TITLED 36 acres with another 5 held ROP; over 1300' waterfront, 2 bedroom , 2 bath main house and separate housing for two caretakers.
Approaching the property you cross the first footbridge over one of the streams, you will enter the garden area. There is over 5 acres of flat land along the waterfront, of which half of this has been cleared and is currently planted and maintained. The other half remains in it's natural state for the birds, mammals and other wildlife. This side could be utilized for future projects.
The maintained and planted portion includes over 50 producing coconut palms, oranges, soursop, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, breadfruit, guavas, bananas and plantains, guaba (ice cream bean), cashews, water apple, cocao and lemongrass. Some of the ornamental flora you will see on FTR includes; royal palms, hibiscus, ginger (red and pink) heliconias, bromeliads, orchids, tree ferns and a myriad of palms.
After crossing the front field, you will cross another stream by footbridge. Incidentally, this stream contains the farms namesake, a local short snook population (although there are more than three) and freshwater prawns. To your left over this bridge you will enter the jungle and the interior trail system that follows streams (with shallow pools for soaking, waterfalls and ridges. Beautiful green and black frogs, hummingbirds, toucans and howler monkeys (to name only a few) call this part of the near virgin jungle home.
Proceeding straight up the hill takes you to the house, perched 120' (200 steps) up the ridge. From here, a panoramic view of the archipelago overlooks Isla Bastimentos, Coral Cay (with an over-the-water restaurant), Isla Popa and Loma Partida with the Caribbean beyond. Hundreds of small islets and mangrove islands float in crystal clear, coral reef rich, azure waters. Truly a spectacular, million dollar view! The main house was designed not to miss a thing. At over 1,000 sq. ft under a metal roof, the entire house is screen enclosed allowing Caribbean breezes by day, jungle cool air at night and not-to-be missed vistas and bird watching all day.
The house sits cantilevered off the ridge giving an impression that it is floating in air and one with the landscape. Marine grade pilings are the "stilts" or foundation of the house and pressure-treated wood was used on the house construction. At each end of the house are the bedrooms (12' X 16') complete with their own 12' X 8' patio, and king bed frames specially raised in there design to allow for enjoying breezes and ample storage space. Adjacent to each bedroom is a bathroom, one complete (shower, tiled floor, custom vanity with clear glass vessel sink and toilet), the other plumbed and piped. The center of the house is an open concept dining, kitchen and living area measuring 32' X 12'. Built in banquette storage seating around a red cedar dining table will seat 8 people. The galley style kitchen is fully functional with open cabinets waiting for your personal touch!
Under the house are (2) 1250 gallon water tanks capturing a 70+ day supply of water from roof catchment.
Under the east end of the house, there is still space for a possible elevated 24' patio or lower suite addition.
Finca Tres Robalos is a magical self-contained paradise, 12 miles from Bocas town (25 minutes by boat). It is on a mainland peninsula that separates the Bahia Almirante from the Laguna Chirique. It is completely off-grid, 7 miles from the nearest road, and is reached by water. It has all the elements and advantages of island living, but has incredible mainland flora and fauna. The birding and wildlife are fantastic, a sanctuary! The farm is titled real estate. We've done the "heavy lifting" and Finca Tres Robalos is ready for the next step. Offered for sale at $225,000. Live the Caribbean Life.