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Hot Homes: 4 Tampa Bay area homes perfect for entertaining

From a waterfront Italian palace to a French chateau esque escape, we’ve got you covered.


No need to head to a waterfront restaurant for dinner with this Neptune Way gem.

Photo via Tony Sica Photography

It’s finally cool enough for outdoor entertaining, TBAY. Let’s make the most of it.

We’ve rounded up four Tampa + St. Pete homes on the market that will amp up your hosting game with their incredible patios, waterfront views, and state-of-the-art kitchens.

5224 W. Neptune Way, Tampa
5 bed, 8 bath, 10,123 sqft
$14.95 million

This Beach Park home makes “The Bachelor” mansion look sparse. The three-story mansion sits right off a canal and boasts a massive media room, top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, bar and lounge, formal living room, as well as a cascading pool, boat docks + a massive tanning deck.

2020 Brightwaters Blvd. NE, Saint Petersburg
5 bed, 6.5 bath, 9,722 sqft
$13 million

Prepare to be knocked out of the water (seriously, there’s a canal). Located on St. Pete’s beloved Snell Isle, “Bellissimo Palazzo,” which translates to “the beautful palace” in Italian, was designed by a well-known award-winning architect + features marble and solid wood floors, lofty ceilings, luxe appliances, a custom bar area, theater room, billiard room, elevator with chandelier, and pool — with a cabana.


That butcher block would make for an excellent excuse to get into cooking.

Photo via Cynthia Kaszirer, Smith & Associates Real Estate

2934 W. Bayshore Ct., Tampa
3 bed, 4 bath, 2,022 sqft
$1.299 million

Looking for European chateau vibes in the heart of South Tampa? This home is perfect for Nancy Meyers-esque movie nights and dinner parties with its real wood floors, gourmet kitchen with a butcher block island and Wolf stove, bar, and beautiful landscaping.

2030 Coffee Pot Blvd. NE, Saint Petersburg
5 bed, 6 bath, 6,076 sqft
$7.99 million

Located on St. Pete’s highly sought after Coffee Pot Boulevard, this stunning home is the dream spot to host Thanksgiving or holiday gatherings. Imagine cooking the day away in the luxe kitchen (hello, two islands) or relaxing in the wood-beamed + windowed living room.

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