SOLD! $649,000 USD - Single Family Home
Casa Arenas Blanca is one of the most outstanding properties in all of Placer. This beautiful 1,800 sq ft home is located on an exquisitely manicured and gated 2,500 sq. meter (.61 acre) lot in the middle of a one hundred year old coconut palm plantation. There are forty to fifty coconut palms on the property that characterize the local environment, along with mature bougainvilleas, prolific lirios and a number of other hearty beach flora.
Casa Arenas Blanca is located on stunning Sapphire Beach in the Associated Community of Sapphire Beach. The property is only about two kilometers from the paved access road and twenty kilometers north of the pueblo of Mahahual, yet it is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Casa Arenas Blanca was beautifully constructed in 2005 as a single-family Caribbean retreat. The house has 1,800 square feet of living space on two well-designed floors, with an additional 300 square foot patio with aluminum framing and screens, as well as hurricane shutters. The patio is a wonerful extension of the home and contains a variety of furnishings, a huge dining room table, sink, counter and a large stainless steel propane-fueled barbeque grill.
A 400 sq ft detached casita above a two-car garage can be used as a caretaker’s cottage or a guest apartment.
An additional 600 square feet of unscreened roof deck offers spectacular views of the coast.
The main kitchen is fully equipped with a high-end stainless steel gas oven-range and stainless steel Whirlpool dishwasher and double-door refrigerator with filtered water and an ice dispenser. A generous laundry room is equipped with a stainless steel Tromm high efficiency washer and clothes drier, as well as a separate laundry sink. Each of the home’s 3 bedrooms is independently air conditioned, although ceiling fans throughout the house and abundant sea breezes flowing through the intelligently designed transoms throughout the home.
The large master bedroom overlooks Casa Arena Blanca’s manicured white sand beach. The master bedroom has its own enclosed screened porch and a large walk-in closet. The master bath and the guest bath have glass block shower surrounds that add to the overall spacious feel of the home.
Casa Arena Blanca is built atop a 60,000 gallon rainwater-filled cistern that delivers fresh water to the whole house through a reverse osmosis filter system. There is no need to purchase outside drinking water. A 16-panel solar system generates enough power to serve the entire home and is backed-up by a diesel-powered generator. However, the house is currently being connected to the brand new electrical grid extension from Mahahual. It will soon have access to unlimited Federally-subsidized electricity. An additional feature is that any excess solar power generated can be traded back to the electric company. The next closest residential beach to have access to the electrical grid is north of Tulum, several hundred miles away. The entire home is equipped with aluminum storm shutters for added storm protection and added security in case the occupants are away for an extended period of time.
Only several hundred meters offshore, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef protects the coastline from possible turbulent seas. The coral reef, often known as the Mayan Barrier Reef, is the second largest barrier reef in the world – second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia – and extends 965 kilometers (600 miles) from the Yucatan Peninsula to Honduras. A diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise, the Reef is home to 500 species of fish as well as one of the largest colonies of manatees on the planet. Once or twice per year, giant sea turtles, of which there are five species in these area waters, may waddle onto the beach in search of premier nesting sites.
Casa Arenas Blanca is offered fully furnished, decorated and ready for immediate occupancy.
- 2 Stories
- Air conditioners
- Block & stucco
- Caretakers Quarters or Guest House
- Ceiling fans throughout
- Covered Patio
- Dual Sinks
- Federal Zone Concession
- Gas Range
- Granite counter-tops
- Ground Level Bedroom
- Hurricane Shutters
- Internet Service
- Laundry Room or Area
- On the Electrical Grid
- Satellite Dish
- Solar Powered Electricity
- Stainless steel appliances
- Tile flooring