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

Wes Witt

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Bedrooms 2
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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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Wes Witt

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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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4.5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
average rating of 4.548387 based on 31 reviews
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'18 Degrees North' a Private 1st Class Beach House
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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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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
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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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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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Ambergris Caye Belize
Ferriday, LA
5

A GREAT PLACE TO STAY IN BELIZE!

  • 5 of 5
18 Degrees North is an awesome place to stay. It's comfortable and quiet. It has a nice pool, which is maintained by the caretaker Ernesto. He will do all he can to make your stay enjoyable. We had a friend in the group that was celebrating her birthday, so Ernesto arranged to have a cake made for her. He then took us all on a trip to a private island for a Belizean cookout. Two kinds of fish and vegetables cooked on an open flame.
You get a trip to town everyday if needed or he will take you somewhere else if you wish. There is a cell phone there if needed, you just have to purchase some minutes for it. Ernesto will take you fishing, snorkling, etc, he does it all.
The house is comfortable and well equipped. The showers are huge and the beds are comfy. We had a problem with one air conditioner and hot water heater during our stay. Ernesto brought a repairman in and it was repaired by lunchtime. After the the work was finished, Ernesto put me on the phone with Wes, the owner, who called to make sure everything was done to our satisfaction. We didn't eat out a lot but I would recommend Portofino(less than a mile), Elvi's kitchen in San Pedro, and for a snack go to the Katanga bar over the water at X'Tan Ha resort(about a 3-4 minute walk down the beach). Everywhere you go on the water you will see lots of fish, conch, stingray, manta ray.
This was our 2nd trip to Ambergris Caye and we will be returning as soon as possible. I would highly recommend this house to everyone I know. Tell Ernesto hello for me.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Charles,
We are glad that you had a great time during your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind Regards,
Wes & Teresa
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Ambergris Caye Belize
3

CANADA

  • 3 of 5
We just returned from our trip to San Pedro staying at 18 degrees. From the pictures featured we were really excited to stay at this location. If your looking for a quiet out of the way place , this would be it. The view is incredible, and since you can't really swim in the ocean because of the garbage and sea grass it was great to have the pool right outside the front door. We found the kitchen to be in need of some updates. There is only really plastic plates and bowls, no wine glasses or kettle and the fridge leaked most of the time, we were very careful to make sure it was closed properly as another guest had the same issue. I would say the kitchen is poorly stocked. I have stayed at many vacation homes and have always found that tinfoil was a staple in every kitchen. It is listed that there is a phone, but we couldn't find it. Also says every 3 days linens would be changed, we never saw anyone.
The outdoor furniture is well worn, but again the view is awesome. If the owner would add maybe a kayak or paddle board it would be great since your right there on the ocean and there's really nothing to do if you want to spend the day at the house.....other than enjoy the fantastic view. We would have loved to barbecue, but unfortunatley the one there was not something we would have used. Ernesto and his family are wonderful, but he does run on his own time, so you really have to be sure what you are doing for the day. I would not stay so far out of town next time. Again, I will say the view was the best!
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Raeleen,

Thanks for you review. Any and all reviews are helpful and our best way to insure we are doing the best that we can to make our guest stay the best possible. I would like to take this opportunity to address some of your concerns. We have tried to limit using glass dishes due to the amount a breakage from guest. It is the price we pay for having tile floors. We have had them in the past and guest complained about chipped dishes and incomplete sets. We have tried to prevent this by buying NorticWare dishes that do not chip or break and can be used in the microwave. We have decided to add some ceramic dish and will have them brought down this week. Stemware is another issue, as you must know since Ernesto let you borrow 2 of his after you complained about the lack there of, and then you accidentally broke them. We did not charge you for the broke wine glasses and our real concern is that someone would cut their feet on the glass. I’m not sure that it is fair to say that there was garbage on the beach in front of our house. While garbage does come ashore from the ocean, we sweep and clean the beach in front of the house every morning. While the beach chairs and recliners are not new they have been recently painted and all are in working order. We actually had already ordered more chairs and tables and we are awaiting their arrival next month. While Ernesto has other duties, mostly pertaining to the upkeep of the property, I have spoken to him to make sure he is more readily available to meet the guest needs. It is hard for most to understand the amount of work necessary to keep a home that is situated right on the beach in top shape. In the last month we have completely painted the home inside and out. We do have a maid that comes in every 3rd day or so. We try to plan her visit while the guest are in town or on an excursion to minimize their disruption. We are working on the problem with the refrigerator. It seem to be the effect of the humid air and the opening for the ice dispenser. We are looking for a solution. I would like to state that the refrigerator works fine. I wish that you had asked Ernesto or Samantha about any items you needed in the kitchen. They would have been happy to supply them for you. We have been booked almost completely solid for the past 4 months and small items can be overlooked. This is why we have an onsite caretaker. Again, thank you for your comments and suggestions.

Wes & Teresa
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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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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

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

Ambergris Caye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Raft
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
XM radio at pool and house, 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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