SOLD $235,000 - Homes
Casa Idalia is a solidly constructed, beautifully finished, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom partially furnished beachfront home with screened-in front porch and partially covered front deck. This home is located on large 0.31 acre beachfront lot in a quiet residential area on Utila’s South Shore. It has landscaped grounds and easy access to a nearby community dock. This home was purposely constructed on the inland side of the Lot with the intention of providing sufficient area for building a larger main residence on the ocean side. The existing building could then be used as a Guest House or Staff Quarters.
Boat access only.
Location and Views
Located at Mariners Landing residential sub-division and approximately 4.5 miles [7.25 km] from Utila’s town center down along the south shore. To the west of the property are views to Utila’s Diamond Cay some 0.6 miles [0.96 km] away, and further on to Jewel Cay (also known as Suc Suc or Up Cay), and Pigeon Cay (also known as Down or Howell’s Cay). To the south are views across the Western Caribbean sea, and on a clear day to the Cerros de Cangrejal mountain range located on the Honduras mainland some 29 miles [46 km] distant.
Access from Utila town center is via boat only, although there is a 4 wheel drive track running past the rear of the property and which passes by Utopia Dive Resort, Neptune’s Restaurant, Deep Blue Resort and finishes at Laguna Beach Resort on the west side of Utila’s Lower Lagoon.
- Electricity – (110/220 volt) is provided by the Utila Power Company grid via underground conduits.
- Water – is provided by rainwater catchment feeding 3 cisterns with a total capacity of 11,800 gals [44,660 liters]. The cisterns are connected via a filtration system to a pressure pump with pressure vessel which supplies hot and cold water to all faucets. Hot water is via on-demand instantaneous electric heater.
- Internet – (not connected) can be provided via a wireless distribution from Utila Digital or Metropolis (local Internet Service Providers – 5 Mbps per Residence max).
- TV – (not connected) can be provided by a range of satellite service providers.
- Telephone – is provided by cellular phone service from Claro (a major central american cellular services provider).
For room layouts, refer to attached floor plans below.
The house was designed and built to USA and hurricane resistant standards by the Mariner’s Landing Developer, a native of California with over 35 years experience in the construction industry. The house was purposely set back on the inland side of the Lot with the intention of providing sufficient area for future constructions (if desired) on the ocean side – for example, building a larger residence on the ocean side of the Lot and utilizing the existing house as a Guest House or Staff Quarters.
The home is constructed over a concrete slab base finished with ceramic tiles with reinforced uPVC encased concrete columns supporting the second floor. Exterior walls are pressure treated timber siding with latex exterior painted finish. Interior walls and ceilings are painted plaster drywall and with 3ft [1 m] varnished wood wainscot paneling extending up from the varnished hardwood flooring. Roofing is Aluzinc formed to corrugations with factory applied fade resistant coating. uPVC rainwater guttering is installed to all horizontal roof perimeters feeding the ground level cisterns. All windows are single glazed bronze tinted glass in bronze colored anodized aluminum frames with horizontal sliders and insect screens. Flooring is varnished hardwood, with the exception of the bathroom and shower areas which are finished with ceramic tiling.
All rooms and screened porch area are fitted with overhead ceiling fans with integral lighting.
A 8,000 BTU Daewoo in-wall air-conditioning unit is fitted to each bedroom.
On the first/ground floor is a 48 sq ft [4.46 sq m] lock up Utilities Room with hook-ups for separate washer and dryer. The Utilities Room also houses the master breaker panel, pressure pump and vessel with filtration and an on-demand electric water heater.
The home is offered unfurnished with major appliances;
14 cubic foot Whirlpool fridge/freezer,
5 burner stainless steel Mabe stove and oven,
Frigidaire microwave oven
As a property owner at Mariners Landing sub-division, you have access to and use of
two community docks. The closest dock is 70 feet from the property boundary, and extends some 130 feet into the ocean and has a 2nd floor deck and covered bar area.