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7 bedroom / 7 bath Waterfront Mansion 7,800 sq.ft. Saltwater Pool - EVENT VENUE

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type estate


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About the property

Amazing luxury private estate has breathtaking views of intercoastal water ways

The Petro Waterfront Mansion is the largest waterfront home in St. Petersburg that allows private events of all kinds.** IF YOUR EVENT OR STAY REQUIRES 7 OR MORE NIGHTS KINDLY ASK ME FOR A DISCOUNT!! I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCOUNT THE PUBLISHED RATE THAT SHOWS UP ON THIS SITE!!** This elegant and sophisticated 7,800 square foot custom home has 180 feet of breathtaking views of the bay and provides ample space for events. *** Please email me first to discuss the additional fee for events, weddings, parties Etc.***

The interior of the home has been professionally designed with contemporary furniture, and hosts an intimate atmosphere with a spectacular outdoor pool deck and tropical atmosphere.

This stunning event venue boasts a perfect space for; Weddings, family reunions, corporate events, cocktail parties, wine tastings, engagement parties, filming projects, photo shoots, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, holiday celebrations, private parties, high school reunions, yoga retreats, birthday parties, vow renewals, engagement parties, mitzvahs, fundraisers, trade shows, gospel conductors receptions, networking events, nonprofit events, charity events or any other event that you can imagine.


* 44,000 GALLON SOLAR HEATED SALTWATER POOL with tropical beach entranceway.

* WATERFRONT SUNDECK is fully furnished with an 8 seating iron dining set, 4 sun loungers, umbrellas, light up palm trees and stereo with outdoor speakers.

* COVERED OUTDOOR GAZEBO which features covered full patio furniture under the 18 X 20 gazebo. Ceiling fans and dimmable lighting set the ambiance.

* GOURMET CHEF'S KITCHEN is 500 square feet with Italian granite countertops. The stainless steel appliances include a built-in commercial sub zero refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, separate ice maker and 6-burner/double oven Bertazzoni gas range with griddle. There is a bathroom located off of the kitchen that is perfect for event staff.

* MAJESTIC DINING ROOM with a highly polished contemporary wood table that will accommodate 8 guests.

* PRIVATE BOAT DOCK which includes a 10,000 lb. boat lift, a 16,000 lb boat lift and wave runner lift. There are also water and electrical hookups on the dock.

* GAME ROOM WITH BAR: Game room with pool table, foosball table, electronic dart board which hosts a bar (Alcohol not included) with icemaker and mini-refrigerator.

* FITNESS CENTER: In addition, there is a complete workout facility including a precision Smith machine, dumbbells up to 100 lbs, a stationary bike and elliptical stepper.

* 3 FIREPLACES: There is a large fireplace in living room, gas fireplace in upstairs master bedroom and gas fireplace located in the downstairs master bedroom. (Turned off for safety reasons)

* 1,000 BOTTLE WINE CELLAR with humidor (Wine not included).

* OUTDOOR GRILL: There is a large gas barbeque grill poolside.

* 6 FLAT SCREENED TV'S throughout with Netflix.

* FREE WIFI throughout the estate with printer and large stand up touch screen computer, X-Box, DVD Blu ray player.

* KAYAK AND PADDLEBOARDS: Explore the waterways around St. Petersburg on a kayak or paddleboard. There are 2 single kayaks, 1 double kayak and 2 stand up paddle boards that are available for an additional fee. We also have fishing poles and tackle so you can fish right off the dock.

* 2 SETS OF WASHER/DRYERS: The estate comes equipped with 2 sets of high efficiency front load washing machines and dryers.

* HOUSEWARES: Comes with basic housewares, cooking supplies and 2 coffee makers.

* EXTRAS: Filtered water cooler, spices, condiments, coffee and coffee supplies. Hallway closet stores extra sheet sets, pillows, comforters, towels and 5 blow-dryers.

* ADA BATHROOM is located at the pool level.

The mansion is a mere 3-8 miles to the best beaches in the world-St. Pete. It is less than 2 miles from the heart of downtown St. Pete which has many restaurants, lounges, night clubs, shops and museums. Disney World, SeaWorld and many other attractions are located in Orlando just one and a half hours away. Tampa airport is a 45 minute drive. **SO IF YOU HAVE READ MY ENTIRE DESCRIPTION YOU KNOW TO PERSONALLY ASK ME FOR A DISCOUNT FROM THE PUBLISHED RATE OF THIS SITE IF YOU PLAN TO STAY 7 OR MORE NIGHTS!!**

*Waterfront Weddings

* High School Graduation/ Reunion Parties

*Private Events

* Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties

***Contact us so we can tell you more about our gorgeous modern waterfront estate and explain the additional fees for the use of the property for weddings, parties, events, Etc.***

More Details

Alex Petro
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Alex Petro

Hello future guests! My wife Katrina and I have been renting out our gorgeous waterfront mansion for 3 years. We have had many weddings and birthday bashes that have brought great memories to our guests and their friends. We strive on making your event and stay as perfect as possible. I am on call 24 hours a day if anything is needed. We have a 5 star rating on VRBO and Tripadvisor. Please check out our reviews to see what our past guests have said about us. We hope you choose our estate and we promise to make your stay magical!

Alex Petro purchased this estate in 2002

Why Alex Petro chose St Petersburg Area

This modern waterfront estate is fully furnished with a top of the line kitchen with event staff bathroom to host elaborate events.

The outside sundeck has plenty of room for weddings, parties and events of all kinds. We are situated only 2 miles from downtown St Pete where all the restaurants, museums, rooftop lounges and shopping are. The beaches are a short 8-10 minute drive.

What makes this estate unique

Some of our guests have even had the pool covered in acrylic plastic and created a dance floor over the beaming blue LED light. Luxury, waterfront estate on the edge of downtown St. Petersburg ready for any event venue you can think of. We allow the event planners to choose their own caterers, bartenders, serving staff, DJ ETC.


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(45 traveler reviews)

7 bedroom / 7 bath Waterfront Mansion 7,800 sq.ft. Saltwater Pool - EVENT VENUE
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had 13 people meet up here for a weekend hangout for our buddy who is getting married in April. Coming from all over the country, it was so nice to find a place that could fit us all under one roof, let alone be an extraordinary home! It had everything we could desire: pool, outdoor patio, pool table, fully stocked bar and wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, and enough bedrooms for most everyone to get their own room. Our original plan was to use the home as a meeting point and then hang out in downtown St. Pete that Saturday, but we ended up spending a majority of our time at the house considering it had everything we needed to enjoy our short time in Florida. Alex met us right on time to give us the keys and show us around the property, which took an hour or two to learn the layout due to the largeness of the home. Checkout was simple and easy as he has an amazing cleaning team that takes care of the rest after you leave. It truly made our buddy's weekend, and he was grinning ear-to-ear as this was all a surprise for him. Thank you again Alex for making this possible!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

18 of our family members (ages 16- 73) came for the BCS National Championship between Clemson and Alabama. (And, yes, CLEMSON won!) This house was perfect. Alex greeted us and gave us a tour to familiarize us with the entire place. The house is unbelievably well stocked, and Alex even has an honor system in case you run out of wine or liquor! Although it was cold when we arrived, we were able to enjoy the fantastic outdoor space around the pool. Everyone enjoyed the game room, and some even used the exercise room! The only suggestions I would have are to post a better floor plan online, and to locate the bathrooms in relation to the bedrooms. The upstairs Master does need curtains to block out the sun in the morning. However, these things are minor in comparison to all the major pluses of this absolutely fantastic vacation house. Thanks, Alex, for enabling us to have such a perfect place for our stay in Tampa. Our only regret was that we could not stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well congratulations on your team winning!!! I also appreciate input from my guests because I am always improving the mansion. I will now start my hunt for some stylish drapes for the upstairs master. I will also try to work out a better floor plan map to guide my guests through my house. Thank you for choosing Petro Mansion. Alex
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Grandma Jo

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation for 10 adults & 11 grandkids ages 2-17. The Mansion had so much room that the kids had lots of fun playing hide & seek. The only misses were the mattresses weren't real comfortable & all the bedroom windows could use drapes for night lights & AM sunrise. But the Hits truly outweigh the misses: Dolphins, Sunrises, Sunsets, Game & Weight Rooms, Ice & Water Machine, We used 2 Massage Therapists who came to the Mansion recommended by you for 10 of us (Fantastic), Gas Grill, Large Fridge, Xbox especially for 30 years old dads, Fishing (we did replace 3 of your rod & reels with newer ones & that might be why we caught a stingray & puffer), & so many more hits but my favorite was gathering outside every night away from the cold Nebraska weather with our 4 adult kids & their spouses to visit, laugh, sing & even dance if that's what you want to call it. I told our family this is most likely the last total family vacation we take them on since grandkids are will be starting to move on but thanks so much Alex for sharing your Mansion to create Great Memories. What a way to celebrate our 45th anniversary & to start my husband's retirement. You truly are an accommodating Host. Thanks Again!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Grandma Joe, I am glad that you and your family had a wonderful time. The only room in the mansion without full drapes is the upstairs master and it was designed that way. We want the gorgeous sunrise to wake us up in the morning so we can go swim or fish. The early bird gets the worm. I am sorry if you felt your mattress was not comfortable. We use high end name brand memory foam mattresses which usually give everyone a great nights rest!
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Winter Wonderland Vacation on Waterfront St. Pete

  • 5 of 5

We invited our extended family to spend Christmas together this year at The Petro Mansion, hoping that the house looked as good in person as it did online. The house is just as beautiful, if not more so, in person! Alex had the house beautifully decorated for Christmas inside and out with a Christmas Tree, Mantel Decor, Festive Outside Lighting in front and back, all on timers! We had 14 people spending the night including 3 college kids, 3 teenagers, 3 separate families, a dog, and a lot of personalities. It was the perfect setting for all of us to enjoy the holiday together without being on top of one another. The separate suite was wonderful for all the teens. They had their privacy and could stay up as late as they wanted without bothering the rest of us. Our favorite part was the back yard patio area. We enjoyed looking out over the pool into the bay for sunrise and coffee in the mornings, and sunsets and cocktails at night. We could go kayaking, swimming, lounging by the pool, play pool, and work out all to our favorite tunes through the music system. We rented a pontoon boat one day and they delivered the boat right to our dock and picked it back up when we were done. We didn't go out to eat once because we took turns cooking in the gourmet kitchen and enjoyed eating outside with our first class view of the bay with lighted palm trees. The kitchen came with most condiments already in the fridge and spices too so we didn't have to drag all of that with us! We had the upstairs kitchen to use on Christmas Day when we had 20 people for dinner. There was a liquor bar and wine room if you ran out of anything all set up on the honor system. They really thought of everything. Alex was very attentive and answered any texts/calls we had quickly, but he also walks you through how to use everything like the tvs, boat dock, radio system, weight room, and air conditioning so you are not wasting your whole time trying to figure it all out.y will go back! Thanks Alex for making our Christmas 2016 a wonderful Experience!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, Thank you for your kind words. It is always a pleasure meeting wonderful families like yours. I am delighted that you had a wonderful and special Christmas at our mansion. Please keep us in mind for your future Christmas. I will give you a great discount for returning guests, Alex
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Beautiful setting, accommodating hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here started off with timely and helpful communication with the friendly and flexible host. Upon arrival, our accommodations were ready early, clean, and came with many extra perks such as an honor system bar and wine cellar. While some of us appreciated the gym for an early morning workout while observing the sunrise, we all enjoyed relaxing aside the waterfront scenery beneath light-strung palm trees and also appreciated the comforts of the salt water pool. The back yard section of the property was the highlight for those of us who needed some warmth and sunshine during the winter! There is so much room here, though, that multiple families would find this a perfect place for having some privacy in bedrooms for both adults and kids as well as multiple kitchens (there are 2). Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara, I was glad that I was able to get you into the mansion early so you could start your vacation. Thank you for choosing Petro Mansion for your accommodations. Alex
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Family Celebration/Birthday and College Acceptance

  • 5 of 5

First and foremost a Huge Thank you to Alex for allowing our family stay in his Amazing home in St Pete!! We had the best time here with 2 of our daughters. One who serves in the USAF and her birthday and another who was just accepted into USFSP for Environmental Science and minor Marine. We couldnt have been more lucky to share our family time here. We made so many more memories, the home had everything we needed and more!! We sat poolside everynight singing, playing guitar, laughing, swimming and our meals. The home was exceptionally clean, and fresh. We loved the home, all the amenities, everything u could need possible was provided. I recommend this home to everyone, you will not be disappointed at all!! Again, thank you Alex, 5 stars all the way!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you were pleased with the accommodations. During Christmas time we like to decorated the mansion to make it festive and romantic. We hope to see you again. Alex
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
St. Petersburg / Clearwater International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Chattaway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Spa Beach located by The Pier
Car: not necessary

The Petro Waterfront Mansion is located on the outskirts of downtown St. Petersburg in an eclectic, diverse, urban neighborhood and biking distance to all downtown St. Petersburg has to offer. The property is private and secluded, located at the end of a cul-de-sac with one neighbor to the right and an open park to the left. The estate has panoramic water views from most rooms. We allow weddings, receptions, parties and all kinds of events. There is a separate charge for these. Please inquire for a quote.

BEACH DRIVE AND DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT is only 3 miles away and anchors downtown shopping, dining and entertainment districts that include outdoor cafes and restaurants, world class museums and a dazzling array of shops, galleries, businesses, hotels and bed & breakfasts that line the city’s pedestrian-friendly streets. A continuous string of green parks winds along the seven-mile waterfront that is home to many special events and festivals each year.

THE SPA BEACH is only 3 miles away. St. Petersburg has two public beaches along its breathtaking waterfront. Spa Beach and North Shore Beach offer white sandy beaches on the shores of Tampa Bay. Spa Beach, located at the base of the St. Petersburg Pier, beach visitors can relax in the sun or rent paddle boats, jet skis and other watercrafts. It's also home to special events, such as the annual St. Anthony's Triathlon. Nearby, North Shore Beach includes a playground, an Olympic-caliber year round swimming pool, tennis courts and a beautiful palm arboretum for beachside picnics and afternoon strolls. St. Pete's main beaches are ranked #2 in the nation for 2015 via CNN.


Tastes to satisfy every palate can be found throughout Downtown St. Petersburg's Restaurants. Whether you seek a romantic dinner for two, a memorable fine dining experience, St Petersburg nightlife, or fun for the family, it's all found Downtown.


From the world-class Salvador Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection, to smaller galleries featuring local artisans, art and culture are alive in downtown. Take a stroll or ride the trolley during Art Walk on the 2nd Saturday of each month between 5:00-8:30pm. Discover the energy of Downtown St Petersburg Museums, and vibrant art scene.

THE SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM is located 2 miles away and is between Albert Whitted Park and Mahaffey Theatre at One Dalí Blvd, giving the museum a breathtaking view of the Bay. Known as “The Glass Enigma,” this magnificent architectural structure was built primarily to better protect the collection from possible storm damage but, is also a work of art itself. Experience the world's most comprehensive collection of Salvador Dalí's magnificent works of art, the award-winning building, stunning gardens, and authentic tastes of Spain at Café Gala.

TROPICANA BASEBALL STADIUM is home to The Rays and is located 2 miles away. 1.1 million square feet include unique design features and fan amenities found nowhere else in the Major Leagues. The baseball season is now in full swing! Check their website to purchase tickets.

THE SUNDIAL is 3 miles away and is a one-block upscale restaurant and retail entertainment center that includes a Muvico Theater complex. Ruth Chris Steakhouse is located here. Located in the 100 block of Second Ave. N., just a block off Beach Drive.

THE DON CESAR RESORT AND BEACH is located 8 miles away on St. Petersburg Beach. Known as Florida's 'Pink Palace,' the Loews Don CeSar Hotel, facing the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico, was built in 1928 to resemble a Mediterranean-style castle. Born in the Great Gatsby era as a playground for the rich and famous, the iconic “Pink Palace” has been revitalized and refreshed within, ensuring a future as rich and storied as its history.

LOCAL EVENTS in downtown St. Petersburg include the Saturday morning market (Oct - May) that host fresh and organic groceries, custom jewelry, live music, food vendors in a fun artsy environment. On the first Friday of every month, the heart of downtown becomes St. Pete’s biggest block party. First Friday St. Pete is a showcase for the great bands, great drinks, and great food that make us Florida’s most exciting city.

USF and Stetson Law school are also close neighbors.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Pet Fee $200
House Cleaning (Exit) $350
Tax Rate 13.0%

In order for your reservation to be locked in we must receive your deposit, a signed copy of the contract and a copy of your driver's license.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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St Petersburg Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Amazing Mosaic Bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - toilet , shower , Italian Travertine Shower
    Children's - toilet , shower , Slate walls and floors cover this bathroom
    Kitchen/public use - toilet , This half bath houses a set of front load washer/dryer
    Game Room/Gym - toilet , shower , Located between the game room and the gym
    Guest - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Contemporary Glass Vanity - with sleeper sofa couch
  • There are 7 bathrooms located on various floors of the mansion. Some are ADA approved.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Downstairs Master Suite - 1 king , King size master suite, TV, fireplace, panoramic water view
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Attached Bathroom - 1 queen , Has attached luxurious bathroom with walk in shower.
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Full bedroom with closet
    2nd Guest Ste with 2 Twin Beds, Living Room and Bathroo - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Private children's quarters with attached living room, XBox
    Upstairs Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Huge master suite, TV, fireplace and panoramic water view
    Guest Suite Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom is located in separate wing shares bathroom w bdrm 1
    Guest Suite Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom is located in separate wing shares bath with bdrm 2
  • KING SIZE DOWNSTAIRS MASTER SUITE WITH HUGE ATTACHED BATHROOM is covered in Italian travertine and has a separate sitting area. The 800 square foot suite overlooks the pool and the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay. There is a gas fireplace, flat screen TV with Blu Ray player and Netflix for your viewing pleasure. The bathroom has a massive custom mosaic glass shower with 2 shower heads, double copper sink vanity, 2 walk in closets, a separate make-up area with double mirrors - perfect for bride's. HUGE UPSTAIRS MASTER SUITE hosts spectacular panoramic waterfront view with 800 square feet which includes a gas fireplace, spacious closet and sitting area with couch and coffee table. GUEST SUITE has a private entrance and is secluded from the main house. The guest suite has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room and kitchen. 2nd GUEST SUITE has a bedroom with 2 twin beds, bathroom and private living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen has all the cooking utensils needed, silverware, plates, crock pot, blender, toaster, spices and condiments.

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