Stately tropical elegance awaits you. Nestled on the western point of gated Pelican Island in a quiet cul-de-sac, you look westward at sparkling Tampa Bay and a conservation area. With 164 feet of water frontage, two concrete boat docks and a boat lift, you will soon be cruising to St. Pete, downtown Tampa or out to the Gulf of Mexico. Inside this brick beauty, 20' ceilings and extra large rooms will give you the space and flexibility that 8,446 s.f. provides. You'll savor the library you always wanted, complete with a gas fireplace, antique bookshelves from the late 1700s and custom woodwork which soars 20' high. The kitchen is every chef's delight with a cold storage pantry, Viking 6-burner stove with a griddle and 2 ovens, plus warming and steaming ovens, ice maker, custom cabinetry and a water view. The family room is extra-large and has two levels of windows and a wood-burning fireplace. Cherish your own 3500+ bottle wine cellar. Amazing and functional, the red riverrock gravel floor and custom shelving is every connoisseur's dream. The living areas all overlook the pool, heated spa and sprawling patios. There is a full pool bath and outdoor grill which is ideal for pool parties. The master suite is conveniently located downstairs with a romantic fireplace, while all four guest bedrooms, with ensuite baths, are upstairs. All of the guest rooms are oversized, have balcony access, water views and feature walk-in closets. The window seats overlook the water, provide storage and beautiful spots for daydreaming. There is also a large game room upstairs which can be used as a playroom, billiard room or additional bedroom (walk-in closet but no bath). There is a reading nook overlooking the library as well as an art nook for your creative side. This home is only five minutes from Berkeley Prepatory School and 10 minutes to Tampa International Airport. You will marvel at the dolphins and manatees swimming by, and the bird life is quite remarkable. With too many features to mention, you will feel well prepared with hurricane shutters and a generator which can power the house for days. The 50+ year tile roof, imported from Spain, is only 15 years old, one of the three a/c zones is new; two are newer, the spa heater and one of the two hot water tanks is less than a year new, the outdoor grill is brand new, too. When you are not boating or enjoying your pool, Rocky Point Golf Course is across the street from Pelican Island and the Courtney Campbell Biking/Walking Trail across Tampa Bay can be accessed from Skyway Park about a quarter of a mile from this home. There is a playground, ball fields and tennis courts there too. Call for a private tour of this unforgettable Tampa Bay home.