Exterior photos of the cottage and bungalow


Our guests arrive to an idyllic retreat nestled within a national, state and locally designated historic district. Old Seminole Heights has long been celebrated for its Craftsman and Mediterranean-style bungalows.

Every room of our two properties has been lovingly renovated to reveal the original charm of the arts and craft period uniquely furnished with period touches combined with modern-day conveniences that provide for a relaxing and luxurious break for your next business trip or affordable getaway. In addition, the gardens are a horticulturist’s delight for the depth and variety of Florida native plants.

Back in the ’20s, families returned year after year. People today come for a different experience, a pleasant throwback to when people grew up, knew their neighbors, sat on their front porch and everybody talked to everybody else. Come, stay awhile and enjoy.

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Notes from the Retreat

Vacation Retreat near Tampa Cruise Line Terminal

Tampa is one of the premier cruise port destinations in the South.

Erehwon Retreat is just 4.6 miles from the Port of Tampa Cruise ship Terminal; we coordinate our two properties turn over day with same day arrival/departures:

  • Sundays – Royal Caribbean International “Brilliance” and Carnival Cruises “Paradise.”
  • Mondays – Norwegian Cruise Line “Sun”, Carnival Cruises “Pride” and Holland America Line “Ryndam.”

This allows cruise ship passengers to easily enjoy an evening show at The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, visit Ybor city, the historic Cuban or Latin District of Tampa. Rest peacefully in Old Seminole Heights.  Our neighborhood at Tampa’s first suburb (1911) and has been designated as a National, State and local  Historic Landmark District.

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Spring Training Turns 100

Prohibition was taking hold, the Great War was in the offing and Spring training began with the first major-league exhibition on February 26, 1914 at Tampa’s Plant Field (on the grounds of what is now the University of Tampa) then again — after crossing Tampa Bay by steamship — the next day in St. Petersburg, at a park on Coffee Pot Bayou. The Cubs won both 3-2.  Pictured famed NY Yankee Lou Gehrig in 1937.

Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig and the Yankees playing the Boston Bees in St. Petersburg

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