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

Bedrooms 2
Space 167 m²
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:
19 July, 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:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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 upon request.
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


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'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
average rating of 4.704918 based on 61 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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Maryland USA

First Class Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic vacation. Listen to Ernesto! He is the man and provides you with the best experience possible.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's right. Glad you guys had a great time.
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By far the most amazing experience. Belize is absolutely amazing. We enjoyed it very much.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by Ernesto (house manager/ personal Tour Guide) He took care of every single detail during our stay.

He made arrangements for us, which included. Zip lining, cave tubing, Mayan Ruins and Snorkeling. On each trip, he was very well prepared, without Ernesto our trip wouldn't of been the same. The same goes for his wife, she prepared the most authentic Belizean food. Every dish was better than the next. I highly recommend you take advantage of her services!! Our trip has been so memorable and we owe it to Ernesto and his wife.

The property was very accommodating. The home is well stocked and offers pretty much all the standard amenities needed, including a private pool, which is a must with the heat & humidity. Hope to visit again soon!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Ernesto and Samantha make all the difference between our place and the others around us. We are glad that you had a great time.
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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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Birmingham, Al, USA

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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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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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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