Full Description

The property consists of

  • 30.005 sq.feet = 0,69 acre or 0,28 hectare
  • 2 houses in traditional Caribbean Style, 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Laundry, Pantry, Garage: 2 cars, Workshop with bathroom
  • Garden with lawn and many tropical fruit trees: mango, avocado, grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon, banana, tangerine, guava and custard apple
  • Wide unspoiled view to the west of the Caribbean Sea (Sunsets & Rainbows)
  • Location at the altitude of 2000 ft. or 600 m. (cool nights, no aircon!) on Morne Anglais in the flower basket village of Giraudel. Parish of Saint George. The concrete road to the property is on segment 3 of the Waitikubuli National Trail
  • Electricity 220 V. from National Electricity Company DOMLEC as well of the Solar Power Unit (15 panels and a battery bank of 18.7 kWh.)
  • Potable water from the National Water company DOWASCO, as well from the 3 black tanks with rainwater, pressurised by two pumps
  • Internet and cable-TV: Digicel glass fiber 100 Mbps

Price negotiable

Guest house description

Description guesthouse

The first building was built in 2007 and is designed like a traditional town house with stone cladding, a working area downstairs and the living area with balcony upstairs.

It is in use as a fully equipped guesthouse for family and friends. But could easily be used as an Airbnb.

Downstairs there is  a spacious garage for two cars and a grease pit for diy car maintenance, but could be used as a workshop as well. There is also a laundry with Miele washing machine and dryer, a bathroom with toilet and shower and a pantry for storage.

Because this is all in concrete it will serve as a safety area during a hurricane.

Upstairs is the completely furnished living area. With a living room and kitchen, two bedrooms, a separate toilet, a bathroom with shower and a large balcony with a superb sea and mountain view.

The potable water is solar heated.

Main house description

Main house

The main house built in 2009 is designed as a traditional Caribbean estate house. All in treated wood.

Inside are a study, living room, spacious kitchen with Bosch dishwasher, gas stove and oven, separate toilet, bathroom with shower and bath and a bedroom with walk in closet. On the large veranda, you’re guaranteed to live life of leisure. The verandah provides a 180 degrees view of the Caribbean Sea with beautiful sunsets and rainbows.

The pool is 13x26x5 ft. or 4x8x1.50 m. with a copper ionizer (no chlorine), a swimming water heater(!) and a Swimstream swimming machine. Next to the pool is a gazebo.

The garden has a large lawn that can be used for all kind of sports: croquet, petanque, badminton, cricket, etc. It has lots of flowers like ginger lilies, bougainville, oleander, azaleas, roses, hibiscus, temple flower, palms and fruit trees like oranges, grapefruit, mango, lime, avocado, guava and custard apple.

There is also a garden shed with tools and a small chicken coop.

The property is partly fenced and has an electronic gate.

Extra Information

Hurricane proof

After the 2017 5+ hurricane “Maria” the two house were the only ones in the area without any damage. This has to do with the building quality and foremost by the traditional hurricane proven design with 45 degrees angle of the roofs. All windows and doors have solid hurricane shutters.

Off Grid

After hurricane “Maria” the owner decided to be completely off grid, when necessary.
The off-grid power system includes 15 Solar panels with a 18.7 KWh. battery bank system (Wholesalesolar, USA) has been installed and is connected to the Domlec power grid as well.

Potable water is rainwater, collected from the roof and stored into three black tanks.
It is pressurised by two pumps. One for each house.

In addition to this rain water supply, the houses are also connected to the country’s water system of Dowasco.

Attractions nearby

  • Capital Roseau for shopping and daily market: 15 minutes
  • Snorkelling at Champagne beach: 20 minutes
  • Dive Centre: 15 minutes
  • Whale watching and swimming with whales: 15 minutes
  • Hiking: Segment 3 Waitikubuli National Trail: 0 minutes
  • Garden Centre and nursery: 10 minutes
  • The French Islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe 2,5 hours by ferry

Transfer Fees

For a period of one year, that is from September 1, 2020, to end of , 2022, the fees related to transferring or purchase of land are as follows:

  • Stamp Duty 2 percent
  • Judicial Fee 1 percent
  • Assurance Fund 2 percent
  • Solicitor’s fee – a maximum of 1 ½ percent.

A total of 6 ½ percent on the value of the property will be paid by the buyer instead of the 10 ½ percent which is currently payable.
According to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, this will result in a 48 percent reduction in fees associated with land transfer for the buyer or receiver. The fee payable by the vendors/sellers of properties will remain at 2 ½ percent.

Now is a pretty good opportunity for buyers to take advantage. 👍💯

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