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'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Welcome to Paradise....With all the amenities. This 2,200 s.F.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.

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 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 Sammantha, 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 Witt
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Wes Witt

Married couple with 3 adult children ages 25, 27, and 29 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


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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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 lagre walk-in showers and plenty of shelf and closet space There is also a gated outdoor shower located near the beach & pool.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • 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:
  • Chauffeur
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(59 traveller reviews)

'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
average rating of 4.6949153 based on 59 reviews

Hidden gem of a place! Howard L.

  • 5 of 5

Remote untouched natural location with unbelievable natural beauty. Ideal for a very low key relaxing getaway type trip. House was very suitable for 2 couples. Comfortable. Sitting on the palapa reading in the hammocks was superb. Spectacular weather. Snorkeling was first class and close by as was all the natural marine beauty. Ernesto was a great snorkeling guide. Ambergris Caye is truly beautiful! What a fantastic unwind and reboot!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you guys had a great time. When we are there Teresa finishes at least one book while 'hanging' out in the palapa. Thank you for the review.
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This property is as promised.

  • 4 of 5

Photos are accurate which is always important to me.

The front deck and pool are ideal and we spent several afternoons just lounging. The pier with hammocks and swim stairs is nice to have, although it's difficult to use if the wind is up.

The house is well equipped and the bedrooms and bathrooms are as expected. Ernesto is extremely helpful and can do just about anything. Be sure and check pricing of excursions with him in advance as the schedule in the house is out of date and has changed slightly. I highly recommend the Mayan Ruins river tour and Ernesto will set you up on this one!

Do spend a day a Secret Beach. Take a golf cart, turn right at the beach and drive to the last bar. It's the best one.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Some good things and some not so good.

  • 3 of 5

Location and layout is absolutely fabulous but unit is a bit battered and cleanliness

could be better.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and carefree vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything about our stay at 18 Degrees North. The best part is having Ernesto, Samantha and their family. After meeting Ernesto at the San Pedro Airport, everything was arranged for us. He entertained us and Samantha cooked for us. My kids 15, 12 & 10 loved playing football with his kids. After spending time with Ernesto around town, my son said, "He must be a VIP!"

We did Cave tubing and had our own private tour before all the cruise ships arrived. We spear fished multiple times, snorkeled & swam with sharks (again, the only ones there - Ernesto knows where to go and when to go to avoid the crowds). We visited Shell Island Beach, and much more. Samantha cooked 3 meals for us. The lobster burritos with homemade tortillas and snapper filets were amazing. Ernesto's conch ceviche was a staple on our trip.

The house had everything we needed and was very well kept. They even had Christmas lights on the palm trees.

When choosing a place to stay in Belize, it was the reviews and Ernesto that helped us decide on 18 Degrees and it did not disappoint. I highly recommend staying here.

My husband and I loved not having to research and plan things out. This trip truly was a vacation to remember!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, it does seem that everyone on town knows Ernesto. We are glad you liked the lights. We have not seem that yet as one of our previous guest were kind enough to bring them down for us. Hopefully they will last for a while. We are glad that your family had a great time and that you for the wonderful review.
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

OMG! I cannot begin to explain how much we enjoyed our stay in this home on Ambergris Caye one month ago. There were four of us for 4 nights. (wish we had stayed longer) The house was wonderful, perfect location, well maintained, very comfortable, and equipped with everything we needed and I cannot say enough great things about Ernesto, Samantha and their children. We never needed a Golf Cart with Ernesto at our Beck & Call…….lol He kept us extremely busy and wore us out so that we never had the time or even wanted to go in town. Samantha’s cooking was amazing. We ended up having her fix us two dinners of which we caught, dove or speared (lobster, Conk & Fish)……lol…..and two breakfasts. There is no way we could have eaten anything better in town. I have never had lobster as tender as what Samantha cooked up for us, simply delightful! We loved getting to know both of them and their family and learning about the country and the culture. Ernestos Excursions were top notch and he went above and beyond to take good care of us. I believe he took us to 8 different snorkel spots over 4 days and it was by far some of the best snorkeling we had ever done. Fresh Conk Ceviche on the boat..............yum! Everywhere we went people knew Ernesto and/or 18 degrees North! We felt extremely safe and blessed to have him with us. We felt like we were leaving family when we had to say good bye to him at the airport. The owners were wonderful to work with and very detailed as to what we could expect and quickly responded by email to any questions we had prior to our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and we are glad you had a great time.
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  • 5 of 5

Just spent 9 days for a surprise for my wife's birthday. We were both very impressed with the house and it's location. When daughter & son-in-law came in to surprise her a couple days after we arrived, it just doesn't get any better than that! The top amenity is by far Ernesto. We had Samantha cook for us twice and both meals were fabulous. Ernesto took us out on 4 different excursions and we can't stop talking about them. If we could give Ernesto 10 stars we would.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review and we are happy that we were able to accommodate you request for an extra night stay.
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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 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
27 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
16 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Season
1 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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.

25% deposit required within one week of reservations, with the balance becoming due 90 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
Payment many be made by check, money order or wire transfer. A $500.00 damage deposit is also required at the time of booking and will be refunded within 10 days of rental completion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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