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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 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About The Owner

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

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2006

Why The Owner chose 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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Urban Oasis: Secluded Cottage w/ lush botanical gardens
average rating of 4.413793 based on 29 reviews

Great experience in a botanical garden

  • 4 of 5

This urban oasis is conveniently located near downtown Tampa and just three miles from Ybor City. The airport, spring training baseball, NFL, NHL stadiums all close by. A new passenger ferry from downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg with its trendy restaurants, Dali museum and beaches makes site seeing even easier. The Oasis offers plenty of privacy and a helpful owner, Kevin, who is willing to share his knowledge of the region. A great deal for the price. I will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property!!! I'd recommend it to all my friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cute Cottage Surrounded by Abundant Trees and Plants

  • 5 of 5

Once my wife and I determined that we found the right house, set back amid its lush tropical surroundings, we immediately began to relax and settle in to the laid back life inside this tropical nursery. The Owner, who lives on site in the main house, is very friendly, respects your privacy, and offered helpful suggestions as to places to visit that suited our interests. He gave us a little tour of the gardens and nursery and met his 8 cats and several of the chickens. He also kindly gave us a half dozen fresh eggs for breakfast the next day.

The cottage has a nice screened in porch to relax with morning coffee and evening drinks. The interior is clean and is provided with a nice kitchen, dining, living area, and a queen bed in a separate bedroom and bath with washer and dryer.

The unit is located near a couple of great parks, Lettuce Lake and Hillsborough River State Park, as well as downtown Tampa, Ybor City, and St. Petersburg. We especially liked to hike in the parks.

The house is in a somewhat funky neighborhood, not unlike certain communities in Weeki-Wachee where we've stayed in the past. It may not be for everyone, but if you like old Florida with lots of surrounding greenery in a laid back setting, and also near many of Tampa's attractions, than this place is for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our trip!

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cottage on beautiful property! Close to downtown and the owner is a super nice guy!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, clean and has everything you need! perfect for us!! Owner is great!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chill cottage in tbe jungle

  • 4 of 5

Secluded and quiet. It is on the grounds of a rambling tree nursery so you feel you are in a jungle in the middle if the city. Central location. Near Ybor and the free manatees at the electric plant. Easy access to freeways BUT be sure your GPS has it located before setting out! There is a 22nd street AND a 22nd avenue in Tampa so you can get screwed up. The cottage is updated with all new kitchen and flooring. Kevin told us the next update is the bed. Kevin is friendly and helpful. He's also an Uber driver so you have a designated driver for an eve on the town. If you like cats, look no further. Please note that because of the cool jungle nature of the place your parking space is about 50 ft from the cottage without a walkway, so be sure you can carry your bag of its been raining. The trees are amazing.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Southeast Tampa Cottage Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

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.
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Several yoga studios located nearby, plus there's a yoga studio on grounds (inside owners cottage) available for private sessions.


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