1928 Craftsman Bungalow1928 Arts and Crafts Bungalow - The Hiawatha House
Craftsman Bungalow and Cottage in Seminole Heights
Craftsman Bungalow and Cottage in Seminole Heights
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
3 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
3 baths
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This 1928 Arts & Crafts bungalow has been reinvented with all of today's creature comforts, while embracing the charms of yesterday. There's also a fully detached one bedroom cottage included in the advertised rental price! Fantastic for large family trips, business groups, multiple family members and more. Walk to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo and award winning eateries and cafes. Short drive to beaches, USF, Ybor City, Tampa Airport, Moffitt, UT, Busch Gardens, Raymond James, Amalie Arena and more.

The space

Welcome to The Hiawatha House - 1928 Craftsman Bungalow completely reinvented with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a true one bedroom detached cottage at the back, completely equipped with kitchen and full bathroom. Adjacent, a tropical oasis, a resort like outside space with custom built in furniture, fire pit, outdoor kitchenette, a water feature fountain and tropical landscaping throughout. The main house has been completely reinvented brand new with the charms of the roaring 20s left in tact. Not a single detail has been overlooked in furnishing the house. Original pine floors, spacious chef's kitchen with gas stove, large master suite with bathroom overlooking the deck out back. The cottage is perfect for multiple family travelers or larger families traveling with multiple age groups. Total, there are 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms.

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire property except for the shed, which houses the gardener's tools and owners equipment etc.

Interaction with guests

You can always reach me and my manager Kim by phone. We are happy to welcome you in and show you around. Otherwise, we have laid everything out for you and access is at your pace, with a lockbox on the premises.

Other things to note

Just enjoy yourselves and be sure to call Kim or myself should you need anything at all.

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Extra people £8 / night after 6 guests
Cleaning Fee £70
Security Deposit £194
Weekly Discount: 16%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad and lockbox

House rules are as follows:

1. No smoking on the property, especially inside either house. As my Grandma used to say, "If you're smoking you better be on fire!".

2. You must have written consent to have guests beyond who is actually staying on the property. This is NOT an event space. No weddings, no parties, no showers. Sorry in advance!

3. Quiet time in the city of Tampa is 11pm. Please bring everything inside after 11pm in respect to our lovely neighbors and the wonderful City of Tampa.

4. Respect the "Golden Rule". Treat the home as it was your own, or better, as it was your Mother's or Grandpa's !! Should anything break or an accidents happen, don't worry! Accidents happen, please just let me know so that I can handle it through insurance or have my manager know so she can handle it after check out.

5. Check out is a firm 11am, the property is very busy and it's very likely someone will be coming in at 4pm the same day you are leaving. Please be respectful to the cleaning crew and future guests.

Thank you and we look forward to having you!

Jeff - Owner.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay.
From Dec 23 - 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

36 Reviews

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Jaslynn User Profile
October 2017
Everything was great and Jeff was a wonderful host....i would come back again

Shiva User Profile
October 2017
Came into town for a football game with my family and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. A close drive to all the major attractions of Tampa and the house was clean and spacious. The cottage out back provided a second completely furnished private residence. If we return to Tampa we will stay here again. Communication was quick and easy.

Aaron User Profile
September 2017
Jeff was offering his place half off for Hurricane evacuees. I am a Storm Chaser from Austin, Texas, and when Jeff couldn't fill the rental during the hurricane (due to its shifting trajectory over Tampa) Jeff offered the place to me for rent. It was a very nice house in a great neighborhood. I highly suggest getting yourself some Cappy's Pizza when you are there.

Geoffrey User Profile
August 2017
This house is excellent and Jeff is a true Superhost! We will be back soon!

Byron User ProfileByron is a superhost.
August 2017
Overall we had a great time in Tampa visiting family and Jeff's place worked out great. We're super hosts as well and I always appreciate when folks leave a pros cons review. Pros: Great location in a fantastic area of tampa. Very close to the Zoo, downtown, and some world class restaurants. House is very nicely decorated, we loved the large front porch and beautiful outdoors area in the back. Although you dont communicate directly with the host, you communicate with local property managers they were very responsive. Nice bathrooms - huge shower in the master! Cons: The additional house was extremely hot and very musty when we arrived, it was completely unusable. The wall units were not on, I would recommend they always keep them running in advance of a guests arrival. Even after the temp cooled off in there the next day it was very moist/musty so we did not use it at all. We inquired in advance about a blender that we need everyday for medically necessary foods. When we arrived there was no such blender which was very frustrating. I will say I texted the house managers and the next day they brought a new one from the store. The house could use a deep clean. You can tell it's kept up with after each guest but fans, mantles, blinds, etc are pretty dusty.
Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.
Response from Jeff:
We appreciate the feedback in terms of the deep clean. I will investigate this immediately. Our managers and cleaning crew were shocked to see how dirty you left the place, including dirty dishes and more. As a super host, we expected much better. It's always hosts that are most critical, and with the hundreds of people we have had stay at our property, we have never had someone claim that the cottage was unusable - that's just simply not true AT all. There are two wall units in the cottage and it only takes about 30-45 minutes to cool down. The cottage at The Hiawatha House is an absolute gem and is widely loved by 99.9% of our guests. Of course I didn't leave negative feedback for how filthy you left the house, as I tend to let things go with the cleaning fee we charge and because you have a kid. You also did not tell us that the blender was needed for medical reasons, or we would have been absolutely positive it was there for you. It's still a mystery as to what happened to the original blender we had there. We delivered a new blender before 8am once learning the situation. Also, we communicated plenty before and during your stay - I was out of country, and I have two wonderful managers to contact if you cannot reach me due to time change restraints from international travel. I regret taking the high road on your review, as you left the house filthy. Very disappointing from a fellow super host, but I chose to let it go. It doesn't surprise me, as the only two negative reviews I have ever received have come from other hosts, including one host that is competition in the neighborhood, and now you. I don't mind getting feedback about the place needing a deep clean, which I take extremely seriously. Saying the cottage is unusable is offensive and absurd, and is not even remotely true. I ask future guests to read the rest of our reviews to squash this ridiculous claim, and feel free to contact me direct anytime.
August 2017

Geoffrey User Profile
August 2017
Exactly as advertised! Jeff is an excellent host and most important the house is clean & comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Sabine User Profile
July 2017
Jeffs accommodation is very nice and beautiful and Jeff is a perfect host!!!!

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Jeff User ProfileJeff is a superhost.

I am a musician, traveler, and real estate professional. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and started my real estate career in 1998, also the year I bought my first house. I moved to Los Angeles, to Venice Beach, in 2012. I love it here, but there's also no place like home! I am eager for people to experience my home city through my eyes. I am always available for recommendations on dining, events, venues, activities, parks etc. I spent the first 30 years of my life in Tampa, and it will always be home to me!

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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