One of a kind seasonal rental for snowbirds who want both the wonder of natural Florida and the cultural attractions of city life. It is also perfect for out of town patients at Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital Tampa Bay needing temporary lodging or housing while receiving treatment .
This 3/2 single floor riverfront home is located in the Tampa, Florida community of Temple Terrace. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood canopied by live oaks, the back of the house has panoramic, long range views of a bend of the Hillsborough River. The opposite riverbank is an undeveloped cypress grove. The neighbors on either side are set back so you feel like it is just you and the river.
The home has an open layout with a large family room that showcases the view with ceiling-to-floor picture windows on three sides. There is another large room with river views that includes the kitchen with a built-in island on one side and an area for dining on the other. The master bedroom looks out on the river through sliding glass doors and has a recently renovated bathroom. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom. These areas comprise 1771 square feet of air-conditioned space.
There is also an 800 square foot covered, screened-in porch that connects to the family room and wraps around the back of the house. The space acts as a large extension of the interior living space. The porch stays comfortable with the help of the ceiling fans and constant shade.
From the comfort of the living room or the porch, you can enjoy the endless parade of birds drawn to this oasis. Step outside the porch and you can drop a line for the abundant large mouth bass or boat the upper Hillsborough River, one of Florida's finest paddling rivers.
At home you feel the tranquility of mother nature, but just out the front door, the conveniences and cultural attractions of the city await you. Temple Terrace offers a community recreation center (heated Olympic lap pool, gym, fitness classes, soft and hard tennis courts) and a country club with a beautiful historic 18 hole golf course.
The University of South Florida is just 13 minutes away and offers courses, lectures, theater and music productions, and NCAA sports programs.
In downtown Tampa, the David Straz Performing Arts Center (22 minutes away) offers a full array of entertainment, including the Broadway Series, the Florida Orchestra, Opera productions and many other quality shows. Along the new Downtown Riverwalk you will find such attractions as the Florida Aquarium, The Tampa Bay History Center, The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, The Tampa Museum of Art , and The Glazer Children's Museum.
The New York Yankees hold their preseason at Steinbrenner Field (22 minutes away) and the Tampa Bay Lightning play at Amalie Arena (22 minutes away).
Nearby tourist attractions include Lowry Zoo ( #1 best zoo by Parents Magazine)(15 minutes away), Busch Gardens (10 minutes away), and Hard Rock Casino and restaurants (10 minutes away).
The home is also a great base for day trip excursions to explore more distant Central Florida attractions like the nationally ranked beaches at Fort Desoto (60 minutes away) and Honeymoon Island/Caledisi State Park (60 minutes away) , the Disney parks and Universal Studios (70 minutes away), and downtown St. Petersburg (47 minutes away) for the Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Art, and the Chihuly Collection.
We lived in this home for twelve years before moving next door to accommodate our growing family. We love it too much to sell it and hope to return to it when the kids leave the nest.
Though this home is new to the vacation rental home market, we do have experience offering a home as a vacation rental. Our property Heron Now (Homeaway.com #314432) in St George Island, FL has been on the vacation rental market for over 12 years, and we have over 40 five star reviews just in the past 3 years. We expect that guests staying at this Tampa home will be equally pleased with this property.Get the full listing »