Welcome to Snell Isle
The irresistible, residential dream where relaxed island vibes meet tony privacy luxury homes and private estates
Featuring gently curved residential streets arbored with swaying palm trees and ensconced with a kaleidoscopic array of tropical flora, the idyllic neighborhood of Snell Isle is one of the most exclusive in Saint Petersburg. Well-manicured lawns and staggering waterfront homes lie centered around Snell Isle Boulevard, with Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club and Resort at its heart.
From its inception in the early 1920s, Snell Isle has been developed with luxury in mind. Grandiose Mediterranean architecture and large acreage with waterfront views quickly drew the affluent crowds to this little neighborhood, which has since maintained its air of prestige by remaining entirely residential.
The homes of Snell Island are nothing short of spectacular, and here, buyers can look forward to a wide selection of styles. Timeless Mediterranean estates rest side-by-side with staggering modern mansions designed by top architects and rich with contemporary facets. Many homes offer endless water views — some even have a view from every window of the house — and often, waterfront spaces come with private docking.
What to Love
- Located near Downtown as well as waterfront parks
- Picturesque scenery in a quiet, low-key neighborhood
- Well-manicured streets and homes for an immaculate day-to-day view
Ideally perched on an island-feeling outcrop just minutes from the dynamic energy of Downtown Saint Petersburg, residents of Snell Isle have the distinct benefit of a nature-meets-convenience environment. Though they’re never far from the action, Snell Isle residents might prefer to spend their time on the water, boating through the bays, or exploring the community via the bikeable streets.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Snell Isle might be an entirely residential neighborhood, but that doesn’t mean the locals here go without an abundance of wonderful retail opportunities and dining establishments. Whether it’s making a short trip to 4th North Street and browsing its collection of independent shops and eateries or making a measly 10-minute trek Downtown, a day of retail therapy is easily at your fingertips in Snell Isle.
Bike, walk, or drive your way to Beach Drive, and you’ll encounter premier shopping centers such as Sundial St Pete, a classy outdoor mall whose upscale shops include those such as White House Black Market and Tommy Bahama. This Downtown-gem is loaded with excellent restaurants, too, including the elegant, extravagant Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
Another popular Sundial must-try, Sea Salt, incorporates the delicious complexities of Venetian cuisine into its ocean-focused menu. Here, the plated dishes are as beautiful as they are sustainable, and the restaurant’s dedication to all-organic ingredients means diners can taste the freshness in each bite.
Things to Do
It should come as no surprise that a neighborhood centered around the water would have a thriving yachting community, and the Snell Isle Marina is home to the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club. This illustrious downtown club has been active for over 100 years, regaling members and the neighborhood with events, regattas, races, and wonderful amenities spread across three distinct marinas.
Golf enthusiasts can spend sunny Florida mornings luxuriating in the balmy breezes sweeping across the challenging 18-hole championship course at the Vinoy Golf Course. Enjoyed by casual players and pros alike, this stunning set of fairways also features upscale dining and club events at its Vinoy Golf Club, which includes pool-side service and incredible cocktails.
In addition to excellent outdoor activities, Snell Isle is adjacent to a great number of venues catering to art enthusiasts. From hitting up the AMC Sundial 12 and IMAX for the latest showings to visiting one of the many art galleries such as Vladimir’s Collection or Shapiro’s Gallery, there is something for every taste.
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