This well-constructed home is located just past Bando Beach on the Point in Utila in an area referred to as the "Old Airport", as the first small aircraft landing strip for Utila used to be located nearby.
Featured on a recent HGTV "Caribbean Life" episode, this property is about a 15 minute walk into the centre of town and an easy and quick bike ride to all the amenities. Enjoy views of the Caribbean Sea as it washes against the eastern shore of Utila and the dive boats that pass by. The sea is only 100 yards away the vibrant coral reef can be easily accessed for snorkeling as can multiple world class scuba dive sites - many marked by dive buoys-right from shore. The East wind blows consistent and strong, throughout most of the year and this home was built to take advantage of it.
The interior is kept cool and comfortable with multiple double doors which allow for the main living space to be opened up completely letting in the sights, sounds and cooling breezes of the Caribbean.
The home is constructed with Honduran Hardwood which has been stained in a warm cedar colour. The ceiling comes to a beautifully designed cupola in the middle and the floors and railings of the deck have been sanded to a smooth and comfortable feel. Fine detailing of the design in the ceiling as well as with the tile work in the kitchen and bathroom make this a unique and appealing space. The layout consists of a single story with one bedroom and one bathroom, two living areas and a kitchen which all flow together.
The large L-shaped deck is a melds into the indoor living spaces with double doors opening up onto them from the living room as well as from the bedroom. Relax in a hammock and enjoy the view and the sounds of the Caribbean Sea.
There is a large "bodega", storage space beneath the home which contains plentiful shelving, a clothes washing machine and hang-dry area as well as a hot water heater, water pump and two 2,500 Litre water storage tanks. The property was recently plumbed into a private water source and does not rely on rain catchment only. The screened windows of the house all have wooden louvres and outdoor storm shutters. The bedroom and the office/sitting area have large double closets with plenty of space for storage. The office space can be easily converted to a second bedroom with minimal cost. In the bathroom there is a spacious shower which is fully tiled and the room has been designed to maximize airflow. There is a lovely terraced garden that takes advantage of collected grey water and the property is nicely landscaped and contains numerous cacti. There is the potential to expand upon the current building as well as the possibility to construct a guest house. Home will be sold partially furnished.
The HGTV (Home and Garden Television) show that this home has been featured in is: Caribbean Life-Season 4, Episode 14 "Lawyer Trades City Life for Relaxing Beaches in Utila" (link to HGTV Above), and it can be viewed by going to Amazon.com and looking it up by season and episode.