Our Belizean Story
Where do we begin?? Such a journey ….
In August of 2015, we took a trip to Belize to explore the possibility of purchasing property for our future retirement home. We love the ocean and really wanted to buy an oceanfront lot that was affordable. We looked in both Placencia and Hopkins. When we located the property on Coral Pointe (False Sittee Pointe before the name change) in Hopkins, Belize, we just fell in love with the unique peninsula that boasted front and back Caribbean views and possessed a dock for our future boat (negotiated in the purchase)!! Our vision of a two story home changed to a three story home in order to take advantage of the 180 degree view of the Caribbean and the mountain range view with the tallest mountain, Victoria Peak, in the background. We also loved that the developer, Aron Loewen, was committed to maintaining the natural habitat of Coral Point with vegetation alongside the beach that once was a preserve and the mangroves which sustain marine life and promote the eco-system for generations!!!!
On January, 13, 2016 our dream of owning a Caribbean oceanfront lot was fulfilled, we were official landowners. One reason we selected Belize was that you have clear Title to your property, it is English speaking and the tax laws favor home ownership. We selected Hopkins for our future retirement home due to its close proximity to the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean, the local village and to Sittee River that flows into the ocean. If you enjoy fishing, you get the best of both worlds. Hopkins is also close to many of the inland excursions and only a 20 minute boat ride to the second largest barrier reef in the world. After purchasing the property, we got our scuba certification and have had a blast exploring the marine life. Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world. Ultimately, it was the people of Hopkins that stole our hearts; their joy of life, friendliness and eagerness to share the beauty of their country solidified our decision to make Hopkins home.
Since purchasing the property six years ago, we have visited numerous times a year and fall deeper in love each time we visit. In November, 2018 we broke ground. We should have been finished in 2019 but COVID interrupted the building process with the shut down of the borders. We anticipate that our home will be complete in March, 2021, two years and four months after commencing and that it will be available for rental mid April, 2021. It is challenging to build in a foreign country but with patience and hard work, your dream can come true.
We hope that you will enjoy our slice of Paradise, we call Shedrock Shangrila. Let the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the breathtaking blue waters of the Caribbean, the amazing views from the rooftop deck and the soft breeze beckon you to the ultimate luxury Carribean vacation in Paradise!!!!
We are happy to answer any questions you might have!!! Book your stay today!!!!!