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Apartments In Tampa Near USF

The Retreat at USF offers Craftsman-style cottages with modern features and luxury amenities that you won't find in other Tampa apartments. The Retreat provides students with a community neighborhood, featuring expansive green space and plenty to do. Visit The Retreat in Tampa to see why more students prefer our luxurious off campus student apartments near USF.

Individual Housing Contracts

The Retreat offers per-bed housing contracts, so you have added peace of mind knowing that your student and you are only responsible for their housing contract agreement.

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High-Quality Construction

The Retreat cottages are built with your student’s lifestyle in mind, offering private bedroom and bath suites, spacious closets, full-sized appliances, and washers and dryers. Cottages are also built with brick and Hardiplank® exteriors to ensure your student will live comfortably. Plus, our superior insulation provides both privacy and energy conservation, keeping the bills and the noise under control.

Unparalleled Amenities

At The Retreat, not only are you just steps from USF, but you also have access to our amazing amenities, including a 24-hour fitness gym, on-site tanning, community grilling stations, and premium cabana area. Whether you want to relax in the spacious Clubhouse or stretch your legs on the outdoor volleyball court, you'll never run out of on-site entertainment options.

Range Of Prices & Floor Plans

Depending on living arrangement needs and budget, The Retreat offers eleven different floorplans, consisting of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom homes.

Peace Of Mind

For your peace of mind and additional comfort, we offer the following features:

  • Controlled community access, privacy fences, and security cameras
  • Security systems included in all homes (monitoring not included)
  • Saflok® key system for added access control

Student-Focused Environment

The Retreat is comprised of cottages that were built with University of South Florida students in mind.  The Retreat features private cottages with no shared walls so you don't have to worry about noisy neighbors. And with our Clubhouse, fully-equipped computer lounge, and study rooms, there's plenty of room for group projects or private studying. We offer high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi so you can stay connected.


The Retreat is Tampa's most pet-friendly community, with ample green spaces, pet stations and cottage designs that ensure those without pets won’t be disturbed. We’re sure your student’s pet will love living at The Retreat just as much as your student does.

Optional Furniture Package

Many residents prefer to bring their own furniture, but to make living at The Retreat as easy as possible for those who don’t, The Retreat offers an optional furniture package. Please see one of our agents for details.

Roommate Matching

For students who are new to the Tampa area, The Retreat can assist and coordinate in matching potential roommates with similar interests and needs.

Saflok® Systems

Every residence at The Retreat is outfitted with the Saflok® System to ensure ultimate privacy and security. This system prevents key duplication, provides a record log of its use and allows any maintenance keys to work only during designated times.

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