Former Penthouse of Tampa Bay Rays’ Original Owner, Vince Naimoli Enters Market

A piece of sports history has entered the market for $2,190,000. Located at 4981 Bacopa Lane S #801 in Bacopa Bay, the penthouse is the former residence of Vince Naimoli, the original owner of the Tampa Bay Rays franchise. The waterfront home is marketed exclusively by Roger Hogan of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Beaches of Pinellas office. The listing details may be viewed here.

This penthouse offers unparalleled panoramic views of Boca Ciega Bay from every room and balcony. Boasting over 3,000 square feet of living space, the 4-bedroom, 3-bath residence features high-end construction and meticulous attention to detail.

The property includes a private 600-square-foot entry to the grand foyer. With only one unit on the 8th-floor landing, residents can enjoy tranquil privacy in this gated community.

The interior features 10-foot ceilings, travertine and carpeted flooring, plantation shutters, electric storm shutters on all openings, custom cabinetry, crown molding, and indirect lighting. The spacious open kitchen is equipped with granite countertops, a breakfast bar, a center island, and ample closet and pantry space.

Residents of Bacopa Bay Condo enjoy resort-style amenities such as tennis courts, two pools, fitness center, clubhouse, and lagoon with a waterfall, all nestled within tropical landscaped grounds.

Naimoli, a visionary sports entrepreneur, secured the expansion franchise for the Tampa Bay area in 1995 and played a pivotal role in establishing the team’s legacy. After his tenure as managing partner concluded in 2005, Naimoli continued to be an influential figure until his passing in 2019.


“I’m honored to present this extraordinary listing. Conveniently located close to the beaches and downtown, this waterfront penthouse epitomizes luxury living, offering breathtaking views and unparalleled amenities in one of Florida’s most sought-after communities.”

  • Roger Hogan, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,400 sales professionals in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage was founded by The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964, and is proudly associated with Peerage Realty Partners. For more information, visit