Busch Gardens-Convention Ctr- Downtown-River House

River House
River HouseLiving RoomDining room looking into the living room with the fireplaceKitchenBedroom 1Bathroom 1Bedroom 2Bedroom 3 with King size bedBedroom 3 with King bed and flat screen TVBedroom 2Bedroom 4 with Full BedLanai off the laundry room which is off the kitchenLaundry facilitySunken lanai with view of the river and the separate river cottageLanaiView of the river where you can fish and see the manatees and wildlifeLanaiBack view of houseView from the dock of the back yard and the river cottageRiver viewRiver view
4 Reviews

From $105 / night

Busch Gardens-Convention Ctr- Downtown-River House
4 bedrooms
10 guests
2 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $105
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Tampa vacation home rental
The newest addition to the flock of Mockingbird Vacation Rentals is a perfect waterfront setting on the Hillsborough River. The views are amazing and gorgeous. You will definitely feel on vacation here. This house has already been selected for the Seminole Heights Home Tour for 2015. Whether it's the river view or the privacy of your own suite style rooms this house provides a family or corporate experience. Whether here for business or vacation, this rental has it all.

This house has four bedrooms and a sleeper dream sofa couch and has two bathrooms. Flat screen TV's, WiFi, security systems you have it all in this rental. This is an excellent location for family reunions as it can sleep up to 10 to 12 people comfortably. Families can BBQ and enjoy the beauty that Tampa offers. Centralized to everything from downtown to local beaches. Need more room? You can also rent the charming river cottage which sleeps 4 people.

Visitors of the Tampa Bay area find the location to be convenient and accessible as it is only fifteen minutes away from Tampa International Airport as well as some of the area's best restaurants and shopping districts in Seminole Heights. Other attractions such as Busch Gardens and the Hard Rock Casino are conveniently only 5 minutes away.

Ready to book? Give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michael & Lysa Bozel

Area Information
Enjoy wildlife in its natural beauty. View manatee, owls, hawks and all from your private dock. Enjoy the dock for fishing or just taking in the gorgeous river scape while having coffee or dinner on the outdoor patio. Bring your kayaks and canoes, or rent from a local vendor for easy launch from this beautiful property. Enjoy a good book in the lazy hammock while listening to the soothing sounds of the River and wildlife. Pick ruby red grapefruit and sweet delicious Florida oranges (when in season) right in your backyard. Enjoy the tree lined streets for walking, jogging or bike riding. This house is located in a hidden jewel right in the middle of Tampa. Visit one of the many fine restaurants in a trendy area that is fast becoming an urban destination.

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.

Come and experience a Mockingbird Vacation Rental.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Michael & Lysa Bozel

Michael & Lysa Bozel

Michael & Lysa Bozel

  • School:

    St Lucy's Priory High School
  • Work:

    Mockingbird Vacation Rentals
  • About:

    My wife Lysa and I have both been business owners for over 25 years between the two of us. We value our clients and want them to have an excellent experience while visiting Tampa....
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2017 $105 $105 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning fees $159.00 to $199.00

Reviews (4)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Tampa, Florida

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4 reviews
Mario Duque

Florida Character

Mario Duque


Florida Character

May 6, 2015

Wonderful backyard, river gives you a view of natural Florida, house comfortable and unique, quiet neighborhood, owners available and attentive.

Mo McCall

Wonderful Stay

Mo McCall

Central, Michigan

Wonderful Stay

April 13, 2015

Absolutely the place to stay for peace and quiet... Very nice, better than expected...Everything went perfect from start to finish. We rented both the house and cottage and were happy we did as we had a large group and everything worked out with lots of room for the kids and for a nice cook-out. Had fun fishing off the dock and enjoying the great weather. What a great vacation going to all of the attractions and the beach and returning back to a relaxing home atmosphere, Michael was there to to meet us on our arrival and was only a call away if we needed anything which was not much.. Highly recommend Thanks Michael and Lysa for a great stay...AL and Family

Michael & Lysa Bozel

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Al. You and your family were marvelous guests and we were happy to have you.

Michael & Lysa

Cara Sepe Furness

Perfect vacation home!!

Cara Sepe Furness

Greensboro, NC.

Perfect vacation home!!

February 25, 2015

I loved absolutely this place! It was exactly what we wanted! Everything about this house made you feel like you were at home. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, with close proximity to everything we needed! Each of us had our own room, which gave us our own space. I thought the beds and sheets were super comfortable and the back yard was our favorite place to hang! The owner Mike, was more then accommodating for everything that we needed. I will definitely stay here for our next visit. Can't wait to go back!!

Michael & Lysa Bozel

Owner's reply:

Thanks, Cara. We certainly can't wait for your return!

Melanie Stella Wright

Perfect home!

Melanie Stella Wright

Greensboro, NC USA

Perfect home!

February 24, 2015

We stayed for four nights during the Gasparilla Distance Classic. We wanted a home that fit all of our needs for our group of runners and we found it!! The house is located in a charming neighborhood with close proximity to several places of interest. The house is right on the river and the views were amazing! It was just the perfect place to escape the winter up north. The house is well decorated, very comfortable, and had everything we needed during our stay. My favorite part of the house is the backyard. We spent several afternoons hanging out and enjoying the weather. The owner, Mike, is awesome! If we return to Tampa again, we will be staying here.

Michael & Lysa Bozel

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Melanie.
All four of you were dream clients and it was and will be a pleasure to serve one all all of you in the future. Now hurry back!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

A TripAdvisor Member
Indialantic, Florida, USA
Excellent , Absolutly loved it

Left on 08/18/2014 for a stay in August 2014
We really enjoyed staying at this house. We loved the view of the river and my daughter loved the playground. The house was interesting with all the antiques had enought room for all my boys to run around. I would highly recommend this house.

A TripAdvisor Member
All worked perfectly

Left on 08/19/2014 for a stay in August 2014
Very close to the airport which was great for us. No air traffic noise at all. Very supportive hosts who explained everything clearly. Condo was very clean. Good pool area and 24 hour small shop. Probably best to have a car as cabs are expensive when compared to a hire car.

South Carolina
Excellent Experience and will be back

Left on 04/20/2014 for a stay in March 2014
The hosts were the best customer service I have ever experienced. The location was beautiful right on the water. I loved it. What I really liked about Mike and Lysa was how promptly they returned my call. Most places returned my call days later some even a week. I also liked that they are award winners based on the reviews from people who have stayed in their seven properties and everyone agrees on one thing: THE SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE IS EXCELLENT. Getting married next year in Tampa and inviting all of my family to stay in a Mockingbird Vacation Rental!

Baseball Fans on Vacation
Atlanta, GA
Comfortable and Friendly

Left on 04/07/2014 for a stay in March 2014
Our week stay at the Bohemian was lovely. The decor welcomes you home as you step over the threshold with its hip vibe all compliments of owners Lysa & Mike. The cottage's location is central to Steinbrenner Stadium for spring training fans. With all its comforts of home and accommodating owners, we highly recommend this vacation home rental offering!

Corrina Joyce
The greatest hospitality you will ever receive

Left on 03/20/2014 for a stay in March 2014
Lysa with Mockingbird Rental went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable stay and a great trip down to Tampa FL. I've traveled many places but have never felt so "at home" and welcome on vacation. We will certainly be back!

Eufaula, Al
Wonderful place and people

Left on 10/24/2013 for a stay in October 2013
The house was beautiful, quiet and comfortable. The owners met us at the house to make sure we had everything we needed and to answer any questions. We even had to make the reservations very last minute since we were coming down for a funeral. My mom stayed a few days later than us and didn't have a car and the owners even offered to drive her around if needed.

Mike Bowman
St. John's, Newfoundland
Great House, Perfect Location

Left on 12/21/2013 for a stay in December 2013
Mike & Lysa are great! Rented many times in Tampa area and this was by far the best. House was clean, great location, will definitely be back!!

Randy V
Miami Fl
Vintage house worth the price

Left on 10/28/2013 for a stay in October 2013
House was worth the price and in good shape, like the original appliances and grapefruit tree in the back yard. Neighborhood was a little rough but nothing to be scared of. Also owners were really nice and helpful.

Victoria G.
Comfortable Home(:

Left on 10/23/2013 for a stay in September 2013
We took a weekend getaway to Busch gardens, myself and 3 others. This home was exactly what we needed, close to Bush Gardens and very comfortable! Would definitely stay there again!!!

Panama City Beach
Great deal for nice, cozy and clean place.

Left on 10/13/2013 for a stay in September 2013
Me and my friends had a great weekend in Tampa and this place was one of the reasons. Place was clean, roomy, and has everything you need to feel comfortable. Transaction was a breeze and Michael is very nice guy, pleasure to deal with. As long as this place will be available, I will never stay in the hotel again.

A week at Tampa

Left on 08/18/2014 for a stay in July 2014
Owner friendly and courteous stayed one week we felt very comfortable, safe and very homelike.

A TripAdvisor Member
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Amazing house

Left on 06/25/2014 for a stay in April 2014
This house was amazing, I felt like home and it was spacious, comfortable, clean, and the owner were very sweet. Closed to everything and I save so much money because we had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the house. My daughter had a project and she did while we were there, it was fantastic and definetly recommend this gorgeous house. Great neighborhood.

LOVED Mockinbird Vacation Rentals!
Los Angeles, California

Left on 01/21/2014 for a stay in January 2014
We stayed 14 nights. What a great experience. We did our research and loved that the owners lived in the neighborhood where the properties are. Most places had property owners away and the other properties were not in so nice areas. I like that this is close to Busch Gardens but not next door to Busch Gardens. That is not a great area to stay around. This neighborhood was charming and loved being able to walk to the park and the river. The house was clean, neat and comfortable. It was quiet and we felt safe at all times. If we holiday in Tampa again, we will definitely consider Mockingbird Rentals again and check out their other 6 properties.

St. John's
Clean and comfortable.

Left on 12/27/2013 for a stay in December 2013
Great place. Clean and comfortable. Central location for golf, football and hockey. I'll be in touch next time we go down.

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