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Belize : Riverfront Home + 28 Acres: A Wildlife Sanctuary

Listing ID: 9808237 | Teakettle, Lat. 17.14’27.35”N; Long. -88.51’20.92”W   Cayo District   1,170,000 Belize dollars    $585,000 USD (Currency Convertor Provided below)

Master Bathroom
Guest Bedroom double
Guest Bedroom twin (Jungle Room)
Guest Bathroom
Pleasant Patio
Dock on Belize Riverbank
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Teakettle, Lat. 17.14’27.35”N; Long. -88.51’20.92”W   Cayo District
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Location : Teakettle, Lat. 17.14’27.35”N; Long. -88.51’20.92”W Cayo District Belize

Established Home, 28 acres, River Frontage, Cayo, Belize, Central America $585,000

Imagine yourself living in a comfortable & spacious home perched on a hilltop overlooking the Belize River. You'll love the privacy and serenity of our secluded and secure location and excellent views of the surrounding rain forest. Abundant wildlife such as birds, monkeys and other animals will provide an unending source of amusement, wonder, and photographic opportunities. From the sidewalk outside our house, watch howler monkeys cross a rope bridge (see Hand-feed bananas to wild kinkajous (cute, cat-sized, raccoon cousins) from a feeding platform next to our house see ( Crickets and soothing river sounds will lull you to sleep and myriad bird songs provide a wake-up call in the mornings.

> Acreage: 28.369 (11.48 hectares), about one-half preserved as jungle and wildlife sanctuary and the rest is open to current and future crops. 

> Spacious split-level, steel-frame home custom-built by owner for strength and durability. Area is 3085 square feet. Upper floor: master bedroom with adjoining bath and furo (sunken tub), sun room, lanai, office/library with A/C, exercise room, two-car garage with workshop. Ground floor: spacious dining area with 18-foot ceiling, modern kitchen, two guest bedrooms, guest bathroom, dry storage room, laundry/utility room, toilet & shower, and plenty of storage space.

> Belize River frontage is 908 feet (276.76 meters). Dock on river provides access for swimming, fishing and kayaking. Trails from the house provide routes to the river.

> Property tax (house & land) is very affordable, to say the least, BZ$289/yr (US$ 145)

> Chain link fence encloses 3 acres around house; ideal for dogs to roam.

> Utilities extend underground from Youngal Road to house (1/3 mile, 0.5 km) – no unsightly poles or downed lines. Utilities average cost/month is $BZ550 (US$225)

> Internet: high speed, wifi throughout home, more than 25Mb/sec service, BZ$115/mo (US$57.50)

> Our bed & breakfast (River Wildlife Sanctuary), which has been rated 5-star by our Airbnb guests, draws international visitors. We also enjoy home exchange opportunities involving many countries.

> Furnished: appliances include stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with ice maker; stainless steel upright freezer, washer, dryer (butane), water softener, refrigerator in garage, dehumidifier, on-demand water heater (butane) 5-burner stove and new oven (butane); and air conditioner in office (rarely used because fans throughout the house provide cooling). 

> Large yard with patio, large planter, birdbath, and barbecue. Potential for swimming pool near patio. River frontage 908 feet (276.76 meters). 

> Automatic gate opener 

> Shopping within 1.5 miles in Teakettle and 7 miles away in Belmopan, where government offices are conveniently located. Several cultural, natural and recreational attractions are located nearby. International airport is 50 miles away. 

> Golf course is 5 miles from house.

> Worker’s house (2 bedrooms) located 1/10 mile (0.16 km.) from main house. Nearest neighbor is ˝ mile away. 

> Birders’ paradise — 328 species listed for our area. River Wildlife Sanctuary is an official birding hotspot and holds the total species record in the backyard birding competition for the months of April through October, 2020.

> Pitaya (dragon fruit) orchards (1.5 acres) produce about 1/2 ton of fruit/year, valued at US$1100. Groves of valuable hardwoods including mahogany and xericote (most valuable Belize hardwood) can be harvested and sold when they mature within a few years. 

> Orchard contains avocados, sapodilla, mamee sapote, black sapote, sapodilla, Java plum, cashews, mulberry, cacao, over 100 passion fruit vines, and other fruits.

Property type: House

Parcel Size: 28.37 Acres

Price: $585,000

GPS or other ID: 17°14'28.7"N -88°51'21.2"W



Birding Hotspot 


Hiking nature trails


Harvesting fruit from orchards



Wildlife observation




Waterfront: River frontage 908 feet


Adjacent Owner

Adjacent Owner: Private


Water: Community

Electricity: On property, underground 

Butane: On property

Services (Utilities): High-speed internet, cell phone

Waste: Septic tank








Terrain: Varied

House is 90 feet above river


Residence Type: 1.5-2 Story

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2-1/2

Garages:1 two-car with workshop and weight room

Roof: corrugated metal

Finished Sq. Ft.: 3085

Total Square Feet: 3085

Storage: Plentiful 

Home Age: 19


Fencing: Encircles 3 acres around house

Road Frontage: Youngal Road, which joins main highway 0.7 mile from our palm-lined driveway

Road Surface: Gravel

Trees: Rich variety of jungle trees 

Outbuildings: House for caretaker and family


Website URL:  Click here

Howler monkey crosses rope bridge with her baby right outside our house:

Young kinkajou eats bananas out of my hand:

Property Information

Sale Type: Fixed Price

About Richard Rasp

Youngal Road, Teakettle, Cayo District, Belize


Phone:  +501-633-1716 (from US, 011-501-633-1716)

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Price : $585,000 USD

1,170,000 Belize dollars

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Year Built 2001
Type House,   For Sale
Style Split-level ranch
Exterior Stucco Siding
Driveway Concrete
Garage Attached 2-Car
AC Window Unit
Water City/Public
Sewer Other
Disposal Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Taxes $145.00
Avg.Electric Avg.Oil Avg.Gas Avg.Water
Acre(s) or Lot Size 28.369
First Floor Square Footage 1550
2ns Level Square Footage 1535
Total Square Footage 3085
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2.5

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