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Beach Front Designer Home with Pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 7+)

Before you rent a home on Ambergris Caye please read our Guest Reviews. Then compare us to other homes that may be of interest to you.

What you will find is that we are the most beautiful and beloved home on the island. Our home is magnificent, and is accessible to many restaurants and all activities. Plus, you will be treated royally. Now you can read and learn about other information. Thank you!

You are invited to discover a true island paradise. Casa Rana is a designer luxury home that is the perfect place for your Caribbean adventure. Located 20 minutes north of San Pedro in the exclusive Mexico Rocks area you will awaken in your pillow top beds to amazing sunrises. Your choices each day ranges from doing absolutely nothing to fun experiences on the island or the mainland.

Utilizing the principles of Feng Shui, our intention was to build the most beautiful home on the island, a place that would be in harmony with nature, a place of spirituality, and a place where one could nourish the soul. Our guests have confirmed that we accomplished our goal; Casa Rana has become the Number One luxury rental home destination in Belize. Please read the guest comments below; or Google us; the comments say it all.

Day trips Include visiting mayan ruins, cave tubing, zip-lining, bird watching, spa treatments, diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, and much more.

The Unique Benefits at this House: Our home includes spacious rooms and exquisite furnishings, in addition to unobstructed views of the Caribbean. Casa Rana is a living-breathing piece of art, dancing with energy twenty four hours a day. At night the unique lighting transforms the home into another dimension. Bring your family and friends and share with us a most memorable bare foot vacation.

The Unique Benefits at this House: Staying in a stunning 4,000 square foot luxury home with its own private beach, plunge pool ( 10' x 14'), and dock, is an extraordinary experience very few people ever get a chance to do.. Just observing the water, the sky and the sea will occupy hours of your time. The power of nature is here in its full glory.

Why the Owner Chose San Pedro: Belize is a land of many different cultures living in an unusually harmonious way. English is the official language and the country is governed according to English Law. It is a land of astounding beauty, and one of the last parts of the Caribbean to be fully explored. We were mesmerized with the beauty of the Caribbean water, the sky and the island of Ambergris Caye. This was a place where we knew we wanted to be. Our varied backgrounds includes (among other professions) design and building, and we wanted to build a home that was a 'work of art and spirituality', to be shared with all who chose to visit.

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Amenities

San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom has it's own oversize bathroom with large walk-in showers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This bedroom can be converted to accommodate a queen bed.
  • * All Three Bedrooms have air conditioners, plus ceiling fans throughout the Home * King Bed: US Made Pillow Top Mattress, Cotton Sheets, and Down Pillows * Queen Bed (2) : Two US Pillow Top Queen Beds, Cotton Sheets, and Down Pillows * Twin/Single Bed (2) : Two Pillow Top Day Beds, Cotton Sheets, and Down Pillows. This bedroom can be converted to accommodate a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • health/beauty spa
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All three bedrooms have air conditioners plus ceiling fans throughout the home, Linens provided and light housekeeping service, including laundry. We will change linens and towels every third day, or more ofen upon request. We have a 46' Sony flat screen and surround sound system and a Movie Library with: more than 150 different new titles to chose from, Private Pool: 'Plunge Pool' (10' x 14'), with large deck, chairs and chaise lounges, Fully equipped modern gourmet kitchen, New double door refrigerator with freezer, Catering Available: Pre-Ordering Food and Beverages Available. Manager on site to help arrange all your adventures and activities, Daily boat ride into town with advance request., Pick Up and Drop Off at San Pedro Airport, Wedding Planning and Corporate Retreats, Yoga Mats. Tour guides, diving companies and fishing guides will pick you up at our private dock and bring you back when you are finished.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

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Beach Front Designer Home with Pool
average rating of 4.836364 based on 55 reviews
5

Perfection in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

What do you want in your vacation? Beautiful home? Perfect location? Your own personal snorkeling paradise? Helpful, unobtrusive owners? Wonderful household caretakers? This property has all that and more. We traveled with our 2 adult children, 3 couples in all and this property created an environment of relaxation and fun, a mere 30 paces from the wonderfully warm and gently lapping Caribbean Sea. The owner, Richard was supportive to multiple emails prior to our arrival with questions as diverse as how to book excursions, to what type of coffee filters were needed. He did not rely on email only but actually called to ensure there was no confusion regarding our vacation. He truly empathized with our need to pre-plan to ensure this big, family vacation was successful. Diana, who owns the property with Richard, greeted us and gave us a wonderful house tour, welcoming us to her little piece of nirvana, then leaving us to enjoy each others company and the beautiful setting. Bea and James, the caretakers, were amazing from Bea's fabulous cooking to James taking the time to fish with us, prepare coconuts for our drinking pleasure, and confirm planned excursions. The reef off the palapa contains schools of fish, various rays, conch, and an adorable, green morey eel, now named Ursula.

Tips:

Travel with your own snorkel gear: you can rent it but having it handy made it easy to take advantage of the onsite reef

Don't overpack, we spend the entire trip in our bathing suits

Take advantage of Bea's cooking. We had our 2 best meals on the island right at the house. Bea cooked us a typical Belizean chicken dinner upon our arrival, then cooked up the fish we caught another night.

Utilize James' local knowledge. Enjoy his help to fish off the dock, explore the island and get to know him. He is a great guy.

Rent golf carts and go toward town. Great beach bars, and fun sites to be found with an adventuresome spirit. It is worth traversing the pot-hole laden roads.

Go! Have Fun! This is the place to be!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland Oregon
5

Relaxing and rejuvenating

  • 5 of 5

My adult children with their spouses and my husband and I spent the week before Christmas at Casa Rana. We found it to be beautiful and relaxing! Highlights included: cave tubing and zip lining in Belize one day, Scuba Diving, and fishing off the dock with James the caretaker. He and his wife Bea were fantastic! They attended to every detail with accommodating all of our requests and Bea cooked us 3 delicious meals. We also had great meals at Portofino, Mambos and Costa Blu - all easily accessed by walking or a water taxi. The house is beautifully decorated and well equipped, but the pool is very small and there are only two lounge chairs which made it difficult for 6 adults to hang out by the pool. Overall, for a relaxing and beautiful tropical get-away, Casa Rana at Ambergris Caye is very special and a wonderful place to create lasting family memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brenda, It was a genuine pleasure to host you and your family, and we are happy that you had a good time. I would like to make a clarification for our future guests regarding the pool area. First of all, we describe the pool as a plunge pool, not a full size pool. We think it's perfect. In 7 years we have had more than 200 groups of guests. You are the very first family to make a comment that the pool was too small. Additionally, there are 2 chaise lounges and 6 extremely comfortable, and expensive, Adirondack chairs with cushions on the deck. They can easily be moved for 'hanging out' together. Also, there are individual foot stools for each chair. Besides the pool area, we have a private dock and palapa with 2 more comfortable Adirondack chairs. Our opinion is that there is more than adequate chaise lounges and chairs to satisfy our guests.
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5

Wonderful stay at Casa Rana

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary at Casa Rana. Our stay was perfect - the house and grounds are beautiful . We particularly loved sitting under the palapa talking and soaking up the beautiful view - it is truly a magical place.

The owners of Casa Rana, Richard and Diana, are extremely helpful regarding activity and restaurant suggestions The caretakers, James and Bea are a delight. Bea prepared two delicious meals. James arranged restaurant reservations and water taxi pick up as well as coordinating a private fishing, snorkeling, and beach BBQ excursion.

We would love to visit Casa Rana again and have recommended this beautiful home to all our friends!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mesa, AZ
5

Very nice property away from town and very well appointed. Many comfortable living areas

  • 5 of 5

Casa Rana was a very nice place to spend our week in Ambergris Caye. We had 6 adults and plenty of room to move about both inside and outside. Richard and Diana, the owners, are very helpful in making the stay enjoyable. Bee and James, the onsite caretakers are terrific and willing to help as much as needed. We fished off the dock one day and caught enough fish for dinner that night. Bee cooked for us 2 nights and her food was fantastic- her key lime pie was the best. You will definitely want to rent golf carts as the ride to town is a 30 minute kidney busting ride but is fun to make the trek into the city. The snorkeling trip was the best we have been on when considering how many different fish, turtles, sharks and rays we saw. The trip to the Mayan ruins was interesting but not something I would do again. It was a whole day event and quite expensive. We enjoyed our evenings sitting outside enjoying the warmth of the Caribbean and the sound of the waves hitting the barrier reef. If you are seeking a house to relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the area - Casa Rana is a place we would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Recent stay at Casa Rana

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 and I recently stayed a week here and it was everything and more! Richard did a great job lining up all of our daily adventures, we did it ALL as an active family! Diana did a wonderful job on the home, it has everything you need and they are great at making sure you have all you need, wonderful hosts. James and Bea (property employees) were VERY helpful as well... James helped educate my kids on the island, they fished, cleaned conch shells, snorkeled right at the dock (they have their own man-made reef)… And Bea is a phenomenal cook!!! She cooked for us two of the nights (was amazing), we went out to Mambo a couple nights (was great) and we cooked the fish we caught a couple nights. In hindsight we would have used Bea more. It was a wonderful family vacation and it is everything they described and more.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
4

Absolutely Gorgeous Home

  • 4 of 5

Stunning home with spectacular views located north of San Pedro. The house was stunning and easily accommodated six women. The views and sunrises are amazing. The house is spectacularly decorated.

The booking process was very easy with Richard's constant guidance/help. He was great at making recommendations and talking through ideas with me. I also appreciate his concern for our safety once we arrived on the island. As a very seasoned traveler, it was nice to know they were looking out for us but (for me) was a bit overbearing. They had recommendations for companies/people to use but I mostly found our own way.

Bea and James (caretakers) were fabulous. Bea's cooking was delicious. Highly suggest listening to Richard and having Bea cook dinner at least your first night. We hired her for two other nights also. (price $20-30/person). You can't eat out for less than that! They even cooked the fish that we caught and fixed a special birthday dinner (cake and brownies). The key lime pie was amazing.

A few notes about the property:

1. It's 7 miles north of town. If you are looking to be where the 'action' is this isn't the place for you. If you want a tranquil vacation with amazing views then this house is definitely for you.

2. Based on 1 above, I suggest a golf cart rental. We rented a cart and used it to go to town almost every day. The road from the house is not paved and is full of pot holes (so go slow). Road becomes paved about four miles from the house (where the Wyndham is being built)

3. There is no a/c in the living areas (living, kitchen, dining). The living area especially can be very warm. But why are you inside anyway? There is a constant breeze on the front porch or side deck...or head down to the dock.

4. The furnishings and bedding in the house are very nice. I really enjoyed the decor.

5. Eat at Mambo when you want to go out. It's convenient and they will pick you up. Don't eat at Temple Run (walking distance down the beach).

6. Sleep with your windows/sliding glass doors open and wake up each morning for a beautiful sunrise. Each morning I walked out on the balcony and took pictures.

7. Tour companies (fishing/diving) will charge extra to pick you up at the dock b/c of the distance from town.

8. Dive/snorkel/fish with Island Divers Belize. Rudy was incredible for both our diving and snorkeling trips.

Most of all, relax and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner

Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Owner

We were mesmerized with the beauty of the Caribbean water, the sky and the island of Ambergris Caye. This was a place where we knew we wanted to be. Our varied backgrounds includes design and building, and we wanted to build a home that was a 'work of art and spirituality', to be shared with all who chose to visit.

Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why Owner chose San Pedro

Belize is a land of many different cultures living in an unusually harmonious way. English is the official language and the country is governed according to English Law. It is a land of astounding beauty, and one of the last parts of the Caribbean to be fully explored.

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
San Pedro
Car: not necessary

San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize. (Casa Rana is Located 7 Miles North of San Pedro) -- Beachfront: Caribbean Sea is 65 Feet from House. Casa Rana, located on Ambergris Caye, Belize is a designer luxury home that is the perfect place for your Caribbean adventure. Located a 20 minute boat ride north of San Pedro in the exclusive Mexico Rocks area.

Other Activities: Diving, snorkeling, fishing, trips to Mayan ruins, shopping, boating, kayaking, parasailing, health/beauty spa, and much more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.