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Apartments In Tampa Near USF

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

Individual Housing Contracts

The Retreat at Tampa 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 at Tampa 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 at Tampa, 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 at Tampa 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
  • Saflok® key system for added access control

Student-Focused Environment

The Retreat at Tampa is comprised of cottages that were built with University of South Florida students in mind.  The Retreat at Tampa 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 at Tampa is a 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 at Tampa just as much as your student does.

Customized Furniture Package

Our furnished apartments near USF offer students every comfort of home. With beds, dressers, couches, a TV, and a dining set, our furniture packages have every piece your student requires.

Saflok® Systems

Every residence at The Retreat at Tampa 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.

Roommate Matching Via RoomSync

Are you looking for more control over how you are matched with roommates? Through the RoomSync app, residents are empowered to choose roommates and build a sense of community using lifestyle habits such as cleanliness levels, studying habits, sleep cycles, and more. RoomSync offers an experience that supports a diverse and inclusive matching community through gender-inclusive tools. Furthermore, the app recognizes the importance of living criteria like service and emotional support animals and factors this into the matching process.

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