Community Features and Infrastructure - Living in Belize
Paradise Has Found Corozal at Sunset Villas! - It should be no surprise that people love to live near water; it’s the essential substance of life after all, plus seventy percent of the Earth is covered in the stuff so it’s hard to avoid.
If sitting on the dock of the bay, is your idea of a relaxed carefree existence, you can do just that on this property’s twenty-foot pier that juts out into the blue, river-fed lagoon just a short boat ride from Mexican shopping destinations. A boat-ramp allows launching and haul-out of your vessel. Sited on a solid acre, with 120 feet of waterfront views, the smooth, modern- looking concrete structure with angles and cantilevers, evoking Prairie architecture, is built high up on compacted landfill to guard against lagoon-rise. Buyers and builders on the Lagoon are warned, rain and a North wind can conspire to raise the water level several feet in a short time, so there are steps leading down to the dock and the stone sea wall. This same breeze flows through the house when the hand-carved mahogany doors are swung open, cooling the home and as it happens, generating much of the home’s electrical power.
Off- grid means just that in the case of this kind of luxury tropical living. A 1, 000 KW wind turbine spins in a wind-audited stream of 10-35 mph and connects to an overbuilt 24 Volt battery bank, backed up by a 6.5 –KW, Honda inverter-generator (in case of lulls or emergencies) powered by natural gas (how green is that!) and, inverters and controllers make it all seamless. The lagoon-front patio is, or rather are, three asymmetrically placed tiled and covered areas marking the location of three underground tanks holding 13,000 gallons of stored, filtered rainwater collected by the building’s roof runoff system.
A pump for fresh lagoon water is also there for garden and landscape uses. A fireplace is unnecessary in Belize but a satellite dish to pull in the World Cup is provided.
The one acre site offers ample room for vegetable gardens, orchards and for flower growing. Opposite the waterfront view is the mostly-cleared tropical forest ready for a nature hiking trail to strike through it. Orchids and exotic wildlife are ubiquitous on the property. Fishes are abundant in the lagoon. A small guest-house cabana(s) for rental income is currently under consideration. In the end, the Four Mile Lagoon is perfect for swimming, (crocodile alert!) kayaking, canoeing, sailing, and its mangrove- fringed shores are just the right place to relax and read. Sunsets are brief but spectacular in the tropics so, the West-facing “Sunset Villa’s Development” is aptly named. Off-grid living on the banks of a tropical blue lagoon is not for everyone, but if you are a “water-baby” as I am (and you can afford it) this waterfront property is surely heaven on Belize. (Article above contributed by: William “Bill” Link)
Water: Shallow well point with an elevated rain water tank. Buyer Expense.
Septic System: YYes (Aqua Privy System approved by local Health Bureau).
Comms: Cable TV and Internet - (Satellite) Buyer Expense
Electric: Off grid. Buyer Expense
All residential lots are approximately 350’ deep.
RESIDENTIAL LOTS: (Are subject to protective covenants)
Use/Type Lot # Size Price Key Features
Residential 1 1 Acre $48,900USD 119’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 2 1 Acre $49,900USD 119’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 3 1 Acre $48,900USD 119’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 4 1 Acre $48,900USD 119’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 5 1 Acre $50,900USD 119’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 6 1 Acre $52,900USD SOLD
Residential 7 1 Acre $295,000USD House For Sale
Residential 8 .93 Acre $58,900USD 149’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 9 1 Acre $55,900USD 132’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 10 1 Acre $49,900USD SOLD
Residential 11 .95 Acre $50,900USD 124’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 12 .92 Acre $50,900USD 121’ WF/Park & Pier
Residential 13 .92 Acre $50,900USD SOLD
Residential 14 .97 Acre $89,900USD 265’ WF/Park & Pier
Note: Prices are in US$ and subject to change without notice. Prices are cash sale and include filled pad and drive, about 15,000 sq.ft. in area. Financing is available for a slightly higher price on the lots.
NVESTMENT ACREAGE: (One row back)
Investment 15 8.3 Acres $132,900 USD WF PARK PIER
Some lots along the water will require some fill at Buyer expense. Current price is $45.00 USD per truck load of 15-18 cubic yards including D7 bulldozer to pack it.
Enjoy the natural Belizean views.