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'18 Degrees North'🏖️1st Class Beach House🌴with your own private pool and pier

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Welcome to Paradise....With all the amenities. Free Wifi. This 2,200 sf. 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. Undeveloped property on either side affords you the privacy you want. Enjoy your own private beach, pier and palapa with hammocks to melt away in.

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 fiber optic 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 Samantha, 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 & Teresa Witt
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Wes & Teresa Witt

Married couple with 3 adult children ages 30, 32, and 34 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

Wes & Teresa Witt purchased this house in 2013

Why Wes & Teresa Witt chose San Pedro

This is our future retirement home starting in 2019. This is a great area right in front of some of the most gorgeous waters and snorkeling sites in Belize.

What makes this house unique

Ours is one of the few private houses that offer private guide and tour services. Ernesto is a fully licensed fishing and tour guide and Samantha's cooking is out of this world.


San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The 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 and must be signed and returned before reservation can be confirmed. Generic rental agreement available for download.
  • We only accept payments by check. The credit card payment you make is to VRBO to collect their service fee. This is not a fee from us.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedrooms has a large bathroom with two sinks each, and large walk-in showers and plenty of shelf and closet space There is also an outdoor shower located near the beach & pool.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Both bedrooms are the same size with the King room having an additional chair.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • 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 center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/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'🏖️1st Class Beach House🌴with your own private pool and pier
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Lowell, IN

AMAZING-best vacation to date

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time! Wes was a pleasure to work with and answered all my questions. Ernesto was fantastic as we did an excursion with him every day and his wife Samantha....fabulous cook!! Definitely have her cool up your fresh catch you will not be disappointed! The home was beautiful the pool was awesome the area was beyond breathtaking! We have been to many island and Ambergris Caye has won our hearts! Rent a golf cart it is an adventure in itself. There are countless numbers of bars/restaurant you can stop at on ur way to town and then on ur way back. Don’t wait...don’t look any further....BOOK THIS TODAY!!! We can’t not wait to come back to the island that has completely won us over!! Thanks Wes for opening your home. You have a gem!

PS best food we have ever had in a vacation😄?

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Krisitn & Chad, We are so glad that you had a great time and thank you for the wonderful review. It is amazing how good the food is everywhere on the island. We will make sure to tell Ernesto and Samantha about your praises. Sincerely, Wes & Teresa
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Fantastic all arond

  • 5 of 5

Place is awesome. Spotless, private paradise! Caretaker/on site host, Ernesto, is super attentive and will steer you straight on anything you would want to do. Beautiful views and the Palapa hammocks can’t be beat! Ernesto’s lovely wife, Samantha, will also expertly prepare your catch of the day in the best Beliezean way!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you guys had a great time and glad you survived Carnival. We hope to see you back again before we shut down the rental and move down there permanently next summer.
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One of the few vacations that lived up to our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We rented 18 Degrees North for a week with another couple and found it to be the perfect fit for our needs and wants! The house is clean, well-stocked and the furnishings are very comfortable. In addition, the palapa, and grounds are well maintained and offered privacy and the perfect vantage point for cocktails and relaxing.

We went on four excursions with Ernesto and loved each one! He is knowledgeable, well respected by his peers and always has a smile on his face! We strongly recommend utilizing his services for excursions and trips to town. His wife, Samantha, is lovely and an amazing chef to boot! She prepared several meals which were better than any restaurant on the island.

Overall, we loved the home and Ambergris Caye, in general. Strongly recommend a golf cart for exploring and additional trips to town. The road is rough!! San Pedro has many bars, restaurants and shops and we always felt comfortable walking around. We would definitely do this trip again!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review and we hope to see you again next year. Hopefully they will be working on the road again as the rainy season seems to have finished up for now.
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Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable and spacious and the view is simply amazing! At night, you can walk out to the pier and see sting rays swimming around! You can even fish right off the pier. Location is perfect, very private and serene.

Ernesto is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide and we felt completely at ease with him. We had the most wonderful vacation and will definitely visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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katy tx

Great way to spend Thanksgiving.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Belize and then caught another plane to go to the property in Ambergris Caye, and then was met by the grounds keep, Ernesto who immediately became my new best friend.He took us to the house by boat. The journey to the house was very pleasant. Once we arrived I felt like I had come to another part of the world. The house was great and the front yard had this great pool, and the beach is right beyond the pool and then you walk out this long pier with hammocks under a thatched roof. The view from there was nothing but gorgeous clear blue water. I spend many hours just relaxing in the hammocks. The house had everything that you needed if you had wanted to just hang and enjoy the pool and great views. It was perfect for 2 couples. We did go into town by golf cart that we rented for the week. Great way to get around. Lots of neat shops and great restaurants to eat any meal. We had a fabulous Thanksgiving meal at a great restaurant called Rain on the roof and the sunset plus the food was the best Thanksgiving I have had in a long time.The best meal we had was provided by Ernesto. He took us (4) of us out in the boat where we caught red snapper and lobsters. He then took us to a small island where he and his helper made the best meal I had in a long time. There is so much you can do or you can just relax and enjoy the view. I will definitely go back. Nothing but great memories.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay in a beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home and location for my family of four. (Mom, Dad, 21 year old daughter and 18 year old son.) The house was perfect for the four of us. We had plenty of room and it was very comfortable for all of us.

We especially loved the outdoor areas. I watched the beautiful sunrise every morning while enjoying a cup of coffee by the pool. Most afternoons were spent lounging in the hammocks reading and relaxing. My husband spent every free minute fishing from the dock and caught a ton of fish! The kids and I had fun fishing from the dock and snorkeling too.

The location was perfect for us. The dive shop picked us up each morning right from our dock. We enjoyed taking the boat into town for dinners, looking around and of course the Thursday night Chicken Drop! We also rented a golf cart which was great for getting into town and offered us a little more freedom. Half of the road was great and the other half was bumpy and full of potholes. But it made for a fun and hysterical trip each time. We always found ourselves laughing and having fun on the crazy ride.

Ernesto was great in helping us get around and get settled. I really enjoyed getting to know him. We had a great time fishing with him and snorkeling with the Manatee. He did a great job making sure everything in the house was taken care of.

Wes and Teresa were great hosts. Wes was very prompt and helpful in answering my questions. Wes went above and beyond making sure we were aware of an upcoming storm, what was happening with the flights and wanted us to be safe. I really appreciated knowing he was watching out for my family. Luckily, the storm passed us by and our stay was perfect!

I hope to be able to stay here again. I can't imagine a more beautiful location to spend time with my sweet family, relax, fish and dive. We fell in love with Belize, it's people and the house!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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