This Property is nestled about ½ miles west of Mullins River Village, in the Stann Creek District, Belize. This is an 8.8 acres piece of land favorable for a business due to its proximity of 1 mile to the Caribbean Sea, and 2 miles east of the Coastal Road, with more than 2,000 feet of riverfront. The land was bought in 2008 as total jungle and since 2009 it has undergone some developments. The first major improvement on the land was to create some paths without clear cutting. Roads have also been put on the property with very few trees being removed. The idea for the development was a (5) 4 room Cabana Resort. It now consists of Cabana #1 with 4 rooms and Cabana 2 is almost complete. Since December of 2008, power and water have become available at the property.
Other buildings on the property include a Security shed located near the main road, beside the entrance to the property. This shed houses the electrical service entrance, meter, and main shutoff breaker for the resort side of the property. This building is made out of cement, has 2 windows & 1 door, and is approx. 6×8 feet in size.
A barracks approx. 10’ x14’ in size was built and is currently occupied by the caretaker of the property. This building is made out of lumber and plywood, with 3 windows & 1 door, and a zinc roof. Electricity has been run underground to this building, and a water pipe with faucet provided nearby.
The rooms in Cabana 1 consist of their own full bathroom except for room 2. Room 1 is adjoined with room 2 in Cabana 1 as is the case for the other 2 rooms in the same cabana. This can be appropriate for families that seek adjoining rooms. In addition, the cabana was built 6 feet off the ground, to better capture the overwhelming breeze, to discourage insects or animals from entering and to protect from possible flooding from the occasional heavy rain. Stairs were built on each side, with the south set serving the verandas for rooms 2 & 3, and the north set connecting to the verandas for rooms 1 & 4. Also a septic system was used to service the 3 bathrooms & kitchen drainage needs. A water pipe was run underground from the main village line out by the road and connects to all four rooms of Cabana 1. In 2012, the cost of water from the village line was $15.00 bz dollars a month, with usage up to 1500 gallons (additional fees for anything over that). Electricity was also run underground, from the security shed (where the service entrance is, and meter) to Cabana 1. The breaker box is located in the closet, inside room #1, with a second main breaker for future hookup to Cabana #2.
Cabana #1 has steel reinforced footings, pillars, flooring, and cement blocks for the interior walls. While the outside walls are made of lumber & plywood, due to weight restrictions of the Cantilever design. Zinc corrugated sheeting tops off the roof of the cabana while drywall was used to finish the inside walls and close in the ceiling. Interior floors and all 3 showers in this cabana have ceramic tiles. Sliding windows and hardwood doors have also been installed in the cabana, custom steel security bars for exterior doors and windows have and yard lighting put in place to maximize security.
The steel reinforced cement footings, pillars, and floor of Cabana #2 have been completed, making way for future development.