|The lagoon side of the house.|
This morning we took a short hike to see the home being built across the road on the lagoon, by our new friends and neighbors from Minnesota here at Laru Beya.
|Upon completion and landscaping this meticulously built and designed home will be a virtual paradise for the discriminating buyer.
Tomorrow night we’ll have our Minnesota Pot Luck dinner with our new friends, neighbors and the builders and owners of this unique property. We’ll surely have plenty of stories to share about our lives back in The Land of 10,000 Lakes (now they say its over 15,000 lakes).
View from the rooftop to the lagoon.
As for tonight, today is our anniversary and we plan to celebrate it in style at a gourmet dinner next door, only feet from the ocean, the sound of the waves, slapping at the shore, music to our ears. Happy Anniversary, my love. Thanks for this pleasing, low key, low stress lifestyle of our own.
Closer view of the rooftop’s spiral staircase that, can you believe, we climbed up without handrails (as yet) with only ropes for a guide. Not big on heights, I hung on to Tom for dear life, managing to go up and down without screaming. Once handrails are installed not only on the stairway but fully around the rooftop, this will be one of the best viewing spots in Placencia.
The house is currently listed on MLS but what we saw today is much more complete than the photos depicted on the listing. Thus, we’ve added some photos of our own.
|The lagoon and marina.|
Spending most of my career in real estate and now retired, I can’t quite get real estate out of my blood. This is a fabulous well constructed and designed property, ideal for those seeking a primary home in a tropical climate or as a second home that could be fully furnished and stocked to be utilized as a vacation rental home, such as those that we are renting all over the world.
|The beautiful kitchen is almost completed.|
The property is reasonably priced at USD $575,000 with its expansive ocean and mountain views offering easy access to the Caribbean Sea via a deep lagoon suitable for larger boats.
Close to shopping, restaurants and adventure activities, this home presents the utmost of desirability for the those seeking not only an investment property in this rapidly expanding area but a virtual paradise for one’s personal use and pleasure.
|With our new friends from Minnesota, their Minnesota area code and phone number are displayed on this sign.|
Yet to be completed, there were no less than 11 local workers hustling about the property zeroed in on various projects with the hope of completion in the very near future.
|Tom was checking out the rooftop bar. The railings had yet to be installed making it a little freaky to walk around so many stories above the ground level.|
As is common in tropical areas, the pace is slower than that which we’re used to in more metropolitan areas of the world. As we’ve so well experienced in our time here since January 29, 2013, the slower pace definitely is not as a result of laziness in the case of the workers.
From what we’ve experienced the work ethic is strong in Belize from the quality of the individuals we’ve met. It appears to be more a matter of balancing one’s life making time for family, personal activities, hobbies and strong community involvement. Those of us from the fast paced, stress inducing lifestyles so common worldwide, have much to learn from the Belizean lifestyle.