Located in a rapidly developing area on the bay with all municipal utilities, Caye Caulker’s lovely Trellis House has an abundance of valuable features. In addition to being an income generating property, it has a huge rooftop veranda with a palapa and gorgeous views, fully furnished and stocked units, a second level covered deck, lushly landscaped grounds and a spot just steps from the Caribbean Sea.
This well-built concrete house currently has a total of five dwelling units. The ground floor has two apartments and one storage room/bodega. One apartment is a large studio with a full kitchen and separate bath, though there is a wardrobe that is used as a half wall, making the sleeping area feel like a separate bedroom. The other lower level unit is a one bedroom apartment with kitchen and spacious bathroom. Each of these units has a semi-private patio, queen size bed, stocked kitchen and full size refrigerator.
The second level has a studio apartment with a small kitchen and attached bathroom. It is adjacent to a bonus large kitchen and dining area that open to a generous covered deck. These two spaces could be converted to be one larger apartment or the kitchen/dining area could be expanded with the addition of a bedroom and bathroom, creating a sixth unit for the property.
The upper level also has two furnished hotel style rooms, each with private bath, a wardrobe and a mini fridge. These units open to a covered veranda and sea views.
The rooftop veranda has 360 degree views and boasts a large palapa underneath which is the perfect spot for lying in a hammock. It gets breezy on this beautiful bayside of the caye so the jacuzzi is an excellent way to enjoy the stellar sunset views. This neighborhood is aptly named Bahia Puesta del Sol or “Sunset Bay.”
The bounty of plants and palm trees, the white sand and the bright colors of the home give the property a truly tropical feel. The lot measures approximately 60 feet by 80 feet and is fully fenced. There are two septic tanks and the 18 concrete piers that go all the way down to laha” (bedrock). The land is one of the few parcels that are officially considered both commercial and residential and it sits in front of the proposed village park.
The units have been approved by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and can be short or long term leases. They are currently managed by the owners in combination with a local management company. Theincome from these units has increased with a recent switch to short term vacation rentals.