High above the Caribbean Sea and back-dropped by Mounts Capiro and Calentura. is an income generating home known for its sunsets and tranquil gardens. This home in Trujillo, Honduras has unobstructed views of the Bay of Trujillo and even Roatan in the distance. The gardens surround the house and offer micro climates to suit the needs of its owners. The focal point of the home is the swimming pool. It can be a quiet retreat from the heat of the day and it can be the where the party heats up. The home, gardens and the pool are versatile enough to meet the need of those there.
The homes versitility is found in its 5 apartment style suites. There is the home owners suite and 4 income generating suites all within three floors and 4000 sq. ft. The main suite for the owners is at ground level and contains a kitchen, dining room, living room, porch and a master bedroom with on suite bathroom. The kitchen, dining room and living room are all in one spacious airy living area. Three sets of double doors in the living room open up to the pool to expand the feeling of openness. The kitchen has been recently renovated with local Mahogany crafted by skilled artisans from Trujillo. The porch offers views of the ocean and the mountains behind. It is a great place to have supper while the sunsets. The master bedroom is about 20’ by 20ft. It is sheltered from the heat of day and has an air conditioning unit and ceiling fan for added comfort. The en- suite has a shower, bath tub, sink and toilet.
The four rental suites are through out the rest of the home and vary greatly in format.
Suite1 is on the top floor and has a traditional set up. It has a living room and dining room in one room. Both sides of this room offer views of the Caribbean’s blue waters and the mountains’ variety of green foliage. This suite also has a full kitchen and a large bedroom with a 3 piece bathroom. The kitchen and bathroom are done in Mahogany. The bedroom is serviced with a fan and has great cross breeze to help cool the night air.
Suite 2,also on the top floor, has a dorm style set up with the bedroom and full kitchen in one room, a 4piece bathroom and a porch. The kitchen and bathroom are done in Mahogany. The sleeping area is cooled with 2 ceiling fans. The porch, like the main suite porch has great views of the ocean, the mountains and the sunsets.
Suite 3, on the bottom floor, is a bachelor style room with a bed, dining table and living room all in one. It also has a full kitchen done in Mahogany and a 3 piece bathroom. This suite is located below the main suite porch and it the most private and coolest suite in the home. This suite also has a ceiling fan.
Suite 4 is two bedrooms connected to a common 3 piece bathroom. It has no kitchen facilities. Each bedroom have ceiling fans. It located on the main level and opens up to the pool.
The flat roof of the home has 360 degrees of unobstructed views of the Bay of Trujillo, the Caribbean Sea and the mountains behind. It has potential for being developed as a great patio.
A second building is on site for the house manager. It is a small two story building.
The versatility of the gardens is that they circle the house to provide sun or shade depending on the persons desires for that time of the day. All the gardens have tropical flowers and fruits. Throughout the grounds are coconut, orange, mango and avocado trees. There is even a lower garden set in the local trees to give a cool jungle feel. With the house backing on to the jungle there are plenty of insects and birds to marvel at.
The pool is about 20 ft. by 25 ft. by 5 ft. deep.
There are two permanent workers with this home. Both have been employed here for about 22 years. Martha, the house manager works part time at cleaning, financial matters and oversees the entire operations of the house. She is a great resource with dealing with municipal and business matters. She has proven herself to be reliable and honest. I have total peace of mind knowing she is in charge. Luis is the full time gardener and handy man. His knowledge of the infrastructure of the house is invaluable.
My wife and I bought the house 10 years ago with the intent of opening it up to missionaries and pastors for respite. We have improved the infrastructure of the house in that time. There is a large septic tank and improved grey and black water tubing. Security walls were added or improved upon. New pump systems were added to the house drinking water and the pool. Concrete pathways were added for ease of movement.
Our time here was the best we had. Unfortunately life did not go as we hoped and we were not able to pursue that dream.