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

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 7,800 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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 NIGHTS or MORE KINDLY ASK ME FOR A DISCOUNT!! I WILL BE HAPPY TO DISCOUNT THE PUBLISHED RATE THAT SHOWS UP ON THIS SITE!!** If you would like to see a 3D view of every room in the house I suggest you visit Wedding Wire dot com. Click on business name and insert Petro Mansion. Click on the 3D tour icon. 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, engagement parties, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, holiday celebrations, private parties, yoga retreats, birthday parties, vow renewals, elopements, engagement parties, receptions 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. There are also water and electrical hookups on the dock.

* GAME ROOM WITH BAR: Game room with pool table, foosball table, electronic dart board and 14' shuffleboard table. A bar (Alcohol not included) with 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 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 3 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, Sea World 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 NIGHTS OR MORE!!**

*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:
March 23, 2018

About Alex Petro

Hello future guests! My wife Katrina and I have been renting out our gorgeous waterfront mansion for 4 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 Saint Petersburg

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.


Saint Petersburg Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All Trash must be removed from the house and all garbage cans must be emptied into the large black garbage cans in the alley. $250 fine
  • If using the weight room please break down your weights and put them where you found them.
  • When smoking outside please place your butts in an ashtray or throw into the water. Please do not dispose in the rock bed.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • 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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7 bedroom / 7 bath Waterfront Mansion 7,800 sq.ft. Saltwater Pool - EVENT VENUE
average rating of 4.985507 based on 69 reviews
Racine, WI US

Spectacular spot for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Based on our pre-visit research we had high expectations for the Mansion. They were exceeded!!!

-The outdoor arrangement made us feel we were on the Mediterranean with large pool, Tampa Bay a few feet away, palm trees and a great gazebo gathering place;

-The indoor set up was made to order for us with a very large/well equipped kitchen and multiple places to "hunker down" eg a media room, etc.; and

-Three separate/different sleeping accommodations for our 3 generation/17 people was made to order.

The Mansion gets RAVE REVIEWS from all 17 of us. You NEED to check it out!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words Neal! We expect to live up to our 5 star rating. We go above and beyond our guests expectations. I am on call 24 hours a day in case something should go wrong. I am happy that your family enjoyed the mansion and St. Petersburg. Alex
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Alex was amazing walking us through the mansion, and every aspect of the property lived up to expectations. Pictures don't do it justice! We'll be back

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Picture speaks for itself AMAZING!!! The Mansion is a Mansion ,17 of us spent a week there and all had our own space but able to be all together as Family for a Wonderful vacation. It is very well kept lots of extra's couldn't ask for more. The Games room was used nightly for pool games and Shuffelboard and morning workouts in the weight room. In the evening we would sit by the pool and watch the dolphins swim by ,the Beautiful sunsets were amazing. We rented a boat and boated downtown to the wharf for lunch ,went to a beach with lovely white sand and lots of sea shells just boating around the inlet was so relaxing, I would recommend this property for all ages we were a family of 17 from 1 to 65 and all of us loved being there It was a" DREAM COME TRUE "a perfect place to spend a Family or Friend Vacation!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, Ne

It had something for everyone

  • 5 of 5

HI I had the pleasure of renting the Petro Mansion from Alex Dec 27-Jan 3. I will say that everything from the first contact of booking until the deposit was returned was a good experience. Alex was available to provide answers to local questions, helped guide us to a better stay and was just in general a good host. We had 18 people and the house was perfect for a large group. We swam, we ate, we kayaked, we fished. Alex also gave us info on where to eat when we wanted to go out, a caterer when we didn't want to cook anymore, and jetski rental when we wanted to go play. The wine celler was a huge hit and the gym/game room/ and upstairs apartment area was a big hit for the kiddos. Great host, great house, great stay.


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  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We were absolutely delighted with our stay. The outdoors space is magnificent! We loved the pool and eating outside was glorious. The seating accommodated the 8 of us in great comfort and style. The views are glorious, complete with jumping fish and graceful dolphins. The kitchen allowed my gourmet husband to create exquisite meals. We had 4 couples and ample room for all to spread out and enjoy the long weekend. Moreover, proximity to food shopping and our reason for being in the area - a sailing race at the St. Pete's Yacht Club - made the stay that much better.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Getaway ! Well worth the Investmant

  • 5 of 5


The only negative experience my group had at PETRO MANSION was that we were only there for 24hrs. We plan to return for a longer stay, later this year. My group (10 ppl) had plenty of room within the house , very spacious, so we didn’t feel cramped at all.


Alex was timely with reply’s when called, texted or emailed. He met us at the house and completed a very thorough walk through.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phillip- I am glad that you and your guests had a fabulous time! Next year we will see you for a longer visit!! 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $2,000

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. If a guest needs to cancel their reservation before 90 days of their arrival a 15% processing fee will be charged for their entire amount of their stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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