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Beach Front 5 To 20 Acres 200' To 950'' Frontage!! For Sale in Near Monkey River And Placencia, Toledo, Belize

Four, Beautiful Beach Frontages 5 Acre+ Ea 200' To 950'

Asking Price: $52,500 - $220,000 USD  (Negotiable - Financing Available)

EASTER SALE. PRICES REDUCED AGAIN!!!! 50% FINANCING AVAILABLE

PADDY'S BLUFF WAS LISTED PREVIOUSLY I HAVE REDUCED THE PRICE TO $124,500. USD IT IS THE 5 ACRE PARCEL WITH 500 FEET OF BEACH FRONTAGE

TODAY I AM RELISTING IT AT THE REDUCED PRICE AND ADDING 3 OF OUR 5 acre plus PARCELS, WHICH ARE ADJACENT TO EACH OTHER COMPRISING 15.6 ACRES. LISTED AT $52,500. USD EACH WITH APPROXIMATELY 200' OF BEACH FRONTAGE EACH.

I ALSO USED TO OWN THE 20 ACRES IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE SMALLER PARCELS. I AM AUTHORIZED TO REPRESENT IT AS WELL. IT IS LISTED AT $220,000 USD APPROX 950 FRONTAGE.

THESE FOUR CAN BE PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY OR AS A DISCOUNTED GROUP. WE WILL ALSO FINANCE 50% ON A LISTED PRICE OFFER FOR THE INDIVIDUAL PARCELS.

All of the parcels are on the beach/shore. They are situated between Monkey River Town and Punta Negra. They are all Clear Title, Property Taxes are current and all are fully Registered. The three parcel grouping at one time had a Government Approval for a resort. The approval was issued by the Ministry of Tourism and Environment. The 20 acre parcel at one time had a Provisional Approval to subdivide. Both of these approvals were acquired towards the end of the 90s and have expired BUT they show a precedent that would likely just be renewed. The Registration and tax records of all the properties are available thus no nasty surprises often encountered when purchasing in a foreign country..

The upside of these parcels. Beautiful pristine beaches, approved for resort development close enough to amenities, transportation, shopping and airports BUT far enough away to have privacy, and create your own dream resort, beach bar, scuba school, write the great novel, or do absolutely nothing, just watch the coconuts grow. Whatever you can imagine you can create All it takes is a dream, some elbow grease, a sense of humour and a plan to live in that travel poster, or calendar page you were enchanted with.

GENERAL INFO.

Belize is a British Commonwealth Country, and as such the first language is English, and all documents are in English, as is the schooling. All business transactions are based on British Civil and Common Law, as they are in Canada and the US. The banks are Barclays, Bank of Belize and Bank of Nova Scotia. Belize as yet does not have disclosure treaties with any other country, thus offshore is also a consideration and quite easy to put together as is creating a business. Perhaps half a day each. If pursuing these ideas you SHOULD do it with a reputable lawyer in person in Belize. We will provide reputable references.

Belize has a number of Incentive Programs offered to Ex Pats, Retirees and Investors. These programs offer tax free or tax reduced opportunities to create a small business, purchase property, and import materials and personal goods at reduced or duty free rates. It is worth spending some time researching those opportunities to determine which is the best plan for you and yours. I am not sure if it is there anymore but there used to be a Free Trade Zone at the Belize Mexico border near Chetumal.

The other languages spoken are Kreole amongst the locals, and Spanish helps with the land workers. Neither Kreole or Spanish is required but will become helpful the longer you are "in country".

Racially and Nationality welcoming, Belize is racially, I would say a very mixed country, reflecting every shade of brown and/or burnt complexion and that may well be within one family! There is a large Asian and South Asian population, and first generation caucasians seem to be mainly British, Canadian and American. Belize is NOT a WASP country

There are also, a couple of somewhat separate groupings though veryone tends to interact with each other, on a day to day basis. There is a large Mennonite settlement called Spanish Lookout in the central Belize Cayo District and a couple of areas in the south, near Punta Gorda, that are predominantly Mennonite. There are also a few Garifuna Villages in Central Coastal Belize and a few Mayan Villages also in south Central Belize.

Belize is also welcoming to, as far as I am aware, all religions though it is predominantly Christian. In the smaller villages it seems as if the whole village follows one particular church, Anglican, Catholic, Baptiste, Seventh Day etc. I figure this is reflective of the most recent Missionaries that visited. Church buildings are not abundant as often meetings are held outside or in a local gathering place. I did see a Kingdom Hall in Belize City. However I don't recall seeing a Temple or a Synagogue.

LOCAL INFO TO TOLEDO DISTRICT

This area is as yet, untouched by tourist hordes, Those that live in the area treasure their surroundings and what it offers. Solitude, abundant assorted wildlife, sealife and views most of us have only imagined.

While there, we had a pet armadillo, a visiting, ancient leatherback tortoise, and daily enjoyed the parrots flying over, the pelicans splashing like rocks, and the howlers in the distance. The sealife offered searays, dolphins, manatee and the occasional Orca. It is a lobster stronghold, so you can, in season, dive in the clear waters and grab a lobster for supper or toss a line and catch a fish or two. Seriously.

If you need a touch of tourist or nightlife, Placencia provides both, and is only 40 minutes away by slow boat. We had a 26 foot skiff with a 40 hp engine, and went all over the coast with it including Guatemala and Belize City.

There is a small grocery store in Monkey River for quick stuff like milk, bread, eggs or some veggies. If you fancy a beer or a more serious drink it is a twenty minute walk down the beach or 5 minutes by skiff. For larger grocery needs, or materials such as lumber g there is Placencia, Punta Gorda, and Independence. Placencia, and Independence (Big Creek) are about 40 minutes and Punta Gorda about 90 minutes by skiff. By comparison to drive to these areas would take far longer. Punta Gorda about 2 and a half hours and Placencia about 4 hour hours. All of these towns have Airports, Doctors, Dentists, hospitals or clinics. banking, government offices and public transportation to Belize City and beyond. From Belize city you can be in Houston in about 2 hours and Miami about three.

The possible downside, depending on your outlook is that the property is only accessible by boat, as the properties back onto Payne's Creek Reserve, a National Park but without any roads current or planned. It is far less expensive to use the sea-highway. The sea highway, requires no maintenance, does not flood or wash out in the wet, is prettier and cooler.

To the south a few miles is a very large Marine Preserve, created circa 1999. In the last 20 years or so the area around Monkey River and to the south has become world renowned for fly fishing. And for added serenity, just around the bay at Punta Negra is the quite large Ycacos (ee-kack-oes) Lagoon. A canoe or kayaker's happy place.

There is, however, a road into Monkey River from the main highway if you choose to have a road vehicle too. The public road goes through large mango and orange plantations and ends at a turnaround and small dock across the river from the village. We used to keep a pick up truck there and just boat to Monkey River from the property if we needed to go inland. Otherwise the skiff was the mode of travel. This area of Belize is still protected by the southern end of the reef, so waters are generally calm

If you arrive at the turn around and do not have your own boat but wish to go into the village you need to honk your horn or yell (it is called hailing in Belize). Someone will come across and pick you up, or, often there are children playing on the beach and they will fetch someone or come and get you themselves. It is not unusual in the small coastal towns to see 8 or 10 year old children operating the skiffs for small errands.

As noted previously, there are no roads in the area, thus no powerlines so you need to be prepared to have a means to generate electricity and though there is a year round creek on the property it is not potable so you need a method to collect water. For power you can purchase a gas/diesel generator, or use wind and or solar. Solar is the way to go now as it is easily assembled and shipped around. Water, for drinking and cooking is usually collected during the "wet" or rainy season. Water barrels and cisterns are easily acquired or you can simply buy the big bottles of water available in all the surrounding towns, and swim/bathe in the sea.
One of the 3 parcels has a very large cistern on it BUT though it was built with a periscope opening I cannot attest to its current condition. We used 35 gallon plastic barrels (easy to clean and don't rust) there is virtually no pollution in the area the water is truly crystal clear. Often I had to touch the surface to determine the depth.

As far as I am aware cell phones even work in the immediate area now. Everyone has a cell phone as it is much cheaper than the landlines, which are sometimes available and sometimes working.

As I am sure, anyone researching Belize knows, the reef is the second largest "LIVING" Reef in the world. Check out the Blue Hole.

I can go on and on so I will stop here, hoping that I have addressed most of the questions that I am usually asked BUT I INVITE you to ask any of your own questions. While I do want to sell the property due to health and age reasons, I will answer any questions to the best of my knowledge, experience and ability as opposed to a "sales" answer.

I have posted a number of pictures on this site but also have shareable and more extensive GOOGLE albums that I just need your email in order to share them with you. One albums shows the beach as it comes and goes over the years. It has been as narrow as 15 feet and as wide as about a 100 feet. It is important to be aware of this action so that you are not disappointed in a "narrow" year. I also have Google Earth screenshots showing the position of the parcels on the 8 mile stretch between Monkey River and Punta Negra. If you wish to do your own plotting on Google Earth I will share the co-ordinates for the assorted parcels.

Cheers and I look forward to sharing Belize with you. Sue


About This Property

Category:
Lots/Land
Address:
962 Island Highway S
Near Monkey River And Placencia
Toledo V9W1B1
Belize
For Sale By:
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Area:
5 Acres
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Features - Amenities

  • Ocean View
  • Bare Land


Pictures  (click to view a larger image)

Cistern on one of the parcels 2020..
Clearing at the three parcels once scrub is remove..
This is the skiff that everyone uses for work or p..
Paddy's Bluff from the sea..
Parcels looking North July 2017..
Undergrowth cleared out May 2014All the property..
First clearing 1998 It had not been cleared for o..
Parcels long range view from the sea, August 2017..
Parcels from the sea closer range 2017..
Google earth photo showing range of beach and pins..
Beach in front of Paddy's Bluff ~ Sorry the girl ..
Beach in Front of Paddy's Bluff July 2017..
A little bit of clearing of undergrowth at Paddy's..
overlay of three parcels August 2017..
Aerial Overlay Paddy's..
Beach walk from Parcels to Monkey River Town..
This is the sand under the ground cover..
Beach in front of parcels 2007..
There is a creek at the parcels Not potable, but o..
Beach after Hurricane in 2001. Very high water b..
Beach in front of parcels late Feb 2020..


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Sue WERBOWY
 
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