'18 DEGREES NORTH' A PRIVATE 1ST CLASS BEACH HOUSE

Wes Witt

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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'18 DEGREES NORTH' A PRIVATE 1ST CLASS BEACH HOUSE

Ambergris Caye House Rental Photos and Description

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 the xm radio receiver. The furniture throughout is built for people of above average size.( the owner is 6'5' 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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Wes Witt

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english

Married couple with 3 adult children ages 22, 24, and 26 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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.6
based on 33 traveler reviews

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'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
average rating of 4.5757575 based on 33 reviews
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'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
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Ambergris Caye Belize
Powell, Wyoming USA
5

Guests arriving at 18 Degrees North on July 15,2014

  • 5 of 5
Our entire experience at 18 Degrees North was better than we could imagine.

The owners Wes and Teresa were wonderful to deal with. They answered all of our questions and concerns. They own a fantastic rental.

The house is beautiful and as comfortable as home. We had four adults in the house and were very satisfied with the space. The amenities in the home are great and very clean and well maintained. The pool,the view and even the hammocks are amazing. The pictures on the web site are accurate only it is far better than a photo.

Ernesto is friendly, helpful and always ready to be of assistance. With his help we chose to experience some fantastic adventures such as snorkeling, seeing sea life and other sea treasures, visiting nearby islands, visiting Mayan ruins and fishing for and eating fish and lobster freshly caught by Ernesto and cooked by Samantha. Every activity we chose was great!

We highly recommend this rental property to anyone thinking about a vacation. I have given the name 18 Degrees North to many of our friends and family that are considering a visit to Belize. We say go and enjoy. It is better than you can imagine!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dianne,

We are so please that you had such a great time and look forward to seeing you in the future

Kind Regards,
Wes & Tweresa
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Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Myself, my husband and 16 year old son stayed at 18 Degrees North June 28- July 3rd. I have a hard time putting into words how awesome this trip was. First of all, the house is gorgeous and very comfortable, the ocean view is gorgeous, the privacy is perfect, the pool was so refreshing and just steps from the front door. But, the most amazing part of this vacation is Ernesto and Samantha. You truly have your very own excursion guide or personal cook. Yes, these cost extra, but so worth it. They are not pushy at all, you can schedule as little or as much as you want with each of them. But, I would highly suggest you take advantage of as many trips with Ernesto as you can possibly take. He is the most knowledgeable guide you can imagine. We swam with Manatee, nurse sharks, sea turtles, sting ray, speared and caught lobster, crab, fish. We felt so comfortable with his knowledge of the animals and you could tell he has a relationship with the animals, they trust him. He is an excellent guide. We also took a day trip to the Ruins. This is a long trip, but Ernesto put us with the best guide at the Ruins. Once again, it was our personal tour guide. No crowds anywhere we went thanks to the advice of days we should go by Ernesto. He really knows how to avoid the cruise ships or beat the rush. Samantha, is an excellent cook. She was very concerned with making sure our 16 year old enjoyed the food and he did. She cooked for us several different times. There is a small resort just a 5 minute walk down the beach, they have a beach bar that you are welcome to walk up to and have drinks, or order some food. The boat ride to town (San Pedro ) was really nice , about 15 minutes, no big deal even had some really windy days, But again, I felt completely safe with Ernesto. I would recommend this stay, it was a true adventure, followed by many evenings laying in the hammock while my husband fished off our private dock.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are actually down here right now enjoying some much needed R&R with my wife's Aunt and second cousin. As this is our future retirement home, we are please that you had such a good time and I know that we will enjoy the same while we are here. The weather was absolutely perfect yesterday. We hope to see you again in the future and wish that all of your future vacations will be as enjoyable as the one you had with us. Ernesto and Samantha say "hi" and "see you soon mom and dad"

Kind Regards,
Wes & Teresa
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Ambergris Caye Belize
Clemson, SC, USA
5

Jane

  • 5 of 5
Wow!!! The location of this house is incredible - on the most beautiful blue, clear water. The beach in front of the house was a pleasant surprise, as we had not expected a beach. My youngest had a blast playing on the beach and in the shallow waters adjacent.

The caretaker, Ernesto, and his family were very respectful of our space. Because we had children of similar ages, our kids played with Ernesto's, but they did not intrude on our space or time without being invited. Samantha, Ermesto's wife, prepared our first night's meal, which I highly recommend. She is an amazing cook and it was perfect as we had been travelling all day. She also taught us how to make homemade tortillas one day, which was such a treat.

Ernesto is a licensed guide and customized some excursions for our family. Initially, I thought his prices were expensive, but they are comparable to other guides. Definitely use him - always on time and where he said he would be.

The house was well-equipped with towels and all the kitchen stuff. They also provided toilet paper and paper towels. There is also a cupboard where previous renters left supplies - we did the same.

Wes was very helpful in the planning process. Made the trip easy. One more thing - splurge and take the plane from Belize City to San Pedro. Soooo much better than our experience with the ferry (crowded and hot).

Enjoy! The Belizian people are very friendl and not pushy. Can't wait to go back :)
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jane,
Thank you for your review. We strive to make each guest experience the best possible and we are glad that you had a great time. I will express your thanks to Ernesto and Samantha. We are heading down next weekend for some much needed R&R ourselves.
Wes & Teresa
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'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
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Ambergris Caye Belize
grove city, Ohio USA
4

The Best Day Snorkling of our lives

  • 4 of 5
My wife and three adult children came along for 5 days it was relaxing, exciting and A peacefull place. The Home and location was very accomidating. We enjoyed the pool the grilling in the back yard, swimming with the spotted eagle ray,tropical fish,manat
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dennis,

We are so glad that you had a great time. We will make sure to let Ernesto and Samantha know that you enjoyed their help. We hope to see you again in the future.

Regards,
Wes & Teresa
business
'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3001208
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

It is exactly like the pictures show. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in a lot of rental homes for vacation and I can tell you that the pictures are spot on! In fact most of the pictures I took of the house were the same pictures we saw online because the view is perfect!! We were very comfortable in the house with another couple. We cooked most of our own meals and ate outside on the deck. The house was clean and in working order. It was great to hear from Wes during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. Ernesto our caretaker was also very helpful and answered any questions we had.

If you enjoy having privacy and away from the hub bub of the activity this is the place to be. Close enough to a couple of restaurants via walking on the beach. Or you could get a water taxi ride from your personal water Taxi, Ernesto, to where ever you wanted to go.

I would highly recommend this house and hope to be back in the future!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie,

We are so glad that you had a great time and we are looking forward to seeing you sometime in the future. Just don't wait too long as we plan to move in permanently in about 6 years when we retire.

Kind Regards
Wes & Teresa
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'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
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Ambergris Caye Belize
Under a Coconut Palm
5

Beautiful Home....Peaceful Week....Great Stay

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week at 18 Degrees North!
Beautiful setting, the Caribbean's colors change from sunrise to sunset. The Afternoon aquamarine is stunning and goes on forever as you gaze out from poolside or the veranda.
The hacienda was very comfortable. Good wireless connection allowed us to stay in touch with folks back home ( bring your ipad or laptop). With the French Doors open the sea breezes keep the home very comfortable and at night the A/C kept the bedrooms cool and restful.
Samantha is a great cook and we took advantage of her skills 3 different nights. She's great at blending local herbs and spices with beans, rice, local fruits and veggies. We had chicken, conch and snapper....all great, and she is an interesting personality as well.
Ernesto took us out snorkeling and fishing. Both were great fun and he has a great amount of knowledge about the island , the reef and Belize in general.
We got with Samantha and Ernesto the day before and let the know what we wanted to do the next day. That gave them the time to plan and make sure our wishes were met.
The property affords you lots of privacy and a quiet setting.
We will be back!!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Bob & Tracy,

We are so glad that you had a wonderful time during your stay. Ernesto and Samantha are a great asset. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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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.

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Availability & Rates

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Ambergris Caye House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Season
May 24 2014 - Sep 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$427
 
 
Low Season
Sep 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$396
 
 
Peek Season
Dec 20 2014 - Apr 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$471
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$396
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 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.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ambergris Caye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Raft
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • ruins
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
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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