Casa Iguana has so much to offer! First, its great location! Casa Iguana is located oceanfront, with unobstructed and unforgettable views of the blue Caribbean Sea and sky. The heart of Akumal, Akumal Bay is located an easy ten minute stroll from Casa Iguana. Here you will find great restaurants, boutiques, dive shops, and famous Turtle Bay Cafe. The beach of Akumal is soft white sand and is an excellent place to sunbathe and swim. Especially for those with younger children!
A quick walk the other direction (north) will take you to La Buena Vida Restaurant and Bar and the beach of Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay is known for its excellent snorkeling. This is a great place to see coral, tropical fish and sea turtles.
Casa Iguana is located on A LARGE HALF ACRE LOT and includes two separate structures; the main two bedroom home and the adjacent two bedroom casita. The most spectacular features of Casa Iguana are the outdoor living and dining areas, incredible swimming pool, expansive ocean-front beach sand play area for volleyball and soccer and the Gazebo, an ocean front palapa with hand painted and tile table and hammocks. This is the perfect spot for taking in this amazing place
GENERAL LAYOUT Casa Iguana's main villa has been completely renovated and now features marble floors, granite countertops and two ocean view terraces. The main villa offers two bedrooms. The master suite, located on the upper level, is furnished with a queen bed and is air conditioned. The master suite also enjoys a private ocean view terrace furnished with table and chairs. The guest bedroom on the main level is furnished with two twin beds, which can be converted to a king-size bed (specialized frame and connection kit for a seamless fit). This bedroom is also air conditioned.
Also on the main level are the fully equipped kitchen and living and dining area. The living area is furnished with TV, DVD player, CD Player and Stereo System and also contains a double futon for extra sleeping. There is wireless internet throughout the property.
The Casita, which is just to the rear of the main house, enjoys the amenities of the main villa, including TV, DVD, CD Player and wireless internet. The Casita includes a private living area, large and fully equipped kitchen and two air conditioned bedrooms. The first guest bedroom (accessed from the living area) is furnished with two double beds, the second bedroom (accessed from the first bedroom, or by way of it's own private exterior door) with one double and one twin bed. The two bathrooms are have been updated with marble and natural stone as well. Just outside of the Casita is large outdoor sitting and dining area. A nice retreat at the end of the day!
Casa Iguana also offers a charcoal BBQ grill, outdoor serving area and sink and adjacent patios with dining seating for up to 12. Iguana also boasts a huge driveway which affords plenty of secure off street parking, or can also be used as a great dining/party venue for weddings and special events.
Casa Iguana is located right on the waters edge. There is direct access to the ocean. However, due to the force of waves, it is best to enter the water via the beaches of Akumal or Half Moon Bay, both within an easy 10 minute walk.
PLEASE NO SMOKING INSIDE
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, beach towels, concierge, private chef, movie/video library, near beach, scuba diving, beach walking, exceptional views, boating, pool side dining area for 12, dive shop w/in walking distance, medical services nearby, water park, purified drinking water, cd player, nearby grocery, i pod docking station, cookware, tennis courts, nearby golf course, archaeological sites, exceptional sunrises, meal packages available, parking for 4 cars, deep sea fishing, hammocks, candles, sight-seeing, volleyball, no guest laundry service, nearby internet cafe, restaurant w/in walking distance, wildlife viewing, water access, swimming, coffee maker, bike rental available, services nearby in akumal, TV DVD in master bedrooms, crib, utensils, theme park, walkway to water, beach shade palapas, nearby atm, snorkeling, close to dive shops, boutiques....Read more
Left on 11/14/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Stayed at Casa Iguana with 8 people for a 40th birthday trip. Everyone loved the spacious property with the two houses and big outdoor area. The casita actually had a bigger kitchen space so the group typically hung out there. Views are amazing. Most didn't miss not having direct beach access since there was a pool (nice big pool). Daniel (maintenance guy and cook) is super nice and helpful as was alicia the maid. A security guy seemed to around most nights. Most guests played volleyball... nice to have the court but keep in mind the sand/crushed coral is hard so shoes are necessary and lots of time spent getting the ball out of the vegetation. Wi-fi worked really well - router in each house. We rented bikes and a golf cart for quick access in and out of town even though its a pretty short walk into town and to the beach. Everyone had a great time. I would definitely stay again.
Left on 06/10/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!! Read more
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Casa Iguana. The staff will be delighted to assist with your 1st anniversay celebration next year! We are pleased the property worked well for your wedding group and that you felt well cared for during your stay. We appreciate you choosing Casa Iguana! All the best in your married life.
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Wonderful place, wonderful memories.
Left on 12/28/2009 for a stay in December 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.
Great for a family group
Left on 03/30/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Karen F.
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!
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Casa Iguana February 2009
Left on 03/09/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Three couples shared this rental for annual trip to escape the cold. The property is ideally located near town, La Buena Vida bar, and Yal Ku lagoon--you can't get much better than that in Akumal. The outside spaces are unbelievablely beautiful and provide an opportunity to enjoy three distinct spaces: the pool; the palapa complete with hammocks; and the garden area. The homes are well kept and the staff is friendly and helpful. The beds were very hard for my body and I ended up sleeping on my pool raft the last two nights to spare my body the agony of springs protruding into my ribs. Based on my highly unscientific survey, this house is one of the best deals in Akumal.
A Perfect Vacation
Left on 12/03/2008 for a stay in November 2008 | Fred H.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Iguana in Akumal. The property is like your own private resort, the staff was friendly and very helpful and we fell in love with Akumal--it was great to walk to restaurants, grocery store, beaches and snorkeling sites. We highly recommend Casa Iguana and plan to return soon.
This villa was fantastic!!!! We have stayed in 3 other places in
Left on 09/28/2008 for a stay in September 2008 | Tony P.
If you have a chance to stay in this location, Casa Iguana will not disappoint.
Left on 09/01/2008 for a stay in August 2008 | Carol M.
Home was nice but Casita has a bug issue. Beach towels would have been nice and shower downstairs barely works so should be fixed. Looks like there used to be a in the downstairs room and casita room but it is gone now. Location is great, manager was great and was the on-site staff.
We love Casa Iguana! It is a beautiful property in an amazing lo
Left on 07/09/2008 for a stay in June 2008 | Harry M.
We only gave 4 stars for the satisfaction with the property's general condition because the Air Conditioning units were not great. One of the ones in the smaller casita barely worked at all and two others weren't all that great in that they didn't actually cool things down enough. The best one was in the downstairs bedroom in the big house.
As far as the cleanliness of the property, there was a party there right before we checked in and there were some remnants including broken glass by the pool and cigarette butts in the gardens and beach. Also there were some weird stains on the wall behind the television in the smaller casita. Manuel did a great job overall though and was very friendly and helpful as was the housekeeper. One other thing was that one of the fresh water jars (for tooth brushing) in the bathroom of the smaller casita was broken and the other ones were not refilled during our stay. Other than that the maid service was excellent. What a special place, we hope to be back soon!
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We had a wonderful...
Left on 05/09/2008 for a stay in May 2008 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect and I would love to stay there again.
Best Treasure in Akumal!!!
Left on 04/26/2008 for a stay in December 2007 | Joelle C.
We took a 3 generation family vacation to Casa Iguana. the Houses and grounds gave everyone what they were looking for fron the 4 year old to the 70 year old. I highly recommend this quaint, beautiful, functional property (although there are acouple of "fall points" where a small toddler could fall through the pool area railing). We will be going back as often as we can!
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