Casa Rana...all expectations exceeded! Thoughfully designed, functional, with great attention to aesthetics, furnishings and detail. Siting is exceptional--white sand, a manicured native plant landscape with palm trees framing the view to the ocean. There is solitude and privacy without isolation. A coastal ferry provides ready access to San Pedro. Local fishing, scuba and snorkeling guides make picups at the private dock. Comfortable chairs under the talapa at dock's end yield views of azure water and distant breaking reefs. The house itself has an open floorplan, the kitchen contemporary, beds wonderfully comfortable and porch to view and relax. There is a sense of harmony and peace that defines Casa Rana.
Richard and Diana, the owners, are gracious, knowledgeable and accommodating. They made, at our request, all arrangements for fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling aboard the El Gato. They reside in a separate house on the property as does a full-time grounds keeper. Richard and Diana are availavle and helpful, but respectful of privacy. Their love of Casa Rana and life in Belize is apparent and reflected in this extraordinary property.
Our family gathering was made perfect with adult children converging here from Washinton State, California and Sydney, Australia--each well traveled but noticeably apprecitive of what a wonderful place Casa Rana is. Asked what they liked most--the burrito guy biking past with fresh hot fare, the superfast outboard powered ferry, a nap in the hammock under palm trees, sitting with a mai tai under the palapa at the end of the dock, just soaking up the ambience. And then, maybe it was the time to hangout with family and be engulfed in the magic of Belize and Casa Rana