Busch Gardens, USF, Convention Center and Golf

“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews
1210 East Flora Street, Tampa, FL 33604



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 6
Per night $95
Type: Home
Description of the Tampa vacation home rental
After a day of vacationing, work, or convention meetings relax in this lovely three bedroom home in quaint Old Seminole Heights. A charming home to relax in, with its' cozy living room and flat screen TV. Enjoy the spacious back yard with a deck and shade structure to entertain in. With a fully equipped kitchen you are able to prepare a home-cooked meal or enjoy one the many restaurants in the area. Stroll through this charming neighborhood to one of the many local parks along the river within minutes from your vacation home. For an additional fee, take the highlights of your experience home with you. We can capture your vacation and create a customized slideshow or video for you and your enjoyment on your journey home.

Please always check your spam for a response from us as many times our responses end up in spam folders. Don't forget to preview the video at the end of the pictures on Flipkey with more pictures and local attractions. You can check out our other properties on Flipkey Listing Numbers 460735 and 459823.

Michael & Lysa Bozel

Area Information
Enjoy all of West and Central Florida's best attractions from one centrally located vacation home. Minutes from everything you would expect in an urban home, but located in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and Lowry Park Zoo are minutes away. Downtown Tampa; with the Florida Aquarium, Performing Arts, museums, restaurants, Channelside and beautiful historic Ybor City, with it's international flavor of restaurants and nightlife. All within a 10 minute drive! The Hardrock Cafe and the Amphitheater, located next to the Florida fairgrounds, literally minutes away. The gulf beaches between St. Pete and Clearwater, always rated near the top for most beautiful beaches, just a 30 minute drive from your future vacation home! Now, we can't forget Mickey can we? Disney, Universal and Sea World all within one hour.

Antiquing your thing? Many great little stores throughout the Bay area. Shop in the Hyde Park District, South Tampa, Ybor and Antique Row in St. Petersburg. The outlet malls of Sarasota and Orlando. So many things to do from our lovely and convenient location. Enjoy a picnic at one of the river parks located within walking distance or drop a line and see what's for dinner. View the wildlife on and in the beautiful Hillsborough River at one of the many parks located within a short walk of the property. Manatee, river otters, osprey, and many more, all in their natural habitats.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $95 $95 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 11 a.m. Check Out: 3 p.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: Rental fees Damage insurance | $35 Tax rate | 12% of rent Cleaning fee | $90 per stay Insurance | $49 per stay Fees for additional guests may apply.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: This property can accommodate up to six people comfortably. Any additional guests will have to pay additional costs including cleaning and security deposits. An Exit Cleaning Fee varies from $90 - $150. Additional fees may apply for over capacity and pets. An exit cleaning fee covers all sanitation of floors and bathrooms and replacement of bedding, carpet cleaning, fresh towels and inventory of items in the property. It does not cover washing dishes and stains on furniture or bedding. That is an additional fee. A cancellation fee of $200.00 plus 25% of the rental amount, all associated fees including but not limited to, a $35.00 handling fee, cleaning fees, taxes and your bankcard fees will be charged on all cancellations. Cancellations are considered a cancellation after your credit card has been charged. Cancellation fees will be charged even if booking is done same day as other potential business is lost. Cancellations must be made during the business hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Cancellations done within 72 hours of occupancy will be forfeited or in a verifiable death in the family, a credit for another time except holidays will be granted at the same property or one of the same price. Cancellations must be made verbally through a company representative. All refunds will be done within 20 business days. All reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot hold space for a reservation as bookings happen minute by minute. As we will make our best effort to accommodate everyone, we cannot make any verbal agreements or commitments without payment for your reservation. Once your booking has been made, please make sure to have your credit card that you used to book your reservation when you arrive. This verification is for your security and protection and to protect you from identity theft. Your security is our priority. Thank you for selecting us. We look forward to your stay with us at Mockingbird Vacation Rentals.


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Tampa, Florida

Greg Huskin

Greg Huskin


lil ranch cottage

February 21, 2015

Had my family down for my wedding, rented this house, everything is exactly how it is represented on the internet. Everything was perfect! Would definitely rent from them again. Five out of five!!

Tony Dennis

Tony Dennis

Shakopee, MN USA

Home away from Home

March 13, 2014

First time staying at a VRBO and I must say it was a good experience. Wasn't sure what to expect but once I got settled in - all the away from home amenities were there. Nice close location - I golfed and went to Yankee Spring training games as well as dined at some nice restaurants. Clean, plenty of hot water, quiet neighborhood and comfortable beds. Rebecca was accommodating and even "left the light on" for me! :)

Bethany Kozel

Bethany Kozel


Beautifully decorated and clean

January 28, 2014

I love, love, loved the way this house was decorated. It is a small house, but oddly spacious for it's size. We had 5 women staying for a conference and we were very comfortable the entire time. At one point, we weren't able to find a corkscrew for our wine and called Mike to see if we just weren't looking in the right place. He was over to the house within 20 minutes supplying us with a brand new one that he went out and bought. He was like that the whole time we were there... If we had a question, he was more than happy to help. He was a fantastic host. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding top of the line. The only complaint we had was that they didn't have wine glasses (minor) and didn't supply toilet paper...we had to buy our own. This was not a big issue, but rather became quite a joke as we teased Mike about it every chance we got...and we made sure we had plenty of chances, haha! I would definitely return.

Stacey Zahurones Kramer

Stacey Zahurones Kramer

North Branch, MN USA

Adorable and clean!

January 24, 2014

We stayed for a long weekend and we couldn't have picked a better couple to rent from. The house was adorable with lots of cute decor. Mike was great and accommodated out needs with lots of good info about the area. We really enjoyed this rental. Thank you for making our stay comfortable!!

Owner's reply:

Thanks Stacy,



West Palm Beach, FL

adorable, charming and cozy!

June 26, 2013

This home is a wonderful place to stay. It was great for our weekend trip to busch gardens because it is so conveniently located. The decor is very charming and the place was very clean. The backyard is wonderful for children to play in. It has every amenity youth could possibly need and the owners are awesome and easy to deal with. I have already rented it again for our next visit in a few weeks! :)

Katina Diep

Katina Diep

Longueuil, Quebec, Canada

Nice family home

March 10, 2013

We stayed at this house for our Spring Break vacation and we really enjoyed it. The bedrooms are very confortable, spacious and well decorated. The fact that there's a complete kitchen and a laundry room makes it very practical for a family. We went two adults and one 6 year old, but there's enough room for more people. The owners are reliable and well organized. Tampa is close to most attractions in the area, about 40 mins from Clearwater Beach, and hour and a half from Legoland for kids. During our stay, we also went to Lettuce Park and Honeymoon Island, which are were both beautiful parks. There are also many shopping areas close to the highway 275. For a quiet time, the backyard is perfect for breakfast, lunch or diner. The price is affordable considering the facilities. We would recommend this place for a young family.

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Katina

It was a pleasure having you and your family. We look forward to you staying with us again.

Lysa & Michael

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Cozy place close to Hwy and amenities

Left on 04/24/2014 for a stay in April 2014
We have a party of 4 people stayed in this house for a week. It's pretty cosy and comfortable. Nice choice.
One thing is there is not enough supplies such as paper towels, and the kitchen knifes definitely need to be replace. Also, There is no grill in this house, and we ended up not having any steaks during our visit.

Overall, Its nice and clean, I like the decorations. 4 stars.
Graduate Student
Groton, MA
Best Vacation Ever!!!

Left on 04/16/2014 for a stay in April 2014
As our vacation was approaching and we didn't have anywhere to stay, I found this little house on FlipKey. I called the owners (Mike and Lysa)and they immediately checked up on all their rental properties and found us one to stay in. Upon arrival, Mike greeted us and showed us around the home. It was exactly like the pictures online. It had a porch with a nice dining area outside and it was very clean. During our stay, we visited Clearwater (40 min drive), visited the Convention Center for a meeting (15 min drive) and on our last day, we visited Lettuce Lake Park (20 min drive) which is near USF. This house was close to many things in the Tampa Bay area. I can not wait til my next vacation to Florida, in which I will probably be calling Mike and Lysa. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!!!
Steve and Vicki
Bloomfield, ct
Great house, great people, great value

Left on 02/17/2014 for a stay in February 2014
This is a great central location in the tampa area. The owners, Mike and Lysa ,are super to deal with .
It is really nice to have to have your own 3 bedroom house with a great Back yard for a really affordable rate.
We would definitely rent this house again
Steve and Vicki, Bloomfield ct
Little Rock, AR/Tampa, FL
Pleasant home away from home

Left on 02/16/2014 for a stay in October 2013
We came to Tampa on a work contract for a couple of months. We didn't want to stay in a hotel that long and were not really happy with the corporate housing choices that were available. We found the rental on the Mockingbird. It photographed well, historic neighborhood, 10 minutes from my job site;so we decided to take a chance. Fantastic decision! We were hoping for something tolerable, this exceeded all of our expectations. Mike and Lysa did an excellent job on this rental (my wife found some "before pictures") and really turned it into a gem of a place. The house is very cozy and comfortable, friendly neighborhood that's a short walk down to the river, a nice kid's playset in a huge back yard with big trees and squirrels (which our puppy loved) enclosed by a new wooden fence. We usually ate dinner on the relaxing back patio. It was a very pleasant place to stay; it really did feel like a home away from home.

Of note: The contract lead to a permanent job and we have now moved to Tampa. We have stayed in contact with Mike and Lysa and will always refer folks to them when we have the opportunity.
Patti Baldwin
Absolutely charming and comfortable and clean

Left on 02/10/2014 for a stay in January 2014
I loved our home away from home! I have worked in the hotel and furniture industry and I have to say that this was so very pleasant.
It was tastefully and decorated in "happy Florida style" which was huge to me as I have formerly lived in Florida and miss it very much. (now back in Mn)
Thanks to the owners for their kindness and over the top thoughtfulness! I cannot wait to return with my family and especially with all of my team for our convention in 2015. (maybe sooner with family)
Farmington MN
Very comfortable and accommodating!

Left on 01/23/2014 for a stay in January 2013
We were there for a convention, 5 women sharing the house! The landlord went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of! I will definitely rent from them again with my family!!! The beds were awesome and comfortable and they had security systems on all their properties for added safety!
North branch, MN
Very nice rental house

Left on 01/23/2014 for a stay in January 2014
My girlfriends and I stayed here for a convention in Tampa, we really enjoyed it. The owners were very awesome, treated us great! The house was beautifully furnished, we had everything we needed, nice backyard to sit and relax, and kids can play, fenced in. I would reccomend this place to anyone! It was very affordable also.
west palm beach, fl
great cozy place to stay!

Left on 01/15/2014 for a stay in December 2013
This home was a wonderful place to stay during my family's visit to Tampa to visit Busch Gardens. As a matter of fact, it was our second stay, since our first one went so well. It's like staying at a home away from home, and is equipped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The owners are wonderful and do everything they can to assure your stay is a good one. Less than a 10 minute ride away from the amusement park is a super big bonus! :)
Nikki Woller
Boca Raton
Awesome place

Left on 12/12/2013 for a stay in November 2013
House was super clean and met our needs well. Great place.
a wonderfull gateway you must experience

Left on 08/11/2013 for a stay in August 2013
this is a wonderfull family home, close to all attractions you can feel
at home, we really had a nice experience
we thank you for that wonderfull vacation home

Joshua K
Great Place for the Value!

Left on 07/29/2013 for a stay in July 2013
Clean, stocked and close to everything you need. The owners are very nice and accommodating. The neighborhood seems a little run down when you first arrive, but this house is like a small oasis of charm and relaxation.

I would recommend this to anybody with kids or just a group of adults who are looking for a nice place in Tampa that is reasonably priced.
Delft, The Netherlands
Great house in quiet area

Left on 07/25/2013 for a stay in July 2013
This house is excellent for people who like a quiet area and a real house.
We had enough space, good beds and a well equipped kitchen.
Covina, California
Amazing Customer Service!

Left on 07/10/2013 for a stay in July 2013
This was our first stay with Mockingbird and we will definitely be back as often as possible. The owners, Lysa and Mike went over and above to make us feel at home and the townhome that we stayed in was immaculate. I would highly recommend using Mockingbird Vacation Rentals for your next vacation. We will stay longer next time!
S. Florida

Left on 07/09/2013 for a stay in June 2013
Great time, clean rental all the amenities there. Loved it. The owners are very welcoming! :)
west palm beach, fl
very cozy home! :)

Left on 06/24/2013 for a stay in June 2013
Rented this for my children and I to spend a long weekend at Busch Gardens-it was less than 10 minutes away and so much more comfortable and convenient than a hotel. The home is lovely, very cozy, clean and equipped with just about anything you could need or want to feel right at home. The owners are super nice and very easy to deal with. The backyard is perfect for children to run around and play in. We loved it so much that we have already rented it again to go back in 3 weeks! :)
The Team at guardian Fueling Technologies

Left on 05/28/2013 for a stay in January 2013
Great Place! Very Clean. We will use this rental in the future.
Hacienda Heights

Left on 05/13/2013 for a stay in May 2013
I had the most wonderful time during my stay in Tampa. I enjoyed Busch Gardens very much.I was so comfortable in the home that I stayed at. Mockingbird Vacation Rentals is in my opinion superior in their service. I wouldn't hesitate a second on using them on my next trip, which I hope to be in august or September, as I frequent Tampa serveral times a year on business.
Yrig Family
Really close to Busch Gardens!

Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in April 2013
Th Mockingbird Vacation home was wonderful. Very clean, comfortable and very close to the parks. Loved the decoration. It felt like we were staying in a model home! My kids loved the spacious backyard. The owners were very welcoming and very easily accessible.
Gary & Jodi Schmies
Small,cute,cozy,clean home away from home.

Left on 05/02/2013 for a stay in March 2013
Service by the (local) owners was excellent. Home was very clean and equipted for all of our needs. This was our first time staying here in Tampa and we are coming back again this year

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