Villa Iguana, This beautiful addition to the community of Soliman Bay. From its beachside palapa to it?s rooftop sunbathing terrace, this home is sure to make a statement! , Villa Iguana is a wonderful 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, plus one guesthouse with private bath, pool, rear terrace and proximity to the water. Yes folks, this place is absolute beachfront, with a full list of amenities, we think Villa Iguana is the place to be!
The front yard is immaculately kept and includes a large dining terrace, which provides shelter from the sea breeze. (Don?t forget to say hi to Iggy the Iguana, who keeps his eternal vigilance at the driveway) The lower floor is an open plan living/ dining/ kitchen area. A stunning cane lounge ensemble features overstuffed cushions that positively beckon the unsuspecting tourist. A giant mirror and unique light fixtures give this room a dramatic touch.
Double glass sliding doors lead to a covered terrace and pool area. Lean back in one of the many chaise lounges and let your vacation begin! A lovely beach palapa provides shade and the ideal place to hang a hammock. The luscious Caribbean is always blue, always sparkling and Villa Iguana provides snorkel gear and kayaks so that you can really enjoy it!
The bedrooms all have private bathrooms, spectacularly finished with Talavera tiles. The first guest bedroom is downstairs and opens directly onto the pool. The master and second guest bedrooms are on the second floor and each have private terraces. Fitted with chaise lounges, your morning coffee has never tasted as good as it will on your personal balcony with views of Soliman Bay.
The fourth bedroom is situated on the roof and features a palapa roof. The fifth bedroom is the adorable guesthouse situated in the front garden. Huge glass windows allow an almost constant sea breeze to energize your senses, and sleeping under a palapa roof to the sound of the Caribbean Sea will make you think you are in heaven.
Villa Iguana also has free satellite Internet and satellite TV. Full maid and gardening service is included in the price. A chef is also available - all you have to do is request his service!! With all these extras, you will feel like this truly is the ultimate vacation experience.
Bedding Configuration: 5 King, 1 Queen
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Additional Features: * Business: Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby Money Exchange, Nearby Post Office, Local cell phone available * Convenience: Fishing, Golf course nearby, Medical services, Restaurants, Scuba diving, Shopping, Snorkeling, Yoga/fitness, Theme (amusement )parks nearby * Culture: Archaeological sites * Entertainment: CD player, DVD player, Ipod player, Satellite TV, Surround sound speakers, Wireless Internet, Ipod docking stattion, Library of books, CDs and DVDs, WiFi signal on whole property, Netflix, Smart TV, Stereo with Bluetooth Connection * Geographic: Beachfront * Indoor: A/C in bedrooms, Crib(s), Maid service Mon-Sat, Safe(s), All linens and towels provided, Ceiling fans, 4 ocean view king BR w/ balcony, Spacious guesthouse 1KS, 1QS bed, Electronic safe in each BR, Sat TV & DVD player in each BR, New artwork, Spa amenities in each bathroom, Hair dryer in each bathroom, Bath & beach towels provided, Lounge & entertainment areas, CD stereo with central sound sys, Newly updated living room, Caretaker and maid onsite * Kitchen: Dinning options available, Cost of groceries not included, Supplies for 1st morning bkfast, Gourmet fully equipped kitchen, Blender, Coffee maker, Complimentary arrival dinner, Cookware, High chairs, Microwave, Purified drinking water, Toaster, Utensils, Available Chef Service, Chef Service full time available, Cook Serv. by care takers availa * Outdoor: Rooftop observation deck, Swimming pool, Outdoor shower, Private parking, 60 feet of beach front access, Bamboo outdoor lounge area, Dedicated outdoor game table, Outdoor dinning seating for 12, SPA serv. provided onsite/xtra $, Pool side barbacue grill, Pool side palapa / lounge chairs, Beach palapa w/ 3 hammocks, Plentiful beach lounge chairs, Private outdoor seating areas, Life jackets 6 adl, 2 chld, 3 snorkeling gear sets, Snorkeling in Soliman Bay, 6 Kayaks
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A great week all-around!
A guest from Minneapolis, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2016 We loved our week at Villa Iguana. We had two families with kids aged 9-17. Everyone had a fantastic time. The house was clean and there was plenty of room. The patio area is amazing, tons of seating and a good sun-shade mix to meet all needs. The beach front is peaceful with very little foot traffic and a lot of privacy. The bay is great for snorkeling and kayaking...lots to see. The caretakers/housekeepers/chefs were great. We had them prepare 3 dinners for us. All were fantastic! Loved our stay!
A guest from Baker City, OR recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2016 Overall, I was very satisfied with the property. Our caretakers were very helpful and responsive. The location was excellent. The outdoor dining and conversational areas were spacious and provided plenty of room for all 10 guests. The beds were comfortable and all five couples had enjoyed their own private bathrooms. The grounds and pool were well maintained and the daily housekeeping was appreciated and kept the property clean and comfortable. The only negatives were minor: there was no gas barbecue grill and it was inconvenient to have to prepare a charcoal fire each night since we cooked almost every evening--our caretaker did offer and started the charcoal for us several times; some of the kitchen equipment was worn and needs to be replaced--many of the pans were badly worn and no longer non-stick, the blender functioned poorly on arrival, completely quit after only a few days, and could not be replaced during our stay; the cottage/casita had no appliances, dishware, or even a coffee maker for the 2 guests in our party staying in there; and upon arrival and for the first few days of our stay, the casita smelled musty and mildewed and needed to be thoroughly aired out, which could have been done prior to our arrival.
Reviewed by: Todd M. recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2016 We cannot say enough about Villa Iguana and the lovely couple, Myner and Claudia, who care for it. The location is amazing- on a perfect, non-rocky piece of beach in the center of Soliman Bay, where you can walk right into the water even without aqua socks as you'd need in other parts of the bay. Some of the best snorkeling around is at the reefs right offshore. You can walk or swim out to the smaller ones or take the kayaks out to the bigger ones. Spectacular!!! Have Claudia cook some meals for you- she is a fantastic chef! The only thing that was less than perfect on our trip was that a part of the plumbing in the master bath toilet broke early in our stay, creating a horrible smell (we had to vacate the room for a night) and was not diagnosed right away. But once they realized what it was, they fixed it immediately and we had no further issues. We had such an amazing time we barely even remember that one issue. We also booked yoga at the villa with Sofia, who is excellent- highly recommend! We cannot wait to return to Villa Iguana!
A guest from Cedar Knolls, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in January, 2016 We stayed at Villa Iguana in January 2016 (10 adults, 1 toddler) and we couldn't have been more pleased.First, the home itself is beautiful, clean, and modern. The outdoor space was super accommodating and easily navigated by our toddler. The beach was clean and the water was the perfect temperature. The location was great, far enough away from the big resorts to feel less touristy and private, but still close to many things to do. We really didn't feel a huge need to leave the property as there was plenty to do (we kayaked to the reef to snorkel, lounged in the hammocks, walked up the beach along the beach, got massages under the palapa, and we went to the hotel bar at the front of the bay in the evenings). We did go to Dos Ojos Cenote, Coba, and into Tulum (all fantastic).Claudia and Myner were seriously the sweetest couple. Myner was super helpful with decisions on what adventures to go on. He picked us fresh coconuts on several occasions and cut them open for us to drink, delicious! Claudia kept the home very clean and even made us gorgeous flower arrangements for the evening my brother in-law proposed to his girlfriend. I had just asked if we might be able to have a few flowers to put on the beach and she went so far above and beyond. I can't say enough good things about the 2 of them.Since we were a large group of big eaters we took Chef Antonio's private chef service for the week. Victoria and Manuel were fantastic, they cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The food was great, and they were accommodating to special requests. Victoria even made sure to make my son a small piece of grilled chicken or rice on nights that the food was too spicy.When we left all we could talk about is how we all couldn't wait to come back again and how there is so much more to do in the area that we hadn't yet done.Thank you for a wonderful stay,The Lugashis & Temples
Pia W. from Brooklyn, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in November, 2015 4 couples plus my husband and me had an absolutely wonderful week at Villa Iguana and Mynor and Claudia who take care of the house were nothing but super helpful and sweet. The outdoor area is particularly well set up for a group and we loved just relaxing in the hammocks on the beach and making cocktails by the pool. We also went out for drinks and ceviche a few times at other places that were at either ends of the beach, a lovely walk along the shore. The house was kept impeccably clean each day and we really appreciated having the kitchen cleaned every morning as we were cooking a lot. Thank you for a lovely trip, we'll be back!
Pamela L. from Convent station, NJ recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in August, 2015 After a tricky arrival late at night, we awoke to a beautiful house and lovely beach. The staff were amazing, and we looked forward to each meal. Overall, a total success. Many thanks.
Jeff W. from NY, NY recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2015 Villa Iguana was everything we had hoped for and expected. Our two families (with 7 kids) enjoyed every aspect of the Villa from the gardens to the pool to the beach. The kayaks made for some memorable snorkeling out in beautiful Solimon Bay. Minar and Claudia were gracious hosts and the 3 dinners they prepared were fantastic (the chicken pibil is a must!). The Villa location is also great with a short drive in either direction to Akumal or Tulum. We all loved it and hope to be back soon!
Joseph A. from Daly City, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 10 days in January, 2015 I had the opportunity to spend my 40th birthday at this amazing villa with my wife and friends. The house is beautiful! Everyone enjoyed themselves to the fullest. All the rooms were thoughtfully done and we so comfortable to stay in. The kitchen fit our needs and the living space was perfect for those lazy days of lounging. We are definitely coming back!!!!
David and Debbie G. from Bremerton,, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in November, 2013 Couldn't have had a better vacation other than maybe a little less rain! But overall it was truly paradise and the caretakers were wonderful as was our personal chef! That was the smartest thing to go with 11 people and very reasonably priced! Food was fabulous!
Steven K. from Cincinnati,, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2013 Villa Iguana was suberb. We have been to area six times and Villa Iguana is the only one we have rented twice-its really that nice and the caretakers are fantastic.The road off of Route 307 to the Villa is in drastic need of repair. It may impact our decision to come back to this gated community in the future.
Tina S. from Bethesda, Marylan recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013 Villa Iguana was a wonderful house. The caretakers, Claudia and Myner were the perfect host going well beyond the expected to make our stay unforgettable. Claudia is an amazing cook. Soliman Bay is the perfect place to stay especially if you enjoy snorkeling. You can just walk into the water and you are swimming with Loggerhead turtles and lots of fish. There were several kayaks to use and tie onto a buoy to snorkle on the plentiful reefs. Perfect!
Ricardo L. from Tigre, Provincia de Buenos Aires recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in May, 2013 We had a great time with our family in V.Iguana, the complete equipment of the house is outstanding, the outdoor furniture is so confortable, may be is neccesary to complete some missing units of the snorkeling equipment, just to say a little detail to improve; but is a house with a very good owner eye looking everything.
A guest from Bozeman, MT recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in April, 2012 We enjoyed a perfect vacation with our extended family (10 people). The house had big common areas and plenty of smaller private spaces to spend time. The food that Claudia prepared was excellent and she and Myner were very sweet and helpful. The snorkeling in Soliman Bay was wonderful 5 out of 7 days. There is a lot to do in the surrounding area. The house, pool, beach and bay was very kid friendly. The beds were comfortable. The only thing was the directions to the house were confusing and took both parties a lot of trial and error to find. Great vacation!!!
Carter K. from Sausalito, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2012 Its a great house, in a great location...close to lots but a world away. Thanks to claudia and myner for working so hard.
Great place to relax and enjoy the true values of life and land.
A guest from LITCHFIELD, ME, recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in October, 2011 A great place to go for eight 60ish year old women. Endless laughs and relaxation. Activities (kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, walking, massage, cooking, etc.) for the active, solitude when desired, just a true mind clearing time with no pressures, no time schedules, no chaos. Hosts truly genuine and accommodating.
Steven K. from Cincinnati,, OH recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in May, 2011 The road from the highway and the dirt road from the gate to the villa is deplorable. It will be a factor when we consider our next rental in the Akumal area next year. We are considering a villa in South Akumal Bay partly due to significantly better road conditions.I would recommend Iquana to a friend buy I would caution them on the road condition.
A guest from Kimball,, MN recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in February, 2011 A most beautiful location, quiet except for the breeze, with outstanding cleanliness and a helpful staff. Benjamin cooked for the ten of us and we all agreed he did an outstanding job. Claudia (housekeeping) and husband Mynar (houseman) were keeping the indoors and outdoors spotless. The only drawback is the distance from town. Walking to town was nearly impossible, however taxi cabs were available from Tulum. There are two beach bars within walking distance and both were very hospitable.
A guest from Edmond, OK recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2010 Staff was EXCELLENT!!! Groundskeeper and Housekeeper did fantastic job! Very friendly and always around to help when needed. Chef's were Exellent as well - as usual.
A guest from Calgary,, AB recommends this property. Stayed for 9 days in February, 2010 Villa Iguana was a wonderful experience for the Pullen Family. Everyone enjoyed our stay. The only grumble we had was no one was on the premises when we arrived to greet us. Otherwise, all was perfect.Leigh Pullen
Joni B. from Bellevue, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in June, 2008 We loved our stay at Iguana. The place is beautiful; Susie and Ricardo (maid and caretaker) are meticulous about cleaning, (inside and outside every day) and very helpful people. They made us feel at home and taken care of. Antonio, the exec chef, planned a wonderful menu for the week (taking our preferences into account) and got great value in the costs of our food. We spent $500 and ate like kings! He speaks English very well and is knowledgeable and helpful about anything you need to know for touring the area. Wilbur the cook had fresh fruit, juice and coffee ready every morning (until everyone got up and then he made breakfast?), prepared lunch (when we wanted) and dinner, (including cocktails when requested) and stayed until the last dish was done at night. They have bottled water throughout the house and boil tap water before washing dishes. We only left the place two days because there was so much to do there (snorkeling, kayaking, beach, pool, etc) and we were having too much fun relaxing and enjoying being pampered. We were two families with 4 adults and 4 (teen and pre-teen) children. Not all 4 bedrooms are ?master suites? where the bathroom is private, but each bedroom essentially has its own bathroom. All bathrooms have beautiful tile work, but no tubs, they are all showers. They had baby cribs in the closets, and a high chair, so they are prepared for the toddler set. (that said, there is a lot of marble floors, spiral stairs, and a pool for as toddler hazards, your ability to relax would depend on how wobbly and/or fast your child is) Plan on tipping all four employees; they work hard, and we were happy to tip them for the comfort and great service, but it wasn?t in our original budget, so I am just sharing so you can plan on another $800 to $1,000. We would have spent more eating out, so it is a good value! It is a long (2 hour drive) from Cancun, that meant long travel days. The beach on Solomon bay is so much nicer
LInda & Brian A. from Novi, MI recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2008 We came to Villa Iguana as a family with 2 adults and six children ranging from teens to age 10. We had an absolutely wonderful time! The house and grounds were in wonderful condition and just as the photos depicted them. Although the homes are very close together, the landscaping and the depth of the lots offers plenty of privacy. The caretakers, Suzy and Ricardo, were very polite and helpful and keep the home in immaculate condition. Although the home and views were breathtaking, the "icing on the cake" was definitely having Jose to cook for us. It was a wonderful treat and removed any stress we had about food and water. The meals were delicious; we never tired of them, and Jose was so accommodating and helpful. There are numerous sights nearby, a few restaurants (but Jose's cooking is best!), and we enjoyed shopping in the small town of Tulum. I wish I spoke some Spanish, but we got by using a dictionary, and initially it was difficult to find the turn off road at night as there was no lighting. You will better off with a car as well, since very little is within walking distance. All in all, it was a marvelous vacation, relaxing and beautiful, and I would very definitely like to return again someday!!
Beautiful location and house stafff, but management and amenities not as promised.
Andrea B. from Mullica Hill, NJ does not recommend this property. Stayed for 7 days in August, 2007 Management was unbelievably rude. The house was 120 degrees when we arrived and everytime we left, the staff would turn off the air conditioners. It needed to be cleaner and the furniture was falling apart. The televisions did not work as promised - everyone had to watch the same thing no matter what room you were in. Staff was great.