For Sale $199,000 - Homes
This well-constructed home is located just past Bando Beach on the east side of Utila town center in an area known as the “The Old Airport”.
This area is known as “The Old Airport” as it was home to a dirt landing strip in Utila. This landing strip was closed sometime in the late 1990’s when it was replaced by the current paved runway at the “new Airport” in a different location on Utila.
Featured on a recent HGTV “Caribbean Life” episode, this property is about a 15 minute walk into the center 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 about 180 feet away and accessible via a public right of way. 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 home 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 color. 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 ceramic tile work in the kitchen and bathroom make this a unique and appealing space. The home is constructed on two levels. The upper level comprises one bedroom and one bathroom, two living areas, and a kitchen which all flow together.
A large L-shaped deck 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.
At ground level is a large “bodega” (lockable storage space) 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 Liter water storage tanks. The property was recently connected to private water mains and does not rely on rain catchment only. The screened windows of the house all have wooden louvers 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 house has brand new roofing and new on-demand water heater with temperature control.
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” which can be viewed by going to Amazon.com and looking it up by season and episode.
Also offered as a Utila vacation rental – rental history available to serious potential buyers.