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Iguana House, Large Ocean Front, 3BR/3BA

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Iguana house narrative

May 26, 2014

Imagine a man who so loved his house that he brought it all the way from the mainland, across 35 miles of sea, risking complete disintegration of the structure, and, finally, planting it in a beautiful spot on the Isla Bonita, 4 ½ north of San Pedro, where it was eventually renovated by an American architect from whom the current owners bought it, amidst stories and legends that had arisen around the house over its long life.

This is a totally renovated, 3-bedroom, 3-bath house with a spacious living/dining room, and a modern kitchen. it can accommodate up to six people comfortably. It has over a thousand square feet of deck which faces the reef just beyond the front gate. The sea breeze makes it a great place to hang out and enjoy the sun and the sea; and the reef beckons one to kayak and snorkel and fish. The private pier has been rebuilt and a modest swimming feature has been added.

Fishing trips, tours to amazing snorkeling and diving sites as well as adventures to the mainland to visit Mayan ruins, can be taken right from the front door of the iguana house. Or you can take out a kayak and have your own adventure on the reef.

This is a neighborhood house and, although you are about four and a half miles from San Pedro, you’ll find friendly neighbors, great restaurants and a convenient grocery store within walking distance. If you need to go to town, there is a regular coastal ferry service which makes the run to and from town. Private water taxis are also available. Golf carts can be rented by the day or the week and, although the roads can be rough, are often the most convenient option. The most cost effective option will be determined by how many people are traveling together.

It’s private at the iguana house, but not remote.

Some of the rates you might anticipate are as follows:

Weekly rate for golf cart: $350.00us

Coastal express: $7.00us, one way, per person, to or from San Pedro

Private water taxi: $40us (up to six persons), one way to or from San Pedro

The owners, Jim and Nicky, are committed to providing you with the orientation, support and availability that will make your Caribbean vacation wonderful.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Benjamin
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Jim Benjamin

The Iguana House is a team effort: Christina does the bookings, sends out the rental agreements and directs the payment options. She works for CNF Catering, a lovely company owned by my sister, and her main love is fashion. We (Jim and Nicky) are on the island and make sure our guests are properly oriented and settled in.

Nicky is from Rugby, England ("...where the game was invented") and I'm from Santa Fe, New Mexico. We met in Santa Fe 10 years ago while Nicky was visiting. Between us, we have 6 grown kids and four grandchildren (and counting).

I bought this house in 2008 when Nicky and I were visiting. We looked at condos and apartments, but wanted something with more character and possibilities, and also a fence for our dogs. Only a free standing home could offer that and the Iguana House was perfect.

We discovered how much it sucked to be without water and we added a fifty thousand gallon cistern which provides filtered rainwater year round. And as the Iguana House became more popular, we added an owner's cottage at the rear of the property.

Nicky is happiest when engaged with people and she offers our quests information with charm and humor. In fact, our guests often mention her in the reviews. She makes the guests feel as though they were the only ones to ever visit the Iguana House. She is well-loved and well connected on the island.

Together, we want to provide our guests the best Caribbean vacation possible.

Jim Benjamin purchased this house in 2008

Why Jim Benjamin chose San Pedro

Have a real, home from home caribbean vacation.

Map

Hol Chan Marine Reserve
"This is a must!"
Wahoo's Bar & Lounge
Palapa Bar and Grill -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
SAN PEDRO
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
MAYA BAR
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
RENDEZVOUS RESTAURANT
Car: not necessary

Amenities

San Pedro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Iguana House, Large Ocean Front, 3BR/3BA
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews
4

Nice, secluded beach house

  • 4 of 5

The Iguana house is a comfortable beach house 4.5 miles north of San Pedro, with A/C, working kitchen and deck overlooking the water. There was a lot of help with transportation when arriving on the island, and arranging snorkeling and fishing trips through next door coral divers was easy (great trips). During our stay there was extensive construction immediately adjacent to the house - building two new large homes just an arm reach away, which was unfortunate. There are several nearby restaurants up and down the beach within range of a 1/2 mile + walk or easy range of the golf cart. Overall a very nice vacation destination, good for groups or large families, but will be better when the construction is done.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson Arizona
5

home was perfect for us. Host was also very accomidateing .

  • 5 of 5

House was as described and then some. services near by were great. our 11 day stay with family could not have gone better.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

My husband and I stayed at the house with our three teenage children for a week.

  • 4 of 5

The property served our needs and was very nice and clean. The view was beautiful and felt very secluded. The kayaks allowed us to kayak out to smaller coral reefs and anchor. Access to Coral Divers next door was very convenient.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house, location, view, and service

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for anyone wanting to avoid hotels. The owner lives in a house behind the rental house and is eager to help at any time. There's a dive shop next-door that uses the dock in front of the house, which is incredibly convenient. We would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing piece of property in Ambergris Caye. Worth every penny

  • 5 of 5

Worth every penny if ur looking for seclusion and quiet

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home on the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for one person or 6 people. The warm breezes blowing off the Sea were wonderful and Jim, the owner, is the best.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. It was a sweet delight to meet you both. God bless you in 2017!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy In the event the Guest requests a cancellation of this Agreement for any reason, the Owners will undertake reasonable efforts to re-rent the property. If the property is re-rented in-full to a third party, the deposit less 15% of the gross rental amount, will be returned to the defaulting party. If the property is re-rented for less than the original amount, the deposit less 15

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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