One of Belize’s prime travel hotspots right now is the southern coastal town of Placencia, offering visitors the perfect mix of Caribbean village atmosphere and a selection of upscale modern venues and amenities. Best of all, Placencia has excellent proximity to the surrounding offshore Cayes, rainforest and the reef, making it the perfect jumping off point for island adventurers and Investors.
Few private islands in the area have been developed to the stylish standards of North Saddle Caye, located just 45 minutes east/northeast of Placencia. Featured on a recent edition of HGTV’s popular “Island Hunters” series, North Saddle Caye is approximately a ten-acre beauty (including the 66-foot easement along the water) the C shape gives it its own protected lagoon. A rarity for an island of this size, the lagoon is approximately 75ft wide, 15ft.deep large and deep enough to accommodate multiple sea vessels well in excess of the 240 feet in length. Addition to the secure Lagoon for boating access, there’s also a helipad for helicopter landing.
Onshore, North Saddle Caye, the structures on the island are as follows:
The caretaker house is a fully equipped house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and an open space including full kitchen and approximate 1100 sq.ft living area. Deck space at entrance.
The Guest house is approximately 1100 sq.ft, two bedrooms, two bathrooms including shower and door out to individual outdoor showers. Open living room with dinette kitchen, Deck space at entrance. The guest house is designed to accommodate guests and give them some privacy while visiting. The two bedrooms have infrastructure for AC ready, but not installed.
The main houses are approximately 2,400sq.ft each, both houses are identical.
A huge living room with an open kitchen, 10 people dining space, relaxation area, TV/entertainment area and an office desk. Lots of counter and cabinet capacity in the kitchen area. All interiors are custom-built, including cabinetry, tables etc. Huge sliding glass doors to the ocean that gives a nice view and open air throughout the house.
Two bedrooms with AC, two bathrooms including double sinks, shower and door out to individual outdoor shower.
Dishwasher, stove, fridge etc. Spacious and airy villas with 20-foot vaulted ceilings and wall-to-wall glass sliding doors capable of withstanding winds of up to category 4 hurricane level.
Huge deck space.
Boathouse: approximately 3300sqft. Built with concrete blocks and steel roof structures
Include, laundry room, watermaker room, solar room, generator room and a huge open room for storage of jet skis, boats, diving equipment etc.
Water storage capacity under the boathouse is approx 40.000 gallons divided into two concrete tanks.
Water treatment system with UV filtration of all water distributed throughout the island.
Reverse osmosis water maker system.
153 solar panels on the roof ensure good electric capacity. A backup diesel generator yielding 40kW.
New solar system from Tesla was installed November 2019.
$4,950,000.00 USD OR $9,900,000.00 BZ
Workers area has one house with 5 bedrooms, one house with a bedroom and bathroom, separate building with 2 showers and separate toilets and a kitchen building. The structures were built to host the workers during the construction period and have not been used after the island was accomplished. The buildings need upgrades. It is however structures that can host workers if a rental business is the plan.
In terms of utilities, North Saddle Caye is fully self-sustaining and off the grid, with its own 153-panel solar energy system (positioned on top of the boathouse) supplying the villas and cottages all of their 110V needs. There’s also a backup diesel generator yielding 40kWh. Two reverse osmosis water systems can each generate 1,800 gallons a day, and a separate rainwater purification system is also included, supplying fresh water to the underground 11,000-gallon water tank. Four sewage systems are each capable of handling 500 gallons daily.
North Saddle Caye’s massive 240-foot sea wall, unique for islands in the area, makes its deep natural lagoon an incredible place for swimming, drop fishing, world-class snorkeling, or just relaxing on a custom-made lounge chair and soaking up the glorious Caribbean sun.