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

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. 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 & Teresa Witt
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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.


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.


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
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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 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 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 ...
  • VCR
  • 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:
  • 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 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' a Private 1st Class Beach House
average rating of 4.709677 based on 62 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!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 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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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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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.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 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!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 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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United States

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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