Looking for a home on the beach? Or a great opportunity to build a fishing lodge or resort business? Steppingstones offers you both options. Currently consisting of a charming beachfront house, a staff house, and two cabanas which have been used for holiday fishing rentals, Steppingstones can be developed into a fishing or wildlife lodge with five or more rooms plus restaurant/bar, or it can be left as a lovely peaceful home with space for friends and relatives or the occasional paying guest to stay.
We have some of the finest fishing in the world right on our doorstep, including world class permit and bone fishing. And because we have such a variety of fishing spots - river, lagoon, beach, sea, reef - you need never have a day when the weather stops you from fishing. It's wildly attractive! We hope you find all the information you need right here. Please feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com, we're delighted to answer your questions.
(P.S. Steppingstones is now used as a private second home; when we were operating the resort, we were the Number One specialty lodging in Toledo, Belize, on Trip Advisor. The fabric of the property has been maintained, but it does need an enthusiastic tender touch to bring it up to the high cosmetic standards which we established while we were living there.)
Many people at some time in their lives dream of just packing up and going to live on a Caribbean beach somewhere. Palm trees waving in the warm breeze under a clear blue sky as you lie in your hammock with a contented smile on your face, the crystal clear water lapping gently at your feet.
Some do more than dream. Some do it. We did it. You can do it too!
In 1999, on an impulse, we bought a piece of land in Belize. In 2005, we came to live here at Steppingstones, a beautiful oceanfront traditional style Caribbean retreat, which we built over a period of two years. Now this idyilic home in beautiful, tranquil southern Belize, can be yours.
Steppingstones consists of our house - two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, dining room, living room and kitchen, and in a separate building, our two cabana apartments. We also have a staff house and outbuildings. We sit on approximately 3/4 acre of land, with 90ft of beachfront, our nearest neighbours are around 1/4 mile in each direction. Behind us we have cleared for our use two acres of National Land which is laid to grass and fruit trees. The property has a good clean title (many Belizean properties don't have valid clean titles).
We are located on the oceanfront about a mile north of Monkey River Village - you get here by water taxi, or of course your own boat.
We operate on 24/7 solar power and collect our own sweet rainwater. We have internet via local phone service (smart) and we are wired for satellite TV, Blackberries and iPhones work here too. We have all the comforts of civilisation combined with the peace and beauty of a Caribbean hideaway.
Our overheads are minimal, virtually no taxes, no electricity bills, no water bills. So our cost of living is very low, but our standard of living is comfortable - for example, it's easy to afford to employ a full time live on site handyman.
We have snappers living under our dock out front, so the fish could not be fresher, we keep chickens and ducks so we always have fresh eggs and meat, and we grow bananas, mangoes and various vegetables.
"We" are Chris and Sue Harris, retired from the UK. On this site, we hope to help you decide if Steppingstones is right for you, and give you advice on what you can expect when you come to live in Belize.
What seems like a big step can be a dream come true - so explore this site and make our dream, your dream!
Available now - was US$469,000 - dUE TO FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES PRICE NOW SLASHED TO $350,000
NEW! OWNER FINANCING NOW AVAILABLE
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