Live the tropical life in a desirable location surrounded by manicured tropical trees and plants. Located in an area known as “The Cut” between Isla Bastimentos and sitting on “Isla Solarte , This area is very popular with expats and they make up the area’s social life. A fun group of scattered neighbors is a plus, sometimes they all catch a boat ride into town together. The area is desirable as it is only a 20 minute boat ride in a protected channel to Bocas Town. It is also only 20 minutes the opposite direction to famed Crawl Cay where the lobster is delicious and the snorkeling is the thing to do.
Lay in your hammock by the pool with a margarita, some Buffett music in the background and watch tour boats go by.The view of the calm waters and other island is spectacular.The compound is well known for the “5 o’clock dock” sign on the dock.
First the compound was built by the owner
who was a general contractor in The States. He paid close attention to detail and most importantly the the way he put the houses together to live comfortably off the grid.
Just over 3/4 acre parcel (3279.853m2), elevated for excellent drainage and enjoying the northern ocean breeze. Home has a large master suite on the upper floor with 2 more large bedrooms below. Each bedroom has its own bath and all have huge custom tile showers. An additional 1/2 bath is located in the laundry room on the upper floor. Large modern kitchen with beautiful white cedar cabinetry and granite tops with a local hardwood island/bar. A 6 burner propane range, dishwasher and huge side by side energy saving refrigerator with ice maker. Natural wood flooring, beautiful white cedar doors and trim, many custom finishes. Spacious living room and functional laundry room. On demand propane water heaters throughout. Large outdoor deck featuring an outdoor kitchen and tiki bar area .
Approx. 70% of the upper story exterior walls consist of huge custom cedar windows to take advantage of cool breezes, views and bringing the outdoors into the home. Broad 10’ overhangs allow for open air home even in rainy weather. Grounded galvanized metal roofing that is insulated against the suns heat making for a cool house.
Wrap around porch with expansive views of “The Cut” and the beautiful bay. Sunrises are special! Rear work shop on the lower level with lots of storage. Home is protected by automatic insect misting system providing undisturbed outdoor living. Easy access lighted pathways and treated wooden steps throughout the site.
Beautiful 15’x 20’ – tiled swimming pool with a separate solar pool pump and a 5×8 hot tub all surrounded by large cement patio and decking with grand vistas. Home is built to U. S. UBC standards with a concrete slab on grade. The septic system is also built to UBC standards. Three water tanks providing a 3750 gallon triple filtered water catchment with 1 hp pressure pump. For every inch of rain the 3000 sq ft. catchment system collects 1800 gals of water. A new 7200 watt 48 volt Outback solar system generates more than ample power for all your needs. Four covered greenhouse style raised garden beds and a small chicken/hen house. An 8 x 10 generator shed houses an 8 kw Briggs and Stratton propane powered generator and room for all the garden tools.
There are many fruit trees… pineapples, bananas, passion fruit, mango trees, mature coconut palms, avocado trees and papaya. Tons of wildlife and sea life. Extensive landscaping and natural beauty.
The mooring at the palapa or rancho and swim dock is 12’ deep where there is electricity perfect for sailboat anchoring. SUP board and kayak storage also on the dock. Two covered boat slips. One with a 3,000 lb boat lift and one with a 9000 lb. boat lift suitable for large fishing vessels. Fresh water storage and a convenient 12 volt fresh water shower system at the dock for washing and rinsing. Automatic photocell lighting provide extra security.
On this same approx. 2 acre parcel there is a separate private and furnished studio style casita, fully self contained with kitchen, laundry, bath/shower and storage area. A 2500 gal filtered water catchment, 1/2 hp pressure pump, on demand water heater, UBC standard septic system, covered and furnished deck with Sunbrella weather curtains. This building houses the solar equipment and batteries. Currently the property is drawing rental income.
The property is “ROP” Rights of Possession. The clean ownership papers are in order and there is total occupation. This is a must see compound if you are looking to enjoy the true tropical experience in a great place! The property can be used as an eco-lodge, family compound, charter base or whatever you have in mind. See us for an appointment.