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

Tampa Theatre is 87 years old today

Tampa Theater

On this day—October 15—in 1926, Tampa Theatre opened its doors for the first time. The architect of this national historic landmark, John Eberson, has been quoted saying:

I want my theatres to create the feeling that one wants to come back and enjoy the restfulness of its surroundings.

87 years later, so many of our guests comment that he certainly achieved that.

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Cruise into Tampa

Tampa is one of the premier cruise port destinations in the South. Having sailed on my Rhodes sloop Siskiwit for over 24 years, I have a unique appreciation for ships and those who sail on them.

Erehwon Retreat is less than 5 miles from the Port of Tampa, and we coordinate our two properties to ship arrival and departure schedules. Our cottage turnover day is Sunday (coordinated with the Carnival Cruise Lines Legend, Holland American’s Ryndam, and Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Dawn). Mondays are turnover day for the Bungalow (coordinated for Carnival Cruise Line’s Paradise and Caribbean Cruise Line’s Brillance of the Seas). This coordination allows passengers to take more time sightseeing and enjoying in the cultural fare of the city of Tampa.

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