It's All about the VIEW
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Paradise is this
secluded oceanfront beach house on the Mexican Caribbean.
Enjoy the magnificent view from the balcony of this 2 story
house overlooking a secluded palm lined beach with crystal
clear blue water and a view of the MesoAmerican Reef only 500
yards offshore. You can wade out 500 feet and go snorkeling
around huge brightly colored coral heads or go fishing
right out your front door. Fully furnished kitchen. Floor fans, lights and
refrigerator powered by Solar Panels,
plus a 5000 watt generator, 8 Rolls marine battery bank for power storage.
All the furnishings and amenities you need to make for a memorable
one of a kind vacation in paradise are included. Just bring your suitcase. Plenty of room for the whole
family. The downstairs has a master bedroom w.full ensuite bath with
livingroom/diningroom area and kitchen and patio overlooking the ocean. The upstairs has a
large bedroom with double bed, full bath and seperate
livingroom/kitchen area with queen size futon that can also be used as a
bedroom. The upstairs has a separate backdoor entrance from the downstairs so can be used as a duplex or as a single family as there is a door in the
foyer that can be opened to adjoin them.
There is High Speed Internet access w.wireless and an Upstairs office
that has it's own desk and balcony overlooking the
ocean. A perfect getaway for the romantic couple, writer or artist seeking a place to escape and create.
You live totally off the grid here so are very independent-great for survivalists!
Plenty of coconuts here as it used to be a coconut plantation and all kinds of fruits, nuts & vegetables grow well in this area:
Buy locally or grow your own almond trees, bananas, pineapples, noni, papayas, mangoes, avocadoes, plantain, cantalope, watermelon
-all the same things you can grow in Floridas sandy soil grow here too.
Gas is the same price as in the US. Driving here from Houston, TX takes 4 days and costs
about $1500 for gas, food and good hotels.
I use Sanborns Insurance for Mexican auto insurance - you must keep full coverage in the USA
if you want to be covered by full coverage in Mexico. You may also want to check with Lewis&Lewis as it may be cheaper.
There is a Sams Club,
Chedrai - similar to WalMart, Walmart,
Office Depot, McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King and
Mall of the Americas in Chetumal.
Yes major credit cards accepted - just like in the US.
It's great because you can actually drive here from the USA.
Chetumal to Costa Maya Bridge Project Planned
If you plan to buy groceries and then drive down you will need to get up very early so you will get to xcalak before the sun sets.
You should buy your groceries at a grocery store in Playa del Carmen as the traffic in Cancun makes them harder to find.
Playa del Carmen further south also has a Mcdonalds and Burger king on each side of highway 307.
As you go south on 307 in Playa del Carmen (there is alot of construction) across from the burger king
you will see a Sorianas grocery store on the right in a mall that is easy to get to. It is on the right (west) side of 307.
Here is a map to print showing all the grocery stores in Playa del Carmen-there is a walmart and office depot there too
The main drag going into Playa Del Carmen towards the beach and all the shopping is Constituentes going east if you want to see what Playa looks like and there are also alot of large grocery stores there as well as walmart.
There is a Subway in Tulum you may want to stop at on the way down.
In Xcalak the Leaky Palapa on the main drag is best for dinner (email for reservations)
For tacos Tobys little red and white painted cafe. Sylvias is ok too for lunch of fish and rice.
Click here for links showing all xcalak restaurants.
Print these maps and take with you of this area
Xcalak Town Map 1
Xcalak Area Map 2
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Large ocean frontage - 82 feet by 836 feet deep to the road = 1.5 acres (25 X 255 meters).
2 Story Beach House
Footprint is (26' X 33'8") is 2 bedrooms - 1 up and 1 down, Plus upstairs office that can be used as 3rd bedroom, 2 baths - 1 up and 1 down. Upstairs Balcony overlooking ocean and downstairs patio.
It is built like a 2 story duplex w. doorway in foyer to separate both floors (can be used as a single family also), battery room upstairs,
back balcony overlooking backyard,
fully furnished Guest Cottage,
generator/storage building Plus a Bonus 12'X 35' Workshop
w. palapa roof that could be made into another living quarters or restaurant/bar (Workshop already has cistern, septic, water tank tower
and 2 bathrooms on one end). Property has lots of jungle tiger lillies, mature producing coconut and almond trees
$150,000 Handyman Special Price as it now needs: better beach cleaning, all buildings need painting,
lots of yard maintenance, palm trees trimmed, minor repairs such as doors replaced on generator building and cottage.
New rollers put on sliding glass doors, new screens. New window cranks on jalouseys, windows and screens cleaned.
Could use a new stove and couch downstairs. Wooden furniture is 17 years old.
Needs plumbing added to upstairs kitchen sink. Needs a new well pump. Workshop/Storage building needs to be cleaned and
organized. Present caretaker has no interest in sharing space w.new owner so you will have to find your own
if you don't plan on living in it full time. Pictures do not reflect present condition as owner has not been there in
3 years. To answer questions recently: No neighbors or power lines for 3 miles down a dirt road
until you get into the tiny gravel road fishing village of Xcalak.
Marino base 2 miles south runs on diesel generator. Best to drive an SUV or Jeep.
This house comes fully furnished w.1 medium size refrigerator, 1 minifridge - 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs. Propane stove, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, silverware, towels and linens.
Includes all the yard tools, hand tools, power tools. Groceries can be bought in Cancun before driving down and closer in Xcalak, Mahahual or Chetumal after arriving.
It is completely self sufficient with 8 - 235 watt solar panels on the roof, 1 - 5000 Watt gas generators for power,
8 Rolls Marine Batteries for power storage,
2 wells, 6 water storage tanks (tanakas) and a 1000 gallon cistern giving you a total of 2500 gallons of water storage.
Propane is used for heating water and cooking. Has an
oceanview guest cottage out back that rents for $400 monthly,
and 12' X 35' storage building. Comes with both local grid receiving antenna providing high speed wireless internet access thru a router upstairs
- you can actually use your laptop and be online right on the beach! Drinking water is picked up in town in 5 gallon containers and is
stored on premise or cistern water can be purified. Electricity is in town 3 miles away w.small locally owned convenience stores in town.
Large well maintained Paved Airstrip w.it's own security 5 miles away. Aviation Fuel in Cancun or Chetumal.
This area is famous for its diving, fishing, mayan ruins and proximity to shopping in Belize by boat. San Pedro Belize is an hours boat ride away. Local dive shop and fishing guides will pick you
up right in front of the house for diving, fishing and exploring. Most popular snorkeling reef and fishing hole right in front of this house and cut in reef to go out deep sea fishing.
Shallow draft boats can pull up to the waters edge. The waters are very calm as it is actually considered to be a bay protected by the reef.
Fly Fishing in this area
Click here for more photos of house
View of town and house
Beach House Video
Beach House Video 3
Beach House Video 4
CLICK HERE for NEW REEF VIDEO made at reef in front of house
Ship 5-6 days a week to Progreso. Depending on where you are driving from in the US the gas, tolls, hotels and so forth are about the same as the shipping fee.
I think you can ship most cars for under $600 from FL and can be as high as $1800 in Houston. Click here to read more about car shipping.
Fly from Mobil, Alabama or Tampa, FL to Merida to pickup your car in Progresso.