CASA IGUANA 4 BEDROOM OCEANSIDE PLAYGROUND AKUMAL MEXICO

Sydney or Mari or Marcia

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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CASA IGUANA 4 BEDROOM OCEANSIDE PLAYGROUND AKUMAL MEXICO

Akumal Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 2 bedroom Main house and 2 bedroom Casita

Casa Iguana has so much to offer! First, it's 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, our gym and famous Turtle Bay Cafe. The beach of Akumal is soft white sand and is an excellent place to sunbath 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 seperate structures; the main two bedroom home and the adjacent two bedroom casita. Cook service included 5 days per week, lunch and dinner, guests provide groceries.

Casa Iguana Akumal Mexico: 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 bed.

Casa Iguana Casita: 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 is furnished with two double beds, the second bedroom 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 seating for up to 12.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the 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!!
Jun 2013
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Sydney or Mari or Marcia

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Speaks spanish, english
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Casa Iguana 4 Bedroom Oceanside Playground Akumal Mexico
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
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Casa Iguana 4 Bedroom Oceanside Playground Akumal Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183191
+1 877-489-6600
Akumal Quintana Roo
4

CASA IGUANA

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Casa Iguana 4 Bedroom Oceanside Playground Akumal Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p183191
+1 877-489-6600
Akumal Quintana Roo
Oregon
4

GOOD OVERALL, BUT...

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Cozumel
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bahia Principe Resort South 3 Miles
Car: recommended

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Availability & Rates

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Akumal Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Apr 27 2014 - Aug 15 2014
5 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Aug 16 2014 - Nov 21 2014
5 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 

Notes

  • Rental rates are based on occupancy of 8 guests. Add $150/per person per week over 8.
  • Welcome tropical fruit basket, snacks and drinks upon arrival
    *No outside visitors allowed unless an event is scheduled in advance.
    *Weekly Rentals Preferred. (Nightly rate of $390 available for fill-in dates)
    Tax is included in the rate, add $150 per person over 8 guests per week.
    *Please inquiry for weddings and other special events - maximum 50 people
    Rates are in US Dollars. All applicable charges included.
    Rates subject to change without notice.
    Refundable $500 US Security Deposit Required
  • Call for special rates.

Amenities

Akumal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • King Bed: Two twin beds convertible to king in lower bedroom (customized frame and specialized connection kit for seamless fit). Queen Bed: New queen mattress and box spring in master bedroom. Twin/Single Bed: Lower bedroom in main house features two twin beds or King bed set-up. 2nd Casita bedroom has a twin bed. Double Bed (3): One casita bedroom features two double beds. The second, has one double bed plus a twin bed. Convertible Bed: Futon sofa (full size bed) in main house living room Crib: Port-a-play crib and linen provided plus one high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Complimentary cook service for 5 meals. Applies to 7 night reservations only for lunches and dinners Monday to Saturday. Cost of groceries is additional. Additional meals can be prepared for an additional fee.