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

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs1
Space 7,800 sq ft
Property type estate


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:
22 September, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate around the Saint Petersburg around the Pinellas County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Amazing Mosaic Bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Italian Travertine Shower
    Children's - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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 Enclosure , Located between the game room and the gym
    Guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size master suite, TV, fireplace, panoramic water view
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom with Attached Bathroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has attached luxurious bathroom with walk in shower.
    Upstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Full bedroom with closet
    2nd Guest Ste with 2 Twin Beds, Living Room and Bathroo - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Private children's quarters with attached living room, XBox
    Upstairs Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Huge master suite, TV, fireplace and panoramic water view
    Guest Suite Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom is located in separate wing shares bathroom w bdrm 1
    Guest Suite Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 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 ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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 theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • 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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8 bedroom / 7 bath Waterfront Mansion 7,800 sq.ft. Saltwater Pool - EVENT VENUE
average rating of 4.987013 based on 77 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!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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Relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

I loved the House!!! Best relaxing weekend ever. Everybody on the group were really impressed with the house!!! The views, the Dolphins, small Hamerhead shark nature just gave the perfect touch on this amazing experience! Just a quick note every night it rain really bad but the house give us plenty to do!!! We highly recommended and we will be back in the short future

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrey, I'm sorry that your weather wasn't better but I'm glad that the house offered plenty of things to keep everyone busy and happy!
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Extremely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful property with everything you need! 8 couples can easily stay here with plenty of room. Hope to go back every year!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverview, Florida

Breathtaking home and views! FANTASTIC OWNER!

  • 5 of 5


Thank you so much for making our stay memorable! From start to finish, Alex went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and felt right at home. The home is beyond beautiful! Also very clean and well-maintained!

Hope to see you again soon!


  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jaime for taking the time to write a review. It will help with our future guests. I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed our mansion! Alex
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We loved our time here!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to St. Petersburg for a family wedding and needed a space that would accommodate our family. The ages were 1 year to 92. There were 17 of us and everyone had a comfortable bed to sleep in. We particularly enjoyed the patios, dock and pool. We were pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was. The sunrises were spectacular and I would happily recommend the Petro Waterfront Mansion. Thank you Alex.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathi, Thank you for taking the time to write a pleasant review. I am sure that it will help our future guests in their decision to stay with us. Alex
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Great family vacation at the Petro Mansion!

  • 5 of 5

We were a large family of 21 people and we stayed for 8 days in April. 13 adults and 8 children, between the ages of 2-11. We had a fantastic family vacation and I will highlight a few items below.

* Contact w/ owner - Alex was great with his communication pre-stay and then when on property. He was quick to respond and did a thorough walk through upon arrival. He was also flexible on the arrival time which was very helpful. 5 stars on Alex.

* The House - I don't even remember how many rooms there were but I do know everyone was happy with where the ended up and there is a great area for the kids to be off on their own and have plenty of room. The kitchen is very big with plenty of room to cook. 2 sets of wash and dryers, plenty of bathrooms throughout the house. The game room was terrific; pool, foosball, and shuffleboard. Kids owned it the first few nights and then the adults took over the last couple of nights. Gym was fine, it's not going to be as luxurious as the Four Seasons but has everything you need for a good workout. There were 4/5 people in our group who are in very good shape and exercise hard on a regular basis. No complaints and everyone got what they needed from the gym. 5 stars on the house.

Outside & Pool - The outside area is spectacular and is what makes the property special. Great views of the water and sunrise each morning, plenty of outdoor seating and great ambiance in the evening. The kids loved the pool and there was plenty of room for adults and children to relax. We saw dolphins almost every day. Used the kayaks and paddle boards almost every day and the kids caught a bunch of fish off the dock. It was so great the majority of the group rarely left the property. 5 stars on the pool and outdoor area.

Location - The home is about 2 miles from downtown St. Petersburg which is very convenient. The neighborhood is ok but you are a couple miles from the city and not in a resort area. You will need to expect to drive to a beach if that is what you are looking to do. Again, we loved the pool and views of the water so we rarely left, even for dinner. We usually cooked out, ordered takeout, or the families took turns in the kitchen. If you are looking for a getaway beach day I would suggest Treasure Island. Very nice beach and about a 25 minute drive. There are closer beaches but that is where we ended up a couple days.

Great owner, home, and the outdoor space is as good as it gets. 5 stars!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Scott for a detailed review of the mansion. I know that your review alone will help future guests in making their decision to stay with us!! I am also happy that your family had a wonderful time. I am sure that there were a lot of pool table matches, Foosball games and shuffleboard tournaments. You are welcome back anytime. I give you a 5 star rating!!
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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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £263.76
Pet Fee £150.72
Property Damage Insurance £74.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,507.2

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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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