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Lauren T

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Urban Penthouse in the Heart of Historic Ybor City in Tampa

61 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Historic Ybor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Ybor City Vacation Rental Description

Property Features:

Fully renovated Penthouse Loft in the heart of Historic Ybor City.

4 bedrooms/ 2 baths- sleeps 8-10

Beds: 1 King, 1 queen, 1 full and 1 convertible futon to full size bed. We also have a queen sofa bed and queen air mattress to accomodate larger groups.

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen- granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wine cooler fridge dishwasher,etc.

Hardwood floors throughout!

Large sectional leather couch, 60inch HDTV, and Skylights throughout the living room

Regulation size pool table for competitive games between friends and family

Four poster King bed, with en suite full bathroom equiped with large glass shower, separate soaking tub and dual sink vanity

The second bedroom has a queen bed, with en suite full bathroom with a bathtub/shower combo.

The third bedroom has a full size bed

The fourth bedroom can be used as a bonus room or another sleeping room with a convertible futon to a full size bed. The 3rd and 4th bedroom are connected and separated with a door that has a privacy curtain.

Both bathrooms are en suite.

300 square foot balcony - a perfect spot for a cocktail with friends or dinner with family

Full size washer and dryer

PRIVATE GATED PARKING included- fits up to 4 cars ( we are one of the only properties in Ybor that has our own private gated parking instead of the usual street parking!)

WiFi Internet and Premium Cable Television (FIOS)

Property Location:

The property is located in the heart of Centro Ybor. From the house, you can walk out your door to all the wonderful sights and flavors historic Ybor City has to offer- restaurants of all kinds, cigar bars, wine bars, Improv Comedy Club, music venues, shopping, the movie theater and so much more!

Hop on the historic TECO Trolley and a 5 minute trolley ride takes you to the Channelside district, Convention Center, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Florida Aquarium and Downtown Tampa.


Ybor City is centrally located and a short drive to everything to enjoy in the Tampa Bay Area.

- Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and the Lowry Park Zoo are a 10 minute drive

- Tampa Bay Times Forum, which is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team and premier concert venue, is a 5 minute drive or trolley ride.

- The Florida Aquarium and Glazer Childrens Museum are a 5 minute car ride or trolley ride.

- Downtown Tampa with the Convention Center is a quick 5 minute drive or 10 minute trolley ride

- Hop on the I-4 interstate heading Northeast to Orlando and in 50 minutes you will be at Disney World, Universal Studios and Legoland

- If you enjoy gambling, the Seminole Hard Rock Casino is a 10 minute drive from the property

- For the sports fans, head southwest and in 10 minutes you will be at the Raymond James Football Stadium (TampaBay Buccaneers), George Steinbrenner Baseball Field (New York Yankee Spring Training); Tropicana Baseball field (Home of the Tampa Bay Rays) is a 35 minute drive.

- The beautiful Gulfcoast Florida beaches are a great day trip- from your door in Ybor, a 40 minute drive can take you to world famous Fort Desoto, St. Petersburg and Clearwater Beaches- perfect for any type of visitor- the beach lover, the kids or the avid fisherman.

Keywords: Penthouse, Loft

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lauren T (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Lauren T

We love having this vacation rental property. We completely renovated the property in 2008, updating the kitchen, bathrooms and much more while still keeping the original charm of the building. We moved out of the property into the 'burbs' with our first child but are glad we were able to keep it so other guests can come stay and enjoy the city of Ybor!

Lauren T purchased this house in 2007

Why Lauren T chose Tampa

Location, location, location! You will gasp when you walk in the door and see this hidden gem in the heart of Centro Ybor City. The 11 foot ceilings and skylights in the living room make it that much more fabulous then I've been able to capture in the pictures here.

What makes this house unique

Walk to everything in Ybor or hop on the trolley to Channelside and Downtown Tampa!


based on 61 traveler reviews

Urban Penthouse in the Heart of Historic Ybor City in Tampa
average rating of 4.639344 based on 61 reviews

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect, apartment was clean and as advertised in the pics, Lauren was extremely easy to work with. Great stay all around.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed every minute there.

  • 5 of 5

The property was in a perfect location. All the rooms had so much space in them. Parking was perfect for our two cars. The balcony was a great hang out place to play cards and enjoy the Florida weather. Everyone had a comfortable place to sleep plenty of room everywhere. Thank you for everything the place was just simply amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location! The A/C was awesome! Close to everything! Every guy loved it. No one had any complaints. Plenty of linens. Balcony was very nice. Plenty of parking. Would do it again in a heartbeat

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great size for medium sized group near bars, restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of six for a long weekend, and this place was a great size with lots of space. There were no problems with the house and all amenities and utilities (air conditioning, water, etc.) worked fine. Great TV, available dishes and linens. The pool table was a nice touch. It's within walking distance to lots of bars, restaurants but also secluded enough from other businesses, homes, etc. There was plenty of room for parking in the lot, too. There was no issue with neighbors. The owner was very easy to work with, responsive and accommodating. Happy to return in the future if possible!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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In need of repairs

  • 2 of 5

Great location but everything is run down. Towels and sheets are old.

Everywhere you sit you can see something broken and I have pictures to prove it!

I arranged the travel and was embarrassed. I feel it was way to expensive,

Pictures made it look better than it is. If you want a flop house here it is.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The rate for this size group was extremely competitive for this time of year compared to all the hotels which you just get a regular old hotel room. I wish you had notified me of something that was broken and sent me the pictures, I'd be happy to take your feedback. Anything that is broken is due to guest use and I am not in the house everyday using things so I am only alerted of something broken if my cleaning team notices it or a guest tells me something is broken. When I am alerted, I remedy the situation as quickly as possible. We are constantly making improvements to the loft. I will go to the loft tomorrow and see if any towels or sheets need to be replaced. My cleaning team is good at telling me when these items need replacing but I will do an inventory after receiving this feedback. Thank you.
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

There were 10 of us that stayed here for 4 nights. This place was exactly what we were looking for. Downtown YBOR and not too far from beaches or other activities. Every room is large and spacious. The online pictures don't do it justice!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rates & Availability

Historic Ybor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season Part 2
Oct 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
National Championship
Jan 6 2017 - Jan 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring break season
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
high season part 3
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

$200 cleaning fee is deducted from the damage deposit at time of deposit refund.
$20 additional fee per night per person for more than 8 guests.
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and The month of March all require 5 day minimum stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Historic Ybor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Pack n play Crib available
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • tennis

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