Perfect for Gathering! Casa Iguana, Right in Akumal, Beautiful Pool!
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Akumal villa description
A Villa Resort. The Ideal Vacation Rental: 4 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living rooms. Play volleyball or soccer onsite. Enjoy a massage under the oceanside palapa while enjoying the ocean views! The palapa also serves as a spectacular spot for an Ocean front wedding with privacy that can not be matched by public locations.
Casa Iguana sits on a lush half acre lot in beautiful Akumal. The completely renovated home features two distinct living areas each with 2 bedrooms. Features include a spectacular pool, 3 separate outdoor eating areas, large stone fountain, ocean front palapa and expansive ocean-front beach sand play area for volleyball or soccer. The main two-bedroom house has been completely updated and features marble floors, granite countertops and 2 ocean view balconies. The 2-bedroom adjacent palapa roofed home (casita) features a large kitchen, living room and 2 new bathrooms updated with marble and natural stone.
Casa Iguana is perfect for those families and friends that appreciate the privacy, space and intimacy that two completely separate living areas can offer a large group. Casa Iguana's unique layout features a total of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 living rooms. The fountain side patio can be set up for large dinner gatherings to accommodate the entire party for a spectacular evening meal. The entire property accommodates 8 people very comfortably, and up to 12 people with sharing of double beds. An additional infant can sleep in the port-a-play crib.
Our vision of Casa Iguana is one where family and friends can share great times together while affording you space to retreat to your own areas for privacy. All arriving guests will receive complimentary tropical fruit basket, drinks, chips and salsa.
Keywords: Villa, rental house, guesthouse, casita
- 1700 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Included
All screens have fixed wooden frames, with balconies built with children in mind. Also, the pool is detached from the home and on a higher elevation making the property more child friendly than most in Mexico. However, property is still not completely child proof and renter assume responsibility for their children....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Limited Accessibility
- Events Allowed
- Pets Considered
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12
- King size beds (1) Two twin beds convertible to king in lower bedroom (customized frame and specialized connection kit for seamless fit)., Queen size Beds (1) New queen mattress and box spring in master bedroom, Double Beds (3) One casita bedroom features two double beds. The second, has one double bed plus a twin bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Lower bedroom in main house features two twin beds or King bed set-up. 2nd Casita bedroom has a twin bed., Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-play crib and linen provided plus one high chair., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon sofa (full size bed) in main house living room...moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Complimentary cook service for 5 meals. Applies to 7 night reservations only for lunches and dinners Monday to Saturday. Cost of groceries is additional. This offer applies to new reservations received after 8/13/10. Additional meals can be prepared for an additional fee. ...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room seats 6
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
Deck / Patio:
(3) Outdoor sink and grill area has adjacent patio for seating. Area adjacent to large fountain has seating area on patio to accomodate entire party. Large circular, tiled table between casita's seats 12....moreless
- Garden Chairs:
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- In Akumal, several gourmet restaurants and a beautiful, large, long beach. The famous Yal-Ku Lagoon (easiest snorkeling in the Riviera) is a 20-minute walk away. Turtle watching/tours, jungle exploring, yoga and massages, kid's club, weekly outdoor food/craft market, 2 grocery stores, ATM, two dive shops, sea kayaking, money exchange, travel/tourism office, eco-education center are all a 10-minute walk away in the Akumal Village. Near Akumal there are many Cenotes, 2 natural/cultural theme parks, Xel-Ha and Xcaret, and historical ruins (Tulum). Property also may be used for a wedding ceremony for an additional charge....moreless
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Wedding Headquarters!Guest comment entered by manager
We stayed at Casa Iguana for our wedding and made it our headquarters. We had a welcome dinner, mini bachelorette party, family dinners, and people dropping by throughout our stay. It has different areas to sit and visit, overlook the sea, eat, drink and play in the pool. It was perfect for our 2year old as we had options that weren't always right by the pool... It is better than the pictures that are posted, very clean, everyone who works at the property is lovely. We were very well taken care of and think we got one of the better properties around (based on our visits to other places). We're already planning to go back for an anniversary...just have to figure out which one!!
- Guest DTX
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Great time at Casa Iguana!Guest comment entered by manager
Great time at Casa Iguana!
our family had a great time at Casa Iguana. The property was beautiful, the staff was amazing, and we all felt very safe with the security guard on site every night. Akumal is a great little town and it's absolutely beautiful down there. I personally didn't have any safety concerns but it made everyone in the group feel very safe. Danny was an amazing chef! We got to meet his wife and kids one night, when him and his wife made us homemade tomales. We liked his family so much, my grandma made them a homemade quilt that we're going to send them and I think a couple of things for their kids. I gave the kids a little football that I brought down there and they thought that was the coolest thing ever.
- Guest Matt J
- Date of stay 02/20/12
- Review Submitted 03/12/12
First of all, the staff that "comes with the house" is first rate, reliable, and REALLY makes a difference in the quality of the stay in Mexico. Take advantage of the cook/chef - ours was Danny and the entire family was thrilled with his fabulous meals, his friendly and informative nature, and his refusal to let us help with the dishes. The home itself is in a convenient location to the village of Akumal. Walking distance to the town, Half Moon Bay, and even Yal-ku Laggoon - a MUST SEE for anyone who enjoys snorkeling. Plenty of room to spread out among the two homes clustered around the common pool area. It is on the ocean - just walk past the pool and lay in the hammocks and watch the ocean all day. The beach, however, is not swimmable as there is no sand - only yards of very sharp rocks and formations that while beautiful, are dangerous to even walk, much less try to get in the ocean. Beach access is a short walk north to Half Moon Bay. The smaller casita has a large kitchen and sitting area indoors and out - nice place to gather at night. The bathroom in that casita had a sewage odor that while it didn't prevent the bathrooms use - it was difficult to ignore. In Mexico, the toilet tissue is NOT thrown down the commode as in the USA - it is placed in a waste basket next to the toilet and emptied every morning by staff. We found this to be a very common practice - even in the airport and restaurants we visited. Bedding was not plush but acceptably comfortable and clean. Safes and locked drawers were available in every bedroom. Security is taken seriously at the Casa and there were security guards walking around every night - although it didn't seem like the area really needed it. We felt safe at all times - walked into Akumal several nights without any problems. The shops in Akumal were fabulous and interesting shopping experiences. Restaurants EXCELLENT - although we enjoyed Danny's cooking more. ASK FOR HIS GUACAMOLE. Would recommend this house to anyone - it was clean, beautiful, and comfortable accomodation.
- Guest Greg & Gina N. (-)
- Date of stay 01/02/12
- Review Submitted 01/09/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Good overall, but...
Good overall, but...
We just finished a week-long stay at Casa Iguana. Overall, we had a nice experience, but a few things could be improved. Marcia was very helpful and the booking process was great. The cook/caretaker, Danny, met us on our arrival and was wonderful all week. We enjoyed having the pool, and the hammocks got a lot of use. We really enjoyed Akumal - the town is small and quiet, which is what we were looking for. About a 10 minute walk from Casa Iguana. Akumal Bay is nice - snorkeling is good but not spectacular. Saw plenty of turtles and a stingray. Reef is nothing extraordinary, though. Beach is nice, albeit a bit crowded. We rented gear at the Akumal Dive Shop, and they were very helpful. Marcia had advised us that the oceanfront behind Casa Iguana is rocky and not conducive to swimming - so this is not the place for you if you expect to walk right out the back door to swim in the ocean. And be aware that the rocky area of the coastline is somewhat littered with plastic and other debris - disappointing. The layout and location of the home is less than ideal. The downside of having the pool at the back is that the front house sits very close to the street, so you hear all the cars and people walking by. Even the main house sits far enough away from the ocean that it doesn't have a beachfront feel. The separation of the two houses is OK if you have two small families, but it wasn't ideal for our family. The floor plans are not ideal - with the major complaint being the lack of a real "gathering" spot. Even with just the five of us, there was no place where we could all be together comfortably.There is a small living room in the front house, with a small TV and one marginally comfortable couch and a chair. Also a similar room off the master bedroom in the main house, but it doesn't even have a TV. Be prepared for below average internet access and WiFi service - modem is in the front house, no reception in the main house. Internet incredibly slow. The other main complaint is the beds. Master bedroom has only a queen bed, despite being plenty large for a king. And the overall quality of the beds is average at best. Not particularly comfortable, and cheap pillows and linens. For a property at this price point, I would have expected better quality. That said, the home was clean and fairly well maintained. Overall, a good but not great experience. Danny said that there are new owners - maybe some upgrades will be on the way.
- Guest NW traveler (Oregon)
- Date of stay 12/20/11
- Review Submitted 12/28/11
Loved Casa Iguana!Guest comment entered by manager
Loved Casa Iguana!
1. We loved your staff at Casa Iguana!!! Juani took great care of the place... 2. Bernanrdo busied himself constantly with the yards, doted on us when cooking (taught me to make Chilaquilles which I'm making again for the firehouse tonite) and did EVERYTHING he could to assist with cabs and all else. Vincente made us feel safe and secure. (We even cooked dinner for the staff one night to thank them!) 3. Alex & Roger were very attentive, prompt and helpful. 4. We sooo enjoyed the Casa Iguana and Casita...especially eating dinners outside!
- Guest Belinda E.
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/06/11
7 People Fell in Love with Akumal!Guest comment entered by manager
7 People Fell in Love with Akumal!
Our stay at Casa Iguana was amazing. We all loved the house and are eager to return. Bernardo and Juani the staff were very good to us and we appreciated their hard work. We were all very happy with their service. The security guard (who's name I have forgotten) found one of our wallets in the yard and took it home with him to keep safe and returned it to us the next night. We were very relived and thankful for his honesty. Not many people in his position would have been so honest. All in all the house was great and the staff too. 7 people fell in love with akumal ! Thanks for everything marcia. I will definately book with u next time I can get away.
- Guest T.Z.
- Date of stay 01/03/10
- Review Submitted 01/16/11
Great for a family groupGuest comment entered by manager
Great for a family group
We arranged for an arrival-day dinner - what a treat after our travel day! It was so pleasant, we did it again the night before we left! The staff couldn't have been more agreeable, and kept the place spotless. If we couldn't find the information we needed in the house book, Roger, Manuel or Juany had the answer. We enjoyed having separate buildings so early risers and night owls could avoid bothering one another. Look for the nightly parade of hermit crabs - fascinating!
- Guest Karen Farmer
- Date of stay 03/30/09
- Review Submitted 04/22/10
"Wonderful place, wonderful memoriesGuest comment entered by manager
"Wonderful place, wonderful memories
Great spaces, large property that you can have some privacy from others even in your own group! The main house is clearly nicer, but it was sooo nice to have 2 seperate living places for privacy, but still have great outdoor spaces to come together. Shop in Playa at Mega or other grocery store b4 coming up. Have a great time, don't miss La Buena Vida and Sergio at the Galleria. He paints outside his shop local scenes. Great guy. We ordered 3 paintings to be sent to us in the states. Tell him Barb and Manuel say hello. Wonderful family! We LOVE akumal.
- Guest Barbara L
- Date of stay 12/28/09
- Review Submitted 04/22/10
April 6 – Aug 16, 2013 - $2800/week Aug 17 – Nov 22, 2013 - $2400/week Nov 23 – Dec 20, 2013 - $3200/week Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2014 - $6000/week Jan 5 - April 26, 2014 - $3200/week April 27 - Aug 15, 2014 - $2800/week Tax is included. Call for wedding rates *Rates are for parties of up to 8. Each additional (12 max), ADD $150 per week
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- Nearest Airport: Cancun at 65 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Cozumel at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 307 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Riviera Maya Golf Club at 3 Miles
Enjoy this Oceanfront Villa Resort Playground, Main House and Pool Area
Pool area with ocean side shade palapa.
Casa Iguana Outdoor Dining Area, Perfect for Candle Lit Dinners Pool Side
Main House Living Room with Futon
Main House Dining Room
Main House Lower Bedroom with bath, King or Two Single Beds
Casita outdoor breakfast table.
Casita Living Area with SAT TV and Full Kitchen, Purified Water Provided
Special Wedding Event. Email if you wish to learn more about our wedding policy
Akumal beach a short walk from Casa Iguana.
Casa Iguana Grounds Pool Area
Oceanfront Palapa. What a spot to sit, swing, enjoy a massage or renew vows!
Outdoor Grill Area Pool Side
Main House Kitchen.
Main House Master Bedroom With Queen Bed and Bath
Casita Bedroom with Double and Single Bed, There are 2 Bedrooms in the Casita
2 Bedroom Guest Casita with full kitchen, Casa Iguana
Casita Large Kitchen that can be used as staging area for large group meal prep
Special Lighting for Wedding Event
Special wedding event photo.
Akumal coastline ocean side Casa Iguana. Great place for shelling.
Akumal beach and Lol Ha Restaurant. Two dive centers here.
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