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'18 Degrees North'🏖️1st Class Beach House🌴with your own private pool and pier

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Welcome to Paradise....With all the amenities. Free Wifi. This 2,200 sf. Ocean Front Hacienda has just been completed in Dec.'06. Built with the family or up to 3 couples in mind. This home sits right on the beach, 6 miles north of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, where the 18th parallel crosses this beautiful island....Hence our name 18 Degrees North. Undeveloped property on either side affords you the privacy you want. Enjoy your own private beach, pier and palapa with hammocks to melt away in.

As you walk out the front door there is a 55' long verandah which offers you cover from the occasional tropical shower and the Caribbean sun, the 1st step down is to the pool which has built in seats so you can easily read and sun while in the water, ten strides past the pool deck and your across the sand and on our 250' pier which has 2 large hammocks set up under the 16'x16' grass thatched palapa, one step down at the end of the pier is a swimming dock for those who like the salt water of the Caribbean (large wooden steps afford easy ocean access)

Kitchen has most of the amenities of a modern home.We have hooked up purified water that runs through the refrigerator/freezer thus you will have a continuous supply of pure water and ice cubes. There is an island with a sink that faces the Caribbean and french doors overlooking the pool, so that whomever has cooking duty can enjoy the view and the breeze.

One bedroom has a king size bed and the other two queens. Large closets, 2 sinks and large walk-in glass block showers are part of each bedroom. Laundry room with washer and dryer. Iron and both beach and bathroom towels are provided. Each bedroom has a porch out the french doors with seating for two.

There is a spacious living room which also has French doors that open to the pool area. Here you will find a growing selection of reading materials, cable tv and fiber optic internet, dvd, cd, and receiver. The furniture throughout is built for people of above average size.( the owner is 6'2' and weighs 250 lbs) the day time temperature is usually in the 80's most of the year, but with the French doors open onto the front verandah and a usually steady breeze off the ocean you will stay comfortable .

Ernesto and Samantha, our caretakers, are here on site to make your visit comfortable. Their home is located about 150' behind the Hacienda where you will stay. They can help you with knowledge of local activities,restaurants, shopping, etc. And for additional charges Ernesto will take you fishing, snorkeling or lobster diving, etc, etc. and when you come back Samantha will cook it in the Belizean way.

When you rent at 18 Degrees North it include pick up and delivery to the San Pedro Airstrip, as well as one boat trip to town and back each day. We hope to see you soon at 18 Degrees North.

More Details

Wes & Teresa Witt
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About Wes & Teresa Witt

Married couple with 3 adult children ages 30, 32, and 34 from Pearland Texas. I run my own business and Teresa is a high school math teacher looking to retire in a few years. When we first visited Ambergris Caye we knew this is where we wanted to retire and when we saw this property we fell in love with it. There is no better place in the world than sitting on the verandah looking out over the Caribbean, whether at sunrise, high noon or a starlit night....and when you happen to be there at full moon time...unBelizable! We have found our piece of heaven, we hope you can share it with us.

Wes & Teresa

Wes & Teresa Witt purchased this house in 2013

Why Wes & Teresa Witt chose San Pedro

This is our future retirement home starting in 2019. This is a great area right in front of some of the most gorgeous waters and snorkeling sites in Belize.

What makes this house unique

Ours is one of the few private houses that offer private guide and tour services. Ernesto is a fully licensed fishing and tour guide and Samantha's cooking is out of this world.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in San Pedro, Belize

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The no refund policy above is the only option we can choose from the listed options. We have a 90 day refund policy.
  • Rental agreement will be emailed and must be signed and returned before reservation can be confirmed. Generic rental agreement available for download.
  • We only accept payments by check. The credit card payment you make is to VRBO to collect their service fee. This is not a fee from us.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Each bedrooms has a large bathroom with two sinks each, and large walk-in showers and plenty of shelf and closet space There is also an outdoor shower located near the beach & pool.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Both bedrooms are the same size with the King room having an additional chair.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
250' private pier w/ swimming deck at the end, caretaker couple(Ernesto and Samantha)on premises to take you to town 1 time per day via our 25'skiff (additional trips $50/ea), linens changed and house cleaned every 3 days,Ernesto is a certified tour guide and will be available to take you fishing, snorkeling and lobster diving and many other adventures,,,ask us for his rate sheet (additional fee), Samantha is a great cook in the islands tradition, should you want meals prepared please let her know 24 hours ahead so she can gather all ingredients (additional fee), the hacienda is decorated with art from best known Belize artists,2 ea Large glass block showers, outdoor gated shower, caretakers casita on property


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'18 Degrees North'🏖️1st Class Beach House🌴with your own private pool and pier
average rating of 4.71831 based on 71 reviews

Best Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, two adults and two children (ages 7 and 10), spent a week at 18 Degrees North during the first week of April 2018. We had a wonderful time!

The house was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. The layout was very nice for a family, but it would also be great for two couples. The air conditioning worked well making sleeping very comfortable. Having wifi/computer use for communicating with family back home was great. A washer and drier was awesome! We visited the jungle before Ambergris plus kids at the beach= lots of dirty laundry so this was very convenient. Our kids loved the pool and we took a few enjoyable dips too.

The location of the house is very special. The views of sunrise and the reef are unbeatable! We loved sitting on the deck and watching the birds fly over and fishing in front of the house. The palapa was beyond relaxing. It was hot during our stay, but there was a wonderful breeze.

We rented a golf cart for the week as part of the adventure and the ride into town was shorter/easier than we expected. We also enjoyed being able to hop on the cart and explore. We loved stopping at Rojo for a drink or two (Happy Hour from 3-5pm daily) and we liked the food at the Truck Stop! We went into San Pedro multiple times. We also ventured as far North as we could go on the cart to Rocky Point and we snorkeled and ate at the blue bar over the water… and had a “Dirty Banana” at El Norte… What a fun trip!

Ernesto (caretaker) was waiting to greet us at the San Pedro airstrip on Easter evening when we arrived with a smile! He and his family made our trip very special. We arranged multiple trips with Ernesto; I’m not sure why anyone staying at the house would use another company. We swam with a manatee and then he took us to Caye Caulker. We took a trip to Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley. We also went to Bacalar Chico and Shell Island. His trips were personalized just for us, something you won’t get other places. He surprised our kids with shells to bring home and ice cream one afternoon. He let our seven-year-old “drive” the boat! Ernesto’s family was also delightful. His wife and children were all so polite and hardworking. Really great people!

Wes and Teresa (owners) were quick to answer many questions I had along the way. This was our first trip to Belize and Central America and we were traveling with kids so I had a good number of questions. They also shared some travel deals they found and called to chec

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, Idaho, USA

We just spent 2 weeks at this beautiful setting on Ambergris Caye.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our Belize vacation on Ambergris Caye! The home at 18 Degrees North was very comfortable and clean. The owners promptly replied to all questions and were great to communicate with. There were no bug issues at the property due to the constant ocean breezes. The only downside was the condition of the pool which was always cloudy and lots of sand at the bottom. What makes this property worth its value is having Ernesto and the boat to take you on excursions without the crowds of other tourists. Ernesto knows where and when to go for the ultimate experience. I would caution the North Island Trip trip is not for the feint of heart (you have to bust through the Barrier Reef out and back) and I would actually skip the walk to the ruins which isn't anything more than walking on mounds of jungle debris (no actual ruins to see) with a bit of scattered pottery pieces and hoards of biting mosquitoes and flies. The rest of the trip is totally worth it though and you get to enjoy a private beach lunch prepared by Ernesto. We fished the reef at the beginning of our trip and had plenty of snapper to enjoy the rest of our vacation. The best meals we had were prepared by Samantha, not restaurants, and I would highly suggest having her cook if you go out to restaurants a lot. We never saw the Manatees but the snorkeling and trip to Caye Caulker were fantastic! We were planning on renting a golf cart, but with our daily boat trips into town, it never was necessary. Thanks so much Ernesto for making this a trip of a lifetime! Brad and Tricia

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stevensville, Montana

Great property with fantastic hosts.

  • 5 of 5

What a great ten days in Belize and this property made it happen. The house worked great and had everything you would need. The fishing was fantastic and the snorkeling superb! Wes and Teresa were very responsive and answered all inquiries promptly. The caretaker tour guide Ernesto was fantastic, friendly and made sure you were well taken care of. We had a great time getting to know his family too. Having a boat and captain handy is just great to get to and from town more quickly than a golf cart and what a way to travel back and forth, so fun! You cannot go wrong with this property. Thanks again Wes, Teresa, Ernesto, Samatha and the kids!

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very private and serene.

  • 4 of 5

House was very comfortable, nothing posh. Very private, no neighbors either side. Great vacation for fishing or just floating in the pool. Several nearby resorts to dine at with-in walking distance, but having a golf cart came in handy to give us some variety and to get out. Cannot beat the views, especially sunrise. Ernesto and Samantha were very helpful for anything we needed or helping us to make any arrangements for activities or suggestions for dining. I had wanted a barefoot, disconnect from the world kind of vacation and this was it.

  • Review Submitted: 23/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic all arond

  • 5 of 5

Place is awesome. Spotless, private paradise! Caretaker/on site host, Ernesto, is super attentive and will steer you straight on anything you would want to do. Beautiful views and the Palapa hammocks can’t be beat! Ernesto’s lovely wife, Samantha, will also expertly prepare your catch of the day in the best Beliezean way!

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you guys had a great time and glad you survived Carnival. We hope to see you back again before we shut down the rental and move down there permanently next summer.
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One of the few vacations that lived up to our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We rented 18 Degrees North for a week with another couple and found it to be the perfect fit for our needs and wants! The house is clean, well-stocked and the furnishings are very comfortable. In addition, the palapa, and grounds are well maintained and offered privacy and the perfect vantage point for cocktails and relaxing.

We went on four excursions with Ernesto and loved each one! He is knowledgeable, well respected by his peers and always has a smile on his face! We strongly recommend utilizing his services for excursions and trips to town. His wife, Samantha, is lovely and an amazing chef to boot! She prepared several meals which were better than any restaurant on the island.

Overall, we loved the home and Ambergris Caye, in general. Strongly recommend a golf cart for exploring and additional trips to town. The road is rough!! San Pedro has many bars, restaurants and shops and we always felt comfortable walking around. We would definitely do this trip again!

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review and we hope to see you again next year. Hopefully they will be working on the road again as the rainy season seems to have finished up for now.
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Scuba Diving, trips to mainland to visit Mayan Ruins, visit Belize National Zoo, zip-lining through the jungle canopy, go cave tubing down a mountain river are available with our caretaker who is a certified tour guide.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house on San Pedro, Belize

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
1 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
10 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
3 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
21 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$641.95

1. A 25 % deposit of the total cost is required for a confirmed reservation.
2. Full payment is due 90 days prior to arrival.
3. No Refunds will be offered for “No Shows”, early departures, later arrivals or unused portions of amenities.
4. No refunds are available as a result of inclement weather, and/or acts of GOD or war.

Cancellations made more than 90 days prior to arrival will receive a complete refund less $500 US administration fee.
Cancellations made between 60-90 days prior to arrival will receive a 50 % refund less administration fee.
Cancellations made 30-60 days prior to arrival will receive a 25 % refund less administration fee.
Cancellations made with less than 30 days from time of arrival will receive NO REFUND.
You may want to consider Trip Insurance in the event you need to cancel close to the days you arrive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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