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FAQ Information


How Can I Reserve A Cottage At The Retreat At Tampa?

We simplify the reservation process at The Retreat at Tampa so that you get the best experience possible. To reserve your cottage, all you need to do is to fill out our online application, which can be found under the “Apply Tab” on our main site.

Once you’ve completed your application and selected your cottage, our leasing team will reach out to you with your next steps! Those steps will include signing your Housing Contract and submitting Guarantor or Self-Qualifying information per our Rental Criteria. Once you have competed your contract, we will screen you and  your Guarantor (if applicable) and contact you with the screening decision! Once you have received your screening decision results, we will notify you of any fees/deposits that are needed.

It’s as easy as that! We make the process simple, so you don’t have to worry about trying to figure it all out. And, if you have any questions, simply email

How Long Is The Contract Agreement?

To best meet the needs of our clientele, we offer 12-month housing contracts. We make the transition period for all of our housing contracts as smooth as possible by offering a housing contract period that runs from August to late July. Our leasing office is happy to provide additional information.

How Many Bedrooms Are In The Apartments?

The Retreat at Tampa offers the most complete luxury student apartments in Tampa, FL, with various different floor plans and bedroom options, including 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms.

How Many Bathrooms Do The Cottages Have?

The Retreat cottages are the most well-equipped furnished student apartments in the area. Each bedroom is complete with its own personal bathroom, and some cottages include an extra half bath.

When Is Rent Due?

To simplify the process, each installment payment is due on the first (1st) of the month and can easily be paid by check at the clubhouse or using the simple and secure Online Pay Housing Contract option. Payments received after 9 a.m. on the fourth (4th) of the month are considered late.

Does My Installment Payment Cover Additional Expenses?

We want to meet all of your needs by providing student apartments near USF, so we include a variety of amenities at no additional charge to you. Your monthly installment payment includes high-speed Internet, cable, pest control, garbage disposal, lawn maintenance, and access to all of The Retreat’s facilities. You won’t find any other apartments for rent in Tampa, FL, that offer more than we do.

How Far Is The University Of South Florida From The Retreat?

The Retreat at Tampa is optimally located, offering student apartments near USF that are literally just minutes away from campus. By car or bike, residents can make it to campus in less than 5 minutes. It just doesn’t get any more convenient!

Are Appliances Included At The Retreat At Tampa?

Each apartment comes standard with all the necessary appliances for your convenience. Appliances include a refrigerator with ice-maker, dishwasher, range/oven, microwave, and full-size washer and dryer.

Are The Student Apartments Furnished?

Because we want you to have it all when you live at The Retreat at Tampa, we offer both furnished and unfurnished cottage options. The complete furniture package that we offer features high-quality living room furniture as well as bedroom furnishings (bed, mattress set, nightstand, desk and chair, and dresser or under-bed storage).

Do Any Of The Cottages Include Porches Or Patios?

You won’t find nicer student apartments near USF. No matter which cottage you choose, you’ll get outdoor living area in the form of a patio or deck (depending on typography). Some cottages also offer front porches.

Is Parking Provided With The Cottages?

At The Retreat at Tampa, we provide free parking for residents; however, spaces are not reserved.

Will I Have Access To High-Speed Internet In My Apartment?

Of course! Each cottage is wired for high-speed Internet and cable, and each of these services is covered in your monthly installment payment.

Can I Have Pets?

Most of our cottages are pet-friendly at The Retreat; however, an additional security deposit and cleaning fee may apply.

What Is The Square Footage Of The Cottages?

Our cottages offer ample space and the most square footage of any Tampa apartments near USF, but each one ranges in size depending on the floorplan. See the floorplan page on our site for more information on square footage and cottage layouts.

What Amenities Can I Find At The Retreat At Tampa?

The Retreat isn’t known for its luxury student apartments in Tampa, FL, for nothing. At the Retreat, we offer the most when it comes to amenities, including one of the most expansive resort-style pools in Tampa, complete with a comfortable resident center, state-of-the-art computer lab, all-encompassing fitness center, tanning beds, beach volleyball, and study lounge.

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