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From the guest book:
Beautiful Home, Wonderful People
I cannot say enough GREAT things about Casa Rana! From our explorations of the Island, Casa Rana is one of the most beautiful properties for rent. The layout provides for wonderful gathering spaces for your group both indoors and outdoors, whether it be in the spacious living room, at the pool or on the beach / dock. Also, the beautiful bedrooms (each with an ensuite), provide for a nice way to get away and catch up on rest. Clearly, much attention was paid to the design and aesthetic of the house which adds so much to the experience. With respect to the hospitality, Richard, Diana, James, and Bea could not have offered more. They managed to make themselves available to help us get the most out of our visit (planing meals, day trips, etc.), while still respecting our privacy. They were able to get us connected with the right locals to find the best food (Bea is also a phenomenal cook), and the best guides to the local sights and culture. I would book this trip again in a heartbeat!
Stayed: March 2018
Richard, Diana, James and Bea (chef) were amazing! If you’re wanting a vacation where you have information at your disposal this is the place to stay! We traveled with a group of 7 and slept comfortably and had more than enough room. James was so informative about the local spots that we should check out (ex. SECRET BEACH!). They were all so friendly and made our experience one for the books! If you’re second guessing going to San Pedro, Don’t! Thank you guys so much again! We’re already looking forward to our next visit!
Stayed: July 2018
Perfection in Paradise!
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.
Stayed: January 2018
Relaxing and rejuvenating
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!
Stayed: December 2017
My family experienced Casa Rana and Ambergris Caye during the first week of August. Richard and Diana offered invaluable guidance with all of our activities. Our fishing trips with guides Ricky and Josh, catamaran trip with El Gato, as well as golf cart rentals and restaurant recommendations were right on point. Bea took excellent care of us and pampered our every need within the home, as well as cooked us a delicious meal. James enhanced our Belizean experience by constantly offering tips on the local culture, fishing, etc. We were lucky to have beautiful weather – the wind was our friend; but it can get very warm in the house; the bedrooms had a/c and we all slept very comfortably. Thanks again for a memorable vacation.
Stayed: November 2017
We, Two adult and one adult son of ours, rented this place in January 2017. I have been to many, many places in variety of countries – mostly staying rented houses on vacations.
I would say that this place is in on of the top category – less than 1% – of houses we have rented. Very well-decorated. Owners, Diana and Richard, have really done a great job of building this house. Serene and every single detail is taken care of. It is on the north-side of island, a quieter side. If you are looking for some place from where you can walk to restaurants and pubs in town this is not for you. Owners have private jetty and town is about 20 minutes by boat ride. We found that Richard made great efforts to have rides lined up whenever we wanted to go to town. They have a caretaker living on the adjacent property. Caretaker’s wife is a very good cook and I would not hesitate simply relying on her for making dinner everyday. There are also couple of restaurants attached to resorts you can walk over to (on beach about 5 minutes). We liked the food and service at Casa Blu, really nice place. in short, house is great. Owners are fabulous and your vacation would be great if you like quiet time.
Stayed: October 2017