Island Rum Suites "The Blue Room" Adult OnlyThis is 1 of 3 suites available at our private adult only luxury home each sleeping 2 people room, so invite friends to book too! Guests have private entrance to their suite with king bed, private full bath, mini fridge, coffee maker, microwave, tv, free wifi, saltwater pool, gas grill, and 2 outdoor fire pits. Just a few minutes from the gulf beaches 2.5 mi., major Florida attractions, TPA, and the Pinellas County bike trail. With each stay guests receive one of my super rummy Island Rum Cakes!
Ariel's Lakeside RetreatA Contemporary open concept Lake House, with a pool. Tile floors throughout. Bedroom has all new furniture and a TV with a Roku. Kitchen is newly remolded with all new appliances. Smoking is permitted outside the house and there is Plenty of seating and a couple tables out there for relaxing while looking at the lake (amazing views), there are also sun-tanning chairs as well. The bathroom and living spaces are shared but the bedroom is completely private with a turn lock inside the room.
Ola Welcome you #3"This quiet private entrance close to Bush Garden, Adventure Island,USF Univ, Sun Dome Arena, 275 Hwy, State Fairgrounds, Raymond James stadium, Downtown Tampa, Armature Works a fully restored mixed-use building that breathes new life into the historic Tampa Heights with its unobstructed view of Hillsborough River, the historic structure has been reinvented as a premier destination with innovative entrance.River Walk, Straz Center, Amalie Arena,Ybor City,Channelside, Hard Rock Cafe,Lowry Park."
Tampa blends the bustle of a commercial hub with the subtropical charms of a winter resort. The city is the Tampa Bay Area’s cultural center as well, with a buzzy restaurant scene, art museums, and theaters. As you’d expect, given the winter and spring tourism, activities for visitors with relaxation on the brain are plentiful. But Tampa is a locals’ town, too, as you’ll discover by meandering around the hip neighborhoods of Seminole and Hyde Park or joining the joggers on the 2.6-mile Riverwalk, which cuts through the heart of town. Many visitors spend at least one day beach-hopping on the Gulf Coast, migrating from Clearwater Beach to Indian Rocks Beach and Treasure Island.
There are plenty of direct flights from around the United States to Tampa International Airport (TPA). Amtrak’s Silver Service and Palmetto train lines connect Tampa to New York and Miami, as do Greyhound buses and several motor coach companies. You can rent a car at the airport or at rental sites around the Tampa Bay Area, or take the bus, an airport shuttle, or a rideshare to your destination.
Driving is the most convenient way to explore the broader Tampa Bay Area, but in the central city you won’t need a car. Along with an extensive public bus system, there are a number of ways to get around downtown Tampa, including the TECO Line Streetcar, free Downtowner shuttles, a water taxi, and bike shares.
Although locals may sense more subtle shifts in the weather, there are two major seasons in Tampa: a hot, rainy summer and a perfectly pleasant fall, winter, and spring. From June to October, the temperatures peak in the 90s Fahrenheit during the day and cool to the 70s at night, which isn’t very cool at all. Thunderstorms are frequent, tropical storms regularly pass through the area, and the humidity skyrockets.
From November through May, the heat settles down into more comfortable ranges — 60s and 70s Fahrenheit — and the rains come infrequently. You’ll want to pack a light jacket for the evenings, and perhaps a few sweaters in case December and January see one of their occasional cold snaps, but there’s a reason many people spend the winter here.
A historic Cuban American enclave that is now the center of LGBTQ+ life in Tampa, Ybor City blends the old and the new in colorful and charming ways. You can take a cigar tour to learn more about the neighborhood’s best-known industry, eat at least one of the Cuban sandwiches that may have originated here (Miami begs to differ, naturally), and explore the area’s abundant nightlife.
Just 35 minutes west of Tampa, you’ll find a chain of slender barrier islands and some of the Gulf of Mexico’s most stunning beaches. Clearwater Beach offers the white sands and warm waters you’d hope for, along with restaurants, bars, and tourist services. Just north of Clearwater is the undeveloped Caladesi Island State Park, where you can steer a kayak through the mangroves or wander along nature trails.