Welcome to magical "Mistic Point", a gated and private OPEN BAY oasis featuring incredible views of Hillsboro Bay spilling out to the Gulf of Mexico beyond. Gaze at the abundant bird species, dolphin and fish life, passing sailboats & cruise ships and ever-changing colors along this craggy coastline in Ballast Point. The estate like residence is tucked along a tropical peninsula, once home to renowned author Michael Connelly. A 7 bedroom and 7.5 bath stunning low country residence stands amidst sleepy Grand oaks with unparalled vistas from most rooms. The home affords endless possibilities with its 5715 square footage plus 4 covered porches. Perfectly designed for blended families, in laws, aging parents, live in nanny or home offices, the flow offers a variety of options from the assorted downstairs living areas, library or recording room, dining room, chefÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eat-in kitchen, gym and guest house. There are beautiful lighted and landscaped grounds, a fabulous PIER jutting out beyond where paddle boarding or kayaking, fishing or sunning will fill your days. Take a virtual showing through this one of a kind treasure from the attached 3D tour (use arrows on keyboard), marvel at the exceptional features, grill a steak outdoors & end the evening in the tucked away hot tub. The possibilities are endless. Best priced open bay in Tampa and convenient to downtown Tampa or St. Pete, airport and Bayshore's 5 mile waterfront sidewalk. This one won't last!!!!