I wanted to find a private house with a pool not too far from San Pedro to celebrate my wife's 50th B-day and 18 Degrees North was exactly what I was looking for. It is in a beautiful location right on the beach north of San Pedro and Wes, the owner, was great to work with and made sure everything was ok after our arrival. Ernesto picked us up in San Pedro and took us to his boat for a quick ride up the coast to 18 Degrees North. On the way to the house, my prized baseball cap that I have had for years flew off my head and landed in the water. Ernesto saw the whole thing happen and quickly stopped the boat and turned around. After about 10 minutes of searching, I thought I had seen the last of my cap but with Ernesto's expert eye (from his years of experience as a fishing guide), he found my cap and fished it out of the water for me. Ernesto said the old caps are the best ones as they have all the memories. I knew I had a friend for life at that point! Upon arrival at the pier, we were greeted by Ernesto's children and Taco Bell and Rojo the guard dogs. We then got a tour of the house and property and everything was perfect and as described. The pool was awesome and the house had plenty of room for us. The kitchen had everything we would need for our week in paradise. Over the next week we had the best time at 18 Degrees North and really enjoyed Ernesto and his family. One day we went cave tubing and to the Belize Zoo with Ernesto and Samantha and had a very memorable day. Ernesto is a great tour guide and knows everything there is to know about Belize, its people and can answer any questions you have. He pointed out all the interesting sights on the way and was a great guide at the Zoo. Samantha said she had not been to the zoo in years and I think she enjoyed it as much as we did! We also went on several snorkeling trips with Ernesto to see some of the best reef and fishes in the Caribbean. You can tell right away that Ernesto is an excellent waterman and is comfortable both on a boat and in the water. We went fishing with Ernesto and caught a bunch of lobster, snapper and conch and Samantha cooked us up one of the best meals we had all week right in our kitchen! Fresh conch ceviche, pan fried snapper and more lobster than we could eat! We had no complaints and cannot wait to return. Belize is a beautiful country with the most wonderful people and 18 Degrees North is the perfect place to stay! We cannot wait to return!