What is Sunset Beach Villas Tablas A high quality, meticulously built to international standards, ocean front community being developed by the experienced foreign property developer Chris Bech – Will Irwin team, successful developers of Tablas Highland Organic Farm (www.philagrivest.com).The Project – an 80 lot ocean front retirement community for foreigners developed by foreigners located on the best beach on Tablas Island, Romblon province, Philippines. Just 30 minutes by speedboat from world famous Boarcay, but at 20% of the price of beachfront property on Boracay, with Villas which would cost you $1,000,000 or more in Fiji or Hawaii available for construction for 1/5th or less.
What is Tablas Island:
The best kept secret in the Philippines. For a long time, Tablas has been a sleepy, often bypassed destination for tourist. Now, due to ambitious development activities by Chris Bech and Will Irwin, who have an uncanny knowledge and ability to know and relate to the needs and desires of foreign retirees, other developers also are taking note, and collectively there are numerous projects on the drawing board.
No longer is there an under serviced airport or broken, dilapidated roads and bridges. Rather the past couple of years have seen traffic at the Tablas airport increase to one direct flight to and from Manila daily, and the island’s network of roads and bridges have been replaced by the use of first tier construction by Korean contractors (the best road builder contractors operating in the Philippines).
During this same time period, tourist traffic on Boracay has skyrocketed, now exceeding 1 million per year and real estate prices on Boracay has gone through the roof. Ocean front land now sells for upward to $2,400 per sq meter (if you can find any for sale) on the island of Boracay.
Yes, Boracay is an exciting, 24-hour karaoke, bar and restaurant “cool” place to be and to be seen (especially by the young). However, does it offer a quiet, idyllic retirement spot within your budget? Absolutely not!But what if you could be within 30 minutes of all the night scene and excitement of Boracay, and yet have your own personal Polynesian styled luxury retirement villa on a beautiful beach on Tablas – complete with all the amenities desired foreign retirees?
What if you could buy such a property at prices less than 20% of these Boracay prices – NOW, before the “Boracay Effect” washes upon the shores of Tablas. Boracay is jam packed, with no more room to grow. Consequently, people are branching out from Boracay and seeking an alternative. Well, on Tablas you have an absolute winning location.Yes, for a long time Tablas Island was a “sleeper” location. It is one of the Philippine’s last remaining tranquil island locales. But now, thanks to the commitment by Irwin and Bech to meet the needs of foreign retirees, it has awakened. Planned and ongoing investment and residential projects for foreign tourists and retirees include:
- Golf course
- Japanese oceanfront retirement community
- Upscale hillside villa project
- Tablas Highlands Organic Farm
- Forest trekking
- Island hopping
- Jet skiing
- Marine refuge & sanctuaries
- Scuba Diving / Snorkeling
- Off Road Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- On Road / Off Road Biking
- Hill / Mountain Climbing
- Cultural Adventures
Aside from all these exciting attributes of Tablas Island, what else makes it such an attractive location for a retirement community?
- No traffic
- Newly built concrete road network throughout the island
- No industry
- No pollution
- Very low crime rate
- Very friendly and accommodating locals
- Unlimited access to first class seafood
- Many nearby islands – perfect for islands hopping
- 30 minutes by speedboat to world famous Boracay
- Unspoiled beaches and oceans
- True quiet relaxation
- Long term business opportunity
- Organic food from Tablas Highlands Organic Farm
Foreigners have very specific requirements of what they are seeking in a retirement community in the Philippines?
To date, there has been NO retirement community development anywhere in the Philippines which has truly focused on these requirements.
Most development projects done in the Philippines are done by Filipinos who “think” they know the demands of foreigners, but they always miss the mark, and in general always try to cut corners to put more money in their pocket.
Sunset Beach Villas Tablas is developed BY foreigners FOR foreigners. THESE are the most important amenities looked by a foreigner in a retirement community: Sunset Beach Villas Tablas responds has them all:
- Security (private guards)
- Ocean front (continuous trade winds, always cooler)
- Medical clinic (facilities on premise)
- Mini market on site
- fresh organic food from Tablas Highlands Farm
- Boats and cars available within the resort for use by residents
- Concierge service to and from the airport
- Concierge service to and from the shops and stores
- Privacy- Swimming pool
- Tennis court- Clubhouse for residents only (bar, and gathering and meeting room)
- Restaurant (serving organic chicken, pork, beef and vegetables)
- Fitness center and spa
- Low cost of living (cost of living on Tablas is among the lowest in the Philippines)
- Airport (on the island – less than 1 hour from Sunset Beach Villas Tablas)
- Caregiver services
- State of the art communications (for computers, emails, cyber-chatting)
Your Diet For A Moment
With a diet guaranteed to make you sick and a health system designed to make sure you stay that way, the USA and other Western countries are driving away thousands of its citizens each year to foreign retirement havens. The developers, having emphasized organics at their successful Tablas Highlands Organic Farm on Tablas, bring a unique added health benefit to Lot and Villa investors at Sunset Beach Villas on Tablas – unique to the project simply because the Irwin – Bech development team oversees the Tablas Highlands Organic Farm. What does this mean to you?
- Organic food from the Farm served in the Sunset Beach Villas restaurant
- Organic food from the Farm available in the sundry/mini market for your residence
- Organic chicken, pork, beef, fruit, and vegetables
- Fresh fish and other sea food right from the ocean, or catch your own
- A healthy lifestyle – hikes to the Farm, an onsite fitness center, and an onsite swimming pool
Been wanting to change your lifestyle – change your diet, and live longer and longer?
Wait no more.Sunset Beach Villas, by way of the same development team, provides this unique opportunity to change not only your physical presence, but your diet and length of life.
A Further Serendipity – A Further Added Benefit for Some
Sunset Beach Villas on Tablas is located only a mere 3 km (less than 2 miles from Tablas Highlands Organic Farm, the agricultural, residual income producing company in which OFW and Foreigners have already invested.
Imagine this – you have an investment in PhilAgrivest, Inc (the company which owns the Tablas Highland Organic Farm) – it is generating a retirement income for you;
you walk there in the early morning to see how things are going at the Farm – then your walk back to your Villa for a refreshing morning swim, followed by a “power nap” at lunchtime in the Villa being paid for by the income from your farm investment.
This option is also available to investors – the ability to combine your investment to achieve both goals.
Phase III of the Tablas Highlands Organic Farm will soon be open to investment shares.
For those Property buyers in Sunset Beach Villas who wish to also purchase shares and own a part of PhilAgriVest, Inc, the developers offer a “package” benefit of a 10% discount on your investment in the Tablas Highlands Organic Farm shares. Similarly, for those who own shares of stock in the Tablas Highlands Organic Farm, the developers offer a “loyalty discount” of 5% on the purchase of a lot at Sunset Beach Villas on Tablas.
And this is not all
For those who choose to participate, Tablas Highlands Farm is setting aside a specific “gardening area” for all Sunset Beach Villa lot buyers – where you will be able to “grow your own organic vegetables”, under the supervision and advice from one of the Farm’s agricultural specialists.
Tablas Island, comprised of undiscovered yet prime beautiful white sand beaches, is located in the central part of the Philippines, east of Mindoro Occidental, west of Samar, and just 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Boracay.
Travelers seeking to escape cabin fever of Boracay, or the incessant noise and crowds of Boracay, are well positioned to explore Tablas Island.Tourism on Tablas is just in the infant stage of development – which spells “abundant opportunity” for all types of business, but especially an agricultural business.There is an airport on Tablas, which is serviced daily by SEAIR and ZESTAIR, which fly the Caticlan – Tablas – Manila route. Once you land on Tablas, the quiet and isolation gives you an incurable urge to never leave.
The Goal of the Developers of Sunset Beach Villas Tablas
To provide you with your dream oceanside retirement home at a cost within your retirement budget, Bech and Irwin have focused their development projects on foreign retirees looking to retire in style on a low income pension.
Whereas their first investor project, Tablas Highlands Organic Farm, is geared to provide ongoing, residual income to OFW’s and Foreigners to secure their pension, Sunset Beach Villas Tablas has the goal of providing a first class retirement community for Foreigners seeking an “active” retirement community, one well within the budget limitation of a retiree on a pension.
The Irwin and Bech development team is selling a maximum of 80 lots in the project.
Total lot sizes will not exceed two-thirds of the total 8.5 hectares comprising the project.
This assures ample open space, luxuriously landscaped, complete with amenities expected of a luxurious retirement community. The Project will be comprised of two phases, with the first lots being available for purchase in early 2011.
Phase II lots will be larger than Phase I and at more of a premium price, as all amenities are completed.
There are 3 categories of lots available for purchase:
- Ocean frontage lots – 800 to 1000 square meters
- Ocean view lots – 600 to 700 square meters
- Ocean walk lots – 600 to 700 sq meters
Prices, which are subject to change without notice, range from $40 per square meter to $80 per square meter, with discounts for cash, or installment payment purchase schemes are also available.
Lot buyers may design and build their own Villa, or they may choose from one of four basic models provided by the development team (from a one bedroom cottage to a 4 bedroom “estate” villa).
Lot buyers are free to design and build their own Villa, but it will need to adhere to certain minimum architectural guidelines established by the developers to keep the overall “feel” and “theme” to resemble that of a Polynesian inspired resort community.
Sunset Beach Villas will Not be the typical shabby, hot, and weak block wall construction normally used in Philippines home construction; rather, construction will use the finest materials available. Solid concrete walls are much more energy efficient and provide 10 times the load bearing weight, keeping air conditioner and maintenance expenses to a minimum.
Further, the developers are fully aware of the the impact of development on our environment. To this end, they implement use of the most advanced principles of sustainability development where possible, so as to minimize the carbon footprint of all their projects. They are strongly committed to sustainability of their work, and they focus, as an integral part of every one of their projects, on being environmentally friendly.
Example of Sunset Beach Villas Architecture Planned
For those lot buyers wishing a “Lot and Villa package”, the developers are working with a premier home builder from Manila who will be setting up an office on Tablas Island to provide the construction of the Villa of your dream. Construction costs are a fraction of what one would pay in the Western world.
Costs will vary considerably based on interior finishings, but you generally can plan on costs of between $65,000 for a 1000 sq ft cottage to “the sky is the limit” for a 2,500 sq ft, 3 or 4 bedroom upscale, luxury villa complete with marble floors and counter tops – a fraction of the cost of Western world prices but residences representing the essence of luxurious retirement living.
These construction costs, when combined with the lot cost, will for example, deliver you a house and lot package ranging from $95,000 on the low end to “as high as you want to go” – definitely a price point for ever budget – something for everyone to be able to participate in the beauty of Sunset Beach Villas Tablas – PLUS accompanied by an incomparable island – beach retirement lifestyle found nowhere else in the Philippines, and all at a fraction of the cost you could find anywhere else.
About the Developers
Sunset Beach Villas, Inc. is a corporation owned by developers Chris Bech and Will Irwin, and certain other investors.Chris Bech is an established real estate developer who resides both in Paradise Village in Northern Samar, and on Tablas Island.
He is originally from Norway, but he fell in love with the Philippines, married a Filipina and decided to reside full time in the country.
Over the past six years he and his wife, Theresa, who is a licensed realtor, have developed a beautiful oceanfront retirement village near Bobon, Samar, known as Paradise Village. See www.samarislands.com for more information.
Chris and his wife purchased a large oceanfront property on Samar and then set about subdividing the land and building custom homes for foreigners. At present, owners of Paradise Village properties hail from over 30 countries, such as South Africa, United States, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, China, and Hawaii as well as many other countries.
For the past 32 years, American Will Irwin has been an entrepreneur – starting and operating businesses in the USA, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Thailand and the Philippines.
He has resided in both Hawaii and the Philippines for the past 25 years, in Honolulu and Maui, and in Butuan City, Davao and Cebu City.
In addition to partnering with Chris on Tablas Highlands Organic Farm (www.philagrivest.com) and Sunset Beach Villas Tablas (www.sunsetbeachvillas.com), Will also operates an export business in the Philippines, and an online business dedicated to providing business and personal assistance to OFW’s and Foreigners living and retiring in the Philippines .
To read more about Will Irwin and his many writings which have established him as the preeminent author and Philippines consultant to foreigners, you can “Google” him at: Will Irwin Philippines
Will Irwin has been married to a Filipina (from the Visayas) for over 20 years. He has 3 children and 10 grandchildren. He writes and consults not from theory, but from experience.
Also on the Sunset Beach Villas development team are:
- A nutritional consultant to assist with bringing the best overall restaurant food and fitness center programs
- An architect with experience in meeting the demands of Foreign buyers
- A construction company experienced in building residences to the first class, international standards
- A agricultural specialist associated with Tablas Highlands Organic Farm
- A nurse to oversee the onsite medical clinic
Come join us in an exciting and active retirement lifestyle at Sunset Beach Villas on Tablas Islands in the Philippines. Your life will never again be the same.
For more detailed information about how to share in the profits of the development corporation of Sunset Beach, and “lock in” you position of a Lot and Villa now, at a special 10% price below our offering price for the Lots and Villas, please send an email back to Will Irwin – requesting a copy of the investor package.