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Beach Front Designer Home with Pool

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

ATTENTION: Before you rent a home on Ambergris Caye please read our Guest Reviews. Then compare them 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.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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 Ambergris Caye

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.

Amenities

San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Beach Front Designer Home with Pool
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 47 reviews
5

Casa Rana

  • 5 of 5

We’d like to second the positive reviews which have been left on VRBO and the Casa Rana website. Richard and Diana and their caretakers James and Bea provided reassuring guidance and assistance with just about everything we did during our one week stay. I hesitate to use the word “concierge” because it connotes a much more impersonal relationship that the one we had with them. They were present on the shared property of the rental plus their two homes but they were absolutely non-intrusive. Equally important is their attempt to have their property occupy an ecological and low carbon footprint through water conservation, recycling, and horticultural plantings throughout the property. We felt that being far away from San Pedro was an advantage as it offered little that was beautiful or unique in the Caribbean and neither was having a rental golf cart missed. The transportation arrangements which Richard helped make for us provided seamless pick-up at the airport and delivery to a private water taxi that took us directly to the dock and, in the process, offered a nice glimpse into the island landscapes that you don’t get from the beach at Casa Rana. Although our group was all adults, the house would be a safe and engaging place for kids, provided they have the capacity to entertain themselves exploring the natural world

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home, Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed for 6 nights at Casa Rana. The home was everything we had hoped it would be. The owners (Richard and Diana) were wonderful. They made sure we had everything we needed and made arrangements for all of the activities we did. Everything they recommended, whether it be dining or activities, was fantastic. Their hospitality made the trip more enjoyable and stress free. James and Bea were also great. James took the time to fish with us on several occasions. Keeping our hooks baited and cleaning anything we wanted to keep and eat. He keeps the property looking beautiful and was always making sure we had whatever we needed. Bea kept the house super clean and her cooking was phenomenal. We ate at several restaurants that were great but her cooking was better than all of them. She is a gifted cook and I highly recommend having her prepare several meals while there. The snorkeling tour that Richard recommended was the highlight of the trip and a must do in our opinion. I would also recommend renting a golf cart while there. It's very convenient for trips into town or going to one of the nearby restaurants. In summary, we would highly recommend staying at Casa Rana. I can't imagine that there is a more beautiful home or more gracious hosts in all of Belize. Thanks again to Richard, Diana, Bea and James for a wonderful stay that our family will remember for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Casa Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We spent part of our Spring Break at Casa Rana and had a really great experience. The house is large and beautiful, just as advertised. The house is on a lovely lot and provides great privacy for lounging about. The owners live onsite as do wonderful James and Bea who take care of the place and guests. Bea is a great cook so I recommend having her cook for at least a meal or two. Her lime pie made from limes grown at Casa Rana is not to be missed. Communication with the owner before and after arrival is excellent. They made very good suggestions on snorkeling, restaurants, and anything we asked about. The owners had a golf cart dropped off for us and we took that into town and to restaurants. The roads are an adventure by themselves, but that's Belize. There are also water taxis available and the owners will also take you into town in their boat. This is just a laid back relaxing hands off kind of place. If you really want to sit back in the sun and listen to the wind in the palms or watch the moon come up I don't think you'll find a better experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Two weeks in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent two weeks in one of the loveliest spots we have visited in the Caribbean. From the moment we arrived at Casa Rana we were struck by the beauty and serenity of the house and its location on the beach overlooking a sea of constantly shifting colors of blue and the muted sound of the reef rolling in the distance. Our hosts, Diana and Richard, could not have been more welcoming, and throughout our stay, their helpful and discreet presence on the property (along with that of the house staff, Bea and James, who spoiled us daily) was both a comfort and an invaluable assistance to us in Belize as newcomers. The house itself was light and airy, beautifully, thoughtfully designed and well-equipped. We spent many happy hours sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the front porch and on the dock (sometimes with Mr Hydro), enjoying the warm breeze and the glorious scenery. The stars at night were amazing! We took advantage of Bea's (and Richard's) superb cooking more than once - how could we not when the most spectacular lobster and fresh snapper ceviche (thank you, James) and other specialties were on offer? In addition to making our stay at the house so special, Richard and Diana made other arrangements for us (our day trip to Lamanai was fantastic), and they arranged for travel to and from the house when we needed. It. All in all, we loved Casa Rana, we heartily recommend it, and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. It is on a quiet part of the island. Going to town would be best done by Taxi (ride of 20 minutes).

Owners are wonderful. They stay nearby and are very helpful in arranging everything. The house is very artistically decorated. Probably the best home in Island. Wonderful for a family of 4 or three couples.

Kitchen is well-equipped. Has a private beach, good water view and private jetty. if you do not want to cook,

there are several good options. Best one I would recommend is to get caretaker's wife Bee to do the cooking.

She is an excellent cook. We had wonderful couple of dinners - great key lime pie and Belizean Chicken and coconut rice. Owners can arrange boat rides to snorkel, dive etc. and occasionally also give you ride to town in their motorboat. Else, they can arrange water taxi rides to go to town. There is Costa Blu restaurant in a resort in walking distance, which is another good option for lunch and dinner. Pricey place to rent but worth it.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a Beautiful and SAFE getaway dreamland.

  • 5 of 5

My trip started out a little nervous about getting to such a remote location. Flew into Miami then boarded a short plane ride to Belize, then from there jumped on a small plane to fly about 35 miles to San Pedro where we jumped in a cab that drove us to the dock for a 15 minute boat ride. We got right off at the house...it was a fun adventure and the CASA RANA owners arranged almost everything..Rich did not miss a single detail. The house is amazing...and that is not even the best part. James and Bea live in a house on the rear of the property and are two of the nicest and koolest humans on the planet. James spent so much time teaching us, laughing with us, helping us. Our trip would have been so much different if they were not there. and Believe me, you wont ever enjoy key lime pie like BEA makes.

James and Bea keep the place clean, secure and comfortable..and their converstations are the best. James even helped us arrange a golf cart that sat 6 people so we could make some expeditions into the town.

Worry not that you will get your money's worth from this "HOME" Rich and Diana are on top of everything. But they are not "in your hair" We enjoyed inside the house and we enjoyed the yard, hammocks, adirondack chairs, dock, pool, beach etc.

We had a few little showers there, as can be expected and we had fun even during those little events.

Fishing, swimming, snorkeling , site seeing, hanging with the locals, cocktails, few cigars, walking, eating, sun bathing, music, games etc.

We hardly had time for TV...in fact, only the Cubs Playoff game..and we did not miss the TV at all.

Yes, i will visit there again.

Thank you so much for making our 20th anniversary so relaxing and special

Richard, Diana, James and Bea...you are all very very wonderful people.

Hope to see you again, and if you are ever in the states, you are welcome to stay with us.

Bob and Michelle

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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

San Pedro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Our Winter Rates 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$695
$4,865
 
 
Our Summer Rates
Jul 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$675
$4,725
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
Holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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.
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