Full Moon Farm – 25 Acre Riverfront Rainforest Estate along the Rio Grande
Along Rio Grande River, Big Falls, Toledo, Belize
  • US$345,000
  • BZ$690,000

Overview

Property ID: BRSTO1601
  • Property Type
  • Estate
  • 4
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Bathrooms
  • 25.00
  • Acres
  • $13,800.00
  • Per Acre

This magnificent 25 acre rainforest estate sits along the banks of the Rio Grande in the gorgeous Big Falls area of Toledo boasting over 800 ft of water frontage in Belize’s most pristine and unblemished district. It offers an abundance of beautiful, wide-open spaces and troves of lush, tropical greenery imbued with an impressive array of towering hardwoods and a host of indigenous plants and fruit trees.

Roughly 7 of the property’s 25 acres is already cleaned, cleared and developed with 2 self-sustained, family homes set among the trees as little as 200 feet from the river’s edge. The homes are powered by a combination of solar energy storage systems with diesel-powered generators while above-ground storage tanks are used to capture rainwater taking advantage of Toledo’s 160+ inches of annual rainfall… the most in the entire country. Both homes are built on solid concrete foundations and constructed utilizing the various local lumbers taken from the estate. Each has tiled floors, corrugated zinc panel roofing and large, crystal clear glass windows that let in tons of natural light. Each house is connected directly to the local Big Falls water supply. Monthly water bills average approx $45 for both homes except in extreme dry season (April & May) when village water is used for irrigation to crops. In those months water costs can be between $80 – 90.

A short walk to the northwestern corner of the estate takes you to the banks of the Rio Grande, a majestic river that begins in the southern hills of the Maya Mountains and meanders through to the Machaca Forest Reserve before making its way into the Caribbean at the southern reaches of the Port Honduras Marine Reserve. Here you enjoy unimpeded access to this year-round channel that provides both a source for irrigation as well as the perfect location for a delightful riverfront home.

The remaining 18 acres offer untouched, forested land with rich, fertile soil and good elevation presenting a great opportunity for farmers, developers and nature lovers alike. Potential use cases include agricultural farmland, raising livestock, a remote tropical getaway for travelers or conserving the natural landscape as a truly magical private escape.

Highlights

  • 25 Acres with approx. 800 ft of River Frontage along the Rio Grande
  • Approx. 7 Acres of clear, already land
  • Approx. 18 Acres of untouched forested land
  • Rich, fertile soil with good elevation
  • 2 fully constructed Homes
  • Solar and Diesel Generator Power systems
  • Rainwater Storage systems
  • 35 mins from Punta Gorda
  • 2 miles from the village of Big Falls


Large House

  • 2-story concrete foundation columns constructed 2009; house and mechanical room constructed 2012)
  • Two 2,500 Rotoplast Water Storage Tanks on four foot high, 30 sq.ft. concrete pads - installed January 2017
  • Dedicated Solar Panel, Solar Water Pump, and two batteries, installed February 2017
  • Westinghouse, on demand, 12-L gas hot water heater, installed March 2020
  • 12HP water pump with 500 feet of hose to connect to river for irrigation needs
  • Top of Line Outback 3kW, 48V system with eight dedicated solar panels, installed July 2012, 20-year full warranty
  • Quarterly maintenance performed by Certified Master Electrician; weekly maintenance conducted by Owner
  • New equipment installed in August & September 2020
    • Outback MATE series 3 Digital Display
    • New internal fans
    • All new battery cables
  • Eight solar batteries, replaced March 2018
  • HUSKY 6,000W generator, rebuilt October 2020


Smaller House

  • Constructed in 2006 using Santa Maria, Mahogany and Yemeri Wood
  • Retrofitted in 2014 and 2019
  • Two 1,100 Rotoplast Water Storage Tanks on four foot high, 50 sq. ft concrete pads - installed March 2017
  • Sun Force Solar System with dedicated solar panels mounted on roof - installed May 2013
  • Two RENCO 12V batteries replaced 2017


Equipment Included in Purchase

  • 1961 Massey Ferguson Tractor with five attachments including Bush Hog, Tiller & Wedge
    • Completely overhauled, new gaskets, filters, brushes, etc. in September 2020
    • New gear box/shaft, October 2020
    • New pan, May 2016
  • Frigidaire electric refrigerator/freezer
  • Whirlpool 5-burner butane gas stove/oven
  • Whirlpool washer
  • Whirlpool gas dryer, four Hunter ceiling fans
  • Household Furniture included, excepting family antiques, carvings/mirrors, crystal, silver, etc., and paintings


Note: Solar systems are totally Off Grid. In 2019, BEL installed six poles of distribution line on Esperanza Road to the first residential buildings on the road. An additional 15 poles would be required to bring the distribution line to the Full Moon Farm property. See BEL for latest bid proposal.

Property Taxes - $12.25 annually, paid through March 2022

Homeowner's Property Insurance (Fire and Allied Perils, including Hurricane) through Atlantic Insurance, paid through August 19, 2021. Annual premium: $4,358.63 – fully covers solar equipment, buildings including two concrete structure/sheds/shelters (with bars), with all power tools, equipment, and farming implements; personal property; tractor and equipment; generator; Bombardier 4X4 Outlander series ATV.

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