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Erehwon Retreat is truly special. A gorgeous home and cottage, full of beautiful historic details and cleaned and disinfected with exceptional care to give you a carefree experience.Why wait another day? See for your self.

Vacation Rental Receives 2020 Best of Tampa Award and Joins Hall of Fame

 Award-Winning Florida Vacation Homes

As well as being award-winning Tampa vacation homes, Erehwon Retreat is an outstandingly comfortable and elegant place to stay – an oasis of luxury and tranquility, rich in details and touches that make this a stress free, comfortable venue, set in beautiful surroundings. These Tampa cottages aren’t just a nice place to stay, they are, and always have been, a safe retreat from which you can enjoy the many amenities of Florida.

A gem of a Tampa vacation home

Built with love in 1923, Erehwon Retreat is surrounded by century-old camphor and laurel oak trees, carefully designed landscapes using only native plants, and close to many amenities such as the Sulphur Springs Pool with manatees in the nearby Hillsborough River, many quiet and enjoyable nearby hikes and of course, some of the best golf courses in the world.

What makes us special

You don’t have to take our word for this. Over 300 reviews on Airbnb, Google, Vrbo, Booking.com,TripAdvisor and TrustPilot show that our superlative Tampa holiday rentals are highly rated by visitors from the US, Canada, Germany, the UK, Denmark, Sweden and many others. Why? Because of our attention to detail:

The Erehwon Retreat Cottage was once a Model T garage, and it’s been lovingly converted to a tiny and perfect cottage, with a tranquil front porch, cosy living room, well-stocked kitchen and elegantly equipped bedroom and bathroom.

The Erehwon Retreat Bungalow shares a porch with the cottage, and has many stunning details such as an immense fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves, and original waterfall lights. But it’s not all nostalgia. You also get wifi, a dishwasher and a washer and dryer and great off-street parking.

Tampa Bay is a global destination, which is why we are ranked among Tampa cruise port hotels as a wonderful place to prepare for a cruise or take a few days on return from one. So whether you’re about to sail away, or just looking for a world class holiday with the personal touch, Erehwon Retreat is perfect for you.


Home Florida Vacation HomesWorld-Class Theme Parks

From the adrenaline-pumping roller coasters of Busch Gardens (5.4 miles), the magic of the Florida Aquarium (3.8 miles), and the famous Tampa Zoo at Lowry Park (1.1 miles) or Legoland and Disney are all within easy reach of our vacation homes.

Exceptional Cleaning & Disinfection

Home Florida Vacation HomesFor a decade we clean, disinfect high touch objects, restock and reset our holiday homes.  Now with a global pandemic, after check out we let our vacation homes sit for 8 hours. Then we prepare the property for our cleaners by running our UV High Capacity O3 Oxigenators in each room.  Sixteen hours later, we commence cleaning and disinfection.   Twenty four hours prior to your arrival, we run our UV Germicidal Light Sterilizer in each room. UV wavelengths irradiate microbes to destroy both their DNA and RNA so that bacteria loses its ability to survive.  In short, we’ve done everything we can to breath new life into our storied 1923 Bungalow and Cottage.

Home Florida Vacation HomesNatural Beauty

Our vacation rentals sit under 90-year-old camphor and Laurel Oak trees. Take a cool dip in the Gulf of Mexico (23 miles) or Sulphur Springs Pool (1.5 miles). Let us suggest many quiet hikes and springs within an hour’s drive,  go kayaking on the Hillsborough River, swim with the manatees, or pick up the pace with an Airboat ride or enjoy a round of golf. In Florida the outdoor possibilities are endless.

Home Florida Vacation HomesDowntown Excitement

From brewpubs, fine cuisine to art cafes, dazzling dance clubs and a century of Cuban culture, there are treasures to discover. Our vacation rentals are just 3 miles from downtown. So it’s easy to bike, jog, scooter downrtown.  Meet locals and like-minded travelers strolling the Riverwalk and stop into Ulele’s for Oysters or ride the Pirate water taxi.

World Reknown Cancer Care

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is a nonprofit cancer treatment and research center on the University of South Florida campus. Just 7 miles away, Erehwon’s extended Medical plan offers special arrangements for extended stays of patients and their families.

Cruise Ships

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Start your cruise early or take a few days to recoup at the end of your adventure. Our vacation rentals are within easy access of Tampa’s cruise ship terminal (3.6 miles).


Home Florida Vacation HomesLocal Happenings

Take off on a daytrip to be part of annual celebrations, like the famous Plant City Strawberry (think 100,000 cake or biscuit shortcakes) Festival, Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival, Bicycle Bash by the Bay or the Gasparilla Pirate Festival and Parade, held each January since 1904.

Kick off your flip-flops and let the Gulf Shore breeze carry you to sun-kissed fun 245 days a year.

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