Villa Iguana is a wonderful 4000 sq. ft. (372 sq. mt.) Riviera Maya beachfront villa located just moments from Tulum on tranquil Soliman Bay. With a spectacular aquamarine blue Caribbean ocean at your door step and a fabulous white sand beach stretching off into the distance in both directions, Villa Iguana is a great choice for that very special Riviera Maya vacation.
Villa Iguana is one of those Caribbean beach homes and locations that most people can only dream of ever being fortunate enough to experience. You know the images. Million dollar views from the bedrooms. A powdery white sand beach that is so perfect you can only wonder where all the people are. A protected bay teeming with fish & coral calling out for you to come in and play. Gin clear water that never gets cold. Shady coconut trees slowly dancing in the breeze. A paradise you thought could no longer exist in this hectic crazy world, but does at Villa Iguana.
The entrance to Villa Iguana is through a gate from the parking area into a tranquil, walled garden paradise, lush with tropical plants and an aviary. A winding path wanders through the garden toward the villa. Close to the street side of the property is a little two storey house which is the on-site staff quarters. A little further and on the other side of the garden is the ‘Casita’ or Guest house.
In the main villa on the ground floor you will find the first of the four bedrooms. It is air conditioned, has a King bed and security safe. Like all of the bedrooms in the villa, it has a private terrace and ocean view. This one is covered and steps right out to the pool and ocean just beyond. Conveniently located adjacent to the bedroom is a bathroom with shower.
On the second floor are two more bedrooms with great views of the ocean. Both are equipped with King beds and have wonderful private terraces with lounge chairs. These bedrooms also have A/C and security safes. One bedroom has en suite bathroom with shower. The other bathroom/shower is adjacent to the bedroom.
Up to the rooftop terrace and you will find the very special fourth bedroom. This cute bedroom with a King bed, million dollar view, thatched palapa roof, and en suite bathroom/shower is very private and very romantic. There is A/C in this room but the height, all of the windows, fan and openness to the ocean, ensure that a cooling tropical breeze will keep you comfortable without needing to use it. Also up on this level is a very private terrace with two lounge chairs for sunning, watching the sun rise/set or star gazing. A very magical and inviting place.
Back down on the ground level, you will find the kitchen with everything necessary to prepare anything from a snack to a full course meal. Or if you want to do your cooking and dining outdoors, a charcoal grill is waiting next to the pool with table and chairs on a covered patio providing plenty of space for all to dine el fresco.
The indoor dining room is open to the kitchen and living rooms so that conversation and activities flow effortlessly. Numerous windows, sliding glass doors and a vaulted ceiling with colorful dome, all add to the open airiness of the room. Colorful fabrics, bamboo furnishings, tasteful accessories, polished native limestone flooring, and colorful Mexican tiles, all contribute to create a bright, tropical ambience.
The Casita is a cozy self contained Guest house located only steps away from the main house. It has King and Queen beds for those larger groups requiring the additional space or those wanting a little more privacy. A TV with satellite & DVD, small kitchen, dining table and private en-suite bathroom make this a very comfortable space for Mom and Dad with child. The roof of the Casita has a ‘Mirador’ with view of the jungle toward the back of the property. A light fabric shade filters the sunlight making this an ideal hideaway for some quiet time.
Nothing happens quickly here at Casa Iguana except how fast you will start to unwind. This is one of those places where you throw your shoes away within 10 minutes of your arrival. A place where priorities are modified quicker than the ice melts in your margarita. A place where manaña becomes your mantra.
For the moment it seems more important to build a sandcastle with the kids, paddle a kayak over the water, wander the shoreline hunting for treasure or to simply climb into a hammock with a good book. Eating your meals al-fresco on the covered terrace. Basking in the sun until you are a native bronze color. Drifting off to sleep with the meditative lapping of the ocean on the shore. Family, friends, food and drink. These things all seem much more important than work at the moment. This is life at Villa Iguana.
Master bedroom King bed, second floor, en-suite bathroom, terrace, oceanview
Guest bedroom 1 King bed, second floor, adjacent bathroom, terrace, oceanview
Guest bedroom 2 King bed, ground floor, adjacent bathroom, walk out to terrace
Palapa roof suite King bed, second floor, en-suite bathroom, terrace, ocean view
Casita King & Queen bed, ground floor, en-suite bathroom, kitchen, garden view
|Season 2023||Dates||Weekly/Base rate|
|Winter||Jan 7 – Apr 21||$6500|
|Spring/Summer||Apr 22 – Aug 18||$6000|
|Fall||Aug 19 – Nov 17||$5500|
|Pre Christmas||Nov 18 – Dec 15||$6500|
|Christmas & New Year||Dec 16 – Jan 6/24||$14,000|
- Rates are in US dollars and do NOT include 22% tax.
- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
- Maximum occupancy is 12 people.
- The minimum rental is normally 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday preferred). Others are considered on an individual basis. For accepted reservations of less than a week, there will be a 15% surcharge.
- A non-refundable $45 USD Accidental Damage Waiver Fee is required, which provides up to $1500 USD in coverage.
- Access to this property is limited to the persons indicated on your confirmation. Exceeding this limit, parties, dinners, get-togethers, drop in visitors, or any other form of access involving non registered guests is a direct violation of our rental agreement and could be reason to ask you to vacate unless prior permission has been granted.
- Smoking is not allowed inside the main house or casita.
We had another wonderful stay at Villa Iguana. Myner and Claudia were wonderful hosts and cooks, they treated us terrific. The beach was as incredible as always and the water was warm. Soliman Bay will be in our future again, I am sure. Thank you for helping with the reservation and getting things in order. Pat G.
Villa Iguana proved to be the perfect setting for a family vacation with a group of all ages (7 – experienced). The bay is secluded, quiet and stunning. We made great use of the kayaks and made multiple snorkeling trips per day. Turtles, rays and all kinds of fish are easily spotted in the bay. Make sure to check out the really big turtles in nearby Akumal and hit the waves on the beach at Tulum. Mayner and Claudia provided top notch service, be sure to let Claudia cook you one of her excellent dinners. The pool and many great outdoor relaxation spots at Iguana made sure that everyone had something to and plenty of space to relax. The villa itself is spotless and perfectly situated on the beach. Stroll down to the Sahara one night for a great catch of the day meal in a classy setting. Tulum is close by for all your shopping/dining needs. The ruins at Coba and Tulum are a must see as well and also very close. Villa Iguana is the perfect base to do anything or simply nothing at all. 5 out of 5 and we look forward to returning. J. V.
What can I say it was a vacation of a life time. The house, location, Leslie and Jose were more than we ever expected! Everyday that we have been home I think of something that we did or saw while at Villa Iguana and smile. We all want to go back and are already looking for dates next year. We also have recommended the site and Villa Iguana to friends and family. Words can’t express the memories we will always have! Nancy H.