Some of Tampa Bay’s most unique vacation rentals on Airbnb and VRBO

Posted June 27, 2019

As summer rolls on, here are some of the most unique Airbnb and Vrbo home rentals around Tampa, whether you’re interested in a staycation or looking for something new when you travel. Tampa Bay is full of Florida mainstays like houseboats and yachts, but there are more unconventional options on both websites.

A house that is art

This home is in the historic Kenwood neighborhood of St. Petersburg. (Vrbo)

The murals of Vitale Bros. have become a well-known sight in St. Petersburg in recent years, but brothers Johnny, Paul and Joey have painted murals on the walls of buildings in the Tampa Bay area since 1992, including this home in the Kenwood neighborhood of St. -Petersburg. .

From the list:”Enjoy your own private entrance, free parking and a 2 bedroom getaway. The city center is only 2.4 km away with many restaurants and museums including The Dali and The James. ‘a mural painted on your accommodation by one of St. Petersburg’s prominent artists, The Vitale Brothers.’=

Price per night: $110

An air current

Flashier than the typical RV, Airstreams, the iconic aluminum trailers, have been around since 1931. This one in Southeast Seminole Heights was recently renovated and available on Airbnb.

From the list: “Our beautifully remodeled Airstream Sovereign 1974 31′ is located in the heart of Tampa, just 5 minutes from downtown, the convention center and Ybor City! This secluded property is an urban retreat like no other.”

Price per night: $88

A tiny beach-themed house

Not far from Lido Beach, this tiny house mimics a beach cottage with a hammock and front porch.

From the list: “Close to many varied eating places, from gastronomy to the farm through the local table. Bike to Lido beach, St Armand’s Circle, Saturday morning farmers market, weekend art festivals, and more. (Bikes included for your use.)”

Price per night: $70

An artist’s studio

Sit down, cook, dine: simple instructions are laid down in this Town n’ Country house classified as a “creative studio”.

From the list“Designed by an architect with a mission to create a space conducive to creativity. Every detail has been carefully thought out and built with function and style in mind. The main idea was to provide daily activities in a compact space while still having room to play.

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Price per night: $65

A loft apartment

Located in West Tampa, this loft features an elevated bedroom accessed by a ladder.  (Vrbo)
Located in West Tampa, this loft features an elevated bedroom accessed by a ladder. (Vrbo)

They’re common in cities with vacant old warehouses, but there are options for lofts in Tampa Bay as well. Old West Studio Lofts in West Tampa has several units listed for short term rentals.

From the list“The Loft design is particularly ideal for those looking for adventure and something different from the ordinary. Proximity to downtown Tampa and Ybor makes it ideal accommodation for explorers, especially since there are many unique and authentic restaurants and shops in the area. It’s also close to Raymond James and Straz!”

Price per night: $94

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