Updated 3/3, Pool & Cabana w TV, Fridge & Bar, perfect location & PET FRIENDLY
I was raised in Italy, have lived in Belgium, Germany, Philly, Jersey and New York City and ultimately chose Tampa to settle down over 15 years ago. I've been lucky enough to travel throughout the world: France, Spain, England, Denmark, Canada and Greece, just to name a few. Have always loved meeting new people from all over, no one is a stranger for long. I'm a foodie and love entertaining. Theme parties are a norm. Am a little bit handy and a whole lot crafty so you'll often find me with a wine glass in one hand and a drill in the other... and sawdust in my hair and dirt on my face. I'm passionate about my home, my neighborhood and my town and am honored to be part of making your stay wonderful! You are truly my guests.
KrisTina purchased this House in 2005
Why KrisTina chose Ballast Point
I've lived all over the world and I picked Tampa Bay... it's really got it all for me, including some of the nicest people and greatest neighbors! There's so much to do - from the touristy tourist stuff to the local secret gems, from every sporting event imaginable, to a HUGE variety of world class dining, to America's Best Beaches, to amazing museums, fantastic day trips, art festivals, music festivals, food festivals... i could go on and on and on and on and on. This home was my first love and still is! I bought it with a vision of entertaining and fun, learned to tile here, had a huge hand in most of the renovations and am always doing something to make it better. I've recently purchased the house next door, renovated & live there with my two dogs. The neighbors are a wonderfully eclectic mix and the best of friends!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great for family and pets
We spent a month there and the experience from start to finish was great.
Thanks guys! You all and the pups are welcome back anytime!
Haven for Girls’ Week Vacation!
We just left Ballast Point and had an amazing week at the house! The decor is fantastic, and the house was neat, clean, and equipped with everything you might need for a week with 4 of your besties. The owner lives next door and is passionate about ensuring the best stay for her guests. During the minimal time we spent inside the house, we could quickly see that it is fully appointed with everything you might need, including several places to charge, a full kitchen of cook and serve ware, and top quality linens. The cabana house by the pool has a bar and a full bath, which ensures you never have to leave the poolside deck. The host also secured dinner reservations for us at popular restaurants nearby and gave a host of recommendations of things to do. Shopping for anything you may need is just a mile up the road. We invited friends over, got to know the neighbors, and generally had a great time. Much love for the Welcome 2 Wallace Ave crowd!
The pictures and description we reviewed to make our choice we're truly exceeded on arrival and throughout our stay; a well appointed kitchen, comfortable linens and bedding, a generous option of television programming and a pool/cabana combination that indeed, makes one feel like they're sitting among the warm water breezes and tropical gardens of Key West! The home is centrally located to all that Tampa has to offer and we found the neighborhood very safe with an eclectic collection of homes. The bay is less than a mile away and we ran (or walked) the Bayshore Boulevard almost everyday! The home and location are equally matched by the attention and service from our host; KrisTina. She was welcoming and helpful in all aspects our 5 week stay. She is friendly, personable, and knowledgeable about Tampa. She was responsive to our questions and needs; she embodies what VRBO should expect in all of their hosts! When our travels bring us back to Tampa, we will absolutely return here!
WOW, guys!! I can't say THANK YOU enough for your amazing review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the home and your visit. You were equally great guests and I'd LOVE to have you back anytime!!
The home comes as advertised
Great location - very close to the ocean and downtown Tampa. The property and neighborhood is very pet friendly. KrisTina is a great source of knowledge, and we definitely enjoyed our stay!
So glad your family enjoyed their first VRBO experience at Wallace Ave! It was nice to meet you all!
What a delightful property. I felt at home the moment we walked in the door and it is all due to Kristina! She decorated for Christmas for my boys and left treats for both boys and puppos. Beds are comfy and house spotless!
Thanks, Lisa! It was great to share the holidays with you! Hope to see you & the boys again!
Vacation at W Wallace
I loved our stay in Tampa. We were close to beaches, shopping, & parks. We used the pool everyday. We brought our German Shepherd. It was great to have the fenced in yard and a cabana. Pool water was crystal clear. House was very clean. Very comfortable. I enjoyed everything about our stay!
Tampa doesn't have the best public transit system but there is a bus stop on the main line just a few blocks away. We advise you to rent a car.
Tampa International Airport - 9 miles
Gandy Beach - 11 miles
Ben T. Davis Beach - 12 miles
St Pete Beach - 27 miles
Clearwater Beach - 26 miles
Busch Gardens - 14 miles
Raymond James Stadium (NFL, USF) - 7 miles
Amalie Arena (NHL, concerts ) - 5 miles
Steinbrenner Field (Spring Training) - 7 miles
Orlando Theme Parks:
Magic Kingdom - 75 miles
Universal - 82 miles
Tampa Convention Center - 5 miles
Hard Rock Casino - 13 miles
MacDill Air Force Base - 2 miles
University of Tampa - 5 miles
University of South Florida - 16 miles
Tampa General - 5 miles
St. Joseph's & St. Joe's Children's - 7 miles
Moffitt Cancer Center - 17 miles