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“Perfect house, pool, palapa, ocean view, iguanas”

Review of Casa Iguana

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Property view from the main house balcony
Pool Area
Pool Area
Volleyball court
Oceanfront palapa with hammocks
Oceanfront
Outside grill area
Outside Dinning Area
Outside Dinning Area
Parking Area
Main house
Outside area in front of the guesthouse
Outside Dinning Table
Outside Dinning
Master Queen Bedroom
Master bedroom
Master Bathroom
Master Bathroom
Main House Living Area
Upstairs living area
Main house 2nd bedroom
Downstairs bedroom
Main House 2nd Bathroom
Main house Kitchen
Main House Kitchen
Main House Dinning Area
Main House Dinning Area
Guesthouse bedroom with one double and one single bed
Guesthouse bathroom
Guesthouse 2 double beds
Guesthouse 2nd bedroom
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Akumal, Yucatan Peninsula

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Bre'Aun R
1 review
“Perfect house, pool, palapa, ocean view, iguanas”
Reviewed 13 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Our family stayed at Casa Iguana May 20th - May 27th, and we never wanted to leave. Danny, the grounds keeper and chef, met as when we arrived. It was heavenly. The main house and the casita were perfect. The rooms are large with lots of storage. Great bathrooms. The kitchen's (yes, there are 2) are very well supplied. It was perfect. Danny had pico and guacamole with chips ready for us when we arrived. Just what we needed. The landscaping is beautiful. There is a beautiful fountain by the large dining table. There are many different outside lighting options that really show off the place at night. Beyond the houses towards the beach is the private pool. It was always clean and inviting. We brought a pool volleyball net, so we could play water volley ball. So much fun. Beyond the pool towards the beach is the wonderful sand volley ball court. Great exercise and fun. Beyond this is the awesome palapa. It is a raised area with 2 hammocks and chairs that looks directly onto the beach. Amazing view morning, noon, and night. I wanted to mention Alicia. She is the house keeper, and she is a wonderful person. She kept the houses clean and always sweeping up after us. She was very helpful and kind. Danny did a wonderful job with the grounds and the pool. He answered all of our many questions, and he was very knowledgeable. The best meals we had while we were in Akumal Danny prepared. We asked him if he could get us fresh lobster and shrimp. He had to travel a ways to manage this request, but the next evening he prepared fresh lobster and shrimp for our family. He served us at the beautiful outside table. It was absolutely wonderful. Another night he prepared us verde enchiladas and red enchiladas. Amazing... To top it off he baked a wonderful flan for dessert. 5 stars to Danny and Alicia. Thank you guys for all you did for us. I wish we could have stayed forever. O ... I forgot to mention the iguanas. Love them too. Bre'Aun, Jon, Camden, Jenn, Shonta, and Kevin. Dallas, Texas

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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dallas
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6 reviews
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“Fabulous Casa by the sea WITH Iguanas”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed here with an extended family group - there was plenty of space for everyone with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms plus extra seating outside at table in garden and hammocks under Palapa by the sea that was always breezy and cool. Perfect location - staff was amazing. No Complaints - loved every amazing minute of it - memories made with family in pool, under palapa, on volleyball court, under stars, dining with Danny...It was a great escape.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Jun 2016
We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Casa Iguana! Thank you so much for staying with us! We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. :)
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MarcNAust...
Austin
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely place with poor toilets.”
Reviewed 14 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

One of the basic creature comforts are toilets which work. The Casa Iguana toilets were constantly getting clogged. That said, it is a lovely property in a unique setting. The pool, fire pit, kitchens, maintenance, support staff and general ambience were all amazing. There are ample restaurants and bakeries in the area in every price range.

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Liked best: The location and relationship of pool to the beach.
Liked least: The dysfunctional toilets
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mark L
2 reviews
“Private casa by the sea”
Reviewed 11 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We loved our stay. Daniel was the man. What a great cook and truly nice guy. Casa Iguana is walking distance to the beach, shopping and restaurants. There was plenty of space for our party of eleven. The layout is as follows. The main house: The upstairs master suite has A/C, a queen bed, ample storage space and large bathroom with two sinks. The space outside of the master suit has the best views, a TV and a double bed. The only drawback is no A/C unless you leave the master suite door open. There are two decks on the second floor, the larger connected to the master suite. The downstairs has a small dining area with A/C, kitchen, bathroom and a back bedroom with A/C and two twin beds. The casita: Both bedrooms have A/C, one has two doubles and one has one double and one twin. The main room has A/C, TV space for air beds (we brought a couple for the kids), a large kitchen with a breakfast bar. The pool is a modest size, but has both shallow and deep ends and plenty of room around it the several comfortable lounge chairs. There is a palapa overlooking the sea with two chairs and two hammocks. There is an outside shower and kitchen with sink and charcoal/wood-fired grill. I could go on and on We would definitely return when next in Riviera Maya.

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Liked best: The master suite.
Liked least: The small range, oven and fridge.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
5 Feb 2016
We are delighted that you had such a lovely time at Iguana, Mark! Thank you so much for staying with us here at Akumal Direct Reservations, and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next visit.
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tako65
East Coast
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A favorite place for laid back people who want a home on the sea”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Use Loco Gringo to rent--high attention and good recommendation with a local flavor. Don't expect luxury; expect comfort. Absolutely wonderful outdoor spaces; comfortable indoor spaces. The living room and the kitchen in the casita are big enough for a group is it rains at the wrong time; otherwise eating outside is easy and makes for great interaction. Danny cooks well enough to be called a chef; try the Lime Soup with chicken. Alicia keeps things clean and does great laundry service. The pool isn't for laps but it's clean, cool, and is big enough to have a deep end. There are chairs and hammock out near the rocky beach, perfect for contemplation and communing with iguanas. One night we put all the chairs on the volleyball court and just did star gazing. Easy walking to restaurants and snorkeling. Life jackets by pool can save money. Gained 10 years on my life in one week.

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Liked best: Feeling like I lived there
Liked least: Not having a swimmable beach out the back door
Travelling group: Large Group
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Recommended for:
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Washington DC
Reviewed 14 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

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Dallas
Reviewed 10 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Management Response
10 Jun 2012
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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