gas range, EnergyStar dishwasher and refrigerator (33').

Porch life: The exterior features an L-shaped front porch which provides a setting to enjoy the native plant landscaping, which requires minimal water. A pergola gate and custom craftsman fence includes ceramic tile art along the walkway on the north side of the home and adjoining owner office and cottage.

Perfect spot for the serious reader: Erehwon Retreat Bungalow is the perfect vacation for the serious reader - on our bookshelves are the 20 volume Worlds Greatest Literature - Harvard Classics,the entire works of William Shakespeare, interesting tomes on the Craftsman period along with all kinds of travel books on 'old central; Florida' and literally hundreds of DVD's highlighting great films, children's classics and best of British Film making.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Henry Young, Jr. (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

About Henry Young, Jr.

Your host enjoyed an extensive career in the arts including The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, The New York City Center Joffrey Ballet, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Cincinnati Ballet Company and DanceAspen. He continues to serve in capacities of management and fundraising consulting and offices on property. He's a sailor and in 1992, sailed all of the Great Lakes and the route of Columbus 500 years later. He is well traveled Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belarus, Greece, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Canada With his eclectic worldly and local knowledge, he assures a unique experience and excellent recommendations.

Henry Young, Jr. purchased this bungalow in 2007

Why Henry Young, Jr. chose Tampa

During my childhood our family lived in an Craftsman Bungalow on Las Robles Ave in Pasadena, CA. Later we moved to an apartment building overlooking Central Park in Manhattan. 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 and in 2007, I purchased this property in Tampa's Historic District Old Seminole Heights.

What makes this bungalow unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Henry was out of town and the WIFI was not working. We called the owner and he was "on Brighthouse" to get it working within a day. After that things were terrific and Henry's Assistant Nicole could not have been more helpful and agreeable. Our first two days we have rather rainy weather but after that our next week was beautiful. My wife and I had a great time exploring the neighborhood. Our diners at "the Refinery" were very eclectic and good. Henry's thoughtful provisioning of basics was terrific. The beds and linens were the best, as were the towels. We were sorry to have missed meeting Henry, but he was grabbing some vacation time as well.
May 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Restored Bungalow in Historic District
average rating of 4.625 based on 31 reviews
Greensboro North Carolina, USA
5

Erewhon helps family visit in Tampa

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, attractive, and functional. We could babysit our Tampa grandchild (age 6) overnight.The location was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Hugh. We were happy to have you celebrate Christmas week at Erehwon and then rebook a return a 2nd week this Spring.
5

My Favorite Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We love the Tampa area and finding this home for our two week stay was perfect. The owner made our stay very comfortable and his knowledge of local restaurants and attractions was very helpful. Morning walks around the neighborhood were always enjoyable. The house itself has everything you need so it was nice to travel light. We also had easy access to major highways making excursions easy to get to. I wish we could hop on a plane and return!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim and Joe, I have been thinking of you given the weather in IL. Thanks for your insights and we certainly look forward to your re-booking soon. Very happy Erehwon Retreat was part of your Wedding Anniversary winter escape and that you included your two GREAT children as well as introducing them to both vacation rentals as well as the 1920's. Spring training opens tomorrow and we hit 80 degrees today, so Spring is here!!
5

Lovely home in Tampa neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We both enjoyed our first VRBO experience. This house has been meticulously restored and maintained.

Our host and owner, Henry was very gracious and helpful with advice concerning area attractions and events. He even downloaded breakfast recommendations for the area when we expressed interest. He also gave us to about the Gasparilla festival concerning parking and transportation.

I wish we had booked a longer stay to take advantage of all the things to do in the area.

This house lives up to the name "retreat", and looks exactly as depicted in the photos.

Thanks, so much, Henry for sharing this home with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy & David, Thanks for your comments on your stay. I particularly appreciated your thoughts on our restoration. I am proud of extending the life of this terrific home, cottage and our conversion of a 1960 garage into a 1920 Art Deco office. You both saw a lot and certainly look forward for a return visit. Henry
Philadelphia, PA USA
4

Charming Bungalow in Convenient Location

  • 4 of 5

This charming bungalow has been carefully restored and furnished to replicate the period in which it was built. However, one aspect of the furnishings, which are quite lovely, is that there are no light fixtures sufficiently bright for reading, which can be trying.

The proprietor supplies lots of lovely amenities (shower gels, soaps, etc.); lists of attractions and nearby restaurants with descriptions and contact information; and, a thoughtfully stocked refrigerator with initial amounts of basic provisions. Also, there are an amazing number of small appliances available for the preparation of various types of meals. However, one curious omission is that there was no microwave, which made re-heating items difficult and was inconvenient. Access to a washer and dryer was very handy and a big plus.

Once the WiFi service was repaired, we had a lovely stay in a very interesting part of the city. The woman who was our contact for any questions, could not have been nicer and went out of her way to be helpful.

I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. It's totally correct and appreciate your feedback. However as you know I run a fundraising consultant business which has taken me to many places including Belarus where I consulted with the Belarusian Childrens Fund and the Belarusian Pediatric Oncology Hospital both dealing with the impact of Chernobyl, the largest man-made nuclear catastrophe. Having worked in Belarus on extended stays, I was advised to very conscious of receiving additional radiation and specifically advised not use a Microwave. As the Bungalow is my private home much of the year and we post exactly what is in the home I just want to advise its absence is intentional, not an oversight.
5

lovely home and setting

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. It was great to have a comfortable, beautifully appointed home to return to at the end of our long conference days. If you have a way to bring a bike with you, it makes a nice 20-25 minute ride downtown to the conference centre, Ybor City and other central locations.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alison, Happy to have you at Erehwon. Sorry to have been so busy preparing for my vacation that we didn't find the opportunity to discuss the conference. I should mention we have bike riders who visit primarily for the Cross Florida and Pinellas County bike paths. The City of Tampa is making more bike lanes available each year as well, so its becoming quite an interest area.
Cobden, IL
5

Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow is as beautiful as the pictures online, and meticulously clean! The beds are super comfortable and the neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. It's safe to get out and walk around and only three blocks to The Front Porch, that is a gem!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carla, It was lovely to have you and your husband with us. There's something particularly gratifying when I see historic curiosity and discovery when I walk guests thru the Bungalow and I see relaxation setting in within hours of arrival. Great to have Southern IL represented on my history of guests map.

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Train
3.5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
I-275 & Hillsborough Ave.
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Front Porch
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

From $665 Per week

Tampa Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
OFF SEASON
Apr 13 2015 - Nov 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$665
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
FALL SHOULDER
Nov 23 2015 - Dec 20 2015
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$805
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON
Dec 21 2015 - Apr 17 2016
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
$865
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes NO: PETS, SMOKING, RENTAL TO 3rd PARTIES. # OF GUESTS 4 in (2) Queen beds. Min Stay 7 nts, Maximum stay 1st. time quests 14 nights, maximum stay returning guests 21 nts. If traveling with Children 16 years and above list as adults if 15 and under advise in notes but no additional guest charge. Additional charges apply if total number of guests exceed the number in party listed in Confirmation.
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Amenities

Tampa Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1190 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a small bathroom added during restoration
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • In the 1920's working families had their Sunday church clothes and then working clothes. As a result each bedroom has one small closet and a bureau.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
There is a wrap around front porch that is a favorite of guests. Gulf of Mexico Beaches 23-30 miles Amtrak 3.3 miles Bus Terminal 3.3 miles Port of Tampa Cruise Ship Terminals 4.64 miles Major League 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. Sarasota, Bok Gardens, 1 hour Orlando, Disney World, Gainsville 90 mins. Mount Dora, Cape Canaveral 2 hours.

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

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