Erehwon Cottage

Erehwon Cottage

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Rental Type: Cottage

Pet Policy: No Pets

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With a romantic history that matches its arts and crafts architecture, Erehwon Retreat Cottage welcomes you to enjoy a quiet and secluded getaway in Tampa.

This hidden gem started out life as a Model T garage and through the years has been everything from a mother-in-law cottage during the Depression to modern-day full-time living quarters. Like your own personal dollhouse, the cottage is nestled under an old growth canopy with an adorable, welcoming front porch adorned with rockers, perfect for watching the world go by.

In 2010, the cottage underwent major renovations, transforming it into a tranquil and cozy place to relax and unwind. From the minute you step inside the front door, you won’t stop “oohing” and “ahhing” over all the arts and crafts touches.

OUR RETREAT

Head into the bead board living room for some down time, where you can kick back on the couch in front of the TV. The cottage’s DVD collection rivals a video rental store, catering to all movie night tastes! If you prefer quieter entertainment, curl up in the leather chair with a good book or one of the many American Bungalow magazines found around the cottage.

When it comes time for some sustenance, the comfy kitchen includes everything you’ll need to cook up breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. When you raid the fridge for snacks you won’t go hungry; we stocked it with fresh Florida orange juice, milk, coffee and plenty of condiments and cooking necessities.

As the sun sets and the weather cools, head out to the deck, shared with the adjacent bungalow, and enjoy time with new friends and the property cat, Thomas!

At bedtime, head to the back of the cottage where you’ll find the bedroom complete with arts and craft décor, queen bed and luxury bedding; all you need a restful night’s sleep. On your way to bed, stop by the hallway storage closet and wrap yourself in a fluffy white robe and matching slippers. Even the bathroom oozes charm with pedestal sink, walk-in shower, luxury towels, custom-made tea olive soap and high-end bath products.

DISCOVER OLD SEMINOLE HEIGHTS

Part of the Old Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, our cottage is conveniently located close to numerous shops, attractions and restaurants. Part of the National and State Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood started out as cattle grazing land and citrus groves, but by 1920’a grew into Tampa’s first suburb.

From the minute you arrive, the charm of Erehwon Retreat Cottage invites you to come in and stay awhile. Everything about our cottage–from the historic décor to the secluded setting to the smallest details–welcomes you home.

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Guest Reviews

An Absolute Dream
Mary – 03/16/2017
Henry’s cottage was an absolute dream. It was exactly what we were looking for – central, cozy, and stocked with everything we could possibly need or want. The cottage looked exactly like the photographs, it’s a very cute, historical space and we immediately felt at home. Henry was a wonderful host and was chalk full of recommendations and suggestions for restaurants and activities in the area. Take him up on his suggestions, he knows what he’s talking about! Thanks for the great stay, Henry!

Excellent
Ben – 12/12/2016
Henry war ein hervorragender Gastgeber, freundlich und Hilfsbereit. Konnte uns eine menge über Tampa erzählen und gab uns viele nützliche Tipps mit auf den Weg. Die Unterkunft war sauber und mit allem ausgestattet was man braucht. Thanks Henry 🙂 
Henry was an excellent host, friendly and helpful. Could tell us a lot about Tampa and gave us many useful tips along the way. The accommodation was clean and equipped with everything you need. Thanks Henry 🙂 

Peaceful Urban Retreat 
Liz – 10/27/2016
It’s hard to know where to begin with the superlatives regarding Henry’s perfect gem of a cottage in Tampa. The place is very much as pictured: thoughtfully decorated, well-equipped, in a charming neighborhood of ’20s bungalows. What the photos online don’t fully convey is all the small extras that make staying here like a trip to visit a good friend. Henry not only provides far more than the average kitchen supplies (fresh milk and oj, spices, teas, coffee, etc. etc.) but has gone the extra mile in thinking about other supplies you might have forgotten – like bug spray or nail polish remover! The bed is comfortable, bathroom is small but perfectly thought out and the shower has better water pressure than mine at home. And the selection of movies was so eclectic and wonderful my friend and I interrupted our marathon talk-fest to watch one we couldn’t resist. Our only regret was not being in Tampa long enough to take full advantage of the wealth of local info our thoughtful host provided – in the form of hiking, boating, biking guides, maps to local and not-so-local attractions, and a patient willingness to be grilled for more advice any time. Henry is a perfect host and we couldn’t have enjoyed our stay more.

Cute
Suzanne – 8/08/2016
Henry was so great and the house was so cute and cozy! I loved it! He even had amenities in the house like orange juice, milk, popcorn, and condiments! It was definitely amazing and the bed was SO comfortable. Henry even had really luscious robes and slippers for lounging. If you want a cute spot in the middle of up and coming Seminole heights, stay here!

Great Cottage
Candi – 6/28/2016
Erehwon was such a great little cottage! It had everything we needed and the location was beautiful. Henry was a fantastic host and very thoughtful. He even came over and let us know when there were 4 falcons in his tree so we could take some photos. We will definitely stay with Henry again if we find ourselves back in Tampa!

Cozy Cottage Getaway
Adrian – 4/16/2016
My wife and I enjoyed our week at this unique cottage with lots of charm and history. It’s very clean and up to date with all the basic essentials needed, even exceeded what some hotels provide. The owner Henry was very knowledgeable and his recommendations on dining and recreation was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will visit again in the near future! Highly recommend Erehwon retreat

Cottage for 2 Just Right
William – 4/08/2016
We stayed at Henry’s ‘cottage for two,’ for six days while holidaying in Florida for a month. Nowhere did the description and the experience of the place match more accurately. A well equipped, clean home away from home. Henry, the host is most welcoming and with his wealth of knowledge of Tampa and its surroundings we felt very well taken care of. At the same time, both he and his guardian cat gave plenty of room for privacy. His recommendations for where to go or eat were never disappointing. As we were traveling from (Ft. Myers) towards Tampa on the day of our arrival he sent recommendations of what to do or see along the way, it being a rainy day. Now that is hospitality! With recommendations to your readers, happy holidaying!

Rates

Daily Rate: From $59 per night

Weekly Rate: From $460 per week

– Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
– Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

 

Amenities

  • Massage Therapist
  • Attractions – Live Theater
  • Antiquing
  • Attractions – Arboretum
  • Attractions – Library
  • Attractions – Museums
  • Attractions – Theme Parks
  • Bed Linens
  • Bike Rentals
  • Bird Watching
  • TV
  • Boating
  • Cable Television
  • Towels
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Other Services Massage
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Deck/Patio
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Refrigerator
  • Dining Spices
  • Type Guest House
  • Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Downtown
  • Internet – Wireless
  • Iron
  • House Cleaning Included
  • Heating
  • DVD
  • Walking
 

 

Availability & Booking Calendar

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Policies

Taxes

Florida Sales Tax, Hillsborough County Surtax and Tourist Development Tax – 12.00%

Fees

Cleaning Fee – $84.00

Deposits

Reservation / Damage Deposit – $250.00

Lost Key Deposit – $40.00

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty except if deposits were made via credit card or Travel website booking charge. All credit card cancellations are subject to a 6% cancellation fee or $50, whichever is greater. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay and/or are made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment paid to date plus reservation/damage deposit. Monthly renters must cancel one-hundred and twenty (120) days prior to check-in. Monthly renters who make a change that results in a shortened stay must be made at least ninety (90) days prior to check-in. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. Guests that may have to cancel due to poor health, job demands, are advised to purchase the appropriate cancellation insurance coverage from a broker of your choosing. If property owner is able to rebook cancellation, rent payment paid to date minus credit card charge will be refunded.

Last updated 01/08/2016

Deposit Policy

50% due at time of reservation and balance due 15 days prior to your check in date.

Last updated 01/08/2016