693 Ponce De Leon Drive, TIERRA VERDE, FL


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About 693 Ponce De Leon Drive

Welcome to one of the most unique and beautiful properties on the island paradise of Tierra Verde. 

Among this property’s most outstanding features is its location on Tierra Verde's Grand Canal, widely considered to be the premier boating water on the Gulf Coast. This extra wide canal was designed by the army corps of engineers to host yachts of almost any size on deep, protected water. The canal provides quick access to the Gulf of Mexico at one end, with no bridges, so you are out in the open water after leaving your dock in just moments, and at the other end of the canal, you'll find a vibrant resort marina, offering fuel, sundries, restaurants, hotel, swimming pool, and more. The Grand Canal truly is a boater’s paradise.

The home is situated on a secluded lot with exquisite tropical landscaping, featuring countless flowering trees and plants, palms, fruit trees, winding pathways, and an expansive lawn. It’s one of the finest landscapes on the island, like having Sunken Gardens in your own backyard.

Set back slightly from the waterfront, the home was designed to provide privacy for its residents, who can enjoy the fabulous resort-like yard or lounge by the pool, completely out of sight from the other Grand Canal residents and boaters passing by, yet, from the main entertaining and living areas, you get to enjoy water views through a tropical canopy. 

The home boasts the most coveted interior layout, a split floor plan, all on a single level, offering 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, plus a sizable and gorgeous office, all within almost 4000 sqft of living space. The contemporary, open ambiance is at once sophisticated and relaxing. Upon entering the home, visitor after visitor immediately comments on what a great feeling the home has. We did when we first viewed the home, and you will at your private viewing, as well.

The central spaces of the home are spacious and bright, with high ceilings and tons of glass. The living room, family room, kitchen, and primary bedroom all open onto the pool and spa with its sprawling travertine pool deck and variety of protected outdoor gathering areas.

The chef’s kitchen features top-end appliances such as a Miele convection steam oven, Thermador induction cooktop, built-in Subzero refrigerator, and so much more. The quartzite and lighted glass countertops are timeless and elegant, with a custom design that lends equally to elevated everyday living and gracious entertaining. The kitchen also features a separate wet bar and tons of storage, and the large, walk-in butler’s pantry rounds out the kitchen’s sense of luxury and day-to-day practicality.

The primary bedroom is immensely spacious and bright, continuing the fine details found throughout the home, like high ceilings, crown molding, and plantation shutters.

The primary bath is stunning and sumptuous, with dual raised vanities, two very spacious walk-in closets, a giant soaking tub, and a drop-dead gorgeous walk-in shower. 

The home offers three more bedrooms in addition to the primary, one of which has its own en suite bath, and one of which features a cork floor, extra refrigerator, center island, and large closet, perfect for use as a luxury dressing area or craft room, or easily redress as a simple 4th sleeping room or second office.

Besides the beauty and elegance of its interior, this home has some vital and valuable features that set it apart from almost every other home. The new roof was installed along with an integrated solar system, fully owned, that reduces power bills to less than zero, and the home is also fully hurricane protected, with electronic hurricane shutters over every opening, and superior wind mitigation for extreme peace of mind. The home also offers various mobility assistance features, including a lift in the garage, to carry a chair or just groceries up from the garage level to the main living level, ramped access between the pool deck and the main living level, a swing for spa access, and roll-in access to the luxurious primary shower.

The newly refurbished dock features two slips, each with its own lift, one rated at 10,000 pounds and the other at 13,000 pounds. The dock is also the perfect place from which to launch Kayaks to explore the Grand Canal and surrounding waterways, and two Hurricane kayaks are included with the purchase of the home. The gorgeous Gorbon 295 Hinkley Style Picnic Yacht may be available for purchase, as well.

Besides the supreme boating water of the Grand Canal, the island of Tierra Verde offers its residents a lifestyle that no other local area can match. With an outstanding collection of restaurants and services right here on the island, you won’t find it necessary to travel far, but when you do, the island’s connection to the Pinellas Bayway means that the vibrancy of downtown St. Petersburg, with its museums, entertainment, restaurants, and nightlife, is about 10 minutes away, and you’ve got quick access to multiple international airports, including TPA, PIE, and SPG, so whether you’re flying private or commercial, the world is at your fingertips.

Tierra Verde is also the gateway to Ft. DeSoto, with its miles of pristine white sand beaches, hiking/biking/blading trails, and some of the best kayaking you’ll ever encounter. In the other direction you’ll find Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club, offering 1st-class golf, tennis, boating, fitness, and social activities, and just beyond that the string of gulf beaches that perennially win awards for being among the greatest in the world.

This home is genuinely special, and it’s awaiting its next owner. Let that be you, by taking the first step and calling your Realtor for a private viewing today.


Features of 693 Ponce De Leon Drive

MLS® # U8206807
Price $2,950,000
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4.00
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Square Footage 3,722
Acres 0.49
Year Built 1996
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Contemporary
Status Pending

Community Information

Address 693 Ponce De Leon Drive
Area St Pete/Tierra Verde
County Pinellas
State FL
Zip Code 33715


Amenities Tennis Court(s)
Parking Circular Driveway, Off Street
# of Garages 3
View Water
Is Waterfront Yes
Waterfront Canal - Saltwater
Has Pool Yes


Interior Features Accessibility Features, Built-in Features, Crown Molding, Eat-in Kitchen, High Ceilings, Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Master Bedroom Main Floor, Open Floorplan, Solid Surface Counters, Thermostat, Walk-In Closet(s), Wet Bar, Window Treatments
Appliances Built-In Oven, Convection Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Filtration System, Water Softener
Heating Central, Solar
Cooling Central Air
Fireplace No
# of Stories 1


Exterior Features French Doors, Outdoor Shower, Sliding Doors
Roof Shingle
Foundation Slab

Additional Information

Date Listed July 14th, 2023
Days on Market 138
Zoning R-2
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

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