Erehwon Cottage

Erehwon Cottage

Bedrooms: 1

Bathrooms: 1

Rental Type: Cottage

Pet Policy: No Pets

Daily Rate: From $55 per night

Weekly Rate: From $399 per week

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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.


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.


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

Breathtaking Location
Takiyah – June 2019
Seminole Heights is a beautiful neighborhood with beautiful homes. The cottage was cozy and perfect for me while I completed an intense yoga training over the course of 3 weeks. Henry was so kind and knew exactly what I needed before I needed it. I was so grateful to have a safe comfy environment while I was away from home.

Personality inside and out
Lynne – April 2019
What I enjoyed most about Henry’s place was meeting Henry, and hearing his stories about his properties and how they fit in to Florida history. He offers excellent tips for what to do in the area. The location is beautiful, surrounded by greenery, and is very quiet. There are numerous dining options within a couple of miles of the cottage

Adorable, Everything you Need is There
Ana – November 2018
Henry is the best host ever! Attentive and thoughtful. His place is in a wonderful residential area but only a block away from restaurants and a beautiful garden. The cottage is adorable, everything you need is there. Plenty of pillows and towels of good quality and extremely clean. we will visit again soon!

Attention to Detail
Veronica R – 12/28/2017
Henry is the penultimate host with the most charming, centrally located cottage in Tampa. Fantastic local breweries and restaurants close by and easy access to freeways. The attention to detail and welcoming package of a kitchen pre-stocked with breakfast items was the icing on the cake.

Lovely, and Lots to DO
Nora B – 11/18/2017
Thank You SO much.I had an Amazing TimeBeautiful little cottage and Henry is an amazing host! The area is lovely, and there is lots to do. Henry was super helpful with suggesting places to go/things to do. I felt right at home 🙂

Super clean. Great amenities. Close to everything. Fabulous!
Nancy – 11/5/17
Our host was exemplary – super knowledgeable about the area, great recommendations for dining and things to do. We were also property hunting and he gave us great insights into the area. Would highly recommend and return in a heartbeat!!

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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!

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.

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!


Daily Rate: From $60 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
  • 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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Property Location



Florida Sales Tax, Hillsborough County Surtax and Tourist Development Tax – 14.50%


Cleaning Fee – $94.00

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 05/02/2018

Deposit Policy

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

Last updated 05/02/2018