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“Luxurious, Beautiful - Attention to Every Detail - Look no further” 5 of 5 stars
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Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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Burbank, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Luxurious, Beautiful - Attention to Every Detail - Look no further”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

One thing needs to be stressed for those choosing between multiple venues on Ambergris Caye - THIS. IS. THE. SPOT. The house is a masterpiece in every way. From design, to the beautiful beach and personal dock, to the luxurious top-tier mattresses in every bedroom (which was very important for picky sleepers like ourselves). The design of the house is unparalleled - and yes, the pictures barely do the house justice. Walking through the front door for the first time will instantly take your breath away and put a smile on your face. The plunge pool is perfect for a quick salty wash-off, or a nice dip in between laying out on the dock or patio. Our favorite highlights were the wonderful Diana (and her lovely pup Hydro) who is more than eager to make sure that every facet of your trip will be as wonderful as possible. With a day-in-advance notice, she can take you wherever you need to get to on her personal boat. The house chef, Sylvia, is HIGHLY recommended, and her dishes were unrivaled during our trip and made in the convenience of our own kitchens. The bedrooms/bathrooms are beautiful, and the AC units in each room cool it down in a matter of minutes once inside. A trip to Rojo for sunset drinks and dinner is highly recommend, as is using White Sands for their diving expertise. We also highly recommend the Zipline/Cave-Tubing Day Trip - a truly unique and thrilling experience. Having your groceries' pre-ordered and stocked in your fridge is a must, but be careful not to over-order. Most importantly, we come from a bustling city where everything is normally planned in advance, and at the expert advice of Richard and Diana, it's important to get on "Belize Time", and allow your plans to take shape as late as the day before. The weather was beautiful - high 80's the entire week, with a nice wind throughout (which is a life-saver). Only one or two quick rain-showers, and one beautiful nighttime thunderstorm that we enjoyed staying up to watch. In conclusion, the house has all the space for double the 4 people in our party, if not more. Richard and Diana go to great lengths to be as involved as possible, reaching out before your stay, and staying in touch while graciously aside as your trip unfolds. You won't find a better home with more high-quality amenities than at Casa Rana.

The boat ride from the airport is about an hour to the house, there are mosquitos, and other than that - we dare you not to fall in love with the magnificent Casa Rana.

Room Tip: The master bedroom, and the bedroom with 2 queen pillow-top beds were spectacular. We also found our...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I just returned after spending a week with my sister, daughter,girlfriend and her two children. We had a great time! We are seasoned travelers and my girlfriend is an accomplished interior designer. The house is gorgeous, well maintained and very comfortable for all of us. Richard and Dianna are extremely personable and knowledgable about all activities and goings on in Ambergris. They hooked us up with one of the best fishing guides ever and a super catamaran sail boat rental for the day. They know the nearby restaurants, although we ate only one dinner out, as we caught lots of snapper from our 2 days of fishing. The long pier is great as you can thow out a fishing line anytime (although the fish are small off the pier) and they have two double Ocean Kayaks which are quality kayaks that are yours to use anytime. Mexico Rocks is an easy 1/3 mile only from the house and you can kayak to it from the house, tie up to a bouy and snorkle anytime. No need to pay the charge to have a boat take you there on their schedule, not yours. In summary, book Casa Rana..you wont regret it!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Darien, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We have a family of five and when we go away we typically rent homes to accommodate the size and rambunctiousness of our family. It is always difficult to find the right size, right location and amenities that please the adults as well as the children. Well Casa Rana does it to perfection! Firstly the home is simply beautiful, tastefully and very well done. The layout itself lends itself to both socializing and privacy. The location is wonderful, in a quiet part of north Ambergris Caye yet a quick boat ride to all you need. Our hostess Diana was great and answered all our questions and took care of all of our needs. For me, a busy mom, it was like being in my own personal Ritz Carleton in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. I highly recommend Casa Rana.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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waxahachie, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

We recently spent 8 wonderful days at Casa Rana. Owners, Richard & Diana are a joy to work with. Richard answered all of our questions quickly and helped us plan a great family vacation. Diana met us at the San Pedro airstrip and transferred us by boat to their secluded paradise on the north shore of Ambergris Caye. The feng shui villa was more beautiful than the pictures convey, with all the amenities you need for a memorable getaway. Each of the bedrooms are extremely large with private baths and huge walk-in showers with glass basins. The bedding is top notch and the towels are thick and soft. We used their recommended provision company and arrived with the kitchen fully stocked, beer chilled and all of our groceries put away. We loved having the White Sands Dive Shop pick us up on Casa Rana's private dock, taking us out for some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the world. We also enjoyed Sri Lanka, Diana's sweet island dog who does her part to make you feel at home. We have been to Belize several times and always stayed south of San Pedro, where getting around on golf carts and bikes makes for easier access. However, staying on the north end is simply beautiful and although remote, Diana took us to town in the Casa Rana boat anytime we wanted, and in the evenings we would take the water taxi to restaurants nearby. We highly recommend Casa Rana and certainly look forward to returning.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye
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Ranked #22 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Ambergris Caye
Also Known As:
CasaRana Belize/Ambergris Caye

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