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Riverfront Snowbird Sanctuary Ideal Temporary Housing for Moffitt Cancer Center
1771 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Edward
6 Guests . 3 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms


One of a kind seasonal rental for snowbirds who want both the wonder of natural Florida and the cultural attractions of city life. It is also perfect for out of town patients at Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital Tampa Bay needing temporary lodging or housing while receiving treatment .

This 3/2 single floor riverfront home is located in the Tampa, Florida community of Temple Terrace. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood canopied by live oaks, the back of the house has panoramic, long range views of a bend of the Hillsborough River. The opposite riverbank is an undeveloped cypress grove. The neighbors on either side are set back so you feel like it is just you and the river.

The home has an open layout with a large family room that showcases the view with ceiling-to-floor picture windows on three sides. There is another large room with river views that includes the kitchen with a built-in island on one side and an area for dining on the other. The master bedroom looks out on the river through sliding glass doors and has a recently renovated bathroom. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom. These areas comprise 1771 square feet of air-conditioned space.

There is also an 800 square foot covered, screened-in porch that connects to the family room and wraps around the back of the house. The space acts as a large extension of the interior living space. The porch stays comfortable with the help of the ceiling fans and constant shade.

From the comfort of the living room or the porch, you can enjoy the endless parade of birds drawn to this oasis. Step outside the porch and you can drop a line for the abundant large mouth bass or boat the upper Hillsborough River, one of Florida's finest paddling rivers.

At home you feel the tranquility of mother nature, but just out the front door, the conveniences and cultural attractions of the city await you. Temple Terrace offers a community recreation center (heated Olympic lap pool, gym, fitness classes, soft and hard tennis courts) and a country club with a beautiful historic 18 hole golf course.

The University of South Florida is just 13 minutes away and offers courses, lectures, theater and music productions, and NCAA sports programs.

In downtown Tampa, the David Straz Performing Arts Center (22 minutes away) offers a full array of entertainment, including the Broadway Series, the Florida Orchestra, Opera productions and many other quality shows. Along the new Downtown Riverwalk you will find such attractions as the Florida Aquarium, The Tampa Bay History Center, The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, The Tampa Museum of Art , and The Glazer Children's Museum.

The New York Yankees hold their preseason at Steinbrenner Field (22 minutes away) and the Tampa Bay Lightning play at Amalie Arena (22 minutes away).

Nearby tourist attractions include Lowry Zoo ( #1 best zoo by Parents Magazine)(15 minutes away), Busch Gardens (10 minutes away), and Hard Rock Casino and restaurants (10 minutes away).

The home is also a great base for day trip excursions to explore more distant Central Florida attractions like the nationally ranked beaches at Fort Desoto (60 minutes away) and Honeymoon Island/Caledisi State Park (60 minutes away) , the Disney parks and Universal Studios (70 minutes away), and downtown St. Petersburg (47 minutes away) for the Dali Museum, the Museum of Fine Art, and the Chihuly Collection.

We lived in this home for twelve years before moving next door to accommodate our growing family. We love it too much to sell it and hope to return to it when the kids leave the nest.

Though this home is new to the vacation rental home market, we do have experience offering a home as a vacation rental. Our property Heron Now ( #314432) in St George Island, FL has been on the vacation rental market for over 12 years, and we have over 40 five star reviews just in the past 3 years. We expect that guests staying at this Tampa home will be equally pleased with this property.
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Sleeping Configuration
Family/Kid Friendly
We have fenced in play area with swings, slide and fort
Parking Included
two car garage
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events

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Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
High Speed Internet
Coffee Maker


Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Wind surfing
Water skiing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Beach Volleyball
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l
Miniature Golf
Fly fishing
Roller blading
Hot air ballooning
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



Seasonal Pricing

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Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM
Cancellation Policy
For Moffit Patients: Cancellation policy will be negotiable.
Otherwise, except as noted below, no refunds should be expected for any reason including illness, cancellation of other guests, job demands, family emergencies, weather, etc. OCCUPANT MUST PURCHASE THE APPROPRIATE TRAVEL/CANCELLATION INSURANCE from a broker of his/her choosing. Consider for example

Snowbirds typically make reservations for extended stays a year in advance. If a Snowbird cancels closer than 6 months to arrival date, the pool of prospective guests is significantly smaller. Therefore the 180 day cut off for cancellations for Snowbirds .Short term vacationers make reservations several months in advance.That cancellation cut off is 60 days.

A. Notification Prior To 180 Days Of Check In Date: Cancellations that are made more than 180 days prior to the arrival date will receive a refund of submitted money minus any unreimbursed credit card processing fees and travel website guest/service/processing fees.
B. Notification Within 180 Days Of Check In Date: Cancellations that are made within 180 days of the arrival date forfeit all paid money unless we can re-rent the home for the same dates and rental rate. In that case any submitted money minus any unreimbursed credit card processing fees or travel website site processing /guest/service fees will be returned to the occupant.
Changes that result in a shortened stay or early departure will not warrant any refund of advance payment or reservation deposit.
Any request for cancellation requires an email notification by occupant and subsequent owner confirmation.
C. Bad Weather, Equipment Malfunction: Refunds are not made for inclement weather, lack of public utilities, or equipment malfunction. THIS INCLUDES HURRICANES. We occasionally experience outages that are beyond our control. No refunds will be given for any power, water or cable outage. Should any equipment malfunction, we will make every effort to have it repaired as soon as possible.
After arrival, there should be no expectation of refunds or relocation because of dissatisfaction with the home rented. Unlike a hotel, we cannot relocate guests.
FOR RESERVATIONS LESS THAN 15 DAYS: Same as above but notification must be 60 days in advance.

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House Rules
The home is in a quiet neighborhood. We live next door. We expect guests to enjoy and preserve the peacefulness of the setting by being polite and respectful neighbors.
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Riverfront Snowbird Sanctuary is a Vacation Home located in Tampa, Florida, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 6 guests
Riverfront Snowbird Sanctuary has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Sep 2019