Swan Villas, Belize
Take a slice of the Blue Caribbean Coast of Belize, add award-winning architect, and your own passion for life into the mix and what you get is magic. Swan Villas is an exceptional project conceived by two partners who determined to escape the grind of city life and create a lifestyle resort on the ocean. Montse and Rodolfo, a spirited young entrepreneurial couple, with 25 years’ experience in the world of finance, tourism, infrastructure, and construction, they fell in love with Belize on their first flight two years ago. After going through the cold Boston winters for three years, they decided to settle in Belize, and have accomplished building and developing Swan Villas.
The architect, Javier Senosiain, is known for his organic and unusual designs that integrate with nature.
Swan Villas, which he designed, have risen like mythical sea creatures around the lagoon on the Placencia Peninsula. They are built of ferro-cement and could easily be mistaken for large works of art. In fact, each building is a villa consisting of three separate units: one two-bedroom apartment and two separate private studios, making a total of four bedrooms with their own bathrooms, two balconies, a patio and enough space for up to 10.
The round king size beds mirror the exterior design, studiously avoiding the angular in favour of smooth, eye-pleasing lines. Each unit has from full kitchen to kitchenette facilities, depending on size, living space and large terraces looking towards lush gardens and the ocean, some 75 yards away.
Most bathrooms have Jacuzzis and power showers, jetted bathtubs with aromatherapy and chromotherapy systems. This truly remarkable retreat has its own permaculture fruit and vegetable gardens and an infinity swimming pool.The owners are hands-on and provide a concierge service that is second to none. Yoga classes, bike trips to Placencia, hiking through the jungle, to kayaking and even diving with Whale Sharks.
If you simply want to relax, and watch exotic mammals and birds, admire the inimitable sunset and views all the way to the Maya mountains, or take a stroll along the beach, you’d be left in peace to do just that.Each villa is built with a view of the pool and has beautiful vistas of the lagoon. Being available for rent (and attracting 5 star reviews), this is a development project that will potentially see further extension. Other villas, yet to be built, will be offered for purchase together with the adjoining land and gardens. They will be professionally managed when the owners are not in residence.
Swan Villas is an outstanding concept that captures the zeitgeist to perfection – integration with nature, organics and clean, active lifestyle whose full potential has yet to be achieved. Belize is in Central America and still fairly sparsely populated. It is English-speaking and a part of the Commonwealth. Lifestyle is laid back and prices comparatively low.
For large families or groups of friends Swan Villas offers a truly special holiday experience.
Each Villa is for sale with attractive financing through Atlantic Bank Belize, and will be professionally managed. Swan Villas are a great investment opportunity, for those owner/investors who want a vacation rental, a wonderful place to come relax or explore, and a location in the Caribbean that can’t be beat.