HOME’S FEATURES AT A GLANCE:
House totals over 2,250 SF
Main house is 1650 sq. ft., 2 bed / 2 bath
Lower self sufficient apartment is a 300 sq. ft. 1 bed / 1 bath perfect for rental
300 sq. ft. bodega on ground level serves as maintenance room with w/d & water holding tanks.
Great room (21x52) with 15’ vaulted ceiling and large kitchen
All bedrooms have A.C.
Walk around porch with large deck overlooking ocean totaling over 1000 square feet
Located on _ acre: 88’ of beach front to the Caribbean on East Harbor and 35’ of frontage in rear to Oyster Bay Lagoon
Year round boat mooring in rear Oyster Bay Lagoon with depth of 3-4 feet and is the only place on the island to moor sailboats. Lagoon is also entrance to the mangrove canal that leads to beautiful Rock Harbor on the north side; popular kayaking path.
South facing views of Utila Town, pristine reefs and the peaks of Honduran mainland
Excellent snorkeling & Bone fishing from front beach
House has best island location for trade wind breezes and protection from harbor
Home is connected to Utila’s new UPCO island power grid and is furnished with latest transformer and house meter
Security of clear title and current title insurance obtained from First American Title
Angelito, trustworthy, hardworking & English speaking caretaker of over 6 years
Friendly expat neighbors on all sides with businesses in town

GREAT HOME
Plenty more information can be found under the HOME section of this sight that explains in more detail the home, location, amenities and much more. The Sandy Bay Beach House is a 2-bedroom/2 bath, 1650 square foot home on about a half acre. The main house is raised about 10 feet off the ground and has a 300+ sq ft. self sufficient apartment downstairs, great for keeping more guests, as a rental or housing the home’s caretaker. There is also a 300 sq. ft. bodega or maintenance room below. The large ocean view deck and 360 degree cat walk around the house comprise of over 1000 square feet of deck!

The home was built in 97’ by the highest American standards by well known builder, Dave Adams, who also built the luxurious Laguna Beach Resort. This uniquely beautiful home has been built from cured Honduran pine and boasts rows of mahogany doors and lot’s of windows, hardwood floors throughout and a kitchen with loads of custom mahogany cabinets. The home has been constructed with quality and strength in mind. All electrical wiring has been installed to U.S. standards and the roof has hurricane bracing.

The home comes completely furnished and has just been entirely updated. Just about everything in the entire house is brand new from the major & minor appliances down to the tableware, upholstery and bedding. We’ve updated numerous areas of the home and lot and continued with the consistent maintenance schedule of the previous owners. We haven’t rented the home out for long but the rental history is shaping up to be very strong. If you want the home to pay for itself, we predict a 60-80% occupancy rate can be easily obtained.

 

GREAT LOT
The home is on the front of a half acre lot that’s shaped like a pie with 88 feet of beach front making up the large end and beautiful mangroves making up the 35 feet at the point of the lagoon access. The lot is loaded with strain resistant palm, banana and almond trees. The front yard has healthy green grass that’s nice on the bare feet. The back yard is the landscaped beach that meets the calm waters with pristine reefs within 100 feet. Greeting you home each day are possibly the most photographed Hibiscus flower vines on the island. We have planted loads more local bushes, cactus and flowering plants on the grounds.


GREAT LOCATION
The houses is located on the beach just a mile outside of town, but close enough for an enjoyable walk or ride to the town’s center. The home commands breathtaking views across the bay to the mountains of mainland Honduras, Utila Town and pristine reefs just a coconut throw from the beach. The public beach road that provides vehicle access to town runs through the middle of the lot. We say this because many homes on the island are accessible by boat only. Something we were first intrigued with, but quickly changed our mind due to the inconvenience, safety concerns, rental ability, transportation logistics and lack of access to the enjoyable people of Utila. We also didn’t want a home in town due to privacy on our terms, a great beach and lagoon, peace and quiet.

The bay in front of the home is situated such that it receives some of the island’s best trade wind breezes, keeping you cool and the bugs away. In addition, the south side has the advantage of being the calmer side compared to the big waves and high winds of the north and east sides of the island that can pelt your house with damaging salty winds and spray. This requires much more frequent and expensive home maintenance and repair, inside and out.

The house backs up to the Oyster Bay Lagoon where boats can be moored safely year round and has about a 4’ minimum depth. This is also the only lagoon on the island that can moor sailboats and is currently being dug deeper to harbor the new ferry, the Princess in inclement weather. Another source of potential income could be renting slips to the boats currently in East Harbor. For you sun worshippers, the sun rises across East Harbor and sets over the lagoon, all viewable from the wrap-around deck.

GREAT PEOPLE
One of the best reasons to by this house (for us) was that it’s cared for by Angelito, our hardworking, trustworthy and English speaking caretaker of the home for over 6 years. This and the fact that we have great neighbors on all sides that can help keep an eye on our investment and give a helping hand when needed gave us great peace of mind. We might have a biased opinion, but we think we’re pretty swell as well!

The people of Utila are simple and the social life revolves around friends, gossip, and the happy hour at the assorted bars around town. They’re also famous for their easy going nature and friendly disposition. They love their public gatherings, carnivals, beauty pageants, dominoes matches and drink. A popular island pastime is having friends stop over at the house for a visit and drinks. You can literally take all day just to ride through Utila town if you stop to talk to every smiling face you know.

GREAT DEAL
Think what it would have cost you to buy a home in the Caymans 10 years ago. A home on the beach with views and privacy, year round mooring for your boats and proximity to town would cost you over a million elsewhere in the Caribbean. You can own this home legally, safely and inexpensively. We have purchased title insurance from First American Title to add security of a clear title to your purchase. We also carry home owner’s insurance.

There are a lot more reasons why to invest in Utila than the Sandy Bay Beach House. For more information on the home description, location, amenities and more, visit “the home” section of our website. If you are interested in inquiring about purchasing our home please contact us with more information and questions.