This luxurious high-end property sits on the bank of the famous Macal River which runs through the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena, a vibrant traveler's center which is the main population center in the Cayo district of western Belize. San Ignacio is a mesmerizing combination of cultures and landscapes – a place that fully embraces its Central American and Caribbean roots, celebrates its diversity and takes great pride in its spectacular natural beauty. This very spacious, well designed home embraces the Belizean culture and its connection to the incredible natural world surrounding it. LARGE FOYER--- direct garage access, entrance to bathroom and locked steel cage for security system controls. LIVING ROOM---vaulted ceiling (13X14-6) has cedar ceiling entertainment unit, arched upper windows and double opening French doors .
GREAT KITCHEN---(15x9) with solid mahogany cabinets, lazy susan, built in dishwasher, glassed display cabinet, towel drawer, double sinks, Fawcett sprayer, large pull out drawers, eating bar, pantry, wine rack, microwave shelf, Belize limestone counter tops. The hard to get at corner has a access door in the living room. BATHROOM/LAUNDRY---mahogany display shelves, louvered mahogany door accesses storage area DINING AREA---(34X12) vaulted ceiling, custom hand carved Mayan totem poles, Mayan totem ploes, bbq area, bar seating with service window that open to the kitchen, decorative arches
STAIRCASE--- cabbage bark stairs and railings. The custom made railings are a unique angled design . There are arched alcoves displaying artwork.
LOFT--- cabbage bark hardwood floor, mahogany bookcase, and office with built in desk and shelves
MASTER BEDROOM---(12x16) has a walk in closet (pull out drawers) with louvered doors for air circulation plus 2 windows.
ENSUITE---with a walk in shower, sitting bench and boxed out screened window for fresh air. The imported mirror has display shelves. BEDROOM #2---(14x9-6) has 2 windows
LINEN CLOSET--- with a louvered door allowing air circulation BALCONY---accessed by a glassed door and has a decorative steel railing and great view.
BEDROOM #3--- (15X9-6) experiences great cooling breezes
--electric door opener, work bench with drawers, storage shelves and hooks, electric fan. The hot water heater is in the garage so with the overhead door open the carbon monoxide gas is vented through the rear louvers.
FRONT ENTRANCE --covered front foyer has an artistic hand made ceramic tile butterfly floor and curved steps
--palapa roof was new in spring 2016 and is vented at both end
--2 copper air circulating fans
--mahogany cabinets have large pull out drawers, double sinks with facet spray --deluxe grill
There is also an orchid garden, clothes line and drainage groove in the floor for roof runoff.
THE LANDSCAPE PLAN AND SWIMMING POOL MERE DESIGNED BY BRENDON O’DONOGHUE DESIGN
--12,000 gallon salt water pool that is much easier on the eyes and skin than traditional chlorine systems.
--depth is 6 feet at deep end
--curved seating bench at deep end
--children’s paddling pool
--safe, non slip tile patio and walkways
-- pool has a separate electrical breaker panel
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM---surge protectors on main panel and there are 2 sub panels
EXTERIOR AND YARD
--underground sprinklers (need repair)
--heavy duty steel frame driveway entrance gate shows no deflection after 9 years. The interior has artistic metal bird cut fdouts --concrete patio stone driveway and walkway are framed with pored concrete
--concrete block shed
--aluminium framed boat storage protection
--garden areas have-fertile black earth was sourced and installed. There is an additional supply of potting soil at the gate on the river side
--limestone rock retaining walls and stairway into the cave. NOTE the cave floor is unstable and dangerous to walk on
--the support frame is constructed professionally with concrete pilings and structural steel . The railings are steel and the thatch roof was repaired spring 2016. NOTE that the lookout is located outside of the owner's lot boundary and it is shared with the neighbor.
--high end AMANA double door fridge/freezer with icemaker and cold water dispenser --stainless steel dishwasher
--5 burner deluxe heavy duty stainless steel Kenmore stove
--white washer, dryer and deep freezer
-- fans in living room and all bedrooms
--custom made solid mahogany doors
--12 volt on demand water pump for purified water pressured through fridge and ice maker --PHANTOM RETRACTABLE SCREEN DOORS, the best made anywhere
--USA made vinyl clad windows have decorative bars, screens and two on upper floor are attractively arched
--air conditioner diffuser over bed in master bedroom blows cold air down the staircase and cools the main floor
--custom made Mexican bathroom sinks
--house is designed wide and narrow facing the prevailing breeze to have cool air flow through the house.