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Lakefront House For Sale in Buenavista, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Comfortable Lakefront House On Gorgeous Bacalar Lagoon

Asking Price: $479,000 USD

The property is 40 meters wide by 20 meters deep - really 30 meters, including the 10m "federal zone". It is situated on a dirt road (not in great condition) that is only used by destination traffic - a few cars a day. The house is around 15 years old, and in very good shape. Downstairs are the kitchen, living room, dining room, both with sliding glass doors to the garden and the porch; a large hall, and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Also a larder/pantry area, a washing machine, and several storage areas. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized mahogany canopy bed with screens, the other with two single beds. Both bedrooms have powerful AC as well as fans. There is also a large bathroom with shower. Downstairs has tiled floors throughout, the upstairs floors are tropical hardwood. Five years ago a large addition was build, which provides an 8x4m screened porch downstairs, and an 8x4m covered balcony upstairs.

The porch offers a double door into the garden, which consists of a lawn interspersed with bushes, and some fixed raised stone planters. The garden has coconut palms, a prolific avocado tree, several varieties of lime and other citrus trees, papayas and other fruiting trees. Also a large collection of different plants; the owner is an avid gardener. A path leads to the dock which extends 12m into the water and has a palapa roof. In the garden is a large (~6x8m) shed made of tropical hardwood, with a concrete floor, electricity and water. This used to be the house of a Mayan family until a few decades ago. The entire yard is walled (except on the lake side) in traditional local stone, with two sturdy gates of local hardwood.

Since the house has been continuously lived in and repaired, everything works. The kitchen is well-equipped and includes a dishwasher. The water supply is reliable. The house has a biodigester that works very well, and has an adaption so it never needs to be emptied. There is good internet, and the electricity is mostly reliable - a few outages a year. There is a 4,000 gallon (16,000 liter) cistern underground. On one side of the house is a small hotelito under construction, on the other side a large terrain with a few cabanas that are occasionally rented.

The village of Buenavista is located on Laguna Bacalar, about 20km north of the town of Bacalar. The road is a highway, straight, very well maintained, and easy to drive. Buenavista is a small, typical Mayan village where many older women still wear the traditional huipil dress. Chickens, turkeys and sheep walk around, and there are small stores selling daily necessities and local products, for example the famous honey from the Mellipona bee, locally made hammocks (made to order in whatever colors you want), and the traditional Mayan dish cochinita pibil on Sundays. A small number of English-speaking foreigners live in the village, and the very first beginnings of tourism are appearing, but it is still quiet most of the time. There is transport from the village to Tulum, Bacalar and Chetumal, but realistically a car is almost a necessity.

About This Property

Single Family Homes
Quintana Roo 77930
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Construction Year:
120 m2
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Features - Amenities

  • Lake Waterfront
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Furnished
  • Appliances
  • Pet Friendly
  • Patio
  • 40m Lake Front
  • Dock With Palapa Roof
  • Amazing Views
  • Covered Car Port
  • Large Shed
  • Huge Screened Porch
  • Large Garden With Fruit Trees, Orchids, Native Plants

Pictures  (click to view a larger image)

View from the house to the dock with palapa roof..
Ground floor screened porch with view to the lagoo..
Dining on the screened porch..
Living room..
Dining room..
Dining room (view from living room)..
Living room..
Dining room view to kitchen and hallway..
Stairs to upper floor..
Upstairs first bedroom..
Upstairs large (4x8m) balcony..
View of the house from the lagoon..
View of the house from the road..
The dock with palapa roof..
Large tropical hardwood shed...
View of the house and garden from the dock..
Sunset view..
Watch tropical storms from the comfort of the larg..

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