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Urban Oasis: Secluded Cottage w/ lush botanical gardens

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Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Charming cottage centrally located in the Tampa Bay area. Horticultural paradise located just minutes from downtown Tampa attractions, Hard Rock Casino, Fairgrounds, Ford Amp., Bush Gardens...

Property is secluded with botanical gardens and specimens throughout the 3 acres.

Keywords: newly renovated cottage with tropical gardens; 3 miles from downtown Tampa, 5 minutes from Forum, fairgrounds, aquarium and cultural centers.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About The Owner

Yoga/meditation, organic gardening, horticulture, and music are my interests.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose Southeast Tampa

The setting is atypical for an urban area - botanic gardens had been long established on property. Location - close proximity to sporting events, beaches, ports, cultural centers and nightlife.

What makes this cottage unique

peace and tranquility in lush gardens, privacy..


Southeast Tampa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo


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Urban Oasis: Secluded Cottage w/ lush botanical gardens
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautiful and comfy.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the kind words, hopefully you'll think of me on you're next trip to Tampa.
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This property was so nice, clean, and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

I really like this property, it’s an Oasis close to everything. Clean, comfortable, cozy, All the needed amenities were already there. Great Host Kevin, he was our extremely affordable Uber driver besides being a great host. Wonderful conversation and did not bother us at all during our stay. When I return to the Tampa area I will definitely stay here again. Thank you Kevin for helping make it a great vacation for me and my family.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, quaint and private.

  • 5 of 5

Kevin greeted us and showed us around this beautiful property. He took his time to tell us about all of the different plants growing on this lush oasis. So close to the hustle and bustle of Tampa, yet such a serene setting. Very clean inside and had everything necessary. Clean linens, comfortable bed, excellent water pressure in the shower and very cool air conditioning. If we're in the area again we'll definitely stay here again. Perfect place for a laid back couple. Thanks Kevin!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little place with lots of privacy

  • 4 of 5

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Located near just about everything downtown, but nicely tucked away on a beautiful 3-acre lot. Check out the La Isla Del Sol Azul for a delicious cuban espresso (and thanks to Kevin for making the recommendation).

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at the cottage surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens. Great location in Tampa with a very hospitable owner! Highly recommend for anyone trying to explore the Tampa area.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded , beautiful , exactly what I was looking for!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was very cute and perfect . It fit exactly what I was looking for . My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary . Kevin was a perfect host! He told us back streets to avoid traffic . He was very kind and allowed us to have our privacy . He also gave us a tour of his beautiful backyard !! We will definitely be staying here again :)

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Several yoga studios located nearby, plus there's a yoga studio on grounds (inside owners cottage) available for private sessions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.