DESIGNER LUXURY OCEANFRONT HOME

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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DESIGNER LUXURY OCEANFRONT HOME

Ambergris Caye House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 2-7)

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. Also, please check out our main website www.casaranabelize.com

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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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Owner

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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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

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.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Designer Luxury Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
business
Designer Luxury Oceanfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333321
+501 625-1975
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from 2 glorious weeks at Casa Rana on Ambergris Caye in Belize. After months of planning with the help of Richard (the owner) we arrived at a beautiful oceanfront home to enjoy a vacation that exceeded our expectations. A 3 bedroom lovely decorated home with a well equipted kitcken, comfy beds, balconeys and decks with plenty of seating and a refreshing plunge pool. Our group, which included 3 of our adult children and 2 of their friends, took full advantage of all that was available to us. We relaxed at this wonderful home, kayaked out to Mexico Rocks to snorkel, took a daytrip on a catamaran to swim with the sharks and rays and also visit Caulker Caye, went to Mayan Ruins, had great Massages on the Palapa, and went fishing. We also had several nice Dinners at local Restaurants and one evening had two lovely Ladies come in and prepare a meal for us. Richard and Diana steered us in the right direction on all these activities, if they recommend something – take advantage, each recommendation was better than the previous one!
Great Home, Great Location, Great Owners. Can’t leave out Omar, the caretaker and Hydro, the Dog.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 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
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Designer Luxury Oceanfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333321
+501 625-1975
Ambergris Caye Belize
Phoenix, AZ
5

Great Place to Stay - Great Adventures to Experience

  • 5 of 5
When it comes to our family’s vacations, we have two simple, yet firm, requirements: a great place to stay and great activities to experience, and our recent stay at Casa Rana over-delivered on both.

A great place to stay.......
Casa Rana is a unique beachfront home on the north end of Ambergris Caye owned Richard and Diana. The grounds are immaculately maintained by Omar, and “friendly canine” services are provided by Hydro (Richard and Diana’s dog). The house is beautifully decorated and we made full use of the kitchen to work around some food allergy issues we have. There was more than enough room for the four of us and the media room was great for watching World Cup updates after a long day of diving or climbing ancient Mayan ruins. The bedrooms were awesome and the bath towels felt luxurious after long days on the water.

Richard and Diana offered great help planning our stay and great support during our stay. Just like waiters in a fine restaurant, they were there when you needed them and invisible when you did not. But, it was the little things that stand out like Richard getting us fresh lobster from one of his local contacts (lobster season had just opened), or Diana showing my daughter the best places to hunt for shells (later giving my daughter several beautiful conch shells).

And great activities to experience........
Richard’s knowledge and network of contacts on Ambergris Caye made planning much easier than if I had to do it from scratch. With Richards help, I was able to put together a plan that included a fishing trip, a tour of the Lamanai ruins on the mainland, scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing trips. I followed Richards’s recommendations on whom to engage with on all these activities, and each one was a pleasure.

Conclusion.......
I highly recommend Casa Rana as a family destination on Ambergris Caye, Belize. The house is perfect for families and you can easily use it as a base for all the activities you plan. Richard and Diana provide great, unobtrusive, on-site support, and the vendors they have built relationships with deliver quality tours and adventures.

A final thought for parents.....
Wake up an hour before your kids, have a cup of coffee on the front patio, and relax. The view is amazing.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Designer Luxury Oceanfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333321
+501 625-1975
Ambergris Caye Belize
Evanston, IL USA
5

5 stars aren't enough

5 stars aren't enough
  • 5 of 5
From the moment you step off the boat that takes you to Casa Rana, until the moment you leave, you will be surrounded by beauty, comfort, privacy and the most generous hospitality. Our family of 5 (my husband and I, our daughter and our two granddaughters) were loathe to leave after 7 glorious days there.
The home is as beautiful as the pictures make it appear and the other reviews attest. The ambiance is one of peacefulness and understated luxury. The rooms are spacious; the kitchen is well stocked; the bathrooms are large and elegant; the furniture and beds are all comfortable; and the cooling breeze from the sea blows through the house.
Richard and Diana will help with whatever you may need. They gave us the information for pre-ordering food to be delivered prior to our arrival from Lagniappe Provisioning and arranged for us to have rotisserie chickens and rice and beans upon our arrival. They booked the marvelous day trip on El Gato (a must!) and our cave-tubing and zip-line excursion. They helped with suggestions for restaurants we might enjoy and made reservations for us (Portofino was our favorite; El Secreto our second choice). For the times we ate at "home", they gave us directions to the Green House for stocking up on more pineapple, papaya, tomatoes and other necessities. They even showed us where to find the most beautiful conch shells and then asked Omar to show us how he cuts a coconut (with a machete) to get the coconut water and the fresh coconut.
Casa Rana is so comfortable and relaxing, we spent more time there than we had expected. We loved snorkeling off the dock (there are literally hundreds of fish right there) and shelling (we were careful always to put the shells in a large container filled with salt water to ensure that we didn't keep any shells with living critters in them). We loved kayaking and going off to Mexico Rocks to snorkel there. The plunge pool was a delight, as was watching the sunrise from the front porch or sitting in the Adirondacks chairs on the dock, reading or just watching the sea. An added benefit to the boat rides back from the restaurants was seeing the night sky filled with stars. The final self-indulgence to our lazy days was having massages on the second floor porch one morning. Do take Richard and Diana's suggestion and ask for Juanita and Claudia.
You cannot possibly find a more lovely and private spot to stay on Ambergris Caye, or possibly anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Designer Luxury Oceanfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333321
+501 625-1975
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was an amazing spring break for our family with the perfect combination of relaxation and activity. The island, nearby reef, sunrise, and night sky were absolutely gorgeous. The home and property were beautiful and thoughtfully designed with everything we needed. The photos really reflect how the property looked and the feeling there was completely welcoming and relaxing. Light housekeeping was done daily and Omar kept the beach raked, carried kayaks down to the water, and brought us coconut water to drink.
Richard helped us arrange a day of fishing, a catamaran outing with guided snorkeling, an outdoor massage on the second floor veranda, and an adventure to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins.
We also really enjoyed grilling the snapper we caught, kayaking to Mexico rocks for snorkeling, reading in the hammock and under the palapa, morning yoga on the front veranda, and watching the latest movie releases in the evenings.
Richard and Diana were close by in a small house at the back of the property to make sure everything went smoothly. We felt independent, but they were always available if we had a question. Richard and Diana were expert at helping us create the perfect vacation for our family! We would definitely recommend this house to our friends.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Designer Luxury Oceanfront Home
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+501 625-1975
Ambergris Caye Belize
Mo
5

Maria, Heather, Jeff, Annette and Marcus

  • 5 of 5
This is an amazing home! Beautiful home, very comfortable accommodations perfectly equipped kitchen. We had the best week of our life, Relaxing fun and adventures.
We went to the Zoo, Cave tubing, Mayan ruins, Snorkeling and lots of hanging out on “island time”.
Dianna and Richard were amazing helping set up all our excursions, there when needed but never overbearing.
I would HIGHLY recommend this house and experience
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Designer Luxury Oceanfront Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p333321
+501 625-1975
Ambergris Caye Belize
5

SIMPLY AMAZING FROM START TO FINISH!!

  • 5 of 5
Where do I begin? The owners, Rich & Diana, were so easy to deal with and answered every question promptly and honestly from the first inquiry to the day we left. The property/home is GORGEOUS! True paradise. The pictures and descriptions are accurate and truly amazing in person. From the private pier and palapa to the fully stocked and expertly furnished home, this place does not disappoint. The property is located on a beautiful, private seaside beachfront and landscaped with paradise in mind. It was a 1.5 hour boat ride from the airport in Belize City (Tropic Ferry picks you up at the airport, transports you to the marina then drops you off right at your private dock at Casa Rana). The main town, San Pedro (located on Ambergis Caye), is a 5-10 minute boat ride which can be gotten to by water taxi or Rich & Diana will take you into town. If relaxation, peace & quiet and stunning ocean views are what you crave, then this property is for you. We ordered food/drink online from the local market to stock essentials for our week long trip. The food came and was put away by the time we arrived. Rich & Diana were so helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. They recommended many outings and set up all travel issues by boat while on the island. They have their own boat which took us into town for diving and other excursions. They set us up with an excellent half day fishing trip which we caught many black snapper and dined on the filets for the next few days. They also recommended an outstanding day trip on a private catamaran (El Gato) for our family of four. The crew was so friendly. We snorkled a few awesome sites and went to a small local island to dine and explore local fare. The scuba diving off the island was incredible and the kids just loved taking the 2 person kayak for a short row to a spot called Mexico Rocks (right in front of property) to some of the finest snorkeling ever. They saw nurse sharks, moray eels, octopus, stingrays, eagle rays and so much more. Wow! A few local restaurants are within walking distance down the beach and other restaurants will pick you up at the dock for no charge. Rich & Diana have a small home in the back of the property along with their handyman, Omar. They made sure to be unseen so we could enjoy our vacation but available when needed. Light housekeeping and laundry service were an added touch. An A+++ to the owners and the property at Casa Rana.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • 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
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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, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, and much more.

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Availability & Rates

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Ambergris Caye House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
May 31 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$688
$4,816
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,088
 
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Jan 3 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$788
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Ambergris Caye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
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
  • * 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Bicycles
  • Balcony ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • rain forests
  • caves
  • reefs
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • sailing
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • 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 100 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.

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