1 Bedroom, 1 And A Half Bath House On The River With Water And Downtown Views
About Lauren T
Tampa native, had vacation rentals since 2010, feel free to ask because I know Tampa very well!
Lauren T purchased this House in 2007
Why Lauren T chose Northwest Tampa
Water calms the mind and the second you walk onto our dock you'll instantly relax!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
So I decided to take my honey on a short birthday trip for the weekend and thought this place was nice.
Surprisingly it was wonderful. Fell in love with it. Loved the property. I was getting a bit worried when driving to the location. Seems a bit hood and the apartment down in the end of the street.
The weather was super hot and the living room was a bit warm. We did out best to keep the curtains closed but it was still warm. They bedroom was awesome with having an AC unit so that was very nice.
Loved the river taxi it was awesome and to Ricks right next door was they last stop. We were close to everything with taking the taxi. It’s $20 and you can hop on and off all day for you can get a 2 days pass. Had issues with some sugar ants but they were only around the sink.
I must say we had a wonderful time and would definitely go back again. It was so relaxing being on the water. Had an amazing time. My honey also fixed the fishing line as much as he could. We caught 2 cat fish lol and thew then back in the water.
Loved this house so much! Will definitely stay here again next time we are in the area.
Cute shack on the water
So off the bat let me start by saying the booking process, check-in, and communication with the owner was a good experience.
My wife and I are from Jersey and stayed here for about a week and loved it. It's a very cute shack smack dab on the river. Boasts a beautiful scenery all day and gorgeous skyline of the city at night. While fishing off of the porch, a dolphin breached the water not even 5ft away from me, then breached again showing another. There's lizards running all around which reminded me of chasing them as a kid when visiting my grandparents in Sarasota. The 2 sliding doors and big windows give you a very open feel from the living room.
Considering the location, we surprisingly did not have to deal with bugs within the home. Closest thing to it were a few tiny tiny ants attracted to the kitchen sink. We didn't do any cooking since we chose to go in June and summer is not the time to cook inside in FL lol. So the sink was only used to wash our coffee mugs... but like I said, not one bug outside of that. Although we barely needed to use anything, the property has everything you could possibly need for your stay. We're pretty simple so didn't need much but it's there if you need it. The cable could use a few more channels for when you finally relax at the end of the day. You're pretty much left with news, local FL new, sports, or Nat Geo.
Like another review stated, bring your own pole/gear. The 2 poles were so tangled from other users that did not respectively fix them before leaving. I fixed what I could, but they're in rough shape and probably should be replaced from a lot of use and mis-use. Brought my own gear but ended up buying 2 collapsible poles to fly back with.
The location is perfect for food, attractions, etc. You're within 10-30min of everything you could want to eat and do. We were able to do so much on a daily basis without driving all over FL. There are a couple main roads that run quite a distance that keep you off the highway for the most part which is nice. I would recommend keeping your wits about you coming in and out at night though. You can tell if it wasn't for these beautiful properties on the river, this area would unfortunately become a ghetto. There are some very shady people coming mainly from the apts on the corner. With that said, you do not at all feel unsafe anywhere on property once that gate closes. All in all I would highly recommend this property. It's perfect especially for 2 people or +2 kids.
awesome unique house on the river
When we first arrived, pulled up to the secured parking and let ourselves in, area isn't the greatest nearby but once inside the gate we had secure parking and never had a worry. Walked up to a cool little colorful home in front of the boathouse and our entrance way was a walkway that let to pier where we would stay. From there we had terrific views of downtown Tampa and scenic views of the Hillsborough River. The house, which is cool upon itself was cozy, roomy and definitely worth the buy. We had plenty of room for 4 of us, 2 adults and two teens. Lauren was very accommodating in anything we needed, travel to Busch Gardens is just a short 10 min drive. Would recommend this house to anyone who is looking for something unique. We will be back again!! Enjoyed the stay 100%
We've had a truly wonderful time staying in Lauren's house on the river.
It's a very quirky little house and one we'll all miss. The highlight was sitting on the deck every evening and watching the sun set over downtown Tampa.
Location wise it was perfect for us and our children (6 & 10). You're only 15 minutes from the water park / Busch Gardens and 10 minute drive to downtown Tampa. The best beaches are an easy 40 minute drive away. Oh and there's Rick's on River, a fantastic little bar a 5 minute walk away.
I could go on and on, but we will come back to Tampa and we would stay in Lauren's little house on the river again.
This place is so unique! We watched crew teams practice up close, practiced casting the complimentary fishing poles, were just feet away from visiting dolphins, stingrays and ducks. We walked to meet the water taxi to tour downtown Tampa and catch the Dragon Boat Races, and more. A very cool change of pace!
Our river house is located in the heart of Tampa. A 5 minute car ride will take you to Downtown Tampa, Tampa's Riverwalk, the historic Ybor City district, the Tampa Convention Center, South Tampa, and the Channelside District. For the beach lovers, a 40 minute drive will take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country- Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach and Ft. Desoto Beach.