This home was built in 1923 and has been lovingly restored in 2008 with addition updates in 2012 and 2013..
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 (their winter) summer visitors. Year Round the Bungalow is only available with a minimum seven (+) night. We seldom are able to consider monthly rentals as this is a proprietor occupied property.
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.
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.
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.
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.