RE/MAX VIP is thrilled to list for sale the charming canal front custom home near Placencia village. Located on Crimson Drive, a wonderful road winding around myriad small canals alongside the lagoon.
This charming duplex is a combination of concrete and wood construction. Each floor has a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment, each with plenty of deck space. Around the house is a good size garden, completely fenced off and well filled. Views over the water give the property a nice and airy feeling.
This house would be a perfect opportunity for someone wanting to live upstairs and earn rental income from the downstairs apartment. Alternatively it would not be difficult to turn the house into a single family occupancy home with bedrooms downstairs and living and kitchen area upstairs.
The square shaped lot is 60 feet by 75 feet with a mix of fruit bearing plants and palms and is on a canal offering moorage for a small boat and access to the lagoon and Caribbean sea.
The house benefits from being on municipal power and water. The electric connection has also just been updated to fit the new power distribution regulations for Crimson Drive.
About Crimson Drive and Placencia!
Crimson Drive is a residential enclave situated along a small network of canals leading directly into the Placencia Lagoon. It is located just north of Placencia Village, close to the Turtle Inn Resort and just south of Placencia Airstrip.
A 2 minute drive will bring you into the heart of Placencia Village! You can even bike there in only a few minutes as well!
Placencia, one of Belize’s most popular destinations. Placencia is a charming fishing village set at the southern end of the Placencia Peninsula in southeast Belize. The peninsula is 19 miles long and only half a mile wide, bordered on one side by the stunning Caribbean Sea and on the other by the serene mango fringed Placencia Lagoon.
Placencia Village at the very tip of the peninsula is where most of the action happens. One of Placencia’s busiest areas is the Sidewalk, a narrow pathway running along the beachside. Along the Sidewalk is where you’ll find the majority of bars, restaurants, shops and arts and crafts galleries. It is also the home of 2 Placencia institutions, Barefoot Beach Bar and Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar, favorites amongst locals, expats and tourists. One of the charms of Placencia Village is the proximity of everything. Most people get around by bicycle or golf cart, in reality though pretty much everything can be reached by foot!
At the end of the peninsula is the Placencia Municipal Pier. From here you can embark on all sorts of water based trips and excursions. Take a boat out and take advantage of some of the best fishing in the country, you can take a shorter trip close to shore and catch your lunch or you can go way out beyond the reef for incredible game fishing to catch (and release!) one of ‘the big 3’ Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit! Boats can also take you out for incredible scuba diving trips so you can see the incredible conservation work being done on our incredible reefs. Don’t want to get too wet? Take the short boat ride down to Monkey River Village. You’ll see manatees on your way there and then as you enter the river you’ll truly be in the jungle, surrounded by howler monkeys and other incredible wildlife.
To the north of Placencia we journey up the peninsula, past Crimson Drive, then the airstrip and then through Seine Bight, a small fishing village inhabited mainly by the Garifuna people. The Garifuna people are a mixed African and indigenous people originally from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent who speak Garifuna, an Arawakan language. Seine Bight is a lively village where you’ll hear traditional drumming and singing coming from many of the hole-in-the wall bars and restaurants serving up medleys of traditional seafood dishes. Don’t miss out on ‘bitters’ or ‘bittas’ as it’s know here, the national drink of the Garifuna people, an alcoholic medicinal beverage said to be a cure all for anything that might be ailing you.
Next up the Peninsula is Maya Beach. This relaxed section of the peninsula is favoured by expats and features some of the best restaurants in the area. Famous eateries include Maya Beach Bistro, a hot spot for gastronomic delights, famous for the best breakfast on the Placencia Peninsula, Tapas Happy Hour every afternoon and romantic beachfront dinners. You’ll also find the famous Mr Q’s at Mangos, the best BBQ on peninsula as well as the best happy hour!
Maya Beach is also well known for having the only bowling alley in Belize! Also just 12 minutes away from Riversdale, head down to Jaguar Lanes for fun nights of bowling, wings and Belikin beers, the national beer of Belize. Join the locals for weekly poker nights, sign up for the bowling league or just enjoy their big screen TVs which always have the latest game playing.
Let’s now take a journey north of the Placencia Peninsula! Heading up north we leave the peninsula and head inland. Only 15 minutes away we reach the famous Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve. Nearly 100,000 acres of protected forest on the slopes of the Maya Mountains is yours to explore. This is the land of the elusive jaguar so keep your eyes peeled. The expertise of the local guides will help you spot his tracks and if you’re lucky, you may even spot him among the tropical rainforest. Here you can also take the opportunity to interact with Mayan community where they’ll guide you through traditional chocolate making techniques; you’ll even get the opportunity to make and taste your own! Finish the day with a hearty Mayan meal before heading back home.
Don’t wait for this opportunity to disappear! This is a steal of a property within such proximity to the heart of Placencia Village!