Your Host

Meet the Proprietor & Your Host


Tampa Vacation Rental Friendly Staff


Following service in the US Navy (USS Samuel B Roberts DD823, USS Detroit AOE 4), your host successfully pursued a management and fundraising career in the performing arts. His posts include The Guthrie Theatre, The New York City Center Joffrey Ballet, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Cincinnati Ballet Company and DanceAspen.  For more than twenty years he continued to serve in capacities of management and fundraising consulting until retirement in 2015.

He’s been a sailor since first turning a teenager.  Armed with his Naval service as a navigator, he and his family spent 1992 sailing all of the Great Lakes, the Oswego & Erie Canals, Hudson River, Long Island Sound, Atlantic Seaboard and Bahamian waters following portions of the log of Columbus 1st cruise to the New World.  This adventure was in recognition of the Columbus Quincentenary. See WTEN (Albany, NY) Erie Canal interview and read about some of Henry’s 10,000 nautical mile adventure aboard

Like concierges around the world, Henry knows the ins and outs of traveling.  He’s traveled to Iceland, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Austria, Germany, Belarus, Bulgaria, Greece (Crete, Rhodes, Hydra), Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Montevideo, Uruguay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Canada and in 1976 under the auspices of the US Department of State – Cuba. Ask him about his two encounters with Fidel Castro.

Since moving from Annapolis to Tampa, he has hiked in over 100 Florida State or County parks and preserves.  With his eclectic worldly and local Florida knowledge, he assures guests a unique experience.  Guests consistently reference in their reviews (Airbnb, Vrbo,, Trip Advisor, Google, Yelp, Trust Pilot, & Four Square) his excellent recommendations provided during their visit.

If you’re a fan of the aesthetic of Erehwon Retreat or bungalow style in general, please check out Henry’s favorite links, or view a list of our business partners.