The Urban Nest in trendy Seminole Heights

The Urban Nest in trendy Seminole Heights
Vacation Home hosted by Janice
4 Guests . 1 Bedroom . 1 Bathroom
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The Urban Nest is an eco-friendly, comfortable and cozy, private and tranquil oasis nestled among the grand oaks this neighborhood is famous for. Seminole Heights is known for being the hip, historic, craft brewery and foodie capital of Tampa. You have the best of both worlds; centrally located to top Tampa attractions and amenities, yet quiet and peaceful, with only a five-minute walk to the river. Old SH offers trendy wine bars and restaurants, including a 24-hour diner right up the street.

UPDATE: To maximize your comfort, the window a/c unit has been replaced with a brand new centralized heating and cooling system and the twin futon has been replaced with a larger sleeper couch with a full size memory foam mattress. The living room boasts a 42" flatscreen with ROKU for use of your personal preferred account for streaming, and FIOS (hundreds of channels). Extended WIFI gives reliable and uninterrupted wireless, and ethernet connected internet makes the space optimal for business travelers. Forgot your charger? No problem! There is a cellphone(Android and I-phone)/laptop/I-pad charging station with cord connectors for your convenience. Fully equipped kitchen including a full size fridge, range and microwave. Oil, salt/pepper and garlic powder are provided as well as fresh, growing herbs on property for your cooking needs. Kuerig coffeemaker with a variety of coffees/teas (some organic) with raw organic sugar, Pyure organic stevia, locally-sourced raw orange-blossom honey, cinnamon and creamer provided. A K-cup w/filter and coffee grinder are provided for those who prefer to grind/mix their own special blend. There are reusable 16 oz. cups for iced coffee or tea. There are disposable cups for traveling for your convenience. There is also a small smoothie/cocktail blender for your enjoyment. Fully appointed bathroom with blow dryer, steamer for clothes, cotton balls/q-tips, body wash, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. The hand soap, body wash, dish soap and spray cleaner are Puracy brand which is all natural, vegan and Certified cruelty-free. Play your music while showering with the Bluetooth speaker/fan/light (blue or white) combo. The bathroom also has a closet with wooden hangars and a luggage rack for your convenience. The bed boasts a comfortable memory foam mattress with a cooling memory foam topper and soft linens. Enjoy your coffee/cocktails outside on the quaint patio with outdoor lighting for ambience. Beach towels/cooler provided upon request. Note:: 'The Nest' is cleaned with Amway products and the linens are washed with an all-natural, free and clear detergent. Enjoy your stay!.

This is a private guest house which you will access with a key code given to you on the day of your arrival. It is located at the rear of the property which you will access through the double privacy gate located at the driveway. It is a single driveway so parking is shared but if you have a vehicle, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you upon your arrival, so you can conveniently unload your luggage. Otherwise, street parking is always available.

I respect your privacy but am always available for anything you need. Please don't hesitate to ask. My goal is for you to enjoy your stay. I would love it if you would sign the guest journal with the date of checkout, where you're traveling from and a few words about the highlight of your stay here in Tampa :-)

Old Seminole Heights is a well established neighborhood with a hip vibe. It is a 5 minute walk to the river and a karaoke bar, and a short drive to local pubs and eateries. SH has many unique local shops and boutiques. At the end of the street there are a couple of seafood restaurants. The one I often frequent is Krispy Krab which serves up what most resembles a crab boil. It's take-out only, reasonably priced and it is oh sooo good! Only 2 min. to I-275 and only 36 min. to St. Pete or Clearwater Beach.

Uber and Lyft are readily available. Hart bus line stops are a short walking distance away. Drive time to local attractions/amenities: 24-hr diner--2 min, Corner Club Tavern--2 min, Busch Gardens--10 min, ZooTampa--7 min, Hard Rock Casino--14 min, Downtown--11 min, Ybor City--13 min, Tampa Int'l Airport--15 min, USF--12 min, Florida State Fairgrounds--14 min, Amalie Arena--14 min, Tampa Riverwalk--12 min, Clearwater and St Pete Beach--36 min.

I am a backyard chicken keeper and I have 5 beautiful hens. They love to announce to the world that they are getting ready to lay an egg :-) The good news for you is that you will most likely be greeted with freshly laid, organic, free-range eggs upon your arrival. I have two large rescue dogs. Dexter and Bella are very friendly but they do occasionally bark. The guesthouse has a brand new centralized heating and cooling system for maximum comfort.

Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Family/Kid Friendly
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
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Iron & Board
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Shared spaces
Shared spaces:
Shared Hottub



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I love animals and enjoy gardening. I aspire to be a responsible steward of the planet while I am here. Hope to travel the world someday,
Speaks: English
Credit cards not accepted

Policies and Rules

Check In Flexible
Check OutFlexible
House Rules
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Guests who would like to book a stay inside their city of residence agree to inquire with the host prior to booking to let them know the reason, so host can approve the reservation before booking. Due to laws in Florida, guests desiring to book a stay for longer than 28 days will be required to inquire with host prior to booking for pre-approval and will be required to sign a waiver of tenancy upon check-in. Also, guests staying more than 28 nights will incur an extra cleaning fee. Absolutely no smoking on the property. Any evidence of smoking inside or outside the guesthouse will result in forfeiture of the security deposit. If you have a third or fourth guest, the mattress cover and linens must be put on the sleeper couch mattress prior to sleeping on it. Absolutely no sleeping on the couch itself (bed MUST be pulled out for sleeping). Purified water only (provided) is to be used for the coffeemaker and steamer. Always use the non-stick cooking spray in the pans before cooking, as they are not non-stick. Never use cubed ice (crushed ice only, available upon request) in the smoothie/cocktail blender. Never leave empty ice trays in the freezer. If you empty them, please be courteous to the next guest and fill them. The Nest is pest-free. Please help to keep it that way by not leaving any food out, or in the trash can, that might attract any 'uninvited guests'. If you would like to take out the trash, please use the BLUE can for trash and the GREEN can for recyclables (the black cans are for landscaping debris only!). Some dirty dishes and unmade beds are expected. If exceptional cleaning is needed for stains on linens, bedding, rugs or furniture, or extreme dirtiness, scrubbing of pots/pans due to not using the provided non-stick cooking spray, the extra cleaning fee will be passed on to the guest. Guests desiring their bedsheets to be changed in the middle of their stay will need to schedule this with the host and will incur an extra fee. The TV cable package has a pay per view (VideoOnDemand) feature available. If you choose to purchase a movie, you must notify host at time of purchase, and this fee will be added to your booking. If you break or damage something, please let me know and arrange for its replacement or repair. No other guests allowed other than those disclosed to host prior to check-in. If the published occupancy is exceeded, the entire security deposit will be forfeited, and other charges upon guest may occur. If guests exceed check-out time without first receiving permission from the host, they will be charged a $50 per hour late check-out fee. If guest/s notice anything that presents a danger that could result in damage to the location or to any individual, notify the host/s immediately so the situation can be rectified in a timely manner.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.

The Urban Nest in trendy Seminole Heights is a Vacation Home located in Tampa, Florida, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
The Urban Nest in trendy Seminole Heights has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom


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