Welcome to Snell Isle
An exclusive waterfront paradise along Tampa Bay.
A residential paradise, Snell Isle is known for its luxurious lifestyle, tropical feel, and serene waterfront. Nestled between a golf club and the Bay, Snell Isle is an oasis for residents who want to mix luxury with an active lifestyle. With streets full of gorgeous homes and quick access to decadent amenities, Snell Isle is sure to please.
Before it became the desirable oasis it is today, Snell Isle was an unassuming mangrove swamp. In 1911, development began with the aim of making Snell Isle a stunning waterfront community. The opening of Renaissance Vinoy Golf & Country Club in 1926 and St. Petersburg Woman’s Club in 1928 cemented Snell Isle’s reputation as a luxuriously upscale neighborhood.
Stunning European and Spanish architecture and gorgeous new constructions mingle together on Snell Isle, and the majority of homes are located along the waterfront. Brightwaters Boulevard has stately, luxurious properties with gorgeous views and private docks that jut out into the pristine waters of Tampa Bay, while the other edges of the island wind along Snell Island Harbour, Coffee Pot Bayou, and Smacks Bayou.
What to Love
- Private waterfront views and personal docks
- Gorgeous views of Tampa Bay
- Serene, tropical paradise living
- Exclusive clubs
Snell Isle is close to the Bay and moments away from Downtown St. Pete’s. The neighborhood is perfect for an active day of biking or boating, followed by a luxurious dinner at the Vinoy or one of Historic Old Northeast’s upscale restaurants on the other side of Coffee Pot Bayou. Residents move here for the luxurious pace of life and the many perks and amenities that come with its convenient location.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
It may be a fully residential neighborhood, but Snell Isle has incredible entertainment options close at hand. A five-minute drive to Downtown St. Petersburg gives you access to everything from upscale, waterfront spots to casual eateries close at hand.
Dining at one of The Vinoy
restaurants is a delight any time of day. Whether it’s a leisurely breakfast at the Veranda Cafe or dinner framed by golf course views at the Vinoy Club Grill, diners will find exquisite dishes and relaxing atmospheres. The dining in Downtown is exquisite and varied, giving Snell Isle residents options such as 400 Beach
(seafood), Bacchus Wine Bistro
, and Parkshore Grill
On the streets of Downtown, Snell Island residents will also find upscale boutiques, art galleries, and local markets. Find inspiration and gorgeous statement pieces from local and international artists at any of the dozens of galleries. Enjoy all manner of retail, services, and a movie theater at The Mall at Sundial
. Just steps from the waterfront, this oasis is the perfect place to go for all your shopping needs.
Things to Do
The perks of living on the waterfront is private access to the gorgeous waters of Coffee Pot Bayou. Private docks launch boats out for a day of fun and provide the perfect spot to watch marine life and explore your watery backyard. Cross under Snell Isle Bridge and sail out into Tampa Bay or up the shoreline to Weedon Island Preserve
Bordering the gorgeous residential area of Snell Isle, The Vinoy Golf Club
has one of the most picturesque golf courses in the Tampa Bay area. Across Coffee Pot Bayou, The Vinoy Renaissance
guests and locals alike can enjoy a day at the spa. St. Petersburg Woman’s Club
is a historic organization on Snell Isle that hosts many events and social opportunities for its members.
Snell Isle is served by Pinellas County Schools
, which has one of the highest graduation rates in the state and is home to many nationally recognized arts, music, STEM, and athletic programs.