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 Erehwon Retreat 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.
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.
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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Cottage Guest Reviews
Carrie – July 2021
Henry was a marvellous host – I am a Tampa native and love the Seminole heights area, his place is a well located gem. I would definitely stay again! 🙂
Perfect spot for a “workcation.”
Andrew- February 2021
Perfect spot for a “workcation.” Awesome neighborhood and easy access to the highway. Henry takes great care of the place and is very responsive. Thanks again.
Paige- January 2021
The cottage and neighborhood are beyond charming! Parking is easy but walking to great restaurants – and getting around Tampa – are super easy. Henry was so helpful and provided great hospitality! Highly recommended.
Absolutely amazing experience
Alexandra & Walter – November 2020
Henry has put he’s heart and soul into his cottage… The little details remind you of a sailing boat… The food provided…. The insight gained from chatting with him… Absolutely amazing experience… Was a little hesitant at first cause we’re used to hotels… But Erehwon Retreat gave us a glance at what life as Floridians will be like… And a huge part was thanks to Henry’s guidance and honesty. Don’t think twice when booking here, you’ll enjoy every second spent here. Will always remember our stay at your property… Came in as strangers left as friends.. we’ll see you soon!
Quite spacious and extremely comfortable
Crisley – September 2020
This place was amazing, and my boyfriend and I miss it! 5 out of 5 stars! For two people, it is quite spacious and extremely comfortable, with a bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen, and living room area. Each room had everything we needed, even including a French press in the kitchen for making coffee, and the host, Henry, came by frequently to make sure our paper supplies – ie, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, etc – were still stocked. He also came by once a week to collect towels, sheets, and other linens that needed laundering and was all in all an extremely attentive host. He also paid attention to the needs that the pandemic would present, such as providing a UV sanitizer for the box that held the keys in the living room and for the bedroom as well. Each room was neat, clean, and well-decorated, with lots of well-thought out details like a 1920’s vintage theme, lots of DVDs in alphabetical order for folks’ enjoyment, a power bank with chargers for a variety of phones, and more. I spent many wonderful mornings sitting in the living room looking out of three walls of windows and out into the beautiful foliage on the property, watching the rain glance off of the many leaves and flowers. The whole property itself is basically a garden, one that exemplified lots of care and thought on the part of the host and which we had many lovely conversations about. Outside of sheer comfort, the area’s location is also very central to many parts of Tampa, as it is so close to Florida Ave, and important details such as parking, Wifi, etc., were no issue. I would highly recommend this place for a stay for anyone visiting Tampa, and I’m very thankful to Henry for the lovely stay that we’ve had. The next time we visit Tampa, this will be the first place we think of!
Daily Rate: From $70 per night
Weekly Rate: From $399 per week
– Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
– Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.
- Massage Therapist
- Breakfast Included
- Housekeeper / Cleaning Included
- Beach: Towels & Umbrella
- Clock Radio
- Streaming 33″ SMART TV
- DVDs / Video Library
- Children’s Toys
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron and board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine & Dryer
- Coffee Maker, Grinder/ French Press
- Dining Area Kitchenette
- Dining Spices
- Dishes & Utensils
- Wine Glasses
- Mini Refrigerators (2)
- Gas 4 burner Stove
- Front Porch / Real Deck
- Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Police, Fire, and Medical Emergency Contacts
- Deadbolt Locks
- Emergency Exit Route
- Fire Extinguisher
- First Aid Kit
- Outdoor lighting
- Multi-device charging station
- UV C Light Box
Availability & Booking Calendar
Florida Sales Tax, Hillsborough County Surtax and Tourist Development Tax – 13.50%
Cleaning/Disinfection Fee – $125.00
Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Monthly renters (28 nights +) must cancel one-hundred and twenty (120) days prior to check-in in order to incur no penalty. 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, that are made within 60 days the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately.
HURRICANE & TROPICAL STORM POLICY: No refunds will be given, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
If you wish to purchase travel insurance, please visit our partner website for details, quote and to purchase. By clicking the hyper link you are setting a cookie on your computer which alerts Travel Protection. When we process your reservation you will receive an Email notification. Sharing that with the Underwriter will sync with Erehwon and your are set. Underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.
Last updated 10/27/2021
50% due at time of reservation and balance due 16 days prior to your check in date.
Last updated 10/27/2021