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Casa Iguana: 4 BR, 4 BA Villa in Akumal, Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 12

Casa Iguana is located oceanfront in between Akumal Bay beach and Half Moon Bay beach. The heart of Akumal, Akumal Bay is located an easy ten minute stroll from the property. Here you will find great restaurants, boutiques, dive shops, and famousTurtle 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 and tropical fish.

Casa Iguana is situated on a large lot and that has two separate structures; the main two bedroom home and the adjacent two bedroom casita. The most wonderful features of Casa Iguana are the outdoor living and dining areas, swimming pool, play area for volleyball and an ocean front palapa with hammocks. This is the perfect spot for taking in this amazing place.

GENERAL LAYOUTCasa Iguana's main house features marble floors, granite counter tops and two ocean view terraces. The main house has 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 dining area. The living area on the upper level 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 house, 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.

Casa Iguana also has a large gated 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.


More Details

Property Manager
Sydney, Kat, Marieke, Marcia, Zan :)
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Slovenian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Akumal in Tulum Municipality

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 Queen bed, 3 Twin beds, 3 Full beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Casa Iguana: 4 BR, 4 BA Villa in Akumal, Sleeps 12
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
Columbia, SC

Great location and amazing staff!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family enjoyed their stay at Casa Iguana. Daniel and Alicia were very nice and welcoming. The weather was perfect and the house was perfectly located, within walking distance from local restaurants, the Yal-Ku lagoon, and the Dive center.

We enjoyed Daniel's cooking and also took advantage of the kitchen to prep a few meals ourselves. We spent a lot of time in the pool, adults and toddlers alike while cataloging all of the iguanas living on the property. We look forward to visiting Akumal again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Casa Iguana for your family vacation. It was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guests. We appreciate your kind words about the staff. Your comments will be passed along to Daniel and Alicia. How wonderful that you felt Casa Iguana was the perfect choice for your time in Akumal! We do offer return guest discounts if you wish to visit us again in the future. Thank you again!
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Excellent outdoor space in a great little village in the Riviera Maya

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 11 extended family members, which included 3 children under 5, stayed at Casa Iguana. The pool is perfect for the little ones. It was also nice having two kitchen on the property for storing all our food. The best part about this property is its staff. Daniel was excellent and made us beautiful dinners every night. The little palapa with hammocks overlooking the sea was also heavily used by our group. The property is showing its age a bit but everything was very clean and the landscaping is neat. The location is walking distance to the village of Akumal where there is great snorkeling or you can walk in the other direction to the lagoon (Yal Ku) for more of a fresh water swimming/snorkeling experience.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing week!

  • 4 of 5

The property was well kept. It was a nice surprise that housekeeping came daily as part of the rental price. The cook, Danny prepared the most fabulous meals each night. The beds were comfortable, the AC worked well and overall the property was a great fit for a large group or family with young adults needing a little of their own space. The only draw back is lack of direct beach access right from the house, it is very rocky directly from the property but beach access is just a few minutes away.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie! Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear you had enjoyed your stay in Casa Iguana and if you future plans bring you back to Akumal we'll be happy to have you again :) Have a wonderful day! ADR team
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Casa Iguana was beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

I took my family (7 adults) to Casa Iguana June 24th to July 1st and it is absolutely beautiful.

Casa Iguana is very well kept and supplied. Both the house and Casita have water coolers with plenty of water for the whole stay plenty of dishes glasses and most anything else you need.

When we arrived Daniel (the house/grounds manager/cook) had chips, salsa, and Guacamole ready and waiting for us and even some cold beer in the fridge. The pool was warm and clean and even had a couple of "Floaties" in it. we spent a lot of time at the house and hanging out in the private outdoor areas.

Daniel is wonderful! He was always around and helping out, there is a menu in the main house and you can pick what you want and he will make it. You are responsible for the cost of the food and transportation to the store plus tipping Daniel for his work. We had Daniel cook three dinners and one breakfast for us and the food was fantastic! As good or better than any of the restaurants we ate at.

I will definitely go back to Casa Iguana again if I can sometime soon, maybe with a group of friends this time. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms is perfect for a small group.


  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. We felt safe and well looked after. Any requests were quickly looked after and the amenities were lovely. We thoroughly intend to return as the location was excellent and overall it was very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

If you're looking to catch up on sleep during your vacation, don't stay here. The beds are horrendous. We spent every single night of the week we were there switching from one bed to another trying to find comfort. Sleeping on the tile floor was actually a thought I considered at one point.

Beyond that, one of the toilets broke (the basin came loose from the seal) during our stay. The maintenance guy, Daniel, tried to suggest it was our fault. Because of the broken toilet, a raw sewage smell kept infiltrating the house. The air conditioning unit in one room was defective, so it also was blowing acrid smelling air into the house. They tried to resolve the problem with air fresheners, the scent of which was so cloying that even our 5 year old wouldn't stay in the house. The air conditioner in the master of the main house was also broken -- it was either swelteringly hot or on bone-chilling cold and could not be adjusted.

The property was nice with plenty of space to lounge outside and kids to play. The pool was great. Location was central in Akumal.

Daniel made us two meals which were tasty. We asked two days in advance for breakfast one morning but he totally forgot about it and we didn't bother to request any meals again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi MacKenzie! Thank you very much for your review. We take all reviews very seriously, and we deeply regret that you did not let us know about any issues during your stay. We could have assisted you immediately and addressed all concerns. I spoke with the property manager, and he confirmed that the owners of the villa have ordered brand new mattresses for all of the beds. The owners are arriving at the villa this week and are personally looking into your feedback. The property manager told me that they resealed the toilet while you were there, and it has since been completely replaced with a brand new one. The manager told me that the AC in the master bedroom was repaired during your stay, and was thoroughly serviced after your departure to ensure that it has no issues. The same was done on the AC unit in the Casita bedroom. With the cook services breakfast preparation, it looks like there was a misunderstanding. Guests provide the groceries, and the cook will prepare, serve, and clean up meals for our guests. The cook will even do the grocery shopping for the meal upon request for small delivery charge. On this occasion there were no groceries available for the cook to prepare the breakfast with, and as he was not asked to go to the store, he assumed that you no longer wanted the breakfast preparation. We have asked him to be more proactive with communications to resolve this going forward. Again, we are really sad to read that your stay was not exactly as you would have expected, and we are especially saddened that we were not permitted the opportunity to resolve these issues during your stay. Our locally based team is available 7 days per week to answer your calls and emails. We want to thank you very much for staying with us, MacKenzie. I am delighted that your family enjoyed the property, the pool, and the location so much! It really is a great spot! Thank you again for your valuable feedback. The management has worked to properly resolve each of the issues described in your review. We hope that you will consider giving Casa Iguana another chance in the future. The Akumal Direct team.
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