Tampa’s Top Airbnbs a Mix of Tiny, Trendy, Waterfront and High Style

Pools, Views and More


From Seminole Heights bungalows to historic homes or tranquil river abodes, Airbnb’s Tampa superhosts are offering up unique experiences for business travelers and tourists. While you can Airbnb a room, renting a residence is definitely the way to go when you are on vacay and want privacy. We picked a few top contenders according to Airbnb.com…

Seminole Height’s Home

A top 10 on AirBnB, this newly renovated charming guesthouse with one bedroom and one bath is one of the top ten in Tampa. Said one enthusiastic reviewer: “It’s everything we had hoped for and more. The communication/check-in process was flawless and as easy as it could be. A perfect fit for my girlfriend and I; she couldn’t get enough of the place. Super close to Busch Gardens.”  The quaint bungalow has a full kitchen. Click to learn more.

Minimalist Modern

Another top pick among AirBnb users is close to downtown and Amalie Arena (11 minutes), this renovated home is fully furnished with all new furniture, electronics, and stainless appliances. The space is minimalist modern with cozy pops of color around each corner. Guests have full access to the whole property. This includes a private driveway that can park 2-3 cars as well as the fully fenced back yard.  Said one reviewer: “Exactly as described..clean, quiet, and a convenient central location.” Click to learn more.

Tranquil Riverfront Home

Whether you bring your car or need Uber,  this lovely home is close to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and Lowry Park Zoo  The newly updated home features  tile floors, original hardwood floors, two bedrooms with comfy beds, multiple TVs and new kitchen and bathrooms.The river is a lovely way to experience a little wild Florida in the city, even a kayak.  Said one reviewer: “This property is lovely. It is convenient but is tucked away in a serenely beautiful setting. Very clean and beautifully decorated.” Click to learn more.

Modern Vintage in Ybor City

Located in the heart of the Ybor City Historic District, within two blocks of restaurants, bars, cigar bars, shops, street car and movie theater and convenient to downtown Tampa, this 1550 square foot home has a front porch, second floor front porch and beautiful secluded backyard courtyard. The house was designed by the owner/architect and has a vintage feel outside with a highly modern inside and is described by one reviewer as an “Excellent house and location! Highly recommended.” See the home here

Seminole Heights Guest Room

If you don’t need a whole house but love a pool, this private guest house in trendy Seminole Heights was described as “cute, clean, and exactly what we needed for some R&R” by one guest. It is about to 10-15 minutes from the airport and local attractions like; Bush Gardens, Raymond James Stadium, and The Florida Aquarium. The detached home has a queen size bed and access to the pool, here.

(Photos via Airbnb website)

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Written by Nanette Wiser

Nanette Wiser is a journalist with a passion for local eats, beats & beaches.