The Sandringhans’ beachfront property in Belmopan, a remote province of Belize, has seen a number of developments over the past decade.
The family, who live on a property on the outskirts of Belmopon, purchased the property in 2006.
“When we were looking to buy the beachfront, we found that the beach was in really good condition,” the family’s son-in-law, Chris Smith, told ABC News.
“And it had been in Belo Monte for quite a while.”
After several years of looking around, the Sandrnghams bought the property, which was at the time owned by a family trust.
The property had a history of water damage and a leaky roof, which they said was caused by a previous owner.
“We were in Beloit, Wisconsin, at the end of the year, and we were trying to find a new house, but there wasn’t one on the market at that time,” Mr Smith said.
“It was the perfect spot to get that beachfront spot and build on it.
The family then spent a few weeks working out the details, including the price. “
The first thing we did was go to the property management company and we got a letter from them saying that they were ready to sell it for $600,000.”
The family then spent a few weeks working out the details, including the price.
They said the initial purchase price was $5 million, which had to be matched by a third party.
“They were very professional about it,” Mr Shaughnessy said.
When they first looked at the property they found it had an amazing pool and a lot of sunshine, but the property didn’t have any living space.
“But we did find a way to get it into the hands of the Sandrinehs.
They’re very keen on doing things right, and this was the way we did it,” he said.
The couple have two children, ages seven and four, and said they were very lucky to have the beach as part of their home.
“Because we had a pool, it was really easy for us to make our home look like it was the home of our family,” Mr Hatton said.
After two years of searching for the perfect property, the family finally decided to purchase the property for $4.7 million.
“One of the main things that I noticed was that it was not only beautiful, it had so much history that I was very excited about,” Mr Scott said.
While the property is currently in private hands, the couple have also purchased the land and are building on it, which will include a pool.
“I think that’s one of the reasons why we have decided to go into the community to build our home and build our future,” Mr Matson said.
With a population of just under 600,000, Belmopun is one of Belo Monters most isolated and remote provinces.
The city’s main tourist attraction is the town of La Cumbre, which is located just outside of Belopan.
“A lot of Beloquians have never been to Belmopán,” Mr Moore said.