Tampa is an iconic destination in Florida, located on the Gulf Coast. Guests can come to see an NFL game, hang out at a massive theme park, or dive into the city’s cultural scene. While one could easily rent a condo or book a hotel stay, there are more immersive experiences awaiting within independently owned havens. A selection of interesting neighborhoods interconnect through Tampa, and they all offer unique experiences. These top Airbnbs in Tampa will certainly not disappoint.
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This little guesthouse can be your poolside haven while you get away from everyday life. Located in Seminole Heights, guests are amongst other trendy, historic bungalows which have been restored to their former glory. Many seek to stay in this residential area also because of its artistic nature, top-notch bars and eclectic eateries. With all the home necessities and an adorable pool right outside, it’s perfection.
Located within a high-end Spanish villa, which could almost be dubbed as a mansion, this is beyond a typical suite. Lavishly decorated and architecturally stunning, guests will feel like they are staying at a royal palace. Soak in the jacuzzi, swing on the hammock swaying on the boat/fishing dock, dive into the pristine pool—this is the epitome of Tampa luxury.
Backed right up to the Hillsborough River is a quaint little cottage accented with subway tiles and wood counters in the kitchen, and old school fixtures and barn doors. However, everything has a polished new feel. But the best spot in the house is the cypress surrounded deck where the river waters are in full view.
Also set on the river, this colorful bungalow has a nice little peek of the Tampa’s high rises. Outdoor bar seating and a spacious patio with tables allow guests to spend extra time outside enjoying the water, which literally is mere feet from the porch itself. Perfect for two couples or a family, this Airbnb sleeps four via a bed and sleeper sofa, and there’s also an updated full kitchen.
Rarely can one say the tub is the most amazing attribute of the entire home, and while this whole entire place is breathtaking, the cedar soaking tub with rain showerhead might be where you spend all of your time. The guest house is brimming with rustic chic splendor, from distressed barn doors with a touch of teal color, which fits perfectly into the Seminole Heights neighborhood. Hosts have gone above and beyond to provide little extras like beach supplies.
Farm stays are a glimpse into the local agriculture and landscape, and yes, you can find one in Tampa. While the cottage accommodations are spacious, refined and decorated with polished farmhouse aesthetics, outside is home to free-range chickens and ducks. As an added bonus, the abode also sits beside a little lake which is just beautiful at sunset. Located on the outskirts of Tampa Bay in Odessa, the city is literally minute’s away, so you get to experience tranquility and excitement all in one trip.
Ybor City is a culturally diverse neighborhood with Latin and Cuban influence that shines through greatly in the food scene. Charming isn’t a strong enough word to describe this boutique-esque neighborhood. This home is equally unique and has even spent its lifetime in another location before it was moved to the neighborhood of Ybor. Inside and out, it exudes the past, while being an accommodating and lively place to spend your vacay days.
Talk about taking something to its greatest potential—this once simple RV has been converted into an urban oasis. Subway tiles and sleek counters have transformed the kitchen, wood floors add a cozy flow, and a platform patio with lounge chairs set outside, near the pool. String lights add that cozy, eclectic ambiance that gives it an even more modern appeal, and it’s all just a few minutes from the attractions in downtown Tampa. While in a shared backyard, the RV is a total escape that feels completely private.
Looking like a mini castle, this “Piccola Casa” is actually built to be reminiscent of an Italian villa. The gorgeous rock structure was created from local river rock, which is super cool all on its own. The inside exudes a light beach feel and a spa-like bathroom with wood grain tiles. Outside is a brick surrounded pool, stone patio, and sheer curtain lined patio. We’d believe this may have been a former residence of a famous Cuban actor.