San Pedro is the only town on 25+ mile long Ambergris Caye, the largest island off the coast of Belize. And what was a tiny fishing village on a sandy spit just a few decades ago, is now a bustling town packed with schools, shops, hotels, gyms, tour shops, bars, an air port and lots and lots of golf carts. (Take a look at some amazing old photos of San Pedro and read about the history of Ambergris Caye here.)
For so many reasons, I head to town every single day. Seven or eight miles, 45 minutes on the dirt and then paved road from 7 miles North, Ambergris Caye. I’ve got shopping and errands to do and photos to take. I love the quiet and nature surrounding our home base but man, there is SO much to say for living close to town. (Here’s a walk down Front Street, San Pedro if you are not familiar)
Trying different restaurants in the evening, the ability to easily go to shows or events, to take advantage of all that San Pedro town has to offer.
So while I dream of my pied-a-terre, my tiny “city pad” where I sleep after a festival or a comedy show or Friday night BINGO at the Lions Den (this one looks pretty sweet), let me show you two homes that I visited recently. I’ll try to keep it relatively brief, since it is two properties, and focus on the areas around them. You can click on the listings themselves for the details.
Nothing grand…no marble or private pools…but TOTALLY comfortable and move in ready (are you in a rush to get to Belize? 😉 ) and with lots and lots of potential. The first I’ve passed countless times and was always drawn to the location and then this…
This beautiful railing.
The house is located just south of the bridge on a beach front lot in Boca Del Rio. One of my very very favorite strips. An easy breezy walk everywhere and your beach view. If you were laying in a hammock…
The wooden house is two floors with a rental unit below – currently rented – and a basic but beach-vacation-perfect unit above.
Eco-Rangers community garden!
Look at this use of Lasko fan covers! Every single home in San Pedro MUST have at least one Lasko fan. After a year or so of churning with salt and sand, they need to be replaced and are just thrown out. LOVE THIS REPURPOSING!!!!!!!!
And their minions trash cans and buckets – you can see them ALL over San Pedro.
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See you soon... you can thank me when you get here!